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Download the SmartNews app on PC. It analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now. You can now use this app on your Windows and Mac PCs to stay updated with the latest news.
What is the SmartNews PC app
SmartNews for PC is a free news app that delivers stories from hundreds of trusted publishers, makes it easy to discover new topics and media sites, and lets you access content with or without an Internet connection.
Each story is available in the original Web version or a pared-down Smart version that’s accessible offline. The Smart option ensures you’ll always be up-to-date on the latest news, wherever you are.
With the United States presidential election underscoring both the importance of local news and its challenges, SmartNews has a huge opportunity to gain new users.
The app features a simple, intuitive design. Swipe through different channels that host different topics (Top News, Politics, Sports, Tech, Entertainment, etc.) or publishers (Business Insider, Bleacher Report, National Geographic), click on stories to read them, and set news report notifications.
How it Works
In early 2019, SmartNews for Windows had 40 local partners. Over the past year, it has expanded that to publishers in over 6,000 cities, with the goal of covering the majority of the U.S. population. The app also currently has an election news section, with live updates on primary results and sections focused on each presidential candidate.
For local media, apps like SmartNews and competitor Flipboard, which recently launched its own local news feature, offer less reliance on search traffic for much-needed traffic and revenue. A Pew Research survey published last year found that while most American adults believe it’s important for journalists to be engaged with local communities, only about 14% said they have paid for local news, with many citing the availability of free content as the primary reason why.
Both local and election news are presented as tabs in the SmartNews’ main navigation menu and the company says the Local News tab, which shows headlines personalized by user location, now drives almost as much engagement to publishers as the default Top News tab.
Through the app, you can receive scheduled news report notifications during the day so you never miss out on an important story. The default settings are Morning (7 a.m.), Midday (12 p.m.), Evening (6 p.m.), and Night (10 p.m.) but you can change them to times you’re comfortable with, or turn them off.
How to Install SmartNews app on Windows and Mac
- You will need an Android Emulator on your PC, I will recommend the BlueStacks or NoxPlayer
- Complete the installation of the emulator of your choice, you will just need to follow the instructions
- After the installation is complete open the emulator and click on the PlayStore app icon.
- You will need to Log in using your Google ID.
- Search for the SmartNews app, click on the install button to start the download process.
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