The app has been completely redesigned for speed and usability. In addition to a number of new features, we hope you find the format allows easier reading and crisp photos and video for a more dynamic experience.
Please review the app and let us know what you think.
WIVB News 4 has the latest updates from Buffalo and the Greater Niagara Region.
- Navigate easily through local news and information that's important to you
- Stay informed of breaking news with News 4 alerts
- View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen
- Understand how weather will affect you with local forecasts, radar, maps and video
- Stay up-to-date on school closings and severe weather
- Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through Report It
- Easily share interesting articles via e-mail, Facebook(R) and Twitter(TM)
App Features & Highlights:
You can now watch LIVE STREAMING broadcasts in the app! You can even choose to set up reminders for Broadcast times in the News Schedule section.
See current weather conditions, hourly and extended forecasts, a full radar map and weather-related health information
Our interactive traffic map provides real-time information about traffic incidents, commute speeds, accidents, events or construction areas that can impact your travel plans.
CLOSINGS & DELAYS
Browse a list of local Closings & Delays 24/7. You can also easily mark schools or institutions as Favorites in the app for quick access to closings information.
Sign up for Breaking News, Weather and other alerts—for the stories most important to you. Don’t want to receive alerts in the middle of the night? No problem, you can set a quiet time.
Easily share articles and video clips with your network via Facebook, Twitter or email.
You can now upload your own pictures and videos of the action to share with WGRZ2 viewers through Your Take… we may even include them in our coverage!
Pick news websites or magazines from our ever growing catalog with more than 1000 websites.
Can't find a website you wanted ? Ask Play News support team to add it!
So easy to use: Click the Play button and start listening to your selected websites.
Play News Free Top Features:
★ Reading aloud your website of choice
★ Professional & natural reading voice quality
★ Simple & intuitive user interface
★ Full Bluetooth support in the car. Now you can listen on the way.
★ Control speed & pitch of narration
★ English subtitles - with customized font size
★ Listen to 1000+ popular websites
★ Listen to Technology, Medical, Sports ,Business and Science online Magazines.
You may also create your own news playlist with Play News Inbox:
Build news playlist from your desktop or any other news App and listen later.
★ No Ads
★ Second male voice of Paul
★ Dedicated online support team
If you liked Umano app, try playews and listen to endless number of articles from any website.
We hope you will enjoy Play News and discover a new experience to listen to the WEB.
Play News team :-)
You can read the English newspapers or magazines very easily with ScanNews.
◆ The newspapers and magazines in the various fields and languages.
◆ Provides a variety of multilingual dictionaries.
◆ One-click dictionary search.
◆ My vocabulary
· Please note that network traffic occurs when loading the news site or searching the dictionary.
(Preferably using Wifi environment is recommended)
· ScanNews displays no advertisement at all, the advertisement seen in the news is from a news site.
Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Read offline, even on airplanes, subways, on elevators, or on Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections.
- Saves most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for tablet and phone screens
- Distraction-free reading environment gets out of your way so you can focus on the content
- Everything you download is then available **OFFLINE**, so you can read whenever you want, even on airplanes, subways, or Wi-Fi-only devices away from internet connections
- Optimized tablet interface
- Adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins
- Dark mode and brightness control for night reading
- Sort your list of unread items by popularity, date, article length, and shuffle
- Folders for organization
- Share via web browser and any app that supports sharing
- Rotation lock
- Download up to 500 articles on your phone or tablet, and store unlimited articles on the Instapaper website
- Folders for organization
- Dictionary and Wikipedia lookups
- Tilt scrolling, page-flipping
- Preview links in the built-in browser without leaving the app
- Search, via in-app purchase
- Access all MPR News stories and audio
- Improved readability and full screen photo displays
- Alarm Clock to start your day with your favorite MPR Stream
- Save and re-order stories for off-line listening
+ news to speech app: it downloads RSS feed items (titles and summaries) and plays them using TTS (text to speech)
+ search for feeds using the search engine;
+ listen the selected feeds of your list, sequentially or mixed by date/time;
+ listen full article shaking your device (works only with websites optimized for this task);
+ search for news and listen them using keywords;
+ simple user interface with comfortable buttons to update and listen the news with just 1 click;
+ multiple language feeds support (require the selected TTS voices installed);
+ after updating the news the app works offline (but not the "listen full article" function).
+ voice quality doesn't depend on the app, there are good TTS engines on Google Play (some of them also free);
+ if you find a bug, for tips, or something didn't work as expected please contact me;
+ FREE version is like the paid one but with ADs; if you like this app please buy it, it is a motivation to add more functions.
COMMUTE COMPANION : Tired of old podcasts from previous night? Start your day with fresh, personalized, breaking news read out to you in the morning, while driving, exercising, or simply going about your day at home or at work. For your commute, listen to weather and traffic specific to your current location and get sports scores from your favorite NBA/MLB teams. The app can be paired with your car speakers via bluetooth or wired connection, to enjoy the audio through your vehicle’s speakers.
PERSONALIZE YOUR NEWS : Each time the app is opened, it pulls together a personalized audio news playlist of individual news stories based on your specific preferences. With Newsbeat, you can pick the news sections, topics and sources that you want to listen to - from a large collection of high quality, trusted, local publications, as well as national news organizations across newspapers, blogs and local television stations.
Special Note to our international users, based on user feedback :
◦ We currently carry only the news sources from USA only.
Praise for Newsbeat
★ Android Authority : 10 best apps
★ The Next Web : 15 best apps
★ The Guardian : 10 best apps
★ Business Insider : 13 hottest apps
★ Engadget: "Experience sounded a lot like NPR"
★ The Verge: "Among the sleekest we've seen yet"
★ TechCrunch: "Audio app aimed at news junkies"
★ Variety: "Like Spotify or Pandora for news"
★ Fast Company: "This app could change news"
★ Time Magazine: "A news radio-like experience you can operate hands-free in your car"
★ PocketMeta: "It’s a completely new approach to consuming newspaper and digital magazines articles and news."
▪ Top stories every day personalized for each individual user
▪ The app automatically picks your local news sources for you
▪ Pick your favorite news sources from over 650 sources we carry, from your local publications to national sources.
▪ Pick the topics you care about from thousands of topics we track
▪ Prioritize news sections - World, National, Local, Technology, Sports, Business, Politics, Movies, TV, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health, Celebrity
▪ The personalization engine customizes your playlist based on what you listen to, and share, like and/or skip.
▪ Our streaming technology provides smooth, uninterrupted news while you drive, even through poor data network areas. The app downloads content over Wifi every morning to minimize mobile data usage while you are on the road.
▪ The app also displays entire articles for reading purpose.
▪ Receive daily email news digest to start your day.
▪ Get important breaking news via mobile notifications approximately once a day
▪ Share stories with your friends using Facebook, Twitter, text or email.
Twitter : twitter.com/mynewsbeat
Facebook : facebook.com/mynewsbeat
We feature exclusive musical interludes performed by Christine Wu – follow her at @xtinewu and facebook.com/christinewuviolin
The News’ team has you covered, from preseason to the draft – and every puck drop in between. John Vogl, Mike Harrington, Amy Moritz, Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan lead the coverage with breaking news updates and in-depth analysis through daily blog posts, articles and columns. Plus, video reports and exclusive photos from every game. On game nights, get real-time reports from The News’ writers at the rink.
And The News’ coverage goes beyond Pegulaville. From the Cup final to the Scouting Combine, The News’ writers are on the ground at the biggest events of the year to take you inside what’s happening with your team and the league.
This app presents all of The Buffalo News’ coverage of the Sabres and league in a format that is optimized for fans on the go. In addition to current articles and blog updates, you will have access to photo galleries, stats and the best of The News’ Sabres archive.
The depth of The News’ staff is unmatched. John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, joined The News' Sabres beat in 2013.
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The News’ team has you covered, from training camp to the draft – and every snap in between. Mark Gaughan, Jerry Sullivan, Tim Graham and Jay Skurski lead the coverage with breaking updates and in-depth analysis through daily blogs posts, stories and columns. Plus, video reports and exclusive photos from every game. On game day, get real-time reports from The News’ writers at the game.
And The News’ coverage goes beyond One Bills Drive. From the Super Bowl to the Scouting Combine, The News’ writers are on the ground at the biggest events of the year to take you inside what’s happening with your team.
This app presents all of The Buffalo News’ coverage of the Bills and football in a format that’s optimized for fans on the go. In addition to current stories and blog updates, you’ll have access to photo galleries, stats and the best of The News’ Bills archive.
The depth of The News’ staff is unmatched. Mark Gaughan has covered the Bills since 1992, has served as president of the Pro Football Writers of America and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee. Jerry Sullivan is an award-winning columnist who covered the Bills through the Super Bowl years – and the ups and downs ever since. Tim Graham covered football for ESPN for three years before rejoining The News in 2011, and he routinely breaks Bills stories on the Press Coverage blog. Jay Skurski has been full time on the Bills beat since 2012 and is The News’ fantasy football expert. They anchor coverage The News’ Bills coverage, but our team’s roster includes columnist Bucky Gleason, veteran sportswriter Milt Northrop and some of the best football photographers anywhere.
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