OPB News

OPB News


(3 stars)


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Listen to a live stream from OPB Radio, replay the latest local news from OPB Morning News, and listen to recent Think Out Loud and State of Wonder shows. Plus, read the latest headlines from OPB News, including arts & life and environmental coverage.Listen to a live stream from OPB Radio, replay the latest local news from OPB Morning Edition, and stay up to date with the latest Think Out Loud. Plus, read headlines and listen to stories from the Northwest, the U.S. and World.

Some users have expressed concern regarding the many permissions required to install OPB News. Here is an explanation of those that seem to cause the most concern:

Access Fine Location:
Although we do not use this feature, the notification framework we use (Urban Airship) requires fine position access. We are not storing/reporting your exact location. We do store anonymous ip based location for stats.

Read Phone State:
This is needed to determine whether audio should start or stop depending on phone activity.

Access Accounts:
The notification framework we use (Urban Airship) requires this permission. We are not currently accessing the information, but may do so at some point to facilitate saving preferences.

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Recently changed in this version

version 2.0.8

- Ability to turn off/on push notifications from within the app
- Pull to refresh now refreshes main features and breaking news on initial screen
- Various bug fixes

Comments and ratings for OPB News
  • (43 stars)

    by Brandon Wiley on 05/11/2014

    Why can't I turn off sound notifications? All these election updates are annoying.

  • (43 stars)

    by Andrew Holman on 31/10/2014

    Much like the raidolab app: I love OPB but I HATE the OPB app. But at least the OPB app is free. This thing crashes, all the time, and inconsistently. Sometimes I listen for 30 minutes before the crash, sometimes only 5 minutes, often somewhere in-between I really wish they would fix it, I not longer live in Oregon but I still want to listen to OPB!.

  • (43 stars)

    by Ian Hunnicutt on 30/10/2014

    No change log. No explanation of how it's using its permissions.

  • (43 stars)

    by Elyiot Catlike on 16/10/2014

    Feed will play for about 45s before the app either closes, or the feed needs to buffer for a minute

  • (43 stars)

    by Don Morris on 15/10/2014

    I wanted to like this app, but it will not let me turn off push notifications. This is a non-starter for me. Uninstalling.

  • (43 stars)

    by Emory Penney on 15/10/2014

    Pushing notifications without letting me opt out is just plain rude. Uninstalled.

  • (43 stars)

    by Joe Shisei Niski on 14/10/2014

    Seeing the icon every time I start my phone is annoying.

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