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The Wall Street Journal

by Dow Jones
Rated: All Ages
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,311 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Dow Jones
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.6.2
  • Bug Fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005YFNC92
  • Release Date: November 30, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,311 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,617 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 30-day, risk-free trial
  • Experience The Wall Street Journal's award winning coverage
  • Get everything you already love about Wall Street Journal on your mobile device
  • Enjoy full-screen video, market data, quotes, and customizable Watchlist
  • This version is compatible with Kindle Fire only

Product Description

Experience The Wall Street Journal's award winning coverage, blending the best of print and online with the new WSJ app for the Kindle Fire. Get everything you love about The Journal including, What's News, Opinion, Marketplace, Money & Investing, Greater New York, Personal Journal, WSJ Weekend, and access to all free articles. Plus, full-screen video, market data, quotes, and a customizable Watchlist.

Subscribe and get full access to all content and special features including:

• The Wall Street Journal as published every morning

• Updated news throughout the day with the "Now Edition"

• 7-day archive downloaded for reading anytime, even offline

• Saved articles for later reading

Plus, subscribers to the app get unlimited access to WSJ.com and all WSJ smartphone and tablet apps included.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Wall Street Journal

Technical Details

  • Size: 4.3MB
  • Version: 2.6.2
  • Developed By: Dow Jones (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • 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
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
    • DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
  • Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst app...probably EVER January 20, 2014
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This app is an embarrassment for the Wall Street Journal. It is completely unreliable. Where should I begin?

Auto-download does not work.
The download can take 2-3 hours. The internet connection makes no difference.
The news briefs never load.
It is impossible to navigate beyond page one in the sections.
The technical support from the Wall Street Journal is the worst I have ever seen for a $300+ app.
You cannot get an answer to any question. They accomplish nothing; they tell you they are "researching" the problem but they NEVER EVER followup.
They told me the only way to solve my problem was to purchase a new Kindle HDX which I did. Unfortunately app performance went from terrible to completely unusable as content does not load at all. The app sticks at 1%.

This is truly a worthless and useless app from a publisher that shoulder know better.
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132 of 154 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This app keeps changing; now it's terrible again December 12, 2011
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2nd update - March 31 2012

Uggh. This app keeps getting updated, so I keep having to update my review. First it was terrible. Then it got better. Then today when I tried to use the app I got a pop-up message saying I had to update the app. OK, just a couple of taps and it's updated, right?

Wrong. App wouldn't update; I had to delete the previous installation and re-install. Now the new app won't let me log in, and after many attempts (and re-verifying all of my account information online), I'm blocked from using it. I do get an error message inviting me to call a phone number for help...but it's after hours and there is nobody answering the phone.

Yuck. No quality control, bad design, poor execution. Amateur hour.

Review update - late Jan., 2012

I gave this product a one-star review about two weeks after I installed it on my Kindle Fire, mainly because it was buggy and crashed all the time; since this review has gotten a lot of votes and a number of comments, I'm leaving the original text, below. However, the publisher left a comment here saying they had updated the software so I downloaded the updated version and, for me, it is *much* better. Now it behaves like a news app should -- it grabs all the content from the latest edition, and then allows you to access it relatively smoothly. I've made it through most of an entire edition of the newspaper, and it didn't crash at all.

Still have I some quibbles:
- At the sign on screen, it tells subscribers that their "screen name" is their email address. For me it's still the screen name that I've had on my WSJ account for many years.
- This app doesn't seem to sync with my WSJ account to reflect any of my existing account settings.
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Amazon Appstore for Android saysJanuary 30, 2012
There is an updated version of The Wall Street Journal available that improves performance and stability. To ensure you're using the latest version, on your Kindle Fire, go to Apps, tap "Store" in the top right, tap the Menu icon on the bottom bar, and tap "My Apps." Select "Update Available." If The Wall Street Journal is listed, tap "Update."

If you still have performance issues, tap the Settings icon (in the top right). Tap "More," and then tap "Applications." Choose "Third Party Applications" on the drop-down menu. Tap "WSJ" and then tap "Clear Data".
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great content, unreliable app January 13, 2014
By Sling3r
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The WSJ content is, of course, incredible. This app is unreliable, horrendous. Content does not reliably load. Countless times I've waited longer than 20 minutes to download today's paper. I'd like to see the publisher bring the app up to the quality of the content.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terribly poor AP - Constantly crashes January 12, 2012
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This A would be great if it did not constanly crash. Good concept - basically the same as the iPad application. That said, the Fire version is so buggy that it constantly crashes. Very frustrating trying to use it. Sure hope they can come out with a version 2 that works.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not ready yet January 12, 2012
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started out loving it.....but its way too buggy to use. I will check it again after an update. would be great if fixed.
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47 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New version is worlds better January 29, 2012
By Kimmy11
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The first build was unstable and irritating. The new one is about as good as the iPad one: fast smooth and stable. Excellent job... the second time around Dow Jones. This has gone from an app that I instantly deleted to one of my favorites.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I love the WSJ, Then it find this version of their app very frustrating. The app does not allow you to see any part of an edition until it has fully downloaded and processed it, and this app is extremely slow at downloading the content. Furthermore, once downloaded, opening the app while connected to the Internet causes the app to try to start the download process all over again, wiping out any opportunity to read what was previously downloaded.

I travel extensively and count on downloading the most recent editions while at hotels, airport, and coffee shops, where download speeds are only average. Because of this app's quirks, I often have to give up and get my news from another app or from my iPhone version of the WSJ.

I had an iPad prior to my current Kindle Fire HD, and never had these problems. As a test, I brought both my iPad and my Kindle Fire HD to a coffee shop and compared download times for the WSJ 'now' edition. The app on the iPad downloaded the current edition in about a minute. My Kindle Fire HD version took over 10 minutes and had to restart the download twice.

There are many other things missing on this app as well. For example, where is the CIO section that is on the IOS version?

I love my Kindle, but not the WSJ app for it. If they could fix the download problems I could live with it, but there is much improvement that needs to occur to bring it up to par with what they put out for the other platform.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Highly Unstable... January 11, 2012
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...which ruins an otherwise outstanding app. When does 2.0 come out?! Crash, force close, crash, force close. Going to uninstall until bugs get sorted out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
This app is plagued with problems, login only works when it wants to, auto downloading is flaky and takes forever when it does work, content is not always there. Read more
Published 4 days ago by EDB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent financial and international news review.
Published 7 days ago by Frederic J Marsik
2.0 out of 5 stars Deleted. Havev to subscribe, expensive.
Deleted.Havev to subscribe, expensive.
Published 7 days ago by Gene
1.0 out of 5 stars Embarrassment of an app. Shame on you WSJ.
Cannot navigate from one section to another. Articles are set in a patchwork quilt format. Have had for over six months and have yet to be able to get Opinion to open. Read more
Published 9 days ago by MarthaMyDear
1.0 out of 5 stars Even as free app it costs too much
Would take less time to write what actually works. Worst part is s wan is aware of problems and have been working on it for months.
Published 18 days ago by Paula Bunker
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless and destructive
This is a truly destructive worthless app and I have been an online WSJ subscriber for 4 years but I cannot now use it. Customer service is likewise useless. Read more
Published 22 days ago by FLNH
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Looking good until geographical location (Canada) was noted inaccessible. Just another tease. Way to go WSJ,
Published 23 days ago by Ches
1.0 out of 5 stars Paid Subscription but cant access account
I have a paid account and still can't access the content, you would think they would figure this out.... very disappointing
Published 26 days ago by Frank
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
They want me to pay "muchos dollars" for internet viewing. Way over priced.
Published 1 month ago by Clint Kegel
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
You only get the Wall Street if you subscribe to it.
Published 1 month ago by Really!
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