The ABC News app brings you breaking news coverage and live streaming video from
ABC News Live. Get the latest clips from your favorite shows, including Good
Morning America, World News, Nightline, This Week and 20/20. Get breaking U.S.
and world news or catch up with the latest stories...
Use to be my favorite
This has always been my fav. News app, but now I’m looking for a different one. Even if my phones on SILENT the ads still play at full volume and won’t be silenced no matter how many times you hit the speaker icon. I understand the need for advertising but I can’t have my phone bursting out in noise very time I try to read an article. That on top of having to watch a video commercial before EVERY news video and sometimes they’re a full minute long, is so frustrating. Previously, I knew I could expect a video commercial before every other video, which I was willing to do because they were at max 30 secs long. But now more often than not, I end up not even getting to the news video because of the commercials or because as I scroll down the article it flips me back to the headlines at which point I’d have to rewatch the commercial in order to view the news video. So frustrated and so disappointed. Bummed to have to find a new news source.
Navigation issues on iPad...
I tend to hold my iPad with my left hand in landscape mode and I don’t always want to scroll with my right hand in the middle of the display... most of the time I want to use my left thumb to scroll through an article that I’m reading. This is impossible with this new app. The navigation area of an article has such large left and right margins that it makes it impossible to navigate with my left thumb while holding my iPad... otherwise, I like the search and targeting News features. I find those very useful. If you could fix the navigation issue, I’d give more stars. I see where people have complained about ads... those are part of the experience in any free content... so they are to be expected. It would be nice to allow us to skip an Ad after so many seconds. Thanks for reading this review.
It just randomly decides to play audio
I had to delete the app because there’s an extremely bizarre glitch it’s been having lately: it starts playing audio of a news feed, while the app is closed. And it’s nearly impossible to turn off. It actually drained my battery and used God only knows how much data because it was doing it for hours once before I finally realized it (my phone was on silent so I couldn’t actually hear it). It happens at least a couple of times a week. I like the news updates, and I feel ABC is better with doing updates than Fox or CNN or anyone else, and the app looks nice enough, but this has caused me to delete it. If it can turn itself on without me doing it, what else can it do without my knowledge? With recent security and privacy concerns about Iphones, it does make me wonder.
NEW ABC News app
First of all-you should’ve sent us (iPad Pro users) a push message for an update app. The previous app started getting sluggish & slow for things to open up for months. I just quit using the app. I finally deleted the app and went to the App Store and downloaded the new one. I don’t like the optics and don’t like the layout of the NEW app. The old one was much better. It functioned & worked better. You could surf better. The optics, the format, was better then this NEW app. Plus there are several things missing on this New app that are not on the old one. I’ll probably just use it less. Depend on it less. BILL, Country Club Park, California (A part of LA bouldering Hancock Park-home of LA city Mayor Garcetti)
Good except for the bug
Infrequently (but multiple times since I downloaded the app) I will turn up the volume of my phone and randomly hear someone talking. Despite the app having not even been opened (yes, I checked), ABC News for some reason starts streaming the audio of some current event. This morning it was Mitch McConnell. I never know how long it’s been going on, but a quick check of my data usage shows that this app has been eating up my data in order to spontaneously stream this audio that I didn’t tell it to. The only way to get it to stop is to actually open the ABC News app then close it again. I can’t afford the data loss, so finally made the decision to delete the app. Now to find a replacement...
Videos play while app isn’t open
I really do love the app and would definitely rate it 5 stars for the easy navigation, favorites tab, and how it keeps up with my interests but I can’t. The one single downside to this app is that it plays videos whenever my phone connects to Bluetooth audio and also randomly sometimes. It’s extremely frustrating since I spend a lot of time in my car and my Bluetooth takes a minute to sync with my phone. Every single time I have to pull over and shut off the ABC News app that video that I wasn’t even watching in the first place. If this didn’t happen the app would completely be 5 stars.
ABC News Live
I really appreciate the live coverage (especially minus the chatter of commentators). The comment thread allowed people to comment as they got news from various stations around the world. I didn’t care for the reporter going into a cave to show us what it was like (similar to reporters standing in the middle of a hurricane or icy bridge to show the conditions)! This is unnecessary and could have potentially diverted rescuers from their mission if something unexpected had happened to him. I much preferred to wait for the cameras from the head cams of the Navy Seals. News coverage has been sparse and spotty on the MSM channels. Your camera coverage has been outstanding and I appreciate seeing events unfolding on the scene rather than listening to the regular “star” reporters telling us about it as they sit around a table giving us canned news and constant coverage of 45 wrecking our nation.
Awesome AppleTV app
I got home from work at 1:30 EST and I wanted an update on the storm in NOLA. I found nothing on my AppleTV weather apps. I went to my news apps and opened the ABC app. Even though I didn’t find any current information, I found something even better! The option to have the split screen is phenomenal!!! On top of that, there are multiple cams that I can select on my split screen. This is why I cue up David Muir when I get out of work! ABCNews is awesome and the app is even better!
Updates made to app, still needs work
This is still my go to news app, but parts of it are very frustrating. Some of the news items are from LAST YEAR. Writing this on Aug. 31, 2019. On the bottom of the U.S. news feed, I see photos of the Hawaiian volcano from June 2018 and stories about cookies from December 2018. Some stories are only available via video, and I much prefer to read the text. And stories are frequently miscategorized. Mattis saying the U.S. is at a breaking point is sadly NOT entertainment, despite showing up in the entertainment feed. Fix the bugs!
Had to uninstall it
Seemed to be causing some issues. Sometimes after I get an ABC News notification, my phone won’t go to sleep. (ABC News app isn’t even running!) I have to restart my phone to get it to sleep again. A few other times, the ABC News audio will start playing and I can’t get it to stop. ABC News app isn’t even running, but the news audio is playing somehow. I go to my music and play a song to get the ABC news audio to stop. This happened the other night when I woke up and picked up the phone. Maybe hit one of the side buttons.
Okay but glitches/network error messages
This app is OK but could have so much more potential if it didn’t crash all the time and give me glitch messages about how the network was not working even though I have strong Wi-Fi and cellular. I like that I can at least get push notifications about stories and certain topics I care about, as well as breaking news. Please fix the homepage so I can read stories that are posted because every time I try to click on one it doesn’t open and gives me error message.
Quality Journalism at My Fingertips!
This app provides instant access to the global resources of ABC News with breaking headlines, morning rundowns, nightly recaps, and well-written, quality stories. You can filter news based on your interests if you wish, and you can set up notifications to reflect those interests. I open this app multiple times and a day, and I enjoy the feeling of connectedness with the news it gives me!
Designed for Obama phones only
The display keeps tilting to the far left when I open this app for some reason. Booming economy in the U.S., ninety percent of illegal opioids and other drugs still coming across the open southern border, yet neither of these stories get any news coverage. Guess I should quit working and get a free Bama phone. Then this app would prolly work better.
The updated app doesn’t have the ability to set a local weather for a particular location such as Miami for example. Other then that the app does what the old app did with a few more features. The old app was just fine. It does however use a large amount of data which needs correcting. I just wish it would be corrected soon. The old app was much better than this one. I will continue to use the old one. Also this update is much bigger than this one.
Latest update invasive with ads.
The current incarnation has invasive video ads mid article that auto play with the sound ON! The sound doesn’t turn off even when you click on the mute link or if the sound link is already muted. The videos play even if you have auto play toggled off in the settings. So you are forced to watch the whole video, with the sound on, even if you are only reading the article. So everyone around you, in the library, in the coffee shop, in bed still asleep next to you early in morning are all disturbed by the sound of these annoying ads.
No. ABC News does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 4,688 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for ABC News Is 16.1/100.
No. ABC News does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 4,688 ABC News User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for ABC News Is 16.1/100.
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