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Voice of America

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 706 Ratings
    • Free



The free, *official* Voice of America (VOA) mobile / tablet application serves news to your mobile device or tablet. VOA operates one of the world's largest international news media networks on TV, radio and digital properties with a total weekly audience of more than 200 million people around the world, including Africa, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. To do this, VOA employs more than 3,500 journalists, focused on countries without a free or established press or free and open internet access.

The news application features:

- Enjoy photos, video, audio and text content

- Hear podcasts and newscasts on demand

- Download stories, videos, and photos for offline reading, watching, and listening

- Customizable interface

- Stream multimedia

- Offline-downloading and saving of news content for later enjoyment

- Social media sharing on Facebook, Twitter, email and other platforms

Having problems?

We are here to help. Please contact us at voamobileapps@gmail.com. Be sure to include the device description (example: Samsung S3) and operating system (example: 4.3) as well as a brief description of the issue.

What’s New

Version 5.8.3

The VOA app has a new design and improved access to VOA content! The features you enjoyed before are include along with built-in support for circumvention tools and access to VOA content in 40 languages.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

Eavesphoto ,

Sound quality

Sometimes I feel so BOA needs some more money to invest in sound quality of their broadcast. They need Increase the volume so it doesn’t sound like they’re broadcasting from a closet. Whenever I go to other broadcast after VOA, I’ve got to turn my volume down. Other than that I thoroughly enjoy listening to the news.

fh7895671 ,

Should be renamed “voice of the democrat party”

Disappointing that a majority of the articles are framed to and support a political agenda using democrat pushed narratives. How about honestly reporting more than one view point to issues? Or allowing a comment section on the articles?
VOA was key to bringing down the ideology that the Soviet Union was built on, destroying a totalitarian socialist regime, freeing millions of people and now it seems to be pushing that same ideology. Sad.
Why not hire on some Turning point or Daily Wire writers for starters? Until there is some balance and honest attempts at telling the truth, this is just another source of democrat controlled fake news and propaganda. Tax payers supporting this should get more for their money.

Jack_McCoy ,

Vanilla State-Run News

The app is a bit crowded, too much going on. Needs to be more streamlined. The content is fine — they rely on the Associated Press for a lot of their stories, though they do have reporters stationed around the world. I like their 5 min hourly news update, which is a good complement to CBS, NPR, etc.

This is state-run news that is highly uncritical of U.S. foreign policy. Some of their reporting does mildly criticize domestic U.S. policy, and they do lots of stories on issues facing migrants. Just be aware that VOA rarely gives you the full story of what’s going on, sometimes due to bias and sometimes due simply to superficial reporting.

App Privacy

The developer, Voice of America, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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