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Great Local News Source
June 2018: This app has finally arrived. It works smoothly and seems to be quite stable. The interface is clean, uncluttered, and intuitive. There are a number of ads, of course, but they are not overwhelming or overly intrusive. This is a great source for local news and important developments such as the weather and school closings. January 2017: I haven't reviewed this app for three years now, but my previous comment stands. I don't find it as bad as some others, and I do find it a good source of information for local news. Weather reports in school closings are vital information for me. However, this latest update has crashed it. It opens and locks on the screen that says "fetching articles". Jan 2014: Latest update is causing crashes. Can't use the weather button at all as it crashes the app. After some very bad versions, this app finally works well. The UI is clear and works smoothly. Navigation is very good. All in all this is now pretty decent app and good for local news, weather, and school closings.
Good Work But...
My Go-To station for news and weather has been Channel 8 for over 50 years. I know that times and audiences change and that means programming does too. The quality of the newscasters and the meteorologists rank very high with me. I just wish the “behind the scenes” personnel could pay more attention to what is on screen. Often the captioning is not accurate, and sometimes the person on air has to request the appropriate caption. I know you probably cannot do anything about my other complaint. I’d rather hear the whole news/weather story in its entirety than to get it in disjointed snippets over the entire broadcast.
Love WOODTV but your app is horrible
I get peppered with ads - everywhere - when I enter the app, once I’m in the app. The experience is awful - hard to find things, visually cluttered, videos auto play (seriously who wants videos to play automatically? I though websites stopped doing that ten years ago??). Then things don’t work well or behave odd when you WANT them (Bills blog). Makes me wonder if anyone on this mobile app team actually uses and tests this app - or any apps - because it’s literally one of the worst apps I have. Literally the only reason I keep it is for notifications locally. It’s a brutal app experience and in need of a total overhaul. Dump this platform and start over because this one can’t be saved.
Not useful anymore
Getting to the weather is not as easy. The radar his horrible! I can’t get on the app at work because it automatically starts playing videos. I can’t have that while I’m working. When you click on a story and hit the back button it doesn’t go back to the home screen. The upgrade has defiantly been a fail! I’d deal with it if I could at least get good weather info and not have a video come on every time.
Improving to three stars
Have made some improvements. Not having to watch repeated commercials with each video I click on. Still too many though. Sensationalism is still too high. Also 8 will many times report one side of a story. Get both sides and report “fairly”. What is reported as racism isn’t racism once all the facts are sought. Not in the best interest of the community.
News 8 lifer
Have been ‘with’ WOOD my entire life. (Over 45 yrs) and this is where I’ll stay. Never really read the paper, but always keep informed here @ news8. When I found out I could receive info via my fone, I signed right up. Never had any trouble or problems. 😊 Thank you!
Too many ads
I really prefer to get news and weather info from channel 8, but there are way too many ads thrown in my face. I hit the x to get rid of them and an told "we'll try not to show that ad again" and the same one immediately pops up! Please do something about this. I come to get news and weather not see advertisements. If this doesn't stop I will go elsewhere!
Is the app or my phone?
Many times the video is choppy and repeats multiple times. Other times the video is not available. I deleted the app and reinstalled it to no avail. I love wood TV eight and the anchors and wish the app was better! I miss the news!
I have a difficult time getting the forecast to play and to update. Others I have talked to are having difficulty’s as well.
Live streaming is great, when it works!
I love to watch News 8 on my iPad using the live streaming feature! I run into a lot of problems though with it just stopping, or fast forwarding, or going blank. Not sure where these issues are coming from. What I HATE about live streaming is when the program cuts to commercial and the ads blared at FULL BLAST!!!! Please, how about some volume control? I’m not deaf!!
So much better!
I was getting really frustrated with the app but the new upgrades have made a world of difference! Waiting through the ads SO tiresome and I considered trying another app. This change is fabulous!!
Finally a platform that is as useful as it is informative. The crashes have stopped but the screen freezes every now and then. The redesigned home page is logical and intuitive. You’ve come a long way baby. That was then. The crashes are back and the screen lockup’s are a new benefit.
Return local channels
I have not been able to get WOOD TV since July 4th!! I am going to end all TV viewing if not returned by the end of the month and listen to the Radio I only watched News 8 for 27 years that’s when I moved to Grand Rapids
It’s a quick way for me to stay informed. They refresh their news updates constantly.
I like the news updates/notifications. But the app isn’t setup in a manner where you see relative information in one place. I like the way it was organized before they revamped it. It also just shuts down on me sometimes. But I like the instant news notifications.
No. WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids News does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 9,482 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids News Is 14.3/100.
No. WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids News does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 9,482 WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids 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 WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids News Is 14.3/100.
WOOD TV8 - Grand Rapids News 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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