Thanks to the flurry of free news apps available for Android and iOS, catching up on the news, expert analysis on breaking stories, and global developments have never been easier. The latest breaking news and information on the top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more shared on these apps are usually from thousands of premium magazines and leading newspapers.
Trusted sources, curated by editors and personalized for you: It’s not difficult to access news today, but finding a reliable one-stop shop to engage with your information can be somewhat of a challenge. From Google News and Microsoft Start to Apple News (iOS Only), Yahoo News, and some lesser-known gems, here are the best news apps for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, 2023. For this roundup, we were looking primarily at news aggregator apps. We spend dozens of hours researching and testing apps, using each app as intended to be used — we value the trust readers put in us to offer authentic evaluations.
These news apps bring you the world’s best journalism and deliver high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: The New York Times, TIME magazine, USA Today, CEOWORLD magazine, Fortune, THE ECONOMIST, Forbes, AP, Reuters, and more.
Used by top CEOs: The best news apps for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, 2023
- Google News
Download: Google News App on Android and iOS
Google News is a personalized news aggregator that organizes and highlights what’s happening in the world so you can quickly catch up and discover more about the stories that matter to you.
- Microsoft Start
Download: Microsoft Start App on Android and iOS
With Microsoft Start, you can explore the world around you. Stay updated with breaking news and stories tailored to your interests from trusted sources. Plus, get quick access to daily tasks, such as searching the web, checking the weather, shopping for necessities, and more.
- Apple News (iOS Only)
Download: Apple News App on iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)
Apple News is the premier and exclusive news platform for iOS users. Apple News comes preloaded on all modern iPhones and iPads (as well as Macs). An Apple News+ subscription makes it even better, with access to hundreds of premium sources
- Yahoo News
Download: Yahoo News App on Android and iOS
Like Google, Microsoft, and Apple, Yahoo also offers a smartphone news app. The Yahoo News app is pretty neat and offers all the essential features you’d expect from a news app. Expert editors curate the day’s top stories.
Download: SmartNews App on Android and iOS
SmartNews is the award-winning local news app downloaded by 50+ million readers in 150+ countries! SmartNews analyzes millions of articles daily to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world. Like others, SmartNews has standard features like an offline mode. Its friendly and intuitive interface improves utility, and like other successful aggregators, it does a great job of presenting content based on a user’s past behavior.
Download: NewsBreak App on Android and iOS
With NewsBreak, you can get daily news alerts, and updates on current events sent straight to your phone. It has a social media-like approach to news, where you can like and comment on each post. It also lets you choose locations to read local news.
- Breaking News
Download: Breaking News App on Android and iOS
Like NewsBreak, the Breaking News app also has elements of social media. You can instantly get local news and breaking news from your city or town, national and international news, using the Breaking news app. It is a personalized news aggregator and social network where you can follow and get all local information and breaking news you are interested in and join conversations about hot local, breaking, and national topics.
Download: Feedly App on Android and iOS
Feedly is one of the best news apps that use RSS feeds. The app pulls all essential news from various sources, allowing users to view stories from the most trusted outlets. Millions of professionals and passionate learners daily use Feedly on their phones and tablets to follow the blogs, magazines, and other sources that matter to them.
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