To many click-bait ads 1/5
Aside from some valuable emergency news every once in a while, the app is riddled with click-bait links (Outbrain et al) that take over 50 “next page” clicks to get to the headline of interest. This is not news and delegitimizes WPTV5 as a news outlet. Also some of the pop-up notifications do not link you directly to the news you want and drop you in the main page for you to find the news of interest. Clean it up guys. It is good to have local news but not like this.
Hangs up and full of adds 1/5
By j d mcb
Never works unless you Constantly refresh it
Linda R. 5/5
❤️❤️❤️WPTV. ❤️❤️❤️their App!
Alerts keep me updated with all spectacular news and weather. Enjoy up to the minute News in our area. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Why do you people think we need a weather warning every 25 seconds. All you do is interrupt our programming! No other station is this annoying! You also exaggerate everything. Especially Mike Lyons. He needs to retire. Always making mountains out of molehills. Stopped watching you news totally. But really tired of you constant bar across the top of my screen from your never ending nonsense. Next complaint to ABC
Best local news 5/5
Great to watch and read about your local news.
Good News Ap 5/5
We follow the station locally for news and weather information. The app is similar to the actual TV station, meaning it is predictably good. The app loads quickly and has the basic information I need for news and weather.
If you follow what is going on in Palm Beach county, the WPTV app is a trusted source that does not have some of the sensationalism other outlets have. The app consistently works well.
Great Job with the App. 5/5
By PBG Dozer Boy
Great App to get you through a Hurricane! Steve Weigel and the team are Awesome!
I Hate Wasted Time 1/5
This app purports to have an "over-the-air" feature where you can access broadcast content in real time. That's also what was said in the promo which aired many times on the lead up to Hurricane Irma. Part of the pitch was that if you download the app you can watch on a personal device even after the power goes out.
On opening it you are, in fact, presented with a YouTube-style video interface which says something like "WATCH LIVE." This is complete bunk! When the video finally loaded what we saw was from four hours earlier (per WPTV's own time display at the screen's bottom right). What's more there was no slider to advance or rewind the video.
I tried it again this morning when there were no threatening conditions and much less demand, one would think. Same results, except now the delay was over twelve hours! Full disclosure - No other station has anything better to offer.
What really burns me is how all these stations represent themselves as the most up-to-date, tech savvy operation in the market, when in fact even the engineers and IT guys are every bit as amateurish as the beginner reporters they foist on us.
Do not waste your time! Especially when it really counts. Like in the teeth of a bad storm.
LIVE REPORTING 5/5
GREAT APP! Kept us informed throughout hurricane Irma with all the up to date news etc. Highly recommend..
Great app! 5/5
Up to date news and alerts. Great coverage.
Hurricane Irma 5/5
The best, quickest updated information!
By Kid cabo
Your crew has been outstanding!
Great app, keeps us informed thoroughly.
Hosts and weather personnel are right on top of the situation. Love it
Great App 5/5
Keep up the great work.
Thankful to be able to keep up with reliable information 5/5
Especially when out of town. Thank you to all the team monitoring the weather. Be safe! 👍
Great app! 5/5
Let's me know traffic and weather with notifications right to my phone. I don't have to worry about remember to check because it automatically alerts me with the latest and updated information. Very useful and handy!
Excellent coverage 5/5
I don't like watching television, so this app that I can pick and choose to read is great. I especially like the weather coverage. Kudos!
Great news service 5/5
By Vanny the fanny
Always up to date and easy to navigate.
Very simple, Very usable 5/5
So far it is an easy to use, effective local news app.
The ads can be boring and frustrating when in a rush, but there are other apps much much worse with respect to ads preceding a video.
Great Free News App 5/5
Great app for local news/weather/etc for palm beach county and the treasure coast in south Florida. Minimal ads and just the content you need to see to be quickly informed. Great weather section and even special sections for entertainment and business which I have found very informative.
Keeps me informed while away 5/5
Easy to navigate. Takes minutes to catch up on "home" news while away.
This app is simple, easy to navigate, and always up to date with current stories. Great job!
Easy to use 5/5
Love the layout of the ch. 5 app. I can scan thru the stories fast and videos do not automatically play unless you want to.
Easy to forward articles I want to share. This is the only news app I keep on my iPad and enjoy reading every day.
Love this app! 5/5
By Happy Banker!
I love this app, I keeps me updated as I travel!
I love this app. With working all day this app keeps me up to date with all the news .😊
WPTV App 5/5
Great App! The weather section is spot on for my area!!!
My hometown news 5/5
By hirschette's eye phone
I love Channel 5 news and the whole team too
Carlos palomo 5/5
By chin view
Luv WPTV! Watch it everyday for everything. I depend on it so much I also have the app on my iPad mini. While also enjoying watching it live! Love you guys! Thanks for your accuracy and coverage
What I Need... 5/5
The WPTV app gives me local and national updates and keeps me informed. It's what I need to know.
Best New Station Ever!!! 5/5
I love this station as I keep up with the news from Texas.
Great App For The Palm Beaches 5/5
By Eagle Eye 561
This is one of my favorite apps. I must check it about 6 times a day.
It has been recommended to all my friends. I did have an issue awhile back but it has been corrected. I also like the alerts, however I had to go into settings to turn the sound off for them, otherwise they could wake me up. All in all, it is a must app for people who want to know what is going on. An example is if there is a roadblock or a bad storm, an alert will let you know about it immediately.
Great app and great updates! 5/5
Live and love Palm Beach County! WPTV is my news of choice and best team for all news, weather, and especially the traffic. Getting updated alerts is great. I also recommend getting the storm shield app, it's the best for up to the minute of our weather...
WPTV App 5/5
Great app, always improving.
Failing miserably 1/5
Where do I begin? Your so quick to send "Breaking News" in a notification, then upon clicking on it, it takes you to the app then crashes to my home screen. I open the app and your "Breaking News" is no where to be found. Commercials for every video I play? Seriously? It maybe an important "Breaking News" story and I have to watch 15 seconds of junk commercials. Then if I miss something on the video, and replay it, here comes another 15 seconds of the same commercial. Why not charge .99 for your app and drop the commercials. Even when you go live at a "Breaking News" event I see how un-professional your team acts prior to it actually taking place, remember that you are live and people record what you say and do as you are streaming and supposedly your representing your station. My iOS device is always kept up to date, try to keep your app up with it. Oh and by the way, "Breaking News" I will be seeking out another station to follow if this can't be fixed.
No more commercials! 5/5
I have always loved your app but now that you give the option of no more commercials you are the one news app I wake up to! Not mentioning any names here, the other station puts a 30 second add (the same add, grr!) on before I can even watch the news video, which the app by the way is mostly video news! You get 5 ⭐ from me! Oh and you are also always up to the minute for news! So thank you Channel 5! You rock!
Very comprehensive! 5/5
A go to app for S. Fla
The Best News Station! 5/5
WPTV is the BEST news station and weather station in all of Florida! Can't ever go wrong!
Top stories and best weather in Florida in my opinion ! This station and its team ROCKS !!!
Great Local News & Weather 5/5
Love this app!
Do u read ur reviews? 2/5
It's clear many reviews are complaining about same issues since last update. Don't understand why you don't make more of an effort to correct asap. Pls fix!
The best app for South Florida news and weather 5/5
I really like how frequently the stories are updated, and that the headlines of the stories I've already read become grayed out. Very clean interface, and very easy to find what I want fast using the tabs on the bottom. Really nice app.
Terrible app after latest "Update" 1/5
By Jimmy Fuzzbuster
This was my favorite app among the South Florida TV station news apps. It was straight forward and organized. After the most recent update all the headlines run together and you can only see a few words of each story headline. Another example of a good app ruined by an "update". This one will be deleted from my phone too.
Great App!! 5/5
By Killer Tee
This is one great app very user friendly and we love the arrests section!!
The worst update ever 1/5
Always like channel 5 till now with this new app. Very disappointed with the app, overcrowded and terrible layout...Thanks God for channel 12 and channel 25 to get a decent app.
Perfect for on the go 4/5
Easy and quick to get news!!! All sorts of news too. Top stories plus extras. Would have given it 5 stars, but couldn't bc of the advertisements.
Relevant and Timely 5/5
Appreciate your commitment to relevant and timely notifications throughout the day! Great app!
By Dr diaper
Always a prompt update with thorough relevant news, relevant to Palm City-Stuart area also.
Awful update 1/5
This is the worst update! Really considering deleting it unless it's fixed right away. Everything runs into each other and cannot read. Used to my favorite app.
can't stop the vides 1/5
By unhappy jupiter joe
It was originally a great app but now I can't stop the videos from loading when all I want to do is read story. After trying to stop vids the app locks up and I must get out and then reload only to have it happen again. Please fix so videos don't automatically load.