KGW news app 1/5
By My tummy
Waaaaay too many continually forced adds now.
Hope your greed for advertising dollars is worth it.
Deleted the app.
Good Helpful App 4/5
I pick up news on this app quicker than my local apps in Eugene. Also, love the traffic app when traveling.
Too many ads 2/5
There are too many ads when using this app. Finding the news I want to see isn’t easy.
KGW news 5/5
KGW news my family thinks it’s the best, you inform us about things that have happened and things we can do on our time off . I watch the news at 430 am before going to work and then again around 5 pm ..
the weather is very important to me and you guys get it 99% of the time ..
Thank you all for being just YOU.. great job
Download another app 1/5
By Katiee(: Wahhooo
Hardly updated. Hardly accurate. Deleted this app and got Fox 12 instead. Don't waste your time. Mark > Rod
Update is really bad 2/5
I used to rely on KGW for my weather updates, but since it has been changed, I find the app of little use and am using it less and less. Weather updates are too few and I used to like the current conditions which is gone now. Also do not like the graphics
News app - KGW 4/5
Seem okay with good assortment of local and national news. Biggest complaint is that it takes forever to load on my IPad while other news apps come right up...? Too many ads loading maybe...?
Way too many high bandwidth ads - usually give up and can’t read the news because ads keep loading and reloading. 😐
Always first with bulletins 5/5
KGW8 bulletins are always the first in my feed to break important news.
I used to have all the local channels notify me. I have reduced it to just this one because the story always posted first from them
Crashes / and too many ads 2/5
By Boom Ditty Boom
It could be improved. This app crashes on my iPhone from time to time while I'm reading a story. Maybe because there are too many ads?
Just OK 2/5
By White Horse Woman
Love KGW Channel 8 News and its great team. The news app doesn’t compliment them. Old stories hang on for days. The quality and variety of local stories could be better. I check it daily just in case.
KGW App 1/5
Such poorly written articles. Don’t they use an editor, maybe an editor who actually reviews the work?
By sturdy woman
Prior to your last upgrade where you reduced the text size to about a 6, I would have given you a 4, but after I emailed my concerns, you indicated it was being fixed. That was 2 weeks ago. I am now a KATU user!
I like the app, however it shuts down about every ten minutes and must be restarted. Also scrolling is very jerky. I woUld rate it a 1. Please fix, as I like your coverage better than KATU.
Would like to see you spend more time on events pertaining to Oregon and forget about national news. We get that from CNN or FOX and it is usually of minimal interest. Don’t understand why we need to know about a shooting in another part of the country. Also, most of the news reported is negative. Why not report on the good instead of the bad. I don’t need to see a picture of the person responsible for a robbery or shooting. Actually, unless it pertains to my family or me in which the police will inform me, I have no interest in hearing about negative news on local TV.
Total waste of time. 1/5
Nothing more but a platform for advertisers. Three or four top headline news stories. The rest are days or weeks even months of old news. KGW – NBC is the only news station we watch. The live news station and this app or not even relatable. I intend to delete.
Intrusive Ads 1/5
The ads make this app unbearable to use lately...
Good to horrible with recent update 1/5
This app used to be fairly good. Sure, video links would crash the app but everything else worked fine. However, with the latest update, the app is practically unusable. Who worked on it? Monkeys?
No thought about user experience 1/5
Too many ads. Some open the app store with no prompting. Nobody needs to see the kgw logo for three seconds every time the app is opened and definitely not when you're bounced out if the app and switch back because you don't want to download the yahoo sports app. Also I get alerts regarding breaking news and when I click on them there is actually nothing to read.
I'm uninstalling. Recommend using a different app that can just consume kgw feeds.
Still Full Of Hijack Ads 1/5
I had believed the recent update one week ago to the app had stopped the advertisements from opening the Apple App Store. It just happened to me twice in 10 minutes. KGW still showing they would rather make money off ads than share important news.
Constantly being hijacked to the App Store for advertisers apps! 🤬 1/5
There is no way to read a news notification without being continually hikacked to the App Store. Pathetic.
No longer usable 1/5
Used to listen to the news whil in the shower. Now with the pop up ad it cuts off. So now I go to channel 12. The repetitive Farmers ads are annoying but it doesn’t cut out. Fix it an I’ll be back
By Dude Broman
Too many ads!
Latest update is a big step backwards 1/5
With this latest update, not only did the design/layout drastically change (and not for the better), but now the screens have a flicker and are constantly updating so I get jumped around all over. Used to be my go-to news app, but no more.
Bait and switch 1/5
Every time I use the app it keeps sending me to the App Store can hardly read a word before it switches
Ads make it unusable 1/5
With the last release, I can’t read an article without an ad popping up every COUPLE OF SECONDS. Totally unusable now!
Worthless- Deleted it 1/5
I’ve used this app for years but recently it’s overrun with pop up advertisements that make it unreadable. Deleted the app and I won’t be using it again. Time to check out the KATU app for local news.
Every time this app is used, it opens the App Store 1/5
By Shoulder angel
Tried this app for several days, but every time I tried to read an article, the App Store would pop up every few seconds, showcasing a different app. Very annoying and also makes this unusable.
Bugs, pop ups, auto redirects to App Store downloads 1/5
Latest version is hot mess. I have to force a shutdown of the app as in the middle of reading an article it will automatically redirect to an App Store download that I did not select. Amateur hour! Get it together!
Serious flaw 1/5
When reading various articles in this app, it starts jumping to the App Store to download several apps. It doesn’t download them but then if you go back to KGW then it will cycle to App Store again. Seems like malware.
Ad campaign is too much 1/5
Poor move KGW. You’re reading an article and then it takes you to the App Store. That’s too annoying for me. I won’t use it until they change their ways.
Unusable due to advertising 1/5
App continually redirects users into the App Store. If we can’t read the articles there is really no point in using the app. Will uninstall after writing this review.
Use to like... 1/5
This appt is now interrupted by the App Store (since last update)!!! Every time I open the news the Apple App Store opens to the daily rec’d apps!!! So frustrating!!!!
Too many ad redirects 1/5
Can’t read any articles due to the app constantly redirecting to sponsor app downloads and ads.
I share other users’ experience that when trying to read a news story, the app redirects you to the App Store for some junk app and no amount of effort to return to the news app will work as you keep getting redirected to the App Store. I experienced this with another local news app some months ago. I will have to do with this app what I did to the other app and delete it until this app is fixed because it is unusable as it is.
Can't even read stories 1/5
By It's a Mystery All Right
With recent updates, this app will randomly open the App Store *as if* I had tapped an ad when in fact I did not.
I guess it's time to switch stations.
Ad bug renders it useless 1/5
I’ve used this App for years but a recent update causes ads to hijack the App at almost every tap. It’s currently useless.
Had to delete because it kept trying to make me buy apps 1/5
By PDX Mac User
I can't check the news on this awful app any longer because it keeps switching me to the app store to buy junky games.
Constant pop-up ads 1/5
Constant pop-up ads without user initiated prevents reading the news. Terrible experience now compared to the way it had been for years. Will use other local news app from now on.
Longest running bug award and now spamming! 1/5
Wow. This app went from bad to just plain unusable! I can even barely load an article without App Store pop ups taking completely over! I get having an occasional popup, but this is ridiculous!
Stop in-app forced advertising! 2/5
KGW - starts the madness and get rid of the feature that out of the blue opens up App Store and forces reader to look at advertising for app we never heard of. Need are unreadable because of this! Wasn’t the case before, but now it’s unbearable.
Horrible since update 1/5
The app is completely unusable now. Pop ups to download spam apps happen every few seconds regardless of clicking on anything
By Fluffy White Bunny
I have watched KGW news and used this app for several years, but the most recent version is pretty much unusable. Pop-up ads for apps open in the App Store about every 15 seconds. By the time you get the new pop-up window closed, and find your place in the article, another pop-up ad opens. Ridiculous. Deleted. Please fix this KGW! Until then, I will be checking out KATU and KOIN.
Needs more attention 2/5
By Salem Dad
The categories are a bit mixed up. Things that are in local, should be in nation now etc.. The current version also redirects you to the App Store for whatever ad is at the bottom of the story. Overall, they should take better care of the App. Especially since the redirecting problems weren’t addressed in the latest update.
Pop ups are horrible 1/5
As others have commented, for the past couple weeks it is constantly redirecting to the App Store midway through articles. It seems like it's a bug that needs to be fixed, but if they've intentionally down this to generate ad revenue that was a horrible mistake. Was hoping the last update would fix this problem, but didn't, so maybe it was intentional. Either way, it's so bad I'm deleting the app. I would not recommend using it.
Unusable — overrun with ads and persistent App Store redirects 1/5
Recent updates have injected far too many ads for this app to be usable any longer.
Ads appear as always-onscreen banners at the bottom of the display, as well as full-block panels mixed in with news story listings.
Those alone would make the app borderline unusable, but worst of all are the forced App Store redirects. In the middle of viewing content, with no user prompting whatsoever, something will force the App Store to open. You will be directed to some garbage sponsored app listing, utterly stopping you from reading an article and thus using the KGW app for the purpose it was intended. Worst of all, when switching back to the KGW app, it will almost always redirect you again immediately.
The KGW app as it stands is completely unusable, and will remain so until this disgusting level of intrusive advertising is removed. I am removing it from my device immediately following writing this review.
Getting bad 2/5
I like keeping up with current event in Portland but about ready to trash can the app because in the middle of reading a story, it’s been redirecting to other suggested apps that have nothing to do with news. Just about to jump ship!
Ads took over my phone and forced downloads 1/5
This app WAS my favorite news app, and would use multiple times a day. But the developer made a recent change and now after a couple of minutes, an ad feature with automatically open the App Store and try to force a download of some game or utility app I’ve never heard of. Even after force quits of the program, it would still somehow get the App Store to open and try to download. Had to remove this program, and the problem disappeared from my phone. Developer has been unresponsive to my concerns, so consider this app DANGEROUS until fixed.
The WORST kind of ads 1/5
I can't read a news story without the app kicking me to the app store to some random freeware app's page. I have a feeling ng the developer and KGW 8 are not on good terms.
News & useful info 3/5
I like to be informed about what's happening, locally and elsewhere.
My complaint is that I can’t read anything without being interrupted by the Apple App Store advertising every few seconds. Is that normal?
I used to love this app, it has everything I need. Lately whenever I am reading an article it opens up some ad in google, and when I proceed to finish the article this continues to happen over and over so I'm unable to read the article. Please fix this!
Would be higher but 3/5
Randomly ap will keep opening up store or browser and won’t stop. As soon as you close it it opens again. Arrrg