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Every day, we hand-pick insightful news articles from a variety of reputed news sources and newsletters, and narrate them for you to listen during your commute.

If you are a news junkie that would like to catch up on some good news articles, especially while you drive/commute, this app is for you.

——— It's free to try! Download now. ———

▪ PBS Media Shift : Top-7 News App of the Year
▪ 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"

We currently carry only the news sources from USA only.

News beat Plus Subscription:
For access to premium news sources like Associated Press and unlimited listening with limited audio commercials, you can subscribe to News Beat Plus.

Price of the subscription : choose between $17.99 per year or $2.99 per month
Privacy: http://www.newsbeat.me/privacy
Terms of Service : http://www.newsbeat.me/terms
Renewal: The subscription will automatically renew 24 hours prior to end of each subscription year and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account., unless it is cancelled 24 hours prior to renewal. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

What's New

Version 1.33.1

Fix to a critical crash bug. And changes in the streaming platform.
We highly recommend you upgrade to this version.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Umano Alternative

Sakuralike Genius

I love Umano, and tried really hard to find this app which does things just like that app. It is of great help for us, English learners.

Can UseRicher Features


Used to love app called Umano...same premise, but with more features and easy navigation.

Love it


Update: Though I still very much like the app itself, its built in Radio player that has been said to be too left-leaning in the past (I never witnessed this) has featured since its inception "Fox News Radio", "Laura Ingram", Infowars, and "Sean Hannity". "Dave Ramsey" is good but still on the right side of the spectrum and "Free Talk Live" is libertarian (which I've enjoyed in the past, but acknowledge that this is in the middle of the spectrum.) You have 5 out of 8 choices (that I know of) that lean right.
If you are claiming this app has or doesn't have something, be truthful and factual.

Previous review: Been a fan for quite some time now. Great app that I use to supplement with the "Rivet" radio app for content. Needs to add a few more radio clips/segments that cover more than right-leaning content. Otherwise, I'm good with this thing.


Tribune Digital Ventures
87.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Stargrid Communications
In-App Purchases
  1. Newsbeat Plus $4.99
  2. Newsbeat Plus $49.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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