NPR One for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-05-30
  • Current version: 1.8.6
  • File size: 36.43 MB
  • Developer: NPR
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing NPR One on your Windows PC

Download NPR One for Windows: NPR One is an News App, developed by NPR. The News App was officially released 2014-07-28. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - NPR, with the latest current version being 1.8.6 which was officially released on 2018-05-30. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 3,565 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using NPR One on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install NPR One on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use NPR One for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type NPR One in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on NPR One application icon. A window of NPR One will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the NPR One icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About NPR One

Developer Description

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. "By connecting to audio content from other suppliers, including podcasts and locally sourced news programs, NPR One is now a one-stop shop for all sorts of fascinating audio."- NYTimes "NPR One makes the listening experience smarter and more engaging, and plenty of people will want to tune in." - Re/code *A handcrafted experience.* NPR One starts with the latest headlines then moves to a flow of stories that matter - 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. *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 you. *Connected locally.* Even with the breadth of public radio at your fingertips, you won’t lose touch at home. Local news and podcast episodes are woven seamlessly into your listening experience. Local stories, locally reported, are delivered daily. Community is everything. *Features* ° A personalized stream of NPR and local station news and stories ° Skip, rewind, pause and share ° Swipe over to Explore to find stories and podcasts recommended for you ° Dive into your local newscast, stories and podcasts by tapping on your Home station logo ° 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. Love to listen on the go? Get the most out of NPR One with Apple Watch. Control your playback at a glance without touching your phone. Here we go. It’s NPR One. Data Protection Choices At NPR, we understand how important privacy is to you, and we are committed to transparency about how we collect, use and share your information. Please take a moment to read our privacy policy: By downloading this app: ° You agree to NPR’s terms of use, available at ° You acknowledge that NPR may process your personal data as described in NPR’s privacy policy, available at ° You agree that NPR uses devices identifiers, tracking technologies, and information about the device you use to access NPR’s apps to enhance your viewing, listening, and user experience, personalize content, personalize messages from NPR’s sponsors, provide social media features, and analyze NPR’s traffic. This information is shared with social media services, sponsorship, analytics, and other third-party service providers. See details in NPR’s privacy policy.

App Reviews

  • 5***** for usage, 3*** for frustration

    By qncalifornia
    It would be hypocritical of me to rate NPR1 anything less than 5 because even with its frustrating feature shortages, I listen round the clock. I get that the lack of controls/queue/15-sec-skip are to promote binging and “discovery” outside my usual subscriptions. If that’s the goal, then send me more variety in new/local/non-NPR shows. (Even add shows outside my lefty echo chamber :o). I’m over the fact that clicking “interesting” simply gets me more stories from that show or category rather than nuanced insightful predictions like Netflix (yo, non-profit budget). Still, within the simple objectives of the app, there are some essential practical improvements. Many of us listen while driving/doing something else with hands and eyes. We can’t always share, rate or save before the story disappears, and the hmmm moment often comes at the end of an episode. We might not even see the name of the show that just ended so we can look it up. Please add the option to go back or at least see previously heard stories. We also wander away from our desks/attentiveness and want to know what we missed. I’ll put the rest of my suggestions in the app’s suggestion box.
  • Literally the best

    By JJBL_mom_of_2
    So I’ve heard the “npr one” commercial countless times while listening to some of the NPR podcasts during my drives, while i wash the dishes, at work.. etc & although I listened to the podcasts of shows i loved, I did miss actually listening on the radio (because I’m often out of range). I love that i can listen to my local station now with this app wherever I am (although... should their be a nostalgic section where you can listen through static? Literally the only thing ppl will still keep on through static & barely be able to make it out... bc it’s that good lol. That was my childhood riding in the backseat of the car, listening to static laden NPR programs my parents were playing.) Anyway— thank you for making this app so user friendly, personal, efficient, informative & esp. providing the little snippets of stories... love it!!!
  • Never Rated an App but this one is perfect

    By kneazl
    I listen to this app every day. In the morning getting ready. When I’m making dinner at night. A lot of nights I even fall asleep to it. The rotation of stories is good and it does a good job of picking this based on what I like. I don’t use the search function a lot but I feel like that could be a smidgen better. My only complaint, and tbh I don’t know if this is the app itself or my phone. There have been times when the app started out of nowhere even if it wasn’t previously launched. So I was in class or a meeting and all of a sudden “NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO IS RIGHT HERE. LIVE FROM NPR NEWS IN WASHINGTON IM JACK SPEER” now. Don’t get me wrong. Jack Speer’s voice could charm me down a live subway tunnel. But it was mildly embarrassing. So to fix it, I just turned of “auto play on launch” and that’s fixed it. All in all 6/5 stars.
  • Data Hog, doesn’t remember place in podcast, rewind button??

    By joayton87
    The app itself is a nice idea but I can’t use it anymore as it’s an unbelievable data hog. I’ve listened to entire seasons of NPR podcasts, using about 500mgs total in the process- yet 30 minutes of using the NPR One app and it’s already sucked up 2GB?! I reset my cellular data counter on my iPhone and tested it again, after 25 minutes it used another 1.5GB. This app is either extremely poorly designed or had some major bugs. Even worse it won’t remember where you are in a podcast. First it introduces you to new podcasts by starting with the latest episode, not at the beginning. Secondly, it won’t remember your place. I’ll pause a story, then when I come back to NPR one or hit unpause it starts anew with the latest headlines and there’s no way to know how far along you were in a story. So you have to skip around to find your place. Please! Please add a rewind button! I miss shows that are offered because I can’t get my phone out of my pocket in time to tap the button.
  • Can’t go without

    By KFent1
    A great app that fills a need I have on my commute. Previously I only listened occasionally on the radio but now I can more easily choose the segments I want to hear. Now I listen on my commute and even on weekends. Can’t go without. A few small things that could be improved.. • Returning to half-finished stories: Often times I’ll be listening to the story in my car only to have to turn what I’m listening to off when I reach my location. The next morning I’ll jump in my car and want to hear Up First, but after I’d like to return to story I was listening the previous day. At this point I end up circulating various screens only to find the segment I was looking for 2min later which starts completely over. • Referral/ad content: During a story sometimes I’ll hear an ad for something I may be interested in. There’s been many times where I say: “Yeah that sounds cool”... but I’m in my car and the ad only plays for about 15s. For that can you add something like a sticky bar that stays up for 2 minutes? Or push a notification that when clicked adds that to your “Listen Later” queue? • Taxonomies of news/feature segments: Glad to see this section of NPR’s feature offering growing! I’d like to see this section be more targeted to my listening habits.
  • Needs basic functionality improvements

    By hoopdie doo
    Like many reviewers, I listen to this app all the time, despite its many frustrations. The scrubber is unusable. I want to move to a different place, not swipe to the next screen. Please add a scrubber knob. While we are at it, how about a back button? I’m usually multitasking when listening, and when something catches my interest, I want to be able to go back and listen from the top. Nope, missed it, on to the next story with no way to go back. How about a history list? When I reopen the app, why not make “catch up” the default? While we’re at it, what do the labels “catch up” vs “resume” (and “interesting”) mean to someone who’s unfamiliar with the app? Why not make it easier to switch your “home station”? I listen to both NYC and AMU and switching between the two is cumbersome and unintuitive. I love the content, just wish this app was significantly easier to use.
  • Devolved into frustration

    By JamesTN865
    This app started buggy, but I saw enough value from the personalized content feed to stick with it. As it got more stable was listening to it every day, and all day on weekends. I liked it so much that I programmed my favorite podcasts to stream through it, and spent a good amount of time rating content so it could learn my preferences, for example, science and astronomy. Things changed drastically after I started hearing more local station announcements. Suddenly it would get in endless loops saying “ and now for something from outside NPR” or it would not allow me to skip content that it had already forced me to listen to several times. I tried changing local stations in the app, and it helped for a while, but eventually it seemed to disregard all of my preferences and it was no better than listening to a live station stream. I gave up on this app realizing that I was missing favorite podcasts and NPR stories by relying it
  • Daily listener

    By Kdawggzzz
    I listen to stories on the NPR One app every day, and really enjoy the ability to open the app at any hour and instantly hear the latest headlines. I also enjoy its unique blend of podcast/broadcast streaming. That being said, there are a few things I'd really like to see in future updates. For one, I hope something can be done to cut down on the amount of battery power the app uses. Also, I would love the ability to add stories to an "up next" queue, and to create custom playlists of stories. It would also be nice to be able to download stories to listen when I'm offline. In addition, it would be great to add a button to scrub forward 15 seconds, not just back. I think the app's concept is really innovative, but it could benefit still from the functionality found on some other podcasting apps. Thanks for the consideration!
  • Problems with playing stories

    By jbradythompson
    This is one of my most used apps. I listen to it in the background and usually fall asleep to it every night. Lately I’ve been experiencing issues with playing stories upon launch. When I open the app, I am greeted with nothing but a loading screen. When I go to explore and select a story, once it finishes, it either tries to play the story again or goes back to another loading scene. It does not allow me to skip to the next story or anything. This usually happens through the day. At night when I’m going to sleep with the app, I rarely have this issue. I have restarted my phone and even deleted and reinstalled the app. I’m not sure what’s causing this bug, but it’s annoying when I want to listen to NPR or some podcasts and it doesn’t let me.
  • Never rated an app before - but this one is incredible

    By TreasuresSecret
    I’m already a fan of NPR. I try to listen every morning and evening, but the radio quality in my area has some rough spots. I downloaded the NPR One app to catch up on the stories I miss...but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the features within this amazing little app. The quality and diversity of programming is incredible, and even the “breaks” are full of plugs for interesting stories I might never have discovered! I love this app and now use it every single day. Even better, the sharing features are simple to use - I share 2-4 stories each day with friends and family, many of whom went on to download the app and now share my (expanded) love of NPR. Way to go, NPR. This app is a serious win.