SmartNews: Local Breaking News

Contains ads
4.1
598K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

SmartNews is the award-winning local news app downloaded by 50+ million readers in 150+ countries! Read the latest US, world, sports news, get local weather forecasts -- and much more.

SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news influencing the world right now.

SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top national news publishers: NBC News, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, FOX News, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Politico, TMZ, NY Post, Business Insider and more.

Customize your SmartNews experience with smart news channels: US news, world news, sports, business news, politics, entertainment - and many others.

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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 local breaking news headlines.

Smart Mode --
Readability mode for optimal news reading experience.

Offline News Reading --
Fetch trending news and read it offline.

COVID Map --
Custom COVID tracking widget with the latest local case counts and vaccination updates.

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Awarded Best News App:
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

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Get your breaking local news and local weather forecast in SmartNews.
Updated on
May 19, 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, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.1
598K reviews
DP Trautwein
May 24, 2022
I really do like this app the one problem I have with it is that When you are browsing through the headlines there is always a picture next to it for the most part, however, when you click on the headline And go to the actual article Many times there is no pictures whatsoever not even the one that was in the initial headline Which can be very frustrating And annoying.
17 people found this review helpful
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Tara McCloskey
May 26, 2022
Used to work well. Recent updates have been increasingly glitchy. The last few though, omgosh. Now it randomly opens the play store every 3rd or 4th article - huge pain; lags often; glitches going back to the article after looking at a photo & jumps back to the beginning of the main menu - now I have to find where I was 30 articles in, then find where I was in the article I was reading. Please to fix this nonsense.
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User Account 1
May 24, 2022
***UPDATE May 2022*** Two things that annoy me about this app: 1) Clickbait thumbnails in the headline that are nowhere to be found in the actual article. Stop doing that. 2) The app refreshes articles before I have a chance to click. When finishing a read and going back to the home page, I may see an interesting headline but the page refreshes before I can open the story and it's lost forever. Sometimes I can google search and find it on another platform.
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