Haystack News Review
Haystack News is a streaming service that pulls together news coverage from 400 local, national, and international providers. Users will see reports from ABC Owned Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Nexstar Media Group, Scripps and more. You can use the service for free with ads or eliminate commercials for $4.99 / month.
Haystack News national/international programming providers include ABC News, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CBSN, Cheddar, CNET, Euronews, GameSpot, Newsy, and Yahoo Finance.
When you first use the app, you’re asked which categories you’d like in your daily headlines: weather, current events, science & technology, entertainment news, business & finance, international news, and/or politics.
Roku users can get headlines in a Haystack News screensaver. Users can also customize the “Newsline” ticker with real-time updates on the stocks in their portfolios.
We tested Haystack News and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Haystack News is compatible with most streaming players, gaming consoles, smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets, and smartphones.
Haystack News compiles news segments from hundreds of sources, including some local affiliates. The service features at least one news channel in each of the 30 largest media markets. You can see a full list of Haystack News affiliates here.
The service covers nearly the entire United States, including affiliates in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Atlanta, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Haystack News is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
Haystack News is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo devices.
Content has stereo audio.