I lived in Kansas City for awhile and there were many news channels to choose from even though I was only ever interested in weather and sports but I've found channel 5 kctv to be my favorite as far as local Kansas City news goes. They are very thorough, accurate and informative mainly because I like how they focus attention on world affairs instead of the usual stuff. The app is super easy to use and navigate and the notifications you can get right to your home screen are helpful too as far as keeping up with the day's events. 2 thumbs up!
I live in Kansas City and it’s great to get notifications of things that are happening around me throughout the day! I know things before anyone where I work and the are like how do u know that? I’m like KCTV5 just sent me a notification it’s awesome. I’ve tried others but, this one is spot on! Would definitely recommend!
I get news from multiple local news outlets, but this was my go-to for unbiased news (my other local puts selective liberal stories out...not headlines). However, this app works in a manner that is frustrating. You hit the “go back” arrow in the top left corner and it will take you to the top o the article you’re currently in...not back to the menu. Then, ice back to the top of the article, I can tap the go back arrow multiple times and there is no response or a response after nearly 60 seconds. I just want news as I want it, as fast as I can squeeze it into my day. I spend more time closing this app out and rebooting to get o the articles I want than I do reading articles.
I really like the app, and I had notifications turned on because I thought breaking news would be things like weather alerts or if there was an amber alert what kind of details it has. Most of the push notifications have been things I really don’t care about so my recommendation would be to have the options of specific breaking news categories, like weather, amber alerts(or any kind of bolo really), then maybe local news or national news
This is a good, functional app that downloads the news quickly and keeps you up to date. The only thing keeps by it from a 5 star is it can get annoying on the volume me of breaking news pop ups. This is probably a sign of our times but it can literally pop up break news and weather items many times a minute. How breaking of news can you have in a minute or two? Quality - 5 stars Quantity - 2 stars Just tone it down a bit guys.
Just moved to Kansas City and wanted to get up to speed with local news. I just want something I can open and get the gist of what’s going on. App is ad heavy, initial view only shows a couple stories then tons of icons for the various sections. Then there’s the alerts. They have an alert for everything. I had it set only for “breaking news” and was constantly bombarded with notifications. Even with everything turned off through the app I still got notifications. After about three days I deleted and will be trying the other local news apps.
This used to be a great ap - lots of useful content and easy to navigate. No longer. The very first thing you see when you open it is a full-page ad that has to be closed before you can see any content. The Stormtrack 5 portion of the ap is a major downgrade from the old one. The radar crashes every time if you try to zoom in or out. Overall, too bloated and not well built. Whoever made the decision to replace the previous apps with this piece of junk should be fired.
I don't like how sometimes when I click on a story I received in a notification on my phone it doesn't always open to that specific story and to the home page. This is the only reason I docked a star. However, I love the live feed and additional information provided, such as recalls.
There are consistently both spelling and grammatical errors in the articles and push notifications. You would think journalists would take the time to check for errors. This morning’s push notification said: “A few rounds of rains are expected through out the day, including a isolated thunderstorm.” There are three pretty blatant errors in that sentence.
I cannot even search the slightest thing on this app without some pop-up blocking my view (I don’t want your news delivered to my email box!) and demanding that I give my email address for push notifications… I’m finding I’m being blocked from viewing any news without first having to go through this Gauntlet of you wanting my email address and more information about me. stop it! Stop it!
The app livestream was over 30 minutes behind during a tornado warned severe thunderstorm. Even with uninstalling and reinstalling, clicking the live button, force closing the app and making sure I had done everything possible to get it on track, it was still behind. That causes a very serious problem during these events.
Serious lag time from touching a story to downloading the story. It’s enough lag that forces the user to touch it again. This places the user in the next story down the list. Touching the back button takes it to a blank white screen and need to restart the app. Deleting the app now and will try later to see if it’s fixed. Instead of rebranding update, try a functionality update.
This has been my go-to app since I first got an iPad. However, like every frustrated reviewer here, I am both irritated and astonished that this app will not open in landscape mode. I turned off all alerts. If someone actually does read these reviews, and you fix this issue, I will use your app again. Until such time, one of your competitors has my loyalty.
The old weather app was the best. Highly accurate, easy to use, and reliable. This new app the weather takes forever to open and when it does and slow and gives less info that the old app. I have gone back to using the weather channel app even though it’s not as accurate with local weather
Channel 5 had a great traffic app that I could open on my way out to the car and check my route in 15 seconds. They’ve now disabled that app and forced me to use this piece of crap. It takes 30 seconds to load, then a dropdown to get to traffic and it opens Waze which requires two hands to operate. This app should be rated a ZERO
I’ve used the KCTV5 app for close to 10 years. I hate all the click bait. I can hardly get to the story or reporting I’m looking for man. Is there no way to limit it or disable. And that stupid little X is just a trick you can push it for ever and nothing happens. But I think I might just delete the app! VERY DISAPPOINTED!
Wouldn’t it be just as easy to run the local commercials rather than just leave so much ‘dead air’ space? I believe the local offerings are more relevant to your audience. The repeated Sonic or Farmers’ commercials get boring and neither are businesses that I use.
Now the app tells me there is no data? I’m given the option to QUIT? I did. And I deleted the app. I really liked the news and weather from this app years ago. Today I deleted it. I’ll check back at some point in hopes something will have been changed.
Bring back the Storm Track 5 stand alone app! It was the best weather app anywhere and the most effective. Burying it in the news app has made it slow, clunky, and just overall not helpful or user friendly! Disservice to those who actually benefit from the one worthwhile tool... really a shame!
I wanted this app mainly for severe weather alerts. I’ve selected off on alerts other than weather and I’m still getting all the other news item push alerts. I may uninstall and go with another local channel app.
Articles fail to answer standard who, what, when, where, why questions and the grammar and sentence structure is frequently poor unless the story is picked up from a wire service. As one of the major news supplier in this market, KCTV5 should set do better. Their app is a disappointment.
I never take the time to review apps, but this has gotten so bad. Still great on sending the headlines, but when you go to KCTV5 the news is all jumbled with ads, fake articles, etc. Come on! Do better! This app is a joke. Time to delete.
Push alerts for breaking news that go nowhere. Just enough info in the alert to scare you enough to open the app then no direct connection to the actual story. No clear flow from notification to information.
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