Best English Newspaper Apps

Best English Newspaper Apps

Newspapers may be struggling, but the news and information sector is alive and well. The news just comes to us on our smartphones and tablets, rather than being delivered to our doorstep these days.

Even desktop websites are losing a big chunk of traffic to mobile devices that stream stories from news apps. Perhaps that’s because people like to get their news on the go while standing in line at the grocery store or taking a break at work.

In this rundown, we’ll talk about the best English newspaper apps that help customers stay on top of the news and keep them coming back.

1. BBC News App

The BBC is a worldwide news organization that keeps readers updated with the latest news stories and videos on-demand. It is considered the best world news app for iOS and Android, offering innovative ways to keep users engaged.

“My News” option is a great example of personalization, allowing users to navigate wherever they choose and visit the sections they like best: Top headlines, Economy, Breaking News, etc.

Live-streaming news channels within the app, recreating the TV news experience on a mobile device.

Breaking news through notifications to keep users informed on what matters.

Devices: Android, iOS

2. USA Today

The USA TODAY app features the latest news, money, sports, life, travel, tech and opinion headlines along with photo galleries, Snapshot polls, sports scores and customizable weather information. A new feature lets app users download USA TODAY headlines for offline, on-the-go reading.

The free app condenses content from USA TODAY into an easy-to-access interface to help you stay ahead of current affairs on the go. You can check the latest headlines in six different categories (news, money, sports, life, tech and travel). Each of these can be broken down into subsections to give you instant access to the news that you want to hear about.

The Scores section in the USA TODAY application displays the latest scores in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAAF and the NCAAB.

Devices: Android, iOS

3. The New York Times

The New York Times is America’s paper of record, featuring “All the news that’s fit to print” for over a century. Known around the world for its award-winning reporting, the New York Times offers a newspaper app that all its digital subscribers can access.

Off-line reading for subscribers who might lose internet access on the New York subway (or any metro around the world)

Breaking news alerts + notifications on topics of interest

A clean user interface that readers of all ages can wrap their heads around

Devices: Android, iOS

4. Google News

Google News puts its advertising algorithm to use by filling each users’ feed with news that interests them. And they’re pretty good at it, as you can imagine! This news streaming app can also show you local news, essentially serving as a local news app if that’s what you’re looking for.

The “Full Coverage” button under each headline lets users explore different news outlets’ takes on a given topic—something discerning readers value in an era of intense partisanship and concern about biased reporting

Ability to subscribe to specific news sources and read them directly from the app

Option to purchase premium subscriptions to news outlets

Devices: Android, iOS

5. CNN News

CNN pioneered the 24-hour cable news phenomenon—for better or worse!

CNN’s official mobile app receives 40% of its total internet traffic, and users find it engaging and easy to navigate. CNN offers a wide assortment of articles, and even though the main site is primarily written for a U.S. audience, the app will tailor news to your region based on your IP address.

CNN-exclusive content that you can’t see anywhere else

Video news channel that offers seamless live streaming

Additional video-based content (including popular shows) that video news junkies love

Devices: Android, iOS

6. The Guardian

The Guardian: Top Stories, Breaking News & Opinion is a world’s most leading News and Magazine app developed and published by Guardian News and Media Ltd. The app is specially designed for those who want to read top stories, breaking news, and opinions on the go.

It gives you complete access to the latest business, politics, sports, and all the other categories through award-winning journalism. The Guardian has a professional team who always ready to deliver all the latest, breaking, and trending news to deliver all the news content in one comprehensive platform. 

The Guardian News app also includes core features such as live reporting, cover all the top stories, support independent journalism, explore new stories, offline reading, and much more.

Devices: Android, iOS

7. Reuters

In a world of contentious debates, the Reuters news app is respected by many across the political spectrum. Reuters is known for fact-checking and objective reporting, featuring news from around the world.

Content from more than 2,000 journalists in 180 countries across the globe

Straightforward personalization allows users to see more of the stories they want to see

Editorial highlights let users sample opinion pieces from different sides of a given debate

Devices: Android, iOS

8. Apple News

Apple News is the native news app on iPhones and iPads, and if you’ve ever owned one of these devices, you know how much they try to vie for our attention. Unless you turn the app’s notifications off, you’ll get a barrage of updates.

The good news is that it does an excellent job of understanding what interests you, so you’ll end up seeing stories you like. It also has some pretty amazing aggregator features that others don’t offer, assuming you’re willing to pay for Apple News+.

Thanks to its bargaining power as one of the world’s big tech companies, Apple News+ lets you read content that exists behind many news outlets’ paywalls. In other words, for $9.99/month, you can read stories in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and many more—subscriptions that would cost you hundreds of dollars per year if you purchased them individually.

Being part of the Apple ecosystem gave them a built-in audience

Apple+ subscriptions are perfect for people who want to read premium content from a variety of sources

Beautiful UX design that we’ve come to expect from Apple

Download: No iOS download required—the app comes pre-installed.

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