BBC News

BBC News

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.6.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: BBC Worldwide
  • Compatibility: Android
44,264 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: Personalise your news offering with My News 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 important 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 Urban Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen. 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. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

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BBC News app reviews

  • Was good, now rubbish 1/5

    By Spritzzzz
    I used to enjoy the bbc for news but of late two this made me think. 1. Coverage of Brexit - sub par and very opinionated. It made me think that the bbc was not open and free to express its own independent views. 2. Vaccine stories - every week the bbc covers some sort of vaccine story. Upon reading it is clear again that the bbc is not expressing an unbiased opinion. As as example the Itilian story was so biased and HPV for boys is nonsense. Sadly is seems the bbc is being bought and reports “news” it has been paid to report. 1 star from me and after 6 years I’m deleting the app.
  • Great news source 4/5

    By altarae
    Does what it great
  • A great place to see beyond USA 5/5

    By Frank Jaklic
    Whenever events are mentioned in various US based news media about something outside our borders, I look for BBC to give perspective & detail. Thank you!
  • So far, so good .... I mean the best. 4/5

    By Jock56
    Please keep up with your unbiased and up to date information. I rarely watch tv anymore. Appreciate all the work you all have done from the top execs to the bottom - - field newscasters/video-photographers in the ground. I Salute you All.
  • BBC 5/5

    By zthikerchef
    For me the BBC is closer to real journalism than anything present on a national basis in the United States. CNN and MSNBC are by far the worst no more than editorialists. And as I saw another reviewer note, they’re only interested in bashing trump and reporting on celebrities, instead of real journalism. I refuse to get any news from CNN. And HLN Should just change their name to the murder and crime channel. Keep Up the good work and solid reporting BBC.
  • Ads are driving me nuts 2/5

    By Canon Fan
    The persistent ads are driving me nuts. Having to watch a 30 sec ad before I’m allowed to view a 15 sec video is so irritating that I’ve stopped watching any video reports on the app. And the BBC is the worst offender when it comes to cookies and website data. My iPad is choked with BBC web data, even though I absolutely minimize any data collections options. And, finally, why do I constantly get Africa news prominently featured when I live in the USA? There’s nothing in any of the options to allow me to fix any of these problems. I’m watching CNN and NBC more frequently as my go-to news apps now, specifically because of the poor BBC ap.
  • Great app freezing 4/5

    App visual content (news) good, my perception is that too much time spent on football on the live broadcast, AJ, Gurarian, Washington Post seem dig deeper BUT BBC is generally free, obnoxious ads appear while reading articles.
  • The Beat 5/5

    By Solitaire player Steve
    The BBC is the best and most comprehensive news service around, without a national bias.
  • Type size impossible. 2/5

    By "Broker Joe" Grano, REALTOR(r)
    Great reporting. Not conducive to adjustable type size. Always struggling to see this damned app in spite of settings.
  • Good App if you get tired of the Liberal American Media 5/5

    By tms2nd
    This is where I sometimes go when I get tired of the Liberal US media Trump bashing and need a break from Fox News. Seems I get a more perhaps truthful and less biased account of US and World events with BBC. But I am not sure that is true. I often wonder if the Brits like this app or do they switch over to the Liberal USA Today or Conservative Fox News to get a different taste of the news. Anyway, good app. Keep making me feel I get more truth here.
  • Quick Look, Culturally and Politically Biased 4/5

    By okbuzzard
    Living in the “red Bible Belt” of the United States, it’s hard to find unbiased and comprehensive news from around the world. It’s interesting that BBC assumes to understand the American viewpoint of politics. They continue to spit out East and West Coast urban left-wing analyses that do not represent the geographic majority. But I enjoy their interpretations and the quick format. I wish the Africa portion were more easily accessed.
  • Brilliant News Source 5/5

    By WB917
    Brilliant Global news source.
  • BBC news a welcome relief in non bias news 5/5

    By Va rick
    US news from a non bias source
  • A different perspective of the news 4/5

    By Mv/horizons
    More variety than US originated news, more international less emphasis on us domestic news & Trump behaviors. More in depth also.
  • News review 4/5

    By shoreman223
    I like the unbiased news and views of your world wide coverage.
  • English bias 4/5

    By A pilot
    BBC news is better than most... but still sees things through a colored filter... pro UK forever... it makes sense.
  • Wide ranging coverage with balance 5/5

    By ProPuplican
    My main source of online news as know it includes coverage of Asia, Africa, health issues, and the environment, rather than just what is going on in the US / UK / Israel, and the latest inflammatory tweets that tend to dominate US media as distracting shiny objects, without in depth analysis. BBC has the quality CNN has too often abdicated over the last decade as it has become more “cute”, and entertaining.
  • In my book BBC is number one 5/5

    By bridge tender
    BBC has been a great news outlet for many years I always listen to you as my number one resource thank you
  • Great News’ APP!! 5/5

    Great way to keep informed!! 😊
  • Good reporting, bad app 2/5

    By Acefan1313
    What you expect from BBC reporting but on an app that crashed and cuts out audio from other apps with auto play advertisements
  • Mostly dependable world news 4/5

    By viet nam 65
    At least it isn’t too distorted ,biased and negative like most ‘news’ in America, Save the Fox Network. Keep up the good and fair reporting 😉
  • Good content. Tiny fonts 2/5

    By EddieOnIos
    Even on the iPhone XS, it's really hard to read the stories. There's no way in the app to adjust the fonts - you have to change your whole system font settings.
  • My Rating 3/5

    By MedinaDon
    Nice layout and easy to read most of the time. Need high contrast when print is on a white background. News and opinions feel like CNN.Prefer a more balanced view.
  • Running out of news? 3/5

    By Siafu2012
    I grew up listening to the BBC and I’ve been using the app for years. On the whole I like it but for the past few weeks (or is it months?) I keep seeing the same article being republished on a daily basis. Dear BBC, now that we know about “The puzzle of ancient brain surgery” can you please move on?
  • Video content 3/5

    By Abritinpa
    App is great but video content should be available to all. Ex pats can not get some of the video’s. This problem should be rectified.
  • Ads pausing my music 1/5

    By Sebastian L.L.
    Decided to download the BBC app, give it a try after a few years and a couple of new phones. Overall, I did, but there was one issue that was a dealbreaker and enough to tank every single positive thing I noticed. I am, at the time of this writing, listening to music in Spotify through headphones, and every time I scrolled through an article, there would be an ad, which is actually fine. They’re even silent video ads, which is also fine. I have unlimited data, I’m not inclined to care all that much, the app was nice you know. What isn’t fine is that silent or not, every time the ads began to play back, my music would pause. This doesn’t just negate every nice thing about the app, it means it is utterly worthless to me. I often listen to music, podcasts and audiobooks whilst I do some reading, and having what I chose to play paused for a bloody video ad, one without sound even! That is just unacceptable. Given a forced choice between that which I am listening to and reading BBC, there isn’t really a choice. I already deleted the app. Maybe in another few years this will no longer be an issue and I’ll keep it around this time.
  • BarelyBelievableClaptrap 1/5

    By Charlewar
    What a fantasyland the "journalists" for BBC must live in as their fairy tales are so far divorced from reality its hard to stop laughing (if you've enough idle time on your hands) as you read them. Am glad the site is free for its not worth even a farthing.
  • No fake news here 5/5

    By pawca
    Comprehensive up to the minute reporting decent coverage of Africa
  • BBC 5/5

    By Pa Panther
    Enjoy reading British perspectives on world news. Keep up the good work.
  • BBC is great UI is terrible 1/5

    By mdkeirmfmo
    It’s 2019. Can we please get a way to save stories for later viewing. Even just a way to bookmark them.
  • Always timely with news from around the world 5/5

    By chegord1
    One of the best news apps out there
  • Joins CNN in reporting the mostFake news and biased reports 1/5

    By Network lies
    BBC once the “go to” news site now simply joined the rest of the gang in reporting fake news and the most awful biased news reporting. I don’t want to read anyone else’s opinion of the news. I want facts.
  • Works better than previous versions. 5/5

    By LHgurl
    Got hooked on the BBC World Service when my local US public radio station would air it, but it has been moved to the middle of the night so I started with the app on iOS, later Android, now back to iOS with a 2019 iPad mini5. Now plays consistently, no dropouts. I listen every night in bed and use the iPad clock app as a sleep timer. Works perfectly and of course useful and interesting BBC content.
  • A far cry from the old BBC news 2/5

    By J Whyte 2
    BBC has stooped to sensationalism for the last few years. Poor grammar and spelling with poorly chosen stories to share with the world news platforms is really discouraging. I deleted the app a few years ago because of these issues and will be deleting again. Here have the true News reporters gone?
  • Real News 5/5

    By rsegel
    Most if not all USA news is slanted LEFT if not out right fake. I’m not a Trump fan.
  • Style gets a 'C', content an 'F' 1/5

    By Barnabas2Paul
    Horrifically laden with embedded trackers and garbage - probably the single worst web site particularly when viewed from a browser that identifies all the embedded and tagged junk that CNN spews out to their advertisers and analytics subcontractors. The only thing worse than the general navigation is the content which is always liberal, far-left appealing pablum. No balance. Want proof? Use newseum and balance front pages from known left and right then count hits on CNN site. Why not just call it CNN/MSNBC/left and FOX/right? At least that is honest journalism.
  • Too radical left wing 1/5

    By Roscoe 11
    I suppose nothing new here though
  • My preferred news source 5/5

    By joyceaw
    I have many news sources available to me in Los Angeles, but you are my preferred source. I scan your site and get a quick read on the state of the world throughout my day. Succinct, factual, clean reporting, nicely presented.
  • Good app but issues 3/5

    By NattieAnn87
    I love this app to give me a quick snapshot of news around the world. However, it has become almost unusable because it is constantly freezing and crashing. Please fix this as soon as you can, I want to use your app again!
  • Spelling Bee. Record eight children win 1/5

    By DFW Karma
    Shame on you BBC! Eight children tie to win. SEVEN of them are “brown “. Your featured single face is the ONE white kid. Boo on you. Feeding into racism.
  • Ads ☹️ 1/5

    By Industrial Emgineer
    Not watching any 30 second ads. Period. Btw I used to live in the UK, know of the mandatory BBC license fee (now £154) which underwrites it all. So why the %&$#ing ads?
  • Honesty 5/5

    By just say it right
    Thank you very, very much for doing your very best to simply tell the truth! Keep up the good work.
  • BBC 2/5

    By Jackmedhobybucket
    Very inappropriate to show stupid car adverts before extremely sad or distressing news. In very bad taste. When reporting on our President please refer to him as ‘ President Trump ‘ not as ‘ Trump ‘ He has earned that title, you do not qualify to report that way 😡
  • BBC 5/5

    By Riven2019
    Absolutely love BBC, providing true unbiased journalism, real news and stories from around the world. Keeping people informed. Keep up the good work
  • Reliable information source 5/5

    By PUG1963
    I am living in Venezuela that has seen most of its independent media closed or censored, that’s why I am very grateful to BBC for all the wide and complete news coverage about my country and the world.
  • More than just U.S. news 4/5

    By cindyzintsmaster
    Wonderful to have news beyond Trump’s recent tweets. Also good to see news from a different perspective.
  • Review 5/5

    By Gravity4U
    Best world news around plus great in-depth select articles
  • Typical BBC excellence! 5/5

    By The PKF
    This is is my favorite news app by far. The BBC is iconic in terms of its journalistic coverage, and their news app does their reputation justice. It’s well organized and easy to navigate. Going from one article to another is easy and fluid with minimal clutter on the screen, making it easy to read. It was incredibly easy to customize my news alerts from categories that span the globe like no other news source that I’m aware of. All in all, it’s exactly what it should be.
  • Ads are super annoying and LOUD now! 1/5

    By Elli0286
    Used to love BBC app. Now they have ADS play just by scrolling down the feed. Super annoying and LOUD. Please fix!

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