I enjoy the new format for the news. However, the weather potion doesn't give nearly enough details. They show a sun for 11:00 in the evening? I like to check the weather to see the percentage chance for rain etc. This gives no such information.
The app is good overall but there are way too many notifications. Sports and weather events show up in news notifications even if sports, Buckeyes and weather is turned off. I liked the weather notifications but not when they wake me before 7am. So I had to turn them off. Only emergencies should interrupt sleep. With all that turned off I still received 96 notifications in a week!
Works pretty well, but frequently freezes on home page not allowing any tapping on stories. Have to close out, re-open app and start over. Frustrating. Almost every story has one or more spelling, grammar or usage error in it. Most commonly I see typo kind of errors such as the -s or -ed left off words, things that spell check won’t catch. Other times completely wrong word usage or major spelling error. Does not project a professional, educated image. Makes it look like you have 12 year olds writing and editing the stories.
I think 4 has overtaken 10 in the last decade for best news coverage, but ABC 6 and 10TV have a far and away winner with their mobile apps, despite their station owners sucking the life from their respective newscasts. I love NBC 4, but this app is riddled with performance-hogging advertisements and slow, unresponsive menus and scrolling. The feed is more like an embedded website than an actual app interface. Everything runs horribly and desperately needs rebuilt to be sustainable for a mobile environment.
Has news stories yes, but the app frequently (every time open it) freezes, doesn’t load, or videos won’t play. The weather portion on app is useless. It never loads and when does, if you try and look at anything it doesn’t work. Seems all the news apps for Columbus Ohio don’t work. It’s not just channel 4’s app. It’s 6 and 10 as well. I’ll give 10’s app some credit, their weather at least seems to work most of the time.
No way to cut off the noise. Frustrating, even more than the misspelled words. Back to Channel 10. And they won’t accept a one-star review by telling you every possible combination of letters is taken when you enter the required nickname.
Ever since the app was updated a week ago, I have had troubles using it. The app crashes in the middle of a story, you can’t get back to the stories if you click on a story. Now when you open the app, it says to swipe up to get rid of the ad but that doesn’t work and I end up having to close the app. If this doesn’t resolve soon I am going to have to look at other local news apps.
I get frustrated with NBC 4 because I’m often seeing items on national and international news stations about Important events in Ohio, that are not reported on by NBC due to party affiliation issues. I keep trying to come back to the site, but I’m Probably going to delete the app, again, because I can’t rely on it to tell me about the important issues in my state.
NBC4 has an ongoing love fest with Dr. Amy Acton and Governor Mike Dewine. These two are bumbling idiots who are so absorbed with their own fame that they are doing a disservice to the citizens of the State of Ohio. They are so focused on taking away constitutional freedoms and they don’t have actual facts to base their actions on. It is also very obvious how much the anchors at NBC4 have an personal agenda of trying to illegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump. Colleen Marshall is so full of contempt for my President that it is disgusting and it proves that the media cannot be trusted.
After update, found it hard just to tune into weather and supposedly updated weather reports.... Only use now for notifications in case of bad weather or breaking news, and Very Seldom go into the app. Better to use Internet site.
I read this everyday to see what's happening locally and to get the weather. Like the live weather with storm tracker and that you are also including Meigs Co. as we also have a house down on the river.
I use the app frequently to catch up on local and world news. The large number of ads is distracting and the app tends to freeze easily or shut down entirely. I’d be willing to pay for an app with no ads that worked reliably.
It is easy to read beyond the thinly veiled biased reporting... when the app actually functions. However, frequently it does not. It is difficult to read the often sophomoric, poorly edited articles in an app that crashes the moment I attempt to open an article. Perhaps I should take this as an omen and look elsewhere for my news.
I hate the ads at the bottom of the articles. There must be a million ways I can tell if I have cancer and each one is laid out in an ad at the bottom of the page. Maybe they could find come classier advertisements.
Excellent weather coverage. Top heavy on some crime reports. Great news staff and reporter diversity. Should include more grassroots stories. Columbus is a great community but low income community coverage is biased toward crime coverage. Please offer more hopeful stories.
I used to love this app. But that was before it was updated to automatically play ads associated with an article. I’d like to just read the article, but that’s impossible now without listening to the ad while reading the article. Turning the volume down is the only way to avoid it.
With the new update, the accompanying news story automatically plays with sound, whether you have your sound on or off. It usually plays with an ad beforehand, too, so you can’t shut it off, mute it, etc. I won’t be using this app or Channel 4 for my news anymore.
This app has way too many ads. The articles have huge links in the middle of them. Text in the articles randomly repeats. Videos don’t play consistently and when they do an ad plays at the same time causing the first 30 seconds to be unwatchable. Way to go.
Many of the stories have an accompanying video which auto plays with sound when you click into them. Super annoying. Let me decide if I want the sound to be automatic or do not make it automatic at all. Will probably delete because of this.
Junk app, half the time it doesn’t load the text, won’t allow you to pause the video, locks up the page and you can’t do nothing but force close it. Have to do this several times in a row. Will not recommend at all.
This morning my phone crashed as I was attempting to read the news and although it was at 100% it restarted after several minutes at 7%. Not the first time this has happened and it is more than annoying
They are apparently trying to provide Facebook, Twitter, etc links that go on forever but don’t link to anything. So you end up scrolling and scrolling down to see if you are at the end of the article. Also, no way to contact the article’s author.
Was hoping for local news, but fine mostly advertising. This app does not work well on my phone or iPad. I have most news apps from my area and this is the worst. I will be deleting it. This app needs attention.
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