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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

We're aware of an issue affecting some people using the latest update to our app - where it crashes intermittently. Were working hard to fix this asap. Apologies for any inconvenience this is causing.


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Customer Reviews


In every aspect this application is poor. From layout to grammar and everything you can possibly conceive in between. Constantl crashes and freezes my device and struggles to load stories. What stories i does have are spammed threw every section of the application and there is 0 variation in news. Constantly pushes political news when there are far more interesting or prominent stories happening at any time. As mentioned before, there are numerous grammatical errors in every story. Would not recommend to anyone! In the latest update all features have become worse and i can no longer use it, it crashes every time i launch the app.

Buggy, glitchy, slow, broken

This current version is awful. I don't really mind the design, though I slightly prefer the old one, it's just that it's so unresponsive. It crashes constantly. It links to the website for live feeds like sports updates and half the time they don't load or it links to a dead page. It's so frustrating to use. It is literally easier to open your web browser app, navigate to the news website and work from there. It doesn't even scroll smoothly between the different news sections- argh!! It's so frustrating to use. I have it on my iPad and iPhone 6, same problems.

What have they done? It's so rubbish.

How simple is it to make an app that draws off news items from their own news sources?
The new format is ok, better than it was, but still trying to catch up with Sky. iPad app is clunky and has too many videos. iPhone app is much better as a source of news to read. Or at least it was until some idiot released an update, clearly without any testing. The app no longer works properly. They'll fix it at some point, but the BBC's contempt for its users is derisory and pretty much sums up their whole attitude towards their low priority customers in the UK.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • 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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