My being able to stay informed of what is going on has always been a problem since I’m hardly home or anywhere a television is for me to view. Thanks to the app and its ability for instant notifications I’m kept in the loop ad to what is going on around me.
I'm writing this review during a severe weather situation and the live stream continues to freeze or turn off altogether. There's a higher ad to stream ratio, in an emergency situation I do not want to know about car insurance. I've given this a two star since it's not entirely useless but an absolute headache to deal with. Turning my device sideways resets the stream, which every time this occurs I have to watch another 15 second ad. I'm very disappointed.
Ch 5 plays Days of Our Lives Soap @ 1:00am when it is interrupted by Trump News!!! Y’all do Not repeat so WE can Watch it.... Please we will miss so much this week can’t y’all repeat it early in the morning???? Please Please do something 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Not only me but a lot of people watch the Number One Soap💞💞
This is a terrible app. For one it wasn’t written for the iPad. They took the iphone app and stretched it to “fit” the iPad. It is distorted and terrible. Also, in the app there is a question “ Do you like the WREG app?” It’s an image and you can’t click yes or no. So they are pulling some sort of fast one over on you making you think you could rate it the app. What a joke. Finally, the ads play fine (makes them money) but videos don’t. They buffer and don’t stream at all. terrible app
Many times I find myself in situations where I cannot play a video but the segments do not include text of the video. With todays technology, it should be a no brainer to include text with video segments. Also, the only way to get out of an article with only a video is to close the app.
Lately whenever I open any article for a news story it kicks me out to safari and opens a link to an ad that never opens. Just a white screen. Also when you go to any story within the national headline, the back arrow in the top left corner goes away and you have to either close the app to get back to the Home Screen. The button “Home” doesn’t work.
Need a return to the top of the page, while scrolling articles. Latest update has video that freezes up and the only way to fix is to close app and restart the app. On the weekend the app rarely refreshes news items.
Your advertisers are going find out that all those clicks are not generated intentionally by your users. Just reading one story will generate as many as 4-5 web pages. As soon as I see I’m being redirected to an advertiser’s website I go right back to the story. Then later I X out every last one of them without even looking at them. Nice try.
News Channel 3, don’t watch it, the weather guys are really really bad. Most weather reporting is essential but instead of using split screens to allow regular viewing they use the entire screen. They constantly interrupt regular programming and give you the same information over and over and over. Especially Tim Simpson who does nothing through out gibberish like a teenage girl.
Hate all of notification teases this app produces clogging up my phone. Have turned off all notifications and may be a step away from deleting the app. Do yourself a favor and be MORE SELECTIVE in what you push out for notifications for your own good.
This is at least the third time in a month I've seen a worrisome news alert from this app on my lock screen, swiped to open, and found that not only does the story not open, but a matching story cannot be found. This morning it was something about a "dire warning" for Tennessee from the White House. I'm done.
When watching a video in this app, you can’t come out of that screen to go back to the dashboard to read other stories…you must close the app and start over. This prevents me from using this app and if not fixed, I will be deleting it.
I feel bad, because i am sure this was meant to be an improvement, and someone worked hard on it, but i may have to find another local news app, because this feels even more like i am being programmed. Where did all of the stories/articles go?
The update this morning has completely changed the format of this app. I used it because as a senior citizen it was easy to read the stories but now everything is in small print and so close together that I can no longer enjoy this app.
A new ad was added to the app which spins along the bottom of the screen like a casino wheel scrolling. Very annoying when you are trying to read. I deleted the app and added the local abc app to take its place. I already have the local nbc app.
They don’t post news, but only click bait. Certainly not an unbiased source either. If you want actual news in Memphis, go anywhere else. Seriously, your dog will likely have more actual news about Memphis. This app and news station is a sad joke.
The app layout is terrible. The same story will appear in multiple categories such as “new” and “suggested.” I want to see a story once. I suggest a simple layout of all stories. See the AP news app for a layout that is easy to read and enjoyable
This app is nothing more than an ADVERTISING platform with a few news story’s sprinkled in to make it legit. It’s a 5 star ad platform and a zero stars NEWS platform‼️ Television news apps are supposed to be a service to the community NOT a source of $$$$ to the station owner, in this case, NEXSTAR.
I am so pleased with the update! I had both of the apps like others and I only had the channel 5 app because of the animated radar. I've always enjoyed getting the weather forecast from channel 3 better than 5. Perhaps some of you folks aren't scrolling down far enough but it looks like the weekly forecast is still available. That is the same as the seven day forecast, no? : ) Now I'd just like to see older news stories only because I mainly rely on the app for my news and weather! I don't really have the time to watch you guys on tv, so this is great! Also who cares if the app is like channel 5's app, I'd still rather get my news from channel 3. GOOD JOB!
Great job, WREG! Simple and useful. Just right on the balance of features and cost. Animated radar is a premium option in most apps, if they offer it at all. I'm not missing it. The only thing I would change is to follow the strong iPhone convention of putting the "Back" button in the top left corner. It's hard to get used to it at the bottom. But that's a minor point. Thanks for another great way to follow Memphis news!
I've had the app for 2 or 3 months. I like it for the quick overview of headline news. I recently turned on the news alerts feature. I can't recommend it. I'm sorry but getting a breaking news alert that Prince William is engaged is not vital to Midsouth residents. Having the alert come at 6 a.m. made it even less appealing. Keep the breaking news alerts to Amber Alerts, natural disasters, weather events, major traffic snarls, crazed killers on the loose, etc. please.
The application is very good at keeping a person up to date with occurrences in and around Memphis. My biggest complaint is about the people who write the articles. Their grammar is horrendous!!! Try using spell check or at least have someone proof read it before you publish it and attach your name to it. That is one of the most basic rules of writing. Even as I am typing this review, I am proof reading it and correcting the mistakes I make. I may be a little OCD, but it is so hard for me to read an article that is poorly written.
News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WREG mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time. WREG News Channel 3 brings you breaking news, weather, investigations and local coverage from the leading news source in Memphis and the Mid-South, including north Mississippi, west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. 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.