Download The Sacramento Bee newspaper apk 5.17.0 free for Android smartphone

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The Sacramento Bee newspaper

Posted by McClatchy in News & Magazines | May 3, 2016 | 82 Comments

Apk file size: 5.8 MB

Connect to the new Sacramento Bee Newspaper’s Android app wherever you are.

Receive the latest local and breaking news from Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom, and El Dorado, California. The Sacramento Bee and reports on the local topics you care about including local, weather, traffic, crime, sports and national news.

Features of the app include:

• Breaking news alerts and real-time updates.
• The local news and sports topics you care about from around the Sacramento area.
• View stunning photos and galleries of news coverage and events.
• The Sacramento Bee opinions, editorials, and columns you love.
• Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter, or by email.

Whats new

    - Notification icons fixed
    - Sharing Stories now shares the headline of the story
    - Tapping phone numbers now properly takes user to phone
    - Message Center bug fixed

McClatchy part of our News & Magazines and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update May 3, 2016. Google play rating is 68.1513. Current verison is 5.17.0. Actual size 5.8 MB.

Download the-sacramento-bee-newspaper.apk 5.8 MB


Scott H

Congrats on the latest update Unbelievable that you could've made it WORSE. Now, you click a headline, and get..... a headline. No story. Just the headline and picture. Click 2 headlines and presto! The pop up ad works perfectly, every time. Nevermind that I get the paper delivered, I STILL have to deal with pop ups. If you don't clear cache it will lock you out after 10 articles, er headlines, and tell you to subscribe to the MODESTO BEE. Un-effing-believable. Don't email them, they won't respond. Nice to Bee the only paper in town.

Frank Pajerski

Better, but ads suck Runs better now on a Nexus 5, but the ads are increasingly a nuisance.

Todd Deacon

Article viewing limit and ads Ads pop up all the time and its really annoying. Also, there is now apparently a 55 article viewing limit in 30 days otherwise they want you to pay 79.99 a year?!?! What the hell? Dont you know how many otions there are for free news?!?! Im uninstalling your horrible ap. Youre a local paper. Get over yourself!

Dew Wah

Too many ads. Pop ups all the time

David Lowe

Notifications don't link to the story Would be nice if the notifications would actually link to the story it's pushing rather than just open the app. The stories themselves are hard to find. Why not make it where the notification links to that story?

Diana H

Could be way better. Inundates you with sports stories in several categories. Just keep them in sports. Login failures.

Warren Tom

Where is the food/restaurant section? I can not find the dining reviews, restaurant directory, beer & wine...etc.

Joseph Way

Like the app but… Its kind of annoying when I get a notification about a story that seems interesting. Then I open the notification and the story that was in the notification is no where to be found. Kind of annoying

Joseph Clark

Can use some work I would really like to see a search button. Access to more information is definitely a must!

Greg Perry

Subscription fee??? Was a 5 star app till it was updated to include a subscription fee to read any stories. 80.00 a year that's way to high.

Bryon Baldwin

Seems to work OK I wish there was a way to view the full newspaper via the app. As s paid subscriber I find the selection of content surfaced in the app. very limited.

Dean McCluskey

This app sucks! Once worked for the Bee. Thought they had more integrity than to pull a bait n switch. Give you 30 stories, then force you to sign-up for a MONTHLY service fee!!!? Sorry, I can get my local news a dozen places for FREE! NO thank you!!!

Philip Wright

Amateur. Navigation is unpredictable. Scrolling is choppy. Ads are disruptive. Settings are non existent. At least the paper version is good for lining the Guinea pig cage.

Z Wood

Worst News App Ever The app was already bad by trying to limit the news stories you can read... Seriously, news is all over and they don't offer enough for the stupid monthly fee, although clearing the cache can get around that problem. What's worse is now the app doesn't even work... This is so bad I'm going to cancel my paper subscription as well.

shannon cutts

Really??? They are charging for this app now. It is not user friendly and the news is always outdated. Advertisements also!! They're better options for local news.

Andrea Hudgens

Can't search & can't find The comics are impossible to find and you can't search for anything. The slider across the top doesn't work well. At this point, it's just not working. ? If I'm paying for this WHY do I also have to tolerate advertisements? That's double dipping. If your advertisers are paying for this then I shouldn't have to pay in ADDITION to my normal subscription fee.

Mark Bringedahl

Very disorganized I'd like a newspaper app that follows the print version. Sections devoted to specific item and easy to find. This app runs the same few, short articles in several sections and doesn't include most of the content in print. I also can't find columnists easily any more. Please turn this into a complete news app and not a USA Today summary.

Gene Booen

Wall Street daily stats Need to have these items in the mobiles

John Percefull

Sacramento Bee Where's my front page?

Edward Liu

Can no longer change font size. Removing app since no longer free. Trying free news10 app.

Gary Smith

Usual sac to bee so so job on this one.

Ben Davies

Limited No Raiders stories in the Sports section, and yet the 49ers have an actual subcategory? Come on!

Kevin Ferreira

Make The Font DARKER! The Font is so light it is hard to read. Please make the font easter to see.

Stefan Spich

Lame Slow, won't log me in even though I'm subscribed. Decent content bad technology.....

Travis Smith

Stopped working Just says won't update. Nothing there...

Jose Luis Caceres

Not working with Lolipop

Mike Rhea

Deceptively lacks 'in-app purchases' advisory This was a great app until the not-so-Great Paywall of McClatchy came along.Not to mention the app conveniently fails to load once you've hit the 10 free stories a month quota.Avoid this scam when you can get local news for free from the Fox40,KCRA,News10,and CBS Local(CBS 13)apps.

Paul Gonzales

What a Joke Last month I would give it 5 stars, but now that after you use up your 10 free views they want to charge you, went over to the local news apps channel 10 channel 40 Fox,

Melissa Hawk

Pay? Not paying for the news when the local news (KCRA, FOX 40) apps are giving the same information for FREE. Nice try!

Daniel Starr

Advertisement I had given this 1 star before due to add banner ruined the app. Now they've fixed it, but want to charge for news I can get free elsewhere. 1 star rating will stay. Switched to kcra app where I can get free news.


Have to pay now? Was a good app until they began to charge.

robert woolf

What happened? Now we have to pay for online content? The new app looks nice... But what happened to the blogs section? And the sports only has kings & 49ers? What happened to raiders and giants/a's?

Deanna Locker

Love it till I got to my 10th free view, who pays for the news

Donald Riddle

Greedy- Greedy This is supposed to be free and now you have to pay. I didn't mind the pop ups, but now you put a limit on what people should be aware of in there area / community. You have people now going to boycott yr app because you want people to pay for information that is free. What happened to freedom of press and the right to have knowledge. I will go some where else to get my information for my area and my community. Thanks.

melisa callison

No longer free Wow Bee how lame, cheap, greedy, low down dirty can you be? I canceled my hard copy subscription because I didn't read most of it. Now I am limited to 10 stories? Nice try, not buying. Looks like you have angered a lot of folks based on these reviews. Ta-ta!

john doe

What a waste As stated by other users, why pay for this when other local news apps are free.

John Wachter

Have to pay? Was working fine, now says I reached a 10 story max and have to subscribe? No thanks, I can get news online elsewhere for free. Bad move, Bee

Jack Durst

So called free app is not free Un installed due to sudden demand for payment from an app that claims to be free.

Mary G.

Most frustrating!! I am not a stupid person but this app is beyond reasonable. I can rarely get to a page or article twice. You really need to be like Lewis and Clark to get anywhere with this app. Terrible!

Frank Pajerski

Better, but ads suck Runs better now on a Nexus 5, but the ads are increasingly a nuisance.

Jerry Mountjoy

Terrible! Scott H describes it perfectly. it does not work. Help is not available. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not make a difference. Being a subscriber does not make a difference. Using the Contact Us link doesn't make a difference. That, apparently, is a one way street.

Kendyce M

No comments, poor design I'm tired of figuring out what's a pull quote and what's a heading. Also, you can't view or add comments.

Matthew Crocker

Great Paper, Aweful App No search function, and tapping the notifications only opens the home page, not the story. Sometimes you cannot even find the story seen in the notifications because there is no search functionality. I would also prefer the use of banner adds exclusively ( no pop ups), but I know the paper has to make money. It's really quite disappointing - this is 5 star content in a 1 star app.

Donald Homer

A newspaper app should look & be like a newspaper with selectable sections/pages. Other papers still have that option.

Michael Rochman

No search function. Annoying pop up ads, in a paid service. No customization offered. No ability to save articles.

Wendell Weckter

Search in app? Overall app is good but can't see way to search for articals. Is it possible to do that in this app?

Patrick Rey

Bad coverage Why do you have to search deeper to find Raiders News but 49ers are upfront disgusting this app is as bad as the newly redesign paper.

A Google User

Better, but ads suck Runs better now on a Nexus 6, but the ads are increasingly a nuisance.

Sandra Holm

Ok Would like to be able to set whether notifications play a sound, vibrate or neither. Want to see the notifications but not hear them.

Chris Aschenbrener

Too many ads OK, if you don't mind ads taking up your time trying to navigate around them. Sometimes the ads just launch themselves losing your place in the story. Frustrating.

Justin Dickson

Sacramento bee Love this app it keeps me updated about what is going on in and around Sacramento.

cassey amber

I can't find anything I'm looking for.

Joe Mexas

Difficult Difficult to maneuver around articles and get the complete story.

Reality Check

Annoyingly frustrating!!! The ads almost always block the articles.

A Google User

All issues are fixed read it everyday Probably my most used app

Spencer Smith

Love the local news This is the top place to find news for the Sacramento region.

Stefan Spich

Better Decent content.... Some interface problems (pop ups, ads prior to gallery) but otherwise I use it daily...

Bryan Barnes

Like the reviews say no Raiders page but a section for the 49ers. See you later Sac Bee.

Rick Kraus

Better than online edition This app gives me all that I need from the Bee without all of the popups and so it seems to run a bit smoother than the online edition. I'm a 35 year print subscriber too.

D Ant

Note 3 Easy to navigate. I like it

Randy Laffooon

Breaking news I like getting breaking news here. I can keep up with everything Sacramento in one place.

Natalie Chopey

SacBee. A must for local news Would be so awesome if we could just get more news from outside Sac County...

Michael Gridley

Hometown news I lived in Sacramento for many years and I love reading about the going ons there. I have been away for many years but my heart is still there.

Ellen Schaefer

Easy access Love having easy access to latest news on my phone, sorted by news category. Quick scan and then click through for more detail if interested.

Sylvia McGrath

Sacramento Bee. Love getting it online. Up to date news. Should be able to keep up with the RiverCats. Great article writing!.

Mark Campidonica

Local news Quick and easy.

Russ Hatfield

Love it It is easy to use and most of all, it works.

Paul Hubert

Excellent rendition of "The Bee" I very much like the ease of access to Weather. Far better than the KCRA 3 website. One complaint: when I select a Bee notification on my phone, I'm NOT taken to the item referred-to.

Andrew MacGregor

print edition sucks Print edition kicks you out constantly. Too many ads The print edition paper is full of ads why are there more ads. I feel like a fool paying for this

Jeff Otwell

Good Source for local and California news Great writing and good app. My only complaint is that notifications dont take you direct to the associated article.

Randy Dietz

Keeping on top of what's happening Nice to carry the Bee app where ever you go for the latest breaking news ...

Paul Rieger

Won't go to notification article On my Android mobile, I get a vacation about story X. I click on the notification, and I never find story X. Basic UI dictates that if you get a notification see story X you click on the notification for story X you should wind up at story X.

Martin Beebee

Great local news app Necessary ads are unobtrusive, and navigation among different sections is easy. Use it as my main source for local news.


Great app for keeping up on new legislation and laws that affect Californian's. Lots of other local news too.

Like the news. Wish that the alerts link to the related article instead of going to the home page.

Andrew Oman

A great newspaper I live in a media desert, so it is great to read a real newspaper online.

Danette Thomas

Sacramento Bee Love getting news notifications where ever I am. Thank you??

Mary Stroube

My fav for local news This has a good selection of news and timely and relevant notifications.

Erick Hinks

For me, a great mix of coverage..I check it a few times a day...


Excellant App A pleasure to read

Danny Kwon

Great journalism. Good investigative reporting.

David Flory

Easy access to news

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