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Description

Hummingbird uses the latest AI and search technology to help you locate stories and videos on topics you care about and from sources you trust on the web. You set it up with just a few taps.
 
It's smart
The more you use Hummingbird, the better it gets at searching and locating stories from across the web that you'll like — and avoiding ones you won't.
 
It's informed
Stay up to date on the latest search results in news and sports from a variety of sources on the web, plus get results related to your interests and hobbies, such as fashion, food, and DIY. And you get all that in one place.
 
It's fun
When you need a break, check out the latest viral videos in search.   
 
It's simple
Just tap topics to add them to your personalized feed. 
 
Hummingbird — stories for you.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Welcome to Hummingbird - stories for you.
In this release we added more topics for you to explore and pin, as well as some minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
92 Ratings
92 Ratings
Jonathan Oz ,

System doesn’t seem to adapt to preferences

I have been using Hummingbird for about three months now. I’ve taken to exploring sources of stories to assess the trustworthiness of sources, and asking the app to exclude those sources from my feed. I find sources with strong ties to the NRA or the Heritage Foundation to be untrustworthy. I’ve also found sources tied to fundamentalist evangelical churches not to have much value for me. I also tend to exclude sources that deal primarily in celebrity gossip. When a source with a broader perspective pushes a story along these same lines, I generally peruse it, and don’t mess with asking the App to exclude that source.

Nonetheless, the app keeps pointing me to unhelpful sources, and while I find the exploration of sources interesting, I want an app that focuses on reliable sources of interest. I’m close to deleting the app because pruning sources and topics is ultimately not an activity I feel like focusing upon

Doniel102 ,

Overall a good news app with a big flaw

Installed this the other day and it quickly became my 2nd favorite news app behind Google News. I was particularly impressed by its ability to learn my taste in news. Day by day, I can see more & more contents that interest me show up in the feed. The biggest con to me is that the app lacks the function of returning to the top of the page by simply tapping on the top of the screen. I thought that was a default functionality in iOS until I realized that it does not work in Hummingbird. This makes it hard to pull down to refresh. I then realized you can Ji the “Feeds” button on the bottom of the app to return to the top, but that’s not quite intuitive imo.

Roy11I ,

MORE OF THIS

Hey, Microsoft.
Can you shove these types of AI smarts into like, all of your other news sources?
Bing news and the MSN news app both have garbage articles and advertisements everywhere, this has neither but is buggy and, as far as I can tell, only available in this app.
Google News finally has some competition, thanks MS!

Information

Seller
Microsoft Corporation
Size
14.5 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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