I use this app to check the weather and local news stories. It's good for reading any story in BCS. But don't be looking to watch videos because it's one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Halfway through the annoying ad to watch the morning weather video and you tilt you phone to watch wide screen (like all other apps) and the whole app reloads, and you have to start the same ad over again! Overall it's a buggy app that needs some attention. Compared to other news/weather apps this one is behind the curve!
Update: Now when I open the news app when I first wake up, I am startled by a loud ad! Why loud ads when opening the app!!?? I READ the news QUIETLY in bed in the morning & at night so as not to wake my sleeping dear. Is there a paid app available WITHOUT ADS? I hate having to scroll through yesterday’s news to find the newest articles!!! Why aren’t the newest articles posted first, on top of the old, then let the oldest articles fall off the bottom after a certain time? This morning, I had to scroll past 12 old articles from yesterday to find 5 current articles posted this morning. The newest should be first so that once I get down to the older articles from yesterday I can stop scrolling. Finding this morning’s news shouldn’t be a treasure hunt. I’m growing weary of trying use this app for local news... Update: Today I am unable to get to the news at all. I’ve opened the app multiple times but it opens a Lenovo/Temu ad that cannot be closed. The X at the top right of the ad is located directly in between the Lenovo & Temu logos & when I click X instead of closing, it’s taking me to another website. I guess it’s time to delete this KBTX news app.
Always depend on KBTX giving me the best coverage for College Station. Covering day to day events. Emergency’s to be aware of in our area or something to be prepared for in the near future. Road up dated and hazards. Accidents occurring in our area and nearby locations . I sensately appreciate the operation of KBTX each day. Staffing are pleasant and present the news in a very professional manor. Fantastic channel of my needs daily. I can depend on it to be trust worthy and dependable at all times! Thanks for being the best news I’ve enjoyed and appreciated since moving to College Station 20 years ago . Keep up the good work! Thank you,
Continuously covering over blown things like Corona, Monkey Pox and Global Warming??? Please KBTX, tell us how the Flu disappeared in ‘20, ‘21 and ‘22? The Flu kills more people on average than any other viruses combined but disappeared for going on three years??? Now it’s an election year again, what scare tactics is KBTX and all other fake news one sided reporting entities going to try and fool us with next??? We don’t believe the news anymore!! Stop lying KBTX… In the 70’s y’all told us we’re about to enter an “Ice Age”, in the 80’s it was the “Ozone Layer” and the “90’s ??? OMG”!! Stop feeding the lies, Plymouth Rock is no closer to the sea levels today than it was 200 years ago! God has this. We are on his dime, practice what you preach? Your wrong KBTX. Your losing viewers left and right?? Keep spewing nonsense. We bow to the almighty. Believe!
This app perpetually crashes upon launch or when attempting to read a news item. The current version isn’t the first to do this. And this version for iOS 13 is 2 weeks+ old, so fixes should have been made by the parent corporation, Gray. But this one is particularly charming, since it was simultaneous to the cable/ISP monopoly here changing (screwing up) it’s billing and notifications. I would guess that in a month or so this news app will update again, and stabilize for another month or two, followed by another found of the same. Maybe they should hire an outside contractor to write/update their app.
The app works okay. Sometimes of you get an alert and click on it, the article doesn’t appear and it’s actually not always available if you just go look for it. Also the notification decisions that KBTX makes are irritating and getting old. They choose questionable content as breaking news alerts (like things that are obviously not unbiased reports) and after 10 months of daily breaking news alerts about covid cases, I am getting tired of the fear-mongering they they are feeding us all -every day-. I suggest NOT using the notifications.
I got this app primarily for its traffic notifications feature. My coworkers always seemed to be well informed about when to avoid traffic jams on 6. When they told me about this app I got it. I am happy with the notifications and get to work on time by avoiding 6 when I need to. I don’t use the other aspects of the app as often, but when I do they seem to work well.
I don’t want a separate (even larger) app just to get some local weather. Please bring back a weather button for the basic graphic (visual) forecast and the current temperature reading. If I wanted all the fancy bells and whistles of high-tech weather data, I would consider getting your fancy weather app. But, I don’t. I liked having the simple things I need, all together, in ONE simple place to use. Without some weather, I don’t even really need this app anymore.
I have a daughter living in the area and wanted a news/weather app to get real time info. Installed this app multiple times but could never get past the opening screen. Finally tried turning on location service (usually have it off) and it opened right up. Even though I chose never use location service when using the app, the service still needs to be on when staring up the app…
Since this update the app opens and crashes consistently. Have power cycled phone to no avail. Also for a news app it’s horrible that they update Facebook with new stories before their own app. Not everyone in the world uses Facebook or relies on Facebook for news from their local station. Also having old stories showing at the top before new stories makes no sense as well as showing a news stories updated with no actual content change. Im not sure who the editor of KBTX is but grammar and spelling is always horrible on the news stories. It’s like they are required to proofread their stories before publishing them. ABC13 app gives a nice option to submit issues right from the story. Y’all should do this. Numerous times I have read articles with swears in the because of lack of proofreading.
Poor app design...being close to Texas a&m you would expect better....I agree with poor performance in the other reviews, but with my new iPhone X the app will not open at all....sent KBTX an email and after a few days got a note back saying the would look into, but it’s been two months and app still doesn’t work..... don’t think they care about online users (or ad revenue from their advertisers) as long as people watch their television channel ....this app just made me switch to someone else
At start of the app it has a ad and a lot of the time it’s confusing unless you are aware of the page having to be closed to go to the site you’ve ask for. It need to show the info you requested!! Please hope to see the changes some.
Don’t waste your memory space downloading this app.. They are a CBS affiliate that tries to hide their own liberal viewpoints in a local news source of a conservative community. There are FAR better news outlets to receive truthful and balanced service from. It says that they strive to be the most accurate and up-to-date with their reporting, but obviously they have NO idea what either of those things mean!
Whatever they did recently with the advertisement ads is awful ! They used to be smaller so you could differentiate between news & ads but now they are the same size - too many & annoying because if you are NOT careful- you will accidentally click on THINKING you are moving to next story - but instead - you have clicked on an annoying ad then the spam starts :( I used to like reading on mobile but may rethink
Newest updated app will not show weather unless you also get the pinpoint weather app. I do not like the pinpoint weather app because of very annoying and silly frequent alerts that are not necessary. Alerts should be for dangerous weather, not for sunny skies and mild temps!
APP is awkward, cumbersome, and full of idiosyncrasies. Unstable APP, far behind the times. Navigation is poor to fair, missing an algorithm that is consistent and easy to figure out. The APP seems to randomly “do its own thing” rather than what I need it to do. It needs a rewrite rather than the numerous patches which come to the APP. Just having it open without looping back to my iPhone would be a good place to start.
Sorry, but this app is terrible. Will not load unless the app is deleted then added back. It will work for a short period of time then it starts all over. Had my phone checked just to make sure. Phone is not the problem, it does it on other phones as well. KBTX needs to fire their app developer. Every new version has worse problems than on previous version.
I don’t go into the app every day but I recently notice y’all have words flashing on your videos which is very distracting. I feel like that would not be good for someone who has epilepsy. So can you remove that please!!!! Thanks
The grammar is always horrible. I’m not sure if anyone is editing the articles or if rough drafts are just being posted. The stories are always very politically one sided even when there is nothing political in the story. The weather forecast is usually correct, so that’s a plus.
The previous version would crash a time or two, and then about the third time it would launch and everything worked fine. The latest version will not even open at all. I wish I’d never updated! I love KBTX and the convenience of an app with customized notifications, but now I have nothing. PLEASE FIX IT!
I’m currently using an iPhone XR on iOS12 and the app simply does not work. I get notifications on headlines but I click them to go into the app and get nothing but crashes and I never see the home page. Please don’t let your useless app perpetuate the stereotype that local news is a joke, I know KBTX is better than that.
I live in this area so this app should be a must have for me but I hate it!!!! It never updates on the weekend and even during the week!!! I have some news apps that are on point with all of the current news. I have seen local news on those that never even show up on this one. Get it together KBTX!!!!!!
If you are wanting to get weather info on this app, forget it. Just downloaded the weather app. It won’t allow you to enter locations, select hybrid or satellite maps, or update location if you use it on your main screen. Total junk as far as weather is concerned!
The newest version now shows a commercial BEFORE the home page loads and you can read the alert that has been pushed. Does this means for every alert/breaking news that get pushed to alert your audience you have to first see a commercial?
App has MANY problems, for one the first story never shows pic on main page, it just shows the grey KBTX, when u touch the three lines to go back to main page it won’t let u go anywhere, have to restart. Never sends alerts even when they are activated.
That’s about all I use this app for. Local “news” is hit and miss. Most of it is headlines and not much detail. The National news is definitely left wing biased, with quotes from “former position” people.
This app now open to a video Ad! This is the worst thing an app csm do. Instead of getting right to the news, I have to suffer through an unneeded video ad! Extremely disappointed in KBTX…DO NOT download this spp!
To whom it Concerns, The updated format on your app is horrible. We watched all of our local news through the app. We have had such a hard time finding the latest broadcast we have just not watched in frustration several nights. We’ve gotten “lucky” some nights and watched. Please reconsider your design, it is NOT user friendly! Sincerely looking for a fix, Rene McCulley
Anytime you want to read the news on the KBTX app, it freezes. The people in charge of this app need to maybe call some UT engineers to fix it because obviously the aggies behind the app are not doing a good job.
The Brazos Valley news experience you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Catch the latest news, and sports wherever you go with the KBTX iPhone application. Mobile Local News takes the best features from the KBTX newscast and Web site and rolls them into a mobile experience that is a must on your iPhone. It makes viewing and sharing the news easy. With a few simple steps, you can read and watch the latest news or share it with family and friends by e-mail, text message and even post to Twitter or Facebook. Whether it's the newest sports scores, or learning you’re a lottery winner by viewing the latest numbers, the KBTX Mobile Local News application keeps you in-the-know while you’re on-the-go.