Haystack News: Local TV News

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4.4
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About this app

A free newscast built just for you. Watch local and global news from hundreds of channels. Haystack News is your go-to for news, from local coverage to global current events. It’s the fastest way to watch a variety of coverage, all in one place, and absolutely free.

Choose the categories, sources and topics that matter most to you to customize your newscast.

Explore channels like Business and International News with stories from only the most trusted news channels, including ABC News, CBSN, Newsy, AP, CNET, Euronews, Cheddar, CBC, Bloomberg, and more local news coverage than any other streaming service.

Take a deep dive into important topics and trends with dedicated channels that bring coverage from all over the world together in one convenient spot. Connect to the world around you with Haystack News.

• TOP SOURCES * The latest politics, local news, national news and international news from top organizations such as CNN, AP, MSNBC, NYTimes and the BBC. (Note: Fox News prevents us from showing their content. We are working with them to resolve this issue) * Highlights and news about your favorite sports including the MLB, NFL and NBA. * The latest celebrity news and gossip on our dedicated entertainment channel such as TMZ, Clevver and Buzz60. * Business news and financial news from the companies, stocks and sectors you care about. * The latest politics coverage from multiple perspectives. * The latest tech news, including new gadget announcements, car news, and more from CNET and The Verge. * Your favorite video game updates and release announcements.

• GREAT WITH CHROMECAST Haystack News is a free and Google Chromecast™ Ready app, a great alternative to cable news.

• LOCAL NEWS DONE RIGHT
News Partners: ABC, Bloomberg, CBS, Cheddar, CNET, EuroNews, GameSpot, Newsy, i24 News, Al Jazeera, Yahoo! Finance and local news stations including: CBS New York WCBS, KCBS, CBS Chicago WBBM, KYW, KTVT, CBS San Francisco KPIX, KTRK, WCVB, WGCL, WMOR, KPHO, WXYZ, KIRO, WCCO, WFOR, KMGH, WESH, WEWS, KCRA, KMOV, WTAE, WTVD, KPTV, WBAL, WRTV, KGTV, WSMV, WFSB, KCWE, WISN, WLWT, WYFF, WPBF, KVVU, KOCO, WGAL, WVTM, WXII, WFOX, KOAT, WLKY, WDSU, WMCTV, WKBW, KFSN, KJRH, Fox10tv, WFTX, WHIO, KCCI, KGUN, WNEM, KETV, KSPR, WTVG, WMTV, WMTW, WJCL, WAPT, WPTZ, KHBS, KIVI, WGGB, KVLY, KATC, KSBY, KSBW, KERO, KRIS, KOSA, WBOC, KPAX, KTVQ, WCAV, KBZK, KRTV, WTAP, KCWY, KXLH, WLNY, CBS Los Angeles KCAL, WLS, WPVI, KABC, KGO, KY3, CBS Boston WBZ, WMUR, WFTS, KNXV, WMYD, WFXT, WWJ-TV, KCNC, WKCF, KOVR, WFTV, WSOC, CBS Pittsburgh KDKA, WRDQ, WPXI, WMAR, WJZ-TV, KCTV, WTVF, KMCI, KMBC, TMJ4, WCPO, FoxCarolina, WPTV, KTNV, KSHB, WFLX, WJAX, WLEX, WHBQ, WACY, KOKI, KMTV, WGBA, KWBA, WJRT, KOAA, KXXV, WNNE, KHOG, NBC Nebraska KNIN, KSAW, WTXL, KTRE, KZTV, WSYM, WSHM, NEWSPLEX, KXLF, KTVH, WHEC, WDIO, KOB, KSTP, KSTC, KAAL, WNYT.

Please let us know how we can improve by tapping the feedback button on the main screen of the app. Or simply email us at feedback@haystack.tv To learn more about Haystack News visit us at http://www.haystack.tv
Updated on
Nov 28, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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4.4
7.33K reviews
Domagoj Babic
October 5, 2022
Ads are in the wrong language (Chinese and Spanish in the Bay Area). Personalization is not that great, it still takes a lot of browsing to find the stories I care about. I also wish there were a wider selection of news sources. Update: Personalization got better, but the app (both on the phone and TV) became very slow. It often takes 30+ seconds for the next story to play. Also, the TV app now often freezes for a minute or two.
28 people found this review helpful
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Haystack News
February 1, 2021
Dear User, Could you please contact us via feedback@haystack.tv? We'd love to hear more about this issue in order to assist you.
E S
January 29, 2021
If only the app wouldn't be so buggy in Samsung split screen view (s10+), it would be perfect for those that like to have the news on in the background. In split screen view, the videos either don't play, turn black, or jump around. And if you get a video to work resizing or focusing off the window screws everything up again. As a standalone app, not too shabby. Unfortunately, that's not my use case.
36 people found this review helpful
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Haystack News
February 1, 2021
To assist with this issue, it would be helpful to have a little bit more information. Can you send any screenshots related to the issue along with your device details at feedback@haystack.tv? Thanks.
A Google user
April 21, 2020
Needlessly inefficient. Selection is pretty good, and I enjoy the ability to watch just the items I want. But I want to efficiently and permanently prune down lists of things to watch. If I watched an item on phone or tablet or roku, don't show that item on any device ever again. If I swipe away an item off a list, that means I don't want to watch it ever. But if I go to a different category, the swiped away item will be back. Even worse items from a couple days ago will often reappear.
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What's new

- Fixes for the Closed Captions positioning. Closed captioning will soon be available for many more videos.