The 20 best news apps on Android, iPhone

Get the latest news and headlines, personalized to your interests, with these top-rated news apps for Android and iPhone. Our favorites include Google News, Flipboard, and Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Google News Google News Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 4B+ Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Full story coverage
2. Flipboard Flipboard Icon Android 4/5 842M+ Personalized news feed, In-depth storytelling, Community-curated content
3. Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 262M+ News at a glance, Visual and fun, Personalized feed
4. Opera News Opera News Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 169M+ Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Breaking news alerts
5. NewsBreak NewsBreak Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 77M+ Local news focus, Live news updates, Personalized alerts
6. CNN Breaking US & World News CNN Breaking US & World News Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 61M+ Breaking news alerts, Personalized news feed, Live TV streaming
7. SmartNews SmartNews Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 54M+ Editor curation, AI-powered news, Free daily digest
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1. Google News

Google News Icon

Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Full story coverage


Cost: Google News (Free), Google News Premium (Paid)

Google News is a mobile news aggregation app that delivers personalized news based on your interests. It curates articles from a wide range of sources, including major news outlets and niche publications, and presents them in a clean and easy-to-navigate interface. The app allows you to customize your news feed by selecting specific topics, sources, and locations. It also offers personalized recommendations based on your reading history and interests. With Google News, you can stay informed about current events and stories that matter to you, all in one convenient place.

Download: Android, iOS

Google News - Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Full story coverage
  • Tags:
  • Personalized news
  • Local news coverage
  • In-Depth Analysis

Application information:

Downloads 3.7 billion
Features Get the latest world & local news, personalized to your interests. Access top stories handpicked by expert editors and explore headlines from a variety of perspectives.
Pros Provides quick and easy access to a wide range of news sources.
Cons May not always provide the most in-depth or comprehensive coverage of specific topics.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Laura Yurs: “Overall it's great but any false moves regarding any article you click on will put monkey wrenches into your algorithm. There is also A LOT of repetition of articles & the worst is that they will change a title & it's accompaning photo. It also leads you on with far too many articles you can't read without a subscription for each. Ads are unbearable & can slow everything down or bring it to a screeching halt.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Lori A: “I have been using this app for years. I love it - I would normally give it 5-stars. But I think your last update had a major bug in it. It has recently (& constantly) been freezing mid-scroll. I just tried to read a relatively short article and again it kept freezing, forcing me to close the App entirely and re-launch it each time. I swore if it froze a fourth time before I finished the article, I'd write a review - and here I am. I really want to keep using this app. Please fix it.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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2. Flipboard

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Personalized news feed, In-depth storytelling, Community-curated content


Cost: Flipboard (Free), Flipboard Premium ($2.99/month)

Flipboard is a mobile news aggregator app that curates content from various sources based on users' interests. It presents articles, videos, and social media posts in a magazine-like format, allowing users to flip through a personalized feed of content. Flipboard offers a wide range of topics, including news, technology, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle, and users can customize their feed to follow specific publications, authors, or keywords. The app also features social sharing options and allows users to create their own digital magazines.

Download: Android

Flipboard - Personalized news feed, In-depth storytelling, Community-curated content
  • Tags:
  • Personalized Content
  • Curated by experts
  • Create your own magazine

Application information:

Downloads 841,774,323
Features Flipboard is a social magazine that allows users to create their own personalized magazines by selecting topics and sources of interest.
Pros Intuitive interface, easy to use, great for discovering new content.
Cons Can be slow to load, limited customization options.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “A semi decent news digest tool. biggest pain in using it is when you accidentally hit the submit button. There isn't any confirmation prompt and you can't edit comments. How difficult is it to make a comment system that's user friendly? it also has a bad habit of slowing down and/or freezing randomly, forcing me to kill the app and restart it. Lastly, you can't mute specific news sources that you don't want on your feed. It's pretty annoying.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “New ads have auto sound before you even flip to the ad in question. This needs to get fixed. I'm fine with auto playing video ads but not the sound. Edit: The sound has been fixed which is a huge plus. However the app is still not functioning as well as it used to. It freezes quite often now and runs very sluggishly while flipping through the cards. Probably something again to do with the (quite frequent) video ads.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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3. Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket

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News at a glance, Visual and fun, Personalized feed


Cost: Free, Premium (99)

Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket app is a comprehensive news and cricket platform that delivers real-time updates, in-depth analysis, and personalized content to its users. With a focus on cricket, the app provides live scores, match highlights, expert commentary, and exclusive interviews. Beyond cricket, Dailyhunt Xpresso offers a wide range of news coverage across various categories, including national and international affairs, business, entertainment, and regional news in over 14 languages. Its user-friendly interface and personalized news feed ensure a seamless and engaging news experience for users on the go.

Download: Android, iOS

Dailyhunt Xpresso News Cricket - News at a glance, Visual and fun, Personalized feed
  • Tags:
  • Quick News Updates
  • Visual and Interactive
  • Personalized Content

Application information:

Downloads 261,706,398
Features Xpresso combines top stories, 14+ language news, live cricket scores, and videos in a single platform.
Pros Personalized news feed, live cricket updates, breaking news alerts, supports multiple languages.
Cons Occasional ads, limited customization options, some users report bugs and glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mohankumar Wele: “One of the best, all in one news app I have used. No need to download individual news apps and fall pray for their propaganda anymore. Dailyhunt is a one step solution for reading news from different sources. One can also bookmark their favourite sources. I have only one request for the developer team. Kindly make Small Cards Layout available for ipadOs too. Its really annoying to see news thumbnails as Big Card Layouts in big ipad screen whilst holding it my hands. It hurts my eyes.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Radhakrishnan Namadevan: “very good news updated cover overall political, cinema, sports, world news and business news. my skills developing by ur current news. many awareness read the daily hunt news. once a time my children read news by this way said about very super and supporting their nowledge. so thank you so much. and I know about people think for political and other popular person's comment from others. save timing and cost use the daily hunt. all news ethical standards and I'm easy for the daily hunt news thank.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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4. Opera News

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Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Breaking news alerts


Cost: Opera News: Top News & Videos (Free), Opera News: Pro ($0.99)

Opera News is a popular news app for mobile devices, known for its personalized news feed, fast loading times, and data-saving features. It offers a wide range of news content, including breaking news, local and international headlines, entertainment, sports, and more. The app uses artificial intelligence to tailor the news feed to each user's interests, ensuring a highly relevant and engaging reading experience. Additionally, Opera News is optimized for low-bandwidth connections, making it accessible even in areas with poor internet connectivity.

Download: Android, iOS

Opera News - Personalized news feed, Local news coverage, Breaking news alerts
  • Tags:
  • Personalized news feed
  • Top US & international news
  • Local news coverage

Application information:

Downloads 100,000,000+
Features Keep up with the latest news and trending stories with personalized recommendations and real-time updates.
Pros Easy to use interface, personalized news feed, push notifications for breaking news.
Cons May not be as comprehensive as some other news apps, limited customization options.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Nikolas Johansen: “Disable reader mode if you hate clicking stupid buttons to see your article. Side scrolling not very responsive. Paywalls. Random fonts and sizes. Pop up ads. It's basically a browser with a front end so you get lots of ads once in many articles. Occasional full screen ads. Does not do dark. Crashes less than microsoft competition. Toast notifications do not match what's shown.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Amber Alexander: “I enjoy the information and various topics. However, I'd prefer to get, or set, a schedule for alerts. Perhaps twice a day or the times a day and what time. My only complaint is that my phone consistently goes off for this app and I don't know how to stop these alerts without stopping others that I need to come through. I do look at this several times a day and enjoy when I choose to do so!” – 3/5 in Play Store

5. NewsBreak

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Local news focus, Live news updates, Personalized alerts


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

NewsBreak is a mobile news app that delivers hyperlocal news and information to users. It uses artificial intelligence to personalize the newsfeed based on the user's location, interests, and preferences. The app also features a community section where users can connect with others in their neighborhood and discuss local issues. NewsBreak is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

NewsBreak - Local news focus, Live news updates, Personalized alerts
  • Tags:
  • Local News Alerts
  • Live News Updates
  • Personalized news feed

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A. J. Richardson: “While this app, does report some news, more than half is generated by A.I. algorithms, & 99% of the articles are laced with intrusive ads, and redirect requests. Some of them have ads that consistently display over the entire page, have no way of closing it out, and the only way to get rid of them, is to close the entire app, which causes you to lose your article, and where you found it, and sometimes is impossible to find again. NOT RECOMMENDED!!! UNINSTALL!! Designed to steal information.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Kristine: “This use to be an exceptional app, but now not so much. There are way to many commercials popups - even while playing solitaire which is irritating and you loose time- Then when your trying to read an article it just disappears. I realize it's free, but let's bring it back to like a year ago. If I don't see some improvement I guess I'll just search for another news source. For me, while I'm playing my favorite game, solitaire, it's really upsetting the Newsbreak keeps flashing on screen” – 2/5 in Play Store

6. CNN Breaking US & World News

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Breaking news alerts, Personalized news feed, Live TV streaming


Cost: CNN Breaking US & World News (Free), CNN+ (Subscription Required) (Paid)

Stay informed with the world's most trusted news source with the CNN app. Breaking news, in-depth analysis, live video, and push notifications ensure you're always up-to-date on the latest US and world news. Personalize your experience by selecting topics and following your favorite anchors and correspondents. Get the latest on politics, business, entertainment, health, and more. With the CNN app, you'll never miss a major story.. CNN Breaking US & World News

Download: Android, iOS

CNN Breaking US & World News - Breaking news alerts, Personalized news feed, Live TV streaming
  • Tags:
  • Breaking news alerts
  • Personalized news feed
  • Live News Coverage

Application information:

Downloads 60,961,341
Features Get real-time news, breaking news alerts, in-depth reporting and analysis, and live streaming of breaking events.
Pros Stay up-to-date on breaking news and top stories, Watch live streaming video coverage, Personalize your news feed with your favorite topics.
Cons May experience occasional bugs and glitches, Notifications can be excessive at times, Some users may find the interface overwhelming.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I appreciate I can get reliable news at any time without a subscription fee. However, the ads play before nearly every video clip and are so extremely repetitive it gets maddening. Also, when I accidentally get taken into the "Live" TV section, when the time runs out, I'm unable to get back to the site. I have to turn off my phone, then on again to get to any other CNN story or any other application.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Live play still glitching on my note 4, even though videos play fine. It is almost a rhythmic cutting in and out of the live stream. Old version did not do that. For reading it's great. Really good reporting and breaking news reports. I like getting the breaking news notifications. Still cutting in and out. January 29, 2019 I still watch live stream when away from home. However, it still glitches, cuts out and in or lately been watching and in background will play different scene? Plz help. Thx” – 2/5 in Play Store

7. SmartNews

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Editor curation, AI-powered news, Free daily digest


Cost: SmartNews (Free), SmartNews Premium (4.99)

SmartNews is a popular news app that delivers breaking local news and weather forecasts from your neighborhood. It offers a personalized newsfeed tailored to your interests, allowing you to stay informed about the topics you care about most. With a user-friendly interface and a wide range of news sources, SmartNews makes it easy to stay up-to-date on the latest headlines and local events. The app also provides personalized recommendations and notifications to ensure you never miss an important story. Whether you're looking for local news, national headlines, or international updates, SmartNews has you covered.

Download: Android, iOS

SmartNews - Editor curation, AI-powered news, Free daily digest
  • Tags:
  • Editor curated content
  • State-of-the-art algorithms
  • Trusted news sources

Application information:

Downloads 53,746,974
Features Breaking news, local news, in-depth coverage, push notifications, personalized newsfeed, weather updates, video news.
Pros Easy to use, personalized newsfeed, up-to-date news, weather updates.
Cons May not have all the news sources you want, some users have reported technical issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Cindy Garris: “When I first rated this app it was a 10 in my opinion but it has really gone downhill from then!!! Pages don't load and you could be reading an article and all of a sudden the screen turns black and what you were reading goes away!!! I know it's not my phone cause it's new and it also does it on my brand new phone so it's definitely the app. Otherwise the content is great if you can finish reading the article!!!” – 2/5 in Play Store

Rodger Wells: “My favorite app, by far. Lately, articles fail to load or only partially load. Galaxy Tab A8. Makes it unusable. Have reinstalled, checked internet speed, optimized the device, cleared all caches, etc. Is this a device-specific bug or an application problem? Update... lately, these issues seem to have gone away. The app does seem to restart for no reason, but is only an annoyance rather than a game changer. I still use it several hours each day.” – 4/5 in Play Store

8. Way2News Election News Updates

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Hyperlocal news, Short news, Multiple languages


Cost: Free, Paid (Not specified)

Stay informed with Way2News Election News Updates, a comprehensive mobile app delivering real-time news and election results. Access the latest political developments, current affairs, and exam results in Tamil and Telugu. With over 5 million downloads, Way2News provides a user-friendly interface and up-to-date information to keep you in the know. Get election updates, analysis, and expert insights at your fingertips, ensuring you're always informed and engaged with the political landscape.

Download: Android, iOS

Way2News Election News Updates - Hyperlocal news, Short news, Multiple languages

Application information:

Downloads 51,368,146
Features Tamil and Telugu news, election updates, current affairs, and exam results.
Pros Provides local news and election updates in multiple languages.
Cons May not offer the most comprehensive or up-to-date information on national and international news.

Comments and Reviews from users:

chaitu chandra: “This app enables us to quickly go through daily news updates, the BEST part is FAST and also available in vernacular language so that we could understand news well and share with our family, friends and relatives.The vocabulary they use in writing or representing NEWS is simple and those dynamic slides are ultra stylish. The most important thing is ACCURATE news, so I gave 5 star rating. Highly recommended for those people who wants to be up to date with current affairs that occur around world.” – 5/5 in Play Store

பொன்னம்பலம் வீரதாஸ்: “Really very nice experience to know daily news. Particularly our local news update very much useful to me. It's also included like weekly magazine. Story quotes are another one of the best experience. So overall good application to daily usage of our life.” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. The New York Times

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Original reporting by 1,700 journalists, Alerts based on your interests


Cost: The New York Times (Free), The New York Times Premium ($16.99/month)

The New York Times app provides access to breaking news, in-depth reporting, and opinion from one of the world's most trusted news sources. With the app, you can stay informed on the latest events, read award-winning journalism, and get expert analysis on a wide range of topics. The app also offers personalized news recommendations, offline reading, and push notifications for important updates. Whether you're looking for the latest headlines or in-depth analysis, The New York Times app is an essential tool for staying informed and engaged with the news.

Download: Android, iOS

The New York Times - Original reporting by 1,700 journalists, Alerts based on your interests
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  • Breaking news alerts
  • In-depth investigations
  • Original reporting

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

L Shkane: “I really like this app that the good folks at the Times work hard to provide and support. It would just be nice if All-access subscribers could get Spelling Bee hints to open in a new window instead of "backbrowsing (My word. I said it first!)" 2 or 3 screens before being able to reaccess puzzle. 'Hints' can be forgotten by then! Otherwise a wonderful app the Times has shown a clear commitment to! A valuable complement to the Paper!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Alvester Garnett: “This app desperately needs a home button. It's frustrating to have to click back through a lot of articles after having read them just to get back to the front headlines page. Also the background downloading of articles generally doesn't work. There have been plenty of times when I've been on flights with no WiFi and when I open this app only a paltry few if any articles have been downloaded for offline reading. Even if it were to work there's no option to download only when on a charger.” – 2/5 in Play Store

10. Times Of India

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Multilingual news, Live cricket score, Photostory news

Stay informed with the Times of India app, your go-to source for breaking news, in-depth analysis, and multimedia content. Get the latest updates on current events, politics, sports, business, entertainment, and more. With personalized news feeds, you can tailor your experience to your interests. Access live TV, videos, and podcasts for an immersive news experience. Download the Times of India app now and stay ahead of the curve with trusted and reliable journalism.

Download: Android, iOS

Times Of India - Multilingual news, Live cricket score, Photostory news
  • Tags:
  • Latest News Updates
  • Live Cricket Scorecard
  • 14 Languages Supported

Application information:

Downloads 42,758,209
Features Get the latest news, watch videos, read e-papers, and personalize your news feed with the Times of India app.
Pros User-friendly interface, wide range of news coverage, personalized news feed.
Cons Some users have reported issues with notifications and occasional crashes.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mayank Gulia: “Waaayy too many notifications. I am a paid subscriber. The app experience is decent enough. But even if you turn off all notifications from the app settings, the breaking news notifications remain at "default" which hits you with more notifications than hail in a hailstorm. Over a 100 in a day. Easy! Only option left. Turn off all notifications from the OS. Which is disappointing. Please fix.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Leela Vaishnavi Kanekal: “Subscribed to this app to stay updated with the news but the app interface is pretty bad for the following reasons 1. When you pinch to zoom and if you're not careful about touching a particular area, in 9/10 times, the page has turned. When you're reading, intently, this happens and getting back to that older page is slow. 2. News items get selected when you don't intend to select. 3. The newspaper opens in haphzard way, sometimes you've times global as the first page. Crazy experience!” – 2/5 in Play Store

11. Inshorts

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60-word news summaries, Personalized news feed, Available in English and Hindi


Cost: Inshorts - Free News App (Free), Inshorts - Premium (₹99/year)

Inshorts is India's highest rated news app that delivers concise and unbiased news summaries in just 60 words. It covers a wide range of topics including national and international news, business, sports, entertainment, and technology. With over 30 million downloads, Inshorts is one of the most popular news apps in India. It is available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Odia. The app uses artificial intelligence to filter and summarize news articles, providing users with the most important information in a quick and easy-to-digest format.

Download: Android, iOS

Inshorts - 60-word news summaries, Personalized news feed, Available in English and Hindi
  • Tags:
  • Short and crisp news
  • Personalized news feed
  • News in 60 words or less

Application information:

Downloads 30,652,482
Features Read latest news from your favorite sources on India's Highest Rated News App
Pros Best news app for busy people, easy to use, covers a wide range of topics.
Cons Can be biased at times, not all sources are reliable, can be addictive.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Harsh Malik: “Recently the quality of articles have gone down significantly. I used to love this app due to its short form and crisp to-the-point unbiased articles. But these days, most of the articles seem to be some sort of editorial piece. Many articles seem unfinished forcing users to click on the original source which totally defeats the purpose. I don't know what happened to this once great app in the past year. Seriously disappointed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Dinesh Chandra: “It used to be a great app, its content quality is reducing day by day. Now its dominated by ads and click bait story which link back to full story on some website - this is a sad deviation form its original intent. Looks like its time to start looking for an alternative. Maybe AI is really the answer, people, like the inshorts team, will eventually get corrupted.” – 2/5 in Play Store

12. Fox News

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Live stream or on-demand videos, Breaking news alerts


Cost: Fox News (Free), Fox News Premium ($5.99/month)

Fox News is a popular news app that provides users with the latest US and world news, as well as national and election updates. The app offers live video streaming, breaking news alerts, and in-depth analysis from Fox News journalists. It also allows users to customize their news feed to follow specific topics and receive personalized recommendations. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive coverage, Fox News is a valuable resource for anyone looking to stay informed about current events.

Download: Android, iOS

Fox News - Live stream or on-demand videos, Breaking news alerts
  • Tags:
  • Live TV streaming
  • Breaking news alerts
  • On-demand video clips

Application information:

Downloads 19,996,969
Features Access to live and on-demand videos, breaking news, and personalized news feeds.
Pros Easy-to-use interface, personalized news experience, and access to exclusive content.
Cons May contain biased news coverage and limited customization options.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mary Conaway: “I used to very much enjoy the Fox News app. I felt the content was good and app functioned well. Now, I am ready to dump it. The headlines are ridiculously sensationalistic and misleading, ads pop up randomly everywhere, and lately half the stories I click on won't allow me to read the story! They want me to give them my email address in order to read the article. I already have your app! I get enough junk in my email thanks. It has gone way downhill.” – 2/5 in Play Store

13. Gujarati News by Divya Bhaskar

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Local news coverage, Ad-free experience, In-depth reporting


Cost: Free, Premium (99)

Stay updated with the latest Gujarati news on the go with the 'Gujarati News by Divya Bhaskar' app. This comprehensive app brings you breaking news, in-depth analysis, and local stories from across Gujarat. Get your daily dose of news, watch exclusive videos, and read the e-paper, all in one convenient platform. With a user-friendly interface and customizable news feed, you can tailor your news experience to suit your interests. Stay informed and connected with your community with the 'Gujarati News by Divya Bhaskar' app.

Download: Android, iOS

Gujarati News by Divya Bhaskar - Local news coverage, Ad-free experience, In-depth reporting
  • Tags:
  • Local news coverage
  • In-Depth Reporting
  • Ad-Free Experience

Application information:

Downloads 15935550
Features Get the latest Gujarati news, e-paper, and videos from your city, all in one convenient app.
Pros Easy to use, up-to-date news, user-friendly interface, local news coverage.
Cons Some users have reported occasional crashes and slow loading times.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dinesh Patel: “Very good news format. Information in a simple way. Many positive thoughts and motivation stories. Daily, I am reading first this newspaper first. Excellent coverage of news and videos. However, there is no link to stop the deduction of 19 rupees every month, when I am away from the county..” – 5/5 in Play Store

ketan chhikniwala: “It's average now. Whenever we try to read news , asking for money. ?? Free trial over. Ok. We uninstall it. We have lots of options for reading news. Thanks. Now' reading news after paying!! Overall good!!” – 4/5 in Play Store

14. Economic Times

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Live News Updates, Stock Market Tracking, Expert Investment Advice


Cost: Free, Premium (999)

The Economic Times app is a comprehensive source for business and financial news in India. It offers real-time stock quotes, market analysis, breaking news, and in-depth coverage of the Indian economy. The app also features personalized news feeds, allowing users to tailor their experience to their specific interests. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive coverage, the Economic Times app is an essential tool for anyone interested in staying up-to-date on the latest business and financial news in India.

Download: Android, iOS

Economic Times - Live News Updates, Stock Market Tracking, Expert Investment Advice
  • Tags:
  • Live News Updates
  • Stock Market Coverage
  • Business News and Analysis

Application information:

Downloads 11513390
Features Comprehensive coverage of business and financial news, real-time stock market updates, personalized watchlists, in-depth analysis, curated content, and expert opinions.
Pros Reliable and up-to-date information, user-friendly interface, customizable content, and expert insights.
Cons Can be overwhelming for non-finance professionals, occasional technical glitches, and limited offline access.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Vritant Paul: “Satisfied with the quality of content. One suggestion made by a user earlier, I'd like to reiterate; the functionality to select & copy the text in the digital view would be a great addition. Also most of the visuals in the digital view are so low in quality they are barely readable. If you can work on these two things on the next update(s), I'd change my rating to five stars.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Vivek Pillai: “I have been using this app for the last 4-5 years with no particular issues. But it started crashing for the last few weeks. Plz look into it. I tried reinstalling the app, but it didn't work. Sometimes, I can't even open this app. I love a hit of Economics Times in the mornings so I hope you guys can fix this issue sooner.” – 4/5 in Play Store

15. Microsoft Start

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Personalized news feed, SMS handling & organization


Cost: Microsoft Start (Free), Microsoft Start Premium (Paid)

Microsoft Start is a news aggregator app that delivers personalized news, weather, sports, and finance content to users. It offers a clean and intuitive interface, making it easy to navigate and find the information you need quickly. With its customizable news feed, you can tailor the app to your specific interests. Microsoft Start also includes a variety of features such as breaking news alerts, personalized recommendations, and integration with other Microsoft services. Whether you're looking to stay informed on current events or simply want to catch up on your favorite topics, Microsoft Start is a great choice for a mobile news app.

Download: Android, iOS

Microsoft Start - Personalized news feed, SMS handling & organization
  • Tags:
  • Personalized news feed
  • SMS handling and organization
  • Games and entertainment

Application information:

Downloads 1,080,957
Features Get the latest news, weather, sports, and more, all in one place, with the Microsoft Start app.
Pros Clean and user-friendly interface, personalized news feed, and easy access to a wide range of content.
Cons May not be as comprehensive as some other news apps, and some users may find the personalized feed to be too limited.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Linh Galvez: “I love that it is a one stop app for me to browse, get news, and access weather easily. The bing rewards and cash back were great initially, but now they suck. Bing rewards have been reduced and my receipt submissions keep getting cancelled. I HATE how there is no way to "fix" the receipt or communicate somehow that a cash back offer did not attach to an item on the receipt! This app had great potential, but now I find it frustrating and annoying.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Zach Rutledge: “Probably the single worst-performing app on my device. Face it, we're just here for the points, but even that feature barely works. Sometimes you don't get points, sometimes you gotta resubmit receipts multiple times, and sometimes the entire app just stops giving any indiciation it's working at all. The built-in browser is always trying to take over and is a slow, lumbering pile of garbage. And to top it all off, it's a battery hog. It's also identical to the Bing app, so why does it exist?” – 2/5 in Play Store

16. The Guardian

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Breaking news alerts, Live blogs, Subscription-free access


Cost: Free, Premium (7.99)

The Guardian app brings you award-winning journalism, breaking news, and in-depth analysis straight to your mobile device. Stay informed with live updates, customizable news feeds, and push notifications for the stories that matter most to you. Explore a wide range of topics, from world news and politics to sports, business, and culture. The Guardian app also offers exclusive content, including opinion pieces, long reads, and documentaries. With its clean interface and intuitive navigation, the Guardian app makes it easy to stay up-to-date on the latest news and engage with the global conversation.

Download: Android, iOS

The Guardian - Breaking news alerts, Live blogs, Subscription-free access
  • Tags:
  • Breaking news alerts
  • In-Depth Analysis
  • Live blogs

Application information:

Downloads 8,549,435
Features The Guardian app provides breaking news, in-depth analysis, and a variety of perspectives on global events.
Pros Well-written and informative content, easy to navigate interface, personalized news feed.
Cons Can be slow to load at times, some users have reported issues with notifications.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Much praise for the Guardian, but the app on both phone and tablet has become impossible. It begins by taking a long time to even open, often freezing or presenting me with a blank screen. It takes so long to deal with this in my morning read that I often either skip the Guardian or go to the site, or maybe just use the BBC app, which works fine and frankly has better layout and is otherwise more user-friendly. Since I'm paying for this monthly, this is doubly aggravating. Update of January 2019 - everything I complained about was fixed long ago, and not only do I now have no complaints, the app has become a key part of my daily read. Love the "read aloud" feature, as if I have work to do in the morning I can just turn that on and listen to the day's stories as I work.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Update--everything was fine until I logged in. Now, when I open the app, it freezes and I have to force quit I very often get news before I hear it in the U. S. Media. I love the in depth stories that The Guardian provides. The app is good but has some odd issues. It doesn't always keep me signed in, even when I don't sign out. Also, I get story emails and it doesn't give me an option to open them in the app. The listings in my categories are often less than on the website” – 2/5 in Play Store

17. NBC News

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Breaking news alerts, Live news coverage, Award-winning journalism


Cost: NBC News: Breaking News & Live Streaming Videos (Free), NBC News: Ad-Free ($1.99)

NBC News app provides up-to-the-minute news, breaking news alerts, and in-depth reporting on the latest stories from the US and around the world. With NBC News, you can watch live streaming video coverage of major events, get personalized news recommendations based on your interests, and explore a variety of topics including politics, business, tech, health, and entertainment. The app also features exclusive content from NBC News' award-winning journalists and anchors, and allows you to save articles and videos for offline viewing.

Download: Android, iOS

NBC News - Breaking news alerts, Live news coverage, Award-winning journalism
  • Tags:
  • Breaking news alerts
  • Live News Coverage
  • Exclusive Reporting

Application information:

Downloads 8,436,817
Features Breaking news alerts, headlines, live streaming video, personalized news feed, and in-depth reporting.
Pros Up-to-date news, easy to use, informative.
Cons Can be overwhelming with notifications, occasional technical glitches.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I like NBC News. But the newest version 10/2018 took away all the features I look for in a news app - the ability to quickly scan headlines, sort/display by category, read a brief news summary then open a video or in depth article. Now only big video frame and Giant font headlines for 2-3 screen swipes. No Menu to choose or sort. Written features are hard to find. Not the App for me anymore.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “The potential is there. This app needs more testing, particularly, the user interface. Videos would play with no sound (911 Outage story, for example) and I couldn't find any way to enable the sound. Next, I opened the New Horizons story. The screen was partially obstructed by the 911 story video overlaying part of the screen. This app feels unfinished. Needs debugging and UI improvements.” – 3/5 in Play Store

18. Haystack News

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Personalized newsfeed, Live news channels, On-demand channels

Haystack News is a mobile news app that offers access to over 400 news channels, providing comprehensive coverage of local, live, and international news. With its user-friendly interface, users can easily navigate through a wide range of news sources, ensuring they stay informed about the latest events. The app's personalized news feed allows users to tailor their news experience based on their interests, ensuring they receive the most relevant and important news stories.

Download: Android, iOS

Haystack News - Personalized newsfeed, Live news channels, On-demand channels

Application information:

Downloads 3,214,529
Features One-click access to 400+ local, live, and world news channels to stay informed.
Pros Convenient, comprehensive news coverage.
Cons May require a subscription for some channels, occasional buffering or connectivity issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Needlessly inefficient. Selection is pretty good, and I enjoy the ability to watch just the items I want. But I want to efficiently and permanently prune down lists of things to watch. If I watched an item on phone or tablet or roku, don't show that item on any device ever again. If I swipe away an item off a list, that means I don't want to watch it ever. But if I go to a different category, the swiped away item will be back. Even worse items from a couple days ago will often reappear.” – 3/5 in Play Store

E S: “If only the app wouldn't be so buggy in Samsung split screen view (s10+), it would be perfect for those that like to have the news on in the background. In split screen view, the videos either don't play, turn black, or jump around. And if you get a video to work resizing or focusing off the window screws everything up again. As a standalone app, not too shabby. Unfortunately, that's not my use case.” – 2/5 in Play Store

19. Washington Post

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24/7 news feed, Customizable alerts, Curated recommendations


Cost: Washington Post App (Free), Washington Post App (Premium) (9.99)

The Washington Post app delivers breaking news and in-depth analysis straight to your mobile device. Stay informed with the latest headlines, exclusive stories, and award-winning journalism from The Washington Post. The app provides customizable news feeds, push notifications for important updates, and the ability to save articles for offline reading. With the Washington Post app, you can access the trusted and respected news source wherever you go.

Download: Android, iOS

Washington Post - 24/7 news feed, Customizable alerts, Curated recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 3,119,866
Features Get award-winning journalism and in-depth analysis on US News, world news, politics, business, technology, and more.
Pros Fast loading, easy to navigate, ad-free.
Cons Some features are only available to subscribers, registration required to access some content.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Robert Leary: “Text is out of focus. Can't be fixed. Wapost help desk wants me to send a screenshot which can't be done on my tablet. Need to subscribe to a different paper. After about 2 months of being out of focus, the problem miraculously corrected itself. Now the biggest problem is that the app sometimes fails to download the print edition. I can correct this by uninstalling and reinstalling the app, which I have to do occasionally.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Rich Rarey: “It's a twitchy app, especially when reading the Print Edition. It seems to take a lot of taps, swipes, and other finger moves to navigate from page to page without being plunged to the online version of an article. When a print edition page is zoomed in, the app requires you to zoom out to look at a different section of the page (or to swipe to another page). I'd prefer the print edition mode of the app more closely duplicate the actual, paper print edition. Oops, the app just reset itself!” – 3/5 in Play Store

20. AP News

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Trusted news source, Real-time coverage, Available in English and Spanish


Cost: AP News: Free, AP News: Premium (4.99)

AP News is a mobile news app that provides users with up-to-date, unbiased news coverage from around the world. The app offers a variety of features, including breaking news alerts, personalized news feeds, and in-depth analysis from AP's team of experienced journalists. AP News is committed to providing its users with the highest quality journalism, and its app is designed to be user-friendly and informative. Whether you're looking for the latest headlines or in-depth analysis, AP News has you covered.

Download: Android, iOS

AP News - Trusted news source, Real-time coverage, Available in English and Spanish
  • Tags:
  • Breaking news coverage
  • Trusted local sources
  • Real-time news updates

Application information:

Downloads 3114081
Features The AP News app offers breaking news alerts, in-depth analysis, and exclusive content from The Associated Press.
Pros Fast and reliable news delivery, comprehensive coverage of global and local events.
Cons Can be overwhelming with notifications, some users may prefer more customization options.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Ryan Shimp: “I generally like the app but notifications are getting cut off after the new update. Having to open every article to see what it's about makes me want to use this less. UPDATE 5/15/2024: The issue has been fixed! I'm getting double notifications every once in a while now but at least I can read the whole thing. It's great to see that the developer listens to feedback 👍” – 4/5 in Play Store

Greg paige: “5/17/24. I dropped a star off of it because they made a change that is very confusing. One of those "don't fix what's not broken" changes. I still trust AP, but I may need to find a different view off the app. The app is functioning better. Thank you. This takes to important news and the not so important. It depends on the reader.” – 3/5 in Play Store