Download ABC apk 3.9.1 free for Android smartphone

4 Aug

Posted by Australian Broadcasting Corporation in News & Magazines | Aug. 4, 2016 | 241 Comments

Apk file size: 8.4 MB

Up-to-the-minute, independent, relevant, informative and entertaining: The best of the ABC whenever and wherever you want it. Works on smartphones and tablets. The free ABC app not only features the latest stories from ABC News but also gives you:

News at a glance with our brand new Top Stories Widget (press and hold your finger on your Home screen to access the menu and select widget to install)

Live TV streaming of ABC News 24 to watch wherever you are, over cellular networks or WiFi

Breaking news alerts connecting you to events as they happen

News in 90 Seconds, concise on-the-go video summaries to keep you well informed in no time

Over 30 live metro and regional radio streams to accompany you on your daily commute (including the digital only Double J and triple j Unearthed)

A broad and deep range of entertainment, science, rural, technology stories and much more!

Here are some tips to help you keep tabs of your data consumption:

# ABC News 24 can use from 116MB (min) to 313MB (max) per hour, depending on the strength of your network connection
# Live radio streams can consume up to 21MB (max) in 60 minutes
# Top Stories Widget can use 1.5MB in a day

*** Note that you are responsible for the data transfer and consumption charges incurred by you when using any ABC app. The ABC disclaims all liability for such charges ***

Whats new

    Keep ahead of the game, receiving the latest stories on medals gained, records broken by our athletes and more in Rio 2016. Now you can subscribe to Olympics specific updates and have key information delivered to your device when you opt-in to our new push notification service. You can also listen live to our coverage via the Grandstand stream and watch live the highlights of the day on ABC News 24 (note: live streaming services are available to users in Australia only).

Australian Broadcasting Corporation part of our News & Magazines and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Aug. 4, 2016. Google play rating is 87.3353. Current verison is 3.9.1. Actual size 8.4 MB.

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Alexander Prineas

ABC Android app Fast, efficient and ABC news is usually high quality, although repetitive news themes can get a bit grating. Overall a great app but I like the BBC app better as it allows you to download news all at once and read it later while you're offline.

jane derwent

Good Annoying that I'm always asked for a rating when I've already rated an older version, which i had to delete to rerate this version.. So I'm giving it less stars

Anthony McKenna

ABC24 unwatchable today The sound and picture quality today is terrible. Constant dropouts, lines, no or inaudible sound. It was fine yesterday.

Jay Adams

Great This is a fantastic app which keeps me up to date with relevant news not that celebrity rubbish on other sites

Tim O'Shea

There are occasional freezes of streaming live TV. But I can't complain about the comprehensive access to all of the ABC's broadcast services. Very good!!

Anthony Burns

Quality apps get the stars Apps should be simple and just work. SBS could take a few lessons from the ABC on the latter.

keith jacob

Turns my phone into a podcast radio! So I can listen to absorbing reports any time; on tap! wonderful !

Richard Tenorio

News Gives all the good oil in a format easy to use, navigate and understand. Good stuff.

Bandi Coot

Had the ABC app installed for some time Just updated to Lollipop OS on Galaxy Note 4 - now app does not work at all.? Aunty please fix.

Karin Purser

Love it, love it, love it. It always keeps me up to date with what is happening either locally or around the world anytime of the day or night.

Craig McIver

Thanks ABC team My morning ritual is to check the app for latest news and events and hit the road informed.

Gerard O'Connor

Nice work but.. I love this app. Thanks Aunty. 5 stars.!!!

Denise Butler

ABC News Good coverage of topics although not updated as often as if like to see.

Frederick Welzen

Great Hope it runs os?

Glenn Domin

Far more reliable than the iview app on my galaxy s6. Why?

Tony Oliver-Dearman

Never far from the ABC now. An eaay to use and versatile app. With the ABC radio app what more could you need?

Deanne Windsor

All I need for my news Nicely presented, love the news alerts. Well organised. This is the only app I need to be informed.

scott van den hooff

Good app I would appreciate it if I could set more than one locale for "local" news. Also if the news didn't run out on the "latest" category but showed all news since I'd last looked, or a week.

Robert Howard

ABC fantastic Brilliant app. Information is plentiful, instant and reliable.

Brian Border

When you suddenly have little access to free to air tv, this app is a godsend or keeping up to date with the news

Terry Mernagh

Good brief news feed but a bit repetitious at times.

Dereck Cameron

It's fine I have no significant issues.

wayne platz

ABC app Great way to have the news and information on hand.

Jocelyn Lyon

ABC News, great for keeping in touch while away.

Andrew Thomas

Balance In a world more obsessed with politics and ideology over pragmatism, the ABC is one of few remaining bastions of balanced reporting and detailed analysis of current affairs. The app is also effortless to use.

Heather Allsopp

Love the ABC Comforting to be able to get the ABC wherever you are.

Deb Keighley

Excellent .. Great app. Up to date news at your fingertips!

Leo Campbell

Great app, some niggling problems I wish this app could display embedded content. It's 2015!

Brad Hatfield

Good ..simple. .easy to use News app

Richard Leigh

Spot on Good news service. Does what it's supposed to.

Robert Burke

ABC News sometimes I am surprised at the news it has not alerted me to

Martin Smyrk

Awesome Excellent way of accessing the news on the go. Sometimes gets stuck trying to load, needing a restart.

Mark Bevan

Excellent The most impartial new out.

Graham Robinson

Best of a poor bunch of news apps. Very sluggish on older Android devices.

Southern Transit

Great app Keeps you updated- live

Ron Maybury

ABC The best news app in Aus.

A Google User

Need a frequency finder for those long car journeys

Christine Seymour

ABC Android App This app is easy to use, and has good coverage of national and world news.

Matthew Gibbins

Does not recognise Bluetooth internet sharing Reports no internet access when using Bluetooth connection of tablet to phone for internet sharing. Please update to enable the feature which is possible with other apps. Including the Google Play app

David Glazebrook

A solid platform This is my goto app for news. I would like it to have a better way for finding individual sports, currently its very generic.

Marcus Varrenti

Best free concise source of news on the net. Unfortunately many links or implied links to other sources e.g. videos, don't work. Could just be sloppy editing or the app needs updating to fix this.

John Vos

Great way to keep up-to-date. Leaves News Limited & Fairfax reporting for dead. Up to date. No adds. Real news, without the sensationalism of the other two. Without the political bashing that they favour.

Joshua Flood

Best news available ABC without peer in Australian media.

Tin Weasel

Basics work very well Good UI, basic news features work well.

Judy Bourke

Love the ABC app thanks Thanks for keeping the app updated as well as keeping me updated when I have internet connectivity. Thanks everyone

Geoff Gray

Excellent coverage of news with high quality journalism. App is excellent with its ease if use.

Greg Bonnitcha

best news app best news app i have found especially being Aus

kailas pujar

The best of the best, and keep it up

Kate McLean

Great app Easy and good information

James Pinakis

Article titles are truncated Article titles are *still* broken on the Nexus 9, even after the latest update.

Nerida Sutton

Simple and easy to use, with up to date news and information.

michael green

I love the app and use it everyday

Toby Longhurst

Best News app in Australia by a country mile! The future inclusion of some widgets would be great

Campbells Creek

Terrific I use this app every day. Its great!

Terry Conway

Our ABC Up to date and informative. Also, as should be the case, reports without fear ir favor.

nat yeh

GreAt layout Everything is great so far

Graeme Morrison

The best news app

John Roundhill

A great every day app Great to have this app working again. Thankyou. So much in this app

Peter Rowe

Best app for news, ABC program access. Brilliant.

Mike Reindl

Best news in Oz Great to read all the news from home whilst travelling

jay Em

Great. Clear and trouble free listening and reading. Thanks.

Samuel Kakkoufas

Informative and quick


Enjoy local and International news. Easy to use app.

Paula Hotston

Latest unbiased news. Well presented. Only problem, live coverage drops out on a fairly regular basis, occasioning a restart of the whole program. It may be the area I am in with definition.

Trevor Bell

Detailed and accurate. ABC content gives detailed stories which are fact checked and accurate. The homepage and stories can be slow to load. A victim of its own success? Now improved. Speed issues are largely resolved.

Joe Warriner

ABC Brilliant ! Love the newly re-vamped ABC app. At last pod-casts ! All the news that you could want...local & international.My only complaint. ....repetition of same stories in the different sections.Other than that......BRILLIANT. LOVE MY ABC......LOVE YOU please leave sport stories in the bloody sport section.pps alarm should automatically turn on streaming without asking pop up...oh a widget would be the next step ?

Indrani Bandyopadhyay

Reliable Generally pretty good but tends to crash at least twice a day (which one gets used to eventually). Restarts pretty quickly so the crashes aren't too bothersome. Could do with a bit of a design revamp (tad boring), but at the end of the day, it does what it should - that is, give us the news - and a bunch of other useful ABC stuff - in an easy, accessible format. **Would love to see a "Politics" heading though - "National" doesn't cut it.

John Wilkinson

Would love all articles option I would like to read it like a paper. Just flip through all articles without needing to go through different headings with repeats. Only 17 articles means my browsing is over too fast. Thanks though

Farhad Ravandi

Good app, easy to work with. Sometimes a bit laggy, if fixed, I will give 5 star

Alan Weeks

An excellent total news app ABC app works well on Samsung Galaxy S Tablet 8.4 inch and LG G3. App is well-laid out, FREE, with no codes to enter. Very comprehensive, covers multiple topics including health, sports, business, weather & more. App has factual real news, not just some "personality's" opinions. Five stars.

Michelle Giampaoli

ABC News app ABC News app.I'd use this app nearly every day to keep up to date with local & overseas news.From Michelle Giampaoli of Warradale,Sth Aust.

Sev Nagalingam

Good It's good provide all necessary information at fingertips, but crashes sometimes. Search facility should be enhanced. The negative feature is , it doesn't zoom for reading.

Tikies Randall

Excellent layout The ABC Android app format is a concise, easy to read means to get the latest news. I prefer it to the big screen website. It's a great time saver

David Fletcher

Quality News Whilst even the ABC isn't perfect in terms of bias and presentation they are just so far ahead of any other news organisation in Australia. The ABC News app has matured into a reliable and accurate way to get news 24/7. Great work!!!

Shakeel Ali

The ABC is great, not so much their app While the content provided by the ABC is usually fairly unbiased and informative, the latest update to the app has left it a crashing mess. Pretty much everytime I try to launch the app it either crashes or simply won't load. I usually look to the ABC as my first source of up to date news every morning but this is plain frustrating now!

A Google User

Possibly the best news app for Android! ABC has got it right in putting together a pretty decent news app! I especially like how intuitive and responsive the interface is; unlike the Times app, I can comfortably slide up/down articles or across them smoothly and without the app mistaking them my fingertip's motions. Well done ABC!

Brad Griffin

My most used app The ABC app gives me access to the latest news, local news and every ABC radio station, including the 3 Js, the 2Js, Classic FM, Grandstand, and my favourite 612. It's my ABC on the Interwebs. Damien, it opens on my Z5. I hope you get a solution. Try uninstalling and reinstalling.

Jared Pearce

So easy to use It runs so well, love getting the breaking news notifications and it makes it easy to stay up to date on news.

Kevin G

Great News site Great for up to date unbiased news from around the world, very factual with out being sensationalized, but app crashes quite often only negative!

Miller Benschop

News at your fingertips The layout of stories on my tablet is confusing. The bottom row always looks like something's wrong. There is something funky about navigation. The flow is strange. Story layout is fine, but headlines layout is unattractive.

Daly Horne

Functionality is good, content change frequency could be better The app functionality is good, news content layout is good and the photos and video are a good resolution. The only real issue is the content update frequency could be better. The same news stories often sit there for too long.

Andrew Sattler

Useless still Useless. Wouldn't load. Only able to delete after several attempts. Now the stupid thing won't reinstall. Not good enough!! Going else where for my news

Robert Davies

Freezes and needs to restart a lot. Other than that, very high quality app. Best news app out there.

Derek Blackwell

Comprehensive news update. Really useful quick news summary, informative and comprehensive coverage of national and international news, but I would like to see more local and regional stories.

Damien A

App won't open I always loved this app and used it daily. After the most recent update it won't open on my Xperia Z5. Please help.

Gordon Bossley

Video download now works. App now does exactly what I want. Otherwise fine. Motorola Defy+ JB 4.1.2

Jaime Clark

Functional app Has everything you could want. The inclusion of radio streaming and such is great!

Lisa Eddy

I have trouble with it crashing sometimes or have to try a few times to connect..... But wouldn't be without it. Love my ABC.

Andrew Davis

Just what I need Keep me up to date with stories that interest me without all the smuck

Rohan Stelling

Simple and works Good app. Only critism is the article choices for the breaking news notifications - not always significant.

Joel Redding

App constantly crashes on my Xperia. Can't go for more than 10 seconds in it. No amount of clearing cache, force stopping or re installing fixes it. Shame because other than that it'd be a great app.

Karl Nalapo

The best news app Really great app! Don't look anywhere else for upto date news. Please keep up the great work.

Sue Wallman

News in a flash Keeps you up to date on breaking news as it happens. Like the alert sound when important breaking news occurs.

Neil Robertson

Reliable and Useful The ABC news app is excellent for catching up with the headlines and digging a little deeper when you want. I love how you can also navigate to local or tech news etc.

Stu McC

has slowed a lot since update . maybe have a switch to choose text only would help

Russell Ryan

Great Best news service in the world! All the other stuff is pretty good too

Tim Webb

Fine, but needs Chromecast support Put Chromecast suppprt in please.

Booge Barton

Very well done Does what it should. No more or less

David Cameron

Keep abreast of the news. A great app that is easy to use. Unfortunately not all sections are kept up to date.

Steve C

Watch all ya favourite TV bits on your phone! Is a good and very thought out detailed app. Can watch shows from all over Australia in digital plus on my Samsung S5. Brilliant I must say, keep up the excellent work with this app ABC. Oh yeh...

Lachlan Ryan

A companion through the day Keeps me informed without the hype

Robert Howard

ABC great Brilliant app. Information is plentiful, instant and reliable.

Liam Clancy

Good but load time could imorove This is a good app, the alerts and widget enhancement are great. Initial loading time, and widget update is a bit slow, should consider async loading of news feed to decrease ui load time.

Anthony McKenna

Another weekend with no ABC24. When I click on "watch program" the message loading video shows for a few seconds, then it just drop out - back to the menu - doesn't play at all. This has been happening a lot lately. I have a new phone and same problem.

A Google User

Happy Now Kept crashing on Motorola Defy. Uninstalled but fine with updated phone + latest Android.

Paul Taylor

Seems more stable then the old ver. Also like the breaking news push feed

Erwin Boermans

Very good news app Region selection now working

Nigel Cooper

A1 Good job. LOVE the Breaking News alert feature.

Jason Is a good guy

Excellent The bench mark. Learn from this commercial networks

Kevin Graham

Great App Fast to load with current up to date news. Best app I've tried to date. Highly recommended.

Sue Edwards

News at a glance - love the ABC Great quick overview of news. Easy to use and seems foolproof. Use it and recommend it.

John Hyland

Great app! All my previous stability issues have been resolved and the app now works perfectly. Thanks for a great app!

luke jagoe

Very User friendly ! Use it every day 4 kitkat fone and tablet. Access 2 video and especially radio is stunning. Keep it simple guys, great work..

Clive Barrett

OK, but .... Good layout & easy to navigate but content is limited. I find better and more reports in the other papers - Australian, Age, SMH, AFR but cannot subscribe to all. ABC will be much better if it increases its content... and more overseas news, perhaps by country eg UK, USA, EU, China.

Sharyn Morrison

Love the 'breaking news' warning This is a wonderful ap that keeps you up to date with fast and reliably accurate news.

Brett Halll

News??? The vast majority of items are sport. Not news. Its the tail wagging the dog. Simply pathetic that our national news service is dodging the real issues.

Zoe Grigg

My choice for the news Works well for me to keep up to date with the news in between chasing my toddler around.


Not enough local content Less than impressed. Too many uninteresting stories stay on for ages and many stories, especially local to WA ones, don't make it on at all.

Kerry McPherson

Excellent I regularly check the ABCNEWS to see what is happening in the world. I find it impartial and at the forefront of breaking news. I particularly enjoy the analysis and comment.

Ann Richardson

Clean usable interface with little personalisation Never had an issue with the app. Interface is clean, usable and intuitive (at least for me). There is little ability to personalize the stories that appear on the opening page. Some pages open on my prefered phone web browser.

Gavin Blond

Very Good Has all the latest news items at your fingertips. Nice to be able to see what's happening in the world so easily

Martin Michalec

I love my ABC and the app. I love the app. I use it every day and it has never crashed. No advertising is also awesome. My only suggestion (and it's only a 'nice to have') is if the World section could be sub-sectioned into various continents.

Hannah Pratt

Great news, decent app Love it, only wish it crashed less and was a bit faster and smoother.

Murgatroyd Humperdink

Hands off the abc. The abc is a big part of why Australia is such a great place to live. Download this app. Be informed. Tell your local member not to try selling our national broadcaster to rupert bloody murdoch!

Mary Ann Pohl

Good content & design, poor performance After receiving an unhelpful response to my 03/16 feedback, and being unable to stream radio, I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I still cannot stream radio. (03/16: Crashes a dozen times per day. BBC stays up, so why not ABC? My tablet and Bluetooth speaker are my radio.)

Thomas Goh

Easy to find current news Simple un-complicated apps for easy access to current news. So far, app is behaving well - no crash.

Leah Thomson

Great Aus news app.....still wouldn't be without it - part of the family! Check in with ABC every dau Like all technology, has ups & downs & glitches, but generally great app and wouldn't be without it!

Ash Green

If I want a simple overview of a few headlines, I use this app. If I want details and insight, I use others. Unfortunately, it crashes too often to be really useful. Articles disappearing when scrolling through a list view - especially in the 'local' section - is a major annoyance as well. Also, I know we're a bit sports mad in Melbourne, but regularly having more than half of the articles in the 'local' section for Melbourne news as sports-related is a bit much (you have a 'sports' section, put it there!).

Sevinch Akdeniz-Skey

Great app. Easy to navigate. This is a great app when you don't have time to watch the news. I like how you can get local news so easily. I love how you can navigate through the news by scolling or swiping. Good attention to detail. Very mobile friendly. The app is very responsive. It never lags or crashes. Well done.

Richard Duffy

Fantastic. But I'm greedy and want more A really really good, simple, 'light' app that does exactly what it is meant to do. Other news companies should pay attention. The only thing I would love to see is the ability to see everything in this app I could see in a newspaper or on the news TV station. Add in some extra opinion, voting on popular issues, or even comments on articles would make it feel a little more personal, and less like I'm just reading a news billboard. ...its great for what its meant to do though. Don't lose that.

Ken Sayers

Great news app This is one of the best apps on phones for Australian news. It provides the unbiased news reporting which the ABC is renowned for. The news sound played when breaking news happens is really cool.

Brad Hall

Normally awesome, Video playback not working on GALAXY S5. It's been like this for about 3days. Also doesn't work on IPhone6 or Galaxy Note

shayne baird

Fantastic! Great application to keep up to date on the news quickly. It also pushes top news stories to my phone. I also love the science section which is brilliant.

Philip Sjostrom

Yes, technically a good web-site. Dislike - stories of a certain (political) flavour are often written in pejorative terms & aroften short-lived, whereas others, of opposite hue are written up in a fatuous, un-questioning style & may remain on front page for, literally, weeks! Quality of ABC journalism in terms of English expression is often poor & gives impression new journos are wet behind the ears. That said, overall, ABC site is excellent, for its range and sometimes depth of topics covered

Mandy Harker

Great for keeping up I love this app, I use it every day. I don't like to watch videos or stream stuff on my phone so I only read the written tasks. My only problem is that the content shown on the app is limited. I'd love to be able to choose what news sections I want in the app so that I'm not getting just in news that is about sport. I'd like to be able to remove the whole sports section and stick to local, national and world news.

brian seth

great content...shame about the ap buggy eg pausing VOD, sometimes only one audio channel (eg only Left) for news for example...

Garry Chatman

ABC app It is good but some items have minimal detail. No search section

Peter Trevathan

ABC news app Similar to BBC app with more features. Still does not give meaningful local news. Really annoyed that it keeps reporting that my browser is not up-to-date I have the latest phone the latest browser and the latest app. Obviously abc needs to pull their socks up

Ahmet Alkan

Very good app I wouldn't say it's perfect but it's very very good. Fast, useful, well laid out. Good job ABC.

joseph aguok

The best Media TV networking in Australia. Thanks for your professionals work and nonstop broadcasting TV NEWS.

Julian Douglas-Smith

Works Like A Wheel! I'm so proud that little old Aunty could come up with an app this perfect! Well done girls and boys!

Deniz Kuyucak

They asked for a rating before i fully exoerienced this app so i can only give it above average

Jo Da

Independent clear precise and to the point. Not cluttered with advertising or controlled by big business or others with vested interests.

Kevin Foot

Great news app From scanning the top stories to streaming radio, this app has it all and is user friendly too. Very happy.

Kris Baraldi

Great content but too buggy So much of the time I'll try to open this app and it won't get past the loading screen. Very frustrating.

suzanne filipcevic

it still seems to have randon not working or drop outs. Sometimes I have to close my device to stop the app.

A Google User

Doesn't work On a Galaxy tab S 8.4 and can't select any of the navigation items

Alison Romeril

Use it every day Great app that I use every day for all my local & international news.


Best news app. Quickly gives me the news I want - a good idea well executed.

Jessie Lau

Jessie Lau Stay updated with current news wherever I go. Simple and easy to use app.

Steve Linton

Great App Unlike many google apps, this app works every time.

Brett Weir

Kalgoorlie User One of my preferred news sources, ABC's app is a good source of local news in Kalgoorlie, as well as Tech, etc. Good job, Auntie. ?

Galah Townsville

Very useful Great way to quickly catch up, good for a busy traveller like me

Peter Solowy

Great But some story links take you out of the app and into the browser

Denny Wells

Great Aus news ABC news video feed doesn't work as well as it could

Abbas Hooshmand

It's our ABC I get worried when some politicians try to limit, undermine, reduce capacity or budget allocation for ABC. ABC is the flagship of our freedom and democracy.


Good app I would appreciate it if I could set more than one locale for "local" news. Also if the news didn't run out on the "latest" category but showed all news since I'd last looked, or a week.

David C

New version...not working Can't stream the live TV...has been fine for months until latest update. Have trialled since reply below...still not working :-(

Michael Schoen

Re fund our ABC A must have app for those who want unbiased news

Darren Ralph

Get it! Best News App, with Free 24hr TV stream... when it works!

Maeve Le Bon

Use it everyday Love this app. I only use the live radio part of it but never get bored with so many stations available.

paul carroll

Very good Well set out easy to navigate with better content where others send you to other websites for articles

Greg Smith

A bit clunky Good useful app, but it looks and feels a bit clunky when compared to high quality, native Android apps that implement Material design.

Hannah Palmer

Best Australian news app Useful, give facts and lets you make your own conclusions. Easy to use and easy to find articles. Updates on important events and breaking news

Leah Thomson

Still the One! Great Aus news app.....still wouldn't be without it - part of the family! Check in with ABC every dau Like all technology, has ups & downs & glitches, but generally great app and wouldn't be without it!

Lida Hall

Fantastically Useful I happen to agree with others who have mentioned that paired with iView, the ABC is providing excellent value for taxpayer money with this. To anyone who complains about being "beeped at about headlines neither useful or of interest to them" - may I politely suggest they mute the Notifications Volume on their phone :) So many apps beep relentlessly that I find this to be an excellent sanity saver...

Penny Wolf

Great for unbiased news Relatively unbiased up-to-the-minute coverage with a nifty optional alert for breaking news

Uncle Rico

Sick of the left wing propoganda Heavely biased left wing nutjob writers dominate the articles. The ABC is blatently biased towards the left which is disgraceful for a public broadcater. It has been getting worse and worse ive used this app for years but no more! ABC please find some content that hasnt been written by some stonned 2nd year arts student.

Russell Vessey

Excellent news source Use it all the time to keep up to date with news. Have stopped watching morning news on commercial TV as it is too shallow and repeats 4 or 5 articles incessantly. This app gives a much wider spread of news and you can pick what you want to see more detail on. Really is very good.

Alan D

So useful on the run Much improved and more reliable. Paired with iview, ABC is providing huge value for taxes.

Gordon Bossley

Video download now works. App now does exactly what I want. Otherwise fine. Motorola Defy+ JB 4.1.2

A Adams

The 'breaking news' alerts... They actually used to be breaking news. Now they're minor snippets of unnecessary information. They're pointless now.

Dan Animal

Meh, arguably better than nothing I suppose Regularly out of sync between headlines and articles. Shows blank screen instead of articles often. Often need to visit the website in order to actually get content anyway. Overall a very poor experience and waste of abc resources.

De Anarky

I use it daily Given up on facecrack trivia feeds, now it's twitter and the abc app that supplies me with news. This app has hardly ever glitched and there is no better place for quality journalism than the abc. Well done.

AnneliseAnd Warwick

Needs levels of notification Would be much better if it supported different levels and/or categories of notification. At the moment I get more notifictations than I want. I would rather only hear of really big news events and optionally of events that I indicate an interest in.

Donald Lindsay

More news stories please? A good app that partly fills my daily news diet. As with news radio, too few news items get too much repeat exposure throughout the day. I'd like to see many more news items.

Mike N

Not great. Provides little more than news website and notifications don't open related article (which can't actually be found). Uninstalled

Saijo George

Excellent app I use this to get my daily fix of news. Lately news notifications opens up the home page instead of the article ?

peter Buswell

ABC is good news service,but their leftwing athiest push is so predictable! The typical leftwing group think zone.Drones.

Ebony Moffatt

Occasionally freezes or doesn't load content correctly. Only sometimes though. A search bar could be handy but everything else is fine :)

Matt Thyer

Better than many other news apps And a big improvement over the old app

Pedro Aquino

Some problems. Content good. The new election update does not work. When i click on the breaking news notification it takes me somewhere else and i lose the breaking news! Their programmers need to go back to school. Also I cannot enlarge photographs. Software not up to standard.

Anna Phillips

Meets my needs This app allows me to catch up on the news I'm interested in without having to watch a TV, which I don't own. With the ABC news and radio apps and ivew on my laptop I have everything I need to keep up to date. Let's hope whoever wins the election realises the value of the ABC in all its forms to Australians!

Lynn Phillips

Very informative My only complaint is that the app is not updated regularly over the weekend. Possibly due to funding cuts at the ABC

Mark Wilson

Great app. Just wished when you clicked on the notifications it took you to that story, rather than all of the headlines.

natalia cunha

Very easy to use A compact general information, very good wen we just need to have a quick update on the newsletter.

Gavin Cooper

Newspaper keeps beeping at me Love having the ABC news in my pocket but some of the notifications do not seem relevant or important enough to bug me about.

John Rippon

A B C Great overall coverage of a wide range of news, sport, weather and other topics

fluorine -indium-nitrogen

Feels nice and smooth, runs well, and so far the only news widget that doesnt crash on my phone

Juke Long

Great The only reason i didn't give it 5 starts is because the widget occasionally doesn't load

Mike Ramos

News at your fingertips A great app that allows you to select stories from all the major categories

Ruth Ryan

Good News Great to get reliable news coverage anytime anywhere but I'd be equally happy with less updates and more depth


Reliable Good reporting and a wide variety of news that you don't find from other networks

Ken Whitehead

Great to keep updated while on the move I use this as my primary news source while working.

salman habib

Works just fine Older version would crash..this one works as good as it gets ,for a news app

Sharna Cook

Great app Easy to use, reliable. Best news app I've found.

Tim Garrett

Typical quality from the nation's premium media source With the gutting from the liberal's it's a credit that the app is as good as it is. Great stuff!

Donald Beard

Excellent news app. The only one I would bother reading.

Richo Staley

The news No bells or whistles, just news and current affairs, great app.

Ben Gonzalez

Runs smooth and fast on a wide range of my devices, very simple to use making it to the point a remaining relevant

Victoria McConachy

Overall a great app and a trustworthy source of news. My only suggestion would be to add a function that allows each user to opt in and out of breaking news updates based on interest categories (such as with current election opt in option) to help eliminate annoying news updates that are of no interest to the user. (ie, sports results)

Alan Dammers

Other news aps I've tried constantly crash or freeze, and video links rarely work, but this abc ap has kept working without a fault and keeps me very well informed, keep up the good work *****

Christopher Taylor

Good functions needs better presintation Like all Taxpayer funded software it works...but because of budget contraints it didn't get to where it could have gone. The saving grace is that of the ABC News Content. Slightly left leaning, but mostly Unbiased news. Wish there was more business content though.

Lee Shipley

Quality Continues to gives a comprehensive summary of the real news from an Australian perspective. The no nonsense headlines-based menus make navigation easy. If I have a criticism, it is the inability to prefence types of stories: I have no time for cricket or football for example and would prefer to not dig for environment reporting. But overall streets ahead of anything else.

Geoff Clifton

Rotate phone reloads page Very annoying that if you are reading a lengthy article and you inadvertently rotate the phone, or do so to enlarge a pic, the app refreshes or reloads to the top of the page. No other apps on my phone (moto g2) have this issue. Other than that this is a great app just loaded with interesting specialty news and c.a. sections and radio feeds. Slow to load and often hangs but great when it gets going.

Leah Thomson

Still the One! Great Aus news app.....still wouldn't be without it - part of the family! Check in with ABC every dau Like all technology, has ups & downs & glitches, but generally great app and wouldn't be without it! Part of my daily routine now.

Viewer interactivity? There used to be time and place for viewer comment but that is now disabled, out of fear of defamation? Most other news feeds have a place for unfiltered viewer banter, sometimes inspiring a narrative other than the agenda driven narrative of the ABC editorial. What, can't handle another point of view, aunty?

What I was looking for This app gives me what I want with the option to delve deeper. I don't feel as manipulated by this media as I do some of the others. I particularly like that I can get world news, science and other topics. Best app I've found for news so far.

A Google User

Possibly the best news app for Android! ABC has got it right in putting together a pretty decent news app! I especially like how intuitive and responsive the interface is; unlike the Times app, I can comfortably slide up/down articles or across them smoothly and without the app mistaking them my fingertip's motions. Well done ABC!

Luke Holdcroft

Totally biased - why are my taxes paying for this? The news on this app is so utterly left wing that it appalls me. You guys are such bold face liars!

Michael Lindsay

Reasonably unbiased Great when it works. Very poor reporting on science and tech. This area is supposed to be where we are heading for jobs, growth and employment but the ABC obviously hasn't heard.

Richard Leigh

The actual app is fine, but who is writing these articles? Are they proofread? The grammar and syntax are terrible. Pick your game up people, your supposed to be professionals.

Angus King

Good on you my ABC Great App for keeping up with the news. Only gripes are the repetitive nature of stories amongst the categories and no category on The Environment.

Frank Collins

Threadbare news offering I am embarrased by this app. It sets a very low for our national broadcaster. Not a patch on the content and categories in the BBC app. Poor grammar doesnt help either. Categories use the same poorly written stories. The ABC is becoming very tabloid in its offerings, and appears to employ the bottom level "journalists", if indeed they graduated. Most don't have a good grasp of basic English. The ABC doesn't like criticism either.

Noel & Brigitte Keil

Great app. We're sure to get the latest news as it happens, if it wasn't for the ABC many issues would never be known. No adds, no rubbish. We love the ABC

Trustworthy Australian news add free? Had this app a long time, reliable Aussie news ad free! Proud to see tax dollars spent on this app and network. Keep it up??

Tony B

Works well. Thanks ABC. No ads, and no annoying blocks when other news orgs want your money

Des Janke

Nice aggregation but clunky and unreliable News, radio and other media on one place. Had poor outcomes with radio live streams

Andrew Lean

Great app Provides good up to date information. The content feels less rushed now as well.

Janice Peate

Poor grammar and spelling occur far too frequently! You need a good proof reader!

Helen Fowler

ABC news Very comprehensive range of news and very up to date. Also different categories of local, health, science news items and a very extensive section for the latest news. eg:Rio

Richard Renger

Keeps freezing 50%of the time this widget is great. The rest of the time it will just freeze. (Huawei G8)

David McDonald

News when you want it without the commercial bullshit The ABC app allows users to access the latest news when they want it. ABC news is, as elsewhere, fully independent and free from the influence of commercial influence

Quick scan Easy to scan for current news items. As with all public media, if im interested in the detail I will check out several sources. This is a good start.

Anastasia Sim

The best No ads and not sensationalist drivel

Anton Kahuna

Informed News of Importance I recommend the ABC App as a solid device in which to stay informed in detail of World and current Australian events. A powerful tool with ability to instantly share by Email news you want friends and colleagues to be aware. Excellent!

Keith B

Good news app, but continually crashes. Un/ re installed but still no good.

Della Kerrison

News all day everyday. Love ABC Can't wait each morning to read news while others are still asleep.

Jeff Harrison

Good News source Good source of news, I would suggest that the headline stories which conveniently allow swiping to the next, to continue with less headline stories after you have completed the headlines to allow further reading

Michael Dove

Favourite News app Easy to use, well layed out. Only thing stopping 5 Star is the occasional crashes.

Ocker Spock

Good app I always have the latest news with my ABC widget but it's not perfect

Rupert Su

Slow Lately it seems to take forever to load from the server updates for news stories; initial launch and subsequent updates.

Ten Read

Keeps me up to date!!! Not as much distress news as other chanel news apps. However, still informative with current news.

S gooch

Stops loading pages when swiping. Once thev app loads and a few articles are read, swiping to read the article, nothing happens.

John Parker

Great app Gives me updates and breaking news ... fantastic!

John Fury

Excellent production Seems to upset the conservaties

Rollingmoss Caldwell

Notification NEWS... ABC. News! explore.. the following at ABC... TV, Radio on demand (many subjects) & Pod casts.. Slick & professional.

Mick D

Inaccurate reporting. And you've turned into the mouthpiece for the Australian femanazi movement.

Neroli Raff

My 'go to' for news during the day. I like the alerts for breaking news.

Jonathan Jacobson

ABC NEWS The best news app! Excellent.

Alan Mckenney

Our ABC Fonts sometimes too small and not zoomable.

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