SmartNews: Local Breaking News APK

Version 22.4.40 -

Breaking local news and weather forecasts from your neighborhood.

SmartNews: Local Breaking News apk

APP Information

Download Version 22.4.40 (1000616)
Apk Size34.84 MB
App DeveloperSoThree, Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download SmartNews: Local Breaking News 22.4.40 APK

App Description

SmartNews: Local Breaking News is gocro,smartnews,android,news,magazines, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4 by 16 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit SoThree, Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 22.4.40 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 APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 329829+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 40+ million readers in 100+ countries!
SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now.
SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more.
“Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.” 
Breaking News --
Notifications for breaking news headlines.
Smart Mode -- 
Readability mode for optimal news reading experience.
Offline News Reading -- 
Fetch trending news and read it offline.
Awarded Best News App:
- Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google 

App ChangeLog

  • - Live coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: Get the latest news, a timeline of events and other updates on the conflict.
  • - New publishers include Clemson Wire, Hawkeyes Wire, Tar Heels Wire and more!

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Fred B-avatar

    Fred B

    What's with these forced ads??! This WAS my favorite news app. I even recommended it to friends. Now there are these huge ads - WITH SOUND! - that just randomly pop up on their own that won't let you out until you listen to/watch them! HORRIBLE experience!! And like another reviewer stated, after suffering through the ads, the news feed scrolls all the way back to the beginning so you have to try and find where you left off! HORRIBLE!!

  2. Merissa Henson-avatar

    Merissa Henson

    I used to love this app. However, now when I am finished reading an article or when an add pops up my news feed gets rearranged and brings me back all the way to the top of the list. It also automatically downloads which refreshes my news feed and brings me all the way back to the top of the feed when I didn't want it too. This app has become too frustrating. I hope you guys can fix these issues because this app was great.

  3. Mike Savad-avatar

    Mike Savad

    EDITED 8-25-21 - the ADS are huge now. They flash before loading which hurts my brain. And they push aside all the articles into smaller boxes. They used to be just sort a part of the news line up but now they are twice the size and far more distracting. I know I would never click on a single one. I wish it went back to how it was. Its really obnoxious now. this is very good, i just had a black out and was able to see the news it downloaded just a moment before. however, when you have the network on, you get these full page video ads, and even though there is a way to turn them off, you can't turn them off. more so, i don't see anything about how often it updates itself, or if it updates. and the updated time, doesn't match my time zone, making it hard to know how recent it is. i'd also like a weather tab. otherwise its organized well. i would really rather it go to smart view if it see's i'm not on a network. or a way to just default to that. EDITED - i found an accuweather tab, but the content is OLD! had a trick or treat forecast, oddly dated recently. an earthquake report from 7 months ago. this program should remove any article over a week old. and the smart view MUST have the date and time stamp. news changes so fast that i need to know if it was said in the morning or in the afternoon. EDITED AGAIN, i used this a app quite a bit now... but there are two things that are bugging me beyond the date not being there. 1. you can't scroll, it stop at every ad, and that gets annoying fast. listen, if the ad catches my eye i'll click it. but i just want to get to the bottom of the story. 2. the notifications have a huge picture. i much rather would like to see the article and not a giant image of something. 3. now and then it gives me a full page video with noise. i don't want noise, i like discreet. not all the news places has a smart view, and the ones that don't have a ton of ads, all slow down and some make noise. also the articles - the ADS in there, should be in gray or something, and not be blended it making it look like a real news story, i don't have time for that. -- EDITED AGAIN AGAIN at 8-31-20 - i want to be able to choose my news, or at least get info on the news. i've been getting a lot of tabloid rumor stuff, which isn't helpful. or overly rightwing stuff. i want to be able to choose middle ground or slightly left, to remove lies from the news sources. or to just remove a news source.

  4. Mobius Mecha-avatar

    Mobius Mecha

    I like how it lets you pick what level of political bias you like, or if you prefer not to have one in your news. And, it has most of the stories relevant to me, before other outlets. All-in-all, it's a well made app. I just wish the interface looked better. [Update 10/20/21: Other outlets now have the same stories, from the same stations, at the same speeds as SmartNews does. There is no longer a home-screen widget, which bothers me. I'm lowering it from 5 stars, to 4.]

  5. Dave Shu-avatar

    Dave Shu

    Recently the app opens video ads with the volume set on high . This is in spite that in app settings "Autoplay video ads" is set to NEVER. Apparently the developers are clueless to the meaning of NEVER and don't care that a user would like read developing news when by chance the user is in a situation that the user can not make any noise,for example; laying in bed at 3 am not being able to sleep and waking their spouse out of a sound sleep because a video ad opens at full volume. Uninstalling!

  6. Dale Britt-avatar

    Dale Britt

    First of all, I never installed this app. I don't like pre-installed apps that just start feeding me notifications that I never asked for. Secondly, the notifications themselves are annoying, because they only show half of the headline. Even pressing the arrow to expand the notification still only shows you half of the headline along with a big dumb picture. This insults my intelligence, as if I would rather look at a picture than to see the whole headline. Basically unsolicited clickbait.

  7. Craig Potcher-avatar

    Craig Potcher

    Used to be better. This app has been so bloated with intrusive, repetitive, insulting, and loud ads, that I no longer want to use it. It's unfortunate because the layout and overall content is very good. Lately, though, it seems that articles are being arbitrarily stuffed with far too much extra worthless filler, just so more ads can be inserted. I find myself wishing for the article to "get to the point already". I'm relying on this app less and less every day.

  8. Edward Wagner-avatar

    Edward Wagner

    I lowered my rating because when ads play it is difficult to turn them off. Sometimes their timed and you have no choice but to watch them and your speaker plays surprisingly loud. Also it's not consistent on how to turn the ads off once they start. I would rather see an option that says an ad is about to play and what your options are to turn it off once it starts. Another update: Still a problem even after recent update. I have the settings so it shouldn't play video ads. But it still does. I

  9. Steve Frew-avatar

    Steve Frew

    I like the app as an app it's actually very awesome when just looking at the way y'all went about the awesome idea of it. But if you read the story's all is mostly bitching about what another is doing wrong or why it's whatever ya don't like . A lot of bitching and awareness of this and that is basically what you now know and whatever. If a better way to think about it would be better for me to say I would.. Why be dishonest to you.. No reason what so ever.. . Thanks, I appreciate it.

  10. Edward Jacak-avatar

    Edward Jacak

    This used to be my absolute favorite news app until they recently took away the ability for me to add custom tabs for particular news sources that I wanted to add myself. I don't like using their preset tabs with their added content source articles that I don't want to see. Now, I'm trying to shift to Feedly or Flipboard which are still inferior to how this app used to be great with their custom tabs. They went from first to worst.