I’m going to make this review short and sweet, I absolutely love WTOC and all the news anchors. I love the new version of the app and I have no issues or crashes with the new update. No I don’t work for WTOC or do I get paid by the station so my review is definitely real and I hope everyone will enjoy this app just like I do
I used to visit WTOC 11 daily. I love it for always having the most current up to minute news. THEN they did an update to the website this week in April 2021. It is now impossible to navigate. It never takes me directly to the current news. The weather section takes forever to download. I used to come to the website several times a day. Now I am going to delete it. It is just not designed in a manner that makes it easy to get the news that you want. Please go back to the previous design. It was easy and fast to find out what I want to read. I really hate to delete the website. It was my favorite for local news.
How can you develop an app THIS bad?!? In 2021, no less! This app is a total joke. It’s terrible. I thought it might’ve just been me, or my phone. But I read many other reviews that have the same problems with it as I do. I understand it probably cost a fair money to have it developed right... but you’re losing a lot of folks, like myself, who are fed up with trying to navigate this mess of an app. And it’s not like this is the first you’re hearing this. The app had sucked for a long time now. Do better WTOC! You’re supposed to be a leader in the Low Country. Get a proper app design and show it.
What a disappointment this update is. I run this app on my iPad, and it’s confusing at best! Why can’t the stories be listed in a simple format (Headline) with pic? Although it appears that way now, it looks terrible. Also the same stories are repeated as you scroll down! If the page needs to be this long for a reason find other news outlets to fill it in. You don’t need a home page, and news page that has the same content? I can’t understand why this app can’t be made easy to read, and follow as well as update itself each time you open it? Very disappointed again!!!
Constantly get pop up ads and then the screen just turns blue so I have to reload the app, guess what, more pop ups. Weather section won’t let you add cities and just tosses you off the app after you try a couple of times, but not before you get more pop up ads. I love WTOC news and really used the news and weather apps a lot. Now you have effectively made it unusable. DO NOT UPDATE YOUR APP! I clearly regret it
Update: the app is now basically unusable. There are so many interstitial popup ads that you can’t really use the app. The app navigation makes no sense at all. The app has progressively gotten worse over time. The UI looks like it was designed by a fifth grader and there is so much ad and promoted content that you have to search for the news stories. Other local news network apps are much better. Try WSAV.
The newer update from the other app layout has not worked like it usually has. Weather doesn’t upload even with location on & I have tried to uninstall-reinstall only to find that didn’t help!!!! I’m on 5G so I don’t understand what the problem is. Please fix!
I find this app to be more of a headache than informative. There are too many ad pop ups that make it hard to use and all of the articles require you to watch a video. Also the weird menu screen that you have to interface with before getting to the newsfeed feels unnecessary. Not my fave.
Every morning before I start my day, I open the app. For the last 4 days it simply will not open. I have restarted my phone, deleted and reinstalled the app but the problem is still there. I miss the app and I want to know what’s going on with it.
Most of the time when I want to watch live, the commercials load just fine but IF the actual news broadcast loads, it cuts in and out or stops altogether. Reopening brings up the annoying commercials again. Extremely disappointed in this app.
WTOC was my favorite local news app but not any more. The latest version of the app is so busy and cluttered looking that it’s hard to navigate and visually jarring. Unfortunately had to delete and get a competitor’s news app instead. Also it constantly refuses to load and has annoying pop ups. Keep your old version!
This new update is so confusing and missing so much that the older version had. What happened to the recall section???? With all the recalls lately this was the place to keep up to date. Now it’s gone and jumbled up if you search recalls. The ads every paragraph is annoying and confusing when your reading or looking for something. You took a great app and totally ruined it!!!!!
The updated app does not work near as well on iPhone. It’s formatted strangely, uses several different fonts and sizes and he ads are now sometimes appearing on top of other things. Appears to be little consistency in the format of the different news articles. I gave it a week for me to get adjusted but it's too irritating for me. As much as I hate to, I’ll go to elsewhere for news headlines now.
WTOC is supposed to be Savannah’s Go-To station. New app is awful, unless you want news, weather, and missing child reports for other states. What a waste - the old format was much better. I miss being able to watch repeats of earlier shows when I missed the live show. I’m also tired of counting the comb marks in the new anchors hair.
I miss all the old anchor men newsman and weatherman big Jim just isn’t as good news bring brought here. SoI am switching to another channel I can rely on to keep the good ones and not get rid of them!
Navigating through and past horrible screen-hogging ads with fake “X” icons lead to more pop-ups. So sad that the best news source in the area has a horribly clunky app. I will look for another source for local news on the go.
I have been scanning to read articles connected to your headlines. There are no articles, only advertisements!!! Shame on you!!!!! And if ya’ll don’t pull back on those attorney commercials, you will loose me completely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been dedicated to you for 45 years!!!! But allowing lawyers to dominate serves only the lawyers. Where are the businesses we SHOULD BE FREQUENTING???? You are doing a HUGE DISSERVICE TO THE BUSINESSES WE SHOULD BE PATRONIZING?????? YOU HAVE DESERTED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU. Wanda Gordon