The ABC app lets you do your thing, differently, by allowing you to customise your news and stories.?Local news, politics, technology, the weather or need some good news??We’ll be in sync with you.

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  • Add topics of interest to your Home Feed and choose the order in which they appear.
  • Up to the minute news from Australia and around the World.
  • Discover award-winning and trusted ABC stories through topics, streaming services and more.
  • Retrieve Breaking News notifications via a dedicated tab and stay up to date with stories as they unfold.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The ABC App is available to download from Australian and international app stores.

Please note that some app features are not available outside of Australia due to rights restrictions.
Yes. We are working on expanding the ABC App to include other languages in the future.
You can stream Radio National and News radio from the Browse tab in the new ABC App (go to Live Streams).

All the ABC radio stations and podcasts can be accessed via the ABC listen App. This App is free to use. You can download the listen App via the Browse tab in the new ABC App (More ABC).

Please note that streaming is not available while using the ABC App outside of Australia.
Video content can be accessed via the dedicated iview App. This App is free to use. You can download iview via the Browse tab in the new ABC App (More ABC).

Please note that iview is not currently available outside of Australia.
Podcasts are available on the ABC listen App. This App is free to use. You can download the listen App via the Browse tab in the new ABC App (More ABC).

Please note that the ABC listen App is not currently available outside of Australia.
We've built a completely new App for iPad which means you likely have downloaded the new one, and now have both the new and old Apps on your iPad.

Try looking to see if you have two ABC Apps; the new one is likely to be somewhere different to where your old one was.
We've built a completely new App for iPad users that matches the mobile App experience which means we had to release it as a separate App. You can go ahead and delete the old App.
Go to Settings in the ABC App; on Apple devices, tap the cog icon in the top left corner, tap Home. For Android devices, tap the cog icon in the top right corner, tap Home.
Tapping a topic with a + sign will add it to your Home Feed.
Go to Settings in the ABC App; on Apple devices, tap the cog icon in the top left corner, tap Home. For Android devices, tap the cog icon in the top right corner, tap Home.
Tapping a topic with a tick will remove it from your Home Feed.
Go to Settings in the ABC App; on Apple devices, tap the cog icon in the top left corner, tap Home. For Android devices, tap the cog icon in the top right corner, tap Home.
Tap and hold a Home Feed topic in order to select the topic, drag to rearrange, then lift your finger to drop the topic into position.
Go to Settings in the ABC App;
On Apple devices, tap the cog icon in the top left corner, and tap on the icon to enable Breaking News Notifications.
For Android devices, tap the cog icon in the top right corner, tap Breaking News Notifications, and tap on the icon to enable Breaking News Notifications.
Go to Settings in the ABC App;
on Apple devices, tap the cog icon in the top left corner, and tap on the icon to disable Breaking News Notifications. For Android devices, tap the cog icon in the top right corner, tap Breaking News Notifications, and tap on the icon to disable Breaking News Notifications.

Please note that notifications are not available while using the ABC App outside of Australia.
We want to make sure you don't miss out on the most important news and events.
The ABC App requires a WiFi or data network.
This is not a setting that can be configured from within the ABC App. You need to manage data in your device's Settings.
Yes. You can manage this in your device's Settings.
This is currently not a feature of the ABC mobile App.
There are two ways to share an article. The first is by pressing the Share icon on the bottom right corner of the article card. The second is by pressing the Share icon at the top right corner of an article.
If you are using an Apple device tap and hold the ABC App icon until a small cross appears in the top left corner of the icon, press the x to delete the App. For Android devices you can manage your Apps in the Settings App.
No, it costs nothing. The ABC App is free.
Not at the moment. This capability is coming soon.
The speed which files can be delivered to you depends on the cellular towers or Wi-Fi network which your device is connecting to. You may have difficulty playing media at times when there is a weak or slow connection on your mobile device. Interruptions can also occur when you move from an area with a strong signal to another with weaker mobile connectivity.

If you have a full signal but you are still unable to stream, please let us know: [email protected].
The ABC app for iPhone, iPad and Android uses a weather feed from an external provider, Weatherzone. The data is based on information from the BOM and a number of other sources.
Generally the forecast is aligned to BOM, however on some occasions there may be a discrepancy where Weatherzone is reverting to a different source.
According to the 2016 census, there are over 1 million Australians of Chinese living in Australia and it’s important for the ABC to reach this part of our community with independent news and information.

You might be interested to know that the stories you see on the app are also shared across our international services. The ABC’s Charter includes a responsibility to “encourage awareness of Australia and an international understanding of Australian attitudes on world affairs” and the ABC is will soon also be available around the world (including where there are Chinese people).

The ABC App also features news in Bahasa Indonesian and we plan to feature Tok Pisin (spoken in PNG) in the future.
Yes. We are working on expanding the ABC App to include other languages in the future.
There are a couple of ways for you to register your feedback.

The first relevant option is via our Contact the Editor feedback form. You can find that here: //www.dej6f.com.cn/news/contact/feedback/

The second option is via our Complaints form. You can find that here: //www.dej6f.com.cn/contact/complain.htm

Either of those options will ensure your feedback is seen by ABC News editorial staff. It’s a matter of whether you wish to register your concerns as editorial feedback or as a complaint.
Yes. Outside of Australia some features are limited. These include streaming content, weather, and notifications. Rest assured, as soon as you arrive back in Australia, your ABC App will restore full functionality.
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