When you want to know what’s happening, tap into the global news gathering power of CNN. With correspondents and bureaus reporting from across the world, no other news source even comes close.

- Watch live CNN, CNNi or HLN television anywhere, anytime*
- Custom alert settings - stay informed without getting overwhelmed
- Experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news clips.
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What's New

Version 5.20

Resolves issues that caused iPads to crash
iOS 12 alerting fixes
Updates to under the hood infrastructure

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
269.3K Ratings
269.3K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

We’re diehard fans of 24-hour news channels, and CNNGo combines the depth of CNN’s reporting and original programming with the instant gratification we crave. A constantly updated package of on-demand top stories gives us the immediate news fix we need, while cable subscribers can stream CNN and HLN live right on Apple TV. We can neither confirm nor deny reports that we say “THIS…is CNN!” every time we fire up the app.

DanaKSt ,

An review of the actual app itself

I enjoy having this app available whether I want to sit down and browse the news or quickly find an update regarding breaking news. News stories are arranged in a format that’s easy to navigate and load quickly enough once selected. One of my favorite features includes the opportunity to view live TV during important political (mostly election) events and occasionally serious situations (such as the Baltimore riots). I don’t have a cable or satellite subscription so I’m normally unable to watch CNN at all, therefore I appreciate the occasional 'free’ block of viewing time, which usually lasts hours, generously covering the entire event. In addition to that, this app permits non-cable/satellite subscribers to view ten minutes a day of live-streaming CNN. 10 minutes is not very much but if you’re bored, it’s something. My complaint with it is that it expires too easily. If you leave the app for a minute, it still counts down. You have to exit the live TV feature AND close the app to stop the countdown of your 10 minutes. The 10 minutes also includes commercials, so you rarely get much news content. My only other complaint is that the app freezes occasionally. I have to close it and return to it. Aside from those things, it’s a good news app. Yes, politically, it does lean towards the left a bit. Probably something one should know (if they care) before downloading the app.

ESL and language professional ,

Decent app., writers need to improve

This app. is decent as far as software, navigation, being user-friendly, and aesthetics are concerned. It is organized fairly well with images and videos that are viewable from the main page (and therefore helpful for deciding what to look at).

This app., however, has major integrity issues concerning how stories are labeled and what the actual content of these stories are. Reports are often mislabeled and unrelated to the actual content of the given report. It is unclear if this a result of click-bait strategies or complete incompetence on the part of the writer. Either way, it is rather deceitful to readers, not to mention unprofessional. In addition, information is often regurgitated and even directly reused in a copy-and-paste fashion. Don't reuse material and push it off as a new story just because it has a new title.

The main problems with this app. seem to be due to the writers. The writing quality is relatively poor and often contains an extremely high amount of simple grammar/spelling/typo-type errors. These errors are distracting, with some sentences even being incomprehensible at first sight. This level of error should be unacceptable for a news media outlet of this size and reputation. Are there no proofreaders? Unprofessional. Unacceptable.


CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
191.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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