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BBC News

BBC News

BBC Worldwide (Ltd)

Download the official BBC News app for international audiences.

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  • Editor's Choice
  • Free
  • Feature Rich
397.5K+ Ratings
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Editor’s Review

  1. More personalization, better performance: your highly customized news feed, now available for offline reading
  2. Exclusive My News feature lets you select topics and stories for a custom news carousel specifically tailored to your interests
  3. Smart browsing technology suggests more news stories based on your recent views and trending events

Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

Review Highlights

  • informative

    in 1,610 reviews

    Informative, smart interface and wide range of topics to look upon from around the world.

  • easy to use

    in 1,601 reviews

    Great news coverage, customizable feeds and an easy-to-use interface. Highly recommended.

  • useful

    in 1,098 reviews

    Found this app very useful.. Especially when you don't have time to read the newspaper.

  • best news app

    in 1,089 reviews

    The best news app I have come across. I am not sure if any more improvement is possible

  • full screen ads

    in 222 reviews

    also having full page ads suddenly popping up and taking a few go's to close

  • great content

    in 173 reviews

    This has got to be one of the best news apps around. Clean interface and great content.

App Description

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The BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app also offers the BBC World Service Radio streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.

Key features:
Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.
My News is a 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.
Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find content and topics that interest you using the Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, 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:
- Popular. Keep on top of popular stories and videos from across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio, available in the Live tab, 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

Other features:
- Push notifications for the latest important news stories
- My News Follow topics you are interested in and find them in the My News tab
- Video over 3G and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- 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 BBC News push notifications in 'Settings'.

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
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.

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