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Hourly News

Publisher: Urban Apps
Price: 0.99 USD with In App Purchases
Compatibility: iPhone & iPad

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App Description

Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened.

As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, VOA, SRN, RTHK, DW, Marketplace, New York Times, and/or FOX news updates and more.

You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News!

• Plays the most recent news summaries
• Automatically plays when opened
• Plays in background
• Responds to remote control buttons
• Automatically advances to the next news feed.
• Dead simple, easy to use
• Works every time
• Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
• Skip the podcast if already heard
• Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
• Add your own custom feeds

No Ads!
Hourly News inserts no ads into the app, but some of the sources place them in their news streams. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to remove those ads.

Download Speeds:
Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News.

Questions, Comments or Support?
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If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added.

Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.

Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.

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2984 ratings

Straight Shot on the go

Great way to capture news from multiple perspectives, then get away from it with well done informational, background, and human interest stories when you need a break. Love the simplicity of this app. It does what it claims to do -no clutter.

Nov 19, 2020

One of my most used audio apps

As a news junkie that wants to listen to NPR, FOX, BBC, etc. at anytime of the day. This app beautifully performs for this function.

Dec 07, 2020

Great, needs updates

Please improve the scrubbing feature, for instance: add a 30 sec fwd, and a 15 sec rev buttons, and make it easier to drag the track position slider. More default sources would be nice as well. Great work otherwise!

Nov 01, 2020

Leaving to competitor app due to...

I believe there is a bug while on cellular. I recently upgraded to the latest iphone with 5G and the Fox News stream does not play on cellular. I’ve even gotten an error stating I have no connection and thus why the stream cannot play. All other sources work fine on cellular. Fox works fine on WIFI. I’ve contact the developer directly and was told it would be fixed. A month has passed without it being fixed. App is now not useable.

Dec 14, 2020

Unbiased , no advertisement and international

TRUELY there is no free news media in the USA ; all are owned by special interest groups besides you can sit many hours (( many hours )) to get any worthwhile information , black out from important local and international news but Hugh amount of advertisement , no wander we know so little about the world

Jan 16, 2021

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