NPR has pushed out version 1.2 of its NPR Music app for iOS. The update adds support for the iPhone 4 retina display and some stability improvements and bug fixes. But the biggest change is support for video.
When you click on the Tiny Desk Concerts from the Programs menu, you can now watch videos of performances recorded at NPR. The current crop of concerts range from about 4 minutes to close to a half hour and include performances from artists including Jimmy Cliff, Bela Fleck, and Gogol Bordello. Videos aren’t available for every performance, but there many of the Tiny Desk concerts do have accompanying videos.
The video quality looks pretty good over WiFi on my iPod touch, although videos tend to look a bit pixelated when they start playing until the stream buffers properly.
The NPR Music app also features live music streams from NPR music stations, music-related news stories, and many othe rmusic programs including All Songs Considered, World Cafe, and JazzSet.
NPR Music for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.