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Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The largest newspaper in Texas – the Houston Chronicle – is now an interactive, multimedia experience, designed for the App Store.

Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of Houston that you expect from the Houston Chronicle.

Houston Chronicle gives readers what they want, when they want it and where they want it, including:

- First pick of exclusive content that you can’t get anywhere else
- Local news from the Woodlands to Downtown and throughout greater Houston, including updates throughout the day
- Dazzling photo galleries and 360-degree panoramas
- Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists

It’s all in an exciting, digital format delivered instantly every day to your iPad or iPhone.

Subscribing to Houston Chronicle:

- Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days.
- If you would like to subscribe, you can select a monthly ($5.99) or annual ($59.99) subscription.

When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase.

Your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn this off 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.

No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

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What's New in Version 2.3.0

* Fixed crash on article pages
* Resolved issue with images on section pages
* Resolved issue with auto-refresh on obituaries page
* Addressed other bugs

Thank you for your feedback. More enhancements are on the way.


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Customer Reviews

Latest update renders the newspaper almost unreadable

I have been patient with this app, hoping the successive revisions will fix crashing and long load time issues. But, the two latest revisions have amazingly gotten worse. The app routinely freezes and crashes with even simple navigation between stories, meaning that hard restarts of the app are required to read more that a couple stories any given day. This is at best a 2007-vintage app trying to survive in 2017. It’s truly shocking and sad that a major media force like Hearst newspapers would tolerate a product this bad in the modern age and hope to compete.
UPDATE: I followed the suggestion of deleting and reinstalling the app, signing back into my subscription. Indeed most of the crashing and freezing and slow load times have gone away. I give them two more stars for these really basic usability fixes, bringing the grade from an F to a C. Design issues and content age issues, as described by well by other reviews still stand though, and this is still not a cutting-edge news app yet. At least you can use it! Keep going HC app folks, you’re moving in the right direction at last.


Most user unfriendly app. Freezes. Won't load. Front page isn't first to load when it does load. Many users saying the same thing, so why no fix? Updates NEVER address these issues. Please pay attention to your paying customers and fix this mess. 9/11 - Have spent almost ten minutes to get app to open. Then, when it FINALLY does, the articles won't open. What a waste of time. Worst app to deal with.
10/9 - update worthless. Front page STILL takes 3-4 minutes to load and then when it finally does, articles won’t open, or app crashes. Really, this is the best a large corporation like the Hearst company can do?😡
CRASHES. CRASHES. CRASHES. 10/30. Updates can’t seem to get this right. So many other complaints that say the say thing, over and over. Do you not have anyone reading these reviews to see and then address the problems stated?

Let’s keep improving this app

I got a digital subscription and downloaded the app about a month ago because I wanted to support the journalism. Running on brand new iPhone and iPad it’s apparent the app needs work. Freezes fairly often when just scrolling the front page or section pages, that would be my main issue. Also noticed that scrolling doesn’t happen if your finger happens to land on a blank spot between articles rather than directly on the preview text. I do like the very simple navigation but am wondering if you can get the crossword and sudoku puzzles on the iPhone or only on iPad? I randomly swiped from the iPad front page screen and found the puzzles there. Keep working on it! 😀 Articles and photos are displaying really well for me especially on the iPad. Looks great.

Houston Chronicle
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3.0
  • Size: 121 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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