Windows Phone App of the Day: WSJ Live

I can’t believe this app has so few ratings, so I am going to review it in the hope that my less than widely revered opinion will boost the number of downloads for WSJ Live even a fraction of a percent. Released at the end of May by Dow Jones & Co. Inc., WSJ Live brings you original programming, live and on demand, from the Wall Street Journal. Live news and video comes in from over 2,000 reporters from around the globe for over 4.5 hours of programming per day! Stay on top of your news because, outside of new app releases for Windows Phone, I definitely do not.

Pros

  • Free!
  • Sleek and attractive UI
  • Provides interactive on-demand video news
  • Video content loads quickly
  • Sourced from over 2,000 reports worldwide
  • Over 4.5 hours of video content each day
  • Access entire WSJ video archive
  • Tune in to daily scheduled programming
  • Programs include: News Hub for breaking economic news, Markets Hub for full market coverage, Campaign Journal for election coverage, Lunch Break, Digits for tech news (hey-oh..), Mean Street Business news, Opinion Journal for political commentary, and Off Duty for the latest in lifestyle

Cons

  • Audio and video not synced in some videos
  • No option to share on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Reddit, a blog, etc.

How It Works

  • Download from the “News + Weather” category of your Marketplace
  • Open from your app list
  • View Spotlight stories or scroll right through the pivots to browse stories and videos in top categories and view programs
  • Click on a desired story to watch video
  • Click on the “Share” button to share video via EMail, SMS, or through Windows Live and/or Facebook (Note: This will automatically stop your video)
  • Click on the “Info” icon at the bottom of your screen to view details for this video or view related video content
  • Click on the magnifying glass icon on your home page to search videos

Conclusion

Like watching actual TV, which I don’t, there are obviously hundreds of apps for people to use for news content, which I don’t. If you want more leftist idealism and liberal jabber, download the CNN app. Want more right-wing conservative nonsense? Download the FOX News app…or don’t. But if you want to access a literally unending ocean of video news content, download WSJ Live and decide for yourself which biased news content you want to watch. As for me, I’m going to continue to ignore the rest of the world and stick with reading novels on my Kindle 3G.