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Deutsche Welle

Designed for iPad

    • Free


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 3.1.2

* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 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.

usaappreviewer ,

No Picture in Picture or closed captioning

I watch a lot of DW app on my iPad. I want to give this app 4 stars but I can’t. There’s no support for Picture in Picture. When I exit out of this app, I cannot use this app while in conjunction with another app. There are other news streaming apps, and safari that allows for this function. So I cannot look things up at the same time while I’m listening/watching the news at the same time. In addition to this, the lack of close captioning is alarming for a network of this size. No close captioning available when selected, same happened when I used to use the Apple TV app. I’m hard of hearing but it’s difficult to keep up sometime. I’m very grateful for the ability to rewind live as many times as I need to, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up on both iPad app or Apple TV app. Please DW fix these these options.

Looper(! ,


There is a bug in the French mobile version. After scrolling down one time the app gets stuck. This only happens when I change the language to French.

App Privacy

The developer, Deutsche Welle, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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