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 around 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 breaking news alerts and follow top stories as they develop
• Watch live and on demand CNN TV events and shows with CNNgo. Instantly access any on-air story in the past day with links to all related digital articles, photos and more. (participating television provider sign-in required)
• Get in-depth coverage of international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories.
Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? Email us at iPad@cnn.com with your suggestions on how we can create the best possible experience for you.
What's New in Version 2.7.6
This update contains minor enhancements.
Almost totally worthless
July 2015: This app just keeps getting worse and worse. Now it won't even connect and authorize through Cox communications. I am OVER struggling and fighting this app just to watch a few stories. It has a great concept. But it's execution leaves much to be desired. Excessive repeats of commercials seems to have been solved, but there is still video freezing and crashes. There are many times I have just closed the app in disgust and walked away. I do hope they will get it together at some point because again it's a great idea. But the bugs in this app are really holding it back from greatness.
Previous April 2015 update: Gets even worse. I now see the brightstar ad four times in a row over and over every single segment. I saw the exact same add over SIXTEEN TIMES before I gave up and walked away. The development of this app could not be more incompetent.
Previous March 2015 UPDATE: my two star review just went to a one. I would give ZERO STARS if I could because after logging in it says I am ready to watch, and then when I try to watch something it tells me to contact my cable provider. How about I delete your stupid crappy app instead? My bill is paid up. FIX THESE PROBLEMS,
Generally ok, but sometimes old and boring...
CNN does a good job reporting the breaking news stuff. However, if you search each page/section at any time it's full of stories from weeks or months ago, and many times they get re-shuffled to appear as current news... There has to be enough news, in all categories, to keep it fresh and new- and interesting... And, I know today's culture and society is shallow but the continual posting of Hollywood BS, society page garbage, and who is dating who crap is not news, it's crap. Keep it entirely on the entertainment section where it belongs and use the headline space for important relevant stuff. If it continues to be outdated news, I will continue to search for other current, relevant, important news on other sites... CNN has been my go-to source for my news for years. Now they're losing me. I emailed the editor months back requesting improvements and never heard back. Not very professional.
Slow, over-advertising, bad links, crashes often
The news is there, but the app is slow to start and slow to respond to keystrokes and swipes. There is too much interference from advertising that becomes annoying as the screen shifts to accommodate it. Once you select a link to an article from another contributor then try to return, the app often crashes. It also crashes at times when returning from its own articles to the previous page. Annoying, and substandard compared to other similar apps, such as USA Today which works much more quickly and smoothly.