NPR Music Launches New iPad App (With A Little Help From The Shins)

Our new NPR Music iPad app is out, and it's a beauty. It's the perfect way to watch our Tiny Desk Concerts, read original reporting and commentary, and listen to brand new albums, the All Songs Considered 24/7 music channel or our station streams.

Enjoy dozens of public radio music stations from across the country. Browse by genre and program favorites. i i

Enjoy dozens of public radio music stations from across the country. Browse by genre and program favorites. NPR hide caption

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Enjoy dozens of public radio music stations from across the country. Browse by genre and program favorites.

Enjoy dozens of public radio music stations from across the country. Browse by genre and program favorites.

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To celebrate, NPR Music will present live streaming audio and video of an exclusive in-app concert on March 7 with The Shins, performing songs from their anticipated new record Port of Morrow. (Fans of the band in New York City should be on the lookout for an opportunity to attend this show.)

On March 7, The Shins will perform an exclusive live concert webcast you can watch via the NPR Music app. (The concert will be replayed on NPR.org starting March 8.) i i

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On March 7, The Shins will perform an exclusive live concert webcast you can watch via the NPR Music app. (The concert will be replayed on NPR.org starting March 8.)

On March 7, The Shins will perform an exclusive live concert webcast you can watch via the NPR Music app. (The concert will be replayed on NPR.org starting March 8.)

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Our own NPR team built this app, and we're proud of it. I think it shows off the flood of amazing stories about music that makes its way to our site from our member stations and our staff.

One cool feature allows you to filter by content type (read articles, watch videos, listen to programs) or genre (rock, jazz, classical, folk, hip-hop/R&B, world or electronic/dance). You can build a playlist by dragging and dropping, and then save it for offline listening. You can listen while running other apps on your iPad or send it over Wi-Fi to your home stereo. And if you don't know where to start, a special feature in the playlist will suggest NPR Music features based on the artists already in your iTunes library.

Create your own playlists and save them for offline listening with the new NPR Music iPad app. i i

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Create your own playlists and save them for offline listening with the new NPR Music iPad app.

Create your own playlists and save them for offline listening with the new NPR Music iPad app.

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There is even an entire section devoted to All Songs Considered. You'll find our weekly shows, a live concert archive, the Tiny Desk Concerts, new music exclusives and video premieres.

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Filter by genre or program, including All Songs Considered.

Filter by genre or program, including All Songs Considered.

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For non-iPad users, we are turning our attention to the mobile Web with the goal of making sure everyone can access our features on the go, no matter what device you own or system you operate.

Play around, have fun, and make sure to tell us what you think!

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