I enjoy WGRZ2 very much. To me the app is very east and straight forward. I only have 2 opions pertaining to the TV coverage. I love all personalities that cover the news and weather and sports. Only 2 of the professionals are not pleasing to me. The morning news I have stopped watching because of Melissa Holmes. She is a diva and not the broadcasted she should act like. The other is Maria Genaro. She’s not a meteorologist so why does she act as she does. Elise is so very professional and she is a meteorologist. Why is Maria set up to be top notch. To me it’s a puzzle. So only speaking for myself I have turned to another channel during the 4 o’clock programming. Kate was so enjoyable before Maria joined in. Now it’s quite dumb. Just my option for all its worth. Thank you for letting me vent.
Fantastic app. I have it downloaded on all my devices as well as Apple TV. Out of all the Buffalo News Apps this one is my favor. First of all I love the Good Morning etc greetings depending on the time of day. Secondly I love that you can watch replays of the news 7 days a week. Also enjoy the extra programming and Mass on Sunday at OLOV. I’m a Californian but have a ton of family in Buffalo so this WGRZ app really is stellar in keeping me current as well as simple to use. Thank you so much to all the developers who have made this possible. Means so much.
I don’t live in Buffalo and haven’t for some time but I have many friends who are there and I visit several times a year. I really like keeping in the Buffalo know (not snow😉) and WGRZ is perfect at keeping me informed. The news people and sports reporters are terrific. They are on top of all the national stories but more of an interest to me is the local coverage which they shine at . I would recommend WGRZ to everyone especially people far away who still want to keep in Buffalo touch.
Totally enjoyable reading even while we are here in Leland North Carolina for the winter. You capture the essence of Western NY by your coverage. While many newspaper readership is being compromised by usage of the internet, the News presents decent & reliable information. If you question the last sentence, spend some time reading daily newspapers in other comparable cities for awhile. By the way, our true home is Jamestown NY. A dear friend reminds me frequently that “you can take Ann out of Jamestown but you can’t take the Jamestown out of Ann.” She’s right.
While I enjoy using this app for news and weather, I have little patience when it is not in use. There have been countless occasions when it is updating. When this happens I get a blank screen with a blue swirly symbol. The process can sometimes take hours! This is unacceptable and I hope the technical team can improve this.
I don’t understand why some mornings there is a current weather report and some days it is from the night before. I always start my day with your weather report. Lately it is sometimes from the night before. I understand people have vacations etc but it is nice to be able to plan your day according to current conditions. I only watch your station and don’t want to look elsewhere for the weather.
I find the app very helpful when I want to keep up with news or weather while I'm not at home. The breaking news alerts help me keep up with current happenings. The only part I don't care for is live videos while every time I watch one I have to sit through an advertisement makes no sense. If I want to watch an ad I'll wait for the news at home to sit through commercials.
My dad loves the interactive radar. There’s iPad AND split view support. Push notifications. Obviously, the design could be nicer, but this app is very, very good. Keep it up. The only thing more I could ask for is an official Apple News channel, which is free. I do read most of my news in Apple News, so I sometimes miss out on WGRZ stories since you haven’t added it there.
This site is not set up very well. It's not easy to navigate. Going from page to page just to read a story and back through pages just to get to another story. The weather page should have the upcoming days weather info together and not have to scroll down in two parts. Also this site is slow. Needs to be redesigned to get the news, weather and sports quicker without a lot of navigating.
Good app but send notifications outside personal settings
I have my settings set to notify me of closings and weather However throughout the day I’ll get “breaking” notifications pertaining to local, national and world news. It’s annoying to be notified of what the news agency believes to be important but personally I don’t care about the deaths of celebrities, arrest of local persons, or trade deals by two teams who have never nor in the foreseeable future win a championship.
I am very disheartened that the issue with Dish has not been resolved. We always watched the local and national news on Ch 2 and have always been impressed with the sincerity and professionalism of anchor Scott Levin. Having had many opportunities to compare WGR with other local stations due to the length of time this has dragged on, reinforces what we like about the WGR team.
Southern tier here. We love to know what’s going on. Your weather team is spot on!! The best. One thing I don’t like is if there is a live update or the Governor is speaking, you click on it and have to listen to a commercial first, not hearing all of the speech. I know you have to pay the bills also though.
The old app was good - easy to use, informative, etc. Then they updated it. Now it is terrible. Hard to find anything. The weather radar is not close to accurate. When I looked at it to see when a rain shower might pass, it didn’t even show that there was rain in my area - we had a significant amount of rain! The app on my phone is even worse. When you click on topics to get the news, it is blank. No news, I guess. Bring back the old version of this app! The update is terrible!
Recently there were no sponsor commercials during the station breaks and that was okay. But the station would be broadcasting and the app would “Be right back”. Now there are sponsor commercials but the app continues to break during the station news and weather! I don’t have much time to get ready in the morning and I would really like to see what’s happening before I leave the house.
They don’t pay enough attention to the northern county’s. (Orleans, Niagara) when it comes to news or weather. And to many commercials on the app. Takes forever to watch anything till you’ve listened to the same commercial over and over. But better than anything else out there.
News reports just seem to be a little repetitive on the weekends...also would like to see what’s happening around in WNY during the weekend. Not sure if that is already available and if it is where can I look? Thank you for your time:) Lisa O.
Especially the fact that every video starts with a mandatory ad ruins the user experience of this app. To make matters worse, there is only one ad that you are forced to watch over and over and over again from Custom Carpet Centers, since they are the only company that advertise here. Not only doesn’t this help Custom Carpet Centers, but neither the app, nor the user. Lose, lose lose situation. But that is a word that Buffalo is not a stranger of. Worst news app on my iOS device.
Changing my rating from 2 to 3 stars. The reintroduction of past radar was much appreciated. I still feel like the ad intrusion is way too much. People are inundated with ads. I understand that ads equal money, but come on. Can’t even check the weather anymore without Custom Carpet Center taking up a quarter of the screen. I don’t need carpet, I want to check the news and weather.
It is nice to know daily updates on important subjects. However, the weather end of the app needs help. It almost is never right and changes often, usually drastically. As if somebody just made a wild guess and the the day comes around and they were way off on their predictions.
I am currently watching parts of WGRZ on my phone as I currently have Direct TV. I miss my favorite channel and want to be able to watch it. I will be cancelling Direct TV by this afternoon and am going elsewhere just so I can get my favorite news channel back. You all are the best!!
I'm new to having your app. But I was warned the other day of possible tornado and was surprised. Thankful for that! Tv cable gone so I can keep track of what's going on in the area with your news and weather app. Glad to be connected!
I like the app to keep up on local news but whenever I try to open an article from a notification I can never swipe up the ad to see the article, it’s always frozen. I can only access if I go directly into the app. This is very annoying. I don’t have any other functionality issues with the app.
Liked it a lot better before that latest change. Difficult to read,access, go to news 4 first now, as there format on iPhone is simpler to read, and access. Go back to your original design before this latest one.
Where is the watch live news tab/ button? I have had to watch it on the browser to watch news as I could not find any place to activate live news. The more I use it the less I like it. Old app was far better. This is another instance where new is not better. But it is real smooth on the crashes. Unless it gets better, I will probably delete it.
Enjoy watching WGRZ first thing in the morning, along with the other times of broadcasting. I feel all there are welcomed every day into my home. You All do a great job keeping WNY informed. Keep up the good work!
While streaming the news the app cuts out every few minutes right in the middle of a story. I then get a Jerry Springer commercial or I get a blue screen that says you will be back after a short break. These are not the normal commercial breaks. I have no problem streaming channel 4
Is anyone paying attention to the women’s appearance? Uneven heavy eyebrows, lanky fake hair, dresses so tight that umbilicus is visible, enlarged lips. Please have these women take a good look in the mirror before they go on air, and tone it down.
I cannot see new articles without force closing and reopening the app. And the push notifications that WGRZ bothers me with are super annoying. I do not need to be interrupted for inane “stories” like: * sport team won * three women are suing a spiritual retreat community because they were denied becoming mediums * politician scheduled a routine news conference * sports team lost * Sports coach is talking to the media * high school football game was cancelled * Sports coach is talking to the media * Taylor Swift has a new boyfriend * Sports coach is talking to the media
Impossible to use, no information, required ads half as long as segments, majority ads predatory, to include fake news(actual not current political jargon)(specifically ads made to look like informative news articles), app jumps around screen enough to give headache and actually unable to view articles or select video.
It’s a pretty good local news app. Could use a little more sports. Probably a few too many updates. If I get updates from this app they should be local, not national. Could do more local picture pages and event reviews.