WRIC 8News - Richmond, VA

4.7 (3K)
91.2 MB
Age rating
Current version
LIN Television Corporation
Last update
12 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for WRIC 8News - Richmond, VA

4.65 out of 5
3K Ratings
5 years ago, MsDLSmith
Love this News App
I 💜💜 this News app! Its on point and keep me updated with school closures, weather, sports, Breaking News and the News in general! I’ve told my friends about it! ABC has always been my favorite News station! Honestly, I downloaded the app because I was out of town and my youngest son is in Middle school. I wanted to keep abreast what was happening with the snow and school closings! I’m glad that I downloaded this app...ABC News 8 WRIC...🎉Happy Holidays to Everyone 🎉🎄✨
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3 years ago, Joshua9035
App Ignores Notification Preferences
This app is a fine news app, but if you’re someone who likes control of notifications, don’t get it. Within the settings on the app, you can pick what type of notifications you want to get — traffic, local news, weather, breaking news, sports, etc. However, the app ignores your selections in those settings and notifies you of everything. So it’s an all-or-nothing proposition with notifications. As a result, you will get about 10 notifications per day about everything from a new hot chocolate recipe to a traffic accident on a road you never travel, to a robbery at a nearby store. It’s all too much for me, uninstalled.
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2 years ago, tignorjl
Keeps Opening Internet Browser
The app is relatively well organized and easy to navigate. However, I’m taking 3 stars off of my rating because it keeps opening my internet browser when I use it. When I tap on and open an article in the app, it’ll subsequently open my internet browser, open a new tab, and pull up a blank page. It only recently started doing this, and not only is it obnoxious, but it also feels like a huge security risk. If the developers fixed this issue, I’d happily give the app a 5 star rating. Until then, 2 stars it is.
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6 years ago, MidniteFallynStar
Always on top all events and weather
Can always rely on 8 news when it comes to all events and weather. No one can top them. Been a channel 8 news watcher since I was young. Keep up the great work😃. Still on top of everything! Keep up great work!
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3 years ago, Zextacy11
Your app always freezes up and then closes right in the middle of an article ...it always does it and your notifications don’t take you to what the notification says when you click on it and then when you do click on some notifications...poof the article is no longer available, where did it go like the title said on the notification it was breaking news well so important that it’s not there anymore!!! Fix this crappy app , a child could do a better job than whoever developed this crap!!!
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3 years ago, Michael the Lion
Lots of ads everywhere on the app
The content of the app in regards to news is great. There are so many ads everywhere though. I click on the notifications and it takes me into the app but first I have to look at a full screen ad that has to be swiped away before I can read the story. Also some of the ads that are persistent on every screen are those real low quality click bait ads like “do this one trick to lose 50 lbs”.
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4 years ago, VTach359
Best RVA Local News App
I just downloaded this within the last 2 weeks. It’s so much better than 12’s or 6’s app - both in design and content. In fact, it’s better than most of the national news apps I use. Nicely done!
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7 years ago, Gary2310
8 news app, older version easier
Well I haven't finished exploring all areas. I'm disappointed with the weather part the older version was so much easier to navigate. Things like humidity and dew point was easy to find, the newest version humidity is buried and it takes a while to get to, forget trying to find Dew Point! Wish they would change that.
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2 years ago, Orlandokn
Ad service needs help, other issues.
SO many ads, some are for strip clubs. Seriously. Also, ads take over page. I put up with it for a while, but finally deleted and went to a competitor with a better app tonight when the videos in the news stories took over my device’s audio automatically. I couldn’t read the news and listen to music no matter what I did.
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3 years ago, pudding monet
So like the news today and getting touch with you right now so get you guys so pulled at least 6 :30 so to Zoom me right now hi it’s Aaliyah Guadalupe I was born in Virginia Beach
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4 years ago, DMVnative
App is Unstable
The app is unstable and buggy. It constantly hangs while loading pages, forces itself to quit, becomes unresponsive for 5+ seconds, and I have had it render my phone useless until i did a forced shutdown of the entire device. The articles are diverse and written with higher quality than NBC12 or CBS6, but this app must’ve been designed as a beta. Far too unpolished to be taken seriously as a fully-developed app.
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2 months ago, Rubyz2
Recent update
Your recent update has made the app unusable on my phone. It required me to input new alerts, but stops at the weather alert. The button to accept or deny doesn’t show onscreen, and can’t scroll down to access it. The news app has way too many ads, so I wasn’t using it much anyway. No choice but to delete the app altogether.
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2 months ago, Viceroy Media
Update doesn’t work
For more than a week I’ve been unable to get beyond the update. Once I select which features I want I’m taken to the weather locator page. Here I select my location then nothing happens. I’ve tried it countless times including deleting the app, downloading it fresh and still the same problem. Please help.
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4 years ago, Bamjabcc
Great timing of news!
I like your quick updates in news!
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6 years ago, Fox Top
Ruined it
This was a good app that I used often. Especially liked the map weather feature. Now that’s gone. App not as user friendly. Can’t choose what to see first. More ads and poor map feature. Very disappointed. Won’t be using this app anymore.
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5 years ago, Rockwell1950
ALWAYS follow 8 news! Love watching Morgan Dean and Katie Dupree in the morning as well as my favorite hilarious, sarcastic, and spot on weather man in the morning Matt DiNardo! Matt ALWAYS puts a smile on my face and makes me laugh!☺️👍🏻👍🏻
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5 years ago, Jim Bo Jim
Can not get channel 8 on tv. Only on my phone.
Great when I can get it.
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3 years ago, Imkiarabxtch
Love the app
I enjoy the app because it keeps me up to date with I mean ALL of the local news, but it kicks me out everytime I use it. It’s annoying, I wish they would fix the bugs to prevent it from doing so..
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4 years ago, Houseofburgesses
Constant lock-ups and crashes
Crashes constantly since the latest IOS update. Was my Go-To news app but now it has been unusable for over a month.
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2 years ago, Babíe
I’ve been a fan since 1982,I simply love this News Channel!!
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3 years ago, Raddad530
Problems with this app
I enjoy reading the news on this app but I have problems with it crashing, locking up and disappearing entirely when I’m reading a story. Very frustrating .
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4 years ago, Leo2Lion
I miss Sports!!
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5 years ago, Noah Josef
News coverage
Excellent at times and needs work too. Overall good news
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5 years ago, Breeze9747
It give news, but I do notice many of its articles are very biased and provide subjective and/or incomplete information. Now I understand why so many people are misinformed. Bring back journalists who are fair, balanced, and do accurate unbiased reporting.
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6 years ago, Hfsbbuccfbjg
App stinks
Channel 8 if you are listening you need to change the weather back to way it was on the old app. This new app is horrible. I use other apps to check the weather now.
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3 years ago, Catt3911
Why can’t we share?
Why are all stories not shareable?
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4 years ago, Pijhytfvbnbhbh
Shuts down
I used to like the app , but last few weeks it shuts down within seconds of opening the app , I've deleted and re-installed it and it continues
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4 years ago, 1BeccaLynn
All news stations are reporting the news in a bias sensational manner to instill fear and promote their ratings. No good journalism or reporting of just the facts anymore. I assure you that if you went back to just reporting the news your viewership would soar!
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2 years ago, Deywalka
Black screen
Every time I try to open the app. I only have a black screen. Nothing ever populates. I only get notifications. That’s it.
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4 years ago, SingaDinga
App crashes and freezes almost every time I use it. I love WRIC and prefer to follow/watch/read WRIC but it’s a tad frustrating when the app continually crashes.
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5 years ago, ishitmydrawers
One of the worst aps ever. To basic and slow
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4 years ago, 4mIRRORMERE
Splash screen ad resets stories
Ad splash screen on load sometimes resets news story and article I am interested disappears
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10 years ago, Love WRIC
Great Weather And News!!!
I use this app at home all the time for weather but this summer I also found it very helpful for weather at St. Augustine Beach and Disney World!! I downloaded apps local to the area but ended up deleting them. The radar map on this app was way better!!! Normally I don't bother with the news (unless it's on TV at the time) but I do follow a lot more news because of this app. It's easily my most used app!! Great job WTVR!!
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6 years ago, Digitalscotty
Old app was MUCH BETTER!
The old app was great! The new app is horrible. Going to use the NBC 12 weather app now.
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5 years ago, tahmomma
Storm tracker
Storm tracker Apps not working And get back on direct tv
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12 years ago, JonGirl
Clean and Fast Richmond News App
Clean layout makes it easy to navigate. The GPS tracking for weather and traffic is a really handy option. The weather features have everything a dedicated weather app has, video forecasts, even live radar maps you can zoom in down to your own neighborhood. Five stars!
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11 years ago, MISMAC1998
Incredibly useful app!
We have 4 kids and a tv in every room of the house, yet I still can't ever seem to catch the news. It's such a relief to know I can access it on this app whenever I need to and wherever I might happen to be. Also great when power was out and schools were closed.
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11 years ago, Gustea2000
Good app
Very reliable, I switched to this news service app for my area because the other news service app always had errors and could not connect, never had a problem with this app.
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11 years ago, tiffadaeze
Wonderful App
I have this app, along with 2 other news apps. It's great because I can be notified of local news, like school closing and traffic. It keeps me informed! I highly recommend this app, along with a couple more for variety.
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10 years ago, BlackChynaDoll
Great news app
This app is great for anyone who wants to get the news, weather, etc. on the go. It gives the exact same information & you can even set up alerts. I definitely recommend it!
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11 years ago, Honolulu girl now in Louisa
Just an island girl! No fancy title here!
Great app for up to the minute news and weather, especially during inclement weather. Best news tv station I've found here! Keep up your great work, guys! Love your news team!!
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11 years ago, Note Lover"!
Easy to use.
Love being able to keep up with my local news when traveling!
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9 years ago, emapva
Number notification is BROKEN!!!
I've had this app for a long time, but just recently the number notification (red # on the app icon) has just been increasing! At first, I thought, no biggie because I usually read the news at least once, sometimes twice a day. But the past 2 days have been crazy, and my number has jumped to 33! I'm annoyed that I can't dismiss it now. They need to fix this ASAP!! 😩😖
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9 years ago, Eac4610
Up to date. Quality of writing abysmal. Useful Community feature. Cannot find tech support, so will mention here. National andInternational News have been infested with a photo portrait of a young, dark haired woman for about a month now. I had hoped ABC8 would have noticed this and fixed it!
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11 years ago, Doubleit01
Good Weather
Quick easy access to news and weather.
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11 years ago, Gjsifnskxk
Great for on the go
This app helps me stay up to date on the local news and weather when I'm out of the house.
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11 years ago, Hey Zeus34
Easy and user friendly
So easy to get my news, weather and traffic.
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11 years ago, variverhick
Great App
Has everything I need, I have 2 other apps from other local news stations and this one is the best.
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11 years ago, Gmuangel
Great App!!
Very informative !! Keeps me updated without having to watch the daily news between meaningless commercials (smile)
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11 years ago, Catfish50001
Nice app
Keeps me in touch with local news where I have live my entire life I moved 12 miles where I used to live and the local news is Washington DC news
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