The free, *official* Voice of America (VOA) mobile / tablet application serves news to your mobile device or tablet. VOA operates one of the world's largest international news media networks on TV, radio and digital properties with a total weekly audience of more than 200 million people around the world, including Africa, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. To do this, VOA employs more than 3,500 journalists, focused on countries without a free or established press or free and open internet access.
The news application features:
- Enjoy photos, video, audio and text content
- Hear podcasts and newscasts on demand
- Download stories, videos, and photos for offline reading, watching, and listening
- Customizable interface
- Stream multimedia
- Offline-downloading and saving of news content for later enjoyment
- Social media sharing on Facebook, Twitter, email and other platforms
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Ratings and Reviews
Great news, but limited sharing options
VOA is part of a dying breed of trustworthy news sources. I just wish the app would give me more options for sharing articles. The only available ones are Facebook, Twitter, Google+ (none of which I use) and email.
Vanilla State-Run News
The app is a bit crowded, too much going on. Needs to be more streamlined. The content is fine — they rely on the Associated Press for a lot of their stories, though they do have reporters stationed around the world. I like their 5 min hourly news update, which is a good complement to CBS, NPR, etc.
This is state-run news that is highly uncritical of U.S. foreign policy. Some of their reporting does mildly criticize domestic U.S. policy, and they do lots of stories on issues facing migrants. Just be aware that VOA rarely gives you the full story of what’s going on, sometimes due to bias and sometimes due simply to superficial reporting.
I have listened to VOA since the 1950’s in Switzerland tuning in on lShort wave 41 meter band to listen to John Canceler and the Jazz Hour. I learned and listened to Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman. Artie Shaw and many more of the Swing era. Louis Armstrong and many of the Dixieland Bands were on the program and naturally American News.
Some years later, I immigrated to the States to experience this great country first hand. I still occasionally listen to VOA. A great station showing the best of America.
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- Voice of America
- 71.1 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 Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © VOA News
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.