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Newsbeat - Daily audio news digest

By Tribune Digital Ventures

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Are you too busy to read news articles on your favorite blogs? Or newspapers? Lets us read them for you - every day! Our editors pick awesome new articles daily, our narrators read them for you - so you sit back, relax and enjoy the program put together for you, personalized based on your preferences.

Great alternative to news/talk radio stations - make your daily commute more informative, entertaining and enlightening.

** Newsbeat is the top new News app of the year, recognized by PBS MediaShift.

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."

Other highlights
▪ 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

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Featured Music
We feature exclusive musical interludes performed by Christine Wu – follow her at @xtinewu and

What's New in Version 1.14.0

Major new addition of features:
* Added stations that play talk show segments (only the good parts, picked by my good friend Eddy Aragon of
* Audio generated dynamically on the fly - this is a major change, so please report issues if you find any (hopefully not!)
* Bug fixes and stability enhancements.
* as always, send me feedback directly at

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Customer Reviews

Love it

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.

Newsbeat - Daily audio news digest
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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 1.14.0
  • Size: 33.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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