The Globe’s Android app gets a refresh

This week we rolled out a new version of our app for Android phones. It’s packed with new features that our readers have been asking for over the past year or so.

Breaking news alerts

Subscribe to alerts via the settings page in the app to receive a notification whenever big news happens. We usually send one or two alerts during a normal weekday.


You can now watch Globe video via our app. (Yay!)

Interactive stories and long reads

Our multimedia features are now available throughout the app.

But wait, there’s more

  • Better search results
  • UI tweaks for Android 5 devices
  • A slew of performance improvements

Finally, the app now supports logging into your Globe Unlimited account for access to subscriber-only content (non-subscribers get 10 free articles a month).

Take the app for a spin and let us know what you think.

Tell us in the comments or contact our Mobile team with your feedback at