Frequently won't open Sometimes it opens fine and it loads faster than it used to but at least half the time it just doesn't load at all. I get the red banner at the top of the screen but then a white space underneath and nothing I can do will make it load properly. I hardly ever use this app now and it's a shame because the BBC is one of the best sources of news.
OK for mainstream news A straightforward app, but a few issues: (1) The current version always lands on 'top stories' and there does not seem to be a way to set the landing page to 'my news'. (2) In the 'eurozone' section the most recent article is three weeks old, like there is nothing worth reporting from Europe! Content on the app and on BBC in general is very UK focussed and complacent with UK government. For international news other agencies and apps like AlJazeera are more comprehensive and more balanced.
Utter crap The news videos often don't work with playback error messages. At least one video a day does this, often the most interesting one. News stories are often lost and gone for good too quickly. The app updates itself. I open up, notice a new story that's say 5th down, but now as I've opened the app it will update again and newer stories can replace this one and then it's gone. Gone for good. No way to get it. Stupid idea
BBC Video News Videos creeping back,why? have you learnt nothing from the previous mess when you missed the point that people want instant news. Videos shouldn't be on the main page, kind of makes a mockery of the compact tick box option that's meant for 'seeing more stories'. and the your 'Video' tab. I can only assume video's are easier to force ads as you aren't listening to users, again!
Great app Would like the option to receive news from the UK regions. Update, I asked and I received, top news app. Update 2, I currently have a vision problem making it very painful to read black text on a white background. It would be nice if I could invert background and text colours. Is this possible? Still a great app though.
Good until latest update For me the BBC's the best source of news and this app was the best way to get that news. But the last update is a BIG step backwards. Now it always opens in Top Stories instead of staying in My News. And the auto refresh seems to only update Top Stories so I've disabled it to save wasting data. I've emailed the app provider and BBC for solutions and received no useful reply from either.
We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.
What's new -
We have added a swipe through video experience from BBC Stories. Human stories which reveal the word you live in – the perfect complement to your daily news.
This app works with BBC websites and apps to play BBC content on your device.
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BBC Cymru Fyw - y newyddion a’r diweddaraf o Gymru, yn Gymraeg.