What's New

Thank you supporting Public Radio. This update includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

App Description

***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 [email protected]

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 1.6.1
  • July 07, 2011 New version 2.0
  • July 30, 2011 New version 2.01
  • November 11, 2011 New version 2.2
  • July 12, 2013 New version 2.5
  • June 21, 2014 New version 2.5.1
  • June 29, 2015 New version 2.5.2

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