As of now, Apple News is not available in any country or region except the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. But with some basic tips, you can use, explore, and get the latest headlines from Apple News on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, even if you live in a country or region where Apple News isn’t available.
How to get Apple News on Mac in any country or region
1. Go to the “Applications” folder in Finder.
2. Press Command + Shift + . (dot/period) to show hidden files.
3. You’ll see the blurred News app logo. Double click to open it.
4. This hidden app won’t show in Mac’s Launchpad – where all apps are. So, add it to the Dock by dragging it from the Applications folder onto the Dock. From here, you can open it anytime you like. You can even drag it to Mac’s desktop and have it there.
How to Get Apple News on iPhone, iPad in Any Country
On iOS and iPadOS devices, the only way to get Apple News is by changing your device language to one of the four countries where it’s officially available.
1. Open Setting and tap General.
2. Tap Language & Region.
3. Tap Region and choose one of the four supported countries – Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, or the United States.
4. Tap Change to [country name].
At this point, you should see the Apple News app icon on your iPhone or iPad. If it still doesn’t, restart your iPhone, or switch to another supported country.
If the News app asks for your location, don’t allow it to access it. If you do, it will figure out you aren’t in the said country, and as a result, you might have a poor experience in the app, with many channels saying “Unavailable in your region.”
The Mac’s method mentioned above is better. But if you want to, you can change your Mac’s region to get the Apple News app. For that, go to System Preferences > Language & Region > Region and select one of the four countries.
Via a Widget
If you don’t want to change your iPhone region, you can still use Apple News – to a limited extent – in the form of widgets.
In non-supported countries, Apple hides the News app. But the News widget is available. You can add it to the Today View or Home Screen. The largest News widget in the Today View lists more headlines than the largest Home Screen News widget.
The best part of these widgets is they will primarily serve you news links from your country’s local publishers or relevant to it.
How to get Apple News on Apple Watch in unsupported countries or regions
The settings for your Apple Watch and iPhone are basically the same. So once you change your iPhone’s region to one of the four supported countries, you’ll find that the News app also automatically shows up on your Apple Watch. From here, you can read the headlines on your Apple Watch.
How to remove Apple News from your device
It’s also simple if you find that you don’t like Apple News, or that the news shown isn’t for you. You can switch back to your original country or region by following the same steps.
1 On iPhone and iPad: Settings > General > Language & Region > Region and choose your actual country.
2. On Mac: System Preferences > Language & Region > Region and choose your actual country.
3. If you followed the first method on your Mac, drag the News app icon out of the Dock to remove it. Or, go to the Applications folder and press Command + Shift + . (dot/period) to stop showing the hidden files.
How to read Apple News on Windows PC, web browser, or Android
Unfortunately, as of now, you can’t read Apple News on Android, Windows PC, or a web browser other than IOS devices. It also doesn’t work on Apple TV and HomePod.
There is no doubt that Apple News provides a quick and easy way to get hot news, and if you want to get more information, you may consider jumping over some small hurdles to get it.