Samsung introduces a news app similar to Apple News
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Samsung introduces a news app similar to Apple News

Samsung launched the News app, which provides access to news content from a variety of sources including Axios, CNN, Fortune, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and many more. Samsung News will replace the existing Samsung Free app. It will feature customizable newsfeeds, as well as morning and evening briefings curated by the editor. Unlike Samsung Free, the updated app focuses solely on news and podcasts.

    Image source: Samsung

Image source: Samsung

The application is very similar to Apple News in its interface. The main page of the application contains the main news, and at the bottom of the page you can navigate between the “News”, “Podcasts” and “Subscriptions” tabs. Samsung News will be made available to Samsung Galaxy users in the US starting today as an update to Samsung Free. Users who already have the free Samsung app installed will see the icon change to Samsung News. The new app is available in the Samsung Galaxy Store.

Samsung plans to develop a new application, including by increasing the number of news resources. “Samsung app News was created to bring Galaxy users the latest and most important news in an easily accessible format. Avner Ronen, Vice President of Product Development at Samsung Electronics, says: “We want Empower consumers by allowing them to manage their ideal news consumption experience with a single touch.”

While Samsung Galaxy users have had quick access to messages through the free app in the past, it was hidden and little known. Sure, Samsung Galaxy users had access to Google News, but the launch of a dedicated News app brings Samsung closer to what Apple offers its users through Apple News.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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