iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur Redirect Web links To The Apple News App

Apple’s iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur which are still in beta will redirect News+ users to the Apple News app when they click on News+ publishers’ links on their browsers.  

Tony Haile, the Founder and CEO of the ad-free subscription news service Scroll, shared a tweet and said ‘’iOS14 and MacOS Big Sur are by default intercepting traffic to their sites and sending it to the Apple News app instead.’’

By the way, it is worth mentioning that this feature is not free and available for only Apple News+ subscribers who pay $9.99 per month. So it’s basically a premium feature. 

Speaking with TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson said ‘’Apple is committed to creating the best experience for Apple News+ subscribers. This change offers subscribers seamless access to the content that is part of their News+ subscription right in the News app or publisher app, as well as providing publishers with increased engagement and revenue opportunities on Apple News. News+ subscribers can set their link preference in their News settings.’’ 

Written by Maya Robertson


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