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

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 Jonathan Naumann on 12/04/2015

    More than a news site, Newsy's an ensemble of pleasant young presenters, who give a view of a wide range of news, from multiple sources that is exemplary!

  • (43)

    by tom h on 11/04/2015

    Why the Hell does it only crash now? It literally crashes whenever I try to play any video. Great update..... Why would you?

  • (43)

    by Brian A. on 09/04/2015

    I like that the videos are transcribed so you can read or watch the content. They cover a good gamut of stories but are a bit aggressive on the news alerts. It seems there is always a story waiting for me on the notification bar. Like the app. Videos always seem to play smoothly on my LG G3

  • (43)

    by Eric Sender on 06/04/2015

    Love their non biased approach

  • (43)

    by Jay T. on 05/04/2015

    The absolutely newy news app

  • (43)

    by Carlos Avila on 04/04/2015

    I wish it had less Esh news.

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    by George Castro on 03/04/2015

    This needs Chromecast support.. Come on guys be on the cutting edge not the cutting room floor

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