NewsBlur is a personal news reader bringing people together to talk about the world. A new sound of an old instrument.

NewsBlur is popular for a reason. While also being the oldest surviving RSS news reader, it is used by many news organizations, popular blogs, editors, and individual readers to keep up with the world.

Let's talk about major features:

* Read an unlimited number of RSS subscriptions
* Offline support for stories and images
* Full text extracts the whole story and is sticky per-feed
* Gestures and long presses for feeds and stories
* Share and comment on the news with friends
* Meet new people who share the same interests
* Autoscrolling of text for hands-free reading
* Collapsible folders
* Saved stories with tagging
* Mark stories as unread
* Read by oldest/newest first
* Filter by unread/all stories
* Search for stories by feed or folder
* Send to Facebook/Twitter/Instapaper/Pocket/Evernote/email/etc
* Landscape view
* Customizable offline sync settings

You can also optionally subscribe with a NewsBlur Premium Subscription

* Subscribe to an unlimited number of sites
* Sites you subscribe to are updated up to 10x more often
* Read by folder with the river of news
* Search sites and folders
* Save stories with searchable tags
* Privacy options for your blurblog (shared stories)
* Custom RSS feeds for folders and saved stories
* Use the Text view which conveniently extracts the full original story

The subscription is auto-renewable which means that once purchased it will be auto-renewed every year until you cancel it 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Duration of the subscription is 1 year. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Manage your Subscription and Auto-Renewal by going to your Account Settings.

You may access the privacy policy at, and the terms of use at

What’s New

Version 10.0.1

This version, 10.0.1, fixes iPad layout issues and the dark theme's colors.

Version 10.0: What a whopper of a release! Here's the major new features:
- A new iOS widget shows the latest stories in your Notification Center and on your iPad dashboard
- Statistics visualization for every site
- Automatic downloading of the original story full text for offline reading

And tons of bugs were fixed and other small improvements:
- Fixed crash on start.
- Fixed highlighting issue.
- Fixed settings with stories on bottom.
- Tweaked dark theme colors to be darker.
- Fixed wonky behavior on iPad.
- Unsubscribe feed from story.
- Clearing offline now clears the cached stories, text, and images from the database.
- Manually changing the theme now turns off the preference to follow the system appearance.
- Turning on following the system appearance immediately updates the theme appropriately.
- Fixed crash on feed load list.
- Preferences import & export.
- Fixed crash on start.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

jamescoolness ,

Has been my rss reader of choice for 3 years.

This program is rock solid. Love it.

zezebelle ,

Best no fuss RSS reader

But the current July 2019 version freezes and crashes constantly. Please fix!

boypeter99 ,

Great news reader

No frills, no decorations. Just the news feeds you want in an easy to use format. No attempts to present your feeds as a newspaper. Exactly what I wanted after being let down by Reeder. Has all the usual RSS features.


NewsBlur, Inc.
25.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. NewsBlur Premium Subscription $50.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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