Not balanced at all 1/5
I’m beginning to give up on the hope of finding a balanced news app. Don’t come here looking either.
A lot of fake state run news. Terrible, democracy at stake. It gives you what you don’t want to see or hear. Seems to prefer Republikkkans.No choice but to see headlines of which you cannot request not to see again.
Another lib site to post and bashing negative comments about the first family. 1/5
Time to balance your postings!
Used to be ok... 1/5
SMARTNEWS used to be ok, now it is way too liberal in almost everything they post.
Clearly has a liberal agenda 1/5
I enjoy the layout, but do not enjoy how I only receive notifications that promote the liberal agenda while strictly notifying me of conservatives with a critical caption.
Too Biased 1/5
Just deleted Smart News because it us just another liberal leaning site. Whatever happened to journalism?
By false adverting
I downloaded this app because I thought it would be balanced in the news feed. It is not. It is not as advertised. The headlines lead with routinely left leaning, biased stories. They occasionally mix in different view points. So disappointed particularly the way they advertised the app.
I would not recommend this app if you want a balanced newsfeed. Removing it from my apps
Biased and Lying 1/5
I saw an ad for this on YouTube of a what do you think of Donald trumps wall? And a thumbs up and a thumbs down, implying that there would be some way to vote or at least something like that, but there’s not. Also all of it is anti trump? It’s like “pro trump white kids taunt poor native Americans” and “Donald trump throws a temper tantrum in the middle of a meeting.” Deleted this app the day I got it. So biased I hate it
Overwhelmingly Biased 1/5
I got this app so as to look for a middle ground in news reporting, but everything is extremely left leaning. I want news... not an editors opinion.
Love the format, easy to follow lates news!
By Cj0 67
Is there anyway to build in local news?
Too many fake news sources! 1/5
The app certainly covers news from every source, but news from credible sources would be most appreciated. I’m deleting the app.
So far so good 5/5
By Navarre the cat
I am trusting this news source- so far. Let’s hope it lasts!
Real news 5/5
Found the news credible with real facts.
I like it! 5/5
By Karen from Montana
It’s quick, simple to use and that works for me! KM
Blantantly left wing coverage 1/5
If your looking for one me to left wing news aggregator the Smart News is for you. If not then don’t waste your time with this one side news source.
90% leftist news and stories. 1/5
Crap app that lies claiming a balanced view.
Sick of all the political BS of the leftist turds 5/5
Used to love reading and reading the news but now it’s just a bunch of Fake News Lies from the Libtards who are destroying our Country as fast as they can
Not Unbiased 2/5
Not as unbiased as I would like. Definitely slanted liberal! I wish I could find an unbiased, non commentary news source.
Need option to remove FOX 1/5
This app is great save for one thing, the inability (or ease of finding the option) to remove certain sources from the feed. FOX News is hard-right propaganda. Any reasonable observer understands this. I don’t want hard-right propaganda in my news feed.
March for life vs Women’s March 1/5
By Michi in IN
I was wondering why you plaster these feeds for the 3rd annual Women’s March today but it was crickets yesterday at the largest and longest march in American history. The 49th March for Life. Might it be because you fear the retribution from the abortion loving crowd? I thought your advertisement mentioned balanced news. *fail*
Lame stream news per usual 1/5
By smartnews app hater
The smartness App is ridiculous and you’re advertising on TV is false advertising! You are so left-leaning it makes me want to puke!! I am getting rid of it and I’m a tell everybody I know don’t bother with it they’re liars and the same lame Stream reports which is only your opinions & those of other left leaning lame opinions!! You guys report CNN which I called the Communist or Clinton news network! Honestly, you’re despicable and disgraceful to the public !!
I would give you zero stars if I could unfortunately it only allows me to do at least one but you don’t even deserve that!
I sincerely dissatisfied app user!!!
No app support. 1/5
I love the app but this the second time it seems to have been hacked. I will be reading an article and the page goes black with a big Q on it and it will not allow me to close it. I had to delete the app and reinstall it. This not what one expects to have to do in the middle of reading an article.
Great, Except for Virus Attempts 3/5
Love it for a quick scan of news, but deleted it after too many links to pages that appeared to contain viruses.
Good on everything but politics. 1/5
Very left on politics.
no way to remove rag media outlet from the feed 2/5
I cannot tolerate having to see stories that amount to nothing more than unverifiable gossip in the “top” or “politics” tab sections w/o the ability to delete a rag such as buzzfeed, which I deleted long ago from the apple news app. I will be deleting this app if they don’t delete buzzfeed or make it possible for the consumer to edit which outlets can pop up.
MSG., US Army Retired 5/5
By Norm S.
Buzz Feed using this article has been spreading across all media in attAcking Trump without presumption of innocence. But Buzz Feed is like a toothless tiger. All bark and no substance.
Just copy and paste app 1/5
Literally all this is a copy paste. Not only that it’s very left leaning when they claim to unbiased. And I see a lot of dev responses that say “add Fox News”. Why isn’t fox already in the circulation? I thought this was supposed to be unbiased? This app caters to liberals so if you want to read someone’s opinion then sure this app is for you cuz that’s all your gonna get on here. Liberals opinions not actual news.
Well rounded news 5/5
By Daily News Junkie
Saw this app advertised and downloaded it. Very good review of news on a daily basis.
Leftist Propaganda 1/5
It would be nice to see news from both sides, which is what this app advertised. But, sadly, it is all one sided far-left propaganda.
Celebrity gossip 4/5
While generally like this app I absolutely hate celebrity gossip. I simply do not care about it. I took off the entertain tab, but the top stories tab is still littered with it. Is there a way to get rid of this?
Should be renamed LiberalNews 1/5
If you want your daily dose of liberal spin on every news article... Then this is the app for you. Yeah.. I got the canned spam post like everyone else who has left a negative review... "If you want a conservative view you can add Fox News.... Blah blah blah. I did that and continued to get spammed with left wing liberal propaganda almost exclusively. This is a propaganda app with a liberal agenda plain and simple... no matter how the developers try to spin it. I want an app that will deliver both sides of the news. Not Fox... and certainly not this garbage app.
Fake bias noisy reports. Not News!! 1/5
By stetson valley
Can we get Fox News and the Blaze on to of the queue?
By Boost Fair News
I began using smart news to avoid the overall mainstream
News that has become largely hysterical reporting to achieve ratings.
Smart has shows signs of similar headline character and bias
Reporting. If it continues I will discontinue signing in.
Not great 1/5
I downloaded this app years ago and I loved it BUT it seems to be only showing news from a liberal perspective and I’m a conservative, they’re advertising that they have news from both sides TOTALLY NOT TRUE!
Unbiased - No Way 1/5
I’m deleting this app today. They promised unbiased and accurate news. Clearly, this is just another liberal media propaganda site.
9/10 articles are from liberal media outlets
Why can’t you be honest. 1/5
SmartNews is not optimized to provide news from both sides. By default it is optimized to the left and anti trump.
If you wanted it optimized for both sides the developer tells you to make changes in the preferences.
Liberal biased news 2/5
By WTC MT
If you are looking for one side liberal bias news you have come to the right place. So sad that we can’t get balanced news. I should have expected this.
Same old biased news 1/5
I got this app since they advertised it as unbiased but it is the same old left leaning reporting I am an independent looking for balanced news reporting giving me information and letting me make up my own mind. But this is like watching CNN every story written from left Democratic sources Was excited about getting rounded news and so disappointed about again same old stories I see on Yahoo and most outlets. Is there anyone writing facts without their opinions so I can determine with my own brain what I think instead of being told what to think FOX news is just as bad Sorry state for our country
Not too impressed 2/5
This site still seems to be left leaning like so many others. It’s sad that bias is so prevalent in today’s media.
Misleading claims IMO 1/5
I gave you one star because your news notifications come very quickly! That’s where the happiness ends, but I will give credit when it’s due.
I’m deleting the SmartNews app from my iPhone because the sheer volume of political opinion news, is way too heavy to the left! It’s not even close!
If your defense is, that the heavier, lib-left, content in your app, is due to the fact that there is simply much more content, “available”, out there, and you’re just delivering to your customer, than I shall say you need to practice more DISCERNMENT, in what you allow in, as you all KNOW, as well as I do, it’s NOT reflective of our entire country!
I’m CERTAIN of one thing, and that is, it would be unrealistic for me to expect a correctional change, to the app, as a result of my written review!
Since this is true, SmartNews isn’t changing anything, but I AM!
Sincerely, now a former customer,
BIAS FAKE NEWS!!! 1/5
By Barry Metcalf
I signed up for smart news with hopes of getting real news that wasn’t based on opinion of some moron that cares more about his personal message than the actual FACTS of his or her story. I have been fair and have read your news regularly and it is CLEARLY one more left wing fake news tool. I will continue to check this site to see if my opinion stays on your site for an honest and true account if your viewers opinions.
My opinion believes your polls on the president are partial toward the Democrats. When polling are you using a fair cross section of all voters, such as; let’s say your polling a (100) people do your results reflect from each voting group. Not just one particular party preference.
Bias Media outlets only 1/5
I was very disappointed to find only the same old opinionated bias media story’s, when the app claimed no fake news.
V scandole 1/5
By 123 vet
Your news is slanted towards liberalism I’m removing app from my phone goodbye
Like the app. Some bad sources though. 5/5
Please drop “the spun”.
Clickbait sports news.
I use the app with the hope that you will not carry that type of garbage.
By Wes O'Donnell
Love this app. Combines multiple news sources in an easy to scroll feed and has the option to switch to an ad-free reading experience with a simple click. Reading news on your favorite site and getting bombarded with ads? Click “Smart” and blamo! Problem solved.