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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.

Tips to help you keep tabs of your data consumption:
# ABC News 24 can use up to 300MB of data per hour.
# Live radio streams can consume up to 40 MB per hour.

*** 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

Fixed issues based on feedback:
- Some headings cropped on some 7 inch tablets.
- Better handling of some error conditions for users outside of Australia.

Comments and ratings for ABC
  • (66 stars)

    by John Atkinson on 05/09/2014

    Love the ABC no matter where or how I access it.

  • (66 stars)

    by Hans G on 04/09/2014

    Great app, easy to use and well displayed, with the usual quality articles expected from ABC news.

  • (66 stars)

    by John Holley on 04/09/2014

    Headlines now fit page, news reports well written, comprehensive coverage.

  • (66 stars)

    by Greg Norris on 04/09/2014

    All you would want in an app. Thorough yet straight forward menu system. Item Headers with enough information to let you know if you want more or not. Thank you

  • (66 stars)

    by Tim McCulloch on 03/09/2014

    Alarm doesn't work, streaming crashes, app crashes

  • (66 stars)

    by Dale Andrews on 03/09/2014

    Great app!

  • (66 stars)

    by Ani Pandey on 03/09/2014

    Fantastic work