SmartNews: Local Breaking News

Contains ads
4.1
620K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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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
Sep 30, 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
620K reviews
kepeli59
October 1, 2022
This is one of the most horribly developed applications I have used on the Android platform. It appears to have some sort of memory leak, that causes it to stop functioning properly after a short period of time. I have found, repeatedly that after opening a few news article contributions the app just simply stops loading the content. The only fix is to quit the app, and clear the cache. Then it'll be fine for a little bit. I've informed the developer, but so far they have not been able to fix it
86 people found this review helpful
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SmartNews, Inc.
September 30, 2022
Thank you for downloading and sorry for your experience with SmartNews. Apologies in advance for causing an extra step, will you please send a screenshot of your experience to support@smartnews.com? We will be happy to take a look and escalate further. We look forward to hearing back from you.
John Wakeen
September 20, 2022
I like all the various sources used for the stories. Much better news than CNN. The pigeonhole feature where they try to find out what you want to read and tailor the stories to your interests can be overdone and annoying at times. But my biggest problem with this app is that it stops opening up the stories. I have tried reloading the app, clearing the cache, and both only help temporarily. It becomes very frustrating.
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B Muirhead
September 27, 2022
Used to be the best available, now just 'slightly above average'. When it allowed one tab per followed publisher, it was great. Now it seems that feature has been taken away and it seriously compromises the usefulness of the app. It makes the app just another news aggregator with few, if any, differentiating features. It seriously impacted usability. As others have mentioned, the number of ads have increased, but it's not to a level that is unmanageable or annoying.
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SmartNews, Inc.
September 29, 2022
Hi, thank you for your review, we will pass it along to the proper team for consideration.

What's new

- New publishers include MotorBiscuit.com, Seasons, and more!