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 4.10.1

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

4.7 out of 5
19.4K Ratings

19.4K Ratings

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Format Suggestion

I would appreciate more written text - and text instead of videos as more information can be learned from the written word than from video segments.

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I was looking for an app that I could use on my ipad that would adjust itself when I rotate/change the way I view my ipad. Having my ipad attached to a keyboard kind of prevents me from viewing at a angle that I prefer. Maybe one day you will update and I will try using the app again, but until then. Not sure why so many apps make you watch in portrait view instead of an option.

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Global podcast

This podcast is “global news” in name only. Instead telling me the important events of world today, and providing me with an objective analysis, the podcast goes into some extremely remote stories such as the Mississippi jail. As an old journalist myself, my editors admonished me to tell the most important stories first. After the first five minutes, it is extremely hard to retain the listeners or readers interested. I am very disappointed and find the podcast a total waste of my time.

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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