BBC News for Playbook and Blackberry 10« Reading and News for Playbook « Downloads
|Updated||September 16, 2015|
|Category||Reading and News for Playbook|
Download the official BBC News app for UK audiences.
Get the latest and breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.
Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK, world, politics, business, technology, health, entertainment & arts and sport. The app offers stories and video.
You can personalise the homescreen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your interests.
• Simple design with scroll functionality to enable efficient browsing
• In-story video over 3G and wi-fi
• On a story page, swipe sideways to read the next story
• Sharing tools: on a story page, tap to post stories to a range of social networks, or email / SMS to a friend
• Latest and breaking news ticker for smartphones
• An ‘Edit’ menu, allowing you to personalise the homescreen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences
• Live streaming of the BBC News channel for Android 2.2+ devices running Flash (tablet support coming soon)
• Homescreen widgets for smartphones – for an at-a-glance look at the headlines, choose between Large or Small widgets and select which news category you want to display on your homescreen (tablet support coming soon)
• Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
• Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
• Ability to send stories, video, and photos directly to the BBC News team
• Full range of News categories: Top stories, World, UK, Sport, Technology, Entertainment & Arts, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Business, Politics, Health, Education, Science & Environment, Features & analysis, Also in the news
• Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system.
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