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.

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BBC World Service 4.5.5
April 25, 2022


Uploaded:April 25, 2022 at 9:08AM UTC

File size:42.33 MB


BBC World Service 4.5.3
October 19, 2021


Uploaded:October 19, 2021 at 1:53PM UTC

File size:41.73 MB


BBC World Service 4.5.2


Uploaded:June 4, 2021 at 4:47AM UTC

File size:41.8 MB


BBC World Service 4.5.1
April 13, 2021


Uploaded:April 13, 2021 at 8:35PM UTC

File size:41.94 MB


BBC World Service 4.5.0
February 4, 2021


Uploaded:February 4, 2021 at 3:39PM UTC

File size:41.87 MB


BBC World Service 4.4.8
October 23, 2020


Uploaded:October 23, 2020 at 8:22PM UTC

File size:41.9 MB


BBC World Service 4.4.6
August 6, 2020


Uploaded:August 6, 2020 at 11:33PM UTC

File size:41.79 MB


BBC World Service 4.4.5
March 26, 2020


Uploaded:March 26, 2020 at 12:00AM UTC

File size:41.14 MB