Designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV, this app keeps you informed with award-winning national and international news coverage — along with striking photography and informative graphics that bring stories to life. Intuitive browsing and a streamlined design allow you to seamlessly navigate through stories and enjoy in-depth reading. Free to download, subscribers enjoy unlimited access.

• INTUITIVE NAVIGATION: Easily browse through and between sections.
• EASY VIEWING: Swipe or scroll through articles, then select and read full stories.
• STREAMLINED DESIGN: Enjoy an uncluttered, engaging reading experience that makes it easier to find—and read—the stories that matter to you.
• IN-DEPTH READING: Immerse yourself in stories where the focus is on storytelling—enhanced by bold photos and graphics.
• AWARD-WINNING COVERAGE: Stay informed with award-winning national reporting and expertly curated stories.
• FREQUENT UPDATES: Stay connected 24/7 with breaking news and other important updates throughout the day.
• NEWS ALERTS: See images, headlines, and short excerpts of articles right in the expanded notification view.
• 3D TOUCH SUPPORT: Get a sneak peek at top headlines, right from our icon using Quick Actions.

• OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access starting at just $9.99/month (first month FREE).
• EXTRAS: Your subscription to The Washington Post comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to The Washington Post App on all your smartphones and tablets.
• PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• AUTO-RENEWAL: Your subscription will auto-renew for $9.99 each month ($14.99 for premium subscriptions) unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.
• FREE TRIAL: Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Experience The Washington Post in all forms. Check out our other apps: “Washington Post” for a traditional digital reading experience with all of our content and “Washington Post Print Edition” for a digital replica of our print newspaper.

What’s New

Version 1.22.3

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100.6K Ratings

100.6K Ratings

Susan Ritchie ,

The last hope to defend democracy

Democracy is in great peril. We have a partisan Supreme Court that recently told the GOP that gerrymandering was just politics and a good example of “to the victor goes the spoils.” We have a totally dysfunctional Congress. Even on matters where there might be common ground to pass legislation for the benefit of American citizens, Congress can’t act for fear of giving the other side a victory. We have an infantile and corrupt President whose only interests seems to be settling scores. We have a White House plagued by incompetence, corruption, and historic rates of turnover. Our President attacks our friends and coddles our enemies. Our President actually tells us that journalists are the enemy of the people. Yet, we know these things because of the great journalism of organizations like the Washington Post. Americans should be eternally grateful for the courage and determination to tell the truth in an era that simply accepts that the President of the United States of America lies about all things big and small. We are no longer shocked. His supporters defend him on the basis of “alternative facts.” In this era, we need a vigorous and free press more than at anytime in our history. I hope all Americans will be vigilant in support of the truth and the need for great institutions like the Washington Post whose journalistic excellence shines a bright light on the perils our country faces today.

Ms. Gratiude ,

Thank you Washington Post writers

Everyday upon rising, my favorite morning routine is my cup of coffee, a piece of toast and the Washington Post. I realized a bit ago , that I take it for granted that all the news is there every morning at 7 am as I click on- but how did it get there? Working under pressure- late at night - too early in the morning- certainly in these very trying times-you have provided a myriad of articles to choose from - and the Washington Post makes it look like magic. But it is not- and this is a love letter to all those who have labored to find the truth and to make sure it’s accurate and then to still have it be newsworthy- thank you! There are hopefully millions of us who silently appreciate you every day for doing what you do. Where would we be without the Washington Post? Pamela Levere, Kennebunk, Maine

Becky Wolsk ,

Wash Post Classic app is much better then this

As a new digital subscriber I gave this app a try first but this is “curated content” and provides only partial access to the articles one is paying for— I say this because the only way to find the “buried” articles is to use the app’s mediocre search functionality, which doesn’t surface the most recent articles first. So when I input “Capital Weather Gang” which I am sure a lot of people search for often (and subscribe for), I not only was unable to find their main page, but I could tell that results weren’t sorting from newest to oldest, and there was no way for me to toggle that option. There is also no way for me to browse on topic tabs the way I can on other newspaper apps. I deleted this app immediately and downloaded Washington Post Classic, which works perfectly, but I wanted to come back and leave this review for fellow subscribers to the WP. The pretty images aren’t worth it, in my opinion, if you want fast access to the most recent news on topics you want to select rather then “wild cards” that a digital strategist thinks will interest you.


The Washington Post Company
97 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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