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BBC News

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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 3.9.3

Thanks for the feedback. This update fixes some of your reported bugs and crashes, frees up memory, and resolves an iPad Pro size issue.


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Customer Reviews

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

How not to do software upgrades. This will be a case study I guess, how to take a good working app and mess it up by adding slick "features" that too few people need/want. A clear case of not getting the maxim that in software 'less is more'. It's slow cumbersome and please give back the old version. It bloats and needs to be deleted every 2-3 months and reinstalled to clear 2-3gb of saved, well I dunno what it saves but it does save something. The old versions was stable, useable and had a low resource footprint now it's just a big fattie!
The news is of course the Beeb so as impartial as one could expect and very current with excellent world wide coverage. I would rate this 4-5 while the app gets 0 hence the fudged 2.

My go-to news site

This is one of the few apps that I use several times a day every day. The interface is well thought through, it's responsive, and it's backed by the BBC's usual high standard of reporting. If there is one flaw it is that there is no support for landscape mode and consequently sometimes the videos are smaller than they need to be. It's not a big problem, so I'm sticking with my five star rating.


I usually don't have time to start the video on interesting articles. I then rely on the text. Sometimes the text is very good and tells me what I need to know. Often the text tells me nothing and I must take time to access the video or more usually I'm irritated and move on. Overall it's a good service.

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: 3.9.3
  • Size: 15.1 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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