NPR One


NPR One has become a part of my daily routine. When I wake up in the morning, I tune in as I get ready for work then again when I make it back home to fill the time until dinner. But what is NPR One? Essentially, it's an audio app which provides a continuous stream of all the content NPR has to offer. What's really great about the app, is how it makes public radio personal (as the tag line suggests). The continuous flow of content is tailored for the user.

There are two components. First there's the national hourly newscast and local news which play periodically throughout the day. Your local news can be setup by choosing a local station (for me in Manhattan, KS it's great being able to tune into KCUR Kansas City). If you're like me and don't have the app on all day, when you start it up, the app automatically starts with national and local news. The second component is the content which interests you. From news stories to podcasts, as you're fed content, you're able to flag what interests you and your stream of content will adjust appropriately. What you mark as interesting along with the shows or topics you've searched for form the content that's sent to you.

One thing that's really great about NPR One is the development team. On Android NPR One looks and feels great (I'm an Android user, but I'm sure it's great on iOS too). It makes great use of Android Lollipop's material design principles, it supports Chromecast and most importantly, it just works.

NPR One is a free app available on iOS, Android and in the browser at one.npr.org

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