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Newsbeat - Listen to your daily audio news digest

By Tribune Digital Ventures

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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
▪ 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 1.7.0

- all new playlist, featuring Top Stories of the day
- more stories narrated by professional voice-over actors
- downloads stories in the morning and evening while on Wifi, closer to your commute time.
- removed the tone between stories
- several bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Best news app I know of

As far as news apps go, this is far and away the best. There may be others with more feeds, or pretty or layouts, but having the news read to you opens up a whole new avenue of time and attention.

While it is not as good as the app Apple bought, Swell, it is better than anything else currently available. The main difference here is that I can't get podcasts intermixed into my newsfeed. If we could do that, this would be nearly perfect.

Beautiful personalized news reader

Personal news reader beautifully done. You can select topics, news sources you are interested in, it automatically selects article and reads out 1 minute snippets. Perfect companion to commute and replaces traditional radio filled with news, advertisements that you do not want.

Love this app

This is indeed pandora for news. Love the convenience of listening to news on the go especially while driving. Just let the app know what you like and you hear what u want. I love the experience. Well done guys👍

Newsbeat - Listen to your daily audio news digest
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.0
  • Size: 26.9 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 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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