Noa: Listen to audio articles 4+

From HBR, Economist, Bloomberg

NOA News Ltd

Designed for iPhone

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Get up to speed faster by listening to interesting and insightful audio articles from top-tier publications on the Noa app. Human read. One low monthly price.

Listen while exercising, driving, cooking, or walking.

What publications can I listen to on Noa?
• The Economist
• Harvard Business Review
• The Washington Post
• The Telegraph
• Bloomberg
• The New York Times
• Fast Company
• Insider
• MIT Technology Review
• Foreign Affairs
• The Independent
• The Conversation
• And more.

What features are available on Noa?
Along with the usual audio features, you’ll find:
• CarPlay,
• AirPlay,
• Offline Listening/Downloads,
• Sleep Timer,
• Playback Speed Adjustment,
• An editable Article Queue, and
• Rewind 15 seconds.

How much does Noa cost?
To get the most value from Noa you need to become a Premium member. By choosing to support Noa with a monthly or annual Premium membership you’ll get unlimited, ad-free access to over 25k audio articles (and counting) from the world’s best publishers, including our Premium-only publications. We would love to welcome you as a member of Noa’s growing community.

What are Noa's editorial principles?
1. Multiple Perspectives: Offer multiple perspectives from trusted sources and empower listeners to make up their own minds on where they stand on a topic.
2. Thought-provoking: Present audio articles that inform, inspire, and offer fresh insights, through both a global and a national lens. Focus on opinion, feature, and analysis articles.
3. Storytellers: Be storytellers and educators. Help our listeners understand global topics, and perspectives, while also telling the stories of the people behind the headlines.
4. Global Impact: Ensure coverage and raise awareness of important topics, regardless of a topics popularity or ability to drive “clicks”.
5. Fourth Estate: Uphold journalism’s values as a democratic check on power. And always celebrate great journalism.
6. Embrace Complexity: Encourage thought and avoid black and white explanations that aren't followed with depth. The world is complicated and can seldom be explained in minutes. Our goal is to help listeners navigate it.

Who reads the articles on Noa?
Listening to the best journalism is a great way to stay informed, especially when you don’t have time to read. Audio articles are produced and recorded daily by Noa’s talented voice actors – Sam Scholl, Adrienne Walker, Peter Hanly, Martin Buchanan, Les Smith and more. They’re probably in the booth recording as you read this!

What are 'Series' on Noa?
Each week, Noa’s editors select the very best audio articles and add them to topic-specific playlists. Every Series begins with a short explainer – written by a Noa editor – that provides valuable context on the subject at hand before you dive in. Within 20-30 minutes, you’ll walk away fully informed.

Are there any additional features?
We know you expect more. That’s why the Noa app also offers:
• In-app chat (we respond quickly)
• My Stats to view your daily streak and listening stats
• Save, Download, and Follow
• Share – articles and Series
• Read Along

Noa's commitment to privacy:
We’re real people and we take great care to protect your data. Noa does not share your data with others or allow advertisers to track you. Your data is used solely for the purpose of providing you with the best news and listening experience possible.


What’s New

Version 6.2.6

- Read along: We've listened to your feedback and added the ability to follow the text as the article plays. Note, you cannot read the article without listening to the audio.
- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

ChuckRhoades ,

Great app to learn about current affairs and business

Came across this app on a whim. It offers world class audio articles from top publishers like The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Business Insider, The Economist, The Financial Times, and loads more. Helps make my NY commute a bit easier. You can listen offline which is handy too. Well worth downloading and checking out. Very slick UI too.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chuck, thank you for your positive review. We're glad you're enjoying Noa and like the variety of publishers on offer.

If you have any further feedback or suggestions, for our editors or developers, you can contact us at Thank you from all at Noa.

Adp21580 ,

Decent idea, needs tweaks

I loved this app when I first discovered it, however after some brief time using it, I have lots of feedback on how it could be improved. If these issues could be resolved, I would love this app and use it all the time:

1) Queue issues: when I try to resume listening to a series after stopping mid-way, I cannot resume listening to the series again. I have to manually select each individual article and intro/conclusion. Otherwise the audio automatically stays to an unrelated article I never queued. This is a repeated issue.

2) Annoying “ding” sound at the start of each article: I listen to articles both informationally, as well as to fall asleep. After just 2 weeks of listening, I grew very annoyed with the intro sound for each article. It disrupted the rhythmic narrator when I was falling asleep, and it was just irritating when I was listening to multiple articles in a row. If it only ding when I first open the app, that would be fine. However as it is, it’s way too often.

Majorr90 ,

Great up with some technical difficulties

Overall this is a great app. It’s easy to navigate, the selection of publications is wonderful, and the readers have easy-to-understand but interesting voices.

The main issue comes down to technical challenges. There are often data streaming issues and some days I can’t get anything to load. Currently I’m listening to something from a publication page, but not all publications are available right now and neither is the for you section, which claims I’m offline even though I’m streaming Bloomberg and I can use other apps… These issues are pretty frequent and I’ve noticed them several times a week. It seems like it’s a relatively young company though so hopefully it’s just part of their growing pains and they’ll be able to scale out they’re streaming capabilities soon.


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