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App Specs
File size:
3.11 MB
December 14, 2012
January 23, 2014

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Hourly News is a simple app that lives in your Mac's menu bar and plays the most recent news updates from multiple news podcast sources with one click.

As a podcast app, Hourly News lets to you subscribe and listen to any/all of the most recent NPR, BBC, CBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, Bloomberg, ESPN, VOA, SRN, FOX News updates, your own custom podcast sources and more.

  • Plays the most recent news summaries with 1 click
  • Plays in the background
  • Automatically advances to the next news feed.
  • Can launch at login
  • Can automatically play when opened
  • Reorder, enable and disable news feeds
  • Dead simple, easy to use
  • Works every time
  • Skip the podcast if already heard
  • Sync your settings and sources over iCloud
  • Add your own custom feeds

    Download Speeds:
    Like every app, download speeds are greatly affected by your connection type (Dialup, DSL, Cable, etc...). Slower connections might take a little longer to download the news updates in Hourly News.

    Questions, Comments or Support?
    We are dedicated to bringing you the best support! Visit http://community.urbanapps.com or contact us via email at support@urbanapps.com

    If there is another National or Worldwide source you would like to see listed to Hourly News, please contact support. At this time, only sources which are broadcast in English and have a free, publicly-available news podcast can be added.

    Terms of Use
    Hourly News® is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any of the included sources. All rights are reserved by the respective owners.

    Hourly News is a podcast app, giving you access to free publicly available news podcasts. These feeds are for personal use only and are subject to the terms and conditions provide by the news network providing the feed.

  • What's New
    ◊ Added an "Exclude Played Episodes" feature that will skip the podcast episode if it has already been heard.
    ◊ Fixed a bug where the app would crash with no podcast sources enabled and could not be opened again.
    ◊ Fixed a bug where custom source addition could continually ask for upgrade in some rare cases.
    ◊ Removed the initial auto-subscription to NPR and BBC podcasts on first launch.
    ◊ Minor bug fixes and optimizations

    Hourly News (com.urbanapps.hourlynews.mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Hourly News 12113.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7

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