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NPR News now streaming shows on Android

The latest version of NPR lets you stream shows live and is now available in the Android Market.

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NPR News on Android
The update gets you streaming shows live. NPR

If you follow National Public Radio News on your Android phone, head into the Market to update the latest version. Why? Two words: live streaming.

Starting Tuesday, NPR News 1.2 became available in the Android Market, and it opens the app up to a feature that had been sorely missing--the capability to stream a show live. You can also stream shows on-demand. That means no more waiting for the show to finish before playing it on-demand, or trying to access the show from NPR.com.

The number of live streams available at a given moment shows up as a content type when you view by a station, for instance, or a show.

What's more, NPR expects to release the app's open-source code to developers on March 1, so independent programmers can march along with the developments.