BBC News

BBC News for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-07-23
  • Current version: 5.2.0
  • File size: 57.08 MB
  • Developer: BBC Worldwide
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing BBC News on your Windows PC

Download BBC News for Windows: BBC News is an News App, developed by BBC Worldwide. The News App was officially released 2010-04-01. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - BBC Worldwide, with the latest current version being 5.2.0 which was officially released on 2018-07-23. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 35,681 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using BBC News on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install BBC News on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use BBC News for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type BBC News in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on BBC News application icon. A window of BBC News will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the BBC News icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About BBC News

Developer Description

The BBC News brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists. Includes: Personalise your news offering with My News 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. You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen. Find content fast The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now. And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, Entertainment and Health, or search for your own subjects of interest, whether they’re people, places, things or themes. More of the news you care about We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including: - Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day - Live BBC World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse - Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents - Access to our full range of video and audio - Photo galleries and full-screen images Apple Watch Support: Story summaries, glanceable headlines and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your wrist Other features: - Push notifications for important news stories - Video over cellular and wifi - Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure - Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen - Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background - Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend - Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference - 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 If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by Urban Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen. No other 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 If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

App Reviews

  • Very pessimistic

    By Botchybear
    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!!!
  • Best News App and network

    By Patt7690
    In the past year American news has become so focused on Donald Trump and celebrities that I just straight up gave up watching any news. Im so thankful I finally found this app to stay informed on news from all over the world. Of course a little Trump gets in but that's the world we live in. You can customize what areas of the world you want to see news from so you can stay informed on Africa, the middle East and Latin America. I also don't feel like there are hidden political opinions behind the stories. This is the first review I've ever actually taken the time to write I usually just hit ignore when it asks me to.
  • Some issues

    By Jkegs.
    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.
  • Updated review

    By Kitanocho
    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?
  • Sywynder

    By Dymnbak
    Good news app, but better before the update. The ads are almost as bad as cable television in the US, but a good ad blocker gets rid of all of them. Some think it's slanted but apparently they read the "Citizen Kane" papers controlled by the trump cult. It's world coverage is the best I've seen for any news agency and the articles are well written even though some of them are repeated too much. The articles on the destruction on the environment are frightening but to the point as we continue to send the human race in oblivion.
  • Somewhat slanted...

    By Huntington84
    Love getting the news from around the world. And the format is by far the best as far as news apps go! But I do occasionally wonder if what I’m reading about other countries are as leftist-slanted as the reports on Trump are. They don’t give him a break! As horrible as they make him sound, when he’s really been quite impressive, I wonder if the rest of the world is also happier than they’re sometime made out to be here. I guess take it all with a grain of salt and realize that people want drama and bad news. So news outlets deliver.
  • Great for lovers of tiny fonts!

    By dvenwa
    Lovely tiny font, it's got. Which cannot be changed within the App itself. Nope, you gotta go to System Settings on your device and do it there. Which means of course that EVERYTHING will then present in large font which is not what I want to do AT ALL. And those intrusive ads that suddenly appear right in the middle of paragraphs as you're reading or scrolling, OMG, how annoying is that. Which is why when I want to catch the beeb nowadays, I typically use Safari instead - what with its zoom options, and ad-blockers, why even bother with the irksome app!
  • Content Often Incomplete in App vs. Web and other annoyances.

    By J.A.G. 66
    All too frequently, one opens an article and it is unusually truncated. When opened via a browser, it there is quite a lot more. This has been the ongoing for the last several iterations and the app has no function to apprise the Beeb app developers. Aside from the incredible liberal bias, too often clicking on an article requires yet another click to read an article one has already shown interest in reading. Why? On the former, you expect the Beeb to be in the centre but may as well read the Guardian and all things Morrisey
  • Fast

    By BlatantC
    I’m a cureless news junkie, and I’m also interested in how the news gets reported. Via some of my research, I can say that this app will send you a push notification on average 10 minutes after an event happens, and sometimes as quick as 4. I got notified of the Paris attacks in 3 minutes, from across the world.
  • HAS accessibility features

    By Filibuster3
    REVISED REVIEW: THIS MORNING, MY VIDEOS HAD CAPTIONS! THANK YOU!!!! 5 STARS!! #ACCESSIBILITY I appreciate a better view of the news from all over the world. However, please add captioning to the videos to make them more accessible, not just for those with hearing loss, but it would benefit those who can't have the sound up and want to know what the video is about. Everyone wins!