Free News App for iPhone That Shows Short Video Clips of News

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NowThis News is a unique news app for iPhone that shows short videos of news. Each news video could have one or more news related to a topic. The videos are short, and sometimes humorous, and you can quickly find out what is happening around the world by just watching a few videos. Whenever some new video is added to the app, it shows a notification.

This app just focuses on providing quick summary of news items, instead of giving you an in-depth view. If you are looking for a more traditional news reporting, you are better off sticking to CNN or BBC.

NowThis News App

The app has divided all the news videos into various categories. If you want to view the video clip later or when offline, then you can save them within the app. The app also lets you share the videos easily via Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Using This iPhone News App:

You can get the NowThis News app either by searching on iTunes App Store or by clicking on the link given at the end of this review. The app’s home screen is set to Top Stories by default. It means that you can get news summary from all segments of news from here. All the news items are displayed with a title and a snapshot of the video. Just click on any of them to start watching the video of that news.

NowThis News App Home Screen

The video will start playing in the new window.

News Summary With Video Clip

Once you have finished watching a video, this app automatically plays the next video.

In case, you want to see news videos according to the particular news segments, then tap on the three bar icon at the top left corner. The news app has following news categories for you to select: Top Stories, U.S., Politics, World, Food, Entertainment, Sci/Tech, and Style.

News Categories

In this same sidebar menu, you will find two more options: Watched and Saved Videos.

  • Watched: Here, you can check all the videos that were watched previously by you.
  • Saved Videos: You can see all the videos that were saved by you. This option can also be accessed even if you are offline.

You may also like this free Android app Readwhere to read newspaper, magazines, and comics reviewed by us.

Final Verdict:

NowThis News is a very good app to get quick news summary of all latest happenings. This is not an exhaustive app, so it is possible you might miss out on important news. But if you just want to get a quick feel of what is going on around the world, this app is a good choice. The best thing is that you can save the videos so that you can watch them anytime anywhere. Do give this app a shot.

Get NowThis News app here.

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Works With: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Free/Paid: Free