33/40 news 1/5
By Prissie 62
I really liked this app until you up dated it. Now all I get is a white screen that tells me it will ask me about something and that was 2 weeks ago.... I’m still waiting for it to ask and for the app to give me news again.
Where’s the story? 3/5
When you get news flashes and click on them to read, you get something else totally different.
Picture in picture 4/5
This app is pretty good, but I noticed 2 things that could help. During severe weather, I need to be able to use my phone, but also keep watching/listening to the weather broadcast. Could a feature be built in like other apps have be built into the app where you can navigate away and still have a screen for viewing or at least listen to the broadcast? And also maybe somehow could you eliminate the ads that have to be played during an emergency weather situation. Thanks in advance! Glad I have this app option.
It’s alright 3/5
I got this app mostly for the live weather broadcast when we have bad storms. I wish I could customize the notifications I receive. It seems like I am getting a notification every 30 minutes and it’s excessive. Probably 90% of the notifications I couldn’t care less about. The interface is also clunky and sometimes difficult to navigate
It’s happening again 1/5
This app is doing what it did in previous versions. When you get a notification & click on it expecting to read or see THAT topic....you get the home screen. And what the notification told you is NOWHERE to be found!!!!
Too many commercials 2/5
By Honda Pilot
Something needs to be done too crack down on commercials That is all we watch if you’re gonna do something about it do it
Never works 1/5
Tired of alerts that take me nowhere when clicked.
Add chromecast support already 2/5
Add the ability to cast the news livestream to Chromecast
UPDATED: Take me to the articles 1/5
This is an updated review based on the fact that nothing seems to have improved from a notifications standpoint. And because they haven’t fixed the issue, even though their release notes indicate they fixed it, I’m downgrading my rating to 1 star. The issue: When certain notifications pop up, I click on them and it just takes me to the “Explore” menu. The article from the notification is no where to be found. Either the app is dysfunctional or ABC is releasing articles and retracting them. If the issue is fixed, I will happily upgrade my review.
ABC, when you send me a push notification for a news article, I expect to click on the notification and be taken to that article. This doesn’t happen.
Not Dependable 2/5
Apparently the “live broadcast” is not dependable. After the storms of last night, and me only having antenna for local channels, I went looking to see if there was a live broadcast of the local 33/40 TV. I really could care less about watching live TV on my iPad, but sure would be nice to be able to carry James Spann into my basement with iPad and watch his weather coverage downstairs if needed.
Found on their website that this app streams live coverage. Downloaded and crap, its CRAP. First, click on the “watch button” and its new clips from two days ago and only like 2 mins long. ONCE the playlist actually had “live coverage” as the first listing on the play list. I tried watching it, but after commercials, I got a splash screen that said “be back soon”......they lied. After 10 mins of this, I closed out the app, and opened it back up. NOW, THE “LIVE COVERAGE DOES NOT EVEN SHOW UP AT ALL UNDER THE WATCH TAB. ITS JUST DAYS OLD CLIPS. They either stream live or they DON’T. So far, its not worth my time OR effort.
Annoyes by this app 1/5
I will receive a news stoey alwrt on my home sxreen that interests me, and I’ll click t to take me to the story.... yet t never does. It will only bring me to the home page within the app.
I’ll browse the stories there but NEVER see the story that interested me! What gives? There isn’t even a search tool to try and find the story either.
Gets on my nerves!
Love the app in general but needs some minor work 4/5
I like the ease of use and fair unbiased reporting that I have come to trust over many years. The only thing I would like to see change is how you view pictures that show on the main article. For example when you click on a story the picture at the top is cropped and many times you can’t see the details of the picture. There’s no way to click on the picture to enlarge or open separately. If that was fixed this app would be perfect.
I Can’t Hear Anything 1/5
By Patient in space
I was so excited for local news. I downloaded this app and I CANNOT HEAR ANYTHING!
James Spann 2/5
Please remove the picture of James Spann when the app is opened. I like James but I don’t need to see him every time I open the app.
Need to update basics 1/5
I cannot view this app in landscape mode on my IPad! Should be basic coding to allow user to flip the device (IPad, IPhone or Android) to view the app without standing on my head to view! Duh!
Very disappointed at your station this morning . Y’all are being very bias and one sided. You are favoring and supporting the Democratic Party. Not happy at all and been a watcher of your news for 30+ years. If you have any questions watch the morning show again and you will see. Arielle Clay reports were wrong!!
Non-stop Notifications 2/5
There doesn't seem to be a way to moderate which notifications you receive. Ironically, in the app settings, it actually says, "Don't worry, we won't send to many." Ha!
Gave it 5 stars until latest update. 3/5
By VoiceOver user.
I loved this app until a few days ago, when it was updated. Now, the Share feature seems to have utterly disappeared. Some of us use Share to add an article to Notes, so we can return to it; other times, we just want to share something with friends. Now, we can’t seem to do either. Also, when I tried to access App Support, the app opened to the article I had just read, instead of taking me to App Support. That’s why I’m writing a review. I haven’t tried reinstalling the app yet, as I’m still catching up on two days’ worth of notifications. Once that is done, I’ll try reinstalling. If that works, I’ll update this review.
Update: I reinstalled the app, and “Share” still doesn’t appear in the articles. Bummer! Also, App Support still sends me to whatever I just read. Another bummer!
App updated again; now Newsfeed nearly inaccessible, as images seem to hide titles of articles. Share is supposedly back; but, if you bring an article up, Share disappears again. App wasn’t broken two weeks ago, but the “fixes” since then _have broken it. If you don’t need to Share something or access Newsfeed, it’s still great!
App doesn't refresh 4/5
I have to delete and re-download the app to refresh the stories. My push notifications stopped, the entire app just freezes.
Too many push notifications 2/5
By Bham guy9
I like the ABC 3340 app but numerous push notifications throughout the day is not necessary.
Please reduce the number of notifications issued.
It'd be good, but no widget??? 🤔 That's kind of a basic app feature these days.
Was interested in following local events but the notifications are increasingly annoying from not affecting me with traffic alerts to announcing headlines that do not have a story anywhere within the app. Unfortunately it has led me to just uninstall. Hopefully will improve in the future.
Traffic needs fixed 1/5
In this new version, the traffic part of the app does not track your location on the map or show you where you are on on the map. I found that feature helpful and the lack of it frustrating.
Crashes When Attempt to Open Weather 1/5
Weather tab causes the app to crash. The main reason I downloaded was to get local weather.
Ok but needs some help 3/5
Very annoying to get a notification, click on notification to read about the story and the story notified of is not even there.
Weather tab does not work 1/5
Whenever I click the weather tab on the side menu, the app shuts down and closes. The app was recommended by james spann to use for weather, so a little disappointed that the most relevant feature crashes the app.
Closes every time you try to open the weather 1/5
By Jason in bama
As soon as you click on weather the app crashes and closes.
Bad update 1/5
By Elder Stuart L. Stone
On Friday, January 13, 2017, I installed the latest update to your app. Since then, I haven't been able to read an article. When I click on an article to read, it opens, I can see the picture, but there is no text. Please look into the situation.
The only reason I downloaded the app to begin with was to be able to read the Weather blog, but now it opens the blog in Safari. And even though I have completely turned off the notification, I still get notified about every bleeping things that happens around Birmingham and the world. Furthermore, WVTM's radar app is visually easier and nicer to look at.
App is Crap 1/5
I have tried many times to use this app. It's slow, the news is old, articles are full of advertising that I have to maneuver through to try to finish the article. I'm assuming that the local stories are self edited because of the poor spelling and atrocious grammar. I'm not saying that all of the articles have this problem but there are plenty. I would be embarrassed to recommend this app to anyone.
That being said, I'm deleting the app! Sorry 33/40, Get it together! I'll contemplate trying you again at a later date.
Worst app I ever tried 1/5
Loaded the app, opened it and couldn't do anything except go through the tutorial. No way to exit the tutorial. Deleted the app.
No newsfeed 1/5
Can't get anything, just instructions on swiping. No newsfeed comes up, no menu. Have deleted, no use to me.
ABC 33/40 Birmingham 1/5
What's the deal with the orientation of the news on the screen? Ever since you asked me to download an "improved" version of the App, on my iPad, I have to constantly keep turning it from vertical to horizontal to vertical to horizontal and on and on! This is unacceptable! I can watch the news on other stations that keep it horizontal like yours used to be. Please fix this! K.Courtney
By Mr. Super D
This is the worst app. I have ever used, because every time I try to play one of the videos , no matter which one it is, the prompt comes up and says this video is not available at this time. It should work fine as I am on iOS 9.3.4. It has been this way for over a year, and is still the same. I have even had this same problem with other phones.
App only works in portrait mode, since I use the iPad almost exclusively in landscape mode in a stand, it's useless to me.
Needs a lot of polish. 2/5
First the good: I love the notifications throughout the day to keep me informed that events are happening. I also love the "dark mode" look of the app. It makes it very easy on the eyes.
Now the bad: Opening notifications does not take you to the story you want to read leaving the user to scroll endlessly with a high probability of never even finding the desired story. Stories seem to jump around while scrolling through and just rearrange themselves with no particular pattern. Clicking many stories takes the user to some other story at random.
The bottom line: I love 33/40 and I love the notifications. For this alone I will keep it on my phone but the app developer needs to clean this thing up and make it usable because in its current state it's a borderline disaster. Many would say don't complain because it's free but I am some one who gladly pays for quality apps and would pay a reasonable fee for this one in a polished state.
Cant get started! 1/5
I have uninstalled and reloaded. Upon installation, I get five pages of tutorial to swipe through. I can't close the tutorial and get to the app!
Worst news app 1/5
This is the worst news app I have ever had the displeasure of having on my devices. The notifications that come to my devices, when swiped, will not take you to the story. Most of the time the story you are notified of is nowhere in the app nor in any section thereof. Worst news app ever, good thing it's free, that's about all it's worth!
This app STINKS!!!!! 1/5
I would like my WEATHER ONLY app back please. The originally one that I could just hit it one time without going thru screens to get to the radar, simplified, option to track storms and it used my GPS to local me. This one STINKS!
Too Confusing!!! 1/5
Can I just have my James Spann weather app back PLEASE!! I like to just open 1 app all in 1 screen to get my weather not go through page after to see the weather, I could google it faster!!
The app has been very slow to respond for a few weeks now. When I try to access the weather portion of the app it freezes entirely and I have to close the app altogether. Try again but no avail. This app used to work well but something is obviously interfering with the performance.
One of the worst news apps ever.
Worthless app! 1/5
By JLT 54132
I have never been able to hear, see or read even one story on this app! Nothing happens when you tap the tabs. My WAIT app works fine, this one is worthless.
Now watching another stations app 1/5
This is half baked. Should have kept the older version. No stars for this one.
New app 1/5
By Mrs. Gina
I'm very disappointed in the new app. Before you could click on weather then radar and see a map of the state to determine how close rain/storms were to your location. Now the radar part is useless to me now. Very disappointed!!!!
Wow! How did it get so bad? 1/5
Normally I don't review apps but since this one has gone down the toilet I feel that I should share with everyone. Off to find another local news app now...
By Went from great to this???
Was an easy to view great news. This is the worst I have seen. 4 pages of which nothing works. Keep searching. Don't waste your time with this.
Update is AWFUL 1/5
Layout is confusing. The ad in the middle of everything is atrocious and if you even brush against it, a window opens in safari. Bad move abc/3340. I'll be looking for another news app.
By Doty 69
Took forever for this to update. Hate the new site. Can't we just get news headlines like old site. Why do you have to make everything so difficult for older people. Will not be a fan of 33/40 news anymore.