Get rid of the ad that one must scroll up to get to the news. It doesn't work half of the time, and for seniors like me, it is difficult to do. Fire the person coming up with the idea too.
Great app for local info 5/5
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Look and feel like spam 1/5
Too many annoying popups!
A great and vital news app! 5/5
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening 5/5
Just started crashing after launch
Swipe and cash 1/5
commercials cost you 4 stars. Click on the app so you can pimp your ads. Lame news
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Too many annoying ads 3/5
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
Good news app 4/5
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Deleting app 1/5
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Great App! 5/5
By Geary Cottrell
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Ads and crashes 1/5
Every time I try to read an article ... CRASH. Reload app. Mandatory advert. Get back to current story they sent a push alert out for ... app crashes ... try again and again CRASH ... but bs ads of course loaded.
The only way in Tampa Bay! 5/5
By gaylee's closet
I love this app and station! This is the only app I depend on. Channel 8 is on my side!
I am a snowbird and when I'm back in my home state I like to keep up with what is going on in FL.
Great way to keep up with news 4/5
By Left handed girl
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
Great Site 5/5
I enjoy this site because it gives me up to date information on the news and weather.
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
Not Reliable 2/5
By Tarkus 77
Many times I have tried the app it does not easily link to those mentioned on news broadcasts. Most home screen options are useless to me. I want to see news stories, not links to social media.
Good site 5/5
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Notifications don't match latest story 1/5
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
By Largo sita
Fantastic app in all news and in the moment that is happening
OK content. Too many ads. 2/5
Most likely the best of the Tampa area apps but that is not a compliment.
Too many ads stitched into content.
News I can count on 5/5
By The Scarlet Ohara
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
Best ever 5/5
Love new app with easy access to watch news
Cannot play ANY videos in the app. Tried to watch video of Irma, just get a black screen. Have to entirely close the the app! Needs some fixing ASAP.
Looks just like Channel 10's app 2/5
By Debbie 72
This looks just like WTSP Channel 10's app. I liked the way this app looked before the changes that made it look like everyone else.
New update 1/5
Downloaded new update today now app will not stay open! I think you still have bugs!!!
Awful App 1/5
Constantly crashes as I'm trying to read articles. All of my Apps are up to date and I have an iPhone 6S. Please have someone who knows what they are doing fix this. Not user friendly, at all.
Worse news app 1/5
App crashes, I have to open it multiple times. Videos wont play but the ad will play again and again. They should think about us and how we chose this app for the news and not bombard us with so many repetitive stupid ads and fix the app so we can see the news. With so many other news apps I chose you guys but you're failing.
Video stinks 1/5
So I have to sit through a 15 second commercial and hope the video works. Several times I have tried to view a video attached to a story and after the commercial the video does not work. That is a waste of my time. Get it together already!
Horrible App 1/5
I'm so fed up with this poorly functioning app. I am currently looking for other app to get my local-ish news because this one, as with other users I see here, are also not happy with it. It deserves NO STARS but I can't undo the star I accidentally touched!!
I am tired of touching an article to read, wait and wait for the app to respond to see a message telling me the article is not available! Also, chronic crashing, slow app response and videos don't play.
By Pandora lover!
This Fourth of July weekend this app has been so slow to open then when open to work. I've had this app for a long time. Lately it cannot keep up. Reboot??
Ads keep popping up 2/5
Why is it every time you try to read a story the Hula Bay ad keeps popping up? Very annoying!!!
I hate it! 1/5
By Cheryl 123
Every time I try to read a story I get auto play video from some other story! If I wanted to READ that story I would. In general I don't like video but this auto play crap has me this close to deleting WFLA.
*update. Goodbye WFLA. I can't read your stories because of the distracting video that auto plays with every click. I often read stories while my husband watches tv and I don't want video or sound.. I want to READ! Your app just sends my blood pressure up due to the aggravation.
Keeps crashing on my iPad mini and iPad 3
Needs work! 2/5
This app crashes almost every time I use it. Too bad, as I like the layout and news articles.
Too many ads 1/5
Just wanted to get a weather app from the local station but I have to watch a full :30 ad prior to seeing any video to find out if a tornado or hurricane is going to hit. Easier to use the mobile web.
Not good 1/5
Tried to get weather. Sure ran two ads at same time and then wouldn't run weather. And then pop ups every few seconds. Waste of time.
Cannot play video the Ad's lock 2/5
It's a shame that they feel the need to put ads in front of tragedy, breaking news, and weather alerts, what happened to the saying the news comes first.
Pop up adds make the app unusable 1/5
If you can't use a news app with one hand it becomes a video game. Not what I am looking for to read the news.
Smut news 1/5
By Former NH'ite
If you want local Florida news forget this app. Only National Enquirer type stories reported here.
Annoying ads that pop up way too often. 1/5
The ridiculous amount of ads are overwhelming. No other news app nags the user with ads as much as this one does.
absolutely useless. Might be good for local news, but difficult to get to anything. Ads pop up constantly, so when you try and click on a story you end up going out of the app and into web browser to view the ad you never had any interest in to begin with. Then have to go out of Safari all the way back to the App, wait for it to refresh, and then the same thing happens again starts with an ad.
Too busy and too hard to find anything 2/5
I love and watch WFLA news every day but this web site is just not up to par. I can never find anything they talk about on the air nor anything else I am searching for. Plus the home screen is so incredibly busy, it makes my eyes hurt. Sorry WFLA, I'll stick to your TV news and social media updates.
Terrible update 1/5
The new app layout is terrible. Each time you pick a news story, it starts back at the top, making you re-scroll through all the news stories every time. Terrible layout. Who is the app designer, a middle schooler?
Ads load, News does not. 1/5
What a lousy app from a great news station. The ads load, but the news doesn't. The news hasn't updated since the app updated.
Going to the completion. Sorry, news channel 8. Fix it, and I'll come back.
Way too many ads!!!! 1/5
Too many ads!! Crap keeps popping up after each article and in between articles!! Horrible news app!
What Happened! 1/5
I have been using the Newschannel 8 app for a while. The latest update makes it almost unusable with all of the pop up ads. Every time you read a story you are blasted with an ad.
By Dr. DAT
Full page pop up ads render the app unusable. Content is old and poorly written.
Worst "upgrade" ever 1/5
This used to be a very good local news app which I enjoyed. The latest version assaults you with unending popup advertisements that make the application incredibly annoying and cumbersome to navigate through.