Free iOS App: NPR for iPAD and Android


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NPR News (Android) –


***In the App Store Hall of Fame*** 

Experience NPR as a delightful magazine! The NPR iPad app presents our award-winning storytelling as a seamless mix of audio, text and images in a clean visual design. With a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music, the app gives you content that’s broad, deep and timely. 

It's NPR like you've never seen us before. 


* Read 
– Browse through dozens of Topic "tapes" organized under the main categories of News, Arts & Life, and Music. 
– Read stories while listening to live stations or on demand audio. 
– Download stories for offline reading. 

* Listen 
– Select from hundreds of NPR stories, and stations’ live and on-demand streams. 
– Add favorite stories to your playlist. 
– Persistent audio player includes one-tap access to your Playlist, Hourly Newscast, Programs and Stations.

* Stations 
– Expanded Station Finder feature lets you find a station by location (GPS) or searching by call letters, zip code, city or state.
– Bookmark your favorite station streams and podcasts.

* Programs
– Our full-screen program guide provides information about each story and tells you where your favorite programs are playing live now.
– Listen to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me! and more – anytime, anywhere.
– Bookmark your favorite programs and topics. 

***Praise for NPR for iPad***
2012 Webby Award, People's Voice Winner
2012 Communication Arts Interactive Annual Winner
2011 Wired Magazine / Gizmodo App Guide, Editor's Pick 

"This is one of those iPad apps where the brilliance is almost invisible, because they just did things the right way. The navigation is intuitive, the design is clean…" 
– Communication Arts juror

"This [app] presents public radio's current stories in scrollable rows of news, arts & life, and music…it feels a lot like being immersed in a true multimedia magazine" – Consumer Reports


The NPR for iPad app supports iOS 7 and above. 

We love to hear from you! If you need support using the app, wish to report an issue or request a feature, please email us at 

What's New in Version 2.5.1

We've updated the NPR for iPad app to resolve many of your reported issues with app crashes and station streaming. Additionally, this update improves playback of programs, podcasts and local station streams to improve your listening experience. Thank you for supporting public radio.



Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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