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Watch the PBS NewsHour anywhere, anytime. The official PBS NewsHour Iphone app provides video, audio and headline news to users over Wifi or 3G connections. The app provides a customizable interface so that users can sort our coverage of politics, the economy, science, art and the world. Read our in-depth analysis, watch Mark Shields & David Brooks, or listen to the official podcasts, all within this app.

What’s New

Version 18.10

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

- Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

nrbryant1956 ,

Love the material, app inconsistent!!

PBS, you deserve, and in my mind, you owe your loyal fans a FAR BETTER VEHICLE for putting information out there! Not everyone has or wants Facebook, TV news takes way too long, and some of us avoid Twitter like the plague these days (need I say WHY? Surely not...). So anyhow, I check the news via your app regularly, to get the best possible information and unbiased reporting of news events.

Sadly, too often, the news just won’t load... I do not have this issue with any other app, my iOS is always up to date, and the problem has occurred with at least 3 different rapid wifi services... I am sure the issue is not on my end!!! And this is not new... I keep hoping, with every update, that the problem will finally get resolved, but no...

Please fix this app, to make it reliable!! Two star rating?? Really?? That’s a travesty, given the importance of your outreach in this time of turmoil and rampant misinformation!

Userjf ,

Inconsistent presentation of videos

On iPhone 7 with latest updates installed, in one section of the app, I can view primary news video (presidential press statement)- but not supplied in context with commentary etc. In the main video section of the app, where there are segments from the broadcast, I get an error that there is no player installed, and can't view. Also disappointing is the fact I can't just find links to play the sound-only broadcast- I didn't actually care about video. Uninstalling after first use because it's clear the app developers have no interest in maintaining this app. Last update in 2016!!!! Unprofessional

tyleralberico ,

Fantastic content hampered by an underwhelming app

PBS NewsHour continuously delivers reliable, captivating, and informative articles. When I hear complaints from my friends about the ever-increasing biases and misreporting in the media, I point to PBS NewsHour. It’s just a shame that such fantastic writing is being delivered in an outdated app. According to the App Store, this app hasn’t been updated for over three years, and it shows. There are simple quality of life things, like the inability to swipe to go back like you can in other apps or the inconsistent notification alerts, to the more frustrating, like the occasional crashes when reading an article. While I can overlook these issues because of the wonderful content this app provides, the flaws with the PBS NewsHour app will only accentuate with time.


Public Broadcasting Service
73.6 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
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