I like seeing the local and national news on this app. I do have one thing that really bothers me though. I can be reading an article and it will just drop the end of the story. It happens ALL the time. That is frustrating. I’m glad I can stay up with what is going on in our area even though I may not see the end of the article.
Like the local news, hate the amount of 'fluff' content
I will preface that I understand the fluff lifestyle articles featured on this app (and the website) generates revenue for them. But for me, the format in which they feature these click bait pieces drives me crazy. Regular ads I can tolerate, but the "lifestyle" slide-show articles mixed within the local / proper news feels disorganized and tabloid-y. To be fair, this is not the only news app or website that populates non-news 'sponsored content' articles into it's proper news feed and, as mentioned earlier, I understand it's income and keeps the app free. But it's a format that increasingly 1) doesn't work for me, 2) tests my patience and 3) makes my visits to apps and websites like this very short.
For some unknown and annoying reasons, a sentence will stop midway especially if there is an advertisement you have to scroll past. Many times the whole final section(s) of the article will be cut off. It makes trying to read any news on this app frustrating. I no longer try 90% of the time and just read the headlines. The other 10% of the time, I try in hopes that they have finally read their own articles on the app and figured out this is an issue. But since I am writing this today - nope!
I’ll get a notification of an article I want to read. Click notification to open that article and the app freezes. Close app and restart. Article is no where to be found. Search for the exact headline of the article and app is like “I don’t know what you’re talking about so here are these other articles from last year with none of the words you just searched for.” Google it and find what I’m looking for on a completely different website.
Anytime I log on to watch the love news on my phone, I first have to watch a commercial. After that the news MIGHT come on or it might not. I’ve left my phone on while getting ready in the morning and 9 out of 10 times, the news will never come back from commercial and I’ll be left staring at a black screen. Super frustrating. I’d rather watch it live on FaceBook if they gave me the option.
Is to worried about national news and doesn’t focus on the local news and by the time they post anything it is “ancient history”. They need more local people that actually care about the area rather than someone just worrying about looking good and adding to their resume.
Good information, glad to have a local news app on my phone, but it is impossible to scroll without clicking 2 or 3 links in the process. They literally take up all of the page and when there is an ad every time I come back to the same video after hitting one of these links, I get so frustrated I don’t even care for the news anymore.
Needs Content Updated More Frequently and Editors Proofreading Before Publication
I read the news daily on this app and find that there’s rarely new content published. I waste more time scrolling through to find new content only to discover a handful. When I do find new content and attempt to read it, I find it was not proofread before it was published. It’s very common to see sentences with extra words from a copy and paste scenario where in order for the sentence to make sense, one or more words should have been removed.
Love this app. Only issue I have is, when I get a notification about a news story or weather alert, if I don’t click on the notification immediately, and just open the app to find it myself, I can’t always find it.
I prefer 40/29 in all news/weather/sports over other broadcast! In this crisis all stations are falling behind in breaking news notifications for Gov Hutchinson & Whitehouse updates. By the time the alert comes through the live secession are already in progress. I still highly respect & prefer 49/29!
Up-to-date, timely I wish there were better spell check and grammar checks in place I think it’s embarrassing and challenges your validity when it appears that no one even cares to look for errors I am loyal to 40/29, so I hope I see an improvement!
Too often a bulletin is sent out but unless you click on the actual notification the news story is not posted. You cannot find the story for a considerable amount of time by just going to the news site. They do NOT proof read anything. Example from their news “3.7 Earthquake in Northern Arkansas in NW Arkansas.”
Good app, easy to find stories I’m looking for, except when I hear alarm for a breaking news story. If I don’t get to my phone quickly when I go to see what’s up I can’t find the story. Other wise it’s easy to navigate.
I’ve had the 40/29 app for several years. Recently they’ve updated it and there is a full page ad that pops up with annoying loud people yelling and you can’t close it for 5-8sec. I guess I’ll delete the app if it keeps up. Sad cause I really like the app. Very disappointed 😔 app user.
For a local news APP, I do not find this one very helpful. I’ve lived in various parts of the country and this one does not measure up. Not really a news app. Most are just “stories” that are more human interest. Was hoping this would be a place I could come to for current news in the area. You would be better off getting your “news” elsewhere
It’s incredibly annoying that videos automatically play when I try to open a story. When I get a breaking news alert I used to be able to click it and quickly read the story. Now if I do that I am immediately met with a blaring ad video automatically playing, which is not always appropriate for my environment.
It I find it a little hard to navigate. Seems like I’ve clicked on a headline or notice and it takes me to a page rather than to the story I tried to access. I’m not a heavy user of this app as I mainly am looking for links to weather, but might use it more if I felt it was easier to maneuver.
Great news app, however every time you go a few days without opening it, it leaves you a pop up notification that says “you’re missing us, open the app”. After a while it’s annoying enough that you’ll want to turn off notifications altogether.
I will say I will normally put up with their liberal garbage posted and their posting of liberal trash from CNN. Everyone needs a source of local news. However, the sensationalized irresponsible over reporting of the Corona Virus and the damage it is causing I will not put up with. This is not the witch hunt clown shows we’ve been putting up with. This much more far reaching and the damage being done by scaring people is disgusting and unprofessional.
Before some of the last iOS upgrades I always use 40/29 news app (when I wanted news) and the 40/29 weather app (when I wanted weather) I started getting alerts that the weather app was going away, so I updated bad mistake. The new 40/29 News/weather app is the worst app ever! what happened to all the weather features? Very disappointing. Will be deleting the new app shortly unless they improve soon.
I enjoy the website but it needs updating more often. There are pictures of a fire on Hwy 96 2 years ago I believe. The other pictures in that section are older also. Would love to see more updates content.
This app auto plays video, with sound, with no way to mute them. Only with Ads. While it creates a tremendous amount of revenue for 40/29 and Hearst, it’s incredibly annoying with you open an article in a quiet setting and an irrelevant ad just starts playing as loud as can be when you don’t want to even watch a video.
A lot of the articles are incomplete, I can read a article and I get close to the end and , nothing, it might end in in the middle of the sentence, no video most of the times. The weather section is good , though. It could be my phone, I don’t know.
This app is slow compared to how it used to be. Ads are everywhere on this app now and the weather radar is so slow. It didn’t used to have the ad bar at the top of the radar and it was fine then. Accuweather app is way better for radar now!! It’s almost more of an app for advertisements instead of news!!!
I’m so disappointed! I used to check the weather, but now all of the sudden there are ads that pop up and I have to wait 5 seconds to close out. It wouldn’t be so irritating if even it just came on once, but it came up multiple times. I will be deleting shortly and see how channel 5 news app is.
When the weather gets bad in my local area and I pull out the app to check it on the live stream, the last thing I want is to wait to see what’s going on as you make me watch a friggin’ local commercial. For every commercial you make me watch during an emergency situation, I will intentionally not use their product or services.
Video commercials irritating; find myself using app less and less; previously I was a frequent user. Hate being unable to find notification story when I go to it; not always practical to check immediately.
When I get a breaking news notification and click on it, it doesn’t take me to the breaking news. Also the ads are pretty pointless. If I am trying to read an article and an ad pops up, It plays sound. It doesn’t matter if my sound is off or not.
This app has problems rendering video. It shuts down on me quite often when going to fullscreen. Also it has trouble recognizing that I already watched an ad if I’m scrolling through the feed. It’ll make me watch 6-7 ads to play the video.
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