NewsBlur is a personal news reader bringing people together to talk about the world. A new sound of an old instrument.

NewsBlur is popular for a reason. While also being the oldest surviving RSS news reader, it is used by many news organizations, popular blogs, editors, and individual readers to keep up with the world.

Major features:

* Read an unlimited number of RSS subscriptions
* Offline support for stories and images
* Full text extracts the whole story and is sticky per-feed
* Gestures and long presses for feeds and stories
* Share and comment on the news with friends
* Meet new people who share the same interests
* Built for iOS 11
* Collapsible folders
* Saved stories with tagging
* Mark stories as unread
* Read by oldest/newest first
* Filter by unread/all stories
* Search for stories by feed or folder
* Send to Facebook/Twitter/Instapaper/Pocket/Evernote/email/etc
* Landscape view
* Customizable offline sync settings

You can also optionally subscribe with a NewsBlur Premium Subscription

* Subscribe to an unlimited number of sites
* Sites you subscribe to are updated up to 10x more often
* Read by folder with the river of news
* Search sites and folders
* Save stories with searchable tags
* Privacy options for your blurblog (shared stories)
* Custom RSS feeds for folders and saved stories
* Use the Text view which conveniently extracts the full original story

The subscription is auto-renewable which means that once purchased it will be auto-renewed every year until you cancel it 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Duration of the subscription is 1 year. Your iTunes Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Manage your Subscription and Auto-Renewal by going to your Account Settings.

You may access the privacy policy at, and the terms of use at

What’s New

Version 8.1

This version fixes some issues around inadvertently stealing audio, scroll issues when loading feeds, better iPad Pro compatibility, and a few small layout issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

JCH Reviews ,

My preferred way to read news

I've been using NewsBlur for a few weeks as part of the testing process and am now happily using version 1.5 on my iPad and iPhone. It's a great companion to the web interface and I actually enjoy using the apps far more that the website. I love that everything syncs quickly, the feeds display nicely and the app is intuitive. The UI, while simplistic, is totally functional and mostly stays out of the way. I'd probably share a bit more if the sharing button for a story was more prominently displayed.

I've had a few crashes here and there, but not recently. My guess is that the backend is getting cleaned up a bit.

Overall, this is a great app and I'm looking forward to the continued development.

Thanks for fixing the scrolling issues in this latest update - Jan 2019!

Wow people? ,

Great RSS reader with free push notifications!

NewsBlur is a great RSS reader. I like it better than Feedly because free push notifications are included. I read a paid IFTTT subscription is necessary for Feedly push notifications. The free push notifications in NewsBlur don’t show the full text of the article but the notification of a new article from any RSS feed is an awesome feature! The premium version gives better push notification options.

Tcn27263829 ,

Awesome app and I love it, but there are some issues...

Let me just start with saying that I love this app and it's totally worth the money.

While reading articles suddenly the app will stop responding and crash. It's not very often, but it's often enough to notice. The app also hangs and comes back, kind of frequently. Not sure if that's related.
Biggest gripe - reading an article then going to do something else means that after a few minutes the app resets. I guess NewsBlur doesn't stay in memory or hold the article its showing? Often this means I lose the article as the feeds update when it refreshes. I'm kind of down to sending the article elsewhere when I might go do something else, just in case.

iPad pro 12.9


NewsBlur, Inc.
24.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 NewsBlur, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. NewsBlur Premium Subscription $35.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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