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SmartNews helps you discover balanced, unbiased stories—for free. Connect with the world around you through editor curation and state-of-the-art algorithms. Whether it's politics, local coverage, sports, or entertainment, feeling good about being informed has never been easier.

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SmartNews has 50 million downloads, 2+ million 5-star ratings, thousands of trusted publishers, and was the "Best Local News App" of 2022 according to

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Best News Aggregator, 2023 (US)

Best Free News App, 2023 (US)

Best News App, 2023 (US)

Best Local News App, 2022 (US)

Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan)



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  1. SmartNews: Local Breaking News App User Reviews
  2. SmartNews: Local Breaking News Pros
  3. SmartNews: Local Breaking News Cons
  4. Is SmartNews: Local Breaking News legit?
  5. Should I download SmartNews: Local Breaking News?
  6. SmartNews: Local Breaking News Screenshots
  7. Product details of SmartNews: Local Breaking News

SmartNews: Local Breaking News App User Reviews

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SmartNews: Local Breaking News Pros

Close to perfect, I’m sure they can get there though...So let’s address the complainants about bias - out of the box, the app may appear to have a slant - but that’s also because the majority of the news outlets have a slant - can’t help that if you are a new aggregator - that being said, the devs have provided a library of sources that spans the spectrum of ideology and you can easily tweak the app to your own bias or neutrality or whatever you want to call it. In other words, customize the app, do not expect the app to read your thoughts. The single item of improvement - I get everyone needs to have a revenue source and SmartNews is no different - in their case, ad revenue is their source. Give us the option to opt out of ads by purchasing an ad-free subscription - monthly/annually/one-time - give us the option to either deal with the ads or remove them. Keep producing a solid product - doing great overall..TravelingFootballDadVersion: 8.21.0

NoisyI have really enjoyed this app. It gives a multitude of perspectives that I appreciate. But, since the last update, it has developed a very annoying problem. Noise. I use this app all over the place, including libraries and hospital waiting areas. The ads, for the most part, are tolerable. But now there are ads with loud audio content. This is unacceptable in certain areas and very embarrassing as well. This might end up causing me to remove this app, which I am not all that keen to do. So far, this is the only news app to have adopted this unfortunate feature. Please find a solution. The ads have taken over the app. I am scrolling down and then the news articles are pushed down by pop up ads. I go to hit an article that I want to read only to be sent to an advertising page because a pop up ad took the place of the article at the last moment. It is making the reading of news articles almost impossible. Disgusting..Aresbe1Version: 23.1.10

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SmartNews: Local Breaking News Cons

Used to be a great appNow it’s just another ad clogged, trendy people magazine style “news” app. I deleted it today after it hung up on another ad. Was great, is junk!.Beagle2003Version: 23.3.30

Not a bad app but!!!I read a lot of the reviews on here and every one is I thought you said this app is “balanced” news. But everybody is complaining it’s not balanced because all there looking for is one side of the story. There either for Trump or against him. They don’t want to hear the other side. To Trump supporters of its not Fox News it’s Fake news. So why are you looking to find “balanced” news when you really don’t want to hear it??? The same goes the other way. The second thing. The reason I gave this app a low score is because I understand you have a free app and you need revenue but the pop up adds and all the advertising is absolutely ridiculous. There are news sources that don’t even let you see the news because there advertising for you to buy something from them. CNN has at least 4-5 pop ups in the first 10-15 seconds. I couldn’t even go into a comments section because it just kept popping up to the same exact spot even if I tried to scroll up or down. It is ridiculous. I think I’ve had enough of this app. I’ll find my news (on both sides) somewhere else..NeogambitVersion: 6.0.10

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Is SmartNews: Local Breaking News legit?

Yes. SmartNews: Local Breaking News is 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 816,230 SmartNews: Local Breaking News user reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, AppSupports Legitimacy Score for SmartNews: Local Breaking News is 87.7/100.

Is SmartNews: Local Breaking News safe?

Yes. SmartNews: Local Breaking News is quiet safe to use. This is based on our NLP analysis of over 816,230 user reviews sourced from the IOS appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5. AppSupports Safety Score for SmartNews: Local Breaking News is 90.2/100.

Should I download SmartNews: Local Breaking News?

There have been no security reports that makes SmartNews: Local Breaking News a dangerous app to use on your smartphone right now.

SmartNews: Local Breaking News Screenshots

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Product details of SmartNews: Local Breaking News

App Name:
SmartNews: Local Breaking News
App Version:
SmartNews, Inc.
Legitimacy Score:
Safety Score:
Content Rating:
17+ May contain content unsuitable for children under the age of 17!
News, Lifestyle
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App Size:
139.58 MB
Bundle Id:
Relase Date:
01 October 2014, Wednesday
Last Update:
18 March 2024, Monday - 01:21
IOS 15.0 or later

SmartNews: Local Breaking News 24.3.30 Update Note
✱ Version History

- Performance improvements and bug fixes to enhance your reading experience..

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