News 5 Mobile Reviews

News 5 Mobile Reviews

Published by on 2024-01-31

About: The News 5 News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant.

About News 5 WCYB com

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 events.

The News 5 News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant.


Overall User Satisfaction Rating

Negative experience

Positive experience


~ from NLP analysis of 13 combined software reviews.

Key Benefits of News 5 WCYB com

- Great for keeping informed of events in other areas, especially extreme weather

- Good for checking weather forecast and local news

- Has school closings, radar, video updates, and more in one place

20 News 5 WCYB com Reviews

3.5 out of 5


Videos Do Not Have Sound

Unfortunately WCYB’s app has always been horrendous. I submitted feedback to the staff regarding audio not loading in videos, advised of the iOS version (I always have current) and they did something to make the videos finally play sound. I was excited - until I had an update and then the videos once again had no audio. And forget about the Closed Captioning - also horrendous, most of the time it’s jibberish. I gave up. I still used News5WCYBcom but only looked at stories I could read.

Now WCYB is not even bothering putting text with their news pieces in their app, which makes it completely useless. They may as well save whatever minimal resources they are utilizing for effort and money into News5WCYBcom and drop it all together. It’s a complete waste. Deleted!


iPhone 11

Recently bought iPhone 11 and installed my favorite local news app. After viewing an article, I cannot return to the main menu from in News5WCYBcom . I have to shut it down and restart to get the main menu back.


iPhone s6+

News5WCYBcom is great, however it cuts the live news broadcast off and I have to completely close it out and by the time I open News5WCYBcom back up I have missed half of the segment. Please fix this, this is by far the best local news app. Keep up the good work WCYB!


Garbage. Pure garbage.

News5WCYBcom is infuriating. What’s the point of notifications if it doesn’t actually bring you to the article you were notified about? It brings me to News5WCYBcom where you can’t even find the article that you were notified about!!! I left News5WCYBcom for a long time and NOW I remember why.


Unable to read articles

Article text appear in a black box when iPhone is in dark mode; therefore unable to read. Discovered by putting phone in light mode and text appears.


Doesn’t get to main page

App stops after asking question about ad preferences and then nothing! Useless!


Never updated - always old news

At first News5WCYBcom was good and a great way to keep up with local news , weather and sports. As time went on I noticed that they rarely update the page. Often times they leave the same news story up for days if not , stories / news events that are a week old. They often speak of extra news reports by clicking on an embedded icon / link - which never works. 1 star rating for their " current and update " news stories. The only section they seem to care about is the weather. Weather information - 4 stars. Sports , very , very poor job. As before , if you missed anything a week ago , you will be able to read about it because it's still there - no updates , only about two new stories a day. Sports - 1 star. Very disappointed in News5WCYBcom.


Alerts Keep Us Aware

We live in CA and have friends in Erwin, TN. News5WCYBcom has been great in keeping us informed of events in their area, especially this years extreme weather. CA needed the El Niño desperately for the rain and snow but this was the first time I was able to really follow its impact across the country. Your app kept us informed, some times hour by hour as events progressed. Very impressed and thank you as the alerts had us staying in closer contact with our friends during what seemed to be a "100 Year Event" in the east.


Pretty good app if you like fake news

This is the best fake news I’ve seen in a long time. They are almost as bad as CNN. All of the stories are comically one sided. They block people on Facebook who have different opinions than they do, and if you don’t get blocked they taunt you with passive aggressive comebacks like have “a nice day” or “thanks for the feedback, we’ll look into it” but they don’t mean any of that. All in all News5WCYBcom is great for laughs at the end of the day after you’ve paid your ridiculously expensive insurance premiums and deductibles


What happened !!?

After the ANNOYING repeat ads from chase , farmers , and the trading company News5WCYBcom always freezes . Love the team and the station but it's hardly worth the hassle to try to watch now . Can't you offer a paid version for a few bucks to get rid of those ads !!?


Great local app

I usually use News5WCYBcom to check the weather forecast pretty much every day. Plus local news that catches my eye. I rarely have any crash issues. If there are any on News5WCYBcom side it is usually fixed promptly. Overall it is a good app. My only complaint is the Doppler radar isn't as accurate as other apps. Probably just an issue of relying on the NWS radar in Morristown, TN as its main source.



I wanted to rate News5WCYBcom with 0 stars, but every time I tried to write this review, it would never let me start out with 0 stars; it always started at 1 star.

I am disgusted and embarrassed that this is a representation of my local news organization! News5WCYBcom has had serious editorial errors since it first began, as well as a general lack in updating the stories, etc.

I went on News5WCYBcom tonight, to read about the tragic deaths of members of a family I grew up with. I was disgusted to see the complete lack of ANY sort of editing. This is an insult to those who care for the family involved. It shows News5's COMPLETE lack of compassion or decency when compiling a story.

It's only "news" to this corporation, apparently. I understand neutrality and needing to meet deadlines in journalism, but there is such a thing as respect. Respect for the situation you report about, as well as respect for your reputation as journalists.

I will be removing News5WCYBcom.


Worth reading.

This update for News5WCYBcom is quite literally the stupidest bunch of nonsense I have ever witnessed. I can’t even check the local school closings, because the application wants to send me to an alternate website and my won’t let me view the domain of which it requires to view it. I have a brand new iPhone, so I know it isn’t due to software failure on my part. Seriously, the simplest thing on the entire application is officially as useless as this updated app.


A great app

News5WCYBcom has everything you would want including local news, weather, and sports. I like having school closings, the radar, video updates, and more in one place. Thanks WCYB!



Although there appears to be a better use of spellcheck, the update fails. The new layout is a giant step back and looks more like a school news website. The ads are too large and jump as you scroll the news articles making it more likely to click on the ads rather than the articles. If I could undo this update, I would.


Don’t care for the update

I’m having issues with the update. School closings are difficult to find, and loads an insecure page warning. If I continue, I get a SPAM advertisement. I also got insecure page warning when I clicked on privacy policy. Needs some work.



All the maps show rain....always. Even when no rain is in forecast. Please fix


Great local new app

My go to source for local news and weather. Great place to check on news while out of time . New app is well done and easy to use!


Love this app

I have this installed on my phone and Kindle Fire. I have found that the weather radars are more reliable. Only wish it had severe weather alerts.



Love News5WCYBcom! All the news and weather at my fingertips. I like that!! The weather is more accurate than the other app. that I had. Great job, guys! Thanks!!!!

Is News 5 WCYB com Safe?

Yes. News 5 Mobile is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 13 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 3.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for News 5 WCYB com Is 30.0/100.

Is News 5 WCYB com Legit?

Yes. News 5 Mobile is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 13 News 5 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 News 5 WCYB com Is 47.8/100..

Is News 5 Mobile not working?

News 5 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.

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