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Rivet News Radio app review: customized audio news



We all have our own way of keeping up with the news. Some enjoy reading as they have their morning coffee, while others like news in an audio format. Rivet News Radio is an app that will serve as a news radio channel on your iPhone or iPad.

This app can be personalized so you receive only the news you want to listen to, based on your interests and listening history.

You can download this app from the News section of the App Store, where it is available for free.

Let's take a look at its features.

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Rivet Radio


Personalized News

Rivet News Radio covers local, national, as well as world news even in its tiny 14.5 MB packaging. You'll be able to stream news in various categories including Breaking News, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Government & Politics, Weather, Technology, Sports, Science, and Lifestyle.

These categories can be customized based on the subjects you care about, which is fantastic because competing news apps often don't offer such a feature, which inconveniences users as they continuously have to tamper with the settings, skip channels, and otherwise interrupt their activity, be it working out or driving to work.

This news streamed is refined over time the more you use this app.

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Customize your radio channels
Customize your radio channels

Functions & Features

When using this app for the first time, users can use the search function to look for topics of interest including events, locations, and people.

If you come across a story you don't wish to listen to, you can skip it. You can also rewind and pause at your leisure. If you find a story you'd like to revisit at a later time, you can bookmark it for easy retrieval.

Finally, you can share your favorite news stories via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and email.

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Listen while you drive
Listen while you drive

Rivet Radio


Pros & Cons


  • Customizable news based on your personal preferences
  • News stories are personalized as you listen to the app over time
  • Search functions to help you zero in on your interests
  • Rewind, skip, or pause the story
  • Bookmark any story for easy retrieval
  • Share stories via Facebook, email, Twitter, or Google+


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Bookmarking feature
Bookmarking feature

Final Words

Rivet News Radio is an app that will change the way you consume news. Get this on your iPhone or iPad if you're looking for a way to stay up-to-date on the world's events but would rather spare your vision as you learn about the day to day of your locality, nation, or world.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.