Android The Epoch Times Breaking News App

Learn how to use The Epoch Times Android app.

The Epoch Times Android app delivers cutting-edge, uncensored news to your Android device. This app has been tailor-made for the Android platform, allowing for optimum reader experience. Enjoy The Epoch Times on this quality app for your Android smartphone and tablet—it’s available for free on the Google Play app store.

Downloading The Epoch Times Android app

Download The Epoch Times app for Android at the Google Play Store for free. The Epoch Times Android app includes free content. For access to all our content, you can purchase a Digital Access subscription.

To use your app digital subscription on other platforms, create an Epoch Times account through The Epoch Times Android app and then log in on other devices using this account credential. For more instructions, visit Create Account and Log in on all your devices.

If you purchase a Digital Access subscription to The Epoch Times through Google Play, please manage your subscription through the Google Play app store.

System Requirements for The Epoch Times Android app

The Epoch Times app works on any Android device that supports Android 5.0 or later. To determine your device's operating system, open the Settings app and select About Phone (the exact wording may depend on your device). 

Using The Epoch Times Android app

Access Account Management

To access Account Management, tap the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Create Account for Cross-platform Login

Go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. From there, tap Create Account button.

Login

Go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. From there, tap Log In button.

Change Display Name

To change the name that will be displayed when leaving comments, tap the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to access Account Management, tap the Edit icon (Edit_icon.png) to change the Full Name. Tap Save to save the change.

Change password

Go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. From there, tap Change Password. Enter your new password and click Submit.

Refresh your news feed

Content will be updated automatically when you open The Epoch Times Android app.

To update your news feed manually, pull down the main screen and release.

Search Articles

Tap the Search icon on the top right-hand corner. Type the word or phrase into the search bar and then tap the Search icon on the lower right-hand corner. Search results will appear. You may tap any title to view the full article.

Save Articles

Open the article you would like to save. While logged in to your The Epoch Times account, open the article you want to save. Tap the Save icon (Save_icon.png) located in the navigation bar on the top of the screen to add the article to your Saved Article list. To remove an article, tap the Save icon again.

To access saved articles, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and tap Saved Articles

Share Articles

To share an article, tap the Share icon on the bottom of the article.

Read or Leave Comments

Tap the Comment icon (comment_icon.png) located on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to read all comments and make a comment.

Note: Your account email needs to be verified to leave comments. To verify the account email, tap the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and tap Verify Email. Then check the confirmation email to verify your account email.

Change Font Size

Tap the More Options icon (3_dots_icon.png) located in the navigation bar on the top of the screen, select “Change text size” to change the font size.

Enable Notifications

To adjust your notification settings, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. From there, tap Notifications and toggle to select the specific notifications you’d like to receive.

Enable Dark Mode

To adjust your background color, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Tap Theme and select your preferred mode.

Enable Video Autoplay

To adjust your video autoplay setting, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Tap Autoplay and toggle to select your preferred mode.

Enable Play Videos in Background

To adjust your play videos in background setting, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Tap Autoplay and toggle “Play videos in background” to select your preferred mode.

Delete Cache

To delete all cached items, go to Account Management by tapping the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Tap Delete Cache and select OK.

The Epoch Times Android app FAQs

1. Q: What is the difference between subscribing to The Epoch Times through the Epoch Times Android app versus subscribing through The Epoch Times website?

A: If you subscribed to The Epoch Times on the Android app, then your subscription, including payments, is entirely managed by the Google Play app store. If you subscribed to The Epoch Times through the website, The Epoch Times manages your subscription.

2. Q: I already have an Epoch Times subscription; do I have to subscribe through the Google Play app store to use the The Epoch Times Android app?

A: No, you do not need to subscribe again. Having a print or digital-only subscription allows you to log into The Epoch Times Android app by using the same login information associated with your print or digital subscription*. For login instructions, click HERE.

* All print subscribers receive complimentary full digital access. However, if you did not provide an email when you first subscribed, you will have to set up your digital account. Click HERE for customer service to set up your account.

**If you subscribed through The Epoch Times website, you can log into the app with the email associated with your subscription. However, you cannot manage your account on The Epoch Times Android app. Please log into TheEpochTimes.com to manage your subscription account through the Customer Self Service Portal.

3. Q: I subscribed through the Google Play app store; do I have access to the Epoch Times website TheEpochTimes.com?

Yes. You just need to create an Epoch Times account through The Epoch Times Android app to log into the Epoch Times website. Click HERE for how to create the account.

4. Q: Can I sign up for the print edition of The Epoch Times newspaper through The Epoch Times Android app?

A: Unfortunately, The Epoch Times Android app subscription is digital-only and does not include the print edition.

5. Q: Can I upgrade from the Google Play app subscription to a print subscription so I can receive the print edition by mail?

A: Yes. Please contact customer service to upgrade your plan. You may also submit a request online HERE, Please provide us with your email, phone number, and the best time to call you. You will also need to attach a screenshot of the receipt from your Google Play app store subscription. Please find the instructions HERE to locate your receipt.

6. Q: I subscribed through the Google Play app store. Can I share my subscription with my family?

A: Yes. You can share your subscription with family members in the same household. Simply create an Epoch Times account through the Epoch Times Android app and share The Epoch Times account with your family. You can login on multiple devices simultaneously.

7. Q: I have a digital subscription through the Google Play app store. How do I cancel, find the subscription renewal date, or get a refund?

A: Cancellations, billing inquiries, and refund requests for a subscription purchased through Google Play can be managed directly in Google payments center.

For additional subscription support, please visit Google Play Help.

Report app bugs

We want to hear from you. To send feedback about the app, tap the person icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to access Account Management. Select Report Bug to report an issue, ask a question, or provide feedback.

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