Watch NHK WORLD TV live and on-demand.
NHK WORLD TV is the English-language international broadcasting service of NHK, Japan's only public broadcaster.

This app provides you with NHK WORLD TV's news and a variety of programs via live, 24 hours a day. As a newly added feature, you can now check for the latest news.

Many of the programs are also available as video on-demand (VOD), except for some programs due to reasons of copyright.

Also the app provides Earthquake scales and Tsunami Warnings/Advisories in Japan, Breaking news by Push Notification.

The video quality depends on your communication environment. The app will adjust connection speed automatically.
Please be aware that the service is free, however, data communication fees are the responsibility of users.

What’s New

Version 7.1.8

- Some minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Kedgooopal ,


Wonderful app, works really well. Aside from all the news segments there are some very nice shows to tune into also such as cool japan or nihongo quick lesson.

If I had to suggest an imrovement, it would be to improve the camera quality for 3g viewing. As well as this sometimes I look forward to a show but then i get the message "please wait until next show". This is somewhat frustrating. I would apreciate a warning or something on the schedule that tells me what shows are viewable and non-viewable.

Aside from this, overall it's a great, frequently used app on my iPhone.

gwobbasalubert ,

Auto play prevents browsing

Don't like the new version. The main video waits, then autoplays, so I can't browse. Stories don't seem to have any content, only intro text and a still image.


NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
63.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating
Rated 4+


  • Family Sharing

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

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