Albany Times Union News

Albany Times Union News

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Current Version: 201905.64
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 29.90 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 596 Ratings


Introducing the all-new Times Union News app for iOS users. Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of the Capital Region that you expect from the Times Union, completely redesigned and re-imagined for your mobile phone and tablet devices. Subscribing to Albany Times Union News app: Subscription Plan: $5.99/Month Downloading the app is free. New users can use the app for 14 days free. You can also view up to 5 stories per month at no cost, allowing you to sample the content prior to making your purchase. In order to have full access to the app you must have one of the following: * Make an in-app purchase via the App Store * Existing Print Subscription - simply log in with your site credentials * Existing Digital Subscription - simply log in with your site credentials When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew each month at $5.99, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions continue to renew automatically until cancelled. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. For assistance you can email or call 518-454-5454 The fine print: Read our Privacy Policy at and Terms of Service at



  • Bizarre

    By Ryatry
    Every time I try to login it tells me I have to link my subscription. I go through all the steps and link the subscription yet it still tells me I have no stories left. I close the app try again and it tells me I have to link the subscription again even though it shows me is having already linked the subscription. Really just a garbage app.
  • Weather/School Closings??

    By MC8896
    It annoys me so much that I still have to go to the TU site or other news sites to get the weather and school closings. Why isn’t there a tab for this on the app? That’s a really silly oversight. I have a subscription to TU and really wish I could use it for this too!
  • Disappointing

    By kenvar
    When I first saw the new app I liked the look of it. However I have discovered many shortcomings. These include loss of the crossword puzzle, lack of a search function, lack of detail in the obituaries and fewer news stories. I still like the look but there does not seem to be any interest by the TU in fixing the many deficiencies.
  • Terrible App

    By give me the Gazette now.....
    What happened! This was supposed to be an upgrade. Unusable. The news is jumbled and hard to navigate. And once I have read five articles, I get locked out. Need to call to be reset. Bring back the old App, please.
  • Excellent on iPad

    By Old Saratogian
    I recently subscribed to online access to the TU, but I didn’t like the website version of the newspaper. Too much clickbait, too many animated ads, too many junk ads. This app eliminates all the junk. And it’s as good as any of the top newspaper apps - NYT, WaPo. Well done.
  • Prefer old format

    By profdefrancais
    I find this format too much like any other news app and not like my paper that I have enjoyed for decades. Old articles are always mixed with new. Just not what I want so I use it much less.
  • Horrible

    By Jensrib
    This is my second review following the new update- since this terrible change, I now get to sign in and link my paper subscription EVERY TIME I WANT TO READ ONLINE. Absolutely terrible, annoying, and a waste of time. What was wrong with the app prior to this edition?
  • Very disappointing

    By Msalmon61
    I will no longer subscribe to the TU. This app is awful. The old one looked like a newspaper and was very easy to read. Now I might just as well go to the TU website. I read through the other reviews and agree with every one of them. You even eliminated the crossword puzzles. My 94 year old mother looked forward to doing them every day. I wish you would reinstate the old app.
  • Terrible Version, wish I could give zero stars

    By Mickey-1
    This has ceased to be a newspaper, its simply news segments. There is no longer a feel for it being the Times Union. The prior version had the look and feel of a real newspaper. Hey, developers, look at the NY Daily News app and go back to your prior version!
  • Hate it

    By sandyfsandy123
    The old one was much easier to read and more comprehensive