Fox News: Live Breaking News

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Description of App

The Most Powerful Name in News™… in the palm of your hand. Introducing the first and only news application for your iPhone from the #1 name in news, the FOX News Channel. With the FOX News iPhone app - receive FOX News Alerts, read fair and balanced headline news stories, stream live video, listen to FOX News Radio, browse through photo galleries, and watch the latest FNC clips on demand, all for FREE! Flip your iPhone into landscape mode and view FOX News Desktop, a brand new way to browse content. Top stories and videos cycle through the app every few seconds (or you can swipe through yourself), and watch as the actual FOX News Channel ticker scrolls across the bottom of the screen. Live Video Stream live breaking news events from America’s Most Trusted Name in News, FOX News! Make sure to signup for breaking news alerts, and we’ll let you know when live events are available for streaming. Watch the Strategy Room, an exclusive live web program, every weekday for an entertaining discussion of the day's top stories, plus a variety of hour-long shows on topics including business, health, technology, and entertainment. Alerts Receive breaking FOX News alerts for stories and live video alerts to stay on top of the day’s most important headlines. Audio Listen to FOX News Talk Radio – live, while navigating through the FOX News app. To turn on FOX News Talk Radio, simply select the ‘more’ button and follow instructions, or by turning your phone to access FOX News Desktop. Shows View the latest videos from the #1 cable news shows and anchors on the FOX News Channel. See when your favorite show is on and find out the guests in advance. Share / Save Articles, photos and videos can be shared with friends via Facebook or Twitter, and can be saved to Favorites for viewing later. We Report. You Decide®… On-The-Go!

Version

2.0.2

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

This app now allows you to access all of its features with VoiceOver. Browsing articles, navigating to different sections, and reading content is accessible. However, there is something that indicates that it is "loading" and I'm not sure if that's an iAd or if it's actually part of the article I'm trying to read. Certainly, Fox News has made this app useable, and this is good to see.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@FoxNews

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by John Gassman 6 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Jen on Thursday, March 13, 2014

The new update for Fox News has made it accessible to VoiceOver users. I was able to scroll through headlines, choose the stories I wanted to read, and read them fully with no problems. I can access all the different news sections, share and save articles, etc. I've only just updated it, so I'm sure there is more to discover, but I wanted to let everyone know this app is definitely accessible!

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Although, the new version has come with a revamp of the UI. It also comes with some accessibility improvements as noted below in What's New. However, I still have issues with in the articles themselves. It seems rather strange how it works. For me swiping to the left and right I was not able to read the article. If one would touch the center where you think the article is. You will a portion of that article. Move your finger up or down and it will read that line just fine. Now doing a flick to the right or left will skip the entire article to the next or previous element.

Would love to hear in what others have found with this new version of the Fox News.

What's New in Version 2.0
• A fully redesigned news format for iOS 7
• Updated navigation to more easily browse sections using a sidebar menu
• A Breaking News hub so you can always find the breaking news stories and videos and see the story unfold
• Watch Fox News Channel live* while you browse the day’s headlines – a new multitasking feature allows you to watch live video or clips while you browse
the news – adjust the player size based on your preference
• More News! Tap the > next to the sections to drill down into 50+ subsections
• Related stories now compliment Fox News articles so you can read more on the topic
• Search for all the stories on the topics that interest you the most
• Supports accessibility mode for speak selection, voiceover, and captioning
• Supports dynamic text on content pages


 

Submitted by Larry Thacker Jr. on Monday, March 17, 2014

I was able to swipe into the article and VO read it fine except for reporting every "new line." However, when I paused speech and then did the swipe down to start it again it went from the top, which is what was visible on the screen. A vast improvement, but yes, still a little work is needed.

Submitted by John Gassman on Saturday, April 12, 2014

As of March26 version 2.02 was released. It is far more accessible with Voice Over. I don't like the waythe voice changes when you swipe down to read an article. But, at least the headlines, articles and content are now accessible. The weather seems to be easier to read and signing into my cable account to watch television is accessible. At long last this is a news app which is very usable.

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