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

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“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.”

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

What's New

Version 5.1.6

- iPad users rejoice! Split View is now added to SmartNews.
- New channels: NewsMax, The Penny Hoarder, Thought Catalog, The Outline, DBLTAP

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

17K Ratings

17K Ratings

Smart News, Bias Notifications


I downloaded this app because I heard good things about it. Let’s face the facts here MSN is dominated and ruled by liberal bias. You can scream and shout and say otherwise but don’t let that cognitive dissonance get in the way, it is. Conservative/Republican MSM is Fox News and A.M. radio. Thats it.

I have to admit, when I first downloaded this app, The homepage was almost split with different news sources. I’d say 40-60 split with liberal news still dominate. But fair. I really enjoy the food and wine pages and some of the entertainment. It’s good to see the contrast for political stories as well.

The issue is with the push notifications. Why am I constantly getting news sources pushed to me that are anti-GOP, anti-Trump, and bias news favoring the left? I mean Jesus Christ...I got a couple notifications from sources like Huffington post...they’re nothing more than a glorified blog with bias points of views and zero fact. I like the notifications on my iPhone and watch. But I’m turning them off. I’ve never seen one pro conservative news story pushed to me. There is still a bias here and it’s obvious.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. We're always working to improve all aspects of the app, including the notifications, and we're open to any suggestions. In fact, we're currently looking into how we can make alerts more personalized. I’ll pass your feedback to our product team, and we'll keep it in mind moving forward.

- Jess

Super bias

Drew Steffen.

I actually fell on my left side. That’s how hard this app leans.
(Response to developers)
I understand that there is news from both Democratic and Republican websites, but you market this app as being unBias. I have seen you respond to many people saying the app will eventually start giving you more results of things you prefer to read. Unfortunately in my experience it’s about 17-1 liberal to conservative ratio. So how is someone supposed to see both sides of the news if most of the time you can’t even find a competitive story from a conservative stand point.
I don’t know if you are genuinely bias or if you need to rethink you algorithm. But I had this app on my last phone a while ago and I didn’t see this much unevenness in the app.
(Also I would like to say I’m generally very middle of the road as far as politics go. I just don’t enjoy when people lie to you about what something is . )

Developer Response

Hi Drew Steffen, we have indeed over 275 trusted news sources including conservative perspectives like Fox News, The Blaze or Washington Examiner you can read. You can quickly add them by going to our "Discover" tab and all their content will appear in 1 tab. We hope you will enjoy seeing news from both sides while reading your favourite content. - Jess for SmartNews

Let the truth be known

Chronic 911

I’m a very conservative person when it comes to news. I only want the truth and variety of news from around the world and USA. I have never seen any site that gives me so much information about what’s going on around the world. I love FOX news as a republican but I want more then that. Smart News is amazing, but be careful about the source of the news some of them I’m not sure about but over all I get so much true news it’s amazing. smart news have some fishy news sources very fishy because they include as much news as they can but over all I’m totally hooked on smart news because I can see what is real and what is not 5 star for SMART NEWS. I Love it.


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Age Rating
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Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
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Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
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