SmartNews: Local Breaking News

Last modified
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Description of App

SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 40+ million readers in 100+ countries!

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

News From All Sides! 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

300+ 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



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

The app is fully accessible with Voice Over.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The news categories are at the top of the app and are laid out on the app straight across in one row. So in order to get to the next page of categories, you three-finger scrub to go to the next page. There is a button to customize channels on the last page.

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3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Apple Khmer 2 years 4 months ago



Submitted by Kenny on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Does anyone know? I love apps that pop up push alerts during the day related to the various news channels I've subscribed. If I want to learn more I simply go to the notification screen and click on read more. Is this app able to work that way?

Submitted by Apple Khmer on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Yes, you may set push notifications i settings.

Submitted by Will on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

hi can i get texts in french and spanish as i wish to improve not my french as fluent, but my spanish reading and comprehension with a braille display i have the orbit.

Submitted by Will on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

the app is not in the UK although the daily mail, and mirror online are uk-based sources?

Submitted by Will on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What countries are supported? where is UK in those 100? curious ...

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