The CCTV.com Global app presents a real China to the world while offering a Chinese perspective on international affairs.
The app uses resources from CCTV4, CNTV and other leading media in China to provide you with the best multi-language news coverage and commentaries.
Available in Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian and Korean.
- Exclusive CCTV4 and CNTV news.
- Abundant contributions from trusted news media in China.
- Seven language services.
- No accounts of any type required.
- Push notifications for breaking news stories.
- Share interesting articles and videos with friends.
* About CCTV
Since broadcasting its first program on September 2, 1958, China Central Television (CCTV) has been China's leading state television broadcaster.
* About CNTV
China Network Television (CNTV) is an internet-based broadcaster of CCTV that launched on December 28, 2009.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs a little fixing.
I just recieved CCTV. I only used about three times. I still need time to judge its' performance and content. I greatly appreciate to receive a Chinese perspective on world events and Chinese domestic issues. I watched a dialogue of Taiwan and Chinese relations on CCTV. It is a great hope I have for unity of these two parties. I hope to see one China soon. Perhaps like Hong Kong unification. However, while I watched video media the video would stop. I needed to go out then go back into the app to continue. Other than this is was a pleasure to understand the issues of concern for both China and Taiwan. I hope this problen can be fixed to get continuous streaming without stopping. Please continue to inform the English language world of domestic and foreign Chinese panoramic views. Thank you kindly.
Also in trying to 'contact' I encountered a problem. Even though I put in my e-mail address I would recieve 'Please put in your contact information'. I tried three times with my e-mail and recieved the same statement. This needs to be fixed. Maybe others have tried with the same problem.
I love CCTV but rarely use the app. The English app is still version 3 while the Chinese app is version 7. The last minor update was over a year ago and the last major one was over four years ago. It is terrible for a tech leader like China to have a news app this outdated. Please update the app.
Stop in the middle of watching.
I'm viewing the CCTV programs on my iPhone 6+ and iPad Mini 2 using iOS 10.0.2. The programs, mostly the Live ones, run for 10 to 20 minutes then they just stop or hang. I have to start them again manually. Very annoying. I have to turn to the Japanese NHK instead. NHK will keep working for hours. CCTV mobile app is almost useless. Hope they will fix the problems soon.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.