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The official BBC News app for UK audiences.

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  • Very pessimistic May 1, 2018

    By Botchybear
    This app focuses mostly on the distressing news throughout the world. It repeats it ad nauseum. There is so much news out there, it would be good for this app to broaden its horizons. It gives a bit of news from the most "noisy" places (repeatedly), but fails miserably in wider coverage. If it's not bad news, this app doesn't cover it. Except of course for the little Royals. Now that's cute. The main problem that I have with it is that if you want to read one of the stories and you happen to be way down in the column on the story, when you finish reading it and go back to the column it puts you all the way back up to the top of the column instead of where you were. That is extremely frustrating have to go all the way back down to the bottom of the column where you were!!!
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By R M
    Since the update in December, the app always gets stuck on the landing page on opening. You then have to close it and reopen for it to actually display properly. Videos for some reason frequently aren't "available at this time" and when they are, they pause for some unknown reason halfway. Very annoying. If it freezes or acts up, the BBC have removed permission to "force stop" the app, which is frankly irritating.
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Sof Gdggd
    No adverts, which is great, and good coverage of major stories, although often not in depth and somewhat conservative in worldview. The headline notifications can be useful, but I've not found a way to customise notifications to chosen subject areas. There's a share button, but no intuitive way to copy URL (edit: there is now) or open in browser. (Edit: seems to use it's own version of Firefox for live feeds. I preferred it when it gave a distinctive notification sound.)
  • wrong end of day’s news. Dec 16, 2019

    By OrchidDeb
    To more knowingly be able to assess the neutrality of news reporting (which should be the gold standard), this rating should have been after one has read the day’s articles with, perhaps, a more critical eye. Also, a simple 1 through five star system is ludicrous. In reading reviews, some focused on videos, some focused on bias, some focused on layout and presentation, some focused on breadth of coverage. It is easily possible to have perfect scores in one area, and atrocious in another. Does 3 stars mean great reporting, bad video? Or perhaps it means great video, poor reporting? What does the simple 3 star rating really mean, if anything?
  • Gets more annoying to use... Mar 25, 2021

    By NYPC2
    I’ve really gone off this app lately. The content is still “OK” although is steadily being eroded with “soft news” stories taking the headlines from “hard news”. I suspect activists in the newsroom... Also the app itself has got a bit more annoying to use. As with other apps, many elements are far too big. There is far too much scrolling involved. I wish there was a compressed view or at least an option to turn off or make the photos smaller. The “menu” is now in exactly the spot where you’d be inclined to press a “home” button resulting in many unintended trips to settings. It’s also literally the word “menu” instead of the 3 bar “hamburger” icon that’s now an accepted standard. ...and the topmost news story is now butted right up against the red header bar with no border. Apart from it looking inconsistent from the other stories, it leads you to think that part of what your looking at is scrolled out of view, so inclines a user to pull down on it... Like I say, still has good content, but it’s becoming more “annoying” to use...
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Stephen J Bullock
    It's my first point of reference for domestic, international and world events and can usually fulfil my "news" requirements. I particularly appreciate the way in which the BBC reports "news" as it can tend to attract criticism from from all points of the political spectrum at various times as it seeks to deliver factual information.
  • Good perspective; annoying bug Nov 19, 2018

    By Solarbear16
    It’s nice to have a news source that has a broader perspective. I can get a variety of articles on US news, as well as a wide range of world news that’s unavailable elsewhere. Some reviewers complained that the news is “left,” but they don’t get that the rest of the world sees the current administration for what it is! However... as others have mentioned, after reading most articles, the app doesn’t return you to where you left the main page; instead it takes you back to the top, and you have to scroll back down to find your place. Annoying!
  • Good app, could be better Feb 7, 2019

    By KarateGirl22
    Tons of other reviews have touched on the pros and cons of this app, so I’ll skip right to my peeve. When I’m in an article and I swipe left to right, I want to go back to the list of articles (headlines), not the previous article in the list! I didn’t tap that article because I didn’t want to read it. I don’t want to have to tap the tiny little back arrow in the top left corner. I WANT TO SWIPE. This is a stupid design. Going article to article right to left, fine. But get me out of article hell left to right.
  • Best news source May 19, 2020

    By HAL|9000
    Best source for to keep up with US news and news from around the world. American news sources are SO inordinately focused on domestic news and Trump-idiocy news as to be boring and repetitive. Thank you. Would normally give 5 stars, but for the frequent app crashes that have become the norm over the last few months. Multiple crashes during one viewing session of about 30-45 minutes. Suggestion: When a new version fails to work properly, go back to a previous version that DOES work. Introduce newer versions only when they’ve been properly vetted.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By A Google user
    Straight up news & not full of intrusive ads. I like that when you click to read an article, there are links to other interesting reads. I also like how you can select topics that interest you, so there's a 'Your News' section. Clear print and pics. It's easy to use..
  • Very pessimistic May 1, 2018

    By Botchybear
    This app focuses mostly on the distressing news throughout the world. It repeats it ad nauseum. There is so much news out there, it would be good for this app to broaden its horizons. It gives a bit of news from the most "noisy" places (repeatedly), but fails miserably in wider coverage. If it's not bad news, this app doesn't cover it. Except of course for the little Royals. Now that's cute. The main problem that I have with it is that if you want to read one of the stories and you happen to be way down in the column on the story, when you finish reading it and go back to the column it puts you all the way back up to the top of the column instead of where you were. That is extremely frustrating have to go all the way back down to the bottom of the column where you were!!!
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By R M
    Since the update in December, the app always gets stuck on the landing page on opening. You then have to close it and reopen for it to actually display properly. Videos for some reason frequently aren't "available at this time" and when they are, they pause for some unknown reason halfway. Very annoying. If it freezes or acts up, the BBC have removed permission to "force stop" the app, which is frankly irritating.
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Sof Gdggd
    No adverts, which is great, and good coverage of major stories, although often not in depth and somewhat conservative in worldview. The headline notifications can be useful, but I've not found a way to customise notifications to chosen subject areas. There's a share button, but no intuitive way to copy URL (edit: there is now) or open in browser. (Edit: seems to use it's own version of Firefox for live feeds. I preferred it when it gave a distinctive notification sound.)
  • wrong end of day’s news. Dec 16, 2019

    By OrchidDeb
    To more knowingly be able to assess the neutrality of news reporting (which should be the gold standard), this rating should have been after one has read the day’s articles with, perhaps, a more critical eye. Also, a simple 1 through five star system is ludicrous. In reading reviews, some focused on videos, some focused on bias, some focused on layout and presentation, some focused on breadth of coverage. It is easily possible to have perfect scores in one area, and atrocious in another. Does 3 stars mean great reporting, bad video? Or perhaps it means great video, poor reporting? What does the simple 3 star rating really mean, if anything?
  • Gets more annoying to use... Mar 25, 2021

    By NYPC2
    I’ve really gone off this app lately. The content is still “OK” although is steadily being eroded with “soft news” stories taking the headlines from “hard news”. I suspect activists in the newsroom... Also the app itself has got a bit more annoying to use. As with other apps, many elements are far too big. There is far too much scrolling involved. I wish there was a compressed view or at least an option to turn off or make the photos smaller. The “menu” is now in exactly the spot where you’d be inclined to press a “home” button resulting in many unintended trips to settings. It’s also literally the word “menu” instead of the 3 bar “hamburger” icon that’s now an accepted standard. ...and the topmost news story is now butted right up against the red header bar with no border. Apart from it looking inconsistent from the other stories, it leads you to think that part of what your looking at is scrolled out of view, so inclines a user to pull down on it... Like I say, still has good content, but it’s becoming more “annoying” to use...
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Stephen J Bullock
    It's my first point of reference for domestic, international and world events and can usually fulfil my "news" requirements. I particularly appreciate the way in which the BBC reports "news" as it can tend to attract criticism from from all points of the political spectrum at various times as it seeks to deliver factual information.
  • Good perspective; annoying bug Nov 19, 2018

    By Solarbear16
    It’s nice to have a news source that has a broader perspective. I can get a variety of articles on US news, as well as a wide range of world news that’s unavailable elsewhere. Some reviewers complained that the news is “left,” but they don’t get that the rest of the world sees the current administration for what it is! However... as others have mentioned, after reading most articles, the app doesn’t return you to where you left the main page; instead it takes you back to the top, and you have to scroll back down to find your place. Annoying!
  • Good app, could be better Feb 7, 2019

    By KarateGirl22
    Tons of other reviews have touched on the pros and cons of this app, so I’ll skip right to my peeve. When I’m in an article and I swipe left to right, I want to go back to the list of articles (headlines), not the previous article in the list! I didn’t tap that article because I didn’t want to read it. I don’t want to have to tap the tiny little back arrow in the top left corner. I WANT TO SWIPE. This is a stupid design. Going article to article right to left, fine. But get me out of article hell left to right.
  • Best news source May 19, 2020

    By HAL|9000
    Best source for to keep up with US news and news from around the world. American news sources are SO inordinately focused on domestic news and Trump-idiocy news as to be boring and repetitive. Thank you. Would normally give 5 stars, but for the frequent app crashes that have become the norm over the last few months. Multiple crashes during one viewing session of about 30-45 minutes. Suggestion: When a new version fails to work properly, go back to a previous version that DOES work. Introduce newer versions only when they’ve been properly vetted.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By A Google user
    Straight up news & not full of intrusive ads. I like that when you click to read an article, there are links to other interesting reads. I also like how you can select topics that interest you, so there's a 'Your News' section. Clear print and pics. It's easy to use..
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Ditio Syed-Haq
    The latest update has rendered this app unusable with loading pages running into minutes -- if it doesn't crash, that is. Was working fine until recently but it appears the BBC media team are oblivious to these glitches. A simple mesage saying they are being looked into would restore confidence. The quality of news as noted in other reviews is also a concern. For example, reporting on recent Royal Family squabbles taking up half the home page. What are they thinking? Switching to another app.
  • Live Stream is terrible Jan 31, 2020

    By KashandBiddy
    Save yourself the hassle of downloading this app. I was hopeful that the recent update would fix the live stream problems, but nope. I get about 15 minutes of broadcast and then the app pauses the stream and then ultimately crashes or hangs there expecting you to unpause it every few minutes until it finally crashes. Strangely I have had the same crashing issue of World Service on other apps too, so it is not specific to this app, but more specific to their stream, which is now no longer worth trying to listen to due to how broken it is. I know that the world wants broken up news reports instead of a proper stream though.....oh wait. I have been having this issue for over six months and no amount of bug reports has seen improvements made. Others in the reviews report the same thing and the developers clearly aren’t capable of fixing it or don’t care.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By John Chambers
    More often than not this app fails to work at all and when it does many individual news articles fail to load. I expect better from a media outlet that has made it law for people to subscribe to it. I also feel particularly offended when they refer to their 'reality check' articles, which have often been found to be incorrect - I'm sorry BBC but you are not an authority on the truth!
  • Jun 17, 2021

    By Bryn Lerwill
    Like many others, as of June 2021 the app fails to open 2 times out of 5, then dies. Please give us some feedback, i.e. you are looking at the issue. We pay for this app through our licence fees, so come on get it fixed. Dont blame Covid, you can fix this this with developers working from home.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Kevin Coleman
    This app has gone from being a favourite to just being awful. It is often slow (or doesn't load pages) and hangs wih a blank screen. I've used it for years on Apple and Android with few problems. Now I've deleted it and will reinstall it to see if it this fixes it.
  • Jun 16, 2021

    By Andy Andrews
    Was a great app but now does not work at all. Have uninstalled and reinstalled etc but no improvement. Surely the world's best comms company can get its app to work. Also BBC weather has slowed to snail's pace. None of my other apps eg banks etc are affected.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Shanaj Begum
    This app glitches a lot, I've used it for over five months on three different devices and I've seen no change, I've used it on an iPhone, Samsung and even on my PC, it crashes at least twice when using it, it doesn't include all the latest articles and does not refresh, I do not recommend this app at all. I've tried emailing them about it but received no response, poor app and poor service as well.
  • Buggy & Advertising Issues Dec 24, 2020

    By MrRawrz
    When scrolling through articles, they will stack on top of each other occasionally and make it nearly impossible to click an article. Even worse are the advertisements. Previously they just slowed down the app to almost unusable rates. Now videos will automatically open without me clicking them as soon as they are scrolled into view, which I’m sure is against some rules somewhere. I even checked my app options and I have videos set to NOT auto open and to NOT auto play. You all really need to figure out your advertising problems in the app.
  • New update is not good Oct 4, 2020

    By young_hyson
    I gave it awhile to try and get used to the new ui but it’s just worse. I mostly have just used my news and the tabs are terrible. I got so much information quickly by seeing very small pictures and headlines grouped by custom topic. Now I have to do so much more scrolling and swiping. Often my screen is consumed ENTIRELY BY 2 STORY PREVIEWS while scrolling through the latest news. I don’t need preview pictures that large! Lastly the ads always seem to render after the content has loaded and there is no placeholder for the unloaded ad, creating an obnoxious shift in content once the ad loads and takes up pixel space. Please do something
  • Jun 20, 2021

    By A Google user
    App is prone to jam in addition when trying to open a news feed it will ether not respond or direct you to something else. It is now the last news app I look at to get any information as more like a Sunday magazine than a news app!!!

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  • Good app, could be better Feb 7, 2019

    By KarateGirl22
    Tons of other reviews have touched on the pros and cons of this app, so I’ll skip right to my peeve. When I’m in an article and I swipe left to right, I want to go back to the list of articles (headlines), not the previous article in the list! I didn’t tap that article because I didn’t want to read it. I don’t want to have to tap the tiny little back arrow in the top left corner. I WANT TO SWIPE. This is a stupid design. Going article to article right to left, fine. But get me out of article hell left to right.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By A Google user
    Straight up news & not full of intrusive ads. I like that when you click to read an article, there are links to other interesting reads. I also like how you can select topics that interest you, so there's a 'Your News' section. Clear print and pics. It's easy to use..
  • Apr 21, 2021

    By A Google user
    Used to be my favourite app for news. The latest update has ruined it! If you try and side swipe from one story to the next...it sometimes refuses to change the page. The only way you can change is to open the main menu and go to the page you want to move to. Very frustrating! Update...Well done and 'thank you'. My complaints about the app have now been sorted with the latest version. You are now my 'Number One' again Latest update from 'me'.....apps don't get any better than this one! Nice one!
  • App has recently become glitchy when scrolling please fix! Otherwise great!!! Jun 26, 2020

    By fjjdhsgsggd
    I have ben using this app for years and its my go to for news. Unfortunately about a month or two ago, it has become somewhat glitchy when scrolling, maybe because so many people are using it now? I wish they would do an update to fix that, I can usually get it to settle down if I close out the app and re-open it. But, as far as content goes, this will continue to be my preferred method for news.
  • Video links broken now - updated. Jun 4, 2020

    By rrrrbbb
    It seems like a change has resulted in any video within the app not being playable. This isn’t a geographic location issue as copying the link to story and opening it in Safari will result in that very same video being viewable. ETA. After a response from the app developer they indeed seem to have fixed this now. I have amended my rating to reflect this but have left the original issue posted for transparency purposes. Good job and thanks for the fix!
  • What would I do without it? Apr 7, 2020

    By dvotchka
    Live stream often glitchy (like right NOW) ..... but overall a good app, I listen to the live feed every day and read a good many of the articles I find herein. One small glitchy problem: the app does sometimes shut down for no discernible (to me) reason. Due to the lack of international news in the US main-stream media, I rely on UK and EU news sources such as the Beeb. And I am grateful to have access.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Simon Bee
    Best source of news I know of, except it does tend to miss out news about important events abroad, which could have affected anyone in Britain if they had been there ...... like earthquakes, volcanic activity, riots, major festivals, violence etc. that makes big news where it happens. In my opinion, it needs to broaden out more, and have more programmes that explain the news, like Outside Source, which is excellent, thanks to its main presenter, and also Our World.
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Sof Gdggd
    No adverts, which is great, and good coverage of major stories, although often not in depth and somewhat conservative in worldview. The headline notifications can be useful, but I've not found a way to customise notifications to chosen subject areas. There's a share button, but no intuitive way to copy URL (edit: there is now) or open in browser. (Edit: seems to use it's own version of Firefox for live feeds. I preferred it when it gave a distinctive notification sound.)
  • wrong end of day’s news. Dec 16, 2019

    By OrchidDeb
    To more knowingly be able to assess the neutrality of news reporting (which should be the gold standard), this rating should have been after one has read the day’s articles with, perhaps, a more critical eye. Also, a simple 1 through five star system is ludicrous. In reading reviews, some focused on videos, some focused on bias, some focused on layout and presentation, some focused on breadth of coverage. It is easily possible to have perfect scores in one area, and atrocious in another. Does 3 stars mean great reporting, bad video? Or perhaps it means great video, poor reporting? What does the simple 3 star rating really mean, if anything?
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Stephen J Bullock
    It's my first point of reference for domestic, international and world events and can usually fulfil my "news" requirements. I particularly appreciate the way in which the BBC reports "news" as it can tend to attract criticism from from all points of the political spectrum at various times as it seeks to deliver factual information.
  • Good perspective; annoying bug Nov 19, 2018

    By Solarbear16
    It’s nice to have a news source that has a broader perspective. I can get a variety of articles on US news, as well as a wide range of world news that’s unavailable elsewhere. Some reviewers complained that the news is “left,” but they don’t get that the rest of the world sees the current administration for what it is! However... as others have mentioned, after reading most articles, the app doesn’t return you to where you left the main page; instead it takes you back to the top, and you have to scroll back down to find your place. Annoying!
  • Best news source May 19, 2020

    By HAL|9000
    Best source for to keep up with US news and news from around the world. American news sources are SO inordinately focused on domestic news and Trump-idiocy news as to be boring and repetitive. Thank you. Would normally give 5 stars, but for the frequent app crashes that have become the norm over the last few months. Multiple crashes during one viewing session of about 30-45 minutes. Suggestion: When a new version fails to work properly, go back to a previous version that DOES work. Introduce newer versions only when they’ve been properly vetted.
  • Bugs and lagging May 29, 2020

    By bubbeleve
    I don’t usually write reviews, but I’ve had this app for about a year and all of a sudden the app now lags and bugs out every time I open it. I cannot press into videos anymore, the advertisements always block an article when I’m trying to view it, and it takes me about 30 swipes upward to get down the page. Though the news is “REAL NEWS,” some of the people writing these articles have some pretty awful spelling errors... and that’s bad-let’s be honest. I hope one of the developers or admins will see this and make the app better as it once was!
  • Annoyed May 19, 2020

    By Jim-73
    I have limited vision. I love your news service. The updated App really in NOT an improvement. Highlighted text to speech is un believably fast. Wile it's not on other apps. It locks up regularly. It's not as easy to use as the odd app. I don't like it! Why can't I just watch all the videos ? I also have trouble with the first page which is to be important news but it is very hard to us text to speech. Why do you refer to President Trump as. Trump. I don’t think it is proper educate. And shows a lack of respect. Not very British. James Gage
  • Very pessimistic May 1, 2018

    By Botchybear
    This app focuses mostly on the distressing news throughout the world. It repeats it ad nauseum. There is so much news out there, it would be good for this app to broaden its horizons. It gives a bit of news from the most "noisy" places (repeatedly), but fails miserably in wider coverage. If it's not bad news, this app doesn't cover it. Except of course for the little Royals. Now that's cute. The main problem that I have with it is that if you want to read one of the stories and you happen to be way down in the column on the story, when you finish reading it and go back to the column it puts you all the way back up to the top of the column instead of where you were. That is extremely frustrating have to go all the way back down to the bottom of the column where you were!!!
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By R M
    Since the update in December, the app always gets stuck on the landing page on opening. You then have to close it and reopen for it to actually display properly. Videos for some reason frequently aren't "available at this time" and when they are, they pause for some unknown reason halfway. Very annoying. If it freezes or acts up, the BBC have removed permission to "force stop" the app, which is frankly irritating.
  • Gets more annoying to use... Mar 25, 2021

    By NYPC2
    I’ve really gone off this app lately. The content is still “OK” although is steadily being eroded with “soft news” stories taking the headlines from “hard news”. I suspect activists in the newsroom... Also the app itself has got a bit more annoying to use. As with other apps, many elements are far too big. There is far too much scrolling involved. I wish there was a compressed view or at least an option to turn off or make the photos smaller. The “menu” is now in exactly the spot where you’d be inclined to press a “home” button resulting in many unintended trips to settings. It’s also literally the word “menu” instead of the 3 bar “hamburger” icon that’s now an accepted standard. ...and the topmost news story is now butted right up against the red header bar with no border. Apart from it looking inconsistent from the other stories, it leads you to think that part of what your looking at is scrolled out of view, so inclines a user to pull down on it... Like I say, still has good content, but it’s becoming more “annoying” to use...
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Richard Pascoe
    The app is nice when it works. I really enjoy the widget layout to get a quick idea of the stories. However I find that every couple of months or so the widget stops working. And to fix it I have to uninstall the entire app and then reinstall it. It's been like this for me over the last three phones I have owned. None of the updates seem to fix it and it is annoying. Otherwise a fine news app that is simple and layed out well
  • No “good news” Nov 25, 2018

    By tastybento
    The app itself is fine, but the stories are mostly negative angles on events or just plain negative events. For example, vandalism, deadly accidents, murders, hate crimes, etc. Politics comes in for it too where there are no positive stories on what the various leaders or governments around the world are doing, only negative or neutral ones. Unless you have a bulletproof psyche, the written content will get you down. Best to stick to the one-minute news video and just get the headlines. No wonder young people don’t bother with the news because it’s so depressing if you only read it from this app.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Jon Kersey
    It's ok, too much emphasis on video clips, rather than text. Often several similar articles on the same subject matter, which could have been all under one heading. Often some articles do not load completely.
  • May 26, 2021

    By Neil MacFarlane
    Need to get a tighter grip on 'Breaking News' notifications. This should be kept for genuinely unexpected and important events. It's not 'breaking news' that Dominic Cummings will be appearing before a Parliamentary committee this morning. That's been known about for some time. Similarly, the recent relaxation of some Covid restrictions in accordance with a well publicised timetable was not worth a push notification from this app.
  • Biased Dec 23, 2018

    By witchparker
    I love the international coverage but the US coverage is very one sided. Recent example: The Trump administration have repeatable said his withdraw of troops is not a “Mission Accomplished” situation and the fight against ISIS has entered a new era. While I don’t like the decision, you keep saying he said they he said the fight is over. He said the caliphate ie the “country” of ISIS is defeated. His point is, and you know this is that they are going to be like Al Ciada, and the Taliban, still dangerous, but still there but a shadow of themselves, but you keep saying/implying Trump said it’s all over. You are misrepresenting, on purpose what he Said!
  • Some issues Jan 9, 2018

    By Jkegs.
    Great reporting. This is my goto source, but I have some qualms. The biggest is the annoying tendency of the app to refresh to the top of the page whenever it wants as I’m scrolling through and reading various stories. By the time I get to the end I’ve had to find my place again several times. 2nd issue is that sometimes I come across articles that are a couple sentences long with no real plot or story. No video or links either. Just strange and somewhat frustrating when I start to read it because it sounds like an interesting topic.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By N L
    This app is OK but doesn't really focus on local issues. Think they should have a separate BBC Sports App as much of the local feed is about sports especially football. I'm more interested in what's happening, eg local schools, fetes, shops, events, road updates and community news that affects me. I'm not really interested what's happening in London. Or 40 miles away!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Ditio Syed-Haq
    The latest update has rendered this app unusable with loading pages running into minutes -- if it doesn't crash, that is. Was working fine until recently but it appears the BBC media team are oblivious to these glitches. A simple mesage saying they are being looked into would restore confidence. The quality of news as noted in other reviews is also a concern. For example, reporting on recent Royal Family squabbles taking up half the home page. What are they thinking? Switching to another app.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Kevin Coleman
    This app has gone from being a favourite to just being awful. It is often slow (or doesn't load pages) and hangs wih a blank screen. I've used it for years on Apple and Android with few problems. Now I've deleted it and will reinstall it to see if it this fixes it.
  • Buggy & Advertising Issues Dec 24, 2020

    By MrRawrz
    When scrolling through articles, they will stack on top of each other occasionally and make it nearly impossible to click an article. Even worse are the advertisements. Previously they just slowed down the app to almost unusable rates. Now videos will automatically open without me clicking them as soon as they are scrolled into view, which I’m sure is against some rules somewhere. I even checked my app options and I have videos set to NOT auto open and to NOT auto play. You all really need to figure out your advertising problems in the app.
  • Jun 20, 2021

    By A Google user
    App is prone to jam in addition when trying to open a news feed it will ether not respond or direct you to something else. It is now the last news app I look at to get any information as more like a Sunday magazine than a news app!!!
  • Live Stream is terrible Jan 31, 2020

    By KashandBiddy
    Save yourself the hassle of downloading this app. I was hopeful that the recent update would fix the live stream problems, but nope. I get about 15 minutes of broadcast and then the app pauses the stream and then ultimately crashes or hangs there expecting you to unpause it every few minutes until it finally crashes. Strangely I have had the same crashing issue of World Service on other apps too, so it is not specific to this app, but more specific to their stream, which is now no longer worth trying to listen to due to how broken it is. I know that the world wants broken up news reports instead of a proper stream though.....oh wait. I have been having this issue for over six months and no amount of bug reports has seen improvements made. Others in the reviews report the same thing and the developers clearly aren’t capable of fixing it or don’t care.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By John Chambers
    More often than not this app fails to work at all and when it does many individual news articles fail to load. I expect better from a media outlet that has made it law for people to subscribe to it. I also feel particularly offended when they refer to their 'reality check' articles, which have often been found to be incorrect - I'm sorry BBC but you are not an authority on the truth!
  • Jun 17, 2021

    By Bryn Lerwill
    Like many others, as of June 2021 the app fails to open 2 times out of 5, then dies. Please give us some feedback, i.e. you are looking at the issue. We pay for this app through our licence fees, so come on get it fixed. Dont blame Covid, you can fix this this with developers working from home.
  • Jun 16, 2021

    By Andy Andrews
    Was a great app but now does not work at all. Have uninstalled and reinstalled etc but no improvement. Surely the world's best comms company can get its app to work. Also BBC weather has slowed to snail's pace. None of my other apps eg banks etc are affected.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Shanaj Begum
    This app glitches a lot, I've used it for over five months on three different devices and I've seen no change, I've used it on an iPhone, Samsung and even on my PC, it crashes at least twice when using it, it doesn't include all the latest articles and does not refresh, I do not recommend this app at all. I've tried emailing them about it but received no response, poor app and poor service as well.
  • New update is not good Oct 4, 2020

    By young_hyson
    I gave it awhile to try and get used to the new ui but it’s just worse. I mostly have just used my news and the tabs are terrible. I got so much information quickly by seeing very small pictures and headlines grouped by custom topic. Now I have to do so much more scrolling and swiping. Often my screen is consumed ENTIRELY BY 2 STORY PREVIEWS while scrolling through the latest news. I don’t need preview pictures that large! Lastly the ads always seem to render after the content has loaded and there is no placeholder for the unloaded ad, creating an obnoxious shift in content once the ad loads and takes up pixel space. Please do something
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Karen Watts
    Used to love this app. Hasn't worked now for a few days. Not loading at all. Even uninstalled and reinstalled...nothing. I am a creature of habit and need routine. If something is broken, it really upsets me. Please sort this out.
  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Ricky6981
    Your London news section is ALWAYS full of football news when there is so much actual news you should be posting. It makes sense to keep the football news in the Sports section. EDIT 17/04/21 Is there absolutely no news to report in London apart from Football? This has become the worst new app. I genuinely can't understand why you can't keep the football news in the sports section. Why does it ALL need to be in main London news section. Just appalled. There is so much more you could report on.

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