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Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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Languages Supported: English

This app needs permission to access:

  • Write the sync settings
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
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Latest updates

What's new in version 5.1.0.141
  • We release regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance. This release is mainly about behind the scenes tweaks and maintenance.

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Product 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.
  • Popular allows you to 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

Product description

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

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

• We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
• Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
• Access to our full range of video and audio
• Photo galleries and full-screen images

Other features:
• 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
• Home screen widgets. Configurable to reflect your choice of topics, resizable to suit your screen layout and styleable to view as a headline or list widget
• 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

No 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 www.bbc.co.uk/privacy
If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at ww.bbc.co.uk/terms">http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms

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
• 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)

Technical details

Size: 9.7MB
Version: 5.1.0.141
Developed By: BBC MEDIA APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Write the sync settings
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Read the sync settings
  • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
Minimum Operating System: Android 5.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

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