Independent news you can trust.
OptOut is a free news aggregation app that brings you the best of independent media. Read, listen to, and watch news content from financially independent sources—news you won’t find anywhere else.
NEWS WITHOUT CORPORATE BIAS
All content comes from news outlets that are financially independent. No corporate owners. No institutional bias. No conflicts of interest.
OVERLOOKED STORIES THAT MATTER
We feature investigative reporting and stories about climate, democracy, justice, labor, and other important topics. We have a special focus on voices traditionally underrepresented in the media industry.
CURATED BY JOURNALISTS
A diverse team of experienced journalists hand-curates the news of the day, not corporate algorithms designed to boost profitable content.
Follow outlets and individual journalists to create your own personalized feed.
PROTECTING YOUR DATA
OptOut respects your privacy by design and does not sell your preferences or browsing history to advertising firms.
A NONPROFIT RUN BY JOURNALISTS
This app is a project of the OptOut Media Foundation, a nonprofit charity founded and led by journalists, not Big Tech. We’re funded by grants and by you, our audience, not corporations or Wall Street.
Opt Out of the corporate media. Opt in to independent news you can trust.
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Ratings and Reviews
Really slick app
This is way better than other news apps I’ve used. It’s clean, simple, and does a great job of integrating podcasts and videos—even livestreams! Plus, it’s independent news, not corporate media. Definitely download this!
Really simple app
Great app, helps aggregate actually-good independent media for people like me, who don't want to be inundated with more corporate news and advertisements.
I hope it'll also aggregate Democracy Now! and The Lever - two of my main outlets.
Keep up the good work!
Finally, an app that works just as well as Apple News but full of news from non-corporate sources. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!
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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- User Content
- Usage Data
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- OptOut Media Foundation, Inc.
- 15 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Contests Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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