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Description

The BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app also offers the BBC World Service Radio streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories 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 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:
- Popular. Keep on top of popular stories and videos from across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio, available in the Live tab, 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

Other features:
- Push notifications for the latest important news stories
- My News Follow topics you are interested in and find them in the My News tab
- 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
- 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 Urban Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. You can choose to unsubscribe from BBC News push notifications in 'Settings'.

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. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: News & Magazines

Google Play

Privacy Policy

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Version History

Launched Nov 05, 2013 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.

Apr 24
2019
(Current)
Version Varies with device

We update the app regularly to enhance your experience. This release brings some improvements to underlying services within the app, as well as small bug fixes.

Mar 27
2018
Version v.2018.03.28

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Dec 12
2017
Version v.2017.12.13

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Dec 05
2017
Version v.2017.12.06

We release regular updates to the BBC News app. In this version we have made some improvements to article content links as well as some fixes and performance enhancements.

Nov 26
2017
Version v.2017.11.27

We release regular updates to the BBC News app. In this version we have made some improvements to article content links as well as some fixes and performance enhancements.

Nov 14
2017
Version v.2017.11.15

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Oct 16
2017
Version v.2017.10.16

We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Oct 05
2017
Version v.2017.10.06

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Sep 24
2017
Version v.2017.09.25

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Jul 19
2017
Version v.2017.07.20

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to enhance the experience.

May 24
2017
Version v.2017.05.25

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to enhance the experience.

May 24
2017
Version v.2017.05.24

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This release includes fixes to offline reading

May 17
2017
Version v.2017.05.17

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This release includes fixes to offline reading

May 15
2017
Version v.2017.05.15

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This release includes fixes to offline reading

May 11
2017
Version v.2017.05.11

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This release includes fixes to offline reading

Apr 20
2017
Version v.2017.04.20

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This release includes fixes to offline reading

Apr 03
2017
Version v.2017.04.03

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Feb 10
2017
Version v.2017.02.10

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Dec 12
2016
Version v.2016.12.12

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.

Dec 06
2016
Version v.2016.12.06

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.
What's new -
We have added a swipe through video experience from BBC Stories. Human stories which reveal the world you live in –
the perfect complement to your daily news

Nov 25
2016
Version v.2016.11.25

We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.
This release
includes
- A brand new video feature in the mobile app that enables you to swipe through a curated list of “videos
of the day”. For the first time you will be able to watch full screen portrait video created for ease of use on
mobile.
- Improved navigation with clearer sections and style

Sep 23
2016
Version v.2016.09.23

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.
- This
release includes fixes to offline reading

Sep 21
2016
Version v.2016.09.21

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.

Sep 15
2016
Version v.2016.09.15

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.

Jul 25
2016
Version v.2016.03.15

We are making monthly updates to improve performance and fix issues we identify from your feedback.

Jun 29
2015
Version v.2015.06.29

Added support for Android 5.0 Lollipop and general bug fixes.
Pre-release required for upcoming version 3
improvements.

Nov 25
2014
Version 2.5.3

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

Sep 30
2013
Version v.2.5.1

Sep 12
2013
Version v.2.5

Jul 06
2013
Version v.2.4.3

Jul 04
2013
Version v.2.4.2

Feb 23
2012
Version v.1.0

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