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The all-new ABC News app brings you 24/7 breaking news from across the globe. Watch live streaming events from ABC News Live. Stay up to date on US and world news or catch up on the latest in politics, weather, health, business, and more from America’s #1 news source. Personalized news alerts keep you updated on the topics you care about most.

Count on ABC News for your daily news. Start your morning with GMA stories and video clips. The latest information is always available with updates throughout the day. From national to world news, you’ll always know what’s happening in the world with ABC News.

No need to log in or have a cable subscription. You can watch live news whenever you want.

Keep up with the latest national news headlines. Watch live news on the topics that you care about most. Find out more about the stories driving the country’s current conversations.

Read the latest news headlines from around the world. Stay informed with daily breaking news alerts. ABC News is your source for context and analysis of the day’s top stories.

Don’t miss a minute of the upcoming 2024 primary election season with comprehensive coverage and analysis from ABC News. Get up-to-the-minute news alerts and election results. Stream live video or read the latest headlines.

Start your day with Good Morning America for the day’s top headlines. GMA is your source for useful news. From breaking news to interviews and in-depth reporting, GMA covers today’s important topics.

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

ABC News also brings you original reports. Find expert analysis of the top stories in politics, business, and health. Watch exclusive interviews and roundtable discussions on the day’s headlines.

Download now to access new app features:
- Watch live news coverage from ABC News Live
- Stream headlines from 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
- Stay up to date with US & world news
- Catch up with video clips from your favorite ABC News broadcasts
- Listen to ABC News podcasts, including our award-winning ’Start Here’ daily show
- Explore the latest videos from stories around the world
- Dark mode now available
- Content loads faster than ever

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What’s New

Version 8.7.0

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5K Ratings

5K Ratings

stevenyuna766 ,

Perfect but please let me get push notifications for breaking news!

The ABC News app is phenomenal with the new update. Love the design, layout and general usability of it. ABC has always been my favorite news source and I watch World News Tonight with David Muir, GMA, This Week, 20/20 and Nightline regularly. Love having all of that content in the app as well as the podcasts however for some reason since this last update it doesn’t let me get breaking news push notifications which I really like. Please add this back I’m not sure if it’s a bug or glitch but it’s a very important feature to me!

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.

Data Used to Track You

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

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • 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:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

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