Hourly News

Hourly News

By Urban Apps

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2012-01-21
  • Current Version: 1.7.3
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 9.85 MB
  • Developer: Urban Apps
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,823 Ratings


Hourly News is a simple app that plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened. As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you listen to any/all of the most recent NPR , BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN, VOA, SRN, RTHK, DW, Marketplace, New York Times, and/or FOX news updates and more. You can also add your own custom podcasts sources to Hourly News! FEATURES —————————————————— • Plays the most recent news summaries • Automatically plays when opened • Plays in background • Responds to remote control buttons • Automatically advances to the next news feed. • Dead simple, easy to use • Works every time • Reorder, enable and disable news feeds • Skip the podcast if already heard • Sync your settings and sources over iCloud • Add your own custom feeds No Ads! —————————————————— Hourly News inserts no ads into the app, but some of the sources place them in their news streams. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to remove those ads. Download Speeds: —————————————————— Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection (edge, 3G, 4G, LTE or WiFi). Edge downloads might take a little longer, 3G and 4G are faster, LTE is even faster still and WiFi is blazing fast to download the news updates in Hourly News. Questions, Comments or Support? —————————————————— We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit http://community.urbanapps.com or contact us via email at support@urbanapps.com Sources —————————————————— If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see added to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a radio or internet podcast can be added. Legal —————————————————— Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.



  • After app update its crash. No update for year. DEAD PROGRAM

    By Javadive
    Can’t open it after update, it crash on opening. Get only black display. Looking on the last update, it was about year ago, so no wonder. Clearly the developer stoped supporting it.
  • Plays all by itself.

    By bobluck
    Over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awoken by this app at 3 am. It just starts playing on its own.
  • Was good. Now it has adds.

    By Hamlock Maneuver
    This app used to be good because it didn't have adds between news stations. I purchased the app for the sole reason that it didn't have Adds. Way to ruin a good app.
  • Turn off your TV news. Get this APP

    By SemiPro2
    Listen to a wide variety of radio news sources for summaries of the day's news. You choose which ones to play and how much to play. Listen to one source or many. Most sources are updated hourly; a few - like New York Times in depth feature - are updated daily. Great for news junkies. Over a dozen news sources including: NPR, VOA, BBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and more. It always works well.
  • Crappy ads

    By Michael1946
    I love getting the news this way — until it goes over to CBS News. Two-thirds of the way through, several extremely irritating ads start blaring away. They’re always the same ads! Ads don’t belong on this app! That said, I’m told that CBS has itself added the ads. But I have been given no instructions on how to contact CBS News!
  • Great! Could improve

    By ηχηκλωω
    I LOVE the I formation that Hourly News provides in such a convenient, succinct manner. However, I believe captions are necessary. My best friend is def and cannot use this app. Also, many people o show the app have had trouble enjoying it because "they speak too fast."
  • Frustrating! Just Use iPhone’s Built-in Podcasts App

    By thesuperalice
    I can’t believe I took so long to give up on this app and just start playing news on my podcasts app. I used this app for at least a year, and it frustrated me every morning. ▪️When connection is too slow to support the podcast (which happens FAR more often than when I use iPhone’s built-in Podcasts or any other app), it doesn’t simply stop, to start up again when the connection catches up (which makes sense and is the feature for almost any audio or video stream you’d normally access). Instead, it either rolls automatically to the next source or stops completely and goes back to the beginning of the current source. ▪️When that happens, good luck trying to find the point 2.5 minutes into the source you were listening to. The tiny(!) slide that controls your progress in the source is completely insensitive to touch control, either refusing to respond at all or jumping much much further than you’d ever indicated. The size of the slide controller alone is a very basic UI design fail for an app whose sole purpose is user convenience. ▪️The lack of control over progress through each source means that you have to sit through commercials, and, if you didn’t completely absorb what was just said, there’s no going back. Meanwhile, the Podcasts app has had a simple 15-second jump so that you can easily skip over commercials and have them repeat the last tiny bit. ▪️There’s no longer any way to get BBC’s hourly news anywhere but the BBC iPlayer Radio app, so you’ll end up bouncing between apps anyway to get decent world news coverage. ▪️They haven’t updated in about half a year. I feel like this app is gonna be abandoned & go to seed very soon.
  • Used to be better

    By AlchemicKnowledge
    Please fix the scrubbing to be able to fast forward
  • Love it!

    By GraphXPro
    It allows me to skip reading news online which is a big time waster for me.
  • Crashes every single time

    By hessianmercenary
    The app crashes every single time on iOS 11 with an iPhone X. It also hasn’t been optimized but the crashing has been happening for months. Update: I contacted the developer, who was very responsive. The issue is a bug relating to a popover about custom sources, he says, and I expect a fix will be out soon. I’ve changed my review to 5 stars from 2.