NPR News Completely Overhauled and Available In the Android Market

NPR News version 2.0 for Android features a new user interface, a re-done player, and live streams of full programs.  Users can read, listen, or create playlists of their favorite stories on NPR and easily share them with friends and family. I think the ability to listen LIVE is important and is the most welcomed feature of this version. NPR listens to its users (ironic sounding, I know) and claims many of these new features are a result of user feedback. Below is the description from the Android Market.

NPR News: The portable NPR and public radio station player for your Android

  • Read, listen, or create a playlist of your favorite NPR stories and share with friends
  • Hear live streams from hundreds of NPR stations: search by location (GPS) or zip code / call letters
  • Listen to programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me More

Check it out below:



  • I’ve been listening to NPR for years and years now. I was so excited when the app first came out, but it’s been nothing but disappointment. First, live streaming never worked. Then it worked, but it was always crashing or failing. Maybe they have fixed the problems this time around, but it’s too late for me. I’ve already moved on to RadioTime, which streams my local NPR as well as other stations perfectly.