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Price: Free Download Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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Languages Supported: English

This app needs permission to access:

  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Open network sockets
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.5.3 UK
  • General update and bug fixes.

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Product Features

  • Simple design with scroll functionality to enable efficient browsing
  • In-story video over 3G and wi-fi
  • On a story page, swipe sideways to read the next story
  • Sharing tools: on a story page, tap to post stories to a range of social networks or email to a friend
  • Latest and breaking news ticker
  • An 'Edit' menu, allowing you to personalise the homescreen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences
  • Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
  • Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
  • Ability to send stories and photos directly to the BBC News team
  • Full range of available news categories: Top Stories, World, UK, Sport, Technology, Entertainment & Arts, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Business, Politics, Health, Education, Science & Environment, Features & Analysis, Also in the News

Product Description

Get the latest and breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.
Stories are arranged in categories including Top Stories, World, UK, and Sport. The app offers stories and video.
You can personalise the homescreen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your interests.

Technical Details

Size: 2.1MB
Version: 2.5.3 UK
Developed By: Media Applications Technologies Ltd ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • 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 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

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You can tick off a checklist as to types of news you want to read about e.g. politics, sport and even location such as Wales, Scotland etc. Very easy to read on Kindle. Thrilled with this app.

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One of the few 3rd party APPS on the Kindle Fire that works as it should. And presumably being the BBC our data is secure with them...
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Fine app, as we've come to expect from the Beeb.

I use it on my old Android tablet and Android phone but have discovered a novel problem on my new Kindle Fire HDX 7". The auto rotating screen works fine on the old tablet and phone, and many other apps do on the HDX, but for this app it's upside-down!

Sounds silly, I know, but although the app rotates to landscape orientation and back to portrait, it only displays portrait with the case spine on the right, i.e upside-down.

Don't actually think this is a BBC problem but an HDX one. This doesn't happen with many apps I've discovered but it also happens with the Bamboo Paper app.

This unusual problem doesn't affect the BBC Weather app.

Otherwise this is surely the de-facto news app for any platform.
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This app is as good as it is on regular android, which I use daily. However on the kindle it only orientates one way, which at least for the case I have is the wrong way. Only a minor gripe, but still very annoying. If it gets fixed this app will be perfect.
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By Aspen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 Dec. 2013
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News is clearly laid out and is regularly updated. It's not in depth but it's a convenient way to check headline stories and breaking news. Further sub headings give country specific news for the UK with other sub headings covering sport, business, financial etc. It's a free service and good if you're out and about.

Edited: the app isn't working on my kindle Fire. It's fine on my iPad. Amazon are looking into a tech problem as it won't download at all.
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This is an useful free app for the Kindle Fire HD. It's easy to install and to use. New items appear clearly and there is good video coverage. Recommended.

Chris Allen is a Technical Author and writer with the following books available through Amazon:
The Beam of Interest: Taken by Storm
Hypnotic Tales 2013: Some Light Some Dark
Call of the Void: The Strange Life and Times of a Confused Person: 1
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This is excellent in that it is succinct in its presentation of the news.
It is helpful in that you can adjust the amount of news and the subjects you wish to receive.
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Love this app. It's quick and easy to see an over view on what's going on in the UK and world wide when I don't have time to turn the telly on. It's updated regularly and I can choose from the headline the articles I am interested in. So easy to use.
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