SmartNews: US Breaking News

SmartNews: US Breaking News

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: SmartNews, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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SmartNews: US Breaking News App

SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 25+ million readers in 100+ countries! SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now. News From All Sides! 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. *** Reviews: “Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Jack C. “Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc “Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Eddie H. “Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12 “Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.” - CNET *** Features: Breaking News Notifications for breaking news stories. Trusted News 250+ top US & World news publications. Offline News Fetch trending news and read news offline. *** Awards: - Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple - Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

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SmartNews: US Breaking News app reviews

  • "News From Mostly One Side" 1/5

    By Crapple Apple App
    Another News App claiming to aggregate News from both sides. What you mainly get are Newsweek, HuffPo, Teen Vogue, VOX & Buzzfeed with a little bit of Fox News & the TheBlaze sprinkled in to make it appear to be neutral. They should change the description to reflect the news that you actually see on the app which is High-Quality Click Bait Headlines.
  • None 1/5

    By townedog
    Just got this app because of the "fair" advertising. First page of articles were all anti-Trump, anti-Republican. There's no fair, just more liberal [email protected]@p.
  • Decent but not great 2/5

    By Sapphire68
    Not enough news sources. Need to be able to customize feed options. Not enough categories. Default should be SmartView. You should be able to set it once and not have to change from web to smart view Every time. VERY ANNOYING.
  • Downloaded because they claimed to be balanced 2/5

    By Awesdret
    I am looking for truly balanced news. I tried this app because they advertised they were balanced. That is not the case. Even their headlines are liberal-leaning. So I am deleting. I don’t want swayed news.
  • Left leaning 2/5

    By Berg0311
    I’ve been searching for a news app that would give both sides of the story, and I thought I had found it, but when I first opened the app my heart sank. I looked and looked through the articles and while I found many from CNN and Huffpost and other left leaning media outlets, I didn’t see anything from right leaning media. It claims it’s unbiased but when I open it up for the first time and see 3 separate articles from the Huffpost and 2 from CNN but I can’t find a single article from even Fox News... who knows, maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance.
  • Their news....like most. 1/5

    By 465to2310
    It’s like seeing Fox News or MSNBC...a lot of what are opinions and not “news” at all. Stick to BBC news.
  • Too much liberal news 1/5

    By dayna134
    Too much liberal news, “real news not fake news” is their plug. Can’t find anything conservative that doesn’t trash the President as their top stories? Well I won’t hold them entirely responsible. Google does bury stories from conservatives. They have a nice layout but unless they improve I’ll be deleting the app Update: they provided the generic response, this app clearly not made for my use, if it was they would have included conservative news, the fact they tell me I can do it myself is an insult.
  • Room to grow 4/5

    By whozethere
    Org Review: 9/22/18. Pros: You chose most of news feeds. One stop shopping except for local news unless it makes national news. A few articles fail to disclose country into news. Cons: Top news includes a chose for you section dedicated to the Kardashians and royal guessing—Meghan may not be happy. Definitely not chosen based on me. This appears to be British Tabloid Celebrity News. Give this bunk it’s own page & get it off of top news.
  • Smart, direct, honest 5/5

    By beishaolin
    This is one of only 2 apps that I use for news. I prefer news that is just that: news. The feeds come from a variety of sources and one can choose what one reads. In our unhealthy news climate, there is a present danger of buckling to the insanity of fringe news from actual non-news sites that cater to a select type wishing to reinforce their agenda. This app keeps the news as it is and unfiltered. For those who only want to read their own talking points back and forth in a limited circle squeezing each other off, they can probably tweak their choices to arrive at that too, but how sad. The news is about fair coverage as it is given by long established and sincere journalists. I appreciate such a well written app and the plethora of offerings from news of all types. Please keep up the good work. Do not succumb to those tiny voices who wish to change the very definition of news.
  • Not worth the time 1/5

    By Loramassegee
    I decided to give this app a try hoping to find useful information. However, I was sadly disappointed! I did not see any information that was of any use whatsoever!
  • Nothing Smart Here....Do not download...CRAP! 1/5

    By Elktrks
    So I gave this app a chance, hoping for unbiased news, but it’s exactly opposite. They post all the Liberal BS, anti-Republican, anti-conservative articles from all the left leaning news sources. This is a streamlined Liberal/Anti-American news source if I’ve ever seen one. So go ahead & download if you believe all the BS CNN, Huff Post, NY Times, etc. report on. I gave it a try & was completely dissatisfied. I would give a negative star if I could.
  • It’s great 5/5

    By sld_my3amigos
    That is if my internet wasn’t so dang slow
  • Smart New should be Liberal News 1/5

    By Trial person
    Since almost all news is liberal (approx 95%). When you start representing ALL news media you are representing LIBERAL media. How could it be otherwise.
  • Hardly balanced 1/5

    By BobCincy
    Saw a TV ad saying this app presented both sides of politics. Hardly! One glanced screams this is just another left wing rag. Disappointing.
  • Total Left Wing News 1/5

    By Stormer48
    Download of this earlier today. Selected what I wanted to be updated on. Two hours later I am reading the different news articles well at least the headlines, and Realize that this is nothing but a left-wing mouthpiece. There is absolutely zero balance in their stories. If you believe in left wing opinions, then this cr-app is for you. If you have conservative views, move on.
  • Smart News Bias 1/5

    By Abbylew46
    Hard to report the news when you are so blatantly left wing. I remember a time when the news was actually news. Very sad.
  • Bias 2/5

    By spicyspoons
    Layout is nothing impressive. Not a lot of customization options and not well organized. Almost entirely filled with left wing new sources and the notifications have all been anti republican/trump stories. this app is left wing propaganda
  • “Top News” - seriously? 2/5

    By Smoore95030
    I’ve never clicked on any articles that would set my preferences to the large volume of animal abuse or child victimization stories I receive in “For You.” I don’t want to even see these headlines let alone read the articles. A sample: Husky puppy found with skull bashed in Group sex during hurricane Irma ends with decomposed body What you need to know before adopting a 3-legged dog Puppy thrown out of 3rd floor window in Trenton Man sexually assaulted 2 kids in NJ home invasion These pit bull puppies have so much energy ...and so on. Perhaps your algorithm needs some work?
  • great app, “smart read” feature is terrific 5/5

    By kelpgerp243
    I would echo the need for a night mode. white text on black is a lot easier on the peepers than black text on white.
  • Biased & Filtered 1/5

    By kma3211
    Terrible app if you are interested in news; great if you want your news filtered to omit conservative viewpoints. Journalism is cast aside to insert demeaning adjectives of conservative newsmakers and flowery diatribes of socialist propaganda. Just another DNC outlet.
  • More left wing 1/5

    By Pilotoneusa
    This news site is not as advertised. It is so tilted to the liberal side and left wing agenda with few pro republican articles. Beware before you get this ap.
  • Liberal 1/5

    By Awesome8995
    Sent me liberal notifications all day! GARBAGE!!!!
  • Resistance News 1/5

    By Carleybenevento
    Started off great then turned to a Trump resistance site. They claim to use an unbiased algorithm but not sure that means anything when NYT, TMZ, CNN and RawStory are your main news sources.
  • Need source mute/block feature 1/5

    By Anna the Wacky Banana
    I’ve been using this app for a while, and generally like it. But it REALLY bugs me you can’t mute/block/turn off specific news sources. Sorry, but I have no need to read Fox “News,” and it comes up in my feed quite a bit. Is this some draconian attempt to force people to read all “sides?” of an issue? Because that’s a bogus idea. All sides are not equal. If you don’t pick a side, you’re just denying your own bias.
  • Can't Faux News - Delete! 1/5

    By smittygal
    The most entertaining thing about this app was reading all the reviews from the poor widdle Trumpsters who couldn't take real news about their hero. 🤣 That point aside, I gotta say in this case I actually agree with them. Any app that presumes to know better than me what's good for me is frankly insulting. Whether users are left or right, we want basic customization options, like the ability to block a particular channel. Also, you aren't posting the same caliber of stories from Fox News & The Hill as you do from say NPR or CBS. You're posting the right's worst: crappy, race baiting stories that have nothing to do with the actual headlines of the day. Posting quality stories from the left and junk from the right just so you can claim that you're "balanced"? Sorry but this just ain't cool. Uninstalled! UPDATE: Thanks for the same auto-generated stock answer you send for just about every review here. If I could I would uninstall you twice just for being so obnoxious. 👎🏻
  • Well organized with good sources 4/5

    By Wisconsin Reader 2
    I like the layout of the app and the option to edit the tabs and the order of tabs. The stories are what interest me. Well done.
  • Good app. Think I’ll use it. 4/5

    By fjpoblam
    Beats Flipboard, News360, and Apple News. My one gripe is that many articles load in unneccessarily small font-sizes, making for uncomfortable reading. (The very same article, viewed in Safari, appears in much larger print.) This app splits stuff into a huge number of “topics” (areas? tabs? whatever). Tedious to navigate. But I can see that some folks may prefer it that way, so this is probably not a substantive gripe.
  • Okay, but slanted 3/5

    By HGCII
    The Top News feed is a little too slanted politically and I wish I could push that tab to the back, but it’s a decent app for other news categories....
  • No filtering 1/5

    By Fickett
    There is no ability to turn off news sources that you do not want. So if you are right-leaning you will have to suffer through CNN. If you are left leaning you will have to suffer through FOXNews. At least the Apple news feed allows you to customize the sources of news. I’m deleting it in less than a day.
  • Decent 4/5

    By RoMoul
    Too bad there is not more good news but this app rocks.
  • Great diversity 5/5

    By MtHoodResort
    A diverse source of honest news written by journalists that don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
  • Totally Biased! 1/5

    By Ddllmmss
    They claim this is an unbiased news app. Ha! Totally liberal slant. Worse than MSNBC!!! immediately deleted this app!!!
  • Best News Aggregator BY FAR 5/5

    By MLKMQ
    I have tried numerous News Apps and have left each one as they were not exactly what I was looking for From Design to Content, this is exactly how I would have built it myself. I do NOT understand the reviews which state that it leans one side of the aisle or the other...just don’t pick that particular channel if you feel that way My only criticism (and it is no biggie) is on the Top Stories tab, I could do without the “For You” section. I rarely find those stories interesting and would just prefer additional “Top Stories” to continue on scrolling down that page That aside this is the perfect News App
  • Fake news 1/5

    By rocky 246
    Every chance y’all get y’all put articles to rip up our president of the United States the only real news is fox news
  • Nice to the gigabytes, no commercials 5/5

    By Mark12897645444
    I am writing this from the Canadian bush. Internet is over the satellite and metered. If you use the smart view, it gives you mostly text and quickly. I really appreciate this. Contrary to the very negative 1 star who complained about political bias, this is pulling featured news of many web sitters, and I. This Trump era, the left learners are going crazy.. I just don’t read Huffington post articles, and move on to Fox or other news sources... We still are required to think for ourselves, even if all the news sites reported just the facts.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Klane...
    Great news app!
  • Another ultra biased news app. 1/5

    By SamScramwitch
    People should be offended by the insult to their intelligence that is this app - which markets itself as presenting "both sides." It does not do any such thing. I am very much a centrist, as is the vast majority of America, and it is clear to me that this app is simply another attempt to brainwash you into the fold of radical left groupthink. Thankfully most Americans are smart and see right through it.
  • Not a 17+ app 4/5

    By Langston Watson
    This app shouldn’t be rated 17+, as the content present isn’t any worse than any outher news site, and I know quite a few teens that would enjoy this app, but are unable to because of the 17+ age rating. Please change the age rating of your app to 12+ in your next update!
  • More crap news source 1/5

    By Deron G
    When I first saw this advertised, I thought, “what a great idea!” But then I realized it was a ply. All the same news articles from the biased legacy media. No thanks!
  • Fake fabricated news! 1/5

    By Rocky Top 3
    Another fake news site using left wing sources! APP? Huff Post?? NEVER!
  • Just the News 5/5

    By Vegaskellz
    In today’s opinionated reporting of the news, It’s great to just read the story and form your own opinion. In addition, to just the news...I can find news, sports, entertainment, top stories and much more in one App!
  • Not as advertised 1/5

    By MRG1163
    This app is promoted as a conservative news source. Not true. Not even close. The developer clearly knows that by advertising it as such they will increase downloads significantly. Any conservative worth their weight in salt will recognize the fake news feeds at first glance.
  • Add night mode!!!! 4/5

    By oldnintendo
    I love this app. Use it daily to see all the specific news I’m interested in... my only gripe is I mostly look right before bed.. make it possible to have a black background please!!!!
  • Best News Source Ever! 5/5

    By Aidan987
    I have been looking around for a news app, but I have found that most of them are very one-sided. You are fed only what that specific news site wants you to see. With Smart News, I can see a Fox News article right beside a CNN news article. All news is gathered here, global news, US news, all of it! The app is simple to use, and makes reading articles super easy! The layout is very conducive to easily reading articles, and overall I am very impressed with this app. My previous go-to app was Flipboard, but since I found this app, the other has been deleted. This one is so much better! My one suggestion would be that it would be nice if there was a way to save articles or star them so that I can find them again later through the app without having to send them to myself. Maybe there is a way but I just haven’t figured it out yet. Also, I know it’s not a big city, but it would be great to get local news here for Greenville NC! Anyways, this is the best news app out there, and I highly recommend to anyone who is looking to read reliable news from both sides!!
  • Republicans/Conservatives discriminated against here. 1/5

    By Cheerful2mara
    You have a stock response to your low ratings that suggests your app is “optimized” and that Conservatives must select their preferences. Meanwhile, every news story that comes up without any preference selection is blatantly skewed to the left, who don’t need to select anything. This is not how you have described your own app. If you had told the truth at the outset, a lot of people would have stayed with you. Instead you have blatantly discriminated against half of the population of the US; not a particularly wise decision.
  • Smart news shoves Liberal bias down your throat 1/5

    By b-avon
    No thank you. There isn’t anything here that represents me.
  • Marketing this as unbiased news is a stretch 1/5

    By Meowgi32
    It’s pretty obvious that every page draws heavily on left leaning sites like politico and buzzfeed. Marketing this garbage as a true news app is simply lying. To put it simply, this is why you lost. Skewed perspectives, blatantly anti male/white sentiments and emphasis on mislabeling; example- illegal immigrants are not undocumented.
  • Ian’s PaPa 5/5

    By Ian's PaPa Daddy
    So far I have enjoyed this news outlet❗️
  • Smart 5/5

    By AC690driver
    Unlike other news aggregators, this one does not send you to pay wall sources.
  • I liked the tv commercial. 2/5

    By BhamFan
    I thought I would be able to select some preferred news sites. Most of the news stories appear to be opinion/analysis pieces. Very little today about hurricane Florence. I guess that’s because it’s still only news. I don’t mind seeing articles from opinion sites like Slate or Atlantic. I still haven’t seen one from National Review. I saw one article from FoxNews. None from Washington Examiner. I don’t want to influence the algorithm toward liberal opinion pieces, just because that’s all I see. The commercial demonstrated a respect for alternative viewpoints I haven’t seen. It had a man in a MAGA hat that had all his teeth. Thank you for trying. For now, I will have to look at this as kind of an anti-drudge report aggregating anti-trump news.

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