Patch - Local News

Patch - Local News for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-08-21
  • Current version: 6.6
  • File size: 362.75 MB
  • Developer: Patch Media
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Patch - Local News on your Windows PC

Download Patch - Local News for Windows: Patch - Local News is an News App, developed by Patch Media. The News App was officially released 2011-04-14. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Patch Media, with the latest current version being 6.6 which was officially released on 2018-08-21. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,243 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using Patch - Local News on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Patch - Local News on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Patch - Local News for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Patch - Local News in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Patch - Local News application icon. A window of Patch - Local News will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Patch - Local News icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Patch - Local News

Developer Description

If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is the app for you. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app. Check out these features: • News and events for 1,200+ Patch Towns, with more towns added every month. • Push notifications as important news breaks — you’ll be the first to get the scoop. • Swipe left or right to view articles faster. • Local weather forecasts and alerts — you'll never be caught without an umbrella or snow boots again. • Find local events, jobs and announcements in your area. • Get everything that is happening in your town in a one-scroll feed! • Share stories to your Facebook friends or email/SMS to a friend! • Patch also has fun iMessage animal stickers to share your emotions with your friends! • Love an article? You can bookmark it to your phone to come back and read it later. • Want to follow multiple towns? No problem, swipe left or right to navigate between your favorite Patch towns. Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for iOS users. Our pages load lightning fast. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. The sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience fueled by concise writing and rich imagery. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK: We're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions. How can we make the app even better? What features would you like to see? We aim to be the best news app in the country, and your ideas are crucial. Please email us at Images used under license from

App Reviews

  • Hope you like setting an app up every day

    By Overpushed
    I signed up for Patch emails for local news updates in the small town I live in. Those emails were clickbaity (open the email, read a teaser, click on “read more,” and get taken to a collection of articles where I have to click yet again on the one I want to read). Taking a reader through that many clicks made it seem like that’s all they were after. So I downloaded the app and went through the town selection, opted in for alerts, clicked “let’s get started,” etc. to finally read some local news. The next time I got an alert from the app, Patch made me go through the entire town selection/set up alerts/click click click process as if I had never set it up before. And this is after clicking on an alert *that the app sent me*. Next day it did the same thing. After a few days of this I deleted it.
  • Vast improvement

    By Kplan23
    This version is a vast improvement over all previous versions. The ability to save an article was missing in prior versions. There are still times that articles won’t load or take you to the wrong story. As for clickbait, I haven’t used it enough to say. Reading stories should remain in app. Taking a detour to Safari for more stories and ads is wrong. I don’t want to use cellular data on additional unwanted ads. It’s also extra work closing down Safari tabs. As for the content, spelling, grammar, political bias, sensationalism and editing, Patch is on par with Newsday. That’s a pathetically low standard. Basically the Notification gives all the info I need and reading the story is unnecessary.
  • Keeps me up date.

    By icngacsn
    Keeps me locally informed, yet I feel that it’s a bit behind in user friendlyness. The app feels a bit difficult to maneuver, but I do believe it is great, but young for online/iPhone information. It shows I have 2 messages, and I can not clear 2 even though I went through, all all articles. I believe it is technical thing that will be fixed as the Patch grows. 4 stars because it’s the only online local news, that I feel gives true fast local news. I would give it 5 if better technically advised. Today’s user’s need the simple, fast, and easy.
  • What happened?!

    By LifetSavert9111
    This app was great before this update. Now it looks amazing but I can’t sign in. There is no sign in section like before and when I open the app after enough time, it makes me pick my patch/s like a new user. I also tried to get help from the feedback and it got sent back to melt email because it can’t receive messages. If I can sign in again I will gladly change my review to 5 stars. The reason I went as low as 1 is because when you break main functions of an app, it’s worthless. It’s like having a kindle app that all of a sudden can’t open ebooks. Saving my settings and bookmarks is a major part of Patch. Please fix so I can rate it what it deserves when it functions properly! Thank you.
  • I STILL give up on this App

    By Lxsinmarin
    I gave it another look after the Developer urged me to give it another try. Still useless. Absolutely nothing here I haven't already seen reading my local papers. Why bother wasting my time to click on links to articles I have already read? I'm done! ------------------ The navigation with the upgrade is a pain in the rear. But more important, at least for my 'hood, the stories are boring and useless. Poor subsets of what I can read in the paper. And that assumes I can even get stories to load. Most of the time the App says there is a connection error with the server. It is June 29 and the stories displaying are mostly from mid-May. Useless!!!
  • Voiceover accessibility problems

    By Jude-d
    After town is selected and notifications enabled tabs at bottom of screen do not speak when navigated (minor problem). Headlines speak but articles under them do not speak. If articles are pixilated pictures there’s nthing patch developers can do to improve this situation though. Please test this app with VoiceOver turned on and both look and listen as you go for mismatches between what you see and what you hear. Those mismatches will be the VoiceOver accessibility problems and yu may even find more than I found.
  • Has become my go to

    By 10/4
    I don’t usually go past the stars rating but I feel strongly about this app. I’m very impressed by the amount of “local” information I can access using Patch. I have access to news, activities and all things that influence my area. It’s precise to my location in one click and easy to read. Im spreading the word and hope more find and use this worthy app. Keep up the good work Patch staff!
  • Too much click-bait

    By sandimascharvel
    1. I get way too many alerts every day that are nowhere near my selected town. I want local events and news, not extra incidents that end up being far from me. You never know where the event or incident was until you’ve clicked several times and then find out you wasted your time about an incident at a mall two hours away. 2. Even when you finally get past the headline, the name of the location is buried deep in the article. I’m told that all of this must be bait so they register more clicks on their website. 3. Updates to news lag behind other news outlets.
  • Real News

    By J344
    There is one email I don’t mind seeing in my inbox all the time and that’s the Patch. The news they report is genuine and you can tell right away whomever wrote it took the time to check facts, etc. Feels like a real journalism throwback. Just found out they have an app (I am probably super late to the party) but excited none the less. Solid local news.
  • Wow

    By Hyperlocaler
    The new Patch app is a major upgrade - it’s super fast and makes following news from multiple towns super easy. I follow where I live, where I work, where I get up and where I vacation. Love the ability to customize the notifications by town too. I highly recommend enabling notifications as well - the local alerts are amazing.