February 16, 2010
Contact:
Danielle Deabler, NPR


   

NPR INTRODUCES NEW LIVE STATION STREAM FEATURE
TO ANDROID APP, V. 1.2

UPGRADE ALLOWS ACCESS TO HUNDREDS
OF LIVE NPR STATION STREAMS

Washington, D.C.; February 16, 2010 Ė Today NPR launched a new version of the NPR News app for AndroidTM-enabled devices that allows users access to more than one thousand live NPR station program streams. NPR will release the open source code for the app on March 1 enabling developers and NPR stations to iterate and improve upon the app. NPR News app 1.2 is now available in Android MarketTM and can be found by searching "NPR News."

Highlights of the NPR News app for Android, version 1.2:

· Live NPR station program streams. Users can search by station or program and then connect to more than 1,000 on-air, HD and on-demand streams from 600 NPR stations, including NPR programs, such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and Wait Wait Donít Tell Me!

· Share. Users can share a story via email, SMS, or Facebook.

· Backgrounding. The NPR News app for Android allows backgrounding, so that users can click to listen to audio and then toggle between applications as the audio is playing.

· Listen and Read. Allows users to listen to programs and read news at the same time.

· Extensive Topics Section. News section showcases NPRís top 10-20 topics of the day ranging from Science to Books to World News.

· NPR Station Listening Choices. Easy to find and bookmark more than 600 favorite NPR stations and hundreds of station on-demand streams. · Playlist. Bookmark favorite programs to play later.

*Screen shots of the NPR News app for Android 1.2 are available here: www.npr.org/about/press/2009/120809.NPR_Android_App_Screen_Shots.html