BREAKING NEWS. FIRST. Our award-winning team of journalists brings you quality breaking news as it happens. Whether you are looking for in-depth analysis, the latest in entertainment, sport, politics or business you will find it in our News24 app!
KEY NEWS24 FEATURES:
· Stay up-to-date with the best in breaking news, current affairs, political journalism, sport, technology, finance and entertainment.
· Enjoy rugby, soccer and cricket live scoring, fixtures and results so that you never miss out on the sporting action.
· Be the first to know with breaking news alerts pushed directly to your mobile home screen.
· Get all your weather, traffic updates and market indicators.
· Know what’s happening in your country with our local news focus.
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Ratings and Reviews
Works well, but not for lefties
Many people complaining about the ads, but a waste of time as someone has to pay for the service. Mine do not auto play.
I do have a problem with auto-updates though, and it is frustrating to me that the app too easily goes back to the main screen if the left side is touched, which often happens if the phone is held in the left hand. Other news apps fortunately don’t have this “feature”.
At least it is better than the sister app, News24 Edge, which never plays videos properly- just shows grey rectangles in their place.
I have been a loyal reader of News24 and loyal user of this app for many years but I’m afraid I will no longer continue doing so.
There are far too many ads making it difficult to browse through articles and inevitably one is bound to tap on one that opens up an external link. Maybe that is the intention but I use the app to read news not to browse adverts. Furthermore, video ads play automatically and often unsolicitedly and repeatedly take over the screen forcing one having to close it over and over again. Not only is this all extremely irritating but more importantly uses up data making for a very unpleasant experience.
One would expect apps to become better over time but unfortunately this one has done exactly the opposite. Not what I would expect from such a reputable and respected news agency.
Advertising is too intrusive on new News24 update
I have used and enjoyed the News24 app for years. The recent update which makes video adverts auto play is terrible. I first noticed it while sitting quietly reading news articles while my children fell asleep. It was quite jarring when a video suddenly started playing. That same video kept playing even though I was sure not to click on it. Today I was trying to listen to music on my headphones while catching up on the news, and every time I scrolled down, the music would stop (not pause) and even though I closed the ad, the music didn’t return. I had to switch to my music app and start it up again. After the third time this happened, I decided to write this review. I am switching to Google News if News24 can’t fix this! REALLY not a good user experience at all!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback regarding the ads on our app.
I am sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience using News24. I have brought this to the attention of our business department for consideration.
Hope the above is in order.
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- 71.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
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