Newsy: Video News

Newsy: Video News


(3 stars)


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100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Latest Newsy videos featured
  • Categories
  • Playlist and "watch offline" features
  • Videos with transcriptions
  • It should run more smoothly
  • Sober design
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Expert's Review

"News your way"

Reviewed by / Apr 25, 2014

Newsy is a revolutionary way to broadcast video news

Newsy is a new way to broadcast news. In fact, a way adapted to the video streaming era. The guys at do a great job curating news from difference sources and editing them into 1-2 minutes videos that highlight all the relevant info related to the topic. In addition, these videos are accessible from multiple channels: website, Youtube, Roku and, of course, mobile platforms, which allows you to keep up-to-date with the topics you care about.

Newsy is an excellent an innovative service that makes the most of current technology to fulfilling a basic user need: keeping in the know. It provides curated pills of information in 2-min length videos with its transcriptions below (which can also be a good way to improve your English skills).

Newsy's home highlights "most recent stories" but you can browse through its different categories: technology, business, entertainment, politics, sports... You can also search by keyword. In addition, you can create a daily playlist of video news you want to watch and make any of them available offline.

Of course, any article/video can be shared using any of the apps installed on our device.

Despite its originality and cross-platform nature, there's still room for the mobile version to improve in regards of design and performance. It doesn't run as smooth as it should and its interface doesn't look and feel as intuitive and modern as other news apps.

Regardless, Newsy lays out an innovative, handy and comfortable way to stay in the loop. Isn't that what we all News-junkies like most?

Tags: newsy video, newsy, video news, videonews, afp mobile reader, newsy news multisource.

Developer's original description available here
• Winner of the 2011 Appy Award for best News App
• TechCrunch: “A must-download.”
• VentureBeat: “Newsy’s mobile video news analysis seems the smartest about journalism’s newest medium.”

Promising to make you smarter, faster, Newsy delivers context with convenience to keep you informed on the world’s news stories. Through short videos, Newsy accelerates your understanding of a news story by analyzing perspectives from multiple sources.

A news analyzer, not an aggregator, Newsy is the only video news app producing daily videos that highlight the nuances in reporting. News sources are abundant yet redundant – you need a resource that provides meaningful insight into the news. and Newsy’s mobile apps offer just that by analyzing and presenting the world’s news coverage.

Download the free app for short, informative video news on the go.

Recently changed in this version

All-new interface!

Less crashing, more stories, no headache.

Push notifications for stories in your favorite categories, tablet and handset compatibility improvements, and a new Queue with the option to store videos for offline viewing.

Configure your device's push notification settings in the in-app settings panel, found in the main navigation menu.

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Comments and ratings for Newsy: Video News
  • (43)

    by Cedric Jackson on 06/02/2015

    Great way to watch the news and catch up on the news

  • (43)

    by Kevin Xu on 06/02/2015

    Big thumbs up since nowadays lots of developers has acted as anonymous identity thefts and it's very hard to find such apps. Great apps. It's very intuitive to use.

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    by dwight marshall on 05/02/2015

    This would be a nice app if it wouldn't crash every time it's used. Uninstall after latest update total change of app was a bad move !

  • (43)

    by Ranjith Kumar on 05/02/2015

    Crashing after every full screen video playback on Nexus 6. And even when I unchecked the alerts setting, still I get notifications, way too many of them.

  • (43)

    by Ben Wolff on 04/02/2015

    This is nothing more than liberal media pandering to the whims of the Democratic Party and Obama. Way too many notifications, and not enough impartial news.

  • (43)

    by Jerry Frye on 04/02/2015

    UPDATE: Uninstalled! ORIG: I've unticked all the topics I don't care for and still the app now sends far too many notifications. The point is NOT to notify me of EVERY single new story. Come on guys, you've swung the pendulum way too far the wrong way.

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    by Mark Pearson on 03/02/2015

    I used to get zero (or extremely few) notifications. Now I've gotten four in the last few hours. This is preposterous. Must be a bug... I hope it'll get fixed soon.

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