In Newsmeister, users race against the clock to answer questions based on trending news stories from around the world.

The quizzes are published daily, so even the most avid user remains challenged.

Once an answer is revealed, a link to the source is provided so that users can read the full article or start a discussion related on the topic.

All questions are fact-based focusing on trending global news, covering sports, business, politics, technology, entertainment, science, and literature.

Are you a Newsmeister? Start playing today to find out!

Attention teachers looking for apps!

By gamifying the news, Newsmeister helps users retain important information so that they can distinguish between fake news and real facts.

Ask about our Student News Quiz setup or visit our site for more information!

What’s New

Version 4.0.0

The new update is a complete rebuild from the ground up using the latest and greatest in app development including a new READ ALOUD feature, weekly news quiz and additional popular brain games.

Most notable changes:

New Read Aloud option for all quizzes. If it’s turned on, all questions and explanation will be read out loud. You can enable or disable it by selecting the smiling talking icon. If you mute your audio, it will also be disabled.

- All registration is now anonymous. The nickname during setup is only used for the leaderboard.
- Popular brain and puzzle games from Sharper Minds have been added. These are all offline games and require no registration.

For the Quizzes:

- A new weekly quiz and leaderboard has been added.
- For the daily quiz, users will only be allowed to play within two days.
- In the Sharper Minds section, there's a new general trivia quiz that can played offline at anytime.

Gameplay and Scoring:

- Each News Quiz question will have 30 seconds on the timer.
- All quizzes will have 12 questions with 3 potential answer options
- Users will be allowed 1 missed per question for 50% of the question value.
- Scoring is no longer timed. You can either get 0, 50%, or 100% of the question value.
- New lifetime score tracker.
- All helpers have been removed.

Leaderboards and Results:

- Only the top 50 users will appear on the leaderboard.
- Friends are now done by groups instead of one-to-one invitation. Each user will have 3 available groups to join or create.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Dyinghardhere ,

Keeps you sharp, and prods one to pay attention...

I really enjoy testing myself with the Newsmeister quizzes; I'm a real current affairs junkie, and try to stay as informed as possible within the constraints of daily life. Sometimes the quiz points out something that's occurred that I wasn't aware of, and I like the additional resource to my personal newsfeed. Plus, the quiz format keeps you on your toes--I expect to be a Sunday Morning News roundtable pundit any day now!

DD Burgh ,

News nerd entertainment

I like the news quiz format. I used to play a similar app years ago (“RSS feed”???) but looked recently and could not find it, so loaded this app instead. It’s fun, and the content is good, but i am not as interested in the fancy graphics. I like that you can link to the story for more info.

M209t ,

Refreshingly Different and Intelligent

Interesting and fun. Daily quiz helps keep you informed on national and global news and challenges you to match your scores against others based on geographic location. Simple yet elegant design that appeals to people with a brain. Works flawlessly. A refreshingly intelligent app.


Tim Holmgren
298.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2015-2019 Tim Holmgren
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 extra helpers $4.99
  2. Ad Free + 10 Helpers $1.99
  3. 50 extra helpers $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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