From breaking news alerts to in-depth coverage, the CBC News App is a fast and easy way to catch up on what’s happening in your local area, in Canada, and the World.

News Alerts - Subscribe to push notifications for news stories that interest you and are relevant to your life.

In-Depth Coverage - Get trusted insights and in-depth analysis from our award-winning journalists.

Breadth of Coverage - Local, National & World news.

Live Coverage - Stream news as it happens and shows, including Canada's Nightly Newscast, The National.

Regional Coverage - Get the latest news headlines in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax and Calgary.

Personalization - Select your platform layout and the regional news you want to follow.

Save & Share Stories - Save stories to read later, even offline and share your favourite stories with friends.

Widgets - View the latest headlines directly on your home screen so that you can access your news easier and faster than before.

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What’s New

Version 4.5.15

We've fixed bugs and improved performance

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Cyberlis ,

I love the CBC News app!

I live in the US, but this news app is like a “breath of fresh air” because all you get is unbiased, straight-forward news (similar to Reuter’s) WITHOUT all of the stupid commercial advertisements that render the majority of US news articles unreadable.

The advertisements on US news sites have gotten so bad that they cause the story’s content to “jump” constantly as ads are being loaded. I also love that I do NOT have to endure the endless, mind-numbingly stupid prompts instructing me to turn off ad-blockers in order to read an article!

CBC News provides important world news stories that load quickly on my iPhone. (The only time I might have an issue is when I click on a news article that’s linked to an American publication.)

It’s also good to see how the rest of the world views the US with all that’s currently been happening here!

CBC is the best! All of the rest (BING, Google, Apple News, et. al) don’t compare and ultimately drive me crazy with their inundation of ads, auto-play of video content and pay-walls thresholds.

CBC News is an excellent news app! Keep up the great work. (Everyone else, take note... this is how News should be presented!)

MsMoen ,

This app rocks

This app has never let me down, and has sections for news that I can quickly keep up with. CBC news app is the first app I click on in the morning to get World news, along with local interest news and political news. Though don’t live in Canada, the perspectives on American politics help me.

czarnus ,

CBC app user

This app seems to have more ads than I remember from some time back. But my main complaint is that it seems to do a lot of background activity that depletes my iPhone 6s battery causing more cycling to be needed. I have all background activity choices turned off. I recently deleted the app and then reloaded a few days later but after a few days the same thing is happening. My senior software engineer son told me it must be buggy and to delete it, which I will do next.

App Privacy

The developer, CBC, 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • 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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