Honolulu Apps – News and Media

Local news outlets are the best resource to get a quick snapshot of what’s going on in Honolulu. Honolulu has only one major newspaper and effectively three other television news sources. However, there are other app-based publications that also give you insight into what is going on in Hawaii. In a lot of ways, the differences between online-only, TV and newspaper publications are looking the same…it all comes down to content. Whether your are a tourist or a resident, here are the most notable Honolulu news and media apps you should have on your iPhone and iPad:

Local News

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu’s only major newspaper.


Hawaii News Now

The news department for three of Hawaii’s major television stations owned by Raycom Media: KGMB (CBS affiliate), KFVE and KHNL (NBC affiliate)



The news department of Honolulu’s Fox affiliate.



The news department for Honolulu’s ABC affiliate.


Local Internet and TV Service

Speaking of TV services, Hawaii’s local TV providers have evolved and are providing some dynamic services for consumers, in Hawaii there are two major providers.

Hawaiian Telcom (www.hawaiiantel.com)


Spectrum (https://www.spectrum.com/services/hawaii)



Business News

In addition to Honolulu’s only major newspaper, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, there are a couple of other notable publication apps that focus on business in Hawaii.

Pacific Business News


Hawaii Business Magazine


Leisure and Lifestyle

Honolulu is one of the world’s most popular destinations for vacationing and living a leisurely lifestyle. As a resident, you sometimes forget about all the wonderful restaurants, activities and adventures immediately available. Some of the following apps relate to the “luxury” lifestyle which may turn off locals who pay the price of living in paradise with the high cost of living in Hawaii. Regardless, these are great publications that are revealing the many perspectives of Honolulu – from modest to the luxurious, from country to big city life. We are lucky to be able to experience them all here in the middle of the Pacific. Here are more publication apps that explore and expose many of things that make Honolulu a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Honolulu Magazine


Hawai’i Magazine


Modern Luxury Hawai’i




This listing of app-based news and media publications represents the major media publications in Honolulu. Since native mobile apps provide the best experience on our iPhones and iPads, media sources that are web-based with mobile views were excluded from this list.

This list will be be continually updated and future posts will highlight more Honolulu-focused apps that keep us informed and connected to each other and our city.

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