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Article • April 17, 2014

This App Will Read the News to You

Newsbeat is an iOS and Android app for listening to personalized news

Time was, people read the entire newspaper before work.

Presumably everyone awoke at 4:30 a.m. back then, or absorbed newsprint through osmosis.

With Newsbeat, you don’t have to be a morning person or speed-reader to get all the dirt before you start your day.

The app for iOS and Android devices (backed by Tribune Digital Ventures) is like a personal news anchor that reads you short summaries of articles, local weather, and traffic. Listen to the day’s top stories and know whether to carry an umbrella – all while eating breakfast or practicing yoga. Or, pair the app with your car speakers to listen while driving.

Newsbeat’s stories come from hundreds of sources, but the more you use it, the more it understands you and serves you the stuff you care about most.

It’s kind of like reading a whole personalized paper – except you get to sleep in.