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Download our app for award-winning journalism and breaking news stories from the UK and around the world. We take you to the heart of the stories that shape our world, offering live events, eyewitness reports, expert analysis and opinion.

Key Features:
Breaking news notifications - be the first to find out about major developing stories
Watch Sky News in the Live Tab (when you've got connection)
Easy navigation to see headlines on multiple topics from politics to entertainment
• Read articles while you're offline
Dark mode - change your preferences any time from the settings cog

Stay up to date with what's happening around the world from a range of topics:
• Top Stories - the latest headlines, breaking news, live stories & video
• Podcasts - listen to our radio shows including Daily, All Out Politics, Behind the Headline, Sophy Ridge on Sunday and Backstage
• Opinion – read Sky Views from our specialists and first person pieces from those at the heart of a story
• UK - headlines from across the United Kingdom
• World - significant events from around the world
• Politics - latest developments in Westminster, including brexit and elections
• US - headlines from the United States
• Ocean Rescue - learn about how the world is tackling plastics in our ocean
• Sport - stories spanning football, cricket, tennis, F1, rugby, athletics, boxing, horse racing and more
• Science & Technology – latest developments in tech changing our world
• Business – headlines from the city, and economic stories affecting consumers
• Ents & Arts - art, showbiz and entertainment stories from around the world
• Offbeat - the strange and bizarre

Please note: Watching video may incur additional mobile network and/or WiFi charges.

Google Play Store Category:

Primary: Applications

Secondary: News & Magazines

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Version History

Launched Oct 21, 2013 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Feb 18
2020
(Current)
Version 4.16.1

• We've fixed an issue where the podcast subscribe links weren't working. You'll now be able to subscribe to Sky News podcasts and listen when you want.
• We've also made some visual enhancements to our indexes and articles.

Jan 14
2020
Version 4.15.0

Updates and bug fixes

Oct 14
2019
Version 4.14.1

Bug fix: Device screen no longer sleeps when watching Sky News live stream

Our latest update introduces a home for Podcasts, with content ranging from Daily news podcasts and All Out Politics, to our entertainment podcast, Backstage

May 22
2019
Version 4.14.0

Our latest update introduces a home for Podcasts, with content ranging from Daily news podcasts and All Out Politics, to our entertainment podcast, Backstage

May 19
2019
Version 4.13.1

We've made a minor change to how we send breaking news notifications. Please update Sky News to the latest version to ensure you continue receiving notifications.

If you don't have breaking news notifications enabled, open the Sky News app and turn it on from Settings.

Nov 28
2018
Version 4.13.0.751387

We've made some visual enhancements to Top Stories and other section pages

Nov 25
2018
Version 4.12.0.743244

Bug fixes to improve stability

Nov 11
2018
Version 4.11.2.658875

We've updated the application to support Android Oreo features.
- Updated the notification settings on Oreo and above
- Made the widget much more efficient in terms of battery usage
- Fixed a crash when resuming the app after opening a notification

Sep 10
2018
Version 4.11.1.630939

General bug fixes and enhancements to improve stability

Aug 14
2018
Version 4.11.0.611033

We're introducing a new way to watch the latest videos right from Top Stories
We’ve refreshed the look of our app on tablets to make it cleaner and easier to use
General bug fixes and enhancements

Jul 30
2018
Version 4.10.0.541857

General bug fixes and stability improvements

Apr 24
2018
Version 4.9.0.487953

General bug fixes and enhancements

Feb 28
2018
Version 4.8.1.430403

* We have enhanced the visual design of the app to make is clear and easier to use
* Additional bug fixes and stability improvements


Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Jan 15
2018
Version 4.8.0.378777

We have refreshed the look of our app

Dec 03
2017
Version 4.7.5.340890

We’ve created a new home for Opinion pieces in our app. As well as breaking the biggest news stories, we want to help explain why these stories matter and give a voice to those at the heart of them. Check out the new section, we hope you enjoy it.

Nov 06
2017
Version 4.7.4.306785

After reading your feedback, we've stopped asking you for feedback so frequently!

Oct 04
2017
Version 4.7.3.263220

* Bug fixes and stability improvements
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Sep 20
2017
Version 4.7.2.243965

* Bug fixes and stability improvements
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Sep 01
2017
Version 4.7.1.234172

* Fixed a bug that prevented disabling notifications
* You can now get to our live blogs directly from a notification
* You can now share our videos from the app onto social media
* You can now get to the Digest directly from a notification
* Bug fixes and stability improvements
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Aug 30
2017
Version 4.7.0.231254

* You can now get to our live blogs directly from a notification
* You can now share our videos from the app onto social media
* You can now get to the Digest directly from a notification
* Bug fixes and stability improvements
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Jun 26
2017
Version 4.6.2.157691

App stability improvements and bug fixes

Jun 01
2017
Version 4.6.1.125206

* We have refreshed the design of our article pages
* We removed the content refresh bar, as you didn’t find it useful.
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

May 30
2017
Version 4.5.0.62444

What’s new:
Updated: Ability to watch square and portrait videos
Fixed: Bugs to improve general performance
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Dec 12
2016
Version 4.4.0.0365

Updated: We’ve listened to your feedback and have updated the design for a better experience
Updated: You can now watch the live stream internationally in supported countries
New: See how recently a story has been updated
New: Digest can now contain links so you can get straight into other articles
Fixed: Some bugs that caused the app to crash
Fixed: A bug that caused Digest to be downloaded twice when rotating on tablet
Fixed: A bug that caused the push notification sound to stop working

Nov 04
2016
Version 4.3.2.0030

Fixed: An issue that was causing the app to crash after upgrading to the latest version.
New: Introducing Digest, a summary of the main news stories delivered to your device twice a day.
New: Our privacy policy is now available from the menu.
Fixed: Videos work again on Huawei devices.
Fixed: A bug that caused some tablets to crash in multi-window mode.
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Nov 02
2016
Version 4.3.1.0026

New: Introducing Digest, a summary of the main news stories delivered to your device twice a day.
New: Our privacy policy is now available from the menu.
Fixed: Videos work again on Huawei devices.
Fixed: A bug that caused some tablets to crash in
multi-window mode.
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Oct 28
2016
Version 4.3.0024

New: Introducing Digest, a summary of the main news stories delivered to your device twice a day.
New: Our privacy policy is now available from the menu.
Fixed: Videos work again on Huawei devices.
Fixed: A bug that caused some tablets to crash in
multi-window mode.
Send us your feedback and suggestions at: https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Aug 10
2016
Version 4.2.0319

- UPDATED: You can now see the duration of a video before you play it
- General bug fixes and improvements
- NEW: Great new video section, showcasing the latest Sky News video in one place
- Your report – Seen something newsworthy? You can now send pictures, videos, and comments to the newsroom
We’re improving our app all the time, so keep checking for the latest updates. We would love to hear from you so please submit any feedback or suggestions at https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Apr 26
2016
Version 4.1.0302

- We’ve listened to your feedback - You can now access our live blogs directly from Top Stories and other section pages
- All images can now be viewed in full screen and support pinch to zoom. Including images in stories
- Higher quality images are now available on stories and image galleries
We’re improving our app all the time, so keep checking for the latest updates. We would love to hear from you so please submit any feedback or suggestions at https://skynews.ideas.aha.io/ideas/new

Mar 29
2016
Version 4.0.0015

Mar 14
2016
Version 3.1.0300

Jan 05
2016
Version 3.0.0276

Jul 30
2015
Version 2.5.2

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://help.sky.com/articles/sky-privacy-and-cookies-notice


# Important information for existing users #


People using older versions of the Sky News apps on iPhone and Android will not be able to watch video from 1st June because of a software update to our video processing capability.


If you are affected, you will need to update your app to the latest version.


In order to be able to view on demand clips, you need to be on version 2.3 or above of the app, and to watch the bulletin content (headlines, weather and showbiz), you need to be on version 2.5 or above.


If you are affected, you can upgrade to the latest version of the app if you are using Android 4.0.3 or above.

Jun 01
2015
Version 2.5.1

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://help.sky.com/articles/sky-privacy-and-cookies-notice


# Important information for existing users #


People using older versions of the Sky News apps on iPhone and Android will not be able to watch video from 1st June because of a software update to our video processing capability.


If you are affected, you will need to update your app to the latest version.


In order to be able to view on demand clips, you need to be on version 2.3 or above of the app, and to watch the bulletin content (headlines, weather and showbiz), you need to be on version 2.5 or above.


If you are affected, you can upgrade to the latest version of the app if you are using Android 4.0.3 or above.

Mar 30
2015
Version 2.5.0

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://www.sky.com/privacy

Feb 26
2015
Version 2.4.0

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://www.sky.com/privacy

Dec 09
2014
Version 2.3.0

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://www.sky.com/privacy

Oct 01
2014
Version 2.2.0

The Sky News mobile app is now even better, with added depth on the big breaking news stories.

Delve deeper with image galleries, live blogs, graphs and interactive pictures, all optimised for your Android smartphone.


You can read all the top stories from the newsroom with sections for UK News, World News, Politics, Business, Entertainment, Strange News, and a new Technology News section.


Key Features:
• Enjoy a whole new level of depth on the main stories of the day
• Headlines, showbiz and weather bulletins
• A new technology news section
• Send your breaking news story directly into the Sky Newsroom via Your Report
• Swipe between articles and categories
• Share articles via Facebook and Twitter


If you encounter any problems in using this app please contact us at apps@bskyb.com and we will try to resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at: http://www.sky.com/privacy

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