The new iOS NPR App is your one stop for the best of public radio. The new NPR App for iOS is your one stop for the best of public radio

The new NPR app is your one stop for the best of public radio

We're making big improvements to the NPR app for iOS users - bringing you all of the stories, shows, podcasts and headlines you love from public radio right in the palm of your hand. In the new app you can:

  • Just hit play at the top of your screen to listen to a mix of on-demand news from NPR and your local station, plus your favorite public radio podcasts.
  • Follow your favorite podcasts, receive notifications of new episodes and browse podcasts from NPR, local stations and all of public radio.
  • Stream live coverage and analysis during breaking news events.
  • Find hand curated collections from our editors of the best stories and podcast episodes plus deep dives into some of the biggest stories of the day.
  • See richer visuals delivering videos, graphics and more in our stories.
  • Improved stability and speed to give you the best app experience. 

This is just the beginning. We're going to keep building and improving your iOS NPR app experience. If there are features or changes you would like to see, we welcome your feedback.

The upgraded app is rolling out as an automatic update. You can also manually update your app in the App Store.

Below is a quick guide to where features have moved. If you can't find what you're looking for, email us and we'll point you to the right place.

What's moving where

Reading top stories

You'll find a "Top Headlines" box right near the top of the new Home screen. Tap "More >" to see the latest news stories you need. Dig into dozens of additional stories by tapping "Browse Topics."

Listening to shows and podcasts

Looking for your favorite shows from NPR and your local station? Just tap "Podcasts" in the bottom navigation bar and browse through a broad mix of national and local shows and podcasts. You'll also find Morning Edition and All Things Considered there under the "Daily News Shows" header. Or, you can tap the magnifying glass in the top right of the app and do a quick search for your favorite shows.

Listening to live station streams

To hear the live stream from your local NPR station, scroll down to the "Live Radio" section of the Home screen, or tap the My NPR icon in the bottom right and tap the play button in the My Local Station section.

Listening to your playlist

You can now access your playlist in two ways. Tap "My NPR" in the bottom right and tap the play button next to "My Playlist" – or go to the settings icon in the top left and tap "My Playlist."

Managing your notifications

Tap the settings icon in the upper left corner, then tap Notifications to change your preferences.

Managing your font size

Font size can be increased in your device's settings. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Larger Text.

More questions?

Contact us, and we'll be happy to help.