Best Apple Watch News Apps: Get the Latest News on Your Wrist

Stay updated with custom alerts! Pick out one of these top 10 Apple Watch news apps to remain up-to-date about all the latest happenings from around the world.

With your Apple Watch sitting right on your wrist, you can comfortably scan through news and find out what’s trending all over the world. Technically, that’s much easier than digging your pocket to take out iPhone and then peeping into the hot stories, isn’t it? That’s why; I thought you would love to have a quick glance at this premium list of the best Apple Watch news apps.

What makes these top Apple Watch news apps pretty special is that they keep you updated with ease. You can perfectly customize them to suit your needs better. With the custom alerts, you will remain updated about things that you like to keep a tab on.

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Best News Apps for Apple Watch

Best Apple Watch News Apps

#1. NYTimes

The New York Times Apple Watch News App Screenshot

NYTimes is one of the finest news apps for your Apple Watch. It enables you to glance through the news with ease. Just swipe through stories you want to read. Moreover, if you want to read the same story on a bigger screen of your iPhone, use Handoff or tap save for Later and add this news item to your personal reading list.

You will listen to audio series and even personalize favorite sections. It notifies you of major developing stories. Besides, you can ideally fine tune it to get notifications about the topics you like reading.

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Price: Free

#2. AP News

AP Apple Watch News App Screenshot

The Associated Press (AP) has always been a trusted source of news globally. Moreover, the agency also disseminates news to other local news agencies, broadcasters and news portals across the world.

You will quickly access the stories you like reading in your feed. The customized news alerts never let you miss out on the topics you enjoy reading. Make the most of the topic hubs to have deep insight into any news.

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Price: Free

#3. Time

TIME Mobile Apple Watch News App Screenshot

Time Magazine enjoys legendary status among those who have a huge penchant for reading top-notch articles and stories With more than 70 million users; it’s hugely popular around the world.

The app provides the latest news along with TIME’s award-winning newsletter. Besides, you also get the brief summaries of the major news. That apart, you will also watch videos of sensational stories.

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Price: Free

#4. Bloomberg

Bloomberg Apple Watch News App Screenshot

When it comes to business news, Bloomberg always pops up in my mind. I know how challenging it is to be a successful businessman; one has to stay alert every moment. And this is where this app comes handy.

The app delivers important headlines and keeps you updated on what is happening in the global markets. Get updates from the stock market, keep an eye on the gains and losses of your investments and receive breaking news at high speed. Additionally, this app serves you with a new section “Insights,” which delivers information & analysis on personal finance and news that affect small businesses.

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Price: Free

#5. The Washington Post Classic

The Washington Post Classic Apple Watch News App Screenshot

The Washington Post Classic is a premium news app. It keeps you updated with the latest happenings from around the world. If time doesn’t permit you to read any story now, you can save the news to My Post to read it later, while you are offline.

You will get the right perspective about foremost stories from post bloggers. Take the full advantage of the live blog coverage for real-time updates on breaking news as well as events. If you like an interesting story, share it with your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Price: Free

#6. BBC News

BBC Apple Watch News App Screenshot

For decades, BBC stands for neutral and fearless journalism across the globe. It provides latest news and insights to keep you stay on top of everything you want to follow.

You can quickly glance through summaries of stories, headlines, and breaking news alerts. For easy surfing, stories are categorized under categories like top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology, and sport. It lets you share your favorite stories via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Moreover, you can also personalize the menu to suit your interests better.

Price: Free

#7. CNN

CNN Apple Watch News App Screenshot

Any list of top news apps would be incomplete without CNN! With correspondents and bureaus reporting from all around the world, it provides most reliable news. You can also watch CNN live on your device. Using custom alert settings, you will easily remain updated with the news that interest you.

Browse through in-depth stories, photo galleries, and news clips. Moreover, it also entertains you with special CNN series and award-winning films.

Price: Free

#8. The Economist

The Economist Apple Watch News App Screenshot

If you are someone who wants to keep a tab on business news and also have deep insight into every major story, you should ; you The Economist. Apart from providing news related to business, economics, finance, the app also delivers news regarding science, political developments, and technology.

With the free version of the app, you will get to read three articles a week. You can save your favorite story to read it at your own convenient time. Furthermore, it also provides news alerts whenever any new issue is available.

Price: Free

#9. Twitter

Twitter Apple Watch News App Screenshot

If you wish to keep a track on everything that’s happening around the world as fast as possible, you shouldn’t look beyond Twitter! Whether you want to access political developments, sports, technology, economics, the app allows you to glance through news and stories from every category that fascinates you.

Catch up with live streaming and also join real-time conversation. Express your views through photos, videos, GIFs and more. What’s more, you can also instantly find out the stories that are trending around the world.

Price: Free

#10. Flipboard

Flipboard Apple Watch News App Screenshot

Flipboard is the home to everything you would like to explore! To get the most out of the app and easily access the stories you love reading, you can create Smart Magazine.

You will instantly access your top nine Smart Magazines in the redesigned Home carousel. Read news from famous brands like The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, Wired, National Geographic, Rolling Stone and more.

Even better, you can use Flipboard in 25 local editions including the special versions for India, Australia, Brazil, China and Turkey and, etc.

Price: Free

Your Favorite?

So, stay at the top of news and remain updated about the latest happenings using these premium news apps for watchOS! Have I missed to include any famous news app on this list? Do let me know that in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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