Vice News Launches Mobile App on iOS

/ Sep 17, 2014

Vice News Canada

Vice News just launched its first iOS app, which users can download free of charge from Apple’s App Store.

Built in iOS 8, the new app was especially tailored to fit the bigger displays available on the soon-to-be released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Everything you can find on the Vice News website will also appear on the app, alongside special features like a “Today” widget, functions to assist seeing and hearing impaired users, and integrated social media.

The Vice News app uses YouTube’s player for its video content (as Vice does on its other digital platforms) and allows viewers with Apple TV to stream that content directly to their TV screens using AirPlay.

Content on the app extends beyond straight news to trailers for upcoming Vice documentaries, like the forthcoming “Ghosts of Aleppo.”

Vice News has over 900,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel. YouTube chose the channel to feature in its ongoing marketing campaign over the summer along with Maker Studios’ “Epic Rap Battles of History.”

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