Chevrolet announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show that the NPR News app will be one of the initial offerings in the in-car AppShop, available this summer in select Chevrolet vehicles with MyLink technology.
Developed by NPR, the app is the first dedicated news app Chevrolet plans to offer, and provides U.S. drivers with news, culture and humor from NPR and more than 900 public radio stations nationwide, including live broadcast listening and more than 80 all-music streams. All NPR news magazines and programs, like Morning Edition, Tell Me More and Ask Me Another, are available to hear in the app. The app uses a vehicle’s GPS location to automatically localize listening to the nearest NPR Member Station. The NPR News app can be downloaded for free by accessing the AppShop through an on-screen icon.
The NPR News app also arrives in the European market this year in the Opel Insignia sedan. Opel announced its own version of AppShop for the European market Insignia sedan, where drivers will be able to get the NPR News app, at the recent Frankfurt International Motor Show. The international version of the app features NPR’s news stream, hourly news updates, on-demand listening to news and entertainment programs, as well as the option to hear a continuous mix of stories from across public radio.
“With the General Motors AppShop platform, we’ve brought the best aspects of radio and digital listening to an experience smartly designed for cars,” said Zach Brand, VP of NPR Digital Media. “This partnership offers our domestic and international audiences the ability to listen to the best of NPR and public radio, when and how they want.”