When I receive a tweet or notification that a news story is breaking and I go to WAFB Live, there is a delay to the broadcast because of several ads. I know “it’s all about the $” but very often I don’t even stick around for the news because I don’t want to watch the commercials. No “skip ad” option is offered. WAFB is my favorite news source. Thank you!
Way Too Much Stuff Trying To Load At The Same Time !!!
Let’s just open the WAFB App and initially see Ads after Ads of the same of whom bombards us with commercials during watching WAFB on tv. The loading of Ads after Ads while attempting to see of read an article of importance keeps the article from loading and goes into a flickering state. If you don’t mind placing a string of 1000 extremely bright white blinking XMAS lights inches away from your eyes, you won’t mind attempting to stare at this WAFB App waiting for your choice of an article to load. So so sad !!! Try loading today’s most important Covid-19 map, after it finally loads i dare you to attempt to zoom into your parish without hurting your eyes during the stages of the screens only to come up blank white screen throughout the process only to start over again to finally give up !!!
I have had the app for years on my phone but the latest update is so bad I had to delete it. The interface is awful and bugs are a massive problem. First, the interface has two menu drop downs that are confusing at best and unusable at worst. The app has become nothing more than a single use web browser that is almost unusable. With regard to the bugs, there are two glaring ones that should have been fixed before the app ever went into production. First, the counter for notifications in the corner of the app icon keeps going up. No mater what you do to clear it, it still goes up. When I finally deleted it, I was showing 98(!) notifications. Second, when you do go to the notifications in the app and click on one, the app immediately crashes to the desktop, making the notifications pointless. All in all, it is a badly programmed app that should not have been released. Sorry to see it, as I have been relying on it for local news for over a decade.
This is not my go to app any longer. I use the competition station app now. Without a photo by each story it makes you read each and every headline - who has time for that. And annoying ads all throughout as well as a busy look with hard to read font. The old format was wayyyy better. And please only send Only Necessary and relevant to every person push notifications. Not trivial ones. I’m about to turn that feature off - and half the time when you tap the notification the article is not even there yet. I hope this is looked at as helpful so changes can be made. Love the tv newscasters. Not the app.
Channel 9 is the best in Baton Rouge and always has been for as long as they have been on the air since the 1950’s. Always up to date with the news and the weather and the sports. The personnel are top notch as are the reporters in keeping us up to date with all of the news in the viewing area.
I love using this app in order to stay updated, especially currently, but one thing has been bugging me. Anytime I click on a notification for an article, it opens first in the app then in safari. Why would I have the app downloaded if I didn’t want to view the articles in there? I don’t see where to go to fix this issue. I do not want to open safari every time I click on a notification to read an article. I want to read it in the app. Please fix this
The ONLY Chanel for News, Sports,& Weather I need. The Early Morning. To get started add in the Best Traffic Info for our area. Johnny is Great Noon to find what is new since early morning 5:00. To start the evening 6:00. Summary of the Day 10:00. My “Nightcap Of News” I seriously watch each broadcast! WAFB has the most concise reporters, The Best Anchors for each category of reporting & certainly not to mention the Very Best “ Spot-On” Weather Reports & Forecast in All Of the viewing Area. Hands Down Jay is by far the Beat Meteorologist in the Southeast part of the country if not the Best in the Nation I Truly Rely On WAFB for All News, Sports,& Weather THANK YOU & Continue To Lead The Way With The Professionals On Staff Jim Falgout. Geismar, La
I truly mis seeing Donna Britt. She made me so comfortable when she interviewed my son Erik and me at St Jude’s in Memphis TN. I remember watching Mike Graham and now Jay Grimes for my weather. You hear the good the bad and the ugly news and you always the heart filled stories. Thank you for always being there. I will continue to pray for all the staff there. May God Bless you all! Salutes to WAFB 9!!!!
This app constantly keeps me up-to-date on current events. I love having it’s notifications popping up on my phone of things that I otherwise would not be able to know about until I got home to watch the news on TV. Thanks.
We love WAFB but the app is infuriating. It shows the same ad every time I click on any video clip. I just close it and look elsewhere for my news. Along with that, the clickbaity teaser push notifications are ridiculous at this point. There’s no information in them. Just a tease, “Click here to find out.” I understand you’re a business and need to make money but it makes the value of your product not worth the hassle anymore.
I grew up watching WAFB , with the children program, the news and weather, Sports. When hurricanes hit south Louisiana WAFB is always there with the professional staff covering every bit of it. There is no other station that covers the news and weather in sports like WAFB ,bar none.
The update made toward the end of August 2018, looks crappy. The quality of the photos and videos with the stories looks like footage from the '80's. Apps are supposed to improve not digress. Use multiple thumbnails of stories like the CNN iPad app instead of users having to scroll slowly down one story at a time, this is ridiculous.
Your morning show best gives all the information that you need to know for the day Lauren and Matt are willing formed pleasing to listen to in the morning same with your afternoon report your night report of some of the best thank you for your reporting on personal note Lauren and Matt they are the outstanding👍👍👍👍
You present news & weather information in a straightforward manner. Other channels, particularly the oldest, delve too deeply into entertainment and cutesy presentations instead of presenting relevant information so that viewers can form their own opinions. Please continue to stay the course!
The app used to be excellent however, after recent updates, it no longer allows you to perform other functions on your device while watching the streaming program. Also, for the last three nights, when you turn on the stream at 10 PM, you don’t get the 10 PM news you get the 6 PM news. Very disappointing!
The “breaking news” notifies you of every little thing. Most news apps have a separate notification for traffic updates. This does not. My phone is going off constantly every time a crash is reported somewhere. It’s a little excessive and now I’m going to have to turn off my notifications for this app completely and I didn’t want to do that
WAFB was my go to for news in the BR area. The newest version is not the same. Sure, the advertisement loads without issue, but most of the articles are difficult to find and may or may not ever load (if you can find them). The only thing they have going is that the local competition’s app is marginally worse...for now.
I used to LOVE the WAFB app and it was the only one I went to for information. NOW however, you can’t tell what is a current story, an ad/scam at that, or a story that happened today. I do not stream, I prefer to read the articles. So, I know this won’t make a difference, but you have lost one loyal viewer to WBRZ because at least their articles are current. Thank you for letting me voice my opinion. C Netherland
The app takes forever to open. Also, you can delete the alerts and then they come back and keep adding up. I had 43 and finally turned off all notifications because it’s frustrating not being able to delete them permanently when done. The app is too slow. I liked the old one better.
I have used WAFB app since moving away 4 years ago. I find this new updated app confusing and not at all user friendly. Too many adds mixed in with news. Very slow to open. I think I am going to head to another local channel to get the news. Not sure who this site was tested on before it was released but it is the pits. Sorry!
We live out of state and were relieved to find that WAFB has an app so that we can keep up with hurricanes and other news impacting family still in Baton Rouge. However, the live broadcasts are non-existent and the most current videos available are over 48 hours old. What’s the point of even having the app in this case?
I’m always up to date in real time of what’s going on around me,,,great traffic updates as well as over all very informative,.! I love WAFB news channel and wouldn’t watch any other news station,,5* news!!!!!!
I get notifications when breaking news happens. It always says click here to find out more or to listen live. A vast majority of the time, it takes to me to a list of headlines that includes nothing about the notifications story! So frustrating. Going to try the competition now.
This is no longer my go to app. News is slow and far behind the other local stations. When I receive one of your alerts and immediately go to the app , the alert fails to come up or I have to scroll down ridiculous adds and stale news. The other two local news apps are clean and without clutter. Have you forgotten it is 2020?
I’m very disappointed with the app since the update. I’ve deleted it, downloaded it again and restarted/reset my phone and it still doesn’t work. I depend on the app to keep me informed on the go but it’s useless in it’s current state. Whoever designed this app for you, you need to request your money back 🤷🏽♀️
This is the clumpiest app I have on my phone. Clicking through to a story from Facebook most often fails or goes to a different story than anticipated after what seems like interminable ads. Local news should not be so difficult.
I stopped going to channel 9 when I would get & news bulletin. I feel like if it’s important enough to receive a news update or an alert I shouldn’t have to listen to adds before I get the news. I feel like If it’s important enough that I should stop what I’m doing to check on a news bulletin that I just received. I shouldn’t have to wast my time watching a Durn add!!! I know that’s how Yu make a lot if not all Your $$$. So I Not Saying To Stop Your Earrings, But Please run them with Your regular programming! It’s got to where I feel like Yu’re Sending me a news bulletin to watch or read Your Add, & to heck with the news!!! Thank Yu for Your Time! ReddMac
I always go to the link that’s the one-stop for everything corona in Louisiana. A while back, I was promoted to update the app and I did the “update”, which was weird bc it usually does it automatically at night. I’ve noticed that, since then, the link that shows the Louisiana coronavirus info statewide is constantly “reloading” due to an error. It never stays long before it reloads again. Plus, some of the “highlights” aren’t so recent. There’s the one about the lady thinking she doesn’t have to pay rent that’s been there for a year now? You guys can do better. So much better. I’ll check back. So, blow my mind!
WAFB you needs to be ashamed of yourself the app ads are horrible and online popup are hideous and crap! the website is actually crappy! which is one of the reasons I’ve deleted WAFB Channel 9 and WBRZ from my phones and blocked them on my office computers. I don’t want shop while I’m trying to read the latest news!
I have no idea why WAFB needed a new app, but this thing is terrible. It never loads and when it does it takes FOREVER. I had to turn off the sound because it was annoying and couldn’t be changed. Please...for the love of everything good and pure, please go back to the old version. It was fine.
I don’t Think it is as good as the one it replaced. It is too busy. I enjoy seeing a menu of articles. It is a much more efficient way to enjoy the app. It may work for CNN, but I don’t care much for their app either The new app is not agile. It is clumsy to use and it doesn’t always give you what you select.
I don’t like the new format. Really don’t like when you receive a notification, it shows you have x amount of notifications, even after you clear them all. I press clear all every time and when a new notification comes, I have 65 notifications!
Very good app — when it works. Has developed nasty habit of freezing at opening screen. Disconnecting from WiFi doesn’t solve problem, as it does when I have problems woth other apps. The only thing that solves the problem of it freezing is to delete this app, then reinstall it.
Please have a literate person proof your articles.
The ignorance suggested by the number of grammatical errors in your articles is unbelievable. There must be at least one person employed by WAFB that is able to write a grammatically correct sentence. It disgusts me that others think all Louisiana people are as ignorant as those you employ.
Omg! Y'all need to fix this app asap! Every time I click on a story to read it ,it refreshes minutes after bringing me back to the front page many times making it unable to read the story. So very aggravating! I give y'all5days to improve, if not I’m out, nothing but fake news anyway! Let’s go Brandon!
Just got a “live” news report update and it was from a shooting in 2016. What, you people are having to report incidents from 2016 to fill your news reporting? Really? I think there are plenty of African Americans shooting each other every day that you don’t have to report something from 2016! LOL
I try to watch live every morning on App and it keeps repeating or just stops completely. I have to continue getting out and get back to live to restart it. I like listening to Johnny but don’t want to hear him say the same thing five times.