Lag on iPhone SE 2020 1/5
Used to like it more than Apple news. Now I cannot use it on new iPhone SE. Tabbing on news articles take very long time to load and freezes when trying to go back to main page while loading the articles.
Very good app 1234 5/5
By very good app 12312323
In my opinion the is the best news app there is.
I’ve tried many others and always come back.
All liberal bias 1/5
No better than CNN
Mind Numbing 2/5
Before I begin a long winded rant let me first say this, I was once very fond of this news app.
I cannot say the same these days (5/17/20). My main concern is with the amount of insincere news articles that redirect your browser to malicious websites. These articles are persistent and obnoxious. Certain articles have shown themselves for years without missing a day. Before you wonder, yes I have always updated my MS news app. Yes, I have used the app on multiple platforms with identical issues. I have used this app both signed in, and out. I have used different devices, to no avail. Occasionally, one must ask is the money really worth throwing away a reputation? Does thirst for ad revenue justify throwing your user base to the wolves? Even when be extremely cautious, daily, this app is hazardous.
My next complaint is that it seems as if the articles have dropped their rate of refresh considerably. I can remember a time when there was always something enlightening to read here on MS news. Before you wonder if my preferences have limited the selection of articles shown to me, the answer is no. I have every preference selected.
My next issue is this; is it to much to ask that once an article has been perused, it be removed from the new article selection? Possibly code in an option to remove unwanted articles from a news feed? More times then I would like to admit, I have spent serious amounts of time scrolling through days old articles that have already been combed over. I digress..
I will keep this application for a stroll down memory lane, on rare occasion. And so begins my hunt for a better current events platform.
In a time of fake news, it is nice to have a source for solid, factual information.
Another ruined Microsoft app 1/5
INTEGRATION WOTH PASSWORD MANAGERS IS STILL BROKEN. Come on, devs, FIX this bug. It is seriously infuriating having to manually enter my password every other time I use the app.
First you ruined Bing by making me sign in every two to three days, then you ruined iOS Edge with the same bug, and now finally you’ve infected News with the same bug. And to make matters worse, all three now refuse to work with LastPass so I have to type in my i for every time. You had these working perfectly until recently. Whatever you did to screw these up, REVERSE IT.
Extremely slow on iPhone 7 1/5
I could finish reading articles by the time they finish loading. Don’t know how this level of poor performance gets passed quality control.
Microsoft News 1/5
This was a good app 15 or 20 years ago. Now it’s just a liberal piece of garbage.
Great News App 5/5
This app works very well. I really liked the Apple News app, (in the beginning), but then there became too many articles that where behind a paywall, which was a waste of my time. Plus, it was inconsistent where it would open and load all stories quickly and then open very slowly the next time. Microsoft’s news app has been very consistent at opening fast, very interesting stories/articles, and a well laid out UI. Big fan so far! Keep up the great work Microsoft!!
Useful App. UGLY ICON 3/5
why change the icon to a glaring white background and a small ugly low resolution red drawing? I used to have this app displayed on the main screen but now it is tucked away in a folder where it is unseen.
Dang Microsoft what were you thinking?? Oh, never mind. I answered my question: you’re Microsoft. That’s why.
Better than AppleNews but not good 2/5
They abuse the right to my notifications. For that alone, buh-bye. But hey, at least they’re not trying to fleece me for money like Apple News.
Fake news,full of prejudice and uncertain sources. 1/5
Recent update freezes 1/5
I like this app but the most recent update with the new logo freezes every time I click on an article. It renders the app useless. Please fix!
Gets worse over time 2/5
Too heavy on the NYTimes and Washington Post. Need setting to exclude some sources.
This app is broken 1/5
By Bella is amazing
This app has changed dramatically since i first downloaded it and now they dont even care what type of news you are looking at. For instance, under the sports headlines today I saw a headline titled, "LA reaches settlement over alleged at-home Covid 19 test kits".. not too sure what that had to do with sports, that is not the only example of this, there was also "Depressed demand forcing Wisconsin dairy farmers to dump milk", again nothing to do with sports. Additionally, whoever developed this app thought it would be a great idea to have NO end to the headlines under each section, so if you think you are going to get the bottom of page it just keeps loading more headlines whether they are relevant or not. This app has gone down the tubes, its absolute trash now.
No pierdan su tiempo 1/5
Malísimo muy pero muy poco imparcial lo mas malo que le he visto a Microsoft.
left wing smear 1/5
Constantly posts left wing screeds that project liberal fears and purport to be fact based news. trash for the left wing true helievers
I’ll try it. 3/5
I’ll take a chance and try this news site. Hopefully it is not filled with the usual hate filled, anti conservative, leftist propaganda that most sites vomit ad nauseum. It would be lovely to find a real news site for once.
Too much unrelated info in interests 2/5
Whatever algorithm Microsoft uses to find articles related to an interest needs work.
For example, I have an interest for cold cases. I get very little information on cold cases. My interest is full of covid-19 coverage.
I understand the importance of covid-19 information and have an interest for that.
Please limit information not related to an interest. Currently, I wonder why I have interests.
No pay walls! 5/5
Unlike other news aggregation apps, you can actually read all of the articles posted here. Much appreciated Microsoft!
No sign in 4/5
You are not able to sign in with your Microsoft account on iPad mini 2 using IOS 13.4.
What happened??? 1/5
I’ve always used msn on my iphones, I don’t know when or what happened but it’s all gone. It comes up as msn news and has all different format. Don’t like it at all. Can’t use the back arrow or get to any other pages. Difficult to use.
More crashes than a Prius 1/5
This app crashes multiple times a day. Why bother?
Crashes using Authenticator 2/5
I have two factor enabled using MS Authenticator. If I sign in and switch to the app to validate the push message, MS News crashes upon login. The iOS error message states it exceeded 10 seconds?
If anyone else is encountering this error, the workaround is to select the option for a different method of validation using text message. Since you aren’t exiting the app to validate the login will be successful. I finally figured this out after waiting a month for it to be fixed.
By Caliente girl
You should incorporate a field where the public can comment like there is on Flipboard.
Extremely Useful App 5/5
Excellent app that makes me updated and well informed. Please add news in Gujarati language.
Favorite news app 5/5
I feel like this news app is way simpler than Google and apple’s news app. I love the simplicity.
Too unstable. 1/5
Very unstable. Many changes within the application that screw all your preferences.
No content available on new release 1/5
New release broke the app. Not the first time this has happened.
The release in January 2020 is not good. Not every time but for me more than once a day the app will hang and then crash.
I really want to like this app but can’t.
Unbiased Like North Korean News. 1/5
Left to Far-Left dribble.
Seems like an automated aggregator like most “news” sites.
Mostly Left Wing News 2/5
Good recap of the days news, but don’t expect to see much balance of political views. Most of the sites posted are left leaning. Getting more and more disappointed omissions of important real news that favors President Trump, and am finding other places to find my news.
Love the App but you should add a polls section to make the polls more accessible as opposed to just being on the browser.
Great news, bad app 3/5
Microsoft News is fantastic for news. But the app never save settings about news preferences and even when you set them again, the categorization of articles is often poor.
For example, I cannot find any possible way to permanently disable news about sports, entertainment and especially royals. When I finally do disable these (until the next time the app starts), the app saves that I’m logged in, but ignore my preferences. An because of poor categorization, things like sports, entertainment and royals ends up jammed under trending or possibly Asia or Africa. The result is, at least one in 3 articles I’m presented are tabloid rubbish. I can’t imagine that MS would need more than one person on duty at a time to properly sort and filter articles.
Worst app stale news 1/5
While I like the interface, the need itself is one month old. Stale news. Not worth it.
Arabic edition 2/5
We need Arabic edition
By Marc B.
A decent news app that syncs with your other Microsoft accounts. I only wish there was a way to block news sources.
dark mode is pointless when your whole app breaks from smart invert colors. wouldn't take a genius company to simply disable it. when it effects your whole app and the only to fix it is to kill it off, it's time patch this bs.
Surprisingly awesome app 5/5
I was hesitant to install this given it’s from Microsoft but glad I did. It the best news app I’ve used. Great layout and options including supporting dark mode (Flipboard - get your act together). Plus it has a lot more content that’s accessible instead of being pay walled. Great job Microsoft!
Why 1 Star 1/5
By Worst customer response
To many negative and left leaning political articles
When I see it is from NY Times or Washington Post it makes me think fake news and once I read I am proven right. These stories always seem to make the top of the page I consider myself right of center and open minded but the selection of articles on this sight is scary. I wouldn’t expect a change which is why I no longer rely on this site as much as I used to
Still not balanced 4/5
I would expect this site to have news articles that are objective and/balanced. This is not the case here.
The best 5/5
So cool and all free!!!!!
The very best news app! 5/5
Nov. 6, 2019 Review: I have used them all, but this is now the very best.
The app collects news from a wide variety of reputable sources, including BOTH conservative and liberal perspectives. You can also add your own topics, and you can put everything in whichever order you prefer. You can scroll from article to article without having to go back to the main menu, and these articles will fill almost the entire screen. When you’ve read to the end of an article, you can swipe forward through headlines to skip articles you don’t want to read. That makes it easy to use and efficient on one’s time. Very nice.
This app strikes the right balance between text and pictures for the top level menus. The pictures are helpful because they quickly identify what the topic is, but they are small enough to make scrolling quick and easy. The headlines are detailed enough to identify the topic as well. The scrolling both within and between articles is very smooth.
The font in the individual articles is consistent throughout as opposed to mimicking the original source. Personally, I think this consistency is a plus. Text is in a clear, bold and easy to read type. (Size is adjustable, but only with three options.)
Finally, it is reasonably uncluttered as far as advertisements ago, and that is always a big plus. There are advertisements, to be sure, but they are clearly marked “sponsored“, and when you are scrolling through the articles in order, they are skipped. The only way you see them is if you click on them from a top level category or inside an article. Typically, there is only one per category or article. This seems reasonable to me.
Overall, this is really well designed, and is now the very best news app available for those who are looking for reliable information from a variety of sources in a well-designed package. Developers also appear to be reading the reviews, and responding to them when they can.
Tip: When organizing your favorites, you will have to put your finger on the selection icon and hold it there for a second or two before you can move it.
Another Tip: If you are really interested in international news, you can just change editions. For example, changing to the Canadian edition brings up a great selection of news from across the country within a couple of seconds, much more than you would see simply by adding it as a topic. Very impressive.
Main man.. 5/5
World wide news and Golf!! That’s all I need!!
Microsoft does it again 5/5
Microsoft has again topped it self and therefore has developed the best news format.
Too Good 5/5
One of the best apps I ever used for world news.. Good Job and keep it up
It’s alright it leans a little to the far left. To much negative news about the President.
1. It continually signs me out and makes me sign back in.
2. It’s impossible to get the link to the original article to view in a browser for times when the app displays things incorrectly or doesn’t display certain things in articles.
3. It should include a history or articles I’ve viewed so I can find them later easily.
4. The favoriting an article process and the process to view saved articles should be easier (1 tap instead of multiple)
To much spin 1/5
Just the facts please