BBC News

416K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

The BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app also offers the BBC World Service Radio streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories 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 World Service Radio, available in the Live tab, Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse
- 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 the latest important 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. You can choose to unsubscribe from BBC News push notifications in 'Settings'.

No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed.

The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.
Updated on
May 19, 2022

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416K reviews
Blanche D
April 22, 2022
App is so-so. Seems to stop functioning every time there's a new Android update and takes a while for them to catch up. Videos frequently can't be played (but that might be an issue related to the country from which one is viewing). More the fault of the BBC editorial side, the articles are constantly riddled with basic copy errors, missing or repeated words, jumbled sentence syntax. It's embarrassing for such a respected news organization. Really bad.
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Ann de Vries
April 28, 2022
Extremely happy with this app and with the comprehensive BBC coverage of news. It has written, , well laid out, informative articles with a combination of facts, explanations, and analyses. It also has excellent photographs and videos. I haven't encountered any problems with the app and it seems to work flawlessly.
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Laurie Allen
May 4, 2022
A good, reliable app & trustworthy news source. I like that articles are in bolder font that I can easily read if I've laid my glasses somewhere!One thing I've never liked is their notifications. A photo w/ 1 line of text doesn't compel me to click. And now their non-photo notifs have gone from 3 tantalizing lines to 1 incomplete thought line (LINE not sentence). I read less BBC now bc their competition (WaPo, NYT, & AP) all notify w/ 3 lines, so I've checked THEM & already read THEIR versions.
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What's new

We aim to release regular improvements to the BBC News app.
This release makes enhancements to our ad targeting, improving the relevance of adverts shown to you.