4.4
171K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live in the Video tab, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news topics 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 News channel, available in the Video tab, up-to-the-minute reports available 24-hours a day
- 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 breaking 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 Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed.

You can choose to unsubscribe from BBC News push notifications in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

For more information about how and why we use information about you, please visit the BBC News App Privacy Notice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/help-55320181

The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy Policy which can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms

Permissions
- INTERNET: Used to get the latest news content from the BBC
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Used to determine whether you are on 3G or Wifi to deliver the best quality content
- WAKE_LOCK: Used if you enable background updates in settings
- GET_ACCOUNTS: Used to determine if your device is capable of receiving Push messages
- C2D_RECEIVE/C2D_MESSAGE: Used to receive Push messages if you opt in
- ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows the app to suggest news based on your location (Android 4.0 and above)
- READ_SYNC_SETTINGS/WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS/AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS: Used for managing background updates to get the latest news content from the BBC (Android 4.1 and above)
Updated on
Aug 30, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.4
171K reviews
Ryan Jennings
June 9, 2022
App works well. Though it needs a setting to manage story notifications. They seemingly push a notification to you for every story. No matter how trivial or unimportant. You can already customise your feed. It seems extraordinary that you can't customise notifications, at the least notifications to match your feed. Instead you are interrupted by something wildly irrelevant to you or your interests. And I feel it is a spam tactic used to push more traffic to the app. It is such a shame.
7 people found this review helpful
Mike Hart
September 30, 2022
Can't find an option for pop out video, meaning I can't do anything else on my phone when there is a breaking story. Notifications and links often display a different headline and image to the ones in the article, meaning when I go to the article, I can't see the image or the rest of the sentence I was reading - basically clickbait. Been very slow to load lately, displaying blank white screens for 20 seconds. Used to be a 5* app; get it sorted.
47 people found this review helpful
Ben Franklin
August 29, 2022
This app has gone downhill from where it was a few years ago. There are constant spelling and grammatical mistakes. The preview widget refreshes itself when you're trying to look at it without warning or instruction. Plus the BBC seem to be locked into the modern falsehood or self generating news items constantly. It's a shame from such a well established and loved organisation... please please please fix it and make it good again! Thanks.
67 people found this review helpful