WATE 6 On Your Side News

4.7 (7.5K)
63.5 MB
Age rating
Current version
LIN Television Corporation
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for WATE 6 On Your Side News

4.7 out of 5
7.5K Ratings
5 years ago, Meme6452
WATE News app Review
I love the app & getting all the minute by minute news stories, but I work night shift & the alert prompt sound is rather annoying when you r trying to sleep during the day, However I love all the WATE News/Weather Team & wouldn’t get my local new or weather from any other source. Very accurate & reliable. Love them all. No other weather man I trust and love to hear weather reports from more than Matt Hinkin, with Ken Weathers with the weather coming in 2nd. For the news, love Lorie Tucker, Kristen, and Bo. Always so professional yet friendly down to earth with a Great Love for East Tennessee. No other channel for news & weather in Knoxville for me.
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5 years ago, InevitableLogic
Sort of a news app...
To say this app has problems is a courteous understatement. The notifications that pop up on your lock screen don’t always take you to the story in question, and invariably you’ll have to swipe to dismiss at least one ad (and maybe more) to actually get to the story. The Traffic notifications are the worst. The notification often isn’t long enough to include all of the necessary information enabling you to avoid the area, but if you tap the notification, it doesn’t take you to a longer story, it takes you to a traffic map that is usually so out of date as to be useless, if it even opens on the location involved. Usually, it just opens a screen showing the entire five county area, and YOU have to figure out what part to zoom in on. It’s also obvious that the newsroom is doing cut-and-paste to flesh out stories, and don’t bother to catch grammatical or spelling mistakes, and even sometimes inconsistent factual information. My favorite example is a headline saying the identity of a body found earlier has been released, but the first paragraph of the story says the identification is still being withheld pending notification of relatives, and then the second paragraph goes ahead and names the victim! Do these people even HAVE an editor?
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5 years ago, soilder/police mom
Just my opinion.
I’ve have been a Channel 6 loyal view since 93. It’s the only news in Knoxville I will watch. Love all the personalities. I would like to mention something I just watched on the news cast. You team was at the Smokies Stadium filming a wonderful story on the Make A Wish Organization. As I was watching I noticed that while speaking to the father the fans were standing and the national anthem was being sung. Please as a Proud American and a mother of a Army soldier and a veteran KPD Officer please ask your team members to pay attention to this and stop the interview till the anthem is finished. Thank you for taking your time to read this.
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4 years ago, Gram Di
6, Six, is one better than a perfect five.
23 years ago we retired to East Tennessee. Having to learn about new TV stations and people involved in them, I checked all the local ones. I quickly decided Channel 6, WATE was my choice.....for news, for weather, for everything. And they remain so to this day. Earlier this year the cable company was in some sort of money dispute and I was without Channel 6 for right at 2 months. It was like losing my best friend. Channel 6 is my choice as number 1.
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6 years ago, Json350
Advertising, power hungry app
We have three stations for local news. Be sure to skip this one for sure. Open the app and the first thing your presented with is an ad. Once you clear that and open a category like news, after the very first story you'll find yet another ad. I understand the need to make money but don't litter them throughout the news stories. If you're looking for an app that'll waste your time, this is for you. If you need an app that sends you pointless notifications about the Vols being arrested and not something important like traffic backups on the interstate, this is for you. If you want a power hungry app to drain your battery, this is for you. On a plus note, it deletes pretty quickly. And once removed all of the negatives I mentioned will go away.
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7 years ago, 1 Green River
When something is good, why does it change?
Got family members scattered all through East Tennessee. So living in Florida, I figured WATE was a great way to keep informed on events in the E. Tennessee area. So I downloaded this app about a year ago. The last update has really messed things up. When you click on a news story. After nearly a paragraph it prompts you to press an icon to continue reading. So it takes you to another page. Then in about a few sentences later another icon pops up with the same message. Once you acknowledge that button the advertisement disappears. I understand advertisements is what keeps the app free. But, going through all this may not be worth the time.
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4 years ago, Daisy Mae Sunshine
(Update failed )YAY!!!!!! Tech folks worked overtime!!!!
Update!!! They fixed the app!!! One happy camper here now!! Love my Channel 6!!!!! I missed my newsfeed, ain’t gonna lie. 🙌 Five Star now!!! ( I went to check the news this morning but the app was updating. When I came back later, EACH TIME still no connection. I have turned off my phone to reboot to see if that would help, no.... I have deleted and reinstalled, no...... Alas, good-bye app. )
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6 years ago, Nursetalley
The only thing I would like to see you change is to put Matt Hinkin back on the evening time slot. I have watched him for years. He is an icon at the station. And since he has shared his story about his diagnosis of Parkinson’s, he can be a source of hope and encouragement to others. The evening time slot would give him greater exposure to those also dealing with the disease.
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5 years ago, Love our name!
Only one!
WATE is the only news app I will ever have on my phone. I tried them all, and only WATE keeps up with updates..... also not too many at a time. I hate the updates on the other east TN news app that (seems to me) happen everyday. Also upset that AT&T Uverse bumped WATE off the air. Go WATE!
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7 years ago, Debi 1212
Good to have. First thing I look at in the morning. Lots of push alerts but then the story may not be there for a while Same stories appear over and over
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6 years ago, concerned native
Very disappointed in WATE. They’ve covered stories and where most likely pressed for time on running it, failed to confirm facts before running the story. This damages people’s lives, families, and careers. We used to love watching WATE. But now watch another local news station. Because they didn’t run a certain story about some dear friends of ours. Probably because they didn’t want to report false information. Much respect for the integrity of WVLT.
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6 years ago, ihatepopupwindows
We get it...
I hate the pop up window saying this was brought to me by children’s. I get it. It doesn’t have to be there every. Freaking. Time. I open the app.
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5 years ago, klfl5473
Bug maybe?
If I could give 0 stars I would. I love getting my news from this app especially since I can’t watch the news every night at 6 and by 11 I’m in bed. Here lately every time I start reading a story, the app will freeze and at times it will restart its self. It’s getting old and I’m about to the point of deleting the app and going with another local news app.
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4 years ago, tonya ward
Absolutely thank you for your news I have only my phone no tv so you help me in so many ways thank you all so much may God bless you all🙏🙏
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7 years ago, Objective news needed
Did you conduct a usability study?
I shouldn’t have to click three times to read a full story, which appears to be the case with the new version. Highly annoying, enough such that I may revisit using the other local news apps.
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5 years ago, Lady Bj purple
Weather is great but news could be better in description of what happens
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5 years ago, bucket 1966
We love 6 On Your Side
Awesome station, my wife and I watch only 6 , We love all your anchors , especially Teresa and Matt, will never watch another station for news weather sports
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5 years ago, bmbntn
Liberal views
I enjoy keeping up with local news and would give WATE 5 stars instead of 3 if they would not insert liberal views into the news stories. I want to keep abreast of what’s going on in my area but I don’t wish to have political opinions, whether Right or Left, included. JUST NEWS!!!
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6 years ago, Flame the fire wolf
Great news channel.
I always go to channel 6 to get the latest new. Keep up the good work keeping us informed of what’s going on.
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6 years ago, Bondo2012
Great news and weather !! I enjoy the traffic alerts and the breaking news on the app on my phone. Thanks 6!!!:)
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3 years ago, matsloth
Money vs. morality
I get the need for ads to make money, but when there is severe weather and threats of tornados in the area, you should not have to wait for an ad or two before you can view the live weather forecast. Under no circumstances is that appropriate in an emergency situation.
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6 years ago, Singing sorcerer
Good Guys
This team are an awsome team they cut up and make hearing the new and weather enjoyable I love all of the WATE team from Bo to Trisha to Trint to Mat and Lorie you guys and gals keep up the awsome job you do love all of you.
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5 years ago, Moonelighte
You could improve!
1. Finish sentences 2. Report completely. Often I’ve noticed that your “stories” are barely two sentences, or perhaps three. 3. Set the grammatical example for your readers. (Do you not realize that you may have a little influence?) 4. Be sure of your spelling. There are a few suggestions. Enjoy.
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2 months ago, Tnkaren68
Buggy and full of ads
I get a notification of a live interview and cannot click on the link to go watch. Go into the app and click on the “LIVE” button and it’s buggy, full of ads and I never could watch the video. Ridiculous.
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5 years ago, Fred 527
Love the weather!
Whole app is great and keeps you in touch when out of town.
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4 months ago, Holloway92
Can get past location screen since update
Unable to view news/weather since update. Can’t get past the location screen.
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3 years ago, Baileigh B
Business Analysis
I enjoy the this news app 😀Breaking the newest news worthy content is awesome. Thank you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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4 months ago, Angelas1000
Advertisement is losing you downloads
This app was fine until they put a ridiculous time delay to swipe away the opening full page ad. No one has time to stare at that. I’ve deleted the app and won’t be back.
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4 years ago, farmhouse2020
Always current with the local update and surrounding areas 👍
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6 years ago, boggsie2011
Love you guys appreciate all the hard work great stories and important info💐
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7 years ago, Christopher1976
From best to worst/ Scratch that...
Until the recent update WATE 6 had been the best Knoxville news app. Blah,blah, blah... Updated: Upon further review, this app still has the best selection of local stories.
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6 years ago, Pippin Walks
Easy to use
Like the clear display. Not too cluttered.
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6 years ago, little and sweet
WATE 6App.
Thank you for making my life easier with this app.
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6 years ago, maggiann6
Wish there was more national news and pro sports news. Everything is repeated every 10 minutes. The anchors and everyone that’s on air are great.
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6 years ago, 1 GRAMPA
Sometimes hard to get news clips to load. No return message when you upload messages to the station
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4 years ago, jwm3922
Lock up
Love the content but app locks up often and u have to close out and reopen to get going again.
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4 years ago, iTunes user754
App keeps freezing lately and has become unusable. I have to restart the app every time it happens and it happens after about a minute. I’ve reinstalled but that didn’t help.
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4 years ago, mama mama 60
Best News Channel
I love channel 6 news. You guys are the best
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6 years ago, Mtl356
Weekday website pretty good. Weekend not so good
Pretty good updates during the work week but weekend website to updated with current data
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6 years ago, Garrett1978
I now am keeping up!!
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4 years ago, kutfctuvhjfdf
Keeps freezing
I use to like this app since wbir updated there’s but I can’t stand it every time I got to look at the news it freezes and want do anything
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6 years ago, Coon Eyes
My favorite station!! Love all the Reporters!! The morning crew gets me in a great mood for the day!!
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5 years ago, Flapicker
My favorite local news is WATE
I love the WATE tv program and the app. The reporters are nice
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6 years ago, Doris Jean Graham
Great job of keeping us informed.
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5 years ago, Miss Boray
The New App Doesn’t Work Well
Haven’t had good luck with the new App at all. Could watch the news more consistently and just fine with the old App
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3 years ago, Wilie,solo soy yo
Shout down constantly
When Im reading the news I never can finish to do it cause it shout down everytime I try it
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3 years ago, Snailbob23
Great coverage quickly.
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4 months ago, &590@
Changed App
The app apparently updated and is now useless. Will delete.
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6 years ago, KnoxvilleMick
Great app for news and local sports!
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6 years ago, bmcgill1
WATE Weather Team
Absolutely the best!!!!!
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