BBC News



    BBC News's review

    Published: 2014-08-19, by .

    The official news app from BBC's journalist team

    • Push notifications for important news
    • Customize to see news important to you
    • Download only over wifi
    • None

    "What in the world is happening right now?"

    Welcome to the official BBC News app, bringing you the latest from the acclaimed UK-based journalists. All the most recent updates on tech, sports, health, entertainment, and business are here - personalize your settings so you see just the news that's most important to you. The video version of BBC News is also accessible from the app, offering live reports from around the world as developments take place.

    If you like, the app can send you push notifications as really important news breaks. You can also set it so that stories will only download when you have wifi, so you can then read them from anywhere without threatening your data plan.

    If you tune in to the BBC frequently - or if you're just looking for a solid news app covering international events - the official BBC News app is a great choice.

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    Aug 19, 2014


    Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

    The app also offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.

    Key features:

    Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

    My News is a 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.

    Find content fast
    The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
    And you can quickly find content and topics that interest you using the Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, 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 News channel, up-to-the-minute reports available 24-hours a day
    - 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 3G and wifi
    - Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
    - Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
    - Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
    - Home screen widgets. Configurable to reflect your choice of topics, resizable to suit your screen layout and stylable to view as a headline or list widget
    - Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
    - 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

    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
    - ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows the app to suggest news based on your location (Android 4.0 and above)
    - READ_SYNC_SETTINGS/WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS/AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS: Used for managing background updates to get the latest news content from the BBC (Android 4.0 and above)

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    Jan 16, 2018  |  "Poor"

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