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 6.14.3

Bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2M Ratings

1.2M Ratings


USE of White lettering

The use of white lettering over an image on the app that describes the essence of the article. The “headline” informs me if I might want to click on the article - more often than not it cannot be read at least in part because it’s not all against a darker background. Could you not use some other color or banner so one can read the basic headline that’s over a particular report. Often I am looking for a quick overview and if I see a headline over the image that I want to come back to I can’t really make out what it is saying. My friends who use the app agree & have the same issue (Most of us are in a hurry and will take mental note & come back later to an article of interest for the more in-depth information ). It just makes no sense & surprising that CNN has not noticed the issue. If I may add, you’re breaking news banner so often blocks the bottom half of an image/ event that you are showing It’s really frustrating even with the candle lighting ceremony at the White House that banner was there they actually took it away pretty quickly but that’s not usually the case. Perhaps it could just be a little smaller👍🏻. Thanks for all your great reporting.

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.

Singindrew ,

Feedback for better performance

The app itself is done well. No bugs or glitches that I have come across.
The two major complaints I have come from the articles themselves. Many stories are video only which I understand as it being a television network application. But not all of us have the ability to watch a video to get the news. It would be great if there was an actual article along with the video for those of us unable to view. I have found myself leave the app to go to another source to get the story due to not being able to watch the video.
The second issue I have is with the “breaking news” alerts that pop up on my phone. I remember when breaking news was important information that needed to break into a regular broadcast to give viewers the information. The amount of breaking news is ridiculous as not everything is that important. Please get back to marking stories as breaking news when they are truly urgent/important and not every time an article gets posted.

App Privacy

The developer, CNN Interactive Group, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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

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