NewsPlayer: Written iPhone App Review
NewsPlayer – Read and Listen to Social News is an application available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The point of NewsPlayer is to read you all the news you want. Yes, the app actually reads it to you. It uses a computer voice which actually sounds better than you might think. This application can be a perfect way to jump start your day, and save you time on the go. If you don’t have time to read all the headlines, simply turn up the iPhone volume, press play, and voila, NewsPlayer reads all the headlines to you. The app has a lot of uses and can be an effective way to get your morning news.
I think the features of NewsPlayer are pretty awesome. The app actually let’s you select all the different news feeds and sources you want. The app sorts the feeds by category too. For example, if I want sports news I simply go to the sports section and there are at least 20 sources. These sources range anywhere from BBC Sports to the NFL.com. The app essentially pulls the sources from popular websites in order to save you time and effort.
Beyond that, there are a number of features included in the app. First, the app makes it easy for you to add different topics of interest. The app also has a lot of social networking functions built in, so you can stay connected wherever you are. You can play the app in the background too. As I mentioned above, the app tells you the news headlines. The voice is available in 4 kinds of voices which you can tailor to your preference. So NewsPlayer provides a variety of features and options to you.
While the design works, it isn’t incredible. It does have some good benefits though. To start, the app is fairly intuitive, and after about 10 seconds I was able to figure out how to use the app. The app’s design is made for simplicity and getting you your morning news. The app also delivers the content and headlines in a nice way. They aren’t extremely big, and you can scroll to see the various headlines from the news site.
What’s great about this is that the news is pulled from a variety of sites, so you’re always updated. The color scheme also matches and looks good on the iPhone 5. If you’re looking for a solid news app that offers some unique features, I would definitely consider going with News Player. It’s a great app in general.
NewsPlayer – Read and Listen to Social News is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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