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Best News Apps of 2021 (Android)

This article outlines LeapDroids top picks for the best news apps. We have tried to select a variety of apps catering to different needs in the news app space.

These apps are all pretty awesome and well worth a download. We selected these news apps for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • User Experience
  • Core Functionality
  • Innovative solution

The list is ranked based on a balance of review rating, and number of reviews. We have done our best to root out apps which have fake reviews, but if you notice one feel free to drop us an email.

Google News – Top world & local news headlines

Developer: Google LLC


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • Total Ratings: 1499204

Google News – Top world & local news headlines is an app made by Google LLC. It has an average rating of 4.3 and has received 1499204 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-22T22:31:22.000Z.


News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

Developer: Particle Media Inc.


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.2
  • Total Ratings: 270403

News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines is an app made by Particle Media Inc.. It has an average rating of 4.2 and has received 270403 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-22T12:20:52.000Z.


SmartNews: Local Breaking News

Developer: SmartNews, Inc.


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.1
  • Total Ratings: 520070

SmartNews: Local Breaking News is an app made by SmartNews, Inc.. It has an average rating of 4.1 and has received 520070 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-23T02:18:28.000Z.


Flipboard – Latest News, Top Stories & Lifestyle

Developer: Flipboard


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.1
  • Total Ratings: 1393904

Flipboard – Latest News, Top Stories & Lifestyle is an app made by Flipboard. It has an average rating of 4.1 and has received 1393904 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-30T12:38:48.000Z.


AP News

Developer: The Associated Press


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.8
  • Total Ratings: 119898

AP News is an app made by The Associated Press. It has an average rating of 4.8 and has received 119898 ratings. The last update was on 2021-03-29T14:47:11.000Z.


CNN Breaking US & World News

Developer: CNN


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.5
  • Total Ratings: 440625

CNN Breaking US & World News is an app made by CNN. It has an average rating of 4.5 and has received 440625 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-30T13:58:38.000Z.


BBC News

Developer: BBC Studios Limited


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.5
  • Total Ratings: 391039

BBC News is an app made by BBC Studios Limited. It has an average rating of 4.5 and has received 391039 ratings. The last update was on 2021-03-31T15:02:18.000Z.


Fox News: Breaking News, Live Video & News Alerts

Developer: FOX News Network, LLC


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 2.6
  • Total Ratings: 259018

Fox News: Breaking News, Live Video & News Alerts is an app made by FOX News Network, LLC. It has an average rating of 2.6 and has received 259018 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-22T21:30:45.000Z.


NBC News: Breaking News, US News & Live Video

Developer: NBC News Digital LLC


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.5
  • Total Ratings: 69430

NBC News: Breaking News, US News & Live Video is an app made by NBC News Digital LLC. It has an average rating of 4.5 and has received 69430 ratings. The last update was on 2021-03-08T19:30:08.000Z.


Microsoft News: Top stories, weather & more

Developer: Microsoft Corporation


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • Total Ratings: 138222

Microsoft News: Top stories, weather & more is an app made by Microsoft Corporation. It has an average rating of 4.3 and has received 138222 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-30T02:43:06.000Z.


Opera News: Breaking Local & US Headlines

Developer: Opera


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.1
  • Total Ratings: 321137

Opera News: Breaking Local & US Headlines is an app made by Opera. It has an average rating of 4.1 and has received 321137 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-30T11:02:07.000Z.


CBS News – Live Breaking News

Developer: CBS Interactive, Inc.


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4
  • Total Ratings: 5

CBS News – Live Breaking News is an app made by CBS Interactive, Inc.. It has an average rating of 4 and has received 5 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-21T16:19:33.000Z.


Haystack News: Local & World TV News – Free

Developer: Haystack TV


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4.3
  • Total Ratings: 6163

Haystack News: Local & World TV News – Free is an app made by Haystack TV. It has an average rating of 4.3 and has received 6163 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-14T21:32:54.000Z.


Yahoo News: Breaking, Live Video & US

Developer: Yahoo


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 3.7
  • Total Ratings: 238218

Yahoo News: Breaking, Live Video & US is an app made by Yahoo. It has an average rating of 3.7 and has received 238218 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-21T21:23:10.000Z.


Aaj Tak Live TV News – Latest Hindi India News App

Developer: TV Today Network Limited


  • Price: 0 USD
  • Average Rating: 4
  • Total Ratings: 236623

Aaj Tak Live TV News – Latest Hindi India News App is an app made by TV Today Network Limited. It has an average rating of 4 and has received 236623 ratings. The last update was on 2021-04-27T16:16:25.000Z.

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