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Discover the power of staying informed with the ABC News app, your gateway to 24/7 breaking news coverage. Immerse yourself in the pulse of current events through live-streaming from ABC News Live, while keeping up with politics, weather, health, business and local headlines, all from America’s #1 news source.

Start the day with a curated selection of stories and videos and stay up to date on the subjects that matter most to you with personalized news alerts. From national news to global headlines, the ABC News app has always got you covered.

How to make the most of the ABC News experience:

Get to know the most important headlines as soon as they happen, directly on the home screen thanks to our live blog and breaking news banner. Politics? Economy? It’s never been easier to find the unbiased news you want to read.

As the home screen is clearer, easier to read and more personalized to you than ever before, it's really hard to miss what's newsworthy!

Activate your push notifications and get stories that you're interested in reading. It’s that simple!

Watch live news wherever you want. Whether you like to start your day with a morning news report or wrap up the day’s events with nightly news, ABC News Live covers all the information you need.

Keep up with the latest national news headlines on our live news feed. Discover the stories driving the country’s current conversations. From business news to your favorite entertainment news, never miss a minute of local news.

Watch international news and stay updated with today's top stories in the ABC News app, your ultimate source for the world’s latest headlines. Get your daily unbiased news, watch in-depth analysis and keep in the loop with breaking news alerts as they unfold, only a few taps away.

Stay current with the 2024 primary election season with comprehensive coverage and deep analysis from ABC News and 538. Stream election news, get up-to-the-minute alerts and election results.

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir brings you daily news from all around the world. Catch the most watched network newscast in the US streaming in the ABC News app.

Find expert analysis of the top stories in politics, business, health and all the topics that affect you on Nightline, This Week, 20/20, Good Morning America, and other shows. Watch exclusive interviews and roundtable discussions on the day’s headline news.

Download now and gain access to all the latest news in the palm of your hand:
- Watch live news coverage from ABC News Live wherever you are
- Get personalized push notifications on the stories that matter most to you
- Follow every moment of the primary elections with real-time updates, forecasts, and analysis
- Watch videos from your favorite ABC News broadcasts
- Listen to ABC News podcasts, including ‘538’ and our award-winning ‘Start Here’ daily show
- Dark mode now available
- Content loads faster than ever

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What’s New

Version 8.44.0

We’ve updated the app to address bug fixes for a better viewing experience!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

okdonenow ,

Best of the major news apps

My problem with ALL the major news outlets and their apps is the way they slant their presentations of the news. From the left leaning CNN to the right leaning Fox, they all have an agenda and insist on tailoring what they present, and most annoyingly, how they present it.

Please, just present the news and allow that we have the intelligence to make up our own minds without the heavy handed prodding and aggressive agenda based reporting.

That said, I find the ABC app the least openly biased of the major outlets and the app is functionally better than most.

Rebel Yell 5 ,

It just randomly decides to play audio

I had to delete the app because there’s an extremely bizarre glitch it’s been having lately: it starts playing audio of a news feed, while the app is closed. And it’s nearly impossible to turn off. It actually drained my battery and used God only knows how much data because it was doing it for hours once before I finally realized it (my phone was on silent so I couldn’t actually hear it). It happens at least a couple of times a week. I like the news updates, and I feel ABC is better with doing updates than Fox or CNN or anyone else, and the app looks nice enough, but this has caused me to delete it. If it can turn itself on without me doing it, what else can it do without my knowledge? With recent security and privacy concerns about Iphones, it does make me wonder.

mysagan ,

Held Back by Ads & Playback Issues

I would rate the app five stars, but for two glaring problems. First, it makes you watch an ad before EVERY news story. I understand ads are the price of free here, but 1:1 ads to news stories is obnoxious. Painful. (30-second ad, 2-minute video, repeat.) Plus it’s the same couple of ads over and over.

The other big problem is that, if you’re watching a story when they publish a new story, it kicks you out of the one you’re watching. Screen goes black, a new ad plays, and their new story starts. Really bad experience. Happens to me a couple of times per week. Not sure why these things are acceptable to the folks who work on this app, but they’d have all the stars if they’d fix it. (This review is for the app on Apple TV.)

App Privacy

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

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