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 9.0

A whopper of a release with many, many new features!

* Autoscroll: Read long stories hands-free
* Full screen: Reading stories without the toolbar for a better experience
* Longer story titles: New options for longer and shorter story title and content previews in the story titles list
* Smaller image previews: New option for smaller image previews in the story titles list
* Show story changes: All stories with edits now show a "Show Changes" button at the top that lets you see the differences
* Return to last read story: When you return to the app, you will start where you left off
* Return to last read scroll position: When you return to a story, you will automatically scroll to where you left off

There's also many smaller fixes that improve the polish app:
* If you had a slow connection, some stories would take a while to draw while images were downloaded. Now they show immediately
* Support for larger iPad Pros
* Suport for iOS 13
* Fixes for split mode on iPad
* Fixes for marking stories as read while scrolling the story titles list
* Fixes for navigating stories with an external keyboard
* Fixes for scroll performance on the feed list and the story titles list
* Fixes for sharing stories accidentally having double titles in emails and messages

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

psonice ,

Great site, great app.

If your news disappeared in 1.6 create a folder, it fixes it. An update is on the way to fix it properly too I hear. Newsblur support is excellent :)

I used to use google reader, but recently tries newsblur instead. The site is brilliant, much better than google reader. My big concern was lack of an iPhone app, but this is really good and free too! I would be happy to pay a few quid for it.

Paul.Andrews ,

A great Google reader replacement

Syncs perfectly across the web, iPhone and iPad. Nice interface. A few bugs still which don't detract from the fact that it does exactly what it says on the can...

FeiStyle ,

Great app

This app made a great replacement for my old Google reader-driven rss app. It pulls everything in quickly and has pre-made folders for certain types of content. My one complaint is that it does not delete feeds; when I want to delete a feed it says that it is processing but the feed never disappears.


NewsBlur, Inc.
24.8 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
Rated 4+
© 2019 NewsBlur, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. NewsBlur Premium Subscription £32.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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