NBC's Breaking News updated as a universal Windows 10 app

Following on Garmin Connect, 1-800 Flowers, and AccuWeather we can now add NBC's Breaking News app to the mix, which has not had an update in years (I last wrote about these apps in March 2014). Breaking News is one of my favorite services as it is just that: an app that brings you the latest news feeds in real-time as they happen.

Breaking News has had a long history on iOS and Android with many new features like Whoa, Following, and filters. Those never made their way to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, but they are here now on Windows 10.

Currently, we only see the PC version of Breaking News as being available, but the app apparently scales down to the phone orientation, so we see no reason to believe that in next few hours (or more) we'll see it propagate to that Store as well.

Breaking News features alerts for significant and emerging stories as well as creating an account and always being on top. The app is ideal for snapping in Windows 10 where you can just see a real-time live feed alongside your browser or Office. Officially, the version is now 2.0, but it is much more than that, and I know I'm very excited to see this app get an update after so long.

Download Breaking News for Windows 10

Via: @Brandonleblanc

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.