Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Current Version: 202002.27
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 31.78 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 4,241 Ratings


The Houston Chronicle now brings credible, in-depth, award-winning journalism, with extensive coverage in politics, sports, entertainment, and more in a redesigned and reimagined experience for your iOS devices. The Houston Chronicle app gives you access to all news anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s news in your neighborhood, Harris County, the great state of Texas, the U.S. or the world, if it impacts you, count on us to keep you informed. And with topic-specific push alerts, you can opt-in to the coverage that matters most to you. Featuring: • Up-to-the-minute breaking news from our Pulitzer Prize award-inning newsroom • Top headlines you can browse or select to read in full so you are always in-the-know • Get the news you want as it breaks by opting in for push notifications • Access to Texas Sports Nation, the premier online destination created for the Houston sports superfan, chock-full of exclusive insider access you will not find anywhere else. • Share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email Subscription Details: • OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access, 24/7, for just $5.99 a month (first 2 weeks are FREE) by subscribing within the app itself. Otherwise, if you are a Digital or Print subscriber you can log in to the app for full access. Simply use your website login. • PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/privacy_policy/ • TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/terms_of_use/ • FEEDBACK: Tell us what you think! Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback. We welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at appsupport@chron.com.



  • Useless app

    By JeffMFlorida
    For a “news” app, one would think that including a search function would be important. Not this one. So many problems with this app, not much going for it.
  • Worst Delivery Ever

    By jimp00
    The only reason I subscribed to the app was the problems this newspaper had getting print editions delivered. And now, they cannot even deliver an e edition. This is why this publisher has a declining subscription base and a 1.9 rating. USA Today e editions are flawless compared to this clunky app.
  • App is Unreliable

    By Hee Haa
    Some mornings the paper will appear. Most mornings I have to go through a sign-in procedure, and that doesn’t always work. Sometimes, I can’t access the paper at all. Very frustrating.
  • Not a good app.

    By Mmmnr
    Every time I try to log on I have to link to my subscription. This is so cumbersome that I usually give up. I have emailed and spoken to customer service but to no avail. If The NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other papers can do it why can’t the Chronicle.
  • Use the web e-newspaper instead of this app

    By dmmitch76
    App is poor. The on-line e newspaper is quite good and easy to get to. You see an exact replica of the paper newspaper. On the app, you cannot find many / most of the articles in the real newspaper. Very frustrating.
  • Poor quality limited app

    By Friendswood girl
    You might think that the only newspaper in the 4th largest city in the US, a high tech city with a top notch university and JSC would have a great app but you would be wrong. This app has no search features AT ALL. Go to a good search engine-old school 😉
  • Online e edition loads less than 1/2 of the time

    By horrible app 9989
    The online e-edition of the paper loads about half of the time. This is horrible for access to something I actually PAY for. They have to make this more robust!
  • Weird content decisions

    By Bayou news
    Much has been written by others here, which many agree are problems, so I’ll add other concerns not mentioned... 1) The editor of the HC app version has somehow become more concerned with what is going on in Maryland and Virginia then news of our home town. 2) We are told a good bit about recently deceased “famous” folks around the country, but not terrible important people when at the expense of more relevant developing stories. 3) It’s as if this “paper” is without an editor. There are too many errors for the reader to grapple with. They are like speed bumps and slow down are process of reading about Virginia and Maryland far too much.
  • Poor app. Needs more basic features.

    By Touchstone's Globe
    I have tried to use this app for many months, but I’m giving up. There is no search feature. Want to read a story that you’ve heard about? Good luck finding it. You can’t search for it. I wrote to the paper about its shortfalls and how to do a couple of things. Forget it. They don’t have the features, and have no plans to upgrade it. I only subscribe to the paper to access the stories online. They make me take two physical papers a week via delivery to get the best price. The app is not worth it. It’s not all the news (per customer service) and you can’t find what’s there.
  • Can't tell what is in today's paper versus prior papers, local news not local

    By nbqy
    Poorly organized. Takes forever to load the current day. Non-responsive. The digital version delivered via mail is much better even though it is also a little awkward to use. Local news is not local. Regularly has news from Maryland and California vs Houston. They don’t spend the effort to make it relevant to Houston subscribers.