Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Current Version: 2.3.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 113.73 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 2,917 Ratings


Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of Houston that you expect from the Houston Chronicle. Houston Chronicle gives readers what they want, when they want it and where they want it, including: • Features from The Chronicle’s team of trusted experts and columnists • Local news from the Woodlands to Downtown and throughout greater Houston, including updates throughout the day • Dazzling photo galleries It’s all in an exciting, digital format delivered instantly every day to your iPad or iPhone. Subscribing to Houston Chronicle: • Downloading the app is free. New users can receive free content on the app for 14 days. • If you would like to subscribe, you can select a monthly ($5.99) subscription. 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 auto-renew unless you turn this off 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period. Privacy Policy: www.houstonchronicle.com/privacy_policy/ Terms of Service: www.houstonchronicle.com/terms_of_use/




  • Bad subscription Mgmt

    I am trying to change the CC used for my subscription. It does not use the one in my iTunes profile and there is no way to do this in the app! Help!!!
  • Server

    By Paper?
    Once you get to the daily paper, the app is average. Getting the newest edition to download, however, is by far the worst experience I have had on the Internet. What is wrong with your server?
  • Usable. Barely.

    By Fellow Flyer
    So this is how newspapers die. And now on 2.2.6. Other than the feature that is supposed to update to today's news in the morning being added (how is that a feature? Isn't that what a newspaper is?) I can't discern any real changes. Still crashes every morning, still takes over a minute to load stories that are allegedly already downloaded to the device. I'm on a 100MB/s connection anyway - what takes so long to get a few kb of text to display? It does seem that one change has been made - the touch targets for the "X" to close the pop-up ads seems much smaller. I'm getting sent to Safari to view the ads far more often now. Now on 2.1.5. The app only crashes between 3 and 10 times every morning, and the editorial cartoons update at least once every two weeks. So, I guess that's an improvement. Or, maybe it's just consistency. With the 2.0.3 update, this app is now just barely usable. It's at least mostly responsive, and frequently opens the article you're trying to read within a few seconds. At least half the times I open the app it doesn't lock up. The "In today's paper" section seems to actually have today's news and only today's news. It's still not like a newspaper since you get only a shortened headline until you click the link...but it's an improvement. And many of the features still don't show up there, like the comics or the editorial cartoons. You can get to the editorial cartoon by clicking on the letters to the editor, unfortunately it shows yesterday's cartoon. That's an improvement from before, when it didn't update for days. **update: be advised that while the "In today's paper" section seems to actually be today's news (mostly), the sidebar that activates when you are reading a story from there does NOT have all of the headlines from "In today's news." No easy navigation for you! Also, I'm seeing news from yesterday show up there now. The regular portions of the app still have the "latest news," or stories from the Internet, sprinkled throughout the sections with no way to turn it off or discern what was in the paper vs. Internet stories. Articles from several days ago are still sprinkled in, again with no way to turn them off or tell when they might have been included. Navigation is still a train wreck. So, it's barely usable. I'm keeping with it because I like to support the local paper, I want local news, and I like getting the comics. I cancelled my NYT trial (wow, *that's* a newspaper app!) because of the improvements, but without more improvements very, very soon I'll still be leaving for the NYT. I expect better from an app that was developed for three large newspaper markets (Houston, San Antonio and San Francisco).
  • Vastly Improved

    By RE440
    This app, which was intended as an upgrade of a good prior version, was horrible at first (e.g., very unstable and continually crashing/locking up) and almost unusable. However, the developers have continued to make fixes and it is vastly improved. It has a good format and it has been several months since I have experienced any stability issues. Perhaps it was rolled out too soon, but whatever the reason, I give them credit for fixing the problems. It’s now a solid newspaper app and well worth using.
  • Can’t deliver on time

    By mhicon
    The entire reason why I get this online version is because I don’t get the paper version until up to 8am on weekends and 7:30 on weekdays. It should be here at 6am for early risers. The ap is hard to maneuver, have to log on several times and just a bad program. I would consider just going to the online version but it is so bad!
  • Improved Performance

    By SwimHen
    Thank you to the developers who took the time to improve this app!
  • It works!

    By Kcim Y
    I initially rated this app one star but it’s finally been fixed. No more problems for me. The app opens right away on my iPad mini 4 and has not crashed once since the update. I can now reliably read the paper. Thank you.
  • Too little too old

    By houreader
    Does not have enough of the articles that are in the daily print version and has too many old articles. App needs to keep current and cover more stories.
  • Never just works

    By nvrwks
    The app never just works. It’s either doesn’t load or freezes up or crashes. I’ve never once just opened the app and it work with out glitches. Usually it takes about 3 open and closes before it will work.
  • On borderline of cancelling

    By dr street
    I stuck with the Chronicle for 2 years, but the app keeps getting worse. Articles are hard to find. I hate the headlines which just guide you to a browser which brings up old news. Not in the same league as the Apple News app. Why don’t I just use it instead of the Chronicle. Stubborn I guess.