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With so much going on in the world of technology, politics and not to mention the unending celebrity drama, a robust Windows 10 news app is a must have on your PC. Gone are the days when people used to visit the vendor’s shops pretending to buy the newspaper only to cast a brief look at the news headlines. Today, there is a respectable collection of Windows 10 news apps that break the news for you even before it hits the press.
These news apps can be linked to a news reader that pulls news from different sources or dedicated to a single news agency. Some apps target a certain niche such as sports only while others cover every story that has made the headlines ranging from politics to sports, pop culture to medicine and more. Some of these titles are very familiar and you may have heard of them while others are very new but you’ll realize that they have quite a lot to offer. In this roundup, we’ll only mention the news apps that are available in the Windows 10 store.
The Top 5 Best Windows 10 News Apps
There are many news apps for Windows 10 and Windows mobile but none beats NewsFlow. The app is a new player in the game and comes with a beautiful user interface, the kind that you’ve not seen before on RSS readers. NewsFlow strictly follows all the Windows 10 UI guidelines which partly explain why it has such a clean and really nice user interface. But the secret is not in the UI, but in what the app brings on the table.
NewsFlow comes with a ton of features all geared to give you an unparalleled user experience. It brings all the news from your favorite website in one central place, so you don’t have to browse the internet looking for additional information. Below find a few of the top features you will find in this app.
- Favorites and read later lists
- Portrait and landscape orientations
- Live tile with the latest news
- Notifications for all the top news
- Offline news storage
- RSS, RDF, and ATOM support
- Standalone feeds synchronization engine
Even better, NewsFlow is one of the few news apps that do not include in apps advertisements. The app is 100% free and is available on the Windows store.
Discovery News is your solid source of information in the world of science and technology. As the name suggests, Discovery News is a product of the Discovery Channel and it was specifically designed to unravel the science mysteries and bring the answer right into your fingertips. The interface is stunning, yet very informative. The home page is divided between the latest featured stories and the various news channels.
News stories and videos are added on regular basis. Countless videos are added on daily basis and you also get the lowdown every weekday from hosts such as Anthony Carboni. In addition to videos, you can swipe through a large catalog of HD photo galleries. You also get a dose of crazy facts that you might not find elsewhere.
MSN News is the official news app created by Microsoft Inc. and it brings curated news stories from many sources and customizes it to suit your topics of interest. The app has a clean interface and is renowned for bringing news, sports, and weather right to your desktop. The stunning interface has a live tile support that delivers the current headlines of the day, gathering information from global sources.
MSN News has a layout that allows you to quickly tap to your news of interest. All the news categories are displayed across the top of the screen with the menu buttons on the left side. Microsoft gives you the option to edit the categories so as to hide the ones that are of no interest to you. The menu bar will help you navigate to your topics of interest and also has the option to send feedback to Microsoft. You can use the arrow key to navigate between articles and the action button to share any article on social networks.
CBS News is a free universal app available for both Windows mobile and Windows 10. The CBS News app delivers on-demand videos from the company’s award-winning news program including CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News as well as CBSN—the 24/7 digital streaming network from CBS news.
The CBS News app covers many news categories including US News, World News, Entertainment, Health, Technology, Science, Politics, and more. The app also brings you live news shows such as Face the Nation and 60 Minutes. You can also bookmark or share the stories of interest through the hamburger menu.
USA Today is a popular news app that brings what you would expect to find in a newspaper to your Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices. The app covers daily news stories from vast categories including politics, technology, travel, money, lifestyle and more. Clicking on each category will open into more refined sub-categories, for instance in Sports, you will find NFL, NCAA, NBA and other sports leagues.
The USA Today app has an intuitive interface and the layout consist of the hamburger menu nested on the top left corner. Clicking on the hamburger menu opens many options to choose from. You can share the stories, tag as favorites, or save to read later. The app also allows you to use keywords to search for specific news stories. USA today is a no compromise app that brings the top news and trending stories right into your Windows 10 PC.
The world has evolved so much such that almost everything that used to be done manually has a digital platform that simplifies the way things are done.
The list above only highlights the top apps and is by no means exhaustive. Other top news apps that you should also check out include ESPN Sports, READIY, Redditting, News Republic, CNN, and Flipboard.
If you’re a Windows 11 user, you should know that news feed is no longer available and we covered this change in detail in our Windows 11’s Widgets board: News Feed no longer an issue article.
Feel free to toss out your recommendations if you have a favorite news app that you feel deserves a place on the list.