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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.

Get an alert as breaking news happens. These connect you to all the information of the event as it unfolds.

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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  • (67 stars)

    by Darryl Bird on 12/05/2015

    all you need

  • (67 stars)

    by Alistair Cornell on 12/05/2015

    Unobtrusive. Timely. Well selected news alerts.

  • (67 stars)

    by keith jacob on 11/05/2015

    So I can listen to absorbing reports any time; on tap! wonderful !

  • (67 stars)

    by Andrew Thomas on 11/05/2015

    In a world more obsessed with politics and ideology over pragmatism, the ABC is one of few remaining bastions of balanced reporting and detailed analysis of current affairs. The app is also effortless to use.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jocelyn Lyon on 11/05/2015

    News, great for keeping in touch while away.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jay Adams on 11/05/2015

    This is a fantastic app which keeps me up to date with relevant news not that celebrity rubbish on other sites

  • (67 stars)

    by Tony Oliver-Dearman on 10/05/2015

    An eaay to use and versatile app. With the ABC radio app what more could you need?

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