When you want to know what’s happening, tap into the global news gathering power of CNN. With correspondents and bureaus reporting from across the world, no other news source even comes close.

- Watch live CNN, CNNi or HLN television anywhere, anytime*
- Custom alert settings - stay informed without getting overwhelmed
- Experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news clips.
- Watch CNN Original Series like “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, CNN news programs like “Anderson Cooper 360” and award-winning CNN Films.

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What’s New

Version 6.17.2

Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4M Ratings

1.4M Ratings

Earatwork ,

It is time to stop and think/pray.

I hope this review will be read. I love CNN, however I have not watched it like I use to.

My reason for not watching as much, CNN has had 100’s or more interviews with folks discussing Trump and the ways he is or is not running this country. Every word they say Trump hears it, he is listening and those things said makes him more angry and dangerous. Please chill out, we the people, ( regular folks) are afraid of his temper. Please slow up on discussing him in a manner where it makes him want to take it out on America, because he will and has. I know CNN wants to keep America up-to-date on Presidential matters. The more you do the more we Americans are in danger. To tell you the truth, it is probably to late. Love you CNN and so does America. We are doomed,

PS, With all the inappropriate behavior Trump has displayed I dont understand the people of Power, FBI, Congress, and all America’s Power People, why cant they put a stop to his Madness. Because they have not, because they cant, this Great Country will suffer more, We have not seen nothing yet. 🙏🏽💜🎼😷

Drdrdaddeo ,

Pathetic download times and long commercials

This App would be great if it was actually designed specially for iPads, instead of strictly for sponsorship profit. The many CNN video snippets generally take 10-15 seconds to download from the internet to the iPad (even with high speed WiFi), then you have to wait for a commercial to slowly completely open up, then you have to endure a boring 13 second commercial....all before you actually get to see the real video. Thus a 30-40 second waste of time to view a 15 second snippet. This App is not optimized for anything other than video viewer annoyance. If I didn’t like and respect CNN so much I would delete it out of frustration. I prefer Apple News as it is much quicker. Wake up’re supposed to be the most trusted news network. I trust you should be able to do a better job of optimizing your video management.

Jaydeezd ,

Too many commercials

The stories are good , the content in general is reliable. The biggest gripe is the amount if commercials. You will literally spend 40% of your time watching the same 6 commercials if you want to browse the videos. The worst part is the click bait that “the most trusted news source” uses, they give you an X to close commercials but it’s impossible to click the actual exit portion of it, instead every attempt redirects you to some terrible product page. I hope the sponsors wake up and see that likely 98% of the traffic they get from CNN is people just trying to close the commercial by clicking the X and are duped into a redirect because it’s actually a nano sized exit spot and don’t actually care about the product and leave their site immediately. Really a totally scammy thing to do CNN. At this point I just avoid the videos and get what I need from the text stories. If I'm forced into a video for lack of a written version, I just turn the volume down during the commercial and ignore the content (focus on the timer at the bottom). It's only natural to want to avoid watching the same commercial for the 50th time ...

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