When it comes to accessing news or any type of information, all you really need is a reliable Android smartphone. But how do you access this information? Do you rely on a web browser to read the latest news? Many of them are not very well optimized for mobile.
Alternatively, you can browse the Play Store for a particular game, fitness app, or news app, but there are thousands of them. On the App Store side, for a reasonable price of $9.99 per month, Apple News gives you access to popular newspapers and magazines in different industries.
But there’s a problem with Apple News: it’s not a great user experience, especially on Android. Users often criticize the app for its messy design and prevalence of intrusive ads even when using the paid version. In this roundup, we cover a selection of Apple News alternatives on Android and how they compare to each other.
No, unfortunately the name of this application does not mean Android Police. But be sure to check out our news section for all the latest Android stuff. In this case, however, AP stands for Associated Press, and AP News compiles the latest happenings from the Associated Press website. The app covers a wide range of categories including sports, entertainment, technology, and business. Moreover, the app also provides access to photos, videos, and audio content.
In other words, whether you’re looking for the latest news on your favorite NFL team or changes in the stock market, you’ll likely find that information on AP News.
Feedly – Smarter Newsreader
Feedly is an all-in-one app that compiles news articles and posts from a wide selection of sources. The app lets you create a personalized news feed from the websites of your choice, but it also compiles social posts from platforms like Twitter and YouTube.
In addition to news and blogs, you can see posts from content creators and media personalities you follow, all in one place. Feedly makes it easy to access your favorite content without having to open different apps.
Starting at $6 per month, Feedly hides ads and unlocks additional features in the form of highlighters and premium fonts. Sure, there’s a price attached for a premium experience, but it’s still cheaper than Apple News.
Corruption, crime, poverty and war, among others; it often seems that the news revolves exclusively around negative events. Stories can often leave you heartbroken, disappointed, hopeless, or just downright depressed. Good News is a Berlin-based startup that offers a different perspective on the world and humanity. And best of all, it does it at no cost to you. Every week, the Good News app compiles wholesome stories from around the world.
The app emphasizes stories that end on a positive note or leave you with a more optimistic view of the future. Topics include conservation and animal rights, sustainability and circular energy, education and social services, and human rights, to name a few.
Inoreader lets you organize content into thematic feeds. Whether it’s an authoritative news source or a personal blog you follow, select from your favorite publishers, add them to the feed, and scroll through them in a continuous stream.
By default, the app provides access to 150 feeds, along with easy sharing and saving for any written material you enjoy. Inoreader also offers a subscription plan: a PRO plan for $9.99 per month or $89.99 per year. Although the subscription gives you access to premium features, such as unlimited feeds and article translation, none of these are mandatory to enjoy the content offered by Inoreader.
In Brief – 60 Words
How long does it take you to read a typical news article? Two minutes? Maybe three if it’s a longer piece. But if you read, say, ten news content every day, that’s 20-30 minutes of your time.
Inshorts minimizes the time it takes to read the news. The app covers news with a brief headline and an equally brief body with all the facts you need to know. Inshorts compiles information from a wide range of sources, including Reuters, The Guardian, The New York Times, and more.
So whatever type of news you’re looking for, Inshorts is likely to bring it to you in 60 words or less.
Opera News: Breaking & Local
Opera News is brought to you by Opera, a company you may know from its web browser. This app brings together news from over 500 sources, both global and local, from business and technology to health and travel. Choose the topics that interest you and Opera News will compile the latest developments into one clear feed. Opera News also has a seemingly proprietary compression technology that should keep battery consumption to a minimum.
Unlike many other news apps, Opera News does not include a subscription model and does not require you to pay to access its content.
Pocket: Save. Lily. Growing up
Pocket is owned by Mozilla Corporation, another company you may remember that develops a web browser, just like Opera. Pocket lets you create a feed based on anything that interests or excites you. Whether it’s a news article from The Guardian, a motivational productivity piece on Medium, or a chat video from someone you follow on Twitter, Pocket organizes it all, in written form. , audio or video.
For $44.99 per year, Pocket offers a premium subscription that gives you access to additional features, such as the ability to create an article library and access to premium fonts. But other than that, Pocket doesn’t pay for its content.
PressReader is another app that has an impressive selection of magazines and newspapers along with an abundance of positive reviews on the Play Store. With the free plan, you get access to over 100 newspapers and over 50 magazines. That should be enough for most readers who want to stay up to date.
That said, if you’re a heavy news consumer, PressReader offers a monthly subscription that unlocks a selection of over 7,000 magazines and newspapers. A premium subscription comes at a rather high price of $29.99 per month, but you can try the app for seven days to see if it’s worth it.
News on your Android device
Considering Apple’s pricing and poor user experience on Android, it’s much easier to find alternatives to Apple News. What app do you use to keep up to date with the latest happenings? Maybe you prefer a good old-fashioned newspaper instead? Whatever the case, everyone should be able to find something to suit their needs in today’s roundup.