SmartNews: News That Matters

Contains ads
3.8
676K reviews
50M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

SmartNews helps you discover balanced stories—for free. Connect with the world through editor curation and state-of-the-art algorithms. Whether it's politics, local, sports, or entertainment, feeling good about being informed has never been easier.

Stay in the loop and explore your passions with news from top publishers: ABC News, CBS News, CNN, USA TODAY, FOX NEWS, Business Insider, The Associated Press, NPR, The Guardian, The Hill.

SmartNews has 50 million downloads, 2+ million 5-star ratings, thousands of trusted publishers, and was the “Best Local News App” of 2022 according to BestApp.com.

START YOUR DAY WITH SMARTTAKE
Escape from misinformation and stress with SmartTake. A free daily digest of unique, interesting, lighthearted, and balanced information to help you feel good about being informed. Thoughtfully curated by award-winning editors, SmartTake is here to feed your brain—not your bias—with quality global, local, entertainment, sports, politics, and health. Take a mental break from doomscrolling, and unwind with news that enriches your mind.

Balanced News
- Get access to balanced stories—no paywalls ever.
- See coverage from every angle, all sides, across the globe.
-Discover balanced, non-partisan information you can trust.

Political News
- Get prepared for the polls with top stories from across the political spectrum.
- See trusted political news for free with up-to-the-minute insights.
- Understand candidates and elections in your area.

Trusted Sources
-We partner with thousands of trusted publishers for unbiased news from all sides.
-Our award-winning journalists validate content to ensure it meets our high-quality requirements.
- Read well-rounded, trustworthy breaking coverage for your area for free.

Entertainment News
-Get an inside look at entertainment in Hollywood with updates on celebrities from movie stars to reality TV.
-Discover top movies or TV shows with your favorite actors.
-Follow entertainment topics so you never miss a breaking celebrity story.
-Read news about the Oscars, Hollywood, Movie Stars, Fashion Week, and more.


Local News
-Get informative local stories from top trusted publishers based on your location.
-See the latest coverage in your hometown.
-Discover local updates, traffic, events, local weather, new restaurants, family activities, and so much more.

Sports News
-Welcome to your spot for informative sports stories.
-Get daily articles highlighting the latest games, teams, players, and sporting events.
-Set notifications for your favorite teams.
-See news about football, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, and more.

Health News
-Discover the healthcare news that impacts you all in one free app.
-See what experts say about wellness, aging, and mental health from top publishers.
-Follow stories about pain relief updates, exercise trends, and home remedies.

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SmartNews in the News

“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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SmartNews Awards

Best Local News App, 2024 (US)
Bestapp

Best News Aggregator, 2023 (US)
Lifewire

Best Free News App, 2023 (US)
MakeUseOf

Best News App, 2023 (US)
AndroidCentral

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Reviews

“Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Joe C.

“Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Donald B.

“Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Nikki H.

“Literally, one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -Lorraine C.

*Terms of Service
The SmartNews Terms of Service are linked below. Please read and confirm these terms before using our services.
https://www.smartnews.com/terms/
Updated on
Jul 11, 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.
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 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.8
624K reviews
Anita G. Tinker