Sadly had to delete 3/5
ABC is my favorite news source, but after months of the app just randomly starting to play during meetings, phone calls, training, walking down the hall...I had to delete it. If this is a known problem that has been fixed, can I be notified?
Deleted and downloaded 4/5
Every time I’ve switched iPhones I have to delete and download the app because I don’t get breaking news notifications even if they’re activated. I hope this is the last time I have to do this.
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 .
Font text too small. Cannot read at +2 size.
The Latest 1/5
“The Latest” is something I avoid. It seems to push stories I don’t want to see, and seems to be more of an annoying add.
Used to watch daily.. 1/5
Ever since they added ads to the app it only sporadically plays the clip after the ad. 20/20 hasn’t worked since adding the ads. GMA works but usually only the fists clip. It has been one of the most frustrating things. I don’t mind the ads being there, I understand how business works but if you are going to have the ads be the only thing that works you need to get your priorities right.
Will not open despite 1/5
With rare exceptions, the app over the last 6 months, despite new updates, will not open on my iPad or iPhone. I love ABC News on TV but can never get the app to open.
New Update Includes Too Many Ads Between Videos 2/5
By Musicking 6000
I use to love the app and would frequently catch up on the news when away from home, but since ABC updated the app to include ads between every video, it frankly isn’t worth the time to wait 10 seconds for the ad to load, watch the ad for 30 seconds, watch the clip that might not be even 45 seconds long, then have to repeat this process with every news clip. While the Apple TV app includes ads, it’s only between every 5 or so videos.
Good except for the bug 2/5
Infrequently (but multiple times since I downloaded the app) I will turn up the volume of my phone and randomly hear someone talking. Despite the app having not even been opened (yes, I checked), ABC News for some reason starts streaming the audio of some current event. This morning it was Mitch McConnell. I never know how long it’s been going on, but a quick check of my data usage shows that this app has been eating up my data in order to spontaneously stream this audio that I didn’t tell it to. The only way to get it to stop is to actually open the ABC News app then close it again.
I can’t afford the data loss, so finally made the decision to delete the app. Now to find a replacement...
You can just forget about local news 1/5
We canceled YouTube tv hoping we could get our local news from this app. But I guess not!
Wow! Are you kidding? If it IS possible to get local, then I can’t seem to figure it out and it should NOT BE THIS HARD.
You guys get 1 Star for a crappy designed app and no local news. Uninstall.
By Infinitely Kristine
The Breaking News” listed is three days short of a month old. Hasn’t anything else happened since then? Get the CBS or NBC app and avoid this one.
Too Many Ads to Be Useful 1/5
By Lauren Jolles
Used to be a good app now you have to watch ads before any video. Really sad how the quality has gone so drastically down. Pages so full of ads making the app itself laggy. I came here for the news not to watch the same ad over and over. What do you care more about? The news or telling people about wealth management? Guess if you have an Apple product don’t use this app.
Terrible! I couldn’t get an actual newscast, just that piecemeal bits and pieces crap!!!!
App suddenly closes 1/5
The app suddenly closes for no apparent reason. It’s been doing this for several months and has yet to be resolved with updates.
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. 😥🇺🇸💜
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