BBC News

BBC News

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 Anthony Williams on 09/04/2014

    Videos don't go full screen I get an 5 cm picture

  • (67 stars)

    by neos kyba on 08/04/2014

    I need to check out the news on a daily basis and this app is just perfect for me

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    by Warren Sherwen on 08/04/2014


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    by mustapha Barnes on 07/04/2014


  • (67 stars)

    by James Lumsden on 07/04/2014

    Good app, however, whenever it updates it looses all you're settings for breaking news updates. Annoying.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jonathan Wilson on 07/04/2014

    This app is updated regularly and is highly customisable

  • (67 stars)

    by Jatty Lal on 06/04/2014

    First thing I check in the morning - nice and brief.