Newsbeat Radio - breaking news radio playlists, personalized based on your preferences by Tribune Digital Ventures (iPhone)
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Released: Mar 6, 2014
Version: 1.5.0
Size: 15 MB
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Newsbeat Radio - breaking news radio playlists, personalized based on your preferences

Tribune Digital Ventures
Listen to a playlist of succinct 1-minute news stories in a NPR-like streaming radio experience. Listen to only the stories you like, and skip the rest. Personalize the playlist with your favorite topics and news sources. Catch up on news during your commute!

COMMUTE COMPANION : Tired of old podcasts from previous night? Start your day with fresh, personalized, breaking news read out to you in the morning, while driving, exercising, or simply going about your day at home or at work. For your commute, listen to weather and traffic specific to your current location and get sports scores from your favorite NBA/MLB teams. The app can be paired with your car speakers via bluetooth or wired connection, to enjoy the audio through your vehicle’s speakers.

PERSONALIZE YOUR NEWS : Each time the app is opened, it pulls together a personalized audio news playlist of individual news stories based on your specific preferences. With Newsbeat, you can pick the news sections, topics and sources that you want to listen to - from a large collection of high quality, trusted, local publications, as well as national news organizations across newspapers, blogs and local television stations.

Special Note to our international users, based on user feedback :
◦ We currently carry only the news sources from USA.

Praise for Newsbeat
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▪ Android Authority : 10 best apps
▪ The Next Web : 15 best apps
▪ The Guardian : 10 best apps
▪ Business Insider : 13 hottest apps
▪ Engadget: "Experience sounded a lot like NPR"
▪ The Verge: "Among the sleekest we've seen yet"
▪ TechCrunch: "Audio app aimed at news junkies"
▪ Variety: "Like Spotify or Pandora for news"
▪ Fast Company: "This app could change news"
▪ Time: "A news radio-like experience you can operate hands-free in your car"
▪ PocketMeta: "It’s a completely new approach to consuming newspaper and digital magazines articles and news."

Other highlights
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▪ Top stories every day personalized for each individual user
▪ The app automatically picks your local news sources for you
▪ Pick your favorite news sources from over 650 sources we carry, from your local publications to national sources.
▪ Pick the topics you care about from thousands of topics we track
▪ Prioritize news sections - World, National, Local, Technology, Sports, Business, Politics, Movies, TV, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health, Celebrity
▪ Our streaming technology provides smooth, uninterrupted news while you drive, even through poor data network areas. The app downloads content over Wifi every morning to minimize mobile data usage while you are on the road.
▪ The personalization engine customizes your playlist based on what you listen to, and share, like and/or skip.
▪ The app also displays entire articles for reading purpose.
▪ Receive daily email news digest to start your day.
▪ Get important breaking news via mobile notifications approximately once a day
▪ Share stories with your friends using Facebook, Twitter, text or email

Follow Newsbeat
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Twitter : twitter.com/mynewsbeat
Facebook : facebook.com/mynewsbeat

Featured Music
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We feature exclusive musical interludes performed by Christine Wu – follow her at @xtinewu and facebook.com/christinewuviolin

What's new in version 1.5.0
Tons of new feature improvements!
- Enhanced UI - smooth scrolling of stories to skip
- Pick the topic choices when you 'like' a story
- Sleep timer
- You can now browse and see all the news sources we carry
- You can now opt out of breaking news notifications
- You can now block certain categories of news (e.g. sports, politics, etc.)
- You can now choose to get only stories narrated by real people (Note: this will result in lower personalization)
- Top stories get you the most important stories of the day, and, the stories that match your choices
Our verdict: Good
  • + Newsbeat Radio - breaking news radio playlists, personalized based on your preferences is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is free.
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