From: PC Magazine
Heads up, cord cutters: You no longer have to miss out on local news broadcasts, thanks to a new app called NewsOn.
Launched on Tuesday for iOS, Android, and Roku, the free, ad-supported app offers live and on-demand local newscasts right to your mobile device or TV. The app features video content from 118 stations in 90 markets, covering approximately 75 percent of the U.S.
That includes stations operated by ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Media General, and Raycom Media. Together, these five broadcast TV station groups formed NewsON back in June, and now the app is available for download.
It lets you find stations anywhere in the U.S. via an interactive map, and then access their newscasts right away, without having to log in or pay. While watching, you can skip to the segments that you care about most — like business, sports, weather, or traffic.
The app also lets you save your favorite stations for easy access later, and share content directly or post it on Facebook or Twitter. You'll also be able to access real-time tweets about local news via the app to see what other people are saying about stories.
"NewsON offers the most comprehensive collection of local news video available today for mobile and connected TV viewers, and we expect the number of participating stations to grow between now and the end of the year," Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON, said in a statement.