In a world where time is everything, people have hardly any time for watching the news on TV or reading an early morning newspaper that’s where news app comes in. The best news app can help you stay up to date with a wide variety of topics and sources to choose from.

Furthermore, there are so many free news apps available on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store that you might get confused. So I have handpicked the list of the 10 best news apps in 2021 on Android and iOS.

Note: All the apps are in random order so you can install any app as per your need.

10 Best Free News Apps for iPhone and Android (2021)

  1. Google News
  2. Flipboard
  3. Microsoft News
  4. Feedly
  5. Inshorts
  6. BBC News
  7. JioNews
  8. News360
  9. Dailyhunt

1. Google News

Google News App (Android/iPhone)

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone197.3 MB
Downloads1B+
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (US)4.6
OriginUS
PriceFree

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Google News is one of the top news apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android that comes with a clean and modern design along with a dark mode feature. The app has AI like features where it will show all the relevant news that it thinks you might be interested in. And this feature helps me to stay up-to-date on everything that matters. But if you are concerned about your privacy, then obviously you can look for another news app from this list.

In the “Headlines” tab you can find all the latest news along with local, world, stock market, technology, sports, and so on. And if you want to follow news on more specific topics and sources, then the Google News app makes it much easier for you.

You can find almost all the news topics and sources in the app. Also on top of the app, you can find the separate box for “COVID-19 News” where it will show also all the latest coverage of the coronavirus which will help you know more about local and world status.

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2. Flipboard

Flipboard - iPhone/Android

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone141.2 MB
Downloads500M+
Ratings on Play Store4.1
Ratings on App Store (US)4.7
OriginUS
PriceFree

Flipboard has a wide variety of topics and over 100+ publishers. All you have to do is select the regional edition from where you want to see news, and the app will start showing all the latest and breaking news. Also like many other apps on this list, you can personalize your news by choosing only the topics and publishers you are interested in. Furthermore, you can mute particular topics and sources if you don’t want to see them.

As far as the reading experience is concerned, you might see ads on the website’s article but you can use reader view that will strip down the clutter like buttons, ads, background images and changes the page layout for better readability. You can also adjust the size of the text from the setting menu.

But what I liked about the Flipboard app is, it is also available for Windows 10 PC/Laptop. That makes it so much easier for me to stay up-to-date on the latest news since I spent most of my time on the laptop. Overall, Flipboard is the best free news app for Android, iPhone, and iPad in 2021, and you should definitely consider it.

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Download Flipboard from Microsoft Store

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3. Microsoft News

Microsoft News App - Android/iOS

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone122.4 MB
Downloads5M+
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (US)4.5
OriginUS
PriceFree

Microsoft News is similar to other news apps such as Google News and Flipboard but the only difference is in Microsoft News you can choose a wide range of topics but you can’t choose your sources/publisher which few readers may or may not mind. You can also choose the country where you want to read the news.

As for the app design, well it’s easy to use and has a clean UI but doesn’t have a modern interface as Google News but you can change the layout of the app to standard, compact and text-only. The app also features dark mode, along with an option to adjust the size of the text.

In my usage the app was fast, there was also the option to watch video news and dint see any in-app ads other than a few sponsored posts which I didn’t mind much. Other than that, the Microsoft News app is available for Windows 10, Android, iPhone, and iPad.

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4. Feedly

Feedly App (iOS/Android)

Size on Android75 MB
Size on iPhone92.9 MB
Downloads5M+
Ratings on Play Store4.2
Ratings on App Store (US)4.7
OriginUS
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

If you are looking for a clean design, easy-to-use interface, and fastest news, then Feedly is the best news app for iPad, iPhone, and Android. All you have to is just choose the news topic you are interested in and it will show the list of sources and all you have to do is add them to your feed. That’s it!

Now you can always read the latest news from your favorite sources. Also, you will have the best reading experience since all the articles are in a well-structured format with no ads and come with few handy features like dark mode, read later, share an article, change of text size and font.

To further enhance your news experience, you can create Boards just like we create on Pinterest and add any news or magazine to the board. This will help you keep the information in a well-organized way. And the last but not least, you can change the layout of the app like:

  • View: Where you can select text-only, magazine, and card style.
  • Density: Here you can choose either a compact or comfortable design.

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5. Inshorts

Inshorts - Best News App India

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone115.8 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.5
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.6
OriginIndia
PriceFree

Inshorts is one of the best daily news apps you will find on the Play Store and App Store. The app concept is simple yet unique, it will provide you the top news from multiple national and international sources and summarize them in short 60 words or fewer. This app will be very useful for people who don’t like to read lengthy articles. But if you want to read the full article, all you have to is swipe right and it will load the original article.

You will find many essential tabs like My Feed, All News, Top Stories, Trending, etc along with many topics related to coronavirus, business, politics, technology, sports, and so on. Moreover, you can read the news in English and Hindi languages. Also, note that you will see a few ads in the app, but it will not affect your reading experience.

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6. BBC News

BBC News App - iPhone/Android

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone94.1 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.5
Ratings on App Store (US)4.6
OriginUK
PriceFree

BBC News is one most popular news channels, having a large network of efficient and trustworthy reporters from every part of the world.  With just one tap, you can get access to the latest news on any topics like technology, politics, science, entertainment, etc which can help you stay up-to-date.

You can also watch the news in video format along with Live BBC World Service Radio (Audio). Besides that, you get the option to read the news in offline mode too by enabling background syncing.

You can also customize your news by adding your desired topics in the “My News” tab and few other customizable features include compact layout, text size, carousel display, and widgets. On the other hand, if you are concerned about your privacy and don’t want personalized news, then you can turn off “Share Statistics”.

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7. JioNews

JioNews App

Size on Android28 MB
Size on iPhone93 MB
Downloads10M+
Ratings on Play Store4.0
Ratings on App Store (IN)3.2
OriginIndia
PriceFree

If you live in India, then this is the best newspaper app for Android and iPhone that provides the fastest news. You can find all the latest news from big publishers, read magazines, watch video news, and even live tv. The “Home” tab is where you will see many categories like breaking news, coronavirus news, editor’s choice, top news, and so on. Additionally, you can also add or remove certain news categories in which you are not interested.

As far as the reading experience is concerned, it opens the article in web view so you may see ads but to counter that JioNews has an Xpress tab which basically is Reader View and you can also adjust the size of the text.

But what I liked about the app is the option to download your favorite magazines and newspapers to read them offline. Like many of the news app, it also comes with a night mode feature. Do note that Jio users can use all the premium features for unlimited, whereas other telecom users will have limited access.

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8. News360

News360 App (Android/iOS)

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone128 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (US)4.6
OriginCanada
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

News360 is a free news app for iPhone, iPad, and Android that you should consider. The app is easy to use and has a great UI. Furthermore, it has plenty of topics to choose from, and based on your interest and usage, the New360 app will try to learn more about your taste and recommend the articles.

In my usage news was loading fast and thanks to Reader View, which improved the readability by removing all the unnecessary things like ads, buttons, and many more. It also has a premium feature called “Audio Briefing” that will read newsfeed for you, story by story.

Other features of News360 are:

  • Like/Dislike stories
  • Save news for offline reading
  • Mute related source or interest
  • Dark Mode
  • Change font style and size

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9. Dailyhunt

Dailyhunt - Best News App

Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone69.8 MB
Downloads100M+
Ratings on Play Store4.2
Ratings on App Store (IN)3.9
OriginIndia
PriceFree

Dailyhunt is another best Android & iPhone app for news that will get you personalized news based on your location and interest along with news related to coronavirus, entertainment, sports, and many more.

Also, if you want, you can add more topics to your home tab. And if you don’t want to see news from certain sources, you can simply mute them.

And just like the NewsDog app, you can also like and comment on articles and videos and share them directly on WhatsApp. Few other features include:

  • Night mode
  • notifications
  • Create your own post

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10. AP News

AP News for Android & iPhone

Size on Android13 MB
Size on iPhone91.8 MB
Downloads1M+
Ratings on Play Store4.7
Ratings on App Store (US)4.6
OriginUS
PriceFree

AP News is a lightweight news app that covers news from all around the world. The app has a wide variety of topics to choose from, and you can read international and local news at the same time. The app supports both English and Spanish languages, and the reading experience is good with little to no ads.

Also, if you found an article that you want to read later, you can simply save that story. In the app, you can also listen to the news through the radio or watch the news via YouTube. Overall AP News is a good news app and you should give it a try.

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Conclusion

These were the list of 10 best apps for News in 2021 for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Personally, I use Microsoft News as my daily driver and now you tell me which news app you are going to install from this list. I would love to hear.

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