The Windows Store is filled with apps to help you keep up with the news of the day while on the go or parked in front of a PC. The Store shelves are filled with news readers and official apps from the various outlets covering the news.
From breaking news to checking out the editorials, these apps can easily keep pace with the 24-hour news cycle we live in today. We have scoured the Store shelves, looked at several possibilities and these are our best news apps for Windows 10. It's time to read all about it!
The Associated Press has been delivering the news since 1846 when breaking news came by way of the Pony Express. Today our news cycle moves a lot quicker and the Associated Press app for Windows 10 helps you keep pace with local, national and world headlines.
The Associated Press app has a clean layout that highlights the top news stories, as well as news sections for sports, entertainment, world news, lifestyle and more. When you first launch the Associated Press app, you can also enter your zip code to have local stories delivered to the app's front page. If you are traveling, the location information can be easily changed through the app's Command Bar.
News articles can be shared through the Windows 10 universal sharing menu and any related images can be pulled up full screen. Available for Windows 10 PC, the Associated Press app is a free offering and covers the basics nicely.
NPR One is an audio news app that streams the latest public radio news and stories to your Windows 10 device. NPR One requires you to log into the app with your Microsoft, Facebook or NPR.org account. The app locates your local NPR station for programing and allow you to listen in on the broadcast. When traveling, you can set the app to another local NPR station as needed.
NPR One's main display highlights the current story with the ability to view previously played items and view the upcoming stories. Each broadcast story includes options to mark the item as interesting (favorite) for easy reference, share the item and view the printed story via your local browser.
Stories and programming can be searched for archived content. This is a nice touch, allowing you to enjoy content on your own schedule. So, if you missed last week's installment of "Wait, Wait… Don't Tell Me", it's only a quick search away.
NPR One is a free app, available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile and quite simply a great source for audible news programming.
While there are plenty of Windows 10 apps from news outlets, the Windows Store also plays host to several excellent aggregating news readers. These apps pull feeds from multiple sources under one umbrella for convenience sakes. Readiy is a Feedly client app and one of the best news readers available for Windows 10 PC.
Readiy is a simple, no frill, fast and intuitive Windows 10 news app that not only supports your Feedly account, but also has support for Instapaper and Pocket. The main page lines up your most recent feeds with two menus in the upper left corner — up top are app commands like marking items as read, settings such as font size, and the share tools, and across the bottom are filters to jump between your news feeds, starred items, and "must read" posts.
While Readiy is a feature-rich Windows 10 app, it lacks support for managing your feeds in-house and sends you to Feedly's website instead. It's not a deal breaker, but it would be nice to manage feeds within the app.
Individual articles can be tagged as favorite, saved to Pocket or Instapaper shared through email or launched in browser view. All in all, Readiy is an attractive and free news reader for Windows 10 PC and maybe one day we'll see a Windows 10 Mobile version come to light.
For many, MSN News is all you need to keep up with the daily news. The Windows 10 app has evolved over the years nicely to deliver a fantastic news source. You begin by customizing what news feeds are important to you — you can say yes to politics and world events and no to food news and sports, for example (or vice versa, it's totally up to you).
The main page lays everything out nicely with the various news categories running along the top of the screen. News categories range from top stories to technology. You can access local stories from the drop down menu to the left of the display. Local news can be based on your location services or a specific locale.
Individual stories can be shared from within the MSN News app or the link to the story copied as needed. Video playback is internal and images can be pulled up full screen with captions or used to create a gallery of news images. Another nice touch with MSN News is the easy ability to toggle between dark and light themes. Just tap the moon/sun icon located on the app's header bar to switch themes.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, MSN News is a free app and a popular news choice Windows 10 users for a reason: it's a solid, feature-rich app that will keep you informed on what's going on in the world.
There are plenty of Windows 10 apps from the major news networks, but the CBS News app stands out from the pack. Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the CBS News app delivers the day's top stories, featured articles and full episodes of CBS News programs to the comfort of your PC or Mobile device.
The layout is clean and filled with news images to illustrate the events of the world. A drop-down toolbar remains out of sight until needed and allows you to navigate between the news categories, access live streaming or on-demand videos and search for news stories. Individual stories can be shared, bookmark and typography options are available to adjust the font size and style.
You also have access to CBSN, which is a 24-hour digital news channel from CBS. The CBSN channel provides live anchored news coverage, CBS News reporting and breaking news.
All in all, the CBS News app is an informative, eye-appealing Windows 10 news app. It is a free title and available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile.
If you have given any of these apps a try, let us know how things shook out. While these apps stood out from the pack, there are other quality news apps in the Windows Store such as the Guardian, the Windows Central app, the Wall Street Journal and Flipboard. If you have a favorite news apps that wasn't mentioned, feel free to share your recommendation in the comments as well.