Sky News Australia 12+

News Digital Media

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Download the Sky News Australia app on mobile or tablet for free access to the latest breaking news, analysis and opinion from the country’s award-winning reporters and leading opinion commentators.

Read premium digital-only content, watch video highlights, and listen to the latest podcasts. Plus, by registering for a free account, you can join the conversation by commenting on articles and receive select newsletters straight to your inbox.

Access video highlights featuring the sharpest political insights from Australia’s best commentators including Sharri Markson, Peta Credlin, Andrew Bolt, Chris Kenny, Paul Murray, Rita Panahi and more.

Be the first to know when political news breaks with real-time push notifications, as the award-winning political team led by Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert and Political Editor Andrew Clennell bring you the latest news live from the nation’s capital.

Play videos using Picture-In-Picture mode, allowing you to keep the video playing in a window on your phone as you read articles or navigate different modes on your mobile device.

You can also settle in and cast videos to your compatible big-screen TV.

Listen to Sky News Radio, a live audio stream of the Sky News television channel through the app when you’re on the go. Access on-demand audio episodes of your favourite Sky News programs, along with exclusive podcasts. You can also listen to podcasts in background mode or download episodes to your mobile device to listen later.

For real news and honest views, turn to Sky News Australia.

The Sky News Australia app features:
* Long-form text articles, breaking news, features, video highlights and written contributions from experts
* Save articles to come back to later, and quickly see which articles you’ve already read
* The latest news and opinion highlights on-demand, embedded as videos within articles for even more background, perspective, and context on the story you’re reading
* Full-screen photo galleries in articles so you get the full picture
* News coverage spans stories related to Australia, World, Opinion, Business and Lifestyle
* Push notifications for the latest breaking news, press conferences, live streams of major events and exclusive stories from Sky News Australia’s newsrooms across the country and around the world
* Native sharing capabilities to forward articles and video links seamlessly through messages, social media, and a wide range of compatible apps
* Join the community and engage in the debate by commenting on top stories
* Video highlights and commentary from your favourite Sky News hosts including Andrew Bolt, Chris Kenny, Paul Murray, Peta Credlin, Rita Panahi and Sharri Markson
* Watch videos with Picture-In-Picture mode, or cast to your compatible big-screen TV
* Listen to Sky News Radio, a live audio stream of the Sky News television channel through the app when you’re on the go. You can also surface the latest podcasts and listen in background mode or download for offline listening
* Adjust font sizes to make reading easier across the app’s stories and navigation

For live streaming video access to four dedicated news channels including Sky News, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather and FOX SPORTS News, subscribe to a Streaming Subscription.

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What’s New

Version 3.0.5

Bug fixes and perfomance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

Chell372 ,

Back to Flash for now

As we’re never able to start watching shows as soon as they start, with Flash you could select the show and start from the beginning, even if the show was halfway through. And shows that had just finished live were immediately there to watch, not have to wait til a couple of hours later to be available. Hopefully these things will be addressed in future updates, but for now it’s back to Flash.


better with every update, but riddled with trackers

The app seems better with every update, however, it heavily collects information while you used it.
After approximately 5 minutes of using the app it sent over 200 tracking requests to 3rd party analytics companies.
I understand that Skye News makes money by selling information it collects from its users but I do feel like this much data collection is excessive.

TonyV09 ,

Not quite as good as Flash

With Flash I could start watching the programs I like a little later than live. Also the pause feature is better. With the Sky News app I need to watch live and can’t re watch a program until very much later? Why is outsiders today not accessible until so much later?


App Privacy

The developer, News Digital Media, 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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