SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 35+ million readers in 100+ countries!

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now.

News From All Sides! SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.

“Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Jack C.
“Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc
“Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Eddie H.
“Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12

“Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”

Breaking News
Notifications for breaking news stories.

Trusted News
300+ top US & World news publications.

Offline News
Fetch trending news and read news offline.

- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

What's New

Version 6.0.1

- General improvements to make sure we provide the news that matters to you.
- New channels include 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, Electrek, Knowhere News, and Truth Watch.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
35.9K Ratings
35.9K Ratings

Smart News is really smart

I was apparently one of the first regular user of the app and shared articles on Twitter constantly. 3 or 4 of the developers asked me for an interview via Skype and what Interested ME, was that they were all very young and what interested THEM was WHY I was so interested in the news. An earlier reviewer cited being fed too much liberal news and she should be happy with the addition of NEWSMAX which is definitely right leaning. Early on the developers said the algorithms choose the articles in your feed by the articles you actually read and your interest profile is just algorithms doing what they do but you have the option to choose a tab and read any article from any of the magazine you have added. I asked them to please keep it that was and not to start choosing ( as Facebook does ) articles to put forth an agenda, especially not a political agenda. So far I don’t see it happening. I have pretty eclectic interests and really enjoy the variety I have to choose from. This app also gives you the ability to swipe over to Reader View and read the articles without the annoying advertisements. All in all I hardly use any of my other news apps. I am afraid to count how many tabs I have on my home page! Love it!!

Developer Response

Thanks for the praise and feel free to recommend us to your friends and family members if they enjoy seeing news from both sides. - Imee for SmartNews


App should be named MSNBC2

Being fed up with pretty much all media outlets having a noticeable political bias and wanting to JUST k ow what happened, not someone’s analysis of it, I’ve been looking for an app that just gives the news. Let me figure out what it means. an app that I can open up, see what happened in the world today and close it. I gave this app about 4 months. Every time I opened it it seemed to get worse. If there was a Trump/Republican bashing article anywhere on the net, you’ll find it on the front page here. You don’t even have to read the articles to see that everything on this site is for liberals. The titles are hilariously liberal. Don’t think I’ve seen a single article pertaining to the US government or the White House or republican that wasn’t a negative liberal opinion piece. I scrolled through about 5 minutes ago and it was ridiculous. Finally decided to delete it. This isn’t a news site. If you really just want to know what happened in the world today, this is not the site for you.

Update: Based on the developers feedback, it’s obvious that anyone who points out that this is a liberal leaning site is told to try Fox News for your conservative views. I’m not even a conservative. Just someone looking for unbiased news and this poser is telling everyone that points out their obvious bias that they’re a conservative and need to look elsewhere for their conservative views. This won’t be around long.

Developer Response

SmartNews is optimized to provide news from both sides. If you'd like a conservative perspective on the news, you can add Fox News or Washington Examiner tabs on our Discover page. The ""For You"" section on the Top channel will also change to better reflect your interests & help you discover stories based on your reading preferences.

- Imee


Same old sh*t, different disguise

I was really hopeful that you guys were going to be different, but after reading your content over the past few weeks, I clearly see that it is the same old stuff as from the mainstream media! Your commercials are false advertising and you should be shut down! Your articles are slanted just as left as all of the others (except Fox of course)! You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sadly however, many will be too stupid to be wise to what you are doing. Your lead lines are click bait and some of the articles are race baiting, and anti white! If someone were to replace the word black where white is included in some of these articles, they would NEVER make it on your site! People would be fired and your organization would be sued! Racism is disgusting, and it most definitely flows both ways! However the media only seems to be interested in inciting racial accusations against white people, when trust me, racism is extremely prevalent on the other side! I live it each and every day being a white minority in DC! However stories on that struggle would not serve the liberal narrative and their agenda. The white man is under attack every day in DC. Black on white crime is off the charts, but no one reports on it! Where are your stories on that? I have lost all faith in our media and any chance on fair reporting!

Developer Response

Hi, you can easily add Fox News, The Blaze or other conservative point of views to the app. Go to Discover (last tab to the right), search for example. “Fox News” and you will be able to add it to your apply clicking “Add” (top right) . You can make it the 2nd tab next to your Top tab. The app provides news from all sides per out TV ad.
- Imee


SmartNews, Inc.
40.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
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