The improved version is not as good as the older one. Yes it has more news, just the layout and accessing just isn't the same. More cumbersome and slower. Can’t watch video reports because the commercials don’t close after running and if you touch anywhere on screen, the app crashes.
Honestly the new menu is nice but there are issues. The traffic info has been removed. Not that it was that helpful in the first place but should be improved upon, not removed. The news category is now poorly formatted. The old size and format were better. I imagine older folks had a hard time viewing the title and thumbnails on the old version which may have prompted the change but now it looks sloppy. Also, you can't scroll down to view more stories. It hangs up and for whatever reason the "more" button was removed. Now you have to choose one of the other categories like weather at the bottom of the screen and then go back to news to be able to scroll down to see more stories. This has to be repeated everytime you are finished reading a story as well.
I'd rate it a 0 if I could have. It is a waste of space on my phone memory.I been using this app for months and never been truly been happy with it: slow to load, updates are more like old news by the time it's posted. But it work but now it hasn't updated in nearly a week!! I reinstalled the app several times and it didn't fix the problem. Maybe someone at Sinclair HQ would like to know about this. I hope the developers actually read these new reviews, but my bet is they won't for days or weeks. I really want this to work. So either fix it or remove it!!!!
I would use 1.5 as a rating. 1. Will not display in landscape 2. Many articles report on something in a City or Town but do not say what state, as if readers can read their minds. 3. Way to many grammatical and spelling errors. 4. Video Ads must run before seeing posted videos, I understand they need revenue for a free app, but the volume boost is so annoying I will not load their news videos. Or listen to the adverts.
Not very user friendly. Headlines cannot be clicked on and read. Articles available to read are not the headlines. Weather can be found on other apps inn much easier way. Such a shame western Carolina doesn't have a user friendly news app. Developers really need to look at other news apps and get a clue.
i'm not sure what I really expected. I have never been impressed with the old broadcast news team or the like. I moved here 15 years ago it was horrible at the quality of the broadcast journalism in this area why would I expect their mobile app to be any better than what we get on TV. The app has about six stories there following or them or feel good pieces two of the pieces that might be newsworthy are all missing critical information. this app is a joke
For a news agency, one would think video feed to be important. No, I don't want to watch glitchy adds for 2 minutes before a video fails to work. Hasn't worked for months. I used for weather info, but that's not working either. I'm sure you have an IT guy sitting around somewhere in your office to handle this task. It's a shame... Since it hasn't worked for such a long time, and appears no one is up to fix it, I'm about to delete my app.
Too many ads within the news story. Every few lines, an ad appears - not just a still ad but a moving one. And the ads are huge and take up a lot of the screen. One SHORT news story had FIVE ads. Would not have had to scroll at all to read that one if it had not had all those ads. Also many repeats of same ad within the story. Many, many. many, many repeats of a vape store ad.
I used to really like this app but since they've changed to a new format, it's been quite disappointing. I view this app on my Ipad usually. I now have to hold my Ipad vertically since the change. However, due to incorrect formatting i'm unable to read the entirety of the articles shown. Not sure if anyone reads these things but i sure wish they would fix it. I enjoy keeping up with the news from WLOS. Unfortunately, that may cease.
Often times I want to find out about a news story or a school closing, this is definitely NOT the app to find out the local information/news you are looking for. I signed up for the school closing text message alerts and I'm lucky if I receive half the texts I am suppose to. When I need to find out about local news, I don't even hesitate.... I go straight to WYFF app to find what I'm looking for. P.S. Where do some of the people come from that WLOS interviews?
The screens can be a little laggy when switching, but overall, a good app. There is a homescreen with quick access to local news, weather, closings, etc. I like there are short text versions of news also for when video isn't ideal.
Fairly decent app, but too many issues to name. Biggest problem is no way to delete read articles. They just stay there for weeks, taking up valuable space. Put in a way to delete articles. Still waiting for a way to delete articles that take up so much space. I guess the best way, since you don’t listen to readers, is to delete the app. One more strike and you are deleted.
Overall not too bad. Would get push alerts about breaking news but nothing on app about story. Needs improvement but not too bad. Worked great for a while then started crashing every time opened. Had to uninstall. Would reinstall if bugs were fixed.
When trying to watch Live News feed on iPad the App goes to Landscape okay (but only fills a quarter of the screen) when you try to select full screen, it rotates back to iPhone portrait mode and is annoying to watch. Please fix rotation issues again for Live News on iPad.
Changed the "ad partner"!? I think I'll call their ad partners and let them know if they are paying for these ads they are wasting there money.... Maybe if they all drop their advising WLOS will fix their app! Commercials before the news video plat perfectly, how come they news videos don't?!
If your not going to do it right do not do it at all! It is worthless like the channel an its news team. Same old faces on the nightly news for the last 30+ years. The only reason they are so called news leader is they are the only local news channel. It's said that two Greenville SC stations are 1 and 2 in the W NC market place and WSPA pulling 3rd then Same old same old WLOS.
They never updated the app Videos not been working since IOS 8 come out need to fix the app or take it out of the App Store they need to keep up with technology new software comes out all the time but if you're not gonna maintain the app what good is it I can't even give this app one star really spend the money and fix it
This app needs a serious overhaul! Pictures are blank, scrolling is very glitchy and freezes. Way to many advertisements. Whoever writes these news articles needs to learn how to spell and proof read before publishing, I mean come on now WLOS and you call yourselves #1 news leader in WNC?
You can read the news. As far as watching the live broadcast you might as well beat your head against a wall. You will be less frustrated. If you can tell what is happening around the world how about getting the app to work. If not just call yourself PBS an start a radio show.
I have yet to see an app from WLOS that didn’t have at least one major problem. This time it’s freezing when trying to return to the main screen from a story. Try doing some QC before tossing the next build out over the transom.
When I am running the app on my iPad Pro and my iPhone 6S using latest iOS, my alarm no longer sounds. I often wake up early and turn on WLOS live news, the sound turns off when it is time for my alarm, so I have no WLOS nor alarm sound. (Like the spinning wheel when is is buffering)
Stinks!! App is just like WLOS newscast they go through reporters like the apps here high turnover rate find a goo reporter they let him or her go just like here they had a good version it worked well and they replace it and it works like the DOT rofl. Hey don't bother with app just download FoxCarolina, used to love WLOS but I guess Darcel is designing the app section now don't bother.!
I have downloaded and installed the WLOS app three times on my iPad. I cannot get past the introductory/training slides. I can find no way to eliminate the inter slides and thus cannot access any of the content from WLOS. As a major news outlet for WNC, I would expect their app to at least function properly.
Frame is offset to right side of screen and text of stories sometimes runs off the right margin with no user settings to correct display issues. Only displays stories in portrait view. Video in landscape view limited to portion of screen.
The WLOS News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events. • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming • New weather section with hourly and daily forecasts • Live weather radar and traffic information • Completely overhauled app that is faster and easier to use