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The free ABC app for Android smartphones offers you independent content, whenever and wherever you want it. Watch the live stream of ABC News 24 or listen to a great selection of ABC Radio streams and podcasts while reading the latest news stories from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Following your feedback, our FREE flagship apps have been through a major overhaul and are better than ever. Stories are now enriched with audio and video and you can set your device to wake up with the ABC, selecting one of your preferred ABC TV or Radio programs.

Page turn or open the drawer menu to explore the latest News, TV and Radio content produced by the ABC team.

Start the day well informed. Set the alarm within the app to wake up to your choice of ABC News in 90 Seconds, ABC News 24, selected ABC Radio podcasts or any of our live radio streams.

You can now play related audio and video on article pages or choose from a selection of 80+ podcasts and live streams of Radio and TV.

Are you into Science or Music news? Find related ABC TV and Radio shows as you browse each topic; Check the weather and stories that are relevant to your location (Yes! ABC Local News is now available).

Pull down category pages to refresh content and ensure you have the latest available from ABC Online; Set your app to only play media files over WiFi and take better control of your data consumption.

This app was designed for smartphones but will also work on Android tablets. A tablet specific interface is already under production, coming soon to Google Play.

Tips to help you keep tabs of your data consumption:

# ABC News 24 can use from 118 MB to 207 MB per hour on Froyo and Gingerbread devices and from 116MB to 313MB per hour on Honeycomb, ICS, Jelly Bean and KitKat, depending on the strength of your network connection

# Live radio streams can consume up to 40 MB in 60 minutes

*** Note that you are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges ***

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Recently changed in this version

- Get the latest national emergencies announcements from the ABC
- Shorter URLs when you share ABC news from your Twitter account
- Improved article layout for better reading experience
- Change device orientation without disrupting video playback
- Live radio streams now also available for KitKat (4.4) users
- Resolves crashes on load reported by Froyo (2.2) and Gingerbread (2.3) users

Comments and ratings for ABC
  • (64 stars)

    by John Macdonald on 09/06/2014

    Well rounded news coverage. What else would you expect?

  • (64 stars)

    by Carl Harris on 09/06/2014

    Good for news, but keeps crashing - every time

  • (64 stars)

    by Tony Cusack on 08/06/2014

    As usual the ABC delivers what we have come to expect. How is it that the only people/groups who knock them are politicians who want to "shoot the messenger" and charlatans who want to control the message to meet their own personal profit or agenda. Good one ABC

  • (64 stars)

    by Gary Harvey on 08/06/2014


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    by louise fletcher on 08/06/2014

    Up to date and to the point. Thanks to all the team involved

  • (64 stars)

    by Jack Loh on 08/06/2014

    My only source of Australian news

  • (64 stars)

    by Chris Shelverton on 08/06/2014

    Easy to navigate, and good presentation of content.