The Sky News app has been updated to bring you the latest news, better performance and a richer experience when viewing our content.

Key Features:
• Receive notifications of breaking news
• Watch Sky News live from anywhere in the UK
• View all the latest Top Stories or browse content by section
• Read in-depth content written by Sky News correspondents
• View the very best Sky News videos in square and portrait format over WiFi and mobile network
• View image galleries in the app
• Share stories and videos on social media
• Continue reading stories offline

Please note: Watching video may incur additional mobile network and/or WiFi charges.

What's New

Version 4.9

General bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

51.7K Ratings

51.7K Ratings

Object lesson in how not to do it

Dave Highton

The concept is brilliant. Short, summarised stories that allow the user to quickly get the main detail about the current key stories. For a long time it was the go to news app.

The implementation has got worse with every update for a while now. They introduced annoying slide over adverts which would pop up from the bottom of the screen as soon as you scrolled upwards. Now they’ve stopped bothering to wait for the scroll and pop them up as soon as you tap into a story. We’re not talking targeted advertising here. We’re talking adverts for the kind of dross click bait ‘you’ll never believe how she looks now’ rubbish that fills your Facebook feed.

It’s a shame. They have to make money of course, especially with everyone ditching tv packages in favour of Netflix, but this is not the way. Finally giving up on it and deleting.

Go to News app


My go to news app, mainly because it is nicely streamlined and unfussy in layout, however...adverts popping up from the bottom of the screen, (and something from the top too, that just got in the way) so ANNOYING. I never look at them (on principle) and just tap that X as fast as I can. I do like the option to have a black or white background, I use the black one. When I can't sleep and I'm idly looking at my phone, it is least likely to disturb my husband because the light isn't so strong. If that option went, I'd be looking around for more news apps. So, the point of the app being to deliver news - Sky does that just fine.

An app getting worse

Makem #1

A year ago I’d have given this app 5 star.
The recent add in of Adverts is ruining the App! They pop up at the bottoms when you’re trying to read a story! The last thing I want when reading up on the latest news such as terrorism is a pop up!
These adverts and links it has on the bottoms of the page link into Fake news stories, rip off apps and websites!
The Sky News content is always good, good opinions sections, actual news that’s up to date! The only thing letting this app down is the use of adverts! Even on videos you want to watch in the article! I am disappointed that sky news have links and adverts to unverified news websites and fake news!


Sky UK Limited
96.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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