Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Macworld Australia Staff
18 July, 2012
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Age Rating:  12+


Available on the App Store Buy
App Guide

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has long been a trusted and reputable news service, and now it’s available to access on your iOS device.

The app offers comprehensive coverage of national and international news, with frequent updates so that you can catch up on all the latest headlines as they break.

Content-wise, you can view ABC News stories and also stream live ABC News 24 for real-time access. There are over 25 radio stations that you can stream live to your device, including ABC Local Radio’s metro stations as well as on- demand ABC TV episodes and radio podcasts to browse.

Stories are categorised by industries, including entertainment, science, technology, rural and games, but if you want a quick rundown of general news, the app includes a video feature that plays 90-second clips of the most recent news bulletins. Note: You will need a 3G or Wi-Fi connection in order to access and view the videos.

Besides news consumption, there are a handful of additional features to check out. One is a customisable weather option, where you can create shortcuts to weather forecasts in your area and other relevant locations – among others.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation app is a must-have if you value instant, portable access to a large volume of quality news.

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