The app is alright but would be much more organized if the newest stories were on top, not sprinkled in with stories from a week or two ago. Makes it hard to follow. It’s the news, not Facebook. We want the facts presented in order, not the stories you think should be on top.
Over the years, I have watched as WKYT lost its way. The poor grammar, lack of updated stories, and obvious lack of objectivity have made my decision to delete this app much easier. I am sorely disappointed in the writing and lack of investigation of the headlined stories. Your community counts on you for reporting what IS. You must take care in such cases of reporting. You, WKYT, have forgotten how important journalism is. You’ve allowed technology to make you complacent, weak, and cowardly in your dispersal of information to the public. I realize this is just “an opinion” to you but be careful; your responsibility is greater than your previous and current, flippant reporting. I do hope that you take heed of these words. I want you to succeed but you have to become more than fragile glass. Go deeper into the stories, my friends.
I understand that someone has to pay for the app and it's services, but you can't hardly read a story for all the advertising. You would think WKYT news was an advertising business not a news service with the amount of advertising being more than the news you get from the app. The bad part about leaving a review is that it is obvious that they don't read them. So it's a waste of your time to give them a review, because they obviously don't care what anyone thinks.
You got something going on with this app that causes it to just crash. I was reading an article several times when it just crashes. I'm not sure if it's because of the new updates. But we need to get someone in charge to make sure the app is up to date with phones. It just get frustrating in the middle of articles the app shuts down.
I really think the app is handy and is good for me. But I really do believe your liberal views hurt you. Seems as if you always make the Democrat or Homosexual agenda your priority. I’m wondering if it would be possible to make it basically no partisan and not against the Christian value system most Kentuckians hold. I hope you take this as a help not a hurt thanks..
Going to check the news and being forced to watch several seconds of a hated political identity (either one right now) makes me want to switch to another local news provider. I can stand that an ad pops up and it my choice to listen to them prattle on or not. Making me listen to 5-10 seconds of them begging for my money and vote is unacceptable.
Even with the Fayette Mall shooting the updates were few and took forever. You would think with social media and apps being how most news is received now they would make this more of a priority. Really weak. Also, so so tired of seeing the same graphics for the Daily Covid Report. Surly you guys can do better at this.
Now I get constant live stream failures or freezes. Every time the livestream fails you have to resell them it, watch another ad (amazing they never fail) then wait to see if it works. If the stream is down, then tell me before you waste my time with an ad. Now you even get an ad when you open the ap.
Used to be OK but now opens an ad that doesn’t go away in any reasonable amount of time and you can’t close it, so you can’t get to the news. I don’t know if waiting an extended amount of time would help or not, not willing to wait that long when WLEX and WTVQ apps are available and working.
Obviously, if I’m on your sight, I like WKYT. I don’t need an ad repeating over and over. I’m there for the news-not an ad glamorizing the people giving the news. Where the heck is the easily accessible news like it used to be. Makes me want to delete the app entirely. I’ll endure wlex to avoid self glorifying ads on WKYT.
I dislike how not only do you have pop up ads but you camouflage even more ads within your news feed. Definitely overkill. With the addition of pop up ads that can’t be ignored I’ll be deleting this app and not re-installing. I suggest lex 18 for anyone looking for a local news app.
I wish Lexington and surrounding counties had a good news app, surely there’s a decent designer somewhere in Ky. Unfortunately all of 3 of our major news channels apps could use a complete overhaul! I’ve kept the app because the news alerts are handy but unfortunately just following daily or hourly news stories is pretty sad.
I have tried to use this app for years. It simply will not load properly. I have reinstalled, updated, and tried it on different devices. I would love for it to work, but it definitely needs some dev attention.
It’s cool to see the local news but this app has so many spam ads in it that I’d rather just not even bother. Clickbait “articles” from outbrain. The only thing worse is taboola. SMH If you want to be a trusted news source, sell ads from reputable local businesses and skip the garbage.
It’s bad enough that your reporters don’t proof their audio-filed reports and that no one else bothers too, now we are assaulted by pop up video advertising the minute the app is opened. Time for me to find a better local news source online.
So unfortunate. This really is the station I want to follow, but the app never works. Phone up to date. App up to date. When I open it, it just spins….and spins…..and spins. Please make this app better. No choice but to use a competitor’s app. :-/
The app needs to be updated to be more compatible with the new iOS. It crashes about 85-90% of the time when I open it, and it started shortly after the new iOS came out. Your app developers need to address this issue.
Should be WKYT Ads and more Ads instead of WKYT News as the app gets more updates it gets worse more ads news articles are badly written some need a third grader to rewrite them I really like the WKYT newsroom but their app needs help
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