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The Wall Street Journal

by Dow Jones
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,473 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 3.3.2
  • Thank you for downloading the latest edition of the WSJ app. Here are the key improvements in the new release:
  • -Added stock tickers to articles so you can see relevant markets information
  • -Updated our article layout for a cleaner, more modern look
  • -Fixed a variety of bugs, namely a scrolling issue that was affecting phones and small tablets
  • We're committed to constantly improving our app. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005YFNC92
  • Release Date: November 30, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,473 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,589 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • News update options that let you control how often content is refreshed
  • A seven-day archive of the English language editions of the newspapers and local-language digital editions so you never miss important news
  • A visual, card-based layout for an enhanced mobile user experience
  • Designed for Android Lollipop (5.0) OS and compatible with 4.0 OS or above

Product Description

Enjoy The Wall Street Journal’s world-leading journalism on a wide range of topics, including our renowned coverage of global business and finance, with top stories on world news, markets, tech, lifestyle and more—all updated throughout the day. This visually stunning and easy-to-use app offers full access to U.S., Europe and Asia digital and paper editions, with the latest news also translated into Japanese and Korean.

Technical Details

Size: 7.9MB
Version: 3.3.2
Developed By: Dow Jones ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
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  • 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
  • Receive messages via Amazon Device Messaging
  • Open network sockets
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about networks
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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60 of 62 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 155 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Latest version is working better for me... December 12, 2011
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3rd update - March 29 2015

So here I am again, updating this review. The WSJ app has gone through lots of changes in the past three years, and I have changed my rating several times since this review gets read a lot.

For a long-time in 2014, I stopped using the WSJ app on my Kindle entirely because it would either crash repeatedly or refused to keep me logged in (every time I accessed the app, I would have to re-enter my credentials). The lackadaisical WSJ customer service people would answer my queries by saying, "Yeah, we know," but never commit to doing anything. But -- I checked in again recently and it now seems to be fixed. There are a couple of other nice features to the app, it's the best version of their app (yet).

Not yet a five-star rating because, given my mixed history with the app, who knows what their next version will bring...

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.
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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".
14 of 14 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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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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26 of 30 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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48 of 60 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the editorials.
Published 15 hours ago by S. Shuttleworth
2.0 out of 5 stars Too few articles are free. Most require a paid subscription.
Too few free articles to make this useful without a subscription.
Published 2 days ago by Jonathan C White
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the content
Love the content, but I can't stand the app. It's flashy and difficult to use. I only use this when I can't get the actual paper.
Published 2 days ago by Cassie Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars review
App has worked well.
Published 5 days ago by Kirk Allen Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars WSJ Kindle app better than using browser
I had been using my subscription to read the web version of WSJ. The web site sucks so bad I was ready was really close to cancelling my subscription. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Bryce L Calton
5.0 out of 5 stars great news app
I like it.
Published 14 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars the best
Great app for reading the best newspaper in the world. Everything is easy to navigate.
Published 15 days ago by Cameron H
3.0 out of 5 stars mostly fine
The daily newspaperdownload is rather worthless - cant be read offline. And the latest download still has the freddie gray riots as a breaking news story. Read more
Published 16 days ago by ColonBlow
1.0 out of 5 stars easier to go online
Site either uses too much data or just slow. app crashes constantly if I can get it up - Kindle Fire
Published 16 days ago by crickets
3.0 out of 5 stars Great
Published 16 days ago by KM
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