The KATU 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...
Bad format, last update made it worse
I don't use the app much lately. The format isn't very good on mobile and lately I try to read an article but as I scroll down only ads are there. Chunks where maybe an article would be are just black rectangles with no text in them.
When I open the app there is a “commercial advertisement” that takes over whatever I am trying to link to and just keeps looping and no matter how many times I click it to make it disappear it reactivates and starts looping again. I can’t get to any stories.
New format is unreadable
Went to catch up on the headlines and every story was nothing but a black box. There was zero content and the entire site is devoid of any stories. Worst update ever! Please fix this or switch back to the old format.
When I go to watch the live broadcast there’s never any sound the video plays but you can’t hear anything
App only runs in portrait mode. Defective.
App only runs in portrait mode. No adjustment available in settings. Totally useless for my use. Will not bother to go past first screen.
This should be an embarrassment for KATU
[Amendment to my previous review below: All of my complaints have been dealt with and the latest version is pretty good. Landscape mode on the iPad finally works. The weather report is fixed and the app is stable and well organized. I have raised my rating to four stars. It would have been five but I cannot bring myself to reward KATU with the that high rating for finally doing what should have been done in the first place.] This "update" is an unfinished Alpha version that somehow escaped into the wild. Landscape mode does not work (this is an iPad version not an iPhone version so this is unforgivable). The current temperature consistently displays a "?" In the weather section and there is not current forecast text. The app is simply not finished, so I would wait for a new version if possible. Unfortunately, I went with blind (misplaced) trust. Don't make my mistake.
I don't know how to read weather in Spanish
New app format and layout is nicer than old one for sure, but verbose weather forecast is in Spanish, which makes it not very user friendly.
WORST APP FOR PORTLAND AREA!!
What used to be a great app and my personal favorite now sadly isn't even worth the download as it's the worst app I'd say now out of all the Portland news stations. No landscape when it sort of worked. I deleted it then thought I give it another try but It just keeps telling me to touch here, touch the heart, swipe right to add content and doesn't do anything. I've tried multiple times it's just not worth it. I'm going back to other Portland news apps which are much better designed and easier to get around in. Whoever designed this did not make it user friendly at all .
A step backward
The new version of the app is a step backwards in both speed and ease of use. There are more graphics which translates to less information on the screen and more scrolling. It also lags a lot more than the older version and frequently freezes for a few seconds There are also more ads injected in between the stories which while expected is still annoying. The app is a necessary evil if one wishes to read the katu version of the news.
Stinks..bring back the older version!
VERY unhappy with the newest version of this app. My news feed loads without too much problem but the window is compressed and only covers 3/4 of the screen, plus the picture relating to the news story is cutoff showing only half of a face, sometimes only the eyes can be seen. Another issue I hate is the app won't rotate to the landscape position like it used to. Hopefully KATU didn't pay an App Developer too much $$ to create this lousy piece of junk.
Quite some time ago, the Katu app worked ok and provided info in a reasonable format. Unfortunately a number of months ago the format was changed and this app has become painful to use. The way the information is presented, the options to scroll and sort through, all of it has been really frustrating to the point that I have now deleted the app and loaded a competitors app that seems much more user friendly.
Great news app
This is one of the best news apps I have ever used. Video links in the stories (great quality video too!), easy to navigate etc etc. This will be my primary source of news. Beats out Oregonlive app, Kptv and all the other ones
I haven't experienced any bugs, but I don't see what was wrong with the previous app. However, I still enjoy KATU and have no problems with this new one. It would be nice if it had fast switching capabilities (i.e. not reloading the app each time it's opened).
Great app after bug fix!
Great improvements on this app! Was about to give up due to issues and bugs, but with the latest fix the app is working flawlessly. Nice interface and graphics, easy to navigate.
Great update from KATU
Fine job, easy navigation, fast. Especially nice to have one finger map panning, and all the stories are well written with journalistic integrity. A true pleasure to use your new app!
Yes. KATU News Mobile is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 22 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for KATU News Mobile Is 33.1/100.
Yes. KATU News Mobile is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 22 KATU News Mobile 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 KATU News Mobile Is 33.1/100.
KATU News Mobile works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
May 26 2021
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