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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 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 with your suggestions on how we can create the best possible experience for you.

What's New in Version 4.0.1

- We have heard you and continue to track and address performance issues
- iOS 9 compatibility improvements
- Livestream available for CNN presidential debates

Last Update
- All new design of CNNgo; improved live TV viewing experience and enhanced related content
- New “Shows” section for CNNgo with full library of CNN On Demand content at your fingertips
- CNNgo live TV preview now available

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Customer Reviews

First place I go for news

Update: what did you all do to this app? Freezing and crashing multiple times inside of a few minutes. I'm getting tired of trying to read. And you DEFINITELY need to stop leaving the lesser stories up for days at a time. I would rather see nothing than scroll down only to see the same story I read two weeks ago.

I always look to CNN for information on what is happening first. I like the iPad app and read it every day. Sometimes old stories are up there a little too long, but generally the information is presented clearly and concisely without a bias. I appreciate objective reporting.
I have noticed occasionally that when I scroll through the home page, things flip around and update despite the fact that I've had the app open for several minutes. But that may be a WiFi problem and not the app.

New version 4.0.1 freezes on iPad Air

Update: I installed the new version and now I can't use the app because it constantly freezes. Please fix and I will fix my rating.

Original review:
I use the CNN app everyday because it has a nice design which makes it easy to browse the major world news headlines.

The ads before the videos are pretty annoying, so I don't watch many of the videos, but most of the articles have accompanying text to read.

The one criticism I would have, which is not really related to the app specifically, is that the comments on CNN are among the worst on the Internet. It doesn't matter what the story is about; you can be sure racists, homophobes, and nutjobs will have commented on it.

Ad has to go

CNN app only recently has had an ad from "US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform". Extremely annoying and incessant, it's a video loop. Since it is recent I will wait a few more days and if it remains on the app, the whole app goes. Really won't matter anyway since the app is unusable with it on. Volume has to be muted to even check the headlines. Definitely not worth getting the app for free. I'll get my news elsewhere.

CNN App for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.1
  • Size: 46.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
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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