• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 7.3.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: WJLA TV
  • Compatibility: Android
121 Ratings
$ 0


The WJLA news app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events. • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming • New weather section with hourly and daily forecasts • Live weather radar and traffic information • Completely overhauled app that is faster and easier to use


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ABC7-WJLA app reviews

  • No Screen Rotation 1/5

    By Cranidia
    I looked for an option in settings and in your app that would enable switching the view on your app to rotate the screen between portrait and landscape, and I couldn’t find anything. Am I missing something? If not, and you are taking suggestions on how to improve this app, it needs to be updated to enable viewing both ways. All of the other news apps I use are able to do that, and for that reason I hardly ever look at yours. If there is a way to do that can you let me know how to do it? Thanks.
  • No longer shared with you must but 1/5

    By consumer 72
    Wth? I’m not going to buy an app for a news station
  • Push Notifications don’t work 1/5

    By Burton Fegley
    Notifications don’t open to story being advertised. Takes you to home page and you still can’t find the initial headline.
  • No audio 1/5

    By Lacarr9494
    No audio today. Even after deleting and redownloading. Audio working in other apps.
  • Quality is lacking 1/5

    By nik siz
    It's so sad how obviously WJLA has declined since being purchased by Sinclair and it shows in this app.
  • No sound?? 1/5

    By SuperGrlG
    Not sure what is wrong with the videos but I get no sound even at full volume while all my other music and video apps work just fine. Wanted to see the 7 on your side videos but no luck. Oh well!
  • Annoying Notifications 2/5

    By tashtashtash12
    I just use the app to read important updates from the notification screen. I'm so close to deleting it because the notifications are for random news stories they want to promote. The updates were supposed to be for breaking news not who won at the country music awards!!
  • Doesn't support landscape orientation on iPad 2/5

    By AC4LT
    Whatever else might be good about this app, I'll never find it since it won't work in landscape orientation which is where my iPad spends much of its day.
  • Back to the drawing board 1/5

    By ehodgens
    Scrolling causes herky jerky screen movement. Terrible app. Deleting.
  • App is terrible 1/5

    By urbabaman
    This new app is terrible is jump around as you try to scroll to read stories you like. It's so annoying I now just still NBC 4 Fox5. On tv good station your new app terrible. Get your money back.
  • Top stories list jumps aeroubd 2/5

    By Ryamhcap
    When trying to scroll through the list of top stories it keeps moving making it hard to click on a story. You should try your own app before posting.
  • It Was working fine 1/5

    By dwest1023
    Now when he program loads, it shows you how to operate the program, but then there is no way to access it. What junk New version now locks up after selecting a article. Program is unusable
  • First the bad news 1/5

    By 357 MAG
    Jan 15, didn't think it was possible, app is worse than before. Launch the app and it hangs. Delete app and then reinstall, no change. This app, ABC-7, is the worse piece of crap ever. The good news is there are 4 other great news apps for Wash DC area, NBC-4, FOX-5, CBS-9, & WTOP. 36 reviews and every one has 1- star. I don't think I have ever seen an App rated this bad. Some one should be fired for this. July 10, another release... It's different, they have changed a couple of things. Wish I could say it's better, but it's just new lipstick on the same old pig.
  • Can't get past intro 1/5

    By Maxeycat
    Terrible app. Doesn't work at all. Deleting immediately.
  • What a Shame 1/5

    By Angelscloudnine
    Used to be a good app but latest update continually opens a ad page and I can't even read the story. Don't bother with this app anymore. Try the NBC 4 or WUSA9 app for better results.
  • Trash 1/5

    By KJ4GUU
    This used to be my go to app for DCA news. Now it's nothing but click bait interrupted by endless pop up ads for phone games. Pure trash.
  • App no longer works 1/5

    By Gala13000
    Excessive bombardment of ads taking the user to itunes renders the app unusable
  • Useless 1/5

    By Stace413
    Can't even read any articles anymore. App constantly redirects to the App Store as soon as I open it.
  • Awful 1/5

    By Mahebard13kamiba
    How can you provide news and excessive bombardment of adds at the same time? This app is terrible am taking it down isn't worthy my time.
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By Calstar234
    All I can get on this app is about five or six pages of the tutorial with no way to get out of the tutorial. It's the app equivalent of a skin tag.
  • Doesn't work any more 1/5

    By TerileeH
    This app used to be my go to for Washington DC area news and weather. But now just freezes on the home screen. Look elsewhere.
  • Never able to watch broadcast 1/5

    By Pjc067
    Any alert u get. U will never be to watch the broadcast, it all ways crashes but don't worry they make sure to waste ur time and have u watch the Eastern's ad.
  • The Worst News App in the Entire App Store 1/5

    By Biscayne54
    Channel 7 offers interesting stories that 4 and 9 neglect, but the app is so pathetically constructed the articles cannot be read as the words at the end of each line run off the page, leaving the reader trying to guess what the missing words are (I was hoping the updated version would correct this). Preceding every video, there is an Easterns Motor commercial which freezes repeatedly, taking a couple of minutes before the video can be viewed. In most cases, it's just not worth the necessary patience. In the typed text, an Easterns Motor logo floats over the words, forcing one to move the page up and down in order to be able to read around it. I don't know if it's a lack of programming aptitude or a lack of integrity that causes this app to be so very poor - what I am certain of, is that it is lacking tremendously.
  • Can't get any sound 1/5

    By JenieBeanie
    I have tried reloading this app several times in hope that I can get sound on the video news pieces. No luck! What's wrong with this app?
  • Worthless 1/5

    By Budger
    No sound, long commercials, confusing. WJLA, hire a real app programmer. Deleting it now.
  • Used to be good 1/5

    By 2blueyam
    This used to be the best local DC news app. It is now a worthless mess with almost no real content, unless you like ABC ads and pop culture in your "news" app.
  • No Good 1/5

    By Skiingbabyb
    This particular app only provides guidance in using the app---nothing else.
  • Too many Promo notifications 1/5

    By Folsomite
    I used to use this app but now I get pelted with unwanted notifications like "we're live at Good Morning. Join us". Pleeeeze. Just dumping the whole app rather than turning off notifications.
  • Bad update 1/5

    By Palmer Bartending
    I've been using this app as my go-to for local news for a few years, but their recent update has me looking for other options. The interface is harder to navigate, and now adds take up most of the screen on the home page.
  • Bad, bad,bad 1/5

    By JLEDB
    One of the worst apps I have ever seen! Will remove it at once
  • Jc 1/5

    By Infolover7
    Do not understand this update. Do not have time to play arrows and swipe games to try to find content. Was a good app before, but this sent me straight to competing channel's site
  • Just deleted app 1/5

    By SueEC2
    I opened the app on my iPad and was shocked to find the app had been redesigned as an iPhone app. I read my news in landscape mode. Just deleted app--will reopen if it is reformatted.
  • Deleted due to update 1/5

    By Nmmlsa3
    This app is worthless since the update. I couldn't even get the videos to play although I, too, prefer to read articles rather than watch videos. App deleted.
  • AWFUL !!!!!!! Just DL'ed NBC4 App 1/5

    By CCCee
    This update destroyed what was a somewhat useful app. It's now impossible to navigate and it consists mainly of videos. I want my text stories back, with tabs that lead you to various subjects. If not fixed, I will DELETE this. Meantime I'm switching to NBC4.
  • Terrible! 1/5

    By Dmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Please bring back the text to the articles. What were you people thinking when you did this update? Ruined a mediocre app.
  • No article text! 1/5

    By Screwimo
    Where had the article text gone?Having a headline ticker is of no use to me without the ability to read the actual article. Please fix asap or revert to the old app.
  • No text with articles 1/5

    By Lindsey4689
    The new redesign is buggy. While the pictures and new menu are flashy, I can only read the article title, not the article text. Please fix!!
  • No article text 1/5

    By CaitWL
    Pretty much a useless app now. There is no text in the articles and the videos do not play.
  • Where did the text go? 1/5

    By JD4590
    If I wanted to watch video I would just watch the live TV edition. Video is not convenient for public places or work. Bring back the text!
  • Didn't think it could get worse 1/5

    By Ehollab28
    This app has always been pretty bad, formatting issues, tons of typos in the articles with no authors, but wow, this update takes the cake. Most of the links don't work and are just a picture with a title and nothing else. Will keep hoping that WTOP makes an app for news articles and in the interim will use their site and the Washington Post app exclusively.
  • No text articles 1/5

    By Lmg5
    Horrible app since the update. Only videos are shown. I don't want to watch the news - I want to read it. Not a single text article shows up.
  • Horrible Update 1/5

    By The REAL 👑 Elizabeth
    The update of this app was completely hopeless and unnecessary. The text is missing and would pulled up it appears as if its inoperable. Video feed only is by far the worst idea. Please, put texts back with the articles.
  • App of headlines only=USELESS!! 1/5

    By Bisabo
    No text, no articles, so kind of useless as a news app. Deleted.
  • Horrible update 1/5

    By DaCloss
    This was one of my fave news apps, BEFORE the update. I agree with other reviewers that videos only format is useless. If I wanted to see only videos, I'd watch the news on TV!! Deleting immediately.
  • What happened? 1/5

    By Because I can can can
    The app before the update was subpar, now this app is just useless. The pics were never clear...and still aren't. But now with the update, the articles have disappeared. Moving on to another news app for dc metro area.
  • Dislike the update 1/5

    By DaisyDog23
    I am now ready to delete this app since I can no longer read the news stories I want to. I'd rather read than listen to a video story. NBC4 news will be my choice. Sorry to see you go.
  • Horrible update!! Where's the article text? 1/5

    By Cow baby
    Most of the articles are videos. If I wanted that then I'd watch the news, On TV. Where is the text of the articles? I liked the tabs on the bottom. Much faster to switch between. Where's the metro map and ability to click on each metro station for times?
  • Updated App 1/5

    By Need a nickname no one had
    This is terrible! I can't read the stories since they updated the App. I don't care for the video version, I want to read the stories. I can see the headlines but there's no story coming up. I am deleting this app. What a waste of money. Their previous app was great before - very user-friendly. Bye, bye WJLA.
  • No text?!? 1/5

    By Muhle3
    Thought it was a technical glitch, but apparently not. There is no text, only video. Absolutely useless. Who has the time or luxury of watching a news clip each time you find something interesting in this news. Fail.
  • No good 1/5

    By WritingGal
    Horrible, no content. Nice, modern layout though.

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