But “watching” the news on your phone is certainly an odd practice. Most people don’t get live streams of “the news” on their phones — maybe just a few sound bites. I’d certainly assume someone “watching the news” was doing it on a tv.
Could someone please explain the differences between:
My Chinese is basic and rusty. I find it a bit confusing that there is no article between 电视 and 新闻 in the model sentence. Any insights?
Agree with all the comments here..."on the TV" is implied in English if "watch" is used as a verb. A native speaker wouldn't likely say it. If one watched the news other than on TV, the location would need to be stated probably.