Samsung Launches Samsung News, the Everyday News App for Millions of Galaxy Device Users
Samsung is launching the Samsung News app. Consumers will enjoy a breadth of trusted news sources to create an everyday news experience in one convenient place. With morning and evening briefings and custom feeds, users can get the daily news they want from Samsung News.
Launching in beta, Samsung News will be rolled out to U.S. Samsung Galaxy users as an update to Samsung Free. Users who already have the Samsung Free app on their device will see the icon change to Samsung News starting on April 18, 2023, when their apps are updated. All other users will be able to access the app by downloading directly from the Samsung Galaxy Store. At first the feature will be available on select phones, and in the coming weeks, it will roll out to all addressable devices.
Samsung News will initially provide access to news content from a wide range of partners, including 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. Additional news sources will be added to the app over time through Samsung’s syndication partner, upday.
“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.
Samsung News offers users three easy ways to find news within the app:
- Daily Briefings: Delivered twice a day (Morning Briefing and Evening Briefing), Samsung is working with a team of experienced news editors to bring users the top headlines of the day, all in one place.
- News Feeds: Users can view a feed of news from Samsung’s partners, categorized and organized for easy access, and in the “Following” tab users can update their preferences to customize the news they see.
- Podcasts: Users can listen to their favorite news and entertainment podcasts directly within the Samsung News app.
“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.”