• 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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Version notes

- 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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1 stars out of 5
· 7/12/2016
It Quit working

I used to like reading Sky new app daily Now it quit working and I can't uninstall it from my machine. When are you going to get it fixed???????

4 stars out of 5
· 5/7/2016
Good App

I enjoy this app on my Surface. It will not load on my Windows 10 phone. I like Sky's perspective on the news, British. Occasionally US news reported on Sky before US news reports it. Action center notifications work good.

5 stars out of 5
· 4/6/2016

A very good app...please add the radio stream to it

3 stars out of 5
· 6/6/2016
Now appears to be broken. UPDATE!

It shows a screen with some "choices" on it and then immediately shuts down. After a reinstall, it's working again. The live feed is still broken.

2 stars out of 5
· 1/13/2016
Sky News

Alright I suppose.. but the most important item... the LIVE news just keeps on loading and loading and loading.... Plse fix this... and t could a 4 star. News items are also very few!!!

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.

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