Swell is the Pandora of Streaming News Content

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\"SwellWith all the music streaming services and apps out there, news junkies have to be wondering, \”what about me?\”

Wonder no more, as a new app called Swell, dubbed “Pandora for News,” helps users find news content relevant to their interests.

Programming includes content from NPR, TED Talks, BBC, ESPN, ABC, and more. The app leans users preferences, and provides recommendations for other news and audio programs. Over time, Swell fine-tunes suggested content and users can even connect their Twitter account for better personalization.

The app tries to save users some money on data charges by downloading portions of content while its connected to Wi-Fi for later use in offline mode. Content automatically queues up and plays one after the other, so users can leave the app running without having to choose what they want to hear next.

Swell is available for free in the iOS App Store, and an Android app will be released in the future.

Source: Forbes

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  1. Jamison Cush

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I rarely listen to music, don’t want to pay an additional free for another XM license, and while NPR and sports talk are great, those too veer way off my topic radar (Car Talk and baseball talk, respectively). Can’t wait to try this out.