Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app


Microsoft News on iOS
Meet Microsoft News for iOS.
Photo: Microsoft

Apple and now Google offer their very own News apps for iOS, but if you don’t like either, there’s now another option: Microsoft News.

Available today as a rebranded MSN app, the service provides users with curated news from more than 1,000 “premium publishers” and over 3,000 brands in major global markets.

Launched way back in 1995, MSN provided Windows users with a one-stop shop for the biggest news stories from the world’s most popular sources. 23 years on, it continues to serve more than half a billion people across 140 countries.

MSN is sticking around at, but on mobile, it is being rebranded as Microsoft News in an effort to do battle with Apple and Google.

Microsoft News lands on iOS

The new Microsoft News app, just like Apple News and Google News, puts all your favorite news sources in one place.

Microsoft has teamed up with more than 1,000 premium publishers and 3,000 online brands to bring you the biggest stories, curated by publishing partners, human editors, and AI. Sources include USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and many more.

Alongside written articles, you’ll enjoy videos, photos, and other content that’s all available free of charge — no matter where you live. You can personalize the experience by prioritizing topics or specifying your interests, and Microsoft News will do the rest.

Download Microsoft News today

Microsoft also offers customizable breaking news alerts, a dark theme for easier nighttime reading, and an iOS widget that keeps you up-to-date at a glance.

Download the new Microsoft News app from the App Store now to get started.


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