In this day and age, it’s important to keep up with current events. There’s a lot going on, in this world, and we should take it upon ourselves to stay informed. To that extent, there are plenty of apps on Xbox One, that allow you to keep up with the news. Here’s some of the key ones:
- NPR One (Note: NPR One can be played in the background)
- CBS News
- Sling TV
- YouTube TV
- USA Today
Where is Reuters TV?
While these are all fantastic apps, for keeping up with the news, there’s one app (if you’ll indulge me) that I think should make an appearance on Xbox One: Reuters TV.
On my other devices, Reuters TV is a well-designed news source that combines live video with consistent news updates. It’s done in a package that allows you to be as informed as you like to be; whether you have 10 minutes or 30 minutes.
I’ve used this app, a lot, on my iPhone and I find it more useful than even some of the news reader apps. The app also includes an offline mode: Tell it, for example, that you want 15 minutes worth of news at 6:30am (when you wake up), 11:30am (when you’re getting ready for lunch) and 10:45pm (when you’re getting ready for bed). Reuters TV will download episodes, to fit that time frame, so you can watch anywhere you are.
Also (psst) Reuters TV would’ve made an amazing news app for the old Xbox ‘snap’ feature.
Having Reuters TV, on Xbox One, would nicely round out the current selection of news apps. If you haven’t had the chance to check out, give it a spin.