Hourly News is a simple app that lives in your Mac's menu bar and plays the most recent news updates from multiple news podcast sources with one click.
As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you subscribe and listen to any/all of the most recent NPR, BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, Bloomberg, ESPN, VOA, SRN, FOX News updates, your own custom podcast sources and more.
• Plays the most recent news summaries with 1 click
• Plays in the background
• Automatically advances to the next news feed.
• Can launch at login
• Can automatically play when opened
• Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
• Dead simple, easy to use
• Works every time
• Skip the podcast if already heard
• Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
• Add your own custom feeds
Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection type (Dialup, DSL, Cable, etc...). Slower connections might take a little longer to download the news updates in Hourly News.
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If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see listed to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a free, publicly-available news 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.
[FIXED] Minor bug fixes and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
A good idea with some bugs
After updating the app does not appear in the menu bar when I restart my computer.
Also when playing multiple sources, it often skips to a new source before the last source is completed.
I note this especially with “ABC Hourly News”.
Hope they update soon to fix these bugs.
Great tool for people who want to stay connected to the world
I seldom write reviews but Hourly News has been my favorite app for a long time. I had almost given up on keeping up with world news. It solved a big problem for me very simply. No learning curve required. I love comparing news as it’s told in different parts of the world, keeping up with technology developments and now even follow big sporting news which I had completely abandonded. Right now I’m listening to people from Toronto singing the french national anthem showing support after a terrorist attack. Thanks, Hourly News.
The best but can be better
Hourly News is intuitive, has a lightweight UI, is relatively customizable, and most importantly it works. A couple things I would like to see added: (1) a community-driven repository of custom sources, and (2) better handling of connection issues (too often it has trouble connecting and skips right away, where when I go back and replay the same source it works - gives up too easily, in my opinion (this is most annoying when it disconnects in the middle of a report and you lose your place)). Once these issues are worked out I will switch from 4 to 5 stars.
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- 3.3 MB
OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.