BBC News

BBC News

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

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Get the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

See the top stories from the UK and around the world, and personalise your experience by choosing to see the latest news on topics such as technology, sport, entertainment, health and business.

You can also watch the BBC News channel for up-to-the-minute live reports, and see video clips on most of the top stories.

Key Features:
 • All the latest news as it happens
 • Opt in for breaking news push notifications
 • In-story video over 3G and WiFi
 • Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them offline at your leisure
 • Share stories to a range of social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
 • Personalise the home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences
 • Live streaming of the BBC News channel for Android 4.0+ devices
 • Home screen widgets
 • Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
 • Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
 • Ability to send stories, video, and photos directly to the BBC News team
 • Full range of News categories: Top Stories, World, UK, Sport, Technology, Entertainment & Arts, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Business, Politics, Health, Education, Science & Environment, Features & analysis, Also In The News
 • Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system

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

You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.

 • INTERNET: Used to get the latest news content from the BBC
 • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Used to determine whether you are on 3G or Wifi to deliver the best quality content
 • WAKE_LOCK: Used if you enable background updates in settings
 • GET_ACCOUNTS: Used to determine if your device is capable of receiving Push messages
 • C2D_RECEIVE/C2D_MESSAGE: Used to receive Push messages if you opt in

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Recently changed in this version

New in this build:
 • Fix for an issue that made videos unavailable over 3G on some networks

Account permission is required to determine if your device is capable of receiving push notifications.

Comments and ratings for BBC News
  • (66 stars)

    by Tauseef Mehrali on 28/07/2014

    Recent events in Palestine have highlighted the inadequacy and charade of impartiality of the BBC. Let the mass uninstalling begin.

  • (66 stars)

    by Nick Ludlow on 28/07/2014

    Was good but now won't hardly load up news!

  • (66 stars)

    by Oosman Sarwar on 28/07/2014

    One sided zionist influenced news

  • (66 stars)

    by Asgher Ali on 28/07/2014

    Funded by Zionist

  • (66 stars)

    by Pat Hargreaves on 27/07/2014

    Not good, live feed rarely works, though it does on other apps. Used to be OK as a whole, never brilliant but OK. Update worsened everything. Hoping for improvements .....

  • (66 stars)

    by Vicky Seel on 27/07/2014

    Great app until f1 weekends. Cant use the app because it tells you the results as a headline before they show bbc highlights coverage on tv .. fustrating to say the least so easy to fix! This prevents me from giving higher rating!

  • (66 stars)

    by Faton Mehmeti on 27/07/2014

    one of their breakibg news was that an israeli soldier twisted his ankle in combat. as upposed to reporting about 166 children massacared and 1300 seriously injured for life