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Advertisements Get in the Way
Like everything about Channel 8- it’s our ‘go-to’ station so I wanted to use this app exclusively for news. I find that the blocks used for advertising cut off sentences describing the article however, and I’ve lost information. There is no transition to the next paragraph located under the advertisement. This is very annoying as I don’t know how important that info could have been. Not sure if it’s the format, or something I could tweak on my iPhone, but I dislike having to access PPH to get the complete version of the story. Fix it please?
Not bad for the most part
Getting the weather forecast on demand is helpful. However any push notification I get I have to wait usually 15 minutes or more before the story actually shows up on the app to read. Also the content as you scroll down often times is old like months and months old so whomever is in charge of updating everything needs to spend more time keeping everything up to date. I usually have to go to the website to see more recent stuff which defeats the purpose of having the app.
I really appreciate being able to see the weather forecast video whenever it’s convenient for me. I also check in on the live feed when storms are brewing. Like others have said, I just wish there weren’t so many ads. I have to plan ahead to make sure I can get through the ads before the live forecast. It does seem like the number of ads at start up has gotten better and I appreciate being able to skip an ad, so thank you for that.
Over all the air prefer ends quickly and nicely. But when accessing the live streaming of the news that’s where it gets very annoying. Do not like when ads pop up immediately when trying to access the live newsfeed, the return to full screen button does not always work and it closes the live news and puts those stupid ads. You miss part of the news forever how many seconds it takes to return to the news.
App is good for 3 stars but could be a five star with less ads!
Love to watch the news on TV when I can. I do like the breaking news alerts on my cell when I don’t have the News channel on at the time. However the app is an excellent app to read but if you want to watch a video you have to watch like a 30 sec. ad for each and every video and most story’s are just a bit longer then the ad itself. Do like one ad for every 3 video stories or even better like 5 stories and make the app a 5 star!
I like to check the weather before letting the kids out of the house to go to the bus stop for school. I just have a few things that should be updated. The first thing I find very difficult is trying to find specific articles that you are looking to read. I have also came across several articles that are old. Some of the articles are several months old and not to mention years old. You really need to check out your website and see for your self
I sometimes have a problem getting it but I don’t believe it is your feed but rather the
location The gov said when elected that she was going improve the broadband statewide,!however doubt Ill see it my lifetime! Fact is that SHE &CMP are more interested in building the corridor that will do nothing for Maine residents but will reduce the electricity costs in Mass!! And destroy our wildlife & the gorgeous scenery of our forests & waters!!
Stories not loading properly
I love the updates. My issue with the app comes when I hot the banner, because I’m interested in the story and the story either doesn’t load or the app shuts down. My other issue is that if one of the two scenarios happens I can NOT just open the app and have the story right there. I have to go hunting for it and sometimes I find it but often I don’t see it anywhere.
I feel that the app allows me to know when news or weather is affecting Maine, and I would have given 5 stars however alerts sometimes show on the locked screen but I can not find the story details when I go to the app. The problem seems to be a time lag and most alerts eventually appear among the line items on the app but some never do so.
Back button goes away
I’m editing my review from 5 stars to 3. After watching videos, the back button goes away and you have to close out of the app and go back in. It’s annoying. When it’s fixed I’ll edit again and bring it back up but not until this little annoyance is gone. Otherwise, this is the station I refer to first every single time I watch the news. Awesome app, but needs a little work.
I am this date deleting your web site from all my iPad & iPhone. I am tired of being commercialized to death when attempting to read most stories on your site. I don’t have to be deluged by commercials on Fox & most sites such as Reuters. I also dislike being taken over by your demand program. Goodby.
They need to filter their ads AND start them muted. And you need to turn off your volume before you open the app in public spaces. I clicked on a headline from my lock screen only to had the word "Diarrhea?!" fill the otherwise silent floor of my office. And withing earshot, my director and VP. Luckily with a good sense of humor. But not everyone will be able to have all eyes on them from their phone yelling something inappropriate unexpectedly. It was worse than when Pandora on my TV started showing dildo ads while my mother-in-law was over.
I use this app every day. Love the video forecast it’s short and to the point. I don’t like how the ads pop up when I haven’t even touched them but it’s gotten better. Your stories at the bottom stay on too long. The ones below entertainment (which I like by the way). Overall a good way to get my news in the morning
My favorite local news app
I gave them a 5 but it seemed to rate each star when I entered so may be a glitch with the review process. Anyway easy to use and very up to date with news, weather and alerts! Like other reviewers I too think the ads are a nuisance.
The only thing I don't like is that sometimes I get a breaking news alert I click on it and it brings me to the old article about the same story. I then have to close out of the app and reopen to get the update.
Yes. WMTW News 8 - Portland, Maine is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,144 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.2/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WMTW News 8 - Portland, Maine Is 30.6/100.
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