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SmartNews: US Breaking News

By SmartNews, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 25+ million readers in 100+ countries!

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now.

SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.

“Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Jack C.
“Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc
“Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Eddie H.
“Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12

“Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”

Breaking News
Notifications for breaking news stories.

Trusted News
250+ top US & World news publications.

Offline News
Fetch trending news and read news offline.

- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

What's New in Version 5.0.11

- Update: Better, faster, smarter news (and fewer bugs, hooray!)
- New publisher channels: TheStreet, Domino, Pitchfork, Fatherly, The Texas Tribune


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Customer Reviews

Terrible. Ads = dismal experience.

I've been a user for a few years now. The app used to be my go-to news app. But the amount of full-page, timed (non-closeable) ads have made the app extremely frustrating to use. Here's the flow. You click on a story. The page loads and you start reading. A few seconds pass (about the time you'd swipe to scroll) and a full-page app covers the screen ... with no option to close. Often you accidentally click on the ad because you were trying to swipe up to scroll. Total frustration ensues as a new browser page loads and you have to wait for it to load before you can close it and double-home-click back to the app. Deleting the app today. I'm done. Advertisers should sue SmartNews for tricking users into clicks that they are undoubtedly charging advertisers for. Shameful.

Good but need a way to block BS news ...

Pretty good but would be great if the user could block BS news like Fox News & Washington Examiner. You should add a feature to block news channels we don't want. Those channels provide totally biased news. If you did allow this, this would also help people who think the Russian investigation is a Democratic witch hunt - even though the man who ran the campaign & the top national security official have been charged with crimes. Those people could continue to live with their heads in the sand. If you could do this, I could only read real news.

SmartNews is the one to beat!

Love the extensive content and format. Would like to comment on articles and not see dishonest propaganda sites like Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily and The Jerusalem Post. These sources undermine your credibility. They really do. The mainstream media is not 100% honest but these three media outlets are immoral. Thank you!

SmartNews: US Breaking News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.11
  • Size: 25.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Seller:
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Unrestricted Web Access
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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