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Find out first with Breaking News. Discover breaking stories that are uniquely important to you -- even stories that break near your location.

Our editors monitor social media and bring you just the facts you need from trusted sources faster than any other news app. You can:

• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• See news breaking near your location anywhere in the world
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near you
• Discover when news breaks in your favorite topics by adding them to your Watchlist
• Hide stories you don't want to see with a tap of your finger
• See the most surprising stories trending in real-time with "Whoa!"
• Get verified eyewitness photos and videos from breaking events
• Get reliable coverage and insight from the same editors who power @breakingnews
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• Get alerts on your Apple Watch
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
"Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at and we'll get back to you right away.

What's New in Version 3.8.4

- Fixed issue with app crashing when sharing to Facebook
- Fixed issue with app crashing when tapping links


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Customer Reviews

Breaking News App

Hello , I'm Charisma and I just wanted 2b sure I let everybody know that I have been using the Breaking News App for the news and updates that are important 2me and not just filler. It lets you choose how far out from your home/location you wish to have your news from and also gives you important updated /breaking news on earth quakes as well. I am in the Midwest where they are not common at all up until here lately. Crime tracking to storm tracking to what's going on . I am in the know and love this service. Thank you Breaking News for keeping up with the things that I need/want most for my home & family. I urge others to give it a try and see just how easy it is to navigate and understand.

Fastest breaking news out there!

When major stories break - of the many notifications I get, 90% of the time I hear it from Breaking News first.
I seriously monitored my notifications and these guys almost always showed up first by a good 20+ minutes. Same for local stories.
I am giving this 5 stars because it breaks news better than anyone.
However, I find the format and UI a bit clunky. So I usually end up reading the expansive story in other apps. But it does exactly as promised and for that I give it 5 stars.

Great for those that are (and aren't) news junkies

This app is usually first to alert you of stories that are beginning to develop nationwide. Usually ends up beating most networks.

Though I do like that they can cite various sources, they tend to always cite NBC though others have broken it already. (I know NBC owns the app). Still, wish it was just a hair more neutral. But still worth a 5 star review.

Breaking News +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.4
  • Size: 17.7 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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