Houston Chronicle 12+

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Hearst Newspapers

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    • Offers In-App Purchases



Access any story, on any device, anytime with the Houston Chronicle app. Stay informed with must-read local news. Dig into investigations and commentary you can’t find anywhere else.

Subscribe for unlimited digital access to the app, HoustonChronicle.com, e-Edition and newsletters. Get 1 month free, then $14.99 per month. Cancel anytime.

Current digital and print subscribers have unlimited access to the app.

- Digital subscribers: Sign in to the app to access your benefit.
- Print subscribers: If you haven’t activated your digital access yet, look for “Activate Access” at the bottom of the app welcome screen.

PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.HoustonChronicle.com/privacy_policy/
TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.HoustonChronicle.com/terms_of_use/

FEEDBACK: We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have questions or suggestions: appsupport@chron.com.

What’s New

Version 202404.7

App subscribers can now enjoy the full digital experience, which includes access to the website, e-Edition and newsletters. Plus, as part of our continued efforts to ensure a quality experience, routine bug fixes and maintenance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

SudokuNut3 ,

Deteriorated to Worthlessness and Irrelevance

As a 12 year daily reader of the Chronicle on this app, I have lived through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the very ugly. For many of the earlier years, the problems primarily were with the apps broken functionality, instability, and accessibility. These early problems have been largely resolved by updates in recent years. Today, the problems relate to poor reporting of the journalism. As many other reviewers have highlighted, front page articles are far from the major news of the day. Instead, it is filled with insignificant local stories that remain on the front page for days at a time. How worthless is a digital newspaper whose front page stories are last week’s school board news!

I suspect that the Houston Chronicle management has lost all interest in this iTunes app. Instead, they now offer their own digital subscription that is a high performing presentation of the day’s news, as printed in their daily print editions. I’ve taken advantage of a 6-month trial subscription and it is far better than the iTunes Chronicle app.

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing. Some readers have reported issues after updating the app to the latest version from a previous version. In several cases, deleting the app and reinstalling the app resolved the issues. Please give that a try and contact appsupport@chron.com if you continue to experience issues.

10strikes# ,


The Houston Chronicle used to be a newspaper. It has turned into nothing more than a propaganda sheet for the democratic party. We no longer can even read front page “news” stories that are not editorials. Some of the biggest stories that affect our very democracy are not even covered: The Russian collusion investigation findings. The Oval Office directing the FBI to spy on the incoming administration. Biden’s quid pro quo with Ukraine. Weaponizing the IRS against conservative organizations. The shutdown of coverage of the findings from the Hunter Biden laptop. The very real instances of fraudulent and unlawful conduct in our last election. The snap impeachment, conducted without even a single witness being called. I have found no mention of John Sullivan since the riot. No condemnation of the shutdown of speech on social media platforms. The Chronicle is complicit in all of these abuses of our democracy. You are only complicit now; you should realize that it’s only a matter of time until your “news” coverage will be dictated to you. A free and fair press is the guardian of democracy. Your job is to hold the politicians in check, and report abuses. Do. Your. Job.

Dr Tex ,

The Houston Chronicle is a great newspaper. It is so Houston!

I’ve always been a newspaper reader — having been born in H-town I’ve read them all and still read the Houston Press. I want to know what’s going on and seeing the items in print allows you to make decisions as to what to do and when it is happening.
I’m really a fan of the Thumbs on Saturday and Chris Tomlinson (business writer and “Forget the Alamo” author) always makes me think. The news is always there to read and digest and the opinions are fair and will make you think. And I can’t forget the Crossword puzzles—they keep your vocabulary skills sharp.
Support local news organizations. They keep politicians on their toes. Thanks Chronicle!!

App Privacy

The developer, Hearst Newspapers, 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 Linked to You

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

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

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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