SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

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Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 5.0.11
  • Updated: January 16, 2018
  • Requires Android: 2.2 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000

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Descriptions


SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 25+ million readers in 100+ countries!

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

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.

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“Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”
- CNET

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Breaking News --
Notifications for breaking news headlines.

Smart Mode --
Readability mode for optimal news reading experience.

Offline News Reading --
Fetch trending news and read it offline.

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Awarded Best News App:
- Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

Reviews


4.2
203,947 total
5 102,890 
4 66,882 
3 20,602 
2 5,727 
1 7,846 

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Scott Verna Published date: January 17, 2018

    I liked the app when I first got it, I still think it is a great idea but they pull their news from predominantly far left leaning news sources. If you want anything else you have to manually enter those sources as their algorithms don't include them by default. Great idea! Exceedingly poor execution for those that are middle of the road like myself. It just increases the left echo chamber. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Cole Rybachek Published date: January 17, 2018

    I'm just going to stick to watching fox and cbn news every night because some of these articles are so unbelievably false and left. I like the idea of this app trying to make it non bias but opening the app to mostly I hate Trump and praise obama articles and then if your right have to option right articles in seems a bit unfair. I know the majority coming on here are young leftist but you are preaching them left views with no articles from the right for them to argue with and think about. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Published date: January 17, 2018

    They only report liberal news and most are not true. Verify their stories and you will see. Thats what i did. Uninstalling this left wing reporting. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Published date: January 17, 2018

    Love, love, love! Perfect way for a news and info junkie like me to get in my info/news addiction time fast and easy! Keep up the great work! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Sameer Chaudhari Published date: January 17, 2018

    After installing this app It's feels like whole world is in my fingerss... Brilliant news app I have ever seen.. keep updating new features.. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Robert Ravlin Published date: January 17, 2018

    The only app I use to go to for news to multiple subjects. It's by far the best app I have on my phone! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Published date: January 17, 2018

    I watch the new story every day and I enjoy The honesty are the news Full Review

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    Tellingit likeitis Published date: January 17, 2018

    Fake News. Alot of these stories are false. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Tele Faletau Published date: January 17, 2018

    Great app. I am glad I found it and super easy to post to my Google+- I have tried a few more since using Smart News, but I keep coming back. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Greg Weatherly Published date: January 17, 2018

    Like it so far Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    anelrm slsld Published date: January 17, 2018

    Generic news Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Andrew TREVINO Published date: January 17, 2018

    Great app great news... All around the best Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    paul praveen Published date: January 17, 2018

    Nice app Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Michael Ernst Published date: December 25, 2017

    SUGGESTION: When a new article is added it should automatically be at the top of the list, or clearly marked as new. Currently you just have to randomly scroll down to find them. Still having problems where many videos and gifs don't load, or pages that are very long not loading after a certain point(ex. BuzzFeed lists). Even with the issues I use the app many times a day. Best of its type out there. Keep up the good work! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Yu Ii Published date: January 13, 2018

    No option to delete news sources in World News No option to prevent screen sleeping. The screen sleeps with the default timeout. It must have an option to prevent sleeping while reading. When the option is added in its setting, five Stars ensue! Have I got your attention? Rating will deteriorate as you ignore the common sense request. Reading should not be interrupted. Make it happen. Introduce the option. Hello, Keep your promise. Reading mode. Learn from FBReader that does have this feature. COME ON! YOUR APP IS FOR READING FEEDS UNINTERRUPTED. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Rick Quisenberry Published date: December 21, 2017

    The app is okay. I like that I can customize most of the tabs to see the content that I'm interested in. The biggest downside for me is that I can't choose sources. When the app displays a headline from a news source that requires a subscription I'm obviously not able to read the article, so why not let me block the source. And conversely, what about sources for which I have a subscription but are not displayed by SmartNews? Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    E. Allen Published date: January 16, 2018

    It's great, but could be better. I'm being picky, but I'd like to see visual effects industry news on SmartNews, and other forms of industry news. The diversity of subjects is quite impressive. Over time, I believe these things will be added to the arrangement. These will become options. Overall, I like SmartNews and it will be my primary news app. Thanks SmartNews. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Ali M. Published date: December 25, 2017

    It's excellent and runs smoothly. Like how you can swap with the view from web and smart. I am still revising this part: What I don't like is how you view the multiple sources. Get tired of flipping through multiple tabs. There's still no easy way to view your sources to access their stories. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Dan Cardinale Published date: December 25, 2017

    Headlines and then the full story bring concise news from reputable sources.update lately it has a full screen advertisement telling me I have been hacked and now now have x number of viruses on my phone. It then directs me to an an app guaranteed to remove these alleged viruses. This sucks! I used to enjoy this but enough is enough. I am alerting Google play store about this. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Stan Bogumil Published date: December 22, 2017

    I really like SmartNews. It gives me a wide variety of articles, and is very informative. The only thing I don't like about SmartNews is that scroll bar on the bottom of the screen. I keep accidentally touching it when I'm scrolling and lose my place. Please give us an option to turn that off. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Drew Froehlich Published date: December 27, 2017

    Possibly the most biased left leaning news app I have ever seen. There are no perspectives other than what the MSM already shoves down the public's throats. If you want to follow the globalist media's agenda, then just read the headlines linked in this app and turn off your brain. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Published date: January 11, 2018

    Content is predominately left-wing and bias. Perfect if you're left-wing, not so much if you enjoy both sides of the story. 'Editors choice'? Blatantly the editor is a hard left-winger pushing an agenda. Wouldn't surprise me if half the votes are fake. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Eddie Fullbright Published date: December 18, 2017

    This overall is a good app. I do not like the fact that you can not remove the TOP News tab. Many of these so called Top news sources are questionable to say the least. I do not like or wish to see them. I do like outside of The TOP News tab you can select and arrange the News you wish to follow and delete what you do not wish to follow. This App I would give a very generous 4. Sad because with the slightest adjustment it could and would be a 5+. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Arun Karnan Published date: January 9, 2018

    I truly love this app. I am also an early adopter of this. I am write about negative side only. First of all try to have customised notifications. as I read only tech news from this app. it would be nice if the shows breaking / top news from tech category instead of general one. secondly don't send notifications like an alarm sending it by 22:00. every time i receive a notification my eyes go to clock automatically. so news became useless. keep improving and acknowledge your views please. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Marcus Davenport Published date: January 12, 2018

    The poor rating could change one the app comes stock as unbiased. Offer a 50/50 split in left and right sources. Allow users to comment and promise not to censure people and this could be a very interesting app. Preloading my profile with mostly all liberal sources is a bit biased. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Linda Wyman Published date: January 2, 2018

    This is nothing more then a liberal rag bias toward our great President. Uninstalling like a majority of Americans will. If your looking for REAL news you won't get it in this app. Pathetic loser liberals. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    William Malo Published date: January 4, 2018

    This news aggregator is easy to use and gives a great overview of current news from many sources. I wish it we're a little more customizable or could learn from the sources I am most interested in. Some of the headlines are obviously link bait and juvenile. My favorite part of the app is it's ability to strip out videos and ads and popups if you choose "smartview" and VERY quickly load just the body of the news story without bandwidth and time wasting cruft. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    William Reichlin Published date: January 7, 2018

    It's ok. News outlets seem to be tailored to mainstream media. "Libertarian" returns exactly 0 suggestions. As do any other liberty leaning identifiers. You'll be fine if you like one of the 2 political parties allowed to participate in government. The sheeple can stay informed with this app. Lots of idiotic celebrity "news" outlets if you're that brain dead. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Michael Janski Published date: January 8, 2018

    Generally good content, but beware, it is loaded with false news-looking ads. It includes some questionable newsworthy stories from less than reputable sources. Also unless you have a subscription to some news sites, like The New York Times, you can't read their linked stories. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Nicholas Yereance Published date: January 13, 2018

    Terrible. It promotes itself as real news and not one sided. Absolutely wrong. Every article that comes up is from far left media. Why can't I just get neutral news not one sided? Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Rachel Lazarus Published date: December 30, 2017

    I love being able to get news at a glance and SmartView (basically mobile friendly at a tap) is fantastic. The only thing that I wish the app has was a way to specify which news sources you want. There's still some questionable or click-baity sources which distracts Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Darnell Tucker Published date: December 30, 2017

    It's great if you turn off the notifications that select ONLY anti Trump stories. I want news not daily I hate Trump alerts. Whoever is in charge of the notifications needs to be fired. I didn't vote for Trump but I don't spend everyday looking for hate as you do. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Ricky Raccoon Published date: January 7, 2018

    I've been using Smart News for months without incident...until today 1/7/18. I opened an article and was taken to a page starting I had some kind of Google virus and when I tried to back out of the page, it took me to the Play Store to download some kind of app to get rid of it. It wouldn't let me back out of that page even. Unacceptable. Uninstalling immediately. You've been warned. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    jason moore Published date: December 30, 2017

    Wanted a news app.. something to give me just news.. filled with Op-Ed and biased stories from other sites. Where is Walter Cronkite when you need him Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Published date: January 8, 2018

    Like the simple gui. Suits a small screen well. Would have been 5 stars if ads are not so similar to articles. Should be more obvious and should be an option to pay to remove. Have seen complaints about leftie liberal bias from people. They should consider that that's just a reflection of the times? Since submitting I have read others reviews and they mention a smartview option which I can't find. Where is this? Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Mason Nixon Published date: January 10, 2018

    App is okay for news distribution, but the content selection is not customizable. I end up with extremely slanted and biased liberal news on the Top tab which is presumably where the notifications span from. There is no libertarian perspective news whatsoever that I can find, even using the Discover tab feature. Additonally on the tech side, I would love to be able to select more space-related articles, but this is not available as an option under the generic Science tab. Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Brian Cramer Published date: January 6, 2018

    For years, I used dumb news to get my information. It wasn't a smart idea; it was dumb. I wanted to be smarter by choosing news that was... less dumb. I made a smart change on the day I began using Smart News. Now I'm not as dumb, and much more smart. Thanks, Smart News! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Angela Otten Published date: December 20, 2017

    Smart News? More like Idiots trying to pretend to be news. Your articles get repeated over and over....idiots. Then I SEE an interesting title only to open the article and it is NOT what the title suggests. rename your app to IDIOTS PRETENDING TO PRESENT NEWS!!!! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    Sonofa Gan Published date: January 8, 2018

    Under the category of world news, half of the news are India-centric. No international reader with this app is interested in reading about a small provincial Indian politician embezzling a few lakhs of rupees. Come on, u guys have got to be joking. So much news in the world, and you have the idiocy and temerity to include articles like this? Provide a more balanced and less partial newsfeed and I'll happily rate higher. Reminds me of the news apps edited by Filipino teams that provides 70% Filipino centric content. Big Fail! Full Review

  • SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines
    J West Published date: January 11, 2018

    i was hoping for factual news. instead its more liberal tripe. no mention of democrat, clinton, shenanigans. just 100% anti trump and republicans. Full Review