The Top 8 Mobile News Sites

Read news on the go with any web-enabled device

You don't have to be glued to your TV or computer monitor to keep up with what's happening in the world. With a web-enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or PDA, check the latest headlines, breaking news, and features stories while you're on the go.

We looked at some of the best mobile news websites around and picked our eight favorites for their content, quality, and ease of use. Add them to your bookmarks to stay informed wherever you are.

These news websites are accessible from any web-enabled device, and many also have dedicated mobile apps.

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Best Investigative Reporting: ABC News

ABC News home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Watch videos from Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20.

  • Watch live coverage of current events.

  • Read articles offline.

What We Don't Like
  • Sensational headlines.

  • Sponsored content.

The top stories on ABC News are usually focused on the U.S., but if you scroll down the main page, you'll find news from all around the world. There are clips from ABC's investigative shows, such as 20/20, as well as live video feeds of important congressional proceedings and breaking news.

Read ABC News content on its mobile website, or download its iOS or Android app.

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Best 24-Hour Network: CNN

CNN home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Watch live CNN and HLN.

  • Local news for GPS-enabled devices.

What We Don't Like
  • Unlimited live streaming requires a cable subscription.

  • Some content is region restricted.

CNN's homepage has hundreds of new articles every day covering current events in the U.S. and beyond. The news is well categorized, and the layout is decent despite being littered with ads. If you have a cable package, watch the 24-hour news channel live from anywhere.

CNN is accessible via its mobile website as well as iOS and Android apps. It's also available on Alexa-enabled devices, Apple TV, Roku, and more.

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Best Regional News: Los Angeles Times

LA Times home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Content you won't find in the print newspaper.

  • Traffic alerts for Los Angeles.

What We Don't Like
  • Subscription required.

  • Annoying ads and popups.

In addition to popular categories such as business, national, and world news, catch up on your horoscope, search for cars, and even hunt for a job. While visiting the LA Times mobile website is a no-brainer if you live in California, its content is top-notch for anyone who wants a quality news source.

Read the LA Times on its mobile website or download its iOS or Android app.

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Best Crossword Puzzles: The New York Times

NY Times home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • In-depth reporting.

  • Daily online crossword puzzles.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires a subscription.

  • Buggy mobile app.

Subscribers have full access to the New York Times' content from its mobile website. There's also plenty of content you won't find in the print edition, such as videos and podcasts. If you've registered at NYTimes.com, set up alerts to track news stories by topic or keyword.

NY Times content is accessible from its mobile website as well as its iOS and Android apps.

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Best Financial News: The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Flexible subscription plans.

  • Luxury real estate listings.

What We Don't Like
  • Too many ads.

  • Cluttered homepage.

Get your daily market updates from The Wall Street Journal's mobile site. Stock quotes are listed on the home page, and you can tap section headings to check the major U.S. indexes and track top-moving stocks. Other news sections include Weekend & Leisure and Arts & Entertainment.

Read WSJ content on its mobile website or download its iOS or Android app.

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Best Long-Form Journalism: TIME

TIME Magazine home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Interactive content.

  • Video game and software reviews.

What We Don't Like
  • Search feature disappears in portrait view.

  • Pricey subscription fees.

Rather than focusing on breaking news, TIME magazine specializes in long-form political journalism and commentary. In addition to everything you'll find in the print version, TIME's mobile website also contains entertaining content such as photo essays, video game reviews, quotes of the day, and more.

Read TIME content on its mobile website or download its iOS or Android app.

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Best Sports Coverage: USA Today

USA Today home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • NBA scores on the homepage.

  • Fun games and quizzes.

What We Don't Like
  • Customer service gets mixed reviews.

  • Advertisements all over.

If you scroll past all the ads, you'll find breaking news stories, political commentary, and other important information, such as sports updates. USA Today also has an extensive travel section that's helpful for finding cool things to do in the U.S. and cities around the globe. The ads are annoying, but you can pay to remove them.

Read USA Today content on its mobile website or download its iOS or Android app.

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Best for Conservative Perspectives: Fox News

Fox News home page on a mobile device
What We Like
  • Robust social media integration.

  • Watch videos from Fox Business.

What We Don't Like
  • Sometimes politically biased reporting.

  • Video interface needs improvement.

If you're a fan of Fox News, you won't be disappointed with the network's mobile website. The coverage tends to be heavy on commentary, but the website has informative articles about breaking developments in science and technology. Like CNN's site, there's an option to watch live TV for cable subscribers.

Read Fox News content on its mobile website or download its iOS or Android app.

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