BBC News

BBC News

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: BBC Worldwide
  • Compatibility: Android
31,182 Ratings
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BBC News App

The BBC News brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists. Includes My News is a newly introduced feature allowing you to personalise your news offering. Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about. Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day. You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen. Find content fast The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now. And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, Entertainment and Health, or search for your own subjects of interest, whether they’re people, places, things or themes. More of the news you care about We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including: - Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day - Live BBC World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse - Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents - Access to our full range of video and audio - Photo galleries and full-screen images Apple Watch Support: Story summaries, glanceable headlines and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your wrist Other features: - Push notifications for breaking news stories - Video over cellular and wifi - Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure - Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen - Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background - Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend - Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference - Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.

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BBC News app reviews

  • BBC World News 5/5

    By Samir Hassan
    In my twenties I used to hear every day the world news on my short wave Radio.I feel lucky to have it on my I-phone. It is reliable,balanced, seeks the truth in coverage, in less than half hour you will know what is going on the world because of their excellent dedicated correspondents all the world they make you feel you are there with them !.
  • The invasive ads have ruined it for me 1/5

    By loliProduct
    I recently downloaded the newest version of this app for my iPad, and I was so disgusted with it that I deleted it altogether. The incessant video ads that play in the background that are NOT ACCEPTABLE and I will NOT put up with that garbage. If I'm in a public place and don't want to make much noise, it is completely unacceptable to start playing a video ad with sound when I open an article. I DO NOT BUY THINGS BASED ON ANY INTERNET ADVERTISING. I WOULD RATHER PAY A DOLLAR FOR THE APP AND NEVER SEE AN AD EVER. Until you correct this awful app, I will NOT be using it.
  • Two thumbs up 4/5

    By John McMullen
    A great app with the exception of too many adds.
  • News??? 1/5

    By Side FX
    The BBC App is turning into not much of a news app but more into a "this is what we want to believe news". Start reporting news! We don't want to hear about your reporters feeling or criticisms. Your becoming like the US news, untrustworthy!
  • My Favorite News App 5/5

    By Bkoz1122
    Easy to navigate, wide variety of topics to chosen from, timely and unbiased.
  • My excellent source of balanced world news 5/5

    By Shahjahan Siraj
    Great app! Achieved distinction and honor in news field.
  • Superb News 5/5

    By a pelican
    We, in the US, are at the mercy of ratings where our news is concerned. The BBC covers world news where as American news covers what keeps their ratings competitive with each other. Useless to critique this app and how it is or isn't pleasing to readers. It is easy to navigate and I THINK the point is reading the news. Thank you. Linda Brisley
  • Mrs 4/5

    By Englishchick67
    Love catching up on the world news.Just hate all the ads.
  • Cool App 5/5

    By Dr. Skittles
    Cool app. Gives me up to date news from around the world.
  • Love BBC 5/5

    By Lindska
    I love having BBC at my fingertips for international news reporting. Such a great resource to combine with WaPo and NYT in the US. THANK YOU!!
  • Great news app 5/5

    By motivated beginner
    I enjoy reading the BBC as an excellent source of world news. I find this app easier to navigate compared to the web-based browser.
  • Morning news source 5/5

    By Dimmed
    This is my "go to" app for world and US news every morning. Great job covering all major stories.
  • Thank God for the BBC 5/5

    By JoelSh
    Living in America, this app is a lifeline to what's actually important. I've used the app for over 10 years and the experience continues to improve.
  • Previous app better 4/5

    By Ski squad
    This latest iteration of the BBC app is more cumbersome, and less information driven, also BBCS ads interjected into articles are visually distracting and at times inappropriate. News is still good.
  • Least partial news source 5/5

    By Wwwwanda
    I only read BBC News. BBC gives a facts-based story and tells all parties' sides leaving you, the reader, to make up your mind instead of trying to make your mind up for you.
  • Excellent but . . . 4/5

    By Taehwan Dad
    Please remove the green Indian face from the news ad
  • Needs improvement 1/5

    By Ztext
    Great app with lots of good content, but it needs AirPlay with Apple TV functionality, Google Chromecast support and iPhone 7 Plus support.
  • My go to site for news. 5/5

    By KelticBill
    Reliable source of all sorts of news & all sorts of subjects, also including understandable analysis.
  • Trustworthy 5/5

    By Movie k
    At this time in the history of the world, and as a frustrated American I need a world view and the BBC delivers.
  • Broad range of topics covered 4/5

    By bayou skydog
    Great app with coverage of broad range of topics not covered by other news outlets bravo!
  • Nice perspective 5/5

    By Whywouldiwantanickname
    I live in the U.S., so getting an outside perspective on things is fantastic. Frankly, it's very eye-opening.
  • So glad to have BBC news 5/5

    By MsMaryPS
    Quiet and competent unbiased reporting of facts...real facts.
  • Reliable 5/5

    By Mike scotty
    Reliable and without bias. Just the truth with a British spin on things . Besides it never hurts to look at your own country through the eyes of a neighbor from across the pond .
  • Great App 5/5

    By Don55PCC
    This is my go to source for up to the minute world news.
  • Good way to catch up 4/5

    By Juan C Fernandez
    Good way to catch up with the news. Slightly better world-wide balance than other outlets In the USA, but still not easy to dig deeper.
  • Simply the best. 5/5

    By Goodjob*****
    The Best!
  • thank you 5/5

    By Polur101
    I live in the USA. It is hard to get any wold news unless it is drama worthy. US news? forget it. We only get opinions. BBC is my source. Keep up the good work.
  • Great news source 5/5

    By Go Emmer
    Great for Speech and Debate
  • An apt, brief worldview 5/5

    By Entheogenic Om
    Awesome alerts and good, unbiased world news.
  • More and more intrusive ads 3/5

    By Major News
    Not only are there multiple animated ads that interrupt each story, and full screen ads that suddenly pop up to wholly block a story with close box placed so awkwardly that it's likely that trying to dismiss it will instead cause another, web-based ad, to open; there's also audio ads that more and more often start playing which cannot be dismissed or stopped (the only alternative is to silence sounds). Enough. Really. And why the continuing display of stories way past their time (Obama's frustration at gun control is about a year old).
  • My Source for News 4/5

    By Luke J J
    I trust the BBC for (generally) well balanced news without heavy commentary. I also appreciate that they focus on world news. I took one star off my review because the app still has a few bugs.
  • Ads 1/5

    By rekno13
    Video ads that can't be skipped.
  • Balanced and concise reporting 5/5

    By Liammax2
    What all reporting should be, to the point and un-opinionated for the most part - but in particular, without much of the unnecessary sensational drivel the US news carries!
  • Fails to rotate 3/5

    By MarkTampa
    When I rotate my phone 90 degrees to a landscape orientation, I expect the app's content (being comprised of basic HTML content, and looking much like a web browser) to rotate, resulting in text that is larger. However, the app does not rotate.
  • Redirecting to Safari 1/5

    By Davidlaska
    Every few minutes the app redirects me to an add by using Safari. I'm deleting this app now.
  • Wholesome accurate reporting !! 5/5

    By sunderzy
    Keep up your great coverage, keep your flag flying high.
  • Good 5/5

    By Hey Lynn
    Very good
  • My favorite app 5/5

    By Travel and reading
    I love this app and rely on it for the majority of my news.
  • Best news app out right now 3/5

    By Atlstjohn
    For a summary of world affairs in a straightforward way, you can't beat it. Taking 2 stars away for repeatedly opening sketchy ads in safari while trying to read news.
  • Americans really do have an option for unbiased reporting. Thank you BBC 5/5

    By TonyNateMama
    After feeling utter despair with news choices in the US, I found BBC. Please don't change.
  • BBC Review - Use to be better 3/5

    By TRSmith60
    The app is the app. As an app it is better than some other news services. For content - it seems like the BBC new reporting is becoming more agenda oriented than just the facts. I have always reached out to the BBC and DW for news I would see in the US and reading a educated article instead of a liberal leaning spin article. Please just report the facts without the opinion I get from US news which aims to lead you down their agenda. Yes, people around the world are easily lead which you of course know
  • Good, Quick World Overview 5/5

    By Kralkaverita
    Excellent coverage of the important issues worldwide--I use it for my "morning briefing". Personal settings are great fun--best way to get an overview of the things that interest me. I check this app two or three times every day.
  • Good stuff 5/5

    By PeachyPuns
    Good news and easy reading
  • Engaged US Citizen 5/5

    By Canoeton
    I appreciate the unbiased coverage of the BBC --especially during a time when our unhinged President is trying his darnedest to alienate our most important allies. Thank you BBC!
  • Great app freezing 2/5

    Finally after years of troubles w/app I believe it's fixed. What was infuriating was the arrogance BBC in that they viewed reviews 4 years & did nothing 2 fix bugs w/live programming listening. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is not a fluke. Programming? They generally play it safe & repeatedly broadcast the same stale "news" throughout the day.
  • BBC News App is great 5/5

    By JKD!
    I have all the news apps so I'm covering all the different political perspectives. I truly appreciate the BBC app for the broad coverage it offers. I can't say that the BBC is unbiased but none are unbiased. That's okay because the reporting and coverage isn't dumbed-down and the stories always interest me regardless.
  • Too many ads 1/5

    By Give us back the News Quiz
    I used to love getting my news from this app. Now every time I want to view any of the multimedia I have repeatedly to endure endless advertising videos. What a shame!
  • Good, unbiased, real news 5/5

    By ChumpyBobo
    Love this app and getting news from here
  • Ads 3/5

    By 08659999944
    Pretty solid as far as news goes, with one major downside. Ads, the aids of the Internet. Honestly, tired of ads in the videos. Completely takes away from the article. Also they already have Ads in every article and while scrolling through topics. Redundancy is not good. If they would clean that up, it might actually be worth something.
  • Awful app 1/5

    By _____________-
    This is literally the most garbage app out there, it never actually loads and when it does it takes forever, also the news videos never work ever.

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