NPR News - An App That Keeps You Informed

by Scott Lewis on October 31, 2013
App Name: NPR News
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 10/30/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

If you're someone that likes to keep up with the latest news or if you like to listen to the news during your morning commute, the NPR News app is the FREE app for you.  You can listen to live streams from hundreds of NPR stations from around the country or search for your local station by the station call letters or your current location. 

NPR offers great news and information during programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation.  If you have a favorite show from NPR, you can create a playlist with episodes about topics that interest you.  There is even a share button that will allow you to share a story or program with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. 

Pros

  • FREE app in Google Play and iTunes App Store
  • Keeps you up to date on the latest news
  • Share with friends and family easily
  • Listen to live and previously recorded programs

Cons

  • Occasional formatting issues in playlists
  • Could have fewer ad popups

Final Verdict

The NPR News app is a great resource to keep up to date on everything going on in the world that's available for your Android smartphone or Apple iPhone. It looks especially nice on the large 5.7-inch LCD touchscreen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.