News-O-Matic is the daily news app to inspire a love of nonfiction reading.

100+ new articles each month cover a range of high-interest topics for curious kids. Subjects include science, sports, world news, technology, arts, and entertainment. Reading current events empowers children to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and global citizens. Every story is written at multiple literacy levels for ages 6 to 14.

News-O-Matic is always 100% ad-free. A child psychologist reviews each article to ensure emotionally safe and age-appropriate content.

• 5 dynamic news articles every weekday, each at 3 reading levels
• Colorful photos, videos, maps, graphics, and illustrations
• Daily quizzes to support reading comprehension
• Complete translations in English, Spanish, French & Arabic
• Full “Read to Me” story recordings in English, Spanish, French & Arabic
• Games, fun facts, and calls to action
• Audio and kid-friendly definitions for challenging vocabulary
• Interactive maps and an augmented reality (3D) globe
• Chances to draw, ask questions, comment, and vote
• Interviews with authors, scientists, and other experts
• Citations to improve media literacy skills
• Access to 10 past editions

Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom Winner, 2020
Digital Media Award North America Winner, 2018 – “Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences”
Tech and Learning Award of Excellence, 2018
Parents' Picks Award Winner, 2018
World Young Reader Prize (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA)
One of The Best News Sources for Kids “5 stars” - Common Sense Media
kidSAFE® certified

“My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, mom of an 8-year-old

"I love News-O-Matic! When I’m in school it’s my favorite thing to do. I even read it when I get home!" – Soyee, age 11

“The stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8

“I have never come across a publication this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Elementary School Teacher

“A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids

“An ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech

“It offers a window to the world and beyond.” – Parents’ Pick Awards

• Subscription options include per month, per six months, or per year.
• A free trial begins at start of subscription. Easy to cancel at any time.
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
• User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Any unused portion of a free-trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic: School 2019-20.

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What’s New

Version 5.9.3

Bug Fixes


103 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. News-O-Matic subscription USD 3.99
  2. News-O-Matic subscription USD 34.99
  3. News-O-Matic, Early Bird subscriptions USD 1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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