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Newsbeat Radio : Daily podcast of news articles narrated for you. Listen to great news articles from popular news blogs.

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Are you too busy to read news articles on your favorite blogs? 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.

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

Length of the subscription : one year
Price of the subscription : $9.99/year
Terms of Service :
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.

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"

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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What's New in Version 1.18.0

A lot of updates, so please upgrade!

Based on popular demand, we have introduced several new features. And we have killed a bunch of bugs.

0. The app now opens without automatically starting to play the audio. its quiet when you open it, and you can start to play it if you are ready to listen.
1. You can now prepare your 'Listen List' from the stories we narrate, and play just those stories.
2. We have added a selection of conservative political voices to the app. We'll get to more liberal voices soon..
3. Now listen to Associated Press Updates - breaking news stories from AP. This requires you to purchase an annual subscription
4. Speaking of subscription, you can now purchase subscription for "Newsbeat Plus" - which lets you listen to unlimited number of articles, gives you access to premium AP content and limits advertising interruptions.
5. We removed some shows that may folks didn't like.

last but most importantly -
6. You can now request specific stories to be covered using our Newsroom Messaging feature. Looking for specific topics to be featured? Just send us a message, and we'll put it into the narration queue.

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Customer Reviews

Best News app ever

I've a few apps to keep me abreast of what's going on in the world and Newsbeat is by far the best. With everything from politics to business, technology, labor and international news you're sure to be in the know.

So good for PR majors.

So good for PR majors. I love how I get a snapshot of everything happening in categories most relevant to me. The audio option is great also, and allows for easy multitasking. Very happy with this app.

Need a search option

I get a daily email with stories to listen to when I click on it and open the app I cannot find the story. Needs to be a search function in the app

Newsbeat Radio : Daily podcast of news articles narrated for you. Listen to great news articles from popular news blogs.
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  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 1.18.0
  • Size: 72.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

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

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