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I’m a 51 year old man who lives in Kenosha, WI, there is only one cable contractor that allows me to receive both Chicago and Milwaukee news stations. I’ve worked in the Chicago area for thirty years now and I’m soon to retire. I’ve been an avid channel seven guy since I was a teenager. I can remember when some of the ABC personalities came from other stations and I also see some of the old ABC personalities on other stations. ABC7CHICAGO is commuted to having the best, the brightest and the most beautiful people that it can find. There’s nothing like waking up to Tracy, Tanya, Roz and Terrell in the mornings. You also have my all time favorite in Judy Psu in the afternoon and I go to sleep with ABC7CHICAGO at ten. Thank you all for always delivering the news the way we can all receive it from people who seem to really care about Chicago and the surrounding areas.
Ads cause the app to crash
It would be better if ads weren’t crammed into every nanosecond of reports. A weather video won’t play until the ad plays and sometimes ad audio plays over the video. Then the video is cut short for another ad or the entire app crashes as soon as the ad starts. Suggestion: get rid of the ads or fix them so you can skip them like in other video apps it’s not necessary to play a 2 minute ad. Most you tube ads are 5-10 seconds long or are a banner that can be closed once seen. ABC Get with the program and dump long ads. Also Tracy Butlers morning forecast is Useless... ads run longer than her nanosecond weather report. I can look out the window and get more info on the weather. This app is a waste of time for weather or any reports unless you like to watch ads.
Too many links
While I’ve always been a loyal viewer of ABC7CHICAGO your app has way to many links in it. I can’t read even one story without being taken too another story because as I scroll through the article reading I inevitably hit one of the numerous links spread throughout the article. There are times i hit multiple links in just trying to read a four or five paragraph story. It is totally annoying to the point I’m going to delete your app! In addition the fact that the videos play as soon as you open a story is bad. Sometimes I’ll try to catch up on the news while waiting for a meeting to start and all of a sudden the videos will start playing If I want to play the video, I am really capable of hitting play. Another reason to delete the app!!!
Great app, seamless interface, except...
I've been getting nearly all of my news from this app, the stories are easily accessible and the navigation is seamless. I still give the app a 5 star rating, however, I wanted to point out that the app with suddenly crash, usually after reading a few stories. Further, the top always shows flooding warnings, but even though my location is set in the settings, and I don't reside near flood prone areas, it still shows up. Overall though, I've been very happy with its performance.
Loud Ads Ignore Volume Pref, Crashes a Lot
Click a headline to read an article. And one of two things happen. Video auto plays. No issue there. But since April’s update, an ad will play at LOUD volume despite my phone’s volume on/off AND despite my pref in the app to play the news video with volume or not. I prefer to READ the articles, and most often as an activity while others are around which I don’t want to disturb. The sudden blast of an ad is startling to me and anyone nearby. It’s sorta nice to see the news video play as I read albeit muted. If I want volume, I’ll replay it unmuted. But for an ad to ignore volume setting within app and with phone silenced is enough for to stop using the app if not fixed soon. And, the app crashes a lot. As in 2-3 times before I get to end of an article. Not every article but prob half the ones I click into in one sitting. Again, that plus the ad volume is so frustrating I really don’t want to bother. Shame because this is the best app for local news here both in coverage and in user friendly interface (until last update).
It's a good quick source of news
Although I wish I could get to full articles more easily from the alerts, I love everything else about this app and the news information. The alerts are quick and timely even when I am traveling in and out of the country. The news feed is a good mix of local, national, and worldly news too. Keep up the good work ABC7CHICAGO!
This is a horrible update! Like other viewers it keeps telling me I need an internet connection, so there is nothing there. I know it’s the app because all my other apps connect. When I can see things, it’s not user friendly, hard to find stories. Also, I stream the news, and can’t always find it, or it won’t work. I finally really figured out the last update and don’t know why such a drastic change had to occur. If a better update doesn’t become available soon I will have to find an app that can actually show me news, which I hate because abc7chicago is my favorite station to watch, especially in the morning.
Definitely NOT an upgrade
I stream the morning telecast each weekday morning - at least I was able to until the upgrade to the new lay out/format. Never had a problem with internet connection. Now, I can’t live stream. Says I have to internet connection. Sorry, but I do. Same place as I used to stream this with no changes to my internet service. Also, everything is harder to find. I thought the previous layout worked very well. No problems with change here - change is good as long as we can still get the information we want and need. I would send a picture to prove I have internet connection, but I can’t seem to paste a picture here.
Please stop the auto scroll!!
This app automatically scrolls down to a video or ad that uploads to the story (it appears that way anyway) while you begin reading the story...it’s so annoying that if it doesn’t get fixed, I’m deleting the app. I have had the app for years and love the user friendly design but since this began a few months ago, I can’t take it! Thx!
Bad alerts full of unlabeled ads
If you just want the headline alerts, ok. But so often if you don't click on them within 5 minutes the story is no longer there or you scroll endlessly looking for the story. But you can be sure that the bought stories that CNN huffington post and the others have are all at the top and easy to find. What good is this "local" news Furthermore why are items god enough to send headline alerts about but can’t be found on the site. This is a crummy - to give it a good name- and poorly executed app!!
The only complaint I have is the weather portion, the video of the meteorologists are fine, then part where it shows the weather needs some improvement, way to often it has been a bit off. I sometimes need to know what the weather in a certain place will be. If it says it’s warm and sunny, I don’t want to see cool and raining.
Automatic video playback is horrible
I have always been an ABC 7 fan and therefore relied on the app to keep up with the news. I’ve recently become increasingly annoyed with the relatively new feature that causes the video to a story to play automatically when a story is opened. Quite often I am not in a position, nor do I want, to hear the story when the words are right there for me to read. On top of that, it’s nearly impossible to mute the video quickly. I’m now finding myself using other news apps without that feature. Please change it back!
Difficult to navigate and annoying
The latest update has provided and app that is more difficult to navigate to get to the stories and topics that you would want to read first. I liked being able to just open up the navigation menu and select the topic I want to read. Now, even with the customizable news, you have to scroll through each individual story to find something to read. It’s annoying now. Bring back the navigation menu.
What happened to reading?
At first I loved the “swipe” feature on the articles, but now there is no written content, only video. Often I check the news when I’m out and so cannot use video as it disturbs others, like in a waiting room at the doctor’s office. Is ABC worried we don’t know how to read? Getting rid of this app and signing in to NBC.
Channel 7...WOWZA! WOWZA! WOWZA!
I have watched Channel 7 news waaaaaay before Roz Varon got there. 😀I know this for sure because I went to (Columbia College) with Roz. Lol. In fact, we had a lot of classes together.😄 over the years, channel 7 has always been my number one choice of news because the reporters have personality, empathy, and knowledge! Keep up the great job you guys continuously do.
Yes. ABC 7 Chicago is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 11,000 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for ABC 7 Chicago Is 24.2/100.
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