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, ESPN, VOA, SRN, RTHK, DW, Marketplace, New York Times, 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

Version 1.7.3

• Bug fixes and optimizations

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

60 Ratings

60 Ratings

One of my "Go to" Apps.


A great way to get the latest news and an app that I use almost every morning while making my coffee and breakfast. Easy to use once configured.

Great see custom feed capability has been added. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for updating!

Any troubles in using this app, for me, have been feed and/or internet connection related and not fault of the app.

Crashes every single time


The app crashes every single time on iOS 11 with an iPhone X. It also hasn’t been optimized but the crashing has been happening for months.

Update: I contacted the developer, who was very responsive. The issue is a bug relating to a popover about custom sources, he says, and I expect a fix will be out soon. I’ve changed my review to 5 stars from 2.

Developer Response

Please contact us at to so we can determine why the app is crashing on your device.

Handy News Digest.


A convenient way to start the day with your preference of news sources. My only criticism: Updates slow in coming. My version started slipping from one podcast to another, before each was complete(while my Iphone warned that the app version needed to be updated). Eventually, the app must have been updated, because it stopped skipping through the podcasts.


Urban Apps
10.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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In-App Purchases
  1. Add Custom Sources $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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