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CNN Breaking US & World News

by CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,370 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.6
  • - Added easy pull down to refresh stories
  • - Minor bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0093QQCGI
  • Release Date: September 5, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,370 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Get breaking news alerts and follow stories as they develop.
  • Go beyond the surface with international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories and more.
  • Watch video clips and coverage of live events as they unfold. View your favorite CNN shows live (as available, check with your cable, satellite or telecommunications provider).
  • Contribute a story or opinion to CNN iReport by uploading photos and video directly from your app. Follow other iReporters and see stories from their points of view.
  • Access your local weather information, including current and extended forecasts.
  • Browse photo galleries related to today's news.
  • Sync your Samsung Galaxy Gear to your CNN app and receive breaking news and top stories on your wearable device (available on select Android phones).

Product Description

CNN connects you to the world -- wherever you are.

The redesigned CNN App for Android has been rebuilt and redesigned for use on both your phone and tablet.

Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Share stories and videos and comment on top stories.

The CNN App may ask your permission to access certain functions on your device such as location, network connection, camera and social media accounts. Doing so can enhance some features of your app such as weather forecasts, iReport submissions and ability to share stories with your social networks. The CNN App may also ask your permission for “phone calls” to allow you to call CNN regarding story ideas or general feedback. CNN respects your privacy and would never misuse your personal information.

Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? E-mail us at Android@cnn.com. We are always looking for suggestions on how to provide the best experience possible for you.

Technical Details

  • Size: 22.9MB
  • Version: 2.6
  • Developed By: CNN Interactive Group, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
250 of 284 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About time! September 6, 2012
By Chris
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I been waiting for a CNN news app for Kindle Fire for a long time! The CNN app is very cool!!
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224 of 258 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well on my Fire November 4, 2012
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I don't really like the main CNN website, this app does a much better job in presenting their content. Easy to navigate and it works.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buggy app, ridiculous permissions. April 17, 2013
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The app was crummy and buggy to start and when I happened to go back and see the permissions I was surprised and confused to see the following permissions:

-Required to be able to access the camera device
-Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
-Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service

I don't see how CNN could possibly need these permissions to offer us a NEWS app. I immediately removed the app after that. There are other, better, news apps out there with far less suspicious permissions.
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135 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cnn app October 29, 2012
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I use CNN app 1-2 times a day. During Hurricane Sandy, I was on it all day and it supplemented my viewing of CNN NEWS on tv.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars oh well December 26, 2012
By PJ
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I read other reviews and was hoping for the best.Worked the first time. After that,each time I opened it,all it said was "Initializing application" then nothing. True it is free so no big deal. Give it a try if you want to.I have the Kindle Fire HD.
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82 of 102 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work at all December 21, 2012
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Most of the time, it just sit there "Initailzing application..." for ever - thus, the app is useless for me because I can't see it and it doesn't do anything. I hope that you can fix it so it works.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars crash November 25, 2012
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this is the second time ive downloaded and try to use this app on my kindle fire. it is not dependable at all. freezes when starting up and have to force close.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hangs up my Kindle December 20, 2012
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This app never loads correctly and hangs up my Kindle. Easier to just go to the actual website. I do not recommend
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars not getting better with time
I have been a CNN fan for years but this app sucks. Freezes up, when you look in depth at an article a n d return you often return to the top of page. Very annoying.
Published 37 minutes ago by K. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good and timely information. All news topics right there, no need to spend time digging
Published 2 hours ago by Jeff S. Lineburg
4.0 out of 5 stars I don't like video clips on my Kindle so I bypass those ...
My USA Today app stopped working for some reason. So to get the daily headline news quickly I bought the app for CNN, which I frequent on my Direct TV. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ronald E. Gregorchik, Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Accurate, honest reporting.
Published 1 day ago by Alfred Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars Best. In
The. Best. In. News. Reporting
Published 2 days ago by Rick Engle
1.0 out of 5 stars You magnificent bastard!
This news stuff sucks you know what. I hate it. I didn't even order this s*** sooooo
Published 2 days ago by Ralph P. Hurl
2.0 out of 5 stars Tabloid Journalism
CNN format has become too Tabloid-like with lots of wasted space on non-newsworthy items. It is the last source I turn to for on-line news.
Published 2 days ago by Virginia Yank
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best news source
Published 2 days ago by Orrett E. Ogle
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as I expected from CNN
Published 2 days ago by JEANNE IERLEY
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very good
Published 2 days ago by robert swink
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