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5 Best News Apps For Pixel 3 XL

It goes without saying, the world today is crazy. The developed world is even a little more insane with its connected devices, providing you instant and quick access to all of the breaking news stories and goings on in the world. There’s a massive range of news outlets, bringing you all sorts of quick access to stories. It makes it difficult to determine what is real, what is fake, what is accurate, what is most important to know about, etc.

That said, you might want to narrow down your news sources to one or two apps that can keep you up to date throughout the day, and with credible and accurate sources. Over the next few minutes, we will break down the top five news apps for the Pixel 3. Follow along below, and we’ll show you the best options for your Pixel 3 XL. Let’s get started.

Google News

For our first and favorite pick, we’re diving into Google News. Google News has gained popularity for a reason, mainly because it is highly effective in delivering all the top news headlines without overwhelming the reader. It’s all organized extremely well so that you can pick and choose what you want to read without information overload. Here are some of the primary features of Google News:

  • Ability to see the top five stories in the news currently
  • Expanded and full coverage of each story if you wish to have more information
  • Real time information added as the story develops and events unfold
  • Options to view customized local news displayed prominently
  • All news comes from verified and credible sources of information

Download it now: Google Play

BBC News

BBC news comes in as our second contender on our list. This one is pretty unique, as it provides you with a deep dive into international news and politics. This one is worth keeping on your Pixel 3 XL in addition to one that can give you access to local, national news. That way, you can get a wide variety of information on what’s going on in the world. These are some of our favorite highlights:

  • Embedded videos often included in stories
  • Multiple personalization options available for your news feed
  • Option for Breaking News alerts to let you know as soon as an event occurs
  • Highly intriguing stories and storylines

Download it now: Google Play

AP News

Looking for a news app that dives right into the crux of the story? Then AP News might be the app you want on your Pixel 3 XL. AP News is known for exclusively delivering credible and verified information, often keeping fake news and biased opinions out of the stories. Here’s some of our favorite features of AP News:

  • All stories come from credible sources
  • App has a very clean and modern design and layout
  • Style of journalism tends to be very fact-based and therefore unbiased
  • Events reported on are typically broad in scope and scale, and therefore very relevant to users
  • App is well-organized, making it simple to find the category and/ or story you are searching for

Download it now: Google Play

NPR News

NPR News comes in as our fourth contender — you’ve actually no doubt heard of NPR News before, at least through your car’s speakers. It’s a great way to stay on top of the latest breaking news while you’re in the car, but what if you want to continue to listen to NPR News while you’re out of the car, on the go? Luckily, the NPR News app can be downloaded on any smartphone, including the Pixel 3 XL.

  • Live stream of NPR Radio available
  • Provides alerts for breaking news stories and events
  • Known for high-quality journalism and accuracy in reporting
  • Produces a wide variety of material (more than just the news)
  • Allows customization options for your home screen

Download it now: Google Play


Flipboard might come up as last on our list, but it’s one of our favorites because of the unique style that it takes on. Instead of featuring what are essentially walls of text for articles, Flipboard focuses on the visual and rich media side of stories. Here are some other features of Flipboard:

  • Provides a very clean and modern aesthetic
  • Places an emphasis on art and photos, not just the words of the story
  • Interesting articles that are likely to draw in the reader
  • Numerous personalization options for the user

Download it now: Google Play


There are a lot of great news apps on there. In this list, we’ve barely scratched the surface on all of the great options there are. Each one of these will definitely bring you quick and easy access to credible and verified information. It’s worth giving each one of these a shot to see which one you personally like the most. If you’re not sure, we recommend giving Google News a shot first.

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