BBC: World News & Stories

4.1
436K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

THE BBC APP: News, stories, videos and live coverage from our trusted global network of journalists.

BBC STORIES: The latest, breaking news headlines, articles and videos, including coverage of world News, UK News, elections, BBC Verify, and more. More stories and videos covering business, innovation, culture, travel, Earth, and much more.

LIVE COVERAGE: Follow live news updates and live global sport in our Live section.

BBC VIDEOS: Watch BBC News videos, BBC Sport videos, and video stories about climate, sustainability, science, health, technology, entertainment, and history.

BREAKING NEWS ALERTS: Sign up for breaking news notification alerts from BBC News, delivered straight to your mobile device.

FEATURES:
• Log into your BBC Account to save articles and videos for later on the app and BBC.com
• Watch videos over both cellular and wifi
• Increase your font size for readability
• Choose dark mode for a dark-background reading experience
• Share stories and videos to social platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, and send to friends via SMS and email
• Opt-in or opt-out of breaking news push notifications, you decide

ADDITIONAL INFO:
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 push notifications from BBC in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

Our data processor AppsFlyer collects information on behalf of the BBC for attribution and analysis purposes. You can opt out from AppsFlyer tracking by filling out their ‘Forget My Device’ form: https://www.appsflyer.com/optout

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 https://www.bbc.com/usingthebbc/privacy/

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/terms
Updated on
Mar 22, 2024

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
Location, App activity and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
399K reviews
Justin Harper
April 3, 2024
I've been relying on the BBC news app to get the best unbiased US news for over a decade and I guess I need to find a new source because the new update may have tried to make it look new and trendy but it's really just incredibly busy to the point of being visually overwhelming. They took nice organized categories and just threw everything together. Also the double ask to get an account whenever I open it is a huge turn off. Very, very disappointed.
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Stephan Hutecker
March 29, 2024
The new app is horrible. Never stays loaded in memory so its way slower to start up. Have to wait through the splash screen and login page every time I go to the app. The new layout is horrible. No more "popular" page which is the main page I used. The new home page is a mess. Looks cluttered and difficult to navigate. Really disappointing as I like BBC but I'll have to find another app.
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Marty Everson
April 6, 2024
I have always considered BBC News to be my best and most reliable news app. However . . . News articles now often look more like ads. There is very little to make anything look interesting. And it's very annoying to have to manually choose to continue without an account every time I open the app--not gonna happen, guys. Leaving the app on my phone for now to receive any improvements, but it is no longer on my home screen.
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What's new

A new BBC app: The same BBC News you’ve grown to trust, now with more BBC stories and an updated look:

We’ve added more BBC stories and videos covering business, innovation, culture, travel, and Earth.

We’ve made it easier to find live news and sport coverage in our Live section.

Newly added BBC video stories about climate, sustainability, science, health, technology, entertainment and history.

You can now log into your BBC Account to save articles & videos for later on the app and BBC.com.