BBC News

by BBC Worldwide (Ltd)
10,000,000+ installs

Android application BBC News developed by is listed under category News and Magazines. According to Google Play BBC News achieved more than 10,000,000 installs. BBC News currently has 308,503 ratings with average rating value of 4.358. The current percentage of ratings achieved in last 30 days is 1.34%, percentage of ratings achieved in last 60 days is 2.45%. BBC News has the current market position #1932 by number of ratings. A sample of the market history data for BBC News can be found below. Last update on 2018-11-17.

Android application info
Title:BBC News
Category:News and Magazines
Rating scores
Total ratings:308503
Growth (30 days):1.34%
Growth (60 days):2.45%
Average rating:4.358
App installs
Installs (achieved):10,000,000+
Installs (estimated):50,000,000
Rating values
5 star ratings:187,726
4 star ratings:78,459
3 star ratings:20,453
2 star ratings:8,631
1 star ratings:13,234

Country Rankings

Rank in category News and Magazines:



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Download level stats
2014-03-23: Android application BBC News achieved 10,000,000 installs.
2012-10-24: Android application BBC News achieved 5,000,000 installs.
2012-03-19: Android application BBC News achieved 1,000,000 installs.

Total number of ratings
Total number of active users rated for BBC News.

Total number of installs (*estimated)
Estimation of total number of installs on Google Play. Approximated from number of ratings and install bounds achieved on Google Play.

Average rating
Average rating value on Google Play. Given by active users of the application.

Market lead percentage
Ratings count comparing to the market leading app.

Rating distribution
Rating distribution given by active users.

Price history stats
History statistics on app prices for BBC News.


The BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

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

Key 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.
Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find content and topics that interest you using the Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, 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:
- Popular. Keep on top of popular stories and videos from across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio, available in the Live tab, 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

Other features:
- Push notifications for the latest important news stories
- 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
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- 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 BBC News push notifications in 'Settings'.

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
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.