BBC News

News
Rating
4.6 (69.4K)
Size
96.1 MB
Age rating
12+
Current version
2022.4.2
Price
Free
Seller
BBC Worldwide
Last update
2 years ago
Version OS
12.1 or later
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User Reviews for BBC News

4.63 out of 5
69.4K Ratings
5 years ago, DaBKLYNKid
A welcome break from US Media...
Like all sources of News, it has its god and bad but then again that’s just what makes news what it is.......I do prefer fact oriented news which saves the writers opinion for the OPINION PAGES and I firmly believe that it is a Editor’s Duty to enforce such a policy, however today’s Media Outlets are more interested in getting a story out rather than fact checking. This condition runs rampart in the US and continues to cause great to grief. In general, folks want factual news and not ACOSTA TYPE BIAS.......whether it be directed at the Left or the Right.
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6 months ago, PentheaC
Once great app now virtually useless to me
This was my favorite news app, before the recent upgrade and I used it several times a day to keep up to date with news on topics and geographic regions that are important to me. Now with the new upgrade, all that personalization had disappeared. The My News feature has gone, so I can’t find news stories on the areas that interest me, there is no customization available and I have to scroll through what the app decides I should see, rather than what I want to read about. I am in the USA and used to enjoy the BBC’s global perspective over the US news channels. But now I am presented with the same news stories as other channels. Also the news presented does not seem to update as quickly as before - there are “main headlines” in several categories that are 2-3 days olds which never used to happen. The only positive update - hence 2 stars rather than 1 - is that the videos tend to load and play more quickly and consistently. Before they would constantly get hung up on ads or just not play at all.
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6 months ago, Kikster68
New Update Has Changed How I Get News
The app updated about a month ago to the new “modernized” format, and since then I have spent significantly less time on the app because of how poorly designed it has become. I’m not against changing the app if it would result in improvements to the user experience. However, I don’t believe that is the case. Issues I have with the current version are as follows: -The “My News” section no long appears, and none of the five tabs (“Top News”, “Topics”, “Popular”, “Videos”, “Live”) replace that functionality, making finding news in specific categories (e.g. “Gaming,” which used to have its own category) frustrating. -No way to set the topics of the topics tab, as far as I’m aware. -No search functionality, as far as I can tell after about a month. -The popular tab lists the top 10 most read articles, and it used to label them 1-10, now it does not, even though there is still always exactly 10. -Popular tab has the articles spaced much wider, only allowing me to view about half of them on one screen. -Popular tab used to display the category of the news article along with the time since last update, now it only displays the time. The only improvements to the app after the update are the addition of the “time to read” metric at the top of each article, and the fact that the overall look of the articles didn’t change too severely.
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1 month ago, Menilik B
The worst back to back updates
I have used this app for close to 10 years now! This used to be my preferred way of seeing the events throughout the world. But not anymore! The last two updates, one in Nov last year and the last just this week are terrible in user experience! For iOS, the latest update isn’t user friendly at all. It opens the web pages within the app on a click, which makes it less friendly to navigate back (on iPhone, you can slide from left to right to go back to the previous window). This used to be a feature for “live” updates and stories, but not to the published stories. This app became click here and there — with no ease of navigation like an iPhone app. It also nags you to login on every opening of the app; which is unnecessary! Then comes the layout, omg, it became worse! Previously, there used to be a feature to configure your interest areas and 2 latest news per topic would be displayed in one window: which makes it easy to skim through them quickly (and I believe that increases the chance of a frequent visit to the app!) But now, you have to click on every topic to get the full list of news. I feel bad to be pushed away from my favorite news app. I also heard the same complaints from my younger brother and friends. So, it’s not me alone!
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7 months ago, Mimi Mae9
Awful Update
I have had this app for years. It WAS my favorite news app. I could control what I wanted to see with the My News section and focus on new information from Science, Technology, Europe, World, and of course my favorite football club. These options no longer exist and neither does this app on my phone. I am so disappointed in the new update. It was refreshing to be able to see news that gets lost in the usual repeating cycle that is mostly tragic news these days. Those options are gone. I can see everything on the new update that I see repeated on every other app or news channel. The update took away the most desirable and important part of the app; its ability to allow people to personalize it and see a variety of news and not just the headlines of the day. I live in the US and I used this app to connect with what was going on in the world as a whole.
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3 months ago, SopKn
One of the worst updates I’ve seen
I’ve had a lot of apps and a lot of updates, but this one really takes the cake as one of the worst. Literally every new feature manages to make the app worse and less user friendly. Having to scroll all the way down, rather than easily pan across, the various tabs/subcategories is not intuitive, but this is just one of far too many issues to list. All the negative reviews from the past few days are really telling: this “update” is a huge step backwards. I’m happily switching to another source for my news until it’s fixed. Edit: I have now deleted the app after giving it a second try. The inability to even SEARCH for news articles that are not those “selected” for you is atrocious. And why are there entire sections on particular sports and hardly any news at all about the rest of the world? What a mess.
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6 months ago, ignesaltare
Disappointing App
This app used to allow you to choose your own news layout with articles arranged by topic in your preferred order. The new version has this feature removed, so now there’s just a feed of their top stories or by topics but with no way to hide or order the topics. Whoever is leading their app development should be demoted as removing useful features is not a way to serve people better. What in the world were they thinking?! (Heck just dismiss the project managers, I guarantee the developers desire to build an app they are proud of and would not remove their hard work for the sake of “stream lining” or whatever other buzzword the PM probably sold this useless vision on. I hope someone who cares reads this. You’re letting not only your journalists but your entire organization down by making poor choices.
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6 years ago, Botchybear
Very pessimistic
This app focuses mostly on the distressing news throughout the world. It repeats it ad nauseum. There is so much news out there, it would be good for this app to broaden its horizons. It gives a bit of news from the most "noisy" places (repeatedly), but fails miserably in wider coverage. If it's not bad news, this app doesn't cover it. Except of course for the little Royals. Now that's cute. The main problem that I have with it is that if you want to read one of the stories and you happen to be way down in the column on the story, when you finish reading it and go back to the column it puts you all the way back up to the top of the column instead of where you were. That is extremely frustrating have to go all the way back down to the bottom of the column where you were!!!
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3 weeks ago, newman yort
Hate it- used to LOVE it
Most people don’t like change; it usually doesn’t bother me. Admittedly, there’s always a few trade-offs or getting used to that happens with something new. This is NOT even close. I hate everything about it. The look, the login I can skip but still get Alex every single time, the colors, the lack of organization, the lack of content diversity, no personalization, same three to five stories that take a week to change sometimes. I can hardly find any other topics like science and art- just horror headlines. Used to feel like I got an international perspective - now it’s just the same feed as every other news outlet. Can’t view the images by clicking on them and there are far less of them. I know it costs money to create but how did it go so wrong overnight. Wished I didn’t have to have upgraded. So very disappointed, frustrated, and sad.
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4 years ago, KashandBiddy
Live Stream is terrible
Save yourself the hassle of downloading this app. I was hopeful that the recent update would fix the live stream problems, but nope. I get about 15 minutes of broadcast and then the app pauses the stream and then ultimately crashes or hangs there expecting you to unpause it every few minutes until it finally crashes. Strangely I have had the same crashing issue of World Service on other apps too, so it is not specific to this app, but more specific to their stream, which is now no longer worth trying to listen to due to how broken it is. I know that the world wants broken up news reports instead of a proper stream though.....oh wait. I have been having this issue for over six months and no amount of bug reports has seen improvements made. Others in the reviews report the same thing and the developers clearly aren’t capable of fixing it or don’t care.
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7 months ago, Tompsk644
How is this an improvement? Cost-cutting perhaps?
New layout looks dated and scruffy. More importantly though why are my topics missing and replaced with arbitrary / generic topics? Where is the search function to overcome this limitation. Finally I see the following "topics" - Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and "Politics" (which I assume is the closest they can come to the United Kingdom in its entirety). WHERE is the "England" section and where is the UK/Britain section (on the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation App)? Whenever any app changes its style, many folks will complain. I get that. Personally I think this layout is retrograde step. The lack of easily identifiable search function seriously compromises the utility of this app and the thought or lack of thought of leaving out an English and a British section is bizarre to the point of making one question the ability of the design team.
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4 weeks ago, PhoneToolsFan
Used to be five, now a two
When I finally took the last update it ruined the app for me. You removed ALL of my news personalization and I dont like 80% of the news topics you have chosen to present! I dont want most of the world news you push to the front. If I cant choose my topics to focus on this app isnt for me. I see you have a 'new format' coming in the waiting update which I wont be taking until you explain what exactly it is. Im sick of tweak updates that overhaul an app or add ads and pretend to be tweaking it to run better 'for me.' I haven't used this news app since personalization was removed. The news presented focuses on much that I'm not interested in vs what I would pick myself to read. Too bad, you are losing users.
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7 months ago, ComcastUser1134
Version 2023 - Not an improvement
I feel sad for giving three stars to an app that I loved and relied on for many years. The stars are for the BBC’s content. The app itself lost a lot of its usefulness for me with its last update. The My News feature that was removed, used to give me the ability to select several topics that were of my interest and quickly check them in the morning. The curated Topics feature tries to feed me news that I may not be interested in. In fact, some of the topics that I had in my list don’t show at all. This combined with the lack of a search feature, made the app almost useless.
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4 years ago, bubbeleve
Bugs and lagging
I don’t usually write reviews, but I’ve had this app for about a year and all of a sudden the app now lags and bugs out every time I open it. I cannot press into videos anymore, the advertisements always block an article when I’m trying to view it, and it takes me about 30 swipes upward to get down the page. Though the news is “REAL NEWS,” some of the people writing these articles have some pretty awful spelling errors... and that’s bad-let’s be honest. I hope one of the developers or admins will see this and make the app better as it once was!
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7 months ago, JackoBG
This used to be a great app
To be clear, this review is about the app and not the content. I’vd been using it over a decade because it was the only news app with credible content that organized the stories by continent. The old app also allowed you to customize the way the segments showed up and even allowed you to create custom segments based on keywords. With the new version the app has been completely butchered. Lacks any kind of customization and the stories are organized in a completely arbitrary way. I get the idea thar products need to evolve with the new users coming into the market but this pushing tried and true users… what an absolute shame. This app is now designed to work for people who want to mindlessly scroll for hours and kill time.
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4 years ago, OrchidDeb
wrong end of day’s news.
To more knowingly be able to assess the neutrality of news reporting (which should be the gold standard), this rating should have been after one has read the day’s articles with, perhaps, a more critical eye. Also, a simple 1 through five star system is ludicrous. In reading reviews, some focused on videos, some focused on bias, some focused on layout and presentation, some focused on breadth of coverage. It is easily possible to have perfect scores in one area, and atrocious in another. Does 3 stars mean great reporting, bad video? Or perhaps it means great video, poor reporting? What does the simple 3 star rating really mean, if anything?
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7 months ago, lamihous
No Personalization, White-Centered, Fewer Headlines
The latest update removes the ability to search or personalize the app to highlight topics and regions relevant to the user. Half the topics are sport-related, and they’ve completely removed Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia as topics. It’s giving racism - prioritizing golf and rugby and Western countries over access to articles covering news on non-white majority continents. Where one used to be able to swipe through their preferred topics and quickly scroll headlines for a region or topic (economy, health, etc.), now the app lists all topics in one tab, it isn’t customizable, and you have to scroll through the topics in a predetermined order. Only two headlines are visible for each topic, and you have to click through to see more articles.
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5 years ago, Solarbear16
Good perspective; annoying bug
It’s nice to have a news source that has a broader perspective. I can get a variety of articles on US news, as well as a wide range of world news that’s unavailable elsewhere. Some reviewers complained that the news is “left,” but they don’t get that the rest of the world sees the current administration for what it is! However... as others have mentioned, after reading most articles, the app doesn’t return you to where you left the main page; instead it takes you back to the top, and you have to scroll back down to find your place. Annoying!
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4 years ago, HAL|9000
Best news source
Best source for to keep up with US news and news from around the world. American news sources are SO inordinately focused on domestic news and Trump-idiocy news as to be boring and repetitive. Thank you. Would normally give 5 stars, but for the frequent app crashes that have become the norm over the last few months. Multiple crashes during one viewing session of about 30-45 minutes. Suggestion: When a new version fails to work properly, go back to a previous version that DOES work. Introduce newer versions only when they’ve been properly vetted.
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4 days ago, loveroftutles
New app is terrible
I loved the old app, using it on my iPads, 6th and 9th generation, for news world wide. However the newly revamped app is very frustrating. I have trouble scrolling and when I’m trying to scroll, the app thinks I’m clicking on something and when I try to get back, the back or close buttons don’t work well, and I have to tap them over and over to get back to where I was. Today the app froze and I had to reboot the iPad. This makes it time consuming to get my news and I might try the website, which is less convenient, but hopefully it will be a less aggravating experience.
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3 years ago, Dagdon
Discouraging App
While I love looking over the articles, the app has not been improved since its inception. It’s very annoying to scroll through the long list of available articles, find one to read, then when finished reading and going back to the list, the app takes you back to the beginning and forces you to scroll again through everything that has already been scrolled through and read. I wish the app would take you back to where you were on the list. There must be an algorithm for that, easily inserted into the app program.
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4 years ago, fjjdhsgsggd
App has recently become glitchy when scrolling please fix! Otherwise great!!!
I have ben using this app for years and its my go to for news. Unfortunately about a month or two ago, it has become somewhat glitchy when scrolling, maybe because so many people are using it now? I wish they would do an update to fix that, I can usually get it to settle down if I close out the app and re-open it. But, as far as content goes, this will continue to be my preferred method for news.
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2 years ago, atomthompson
Video CC not showing
Not sure if it’s settings within my device, that I see no way of changing, but CC doesn’t show when videos are played in full screen. Wouldn’t be a huge problem except video automatically switches to full screen and won’t play any other way. Playback pauses if I click out if full screen. Clicking play pushes it back into full screen again. Terribly annoying bug. Other than that I still love BNC news. It’s my go-to source!
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5 years ago, KarateGirl22
Good app, could be better
Tons of other reviews have touched on the pros and cons of this app, so I’ll skip right to my peeve. When I’m in an article and I swipe left to right, I want to go back to the list of articles (headlines), not the previous article in the list! I didn’t tap that article because I didn’t want to read it. I don’t want to have to tap the tiny little back arrow in the top left corner. I WANT TO SWIPE. This is a stupid design. Going article to article right to left, fine. But get me out of article hell left to right.
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7 months ago, AllyL96
Latest version is USELESS
I loved the old format. In addition to the general news, I could select specific topics - archaeology, medicine, science, climate change, regional news for the UK and international and many more. Now I get a very basic selection, over emphasizing several sports I am not interested in. There is currently NO way to customize the topics to reflect my various interests . For example, after a significant search, I found a search button so I searched “archaeology” and got some uninteresting videos and various other links to things I can’t access in the USA None of the great stories about the latest UK and international discoveries that I enjoyed until this horrible new version was foisted on me.
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4 years ago, rrrrbbb
Video links broken now - updated.
It seems like a change has resulted in any video within the app not being playable. This isn’t a geographic location issue as copying the link to story and opening it in Safari will result in that very same video being viewable. ETA. After a response from the app developer they indeed seem to have fixed this now. I have amended my rating to reflect this but have left the original issue posted for transparency purposes. Good job and thanks for the fix!
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9 months ago, SeanFhear3
Readers can screen out garbage topics!
Finally I can claw free from the suffocating American news bubble! This is an app which readers can set to screen out the garbage which clutters so many other news feeds. There is a “My News” section where the reader can choose the topics they want. No more football! No more American partisan bickering! No more hype pushing one or another insane social agenda! No more climate hysteria! Just news from all over the world.
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6 months ago, medelabarrera
It’s 2023, why can’t I personalize my news
I used to love this app. With the new update, I’m not able to personalize what newsfeed I am able to view immediately. I don’t want to read about dozens of topics I’m not interested in. The reason I downloaded this app was because the news was credible, and easy to view. Now I have to dig through information that I have no interest in just to find a few articles I want to read. Unfortunately, this app does not support my current needs in obtaining pertinent information to my needs. I hope you guys change this in the future, and maybe I’ll download it again
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2 months ago, The Grauniad
Latest update is an improvement
Not sure I agree with all the negative reviews on the new ‘black and white’ release. It’s definitely an improvement over the previous release that offered no customization whatsoever, and was very difficult to navigate. At least this release has a more intuitive layout and you can customize the theme and font size. I hope the next step will be to restore the ability to customize the topics that you’re interested in.
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5 years ago, tastybento
No “good news”
The app itself is fine, but the stories are mostly negative angles on events or just plain negative events. For example, vandalism, deadly accidents, murders, hate crimes, etc. Politics comes in for it too where there are no positive stories on what the various leaders or governments around the world are doing, only negative or neutral ones. Unless you have a bulletproof psyche, the written content will get you down. Best to stick to the one-minute news video and just get the headlines. No wonder young people don’t bother with the news because it’s so depressing if you only read it from this app.
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2 months ago, Neilexpat
Search function restored!
Well done for listening to your users. The reinstated search function is very welcome. And I really like the save story function too. This is a news app I used constantly. Since the last update the search function has been removed. I am unable to go back and read articles or share something interesting with a friend. I also do not have my topics section any more. The app is seriously paired down and is next to useless.
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4 years ago, Jim-73
Annoyed
I have limited vision. I love your news service. The updated App really in NOT an improvement. Highlighted text to speech is un believably fast. Wile it's not on other apps. It locks up regularly. It's not as easy to use as the odd app. I don't like it! Why can't I just watch all the videos ? I also have trouble with the first page which is to be important news but it is very hard to us text to speech. Why do you refer to President Trump as. Trump. I don’t think it is proper educate. And shows a lack of respect. Not very British. James Gage
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1 month ago, kat and mouse
OMG THEY MADE THIS APP AWFUL
4/6/24 They had this app right before they updated it last fall. All they did was make it worse - so the fix was an update to make it Horrible??? The black color scheme is certainly appropriate. It’s glitchy, it impacts the performance of my phone including freezes, and why oh why oh why do I get a home screen when I open it asking if I want to sign in and then a second screen asking if I want to enable notifications when they are already enabled for years? Whatever brain trust is responsible for the last two updates needs to be sacked. The only thing this *should be zero stars app* is worthy of is deletion.
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3 years ago, Sailingbrit
Please fix location content messages
Some of the best journalism available however the ad designs are the worst I’ve seen. They frequently upset the layout of news stories and when playing before a video prevent the actual news video from playing. Also please show the ‘content not available in your country’ message BEFORE the 30 second unskippable video ad. I’d happily pay for an ad free version to avoid this kind of nonsense as it really detracts from an otherwise great news service.
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3 years ago, MrRawrz
Buggy & Advertising Issues
When scrolling through articles, they will stack on top of each other occasionally and make it nearly impossible to click an article. Even worse are the advertisements. Previously they just slowed down the app to almost unusable rates. Now videos will automatically open without me clicking them as soon as they are scrolled into view, which I’m sure is against some rules somewhere. I even checked my app options and I have videos set to NOT auto open and to NOT auto play. You all really need to figure out your advertising problems in the app.
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2 weeks ago, LD134028252905
Updates have ruined the app
This app used to be excellent and far above other news apps. I loved that you could continue to read stories offline. Swiping left and right to go between stories was convenient and cut down on clicks. The number of clicks and pages before you got to actual news was also minimal. Now, I have to indicate I don’t want to log in every time I open the app. The stories don’t download so I can’t read offline. No swiping left and right and instead swiping down exits the story (which means if you scroll too vigorously you’ll exit out of the story you’re reading). Why did you ruin a good thing?
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4 years ago, nesta mae
Good Bites but Small
It’s an easy way to take in a different perspective. I like the stories that are longer and more involved and mostly about individuals going through trials or tribulations. I do wish that there was more substance because most of the articles are very short. Maybe provide links for further reading? I do appreciate how news stories are linked to similar stories. I also appreciate the mix of content (videos, news, in-depth stories, radio, etc.).
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4 years ago, Newest newer
Scrolls back to top after you read an article
When you read an article then go back to the home page, sometimes the app will go back to where you were on the home page. Other times when you read, and go back to the home page, it will scroll back to the very top; it’s very frustrating when you were reading an article near the bottom of the home page, and you have to scroll all the way to the bottom again to read the next article, and find where you left off on the home page.
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6 years ago, Jkegs.
Some issues
Great reporting. This is my goto source, but I have some qualms. The biggest is the annoying tendency of the app to refresh to the top of the page whenever it wants as I’m scrolling through and reading various stories. By the time I get to the end I’ve had to find my place again several times. 2nd issue is that sometimes I come across articles that are a couple sentences long with no real plot or story. No video or links either. Just strange and somewhat frustrating when I start to read it because it sounds like an interesting topic.
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7 months ago, madtad1
Lousy new look, took great app and ruined it
To say I loath your new app is to say the sun sheds a small amount of light. If I could rate it with negative numbers I would. You took away all the functionality of the old app to apply glitzy and bling instead. No way to select the areas I am interested in reading, virtually impossible to find regions on less you happen to stumble upon a story from that region. I could go on at length but will not bore you. Please off the option of the old format to those of us who like to read our news without glitz. Frankly you have ruined my favorite news app and I will most likely delete it.
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2 years ago, artzestuff
Ads and video play are very annoying!
I like the news stories and articles, but lately the ads just completely ruin the experience. The ads cover the articles that you’re reading and are very difficult, if not impossible to clear, leaving you with no choice but to close the app. This is very frustrating and I now question whether or not to just delete the app as it’s just too annoying to deal with. Video playback is very poor as well. Don’t bother with this app until they address these issues that i and many other users have been experiencing of late.
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4 years ago, young_hyson
New update is not good
I gave it awhile to try and get used to the new ui but it’s just worse. I mostly have just used my news and the tabs are terrible. I got so much information quickly by seeing very small pictures and headlines grouped by custom topic. Now I have to do so much more scrolling and swiping. Often my screen is consumed ENTIRELY BY 2 STORY PREVIEWS while scrolling through the latest news. I don’t need preview pictures that large! Lastly the ads always seem to render after the content has loaded and there is no placeholder for the unloaded ad, creating an obnoxious shift in content once the ad loads and takes up pixel space. Please do something
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1 month ago, Pvj5098
Interface updates horrible
Each time they update the interface of this app, it is like a gut punch, as they always make it worse. You used to be able to see the top stories as soon as you open the app, and then organized buckets of stories below that. This new iteration is a bunch of largely unorganized stories that you could scroll through for days. I’m not looking to read a novels’ worth of material. I just want to know the most pressing issues in the world and a couple of focus areas. For the love of god please go back to the old design, or even better, the one you had 3 years ago.
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7 months ago, No ads pls 22
Missing the old layout
The new update has ruined the UX of the app. Gone are the options of what topics to follow. There are also fewer and smaller photos and lots of white space. In the same area that used to maximize the number of articles and photos, there is now dead white space. Now it takes much more scrolling to find articles. Users are forced to scroll past many articles that may not be interesting (in my case all of the sports articles) instead of having choices like in the previous version. The app is now broken when it didn’t need any fixing. Sooo disappointing!
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7 months ago, jlj4444
New version buggy and useless.
I’ve had this app for many years and use it daily. But this new update is horrendous. For instance you can no longer listen to live news while reading news articles? Why the restriction to only sound OR articles?? This is clearly not usable and should be fixed. Additionally I live abroad and used to have a setting delivering news from home. This new update has removed all options for personalised news, meaning I constantly have to navigate multiple mandated grouping and subsections to find country specific news. Im now (sadly) looking for another news station.
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5 years ago, witchparker
Biased
I love the international coverage but the US coverage is very one sided. Recent example: The Trump administration have repeatable said his withdraw of troops is not a “Mission Accomplished” situation and the fight against ISIS has entered a new era. While I don’t like the decision, you keep saying he said they he said the fight is over. He said the caliphate ie the “country” of ISIS is defeated. His point is, and you know this is that they are going to be like Al Ciada, and the Taliban, still dangerous, but still there but a shadow of themselves, but you keep saying/implying Trump said it’s all over. You are misrepresenting, on purpose what he Said!
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7 months ago, DrKane1
New Format Ruins the App
The new format just rolled out ruins what used to be my go-to news app. You can no longer customize the topics you see. You will now read what they want you to read in the order they want you to read it. I gave it two stars only because the football and cricket and sports news is relegated to the sports section where the old format sometimes had soccer as literally 15 of the top 20 stories. Deleting the app and searching for another news source. Thanks for ten good years of reliable news, but it’s time to move on.
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3 years ago, Hansmolemon
Please just let me pay to get rid of ads.
I love the app, great way to browse news but please just let me pay to get rid of the pop-up video ads. If you just scroll past one it automatically pops up and starts playing and if the app is open even in the background it automatically starts playing audio if I hook my phone up to my car or Bluetooth and I have to force quit to get it to stop playing. This is so incredibly invasive and there are no preferences to turn it off. 5 stars once you let me buy an ad-free version.
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3 years ago, ASB301
Love the app, but hate loud barge in ad videos
I have used the app for years, and it’s part of my daily routine. BUT recently, there not only have been more ads (like the FedEx ones) which I am OK with, but almost daily, and usually at night, while my partner is asleep, annoying loud videos suddenly start, which I haven’t found a way to stop quickly, except by shutting down the app altogether. Please eliminate this feature. It’s the best way to annoy this particular happy and long time user.
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6 years ago, Kitanocho
Updated review
I learned to live with this app and appreciate the good things while ignoring those I didn't care for. BUT now you have added a stridently loud ad that unexpectedly bursts into noise as I scroll down an article. No way to stop it except exiting app. This one may prove to be something I literally cannot live with. PLEASE remove this intrusive ad. Bring back the old app. This one is pedestrian -- in trying to look like everyone else, you have lost what made you unique: order. Why do I need another news app that looks like all the rest?
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