I really like this app. But there seems to be an issue at times with the radar map refresh rate. Sometimes it loads very fast an other times not at all. I remember when using the radar and hitting the play button the map would go back maybe an hour or two. But it’s going back as far as 6 hours or so. This is to much. Why does it go back so far in time. An hour back is just fine. Is there a way to fix this. I use this app a lot. An waiting for the map to catch up from a six hour loop is a pain In The but and a waste of time. please fix. Thanks.
Like everything about Channel 8- it’s our ‘go-to’ station so I wanted to use this app exclusively for news. I find that the blocks used for advertising cut off sentences describing the article however, and I’ve lost information. There is no transition to the next paragraph located under the advertisement. This is very annoying as I don’t know how important that info could have been. Not sure if it’s the format, or something I could tweak on my iPhone, but I dislike having to access PPH to get the complete version of the story. Fix it please?
I really appreciate being able to see the weather forecast video whenever it’s convenient for me. I also check in on the live feed when storms are brewing. Like others have said, I just wish there weren’t so many ads. I have to plan ahead to make sure I can get through the ads before the live forecast. It does seem like the number of ads at start up has gotten better and I appreciate being able to skip an ad, so thank you for that.
Getting the weather forecast on demand is helpful. However any push notification I get I have to wait usually 15 minutes or more before the story actually shows up on the app to read. Also the content as you scroll down often times is old like months and months old so whomever is in charge of updating everything needs to spend more time keeping everything up to date. I usually have to go to the website to see more recent stuff which defeats the purpose of having the app.
Over all the air prefer ends quickly and nicely. But when accessing the live streaming of the news that’s where it gets very annoying. Do not like when ads pop up immediately when trying to access the live newsfeed, the return to full screen button does not always work and it closes the live news and puts those stupid ads. You miss part of the news forever how many seconds it takes to return to the news.
I’m happy you have this. I’ve called in a few times to say the watch now red band wasn’t there. Someone should open the app on their phone at 4 to check if it’s working right. Another weird thing is when I get the message we will be right back, as I’m waiting and nothing is happening, I’ll hit the double arrow fast forward button, and it comes up a little bit into the report. Definitely have someone monitor the output and document it.
I go here for weather as you can get it at the top of the hour and 10 minutes in ; the app is good for weather and tracking radar and they are very accurate; I go here for news and the newscasters are friendly but professional while speaking to the audience and with each other and have managed even speaking from home when needed in these Covid times JE
App is good for 3 stars but could be a five star with less ads!
Love to watch the news on TV when I can. I do like the breaking news alerts on my cell when I don’t have the News channel on at the time. However the app is an excellent app to read but if you want to watch a video you have to watch like a 30 sec. ad for each and every video and most story’s are just a bit longer then the ad itself. Do like one ad for every 3 video stories or even better like 5 stories and make the app a 5 star!
I like to check the weather before letting the kids out of the house to go to the bus stop for school. I just have a few things that should be updated. The first thing I find very difficult is trying to find specific articles that you are looking to read. I have also came across several articles that are old. Some of the articles are several months old and not to mention years old. You really need to check out your website and see for your self
I have been viewing this news app for over a year now and I do like reading the news every day on the site. My biggest pet peeve is some of the special interest articles are kept on the site for months. And also when the news is posted and the story is still developing, the site will say about updating it as they receive more information-many times it never occurs. Frustrating in both instances...
I love the updates. My issue with the app comes when I hot the banner, because I’m interested in the story and the story either doesn’t load or the app shuts down. My other issue is that if one of the two scenarios happens I can NOT just open the app and have the story right there. I have to go hunting for it and sometimes I find it but often I don’t see it anywhere.
I sometimes have a problem getting it but I don’t believe it is your feed but rather the
location The gov said when elected that she was going improve the broadband statewide,!however doubt Ill see it my lifetime! Fact is that SHE &CMP are more interested in building the corridor that will do nothing for Maine residents but will reduce the electricity costs in Mass!! And destroy our wildlife & the gorgeous scenery of our forests & waters!!
Before I moved to Maine 5 years ago, I downloaded the WMTW app so I could get a feel for the state where I planned to relocate. At that time, I found the app cumbersome to navigate & had very little information. However, now I love this app. It’s beautifully redesigned & has so many areas of information. Keep up the good work! WMTW is my news team for all things Maine. You guys rock!!
I feel that the app allows me to know when news or weather is affecting Maine, and I would have given 5 stars however alerts sometimes show on the locked screen but I can not find the story details when I go to the app. The problem seems to be a time lag and most alerts eventually appear among the line items on the app but some never do so.
I like that news 8 sends me important info when it comes up but doesn’t bombard me with notifications all the time. Once in the app it works well enough but there are too many ads and too many steps to get to what you are looking for. Nevertheless, this is my only news app for Maine and I am overall quite happy with it.
They need to filter their ads AND start them muted. And you need to turn off your volume before you open the app in public spaces. I clicked on a headline from my lock screen only to had the word "Diarrhea?!" fill the otherwise silent floor of my office. And withing earshot, my director and VP. Luckily with a good sense of humor. But not everyone will be able to have all eyes on them from their phone yelling something inappropriate unexpectedly. It was worse than when Pandora on my TV started showing dildo ads while my mother-in-law was over.
When I click on a news story to read there is usually an accompanying video. I'd say about 50% of the time the video story does not have anything to do with the print news story. I don't know why you do this. I'd rather just read the news story if that happens. It's actually quite annoying because one thinks there's accompanying video. Please stop doing this.
Needs work. Cannot get into app. Just keeps spinning & spinning & won’t open. Please fox this for me so I can watch it again I’m having trouble with my WMTW app, It won’t open, just keeps spinning & spinning It’s done this before & you fixed it I would appreciate it if you could fix it again. Ty
I’m editing my review from 5 stars to 3. After watching videos, the back button goes away and you have to close out of the app and go back in. It’s annoying. When it’s fixed I’ll edit again and bring it back up but not until this little annoyance is gone. Otherwise, this is the station I refer to first every single time I watch the news. Awesome app, but needs a little work.
I am this date deleting your web site from all my iPad & iPhone. I am tired of being commercialized to death when attempting to read most stories on your site. I don’t have to be deluged by commercials on Fox & most sites such as Reuters. I also dislike being taken over by your demand program. Goodby.
WMTW 8 is our favorite local news station and when I first downloaded the app about 3 years ago, I would get the news updates with the WMTW “theme” song, however, that hasn’t happened for a long time. All the notifications are on according to the app info. I still use the app several times a day. Thanks for all you do! Jennie L. Cote
I use this app every day. Love the video forecast it’s short and to the point. I don’t like how the ads pop up when I haven’t even touched them but it’s gotten better. Your stories at the bottom stay on too long. The ones below entertainment (which I like by the way). Overall a good way to get my news in the morning
I gave them a 5 but it seemed to rate each star when I entered so may be a glitch with the review process. Anyway easy to use and very up to date with news, weather and alerts! Like other reviewers I too think the ads are a nuisance.
Stopped sending me push notifications simply because I got a new phone. There is no need of this, this app has been around forever. Now you’ve made me waste my time by having to delete, redownload, customize again only to still not have gotten any push notifications. Bang up job.
I really liked this App for watching newscasts on my iPhone however within the past several weeks something has happened where Ads will all of a sudden start playing on top of the morning newscast while the newscast audio is still playing in the background. Once this happens I can no longer get the newscast video back. I hope this can be fixed or I will have to try another station.
The only thing I don't like is that sometimes I get a breaking news alert I click on it and it brings me to the old article about the same story. I then have to close out of the app and reopen to get the update.
The ads that you have covers important part of the stories and actual news that you are sharing. I would suggest that you put your ads in between paragraphs instead of covering the article and important information.
Appreciate having the alerts - and the volume works well for me. Key items, I don’t miss something important and I’m not bogged down by more info than I want to see. My choice if I want to read the article or just the headline.
Not a bad local news app. But wished it would be updated more often. The on demand news cast is good but is only on when the news cast is on. The notifications are very good with news and especially weather.
Love the quick notifications ... love knowing about breaking news when it is happening! ...and knowing the weather at my fingertips. Great job! ...oh yeah, can’t forget about the school closing notifications too!
I love that I can get home from work at 1am and watch the full broadcast, but I like to steam it to my Apple TV. Lately, whenever I try to stream it from my phone to my TV, the sound is totally messed up. It sounds like everyone is under water. After dealing with a computer screen all night, I like to watch tv on my tv, but the app update isn’t helping.
In older version of the app users could quickly find the videos cast. Now it’s either deeply hidden or not there at all. Way to make your app experience exactly like a television experience where your audience has to endure all the content they don’t care about so they can get to the stuff they do care about. I cut the cord in cable tv 3 years ago. Now I’m cutting the cord on this app and wmtw completely.
To whom it may concern. I have been a long time subscriber and I noticed that you love to report mostly all negative things of our president and hardly positive. This country is better now than ever before so let’s start advertising that and be Happy you live here in the USA 🇺🇸. Can you try?
We can’t depend on the weather report on channel 8 because the weather report as well as other reports always stop at Sanford. Channel 9 in NH is more of a accurate report pertaining to our area. I do like the team very much but like I said most of the news is for upper Maine.
I’m deleting the app. I liked it for local news but now certain game ads give off shrill whistles and sounds. Jumped me the first time it happened. And it doesn’t turn off until the app is closed. News isn’t worth the annoyance. Bye.
Great content, nice variety, but 90 percent is video and advertising. Not good! Did you guys ever think that your consumers are on a bus / train / public space where others don’t want to be disturbed? And perhaps we just want to READ an article since we might not have earphones??!! No, probably not - because all you care about is ad dollars and not your consumer. #advertisingisrape
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