BBC News

BBC News

By BBC Worldwide

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Current Version: 4.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 54.87 MB
  • Developer: BBC Worldwide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 34,627 Ratings


The BBC News brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists. Includes 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. You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen. Find content fast The app can suggest topics based on 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 Business, Technology, 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 World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse - Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents - Access to our full range of video and audio - Photo galleries and full-screen images Apple Watch Support: Story summaries, glanceable headlines and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your wrist Other features: - Push notifications for breaking news stories - Video over cellular and wifi - Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure - Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen - Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background - Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend - Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference - 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 You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.



  • The ideal news app

    By IsMayonaisseAnInstrument
    This app is absolutely wonderful. I originally would use a news article aggregator but got tired of having so many repeat notifications of the same news. I set out on a quest to find an alternative; being an American, I checked the New York Times (4 articles a month? Come on!) and USA Today (ads are too intrusive) before being recommended the BBC app. I downloaded it and it works fantastically - ads are minimal, I can read all I want, and (this is a plus for sure) it's unbiased! I would absolutely recommend downloading the BBC app because it is an excellent product.
  • My Favorite News Source

    By elcahu
    Huge array of what is happening in the world. US news is too Trump heavy! I feel like I can connect to the real world with BBC News, in seconds. The App itself has worked flawlessly for me.
  • Problem with pics

    By Littke2
    Everything is working fine except pictures do not download, just grey squares. App support is also missing.
  • Flawless App

    By Retfgd
    App works flawlessly on IPhone 6! New standard for apps.
  • Brillant

    By Yhemmi
    The app is great. BBC write their stories such that if you know nothing whatsoever about the subject matter you're brought up to speed in no time. Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant
  • Best news app

    By dwlusa
    I live in the US.... thankfully I have the BBC to listen to and read. Best news source as far as I am concerned..... and it's free! And, more importantly there are no ads.
  • Great app, but occasionally freezes

    By PizzaPie25
    The reporting is great and I live how easy it is to navigate the app. The only problem is that sometimes when I go to click on something or scroll down to see other news stories, it freezes! That is the only problem that I’ve had!
  • What you would expect

    By Reverend Dave
    It's the BBC! Good content, design and operation.
  • BBC news too many ads

    By 1-Pegasus
    BBC has too many ads look elsewhere
  • Great App, but increasing anti-US

    By MustangMan S-Code
    BBC is my choice for news. I find out more about home (U.S.) than US news apps. How cool is that? And they give better international news. Update: I have noticed that BBC is now partisan against non-liberals. Their bias shows too much and they need to reign it in. Report facts; let people decide. Minus 2 stars for bias.