Whether you're an Apple or Android user, you can now take Valley Public Radio with you wherever you take your smartphone or tablet. The station has launched its first-ever mobile app - known as "KVPR" which is currently available for download in both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play marketplace.
The app features one-touch access to Valley Public Radio's live audio stream, making it even easier to listen to the station. Users will also find the latest news coverage from the station's award-winning news department, local interviews, podcasts and on-demand audio from your favorite shows.
"We're really excited about this new app, as it makes it even more convenient to listen to the station wherever you are. We've seen significant growth in how many users access our content on mobile devices for several years," says Joe Moore, the station's Director of Program Content. "Now with a dedicated mobile app, we expect that to accelerate even faster."
The new KVPR app joins the station's existing presence on the NPR One and NPR News mobile apps, as well as the station's mobile-friendly KVPR.org website. "Radio was the first wireless mobile technology, and with each new generation, it continues to adapt and re-invent itself. We're thrilled to be in an era where technology has opened up so many possibilities," says Moore.
The app makes on-the-go listening easy, and that includes safe and convenient in-car listening. "When you combine this with other technologies that are growing, like integrated in-car Bluetooth syncing between phones and car audio systems, or Apple Car Play and Google's Android Auto, there really is no limit to how and where you can listen to Valley Public Radio. Even someone stuck in LA traffic can stream their favorite Valley Public Radio programs wirelessly, hundreds of miles away from home," says Moore.
The app was developed by the station and the company Public Media Apps, which builds mobile applications for NPR and PBS stations across the country.