Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

NPR One is a whole new way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.

It’s public radio made personal.

*A handcrafted experience.*
NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter—stories narratives that increase your understanding, create connections,
enrich your life and enliven your mind. All thoughtfully curated by hand, every day.

*Always learning from you.*
Just pop in your ear buds, tap your phone and NPR One starts flowing. And NPR One gets to know you. Skip what you don't want, or tap the lightbulb to say
a story is interesting. We'll turn NPR One into your own personal radio station.

Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with Apple Watch. Skip, pause, and search at a glance without even touching your phone.

*Personal, not prescriptive.*
Though your stream is personalized to deliver the stories you want, you’ll still hear the top news of the day and the stories you had no idea would captivate

*Connected locally.*
Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news is woven seamlessly into your listening experience.
Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything.

A personalized stream of NPR and local station news and stories
Skip, rewind, pause and share
Search for your favorite shows, programs and podcasts
International, national, regional and local content
A simple, intuitive interface
Sleep timer with five presets
It’s simple. It’s intuitive. It’s there for you. (Wherever ‘there’ is.)

As fast as the world is changing the way it listens to public radio, NPR One is changing the way we deliver it. NPR is here to deliver the public radio
experience wherever you are. Whenever you can connect.

Here we go. It’s NPR One.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Appears to be very accessible and easy to use. Just launch and start listening. Use the Skip button if you are not interested in listening to that audio story. It will learn by what you skip and have selected Interesting as you go. It gets smarter and smarter in what you like to listen with the more you use the app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username



3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by AnonyMouse 6 years 2 months ago



Submitted by Amber on Saturday, December 19, 2015

This app is easy to use. Controls are easy to find, and you don't have to babysit it. If I'm sitting eating breakfast in the morning, I can leave it playing and have my brain filled with all kinds of cool information. I can also skip stories I feel like I'm not interested in, unlike listening to the actual radio.

Submitted by Dwight on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just picked it up on the app store and had a listen to it for around 15 minutes. Super intuitive and just what I've been looking for in a news app!! My one thought is how the like feature works with voiceover, if at all. At this point, I've just been double tapping on the text that says "Interesting", and pressing the next button if something comes up that I don't like.