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CNN App for iPad

By CNN Interactive Group, Inc.


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CNN connects you to the world, wherever you are.

- Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from from Capitol Hill and across the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.

-Get CNN news at a glance on your Apple Watch across 12 personalized categories
-Get breaking news alerts and follow top stories as they develop
-Watch live CNN TV events and shows (as available; check with your cable or satellite provider)
-Get in-depth coverage of international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories
-Elections coverage: Follow up-to-the-minute live blogs, roundups, election results, analysis and commentary

Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? Email us at with your suggestions on how we can create the best possible experience for you.

What's New in Version 4.1

Performance enhancements, bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Great app gone bad

This used to be my go to news app - and recent "downgrades" have moved it to the bottom of the list. These downgrades include: 1) Content does not load updated. This used to be a reliable part of the app. Now CNN is the ONLY news app among the 12 I have that takes between 90 seconds to three minutes to load new content. Seriously!! And with ZERO gain to the initial load time. 2) A recent update included a downgrade that features an ad running on top of the content you are watching or reading. It took me several minutes to discover it was coming from a small square on the home page - with no control to stop or mute it. Hey, CNN - you already broadcast commercials prior to the video features. 3) About those video features.... Someone at CNN feels so little about us that they create video features that are simply the text of the news story set to music with an occasional photo. And I saw a 30 second ad to get to this? It's a slap in the face. I once rated this a five star app. Now I'm bummed I have to give it a star more than it deserves. Too much good competition out there CNN, for you to take such a giant step backwards.


I hate the annoying popup asking for a review. It always pops up just when I open the app before I have a chance to look at anything. It would seem to make more sense to let someone use the app for awhile before rating it.
Another annoying thing is the way they rewrite headlines to try and trick you into looking at the same story again. This along will all of the "10 things about this" or "5 things about that" are an attempt to get you to step through the 5 or 10 pages so they get maximum ad exposure.
Try doing some real reporting for a change

Lately the app has been too slow and unresponsive to even use. I downloaded a competing app and will be removing the cnn app if they cannot it together

Good app but with annoying video add autoplay

I've been using this app for years and it's been relatively solid and useful to catch up on current events.

Some recent update brought an extremely annoying and intrusive ad behavior - small video ads with audio start playing automatically as you launch the app. This is disturbing, especially if you forgot to turn down the audio and suddenly have the ad blaring as you start looking for articles to read. I can understand video playing. But having the audio go with no ability to mute the ad (other than using the hardware buttons to dial down the sound volume) is not acceptable.

CNN, please be reasonable. Make muted ads the default.

CNN App for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 55.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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