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3 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
No live video

I love the news network, the app, and the way articles are arranged, but I have been unable to get live video.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/24/2015
Best news reader so far

Doubt you'll find a better news app than this. Relatively stable and very quick compared to the default Microsoft offering. Add on the live tab, relevant toast notifications and a live tile that ACTUALLY works and you have a near-perfect app. Only drawback is I'm not either in Europe or in the USA so the inability to customize which news you get is an issue (an option offered by most other apps) - I never get news about my country.

4 stars out of 5
· 6/22/2013
Impressive Free App

Great app, one of the best I've ever seen. It just needs two more categories...fashion and the arts.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2012
Solid App

This app is well made and I think is the only app right know that gives rich Live Tiles, constantly changing with different news. Recommended app!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/6/2012
very good app - even live video

I had the screen split surfing the net on 2/3 of the screen while the live broadcast of the last presidential debate was in the remainder. Pretty nice. We do need more live TV apps for new junkies. I'd pay a subscription for a good one. I've been watching final presidential campaign coverage this past week and still find it very good. Another feature: their commercials are a lot better than ours. Wish we could subscribe to the whole package.

5 stars out of 5
· 10/27/2012
Love Sky News Network

Love Sky News... Watch it all the time and it does a great job broadcasting news from around the world.

5 stars out of 5
· 10/18/2012

Well done on the update, new layout is great and much more enjoyable now the app remembers your position. Always having access to the TV feed is awesome as well. Nice one!

2 stars out of 5
· 5/15/2015

for All The Most Depressing news Britain Has to Offer. their Version of The US' National Enquirer

4 stars out of 5
· 9/20/2015
refreshing view

clear and direct

1 stars out of 5
· 8/8/2015
Not worth it

A waste of time. Too many problems like this on streaming videos. Microsoft has convinced me after nearly 20 years of PC's (and working for Dell) to switch to a Mac next time.

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  • The day’s top stories in text, video and pictures, as well as sections for UK, World, US, Business, Politics, Technology, Entertainment and Strange News.
  • Live feed of Sky News TV
  • Latest headlines and weather video bulletins
  • Keep live TV in view while browsing through the app
  • Snapped view to allow you to see the latest headlines while carrying out other tasks
  • Ability to share articles
  • Ability to search stories on the app to find exactly what you are looking for
  • Windows 8.1 large live tile
  • Greater search ability within the app
  • Updated design for Windows 8.1

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- User experience and navigation enhancements for Windows 8.1 - Enhanced in-app search - Navigating back to the Main view remembers your previous position - Added the ability to filter news sections - Anchored video hub allowing users to watch live TV or headlines and weather bulletins while browsing the rest of the app - All video available in full screen mode - Users can choose between white on black text or black on white for reading - Picture galleries on relevant stories

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