Newsbeat - Daily audio news digest
By Tribune Digital Ventures
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** Newsbeat is the top new News app for 2014, recognized by PBS.
Listen to a playlist of succinct 1-minute news stories prepared just for you, in a NPR-like streaming radio experience. Personalize your playlist with your favorite topics and news sources. Catch up on news during your commute!
COMMUTE COMPANION : Tired of old podcasts from previous night? Start your day with fresh, personalized, breaking news read out to you in the morning, while driving, exercising, or simply going about your day at home or at work. For your commute, listen to weather and traffic specific to your current location and get sports scores from your favorite NBA/MLB teams. The app can be paired with your car speakers via bluetooth or wired connection, to enjoy the audio through your vehicle’s speakers.
PERSONALIZE YOUR NEWS : Each time the app is opened, it pulls together a personalized audio news playlist of individual news stories based on your specific preferences. With Newsbeat, you can pick the news sections, topics and sources that you want to listen to - from a large collection of high quality, trusted, local publications, as well as national news organizations across newspapers, blogs and local television stations.
Special Note to our international users, based on user feedback :
◦ We currently carry only the news sources from USA.
Praise for Newsbeat
▪ Top-7 News App of 2014 : PBS Media Shift
▪ Android Authority : 10 best apps
▪ The Next Web : 15 best apps
▪ The Guardian : 10 best apps
▪ Business Insider : 13 hottest apps
▪ Engadget: "Experience sounded a lot like NPR"
▪ The Verge: "Among the sleekest we've seen yet"
▪ TechCrunch: "Audio app aimed at news junkies"
▪ Variety: "Like Spotify or Pandora for news"
▪ Fast Company: "This app could change news"
▪ Time: "A news radio-like experience you can operate hands-free in your car"
▪ PocketMeta: "It’s a completely new approach to consuming newspaper and digital magazines articles and news."
▪ Top stories every day personalized for each individual user
▪ The app automatically picks your local news sources for you
▪ Pick your favorite news sources from over 650 sources we carry, from your local publications to national sources.
▪ Pick the topics you care about from thousands of topics we track
▪ Prioritize news sections - World, National, Local, Technology, Sports, Business, Politics, Movies, TV, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health, Celebrity
▪ Our streaming technology provides smooth, uninterrupted news while you drive, even through poor data network areas. The app downloads content over Wifi every morning to minimize mobile data usage while you are on the road.
▪ The personalization engine customizes your playlist based on what you listen to, and share, like and/or skip.
▪ The app also displays entire articles for reading purpose.
▪ Receive daily email news digest to start your day.
▪ Get important breaking news via mobile notifications approximately once a day
▪ Share stories with your friends using Facebook, Twitter, text or email
Twitter : twitter.com/mynewsbeat
Facebook : facebook.com/mynewsbeat
We feature exclusive musical interludes performed by Christine Wu – follow her at @xtinewu and facebook.com/christinewuviolin
What's New in Version 1.11.0
improved handling of weather and traffic.
- extended forecast
- traffic played only during commute hours
Unchangeably Small Text but Very good
This is a great well-done app and concept. Thanks Newsbeat!
A few complaints: I was frustrated by the lack of adjustable font size (and no apprentice support for iOS's Dynamic Type setting)
Also it would also be nice to be able to zoom in on the images provided, which are quite small on a phone.
Nice app, but tedious to configure
Good app with great potential. If you are looking to invest a bit of time, this app is good at serving up news and articles from the web. Config options are simple enough,but may confuse some. My biggest gripe is the inability to save settings. With that said,this could be the Pandora of news apps
Nice but could use improvements
How about a 1.5x or 2.0x playback. How about syncing news preferences across devices. And is anyone trying to improve the text to voice capabilities of the bots? Great app for news readout though.
- Category: News
- Updated: May 22, 2015
- Version: 1.11.0
- Size: 31.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tribune Digital Ventures
- © 2014 Stargrid Communications
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.