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Breaking local news and weather forecasts from your neighborhood.

Smartnews Inc
Requires android
5.0 and up
Package name
Updated on
May 20, 2024
Available on the Play Store → Google Play

SmartNews: News That Matters App

SmartNews helps you discover balanced stories—for free. Connect with the world around you through editor curation and state-of-the-art algorithms. Whether it's politics, local coverage, sports, or entertainment, feeling good about being informed has never been easier.

Stay in the loop and explore your passions with news from top publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company.

SmartNews has 50 million downloads, 2+ million 5-star ratings, thousands of trusted publishers, and was the “Best Local News App” of 2022 according to

Escape from misinformation, sensationalism, and biased news with SmartTake. A free comprehensive daily digest of unique, interesting, lighthearted, and balanced information focused on helping you feel good about being informed. Thoughtfully curated by our team of award-winning editors, SmartTake is here to feed your brain—not your bias—with quality global, local, entertainment, sports, politics, and science. Take a mental break from doomscrolling, and unwind with news that enriches your understanding of the world around you.

Balanced News
- Get access to balanced stories—no paywalls ever.
- See coverage from every angle, all sides, across the globe.
-Discover balanced, non-partisan information you can trust.

Political News
- Get prepared for the polls with top stories from across the political spectrum.
- See trusted political news for free with up-to-the-minute insights.
- Understand candidates and elections in your local area.

Trusted Sources
-We partner with thousands of trusted publishers for unbiased news from all sides.
-Our team of award-winning journalists validates content to ensure it meets our high-quality requirements.
- Read well-rounded, trustworthy breaking coverage for your area for free.

Entertainment News
-Get an inside look at entertainment in Hollywood with updates on celebrities from movie stars to reality TV.
-Discover upcoming movies or TV shows with your favorite actors.
-Set notifications and follow entertainment topics so you never miss a breaking celebrity story.
-Read news about the Oscars, Hollywood, Movie Stars, Fashion Week, and more.

Local News
-Get informative local stories from top trusted publishers based on your location.
-See the latest coverage in your hometown with the Local tab.
-Discover local updates, traffic, events, local weather, new restaurants, family activities, and so much more.

Sports News
-Welcome to your spot for informative sports stories.
-Get daily articles highlighting the latest games, teams, players, and sporting events.
-Set notifications for your favorite teams.
-See news about football, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, and more.


SmartNews in the News

“Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels, and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.”


SmartNews Awards

Best News Aggregator, 2023 (US)

Best Free News App, 2023 (US)

Best News App, 2023 (US)

Best Local News App, 2022 (US)



“Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Joe C.

“Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Donald B.

“Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Nikki H.

“Literally, one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -Lorraine C.

*Terms of Service
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Latest SmartNews: News That Matters update

- Performance improvements and bug fixes to enhance your reading experience.
Download SmartNews: News That Matters APK 24.5.20 (48.61 MB)

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