Happy Birthday, SmartNews!

Happy Birthday, SmartNews U.S.!

Wow, it’s already been two years since we launched our U.S. edition. Time flies when you’re having fun!

We’d like to thank our millions of users and nearly 200 publishers who have supported us along the way. We look forward to rolling out even more features and content soon, so stay tuned!

Here are five highlights from this past year:

1. 20 million downloads worldwide!


2. 200+ publisher channels!


3. A whole new world of interest-based channels!

We’ve recently introduced many fun new channels to keep up with your personal interests, including Animals, Gaming, Food, Travel, Beauty, Style, Men’s and more. In addition to the best articles, they’re filled with trending photos, videos and discussion topics.


4. SmartView First!

You asked, publishers listened. Now articles marked with a lightning bolt will load directly into SmartView—instantly! We’re working with more and more publishers to deliver articles directly to you, faster than ever before.


5. The most addictive news app in the U.S.!

According to the Knight Foundation, users now spend more time on SmartNews on average than other news apps. And according to the Reuters Institute, SmartNews is one of the Top 3 most-used news apps in the U.S., UK and Australia! Thanks, everyone. (And sorry for keeping you glued to your screens!)