Awesome AppleTV app 5/5
I got home from work at 1:30 EST and I wanted an update on the storm in NOLA. I found nothing on my AppleTV weather apps. I went to my news apps and opened the ABC app. Even though I didn’t find any current information, I found something even better!
The option to have the split screen is phenomenal!!! On top of that, there are multiple cams that I can select on my split screen. This is why I cue up David Muir when I get out of work! ABCNews is awesome and the app is even better!
Never ending ads 1/5
Live news streaming is mostly about the endless streaming of long ads with a little segment of news in between. Waste of time.
Wrong story 1/5
You click on a story and it uploads a different story. Very frustrating. Going to try a different news app.
Designed for Obama phones only 5/5
The display keeps tilting to the far left when I open this app for some reason. Booming economy in the U.S., ninety percent of illegal opioids and other drugs still coming across the open southern border, yet neither of these stories get any news coverage. Guess I should quit working and get a free Bama phone. Then this app would prolly work better.
What happened to the Salute to America? 1/5
By Daughter of America
Shame on you for not televised Our President Trump address on 4th of July ! You lost out on something remarkable for our Great USA and cheated yourself on not hearing great music that support our troops ! Losers!
Can’t even read the text 1/5
This app has always been difficult to navigate. Trying to get to the text I want to read and stay there has been hard. Today it has become impossible. The top photo or video box no longer scrolls up as I try to move the text to continue reading, and the text won’t scroll up well enough for me to read past the first paragraph or so. The app has finally become completely useless for me.
Bad update 1/5
Since the last update some stories won't upload and some disappear while I'm reading them.
Had to delete it 1/5
App comes in by itself and is very hard to turn off. Last night it worked in the background for 9 hours when I was asleep and completely drained my battery. When I turned the phone back on after charging and checked settings, it said it was operating in the background over nine hours. I liked the app before this started happening. If they fix it, I will reinstall, but not before.
Rate news app 2/5
By lein om
Font too small. Should adjust larger.
Too much repetition in the articles. See the same stories days on end.
Too many videos in some areas. Sound blasts if you accidentally read a story that’s a video. I just want to read. Intrusive.
Don’t need constant stories about whoever those people are on the morning or Today show. I guess they’re paying you. Most people don’t care. Think it’s the entertainment section. Boring.
Too many ads in the middle of stories.
Apple News hugely better. And others.
Think you could do a better job.
Not working - crashes every time I try to use it 1/5
For several weeks now, this App has not functioned. When I open the App, after a couple of seconds the App crashes and shuts down.
When I click on the “App support” link, it sends me to the main news page of the website. No link to support.
Bad App Code Verification 1/5
By News Gorilla
The least you could do, is run quality control verifications before you post an App revision. You not only damaged the ABC Corporate image but show an utter lack of the most basic concepts in software management and control. Time to consider another more competent team!
Glitch that plays app audio while the app is closed 2/5
I like the app and the news notifications. However, I keep getting these random audio plays while the app is closed. You cans stop it from playing unless you actually open the app and scroll down to the video that randomly started playing. If you’re phone is on silent, you won’t realize it’s playing until you pick up the phone. Ends up draining the battery.
Ads are too much 1/5
This app forces me to watch a 30 second ad before is see any content! No way to skip! I don’t think you content is worth it So I will be delete it. You need to loosen up on the ads or no one will watch it.
Ok hate your ad policy will. Not be using your app.
Main stream media 1/5
Main stream media supports pillaging poor countries. And Against Medicare for all.
Annoying adds and videos. 1/5
By titanicguy 81
I wish your news clips could play as smoothly as your f----ing adds. I'll choose a news clip to watch and a stupid add for product that I don't need or care about plays then the news clip doesn't play right, close news clip reopen and forced to watch another BS add for another product I don't need or care about.
Also app will start playing news clips when I didn't even choose one. Usually from a completely different news story.
Also get rid of the auto playing adds in the middle of the articles.
Terrible - cannot get anything 1/5
By worthless abc app
The app brings down so many videos and pictures that nothing can load. This makes the app useless. Cannot get any news here. Dumping this app.
Better than before last update 3/5
App is good but won’t open half the time with IPhone XR.
The ads are too annoying 1/5
I watched it for two minutes and the same ad showed twice. I don’t want to watch ads. For everything you watch you get another ad. I’m done already. I’ll go back to CNN.
I didn’t see a way to shut off auto play on videos 2/5
This was so annoying that I deleted the App. Problem is: if you’re looking for a video to play, and a different one starts playing it is annoying. If a video you might want to play starts playing, you can easily miss the first part because it can easily start playing before you even decide that you want to watch it. Then you’ve already missed the first part!
Same Commercial Playing Over and Over ....Stuck on Lincoln Car 1/5
Someone needs to check the App
After every single news story a commercial comes on and the only one showing is the Lincoln Car with Matthew McConaughey.
Never works 1/5
By Pinkie Lou
I had to delete ABC News from my iPad. Every time I would open it up it would just spin and spin. If I got a News notification I could never pull that news article up because it would just spin.
One of the most biased news apps I have ever seen. They NEVER point out any good qualities about things they may not like, but not everything is all bad! It’s just ALL hate. It’s pretty childish.
Used to like it 3/5
I used to like the app for the video news. Now the advertisements before each video are in the way. The same ads over and over.
Not worth the effort 1/5
I stoped using this app for a long time because it would freeze and crash every single time I used it. I assumed that there would be patch and it would be resolved soon. Then weeks went by and nothing. So I stoped using it. I recently started reading there feed again except now every single article has a forced commercial playing in the middle of the feed that freezes on that spot so you have to watch it and not continue reading. I’m just going back to my Apple news feed.
They need to add either captions or subtitles so people who can’t hear can follow what is being said! 3rd time I’ve requested this so pls be proactive!
Takes forever 1/5
It takes so long for the videos to load on my iPad that I usually give up and forget about trying to watch.
I have no problems with videos on any other apps
Never updates 1/5
By ABC THE SAME THINGS
If you always want to see the same news this is the app for you. As of this post most of the articles are dated April 9
It just randomly decides to play audio 2/5
By Rebel Yell 5
I had to delete the app because there’s an extremely bizarre glitch it’s been having lately: it starts playing audio of a news feed, while the app is closed. And it’s nearly impossible to turn off. It actually drained my battery and used God only knows how much data because it was doing it for hours once before I finally realized it (my phone was on silent so I couldn’t actually hear it). It happens at least a couple of times a week. I like the news updates, and I feel ABC is better with doing updates than Fox or CNN or anyone else, and the app looks nice enough, but this has caused me to delete it. If it can turn itself on without me doing it, what else can it do without my knowledge? With recent security and privacy concerns about Iphones, it does make me wonder.
Using cellular data in background 1/5
By Q. Lombardi
I have no idea what has been going on but lately this app has been using a significant amount of data in the background playing video and audio without me initiating it. I really used to love this app for its breaking news and video but after discovering the unprecedented amount of data it has been using in the background I uninstalled it immediately.
More stories, less video 3/5
I am shocked that most of the evening stories are video, if I’m reading in a public place I don’t want video blaring. I just want to read the news.
By Weather Wimp
The new format for ABC news is practically unreadable. The old format was good, but now it's very poor, with some text too small to read. I would rather read my news and not watch video, so I hoped the new format would foster that goal. No luck.
App’s Shotty 1/5
This app has a tendency to play sound when there are no apps open and no sound meant to be playing in any capacity. Super annoying and loves to drain the battery because it is constantly playing.
Click bate 3/5
By holly garrett
I have really liked this app but as time goes by I’ve gotten really annoyed at the videos they attach to articles. You either click a link and the video is just the article that you have to read in video form(what’s the point?). Or the link says one thing and the video is something else mildly related. You end up wasting your time watching a video then having to read the article anyways.
Old Sports 2/5
Why can’t we get current sports information. All of a sudden all there
Is is week and 3 month old sports.
Same thing happens in current affairs
Like this app but..... 1/5
By Ms. O'Dell
I really do like this app but today it just is not working!🤦🏻♀️😕
Connection timeout 1/5
The app doesn't work. I keep getting a connection timeout error Everytime I try to open the app.
Does not work 1/5
By wicked LA
App does not work won’t even open
Stale News 1/5
If you are looking for current, up to date news, then this app is NOT for you. Stories take hours (sometime 7-8 hours) To be updated with current information. Waste of time.
Randomly plays even when app isn’t open 1/5
I used to really like this app for news. Then in the past month it starts randomly playing news audio. I check all my open apps and even when it’s not open, it plays. I can’t force close it if it’s not open. So I go open the app and the audio stops. Rather a sneaky way to get me to open the app! What else is it doing that I’m not aware of? I don’t want to get rid of it, but this is crazy, so I might have to.
Very annoying. Randomly plays news audio at unexpected times 1/5
This used to be my favorite news source, but the latest version misbehaves. At random times, even when I am not using my phone, it will start playing news audio. It even does this when the app is not running! The audio just suddenly starts playing. The only way I can ensure this won’t happen any more is to simply uninstall it and not use it anymore, which is disappointing. If I click on your “support” link in the Apple store, it just takes me to your news app, which is of no help at all.
Hijacking my phone!! 1/5
Randomly my phone will be sitting down in a table and start playing some audio clip. Sounds like podcast or news or interviews. I close all apps and it is still playing! If I play music it stops but will start again randomly later on. I sat and listened for a while and figured out it was the ABC NEWS APP! Hijacking my phone playing news and ads. I deleted and it stopped. For SHAME!
This used to be the best news app but now it is awful. The clips don’t march the headlines. The selection is extremely limited without a lot of searching. And the format is difficult to navigate.
Bring back the old ABC News app!
Notification links broken 1/5
ABC news notification messages often just go to a blank app or generate error message.
News stories, repeat... -2 stars
Why do you show pictures that aren’t part of the title. Latest case in point. The article about “Verb” the border collie. If you click the picture that isn’t “Verb” but another collie. A picture is shown but the “title” underneath the picture sometimes has nothing to do with the picture. This happens a lot with this app. I like ABC reporting but you need to shape up. 2 stars out of 5
App never opens 2/5
By kristi cat
I loved the abc news app. Recently it fails to load when I click on the app. Very frustrating, as I prefer your news outlet to many others. I’ve tried several different internet connections and my app is up to date. Not sure what the bug is. Hope it is remedied soon! Thanks
I had to delete this app because it randomly blasts audio of live streams, even when the app isn’t running. There’s no way to pause or mute the sound, or keep this from happening.
Don’t bother downloading this unless you really like commercials ‼️They precede every video clip even if you just want to read the news story‼️
App Hijacking Audio 1/5
This apps notifications are playing live broadcasts without user interaction. Deleted app, please update