BBC News

BBC News


Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. From breaking news, to business, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport, all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are.

Key features:
 • All the latest news as it happens
 • Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
 • Opt in for breaking news push notifications
 • Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them offline at your leisure
 • Share stories to a range of social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
 • Personalise the home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences
 • Listen live to BBC World Service radio
 • Home screen widgets to keep you up to date
 • Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
 • Set text size to suit your preferences
 • Ability to send stories, video, and photos directly to the BBC News team
 • Full range of News categories: Top stories, US & Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, UK, Technology, Business, Features & Analysis, Science & Environment, Entertainment & Arts, Health, Also In The News, Sport
 • Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system.

*Currently unavailable for devices running 2.2 and below. We are working on a fix and this will be available soon.

Version 2.4.4:
 • Push notifications for big breaking news stories
 • Landscape support for all devices
 • Various bug fixes including an issue that occasionally caused duplicate push notifications.



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

Recent changes:
New in this build:
 • Fix for an issue that prevented videos playing when ad-blocking applications are installed.
 • Fix for an issue that made videos unavailable over 3G on some networks.

Account permission is required to determine if your device is capable of receiving push notifications.
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About BBC News
Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. From breaking news, to business, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport, all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are.

Key features:
 • All the latest news as it happens
 • Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
 • Opt in for breaking news push notifications
 • Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them offline at your leisure
 • Share stories to a range of social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
 • Personalise the home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences
 • Listen live to BBC World Service radio
 • Home screen widgets to keep you up to date
 • Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
 • Set text size to suit your preferences
 • Ability to send stories, video, and photos directly to the BBC News team
 • Full range of News categories: Top stories, US & Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, UK, Technology, Business, Features & Analysis, Science & Environment, Entertainment & Arts, Health, Also In The News, Sport
 • Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system.

*Currently unavailable for devices running 2.2 and below. We are working on a fix and this will be available soon.

Version 2.4.4:
 • Push notifications for big breaking news stories
 • Landscape support for all devices
 • Various bug fixes including an issue that occasionally caused duplicate push notifications.



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

Recent changes:
New in this build:
 • Fix for an issue that prevented videos playing when ad-blocking applications are installed.
 • Fix for an issue that made videos unavailable over 3G on some networks.

Account permission is required to determine if your device is capable of receiving push notifications.

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User reviews of BBC News
Quaility news, although a little boring.
Apr 3, 2013
17/3/2013 BBC news app. Decent variety of articles. Works ok.No force close problems.However seems to only be viewable in portrait view on my tablet for some odd reason .
Mar 17, 2013
This used to be a great app. Now I keep getting an advert for BBC Travel sliding over from the right. Farewell, Beeb: uninstalling.
Dec 14, 2011
Good app (widget) and good news ;-)
Nov 18, 2011
A mixed bag. The selection of news needs some getting used to. Don't know why since its design is simple and elegant.
Sep 19, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 11:09 AM
Awesome. Getting news from around the globe. Great app to keep updated with the daily happenings.
A Google User
Monday 10:42 AM
Does not load all articles Does not load all articles no matter how many times you click reload.
A Google User
Monday 8:50 AM
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A Google User
Monday 6:42 AM
Why I like it I'm a student. I want to know more about the worldwide thru this. And it makes me improve my English writing and idiomatic.
A Google User
Monday 6:15 AM
Articles not loading! Why are the articles NOT loading? This POS is done! Good bye! Learn how to write code!