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If anyone cares, Microsoft now has a news app

Apple previously released a news app. Google just launched one too. It only makes sense that Microsoft jump on the bandwagon too.

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It seems everyone has a news portal and Microsoft is no exception. This week, the Windows maker introduced Microsoft News for Android and iOS. It serves mostly as a rebranding for MSN News, which is the moniker it’s been using for many years.

As Microsoft explains:

Microsoft News is the new name for our news engine that powers familiar sites like MSN.com, and our newly redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android. Microsoft News also powers news on Microsoft Edge, the News app in Windows 10, Skype, Xbox and Outlook.com.

With Microsoft News, you’ll find breaking and in-depth news from various outlets. You can also choose which topics matter most to you. Working in partnership with hundreds of publishers across the globe, the service carries content from 3,000 brands.

Microsoft News

Microsoft continues:

Microsoft News makes it easy to for you to keep informed, to intuitively move from story to story, and from section to section. Our clean design lets you read articles without clutter, with useful features like a dark mode for nighttime reading. Add our widget to your home screen for easy access to breaking news.

With so many news apps already available, I’m not sure Microsoft News brings anything fresh to the table. The content presented here doesn’t look all that different than what’s offered through Google News, Flipboard, or other services. As far as personalization goes, this too is something you can already do with other services.

Regardless, the app is free to download and use with no limits on how many articles or videos you can view.

Will you be using Microsoft News? What news service do you use instead? Let us know below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots. Email him at wolfe.bryan@icloud.com.

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