• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.0
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: Local TV LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
584 Ratings
$ 0

13Now App

Livestreaming, breaking news notifications, and all the local news you want from WHO-HD in a fast, high-performance app. Watch and read stories at the same time -- the video plays as you scroll. Be the first to know with breaking news alerts, and find out what's happening in your area with News Near Me. Never miss any Channel 13 news - you can livestream our newscasts right from your phone or tablet. Save stories to read later, and share easily to Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Get a head start on your day with WHO-HD traffic and weather maps. Enter our latest contests and promotions right from your phone, and catch up on all your favorite segments from Channel 13.

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  • Smart invert colors 3/5

    By matthew41
    It would be nice to see the app take full advantage of what iOS 11 has tI offer. I wish it supported smart invert colors.
  • Latest version glitchy 1/5

    By Kool Keith //
    Can’t pause video or watch full screen video in latest version!
  • Streaming Won't Start 5/5

    By BiomedRichie
    After this last update, streaming won't start. Oh, of course I can see the commercials, but live-sreaming won't work. Don't update to this version!!!!! I wish I could go back. UPDATE: Four days later, I am happy to report the live-streaming is back up. With the new features added in, this is a solid news app.
  • Great but needs Apple TV app 4/5

    By KneoMattrix
    Works great. A Apple TV app world be awesome
  • A digital disaster. 2/5

    By es the mark
    This app either freezes for 30 seconds or more or just decides autonomously to close down. Your journalism is ill-served by this digital disaster. Let me suggest that you review KY3's platform in Springfield, Missouri, or Chanel 19 in Cleveland. Their stories are presented in groups of 4 or 10 tiles per screen, their apps work smoothly, and they're just a lot more user-friendly. UPDATE on 27 Dec 2016: Thanks, WHO, for making this a functional application.
  • This is the worst app I've seen for accessibility in this area 1/5

    By Lights rage
    When using news apps in the Des Moines in Cedar Rapids area this is the worst I've seen for accessibility with voiceover the bottom tabs are not labeled buttons are not labeled nothing is done correctly to accessibility standards the app developer local LLC should be ashamed of themselves and excluding a community of users who would love to use your app seriously how can you not include about oh 50,000 Islands in your app usage yeah that's a lot of blind people you're excluding the iPhone is very popular with blank people because the voiceover and you're excluding them from your application you should be ashamed
  • One Star 1/5

    By Bellabiscuit2011
    Worst app ever! I can only watch the news via mobile devices while I get ready and it's SO frustrating how often this app stalls. To the point I am now watching KCCI.
  • App issue 1/5

    By mlnpkn
    App closes after trying to watch live video
  • Not iOS 10 compatible 1/5

    By If you're interested
    Crashes within 30 seconds of opening. Reinstallation didn't fix. Issue since iOS update.
  • Closes on load 1/5

    By Louis50527
    App closes moments after it loads.
  • Nice updates on news 3/5

    By Scuruiwbn
    Love the updates on news (except on weekends) App keeps crashing
  • Awful 1/5

    By Eborch
    Seriously, this app is worse than just going to the website to view the same news in a cleaner and easier to navigate format.
  • Nice news app. 5/5

    By Tphyl
    Easy to navigate. Nice layout. I get more national/world news alerts from this app than from my Google News app.
  • Great news, weather and live stream news app! 5/5

    By Farm assistant
    Up to date news, weather and live streamed news app. Would highly recommend it to those wanting breaking news or those who want to catch up on news and what is going on in the viewing area.
  • Forever loyal to the station. 2/5

    By Tai Luu
    I've Been watching WhoTv almost every morning since The age of9 (now 21), but when it came to the app, I had to download the Kcci app for mobile local alerts. I use to love Kcci's layout until the recent update. Still, I'd use Kcci over Who13 app. Again, I love the WhoTv, but they need a better app.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By bngolfn
    I thought I could get used to the new version but I can't. You made it unusable.
  • Weird things happening with this app 1/5

    By Brett dyer
    I don't know what's wrong with this app but something is. I can't read full story it cuts off. Also I am redirected quite often to a different site. Very annoying. It's worse with the new update
  • New Design Needs Work 3/5

    By Larry_The_Norse
    The big redesign seems so-so. There is now no more quick up-scroll by tapping the top for iPhone. But the news seems easy to quickly navigate. Weather is a big weakness; it's a bare bones version with not much info other than for Des Moines. (I refuse to download an entirely separate app for WHOTV weather). Biggest issue is the iPad: there is no landscape mode like the last version had.
  • Refreshed Design = Less Features 1/5

    By Freeseframe71
    Developers still fail to listen to feedback regarding landscape viewing. I use it on my iPad and am now forced to open a safari tab to get to the info. Such a shame and reflection of poor work quality. I'll be going to KCCI app until these guys figure how to develop apps.
  • No landscape view 1/5

    By Kjo7927
    I love reading the news on my iPad each morning but I always hold my iPad so its landscape. The upgraded app doesn't have a landscape view so I've quit using it. Plus as others say, when I did try it, there was too much scrolling to find an article. I hope they go back to the old app soon.
  • AWFUL 1/5

    By Please K.I.S.S.
    Too much scrolling to find an article. Once you find one that sounds interesting, half the article is missing. Don't count on reading any stories in its entirety. Also, can't play videos on landscape mode anymore so you're stuck watching it in a small video box and it's hard to see. If you haven't updated yet, DON'T DO IT!!!
  • Horrible 1/5

    By MarkT-IA
    The new version is horrible. Looks like something from the 1980s.
  • iPad users BEWARE! 1/5

    By IowaNewsGuy
    This app is worthless in landscape mode. They for some reason only designed this to work in picture mode or the short way. I like a bigger screen for watching and reading. FIX IT!
  • No Landscape view for iPad. 3/5

    By cpack65
    No landscape view for iPad.
  • Nice Update 3/5

    By Iowa515
    I love the new update and the new look.
  • Nice new look 5/5

    By Jamnjman
    I like the new set up
  • Nice, but... 3/5

    By Do you really need my name?
    I really like this app. You can do about everything here that you can in their website. That includes seeing the top stories, and watching the live streaming broadcasts. The problem now is when you go to watch the stream, there are big black sections inserted above and below the actual video, so it can be distracting, and difficult to be able to make it full screen. This is really bad on an iPhone, and moderately bad on an iPad mini. This has been for the last few months, I thought it might get fixed, but not yet...
  • Needs fixing 1/5

    By SD Farmboy
    App recently will constantly switch from a story to various ads. Highly annoying.
  • Hard to navigate 2/5

    By Carrots4lunch
    Still don't like the navigation. It isn't obvious that you can click on the 3 lines and scroll through a menu to go to weather or sports, etc. I usually just stay on the headlines screen. In the past month, when I click on a story to read it, it starts playing the video even though I have not clicked on the picture. This is super annoying!!! I like the blogs and would like to see more of them, but they frequently refer to a picture or video that is supposedly posted with the blog, but it isn't there.
  • Can't watch videos 2/5

    By hawksdude
    It's nice they have written stories, but they need video content.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By hawkeyesrock2552
    I love this app. I use it everyday to check the latest weather and news updates. It is designed really well.
  • Ok, but can't hear videos 2/5

    By Isurox
    Great news and weather app, but you can't hear the videos at all even if you turn the volume up all the way? Please fix right away!
  • Could use some help and an iOS 7 Facelift 1/5

    By appletimemac
    Hey guys, I watch Channel 13 news on TV but your application is very sad in comparison to the quality of your programming. The application is screaming for an iOS 7 facelift and just a general UI overhaul, very clunky.
  • Print area goes off of screens! 1/5

    By mmbrownie
    Can't read because much of report is not visible. Weather cancellations listed by county don't list Story county- 30 minutes from the station! Plus other similar blunders. This is SO bad! Go with KCCI.
  • Great app but... 2/5

    By Bodey Magic
    Love this app but ever since the last update, it crashes when I go to the weather. Please fix this!
  • Great improvement. 5/5

    By News junkie IA
    I like the update. It's clean and looks great!
  • Way to go 13! 5/5

    By apprenticeofchrist
    Up until this update, 13now was the inferior tv news app in DM. Now it's easily on top! Nice changes! The feel, flow, functionality (quiet hours!)- all very good!
  • CIML please 2/5

    By macsnob
    I only use this for high school football scores to see how others are doing while our game is on. It would be nice if you could separate the scores by conference or like on tv post CIML separately.
  • Not 'News' 3/5

    By Hawkeye JM
    7/5 update causes app to freeze and not open. Had to delete and reload. Drop the blogs - uninteresting. It's a 'News' app. We watch WHOTV and would like the app to improve. Update more frequently.
  • Disappointed... 1/5

    By SBandG
    This app used to be really good-with local, state, national, and entertainment news. Now it is just local news-which doesn't even contain much. WHO-TV is still my choice to watch on tv for news, but unfortunately, KCCI is my news app, now. Please make it better! App won't let me submit a review, now!!
  • Silent movie 1/5

    By FD Newser
    This app is put together well. Except that there's no sound in video. I've tried it all: cranking volume, restarting ipad2, reinstalling app. Silence. Don't waste your time with this clunker unless you only want to read the written stories and check the radar.
  • Good site 5/5

    By wmjindsm
    Everything works good here. Can watch live newscasts with little problems. Negative comments are wrong.
  • Very Poor and "Live Video" doesn't work now 1/5

    By circawdm
    The last version at least had live video that worked 90% of the time. Too good to be true. Short lived. Now I get a "Safari can't open this URL" type error message when I click on "Live Video!" That live video was a big reason I downloaded this app. FREE is fine, but even a free app is no good if it doesn't work. Will be deleting this app after this review. This app is worse than the grammar of most of the WHO meteorologists. This could have been very useful and good. Spend a little more money and get a good, working app WHO.
  • Cheaper and Cheesy. Avoid 1/5

    By WillzCommentz
    It would be better to not put out any app than to release something like this. Looks bad guys. Really cheesy. Not work I would be proud of. Looks like it was built by a 7th grade science project team of two.
  • Not as good as advertised 1/5

    By TroyRig
    I don't expect much from a local news app but this is poor. The only video is a live stream as the newscast airs on a website outside the app. The ad on tv makes it look like you can get videos on demand. The weather maps are static and look like something straight from 1995 and the sports scores are glitchy and crash. Love the station, but they need to find a better developer?
  • Glitching Gotten Worse 1/5

    By ChrisSanger
    Always glitching and resetting to home screen. Can't even read HS football scores without it glitching so I can't move to the next page and the Subway ad is ridiculous, I've hit this 100's of times inadvertantly because of the design which I imagine is good for your impression revenue from Subway, however it is skewing your numbers and scamming Subway. I am deleting this app because the glitching has gotten worse and it is no longer functional. I am reluctant to even give this app 1 star.
  • Does not load 1/5

    By Al to the Po
    Never works
  • Getting better! 4/5

    By allie8962
    Love the new weather forecast video! Great addition!
  • I love channel 13, but hate this app. 1/5

    By annomous
    This app only works about 1/3 of the time, and when it does, it's extremely slow!

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