The SBS News app delivers breaking news and top stories from Australia and around the world so you will never miss big news moments.

• iOS 14 Widget – follow the latest news or trending topic from your Home Screen.
• 3D Touch – quickly access the latest news, top stories, topics or videos from your Home Screen.
• Watch Now – video live stream of news events; our flagship SBS World News bulletin; clips and videos from news, current affairs programs Insight, Dateline, The Feed
• Explore – the latest news and facts on related stories and trending topics.
• Subscribe – to our daily morning, afternoon or weekend newsletters.
• Push notifications – receive breaking news alerts or key updates as they unfold.
• Share - send stories to your social networks or email/SMS to a friend.

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

A fresh new look for the News app with:
- Easier access to the most important and relevant national and world news with a dedicated 'Just In' section
- Ability to view content by trending topics
- Easy viewing of live streaming of news events, daily news bulletins; or latest news clips and videos
- In-app notifications so you don't miss any breaking news

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
315 Ratings

315 Ratings

Will ⛅️⛅️⛅️ ,

Not compatible with new iPhone 12 Pro

The return/back button doesn’t work with iPhone 12 Pro. It won’t allow me to go back to the main page.

Also, just for feedback, when swiping right, I would suggest it would allow us to go back to the main page instead of just going through the previous news. This because some people are not interested to read about all type of news.

By bringing us back to the main page, it will allow us to pick and choose the news we want to know. By doing this, I believe it will be more user friendly.


Developer Response ,

Hi Will, Everything should be working fine now as we fixed this in v4.3.1. We'd love to hear more what you think can be improved so keep the suggestions coming or email us Cheers ^JL. SBS News App

caraluka ,

Edit: issues with back button fixed! Previously: Back button not working is frustrating

Edit: giving 5 stars now! Good content, minimal ads.
Previous review was:
Happy with the content but I’m having the same trouble, as reported by other users, with the back button on a new iPhone 12 - hence the low rating.
I was finding this frustrating enough to almost delete the app when I accidentally discovered that if I touch the topic (e.g. Australia, North America), the app returns to the topic menu where the main menu can be accessed. It’s not ideal and not an intuitive way to exit a story page but I’ve decided to keep using app for now.

Developer Response ,

Hi caraluka. Thanks for the review and glad to hear you love our content. Select auto update so your're always accessing our latest app version and kept up to date with breaking news and top stories from Australia and around the world. Cheers ^JL. SBS News App

fat_lizard ,

Not a fan 👎

Highly reliant on video content after introductory heading.

Personally, I’d rather read articles at my own pace, which is somewhat faster than waiting for videos to load (which often they don’t), then scrubbing through videos to get to the meat of the story.

This app was quickly relegated to the second group page of news apps, and eventually deleted, after deciding to give it one more chance to impress.
It didn’t.

The only positive?
I don’t have to listen to presenters trying pronounce foreign names or places as though it were their native language.
It’s painfully obvious presenters can’t speak Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, ad infinitum, so why pretend you can.
Makes you look the class nurd trying painfully hard to impress others, and failing.

Hearing the US film director Martin Scorsese’s name pronounced in some unfathomable way that I’m sure even Mr Scorsese wouldn’t understand, was when I stopped watching SBS news on TV.

I had hoped this app would be closer to what SBS was some years ago, when Lee Lin Chin didn’t pretend to speak anything other than English.

Browsing the negative reviews, there’s no developer replies. Speaks for itself 💤

App Privacy

The developer, Special Broadcasting Service Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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