1. swandy's Avatar
    I am looking for one good (definition to follow) News App for my Apple Watch.
    Requirements:
    Glance (that actually updates as opposed to the CNN app)
    App that actually updates without having to force close the app and reopen it (again like CNN)
    Breaking News Alerts (as opposed to the NY Times that seems only to send an alert if the White House is blown up)
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Steve
    Last edited by swandy; 05-12-2015 at 08:32 PM.
    05-12-2015 07:44 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't use a news app with my Watch so I can't make any personal recommendations. Having said that, the Google News & Weather app has been updated according to the iMore Blog. Have you tried it?

    Google News & Weather now puts the latest headlines to your Apple Watch | iMore
    05-12-2015 07:55 PM
  3. swandy's Avatar
    Just installed that one (along with a few others). Still judging how it works. Thanks
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    05-12-2015 08:05 PM
  4. WST88's Avatar
    Let us know what you come up with...
    05-14-2015 09:06 AM
  5. swandy's Avatar
    So far have tried NY Times, CNN, USA Today, Yahoo Digest, Google News & Weather, AP (and a few others that were on my devices so short a period of time that I don't remember their names.
    Still have NY Times - their Glance and App update properly whenever they have something new but what apparently their editors consider anything short of Washington DC being bombed not worthy of an alert.
    CNN - more alerts than NYT but usually the only way to get their glance or app to update you have to force quit the app on the Watch. But their app does give a nice selection of articles over various topics whereas the NYT only gives you the most recent breaking news.
    AP - removed glance and app from watch as they only showed one article but kept it on my iPhone as they give the most alerts for breaking news and their iPhone app is really nice.
    Yahoo Digest is clever on the iPhone as it gives a bunch of new breaking stories in the am and pm (with the option of more articles). But their Watch version both glance and app only shows one breaking story and no option I can see of viewing others.
    Gave up on Google and USA Today because either there was no option for a glance (USA Today) or their app was too limited (Google)
    That's it for now. Any other thoughts?
    05-14-2015 11:50 AM
  6. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Use whatever app is good in Glances (I switch back and forth between the CBC and the Globe and Mail), and the BBC's breaking news notifications show up on the watch anyway.

    Once it gets a Watch update, that'll probably be my go-to news app on the watch.


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    05-15-2015 03:03 PM

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