Haystack TV: Local & World News - Free APK

Version 3.84 - com.haystack.android
Last updated: 2019-11-08 14:48:18

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Haystack TV: Local & World News - Free apk

APP Information

App Download Version3.84 (8131)
Updated2019-11-08 14:48:18
Apk Size7.84 MB
App DeveloperHaystack TV
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.haystack.android.apk
Website http://www.haystack.tv

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Haystack TV: Local & World News - Free is haystack,android,news,magazines, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.2 by 5 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Haystack TV website who developed it. com.haystack.android.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.84 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Haystack TV: Local & World News - Free APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 38672+ times on store. You can also download com.haystack.android APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Google Play Awards for Best TV Experience and Google Play Editors' Choice. Get the most trending news videos in a headline news channel personalized for you and watch it on your phone, tablet or TV.

Get started by picking your favorite sources, categories and topics. As you favorite and follow more topics, Haystack TV gets smarter about what to include in your daily newscast. You’ll always have something new to watch that matches your interests and mood.

* The latest politics, local news, national news and international news from top organizations such as CNN, AP, MSNBC, NYTimes and the BBC. (Note: Fox News has prevented us from showing their content. We are working with them to resolve this issue)
* Highlights and news about your favorite sports including the MLB, NFL and NBA.
* The latest celebrity news and gossip on our dedicated entertainment channel such as TMZ and Buzz60.
* Business news and financial news from the companies, stocks and sectors you care about.
* The latest politics coverage from multiple perspectives. 
* The latest tech news, including new gadget announcements, car news, and more from CNET and The Verge.
* Your favorite video game updates and release announcements.
* Late Night laughs with hosts such as Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan.

Haystack TV is a free and Google Chromecast™ Ready app, a great alternative to cable news. Haystack has featured repeatedly for Chromecast and Android TV.


Please let us know how we can improve by selecting the feedback in the app, or find us online at http://www.haystack.tv

App ChangeLog

  • New banner redesign
  • Upgraded video player
  • Changed the default video quality to be adaptive

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Great idea, but buffers constantly. I haven't been able to get through 1 news story without constantly being interrupted. I tried both WiFi and cell service multiple times and locations. YouTube tv (live programming as well as recorded shows) and Netflix do not have this problem. I will change my rating if you can fix this app.

It is a good organization of what I like to get news about, but I only have one or two times a week that I ha e time to catch the news. So, during that time buffering is out of line. To be able to set the high definition quality to a lower setting could remedy that, but it is not an option. And predownloading my headlines is only done using Wi-Fi witch I am never on therefore not an option for me either.

Superb source for up-to-the-minute news stories, both local, national, and from other world-wide news sources. I FEEL SO INFORMED! I use it on our Fire TV, and my Android cell phone. I love it! Thanks...Months later using HAYSTACK and I am hooked! Just wish they had a local news hashtag search by city. Only get 1 local news source

Such an easy-flow of the news cycle...the format is clear and concise...the use of options/set-up is user friendly, unquestionably...I'm glad to have subscribed to Haystack News...I use it each and every day !

I have been using your great channel so much lately - especially during the approach of Hurricane Dorian, but I do have one suggestion. During the approach of the storm PLEASE delete old reports and advisories as it is very hard for many to tell what is current and what is not. If people are to depend upon Haystack for their news, it must be NEWs not OLDs. Hurricane updates are very TIME SENSATIVE.

The app is self the app itself is great it's kind of lags a lot stop go stop spin spin if it didn't do that it would be a great app but I'll keep you informed on your local news world news everything the latest from Washington DC Reagan and that's talking I don't I don't like too much in I mean that's that's not sit down to about to Star thanks

Excellent app if you like news a few seconds at a time. Really like the app would be 5 stars but it doesn't allow for mobile streaming limited bandwidth. So don't bother watching it if you're not on wifi or standing under a cell tower. Please add resolution settings!

How can you not date the stories when showing stories that are not current? I like the rest of the app. When this is fixed I'll change my rating.

This is a great app for getting quick access to the news you want to see. I really like the ability to keep track of local news in other parts of the country where my family and friends live. If you're a cord-cutter, this is an essential app.

Best app to get your news from multiple sources in one place. Streams flawlessly with Chromecast.

I have not had any problems with this app. I really like the short and concise articles that quickly keep me on top of current events!

If it is live streaming we enjoy the application to full extent. More states of usa to be covered. Overall the apk is good.

Would not let you exit required restarting box . Played well, I had to unistall.

This app is great It covers many catagories very well done.Thank you.

I love it! I must know what's happening around me. Haystack Tv is awesome 😁

Great App with loads of choices. Geared more to the American TV market

i like this app. it keep up on live event, give it try. 5star for me

Haystack gives me enough news clips from CNN and MSNBC and others that I paid for the $3 ad free subscription and don't bother with cable anymore!

Great app to catch up on the news your interested in.

Good coverage of most issues.

Very frustrating, the app is foever routing

Great place to get all the news in one place

luv everything about Haystack!! everything!! i just wanna say wish we could have had Haystack n the 80's! lol

Great way to get news and current affairs

Um always up to date with the news

Good app but doesn't work any more on my Nvidia Shield TV. It won't stay signed in, ruining the experience.

Haystack TV best news app all the best news networks in one app

One of the best application to see news arround the world

I enjoy world news. After awhile. I get tired of our political news. Although that is a need to know topic!43

I really value this app. I have friends all around the world. I need to know what's is happening in each one of their countries.

Excellent app, keeping me informed of the most important news events world wide.

plays all your preferences automatically covers news Quickly and other categories love the app could change location anytime anywhere

Only installed for few minutes seems like good app

Great app for local news

Quick and insightful

Smart means to get quickly up on current events

Excellent app and intelligent too

i don't have time to play in my phone..but in my smart t.v.excellent..weather..news..cant ask for more...free.thanks

The best_cover all news apps

Very good app thank you

This news app is awesome.You get to choose the TV news channels of your own area, and the type of news.It uses little MB, and has a good, clear sound.Very few news apps will a Note 2 android accept, but it will accept this app.So thank you much!!!

I am very fond of this app, but I don't know why it seems impossible to add it to a Google Home routine to launch and cast to a television equipped with a chromecast. I'd like to wake up to my television playing current news via this app. Any info on current capability or future plans for this functionality would be greatly appreciated.

although this app still comes pre-loaded with all the Democratic brainwashing stations you could dream of there is an option to remove any news cast that you do not like from future headlines. they are slowly adding more Republican news stations. this may be because of complaints however they are still doing it. I have increased my rating from 1 to 3 stars

*UPDATED AFTER DEVELOPER COMMENT* Someone should come up with a better version of this idea that lets you curate based on any (and specific) YouTube or video sources (selecting your own channels), with way more hashtags to follow (and exclude) than are currently available, and has no ads if you already pay for YouTube premium. So, basically, YouTube needs to build a better front end to accommodate this. This app is okay, but lacks in the aforementioned ways. Haystack Premium (ad free) is $60/yr.

Love that I can get my news how I want it. I gave it four stars because I would like some more filter options and some more sources, other than that all is good for now, my go to for catching up on the day.

Great app, one of my favorite, and pinned to my home screen. The only thing I would really love is if it was possible to play in the background, or a minimised screen

This is a good app that does what it says it does. I have been a user for about 6mo. now, and my Apple friends are jealous.

Casting problems to chromecast have not been fixed it still freezes often . disconnection happens ofen. I dont have this problems when casting from any other app. Plus when you pick what kind of news you want to watch from the scroll on top of page it gives you things that are not part of the category . like getting world news when your watching sports ect. Been watching for 2 years what was once a great way to cast news has become very frustrating . someone needs to be watching the content to make sure these problems are addressed. I am beginning to belive that I will have to look elsewere for casting my daily news. that would be sad. please address these problems. Thank you your loyal watcher

Why Doesn't the "Search" Field Work on Samsung S8+? When you tap on search & place your cursor in the field to type, the keyboard just momentarily appears & immediately disappears. It does not stay on for you to type. I surmise this may be a problem for many smartphones (or maybe modern Samsung smartphones). The search function is so important as I like searching for Trump to watch comedy strips on him. His presidency is so hilarious for me. Please resolve the issue. I have uninstalled & reinstalled but no joy.

Nice idea and execution. The app however forced me to reset my Google password after signing in from a new device. Huge inconvenience. Also, commercials play Much louder than the rest of the content, forcing you to stay by your volume controls. Would be nice if there was a premium subscription version available. I'd be willing to pay up $4.99/month for no ads. Work out the kinks and and address the ad issue and you legitimately have a 5-star app on your hands

interesting. allows information sampling. easy to use.

great substitute for local weather and news on the fly if you don't mind a few adds. It's not a TV app but it's close to the news and local information.

I would give 4 stars if there wasn't so much buffering. it's still a great app to have. I don't have much experience with the ads because I'm only about 3-4 days with the app.

#1 I love the ease!#2 It's not bias like so many say.. literally I love that I can flip the channel it's very up to date in videos and thou, I noticed that some shows clipped off YouTube channels -but overall it's excatelly what any free thinker who likes a whole plate of news want! If Anything -I only wish Viceland.. RT..or The Young Turks ..like Pluto tv was on... but OVERALL this is a great Free App to watch news and other shows! I cut my cable last month this app is fantastic for $0.00 Price!

This app is perfect! Gives me exaxtly what i was looking for in news that im i tersted!

You have to select at least two "interests" from a small group of presented alternatives. I.e., you will most likely not be able to select what actually interests you and the app obviously has plans to filter what is presented to you. You can not skip this step.

Mistake deciding to update! I've been a happy user for years and finally decided to update to the latest version after months of not updating. The latest update will not play ANY videos. Just sits there and eventually times out. wish I could go back since this is now useless. I've tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling with no success.

We've starred several #topics and @people in Haystack on our Android TV. These used to be displayed as a list on the left side of the main Haystack screen. I'd love to get them back there. That was our preferred mode of navigation. Now we have to go to Search to access them. I don't know if there's a configuration I can't find or if the app doesn't support that anymore.

Not able to get really up-to-date information. continues to play.clips from two days before. Then it does not show all the news for that day. does not allow You to remove stations you dont want. even though it gives you the options. it can use some more adjusting. Then it will become Great

The news options are limited to strong left leaning sources. Searching for more centered sources results in multiple tags, BUT none of them viewable. Just another propaganda tool. Responding to Haystack, have newsmax as favorite, but all news videos are abc, CBS, newsy, and other left leaning media. Bloomberg is the closest to center I see. Where are my favorites?

I found this app on Roku first and liked it enough to see if it was available on my phone. I use it every morning to catch up on local news and hear what the weather is going to be like for the day. I also enjoy the ability to customize the feed of topics that I want to stay informed about. This app is great and is one that I will always use.

Started out good. Worked well consistently for a few months. Now, Is ok , for about 15-20 min, when I turn on but Continue to have issues. Loud Crackling sound . Freezes constantly. Turns off. A number of other problems.

no longer works like it use to. constant buffering on video. use to be my favorite app Not haystack problem intermittent WiFi problem

best newscast. do not clutter it with too many ads. it will make me drop it as i did with Newsy

Great app for collating news, tech and entertainment stories. Quite adaptive to users viewing habits. However, while I've entered Canadian and other countries' media in my preferences, I still don't see enough of them in my feed. I would like to see more Canadian representation.

With my schedule it's great to have the news read to me while I continue to work and with this app l can select what I want to hear and see when my interest is piqued. Thanks for a great app!! It wasn't working on my iPad for a bit so I continued to use it on my android phone.

No nonsense app Very good

It reopen itself after confirming 'Exit' on Nexus Player (Android TV v.8). It takes 5 to 10 tries before it actually exit, and it starts playing videos between every exit attempt. This bug is in app since long time even after several updates. Please look into it and I will give 5stars

One of a kind video curator. Hard to live without after getting used to. Won't cast to my new Samsung smart tv but worked amazingly with Chromecast. Just found out I can access on PC at their website which is why I came to leave this review!

Love it. Watch every morning while I get ready for work on my Firestick. Now gave it on my phone! It let's you select what you want to see and block those things you don't.

just loving it! all the needed news, crafted on daily basis especially for me, with all my topics right in front of my eyes. this visual newspaper, simply the best companion for my morning coffee.

Crashes every few minutes. I cannot even get past the local weather report as it will crash in the middle of the weather report. Seems the software still needs to get mature.

it is by far the best of all the competition that try stuff push the same type of app it is definitely worth the investment or the time if you're getting it for free I don't know I'm just telling you it works and it works very well

Hi I download this app to have custom news. However after trying it I found out that it is not useful for me. I am reading it to stars because there is no way to delete your account on this. Good day stupid Developers!

Good selection good app but needs to get with the times and support 18:9 screen phone's by allowing the picture to expand to the while screen like YouTube does, when will you have 18:9 phone support to fill the screen?

Works great! Doesn't freeze or act dumb like NewsOn. Very clean, smooth running. Thanks for doing such a great job! I use it for casting local news to my Google dongle

It'd be great to offer differents content options to choose from when choosing or looking for favourites. There are lots of free serious news outlets that are not found when serching for favourites.

cool app but not what I'm looking for. thought it had full news broadcasts but instead it's clips. app is packed with lots of stuff, it's a good app, but it's not what i need.

While the app seems to work fine, all news sources listed are left leaning so you cannot get balanced news.

This is a well rounded video news app. Very good curation. Has a lot of my favorite news sources that would otherwise need a separate app. App works smoothly

The previous version worked great. this one won't let me exit or list news stories to pick. I would love to revert. uninstalled.

App seems working fine, except one big problem for people who are hearing impaired, No closed caption option in setting at all not like Pluto TV, Uninstall & no use to me

keeps stopping and reloading. information is good but can't watch

I like the app but will just pause in the middle of the video. will have to find new app when taking a shower. really annoying

amazing resources to find latest news everyday...excellent jobs

I can't manage my favourites because all the titles are blank. If you fix this problem then I can give it a higher rating.

If you favorite conservative news channels, and mute the others, not much shows up in your feed. It would be great if you only want to watch main stream media or liberal stations. Uninstalled.

I love this app I watch it everyday it's like getting your news "Highlights" everyday. I recommend this to everbody....quick go down load it...😁

love the roku tv app, but this android version doesn't let me sign in with Google. it just sits there. Fixed the bug. now it works great!

Customizable for kinds of stories and for individual stories. It works with Chromecast 99% of the time.

amazing, reliable, smooth, up to date, hip

Excellent source of quick updates of current news and events across different channels.

it's nice to have variation in the newscaster

Great app to watch free tv and keep update with latest news. Canceled cable and sling tv a x do not feel it.

Disruptive slow loading ads spoilt this apps. To make it worse, haystack does not allow skipping of unwanted ads.

This is superb,but could you make it possible for us to watch in 360p or 240p because of bad network please?

Easiest way to get the news while living abroad 🤗

Great for hot news around the world streaming from all major channels. Really good.

Great app, free, personalized news sources

Since cutting the cord (discontinuing cable and satalite tv) I looked for a way to get local news. Haystack gives me the basic news.


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approximate location (network-based)
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view network connections
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find accounts on the device
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