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CBC News: Breaking, Local & World News

CBC News: Breaking, Local & World News

CBC Mobile

Canada's source for the latest top news stories, alerts and in-depth coverage

4.3 Ratings 62K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.3
61.8K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    65+%
  2. 4
    22+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
    7+%
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  • I love the CBC News app! Jul 24, 2020

    By Cyberlis
    I live in the US, but this news app is like a “breath of fresh air” because all you get is unbiased, straight-forward news (similar to Reuter’s) WITHOUT all of the stupid commercial advertisements that render the majority of US news articles unreadable. The advertisements on US news sites have gotten so bad that they cause the story’s content to “jump” constantly as ads are being loaded. I also love that I do NOT have to endure the endless, mind-numbingly stupid prompts instructing me to turn off ad-blockers in order to read an article! CBC News provides important world news stories that load quickly on my iPhone. (The only time I might have an issue is when I click on a news article that’s linked to an American publication.) It’s also good to see how the rest of the world views the US with all that’s currently been happening here! CBC is the best! All of the rest (BING, Google, Apple News, et. al) don’t compare and ultimately drive me crazy with their inundation of ads, auto-play of video content and pay-walls thresholds. CBC News is an excellent news app! Keep up the great work. (Everyone else, take note... this is how News should be presented!)
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  • This app rocks Aug 2, 2018

    By MsMoen
    This app has never let me down, and has sections for news that I can quickly keep up with. CBC news app is the first app I click on in the morning to get World news, along with local interest news and political news. Though don’t live in Canada, the perspectives on American politics help me.
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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Nathan
    While I think the general UI could use some work, overall this is a fantastic app to read the news on. Great journalism, reliable news coverage, and I never have any issues using the app itself.
  • Interesting articles Aug 16, 2018

    By Bones of Dwight
    I enjoyed the unbiassed and most accurate news articles not just about the most recent things that are happening but some of the background and minutia that can be found on the subject. The reporting seems to be unbiassed
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Troy Perrot-Sanderson
    Great resource! Once you download the app, it keeps you up to date on all the world's largest stories, so you never feel like you are missing something, and it sends you a notification about whatever the latest news story is, so you can choose to read it right away or dismiss it. Love this app.
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  • CBC app user Jun 13, 2020

    By czarnus
    This app seems to have more ads than I remember from some time back. But my main complaint is that it seems to do a lot of background activity that depletes my iPhone 6s battery causing more cycling to be needed. I have all background activity choices turned off. I recently deleted the app and then reloaded a few days later but after a few days the same thing is happening. My senior software engineer son told me it must be buggy and to delete it, which I will do next.
    more
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Anthony Horon
    Extremely slow to scroll, non-responsive to touch, uses too much memory, jam-packed with ads that disrupt the reading and add to the jerky scrolling. The reporting is fairly good, but the delivery vehicle is atrocious.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By E
    This app keeps shutting down, I scroll down to the second article & it kicks me out.. I uninstalled reinstalled.. waited a coupe days, I did enjoy the app for a couple months, now it simply doesn't work..
  • Experiencing technical difficulties? Feb 13, 2018

    By DON BARTO
    I got this app in the hope of seeing some olympic highlights or live events. To date I’ve seen only the “technical difficulties” message on EVERY video I attempted to view, this has happened every day. Perhaps it is because I am in the USA and they don’t stream to IP addresses here, BUT , there is nothing on the App Store that indicates that. So I’ll probably be deleting this app soon.
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Keith D
    This app constantly scrolls horizontally into the next article when you don't want it to because your thumbs scrolls in an arc trajectory which ends up triggering this issue. This "feature"(major bug) needs to be removed. Otherwise it would be a 5 star app.
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  • I love the CBC News app! Jul 24, 2020

    By Cyberlis
    I live in the US, but this news app is like a “breath of fresh air” because all you get is unbiased, straight-forward news (similar to Reuter’s) WITHOUT all of the stupid commercial advertisements that render the majority of US news articles unreadable. The advertisements on US news sites have gotten so bad that they cause the story’s content to “jump” constantly as ads are being loaded. I also love that I do NOT have to endure the endless, mind-numbingly stupid prompts instructing me to turn off ad-blockers in order to read an article! CBC News provides important world news stories that load quickly on my iPhone. (The only time I might have an issue is when I click on a news article that’s linked to an American publication.) It’s also good to see how the rest of the world views the US with all that’s currently been happening here! CBC is the best! All of the rest (BING, Google, Apple News, et. al) don’t compare and ultimately drive me crazy with their inundation of ads, auto-play of video content and pay-walls thresholds. CBC News is an excellent news app! Keep up the great work. (Everyone else, take note... this is how News should be presented!)
    more
  • This app rocks Aug 2, 2018

    By MsMoen
    This app has never let me down, and has sections for news that I can quickly keep up with. CBC news app is the first app I click on in the morning to get World news, along with local interest news and political news. Though don’t live in Canada, the perspectives on American politics help me.
    more
  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Nathan
    While I think the general UI could use some work, overall this is a fantastic app to read the news on. Great journalism, reliable news coverage, and I never have any issues using the app itself.
  • Interesting articles Aug 16, 2018

    By Bones of Dwight
    I enjoyed the unbiassed and most accurate news articles not just about the most recent things that are happening but some of the background and minutia that can be found on the subject. The reporting seems to be unbiassed
  • Mar 15, 2021

    By Troy Perrot-Sanderson
    Great resource! Once you download the app, it keeps you up to date on all the world's largest stories, so you never feel like you are missing something, and it sends you a notification about whatever the latest news story is, so you can choose to read it right away or dismiss it. Love this app.
    more
  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Danny Kyro
    Informative, current articles. There's trouble getting redirected to a specific news article from the notifications. There are also forced adds on all videos: A disturbing trend among new applications.
  • Feb 5, 2021

    By Dave Hargreaves
    A major source for my news and I like it. BUT too many ads that distract me from the story and interrupt my train of thought. I don't think we realize how much media advertising influences our thought process. CBC as a publicly funded news source should tone down or remove its advertising content in news stories.
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  • Fix notifications Apr 10, 2020

    By ArcticBanana
    Push notifications are not respecting the preferences and settings
  • Very Good Canadian News App Jul 1, 2011

    By Singlestick
    Although the layout is a bit cluttered, this is an excellent news app. You get a full selection of national and international news, with sections devoted to text, video and photos. And although I have not fully used it yet, the feature that lets you save top stories for offline reading looks promising. Videos played crisply, with no problems or delays. The news photos were well selected. It is also interesting to see how there are subsections for news coverage in each Canadian province. I am a US user who likes to get the news perspective of world journalists. This app is very well executed and offers good content in a well designed package. Other news sites could learn from this example.
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  • Crashes and more Mar 24, 2013

    By Canuck213
    Since the recent update, crashes on launch, even from a "cold start" with the app having been fully exited beforehand. Reinstalling didn't work. Also, a recurrent problem is the fact that a newscast won't stop playing when you switch to another app, and re-entering the CBC News app hides the newscast progress bar, so there's no way to stop or rewind the stream.
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  • Sometimes useful mostly feminist propaganda Aug 26, 2018

    By the great ogre from mars
    CBC does offer some true journalism. However, for the past 15 years and certainly the past 6 years it seems what passes as the most important news is little more than feminist, minority, lgbtq ( and whatever new letters get added to that mix ) whining. I turn the channel when I get bombarded with that. Stick to news, not political propaganda.
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  • Not as good as NPR ONE Aug 27, 2018

    By Rev. R. McGlinchy
    See NPR One App. The CBC App is lacking a stream of news catered to your previously listened-to content. Or, if there is one, it isn’t obvious. Though the fact that you can choose what story comes next is a better feature than NPR. A combination of both features would be better.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By A Google user
    The app is good and the CBC is pretty well on top for breaking news when they occur. I like the opinion articles although they are somewhat biased in certain ways. As a publicity funded news organization, one cannot help detecting a reddish Liberal hue to its own flag. Unfortunate.
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  • You removed the ability for Google Chromecast Apr 3, 2020

    By Robert802212
    In your last update you removed the ability to gun the program from my iPhone to Google Chromecast so I can watch it on my TV. Puzzles me why that happened. I hope it was a mistake.
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Kerry Gudmundson
    Pretty good except that there is no notice if the article that you started reading turns into a link to the local newspaper partner. Which in Winnipeg is just an expensive flyer... VERY frustrating.
  • CBC app user Jun 13, 2020

    By czarnus
    This app seems to have more ads than I remember from some time back. But my main complaint is that it seems to do a lot of background activity that depletes my iPhone 6s battery causing more cycling to be needed. I have all background activity choices turned off. I recently deleted the app and then reloaded a few days later but after a few days the same thing is happening. My senior software engineer son told me it must be buggy and to delete it, which I will do next.
    more
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Anthony Horon
    Extremely slow to scroll, non-responsive to touch, uses too much memory, jam-packed with ads that disrupt the reading and add to the jerky scrolling. The reporting is fairly good, but the delivery vehicle is atrocious.
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Richard Henry
    "The National" never plays on my Android phone anymore. It constantly says "Live Streaming is coming up" from approximately 0830 to 0000 (when the link is available). Watching the stream wasn't an issue in 2020. There are no problems watching the news show on an iPhone. Rectify this feature in the android app ASAP!
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  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Charles Lever
    Used to really like this app, now with the swipe "feature" to read next, or previous articles, I can't read even one without swiping to get back to it several times.
  • Too many ads Nov 6, 2020

    By TJ101011001
    I get they need to make money off international users but the CBC has so many ads is basically unusable, you often have to watch 30s of an ad just to load an ad-filled article
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By E
    This app keeps shutting down, I scroll down to the second article & it kicks me out.. I uninstalled reinstalled.. waited a coupe days, I did enjoy the app for a couple months, now it simply doesn't work..
  • Experiencing technical difficulties? Feb 13, 2018

    By DON BARTO
    I got this app in the hope of seeing some olympic highlights or live events. To date I’ve seen only the “technical difficulties” message on EVERY video I attempted to view, this has happened every day. Perhaps it is because I am in the USA and they don’t stream to IP addresses here, BUT , there is nothing on the App Store that indicates that. So I’ll probably be deleting this app soon.
    more
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Keith D
    This app constantly scrolls horizontally into the next article when you don't want it to because your thumbs scrolls in an arc trajectory which ends up triggering this issue. This "feature"(major bug) needs to be removed. Otherwise it would be a 5 star app.
    more
  • Poor writing/incomplete stories Sep 8, 2018

    By Just taking up space!
    I have found the “news” to be poorly written and spur of the moment. It is almost as if the writers are place on a 10 minute limit to find and write a story just so space is taken up. I expect more. Lacking quality reporting!
  • No comments Jan 1, 2020

    By geoffcwilson
    Cannot see comments like on website. Then app hijacks website when trying to access to read comments. Deleted in order to access website.

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