BBC News

BBC News

for Android

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Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live in the Video tab, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news topics to suit your interests.

Key features:

Top Stories

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

My News

is a 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 content and topics that interest you using the


. 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:



. Keep on top of popular stories and videos from across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day


Live BBC News channel

, available in the Video tab, 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


full-screen images

Other features:


Push notifications

for breaking news stories


My News

Follow topics you are interested in and find them in the My News tab



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


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 Airship 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.

You can choose to unsubscribe from BBC News push notifications in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.

For more information about how and why we use information about you, please visit the BBC News App Privacy Notice:

The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy Policy which can be found here:

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at


- 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 4.1 and above)


BBC News is a product developed by Media Applications Technologies for the BBC. This site is not directly affiliated with Media Applications Technologies for the BBC. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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