SNAguru's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
I use NPR app to listen to home NPR station while traveling. I use app to play output over one Bluetooth device in hotel. iPad shows device connected in Settings and is selectable in app. I disconnect BT device in hotel room and go out to car, start it up and power on its Bluetooth device. Connect to 2nd BT in car via iPad Settings and Restart app. Device selection icon on app bottom row is no longer highlighted so cannot select 2nd BT device. Very, very frustrating.
oscarzmbd's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
This app hasn’t been updated in over a year. NPR has done a horrible job with their other apps - they must not find this a valuable tool for their listeners.
coleenjo's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
The app changed all that. I don’t go to NPR to read. I go to listen to the news and most audio stories are not available on this app.
Beagrid's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
Listening to streaming content drops out every minute or two, cannot consistently listen to news/stories. Deleting this app as it’s unusable. This does not happen with other streaming services like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, etc. - just NPR. Extremely disappointing, as the content I’m trying to stream is exceptionally good.
Rubber Lizard's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
While NPR has made considerable headway with its online presence and innovative NPR One app, the NPR iPad app has been left to languish without updates for three years. At this point, it’s best to avoid it altogether.
navyvice's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 8/28/19 1:41 PM
This is the only way I can listen to NPR but it is constantly cutting out and buffering. I can’t go more than 2 minutes without it buffering. It’s extremely frustrating.
Ellen07040's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 7/23/18 4:37 PM
I had been running the NPR for iPod/iPhone app for a gazillion years, because that’s all I knew existed for iPad. About 6 months ago, I got an alarming message from developers thanking me for participating in the beta program, and that my app would be upgraded automatically soon. I wrote back to say I have NOT been in a beta group, and don’t you dare overwrite my app... I got an apology that the email had been misdirected, but about 2 weeks after receiving that message, the app was upgraded without my consent. And it was horrendous. Could not do screen rotation reliably without cutting off the side or bottom of the screen, failed to show al the click points, and could not select stations to stream to save my life. I wrote to the same folks who thanked me for being part of a beta test group, and the reason had no idea what I was talking about — please provide screen shots. I was so put off, I didn’t respond. And then, after my frustration peaked, I decided to go to the App Store, and found that there was an iPad-specific version. Who knew? Downloaded it, and I am very happy with it. Now... my experience doesn’t seem to match the folks responding here, but probably it’s a great to stop beating my head against wall relief. I think it works fine — certainly better than the iPhone version when that was working. What I reeeeely care about is the current hourly news cast, and this works swimmingly. Everything else is gravy for me...
tcmadgrad's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 7/13/18 9:18 PM
Like the news....... I really dislike the volume on button place just above the iPad home button. Too many times I go to close the app and the news starts, embarrassingly, blaring. The volume off button is in a different place on the app........ Please please please fix this.
Interlochen's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 7/1/18 1:25 PM
Love NPR and this app does an okay job of delivering its contents. Perhaps thought might be given to separating streaming content from textual articles. I have to smile, however, whenever NPR advertises this app by enthusiastically reminding everyone that it ‘listens to you’ and ‘learns about you’! In these days of government snooping and privacy concerns this seems to be culturally tone deaf. This capacity is the LAST thing I want. And your curated offerings based on what I have chosen should not be your concern. Your next on air promo should be a solemn pledge to mind your own business!
Spellur's Review of Npr For IpadReviewed on 6/6/18 12:39 AM
With the latest update, I have to “Find a station near me,”then select the one I want to listen to every time. There’s an option to save it as my primary, which I always select, but it never saves. Every time I use the app, I have to find my station again.