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BBC News

By Media Applications Technologies Limited


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

Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK news, world news, politics, business, technology and sport.

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

NB Please note that to refresh the app you should pull down on the main content area. See in-app help page for further details.

The BBC News app offers the following:
- Breaking news
- Top Stories and latest headlines
- Features and analysis
- Live BBC News Channel
- News clips embedded in stories
- An 'Edit' menu to personalise your experience and choose news that interests you
- Share news stories by email, Facebook and Twitter
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Refresh controls to see the latest stories and updates

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 from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

What's New in Version 3.0.2

- Improved accessibility and VoiceOver support
- Re-ordered navigation for easier access to My News
- Choose which screen you see on start-up
- Bug Fixes

We are continuing to review your feedback and will be releasing further improvements in forthcoming updates.


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Customer Reviews

If only I could get the old one back

This 'upgrade' has made the app a total pain. I used to quickly browse thge categories, choose the articles I wanted to read and get on with it. Now I am presented with videos which I do not want, and which do not have a text equivalent which given the slow connections I have are useless, if I wanted to watch videos to learn the news, I would use the TV.
I am not interested in what other people are reading, I want to easily make my own selection EACH DAY so the idea of making my own news list is crazy. PLEASE tell me how to get the old version back, or at least bring back the simple - fast loading - easily navigated directory which used to be the old app. I used this app more than any other app, now I just give up and either go to the Guardian app or wait for the news on the radio. Feels like a real loss

If it ain't broke don't 'fix' it

I feel compelled to write a review for the first time following the most recent update to your app. In a similar fashion to the appalling redesign of your sports news website, this app is an abomination of design with little thought for the user or how they might transition from old to new. Top rated and top shared should not take premium slot, move them please, and why create a journey that requires so many more button clicks to get the overview of the news across all categories. What was wrong with the tiled set up of the old app which I used every day multiple times. Seriously need to do some better customer testing as the reviews on here demonstrate. #delete

I've really tried to give it a chance, but...

I really have, I loved the old list style format as it gave me an at a glance summary of news items to read. Now I'm scrolling all over the place. It seems to have been designed by the "me, me" generation that are used to looking at pictures all the time instead of the actual news itself.

And now the latest build has nabbed my Back button so when I look at an item for a specific news group I have to scroll the damned way too long menu in order to get back to where I nearly was.

I don't know what the make up is of the user group who thought this was a great interface but you may wish to try real live real world people next time!

BBC News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: 27 February 2015
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Size: 9.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer: Media Applications Technologies Limited
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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