As a western Mass resident, this has been my go-to app for local news as we have a limited choice in media outlets. HOWEVER, I specifically use an app like this because I prefer to READ my news, not watch it or listen to it. It is INCREDIBLY annoying that in the latest version, the recorded TV version of each story starts playing whenever you open a story. Specifically, I hate that it slows down actually opening the story (because it is buffering the video) and that I then have to actually wait for the unnecessary video to start so that I can pause it to finally enjoy reading the article, which is all I wanted to do in the first place. FUTURE VERSIONS OF THIS APP NEED TO ADD A “STOP AUTOMATIC VIDEO” FEATURE!
I’ve noticed that some of the weather reporters tend to state that rain is not good. Just tonight, Brian said “the good news is that it will not rain this evening”. Rain should not be considered bad news these days. Many people depend on rain for their spring and summer businesses, especially farmers, landscapers, and home owners, not to mention the low river and lake depths. It seems that it has been raining much less the past 5 years, along with less snowfall. We need this natural resource to live so I do not think that it should be reported as an inconvenience to some people. Thanks. All in all, I enjoy 22 news so keep up the good work. Thanks, Dave
I love the app, but I really wish there was a way to specify what type of alerts/notifications I receive.... I don’t need a “Football kicks off today” or “there could be something in your kitchen making you sick, watch tonight at 11 for the whole story”... I do want the breaking news alerts (emergency, weather, safety situations, etc...). But the programmers really need to calm down with the “anything and everything” for notifications.
Preferred the older version, but making due. Most infuriating is that all weather reporters, except Adam S. gives these little snippets of information with this...update coming. This does not help me in anyway in the evening or morning to plan for the day. It is very frustrating. It provides me with almost no information beyond the moment, which I could step outside and see for myself. At the same time I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to Adam for always giving a clear and accurate app report!! The other weather reporters could take a lesson.
This app is very frustrating!! It constantly either freezes up or totally goes black and freezes. In addition, it could use editing. Some stories are very hard to follow b cause of poor spelling and atrocious grammar, which is not only distracting, but can change the whole meaning of what is said
Disappointing app , but there’s a way around the pain
App no longer offers today’s weather forecast, in contrast to the WWLP website which does. When the user attempts to read a story by following its link, the app launches a video advertisement. Every time. Often the exact same ad. After reading some reviews and seeing how many users share my pain, I caught a clue. Following another user’s suggestion, I downloaded and installed the “Western MA News” app. To my delight, I easily found a supremely detailed, peppy and personable four paragraph weather forecast covering the next several days. And, I have yet to see a video ad. Hopefully the WWLP app team will consider how disappointing their application’s user experience is, when compared with their competition.
At least you fixed the bogus video ad stories. I didn’t read a single story for months. Nobody looks at the ads anyway, but I get why you have to do that. Overall a helpful app just a little annoying that you have to swipe.
The app is so bogged down with ads that the entire content stutters to load. I’ve seen this on multiple different device platforms. Absolutely no one looks at these ads folks, except those companies that bought time slots for those ads. Just report the “news” in a clean app for once. A perk request: make turning off auto-play of your videos easier to find. It took me days to stumble upon it.
We need to hear more positive reports from the inner cities besides all of the drug arrests and shootings. There must be some positive things people in those communities are doing. Many people from outside Springfield are afraid to go to Springfield. The sports, academics, club activities, charities, churches. Maybe you can find stori es there.
The app is a good source of info - when it works. Crashed about a week ago and will not load. Deleted it and re-loaded but to no avail. Telling me no internet connection, yet every other app I have works. Not the first time I have had issues with the app & I’m sure won’t the be last!
Go back to the old version! Although that too wasn’t great, it was better than this updated version. Also, PLEASE stop posting stories which, when clicked on, take the user to a “watch live news” player that has absolutely nothing to do with the story the user has selected! A major misdirection scheme which only serves to aggravate & force the user to seek news stories elsewhere!
Sadly 22 new is part of the media group who can’t seem to let people know the truth. They are going along with main stream media and only tell their bias lies and turning people against each other. They don’t tell of the death and destruction that is being caused by supposed blm rioters. And the fact that blm is funding the biden campaign. I could go on but it won’t matter 22 new is part of the problem.
Just an old fashioned news site that isn’t progressive enough for a modern viewing audience. Late with the important news and doesn’t follow up on news events. Just read masslive Springfield section, it has more details and far more current events. Sometimes a full day ahead of this new site.
This app used to be a lot better then it is now- now it takes forever to open and sometimes it doesn’t open at all- it just says please wait- and I’ve waited a long time sometimes and it never comes on at all-and the weather is horrible too- I don’t know why they changed it but it needs a big improvement
Do not like this new update. Cannot vote in the daily poll without logging in to Facebook. I don't have Facebook nor do I want it after all the recent issues with it. New update is hard to navigate Wish it didn't change. Have been looking at other local news pages and find myself using those more and more
I thought the previous version was bad, this is terrible. Currently looking for a new way to get local breaking news alerts sent to my phone. There is no way to set preferences for notifications like it used to have— it’s either ALL (and there are a A LOT!) or nothing. No response from support, very disappointing.
It’s so obnoxious that videos start playing automatically and then it’s difficult to get the pause button to stop it. I don’t want things yelling me. If I’m on the app it’s because I don’t want to listen to anyone.
The WWLP news app is frustrating at best. It is very sluggish and doesn’t always allow you to click on the full article. The paragraph of news per topic is sometimes very lackluster and disappointing. I try not use the app but sometimes rather the notifications, then I can look up the story elsewhere.
This app is junk. An alert comes about breaking news, then most of the time the article won’t even be there to read. Also, a lot of the “breaking”news is stupid. I never would have remembered to clean the snow off my car without that notification, thanks 22 news team!
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Newest update is crap. Removed from my phone. Using mobile site instead. Ads, ads, ads...layout is awful and cumbersome to navigate. Can’t even find the articles that my phone notified me about. Should’ve left well-enough alone.
App automatically updated and now it is useless. Old news keeps showing and no new news show. Perhaps only for articles show as well as live stream does not work. It's worthless. Please fix or put it back so we get the news.
Since the new update I have not been able to run the live stream without it "glitching" on both my iPad and iPhone 6. I've tried resetting both devices as well as deleting/re-installing the app. Please fix it!!!
So this just auto updated. Its now officially useless. Its displays four articles and then 12 giant ads. If I want to read more apparently I need to go digging for it. This app is now horrible and unusable ____________________ Previous review The app doesn't open all the time. Need to force close it half of the time and try again. When it does open its slow and doesn't update automatically so you need to refresh it yourself.
The app needs to 1. Not default to auto play videos 2. Make auto play a setting 3. Respect my phone being silenced I like to read news not watch it. But I frequently avoid clicking news items because a video will loudly start playing even with my phone silenced. This is unacceptable and makes me avoid the app.
News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WWLP-22News mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time. WWLP-22News has the latest breaking news, I-Team investigations and weather for Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties, as well as reports from our exclusive bureau in the Massachusetts State House. 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 reports, 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.