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
Eh, just ok 3/5
Love their news coverage. Great reporting. But the app is only moderately enjoyable. Terrible ad experience (ad plays before EVERY video, can’t adjust the volume) but that’s not the worst. I often need to come back to an article in the middle of reading it but the app won’t let you do that. If you jump to another screen on your phone (Safari, Messages, etc) the app automatically restarts. It creates a terrible experience.
Connection Error 1/5
The abc news app requires a remote configuration to work correctly, which was unable to retrieve. Without it there is no content available to show, please ensure you have internet connection and try again later. We apologize for any inconvenience this may caused, that is the message i got when i open your app, I do have internet that’s how I’m writing this review, I uninstall and re installed the app, please fix
Design Flaw 1/5
By DR. Donald Trump
If you watch current news and when it breaks to a advertisement, you cannot touch the screen to adjust volume or size. Your screen gets sent to the advertisers site with no return button, and you are stuck . No way out or back . Your ABC News app is stuck permanently on the advertisers web page until you delete the app and re install on the App Store.
More commercials than news. 1/5
More commercials than news.
The app is terrible...it jumps around when you move it down...the other major networks’ apps are far better and more user friendly. The 2-star rating was really generous as far as I am concerned...it’s really a shame that a major network has poor technology with their app...the BBC News and other apps are far superior and worldly...I would suggest deleting this horrible app and rely on much better sources, such as BBCNBC, CBS, CNN, etc... they refuse to fix this app and it is a shame that as big a network as ABC is that they do not appear to care...
ABC news feed 3/5
I really enjoy watching ABC news on my phone, but recently it is very slow I think because of watch ads and other ads, so I am now looking for other sources for my news.
Very choppy scrolling 1/5
Recent versions of the app have been very frustrating as scrolling through an article is not smooth at all. There are so many objects on the page between ads, photos, and overly complex layering effects that you don’t get a very responsive scroll-through, especially the further down the page you are.
This app is a piece of crap brand new phone brand new watch doesn’t work over Wi-Fi can’t use the watch please fix
ABC News has always been the best at actually reporting the news instead of offering opinions like other News Agency however the app is terrible.
App no longer works with HughesNet 1/5
One of the latest updates prevents the ABC News app for iPhone and iPad from working with HughesNet satellite internet. I suspect the latest app doesn’t handle the 500ms response time inherent to satellite internet.
I don’t know why but when I open an article the app gets really laggy for me
Needs to update more frequently 3/5
While this is my primary news source, some of the pages are not updated very frequently. One of the headlines is still about Frank Sessions and Al Franken from over two years ago. Much of the content is not updated for months.
Yesterday’s News 3/5
Today is 12/1; however, the app is providing yesterday’s news. This is not only frustrating but also unacceptable!
Too long to load 1/5
I find your App for my iPad Pro to be a -5!
It takes over 5 minutes for your app to load stories I feel a VERY STRONG DESIRE to delete this app and get my news from other sources.
This prob.. issue does NOT occur with my iPhone.
Can’t mute ads! 1/5
I originally thought the forced volume on the ads was a mistake, and waited for an update. But even with updates this issue isn’t being addressed. It is frustrating to be in a quiet room and then having a Lowe’s ad blare out. I’ve become quick at closing out the app.
Thanks for checking out the ABC news app. If you want to see more breaking news go check out the ABC news YouTube channel.
Journalism? Keep Looking 1/5
For a network touting Made in America you sure wouldn’t know a single job was created the last year or that unemployment was at all time lows. Network is currently showing an almost nonstop Michelle-O-Thon but will probably resume their normal NPC talking points soon.
Ads automatically on even silence mode 1/5
While in the world would I want the ads to be playing the videos while my phone was on silence. It happens every time when I just wanted to read. Scared to use in vibrate mode.
By Allen JT
The current format of the ABC news app makes it almost impossible to navigate through without frustration. Quite an annoying piece of garbage although I prefer reading this news rather than some of the others available.
Use to be my favorite 1/5
By Anstract Platypus
This has always been my fav. News app, but now I’m looking for a different one. Even if my phones on SILENT the ads still play at full volume and won’t be silenced no matter how many times you hit the speaker icon. I understand the need for advertising but I can’t have my phone bursting out in noise very time I try to read an article.
That on top of having to watch a video commercial before EVERY news video and sometimes they’re a full minute long, is so frustrating. Previously, I knew I could expect a video commercial before every other video, which I was willing to do because they were at max 30 secs long. But now more often than not, I end up not even getting to the news video because of the commercials or because as I scroll down the article it flips me back to the headlines at which point I’d have to rewatch the commercial in order to view the news video.
So frustrated and so disappointed. Bummed to have to find a new news source.
Bad update 1/5
Still can't get ABC News! The app won't open!
An app for video ads 3/5
This app has evolved: it seems that the main focus of the developers is not upon conveying the most important news but upon delivering the most video ads.
Went to your site to check out the World Series result and the Indonesian plane crash, somehow clicked on a Verizon ad and couldn't find a way out. Finally deleted the app, which seems to be going downhill with every update. Trying another network's app.
Notifications and Face ID 1/5
Ios12 has an option that notifications can only be read after Face ID unlocks device. ABC app fails to do this. Notifications can be read w/o unlocking with Face ID
Do not download this app. The app was not even in use and it used more than 5gb of my data. It also drained the battery of my phone very quickly. Very disappointed and a costly app.
New UI is poorly designed and hard to navigate. 1/5
Probably the biggest issue is not being able to discern what is an article and what is an ad in the iPhone app. The iPad app's UI is still easy to use.
Now the performance is really slow.
Lag with video ads 1/5
The new video ads that are showing are causing so much drag when scrolling that it’s making the app unusable. Fix this please!
Unknown Error Occurring 3/5
Loved this app until recently. When I go to try to open the app, it tells me an unknown error has occurred with a white screen. Frustrating when I receive a notification on a developing story and I’m not able to access it unless I go to a browser.
Use to like this app. 2/5
By Super Gnikki
Great if you want to listen to the same 15 sec “google pixel” ad (on your iPhone) 20 times in the short amount of time you get to watch the news . ABC either needs an update to this app or I need to find a new news app.
Why ABC news?? 1/5
Why do your pictures and video embedded with your content never match the headlines. I love ABC news, but this app is horrible.
News Radio stopped working. 2/5
By Kyung H
News radio feature stopped working recently. It was my favorite feature of the app.
Listen feature not working... 3/5
I love ABCnews app but rely on the listen feature which hasn’t been working since the latest update. Please fix!!
Won't read /Use ABC News app anymore 1/5
So frustrated w the app. The new app has way too much white space (do you actually use a UX designer??b). Too much scrolling to see the articles I want to read. Like the old app much better from this perspective. Am frustrated you have removed the Locals news section, and I have to go to another app for that. I can't believe you still have an "Investigative" section, when the articles there are 11 months old. That's just embarrassing as a news app!! Will get my news elsewhere...
Way too many commercials. 1/5
By Stryker Five Seven
Way too many commercials.
Needs fixing 1/5
By Mk shanghai
I used to love this app but it no longer loads - just a blank screen. Please fix - I miss my favorite news anchors.
Stop playing the same commercial 2/5
I enjoy this app but I’m at the point where I’m going to delete it. The same BMO Harris commercial plays on every video. I know there has to be commercial, but come on the same one over and over and it’s a very annoying and stupid commercial. Unreal.
Very poor. 1/5
I used to like the ABC news app but no more. It's way too video heavy and the content is not as good as it once was. Something has changed at ABC and not for the good. It seems like the news is all left leaning now and I like my news neutral, that's all, no ones opinion unless it's on an opinion page.
listen radio feature broken 3/5
By Chuck Reynolds
Listen tab top section just says “loading...”
Play feature doesn’t work since 5.30.x
Won’t load 1/5
Loads text headlines only, videos won’t load
Annoying Ads 2/5
I used to love the ABC news app but now not a fan of it.. I hate that every time I hit on a story there’s an AD that pops up. What’s worse, I have to scroll down and I can’t shut the volume off .
What happened to ‘listen’ mode?? 3/5
Can you please fix the ‘listen’ mode in the app?? It is STUCK in “loading” & then never plays - seems to have happened after last update- I love my ‘listen’ mode while getting ready for work - please fix please!!
Will flash news update banners at top of my iPad screen but when touched to read the story it opens a completely different page where the news videos constantly attempt to load. No update available. Just a frustrating news app. I’ll get my news elsewhere