Connect to the Kansas City Star newspaper’s app wherever you are.

Receive the latest local and breaking news from the Kansas City metro area, including community information for Lee’s Summit, Independence, Blue Springs, Belton, Parkville, Gladstone, Liberty, Grandview, Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa and Prairie Village. The Kansas City Star and report on the local topics you care about, including local weather, traffic, crime, sports and national news.

Features of the app include:

• Breaking news alerts and real-time updates.
• The local news and sports topics you care about from around the Kansas City metro area.
• View stunning photos and galleries of news coverage and events.
• The Kansas City Star opinions, editorials and columns you love.
• Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter or by email.

What's New

Version 6.2.3

We have fixed some small bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

New App doesn’t play well


The new version doesn’t play well with Twitter since the iOS update. All other newspaper apps I have do fine, but not this one. When Tweeting an article, one cannot scroll within the open window to add one’s own commentary. When switching to another app, then returning to this one, it returns to the default tp story whether or not that’s where you were. It only marks articles as read until you switch sections. If you return to the previous section, all articles are marked unread. Many of the articles appear in more than one section giving the appearance of more content than what is actually there. Maybe they should try that trick with the print edition, they could have more space for ads. It’s very annoying, but then again, it is The Kansas City Star. It one of those apps that make me sad I have to give it one star vs no stars.

Extremely disappointed

Schudy Family

I realize hard copy newspapers have been replaced by e-versions for mainstream readership, but this e-version/app is awful. The Star no longer provides anywhere near the same amount of info or stories that previously appeared on a common basis in the print version (which in itself is also underwhelming). The majority of news are feature stories and very seldom is their current, up-to-date information or stories. It’s difficult to find specific information or topics, particularly in the sports section. I now leverage the St. Louis Tribune app more frequently to find information, which is disheartening.

KC Star Newspaper


The app covers the headlines but very often holds onto old news beyond it's expiration date. Recently articles covering the eclipse hung around on the app for days after the moment had passed.
Also, the ads very often take over the article and the X to close the ad doesn't work. I have to tap it over and over to close the ad and continue reading my chosen article. Other than that, the app works well and the paper is clearly organized.


McClatchy Interactive
50.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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