Horrible application 1/5
Worst application in Orlando for news. Horrible design. Older application versions were much better. WFTV go back to the drawing board. This review is for both iOS and android.
Great if you want a bunch of adds 1/5
Don't waste your time. No news here just a lot of adds.
Pitiful hurricane coverage. 1/5
By Ex Winn Dixie Customer
7PM Thursday same report as 11AM on track of hurricane Irma. Not worth my time to rehash you're replay. Bye and deleting the app.
Lacks authentic community representation 1/5
I've use this app for several years and I've came to the conclusion that this app does not provide an accurate representation of greater Orlando news.
Instead it litters the local headline news sections mugshots and criminals; providing us skewed perspective of the greater Orlando community.
It's essentially police propaganda!
It fails to focus on the maturity of Orlando residents who are multicultural, hard-working, productive and wonderful citizens of society.
If this is the only app you read on a given day. You may not want to even come out of your house!!
Finally, if you want accurate news, transcend above the USA biased news and read the factual BBC world news.
Poor Doppler functionality 2/5
By Casual skeptic
Ok for very basic info. Clunky, crashes and the Doppler is NOT interactive and doesn't animate. The weather app is no better. Just now was trying to read a story , an ad obscured the copy and there was no way to close it out.
App keeps crashing 1/5
Please fix. App keeps crashing during live newscasts and now they eliminated newscast reruns.
Wish it was easier to use 1/5
News stories take a long time to load. If you try to scroll before it fully loads you get the weather. After it's done loading and you try to scroll you often get the first story over and over again! Very frustrating.
Needs a patch 1/5
App opens for two seconds then quits unexpectedly.
Hate new update 1/5
By Disney HD
This was only news I watched until this latest update. Now it is permanently frozen on my screen...appleTV and iPad. I cannot delete it or use it. I'm so sad.
Since the update, the stories don't load after clicking in them. You just get a white screen. I don't understand why developers always ruin a good app.
Crashing all the time. 2/5
Loved the old version of this app. My go to news app and now I get "error playing video" all the time. Please fix.
Always Crashes! 1/5
Current version always Crashes. Please correct this issue.
MAJOR step backwards 1/5
Checked the latest version of the app in my prep for hurricane Matthew. So many ads embedded in app it is impossible to get to ANY information without dealing with slow load times. Easier to use the national hurricane center. Once again WFTV shows us Ad revenue is more important for them.
They had it working but now with the latest iOS patch it's broke again. sure would be nice if someone would test an app before they dump it on us. It is garbage and I'm voting with my feet and going to the WESH app. It works and seems to have FAR less commercials.
bye Martie, Bye bob.
Original review - Live feed doesn't work; forcing portrait mode is just wrong; crashes when you select "contact us". Please fix. I need my daily dose of Martie and Bob!
Stale news - poorly written headlines 3/5
By Orlando Dude
The same headline will be on - sometimes more than once - for days on end. Searching for something I want to review the app locks up.
Does exactly what I need it to do 3/5
I got this and the other local news apps to see what's going on in Orlando. Definitely has the most alerts, which can be annoying. I don't open up the app unless I get an alert, so, not sure how the entire app is in terms of quality. Only annoying thing is that whenever I click on a notification, it opens the article in Safari rather than the app itself
App is slow and often does not update! Poor reporting of local news. App is also difficult to use and navigate.
Breaking news! 1/5
This app doesn't seem to understand what breaking news is. Instead they send you alerts to watch the regular broadcasts. Irritating.
Bogus alerts 1/5
This app sends me "breaking news" alerts at all hours of the night. I don't need to know what is going to be featured on the 6pm news at 1 o'clock in the morning. Alert me if it is urgent.
This app is terrible. First I get alerts for EVERYTHING. What ever happened to breaking news?! I don't need an alert to tell me what to expect on the 6pm broadcast... That's why I tune in. Also, if I click on an alert you take me to your website... Isn't the point of an app to take me to that and not have to pull up the Internet?!? Terrible. On par with bright house. Deleting.
Very late updates 2/5
By Doobie snackerz
This app is supposed to keep me up to the date on breaking news in central Florida, however all the breaking news notifications come 30-60 minutes after the other news stations notifications.
Try this for awhile.... 1/5
I have a question about your app and the app alerts. I look on your Facebook page and see great stories....yet almost every single notification on your app has a negative connotation to it. Somebody getting killed, murdered, break-ins, car accidents, rapes, crime. GOOD GRIEF!! You do know FEEL GOOD stories is news too, right?? Does every alert have to be that? Can you try sending alerts with POSITIVE stories in them?? Try that for awhile.
Great For watching Central Florida News anytime! 5/5
I have been watching WFTV news on this app for some time. I had to time my viewing for live broadcasts which was not always convenient. Now they run the most recent broadcast on a continuous loop. This is a great enhancement and allows me to watch whenever I want! Great job WFTV!
No audio?? 3/5
By Trail hikergirl
Having problems with the live stream--mouths are moving but no audio on my iPad. Works fine on my phone. Yes the volume is turned up.
Yay! An Update! 1/5
By Cptn. Fuzzy Pants
Is this the update that makes your news stories better? I've been waiting for that one for awhile now.
If this isn't that update then I'm sure it will be released soon.
Orlando news please 1/5
By Cat Lady 1994
I have issues with this app. So many times when I open it I am getting the news and weather for Georgia. I thought this was the WFTV app. When I open it I should see WFTV, Orlando Florida and not Georgia. Better yet please bring back the old app. It was much better!!
WFTV Eyewitness News 1/5
By Rob Apopka, Fl
Terrible app. Headlines out of sync. News headlines are not updated very often. I have viewed the same stories for three days straight, time to DELETE!
Like using an app from pre-school 1/5
One of the worse news apps out there. The stories regularly don't match headlines. Breaking news is normally a headline and nothing more. National news section is 50% sports even with having a separate section for sports. Forget about world news.
Why are all the local news apps junk now? 1/5
Bring back the old app and put some news on it... This new version is terrible and the news is old... Think I'm going to have to delete it the same way I deleted WESH's app... It's a news app! Put some news recent news on it!!!
WFTV 9 app crashes and fails to load 1/5
By C A 0987654321
This app has completely crashed on both cell phones I have, I-phone5's, and fails to load at all even though I have reloaded app from ITunes and rebooted phone several times. I liked The app for weather and traffic when it was working. I hope it gets fixed soon!!
New App 1/5
Bring back the old app, new one is lousy.
Bad app 1/5
The advertisements that follow every story are tacky and unprofessional. Stories are also left on the site for weeks at a time. If you want up to date news, switch to the local 6 news app!
Bad Update 1/5
By Shadylady 1976
Doesn't work right. Fix it.
When I look for news I don't want to be directed to garbage ads and useless links. APP being deleted.
Hate it 1/5
There is going to br a new app.,but to download I would have to buy a iPad, my OS will not be compatible with the new app.
It is not worth spending my money to get an app the mostly has OLD news.
Please include an option to enlarge the font.
Does Cox Media Group Even Care? 1/5
Given the number of complaints about lack of landscape mode (add me in as one), and the lack of even an acknowledgement of a problem, it would be easy to conclude that CMG doesn't care about online watching. There's no ratings, so no potential revenue. This should have never been released. Since it was, it should have taken no more than 48-72 hours to release the fix.
Not very user friendly 1/5
The app is not as user friendly as the old one. When you first open its a plain screen. Radar only appears in portrait view. The old app was 10 times better!!
No QC Prior to update 1/5
Your update is now displaying Atlanta news not your Orlando station. Looks like your web group is in need of some new staff. Pretty amateur to release this.
Not working right 1/5
By I am monavie
Somebody please fix the landscape mode it's not working this update needs to be fixed.
Terrible Update 1/5
Video no longer streams in landscape mode. You also changed the alert sound to a generic tri-tone; now it sounds like every other alert. Can't you guys choose an alert sound unique to your station so users know that it is channel 9 when they hear it?
Update does not work 1/5
By Dirty dawgvghnm
No testing prior to launch. Amateur.
News from wrong city 1/5
Currently only showing news from the Atlanta area and not Orlando where the news station is actually located.
Bring back Landscape mode! 1/5
Landscape mode not working when watching any videos!, even live TV!
No airplay support? 2/5
By derring dodette
After several years of successful use of WFTV apps for news and weather, I’m having trouble with all of them. Have we lost the ability from the iPhone to Airplay this news to an Apple TV? It’s funny, but the ads all seem to play just fine, but the news feed jumps and restarts even just on the phone. The iPad version is working even less well. Disappointed, as this was our one source for local news.
You need to update the video player and like you to put your player allows for the phone to go into sleep mode and stop to feed it's annoying during the live stream
A great app 5/5
By What Burns My Bacon
I've been very happy with this app. I'm a news junkie and need to know what is happening in Orlando and this great app does that. It always keeps me informed and up-to-date on what's happening.
Keeps crashing 1/5
Everytime I open up the app and start reading The news it crashes and kicks me out EVERYTIME!!!
No service 4/5
By Smitty road
My screen is just black with a spinning icon
App won't open! 2/5
Issues just started yesterday but the opening screen comes on, then fades to a black screen with a loading icon that just swirls and swirls and never opens. Please fix! I depend on you!!
App itself is great, but.... 4/5
The update is great! I love it, but what's not great it this old icon that I'm stuck with. I want the new icon shown in the App Store. It has a nicer cleaner look. You should be using the same icon no matter the device. This old icon HAS to go! Fix this and I'll change my rating to 5 stars.