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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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 It’s just a shame that such fantastic writing is being delivered in an outdated app.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.
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!
Needs and update
The content on here is great and very unbiased but, the outdated app makes it very hard to take in. The last software update this app had was 3 years ago and it’s easy to tell because it doesn’t fit modern phones. The app is slow and buggy and just needs some work.
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- Public Broadcasting Service
- 73.6 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2016 Public Broadcasting Service
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.