Al Jazeera English
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English

Review Al Jazeera English

Tariq Abdulla
Various features, convenient interface, completely free
Not enough of settings
Al Jazeera English for Android brings the in depth analysis of this global news channel to your phone or tablet. Al Jazeera has a reputation providing a different perspective on the news, for covering many regions that go underreported by other global English news channels, and for providing in-depth analysis by subject experts. But content is one thing; how about the app?
More specifically, why would you install a news app on your device, when you can just go and check the website anytime? Well, there are a number of features that make this news app a joy to use, and make it worth having on your device. For example, after you’ve opened it just a few minutes, it’s already downloaded all the text of all the current news stories. So if you are catching a train, for example, you’ll be able to read some news, even without a data connection. It doesn’t try to download pictures unless you open the story, so it doesn’t use up much data doing this.
Then there’s what I call the “guilt factor”. Maybe you feel like you should check out the news a bit more, but you mostly end up just messing around with whatever time wasting apps you have on your phone. With a news app staring back at you, you are that much more likely to go and have a look.
You can stream the Al Jazeera English news channel live via the app, which works very well, and you can also just stream the audio (“listen live”). In the latter case you will be able to listen to Al Jazeera live, and simultaneously read news in the app; or go and get on with whatever else you want to do on your phone. Or you could just leave it playing in the background like a radio, while you’re doing something else.

Final ratings

Usefulness 7/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 7/10
Design 8/10
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • AccuWeather
    Innovative features trapped within an outdated design
  • Puffin Web Browser
    Puffin Web Browser
    Simply the best and fastest mobile browser I ever tried
  • Google Allo
    Google Allo
    Google's latest and greatest chat app
  • FxCamera
    Social networking photo sharing and discovery
  • Alarm Clock for Me free
    Alarm Clock for Me free
    A very visual alarm clock
  • Mobile Security & Antivirus
    Mobile Security & Antivirus
    An excellent free antivirus and anti-theft app
  • Music Player : Rocket Player
    Music Player : Rocket Player
    One of the most complete player apps available
  • DU Battery Saver & Widgets
    DU Battery Saver & Widgets
    Full featured battery optimiser
  • GO Locker
    GO Locker
    Add endless functionality and themes to your lock screen
  • QuickPic
    Fast functioning gallery app with a small footprint
  • Battery Doctor
    Battery Doctor
    Improving your battery life
  • Viber: Free Calls & Messages
    Viber: Free Calls & Messages
    Great app for free calls and messages
  • TweetCaster
    Works better than Twitter's own app
  • Evernote
    App that remembers everything for you
  • Wattpad
    Virtual Bookworm
  • Opera Mini
    Opera Mini
    Light version of the famous browser
  • Google Play Games
    Google Play Games
    Your one stop app for enhanced gaming, stats, opponents and app discovery
  • SoundCloud
    One of the best music streaming apps
  • SuperBeam
    Instant Wi-Fi file transfer
  • Nike+ Running
    Nike+ Running
    Like to run? Just Do It with this app