Get the most trending news videos in a headline news channel personalized for you and watch it on your iPhone, your iPad or on your TV thru Airplay or Chromecast.

New: Live News for Breaking Events!

Haystack TV is also available as and Apple TV app

Pick your favorite categories and topics to get started. As you favorite more topics Haystack TV gets smarter about what to put in your daily newscast.

Please let us know how we can improve by tapping the feedback button on the main screen of the app. Or simply email us at

News categories:
* World news
* Business & finance news
* Science & technology news
* Gaming news
* Entertainment news
* Sports news

* Late night shows
* Movie Trailers

Featured News Partners:

Featured News Partners: CBS, CNET, GameSpot, Newsy as well as over 70 local news stations including: WGCL, KPHO, KPTV, WSMV, WFSB, KCTV, KMOV, WYMT, WCTV, WDTV, KALB, WKYT, WVLT, Valley News Live, KNOE, KBTX, WSAZ, KKTV, KEVN, 1011 News, 13 ABC, Gray DC, KCWY, KFYR-TV, KGNS, KOLO 8 , KWCH 12, KWTX, Newsplex, WIFR, WILX , WITN, WJHG, WNDU, WOWT, NBC 15, KXII , KGWN, ABC12, KNOP TV, WTVY, NBC Nebraska, TheNewsCenter, KSFY News, WIBW, WBKO, KKCO, WTOK, WRDW 12, WSAW, WHSV, WEAU, KMVT, CBS 7, KSPR, KY3 News, WAGM, KOTA News, KTUU, WDBJ 7, TV6 & Fox UP, KCRG, KMOT, KQCD, KUMV, WSWG, and NBC 26

To learn more about Haystack TV visit us at

What's New

Version 3.23

This is a release to improve quality on iPhone/IPad:

[+] Upgraded cast integration. Casting should be much more stable
[+] Several crash fixes
[+] FIXED: When you copy/paste a video using the share button it doesn't double/paste the link
[+] FIXED: Opening from The Today Widget sometimes plays the wrong video

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

200 Ratings

200 Ratings

Good content, terribly written app, no fixes from Apple

Bruno Genovese

Review updated after a few months.

The good:

- News content is great. Each article usually covers the topic in just enough depth.
- Filters are "good enough", letting me get mostly news that I want.

The bad:

- Videos hang more and more often.
- When I click on another story in the bottom bar it usually gets highlighted but the old story keeps playing. I can force it by quickly clicking another story and then the one I want.
- All of Haystack sometimes hangs. Totally unresponsive to anything. Only fix is to close and try to restart.
- Months ago Haystack started asking for login. But it only allows login through social media sites, something I won't use for security reasons.
- When I hit close on the login overlay, it opens the login popup instead.
- The frequency of these problems keeps getting worse as the months pass.
- The problems are avoidable. Other similar apps, like Plex news don't have these particular issues. Unfortunately they don't have as good content.

The ugly:

- I was contacted by Apple (apparently they own Haystack) months ago and they said they were fixing these issues. But nothing has improved. Instead things keep getting worse.

I really hope they fix Haystack. It used to work great and has excellent content. I would hate to see it replaced by competitors that are more responsive at responding to problems.

Developer Response

Hi Bruno! Why are you referring to "Hangouts"? Not sure what the issue is with Hangouts. We're releasing a new update this week. Please contact us at if you still have issues with the Haystack TV app. THANKS!

Great news app BUT...


I use this app everyday but I believe there needs to be more independent news sources. It's tough going from CNN to Fox News all morning but other than that; I love it. I would also like to see maybe more science and tech news but great job by the developers! One last thing, can we please lose The Fumble sports cast? 1. The sports news caster is super annoying in the morning and there's hardly ANY sports involved in the clips. More of "The View" gossip type sports news.....bringing this down from 5 to 4 stars

Developer Response

Hi there thanks for the feedback! On removing fumble you can click on the thumbs down button on a fumble video and "mute" @thefumble. That will get rid of it from your headlines and sports channel. We have many sources to choose from such as vicenews, nerdist, cnet, theverge, and @techrunch. Tap on the profile icon > Sources tab > Find and add more sources. You will get more videos from the sources you add. If you don't find a source you want just email us at and we'll look to add it. Thank you!

Haystack TV News


Great App. Good news variety. They are responsive to feedback, they are growing, developing, everyday. Have had it for over a year. If it is malfunctioning, let them know in their " feedback" drop down. So for the ipad " expert" review...learn to use the app, and you probably need a new ipad, or you have another tech problem. I run the App on a 3rd generation ipad, no problem.


Haystack TV, Inc.
56.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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