SmartNews: Local Breaking News

Contains ads
4.1
628K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 50+ million readers in 150+ countries!

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

SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.

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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 breaking news headlines.

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

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

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Awarded Best News App:
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google
Updated on
Nov 25, 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
628K reviews
Erik Howard
November 20, 2022
This app had been my go-to news app for years now but I'm now looking for an alternative source. Love the variety of news sources that are available. Wish we had the ability to filter out news sources we don't want to see at all. The app constantly crashes now. While reading a story, it will freeze for a few seconds then shutdown. Clearing app cache and restarting results in another crash. Would gladly pay for the app if stability and ad-free options were available.
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Mandy
November 19, 2022
SmartNews covers many different categories including Local which is very helpful. For example, I can read about election results in several different states as well as the city, county, state, and specific area in which my family and I reside. Keep up the good 👍 job SmartNews! My ONLY complaint is the amount of ads and the constant repetition of the same ad! That is extremely frustrating when I'm TRYING to read a very interesting article! PLEASE STOP!
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Brian Ward
November 27, 2022
Update: Lowering my rating to 1-star. This app used to be great, but it has certainly gone down hill. The stories either don't load, or they'll load partially so you can't finish the article. Then, if you try to close the app and re-start it, it's difficult to relocate the story you were reading so you can finish the article. Please fix! Original review: This app is great when it works, unfortunately it often has difficulty loading articles, and at times it doesn't load article at all.
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SmartNews, Inc.
October 7, 2022
Hi Brian, Apologies for your experience and thank you for writing a review! We actually do see some of our Android users are having loading issues, and our engineers are working to solve this as we speak. Apologies for your experience and appreciate your patience during a difficult time.

What's new

- New publishers include Scoop, MMA Underground, and more!