BBC News

BBC News

Views: 14
Rated 4.3 stars out of five star
274,880 Total

  • Required Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: December 13, 2017

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The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better overall performance. So you can get more of the news that matters to you.

Key features:
Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.
My News is a newly introduced 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.
You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen.

Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, 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:
- Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio. 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 breaking news stories
- Video over cellular and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Viewing modes. See more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference
- 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 ProcessOne 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. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at http://www.bbc.com/privacy/
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.

BBC News APK Version History
User Reviews
4.3

274,880 Total
5 164,684 
4 70,675 
3 19,040 
2 8,143 
1 12,338 
 Leonid Morozov
Leonid Morozov
December 18, 2017

It's good if want to read the news, works well. When it comes to any video content on the app it simply doesn't work most of the time. I can get and ad playing at the beginning of the video, but the video itself can't be displayed. Sometimes it requires to open another bbc media player and even after i install it, it won't open majority of the videos, just displaying the error. Full Review

 Prodipto Chatterjee
Prodipto Chatterjee
December 15, 2017

I am not sure what has happened to this app for some days now as it won't load any of the pages. I tried the usual uninstall - reinstall process a number of times to no avail. However, the app works when I am on a LTE network or high-speed WiFi connection. Really frustrated. Full Review

 Claudio P
Claudio P
December 20, 2017

Good for news. Videos stop working and app has to be reinstalled ro make them work again (clear cache/force close does not resolve the issue). Very annoying how the video advertisements always works, but the news video doesn't. Full Review

 RedElectric3
RedElectric3
December 13, 2017

Works well for stories, sometimes for no reason it will try and make you download another app just to view video-lame. Update-I downloaded the video app, and now none of the videos I click will play. The ad before the clip will play, but once it switches over to play the actual video--blank screen. Time to reprogram the app I'm wondering. Full Review

 Aahmed Arif
Aahmed Arif
December 15, 2017

i think that the most reliable news channel in the world is BBC. i like it from my childhood. But there is a problem for some days. when i try to play BBC Live option it say "sorry this content dosen't seem to be working. please try again later." why i am facing this problem??? please solve it quickly. Full Review

 Craig V
Craig V
December 18, 2017

Video playback is not working. I get either an all-white screen or an all-black screen. As your help page makes it virtually impossible to complain about a problem, I'll complain here. Please fix this issue ASAP Full Review

 MeanFaced Johnny
MeanFaced Johnny
December 20, 2017

I love BBC news. It possibly the most impartial news source out there. The amount of grammatical errors however, is disgusting. It seems as though most stories are written by ai algorithms, and as such there is no proof reading before publication. Misspelled words and confusing sentence structures can make for a difficult read at best. I'm no grammar Nazi, but I expect more from any journalistic institution. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 14, 2017

New new review:. Ads are back in force. 15 seconds of ads for 13 second clips. Video is not working properly either, and will show no content AFTER watching 15 seconds of ads. Refresh provides advertisement but no news. New review: This is my go to news source. Ads are much less intrusive/frequent. BBC News app is quick to alert me to breaking news. Old review: Ads are taking over. Content and layout are great, but I'm going to find another app without ads. Too bad. Ads have completely ruined this app. Full Review

 Andrew McCorkell
Andrew McCorkell
December 14, 2017

Used to be my go to news source but the ads have just become too intrusive and irritating. Still use it on the hope that it will improve but if not then i will have to uninstall. Full Review

 Michalis Famelis
Michalis Famelis
December 18, 2017

One very frustrating problem: when I start a video, the ad plays just fine but when the main thing starts I only hear sound, no video. Stopping the video to reload causes the ad to play again (perfectly ????) but again the main story only has audio. Full Review

 Abraham Idokoko
Abraham Idokoko
December 13, 2017

...#BBC has been my reliable news companion for a decades running...????.????.???? Integrate your media player into this app and get my 5star. It's annoying to be asked to download another app to play some of your videos. Fix that.! Full Review

 stefano beninati
stefano beninati
December 20, 2017

Good news content but crashes atleast once a week and it forces me to watch ads two or three times just to watch the video. Good if you want to just read the apps but don't even bother watching the videos. Not only does it force you to download the video player app but it doesn't even work. You out figure that a big dog like bbc probably would of ironed this out by now. Not worth the hassel Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 12, 2017

OK, but some annoyences. Swiping through the video page causes the app to freeze for about a minute while it loads. Also, many videos you click on ask you to download another BBC app (which last time I tried, that app didn't work right). So, overall it's an OK app. Full Review

 Dr Mariusz Skorupski
Dr Mariusz Skorupski
December 20, 2017

The latest version of this app has totally destroyed the video viewing capability. You can only watch the annoying, very long ads, which are always followed by a black screen with audio only. The videos no longer work ! This is a major bug introduced just recently. Requires urgent fix. Full Review

 Michael Flinn
Michael Flinn
December 20, 2017

Issues with the widgit not refreshing and intrusive advertising. The app tends to freeze and crash and has problems with video playback, though BBC's video content is lackluster at best (the typical 1:00 could be much better done via text). Full Review

 Levi Chayboub
Levi Chayboub
December 19, 2017

Tragic that you could release an update to software with 10 Million users without testing it. Video content outside of the UK simply brings up adverts and then a blank screen with audio. Back to the drawing table I guess. Full Review

 Stu Kaplan
Stu Kaplan
December 17, 2017

Live ticker of breaking stories; with direct link to full and concise coverage posted on-site @BBC. Responsive app to fast loading pages; sans the typical bombardment of "push" media, found on most competing news services. Time and app Ram well spent ! Full Review

 Mike Mallett
Mike Mallett
December 18, 2017

Crashs within the first 2 minutes every time I use it, the old version of the app worked perfectly, suggest bbc go back to the old version, when trying to play a video will only play the adverts then a blank screen for the item Full Review

 Ian MacCoubrey
Ian MacCoubrey
December 18, 2017

Continuous updates throughout the day from around the world. Love the breaking news feature. Been using the app for more than a month now and could not be happier. A new staple. Full Review

 Nick Twyman
Nick Twyman
December 17, 2017

The news is the best. Only 4 stars cos the app itself feels a little clunky. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 15, 2017

My only complaint is that sharing on WhatsApp generates a "hey, I saw this on BBC and thought you should check it out" message and I have to delete it every time. Full Review

 Nicholas Bodley
Nicholas Bodley
December 17, 2017

Old-style truth! Responsible, trustworthy, minimal bias. prepared for adults, not for the emotionally retarded. Worldwide concern. Few US news sources meet these criteria (npr does, sometimes). Full Review

 Trent Brewer
Trent Brewer
December 17, 2017

Needs more article's in the different Categories and still biased towards one side Full Review

 tizzodd027
tizzodd027
December 20, 2017

I'm finding that the BBC is most likely paid off to not report on certain issues by large corporations such as Apple. I've found several articles about Apple buried in their news feeds, especially if it's negative. At the time I'm worrying this review, Forbes and other reputable news sources are reporting on Apple's throttling processor speeds on their phones and tablets the BBC has zero reports on this. This shows one of two things... 1) Poor response to report the news. Which doesn't reflect well. 2) BBC is taking money or bribes to keep such things off their website. I've also seen stories in the wrong areas. Something about phones should be in the mobile section along with technology but stories of the like never made it into either and were again buried in the business section. I'm starting to think BBC is another Fox news source. Sad sad sad. Used to talk so highly of you now I'm having a harder time just opening up the app to not find some of what matters to me. Full Review

 Zach
Zach
December 18, 2017

Its a great app but theres one thing that drives me crazy.. the ads before the videos work perfectly but the videos dont Full Review

 Gary Loewensohn
Gary Loewensohn
December 20, 2017

Video has suddenly stopped working and only ads play but the actual news content presents a black screen with only audio playing. Have emailed support numerous times and no response. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 16, 2017

Its a great application, but I'm running out of space so I wish to move it to SD card which I'm unable to do. Can someone please help me out? Full Review

 Lucas Kitchen
Lucas Kitchen
December 17, 2017

The BBC is my favorite source for news and this app is the perfect way to get it for me since I don't have time to listen to the podcasts like I used to. I just turn on the live radio and keep it on in the background all day. Full Review

 *CHICKEN* *COTTAGE*
*CHICKEN* *COTTAGE*
December 13, 2017

*Constant over sexualised content* I DON'T NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEENAGERS BEING MORE SEXUALLY EXPERIMENTAL OR THAT P****S CLIFFHANGER IS NEW ZEALAND NEW QUOTE.... Full Review

 Jennifer Knight
Jennifer Knight
December 14, 2017

Blank screens on videos! NOT the sexy app featured on TV. Full Review

 Wade Nutt
Wade Nutt
December 19, 2017

I live in Canada...and I use this more than CBC. Your writers are solid, and the outside perspective looking in is refreshing. Keep pumping out the impeccable articles! This Canucklehead is hella appreciative. Thank you! Full Review

 Hector Burgos
Hector Burgos
December 15, 2017

I'm ok with change but this new format just has everything thrown together and is very confusing. Full Review

 Robert Schwinger
Robert Schwinger
December 20, 2017

Videos in this app do not work, of course the annoying advertisements work fine but as soon as the videos starts there is sound and no video. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 16, 2017

Too much of a liberal PR machine. No longer a reliable information source and very pro Islam. Full Review

 Ron Graham
Ron Graham
December 16, 2017

Nice to have a news source not totally dedicated to the US moron and his complete stupidity. Full Review

 Tony Matson Jr
Tony Matson Jr
December 15, 2017

Great App good variety of stories plus not as biased as a lot of the American news stations Full Review

 Virgo Olokun
Virgo Olokun
December 18, 2017

I like the "Live News" option. Just tap and receive. I try to get as much news from as many different venues as possible. This assists me in doing so with ease. Full Review

 A. Sarfraz
A. Sarfraz
December 15, 2017

Ads before video clips are very annoying. Full Review

 Desiree Mccrorey
Desiree Mccrorey
December 14, 2017

High quality content, one of the most trustworthy news sources. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
December 14, 2017

Important to get real news from many different sources. Full Review

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