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Download size

2 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 7.5

App requires

  • video and still capture
  • location services
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • push notification service
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • phone identity
  • owner identity
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • microphone
  • camera
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Supported languages (2)

English (United States) English
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3/10/14 Update:  This version of the CNN app has been updated to address start-up issues.  If you encounter problems, please uninstall and then reinstall the app, to resolve the issue.

Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. 

Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you.    

• Get breaking news alerts and follow stories as they develop. 
• Go beyond the surface with international, politics, opinion, tech and entertainment stories and more. 
• Customize the order of stories and videos you see.  
• Contribute your story or opinion to CNN iReport by uploading photos and video directly from your app or directly from your phone’s camera menu. Follow other iReporters and see stories from their point of view. 
• Read the top headlines on the go with the CNN Live Tile. 

• Choose the font size that most appeals to you.  

(Note: Should your application experience a crash, you may be prompted to send an email to the CNN Support team.  By default the email will already be populated with the “To:”, “Subject:”, and “Body:” content needed by our support team. In addition, we recommend you delete and re-install the application to remedy the issue.)

Have questions or feedback on the CNN App? E-mail us at We are always looking for suggestions on how to provide the best experience possible for you.
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  • by Stuart 7/26/2014
    Not sure why this app is rated low, it works great on my unlocked Nokia 1520.
  • by Kary 7/26/2014
    Stories too small, run off the page and you can't pinch or zoom to increase /decrease size. Also, if you try to view the CNN website through the browser you'll keep getting popups demanding you use this app. Really disappointing.
  • by Jon 7/26/2014
    Haven't been able to open for weeks. Even after uninstall-reinstall, all I get to read is crash reports being sent to the developer team.
  • by User 7/25/2014
    Videos take FOREVER to download and they are glitchy... Disappointing and annoying..
  • by Eion 7/25/2014
    Whats the point if the "mobile app" won't me watch the videos because my smart phone doesn't handle the video type? No thanks.
  • by diane 7/22/2014
    Keeps me up to date with the happens in the world
  • by User 7/22/2014
    A great app always up to the min on breaking news no need to watch t.v.....i love it ,just a click away from top stories 😎😎😎
  • by Derek 7/22/2014
    Text is too small and not formatted to fit in screen. Only a very limited subset of stories from the website.
  • by Arbëresha 7/21/2014
    Text issues get fixed if you uninstall and install, but their content is still ****...
  • by Joshua 7/21/2014
    Horrible app. Unable to view videos. App is clunky.