BBC News

BBC News

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.9.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: BBC Worldwide
  • Compatibility: Android
30,638 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

  • Reliable News Source 5/5

    By mindwatch
    I check BBC News and Public Radio for more accurate information on the day's events.
  • Excellent source of current news 4/5

    By TZ4.sae
    Thank you
  • Best Alerts 5/5

    By Johnny 5051
    BBC news app lets me know what's going on in the world before anyone else
  • Great trustworthy app 5/5

    By Samsamsam3705
    I've been reading the BBC for years, and using the app for a couple years now. Very efficient, ergonomic, useful, pertinent.
  • Best news app and channel 5/5

    By Strikesure
    Unbiased news, well balanced and reliable. The only news app worth using.
  • Great source to get instant worldwide news 5/5

    By Tawffiqe
    It's a fantastic app for news. It's up to date app and I always read it to get worldwide news instantly.
  • Please Stop Parroting US MSM 3/5

    By GordyUSA
    Enjoy the app and look at it frequently during the day; however, one cannot help but be irritated by the left-wing bias in the reporting of U.S. news. It is bad enough that our own main stream media is so slanted that it is often called "American Pravda." It would be nice if the BBC would cover both sides of U.S. issues equally.
  • TV or not TV... 2/5

    By NotHome
    It's a visually stunning app that presents the images of the news. A real clunker when it comes to doing research quickly for a particular news story.
  • Daily - Excellent 5/5

    By Joshisan
    Read it every day - Reliable, International
  • A Hoot To Read 😜 2/5

    By Industrial Emgineer
    Having lived in the UK, the Brits are a hoot. They do Brexit, but criticize Trump for telling it like it is regarding immigration. "Global warming" is just killing the planet LOL. And happy US taxpayers don't have royals to support 🙄
  • Wish it had a sleep timer 4/5

    By LHgurl
    I listen to the BBC World Service when I go to bed. I found a work around with another app that links to the BBC but I wish this app had its own sleep timer.
  • Smashing! 5/5

    By sbpeter
    Great, informed, erudite and entertaining programming from across the pond.
  • Balanced news reporting - refreshing! 5/5

    By CCguiles
    I go first to the BBC for all my news not only for balanced reporting but for an even worldwide perspective. Keep up the good work!
  • Biased news for left wingers 1/5

    By yellowshoe
    According to the BBC, the ONLY people in America allowed to have a perspective on race relations are black folks . I have lost count the amount of times the BBC only gives one perspective (the left wing one, or only telling the opinions of minorities) on important issues. It has to be one of the most biased news organizations on Earth. I would be embarrassed as a UK citizen to know my tax dollars was paying for such rubbish.
  • News Reporting slow and slanted 1/5

    By Sdrefxjiu1423
    The news reporting is rarely updated more than once a day. In addition, the USA news (within the last nine months) has become left wing slanted and evidences bias. Since I downloaded the app searching for unbiased factual news I'm deleting the app. (If I wanted biased news reporting I would have stayed with CNN or Fox News). Bye bye BBC.
  • Biased 1/5

    By Chris howling
    Clearly left wing biased, and lately extremely left wing biased. Unfairly presented stories for the US, presenting the illegal immigration worldwide as a good thing, and politicians that protecting their borders as nazis...and a huge anti trump race. But even after the elections? This is overboard. How about respecting the elected president and citizens that supported him? I erased the app and don't watch it again ever. I don't recommend it either.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By Decatoor
    Read BBC every day.excellent! I'm just hoping it will not become like others were you see everything watered down with entertainment news. We need objective news about entire world what is most important
  • One sided news 1/5

    By Jaboone777
    Tired of all the one sided news. Reminds me of CNN. Definitely a pro democratic news source that only wants to report one side. Annoying and getting old.
  • Ok but no great 3/5

    By Andres Quiceno
    It doesn't change when you rotate from vertical to horizontal as it does in the iPad, ok no great
  • A valuable source 5/5

    By iMulchAPeach
    The BBC provides real journalism and a reasoned perspective on world (and domestic) events. An all-too-rare commodity these days in the U.S.
  • Rare News.... 4/5

    By KMDNY
    ....because you can trust most of the accuracy
  • Disappointed 2/5

    By Forever Brit living US
    BBC should be named CNN.
  • REAL NEWS 4/5

    By pnutcrushr
    So much better than Google News. American news doesn't tell you anything 'news worthy' but this one is on the top of the list to find out what's Really happening around the world!
  • Great news source 5/5

    By Creedmine
    Thanks BBC for filling the gaping void of any actual journalism in the US.
  • Stinkeroo! 1/5

    By Card dull
    I've had a bad feeling for this site since the Tories took over after an election poised to go the other way (just like ours). I also don't like the latest reorg. The font used is a thin, sans-serif one that I find hard to read, and I am a speed reader. I used to use the LA Times app daily and quit when they "improved" it, got rid of their summary page and sprawled each area all over, requiring much scrolling and poking to find things. Just like this update does. I don't use the LA Times app any more and the BBC will now get much the same treatment.
  • Thankful 5/5

    By Dion772
    For the BBC and its accessibility via this app.
  • Artist 5/5

    By ohw108
    BBC appears to be more reliable and more objective than many news services. Sponsored news is often that which is in the corporate interest of companies for viewers/listeners to receive. I don't sense this with BBC. But you probably shouldn't trust them on the spaghetti harvest.

    By SAHAdams
    Excellent and one of my primary and reliable sources for what's happening in the world.
  • Excellent balanced reporting! 5/5

    By Rockeee55
    Well written, informative articles written with a global perspective. Highly recommend.
  • Good apps 4/5

    By Yousiftech
    This apps is selected news before send to user it's great development and have management form BBC
  • BBC News App 4/5

    By Homer the hobbit
    Good app. Easy to use and informative. Provides a new slant on events for a user from the U.S.A
  • Rock solid 5/5

    By Auntie719
    I prefer BBC as a news source, over the many sources here in the US
  • Best News App 5/5

    By RealSpike25
    Excellent coverage of world news. The video is buggy at times - as noted by others - but a minor annoyance.
  • Great app 5/5

    By Alajdhahsjajsh
    I can choose what categories interest me and it shows me the news from those categories. I can also opt to see all of the breaking news. Great reporting.
  • Excellent BBC App and News 5/5

    By Luglio Cezare
    The app works flawless under BBC delivers really global news which is what I need to know what is going on around the world.
  • It's like Fox News 5/5

    By Kio 1 Kenobi
    If Fox News never became propaganda.. or bias. Or radical. Or fake journalists. Or mostly racist. Yeah. Like an independent, free thinking, open minded, bilateral, trustworthy Fox News.
  • BBC app 5/5

    By Doctor4id
    Great app. No cost.
  • Simply the best 5/5

    By BALohof
    ... my go-to source for news each morning. The app works flawlessly and the content is, well, the BBC. There's no better way to stay informed.
  • Perspective... 4/5

    By Troubodor
    As a new user it seems quite satisfactory except that quite a number of the videos play two or three seconds starting up and then repeat it before going on to play the rest of the video. As for the content; what is the difference between left-wing, and logical and reasoned? If you do not like the way things are going, and you are a British citizen, perhaps it would be better to be a member and serve on the board.
  • Nice news app 5/5

    By JimmieMLINY
    One of the better ones I have used. Simple interface for a myriad of news variety.
  • Absolutely indispensable!! 5/5

    By Conradnleo212
    BBC provides nice articles about people from all corners of the world. Well-written, incisive, they enrich our lives. A nice counterbalance to US- centric news. The app is very well-designed.
  • Battery drainer 2/5

    By Apprevnone
    I enjoy the news delivered by BBC News app for iphone. That is all good. But I realized that this app is the main battery sucker on my iPhone, even running in background. Why in the world this app should run in the background? Please fix it and I will give you 5 stars as you deserve for the news you deliver.
  • Great news great app 5/5

    By Teri_BJ
    Love being able to access news on the go
  • World and US News 5/5

    By Serenity Pam
    A different and more balanced view of Europe and the US. My favorite for world news
  • Perfect app 5/5

    By Tupalo two
    Best news app available. Works perfectly in an imperfect world.
  • Brilliant 5/5

    By Kswales
    App works great and content is really high quality. Bbc still has some of the best journalists in the world.
  • Does UK want to relocate to Africa? 2/5

    By RocknRollaCola
    Very solid app & news organization but they seem overly-obsessed with all things African and, on this as well as other issues, they remind me of the creepy far-left in the USA (far-right is just as creepy, as well). The cultural tide of colonialism has reversed itself into a tsunami backwash that is erasing the Britain of old. A huge continent like North America can barely handle such "Third World" influx but a tiny jewel like Britain? "God save..." indeed!
  • World news 4/5

    By Huddlg
    I love reading the other side of the ponds point of view. Since I've started reading, two months ago, I've never had a problem using the app with my iPhone 7 4star only because I'd like to read the right wing point of view too
  • Sussinct and reliable 5/5

    By 44221
    Concise information given in a brief explanatory synopsis. Easy to navigate and available without logging in.
  • Far superior to US news, more global 5/5

    By East Villager Guy
    The BBC makes American news media look increasingly more self-focused, hyped and celebrity-fixated. This where you can find some objectivity, intelligent insight and coverage of things that actually matter.

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