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ABC News

by ABC News
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.4.5
  • The news app that keeps up with you! Redesigned from the ground up, the ABC News app has you covered morning, noon, and night. When it's time for a break you can find fascinating stories in Best Reads. When you're in the car, ABC News Radio catches you up hands free, and in the evening the day's best video is cued up for you in Daily Rewind.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008KPB8P8
  • Release Date: July 19, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,286 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Top news headlines
  • News video clips
  • Live video
  • Content from your favorite ABC News programs including Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, 20/20 and This Week

Product Description

Beautiful new look for your Kindle, plus many useful new features:

• Best Reads – Today’s most fascinating news from across the app, all in one place.
• Daily Rewind – Lean back, catch up and unwind in the evening with the day’s best video.
• Watch & Read – Now you can read stories while video is playing – video no longer takes over the entire screen. Build a playlist on the fly to create a personalized watchlist.
• Live Updates – Follow breaking news as it happens with live video and text updates
• Rich Stories – Seeing is believing with embedded tweets, Instagram photos, YouTube videos and more rich content directly into stories.
• Radio – Whether you're out for an early-morning jog or driving home, ABC News Radio provides a great hands-free experience – updated every hour.
• Your Favorites First – With customizable navigation, you set the order of Sections and Shows in the side navigation. When you swipe, your selections will come first.

Read stories and watch video clips from your favorite ABC News shows including Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, This Week and 20/20.

Technical Details

  • Size: 6.4MB
  • Version: 2.4.5
  • Developed By: ABC News (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Read the sync stats
    • Read only access to device state
    • Write the sync settings
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Read the sync settings
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access the vibration feature
    • ACCESS_COURSE_LOCATION
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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145 of 162 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent News App July 25, 2012
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NOTE: This is a review of the app and the news experience it provides. This isn't a commentary on the news content. Use your own judgement on the news content provided: That's a personal preference. It's up to you to decide whether it's too liberal or too conservative for you.

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I've been searching for a good news app for my Kindle Fire for quite a while. I was looking for something as good as or better than The Daily app that my wife has on her iPad. Coincidentally, a Kindle Fire version of The Daily was released within a day or two of the release of this ABC News app. The Daily really is exactly what I was looking for, but this ABC News app was surprisingly good and deserves a review.

The app itself is fairly plain vanilla. There's nothing remarkable about it, except for the fact that the layout is designed well for the Kindle Fire and the performance has been bulletproof (no crashes or hiccups).

The most impressive thing about this app is the sheer volume of news articles. Of course ABC News is a prolific news outlet and I would be surprised if this app were short on content. But I didn't expect so much content. I've been using news aggregators like Google News with moderate satisfaction, but I didn't expect SO MUCH content in this app (although it's all from the same news outlet).

I'm not necessarily a huge fan of ABC News. If you handed me the TV remote and told me to turn on the news, I suppose it would be in my top three choices, but not my #1 choice. And now when I sit down with my Kindle and browse the news, this ABC News app is still one of my top choices.
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76 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right on top September 4, 2012
By crabby
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This app is great. It is right on top of the news with updated infor as it happens. Its a must have app for whats going on when you cant see it on tv.
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59 of 70 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars high hopes October 31, 2012
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I had high hopes for this app after reading the other reviews but very disappointed. Takes forever to update news on my kindle fire. The font is extremely small and hard to read. There is a setting to change font size but it didn't work. For that reason alone I'm uninstalling. I. give it two stars instead of one because it looks like it.could be decent if I could actually read it. I guess I'll be sticking with good ole USA Today.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars battery and data bandwidth killer December 12, 2012
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I uninstalled this product when I found it ran always in the background. Even when i force stopped it, it started itself up on its own.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Sheila
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I was happy to be able to sit in my easy chair and read the latest news and look at the photos. I settled down with a cup of coffee sitting on the table next to me anxious to read.

I was disappointed.

The print in any of the articles contained anyplace in my Kindle is too small to read. I tried to make the print larger on the page, just like I am able to do on an Apple. Apple is great this way. Two fingers on a page and the sentences become larger.

For this reason I believe that Amazon should not compare themselves to the Apple as they do in their ads.

If they want to do this, I suggest that they allow enlarging printed pages. Also the lettering in many articles is in white. Black type would be better and easier to read.

I would gladly increase my rating if I would see Amazon allows me and others to make the printed words larger by only using two fingers to enlarge - similarly to Apple Ipad
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Review ABC NEWS appears December 21, 2012
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I started to have assorted problems with this app. It would send me messages then would not open. Very troublesome. I got rid of it. It was good for a couple of days.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Video January 24, 2013
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I was looking for a way to see news stories in live stream so I could watch the news at my desk. This was not able to play on my Kindle or my Samsung G70 Player
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid News to GO October 16, 2012
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Consolidates key stories to get the overall news view, as well as enabling you to penetrate deeper when you want to.
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