Listen to the news in the Apple News app

Listen to the Apple News Today briefing in the Audio tab. If you subscribe to Apple News+, you can listen to audio versions of Apple News+ stories. 

Apple News Today and audio stories are available only in English in the U.S. for iPhone, iPod touch, and CarPlay.

Listen to Apple News Today or audio stories on your iPhone

  1. Open the News app.
  2. Tap the Audio tab.
  3. Tap Play at the top to hear Apple News Today or scroll and tap a story to play it.

Some news stories in your Today feed have audio. To start the audio narration:

  1. Tap an Apple News+ audio story.
  2. Tap Listen at the top. 
  3. Tap Play Now. 

If you don't subscribe to Apple News+, you'll only hear a short preview of a story.

You can also switch to audio as you're reading. Tap Listen at the top of your screen to start the story from the point where you stopped reading. Or you can switch from listening to reading, and the story scrolls to the point where you were listening. If you connect to CarPlay as you're listening, the audio transfers to the speakers in your car.

Audio playback controls in the News app 

Control audio playback

Tap the mini player at the bottom of your screen to expand the audio controls. From here, you can:

  • Rewind: Tap the Rewind button Rewind button to jump back 15 seconds.
  • Skip stories: To play the next story in your queue, tap the Next Story button Next Story button. Stories that you've skipped appear in your Recently Played list in the Audio tab.
  • Adjust the playback speed: To play the audio story or Apple News Today faster or more slowly, tap the Playback Speed button Playback Speed button.
  • Close the controls: Tap the More button More button, then tap Close Audio Player. As you move around the app, you can also touch and hold the mini player, then tap Close Audio Player.

Manage your queue

With Apple News+, you can add stories to your Up Next queue and remove the ones that you don't want to listen to.

Add a story

  1. Go to the Audio tab.
  2. Touch and hold a story.
  3. Tap Play Next to move the story to the top of your Up Next queue. To move it to the bottom and have it play at the end, tap Play Last.

For stories outside the Audio tab, tap the story to open it, tap Listen at the top, then tap Play Next or Play Last.

You can also reorder your Up Next queue. Touch and hold the Reorder button Reorder button to drag the story to any spot in your queue.

Remove a story

  1. Go to the Audio tab.
  2. Touch and hold the story that you want to delete.
  3. Tap Remove.
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