France 24 News Channel Unveils New Version of App

Tim Maytom

france 24News channel France 24 has launched an updated version of its free Android app, with new features designed to increase ease of navigation and user interaction.

The app's redesign has focused around the way users consume content in the world of the 24 hour news cycle, with a steamlined design and fast video loading for greater user comfort. The application is trilingual, with French, English and Arabic versions available.

In addition to free access to all of France 24's articles, reports and programs, users will be able to personalise their navigation using 'Favourites' pages based on keywords. Other new features enable users to follow all Twitter activity by France 24's journalists and programs in real-time, and share content on a variety of social networks.

France 24 has been available on smartphones since February 2009, and was among the first networks in the world to broadcast its programs live on mobile devices. The new version of the app has ensured all video content is compatible with Google's Chromecast service.