Please note that this is not a general purpose Usenet reader. You MUST have a valid METU-CENG username/password in order to be able to use Ayran.

Ayran 2.0 is a lightweight newsgroup reader (Usenet client) designed and written to be used exclusively by METU-CENG people. With Ayran, you can connect to the department's news server, check out your favorite newsgroups, read&write messages, reply to other messages and cancel your messages.

What’s New

Version 20.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- You can now open links embedded in posts.
- Read messages are now displayed in a different color, making it easier to spot unread messages in a group.
- Fixed a bug where some Emoji characters would not be displayed correctly.
- Fixed some UI issues and did some tweaks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

darvinov ,

odtu metu

as an one of the student of metu or odtu we should support its products

WSBlevins ,


If you're looking for a decent usenet reader, this isn't it. In fact, I've yet to find a good newsreader yet for iOS. Perhaps its is because usenet itself has become antiquated. In any case, don't t waste your time with this.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry if you're disappointed, but Ayran is not meant to be a general purpose Usenet reader. It is targeted at a very specific audience (people at the Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University) and won't work without a valid METU-CENG account. I do have plans to turn it into a full-fledged, general purpose Usenet reader in the future, though.

berkan.kisaoglu ,


Its ayran time!

App Privacy

The developer, AKIN, Tolga, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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