Get unbiased, international news and information on the world’s most pressing issues. The free DW app for tablets, mobiles and the new Apple Watch keeps you up-to-date with the latest headlines and in-depth coverage of everything from business, science and politics to arts, culture and sports.

The DW app provides you with the information you need to shape and understand your world – quick, direct, uncomplicated and completely ad-free right in your hands.

DW stands for news Made in Germany and is respected as a reliable source of information and conduit for arts and culture – and not only from those with German roots. Our Apple Watch features (news at glance) and support for AirPlay are key features for early adopters and technology lovers.

Further key features

- On-demand audio and video content from the DW Media Center
Stream all DW programming live (English, Arabic, Spanish and German)
- Write your comments directly in the app
- Offline mode for better accessibility
- Text mode for low-bandwidth access
- News at a glance on your Apple Watch
- Support for AirPlay
- Push notifications
- Content in 30 languages

Germany has long been known for reliability, precision, efficiency, quality and innovation. DW has wrapped all of these attributes into one app, to make sure that you don’t waste any of your precious time getting the news that you want.

Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with radio and online content in 30 languages and four TV channels that span the globe. DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds. We provide a comprehensive, detailed, impartial and unbiased look at the latest headlines. DW is news you can trust – 80% of our users turn to DW because of our credibility. At the same time, our journalists stand up for freedom of speech and opinion in their target regions. DW provides depth to issues that “breaking news” sources can’t afford.

What’s New

Version 2.7.4

This release fixes crashes that may have occured for some users.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

Manuel94 ,

New version tv screen works but not intuitive

I had to read the reviews here to figure out what was going on with the app in my iPad, here is my review.
A. Screen appears small in landscape mode, the image is zoomed, and there is no little square with arrow to seize up the image. I thought that DW had decided to get rid of it.
B. The solution is to turn the iPad to portrait mode and then: touch the tv image to widen it, only then you can turn back to portrait mode and watch the news.
Please put the square by the image so we can enhance it without turning. I can imagine many people had the same trouble.
Content: 5 stars, 10 if compared to tv news in the US.

Xyzzypluggh ,

Wishing for Chromecast support

Stream stops when you exit full screen mode. Stream quality was excellent. Other thing that would be nice if the app continued playing the audio in the background if you switch to another app

Mark Stoneman ,

Text too small

I read the news stories in German. Unfortunately, the text size is uncomfortably small for my eyes. It seems to ignore my phone’s settings, and it doesn’t offer any font-size settings of its own. Not all eyes are created equal. Please fix.

Still no update. Given the service’s desire for global reach, their inattention to accessibility makes no sense. I only keep this on my phone in the hope that they make accessibility a priority.

Developer Response ,

This option will be implemented in the future.
However, this option will effect the over all design heavily and therefore a release date can not yet be announced.

App Privacy

The developer, Deutsche Welle, 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.


Deutsche Welle
168.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 and watchOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Macedonian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


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