The reason I’ve used this app for so long is because it’s got good local news. The reason I’m deleting it now is because it’s a horrible app design. First, They post the very same ad into every single article. That’s to say, there’s only one advertiser that is getting their product displayed! In giving hundreds of ad feedbacks that I keep seeing the same ad and that I’m not interested in their product, I get a Google acknowledgement and then it pops it back on again. Next, the app is full of fake news stories that lead you to articles that FOX never wrote. Last, The real FOX news stories are so few that this app repeats them as you scroll down through the list. They typically have around six new stories, a couple old stories, and then all that repeated. Well, here’s my feedback to the black hole of app administration. I’m done with this horrible app and deleting it.
I left KCRA’s insulting ad-fest of an app for this one. I enjoy the app for reading the news and am grateful that it is in both video and article form. The proofreading is mostly accurate and, perhaps most importantly, readers are not inundated and overwhelmed by ads like KCRA. I would give 5 stars but the live stream often loses sound and crashes. NOTE: I voiced one concern one time and have seen the problem resolved. FOX40 listens! Thank you
Nothing against Fox 40 News, but I’m not a fan of the app at all. Each news story has a video playing at the top that starts with an obnoxiously loud commercial. And there have been numerous times I’ve waited out the commercial only to have the video completely unrelated to the article. I wish the videos started off muted and gave me the option of listening or not rather than the immediate assault. As a result I hardly open the news alerts.
FOX 40 does Apple know that your app is not listed under location service? Yet you all are using my location without my permission. I’m going to report you all to Apple. I’m sure you are breaking Apple’s terms of service. It’s rare that I go to your app, but I noticed my location was being monitored from your app earlier. I see FOX 40 Weather under the Location tab, but not FOX 40 news. I’m thinking it’s against the law to monitor someone’s location without their permission.
They show the same stories over and over and over. Ugh. I’ll see the same story on my page 5-6 times in one day and NO ONE has commented. They also re-post old news. I’ve commented about this but it does no good. Whoever is managing their tweets needs more training. If they don’t improve I’m unfollowing
I loved this app until the July 2 update ... now it makes my XS Max overheat and the app crashes multiple times when refreshing to load new stories. Hopefully it will be fixed soon, because a lot of local news is offered in the app and I like Fox 40.
I used to love this app because I could scroll from story to story but now it’s like KCRA app where you have to close one story to read the next. It’s so time consuming. Does that look good, yes. It’s just not as user friendly.
I did not have this app prior to the update so I can't compare it to it's old version, but compared to other local news apps, I dislike how this is setup. It loads way too slow when you choose an article to read. Moreover, the other apps are a lot more organized. I'm giving it two stars because I do like the live streaming option, and there are articles that are not covered in the other news apps. As I check my phone every few hours for news updates, I generally use this app only once per day to see if I missed anything because the loading time and format is such a deterrent.
I used to exclusively use the channel 3 news app, but absolutely hated the updated version from this last fall. After deleting the channel 3 app, I tried several other local news apps. I have found this Fox 40 app to be the best and most usable. More actual typed articles most with video of you want. Commercials are a fact of life now I guess...:(
Really?? What were they thinking?? This app is absolutely terrible. The older one was so much better. I deleted the old app because it was useless. I was glad to see the new one finally up, so I reinstalled it. The app is not easy to navigate. Way to much going on there. I like to be able to open a news app and see the days news not have to scroll through and look for stories. Please fix all this and make an app worth keeping or this app again will be deleted.
They made a horrible mess with the new version of this app. It's super slow to load because of all the ads and video ads they try to play on load. It crashes on me constantly... Again I think because of the ads. I used to like this app because they had a wider variety of news they reported. Now I just look elsewhere... This one is too frustrating. Don't waste your time with this one.
This is not an "app" it's just their website within an app. The old app was so much better. It was easier to navigate, better organized, and loaded much much more quickly. I used to visit the old app multiple times a day. Now only visit the new app/website maybe once a week. Please go back to the old style? What was wrong with it? Why did you change it?
No stars. Stories on Fox 40 have always been different than most of the other local news apps. Last 3 versions are horrible including one I just downloaded. Goes straight to a commercial. Can't get rid of it. Pop ups for Toyota. X out doesn't respond. Bad plan Fox 40. About to delete you
I have NEVER seen an app this bad, never. I'm shocked, stuck on stupid just trying to figure this out. Comments on a story-HA! App support? HA! I've had this app less than an hour, only that long so I can rate this app of crap. Whoever designed, works on, and still has it in all store is one of the laziest people on the job. WoW disgusting...
I find the news presentations okay, I mean decent reporting, but since the last update, I have to read the articles sideways because the app doesn't rotate when I rotate my iPad to landscape mode. Kind of unusable like this. To put it mildly. Pls fix.
The older Fox40 iPhone app was much faster and much easier to navigate than this poor replacement. I'm going to delete this app & pray someone at Fox40 pulls their head out of their nether regions & reenables the older app. Meanwhile I am using other local news apps...
News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The Fox 40 mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time. FOX40 brings News That Matters to you and your family. The latest stories from throughout the Northern California, weather and traffic conditions to plan your day and news from the state capital, all to keep you safe and informed. FEATURES: • Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community. • Plan your day and week with detailed weather reports, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map. • Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know. • On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.