After the recent issues with it crashing as soon as you open it after the last update I reduced this app to 1 star & installed Sky news instead. Now the bugs seem to have been fixed I came bck on to give this its 5* rating again. UNFORTUNATELY I cant do this yet as it still crashes if you open certain videos, therefore I cant give it more than 3*! Once again BBC sort out the technical issues please.
The new BBC app isn't patch on the old one. It's hard to find what you want to look at. The whole app. lacks flow and is very unintuitive. Why waste licence payers money on a system that is worse than the original? I stopped buying newspapers when I first found this site, I started again when it was ruined.
Previous version showed key news items concisely. Now get random topics like a magazine instead and have to go digging for real news. Please get back to older approach even with the trainee 'feature' that couldn't sideways scroll on first item.
I used to love this app until BBC modified layout and content. Now repeatedly lose connection and have to reload 5 to 10 times before it reloads. Also can't go back now or switch to my regional choice. So poor now I can't be bothered to make the continuous effort required to keep the app on!
Deserves zero stars. Very flaky; more and more new features but instability/crashing/freezing problems persist. The most unstable Android app I've come across. It used to be great!
Used to be great but since the latest update (July 2017) the widget does not work properly/at all....randomly generates articles/useless magazine features instead of main headlines which it used to do. This is when the widget doesn't freeze altogether and you can see nothing. Get it sorted and stop messing with it please
App shortcuts are now available for supported devices. Long touch to link to any of the main app sections. You can also save these links to your home screen for quick access.
Round icons on supported devices.
Critical fix for Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and a few other devices running Android 4.4.
Widget update and breaking news sound fixes arising from issues identified in the initial 4.4.0 rollout
This app works with BBC websites and apps to play BBC content on your device.
A fairytale for your ears and eyes set in a magical forest. Wear headphones.
BBC Cymru Fyw - y newyddion a’r diweddaraf o Gymru, yn Gymraeg.