I’ve Always loved WPBF, as id the main Nres Station I watch, Especially throughput Hurricane season. Their usually correct with their weather reports. Their All Great. The only one thing that I’d like to see more of, is more of what’s happening here in Palm Beach and surrounding areas. There’s Allot Of reports from Martin county, Fort Pierce... Other than that, it’s my favorite News Channel. Thank you kindly, Bonnie from Boca Raton.
Ads are annoyingly, more national & global perspective needed
I like this app in principle with two exceptions. (1) when you tap on a story, you must watch advertisements for at least several seconds. It is so annoying. (2) when I get a push feed on my phone or pad, sometimes I can’t even find the story on this app. Overall, I think this station on tv spends way too much time on the weather, but maybe that is what people want to see. Not me, I have a iPhone with weather alerts. The app getting better with news content pertaining to national, state, and local news. There is almost no international news. You need to report more news about the three branches of national government and what is going on in Tallahassee, coverage is better than a year ago so 4 stars.
I have been watching WPBF app for many years since you first started and this year has been the worst for glitches, advertisements and bugs. I like to read the stories and every story has multiple unfinished sentences. It is like reading half a story. I don’t mind a few advertisements but each story has at least 4 plus the additional 15 second video advertisement. Plus the picture shifts, not sure if it wants to show me a picture on the story or an ad. Also, we have multiple phones in my family that are iPhones and Samsung’s so it isn’t just one operating system affected. I hope you are able to fix these items soon because it really isn’t worth our time to watch half the news.
The only good thing about this app is that you do get notifications of current news/events while they are happening. However- you can't find the event once you go into the app. You are really only getting a headline once you find the story. Barely even the highlights of the story. And my goodness there are so many spelling and grammar errors it’s like reading a 1st grade paper. They only want to be the first to report - accuracy and detail is not a factor. Also - they have no sensitivity to victims privacy. And they don't update the stories or the weather. Way too much old news.
I find that your news & particularly the “Weather” is NOT up to speed with current happenings. Often, several hours & 1/2 day old. The “weather” report is even more so !!! When I come on to your Web-site in the mornings around 7:00 to 7:30 AM you are giving a “stale” report, as it appears from listening to it, that it was done & recorded the “night before”. With modern technology your web-site should be on target & very current, not hours old.
I do not like your IOS app at all like click on one of the notifications and you lose all the others that you wanted to read but now every one of them have been deleted absolutely terrible design!!! It doesn’t do this on all the other Made for IOS phones and tablets, you can still read all of them , maybe I should switch to WPEC and WPTV as theirs don’t do this , but however I’m just wasting my time as y’all never read the comments and never fix what is broken so what’s the sense in writing this to you !!!
They are quick and thorough with the news. The news videos are easy to find and use which is the main reason this is my favorite news app. There are ads, but it is FREE! You would have ads with any free app.
Fairly comprehensive local news broadcasters are very personable and easy to watch very homey which is effective when dealing with the same audience every day .. one weather person needs to stop modeling on the newscast the blonde lady Shaw I believe her name is, phony smile, needs to calm down some and stop projecting herself as the beauty queen others are excellent .. you asked u got an opinion from a non professional ...
I love this app. But I hate Indianapolis & want the weather for Stuart Florida so please leave the weather for Stuart Florida as I plan to move there very soon. WHY can’t this app. leave the weather in Stuart?? I have several Florida news station & they all leave my weather in Stuart Florida???? Do you only acknowledge the good ratings? Other than this problem I love WPBF!! Since you have ignored my review of keeping my weather in Stuart & can’t keep political references off & are very biased against Trump.(I didn’t vote for either) I am now deleting WPBF App.
WPBF app gives me all the news and weather I need in an easy to navigate app. I would prefer more substance to the articles, but realistically I don’t have time to read all the details...so they give me enough info to know what is happening in the community. The weather forecasters are the best! I rely on WPBF for the most accurate weather forecast.
If there are multiple alerts on my Home Screen, clicking one alert removed all other alerts. This prevents me from reading multiple news one after another. There is no other way to find those removed alerts.
When a happening now alert pops up one would think the app would allow us to watch the news. Uh no! On has to watch an ad for 30 seconds before being taken to a video that may or may not consist of the information that is “happening now”. Not only is this annoying, but it makes me look for a different news source,
I've had the app for a few years, always hopeful that it would come around and be better for local, breaking and relevant news. Unfortunately, it hasn't happened. Often the stories don't match up, an article is on there for days, obsessed with Dalia (who really cares), lots of ads, videos are a serious pain with 30 second ads and not enough local news. It's a shame. Has potential but they just aren't taking the suggestions seriously. It's finally getting deleted.
The news coverage is good except editorial content is often missing or storyline interrupted by advertising. With multiple feedback from myself and I’m sure others this has not changed. It’s time to decide what road to go down, that of compromised news where advertising is king or keeping advertising in check and realizing why your here in the first place.
Had everyone convinced it was going up the East Coast and the forecasting turned into “Oh its there”, “Now its over there”, “no its going there now” Sounded like a bunch of rank amateurs. Then, when it hit the SW coast you were in Delray Beach sucking up to your rich New Yorkers who took over that whole area and talking about winds there instead of getting down and dirty and covering the “lesser “ base of your network, the people who were getting wacked, you were in Delray and Boca acting like you were “ on the scene” for Irma, effectively abandoning the people in harms way. A TRULY PATHETIC PERFORMANCE.
Overall, I like this app. Helps me to stay on top of the news, along with the top-notch on-air talent! It is sometimes a bit slow, but it is a good source of news for those of us on the Treasure Coast and points south. WPBF is definitely the local leader in broadcast news, by far!
it has been sunny & clear, how about reducing the live weather feed & let us watch Ellen. Sometimes it is too much. Hale didn't hurt us, looks like the worst has past. We are used to this weather. Sunny, no wind, hot,& sticky. Snow birds are pretty much gone.
Received Alerts and update on current happenings as they unfold. Can see News live including weather reports or catch up on other happenings by reading the news of the hour or days. Easy to access each News items.
I too use this only to preview the oncoming weather to plan outdoor chores, and much prefer the old app. It's frustrating to find Mike Lyon’s 5PM report at 6:30AM the following morning when you have already been broadcasting for 2 1/2 hours. As Mike says “our weather predictions can change rapidly”.
I just updated the app thinking my older version was the reason for the glitches, but no. I’m not sure if anyone else is having this problem but the scrolling up and down is a nightmare, it’s so super glitchy. Like I said, I updated but same problems, please fix.
For a quick reference of the top local news reports it’s fine. The videos are annoying with the 30 sec ads before you can see the 30 sec report. Also, on weekends the reports aren’t updated from Friday night until Monday morning. Then the radar weather map crashes regularly. Besides that, it’s ok.
I enjoy the app, however most of the news Info always Iacks the basics of who, what and where, not enough information given, the weather reports are too short, many stories are repeated and the adds seem longer
This app is disappointing on several levels: 1) sometimes the app alerts me several times about the same story or a new alert sends me to an old news story; 2) some news stories have sections chopped out, presumably by ads; 3) some live alerts aren’t accessible (Christmas boat parade).
I like the app because I can keep up with weather & things concerning my family. What I don’t like is that if I click on one story to read, I lose all the other stories I may not have had a chance to read, yet. Any chance that will change?
The amount of information provided by the station is repetitive and 24 hour coverage is more harmful than helpful. I believe most viewers mentally shut down and stop paying attention. Specific coverage by county may be more beneficial.
I do not understand why news is so redundant and/or not diverse. Little if any news on what is going on with holding politicians accountable for incompetency. No follow up news on past criminal cases. No fugitive alerts.
WPBF provides little real local news and most of their news is stale repeating the same stories multiple days in a row. The national ABC news is biased and not worth reading as there are more informative national news sources. It is sad as it could be a beacon of local news, i.e. providing more than 50% of its info for local news. The apps weather is stale, at 6:15 am I get the 4:30 am weather. The app is too full of commercials I need to suffer through waiting for a local news item. Very disappointed in the app and I deleted it.
You are getting rid of First Alert before you work out the bugs on the replacement news app. The weather part of the news app is extremely poor quality. Just try using it and you will see especially if you have it on your iPad! It is not iPad supported as it states! It does not even deserve a one star rating!
As compared to the WPTV App, your content is frequently lacking the current news and often is still displaying old stories from months ago, like the Pulse shooting. Ads are too long usually causing me to go elsewhere for the news.
Title says it all! I’m tired of going to the app after seeing a news alert and getting nothing more than a Jetson or Ford commercial and then nothing! If you broadcast a news alert then put it on the app site immediately! This has to be one of the poorest news apps I’ve ever seen
Yikes every am i ck my app which is great but holy advertisements..... the lead story has sooo many ads sometimes its easier to turn on the tv if i am home!!! Otherwise its my go to news app and always on that channel in ft pierce fla....
I do not appreciate having to watch a commercial when I open an alert:( I also get frustrated when reading an article and the sentence doesn’t complete, and when I advance the article I am reading the start of a new sentence in that article.
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