BBC World Service 4+

Zeno Media LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free



The official BBC World Service news app by Zeno Media LLC offers the latest programmes and news headlines from the BBC World Service. You can to listen to the latest radio programmes using the free audio player or by using the telephone dial-up option (standard geographic mobile charges will apply. Please check with your provider for exact costs before calling).

- Read the latest news headlines from the BBC World Service website
- Listen to your favorite radio programmes free with the audio player, or by using the standard-rate telephone dial-up service.
- You can listen to the most recent editions of:
- The Global News Podcast
- Newshour
- HARDtalk
- Sport Today
- Business Daily
- Focus on Africa, and many more

For EU users only: If you choose to receive customized ads, a unique identifier (Google Advertising ID or Apple’s ID for Advertising) relating to your device will be stored by Zeno Media to provide you with the service and allow customized advertising to be served within the app.

No other Personal Data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. Such information will only be processed in line with Zeno Media’s Privacy Policy, available at
Find out about your privacy rights and the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy at

Notifications may include alerts, sounds and icon badges. These can be reconfigured in Settings (notifications). Details of data this app collects, including the unique identifier relating to your device and your location data, is also found under Settings.

What’s New

Version 4.10.5

Thank you for using our app! We are constantly working to improve it and offer better versions to our users.
This update includes Channel redesign, bug fixes and minor improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29.7K Ratings

29.7K Ratings

svald ,

Gold standard for quality journalism & global coverage

Daily read & listen for high quality journalism, global perspectives & a variety of news, documentary & cultural content. Never runs out of interesting content & always sets the bar high for quality journalism.

Every cell ,

Sound issues

Why does the radio not continue playing after minimizing the app. Continuing to listen to the radio player while actively reading or doing other task. The radio player just stops as soon as some other task is done on the device. It should continue playing whatever the listener is listening to. Unless it’s paused or stopped. What fails. Does the player version need to be updated.

Eduardorabasa ,

What we hear are sounds, and yet what we perceive is the world.

BBC’s intent is well tuned to the need of our minds, and your effort is well meant for the need of our emotions. We humans are the sensing flowers of the world. Flowers create pollen and nectar from what they feed. Pollen creates more flowers, good human beings; Nectar produces humming birds, our greater humanity :-)!

App Privacy

The developer, Zeno Media LLC, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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