The 5 best newsreader and RSS feed reader apps for Android in 2017

5 Best Newsreader Apps for Android

Keeping up with the news is important to me. The first thing I do each morning is to check my newsreader and RSS feed reader apps to see what I missed while I was asleep. Of course, most of the news we get these days isn’t always the brightest, but that’s an entirely different story altogether.

If you’re into the news like I am – and I can only assume you are, at least to some extent since you’re visiting our site – you’ll appreciate this list I’ve got for you here today. Here’s a round-up of the 5 best newsreader and RSS feed reader apps for Android, as of mid-November, 2017.

Flipboard

Flipboard has been around since the earlier days of Android, back in 2010. It’s seen a few redesigns over the years, but the app maintains its elegant magazine-style approach to delivering news on a mobile platform. There’s also a Flipboard community that allows users to engage with others who share similar interests.

Flipboard: News For Our Time
Flipboard: News For Our Time
Developer: Flipboard
Price: Free
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  • Flipboard: News For Our Time Screenshot
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  • Flipboard: News For Our Time Screenshot

News Tab

NewsTab – Beautiful NewsReader is exactly that: beautiful. It’s a feature-packed option that syncs across all of your platforms and devices. The app also comes with a gorgeously-designed user interface that’s both intuitive and easy to use. Offline support and a sweet widget round out the package here.

NewsTab: Smart RSS Reader
NewsTab: Smart RSS Reader
Developer: newstab.com
Price: Free+
  • NewsTab: Smart RSS Reader Screenshot
  • NewsTab: Smart RSS Reader Screenshot
  • NewsTab: Smart RSS Reader Screenshot

Read – Simple RSS Reader

Read – Simple RSS Reader is designed to be super fast and easy to use. The developers specifically built the app to be simple, without a bunch of complicated menus. And one really cool bonus – Read is completely free to use and there are no ads within the app. If you’re looking for something minimal and simplistic, give this one a try.

Read - Simple RSS Reader
Read - Simple RSS Reader
Developer: Matan Mashraki
Price: Free
  • Read - Simple RSS Reader Screenshot
  • Read - Simple RSS Reader Screenshot
  • Read - Simple RSS Reader Screenshot

Google Play Newsstand

Google’s official offering, Play Newsstand, is one of my two mainstays. Aside from being 100% designed for Android, it syncs with your Google account so you never lose your sources when switching devices. If you give Play Newsstand a try, be sure to add us to your library. As far as mobile is concerned, this might be the most visually pleasing way to consume our content.

Google News
Google News
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
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Feedly

Feedly is likely the most widely-used and (in my opinion) the best newsreader app on this list, and it’s the other one of two newsreader and RSS feed reader apps I always install on every device I use. It’s another service that you can sync via Google or Facebook, and it offers a number of different views to suit your reading needs. There’s also a top-notch content discovery system that helps you find new sources.

Feedly - Get Smarter
Feedly - Get Smarter
Developer: Feedly Team
Price: Free
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
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  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot
  • Feedly - Get Smarter Screenshot

What do you think of our list of the best newsreader apps, friends and family? Did you discover anything new here? Are there apps you feel that should have made the cut but didn’t? Sound off in the comment thread!

Also, let us know what other “Best Of” round-ups you’d like to see here on the site! We’re always looking for reasons to try out new apps.



2 COMMENTS

  1. If I went back to using an RSS reader, I’d go back to Flipboard in a heartbeat. I loved that app and the UI.

    Now-a-days my RSS needs are fed into a Telegram via IFTTT.

  2. simple doesnt let you import your feeds…so its out and newstab has some preposterous monthly fee.. feedly wins….again!!! So sad that the developer of greader seems to have abandoned his app, because up until recently, that was the gold standard

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