Use the NPR One app on your PC. The app is a whole new way to listen to stories, shows, and podcasts from NPR and your local public radio station.
What is the NPR One PC app?
NPR One for PC is a podcast app that offers daily updates, streaming news, stories, and shows from NPR, local public radio stations, and other publishers like Slate, FiveThirtyEight, and Al Jazeera. It’s pretty simple: Users browse or search for content, listen to shows or save them for later listening (cleverly limited to a manageable 20 episodes), and follow shows that they enjoy.
Browsing is organized into a host of categories: Recommended, Featured Shows, Deep Dives (thematic collections), Followed Shows, Catch Up (news), Recently Heard. Search is basic (just enter a keyword; no filtering), but it can help connect students or teachers quickly to relevant topical content. Users can create an account, which NPR One claims will help better personalize results.
Listen to it on your PC
What sets NPR One for Windows apart from Spotify and Apple Music is the way it blends NPR’s signature radio content with their original podcasts.
Booting up the app for the first time, users are prompted to make an account and choose their local public radio station. From this point on, the app begins queuing (seemingly always in this order) national and local newscasts, longstanding programs like “All Things Considered” and podcasts.
The consistent order of programing is nice because it provides the listener with the most up-to-date news, before moving into longer form content. The more the app is used, the more your brain starts to ease into the pattern of cognitive attention needed for each story length, making it easier to predict when to skip a program that might be redundant.
There’s not a whole lot to discuss the standard or variety of the programs themselves. NPR is considered to be one of the most unbiased major news sources in the world, as well as a leader in radio news. Expertly crafted stories and concise newscasts are exactly what the app delivers, which is a major draw for mobile listeners.
Is it Good for you
NPR One for PC can help you brush up on currents events, get more engaged civically, conduct research, or build knowledge in every subject. Government and history classes will get the most use from this app, with regular use helping build informed citizens, but there are also podcasts that relate to anything from science to psychology and fashion to forensics.
Teachers might find the app useful for planning and prep, collecting anecdotes and interesting information to pepper their lessons. The content is much more lively than traditional educational content students won’t find textbook-style regurgitation, nor test prep.
It’s just really good, well-told information that adds another layer to the learning. You can hear how the stuff we talk about in class actually matters in the real world. It takes students from memorizing information to being able to engage with and discuss it, both in and outside of the classroom.
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How to Install the NPR One app on Windows and Mac
- You will need to install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
- Open the emulator and look for the PlayStore app on the home screen.
- Now log in with your Google ID, It will give you access to the PlayStore app features
- Search for the NPR One app and click on the install button to start the download process.
You can also use the NPR One app on your smartphone as well.
What is the NPR one for PC app?
It is a new digital listening app that blends NPR and Member Station news reporting into a rich, localized, on-demand experience.
How does the NPR app work?
It is a new digital listening app that will blend NPR and Member Station news reporting into a rich, localized, on-demand experience. It is primarily a local/national newsmagazine experience but enabled with digital capabilities that customize to the user and enable features such as skipping.