I agree that there are lots of news apps available on every platform, and Windows 8, Windows 10 is no exception. However, there are some that outrank the vast majority, and one of them is the well known CNN app for Windows 10, Windows 8. If you like to know the latest headlines from around the world, then the CNN app is a must have on your Windows 8, Windows 10 device.
CNN is one of biggest news broadcasters in the world, therefore you might want to have their services on the go, via your Windows 8, Windows 10 device. The CNN app for Windows 10, Windows 8 is perfect for reading news and watching videos, and as you’ll see in a few moments, it is one of the best news apps I’ve tried in a while.
CNN app for Windows 10, Windows 8 – How good is it?
If you are looking for the short answer to this question, then the CNN app for Windows 10, Windows 8 is awesome! Being a free app that doesn’t show ant ads or other materials that would otherwise ruin your experience, CNN for Windows 10, Windows 8 is perfect for those who want to enjoy reading the day’s headlines with no hustle or stress.
The user interface of the app is very well thought, having intuitive menus that offer just enough information so the user can decide if they want to read a certain story, but not as much as to make it cluttered. Each menu has been designed to look its best and the stories are shown in a form that is easy to read and scroll.
The main window of the app is where all the important content is shown. Once you’ve opened the app, you will the Top Story occupying the main portion of the window, and in the right, you can see the Latest Stories. Also, by scrolling to the right of Latest Stories, you will find other content in the form of a dedicated Videos section and a menu of story categories.
Each sub-window has a the stories arranged with tile-like icons, very easy to click or tap, with the name of the article inside the photo, but still very easy to read. Once you’ve opened a story, in the first part you will a video or a image, underneath which is the name of the article, the journalist who wrote it and the date at which it was published or edited.
The videos look awesome, having great quality, unlike other news apps. Once you’ve opened a video, it will run in full-screen mode, and there is no option to minimize it. In case of photos and photo galleries, it’s the same story. You can also share articles via the Share charm if you please.
By right-clicking anywhere in the app, you will see two menus appear on the top and bottom of the screen. From the bottom menu, you can add the story you were reading to favorites, so you can save it for later or return to it at a later time, and from the top, you have the option to return to the home window, see the latest news, videos your browsing history and your favorite stories.
Overall, the CNN app for Windows 10, Windows 8 is one of the best news apps for Windows 10, Windows 8 I’ve tested, and thanks to its awesome looking user interface and it’s quality build, I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys CNN News. This is how official apps should be created.
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CNN App for Windows 10 users
The app has been adapted to Windows 10 OS and works on all Windows 10 devices like a charm. Now you can enjoy your favorite news app whithout any ads thanks to an update that has been released in late 2013.
What’s so important about this release? In Windows 8 you had the possibility to contribute to your story, with CNN iReport. This awesome feature is also available in Windows 10, and you can continue to contribute with news after upgrading your OS to Windows 10.
The app has been ‘abandoned’ by its support team, but it’s still available on Microsoft Store. However, you also can use it on your Windows Phone.
In case the app does not work on your devices or does not satisfy your hunger for news, you can always switch to another app. We would strongly recommend you to take a look at this list as we handpicked the best news apps for Windows 10 users.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. We want to be sure that our list has the best products that will fit your needs.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in April 2013 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.