News Break is your #1 local news app for current events, free live news, business news, and more. Download today to stay up to date on all things local!
News Break believes that local news is different. Local news helps bring neighborhoods together around the unique stories they share in common. And only local news has the unique ability to meaningfully inform the decisions we make throughout the day.
What’s the weather like in my area? What about traffic? What important events are happening nearby? Join News Break’s growing local news community and see why over 45M people across the U.S. have helped make us the nation’s #1 local news app!
And remember - we don’t just do local! Local breaking news, trending national & international news – News Break’s got it all. Get sports updates and U.S. headlines sent straight to your phone while coming together with your neighborhood to share in interesting conversations related to local news in your area.
Join the 45M+ locals across the U.S. that trust News Break as their #1 local news app!
News Break Features:
Local News Highlights
• Get a curated daily briefing on local news, traffic, events, local weather, and more.
• Live stream news on local channels: follow local news, events, and activities.
• Get local weather reports and traffic updates at a glance.
Breaking News, National and Local
• Stay up to date with our coverage on breaking news
• Browse national news headlines and read comprehensive, in-depth stories.
• Use the discovery engine to discover stories from over 10,000 trusted sources.
Personalized News Feed
• Get the stories that matter to you with a highly personalized feed, relevant to your likes and dislikes.
• Keep up with business news, sports news, and more – whatever you’re interested in!
• Our news aggregator collects and delivers the news that matters to you.
• Get news alerts customized to your tastes.
Your Community News
• Find local eats, deals, shop openings, and more ahead of time.
• Read personal and vivid stories from our local news writers and content creators.
• Treat us as your personal newsstand, magazine collector, restaurant reviewer, and more.
Create Civic Value - Support the Cause
• Use News Break to revive the local news ecosystem and support small publishers
• Increase local story volume and geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling and community power
Follow or Block the Trend - It’s Up to You
• It’s totally cool to stay on top of some topics, or totally hate them!
• News Break allows you to follow what is trending, or completely block some topics you don’t appreciate.
• You can laugh, share, think, cry, upvote, downvote, comment, reply...
• News Break is a free ground that welcomes you to express emotions & opinions.
Download News Break today and stay informed on local news!
Better informed, better life.
Hello News Break readers!
We are working overtime to continually improve your favorite local-news app. Our goal is to help people around the country live safer, more vibrant, more connected lives through the power of local news and information.
- This release brings bug fixes and performance improvements
Do you have feedback for us on how we can improve News Break? Please email us at email@example.com
Ratings and Reviews
App for local and breaking news’ lovers
In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world.
I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your positive feedback, Chrisz!
To keep focusing on “local news,” News Break will be initiating a series of updates that revolve around your local community. From Local Classifieds to inviting more media publishers in your neighborhood to partner with us. Please stay excited about the updates!
I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
Developer Response ,
Dear user, thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a poor experience to read about too much negative news. As a news aggregator, News Break's database contains more than 10,000 media outlets and tens of millions of news articles. We aim to find quality and feel-good content from a diverse set of publishers and deliver the most important news to you.
I will deliver your suggestion to our editorial team and have them factor in your suggestion. Please stay safe and healthy!
I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open the app & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.
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- Particle Media Inc.
- 75.9 MB
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © Particle Media Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.