Get the most trending news videos in a headline news channel personalized for you and watch it on your iPhone, your iPad or on your TV thru Airplay or Chromecast.

New: Live News for Breaking Events!

Haystack TV is also available as and Apple TV app

Pick your favorite categories and topics to get started. As you favorite more topics Haystack TV gets smarter about what to put in your daily newscast.

Please let us know how we can improve by tapping the feedback button on the main screen of the app. Or simply email us at

News categories:
* World news
* Business & finance news
* Science & technology news
* Gaming news
* Entertainment news
* Sports news

* Late night shows
* Movie Trailers

Featured News Partners:

Featured News Partners: CBS, CNET, GameSpot, Newsy as well as over 70 local news stations including: WGCL, KPHO, KPTV, WSMV, WFSB, KCTV, KMOV, WYMT, WCTV, WDTV, KALB, WKYT, WVLT, Valley News Live, KNOE, KBTX, WSAZ, KKTV, KEVN, 1011 News, 13 ABC, Gray DC, KCWY, KFYR-TV, KGNS, KOLO 8 , KWCH 12, KWTX, Newsplex, WIFR, WILX , WITN, WJHG, WNDU, WOWT, NBC 15, KXII , KGWN, ABC12, KNOP TV, WTVY, NBC Nebraska, TheNewsCenter, KSFY News, WIBW, WBKO, KKCO, WTOK, WRDW 12, WSAW, WHSV, WEAU, KMVT, CBS 7, KSPR, KY3 News, WAGM, KOTA News, KTUU, WDBJ 7, TV6 & Fox UP, KCRG, KMOT, KQCD, KUMV, WSWG, and NBC 26

To learn more about Haystack TV visit us at

What's New

Version 3.24

[+] Bug Fixes for Airplay and Bluetooth Audio

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
304 Ratings
304 Ratings
Bruno Genovese ,

Good content, terribly written app, no fixes from Apple

Review updated after a few months.

The good:

- News content is great. Each article usually covers the topic in just enough depth.
- Filters are "good enough", letting me get mostly news that I want.

The bad:

- Videos hang more and more often.
- When I click on another story in the bottom bar it usually gets highlighted but the old story keeps playing. I can force it by quickly clicking another story and then the one I want.
- All of Haystack sometimes hangs. Totally unresponsive to anything. Only fix is to close and try to restart.
- Months ago Haystack started asking for login. But it only allows login through social media sites, something I won't use for security reasons.
- When I hit close on the login overlay, it opens the login popup instead.
- The frequency of these problems keeps getting worse as the months pass.
- The problems are avoidable. Other similar apps, like Plex news don't have these particular issues. Unfortunately they don't have as good content.

The ugly:

- I was contacted by Apple (apparently they own Haystack) months ago and they said they were fixing these issues. But nothing has improved. Instead things keep getting worse.

I really hope they fix Haystack. It used to work great and has excellent content. I would hate to see it replaced by competitors that are more responsive at responding to problems.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bruno! Why are you referring to "Hangouts"? Not sure what the issue is with Hangouts. We're releasing a new update this week. Please contact us at if you still have issues with the Haystack TV app. THANKS!

Paco862 ,

4 year review.

I have had Haystack on Chromecast about 4 years ago. I have to say I love the app, it has always catered to my interests and does so seamlessly. I generally use this in the morning or just while making dinner.

One thing I would like to see is a more constant refreshing of news. Nowadays everyone is constantly getting bombarded with new news every day - every minute. It needs more categories that are less personalized but more like themed. A common problem with all of this choice is that if you need something quickly you have to wait to choose something and you end up stalling watching The Office for the 8th time.

Make a few channels 24/7 - people will tune in.

Jason "Jay" Jones ,

Excellent source of variety news.

I have yet to have any problems with this app. I think there should be a MacOS ticker-type app that scrolls news right under the menu bar or a Windows 10 app with similar capabilities.

Maybe even work with news-centric YouTubers or other locations by providing a ticker for OBS, XSplit, or other streaming apps. This way more people can talk about the news of the day and have a royalty-free add-on so that people don’t run into copyright problems.


Haystack TV, Inc.
56.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Haystack TV, Inc


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