NewsBlur is a personal news reader bringing people together to talk about the world. A new sound of an old instrument.

NewsBlur is popular for a reason. While also being the oldest surviving RSS news reader, it is used by many news organizations, popular blogs, editors, and individual readers to keep up with the world.

Major features:

* Read an unlimited number of RSS subscriptions
* Offline support for stories and images
* Full text extracts the whole story and is sticky per-feed
* Gestures and long presses for feeds and stories
* Share and comment on the news with friends
* Meet new people who share the same interests
* Built for iOS 11
* Collapsible folders
* Saved stories with tagging
* Mark stories as unread
* Read by oldest/newest first
* Filter by unread/all stories
* Search for stories by feed or folder
* Send to Facebook/Twitter/Instapaper/Pocket/Evernote/email/etc
* Landscape view
* Customizable offline sync settings

You can also optionally subscribe with a NewsBlur Premium Subscription

* Subscribe to an unlimited number of sites
* Sites you subscribe to are updated up to 10x more often
* Read by folder with the river of news
* Search sites and folders
* Save stories with searchable tags
* Privacy options for your blurblog (shared stories)
* Custom RSS feeds for folders and saved stories
* Use the Text view which conveniently extracts the full original story

The subscription is auto-renewable which means that once purchased it will be auto-renewed every year until you cancel it 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Duration of the subscription is 1 year. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Manage your Subscription and Auto-Renewal by going to your Account Settings.

You may access the privacy policy at, and the terms of use at

What's New

Version 7.1.3

- Videos now fit the viewport when playing inline
- Videos no longer play full screen automatically
- Style fixes on the feed list
- Style fixes on the login view
- Fixing crash on iPad when loading feeds
- Correcting the forgot password flow

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Lame Freemium Model


App is generally fairly solid, does RSS about as well as could be expected. However, you must upgrade to a “premium tier” in order to view full article text which effectively makes the app useless for free-tier users. Uninstalled.

Great Newsreader


Newsblur is the best news reader hands down.

Outstanding Open Source Alternative to Google Reader Apps


Major API & UI changes to Google Reader that could greatly affect iOS news readers dependent upon the service, combined with Google's questionable privacy policies and advertising, left me feeling the need to seek an alternative to feed my RSS jones. All the non-Google services I tried were not ideally designed for mobile access & touch screens - until I found Newsblur! It's an awesome new open source RSS reader with a very speedy (and free!) iPhone app.

You have to sign up at the website and the free version is limited to 64 feeds. There is a reasonable premium option that supports the developer and provides access to extras. The service does allow you to import Google Reader feeds if you choose, but appears to run independently of Google (i.e. no back-ending). Or you can search/add feeds individually. Newsblur also has the ability to learn your preferences through the Intelligence Trainer.

The Newsblur app is a s fast and as accurate as any of the numerous reader app I have used. It allows for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, & Instapaper.

Highly recommended for anyone who doesn't wish to depend on Google and, really, for anyone who uses apps dependent on Google Reader, as the upcoming changes may have a major impact on those apps. At the least, it is an excellent alternative and back-up to Google's service.


NewsBlur, Inc.
25.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 NewsBlur, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. NewsBlur Premium Subscription $35.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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