Designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the new Apple TV, this app keeps you informed with award-winning national and international news coverage — along with striking photography and informative graphics that bring stories to life. Intuitive browsing and a streamlined design allow you to seamlessly navigate through stories and enjoy in-depth reading.

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▪ INTUITIVE NAVIGATION: Easily browse through and between sections.
▪ EASY VIEWING: Swipe or scroll through articles, then select and read full stories.
▪ STREAMLINED DESIGN: Enjoy an uncluttered, engaging reading experience that makes it easier to find—and read—the stories that matter to you.
▪ IN-DEPTH READING: Immerse yourself in stories where the focus is on storytelling—enhanced by bold photos and graphics.
▪ AWARD-WINNING COVERAGE: Stay informed with award-winning national reporting and expertly curated stories.
▪ FREQUENT UPDATES: Stay connected 24/7 with breaking news and other important updates throughout the day.
▪ 3D TOUCH SUPPORT: Get a sneak peek at top headlines, right from our icon using Quick Actions

▪ OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access starting at just $9.99/month (first month FREE).
▪ EXTRAS: Your subscription to The Washington Post comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to The Washington Post App on all your smartphones and tablets.
▪ PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
▪ AUTO-RENEWAL: Your subscription will auto-renew for $9.99 each month ($14.99 for premium subscriptions) unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.

What's New

Version 1.15.7

- Fix a crash when opening via app launchers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

33.4K Ratings

33.4K Ratings

Great news content, app could be improved


Very happy to be supporting the Washington Post's journalism in this difficult time for our country.

Strongly encourage the WP to focus on hard news and investigative journalism, avoiding cheap shots. Think of your readers as the "persuadable middle" even if in practice they are not. You are doing well so far but the temptations to get easy clicks are obvious.

The app is pretty good. I wish it were easier to find all the day's content, not just some featured subset. It does always seem possible to find the rest of the news with searches. I agree with other comments that it's annoying how easy it is to accidentally swipe off an article, and then lose one's place when swiping back. The ability to see reader comments would be nice.

No ability to control what categories of breaking news I want to be woken up for


I'm a paid WaPo subscriber and I enjoy the layout and use of the app when reading articles. What I do have a problem with is the fact that I can't specify what categories of news I'd like to send push notification "breaking news" alerts to my iPhone. While I don't mind a push notification at 10 or 11 at night about breaking US, politics, etc. news, I absolutely hate getting notifications about things I care nothing about, such as "sports' or "wild card" human interest stories. WaPo should really consider adding the ability to select what categories of breaking news will send notifications, some of us could care less about who wins a college football game.

Stay informed!!


I love this app! I read it everyday and am able to stay informed about what is happening in my country and the world. I am incredibly thankful that the great tradition of investigative journalism continues despite repeated attempts to silence it. As a democracy, we need to know what is happening with our government, at the local, state, and federal levels, and I count on the Post to deliver unbiased, factual information that aids in my own decisions when I need to take action (vote, activism, contact my representatives, etc.). The app also contains other great articles pertaining to entertainment, book reviews, technology, editorials, name it, they cover it. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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87.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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In-App Purchases
  1. Apple News (monthly) $5.99
  2. Basic Digital $9.99
  3. The Washington Post $5.99


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