NowThis News is a free video news network devoted exclusively to mobile devices and social platforms. This app offers short clips with breaking information about sports, politics, style, technology, food, entertainment, viral content, etc. It delivers more than 50 minute-long videos on a daily basis which can be easily shared on Facebook and Twitter or via email. These videos are sometimes original, and sometimes from third-party sources.
It offers short clips with breaking information about sports, politics, style, technology, food, entertainment, viral content, and more
In NowThis News you can set up real-time alerts (push notifications in the case of iOS) to get notified of certain news and events. Similarly, you will be able to apply filters to have access to the videos you are really interested in. This app also allows you to download the videos and store them in case you cannot instantly view them by queueing those videos until you have free time to watch them. Nevertheless, although you can find videos informing about issues from all over the world, some users have criticized this app for mainly offering American news.
Getting started in NowThis News is not complicated at all. You won’t have to create an account once you are done with the download and installation process: you will be directly taken to the main home screen where you can play videos. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen you will find a synchronization button to upgrade content, and in the left-hand corner you will access all news videos modules (Politics, Entertainment, World, Sci/Tech, Viral and Food).
If you are not looking for a particular category, then you can navigate on Top Stories. Content is really varied and your information experience will be different each time. Each video preview indicates the category to which it belongs. There you will also find a Share icon; the sharing possibilities will vary depending on the apps you have installed on your mobile, however, popular ones like Facebook, Google+ or Twitter are obviously integrated. In the Settings menu you can enable or disable notifications and video autoplay.
NowThis News 3.1 Features
The unique features of this news videos network are:
- Several sections: Politics, Entertainment, World, Sci/Tech, Viral and Food
- Top Stories to access a mix of videos within the built-in categories
- Autoplay feature for videos
- Wide sharing capabilities, including the popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Google+
- Real-time notifications
- Videos can be stored for watching later
- Browser with search filters to look for particular videos
If you want to read more information about NowThis News before you get it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.
The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install NowThis News in your mobile or tablet are listed below:
- Android 2.2 Froyo or later
- iOS 6.0 or later
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch