SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines

Views: 122
Rated 4.2 stars out of five star
192,065 Total

  • Required Android: 2.2 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: October 9, 2017

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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

SmartNews: Breaking News Headlines APK Version History
User Reviews
4.2

192,065 Total
5 97,067 
4 62,691 
3 19,442 
2 5,424 
1 7,441 
 Michael Porter
Michael Porter
October 19, 2017

There's nothing wrong with this app. It has been divided into several tabs of interest. Science, my favorite subject, is one of them. The articles are not only current, but, from excerpts of very reputable news sources. NASA, JPL. I love knowing the newest finds in space and it's full of that and more interesting facts going on as well. Very, very, nice. Happy, happy! Joy, joy!

 Arkayne One
Arkayne One
October 14, 2017

Too many ads! So many ads it really interferes with trying to read articles. Full screen ads that take forever to load and interfere with video playback by causing lag and latency issues. I used to like this app. Now not so much. Great to look at a headline then google it for the whole story rather than try to read it in the app itself. Full Review

 Ramona Scott-Kemp
Ramona Scott-Kemp
October 11, 2017

Ally getting the alerts I can read across the phone screen to see what is most prevalent stop and read at that time or wait until later! Great job. The only thing it is difficult to share these type of news articles on Twitter or Facebook at least that I have found. I would like to be able to simply copy the link and post it. Full Review

 Tom Glide
Tom Glide
October 15, 2017

A decent enough news source. I wouldn't consider it fake news free as it does feature articles from somewhat biased sources. I've seen misleading headlines that were explained away in the full article, but for the most part truthful. Full Review

 avgJones
avgJones
October 18, 2017

So close to deleting this. Everytime I try to read an article, the slightest mis-tap causes me to leave the article - never to be seen again. No search that I know of, not even a history of viewed articles. UX needs work. Full Review

 Shelia Scott
Shelia Scott
October 17, 2017

It's a great app very informative! It has freezed on me a few times and I noticed lately that the alerts are off sync on hot news items, receiving them 2 days after I read the article. Full Review

 Discombob Ulatte
Discombob Ulatte
October 21, 2017

My husband and I love this app, it is by far the best news app we've used. Our only complaint is that sources like Huffington Post and Politico are included as legitimate news sources. They should be on a separate "Op Ed" tab. Otherwise, good job. Full Review

 Lee Harrell
Lee Harrell
October 13, 2017

Good app. Too bad the Top New tab can't be deleted as it's always loaded with liberal-biased articles. Probably 90% are liberal slanted and they throw in a fox headline every so often. Full Review

 Tatia Sanchez
Tatia Sanchez
October 12, 2017

I wish there was a way to remove The Federalist, Fox News, & The Blaze articles from my Top News. These 3 are trash. They don't offer a balanced view of any side. I'm spending my time with this app on my device, I should be able to remove them. Full Review

 Thomas Jobe
Thomas Jobe
October 11, 2017

I downloaded this because it said it had stories from both sides of the political parties. From what I've seen, everything is from a liberal news source other than a fox article every now and then. I'm trying to see viewpoints from both sides so having only fox every tenth story doesn't cut it. I would like to see an even amount of conservative articles. Full Review

 Angela T
Angela T
October 12, 2017

Stories disappear if you don't click on them right away and can't be found. No search option. Please work on that. Otherwise like the broad range of news sources at my fingertips. Full Review

 Chess Provoko
Chess Provoko
October 17, 2017

Won't let you disable opinionated articles! Edit: Their response doesn't make any sense, the app is called SmartNews not SmartOpinions. Also, just make an option to disable the opinionated section which is all inside of TOP. Full Review

 Joel Bennett
Joel Bennett
October 16, 2017

It's pretty good, but a bit clunky. I love the Smart View feature, but wish I could just make that the default, instead of having to tap it every time. I like the categories, but wish I could choose which one to start on. I like the periodical headline notification, but wish I could filter by topic... Full Review

 Scott Strickland
Scott Strickland
October 15, 2017

Far from being an unbiased news source. They try to disguise it by showing a few true news stories. Overall, another 90% untrue source of leftist blather. Full Review

 Cooper Freeman
Cooper Freeman
October 11, 2017

Fantastic app bringing intuitive news aggregation to the mobile platform. UI is simple, but also powerful. Only recommendation I can think of is to add an option to filter news sources or to create custom news tabs consisting of chosen news sources or particular tags; since there are so many news sources, the basic tabs are pretty broad, and can lead to quite a bit of fluff you just end up scrolling past. Full Review

 Paul K5VOP/JI1GBC
Paul K5VOP/JI1GBC
October 18, 2017

The top and most reports are from CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ETC. So how is this different? If you want all of the bias media in one source, this is it! Uninstalling. Full Review

 Jimmy robinson
Jimmy robinson
October 10, 2017

OMG you say no fake news and all your top stories are all the fake news stations. LOL CNN is the biggest fake news out of all of them. Where fox news I can't find them at all on your app a little bit biased don't you think for a app claiming no more fake news What a joke. Full Review

 Mike Hutmacher
Mike Hutmacher
October 20, 2017

This is a very left-leaning news aggregate, much like Drudge leans right - only without the creativity. Once that's understood, it's not without its merits insofar as revealing the MSM's slant on actual news. I find it an efficient, entertaining take on liberal reporting with a token of conservative viewpoints tossed in for much-needed flavor. Full Review

 Troy Risser
Troy Risser
October 16, 2017

I like the many different news outlets that I can receive. However, after upgrading to Nougat OS, on Moto X Pure, it occasionally locks up and I have to reboot. Otherwise, would have been a 5 star. Full Review

 jessica webb
jessica webb
October 16, 2017

Way to many ads and if you don't stop putting half naked women news on my for you I will be deleting this app, cause I don't like looking at trash Full Review

 Kyle Foster
Kyle Foster
October 15, 2017

Please bring a night mode feature. White background at night is hard on the eyes. Thanks! Otherwise great. Also it be cool if a person had the option to delete the top news tab. Full Review

 Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson
October 18, 2017

Too much liberal propaganda. A great source for a lot of fake news, but that seems to be the norm these days. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 19, 2017

It could be better. Please include a dark theme option. I can't see the whole title! useless images. Full Review

 David Thompson
David Thompson
October 12, 2017

Not so smart news. The advert which led me to install said "No more fake news", yet CNN is used as a source!! Full Review

 catic15
catic15
October 20, 2017

Love this app! I've had it for about two years now and it's the best one I've used for the variety of reputable news sources and the variety of articles. Easy to customize and easy to use - and the feature that lets stories load more quickly, without all the bloat and ads, is a real timesaver when connection speed isn't good. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 10, 2017

More Liberal Drivel. No substance, just retoric Full Review

 Alon Hillel-Tuch
Alon Hillel-Tuch
October 17, 2017

Way too many ads now... I switched after Yahoo news updated their app to make it ad heavy. SmartNews is following the pack, ads everywhere. It's too invasive and too much, no balance or relevance Full Review

 mike Robinson
mike Robinson
October 13, 2017

Decent app I even use it when I'm offline. Has a few adds not many . Breaking news also Full Review

 Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson
October 20, 2017

It's not my thing. Too many negative opinion news stories and not actual news. Full Review

 Akobundu Fortune
Akobundu Fortune
October 20, 2017

Finding this app is one of the best things that happened to me this year and I've already recommended it to a friend of mine. What I love most about this app is the lightweight size and user friendliness. Can't point any downside so far! Wish they would add a tab for publishing and writing news as I aim to be a writer who will one day own a publishing firm. So far so good its been a good smart phone ally to me. One of my most used apps. Full Review

 Brett Stratton
Brett Stratton
October 19, 2017

Smartnews is not as left slanted as most of our nations news agencies. Although I don't think our nations media know how to write centered any longer. Because of this, I will be deleting this app. Full Review

 Tony Nguyen
Tony Nguyen
October 12, 2017

Please add option to filter out/blacklist certain news sites. There are way too many fake misleading biased news sites. BGR is the most blatant misleading news site. Wish there were a way to blacklist. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 13, 2017

Some of the channels have far too, too many ads. It's frustrating to negotiate through 14 or more pages just to read a story Full Review

 Ed Rust
Ed Rust
October 14, 2017

Clear, concise and easy on the eyes. One of my favorite ways to start the day. Revised 10/17. This used to be the best news site out there but has become the National Enquirer of the sites. Full Review

 Chris Friend
Chris Friend
October 11, 2017

Useful to keep up to date but also has a very wide range of topics, which makes it entertaining too. Full Review

 Elaine Minor
Elaine Minor
October 13, 2017

I enjoy the app vey much. I feel like it keeps me informed and up to date on current news and breaking stories. Full Review

 Michelle Parks
Michelle Parks
October 18, 2017

I love the app and would have given it a full 5 except for the fact that it also includes non-reputable news websites, which would be fine if it were in a satire type group. Otherwise I love it! Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
October 15, 2017

If it wasn't for this app I wouldn't have found out that eating a lot of sugar can eventually grow a tumor that is very important to know and a lot of other things this app works great for me there's not a lot of ads it's amazing App for News people who like to know about the world and I just want to thank it for letting me know and giving me that information even though you didn't really do it the fact that I know sugar can make tumor cells that's just insane this app is great and you should get it. Full Review

 Kei Agajani
Kei Agajani
October 12, 2017

Uhh..it deleted all my chosen channels and brought me back to default overnight. Full Review

 Seva Lapsha
Seva Lapsha
October 10, 2017

Was looking for a customizable news app. This one is exactly opposite. No way to filter out topics. No way to explore news. Full Review

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