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 2,830 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.



  • Hourly news

    By PA provider
    A great way to get key news bytes as I start my day.
  • Nice implementation

    By dan123AP
    This app is starting to fail with regularity... it used to be the best available in its category, but no longer. Time for a refresh? Please?
  • Big Fan

    By Gizmo Ghost
    This app is so customizable and comes with a good collection of news sources to draw news report audio from. And if you have a specific source you would like to add to your collection, you can! Albeit, for a buck but hey, it stays with the app once and for all! Thank you people who made this, you help me keep up to date with global matters and local matters in a fantastic format! I only review apps that I find nearly indispensable, this is one of them.
  • Turns on without activation

    By AlexJH2013
    Used this app for many years. When the feeds are updated in the background it sometimes triggers the news to start automatically. Very big bug if you’re in a professional setting and your devices start blaring hourly news updates.
  • 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."