'NPR News' Update Brings Live Breaking News

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    National Public Radio has updated its NPR News iPhone application [App Store, Free], adding access to live audio streaming of breaking news and special coverage, as well as numerous other improvements.
    Upon opening the application, users can be prompted if live breaking news content is available and offered easy access to the streaming content.

    NPR News, originally released in mid-August, offers direct access to news articles and radio programs, as well as streaming from the media organization's network of radio station affiliates across the United States.

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  2. macrumors regular

    May 21, 2009
    great app for new junkies - even better now !
  3. macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2005
    NPR Rocks!!!

    It's great to know that my addiction to all things NPR can now be sustained to an even greater extent by their awesome app. Wohoo!
  4. macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    Awesome! Streaming live news should be the future. AT&T need not worry because nobody is going to sit there and watch it all day long. People will only check it out every once in a while. Excellent feature. I just hope NPR's servers are ready to handle the traffic if there is a major, major breaking news event and everyone rushes to view the live stream at the same time.

    I still hope Apple adds and AM/FM radio to the next iPhone, so we can also listen to breaking news on the radio if the streaming does not work.
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So have people settled down to using this more, or Public Radio Tuner more, or both/neither? PR Tuner was amazing in 1.x and now 2.0.1 is a steaming pile of disaster. It crashes a lot, it takes a long time to load up and start streaming music, and if I turn it on and start streaming my music, then lock the phone and put it in my pocket and put my gloves back on, it inevitably crashes or stops playing for some reason and I have to take my gloves back off outside in the cold and futz with it. :rolleyes:

    I hadn't gotten around to trying this one, but I'm going to finally give it a try. It's sad, because PR Tuner really was close to perfect before they started adding all the new features.

    But OTOH, why does NPR News have such a low avg rating?

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