Get unbiased, international news and information on the world’s most pressing issues. The free DW app for tablets, mobiles and the new Apple Watch keeps you up-to-date with the latest headlines and in-depth coverage of everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.

The DW app provides you with the information you need to shape and understand your world – quick, direct, uncomplicated and completely ad-free right in your hands.

DW stands for news Made in Germany and is respected as a reliable source of information and conduit for arts and culture – and not only from those with German roots. Our Apple Watch features (news at glance) and support for AirPlay are key features for early adopters and technology lovers.

Further key features

- On-demand audio and video content from the DW Media Center
Stream all DW programming live (English, Arabic, Spanish and German)
- Write your comments directly in the app
- Be a part of the story! Use the app to send photos and videos directly to the editorial teams
- Offline mode for better accessibility
- Text mode for low-bandwidth access
- News at a glance on your Apple Watch
- Support for AirPlay
- Push notifications
- Content in 29 languages

Germany has long been known for reliability, precision, efficiency, quality and innovation. DW has wrapped all of these attributes into one app, to make sure that you don’t waste any of your precious time getting the news that you want.

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with radio and online content in 30 languages and four TV channels that span the globe. DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds. We provide a comprehensive, detailed, impartial and unbiased look at the latest headlines. DW is news you can trust – 80% of our users turn to DW because of our credibility. At the same time, our journalists stand up for freedom of speech and opinion in their target regions. DW provides depth to issues that “breaking news” sources can’t afford.

What's New

Version 2.3.6

* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

New version tv screen works but not intuitive


I had to read the reviews here to figure out what was going on with the app in my iPad, here is my review.
A. Screen appears small in landscape mode, the image is zoomed, and there is no little square with arrow to seize up the image. I thought that DW had decided to get rid of it.
B. The solution is to turn the iPad to portrait mode and then: touch the tv image to widen it, only then you can turn back to portrait mode and watch the news.
Please put the square by the image so we can enhance it without turning. I can imagine many people had the same trouble.
Content: 5 stars, 10 if compared to tv news in the US.

My Go-to News Source❗️


Updated Review – 14 August 2017:
The latest version of this app (version 2.3.4) seems to be a bit of a downgrade. Scrolling has become rather herky-jerky, all of my bookmarked pages were lost in the update, and there's still no integration with the iOS selectable text "Look Up" feature

Original Review – 12 July 2017:
Advert-free and unbiased … what's not to love?

Live video doesn't play anymore!

Marino V

The only missing feature is the ability to play live tv. I used to play it before but after some updates it doesn't work.

Developer Response

Thank you for using the DW App.
The live stream ist functioning correctly. For further troubleshooting please contact including information which device and iOS version you are using, which live stream you want to watch and what exactly happens when you try to open it.


Deutsche Welle
73.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Macedonian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2017


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