Leftist propaganda 1/5
Unfortunately you too can be categorized as “fake news” catering toward leftist and antifa audience! What happened to independent journalism ???
Not customizable 2/5
No way to block or customize what organizations are show. I hate bias media so obviously I want to block Fox News and Huffpost but I can't. At least Apple News could do that...
Not unbiased 1/5
I downloaded the app hoping to get balanced news.. but nope.. political page is nothing but trump hate. I’m not a trump supporter, but I’m also sick of that being the ONLY thing on the news. If there were felonies and crazy things happening wouldn’t trump be in jail by now? If there is and it just takes time, bring it back to the news WHEN ITS ACTUALLY MOVING ON FACTS AND EVIDENCE. So far it’s a bunch of bashing of various people and a war between 2 political parties. Both of which should be ashamed of themselves for allowing all of this division over political gain.
By Zach Brasuell
This app doesn’t seem very non-partisan
Very anti-Trump on the politics
Kim Allyn 5/5
By Mr Santa Cruz
Love the ready made variety of news!
This is NOT Fair News! 1/5
By Ed in Jax
I downloaded the app after seeing their adds on TV. It was supposed to be “Fair and Balanced” like Fox News. WRONG! This app is just another version of take out Trump. Almost every lead article is anti-Trump and pro-Liberal agenda. I’m disappointed. I was really hoping for a middle of the road, truth speaking site. I want to hear both sides and if you do too then don’t bother with this online version of CNN/MSNBC. Unless of course you are a left wing progressive socialist whack job. Then you will love it!
more like fake news 1/5
if your gonna call yourself smart news be smart about it. This is why the American people dont watch main stream media. you added articles that anyone with common sense is biased bs. crawl out of your bubble and get in touch with normal people that work a hard 40-70 a week.
Favorite News App 4/5
I love this app. It’s my favorite app for aggregating content I like to view on a daily basis. I use it not only for news but also for comedy content and to view new content for specific sites I previously visited separately. Only thing I wish it had, at least I can’t find it, is some type of login to I can have the same tabs on all devices without editing on each device. Otherwise, it’s great. 👍
Dated articles 3/5
By Janet Silver
Great format, number one. My only issue is that articles are not dated. Can’t tell how old the news is.
Needs more 3/5
By Ponies be ponies
This is a wonderful app. It has good stuff there but I think it needs more. Like add more cities for the local news like Austin or Corpus Christi and a rodeo news section, more stuff like that
Leftist Propaganda 1/5
By Moral Highground
The flavor of news covered is shameful. The communist rulers of old (and S Lewinski of course) would be proud of this misinformation. Yesterday too many leftist opinions were reported as factual news. Nothing positive for right. Better factual reporting today but still propaganda dominates on what is reported
Handy format. New sources lean liberal 3/5
By Herb Green
Full of fake news disguised as real 2/5
It’s not always ‘what’ you report, but what you don’t report. We still don’t have a real balanced news source yet. Foxnews is the closest. Disappointed in this app
Balance in News 5/5
Typical bias media tactics 1/5
Nothing but liberal news and ties with democratic agendas... smart news for sheep’s and snowflakes.
If you like commercials, youll love this app. Tried to reAd two articals today after a bit it locks you into commercials n wont let out👎🏻👎🏻
Smart News really smarts 1/5
Advertised as unbiased I was actually excited. How refreshing I thought???? Unfortunately it’s no different than CNN or MSNBC blah,blah,blah. What a disappointment, opinion news all OVA DA place lol. Well, it was worth a try. Just another knock off. I just want facts please. No slants, no opinions. I’m SMART enough to figure out truth on my own, without any news agency trying to guide me. The media just doesn’t get it sadly....
The Era of dumb apps continues 1/5
After reading an article and going back to main screen, the application reloads the articles and jumps you to the top. Thanks for losing my spot for two new articles that are actually days old and I’ve already seen, you think. Then begin to scroll through the articles again to try to find where you previously were. With no help at all from the app, this will happen over and over. So you open up the settings believing the creators would give you the ability to prevent such a thing, applications used to provide customizations for almost everything, surely there is a way to prevent this madness. Unfortunately, you only find a couple of unhelpful options and details about the app and/or how to leave a review. The creators appear to know exactly what we want, so I suppose there is no need to let us configure anything.
If you’re thinking, all the other iOS news apps do the same thing, you’d be exactly right. Now you know this app does it too and will hopefully save you time from trying this app thinking you’re going to get something better. Which I guarantee is what they want you to think based off their unique name.
Slightly better than most in a dismal category 3/5
News apps have become increasingly stupid as someone seems to have decided that the public only wants dumb news. I used this app because Google News recently changed to be less customizable and more dumb. SmartNews is better than current Google News, but it still lacks the power to provide an interesting news feed for anyone who thinks. The main news feed is filled with miserable pop culture and social media news, and has the sneaky news-like ads that most of the other apps have. It does have some tightly focused tabs for specific interests, but your choices are to either specialize too much or read whatever bored high school students are reading.
Left wing news 2/5
Smart news is definitely leaning toward the left. I don’t believe there’s any news that his right in the middle anymore. They need to change the commercial we support the left.
Not happy 1/5
Totally playing left leads. Typical opinionated pieces. Garbage.
You state real news and quote CNN. How fake can you be? Going going gone
Not very smart news 1/5
Again most news comes from CNN and ABC
Good but.... 3/5
Love the Smart view feature but wish the articles (on US and POTUS)weren’t so liberally biased. I have another app where I can start muting certain news authors, like CNN. Can you add that feature?
Review opinion 5/5
You Love the convenience, and opportunity on the spot. Sometimes it seems opinions vs. fact? But none the less, I make a decision on my conservative values as opposed to liberal influence and sentiment? I really like truth, and patriotic way, with total Respect and Honor for our President and his family as well as Loving God and along that line with Law, military and border agents that give their lives for U.S.🇺🇸👍thank you, keep up good work to keep us informed proper.
Me 3276543889 4/5
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It’s out dated 2/5
By Pro cômputurs
It’s not advanced enough .
We need pick our own tabs
It’s out dated .
I expect something else.
Can you updates soon please .
Just another news media looking for attention 1/5
I thought I was going to see unbiased news. Not here! Just more of the same. When are we going to get real unbiased news.
Love it 4/5
I’ve been using smart news on two phones. Now and got the family using it reading it everyday!!!
Left leaning 1/5
Don’t be fooled by the TV commercials the news posted on the app is left leaning. I was hoping to finds news without opinions but I didn’t find it here.
By real newsreader
Very biased to the left.
Too left bias for my liking 1/5
I downloaded based upon the ads stating that this was news from both sides. That is not true. They only have left sources but claim you can add conservative sources if you want. Like that’s balanced. Perhaps that is balanced if you are a left leaning fake news site. I had to delete it after my first day.
Don't believe the ads for this app 1/5
By Golden Star Lord
The ads for this app claim that Smart News is balanced. It is not. There is a preponderance of left wing views. What right wing views are presented are often blunted as being of an being uninformative in nature.
Does not show balanced news 1/5
All the news is Liberal Left. How is showing all one side fair and balanced? It’s not.
Nice format but not enough control 3/5
In the “top” tab, the “for you” section swamps everything else and is where I think a large part of their revenue comes from. It’s mostly spam and clickbait, and there is no way to turn it off or to choose sources. Teen vogue, Romper, Ozy, Allure, Tree Hugger etc etc are not to my taste. Why must I see it. It not “for me”.
You can add new sources and when you do so, a new tab is created for each. Meanwhile in the main tabs, which cannot be removed, there is no way to control the sources for each. I really don’t want or need Fox News, for example. But there it is.
Update 2018-12-09, responding to developer response.
Dear developer. Reread my review. Concentrate this time. Notice that it says nothing at all about pop up ads.
DO NOT BE FOOLED 1/5
I have monitored this site for two months ..it is RADICALLY biased ! Between 75 and 87% liberal views are auto populated ! Do NOT believe their statement of fair news ...this is another example of a Sheep in Wolfs clothing ..Sorry liberal media but you couldn't sneak another socialist media outlet by claiming balance .... Your getting really bad at it now ..way too obvious
Might as well just watch CNN or MSNBC! Completely biased news is all this app has! Don’t waste your time!
Our country is about diversity, I will be illuminating this site because you do not have diversity. It is all one sided you cannot make informed decisions when you only hear one side or one side opinions. Very disappointed in the way you set up this news and information site.
Sorry Pretty Much Only News You Want To Share 1/5
By Nanna Max
Once again you boast all news, but not true. I did add the FOX tab but it shows up no where else. You are still managing what we read. Think again we are listening & watching all news, so please don’t insult my intelligence. I decided to keep the app for a while giving you an opportunity to include all news. Hope you don’t disappoint me.
Hardly the fair news described in their commercials 1/5
Yes, uses mainstream news sources but all with pretty much a left leaning POV.
This is an opinion articles source, not news. 1/5
CNN, MSNBC and similar left leaning sources make this site a good source of anything negative about President Trump. This is opinion articles, not news.
By truth carrier
Very disappointed. In the advertisement they show FOX news as an option but once downloaded, it’s not available. At least I couldn’t find it so it’s another left-leaning fake news app. And when I tried to give them a one star rating they tried to stop it.
False advertising! 1/5
This app is advertised as non-biased and balanced. Not true! Actually, it’s very left leaning regardless of what filters you apply. The next time you see the commercial, read between the lines.
95% Liberal News / 5% Conservative or Neutral 2/5
Good idea to gather news, but sadly is just another liberal news funnel (as if we needed more). They say you can set that up and receive what you want, I did. It just DOES NOT work or it’s a plain LIE. They bombard you with they favorite news feeds... Enough with CNN, Politico, Axios, Time, CNN, CNN (yes, CNN again and again.) I’m reviewing it to delete it afterwards. There must better apps out there. Hope they change their mind, or the fix their stuff. Anyways, bye bye “Smart” News.
The one I settled on 5/5
By Sedona Bob
I’ve had lots and lots of news apps. They all did fairly well as far as they go. But I found myself going scattershot from app to app to get breaking news, sports, politics, science, tech, entertainment, analysis, and local news. SmartNews solves this problem by being dozens of information apps under one umbrella. The customizable source bar let’s you choose the subject matter of interest to you. Even if a site is not on your bar you can always browse to it. I have deleted all my other news apps because SmartNews renders them superfluous. Highly recommended.
Unbiased what a joke 1/5
By Direct TV suks
Downloaded the app after seeing a commercial about site gives you both sides of the story
Spent about an hour reading “news” on the app
This is as one sided as it gets
One of the most biased, one sided, news sites I’ve ever read. This is an opinion site, not a real news site
Don’t waste your time if you want to read opposing view points so that you can make an educated decision
Nope, not balanced at all. Deleting app immediately 1/5
Sorry, this IS NOT a broad base of balanced news. This is the AP... THE AP. Extremely biased, what a joke.
Compilation of biased news 1/5
OK for world news and sports, otherwise totally biased compilations of news. How Trump is bad for the economy, how Trump is a Russian agent, why Trump scowled at Bush’s funeral. All “hate Trump” all the time. I didn’t vote for Trump, he’s not the only news in the world or business. If I want to read negative stories all day about Trump I can just use the CNN app.