Best news comes from #5!! I’ve watched it all my life!! Love all the people, and rely on the truth! Great investigative reporting! Weather, sports.. I’ve been there as people come and go, and I love they feel like friends and family!! Thank you for being “Live on your side” for me!
We have recently stated streaming and found that we can not get Channel 5! Thank goodness that we can get the news and weather on our I-pad no matter where we go. We are now in CA and are keeping up on all the NE Ohio news.
I am currently out of town, so getting the news from home is easy on this app... The only thing I have missed is a live feed. I assume I just haven't found it yet, but please review it for that ability. Make it easy to find.
Live away from Cleveland but family is there so News 5 (which I have followed for 40 years) keeps us up on what is going on around our family, plus updates on all our Cleveland teams. Thank you. Mario and Kathy Voskion
This app is useless. I wanted the weather report re: a winter storm warning and after enduring two commercials which streamed flawlessly, the weather report on the storm wouldn’t stream. This is a repeated problem. So, out of sheer frustration I deleted the app. Channel 5 News is an online joke. When they decide to enter the 21st century for real I might come back because I do like their TV news. But their online app is pure crap and not worth it.
This has been going on for several months. Only way to continue is to close the app snd start over. Very annoying! I have delete the app and reinstalled it several times. Didn’t help at all. Using an iPhone 12 Pro.
I downloaded the app to get more local news updates. They send out push notifications at a rate of nearly every hour throughout the weekdays, mostly for national headlines that have nothing to do with Northeast Ohio or local reporting. Absolute garbage and caused me to delete the app after only having it for two weeks.
I have not been able to tweet out stories and info on this App using my iPad since this latest update! Funny but yesterday it worked just fine and I was able to tweet out a bunch of good stuff on Twitter about the Cavs. Please fix this problem ASAP.
Like every other news app, these people have no idea what “Breaking News” is. Notifications going off all day about nothing anyone cares about. The clincher for me was some duke named their child. Really? That’s breaking news? Goodbye.
I’m trying to Register an Account with you. You ask me for my email and password. I enter a password but you say it’s wrong. How can it be wrong when I’m trying to my just now Register with you. How and Why is it wrong? You need to explain yourself. Bookmarking an article shouldn’t be this difficult!
Great news coverage and up-to-date information for northeast Ohio. Showcases pictures and video well. Easy to find stories and search news with navigation menu. Can swipe to switch between stories effortlessly. Comprehensive forecast, current conditions and live radar. Sleek design and easy to read fonts. Fantastic live streaming. Simple to send in pictures or video using the “Report News” feature. Overall, the app creates a pleasant news experience.
Great job on this upgrade! So easy to find anything you could be looking for. Local news and weather radar are listed by county for the entire viewing area. The app has the most detailed and complete menu I can imagine. Will be using frequently through the day.
...and I'm viewing on an iPhone 6. The top story (forecast at the moment) takes up 50% of the screen. The red bar at the top for breaking news, etc. is always there. Sure, you can close it, but as soon as you open the app again, it reappears; it doesn't automatically disappear while scrolling the headlines either. Plus advertisement at the bottom, only 1.5 headlines are actually visible when launching the app! The app is set to use my system text size settings, and it's as low as it can go. Bigger is not always better, I can't even begin to imagine what this app looks like on an iPhone 4 or 5!
I am a long standing viewer & frequently interact with several people at WEWS on Facebook & Twitter, but I often used the app for easy access to local news. With the new update trying to do this went from "no problem" to "Houston, we have a problem". As another reviewer pointed out, the loss of easier navigation with categories to view to quickly find what you want to see, makes it too much of a hassle to use anymore. As much as I am hesitant to do it, I'll be uninstalling it in lieu of just using Safari to go to the website directly. Hopefully when they fix what wasn't broken they'll post online that it is a useful app again.
The new advertising ribbon at the bottom of each page is made to look like your Facebook notification bar. They stooped to the level of making a red notification flashing on the inbox icon, hoping to trick unsuspecting users into thinking they have a Facebook message. When the ribbon is clicked on you are taken to the advertiser. This is terrible marketing for a large news source who is supposed to be representing the peoples news. Can you really trust their news stories? Or are they more concerned about preying on unsuspecting users to get advertising clicks? This is some low class Scam!
The advertisements on your updated app are horrendous. They are obnoxious and are not allowing the viewing of the headlines to function properly. I really use to enjoy the older app. It was my go to for news in the area. And, I used go to your mobile site regularly. However, the ads on it recently are ridiculous, especially a particular Walmart sweepstakes offer. I understand the need for advertising to create a profit, but if no one wants to visit the pages or the app; then, it is pointless. Thank you for reading.
I have been a life long fan of News Channel 5 and their broadcast. However, in my opinion this app is compromised by their method of advertising. I would estimate that 2/5 articles you try to pull up is sponsored by an advertisement that literally blocks out all the body of text of the article. You are asked to fill out a survey before you earn the ability to read the article. This is on top of the standard ads that all other news outlets use. I would recommend the WKYC app over this one for mobile use.
I've tried all the Cleveland news apps and this one is the best. Keeps you abreast well with what's going on locally and nationally. And actually streams LIVE video for major breaking news events. A must have for Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
I've used this app for three years with few problems. This most recent upgrade which was forced upon me lost necessary functionality, especially the ability to swipe left to move to the next article. I'll give it a week or two for a correcting release. If that doesn't happen I'll change to another local news source.
This is my go-to traffic and news app, and I check it multiple times a day. Since the new update, my music pauses every time I open the app. It's very frustrating when this happens multiple times a day.
Loved this app, but today, every time I try to read a news story I keep getting pop ups for a stupid car.. That I didn't even click on!!! As a matter of fact I kept my hands off of my phone and it still kept taking me from the story!!!!!!!!! Ridiculous!!! Literally I tried for 5 minutes to read one story and it redirected me at least 15 times. I will be deleting this app!! 3,8,19 have never given me this much trouble!!!!!!!
WEWS News 5 Cleveland delivers relevant local, community and national news, including up-to-the minute weather information, breaking news, and alerts throughout the day. When you open our app, you'll know what's going on right now and what's important to your local area. We've improved the experience with an intuitive layout and simplified navigation. News, weather and video are just a tap away. Our favorite feature is the weather section. Not only do we deliver hourly and daily forecasts, we give you the most updated severe weather information in an instant. Key Features: • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming video • Fast and easy to use • Hourly and daily weather forecasts from your trusted local weather team We're committed to continually improving our user experience, so please let us know how we're doing by leaving a review in the App Store. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.