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Description

Google Play Awards for Best TV Experience of 2017 and Google Play Editors' Choice. Get the most trending news videos in a headline news channel personalized for you and watch it on your phone, tablet or TV.

• PERSONALIZED TO YOU
Get started by picking your favorite sources, categories and topics. As you favorite and follow more topics, Haystack TV gets smarter about what to include in your daily newscast. You’ll always have something new to watch that matches your interests and mood.

• TOP SOURCES
* The latest politics, local news, national news and international news from top organizations such as CNN, AP, MSNBC, NYTimes and the BBC. (Note: Fox News has prevented us from showing their content. We are working with them to resolve this issue)
* Highlights and news about your favorite sports including the MLB, NFL and NBA.
* The latest celebrity news and gossip on our dedicated entertainment channel such as TMZ and Buzz60.
* Business news and financial news from the companies, stocks and sectors you care about.
* The latest politics coverage from multiple perspectives.
* The latest tech news, including new gadget announcements, car news, and more from CNET and The Verge.
* Your favorite video game updates and release announcements.
* Late Night laughs with hosts such as Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan.

• GREAT WITH CHROMECAST
Haystack TV is a free and Google Chromecast™ Ready app, a great alternative to cable news. Haystack has featured repeatedly for Chromecast and Android TV.

• LOCAL NEWS DONE RIGHT
Featured News Partners: CBS, CNET, Bloomberg, Cheddar, GameSpot, Newsy, The Blaze as well as over 150 local news stations including: CBS Los Angeles KCAL, CBS Pittsburg KDKA, CBS Chicago WBBM, CBS New York WCBS, CBS Boston WBZ, CBS San Francisco KPIX, KYWX, KTVT, KIPX, WFOR, WJZ, KCNC, KCBS, WCCO, KOVR, WLNY, WGCL, KPHO, KPTV, WSMV, WFSB, KCTV, KMOV, WYMT, WCTV, WDTV, KALB, WKYT, WVLT, Valley News Live, KNOE, KBTX, WSAZ, KKTV, KEVN, 1011 News, 13 ABC 7, Gray DC, KCWY, KFYR-TV, KGNS, KOLO 8 , WFTX, KWCH 12, KWTX, Newsplex, WIFR, WILX , WITN, WJHG, WNDU, WOWT, NBC 15, KXII , KGWN, ABC12, KNOP TV, WTVY, NBC Nebraska, TheNewsCenter, KSFY News, WIBW, WBKO, KKCO, WTOK, WRDW 12, WSAW, WHSV, WEAU, KMVT, CBS 7, KSPR, KY3 News, WAGM, KOTA News, KTUU, WDBJ 7, TV6 & Fox UP, KCRG, KMOT, KQCD, KUMV, WSWG, NBC 26, WCVB,WMUR,WESH,WKCF,KCRA,WTAE,WBAL,KCWE,KMBC,WISN,WLWT,WYFF,WPBF,KOCO,WGAL,WVTM,WXII,KOAT,WLKY,WDSU,KCCI,KETV,WMTW,WJCL,WAPT,WPTZ,WNNE,KHBS,KHOG,KSBW,WFTS,KNXV,WXYZ,WMYD,KMGH,WEWS,WMAR,WRTV,KGTV,WTVF,KMCI,KSHB, WTMJ, WCPO, WPTV, KTNV, WKBW, FOX10, FOX 4, NBC 13, ABC 7, CBS 5, KJRH, WFXT, WSB, KIRO, WFTV, WSOC, WPXI, WFOX, WHBQ, KOKI and WHIO

Please let us know how we can improve by selecting the feedback in the app, or find us online at http://www.haystack.tv

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Apr 30, 2014 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 21 days, on average.

Jan 15
2019
(Current)
Version Varies with device

- Reinstated Picture in Picture
- Updated Facebook Login
- Bug Fixes

Mar 26
2018
Version v.2018.03.27

Updated App Permissions

Mar 21
2018
Version v.2018.03.22

Updated App Permissions

Mar 15
2018
Version v.2018.03.16

Updated App Permissions

Mar 14
2018
Version v.2018.03.15

Updated App Permissions

Mar 14
2018
Version v.2018.03.14

- Update for the new Android O home screen to include new channels and programs into the new UI.
- Added video previews for Android TV Home Screen
- Minor bug fixes

Mar 04
2018
Version v.2018.03.05

- Update for the new Android O home screen to include new channels and programs into the new UI.
- Added video previews for Android TV Home Screen
- Minor bug fixes

Feb 27
2018
Version v.2018.02.28

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Feb 26
2018
Version v.2018.02.27

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Feb 22
2018
Version v.2018.02.23

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Jan 21
2018
Version v.2018.01.22

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Jan 07
2018
Version v.2018.01.08

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Nov 19
2017
Version v.2017.11.20

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Nov 15
2017
Version v.2017.11.16

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Nov 14
2017
Version v.2017.11.14

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Nov 09
2017
Version v.2017.11.10

[+] New category "My Weather". Select this by going to Settings > Configure to start seeing a short weather forecast as part of your headlines.
[+] Improved Weather Widget
[+] Added Local Time To Main Screen
[+] Fixed issue where local videos for some locations were skipping
[+] Additional Bug Fixes

Nov 05
2017
Version v.2017.11.06

[+] Now you can watch news from multiple perspectives with our new "Related Videos" feature. While watching a video press the "Related Videos" button to see other videos related to the current topic so you can form your own opinion.
[+] Minor bug fixes

Nov 02
2017
Version v.2017.11.02

[+] Now you can watch news from multiple perspectives with our new "Related Videos" feature. While watching a video press the "Related Videos" button to see other videos related to the current topic so you can form your own opinion.
[+] Minor bug fixes

Oct 31
2017
Version v.2017.11.01

[+] Now you can watch news from multiple perspectives with our new "Related Videos" feature. While watching a video press the "Related Videos" button to see other videos related to the current topic so you can form your own opinion.
[+] Minor bug fixes

Oct 04
2017
Version v.2017.10.05

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Sep 13
2017
Version v.2017.09.14

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Sep 11
2017
Version v.2017.09.12

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Sep 07
2017
Version v.2017.09.08

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Aug 31
2017
Version v.2017.08.31

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Aug 08
2017
Version v.2017.08.08

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Aug 06
2017
Version v.2017.08.07

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Aug 03
2017
Version v.2017.08.04

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Aug 02
2017
Version v.2017.08.03

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jul 26
2017
Version v.2017.07.27

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jul 24
2017
Version v.2017.07.25

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jul 12
2017
Version v.2017.07.13

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jul 10
2017
Version v.2017.07.10

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jun 21
2017
Version v.2017.06.22

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jun 20
2017
Version v.2017.06.20

[+] General Bug Fixes for Haystack TV app and Haystack Live Channels

Jun 16
2017
Version v.2017.06.16

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 15
2017
Version v.2017.06.15

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 14
2017
Version v.2017.06.14

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 12
2017
Version v.2017.06.12

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 08
2017
Version v.2017.06.08

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 06
2017
Version v.2017.06.06

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 04
2017
Version v.2017.06.04

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Jun 01
2017
Version v.2017.06.01

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

May 16
2017
Version v.2017.05.16

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

May 02
2017
Version v.2017.05.02

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Apr 28
2017
Version v.2017.04.28

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Apr 07
2017
Version v.2017.04.07

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Apr 04
2017
Version v.2017.04.04

Welcome to version 3.31 of Haystack TV!
[+] Facebook sign in
[+] Video quality picker

Mar 09
2017
Version v.2017.03.09

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Mar 07
2017
Version v.2017.03.07

[+] Introducing Live Video! When there is breaking news we'll bring you the live stream of it in the app
[+]
Picture in Picture Support: Now you can use Picture and Picture to watch Haystack TV while browsing other Android TV
apps
[+] Add any source or topic. From Settings use 'Configure Categories' to add sources and topics via
search.

Feb 28
2017
Version v.2017.02.28

[+] Introducing Live Video! When there is breaking news we'll bring you the live stream of it in the app
[+]
Picture in Picture Support: Now you can use Picture and Picture to watch Haystack TV while browsing other Android TV
apps
[+] Add any source or topic. From Settings use 'Configure Categories' to add sources and topics via
search.

Feb 27
2017
Version v.2017.02.27

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Feb 16
2017
Version v.2017.02.16

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Jan 30
2017
Version v.2017.01.30

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Jan 25
2017
Version v.2017.01.25

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Jan 21
2017
Version v.2017.01.21

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Jan 03
2017
Version v.2017.01.03

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Dec 31
2016
Version v.2016.12.31

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Dec 29
2016
Version v.2016.12.29

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Dec 27
2016
Version v.2016.12.27

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Dec 16
2016
Version v.2016.12.16

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Dec 13
2016
Version v.2016.12.13

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Nov 29
2016
Version v.2016.11.29

Welcome to version 3.0 of Haystack TV!
[+] Local News is now available in several cities around the country
with more coming soon! Launch cities include Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, Nashville, Hartford/New Haven,
Kansas City, and St Louis!
[+] You can now Sign In across your devices and our website. Synch all your favorites,
watched videos. Carry your Haystack TV profile wherever you are.
[+] We've inked deals with CNET, Gamespot, and
Newsy to bring you more great content!

Nov 23
2016
Version v.2016.11.23

[+] Local News is now available in several new cities!

Nov 21
2016
Version v.2016.11.21

[+] Local News is now available in several new cities!

Nov 18
2016
Version v.2016.11.18

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Nov 15
2016
Version v.2016.11.15

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Nov 08
2016
Version v.2016.11.08

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Aug 24
2016
Version v.2016.08.24

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Aug 18
2016
Version v.2016.08.18

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Aug 17
2016
Version v.2016.08.17

v2.31:
[+] Sign in with your Google account to save your preferences and settings! We are rolling out the
ability to synch across all your devices that have Haystack TV installed (including our mobile apps, our TV apps, and
our website at )
[+] Minor bug fixes

Aug 09
2016
Version v.2016.08.09

v2.2:
[+] Weather: Set your location and get the current weather and forecast as you watch your newscast
[+] Mute (block) any topic or source
[+] Added new Editor's Picks channel
[+] Minor bug fixes

Aug 05
2016
Version v.2016.08.05

v2.2:
[+] Weather: Set your location and get the current weather and forecast as you watch your newscast
[+] Mute (block) any topic or source
[+] Added new Editor's Picks channel
[+] Minor bug fixes

Jul 07
2016
Version v.2016.07.07

v2.2:
[+] Weather: Set your location and get the current weather and forecast as you watch your newscast
[+] Mute (block) any topic or source
[+] Added new Editor's Picks channel
[+] Minor bug fixes

Jul 01
2016
Version v.2016.07.01

v2.2:
[+] Weather: Set your location and get the current weather and forecast as you watch your newscast
[+] Mute (block) any topic or source
[+] Added new Editor's Picks channel
[+] Minor bug fixes

Jun 30
2016
Version v.2016.06.30

v2.2:
[+] Weather: Set your location and get the current weather and forecast as you watch your newscast
[+] Mute (block) any topic or source
[+] Added new Editor's Picks channel
[+] Minor bug fixes

Jun 22
2016
Version v.2016.06.22

v2.1:
[+] Added play/pause control on mini-player
[+] Additional Settings (Turn Autoplay off)
v2.0:
This is a major update!
[+] A brand new user interface that allows to watch and browse at the same
time
[+] Live channel integration. Watch Haystack TV channels directly from your program guide
[+] Settings
to turn auto full screen on/off
[+] Lots of bug fixes!

Sep 27
2014
Version v.0.484

Jul 25
2014
Version v.0.46

Jul 07
2014
Version v.0.45

Jun 17
2014
Version v.0.44

May 27
2014
Version v.0.43

May 01
2014
Version v.0.42

Apr 25
2014
Version v.0.41

Apr 23
2014
Version v.2014.04.23

Mar 30
2014
Version v.0.39

Mar 26
2014
Version v.0.38

Mar 12
2014
Version v.0.33

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