BBC News

BBC News


(4 stars)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 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
  • (67 stars)

    by Douglas Langhorne on 07/06/2014

    Not so bad

  • (67 stars)

    by Martin Wilding on 07/06/2014

    If your a news hound like me this is for you! Concise very easy to use. I love the breaking news notification and you can watch live news from the BBC. Quality app.

  • (67 stars)

    by Gregory Genius on 06/06/2014

    If you leave the news to run it cuts out after a time is the only problem i have with it apart from that it works fine and give you the information you're looking for

  • (67 stars)

    by Luiza Alixandre on 05/06/2014

    Fast News

  • (67 stars)

    by Benjamin Outhwaite on 05/06/2014

    The only place you need to visit for the latest news. The best journalists; unrivalled coverage and vast articles - BBC news proves to top the list of modern day broadcasting companies.

  • (67 stars)

    by Sabha Hussain on 05/06/2014


  • (67 stars)

    by Darren Furnival on 05/06/2014

    You get everything you need in your pocket....