The prior version had a much better interface. It had more and better choices of articles and used space more efficiently. Sure, it was a little clunky, but now, there is so little information, and so much wasted space. I'd love to be a part of a testing, feedback, or focus group for future releases.
This app is such a mess. Ads pop up and the swipe up to dismiss is almost the same gesture as closing the app on iPhone, so 9 times out of 10 I accidentally close it. Video ads start running immediately so you can’t just read the article and see the picture related to the article (today it was a girl doing bridge pose instead of the suspect police are asking public to look for). Articles lack punctuation, spelling and capitalization errors are everywhere. It’s fine for just seeing the notification blurbs that come up, but don’t bother clicking them, it’s all downhill from there.
They make you upgrade the app then they remove the ability to watch news streams, live due to dedicated partners, etc. they won’t let you watch news live they make you wait 2+ hours if it works so much for KOIN been a dedicated news option I am a viewer from out of the local area, but would occasionally tune in as I have family and friends in the area I called to give my feedback was transferred to the comment line voicemail was full, etc.. This TV station is going downhill quick.
This app used to allow blind and visually impaired users access information. In the last few months, it has stopped doing so for latest news. If you use a screen reader, you can no longer access those headlines along with pictures in order to access News. Have to go to another new site although this used to be my favorite.
This app is painfully annoying to use since it is purposely designed to make the user unintentionally click on ads as you scroll through a story. Just lightly brushing the screen causes a redirect to web browser with the ad content which takes you away from the story and the app. I am there to read the news not browse advertising! Like I can afford a new Bentley ( I actually had this ad redirect 6 times in one story! ) This is basically an advertising app with “news” sprinkled in occasionally🤨
Below is the review I wrote a while back. Deleted the app. They fixed that idiocy, but now in the middle of reading a story a commercial’s soundtrack started playing and could not be quickly stopped. Deleted the app again The news this app provides is not bad, but EVERY time you open the app it shows an ad which must be closed before the app can be used, and EVERY time you change pages the same (shrill) video of a KOIN spokesmodel encouraging water conservation plays. Every page change? Really? This is a very poor user experience
I’m updated with current news and really am glad to be forewarned about local nes, especially impacting local residents of traffic hazards and protests, so I can avoid (usually) walkable areas! I don’t need additional stress so THANK YOU! Am informed of events possible to attend! I’m glad glad to be in the “KNOW”. - thanks,Marta
I've about had it with this app. It constantly forces ads on you in the middle of reading an article. I'll try to scroll (at first I thought I was accidentally clicking an ad) and it completely leaves the app and puts you in a web browser or app store. I've had this happen two or three times in an article and have to go back to the app to continue reading each time.
I have happily used this news app on my phone for several years. However, recently it has been overtaken with ads that have blaring sound. I’ll be sitting and reading quietly and all of a sudden an ad will appear with VERY loud audio. I looked for a place on the app to contact KOIN to complain but could find none. I won’t be able to continue using this app with this problem!
The latest update is unusable for watching livestream of newscasts on my iPhone with 10.3.3 iOS. Once I go through the clunky interface, I get stuck in ad loops. The rare time a few seconds of the live broadcast streams, it suddenly pops back into another ad loop. The old version had problems, but was usable. This updated app is similar to the clunky KGW livestream interface, except not watchable. At all. (One star because that is the minimal requirement to pst a review.)
The layout is good but when you click on a story an add shows up and then it appears to be trying to load the page but never does. It also crashes and appears to turn my sound on for ads when I have it off so as not to disturb people. If it isn't fixed soon I will switch back to KGW which was also garbage but at least I got to read the news stories.
The app is completely dominated by a giant auto playing video with a little news and a lot of adds. You can’t close the video, and it expands and contracts as you scroll up and down blocking text. Just pull it up in Safari and put it in reader mode, or just switch to another local news source.
I refuse to use the app because videos auto play when you click a story. This means that if I’m sitting in a quiet place and click a story, the video starts blaring away if I don’t have my sound turned off. Auto play is a big no-no. The app is unusable. Luckily, there are other local alternatives.
Liked other versions the things that play automatically are the data sucking adds and there doesn’t seem to be away of stopping stuff from running unless I asker to. All automatic all data and battery killing time to delete as I’ve already done with a similar functioning local news app. C-
I like the new site. The only problem I have now is I get notifications twice. I've turned them off to avoid the irritation. Keep up with the improvements. I upgraded my rating from 2 to 3 stars due to the improvement in navigating the site.
They really need to take a hard look at resource management in this app. I like KOIN 6 news, but to try and watch videos results in constant frustration with performance issues. Don’t even try to screen share with Apple TV for a news conference unless you like watching the same ad 4 times and have it freeze up. Good content, but a poorly engineered app.
No matter what I adjust my notification settings to, I still receive notifications for stories I have absolutely no interest in. Deleted the app to find a local news station that can send me ONLY what I’m interested in.
Numerous times the notifications have said that a person in an accident was identified only to let the reader search in vain for a name. Today’s notification about the Substation fire said Person Found Dead, but when you open the story, it says “no fatalities or injuy have been reported “ Come on, people! Get your app together!
Lately after a device reset, app will allow one to clip on story but then it won’t let you back out of the app. No buttons work after the app crashes. Might just copy the link rather than continue to use a crashing app.
I don’t like that after reading a “latest news” story, the app the jumps to another section. After reading a story, I want to go back to the list of stories where I was rather than having to scroll back. I read fewer stories than I would due to this inefficiency and annoyance.
The updated version is horrible. Hard to navigate, hard to tell what’s going on, hard to find anything relevant. The scroll is terrible. The pages are sticky and unappealing. The content is woefully lacking. The older version was so much better and easier to navigate.
While I find KOIN6 a very reliable news source, the auto play videos in the app are a nuisance. Every story I’ve clicked into starts with a loud ad that cannot be muted or stopped, then leads into a video story I don’t want to hear. Even if I scroll down to read the story, the video is still playing.
Ken Boddie & Jenny Hanson are the best! I moved to Roseburg about a year ago and stream the show everyday. I love Kelly Bayern and of course Carly Kennelly. I love their little side conversations and especially with Kohr Harlan . Jenny cracks me up all the time!
Try setting your notifications custom. Watch the alerts that come in. Did you want an alert about the KOIN podcast? No? Got one anyway? That’s the fun of this app. This kind of garbage. Uninstall. There are much much better local news apps with better notifications settings and less garbage.
I enjoyed this app for its local-centric news coverage, but I got so frustrated by it locking up EVERY TIME I opened it that I finally deleted it. I will find another app that actually works. I think the weight of ads is the culprit. Bye.
The previous app was much better. It is hard to figure out the articles and the pictures are so small they might as well not be there. Either use more words or let the pictures be bigger. Getting rid of the app as soon as I finish this.
Stupid to have to swipe up after starting app every time, start a story, its video or part video and a ad starts, cant close it or return to other stories with out either watchin the video, or force closing the app and starting it again…
I’m on the brutality band wagon and lives matter. 9 days is enough . Ask the news media to stop covering it or stop watching this will end quick . It’s time for the leaders to get busy and make changes
News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The KOIN 6 mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time. KOIN 6 News reports on Portland and Vancouver area news and weather stories to make Oregon and Southwest Washington a better place to live. 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 conditions, 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.