Not an improvement over prior version 1/5
Not at all as user friendly. Advertisements overwhelm the stories. Ugh!
Something Happened 1/5
By Allen JT
ABC was my “go to” app for news. Now it is nothing more than a mess with recent changes. Very difficult to navigate with ease. Confusing. I don’t care much for video and simply use news apps to read the news. Hate it. If things don’t change the app will end up in the delete pile. It’s such a mess it’s difficult to describe.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? 1/5
I just received a PUSH NOTIFICATION that states “Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprised fans by dropping a new album, but there’s one thing no one is talking about...”
I get enough ridiculous click bait on social media. I have had the abc news app on my phone for years, but this is absolutely absurd that you would actually send this garbage as a push notification to my phone. THIS IS NOT HOT BREAKING NEWS!!! What are you, the boy who cried wolf?
What have they done?! 2/5
The prior version was one of my favorite news apps. As other reviewers have noted, it is now full of ads, and they keep popping the screen up and down so that you can’t easily scroll through articles. The app is now video based instead of text based. I’m about ready to delete it. Too bad what was a good app has been wrecked.
New app version is a mess 1/5
I’ve always relied on ABC news first and foremost for current events and have read it daily for many years. But, after downloading the revamped app, I see it’s a discombobulated mess. I can’t scroll down to read a complete story. When I try, the next story is on my screen as if I swiped left. In addition, since stories often don’t properly load, I’m left with half a story while the rest of my screen is left blank. Disappointing but I’ll move on to the next news source.
LATEST VERSION, DISAPPOINTING❗️ 2/5
ABC news is OUTSTANDING, however this app leaves much to be desired. It looks like an app in development that is NOT ready for release. Reverting back to the previous version would be the best course of action while this one is being fixed.
Navigation issues on iPad... 2/5
I tend to hold my iPad with my left hand in landscape mode and I don’t always want to scroll with my right hand in the middle of the display... most of the time I want to use my left thumb to scroll through an article that I’m reading. This is impossible with this new app. The navigation area of an article has such large left and right margins that it makes it impossible to navigate with my left thumb while holding my iPad... otherwise, I like the search and targeting News features. I find those very useful. If you could fix the navigation issue, I’d give more stars. I see where people have complained about ads... those are part of the experience in any free content... so they are to be expected. It would be nice to allow us to skip an Ad after so many seconds. Thanks for reading this review.
New App is awful 2/5
The new news app is kludgy to use. No style and I have lost interest in what was the best news reporting. I still revisit the old version hoping to see that it has been fixed...unfortunately, it still does not show a video and the blank video holders just keep trying to connect.
Also, the new app appears to have been assembled by website builders from days gone by. Are used to brag about ABC News. It is something I cannot do any longer
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.
⭐️fake news 1/5
This news station hates America and was part of the biggest racial divide in our country.
This station continues to Air “the view” even though the show has done nothing but separate our country and continues to be the most bigotry against Americans out of any other tv series combines. #cancletheview
Boycott Rosanne 1/5
With ABC playing shows like Rosanne, who is a disgusting racist, I will delete you app and never watch your network again.
Another update and again I can't open. Instead of fixing bugs, you create them.
Update 1/25-your update is still bad. Can't open app. Just awful.
5/18/18-you guys just can get these updates straight. Again, can't open app. Doesn't anyone test these updates?
5/27/18. A week later and still can't get into app. Deleted it and brought it back 3 times. Same outcome. Have deleted permanently as no one that handles the app seems to care. A shame. Used to be a good news outlet.
Crashes on opening 1/5
With the most recent update, the app crashes when opening. I removed the app and don't plan to re-load it. No big loss. Getting real tired of ABC's clearly obvious hard left liberal bias.
Pay attention 1/5
Your app is not working. It won't open at all.
Just deleted app 1/5
By 85234 Test
This update makes it almost impossible to read an article. The automatic, annoying videos and intrusive ads are ridiculous. I’ll just change & read something else.
Crashes in iOS 10 2/5
What I said
I love David Muir 5/5
By Raquel la Timbera
David Muir is such an awesome newscaster/journalist So is Anderson Cooper. love them and all of the cast members. He is so handsome.
Crashes Every Time 1/5
App refuses to open. Tried reinstalling. Tried rebooting. Pathetic.
Horrible App 2/5
By News Follower Pat
Update ruined it. Horrible & no fix.
ABC NEWS! 3/5
The updated app doesn’t have the ability to set a local weather for a particular location such as Miami for example. Other then that the app does what the old app did with a few more features. The old app was just fine. It does however use a large amount of data which needs correcting. I just wish it would be corrected soon. The old app was much better than this one. I will continue to use the old one. Also this update is much bigger than this one.
Why are the stories from the eclipse still on this app?
Can't contact you 1/5
Can't open up the app no matter what I do and apparently no way to contact you to fix it you just send me everywhere but where I need to be. It won't open up any more. Fix it please. Love ABC news you'll get your five star when I can use your app again. I use it daily until now. Please fix. Thank you.
You're busy advertising an app for the royal wedding that won't even run on an Air 2? LOL! What a FAIL!
No Longer Works 1/5
By Addicted to word games
As of 5/17/18, this app no longer works on my IPhone 6! Luckily, CBS works fine!
App fails miserably 1/5
This update crashes on start repeatedly
I don't have time to fool around with royal wedding nonsense when the basics don't work
The whole world news in a few words 4/5
By Mariachi Moma
It just take me a few minutes to be informed about what is happening everywhere
400 MB...what? 1/5
By New music streamer
I don’t understand how this app is so bloated to need almost 400MB. That is more than all the other news apps combined I have on my iPhone. This app is staying off my phone because of no space. Your news is not worth it.
I’m Hooked ! 5/5
By sa jazz
It one of my last views on my phone as go to bed each night
New version from apple app store says for i phone, even though I put in iPad. Too much white space .. just give us the NEWS !
Latest version is a battery drain 1/5
I noticed that my iPhone X seemed unusually warm and the battery seemed to be draining much faster. I looked at battery usage. ABC News was shown as 1 minute onscreen and 2.1 hrs (!) background. I forced quit the app. There is an obvious bug. ABC News should not continue to run that long after the app has been quit. Please fix.
NEW ABC News app 3/5
By Heisenberg Q
First of all-you should’ve sent us (iPad Pro users) a push message for an update app. The previous app started getting sluggish & slow for things to open up for months. I just quit using the app. I finally deleted the app and went to the App Store and downloaded the new one. I don’t like the optics and don’t like the layout of the NEW app. The old one was much better. It functioned & worked better. You could surf better. The optics, the format, was better then this NEW app. Plus there are several things missing on this New app that are not on the old one. I’ll probably just use it less. Depend on it less.
BILL, Country Club Park, California (A part of LA bouldering Hancock Park-home of LA city Mayor Garcetti)
Battery Drain 1/5
This app was a huge drain in my battery. Using 75% within 24 hours when I wasn’t even using the app. Deleted the app and now my battery performs so much better!
Currently not working with Chromecast! 5/5
Help is needed.
I like to read 2/5
I have always liked and used this app as a news source because I enjoy reading the news. However, now it is all videos and I preferred the app when I could skip all the videos and go to just the articles.
News that is true ! 4/5
By kf williams
What happened? 1/5
By Boise gal
Pictures don't load - loading circles on all?! Please fix
Not working correctly 1/5
Since your most recent update, only the lead story’s video plays, no matter what video link or title I select. I choose Meagan Markel and it plays GMA telling of North Korea releasing hostages.
Please fix, else your app is useless. A one trick story.
Too slow 1/5
The app takes a long time to show pictures on the front page.
What happened to the iPad version 1/5
By News Junkie 58
What happened to the iPad version of the app. The layout of this version is terrible. Hard to find what your looking for. Looks like the old phone version.
Don’t like new version 1/5
Downloaded the latest version...it’s awful!!! Can’t read any of the stories. Even the videos don’t work! Sorry I ever downloaded this app. VERY disappointed!! Will delete it. Bring back the old version.
No wonder... 1/5
By Industrial Emgineer
... 3 out of 4 headlines are some sort of anti-Trump. Shift-left media like ABC is on a crusade to undo Trump’s win. It’s no wonder so many have stopped watching so-called “mainstream” media.
Abc news 2/5
This new app is not good. Pictures are cloudy. Old app was clear and videos were easy to find.
Was hoping for bug fix but it’s month 2 app not working 1/5
“A network error has occurred” is all I see. No matter if I open from a feed, link or directly launch the app. Changing sections I just get blank pages. The titles behind the alert modal are days-old news. Fix it already.
Love it , informative
Okay but glitches/network error messages 3/5
This app is OK but could have so much more potential if it didn’t crash all the time and give me glitch messages about how the network was not working even though I have strong Wi-Fi and cellular. I like that I can at least get push notifications about stories and certain topics I care about, as well as breaking news. Please fix the homepage so I can read stories that are posted because every time I try to click on one it doesn’t open and gives me error message.
App inoperable Now 1/5
By sorry to see the change
With the requirement to sign up for “The Note” there’s no way to use the app without clicking on “sign up”. Too bad. Used to enjoy the app.
Great App 5/5
By Father Bear
Very easy to use
Dr rosemary hrinko 5/5
By hhi fan
WABC New York news is the only thing that I miss ever since moving to Hilton head a decade ago. The 6:30 broadcast with David Muir is the only thing that I record every night. So grateful to be able to access ABC News on my iPhone! Thanks
Great App! 5/5
Very impressed with this app. You get the day’s top stories right away. I recommend
ABC NEWS 5/5
By Linda Blanchard