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    Published: 2012-02-21, by .

    BBC News is the official Android app of the news channel

    7
    • Scrollable streams
    • User-friendly interface
    • Fast and reliable
    • Audio and video resources too
    • It should enhance it sharing options

    "If BBC is your source, this is your app"

    There are lots of apps that stream different news sources like readers. However, there are always some sources we rely most because we're used to them or maybe because we agree with their editorial line. If that is what happen to you regarding BBC News, keep reading.

    BBC News is a news reader which only source is BBC. However, it streams BBC from different regions and categories: Sports, Health, Middle East, USA, Tech... You can choose what categories you want to highlight in the home. Each one of the rows is a category chosen by you. Thus, the home is made up by scrollable streams with articles sorted by latest. Just tap on the image to read them. It opens the article really fast.

    There's no need to launch the browser: you can read the full article from the app. What's more, you can share articles by long-pressing on its preview (not really intuitive this way to share). You can also access videos and audio resources provided by BBC as well as send to BBC news reports (attaching phone number and location) if something noticeable is happening around you.

    In a nutshell, BBC News brings to this app the most of the resources available in the web version. Reporting to the editorial team is an added-value feature. The only catch of this app is that it should enhance the sharing options.

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    Feb 21, 2012

    Description

    The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better overall performance. So you can get more of the news that matters to you.

    Key features:
    Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.
    My News is a newly introduced feature allowing you to personalise your news offering.
    Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
    Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day.
    You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen.

    Find content fast
    The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
    And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, Entertainment and Health, or search for your own subjects of interest, whether they’re people, places, things or themes.

    More of the news you care about
    We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
    - Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
    - Live BBC World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse
    - Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
    - Access to our full range of video and audio
    - Photo galleries and full-screen images

    Other features:
    - Push notifications for breaking news stories
    - Video over cellular and wifi
    - Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
    - Viewing modes. See more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen
    - Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
    - Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
    - Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference
    - Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

    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 http://www.bbc.com/privacy/
    You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.

    Users review

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    Users comments for BBC News

    Ruben ponce cortes

    by Ruben ponce cortes

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Most reliable news source I've ever had. Very professional. Same as on TV

    Bill Hovi

    by Bill Hovi

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    I love seeing world news from another perspective. BBC fills that need.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Good

    Zakauddin Niazi

    by Zakauddin Niazi

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Informative app

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    This is what i read every morning to update me whats happening.

    Paul Knight

    by Paul Knight

    Nov 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great unbiased global view. Thank you BBC.