WIVB News 4 - Buffalo Reviews

WIVB News 4 - Buffalo Reviews

Published by on 2024-02-02

About: News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WIVB News 4
mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as
stories developing in real time.

About WIVB News 4

The WIVB News 4 mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.

WIVB News 4 has the latest updates from Buffalo and the Greater Niagara Region.

• Plan your day and week with detailed weather conditions, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map.

Experience the brand new WIVB News 4 app.

• Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know.

News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand.

Get more news, more weather and more video.

• Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community.

It's everything you love about News 4 right at your fingertips.

• On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.


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Key Benefits of WIVB News 4

- Provides up to date news from the source

- Gives special announcements and interruptions of local stations

- Provides daily weather reports and social events

- Gives information on special events in Erie County and surrounding area

22 WIVB News 4 Reviews

4.6 out of 5


channel 4 Review

I love channel 4 for all the News up dates. The daily weather reports ,social and special events all through Erie County and the surrounding area ... I’m grateful for the interruptions of local stations when there is special announcements in remaining to bring forth the news around the world . It is straight News from the source or sources and not FAKE News. Been a viewer since I can remember and will continue to choose Channel 4. Every news caster and behind the scenes workers should be proud of what they bring to channel 4 News Thank You Denise Dominiak Fan of Channel 4 News


Notifications are pointless

While I don’t have a problem with the actual television station I am quite unimpressed with WIVBNews4. When I receive a notification for a story the reason I usually want to read the story is because I am unable to watch the news at whenever time so when I click on a notification that takes me to the headline with a single sentence covering it telling me to watch the news at “fill in the blank” it’s completely erroneous. I understand in some cases perhaps the story is being updated but this occurs even if I click the notification hours, or the next day. It will tell me at 0800 to watch the news for the full story the previous day at 1700, with no other update to the story. On one occasion I’ve actually emailed the station for information on a story and they no longer had information.

It’s like clickbait without even that minuscule payout. It comes off as a lame ploy to just get more viewers as opposed to being an alternative news source for their station.


Don’t get it

What’s the point of giving someone the option to “disable” auto play on the video when it doesn’t work.
Mine is disabled yet every time I click a story, BAM! People start talking and the video is playing. Fix it!
Even after all these updates my app still plays the video! If this isn’t going to get fixed I will be uninstalling WIVBNews4 . Sorry not sorry 😐


Spot on

Thank you all for doing a great job telling us know about the weather before it gets to are part of the world. I named this spot because I feel your team of meteorologist do a fantastic job for us. Thank you once again from Allegany County for my family to yours .


News 4 Weather

Todd Santos gives an outstanding report West but Kaylie Went’s report is useless March 11 at 11:00 pm. She gives no direction or amplitude of the wind with no clouds that she says is going to bring cooling to Western NewYork. Todd always gives a complete and through report. He show what to expect in every portion of every county of western NewYork, through with how much snow and how it will affect roads for travel, melt for flooding, type and amount of precipitation, a clear and complete report!!!!!!



Channel 4 and Verizon have the same union therefore Verizon (fios) never gets any bad press from chan 4. Never. Makes perfect sense, because why would they have bias stories about Spectrum. Every time there is a change or a rate change Channel 4 is all over it. Hello, fios customers get rate hikes all the time and pay some of the most outrageous monthly rates I have ever seen. Also, Fios has not expanded into Buffalo, Niagara county or anywhere south of Hamburg. But they love to run news about how “behind” we our on our line extensions. I think people are starting to catch on to the links between your unions and the news that never gets reported.


Problem appears to be solved

I’m revising my previous comment. The problem appears to be taken care of, or at least the pop-ups are not as frequent like they where, making it impossible to watch WIVBNews4 at all. If they could make the ones that do happen while the news anchors take a break so that it doesn’t interrupt the story you’re trying to watch it would be perfect like it was before.


Random ads app, no longer a news app

New September 2017 update to your WIVB News4 app is horrible. The live stream of news is constantly interrupted by ads. For every 30 seconds of news I'm getting another ad so I never here the full news story, rendering WIVBNews4 useless. Ads are OK in the commercial breaks and only for the duration of the commercial breaks. This needs to be fixed yesterday!

Oct2020 update. Another stellar effort by WIVBNews4 developer. I can see the news but cannot hear it. It continually auto-mutes. The commercial inserts however come through loud and clear.


Unreliable streaming

I mainly use the Channel 4 app to watch the noon news. I have a lot of trouble with it not coming up or hanging in the middle of a broadcast. It may be due to my device or wifi, but it seems to mostly happen with WIVBNews4. Another complaint: see ing the same commercial several times during a broadcast, and many times during the week is very annoying.


Finding info

When I get notifications on my phone, I can’t get the info on the website. If the news is going to be aired shortly, it won’t be written out. Sometimes I can’t watch and just want to read it. If you send notifications, have the story online.



I’m usually not the guy to give feedback on a particular app or website but the news channel 4 app truly keeps me up to date on current situations. I’m fond of WIVBNews4 because o never have any problems with it and always have up to dat information


#1 news station

Kelsey Anderson you always make me smile , Channel 4 is blessed to have a positive and being from Erie county you know a lot more then the others from other states. I’m not saying nothing bad about them . But to me your my favorite...Thank you



There’s a lot of things happening in the world! All we here is local news about Kelly first. Then the weather second oh then you might hear local news! It would be nice to have current things on WIVBNews4 . Over the weekend it was the same news. While there are major things going on around the world unfortunately!


annoying notifications etc...

i get an insane amount of notifications even though i only have local forecast turned on for them. The ad that i have to swipe up on every time is the reason i deleted its very annoying when theres other ad space already there. The template they used for the entire app looks as if it was made by a toddler on a leapfrog system. Good station awful app.


The potential is there

WIVBNews4 is OK, but takes a long time to load past the splash screen, and before the requisite ads. When viewing many notifications, the only info written or available is the same as the headline that brought you there. And a lot of the news is only "news" because there's no other news. Which is probably a sign of a relatively healthy community considering "if it bleeds, it leads". So, in summary, it's slow to load.


Bloated with adverts....

5 minutes of commercials for every 2 minutes of news.
WIVBNews4 is overwhelmed by various banners and averts that make watching the news almost impossible and slow on my iPad.
Very biased news stories that promote many businesses and government but little real news. Also for every segment I have to unmute the sound until the next segment when I have to unmute it again and again.


Web page

Having a travel advisory/ban link on your main page is huge! It really helps making travel decisions without having to search threw 100’s of closing.


If I wanted to watch TV I would, just give the news.

I keep getting notifications of stories, go to read the story and all it says is to watch the news at whatever time it is. If I wanted to be stuck to the TV I would be, but I'm not a person who sits around all day to watch the news, that's why I downloaded WIVBNews4 to be able to read the news when just wanted. Too late now, I've uninstalled the wivb app because of the false notifications.



Why, when people are already scared to death with concerns over the COVID- 19, would you run a story like the “bubonic plague diagnosed in China” if it wasn’t just to boost your ratings. National Enquirer was known for that....The media today is nothing more than for entertainment good and bad.
The days of unbiased news reporting are gone. The media as a whole should be ashamed of themselves for fanning the flames of unrest and worry.


Don’t like

I don’t like WIVBNews4 due to graphics and information not compatible with phones. As well, the news isn’t really news. It’s a lot of articles complaint about this or that. It makes it seems like Buffalo residents complain about a lot. And the so called “news” isn’t up to date when you need it.


Great Team

We love WIVB! All of it! The weather forecasters are spot on and are passionate about getting it right! The anchors present news not opinions. The sportscasters show a live for their work and teams!
WIVB is a team in action not just words! 5+ Stars


Home Page Could be organized better

The Home Page has a lot of Subject titles or banners where the actual headlines could be placed. I want to view the home page and scroll down seeing the top news, sports, and weather headlines.

Wayne Rettke   2 months ago

wben RADIO and Television were the most accurate and responsible reporting for Buffalo. What has happened? The coverage of the Niagara Falls accident was just plain wrong no apology from Mr Bauerle, no accurate explanation of why he was permitted to espouse blatantly wrong items masquerading as news. Sad sad situation from the ONLY local radio station to broadcast fake news

Cathy A Guenther   1 year ago

Jordan Norkas needs to be booted! Doesn't wear appropriate clothing for the job. She wears super short dresses which she has to hold her hand by her opening during interviews. Problem is she forgets and you're able to view between her legs! Like what a 🐖

Is WIVB News 4 Safe?

Yes. WIVB News 4 - Buffalo is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 11,536 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WIVB News 4 Is 41.9/100.

Is WIVB News 4 Legit?

Yes. WIVB News 4 - Buffalo is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 11,536 WIVB News 4 - Buffalo 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 WIVB News 4 Is 58.3/100..

Is WIVB News 4 - Buffalo not working?

WIVB News 4 - Buffalo works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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