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Your friends many know the headlines, but you’ll know the details with WNET/Thirteen’s MetroFocus app. We keep you up-to-date with the latest news, weather and traffic, but also delve further into issues that matter to you with our signature and award- winning in-depth segments. Keep boredom at bay while browsing original articles, videos, photogalleries and podcasts covering local news, politics, arts and culture -- plus quirky and fun feature stories on the challenges and curiosities of life in the nation’s biggest metropolis. MetroFocus is the local multiplatform newsmagazine of New York’s premier public media company, WNET.

Features on this free application include:

- Top local news - Original news and feature stories plus our daily local roundup of the top ‘can’t-miss’ news headlines from other media.

- Customized local weather - Decide whether to bring an umbrella with daily, weekly and hour-by-hour info in real-time based on your location.

- Tools & Tips: Practical, actionable tips and tools to help you navigate life in and around New York City.

- Customizable local transit alerts : Plan your daily commute by subway, bus, bridge, tunnel, or commuter train with the real-time updates from the MTA, LIRR, and Metro-North.

- Multi-media coverage - with an easy way to create easy access to your favorite sections.

- Like It? Share It: Users can instantly forward any story to family or friends via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, SMS text & More.

- Got a tip? Share a news tip or a story idea with MetroFocus instantly.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- All new design
- Updated daily
- Full episodes available for streaming

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

West Side Nick ,

Great App for NYC and beyond - transit alerts very helpful

An excellent source of news from new york's PBS station. Deep dives into important issues, streaming video and i really like the customizable transit ticker.

Actual972 ,


"Your friends MANY know...."

Really? How can you take this app seriously if you can't even put together a proper sentence in the description ?

Frank-NYC ,

Everything u need in one place

Very easy to use. Lots of useful info

App Privacy

The developer, WNET, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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