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News Digital Media

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



Get the sharpest news coverage from Victoria, Australia and the world with the reimagined Herald Sun app. Here’s what you’ll love:


Get access to the latest news and biggest stories as they happen, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our team of award-winning journalists in Melbourne and right across the globe.


Set your local news area, follow journalists and topics, plus your favourite sporting codes and teams. All of your customised preferences will appear on the home screen so you can get straight to what matters to you.


Receive up-to-the-minute alerts on the news you’ve asked for. Tailor your notifications from a range of topics from breaking news, sport and entertainment to business updates and lifestyle.


Read the paper anytime, anywhere with the digital replica of today’s newspaper. Access the past 14 back issues, and all your favourite liftouts like Escape, body+soul and Stellar magazine.


Our app is packed with loads of extra features so you’re always in the know and entertained with daily Podcasts, Sudoku and Crosswords.

So, whether you’re interested in the latest news, politics, crime, opinion, entertainment gossip, NRL or other major sports, this app has got you covered.

How to gain full access to the app's content and features:
1) Members to the Herald Sun can log in to the app when prompted using their membership details; or,

2) Become a member by subscribing through the app (via iTunes) for just $14.99 per month for the first 3 months. After the first 3 months, subscriptions will automatically renew to $29.99 per month.
• The subscription period will automatically renew unless turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account with the subscription price of $29.99 per month.
• You can manage your subscription any time from your iTunes account settings, this includes renewal options and cancellations.

For full Terms and Conditions please visit https://www.heraldsun.com.au/more-information/terms-and-conditions and our Privacy Policy, please visit preferences.news.com.au

Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.

What’s New

Version 8.7.2

What's new:
* We've fixed Sudoku.
Apologies for missing it in testing.

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
639 Ratings

639 Ratings

Sammys2612 ,


Since my last review HS responded to advise I could now return to downloading the paper and read without having the iPad connected to wifi constantly. However sometimes it downloads and most times it does not! It’s very difficult to select the download button as it’s so tiny! Most times when I reopen the app the downloaded paper has disappeared. Losing my patience. Not worth $30 a month! Don’t bother! More problems than it’s worth. The old app was so much better! Why did HS change what was not broken! The new upgrade has not improved the process at all!


Have been a subscriber to the digital version of the Herald Sun for many years. Referred family and friends to subscribe. Was highly disappointed by the recent updates. You now need to constantly be connected to the internet to read through the HS. Previously you could download the paper in advance and were not required to be connected as you read through the content. This was particularly handy while travelling or being in an area where you cannot always be connected to the internet. I have spoken to a number of people who share the same opinion. I will definitely be reconsidering my subscription and am sure others will too!

Harbs33987 ,

App crashes, Fixes and says no connection to internet. Now won’t let me cancel subscription

App sadly for $29 a month doesn’t come close to a professional app. It has been around for years. It used to be brilliant easy to use a enjoyable experience. But sadly the last 5 or 6 months constantly crashes, freezes or comes up with page not found. Last month I cancelled my subscription as I had enough of the updated app. The subscription was meant to end on 28th of December another payment has come out and it had auto renewed. I attempted to phone Herald sun to inform them of problems with cancellation of subscription. They told me not there problem it’s apples fault and they receive no money from apple for app. They weren’t interested in app crashing or poor quality reviews for app. This is the first time in a decade that I have had a problem canceling a subscription from the Apple Store. I am hoping it’s some how my fault in my attempt to cancel app subscription . I have double checked and screen shot cancellation details. I am hopeful no more money will be deducted for this inferior app. Herald Sun is a major newspaper in Australia I am amazed that from looking at other reviews similar to mine that they don’t invest in a stable app.

Kay Ci ,

Shame on you

Lost my patience this morning when today’s paper wouldn’t download AGAIN. On a positive note, at least the screen displayed today’s paper and not yesterday’s, which is often the case! There is nothing with this version of the app that consistently works properly. It is extremely frustrating. The layout is not user friendly. Even reading the paper is made difficult as pages are hidden by a header and footer that you can’t erase. The memory function has gone, so when you go back to finish reading an edition instead of going back to the page you were reading, it always returns to the front page. If you bookmark a page it displays the wrong date!!!! I could go on and on with the faults with this version. Having read many of HS readers reactions to this app and considering the low rating it has, the most disappointing aspect is that there is no response from the Herald Sun and nothing is being done about the concerns people have.

App Privacy

The developer, News Digital Media, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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