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 in the Video tab, 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

Version 4.7.1

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Editors' Notes

The BBC News app is about as trusted a news source as you’ll find, but what we really love is how it lets us create our own bespoke channel. Choose topics from a staggeringly comprehensive list, and suddenly you’re getting just the stories that truly matter to you. It makes the challenge of keeping up with the world almost manageable.



I have used this app for several years but lately it has become so ... so .... bad !!!!
I expect a news app to be up-to-date but lately this app is so slow in updating the news.
You can see stories on the app that have been there for days and do you honestly think that by changing the timeline on the story makes it more current ? ... it doesn’t.
I live in Lancashire and I have to wait for days for that section to update and can someone explain why nothing seems to happen over the weekend !!! you are lucky to get a news update over the weekend and when you do, it stays there for several days.
This is a really poor app which used to be good but now, it’s time to delete and find my news somewhere else

Don’t like the ‘need to know’ headline


Update Nov 17:
The app could be better. I have not set up any personal settings on the home screen but the main headline says, ‘In a hurry, here’s what you need to know this morning.’ I would prefer not to see this heading but to see the main news headline here instead. Seems a bit of a wasted space, I just want to see the news not a headline telling me what I ‘need to know’ thanks.


Update: I like this version much more than the last. A good layout of information and channels. Hasn't crashed at all. Well done dev for persevering.


I preferred the layout of the old one. I would simply like rows of small news squares scrolling from left to right, with each of the categories I am interested in on each row. I do not want the big square at the top. Why can't I customise the screen to make this all happen? Let's hope someone is listening as this app could be so good.


BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited
48.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© BBC 2015


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