If you read to the end of an article it suggests other stories, however they are usually weeks old. This is especially annoying in winter when it announces an approaching snowstorm followed by the coldest temperatures of the season. After checking the weather, I realized the story must have been from last month, however there’s no date showing when it was reported. This problem seems to be consistent for Sinclair stations, such as WJlA-7 in DC.
The news app is okay. It is rarely updated on weekends, but does give some local news the rest of the time. On the weather portion, Hourly temps are returned but they do not go as far in the future as they did. I will continue to use this app . I use the weather portion almost everyday. We liked the hourly feature where you could see temperatures for each hour of the day. This feature is now not as extended and useful. Updates always make it worse. Just a note: i really dont want to have to load an additional app for the weather. That seems ridiculous and just crowds my phone. So no to that. I will use a competitors news and weather app before i do that.
Dislike the layout. Difficult to navigate. Frustrating weather is not updated more regularly - now facing 2nd major storm since launch and the “Latest weather update” was 12 hours ago? Impossible to enlarge weather screen to see better. Was unable to find cancellations/closings during last storm. Looking elsewhere now for answers to my Lynchburg news feed….would love to come back….
I’ve not been able to see the live broadcast in a long time. I used to use it every day last year or more, but last fall it started freezing all the time so I quit using it and watching WDBJ, but I live in Lynchburg and would prefer to watch local news. Tried watching the past week or two and it would never load and play, it kept giving error messages. Please fix this.
It is difficult for me to give a thorough review of the functionality, performance, or features of the WSET ABC 13 News app due to the fact that every single time I attempt to watch it, it crashes back to the home screen. This occurrence has not been mediated by attempting to do so on another device, deleting and reinstalling the app, or any thing else. Open this up for a shortcut back to the home screen.
The old version of this app worked pretty good on my iPhone but would not play videos on my iPad b/c it was technically a phone app. I travel with my job 3-4 nights per week but I could use the app to keep up with local news & sports. The new update is pretty much worthless. There seems to be about five local stories mixed in with 60 national stories & stories from other areas and you have to hunt for those five. My guess is it is a canned app that was cheap. If it doesn't improve soon, I will probably just delete it.
The one slightly annoying thing is that they give the option to edit the bottom menu but if you do it doesn't save what you've edited. As soon as you close the app and reopen it the bottom menu is reset to defaults. Other than that, an all-around good, useful app.
This update is HORRIBLE for Iphone users. The older version featured top news headlines and the place which they came from AT A REASONABLE FONT. I can barely read this now! On top of that, everything the app has to offer is all slammed into one screen. So basically you have to see all the things you don't care about in one screen and barely catch a glimpse of top local news. I hate it. I think I'll be deleting it soon. I miss the other version.
This app is delivered to you with high hopes and good up to date alerts, however it falls way short. The page can only be viewed one way which is unfortunate. Some articles are written past the screen, there are no up to date stories, the majority of items are video, the local news is not local and it is not user friendly. If you are going to have an app, do it right, not like this one.
I thought this app work u the latest and greatest as far as the news goes and it doesn't... This one of the worse news apps out there. And it definitely is not updated daily. WSET should be ashamed of themselves for not updating news on app more frequently. And I am definitely disappointed with this app and will probably be removing it from I iPhone very soon if they do not fix this issue very soon...
So disappointed!!!! I read the wset news nightly and now it's worthless and frustrating and hard to find! Also the weather app doesn't even give a daily description! It's basically the same thing that my iPhone weather already tells me! Please fix this disaster or bring back the old app! And I agree with the iPad format doesn't go horizontal and that too is annoying.
This app will not even load news now. Needs too much work to use. Looking forward to a good update! This app need to be available for ipad in landscape mode! Also, the weather has no video and no worded forecast. I'm having to use a different app for weather now. Seems a little buggy at times but hoping for a good update as it looks promising with some changes.
The new app is relatively useless now. The news displayed is from all over the country with very little actual local news sprinkled in. The weather information is less informative than looking out the window. Good luck getting any new local news on the weekend. Stay away not worth it.
I had the older version on my iPad mini, worked great, when you upgraded to the new app, I have not been able to use my app, it will only show the tutorial . Not able to use the app itself. I have deleted it a couple of times and reinstalled , still does not work.
The new design is terrible. Used to be able to get decent local news and weather, now have to scroll through all national and world news to maybe find one local news story. The new weather stinks too. Bring back the old app.
I drive up and down I-81 daily between Lexington & Radford and disappointed that the weather only covers Lynchburg. Temps and conditions vary from Lynchburg somewhat and as a motorcyclist I'm even more attentive to that detail.
Hate the new version and would give it no star rating if that was an option. I have deleted it, I hate it. Links don't work, videos won't play, I have to keep resetting my zip for weather each time- it's no good! Please update it.
Only works in "portrait" vs. "landscape". If you use a tablet w/ keyboard, you're out of luck unless you want to keep turning it. Can't even begin to see if I like the content as I am too frustrated that I can't see it in landscape. Surely, this can be fixed????
The WSET ABC 131 News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events. • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming • Weather section with hourly and daily forecasts • Live weather radar and traffic information