News 5 Mobile

3.8 (9)
30.1 MB
Age rating
Current version
Bonten Media Group Holdings Inc.
Last update
11 months ago
Version OS
13.0 or later
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User Reviews for News 5 Mobile

3.78 out of 5
9 Ratings
8 years ago, SeaHag69rb
Alerts Keep Us Aware
We live in CA and have friends in Erwin, TN. This App has been great in keeping us informed of events in their area, especially this years extreme weather. CA needed the El Niño desperately for the rain and snow but this was the first time I was able to really follow its impact across the country. Your app kept us informed, some times hour by hour as events progressed. Very impressed and thank you as the alerts had us staying in closer contact with our friends during what seemed to be a "100 Year Event" in the east.
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11 years ago, Hawk08
Never updated - always old news
At first this app was good and a great way to keep up with local news , weather and sports. As time went on I noticed that they rarely update the page. Often times they leave the same news story up for days if not , stories / news events that are a week old. They often speak of extra news reports by clicking on an embedded icon / link - which never works. 1 star rating for their " current and update " news stories. The only section they seem to care about is the weather. Weather information - 4 stars. Sports , very , very poor job. As before , if you missed anything a week ago , you will be able to read about it because it's still there - no updates , only about two new stories a day. Sports - 1 star. Very disappointed in this app.
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4 years ago, Facebook-free me.
Videos Do Not Have Sound
Unfortunately WCYB’s app has always been horrendous. I submitted feedback to the staff regarding audio not loading in videos, advised of the iOS version (I always have current) and they did something to make the videos finally play sound. I was excited - until I had an update and then the videos once again had no audio. And forget about the Closed Captioning - also horrendous, most of the time it’s jibberish. I gave up. I still used the app but only looked at stories I could read. Now WCYB is not even bothering putting text with their news pieces in their app, which makes it completely useless. They may as well save whatever minimal resources they are utilizing for effort and money into the app and drop it all together. It’s a complete waste. Deleted!
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8 years ago, GrungyDuke
Great local app
I usually use this app to check the weather forecast pretty much every day. Plus local news that catches my eye. I rarely have any crash issues. If there are any on the app side it is usually fixed promptly. Overall it is a good app. My only complaint is the Doppler radar isn't as accurate as other apps. Probably just an issue of relying on the NWS radar in Morristown, TN as its main source.
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6 years ago, Workinallmylife
Pretty good app if you like fake news
This is the best fake news I’ve seen in a long time. They are almost as bad as CNN. All of the stories are comically one sided. They block people on Facebook who have different opinions than they do, and if you don’t get blocked they taunt you with passive aggressive comebacks like have “a nice day” or “thanks for the feedback, we’ll look into it” but they don’t mean any of that. All in all this app is great for laughs at the end of the day after you’ve paid your ridiculously expensive insurance premiums and deductibles
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10 years ago, Jbash123
Could use some work.
It's better than nothing at all, and it is annoying trying to scroll and hitting ads at the bottom by accident, maybe add a pro version and charge like $1.99 for it. Also it would be nice to organize the side menu with selections that lead into sub categories. Anyway thanks for the news app it is cool and I would love to see it become more interactive with the news team. Also great work who ever put this together, I know it had to take some effort and I bet the Buggs and crashes were tough to work out at first. Thanks again.
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12 years ago, dbwx
A great app
This app has everything you would want including local news, weather, and sports. I like having school closings, the radar, video updates, and more in one place. Thanks WCYB!
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10 years ago, beccao74
I wanted to rate this app with 0 stars, but every time I tried to write this review, it would never let me start out with 0 stars; it always started at 1 star. I am disgusted and embarrassed that this is a representation of my local news organization! This app has had serious editorial errors since it first began, as well as a general lack in updating the stories, etc. I went on this app tonight, to read about the tragic deaths of members of a family I grew up with. I was disgusted to see the complete lack of ANY sort of editing. This is an insult to those who care for the family involved. It shows News5's COMPLETE lack of compassion or decency when compiling a story. It's only "news" to this corporation, apparently. I understand neutrality and needing to meet deadlines in journalism, but there is such a thing as respect. Respect for the situation you report about, as well as respect for your reputation as journalists. I will be removing this app.
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6 years ago, hdawn23
Worth reading.
This update for this app is quite literally the stupidest bunch of nonsense I have ever witnessed. I can’t even check the local school closings, because the application wants to send me to an alternate website and my won’t let me view the domain of which it requires to view it. I have a brand new iPhone, so I know it isn’t due to software failure on my part. Seriously, the simplest thing on the entire application is officially as useless as this updated app.
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8 years ago, Boxzelda
Love this app! All the news and weather at my fingertips. I like that!! The weather is more accurate than the other app. that I had. Great job, guys! Thanks!!!!
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9 years ago, MedicalMom2
Although there appears to be a better use of spellcheck, the update fails. The new layout is a giant step back and looks more like a school news website. The ads are too large and jump as you scroll the news articles making it more likely to click on the ads rather than the articles. If I could undo this update, I would.
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4 years ago, dct1958
iPhone 11
Recently bought iPhone 11 and installed my favorite local news app. After viewing an article, I cannot return to the main menu from in the app. I have to shut it down and restart to get the main menu back.
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5 years ago, Mrs. Henely2015
iPhone s6+
This app is great, however it cuts the live news broadcast off and I have to completely close it out and by the time I open the app back up I have missed half of the segment. Please fix this, this is by far the best local news app. Keep up the good work WCYB!
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5 months ago, Donna2021
I enjoy the app and have always watched news 5. My only complaint is the advertisements being directly over top of the weather forecast making it impossible to see.
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8 years ago, redon269
What happened !!?
After the ANNOYING repeat ads from chase , farmers , and the trading company the app always freezes . Love the team and the station but it's hardly worth the hassle to try to watch now . Can't you offer a paid version for a few bucks to get rid of those ads !!?
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9 years ago, Dovetail70
Great local new app
My go to source for local news and weather. Great place to check on news while out of time . New app is well done and easy to use!
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12 years ago, Cheryl0419
Love this app
I have this installed on my phone and Kindle Fire. I have found that the weather radars are more reliable. Only wish it had severe weather alerts.
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10 years ago, Morning Glory1
I've enjoyed being able to make quick check of our local news-like the school closings on it too!
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9 years ago, Steel_player
My new go to source for local news
More up to date and thorough than other news sources in the Tri-Cities.
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7 years ago, Bbrown2013
0 Stars if possible
App gets worse after each update. Latest update loads slow or not at all. What Kindergarten class does your app? I want to stay away from them. Pretty much useless. Would give less than 1 star if possible. App support page says 404 not found. REALLY? Come on guys get outta the 20th century and come into the 21st century. iPhone 6 Plus. iOS 10
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8 years ago, Juanita va
News Channel 5
Love the app. News updates, notifications and live broadcasts are a great advantage for those of us on the go.
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2 years ago, Klsbentley
Garbage. Pure garbage.
This app is infuriating. What’s the point of notifications if it doesn’t actually bring you to the article you were notified about? It brings me to the app where you can’t even find the article that you were notified about!!! I left this app for a long time and NOW I remember why.
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10 years ago, JoeCool5674324687
A great local app
Nice layout, up-to-date info. Would like to see more news, like the blotter, for example.
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7 years ago, Dog keeper
News 5
Love having this at my fingertips.
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8 years ago, Bjaniewalker
My husband and I watch WCYB News every morning, noon and night! The WCYB Staff is professional and personable. Great job reporting the news and weather! Will not watch anything but WCYB!
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9 years ago, 1SolFan
Love this app
Love this app, use it all the time and rely on it for weather information the most.
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11 years ago, Off-somewhere
Good app
This app is good for getting local news at your fingertips. I would like it to keep articles longer though.
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5 months ago, Pmsteacher
What happened?
For the last several days there is no content in the sub menus. Pertinent information like Schedule Changes and Closings cannot be found, and we are in midst of a winter storm!
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4 years ago, kulman1976
Unable to read articles
Article text appear in a black box when iPhone is in dark mode; therefore unable to read. Discovered by putting phone in light mode and text appears.
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6 years ago, marney48
School Closing issue
Thank you for finally making it where we can view closings now.
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12 years ago, steve walls
Great App
Thanks WCYB so good to see my local news and videos away from home!!
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8 years ago, Sanstigerva
Ruined app with too many ads repeated
This used to be a great app but the constant ads by the same company running 2-3 times during commercial breaks...either Farmers Insurance or Window's beyond annoying. Why bother using the app now...Seriously there must be other methods to generate revenue or go find more advertisers.
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8 years ago, Angels3bobbit2
Love news channel 5
I love this app if I miss the news or weather I can see it on my app!
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8 years ago, Seannayyboy22
Great news
Good app, gives me all up to date info on the tri-cities. Keep it up! :)
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8 years ago, mad586
New 5 app love it
I love how it gives you the school closings and whether when you need it. Love this app.
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9 years ago, Grandma of soon to be 6
Grandma of 6
Love getting the latest news alerts!
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7 years ago, Cshorn222526
Great app
Very useful for us who can't always catch the news.
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7 years ago, Greenblunmoon beam
App is easy to use
Like to be informed right away
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11 years ago, Crashes every time I use it
Latest version has ads that play audio and request microphone use. I would not recommend downloading until they fix this garbage.
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8 years ago, Turner16309
I really enjoy this app, it's no nonsense, straight to the point. It's very easy to use.
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9 years ago, Toolworks
Well done update!
Excellent update...dramatic improvement and performance!
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8 years ago, Queenld
I have watched WCYB for 60 years and consider it the best keep up the great work
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9 years ago, A loyal long time player
Was real good till last update
This was a real nice app till last update now ads pop up as soon as it opens and with a screen that don't work in spots can't get them off the screen. Guess I'll have to find something new now.
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11 years ago, She5he
All the maps show rain....always. Even when no rain is in forecast. Please fix
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11 years ago, Duck and Goose's mom
Works sometimes
iPhone 5- Freezes & crashes. There is a lag that I don't have with other apps.
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8 years ago, Zacke2013
Great app. Go to for local news and weather.
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12 years ago, Loyal WCYB viewer
Great app!!
Great app!! Local news, weather and sports. Plus I can check school closings/delays.
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7 years ago, Mommakjw
Love it
Love the alerts and navigation !! Easy to use.
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9 years ago, Balley8780
Info not up to date
WCYB is not keeping their data up to date. Especially the sports information.
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12 years ago, 1001001
Good resource
Work well but a couple of gripes. Most weather cams not current. Video weather forecast and news usually a couple of days old.
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