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What's New

Version 4.0

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
279 Ratings
279 Ratings

Redesign removed any and all usefulness


I simply can’t understand why the app would be redesigned to just have one general feed without any option to read by topic (TV, Film, Digital, Business, etc.). As someone who works in the media industry and reads Variety daily, it’s incredibly sad and I have deleted this app from my phone.

Instead, I have to use my mobile browser to read articles from the web page.

This is literally the first app review I have ever written but this UI/UX is so poor that I felt compelled to do so. Whoever is the CTO should immediately implement changes - I would imagine app engagement has totally collapsed. This is digital media 101 and calls into question Variety as a leading player in media itself.

An infinite variety of awfulness

sunnyside down

Just upgraded from the not very good older version. Endless scrolling to get to all the headlines. No longer able to look for news in a particular section — look at all the news or none. The articles used to be more readable in old app than on the awful website, but this is now web based in app reading experience with slow load times and an all around awful reading experience. The Variety app has long been awful, and this is just a new variety of bad. Wish I could go back to the older version for pre-iOS 10 that was a wee bit less bad than this.

It works for reading the articles. That’s about it.


The main attraction of the Variety app is to be able to read Variety. And that works just fine.

But nothing else works. You can’t share, videos never work, photos rarely load, and the galleries tab has never worked. Every time I click it..the apps crashes and goes back to my home screen.

Also...they should bring back comment sections.


Penske Media Corporation
74.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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