Samsung has released the Samsung News app. Consumers will have access to a variety of trustworthy news sources, allowing them to construct a daily news experience in one accessible location. Users may obtain the daily news they desire from Samsung News with morning and evening briefings and bespoke feeds.
Samsung News, which is currently in beta, will be handed out to US Samsung Galaxy customers as an upgrade to Samsung Free. Users who already have the Samsung Free app on their smartphone will see the icon change to Samsung News when their applications are updated on April 18, 2023. All other users will be able to get the software straight from the Samsung Galaxy Store. The capability will first be accessible on certain phones before being rolled out to all addressable devices in the following weeks.
Bloomberg Media, CNN, Fortune, Fox News, Glamour, GQ, HuffPost, Money, Newsweek, New York Post, Parade, POLITICO, Refinery29, Reuters, Salon, Slate, Sports Illustrated, The Daily Beast, TheStreet, USA TODAY, and Vice will all have access to news content through Samsung News at first. Upday, Samsung’s syndication partner, will bring other news sources to the app over time.
“We created Samsung News to deliver breaking and premium news to Galaxy users in an easy to access format. Our goal is to support users by letting them curate their ideal news experience,” said Avner Ronen, VP of Product Development at Samsung Electronics.
Within the app, Samsung News provides three simple methods for consumers to discover news:
- Daily Briefings: Delivered twice a day (Morning Briefing and Evening Briefing), Samsung collaborates with a team of professional news editors to deliver readers the day’s biggest stories in one spot.
- News Feeds: Users may watch a feed of news from Samsung’s partners that has been categorised and organised for simple access, and users can adjust their settings in the “Following” page to customise the content they see.
- Podcasts: Using the Samsung News app, users may listen to their favourite news and entertainment podcasts.
“As a digital-first outlet, syndication and strategic partnerships are how we ensure our content reaches far beyond the HuffPost footprint,” said Danielle Belton, Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. “Samsung News will allow us a new and effective channel for delivering breaking news directly to users in a way that’s trusted and timely.”
“USA TODAY remains a trusted news leader at the forefront of innovation and transformation across the media landscape,” said Caroline Harris, VP, Partnerships, Gannett. “As the original approachable news source, expanding our reach with breaking news and impactful journalism across Samsung’s vast network further advances our mission to reach millions of readers where they are — on their mobile phones every day.”
“Readers turn to Fortune for business news and financial insights that inform them on how to move forward in uncertain times, and one of our ongoing goals is to meet our readers where they are,” said Fortune Editor in Chief Alyson Shontell. “In our ever-interconnected and fast-paced world, Samsung News will give Galaxy users another way to stay current and access the latest business news and trends from Fortune.”