Official transcripts application for the Bilingual News podcast on iTunes.

Listeners are able to use transcripts while listening along with the podcast audio to improve their language skills and look up unknown words as well as create a vocabulary list and write notes.

[Bilingual News]
Bilingual News is a free iTunes podcast covering world news with occasional guest appearances. It is conducted in a mixture of both English and Japanese.

[Free Content]
Transcripts for episodes 1-3 are available for free.

The Essays tab is an active list of original essay content considering a wide range of subjects. The essays feature partial translations and vocabulary lists intended to assist the reader.

[Dictionary Function]
Users can look up the definition of a word within a transcript by highlighting it and tapping "Define"(辞書). Add additional dictionaries like Oxford by tapping on "Manage" within any definition page.

[Self-Test Function]
This feature presents vocabulary to the user in a flash card style format. A character on the screen will evolve as the user progresses and learns new words. Add words to the Word List(単語リスト) by highlight a word within a transcript and tapping "Add"(追加).

[Notes Function]
Users are able to take notes on the Notes page.

[Podcast Audio Playback]
In-app podcast audio with links to topics of discussion.

[Battle Mode]
Users can participate in a multiplayer adversarial exchange of new vocabulary. Requires transcript subscription.

Print transcripts by tapping "Print" in the top right of any transcript document.

[Transcript Subscription]
All transcripts and essay content are accessible via a ¥240/month subscription. The essays include a list of expressions and vocabulary.

The subscription period is one month. The transcript subscription can be purchased and managed on the Settings page, with changes taking effect the following month.

[Subscription Details]
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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What’s New

Version 1.15.1

+Podcast Audio Playback
+Pronunciation Audio
+Battle Mode
+Profile Creation
+Word List Sharing
+Cloud Word Lists
+Additional Content
+UI Improvements
+Speed Improvements
+Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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Michael Yamaura
15.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Bilingual News
In-App Purchases
  1. Transcript Subscription ¥240
  2. 1. Bilingual News 05.15.13 Free
  3. 3. Bilingual News 05.29.13 Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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