Official Al Jazeera app released for Windows Phone 8

Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new Windows Phone 8 app for its growing mobile audiences.

The new apps will provide users with full-featured news from the most popular sections of the Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic websites – with free access to 24 hour live broadcasts and the latest current affairs programmes.

The Windows Phone 8 apps were built in close partnership with Nokia and Microsoft.  The apps receive up-to-minute information as well as an innovative My Topics feature that allows Windows Phone 8 users to personalize the way they receive the news – following people, places, organisations and the topics they care about the most.  The Windows Phone 8 apps also introduce parallax scrolling to provide deeper interactivity, engagement, and context for every story through video, related content and high quality imagery that is pannable using common gestures already familiar to Windows Phone users.

The app features:

  • All the latest news, features, spotlight, opinion and blogs from Al Jazeera English
  • Watch the latest programme episodes and news video clips on-demand
  • 24 hour free access to the live audio and video broadcast
  • Follow people, places, and organizations mentioned in stories to discover personalized news through My Topics
  • Parallax scrolling to provide deeper interactivity, engagement, and context for every story
  • Search articles
  • Share stories on Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • Save stories to My Bookmarks for easy access
  • View news by Region

“We are delighted that Al Jazeera’s multi-award winning news and current affairs coverage is now available on Windows Phone 8 devices,” said Moeed Ahmed, Head of New Media at Al Jazeera Media Network.

“The launch of the Windows Phone 8 apps comes after our successful Blackberry 10 and Android Tablet launch. Today’s announcement reemphasises our commitment to ensuring that people can consume our content whenever and wherever they want – whether it is on a tablet, mobile device, PC or Connected TV,” said Ahmed.

The free app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

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