This is a great, easy-to-use, and helpful app! With stories in an organized and thorough fashion throughout the app, it is easy to navigate, and there are different tabs for what type of news you would like. There are also videos and images attached as well! I would also recommend the Pinpoint Weather 12 App, as it features extremely helpful and useful features like Radar, Videos, and 7 Day Forecasts. I would give both 5 Stars!
1. Hate the ridiculous Providence Auto Body ad EVERY. SINGLE. TIME you open the app. It used to be just once a day and then you wouldn't see it again. I’ll tell you one thing, you aren’t helping them increase business. In fact, because of it being forced in my face I would NEVER go there!!! My husband and daughter have chosen other local news app WITHOUT ridiculous pop-up ads and deleted WPRI. About to lose me too!! 2. Also dislike that when checking the weather the forecast starts playing on its own....and LOUDLY. It was fine before when I could choose to play it IF i wanted to....not sure why this changed?!?! Many times I just want to read the forecast so I know how to plan for the day. Don’t use it at work anymore since it automatically plays now.....unprofessional. If these 2 things were fixed I’d give it 5 stars. Until then....not happening!!!
The "Reportit" feature is very frustrating and not user friendly. To start off, you have to scroll way down to find the link. (shouldn't it be up top?) If you take too long entering all the information or, if you have to leave the app briefly, it kicks you out and deletes everything. It also doesn't tell you if your submission was successfully sent. After attaching a video from my library it didn't show the attachment in the box and all the information I had entered just disappeared. No confirmation or anything. So, I have no idea if it went through or not. If you think this review is confusing, try submitting a (story).
Keeps me updated on local news. Better than local newspaper. Turn the “Updates” on but turn sound off so one can see new events on lock screen without being annoyed by dings. WPRI’s Weather App is great too, especially in Winter for planning around Snowstorms with our Primary Care Medical Office. Download both. Ignore the negative reviewers. Probably from envious competitors. If one wishes to watch TV, turn on the Television to Channel 12.
Do not like the interface on this new version. Previous version so much easier to navigate. Old version you could see dates of articles, not on this version. Liked how they listed articles on left and you old choose which to open. No longer possible with new version. Definitely a major step down from previous. Guess I will not be using this app anymore. Here comes NBC10! Update May2018. Came back to the app with this new update. It stinks. Please please get rid of Providence Auto body. Will never go there now. Also can’t watch a video, constant loop of ads. Like the article set up but have tried multiple times to watch a video to no avail.
I normally do not review apps but this one is terrible. I support this news channel so I figured I would download this app. Every time you use the app and you place your finger in the wrong location a pop up occurs and it brings you to a website it is very annoying. I will have already removed the app. When a pop up blocker has been invited I might install the app again.
I , feel that your news stories are the most ,accurate and informative . The weather forecasts are right on. I , really appreciate the updates on the weather reports.,and traffic issues , that may come up . WPRI 12 is the only news source ,I pay attention to . Thank you for all your hard work . Marilyn Alden 🤗
Michele Moscatello, Pete Mangione are fantastic, Tony Petrarca not bad but T J DelSanto is terrible. Check out his snow forecasts and a lot of the other ones, he’s mostly off not good. Haven’t had time to figure out the new guy, sorry. Your traffic person either looks like a ghoul with those black hollow eyes or a hooker with the tight, LOW cut bodices on her clothing. I skip past her, kinda like I do with any pictures or news on Trump, don’t care for either of them. But she REALLY needs to stop showing off what she thinks are her ASSETS!
Constantly having issues watching the weather forecast..... used to be able to click on “weather” and you could watch the forecast, now you need to scroll threw “weather” and hope that you find what your looking for and hope the video downloads and not just refresh every time you hit the icon to play and it doesn’t play only to refresh itself. I did love this feature being that I never seen to be able to catch the weather live time wise. Hopefully, it’ll go back to that set up
By all means not perfect but gets me the weather most times
App could be better if it actually worked all the time when it’s supposed to. I’ll be watching the live broadcast when it just starts and one story later it stops. Sometimes restarting it helps sometimes it doesn’t. By now you’d think the app had it together. Wish it would give me the entire broadcast the bits of it. When it works, it works. Frustrating!
I live in SE MA & have watched your news & weather every day for the past 30 years! I love your anchors & especially Michelle! I also have your app on my phone & check in for your news & weather throughout the day. Your like family! Keep up the great work! Julie Woodson
There are almost as many ads as there are news stories and they are in very annoying places such as the middle of the page. Also when scrolling to view other stories the page has a tendency to refresh and go back to the top, thus losing your spot. Overall it’s just an o.k. site and no more annoying than any other websites I visit.
From early on in my life until I left RI for sunnier skies, WPRI12 has supplied me with the most up to date News and Forecast reports. Even though I don’t live in RI any longer, I still keep tuned to WPRI12 for my former hometown Weather & News and wish my current News Station was as efficient . GREAT Job WPRI.
I had used this app for several years and found the Providence Auto Body pop up annoying. But it is beyond annoying trying to stream the Live news feed with the Raymour and Flanigan commercial popping up every 20 secs.
Love the channel 12 App. Get all the news and weather updates. Can use the app to look up anything you might of missed!!! Channel 12 is my only news station. Thank you channel 12!!! Love all the news weather and sport anchors!!!! Great job!!!!
I enjoy this app largely because of the stations longtime commitment to accuracy and fairness. It usually is my first source of local news in the morning. I wish that it offered local obituaries. Fine throughout and highly recommended.
We watch 12 because they are an independent station with the smartest investigative reporting in the state. They help keep the government on their toes. Thanks to all!!!! Sharp, intelligent reporting. Tim White and Ted Nesi do their best to keep our politicians on the straight and narrow. Their work alone keeps me watching Channel 12. Thanks to all!
I like the app and the up to date news you provide but that first advertisement from Providence auto body that you have to move out of your way to see anything sometimes makes me not want to go on your app. I know it seems small but I'm often at work when I want to see your app but have very little time.
I love the weather and news. I find them always to be accurate and they are presented in a straight forward and positive approach with out scare tactics often employed by other programmers. I’m calmly told what I need to do and what I need to have on hand. Thanks
We watch the news on WPRI in the morning and evening. The reporters do a great job keeping us informed. However, I would like to see more local stories and less national news stories about cars going into buildings and such.
I just want to read the story and play video at my choice, app is playing video automatically when you click on a story, even with my phone on vibrate it plays sound! Can’t use at work or at night for fear of video playing with sound and disturbing others.
PEOPLE DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You people who approve video ads in your app are discussing your only worry is money. Here we have a POLICE OFFCER get shot and killed and his K9 also get injured who is a POLICE OFFICER. You have a video to say what happened but no you need to watch a video ad so your just saying you don’t give a S#%^ your just worried about the money. This app should be listed under joke section.
Can’t watch the broadcast without constant pop up ads
This app is awful. Constant pop up ads, even during the livestream of their newscast. If you want to do ads, do it every 3-5 minutes. But every 30 seconds (as it seems) is just overkill. I’d gladly pay for an ad-free app over this one. This app is just about unusable due to all the pop ups.
This, by far, is one of the worst news apps on the Apple platform. Slow loading, giant ads, videos that take forever to load and won’t close. I just want to read the local news, not be bombarded with unwanted, intrusive content and ADS.
Awful app, loaded with advertisements! From the autobody app in the beginning to the lady with the low cut shirt baiting me to click. What a joke news WPRI is when all they care about is ad’s and not the news.
News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WPRI 12 mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time. WPRI 12 Eyewitness News is “Coverage You Can Count On.” Your local leader in weather, and breaking news for Providence, Rhode Island, and southeastern Massachusetts. FEATURES: • Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community. • Plan your day and week with detailed weather conditions, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map. • Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know. • On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.