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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 3.2.0

- Cleared all of the crashing issues noted in My news by time.


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Customer Reviews

I would give 0 stars, but that's not an option.

I have 2 grievances with this app. The first one relates, generally, to the quality of the content and the quality of the journalism. The second relates to the latest update of this app.

Firstly, whoever writes the stories for this app needs to go back to school for a lesson in basic grammar, spelling and punctuation immediately as I constantly find these sorts of errors within every story on the app. I will say that the grammar, spelling and punctuation errors are not quite as frequent as on the Sky News app, however for the World's largest news operation to be making any of the above mistakes is unforgivable.

Secondly, since updating to the latest version of this app, the app crashes almost immediately on launch. This needs to be rectified without delay as it renders the app, as poor as the quality may be, absolutely unusable.

Poor since last few updates

This always used to be a very good app and worked flawlessly, since the latest new layout however (which I do prefer) there seems to be endless bugs. The app crashes for no reason (more so since the very latest update), it forgets where you were in the list meaning you have to scroll all the way down to reach the story. There is a totally pointless black banner across the top of every story to inform you what that story has been updated when in actual fact nothing worthwhile has changed.
When watching a video and you change from portrait to landscape or vice versa the progress bar stops but the counter keeps counting down.

Sad to say the Sky News app is now better, technically wise at least!

Awful re-vamp!

The recent upgrade has completely ruined a previously great app! Now there is no initial list view which made scanning news items so easy. You have to trawl through an overly-complicated, fussy list of news items, videos etc to find a story of interest. They are organised into categories such as "most read" which insults me as I'm not such a sheep as to want to only read the most read stories! I happen to have my own brain!
With lots of video content, I will now struggle to use it fully in anything other than a wifi hotspot. And where is the top bar which scrolled breaking news.
This new app is a massive disappointment and I will be deleting it off my phone now. Why fix something that isn't broken.
Ps. I'm not anti-change, only anti change for change's sake!

BBC News
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.0
  • Size: 12.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

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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