Newsbeat is a mobile news app that provides audio
streaming of roughly 7,000 stories each day from hundreds of leading newspapers and websites.
Using a blend of human voice-overs and advanced text-to-speech technology, Newsbeat delivers
a personalized newscast experience that is unique for every user. Newsbeat is a free app
available for download on iOS and Android devices.
“Newsbeat offers a new way to experience the best print and online news in a personalized audio
streaming format,” said Shashi Seth, president of Tribune Digital Ventures. “We’ve married
high-quality journalism from respected reporters and publications with mobile technology to
extend its reach and appeal to an audience that is often on-the-go.”
Unlike traditional news radio, Newsbeat listeners can access thousands of stories from top
newspapers and websites and personalize their experiences by selecting the publications they
trust, topics they want featured and prioritize news sections based on their levels of interest.
Listeners can also navigate back if they miss part of a story and skip stories that don’t interest
Newsbeat is perfect for commuters. The app can be experienced with headphones or paired with
Bluetooth systems in cars. By setting the distance between home and office locations,
commuters can experience the most relevant and important news stories that fit their preferences
and their drive time. They can also receive local weather and traffic updates throughout show
segments to stay ahead of possible delays.