BBC News

BBC News


The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel, to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better overall performance. So you can get more of the news that matters to you.


Key features:

Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

My News is a newly introduced feature allowing you to personalise your news offering.
Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day.

Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, Entertainment and Health or search for your own subjects of interest whether they’re people, places, things or themes

More of the news you care about
We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
- Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC News channel, up-to-the-minute reports available 24-hours a day
- Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
- Access to our full range of video and audio
- Photo galleries and full-screen images


Other features:
- Push notifications for breaking news stories
- Video over 3G and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Home screen widgets. Configurable to reflect your choice of topics, resizable to suit your screen layout and stylable to view as a stack or list widget
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/

You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.


Permissions
- INTERNET: Used to get the latest news content from the BBC
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Used to determine whether you are on 3G or Wifi to deliver the best quality content
- WAKE_LOCK: Used if you enable background updates in settings
- GET_ACCOUNTS: Used to determine if your device is capable of receiving Push messages
- C2D_RECEIVE/C2D_MESSAGE: Used to receive Push messages if you opt in
- ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows the app to suggest news based on your location (Android 4.0 and above)
- READ_SYNC_SETTINGS/WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS/AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS: Used for managing background updates to get the latest news content from the BBC (Android 4.0 and above)

Recent changes:
Version 3.0.1 UK:
Some performance improvements, fixed several crashes, and a new 4x1 headline widget.

Version 3.0.0 UK:
The redesigned BBC News app brings you more content, greater personalisation and improved performance

Add topics to your personal My News feed wherever you see the + icon

Get suggested topics based on location, what’s in the news or use Topic Search

Enjoy a fuller selection of stories:
- Journalism from BBC correspondents
- Most Read and Most Watched
- Photo galleries
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About BBC News
The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel, to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better overall performance. So you can get more of the news that matters to you.


Key features:

Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

My News is a newly introduced feature allowing you to personalise your news offering.
Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day.

Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, Entertainment and Health or search for your own subjects of interest whether they’re people, places, things or themes

More of the news you care about
We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
- Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC News channel, up-to-the-minute reports available 24-hours a day
- Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
- Access to our full range of video and audio
- Photo galleries and full-screen images


Other features:
- Push notifications for breaking news stories
- Video over 3G and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Home screen widgets. Configurable to reflect your choice of topics, resizable to suit your screen layout and stylable to view as a stack or list widget
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/

You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.


Permissions
- INTERNET: Used to get the latest news content from the BBC
- ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Used to determine whether you are on 3G or Wifi to deliver the best quality content
- WAKE_LOCK: Used if you enable background updates in settings
- GET_ACCOUNTS: Used to determine if your device is capable of receiving Push messages
- C2D_RECEIVE/C2D_MESSAGE: Used to receive Push messages if you opt in
- ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows the app to suggest news based on your location (Android 4.0 and above)
- READ_SYNC_SETTINGS/WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS/AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS: Used for managing background updates to get the latest news content from the BBC (Android 4.0 and above)

Recent changes:
Version 3.0.1 UK:
Some performance improvements, fixed several crashes, and a new 4x1 headline widget.

Version 3.0.0 UK:
The redesigned BBC News app brings you more content, greater personalisation and improved performance

Add topics to your personal My News feed wherever you see the + icon

Get suggested topics based on location, what’s in the news or use Topic Search

Enjoy a fuller selection of stories:
- Journalism from BBC correspondents
- Most Read and Most Watched
- Photo galleries

User reviews of BBC News
Excellent news app for UK users, clean and functional, typically BBC
Feb 24, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 hours ago
To slow to use I used to use this app all the time becuase it would update the news feed even on a 2G connection but now unless you have a really good 3G it is useless. I now find it easier to catch up on the latest news headlines using my phones browser. I understand that technoligy needs to be improved but this isn't an improvement. Please give us the option to revert to the previous app.
A Google User
6 hours ago
Worst App Upgrade Ever! Take something good and do a poor update. Too much clutter. Unwanted areas of news you can't remove, so it isn't really 'my news' anymore. Severely disappointed with this update.
A Google User
9 hours ago
Updates should make improvements but... After the latest update the nice fitting 4x2 widget has vanished to be replaced with odd sizes of 2x2 and 3x3 which just don't look right of give as much info! Used to use the widget daily, now useless! Change it back!
A Google User
10 hours ago
Nearly great It takes so much longer to read headlines that I have installed an older version of the app which does not have this new unintuitive user interface
A Google User
12 hours ago
New Update Awful Slow, crashes, harder to find the content. Old version please so I can read the news not debug or try to find where I am in the app.