BBC World Service

BBC World Service

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4.7 (41.1K)
United States United States
The official BBC World Service news app by Zeno Media LLC offers the latest programmes and news headlines from the BBC World Service. You can to listen to the latest radio programmes using the free audio player or by using the telephone dial-up option (standard geographic mobile charges will apply. Please check with your provider for exact costs before calling).
- Read the latest news headlines from the BBC World Service website 
- Listen to your favorite radio programmes free with the audio player, or by using the standard-rate telephone dial-up service.
- You can listen to the most recent editions of:
- The Global News Podcast
- Newshour
- HARDtalk
- Sport Today
- Business Daily
- Focus on Africa, and many more
For EU users only: If you choose to receive customized ads, a unique identifier (Google Advertising ID  or Apple’s ID for Advertising) relating to your device will be stored by Zeno Media to provide you with the service and allow customized advertising to be served within the app.
No other Personal Data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. Such information will only be processed in line with Zeno Media’s Privacy Policy, available at
Find out about your privacy rights and the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at
Notifications may include alerts, sounds and icon badges. These can be reconfigured in Settings (notifications). Details of data this app collects, including the unique identifier relating to your device and your location data, is also found under Settings.
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Review Breakdown

Customiztion removed

Since your new upgrade, I am no longer able to customize my news feed. I do not want your algorithms choosing what news you think is most important to me. Please reinstate the option to choose and sort the topics that are of interest to me.

Nobby HeadSun, Dec 3, 2023
United StatesUnited States

Won’t Orient on IPad

This app has to be read sideways on my IPad. Very annoying.

BB in DallasWed, Nov 29, 2023
United StatesUnited States

Who wants all audio news?

This sop serms to have replaced the classic BBC app, which is no linger updating readable news promptly. But I like to read news at least some if the time, pissibly mist if the time. The new app does not help!

Mkb741Tue, Nov 28, 2023
United StatesUnited States


The BBC purposely mistranslated the words from a hostage held by Israel who was released. She was explaining the harsh conditions and treatment she and many others endured while being held by Israel, but the BBC made it look like she was praising Hamas. SHAME on you BBC

CrscorpSun, Nov 26, 2023
United StatesUnited States

No rotate option for app

The app stays only in vertical mode, the iPad cannot stand by itself always needs to Han held,

ancderf545454Sun, Nov 26, 2023
United StatesUnited States

What happened?

I was so appreciative of the former BBC app. What happened to it? I had the news I wanted by areas in the world. Suddenly, I have the new format with podcasts and recordings. Please tell me how I get the other format. Thank you

MCEFNSat, Nov 25, 2023
United StatesUnited States


Why cannot I watch the show Vigil in the in the United States?

Joe ManfredThu, Nov 23, 2023
United StatesUnited States
Download & Revenue
DOWNLOAD 53.8KNov 2023Worldwide
REVENUEN/ANov 2023Worldwide
download revenue
Bundle Id
Min Os. Version
Release Date
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Update Date
Mon, Nov 20, 2023
Content Rating
Has IMessage
Support Watch
Support Siri
File Size
Has Game Center
Family Sharing
Support Passbook
Supported Languages
What's New
2 weeks ago
Thank you for using our app! We are constantly working to improve it and offer better versions to our users.
This update includes Channel redesign, bug fixes and minor improvements.
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