It’s terrible 1/5
It’s so bad at loading, ads popping up and not going away, freezing, and importing to find what I’m looking for. Great news outlet but terrible app.
Closed captioning? 1/5
Very disappointed that I could not watch as they were no options to enable CC.
By Lauren Jolles
The live video has subtitles you can’t turn off no matter what you do. Please fix this
Once great Now pathetic 1/5
By Payson Mike
At least Fox News attempts to be fair and balanced. abc is completely left wing and promotes fake news.
Take for example the article today VP Pence appearing at a rally in Montana.
The article says in a round about way that the sponsors of the event and by reference are supporters of Qanon.
The article infers Qanon supports child sex trafficking. To the contrary, Wikipedia states Qanon is fighting those who are engaged in sex trafficking.
Words and punctuation matter.
Such a sad demise for a once honest news agency.
Hard to read 2/5
The story titles over photos is too hard to read so I go elsewhere.
Why do I have to click a second link?! 1/5
When the app pushes an alert, it prompts another window where you must click “view” before the article is presented, super frustrating! Also, that “view” link disappears wayyy too fast!
I get sick of it skipping 2/5
By Barely tolerable!
This app would be just fine if it allowed you to read & scroll at your own pace. But, NO, just when you're reading something it jumps waaaay the heck to some other random place. It's the app, not my device, because this is the only darn app that does it. MAKE IT STOP!
What is going on! A Time warp! 1/5
This app is the worst thing I’ve ever seen sometimes it has stories on it that are from 2018 or older! How can the editors of this news organization let this happen.
Socialist News 1/5
By what ever you want!
ABC use to be a reliable source of news. Now it is nothing but a Democrat Socialist news letter.
Advertisements Look Like News Articles 2/5
The advertisements look just like news articles. What happened to professional journalism?
I have great Connection - 1/5
- Although: I gave great connection with my provider. This is a developer issue.
Whenever I would like to see a video, an ad is attached. The ad freezes and does nothing. It does even start.
I am going elsewhere to view the news from another provider. ABC / Disney Corp. has done nothing to update or improve .
Your site is lousy.
August 2020: still same issues, videos freeze whenever. I’d give a less than zero if I could. The topics look interesting but cannot view.
Good app for news 5/5
This app is easy too use and gives you tons of articles and videos for free.
Most bias and divisive station 1/5
Something happened to ABC in the last 4 years. Where there have slowly only started to report decisive bias stories. They forgot the definition of journalism. They were my favorite for being unbiased and least divisive, now they are more ultra left then msnbc. This is my first app review and I have had a iPhones for more then 10 years. I need to write this before I deleted them. Will gladly go into detail after detail. Example after example.
Visuals matter 4/5
I like ABC because they are rarely sensational in their approach. Visuals matter, though. Stop putting your lead headlines in white on light backgrounds. They are totally unreadable. Also, make the useless “interests” section skippable, please. It rarely works as described anyway.
Never opens content 2/5
I’m getting pretty tired of getting notifications about interesting articles just for them to not even be able to open
Bug fixes and improvements=Cliché 1/5
Did anyone notice an improvement after the latest update? Of course not! We’re only being fobbed off with a cliché while we give detailed feedback. Not fair. Bug fixes and performance improvements is a cliché used by apps in decline. Does not tell us anything of what was done to the app. They don’t care at all. One star.
App Needs Work!! 3/5
By Gina 7
I like ABC News, it is great but the app is not. Homepage type can not be size adjusted like other news apps. And when you choose a story the type is huge and not adjustable. CNN app is great check it out. Thanks.
Stories should be checked for typos. Hagia Sophia story. Is not The Hagia Sophia it is just Hagia Sophia. It is a proper noun. The is not used.
ABC news 1/5
By stupid user 101
Too many adds and outdated new.
Started playing audio by itself and would not stop after killing app. 1/5
Very frustrating bug seems to have existed for over a year according to other reviews.
Out of nowhere it started playing audio on my phone. I haven’t used the app in ages on the phone, so thought it was the Apple Watch triggered it somehow. Killed the abc watch app and that didn’t stop the abc news audio from streaming on my phone, even when I locked the iPhone. The. I Killed all apps on the iPhone and that didn’t stop the abc news streaming audio from playing on my phone. Rebooted phone to stop the abc news audio.
Commercial overload 1/5
Just downloaded this app to watch the Mary Trump/ George Stephanopolis interview. Found the interview in search and I still haven’t seen it. One commercial of 30 seconds first then the interview? No. It’s either frozen or damaged I see Mary’s face appear but immediately another 30 second commercial plays again, so I wait again. The ad is over Mary’s face appears frozen. Then another 30 second commercial comes on. I wait, Mary’s face... another commercial ...Mary’s face... another commercial. I saw 6 commercials and not one second of the video I came here for.
I know this app makes their money on commercials but this is ridiculous.
Goodbye ABC NEWS APP back to NBC NEWS App once again.
Keeps crashing!! 3/5
I Love the app, but it won’t let me watch the Full Episodes anymore, crashes every time!!! So frustrating!!
STOP HIDING HEADLINES! 2/5
By Be Aware 90046
I’m a news junkie and ABC NEWS has always been a primary source.
I downloaded the app a couple weeks ago as an alternative to the other news apps on my devices. I have close to a dozen.
ABC NEWS is the only news platform that frequently “hides” the headline for the lead story and often makes it virtually unreadable without eye strain.
For example, a lead headline tonight about Covid testing in Jacksonville is displayed in white letters against a white photo. it’s so obvious you can’t make out the words yet here we are.
I think if you look at how the other news apps present their lead stories compared to your approach, you’ll see the difference in clarity and production value.
Regretfully, ABC NEWS is now the last app I turn to for my quick news fix.
Very annoying 1/5
By boca jonas
Click to watch One video , and you show A total different video , don’t worry, deleting your app now
App Store Stop covid 19 not death never 4/5
By vikram anju
Stop Covid 19 not death never
Covid television fixed stomach yes not more inside never
Randomly plays 2/5
The app randomly kicks in playing audio. Not sure what triggers it but very bothersome. No other app does this. Have to launch the app just to get it to stop the audio.
What’s going on? 1/5
News these people report, DOES NOT match up to the news I research on my own. I don’t take anyone’s word, I like proof and facts. I’ve noticed these people don’t have either.
Audio in the background 1/5
By Behind your lies
Randomly the app decides to play the news while watching a video. I’m going to delete the app if the problem hasn’t been solved by the next update.
Still opens audio uncommanded 2/5
Despite the last version update. The app still opens audio without being open or commanded.
World News With David Muir 2/5
By Good Cook 18
Why can’t I obtain the current live news? I can only get yesterday’s. The reason I downloaded this app was really to get David Muir’s show when I am away from my TV.
Audio Starts Playing on its Own 3/5
By Alphabet attack
Can you please fix the bug where the audio starts playing when the app isn’t even open? I’ve noticed that’s been a problem for some time despite updates. And I see other people have been mentioning this. It can be pretty annoying. Thank you!
Audio plays in background 1/5
Audio just randomly starts playing on my phone, even when the app is closed
Fix the glitch or I have to delete! 1/5
Randomly without even being open, it will start streaming the news loudly! It’s incredibly frustrating and inconvenient. There are plenty of reviews on here stating the same problem.
Great app but.. 3/5
I hope the people behind this app see this and make a fix for it because it’s getting kind of annoying and makes me want to just delete the app all together. When I have the app closed and go to turn my volume up or down (when I’m listening to music or watching a video on another app) all of a sudden ‘ABC NEWS LIVE’ will start to play in the background without me even having the app open. It keeps going until I actually OPEN the app and FORCE it to shut off but closing the app. It’s the strangest thing and it’s just getting annoying so I’m hoping y’all come up with a solution but I don’t think I’m the only one.
App will use a huge amount of cellular data 1/5
By Directechnical difficulties
Used almost 2GB of data before I turned it off! User isn’t warned or aware. Do not recommend.
I watch your report for the 1st time & you have so many commercials it’s redickulious. Hell u would do 1 story 30 seconds & off to another commercial.I went back to CBS. I really like u David but I’m not into all the commercials.
Spell check 3/5
I have been seeing a lot of spelling errors on the bottom of the news on tv.
It doesn’t represent news quality with misspelled words as kids in school are watching. Fact check and spell check would definitely improve your station. If you are hiring people that can spell would be helpful!
So frustrating 2/5
This app has good push notifications with the latest headlines. But if you want to read the full headline or read the article, good luck. Clicking on the notification brings up the app and takes you to an article that’s ongoing.
So if you click on a headline that talks about a very specific topic relating to COVID-19, you have to scroll through months of crap to find that info, and the headline doesn’t match what was in the notification. I don’t care what happened in April. It’s June. Give me today’s news.
The articles are well-written, but... 3/5
By Why can't nickname b same?
The headline font size is too small. Too much clickbait. Some special interest stories are buried within the clickbait. The clickable images for the news often doesn’t match the information given. Maybe I need to pay to get better service? I understand organizations need to make money, but all the nickel and dime news information should be accessible to all. It’s too much with so many underemployed or unemployed to get up to date and accurate necessary information about their neighborhoods, community, country, and world.
The site keeps jumping around and when you try to play World News Tonight it shuts off. The other news apps are far better and work better...they need to definitely update this one because it has lots of bugs.
Consumed 3.8 GB of cellular data in 2 weeks! 1/5
This app consumed 61% of all of my data compared to all of my other apps!
I have been watching this ABC News app daily for years. And I just switched to NBC because of whatever changes were made in the way it is viewed on my iPad. Now when I open I only see the streaming pod cast...not the breaking news with scrolling updates of other news and GMA news. It has been like this for about a month...I kept hoping it would change back...and it hasn’t and I can’t see the option anywhere to make that change. So...NBC news app it is. And I’m sorry...I have never written a poor review for anything like this..that’s how disappointed I am.
Auto plays audio in background unrequested 1/5
Nice app overall but it has a strange annoying bug. When I am NOT even using the app, but hang up from a phone call, the app starts playing video in the background. I can hear the video but it took me weeks to figure out where it came from. They only way to stop the audio playing is to open the app and then kill it.
Hope this helps,
progrmr on StackOverflow
Randomly plays video audio 2/5
By star stable lover🦄🐴
The app will suddenly start playing audio for no reason.
Starts playing all the time 1/5
This app will randomly start playing with my phone just sitting on the counter. The news will start going off. At first I thought it was maybe a one time thing but it keeps happening!
No ringtone for notifications 4/5
I’ve noticed that the app doesn’t send an alert tone (either an in-app tone like the ABC News signature or a device’s preset tone) when a push notification is sent.
ABC = Poor Judgement 1/5
In the middle of the worlds worst pandemic, and over 100,000 dead and counting here in our country, many of us are burying our deceased loved ones, all while ABC continually airs their hysterical laughing, smiling and dancing cast having the time of their lives in their promotional “Good morning Sunshine” commercial. How insensitive is that?!? It displays not only poor judgement but outright insensitivity and stupidity!!!
Wish I could give it ZERO stars! 1/5
By Rose marine
Videos don’t play when you scroll down to them. Fix. Your. App!!!!! How hard is that!?
Starts playing by itself 1/5
The app itself isn’t bad, what I hate is that it will start playing on its own and if you don’t realize it because your volume is down, it will kill your battery! I wish they would fix that it will randomly start playing!
By Mark is the best of all
I used to respect ABC as one of the most impartial ways to get news. However now all I see are stories filled with clickbait as well as stories that are not only misleading, but flat out not true. It is clear that ABC has joined the “liberal agenda”, and will soon have the same lack of credibility as CNN. I truly hope you guys choose to put credibility over profit, however until then I am done with ABC.