No chromecast 1/5
How can that be ?
Big issues? 4/5
For nearly a month, I had as breaking news the shooting in California on 11/18. Why is that still showing?
PROBLEM WITH APP 1/5
There has been a “ breaking” story stuck on the main screen for over a week from a California shooting. I never expressed interest or bookmarked it but it will not go away. Every day it takes up space and reminds me of the tragedy. I haven’t gotten support with the issue.
Breaking news in error 1/5
I am seeing a breaking news story from 11/18 and today is 12/5.
Can’t stand the latest version with long advertisements and frequent video malfunction. 1/5
Can’t stand the latest version with long advertisements and frequent video malfunction.
Suspicious app activity 1/5
By Tim Shockley
The number of times this app randomly runs in the background is alarming. I rarely opened the app and regularly close background apps and yet somehow I would randomly have audio playing from the ABC News app that was never even opened. Its left me very concerned with my privacy for letting this app stay on my phone.
ABC news 5/5
I like this app because it has all the news
Losing Interest 1/5
Used to be my #1 app to open on the morning, but videos would open up and play loudly, even when the app was not open or when I was in other apps. I would have to open the app and close it to make the video stop. I have moved on to more moderate news outlets, as ABCNews has focused more on the far-left crowd.
2 stars... sorry 2/5
This app is great. I enjoyed reading news. However, I must give 2 stars for NOT having dark theme. My eye hurts while reading while the theme is WHITE. Please add dark theme. Thanks.
I’m just trying to catch up on the news! 2/5
I get it, Fidelity Wealth Management. But seriously, I watch the same thirty second ad over and over again between each tiny little twenty second news update. I almost have it memorized. Not to mention the ads lag, so I have to wait for them to load. I say them, but it’s .just. .one. .ad. Fidelity, got it. Fidelity is keeping me from watching the news. Also for some reason it won’t let me watch full episodes despite having logged in to my cable provider.
I love ABC News! I hate this app.
ABC News should be ashamed of themselves for editing video to make people look bad and to make things seem far worse than what they really are.
Too many ads! 2/5
I like flipping through gma video segments in the morning. Now there is an ad (the same one) between each of them. Please bring back old format.
No REPUBLICAN anything 🇺🇸😥💜 1/5
You are against the President Trump I adore. You are biased beyond belief. I am ashamed I wasted time downloading this dem only app. 😥🇺🇸💜
Weird background audio 2/5
By Colin Steinberg
I’m having an issue with the app where even when it’s closed, it plays audio from the app. How is this even happening?! Fix your sh*t.
Randomly plays videos 1/5
This app would randomly turn on news videos when I haven’t opened or used it in months. All of a sudden I would hear voices from my phone and it’s always this app playing a news video- sometimes in the background of a phone call, making me crazy! Deleted app as this happened 6 or 7 times over last year.
Randomly plays Audio 3/5
By F Robinson
This app is great for breaking news, but it keeps playing news audio through my phone even when the app is closed. I have had this app for years, not sure which update the problem started with but it makes me look very unprofessional at work.
ABC News App 3/5
By CJ land
Thanks, and I appreciate the app alerts and news, but the interruptions of ads in the middle of news stories drive me mad. Please stop!
I love this app 5/5
I love this app
Where are Closed captions system 1/5
I noticed that many apps under tons of business don’t provide closed captioning for the deaf around America! I can’t believe that 50 states governments neglect deaf rights since 1990 and its doesn’t successfully closed captioned for my experiences 29 years very sad!!
Nothing interesting 1/5
By Nickname Holder
Had this app for months. Cannot customize it, no dark mode. Not any interesting news. Uninstalled.
Starts Playing Videos by Itself 4/5
For some odd reason, this app will start playing news stories all by itself. It is a great app to have to keep up with things, but I hate that it just starts playing, even if it hasn’t been opened in days.
The same commercial (over and over) 1/5
By Some Guy Some Where
Horrible!!! The same commercial over and over and over again (Fidelity financial). To the staff of ABC News: Do you use your own app? You should be forced to in order to suffer the same torture you’re putting your viewers through.
EMBARRASSING childish spelling errors in reports? 1/5
By FAKE INFORMATION HONEYPOT
Are you guys kidding me? Does ANYONE read your reports BEFORE they get posted? Almost every day I see some spelling or grammatical error that is so obvious, it’s an EMBARRASSMENT to your staff. These are things a GRADE SCHOOL student wouldn’t miss. Are you that desperate to get a story go out? Try paying a kid minimum wage to just read the report before you post it!!! Is it really that hard to be ACCURATE when reporting the news? Come on.
Ease Of Use Has Gone Downhill 1/5
Why does it seem too often that when an app is updated, it becomes more difficult to use? That’s what I’ve experienced with this one- much harder to scroll, sometimes it won’t open at all, and too much content on each page makes it difficult to follow. Some of the other news apps are much more user friendly.
FAKE NEWS 1/5
Bias against conservatives Fake news
Streams sound when app is closed 2/5
When I’m listening to music, randomly (when I go to turn down the volume) the news starts playing (EVEN WHEN THE APP IS NOT ON). This has happened multiple times. I close all apps and it still plays the sound of the news that’s streaming. Therefore, I have to open the ABC NEWS app and it will stop. Please fix this!
Can’t watch the news 1/5
I’ve held off my complaint for some time thinking it would get better. You’d think an organization as large as ABC would be able to create a quality app but nope. I can’t watch half the clips I want because it doesn’t register my touch. Sure likes to repeat the Fidelity ads though.
The Latest bit 2/5
By Sorcerer’s Apprentice
You all always tease us with a headline that’s never in the news bit.
I’m done with this app.
Terrible format 1/5
Don’t like how they chop up the format of the clips. Makes me opt for other news
Please fix 3/5
After hitting back it goes to the very top of the list. I would like to stay where I was instead of having to scroll back to where I was after reading an article. The volume option should be moved away from the time bar. When I try to turn the sound on, I frequently tap the time bar and advance the story. Maybe a little space between the twin would help.
Weird Bug 3/5
App works great! But the only thing is that from time to time the app will play a video on the homepage in the background even when not in the app. I’ve opened my phone and it has just started playing, even if I haven’t opened the app. It’s frustrating to just hear that background noise sometime.
Random app streaming 1/5
I had this app on my iPad but I had to remove it because it would randomly start streaming audio for hours for no reason. I never use the app really anyway but it shouldn’t just do things for no reason.
App Needs Work!! 1/5
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.
Had to uninstall it 3/5
Seemed to be causing some issues. Sometimes after I get an ABC News notification, my phone won’t go to sleep. (ABC News app isn’t even running!) I have to restart my phone to get it to sleep again. A few other times, the ABC News audio will start playing and I can’t get it to stop. ABC News app isn’t even running, but the news audio is playing somehow. I go to my music and play a song to get the ABC news audio to stop. This happened the other night when I woke up and picked up the phone. Maybe hit one of the side buttons.
Ads are too long 2/5
By PN in SB
For me, it is not worth it to watch a 30 second ad just to see a 30 to 60 second news video! Ads should be limited to 15 seconds. Other network apps do this.
This app doesn’t have up to date news
Something wrong with the APP 3/5
For the last 3 weeks , this app has been acting up . It’s hard to load the clip . Many times when the clips actually plays , you hear the commercial in the background .
ABC can’t get this right 1/5
I tried to email customer service through the app but it turns out that’s not a valid email address. That’s why I’m looking at the reviews. It appears I’m not the only one who has been embarrassed by the audio blasting without the app even opened. I, too, have had my phone locked only to be startled by the sounds of some story I didn’t choose to hear. As this has been a problem reported here for sometime without any obvious attempt to address it, I am deleting this app.
Found the culprit 1/5
By Bad bad meow
This app randomly plays the news when the app isnt open and cant turn off. For the longest time i had no idea because it would play in the background and it was random and honestly i never opened the app. Like not once. Finally it did it again and i heard it. “This is abc news”. So i found the culprit and deleted it.
Randomly starts playing 1/5
Both yesterday and today the app started by itself playing audio on my iPhone. It was not an active app at the time...I hadn’t even clicked on it. The first time I had to turn off my phone to stop it. Today it happened again while I was using the weather channel app, and stopped it by deleting the abcnews app from my phone. WHAT IS GOING ON????
Notifications Broken 1/5
As my only news app. Notifications are broken on iPhone 11 Pro and iOS 13.1. I have reinstalled to no avail. Please address the issue.
I like the app and the content itself, however, in the past couple of weeks I’ve been noticing that whenever a news notification pops up, the audio for that article automatically plays through my phone even if the app itself isn’t open. It doesn’t even stop whenever I play different music so it forces me to open and close out the app to stop the audio. Otherwise though, the app is great.
ABC Action News!!! 5/5
I Love ABC News! Not only do they share The latest news, They always bring it to you with Action! Often check the weather for the appropriate temperature before my morning work outs🤪❄️ thanks ABC!⏰💪🏽
ABC review 5/5
By johnny rementer
Rate says it all.
To VP of ABC Digital Media... 1/5
Drop what you’re doing and go find an iPad.
I’ve found that I like your Nightly News with David Muir and would like to stream it every evening. It’s a frustrating experience I think you should look at with fresh eyes.
Putting the “news snippet” approach, that pervades the site, aside, I’d like to easily locate and play the most recent program in its entirety.
I found the steps needed to play a selected episode of a show where too many and somewhat obtuse.
Video playback in an iPad landscape mode is broken. The ad that plays before the show forces the display into Portrait mode. When the ad is done, it remains locked in Portrait mode while chopping off the right forth of the frame.
Check it out.
Ads preface every subject 2/5
Just another way to shove ads in your face. The news is secondary to the advertising. I have deleted this app....good riddance.
Trying to watch live and it throws me into archive videos. Not intuitive. Make it easier.
It’s commercial laden 2/5
I know that apps and companies have to make their money but the pure number of repetitive commercials after watching each clip makes this app unwatchable. Good information, poor delivery. Hope they fix it with a more tolerable mixuture.