If you live in Canada, then you have probably heard about the Metro newspaper, allegedly Canada’s most read daily national newspaper. And if you own a Windows 8 device, you will be happy to hear that the official app has been launched.
Metro International is a Swedish media company based in Luxembourg, but it has a very big presence especially in Canada where the firm has launched several editions of the popular newspaper. On a global scale, it reaches an audience of more than 17 million daily readers and 37 million weekly readers, so this isn’t a no-name, even if you haven’t heard of it. What’s cool is that you can open the app and access its content even if you are not currently within Canada’s geographical.
Metro News app now in the Windows Store
Metro, Canada’s most read daily national newspaper publishes coast to coast in Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Windsor, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. Offering the latest Canadian news with a local flavour for topics such as sports, entertainment, food, health, drive, and columnists.
Despite being targeted at those living in Canada, this is the single edition of Metro News and that’s why it comes with a lot of international content. But Canadians will be able to get important locals news as the following cities have their own section inside the app – Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Windsor, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. The app will work on Windows 8 touch and desktop devices, as well as Windows RT.
The app is divided into the follow sections: Top Stories, World, Canada, Scene, Sports, Oddities, Blogs and Columns, Food, Health, Drive and local news pertaining to the cities that we have just enumerated. You can pick the category that interests you wherever you are inside the app by right click or by swiping with your finger up top. While you’re on a certain article, you have the option to share it, read the next or the previous story and also change the text style and size.
Along with Euronews, Russia Today and many others, Metro News for Windows 8 is one of the best Windows 8 news apps I’ve seen in a while. The content is really snappy and everything gets loaded under a second. And with less than four megabytes, you won’t even feel it’s there.