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 🎉🎄✨
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!☺️👍🏻👍🏻
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!! 😩😖
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!
I used to really like this app. But now, I can't click on an article without having to close out a pop-up advertisement. This happens with every news story! Sadly, I will be using other news app which allows me to read the article without the pop-ups.
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