Starting your day with updates on what’s happening in India and around the world is a habit many people inculcate. Earlier in the day, our parents or grandparents waited for the newspaper every morning, so that they could get updated with what has happened in the country. Those were times when TV News Channels were limited and Newspaper was a primary source of news updates for rich and poor alike. Nowadays, with the fast-paced lifestyle, there is hardly any time to sit and read a newspaper or watch the news on TV at specific times.
Like my job requires me to stay updated with the latest in the Tech world and like a habit I also love to stay on top of what’s happening in India and around the world. There have been days when I have no time to read a physical newspaper or tune into a particular TV Channel to know about the day’s happenings. In such a scenario what comes in handy are News Applications available on the internet. These apps are free to download and not only allow you to read the news but also watch videos or listen to audio of it. Whether someone is traveling in the metro jogging in the park or cooking food, these apps can help stay updated with the latest news at the user’s convenience. In this article, we have listed some of the best apps available on the Google Play Store and iOS Store that offer News in a personalized way.
Best Applications to Get Daily Dosage of News Updates On-The-Go
1. Google News
Google News app allows you to stay updated with the latest from the world as well as local, based on your interests. It organizes and highlights what’s happening around you so that you can get to know about the things that matter. The app has a ‘For You’ tab that shows top stories across topics that are your favorite. Updates regarding sports, science, entertainment, religion, finance, and more, are all in the same place. There is a Headline tab that shows top and breaking articles from around the world and India. Not only news, you can also access magazines from the app. Articles can be downloaded over WiFi for later reading and you can even subscribe to your favorite publisher to support it.
The app has over 1,00,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.1 out of 5.
2. Times of India- News Updates
TOI News app offers the latest news from India and the World in 14 languages- English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali, and more. The app gives breaking news updates, political and election news, live score updates, astrology updates, market news, business and share market news, and more. The app not only has news stories but also features photo galleries, visual stories, and trending photo stories of famous personalities from Sports, Politics, Entertainment, and more. Live News can also be watched on the app and Live Blog offers news in audio-visual format which comes in handy if you aren’t fond of reading a story. The games section includes mini-indulgences like Crossword, Sudoku, Word Search, and more to help constructively spend your free time. TOI+ is a paid subscription that gives unlimited access to well-researched and exclusive stories for 1 year and it can auto-renew itself till you discontinue it.
The app has over 1,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.4 out of 5.
3. India Today
The official India Today app offers the latest English news on the go. Latest updates and in-depth analysis on everything happening in India and around the world. Whether it is IPL Syria-Turkey earthquakes Russia-Ukraine war, or anything else, all the updates can be found on the app. The app has a library of news stories, live TV streaming, videos, photos, visual stories, and more. The shows on India Today can also be watched on the app like News Today with Rajdeep Sardesai, News Track with Rahul Kanwal, Jab We Met, 5IVE LIVE, Auto Today, Sports Today, and more. The news can be read, listened to, or watched on the app. There is a podcast as well where experts discuss all the important happenings around the world and in India.
The app has over 10,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.5 out of 5.
4. India TV: Hindi News Live App
India TV Hindi News Live Application provides breaking news alerts and news updates anytime anywhere. It offers news through Live TV, Videos, Debates, Shows, and Written News Stories on its app for free. The app has a section for breaking news, national news, gadget news, business news, Bollywood news, horoscope of the day, lifestyle and health news, sports news, detailed analysis of match results, and more. The LIVE channel can be watched for free on your mobile or tablet. The flagship shows like Aaj Ki Baat, Superfast 100, Aap ki Adaalat, NonStop 200 and more are also available on the app. The photo gallery offers pictures of entertainment and political events.
The app has over 10,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.2 out of 5.
5. NDTV News-India
NDTV News app features live news from India and the world. A single app provides access to NDTV 24×7, NDTV India, NDTV MP-CG (Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh) and NDTV Rajasthan. Easy access to Live TV, Videos, Photos, NDTV beep videos, cricket scores, entertainment, and Bollywood, and more on your device with the NDTV News app. Top journalists provide updates about politics, business, cricket, sports, food, entertainment, opinions, Bollywood, crypto, and gold and silver prices. The video section provides updates from all categories and photo galleries cover all the events happening around town. NDTV Premium offers access to high-quality LIV TV and removes all the ads from the app. English and Hindi Podcasts are also available on the NDTV App and the favorites section allows you to keep track of stories, photos, and videos you want to come back to.
The app has over 1,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 3.8 out of 5.
6. Times Prime
Times Prime is more than a News app. It offers access to not only the latest news and current affairs without ads as it bundles subscriptions to TOI Plus, ET Prime, and more, but also offers 20+ Entertainment and other OTT apps. Buying a Times Prime subscription means you get access to Disney+Hotstar, Sony LIV, Gaana, Cricbuzz Plus, Discovery Plus, Gaana Plus, Amazon Audible, and Storytel. Other deals include Myntra, Chaayos, Google One, PharmEasy, Cult Fit, Healthify Me, Yatra, Flipkart Flights, Uber, Starbucks, and more.
The app has over 10,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 3.9 out of 5.
7. Daily Hunt
Daily Hunt app offers Xpresso News and Videos. The app is available in Hindi and English and has been confirmed to come in other languages soon. News can be read at a glance due to images and videos on Xpresso in a visual and fun way. There is local, national, and international news covering topics like politics, entertainment, cricket, and much more. Personalized news feed offers news tailored based on user’s likes and dislikes. There are articles from over 5000+ trusted publishers and even real-time updates are offered on the app. Favorite local newspapers and videos are available in languages like Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, English, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Odia, Punjabi and more.
The app has over 10,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.5 out of 5.
8. The Hindu
The Hindu app offers news and updates from around the globe at your fingertips. The app has been revamped to bring together the best of design, features, and content. It has a cleaner, sharper, and bolder design and has been streamlined for easy reading. Hindu app has a newspaper-like elegance, an easy-access menu, a convenient navigation mode, the option to share interesting reads, and more. You can express your thoughts in the comments section and personalize reading with options like Dark Mode and Read Aloud option if you want to listen to news instead of reading it. Those who subscribe to the Hindu app get to explore news differently, save their favorite article, read without any interruptions, and get bonus access to archives.
The app has over 1,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.4 out of 5.
9. The Quint
The app is deemed as the mobile-first digital news and content platform for young India. The Quint is India’s fastest-growing dynamic digital news and views platform that caters to millennials who are always on the go. It is a highly interactive app that gives an inclusive take on politics, sports, entertainment, gender, law, health, lifestyle, and more. The app is certified by Fact-Checking Network and features special projects like investigative reports on social and religious issues. The Quint aims to become the voice of the marginalized classes and thus brings stories from remote corners of the country.
The app has over 1,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 3.6 out of 5.
InShorts is a news app that picks the best and latest news from various sources and summarizes them to present in not more than 60 words format. The stories are personalized in English as well as Hindi. The stories have only headlines and facts, no opinions by journalists. Google selected it among the best apps in 2015 while Buzzfeed has called it student-friendly. The app has a search option for easier access, summaries of all breaking news, various categories to choose from, and the ability to share a story on your social media. It saves time and lets you stay updated all the time.
The app has over 1,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.3 out of 5.
11. BBC News App
As the name suggests, the BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists. Top Stories on the app gives breaking news and the latest updates from around the world. My News is your personalized section to browse stories you are interested in. The app allows you to take for needed content in a few taps and also features Live BBC World Service Radio that offers insight from journalists 24 hours a day. There are audio and video sections for those who want their news in visual or audio formats and photo galleries offer HD Full-screen images for free. Categories can be re-ordered on the app according to preferences.
The app has over 1,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.1 out of 5.
Feedly is a single place to organize, read, and share all the content you need for work or play. Millions of professionals use this as their go-to app (including me) to stay updated with all the big trends in the tech industry. The app allows you to organize news stories, blogs, YouTube channels, videos, and more so that browsing them becomes less time-consuming. From tech to business, from design to marketing, it is an important tool for everyone. The app offers integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Pinterest, Linkedin and more networks.
The app has over 50,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4 out of 5.
13. Reddit: Made for India
Reddit is a multipurpose app that allows you to join the best conversations on trending topics. It has breaking news, AMAs with experts, advice, workarounds, gossip, and much more. The app is a vibrant intersection of conversations, communities, and their connections. From Cricket to Bollywood, from Food to Wedding Season, you will find discussions regarding everything under this one roof. Reddit Premium offers an ad-free browsing experience, exclusive avatar gear, and privileged access to Reddit Lounge. You can indulge in discussions based on your city and remain anonymous when offering advice.
The app has over 10,00,00,000+ downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 3.4 out of 5.