Get the most trending news videos in a headline news channel personalized for you and watch it on your iPhone, your iPad or on your TV thru Airplay or Chromecast.

New: Live News for Breaking Events!

Haystack TV is also available as and Apple TV app

Pick your favorite categories and topics to get started. As you favorite more topics Haystack TV gets smarter about what to put in your daily newscast.

Please let us know how we can improve by tapping the feedback button on the main screen of the app. Or simply email us at

News categories:
* World news
* Business & finance news
* Science & technology news
* Gaming news
* Entertainment news
* Sports news

* Late night shows
* Movie Trailers

Featured News Partners:

Featured News Partners: CBS, CNET, GameSpot, Newsy as well as over 70 local news stations including: WGCL, KPHO, KPTV, WSMV, WFSB, KCTV, KMOV, WYMT, WCTV, WDTV, KALB, WKYT, WVLT, Valley News Live, KNOE, KBTX, WSAZ, KKTV, KEVN, 1011 News, 13 ABC, Gray DC, KCWY, KFYR-TV, KGNS, KOLO 8 , KWCH 12, KWTX, Newsplex, WIFR, WILX , WITN, WJHG, WNDU, WOWT, NBC 15, KXII , KGWN, ABC12, KNOP TV, WTVY, NBC Nebraska, TheNewsCenter, KSFY News, WIBW, WBKO, KKCO, WTOK, WRDW 12, WSAW, WHSV, WEAU, KMVT, CBS 7, KSPR, KY3 News, WAGM, KOTA News, KTUU, WDBJ 7, TV6 & Fox UP, KCRG, KMOT, KQCD, KUMV, WSWG, and NBC 26

To learn more about Haystack TV visit us at

What’s New

Version 3.25

[+] New setting on iPhone allows you to start in mini mode so you can browse videos more easily
[+] Fixed the playback scrubber on IPhone so its usable
[+] Several visual bug fixes especially for iPhone X devices
[+] Fixed severe crash for iPads on iOS v9
[+] Fixed several other crashes and bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
457 Ratings

457 Ratings

Paco862 ,

4 year review.

I have had Haystack on Chromecast about 4 years ago. I have to say I love the app, it has always catered to my interests and does so seamlessly. I generally use this in the morning or just while making dinner.

One thing I would like to see is a more constant refreshing of news. Nowadays everyone is constantly getting bombarded with new news every day - every minute. It needs more categories that are less personalized but more like themed. A common problem with all of this choice is that if you need something quickly you have to wait to choose something and you end up stalling watching The Office for the 8th time.

Make a few channels 24/7 - people will tune in.

Jerzyricankid ,

Great app

Great app tbh never had any issues. Sometimes when I first used it it would hang in a video and play the sound behind it but simple you close it and open it again and it works fine seriously no big deal. After updates can’t remember the last time that happened. Great place to see top news and it continues without you needing to touch anything. I hope the app doesn’t change to subscription or anything like popular apps like to do I hope it stays the same cause I love this app. Only thing I would recommend see if you can add more news stations not saying the ones that it shows are bad but more never hurts

Jason "Jay" Jones ,

Excellent source of variety news.

I have yet to have any problems with this app. I think there should be a MacOS ticker-type app that scrolls news right under the menu bar or a Windows 10 app with similar capabilities.

Maybe even work with news-centric YouTubers or other locations by providing a ticker for OBS, XSplit, or other streaming apps. This way more people can talk about the news of the day and have a royalty-free add-on so that people don’t run into copyright problems.


Haystack TV, Inc.
65.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Haystack TV, Inc


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