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Good improvements but needs a little more
I’ve use this app on and off for quite some time and I’ve seen the improvements over the different versions, which is great. I like the fact that I can see the live forecast & the CT news coverage. I could be exercising, on the go and still receive the news... I love it. One of the improvements I wish you could make is a better way to get to that daily live news coverage. The main menu says live breaking news which is really for special events/breaking news but I have to click around to get to the daily live news coverage, which wasn’t always the case in older versions. Another request I would suggest is the availability to use the app on Apple TV. Other than that thank you for the app!
Swing and a miss
I had to rate according to how quickly it becomes frustrating after opening the app. I get several notifications per day of breaking news stories, and that’s really the most helpful feature of the app. However, when you try to open one of the notifications to read more, the article isn’t there. It just brings you to some video stream that is slow to buffer, and is not talking about the news story it just notified you of. Looking forward to an update that makes the end user experience more enjoyable. If you folks there at 8 paid some company top dollar to create this for you, you were ripped off. If designing this app was your kid’s project in computer class, then it was a great start, kudos to the little ones because its was better than I could make, but it still needs more tweaking to be professional.
Too many notifications
I like getting channel 8 news on my iPhone daily but the reason I am giving this only 3 stars is due to the number of notifications that I receive. They send WAY TOO much and it’s day and night and almost non stop! I’m also not sure how to get less news stories or if there is even a setting where one can limit the amount of news and stories that channel 8 sends . And another issue for me is the fact that it’s almost always bad news . It would be very welcome to hear ANY good news or human interest pieces . So please less constant bad news and/or useless information and more good deed kinds of news and human interest pieces please, thank you , BSL New Haven
Disappointing...thinking about deleting this app!
I love WTNH Channel 8 news so much! Such a pity this news app is just not up to par. I want to like it, however the stupid pop-up ad that greets you EVERY single time you load the app from the notification screen! By the time you get to the actual news article, you could have quick-viewed the news on SEVERAL other news apps! Attention developers: Please fix this app! Yesterday! Also, weigh the weigh the costs and benefits of the pop up ad you have sprung at the viewer BEFORE you even get to see the news! Really?! Your average rating is: 2.7!
You’d think WTNH would have a good app like some of the other ABC newscasts. Unfortunately that is far from the truth. 1) Alerts pop up for breaking news then the app doesn’t show the article at all. 2) Other articles show on app, when you click on it to load, it takes you to a video screen saying “they’ll be right back” and never plays. No written article, can’t read NOR watch it. 3) Under each written articles, there are phrases from other news, but that’s all to it, you can’t click on it, you can’t see anything other than just that phrase. Not to count the pop ups. App deleted, gave it a shot, totally not worth it.
Please make this better!!
I keep this installed because I read the push notifications or whatever fits on the preview of an article. "Click to open app" does that and only that, opens the app where there is no full story. The first couple of times I did this I tried finding the story but either it wasn't there or I realized I'm expected to watch some live feed. Really very irritating and can obviously be better. If someone is inputting some breaking news story, part of which is available as a preview, than the full story must reside somewhere. Why not on the landing page when you open the app? Look at the CNN app for inspiration.
I love WTNH News 8 for a quick review of local news. The app is always up to date so it provides me with just enough info to keep me in the loop. I’m not a huge fan of the television, so it’s not often I will catch the news. Lucky for me, it doesn’t matter. This app gives me all that I need plus more!! Keep up the great work!! Don’t change a thing!!
No live news streaming
I downloaded the app so I could watch live streaming news but all I get are the same commercials over and over again. Id like to watch the news. Even Maine has news on-demand! MAINE! I end up watching Foxct 61 which is not the station I want to watch. I hope someone can help.
I love News 8... been watching for over 40 years, however, I’m not loving the app. I can open the app, but it will only show content if WiFi is enabled. I can’t access it without WiFi connection. Most of the time, unless I am home, I do not has WiFi access, so when I am running on data, I get my news from one of the other three news apps. Can you please make your app available to watchers when WiFi is not available?
A very intrusive app. You can’t even open it without an advertising pop up blocking you that you must swipe up to close. Whenever you click on a link within an article, the new page shows shows only a small potion of that article - the rest is blocked by both a “read more” tab, and another ad that must be closed. The NBT CT app has just as much news with only a fraction of the ads. News 8 needs to review their priorities and decide if this is a news app, or just a flimsy excuse to generate revenue.
WTNH!! My Favorite News Channel!
I love WTNH! Whenever I need to know what’s going on locally, I turn to WTNH! The weather app lets me know anything important especially here in Stamford! I also love the cast!! They are familiar friendly faces and personalities that I depend on for accurate local, national & international news! Thank you!
I have everything on my phone set to silent during the night since I’m frequently waking up with a baby and I don’t want to disturb her. However, when my little peanut woke up tonight I went to her room, sat in her rocking chair and fed her and rocked her until she went back to sleep. Then I decided to check the weather for tomorrow and BOOM the loudest ad in the history of ads comes on! And even after hitting the mute button it still played loudly! Thanks for waking up my baby again! Jerks...
When I need the news
When I want to find something out 8 Has either text me already or I find it as soon as I go to 8 and look for it. I’m so glad I have the app now. I feel like I’m up dated on the news as it happens.
WATCH LIVE: Alert Settings
I’m sure it’s a nice app with good intentions. But, the custom alert settings aren’t as customizable as one may think. I had the “WATCH LIVE” news alert option enabled, but after a day I turned that option, and every other alert accept for weather and politics, off. Over the last 24 hours I have received no less than 24 alerts, of which 3 were for weather or politics.
Weather videos don’t work
The weather videos haven’t worked for some time. Thought the update would help but no luck! There is a copy and paste link if I really want to go through the trouble, but why then have the app? Please fix soon! Everything else runs fine and is well organized.
Yes. WTNH News 8 is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 18,793 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WTNH News 8 Is 45.0/100.
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