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Hourly News

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Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened.

As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, ESPN, VOA, SRN, BMM, RTHK, DW, Marketplace and/or FOX news updates and more.

You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News!

• Plays the most recent news summaries
• Automatically plays when opened
• Plays in background
• Responds to remote control buttons
• Automatically advances to the next news feed.
• Dead simple, easy to use
• Works every time
• Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
• Skip the podcast if already heard
• Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
• Add your own custom feeds

No Ads!
Hourly News inserts no ads into the app, but some of the sources place them in their news streams. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to remove those ads.

Download Speeds:
Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News.

Questions, Comments or Support?
We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit or contact us via email at

If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added.

Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.

Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.

What's New in Version 1.6.6

[FIXED] Minor bug fixes and optimizations


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Customer Reviews

Very Nice despite some downfalls

I use this app while driving to and from work, it is better than anything so far. 3 things though,
FIRST: occasionally and during rainy cloudy weather, some channels won't play.
SECOND: the WSJ news doesn't work or starts them stops abruptly after less than 30 sec
THIRD : the ESPN channel has the lowest voice volume among all channels that I need to turn the volume up then after this channel is the SRN which has the highest voice among all that start with a very harsh loud Ringo Star type drums combined with Beethoven's symphony 5 opening sound that is so annoying that the radio volume needs to be lowered to an extended degree..Imagine you hear that on your car stereo while driving in a busy highway! Not safe if you are expecting to enjoy to a radio.. Despite that I gave 4 stars because I still truly enjoy the app and its my main source of news

Great app that can be hampered by connection issues

This app is pretty sound. I use it exclusively in my car which has created some unpleasantries that are not a fault of the app. I like how the app flows from one new source to another. Connection issues are usually a result of poor cell reception, but I have had network issues as well. Note: If you are inclined to listen to the app as you drive to work from home, for example, I found that waiting until I am out of range of my home wifi helps. There seems to be a hang-up when I start on my wifi and then transition to cell coverage. I like the additional streams and the ability to listen to custom podcasts.

I had to delete it from my phone

This app does a very nice job of playing the news and doing what it says it will do. I actually very much like this app and really enjoy the ability to listen to news on demand. However, this app so aggressively hijacks my Bluetooth connection to my car radio that it destroys any hope of productivity. Anytime that I try to use Siri or end a phone call or just simply start my car, this app turns itself on and begins playing through my car speakers. I can even close the app and remove it from the background application and restart my phone and the app will launch itself from cold and begin playing. It is one of the most frustrating connectivity issues that I have experience on the iPhone.

Hourly News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.6
  • Size: 16.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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