Download CBC News apk Varies with device free for Android smartphone

21 Aug
CBC News

Posted by CBC Mobile in News & Magazines | Aug. 21, 2016 | 205 Comments

Apk file size: 6.3 MB

Welcome to CBC News for Android

Get news and analysis that matters to you, when you need it. Customize your menu to get the local news headlines you want. Subscribe to push alerts from your choice of our newsrooms across the country and find out about breaking news as it happens. Watch video from CBC News including The National live or on demand.

- Read national, international and local news and analysis
- Customize your app to get the local news that matters to you
- Subscribe to breaking news alerts from your choice of newsrooms across Canada
- Use our special section dedicated to breaking news to see headlines as they happen
- Watch high-quality news videos, including The National on Chromecast or Android TV

We plan to continually improve this product and want your feedback! If you wish to report an issue or request a feature, please contact us at
On behalf of everyone at CBC News, thank you for downloading our app.

Whats new

    Version 3.6
    - Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

CBC Mobile part of our News & Magazines and have average installs from 500000 to 1000000. Last Update Aug. 21, 2016. Google play rating is 66.0351. Current verison is Varies with device. Actual size 6.3 MB.

Download cbc-news.apk 6.3 MB


D Amos

It's 2015. And this is the best they can come up with? Links that take you to a non-mobile site. Photos in the link that don't show up in the article. Some sections only have 4 articles. Not very well put together. Also, they have The Gambler 4 out of 5 stars, they are not bright. They'll send 3-5 alerts on the same subject where only one is needed. Tapping on an alert opens the app instead of taking you to the full story/article.

Gary Cameron

CBC Can't exit cleanly using button on Note 4 like any other App.

Chris Lunitz

Complete crap The app notifies you of a news flash and gives you a brief description. When you click on the notification it opens the app but not the news article. You need to search for the article and most times are not able to find it. Videos freeze a few seconds after starting.

A Google User

Come on, make this app better! It's basically a webpage with no real interaction... No offline capability. The pages rarely load properly. Sad!

Dyna Glide

Like the content. Video links wont play in apk Won't play video links. Would be great if CBC Kids had a apk for android. And I dont mean a apk that just links to the web site. A interactive apk with access to games shows .etc. would like access to shows u dont currently show on air

g00gle minus

Won't let you see the comments, Might as well just use the website. This app offers little that the website doesn't and is missing a bunch of things the website does. Most of all you can't see the comments. The comments are the best part of any news site! Why is the CBC depreiciating their comments section?

Josh Pankhurst

Perfect news app I'm guessing developers addressed all the issues mentioned in earlier reviews because they don't exist now. What's left is a clean, intuitive user face and of course the stories I want to know about. Great job ladies and gents.

Larry Wilson

Slow download Tried to do update but stalled out. Had to delete & reinstall. Very slow download, took a long time. Looks like many problems, needs work.

Doug Rhoades

Still no Chromecast, dropping a star every update without it. Need to suffer through a 30 second commercial to watch a 30 second clip

Moiz Adamji

Good UI missing features Thanks for fixing the share. Please integrate comments into the app. Please

James Jamieson

Needs work Offline reading like the BBC news app would be useful, would also like to see cbc sports added, be nice to watch the playoffs threw this app

Allan Hovi

News never updated A news site that never gets updated is useless. CBC must either be trying to save money or world events only happen every 10 or 12 hours.

Hadjadj Zack

Notifications issue Good app but the notification doesn't guide you to the appropriated article also please add the comment section in the app

Brenda Silver

CBC App stalls App locks and will not let you exit main page. Pictures shown on title page often not included on story page.

A Google User

The best news app period!!!

Ryan Brownell

Needs a couple more tweaks to be the best. Pictures for ALL stories (not only the newest) in the story lists would be nice. Also the ability to customize what kinds of stories are pushed to the device may prevent people from turning them off altogether.

Sean Docemo

So Much Potential Still Too Many Bugs I will try this app again in a few months. The shame of it is that there is a lot to love about this app the basic UI is fairly intuitive. But the UX is awful, it crashes every time I play a video on All of my devices. The news alerts get sent to my notifications shade and watch. If I click on the story notification I expect to be taken to the story. But no we get taken to the breaking news page and more than half the time the story you're being notified of won't even be listed there. User test pls

Adam Knight

Great, expect... I've always liked the app, bus I still can play videos.

David Church

Good news app Good curating of news stories. Glad there is no commenting on news stories (Joe Public's partisan opinions on any and all news articles seldom add anything of informative value.) Only complaint is that the app always opens to a previously read item, even from app Notifications. App also lacks a Feedback to Developers function (forcing me to write them here.)

Brad Dobo

Won't Stop Notifying! Just updated and now I'm receiving push notifications. The settings are virtually empty except for managing regions. Why is there no option to turn this off? I have to uninstall,receiving this many push notifications is unacceptable. I don't recommend this app until the issue is resolved.

Stewart Midwinter

Does the job Give me what I need, which is quick access to the headlines. One suggestion: provide a link so we can usually get to the web version of a news story, particularly so we can comment on news.

Matthew Ferg

What is the point of sending me a breaking news story? I get a breaking news story notification. great, I'm interested and click on it. it opens the app, only the story I want to read is not there? Never mind the fact that clicking on the story should take me right to it, I can't even find this breaking story anywhere on the page?? Seriously??

G Fournel

Good app I like the app but it would be nice to be able to increase the size of the fonts

Lisa O'Reilly

Swipe? Pinch? This app would be significantly better if one could move between stories swiping left and right. Other news apps are able to do this (huffpo, guardian, Vancouver sun....). Also, there is no way to shrink or expand images. Why not?

Lorrie J Parent

Almost perfect Quick and gives me the news I want from CBC who I trust. I love the notifications but would like to turn of the notification sound so it stops waking me up.

Cosmo B.


Peter Witruk

Won't load news articles my Samsung Note 3 Since the latest update whether I choose an article from Twitter or your app it won't load. It shows the loading bar almost at the end but never loads the article. Very disappointing!

Matt Ledwell

Please fix the Newfoundland news page. It's been stuck since late last month, showing only one story: the "Storm Watch." Why has no one changed this or added anything to it since then? Really seems like they have either forgotten about our province or don't care enough to maintain that page.

David Barron

Good app but too many notifications Great app with great content. My only complaint is that there are too many notifications. Push notifications should be reserved for truly breaking news, not ads for The National. Its a good thing I could disable notifications for this app in Settings otherwise I would have uninstalled it.

Brian Fergusson

Okay app, but can't control vibration Version 3.0.3 added vibration to notifications, but I can find no way to turn them off. I turn notification sounds off at night and I don't need to be woken by my phone vibrating. Uninstalling the app.

Colin McLellan

Sharing broken I can't share articles. Either it just copies the headline with no link or doesn't work at all. HTC one.

Philippe Parisot

Absolute joy This app is what I wanted from CBC for a long time. Finally I can watch the national on my phone!

Dr Jonathan Clow DC

No Sharing capability With the update I am unable to share articles at all. It inserts title but no link. HTC One.

Andrey Andreev

frustrating to use, ery low quality, one of the worst Terrible quality on taxpayers money, just can believe when watching the national it hangs on the 20 min ads, and loops back to the beginning. Have to watch the ads again and again, and to watch past the 20 min ads takes at least 3 mine of ads. Is there any qq done on the apps?

Alexander Tewfik

Still frequent charges After having uninstall a few years back on my GS3 figured it would be improved for my new GNote3, Wrong! Love CBC, hate this application.

Rashid Ghazi

Tapping the news alert notification doesn't open the page with details. The breaking news tab does not include the ones recently published either, so the alert is just an annoyance and I suggest whoever uses this app to turn it off.

douglas minty

Good but... Would be better and more useful if it supported Chromecast.

Ian Lemmon

Features please. I would like to see more control over the news alert notifications. For example being able to disable or enable vibration or control the notification sound.

paul garrett

Has everything l need

Gordon Scott

Back button lost functionality. Can't exit app Can't exit app using back button after latest update, can't use it to close sidebar. Can't use it to review previously opened/viewed stories

Bruce Harding

Not working anymore after last update This was a great app for watching the news etc on our Android TV device, but now we only get audio and no video. Please fix!

Paul Mandel

U need to fix video

Alex Burr

Amazing update to 2.0

Vince O

Chromecast? Will the video and pictures ever get Chromecast support?

Chris Kreasul

Used to be good Videos don't load anymore, the ads load perfectly every time though! I guess we know what CBC's priority is.

Andrew Foss

Needs work I'm getting notifications for breaking news or other news articles, but they are not showing up in the app.

Carrie Lynn

keeps shutting down app keeps telling me it has to shut down. just for scrolling down the page of articles. NOT pleasant when you are not in Canada trying to read local news from your favorite news network!!

Ayinde Shillingford

Could be a lot better Most of the alerts are not breaking or urgent news such as a disaster or ground breaking discover, just now I got news of the a man retiring, doesn't matter how big the organization, that is not that important. Also when you get a notification and click on it seldom takes you to the actual article. Still the app isn't horrible either though.


much worse than Web site why make an app when the Web site is so much better, in terms of navigation, content, and availability of discussion commentary which is completely missing from the app. Uninstalling.

Roderick Thienes

Force close Can't make it through a video clip without it force closing. Content is garbage. Takes them 6hrs after news is broadcast to upload it and it force closes after you get through the ads.

douglas minty

Good but... Would be better with Chromecast support!! Would be better and more useful if it supported Chromecast.

Curtis Sim

Solid content Used to not be a fan of CBC, but I have really liked the content and stories they post.

Connor Denoon

Add Chromecast It would be great to be able to stream video via chromecast.

every day party

Choppy The old app worked fine, since the update it is so choppy it's unusable.

Eric Philbrook

Pretty good app WAY better than the very buggy CTV Go app

Joel Scott

Getting there There should be some way to separate opinion pieces from real news. The ability to see reader comments would be nice.

Hadjadj Zack

Nice app Good app gets everything done correctly. Working fine on Galaxy S5

Jodi Denney

My main source for news. Love the easy to use layout and short but informative articles. There are links to other/more articles if you want more information.

Jo-Anne Warren

Never works You should be embarrassed. Can't believe that this is our national news app. FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eugene Vakhnenko

Pretty good I really like the video section!

Muri Matti

Cbc Good informative News

Roy Green

Same ad over and over for every video you watch is over kill. National News Player seems to be improved somewhat but it still crashes periodically.

Kevin Verberk

I really like this app, but one BIG feature request - I pay for the CBC News Live Stream, can it be made available with sign in on the app so I can watch it on TV with Android TV or Chromecast? Honestly, I feel somewhat ripped off as a paying customer to see that people get such a better interface in the free app and almost as much content. I wish you valued paying customers at least as much as the general public.

Brad Dobo

Broken Streaming; Are my taxes paying for garbage? All that taxpayer money and they can't make a simple app work. Streaming clips is a terrible experience at best. A lot of work needs to be done. This is why you shouldn't hire liberal arts students as IT personnel.

Roy Green

The same ad over and over with every video watched is overkill. The National News will not chromecast all the time, only once in a while. More often not recently. Short videos seem to chromecast okay. Please try to get it right. It would be a great news app.

Krista Seraphyn Lewis

Too many pre rolls There should not be over a minute worth of pre roll to watch a mobile video. I was hoping this app would mimmic the cbc mobile website UX, but it's far from it. I am in advertising and have run pre roll with you guys for several campaigns, and will be having a word with my rep now that I realize how many pre rolls are being jammed into a short mobile experience. Unacceptable.

Randy Radford

I continue to enjoy the independent reporting that CBC offers. It concerns me greatly that little is being spent by other news services on actual investigative journalism. Far too much of big business controls what we are fed as actual news items. I encourage everybody to lobby our new federal government to increase CBC spending regarding news coverage and investigative journalism. I'm not thrilled on the news clips having the advertising but with the continual budget cuts that occurred what other way could they raise revenues?

Gary Carlson

Love no more. I try to watch one minute video. Forced to watch 3 minutes of ads. Then I'm told video cannot be played. Life's too short for tax paid cbc BS. (I used to be your biggest supporter.) My phone galaxy5

Megan Smith

CBC is a joke Canadians pay a billion dollars a year in taxes for cbc, when they make even more already from advertising. Cbc never works online. Canadians are stupid for keeping cbc going, then crying about their economy failing, get a clue.

Alishams Hassam

Excellent I can watch the news on my Chromecast as well The National and other programs. Now just get all CBC content and I'll be super happy! We want Rick Mercer on our Chromecast!

Gordon Scott

App doesn't refresh when loading, nor when using refresh Just sits there with 3 day old stories.

Elon Gates

Excellent news app ... but I just read; I don't watch the videos that people complain about. Thing is CBC actually has reporters gathering news. Everyone else gets it off the wire and CBC is the original source more often than not.

Eugene Volkov

Black screen on videos Constant issues with videos, screen stays sound even...

Adam Inglis

Video Streaming does not work with Adblock It seems AdAway disabled the video play back. There should be a work around for that.

Darren Boss

Ok app with an annoying flaw Everytime you read a story and hit the back button you are returned to the top of the default page, not the location you accessed the story from. It's a deal breaker for me.

Hadjadj Zack

Video doesn't load anymore Since the last update...

Robert Drebert

Fix all glitches. ... Just fix steaming please


Can, read on line comments

Ian Miggins

Advertisements Too many of them

Rusty Hinge

Rusty Only receive some of the news

Aditya Luthra

Video not played I cant play video anymore in my note5. It just shows me black screen. Nothing loading or anything. Can not play live stream or any video.

Paul Day

An improvement but... One very big omission is the lack of any way to turn off breaking news notifications in app. Only a very small percentage of Android devices have Lollipop which makes turning off notifications easy. Otherwise its a pain. I also find navigating to a particular section to be unintuitive - and there is a complete lack of customization. A lot of work still needs to be done to make this an app that reflects the high quality of journalism that the CBC represents.

Chris M

Much better design Compared to the previous design of this app it's now a huge improvement and easier to access videos, good job CBC. Casting works well too. Can you please add P&P and local news to Android TV too?

Chris Tataryn

Full of commercials Forcing me to watch 30 second plus commercials so I can watch a 25 second news clip... doesn't add up.. not good.

Stewart Midwinter

Does the job Gives me what I need, which is quick access to the headlines. One suggestion: provide a link so we can get to the web version of a news story, particularly so we can comment on news.

Eric S

Don't Use! Too many ads! It's like having malicious adware on your phone. Persistent notifications, 3 minutes of ads to watch a 45 second news clip... CBC, we deserve better.

Bill Lander

Uninstall it again I love CBC. But I'm so surprised at how crappy the app is. Way more advertisements than other news apps. In the same ad over and over and over. The app freezes up too many times when I want to watch a video. Goodbye I'll try you in another year

George Lawrence

Bias political agenda Pro Liberal Party Of Ontario and Quebec (Canada) reporting. It sucks to be Canadian!

Guillaume Lachance

Good job on chromecast integration Video in this app had never worked for me, but now that chromecast works, i am very happy with this app

Shannon Pardy

Won't update It keeps sticking on my area, this is the second time I have had to uninstall and reinstall just to get it to update my areas news.

A Google User

Much Better This app sucked for a really long time, but they've put some effort into it recently at least.

Chris Jackman

Can't even play video? Not much point to have a chromecast feature if the video doesn't even play. Brutal. I emailed their support address below and received "the email account that you tried to reach does not exist." That's pretty pathetic.

Dave Feltham

Latest fix makes videos worse. Now not even ads run in portrait mode. In landscape mode only ads work.

Gary Morris

Too many alerts I want breaking news alerts, that's one of the cool features of news apps. But "Obama gives speech at scheduled time" doesn't count


Audio issues App will randomly start playing sounds for videos and ads, then continue playing even after the app has been closed.

Justin Michael

Works quite well for the most part. Would be five stars except that it won't seem to let you highlight text in articles. This is annoying when you want to share the article and include a quote from the article with the post: I have to leave the app and open the article in a web browser first before I can select any of the text.

Jiandong Su

Terrible When I play a video in the middle the whole tablet shuts down and I have to reboot it. DO NOT GET THIS APP

Faizan Khan

Video still doesn't work v3.51

Howard Suissa

Missing features Can't select categories to be exempt from alerts. I really don't care about Oscar nominations especially at 6am. And, nowhere but here for feedback.

Liberal Catnip

Fix the sharing feature Tried to share an article via SMS but only the title showed up - not the link.

John Whittle

Videos don't play After watching 20 second adds the news videos doesn't load. This happens over and over, taxpayers dollars at work.

Marc Purdon

Good on Android TV... Not Chromecast High praises for functionality on the Nexus Player but so far not so good casting to Chromecast.

Joel Grace

Yay Three cheers for chromecast support! It's not perfect but it's a great start. Could use with a little more full length video content but overall I love this app. I can finally watch the national on chromecast ???

Weldon Young

Reliable Canadian News Source with Great Headline Presentation On Android this is how the headlines should be presented - large, simple, and highly legiblly. CBC App has a great start, but the body of the articles are cluttered with add-on: photos, photo captions; and tweets - slowing down load time. A nice feature is the related stories which can usually be use to fill in some background.

Michael Duffy

BlackBerry Z30 This app works extremely difficult on my BlackBerry Z30. It's much quicker than the Web version. It would have been nice if it was available on BlackBerry World. Unfortunately I had to download it from the Google Play Store.

Frances Brickhill

Time reporting incporrect I am currently in Australia which is 16 hours ahead of Toronto. News items which are current show as 16 hours ago I.e. all news items have 16 hours added to the age of the item and me think that the news was not being updated correctly.

James Conner

Settings Could we get more options in settings? One would be to control video content. I would like the option of a low bandwidth viewing capability. And the ability to turn off video content entirely. An accidental tap launches the video usually preceded by an add. The add costs the viewer their time and data. Then, when we do want to watch something of interest we are paying in terms of data for the advertisement, the time of the add and then for the data of the actual content we want to watch.

Kate-Lyn Teresa

Video never works

Sean McCutcheon

Visual Settings Needed The content is exactly what you would expect so I won't get into any of that, but the 3 stars is for how visually appealing (or unappealing, for that matter) the app is when you open it. Far too much screen real estate is taken up by the pictures of the first two articles, so much that I can't even read the headline of the second article. It needs a setting to change the layout like my beloved BBC News app allows me to. Let me resize how large the article pictures are so I can read the actual content.

Kevin McCormick

Hit and miss with Chromecast support, some videos work while others don't. It's not surprising though as I've yet to find a Canadian broadcaster other than CTV that's managed to implement Chromecast support with any measure of reliability.

Chris Kim

Has Chromecast support but no autoplay I like this app and I would give this a 4 or 5 star review if it only just autoplayed videos

Benjamin Manion

Generally like it but has defect when opening Opening the app it starts streaming a video, and even after closing (going to either app/screen) the audio continues. No other app is having this issue.

Tyler Johnson

3ads per video? Seriously? This app has gone down hill. While I understand the need to monetize in the digital economy, showing 3 advertisement videos per video view is pathetic. Most videos on the site are less than a minute and the ads are 30 seconds. The ads load no problem but the actual news video never does. I really want to like this app but it doesn't give me much reason beyond Canadian content.

susie ouellette

CBC NEWS APP Being Canadian and away from home, this brings home to me! Thanks again

Rob Nicol

Well done CBC National Chromecast support. Works great. Now if they could offer it on-demand anytime after the broadcast at 9pm it would be perfect.

S. Lim

Does what it's suppose to do. Good delivery of what I need to know on the news.

Douglas Dunlop

Please turn video autoplay off I really don't like it when I launch or return to this app and a video starts auto-playing. I think this happens when I watch a video and then switch to another app. When I return to this app--often much later; BOOM. Hell for reading news late at night in bed. Update: problem is getting worse; happens more often.

Roy Green

The same ads over and over with every video watched is overkill. Chromecast support was a nice addition. However, it often does not work with CBC News 'The National'. It is hit and miss especially on weekends. Very annoying! !

Sarah Samms

Need live stream support Great app but needs to include the paid service of live streaming cbc news network in order to easily chromecast. Would be five stars with this addition!

Vic PS

Needs Text Sizing setting Please add this. I really don't get why all apps don't include this feature. The reason I have a big phone is so I can see things bigger. I may uninstall this app and just access the site on my browser as I have done with otter apps that don't include a text sizing feature. Chrome does a great job of allowing me to adjust the text size.

Joe Dondaneau

Full of bugs Way to many ads. Every video has multiple ads before it. The app isn't good enough to warrant all the advertising.

William Woolrich

Gotten Better More stable. Also, when it sends an alert and you click on it, it brings you to that story. In other words it dies what it's supposed to do.

Jeremy Lea

Much Better Than It Was Solid overall app. Would love 24 hour streaming access to CBC News Network on a paid tier. It's offered as a Neulion subscription thru the CBC website, but it'd be far more accessible and usable thru the app.

Allan Daigle

Kindaa defeats the purpose of news when your video won't play ever...even casted it doesn't work.

Paul Redford

Amateur News Reporting Guess nothing happens in the world on the weekends. Way to much advertising on videos..

Colin CW

Video doesn't work right What's wrong with the video? Most won't play and when they do they won't stop!

James Micallef

Cbc Okay app, closes often and video does not always play.

C Knuff

CBC news No comments section?

Francisco Tamaki

Yay! Breaking news from CBC in my pocket.

Kelly Ethier

This is the best mobile connection to CBC News!

Jan Thomas

Bad videos I am unable to close out of the videos. They just keep restarting.

Diane Reid

Ok But it's not updating well on LTE or on my wireless network. Apr 5th: Hasn't updated in 3 days. Ok on my tablet; not ok on my phone. Both android devices. Update: Finally updated Apr. 6th.

Matt Roberts

Buggy Sometimes videos don't play, or play when they're not supposed to. Lately it starts playing a video I watched last week every single time I open it. If I back out of the video, it keeps playing the audio.

Guy Hoffman

Needs article share features Nice app but lacking in a article sharing features. When you view a video or artificial it would be nice to be able to share it with your friends. Twitter, fb etc.

Mark Schmidt

Better now that video works Great now that the video streaming issues have been resolved. However it would be even better if the limitation that allows streaming of the National only during the hours it broadcasts on air was removed.

David Neufeld

Needs UI options in settings for dark theme and font size. (I prefer larger article font.) Also needs social media article sharing.

James Hie

Great for local toronto Would love to see more Durham in there and some of the local indie bands getting exposure plus my dd company

Eddie Chan

Need to be able to swipe left/right to next article Love to have a decent Canadian news app on my phone. But could be much better design-wise. Why not let the user swipe left or right to go directly to the next/previous article? Mimic magazine page flipping of the good old days, eh? Try the Yahoo News Digest/BBC News app and see how they're going it better in presentation & usability.

Teresa Eckford

Nice, but... Please allow it to be moved to SD card ?

Mike Kowalchuk

Pretty Good So far i havent run into any problems.

KIng Taut

Favourites crashes Fav. Crash suddenly then totally disapper,

Steve Walker

Needs improved Chromecast support as well as a Roku app.

PN Allen

Great! Works well. Doesn't waste my time. Allows me to explore some stories more in depth... Exactly what I need.

Christopher Leishman

Try this Works like it's supposed to

Marcin Jarosinski

Not bad. It got better.

Mark Maraschiello

Works well Great with Chromecast

Robert Taracha

Garbage Media player The content is what you would expect from CBC. Every single time I attempt to watch a video with this app the video freezes and when on the second attempt it will play through but if I pause the app I loose my spot on the video. I have to re watch the ads(assuming that they don't freeze). It so close to being a great App just fix your media player or don't link videos. It ruins the experience of reading the news in the 21st century. I do like the CBC and this app has a great design!

Christopher Missen

More news alert options would be nice. Tired of getting sports or arts alerts because CBC labels them as national news alerts.

Stephen de Wit

Not intuitive Better and easier to retrieve content from other news agencies. I guess I am not their target audience.

Roy Green

Lots of ads. Chromecast support is hit and miss, especially on weekends. Why can't this be fixed ??

Kevin Smith

They need to pay attention to how they write. Very nice to get the news on my phone like this. App runs very well. Only problem, you would think people who write for a living would have a little knowledge of grammer, spelling, punctuation etc. They are blasting out these articals so quickly they constantly say "on" when "off" is what is only logically ment or leave words out of the artical as if part was just a cut and paste from somewhere else and they missed a word in the cut. A tiny bit of proof reading would go a long, long way for CBC.

Brad Dobo

Are my taxes paying for this garbage? All that taxpayer money and they can't make a simple app work. Streaming clips is a terrible experience at best. A lot of work needs to be done. This is why you shouldn't hire liberal arts students as IT personnel.

F David Treffler

Good app Good app, it's an excellent choice for a news and information app with a Canadian look at the topics. Well done.

A Google User

App crashes too often This app is always crashing when I am reading articles. Crashes more than five times per day. Please fix!

Jeyan Murugan

This app had some issues in the past, but they're all fixed now and the app works great. Recommended!

Sheil Raja

Go to source for Canadian news Easy to navigate. Comprehwnsive coverage. Quickly updated.

Glenn Will

Provides the news, but... Why isn't the top story section sorted by time? When I scroll through the list of stories I'll sometimes find newer stories near the bottom of the list, rather than the top of the list... Other than that, provides access to CBC news

pragnesh shah

Too many advertise being forced to watch

A Google User

Not reliable Videos never work on my phone.

Carlie Myke

Pretty alright

Olive Moskal

I'm in the states and it is slow loading big-time! I guess there is something to be said for privately owned media.

Craig Hooper

Look elsewhere.

Shaun Drummond

Very disappointed

Stephen Szyndrowski

Android TV Support Love the android TV support. Thank you. Chromecast support is spotty.

Wayne O'Laney

Wayne Statler Just another bush league attempt by CBC to try looking relavent this century. Mostly a propaganda mouthpiece. They should register the corporation as a political party. I no longer have this app on my tablet. Good riddence. Replaced it with calculator app; much more useful.

Mergatroid Mania

Pretty good My last try of this app was in 2013, and it really sucked. It was very primitive. I just tried it again on a 10" RCA tablet and it works perfectly. I don't bother with videos because they have too many adds but the news stories are exactly what I was looking for. People having technical problems should reset their phone or tablet back to factory. Too many people update Android without doing this step yet it can fix a lot of issues.

sean Davison

Monday to Friday? Absolutely love the app but it seems like not much happens between 4:00pm Fri and Monday morning in my city (over 500,000) or anywhere else for that matter. A murder and a couple other major things and not a peep from the local cbc about squat. Would like to see better from you, in a world of instant everything you are not keeping up.

Kelly Fram

Alerts are BS The lead singer or guitar player or whatever of The Tragically Hip being diagnosed with cancer is not national news. I don't need 4 separate alerts on this "breaking" story. Maybe if I had selected Art alerts or something but not national news. Even him dying shouldn't get a breaking national news alert. There was no alert sent out over the spate of aboriginal suicides but one man being diagnosed with cancer gets an alert?! Your priorities are messed up beyond belief CBC. Pathetic.

Skye Lawson

Good content but too many ads. Sometimes the ads are longer then the actual video especially when your trying to watch multiple videos.

Louis Martinez

What a pathetic app! This app always has issues! You would think they are smart enough to have a good app. I always have to uninstall and reinstall this stupid app. Whoever works on this app really needs a slap. FIX IT!

Scott Johnson

Comments No way to comment that I can see. No sign in options either. This after I got an email from CBC stating that want everyone to post under real names.

David Neufeld

Needs UI options in settings for dark theme and font size. (I prefer larger article font.) Also needs social media article sharing.

Morgan Brant

Don't understand the low rating Works well for me, Nexus 6p running Android N and no hiccups, video streams well. App is modern design and is easy to navigate.

Margaret Cossar

Good coverage & presentation. Would like to see more categories.

Tony Tran

Show comments please. Video never works for me, but more important is the comment section is left out of the app forcing me to go to the website. What purpose is the app for anyways?

Deb Piercey

I have used and enjoyed this app for a while, but since the last update I have had problems. The app loads but does not always update either automatically or by manual refresh. When I choose a new story to view it doesn't load; the app just hangs. The only way I can get it working again is to delete the app and reinstall it. This is not acceptable. Please fix it.

Rob DaCosta

Don't understand the medium rating I've been living in Europe for a dozen years and still keep in touch with Canadian news, current events, politics using this app. For me I've never found an instance where it crashed and most importantly I can actually read a - more or less - unbiased news feed. You sure as hell can't do that with CNN or BBC. They promote an agenda and its not very subtle. The US, Australia and then the UK. You can often go a week or more before Canada gets some meaningless mention - sickening. I'll stick with the CBC

Neil Ouimet

Ads Don't want ads on my video news clips , that's my data being chipped away at . That's my dollars pissing away ! On line experience has become a pain in the ass , you reap the rewards for ADVERTISING . DO YOU FOGET YOU ARE PUBLICLY FUNDED? APP IS GREAT! But I won't justify my losses for your profit . Therefore I will delete this app! Lesson to be learned. Sick of greed and big corporations!!!

Adam Knight

Disappointed... ? We appreciate the efforts made to improve this app, however the pop up adds are most annoying. As I've said before with apps that go this route, I'd happily pay a modest sum to have them removed permanently. I seriously hope you consider this option.

Nicolas Devloo

Alright but some basic functions missing It works and does the very basic of letting you read articles but then... How comes we're not even able to select/copy sections of text or paragraphs??? Seriously?

Greg Head

Trending section is not updating. Still cannot highlight text, which is helpful when one wants to research and follow up on a topic. The "Trending" news section has not been updated since August 22nd, (as of September 19th) That is the antithesis of "Trending". Get your shite together please.

Mick Murray

OLD News is not News It adds about 3 new articles per day and the rest is stale news from weeks gone by. The videos are extremely slow to play and then after waiting for a 15-30 second advertisement the videos lag and I give up before I watch them. Frustrating

greg blee

My Cdn news feed of choice New design is much improved and works great so far. I like being able to pick shows, episodes or segments for review. I'm a CBC fan, and the app presents the Mothership effectively.

Jeff Rector

CBC is too leftist CBC is far too liberal to get any real news out of them, go to another new site to get a bigger picture of the story(not CNN), but they do infrom us of some of the latest story's through there headlines, but like I side after you read a news story by CBC it's just that, a one sided story, go read another editor's version to get the full story. Please stop being so bias CBC and fire your Chief editor and please fire Nahlah Ayed, she's so racist and prejudice.

Kurt Thiele

Nice modern app, with bugs. Videos don't load for me. Just a black screen.

Jim Lueke

Cbc tv it was a 5 star now it's a 1 star . It keeps freezing up on all the shows .it's p###ing me off I had no problems before now I do .so plz fix it or I will delete the app. I sure love cbc for there shows. Thx Jim

News Alerts Are Lame No way to customize the news alerts except by region. I get alerts I couldn't care less about and miss stories that aren't given an alert.

michael hall

Sporadic Great app when it works. Stopped casting a week ago even though chromecast still works with other apps.

Michael Tyner

You can tell the liberal goverment funds the cbc stories are bias

Reid flowers

I expected better than this from CBC. Hangs a lot and way too slow loading. I gave it 2 stats but really only worth 1

Matt J

My tax dollars pay for this garbage?

Mig Mang

Chrome cast Used to be able to cast the news to television, but it not able to nowadays.

Mark Maraschiello

Works well Great with Chromecast

Chris Ballard

Really good I have no idea what the complainers are talking about. The app loads quickly, never crashes, media playback is fine (yes the ads can be excessive) and the content is great. My most-used news app.

Nicola Brown

No homepage widget? I really wanted to have cbc news as a widget next to my bbc news widget. Am I missing a setting somewhere that would let me set it up as a widget?

Roy Green

News is what it is, but The App itself is pitiful. Too many ads. Chromecast support is hit and miss with the National. Hardly ever works right on Friday and Saturday evenings. Too many bugs and not enough fixes! Don't expect anyone at CBC cares.

App crashes multiple times daily This app is always crashing when I am reading articles. Crashes more than 10 times per day. Please fix!

Endeavor Longmire

Please improve News shows up here a day at least later than anywhere else. Please rectify this

AJ Scholten

Good app It's a good app. The content is liberal bias. But if you get over that is okay


Video Does CBC knows it is a gogle os that foes not play flash? Cbc forward links to browser, yet fail to play...pls try use html5...btw still Can, t read on line comments

Rob Nicol

Live stream of the National? Used to be able to live stream the national and cast it using Chromecast. Seems the live stream is now only available on the website. Sigh...

Poor excuse for journalism So this is what a tax payer funded blogger site looks like. Complete waste of space and government money.

Kaytie Makin

Data hog! This app used an insane amount of data in a short time. I'm talking 1.21 Gb of data in like 9 days. I'm deleting it.

Jeremy Cooper

Works good I enjoy using the app but would really like to see a way to report errors in articles.

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