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CBC News: Breaking, Local & World News

CBC News: Breaking, Local & World News

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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

4.3 Ratings 66K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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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!)
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Craig Lindsay
    Generally pretty good. Lots of content from across Canada. Often headlines link to the wrong stories which is a little annoying. Proofreading and editing is a little sloppy too for a well-respected organization.
  • 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.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Liz Smith
    I think it's a terrific app, but needs to show more local news and local info on Covid, show provincial daily numbers and areas of concern, not just totals from day 1, but individual days. Would also be great to be able to personalize the content
  • Good but video issues Sep 17, 2021

    By MSS21
    The app is good. No real complaints as far as reading text and navigation are concerned. But I’m having issues with videos included with some stories. It makes you watch ads—annoying but nowadays expected—but then the second ad freezes. There isn’t a way to restart it or skip it. So the intended video never plays.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By Chrystal D
    Love the cbc, love the app. Occasionally there are glitches when one image opens to the wrong article but it's ususllt fixed at some point throughout the day and since I open the app multiple times in a day this does not diminish my experience.
  • 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
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Brian Kenny
    Well balanced reporting. We rely on the CBC news for an unbiased look at local, national and international events. Based on the current news cycle we are going to cancel our subscription to the Vancouver Sun that we have received for over 45 years. The slanted and biased reporting of this election has been imbarising and condescending.
  • 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.
  • Great app Apr 7, 2019

    By ChocolatePeanutButter
    Really like the dark mode, only complaint is the scrolling is a bit jittery. Would also like the pictures to be a bit bigger
  • 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!)
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Craig Lindsay
    Generally pretty good. Lots of content from across Canada. Often headlines link to the wrong stories which is a little annoying. Proofreading and editing is a little sloppy too for a well-respected organization.
  • 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.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Liz Smith
    I think it's a terrific app, but needs to show more local news and local info on Covid, show provincial daily numbers and areas of concern, not just totals from day 1, but individual days. Would also be great to be able to personalize the content
  • Good but video issues Sep 17, 2021

    By MSS21
    The app is good. No real complaints as far as reading text and navigation are concerned. But I’m having issues with videos included with some stories. It makes you watch ads—annoying but nowadays expected—but then the second ad freezes. There isn’t a way to restart it or skip it. So the intended video never plays.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By Chrystal D
    Love the cbc, love the app. Occasionally there are glitches when one image opens to the wrong article but it's ususllt fixed at some point throughout the day and since I open the app multiple times in a day this does not diminish my experience.
  • 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
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Brian Kenny
    Well balanced reporting. We rely on the CBC news for an unbiased look at local, national and international events. Based on the current news cycle we are going to cancel our subscription to the Vancouver Sun that we have received for over 45 years. The slanted and biased reporting of this election has been imbarising and condescending.
  • 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.
  • Great app Apr 7, 2019

    By ChocolatePeanutButter
    Really like the dark mode, only complaint is the scrolling is a bit jittery. Would also like the pictures to be a bit bigger
  • 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.
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By nova hanen
    Took an update to the app and it crashes non stop. My phone is a 1 year old Samsung that was top of the line and is fully up to date with Android.
  • Sep 6, 2021

    By Gagan Singh
    Any video content is loaded with long annoying Ads!! At times the video can be shorter than the ad or not even a video but just a slideshow!!
  • AppleTV app seriously broken Aug 6, 2021

    By dromard
    I’ve used this app regularly for a few years, but in the last couple of months it has taken a nosedive on reliability. Problems include being unable to exit a video once it starts and crashes after videos complete and should transition to the next in the queue. I hope someone at CBC is working to address these concerns because it was a great source of Canadian news content.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Henrik Jensen
    While app shows headlines it will not load articles. Have tried to load app six times with the same results.
  • 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.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By H M
    Harassment to review the app, so here's your review. Frequently, clicking on a headline opens a blank screen. Frequently, clicking on a headline opens up a different article. One just never know what one will get to read. This app is one step up from useless
  • Aug 16, 2021

    By A Google user
    Was fast and fairly stable, but ads implementation made it a buggy data hog. Doesn't handle poor Internet connections well. Inconsistent when your device sleeps while reading an article. You may go back to it, or be taken to the homepage. The app is hindered by editorial choices. Many articles pop you out of the app to a browser.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Spencer West
    Unable to open any article that is not primarily a video. Attempting to open an article from the app home page or a notification, crashes and closes the app almost immediately.
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By cameron armstrong
    Often i will select a story that interests me, only to find i am reading something else un related. I can understand if this happened occasionaly, but it occurs all the time. This doesn't happen on any other news 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!)
  • 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.
  • Sep 13, 2021

    By Chrystal D
    Love the cbc, love the app. Occasionally there are glitches when one image opens to the wrong article but it's ususllt fixed at some point throughout the day and since I open the app multiple times in a day this does not diminish my experience.
  • 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
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Brian Kenny
    Well balanced reporting. We rely on the CBC news for an unbiased look at local, national and international events. Based on the current news cycle we are going to cancel our subscription to the Vancouver Sun that we have received for over 45 years. The slanted and biased reporting of this election has been imbarising and condescending.
  • Great app Apr 7, 2019

    By ChocolatePeanutButter
    Really like the dark mode, only complaint is the scrolling is a bit jittery. Would also like the pictures to be a bit bigger
  • Sep 10, 2021

    By Brian Foreman
    Great source of professional, generally objective journalism. Minus one star for not being able to tailor the alerts to my interests.
  • Great App & News Coverage Aug 3, 2018

    By Afsijoon
    I personally appreciate all your efforts in providing us a true picture for what is happening around us! A Wonderful team of professional Journalists!
  • Important news source Aug 21, 2018

    By M of Wilmette
    I read CBC news app to broaden my understanding of neighboring Canada, a country I’ve visited many times since 1964. Additionally its international perspective provides a nice balance to that of USA.
  • Smart, Honest and Up to the Minute Aug 10, 2018

    By Gricks
    This app features well written stories that speak to Canadians and an international audience. The news is never bias or emotionally charged.
  • Sep 18, 2021

    By Craig Lindsay
    Generally pretty good. Lots of content from across Canada. Often headlines link to the wrong stories which is a little annoying. Proofreading and editing is a little sloppy too for a well-respected organization.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Liz Smith
    I think it's a terrific app, but needs to show more local news and local info on Covid, show provincial daily numbers and areas of concern, not just totals from day 1, but individual days. Would also be great to be able to personalize the content
  • Good but video issues Sep 17, 2021

    By MSS21
    The app is good. No real complaints as far as reading text and navigation are concerned. But I’m having issues with videos included with some stories. It makes you watch ads—annoying but nowadays expected—but then the second ad freezes. There isn’t a way to restart it or skip it. So the intended video never plays.
  • Fix notifications Apr 10, 2020

    By ArcticBanana
    Push notifications are not respecting the preferences and settings
  • Aug 17, 2021

    By D. A. C. Kay
    Overall I like this app. It helps to keep me informed on what's happening in Canada and the world. I don't find it easy to do a search for news I hear through others. One would think key words may help, but then again CBC cannot possibly report every newsworthy occurences.
  • Aug 21, 2021

    By John L Matchim
    Easy-to-use interface; great integration of video within articles and the local function is quite handy. Great news app.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sep 2, 2021

    By Tatiana K
    Overall - ok and more convenient to use on the phone than a website, naturally. But what makes it frustrating sometimes is that when I click on a headline to go to the full article, it regularly takes me to a completely different article. Hopefully, it will be fixed.
  • Aug 25, 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 publicly funded news organization, one cannot help detecting a reddish Liberal hue to its own flag. Unfortunate.
  • 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.
  • Sep 9, 2021

    By Micheline Danberger
    So many times I click on a story and a completely different story appears. Doesn't work properly
  • 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.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By H M
    Harassment to review the app, so here's your review. Frequently, clicking on a headline opens a blank screen. Frequently, clicking on a headline opens up a different article. One just never know what one will get to read. This app is one step up from useless
  • 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
  • Sep 8, 2021

    By nova hanen
    Took an update to the app and it crashes non stop. My phone is a 1 year old Samsung that was top of the line and is fully up to date with Android.
  • Sep 6, 2021

    By Gagan Singh
    Any video content is loaded with long annoying Ads!! At times the video can be shorter than the ad or not even a video but just a slideshow!!
  • AppleTV app seriously broken Aug 6, 2021

    By dromard
    I’ve used this app regularly for a few years, but in the last couple of months it has taken a nosedive on reliability. Problems include being unable to exit a video once it starts and crashes after videos complete and should transition to the next in the queue. I hope someone at CBC is working to address these concerns because it was a great source of Canadian news content.
  • Sep 16, 2021

    By Henrik Jensen
    While app shows headlines it will not load articles. Have tried to load app six times with the same results.
  • 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.
  • Aug 16, 2021

    By A Google user
    Was fast and fairly stable, but ads implementation made it a buggy data hog. Doesn't handle poor Internet connections well. Inconsistent when your device sleeps while reading an article. You may go back to it, or be taken to the homepage. The app is hindered by editorial choices. Many articles pop you out of the app to a browser.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Spencer West
    Unable to open any article that is not primarily a video. Attempting to open an article from the app home page or a notification, crashes and closes the app almost immediately.
  • Aug 24, 2021

    By cameron armstrong
    Often i will select a story that interests me, only to find i am reading something else un related. I can understand if this happened occasionaly, but it occurs all the time. This doesn't happen on any other news app.

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