Microsoft News delivers breaking news and trusted, in-depth reporting from the world's best journalists.
- Our editors curate the most trusted, important, interesting and trending news
- You choose which topics matter most to you.
- Microsoft News updates you with notifications of breaking news, quickly and accurately, 24/7
- Sync your preferences across the app and the Web.
Microsoft News works in partnership with hundreds of publishers in dozens of countries globally. Select from editions in more 20 countries, carrying content from 3,000 top brands.
Microsoft News makes it easy to for you to keep informed, to intuitively move from story to story, and from section to section. Our clean design lets you read articles without clutter, with useful features like a dark mode for nighttime reading. Add our widget to your home screen for easy access to breaking news. The app is free to download and use with no limits on how many articles or videos you can view.
Here's what fans say are our best features:
- ""Get all your news in one place good job Microsoft for making it simple yet useful.""
- ""Meaningful news. Well organized. Easy to use.""
- ""Excellent range of trustworthy sources.""
- ""Awesome app which syncs across computer, mobile and tablet.""
- ""Best news app out there when it comes to topics and content.""
- ""Great all-around news app that collects articles from sources you want.""
- ""The only news app I use.""
Among the top news providers partnering with Microsoft News:
News, politics and opinion: The Washington Post, USA TODAY, CBS News, CNN, The New York Times, FOX News, NBC News, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, BBC News, The Federalist, The Week
Entertainment, celebrity and gossip: People, Wonderwall, INSIDER, ETtonline, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, TheWrap, Variety, Inside Edition, The Hollywood Reporter
Lifestyle: Readers Digest, TODAY, The Daily Meal, GeoBeats, Eat This Not That!, Delish, Good Housekeeping, PureWow, Cheapism, Hello Giggles
Money and investing: Business Insider, CNBC, Bloomberg, 24/7 Wall St., International Business Times, The Wall Street Journal, Money, Lovemoney, The Motley Fool, Forbes
Sports: Larry Brown Sports, For The Win, Sporting News, Sportsnaut, USA TODAY SPORTS, Sports Illustrated, theScore, 12up, The Big Lead, SB Nation, Yardbarker, The Drive
You can now pick the layout you like best on your phone -- standard, compact or text-only. It’s the one feature you have requested the most. Thanks for your feedback, we’re listening!
Ratings and Reviews
Best News App - However...
This is far and away the best news app available. But as someone who likes straight news without the constant subtle agendas I really have to remove the pre-made categories and add my own. They really really really shove far left opinion into your face every chance they get at the expense of real and important stories which get buried. Just tell me what’s going on without colorful headlines and commentary. Trump is also not the center of the world why does every article have to be about everything he does? Who cares? The redesign also really forces these opinion articles on you to the point that it feels like logging into Facebook sometimes. But if you just ignore the first screen and go to a topic you created it’s not too bad.
Needs Work Still
There are issues with this app on my iPad. Sometimes it doesn’t open and gives me a blank white screen. It’s forgotten my favorites settings several times. There’s several article that include scrollable content (e.g. articles like top ten things to throw away in your kitchen). With these articles the text content describing the image doesn’t advance properly when my iPad is in landscape mode. The text content skips every other image. It seems to work fine in portrait mode. However in portrait mode there’s not enough space to display all of the text content. Why wouldn’t developers test these types of features on several platforms before releasing the app? It is an improvement over the last version though because with the last version I could never get video content to play on my iPad or iPhone.
Irrelevant news, too many ads.
Title says it all. There’s too much clickbait for this to be a serious news app, and the news that isn’t clickbait is horribly curated by MSN. Google’s offerings somehow know exactly what articles I’d be interested in, and yet, although I’ve already fed Cortana and Bing a bunch of keywords for my interests and specified what topics to display, they still manage to come up with irrelevant articles.
That being said, it does fit with the theme of fluent design, which I’m a fan of, and it is free, so the price is right. I just wish it was actually better at being a news app, and not another advertising hub.
(That being said, it’s horrifying that Google has scraped so much info into my advertising ID, but this is a case where it’s actually kinda convenient, so, this is alright I guess.)
- Microsoft Corporation
- 97.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Chinese (Hong Kong), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.