WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station

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WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station

Clear, rock-solid livestream of WBUR’s award-winning local, national and world news and information, plus on-demand programs and podcasts like On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game, Radio Boston, Modern Love and Dear Sugar. Highlights: • Elegant, intuitive listening experience with all your favorite WBUR and NPR programs and podcasts • 24/7 livestream of WBUR’s radio programming • Save programs for later listening • Never miss a moment of your favorite shows with a seamless rewind function to programs already in progress • Simple mobile donation option • Track listening history The WBUR Listen app is free, so please consider supporting us with a donation. The app is funded by your generous contributions. iOS Features, in detail LISTEN (home) • live stream • schedule • recently listened to programs • on demand program list NOW PLAYING (audio player) • equalizer to navigate back to audio player • buffer/progress bar • scrub forward/back • jump forward/back 15s • play/pause • sleep timer • live stream • details about program • DVR go back to start of program • Donate • on demand stream • details about program/episode • save for later • share • on demand offline play • details about program/episode • save for later • share • donate • browse the app while audio is playing DVR functionality • scrub or rewind back to start of currently airing program • at end of program, shift user to currently airing program • start current program if user resumes play after being paused for 4+ hours • notify user if they scrub back to a point before the 6 hour buffer (for long programs) DONATE • donate heart on NOW PLAYING screen • first time donation: show terms • first time donation: allow user to change donation amount • initiate text message to send donation • future donation: one tap to text message donation • manage donation amount in SETTINGS • record of all submitted donations in HISTORY ON DEMAND • programs and podcasts • Notifications for new episodes • episode list (by date) • episode details • play episode & continue playing down list of episodes (up to 10 hrs) • save episode • more info > episode details NOTIFICATIONS • toggle on new episode notifications for a program or podcast SAVE FOR LATER (on demand only) • save on demand episodes bookmarks them to be listened to later • list of saved episodes on saved screen • play episode (if available) • continue playing down the list of saved episodes (up to 10 hrs) • download episode for offline play OFFLINE PLAY • download individual saved episodes for offline play • SETTING to automatically download saved episodes downloads all future saved episodes automatically HISTORY • usage stats • hours listened • number of episodes saved • number of times donated • listening history • historical list of all episodes listened to in chronological order by date • on demand • name of program + name of episode • more info > episode details • play episode (if available) • live programming • name of program + Live Stream • visit program on demand page (if available) • donation history • historical list of all donations in chronological order by month • summary of total amount donated by month • on demand • name of program + name of episode • more info > episode details • play episode (if available) • live programming • name of program + Live Stream • visit program on demand page (if available) SETTINGS • automatically download toggle • default donation amount • Watch onboarding video • About • Contact Us

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    This is the only good NPR app listening experience”
    Listening to this radio means to become easily more bright and smart”
    Unexpected features like the 'BUR alarm clock
  • Keep in mind
    Worst public radio app ever”
    No search option
    The most annoying of them is inconsistent live streaming
    Don't waste your time downloading this app
    Shuts of streaming audio all the time for no apparent reason”
    It's clunky to start if you're interested in live feed
    Constant Buffering = Terrible Listening Experience

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