Great idea and design, not so good interpretation This could be Yahoo's saving grace, as it functions better than just about any other news viewer on Google Play. The idea of shortened, detailed information instead of huge articles on our phones is really appealing. The problem here rests in the fact that it can't really be customized. It encompasses whatever it deems 'Digestible' and some topics may not be of interest. If they could allow users to chose specific topics it would be five stars.
Keeps me in touch.. The very fact that this news aggregation service is not customisable is what makes it so good. Let me explain; we all have (and love) our FlipBoards, News 360, News Republics, etc. We've spent precious time setting, tweaking and refining filters. In return we are presented with content rich news, editorials and analysis worthy of proper digestion. But those instances when we don't have the time for the full three courses we need the equivalent of a snack to go and this is it. Brilliant..
Not customizable I really gave this app a fair shot, and looked for ways to try to adjust the settings but I really don't like that there is no way to adjust the categories of news. I'm trying to stay informed about world/us news , and I couldn't care less about sports. I would much rather receive multiple news stories rather than basketball scores twice a day. Every other news app allows you to adjust what stories you'd like to read, this should too. I'll be uninstalling. I do think that it is otherwise a good app.
The fastest way to read the news Honestly just a brilliant app and a really easy and fun way to read the news. I especially like that they encourage you to read all the articles in order to get the Fact of the Day. Plus if you look around, there's an Easter egg hidden in the app! The only thing I could complain about is that its summaries occasionally have a left-leaning bias.
Totally biased Was OK till Brexit then the Biased Broadcasting Corporation aka BBC and Sky ' This is what we want you to believe and how you should think' News Service started their pro Europe propaganda and their biased holy than though coverage if the immigration crisis. If I want their opinion or views on a politician, then I will ask. About as impartial as asking the KKK about race relations
Disappointed There is no customization or filtering so I have to slog through all of the sexist, racist, and plotical garbage in my feed constantly. An option for 'more stories like this' or 'fewer stories like this' would be great. Being able to select the topics covered maybe? I would opt out of their sports coverage straight away. Oh well
Better video player.
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