A One-Tap Hourly News App
Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened.
As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, VOA, SRN, RTHK, DW, Marketplace, New York Times, and/or FOX news updates and more.
You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News!
• Plays the most recent news summaries
• Automatically plays when opened
• Plays in background
• Responds to remote control buttons
• Automatically advances to the next news feed.
• Dead simple, easy to use
• Works every time
• Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
• Skip the podcast if already heard
• Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
• Add your own custom feeds
Hourly News inserts no ads into the app, but some of the sources place them in their news streams. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to remove those ads.
Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News.
Questions, Comments or Support?
We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit http://community.urbanapps.com or contact us via email at email@example.com
If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added.
Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.
Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
• Bug fixes and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
Part of My Morning Routine for 8 years!
I’ve been using this app almost every day since 2012 to get caught up on the news from all parts of the political spectrum and continents. The included news reports are great in their variety, and the ability to add additional radio news feeds makes it possible to listen to news from around the world like 🇺🇦, 🇭🇰, 🇿🇦 and 🇳🇿.
App is easy to use, though can be a little finicky. For anyone that has the issue of the app starting to play in the background, it is because it just received a new hourly update. Force close the app to avoid it. Otherwise, I love this app and am so happy the developer continues to support this invaluable and unique app!
This app is so customizable and comes with a good collection of news sources to draw news report audio from. And if you have a specific source you would like to add to your collection, you can! Albeit, for a buck but hey, it stays with the app once and for all! Thank you people who made this, you help me keep up to date with global matters and local matters in a fantastic format! I only review apps that I find nearly indispensable, this is one of them.
Crashes every single time
The app crashes every single time on iOS 11 with an iPhone X. It also hasn’t been optimized but the crashing has been happening for months.
Update: I contacted the developer, who was very responsive. The issue is a bug relating to a popover about custom sources, he says, and I expect a fix will be out soon. I’ve changed my review to 5 stars from 2.
Developer Response ,
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to so we can determine why the app is crashing on your device.
The developer, Urban Apps, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Urban Apps
- 10.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Urban Apps, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Add Custom Sources $0.99