The NPR One app for iOS has been updated today with support for Apple’s in-car infotainment system CarPlay. The update bumps the app to version 1.6.1 and also includes a few bug fixes and the under-the-hood performance improvements.
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With CarPlay support, NPR fans can now listen to their favorite shows seamlessly while on the road. The CarPlay interface for NPR One is relatively simple and in line with other CarPlay apps. On the main screen of the app, you have quick access to Up Next, Recommendations, Catch Up, and Followed. Catch Up shows you what’s next in the national and local newscasts you listen to, while Recommendations presents a curated list of stories and podcasts tailored just for you.
Introducing support for CarPlay. Listen to NPR One in vehicles that have support for CarPlay as part of the in-dash entertainment system, or with CarPlay-enabled aftermarket systems. Once you have connected NPR One to CarPlay you can tap on Catch Up to get started with your National and Local newscast followed by your recommended stories; Or simply tap on Recommendations to scroll through curated listed of stories and podcast episodes just for you.
Today’s NPR One update also brings a few bug fixes relating to the auto-play feature of the app. NPR says the update fixes a bug that would unexpectedly start playing NPR One in the middle of the night. The update also turns off auto-play when you launch the app.
This update also brings a fix to a bug that would unexpectedly start playing NPR One overnight. Sorry about that! Together with this bug fix, we have also turned off auto-play when you launch the app, so you’ll never accidentally blast “This is NPR One!” in a quiet meeting room again… not that we would know anything about that.
The latest version of NPR One with CarPlay support os available on the App Store.