Houston Chronicle News

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798 reviews
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About this app

The best of the Houston area is at your fingertips with the Houston Chronicle app.

• Breaking news alerts
• Hurricane coverage
• In-depth local reporting
• Texas Sports Nation
• Puzzles and comics

Download the app for free. Choose from two access options: 1. Limited access for free; 2. Unlimited access for only $9.99 per month (enjoy a two-week free trial period) when you subscribe within the app. Current subscribers have unlimited access to the app. Digital subscribers: Sign in to the app to start accessing your benefit. Print subscribers: If you haven’t activated your digital access yet, look for the “link print subscription” button on the app welcome screen and then sign in to the app.

PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your Google Play account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period.

• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.HoustonChronicle.com/privacy_policy/
TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.HoustonChronicle.com/terms_of_use/

FEEDBACK: We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have questions or suggestions: appsupport@chron.com.
Updated on
Jan 31, 2024

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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

706 reviews
Tane Tatum
October 20, 2023
Overall, I like the app, but the lack of customisation for push notifications is incredibly annoying. The only option I have enabled is "Breaking news", but I still get 10+ push notifications for run of the mill articles. "Try this Restaurant we Reviewed" is not a breaking news article I need you to interrupt my day to tell me about. I'm going to have to disable all notifications which really disappoints me. I actually do want to hear about urgent major stories, but sadly, that's not an option.
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Bill Crosier
February 22, 2023
The app has improved significantly. The problem I had last spring, with many links taking me to the wrong article, had been fixed. The awful click bait and are mostly gone, too. It works pretty well. But the app still has almost no national or world news, even though those are in the print edition. About the only national or world news I can see with the app is when there's some local angle in the story. Give us a wider spectrum of news and this could be a 5 star ago.
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December 21, 2020
I love the Chronicle and have been a subscriber for years. But the UX of the app is problematic. My personal user story that is cumbersome: when I am browsing Facebook and an Chronicle article shows up the page on the in Facebook browser is behind a paywall. When you "open in browser" the system doesn't ask if you want to open in the HC app and the browser has the same paywall issue. There is also no easily accessible search feature on the HC app, so it is hard to find the article.
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Hearst Newspapers - LLC
January 5, 2021
Sorry for the frustration! We just released an update that introduces some design changes and adds search to the app -- hope you upgrade and give us another chance. We're still working on a solution to opening links from Facebook and email in the app. Thanks for letting us know that should be a priority!

What's new

- Bug fixes and performance improvements