*** Finalist for “Best Mobile Media & Publishing App” in the 2015 GSMA Global Mobile Awards and in 2014 for “Best Mobile Publishing Product,” as well as the Appy Awards "Best Multicultural App" and “Best Mobile Service” in the Meffy Awards! ***
The free, *official* Voice of America (VOA) mobile and tablet application serves news to your iPad, iPod or iPhone in 44 languages. 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 in countries including Africa, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. To do this, VOA employs more than 1,100 full time staff and thousands of journalists around the world, focused on countries without a free or established press or free and open internet access.
* Customization for more than 40 international languages and dialects from Farsi to Vietnamese
* Enjoy photos, video, audio and text content, including background streaming of audio content
* Read stories while listening to on-demand and live audio
* Breaking news push notifications
* Hear radio podcasts on demand without downloading
* Save download time and data costs with the Low-Bandwidth Mode in the settings
* Download stories, videos, and photos for offline reading, watching, and listening
* Customizable navigation items and order
* Apple AirPlay sharing support integrated
* Share your favorite stories, videos, and photos via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook
* Social media sharing of content on Facebook, Twitter, email and other platforms
* Directly send your photo, video, audio and text news reports to VOA
= Frequently Asked Questions & Troubleshooting Issues =
What languages and VOA services does the app support?
All of these:
VOA English, VOA News (English)
VOA Vietnamese, VOA Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
VOA Persian, صدای آمريکا (Farsi)
VOA Spanish, Voz de América (Spanish)
VOA Amharic (Amharic)
VOA Somali, VOA Somali (Somali)
VOA Burmese (Burmese)
VOA Tigrigna, VOA Tigrigna (Tigrigna)
VOA Russian, VOA - Голос Америки (на русском) (Russian)
VOA Korean, VOA 한국어 (Korean)
VOA Khmer (Khmer)
VOA Indonesian, VOA Indonesia (Indonesian)
VOA Tibetan (Tibetan)
VOA Chinese Simplified, 美国之音中文(Mandarin)
VOA Urdu, وائس آف امریکہ اردو (Urdu)
VOA Afghan Dari, صدای امریکا (Dari)
VOA Afghan Pashto, د امریکا غږ اشنا (Pashto)
VOA Hausa, VOA Hausa (Hausa)
VOA Afaan-Oromoo, VOA Afaan Oromoo (Afaan Oromoo)
VOA Turkish, Amerika'nın Sesi (Turkish)
VOA Ukrainian, VOA - Голос Америки (українською) (Ukrainian)
VOA Thai (Thai)
VOA Portuguese, VOA Português (Portuguese)
VOA French, La Voix de l'Amérique (French)
VOA Kurdish, دهنگی ئهمهریکا (Kurdish)
VOA Cantonese, 美國之音粵語 (Cantonese)
VOA Uzbek, Amerika Ovozi ( Uzbek)
VOA Lao (Lao)
VOA Zimbabwe, Studio 7 (English)
VOA Kurdi, Dengê Amerîka (Kurdi)
VOA Macedonian, Гласот на Америка (Macedonian)
VOA Central Africa, Radiyoyacu VOA (Kirundi/Kinyarwanda)
VOA Azeri, Amerikanın Sesi (Azerbaijani/Azeri)
VOA Deewa, وي اوای ډیوه (Pashto to Pakistan)
VOA Serbian, Glas Amerike (Serbian)
VOA Swahili, VOA Swahili (Swahili)
VOA Bangla (Bangla)
VOA Bosnian, Glas Amerike (BiH) (Bosnian)
VOA Georgian (Georgian)
VOA Armenian (Armenian)
VOA Shona, Studio 7 Shona (Shona)
VOA Albanian, Zëri i Amerikës (Albanian)
VOA Ndebele, Studio 7 Ndebele (Ndebele)
VOA Creole, Lavwadlamerik (Creole)
Having problems with the app crashing?
Please make sure you always update the app to have the most recent, stable version of the application. Turning on automatic updates helps us deliver the new releases automatically!
Having problems with the app loading slowly?
1- Check to make sure you are on a fast, stable connection (WiFi, ideally).
2- If that doesn't work, open the application settings and check the box for "Low Bandwidth Support."
Have any questions, suggestions or problems with the app?
Please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Bug fixes and performance improvements
* Thank you for your comments and feedback!
This app is very easy for me to use, but I want the function to arrange the speed of voices if possible.
In the point of categories , I am very satisfied because I can choose topics that I want to read in detail.
News without advertisements
Good news of US and world. No ads. Just news. Also, seems pretty balanced in the reporting. I also check other news, for comparison and to check balance, or perspectives of reporters from other countries, and find this app to be fairly well balanced.