Unnecessary alerts frequently 2/5
I liked the app at first. I only subscribed to get alerts for Local News, Breaking News, Emergency Weather Alerts, News on The Star and The Texas Rangers. Recently (since COVID started) I’ve been getting 3-4 notifications a day on fluff pieces that aren’t News and not what I subscribed to. In turned off alerts for everything but breaking emergency news and emergency weather reports and I still receive several notifications a day on junk like politics and fluff pieces I intentionally turned off the alerts too. I’m very disappointed how annoying this app got.
Great at notification 5/5
I love home I get a notification and then tune in, to be right on time to catch live action news!!! Thanks for the great app!!
Awesome app 5/5
Thank you WFAA for this wonderful app. Keeps me in formed of breaking news & weather alerts. Keep up the awesome work
Old version was so much better 2/5
I haven’t had any problems with this app until recently it’s very glitchy and I hate how you can’t see the ten day or seven day forecast with a somewhat detailed description of what the weather is going to be. Every time I open the app it has some type of glitch and I really have come to strongly dislike it im very disappointed and would love for it to be fixed. Glitches include half the screen not showing up, the weather part not updating, and the video forecast that always plays the intro about five times before it actually works.
Best news channel. 4/5
Always there with latest news
App works good, but has one big issue. 3/5
Overall, a solid app and notifications are on par. I truly enjoy the app, however ONE big issue. When you scroll, there’s a vertical line that follows each scroll. It’s very annoying and I hope the developers can fix.
Great news 5/5
By bass big fish
6pm news 5/5
We luv watching the new cast Cynthia, Pete, Sam they work good together
By #82 hatch chili
I find it hard to find someplace to ask a question or comment
Old version better 2/5
Too many pop ups, too slow. Older version was much better for weather and radars.
I don’t like the new way your app looks
Why I like WFAA 5/5
I like the dedication and passion of Pete, the weatherman and Dale Hansen, sports person.
Pete seems like he’s working even when he is not officially working - nonstop (obsession?).
Dale tells it like it is, no matter the blowback. He speaks truth, consistently. I admire his principles of honesty and courage
WFFA app is great 5/5
By Ms. Durst
I have truly enjoyed this application with it’s breaking news and weather reports. Keeping me informed on what going on local, national and across the world with the truth in news. I love Dale Hanson with his news commentary and sports. The weather team is outstanding in the nation with it on the spot weather events. This app is A one and free without a television cable network subscription agin I love this app. Keep up the excellent work guys.
Slow, set to new site n kinda stops, so keep on getting leaving
By Garlic Mike
I have never been a big sports fan. However, Dale Hanson is the only sports commentator I will listen to. He makes even sports interesting to me most of the time.
And I really enjoy him when he is “unplugged”. Btw, I almost always agree with him.
Thanks Dale Hanson 5/5
By David in Carrollton
In your recent “Unplugged” regarding the Salon owner you once again introduce a reasoned perspective that all should be able to understand.
Thank you Dale - You are a Texas Treasure!
Decent app 3/5
Good app but too many ads in the middle of everything.
By cindy sams
WFAA is the best news cast. I been watching ch. 08 since I was in school & I was living with my mom. I love ch. 08 thank u WFAA for the best news cast. I am still watching WFAA I live in Fort Worth my mom & my step mom is watching your newscast I love Pete Delkus he shows me the weather. I love Dale Hanson talking about the sports. Keep WFAA on tv. My mom lives in Arlington & we love u. Thank u for showing Donald Trump & governor Gregg Abbott last is Clay Jenkins. That they were talking about covid 19 virus 🦠 thank u what ever Pete says on his forecast is true if I watch ch. 04 it may by true but Pete is better at 5:00 pm 6:00 & 10:00 pm.
By Waxahachie watcher
I just want to say Bravo Dale Hansen — unplugged!
Notification straight to Ads 1/5
I never leave reviews on Apps, but I am so frustrated. The app sends you a notification of something happening right now, but as soon as you click on the notification to watch the breaking news, you have to pause and watch a 30 second advertisement. If it’s so important to send me a notification, don’t make me watch an advertisement and miss the breaking news.
I went to the app to watch a live report from the governor on Covid-19, and almost immediately the video feed went to a 40 second ad for a video game!! I couldn’t bypass the ad either... I didn’t like that AT ALL!
I love you! 5/5
The rain is loud!
It scared me no doubt..
Stay inside take shelter my weather feen..
Hold your loved ones inside 6ft, ignore that MF covid19!
Follow the rules, just tonight you crazy peeps!
Your Weather app 3/5
The app is OK! But if it’s NOT broke don’t fix it!! So WHY??? This app??? The weather radar just isn’t like the last one and just isn’t very user friendly. I have animals and this app not very reliable!! LOVED your last app!! User friendly, reliable and could access it from anywhere in U.S. were able to pin point exact location of Ranch when zoomed in and then zoom out to see where storm is headed when examining radar.
WFAA is my favorite local channel 5/5
WFAA is my favorite local channel because of the superb weather reporting. I also prefer a Dallas and Plano oriented local news channel.
Radar Dissppointing 3/5
I want to see the latest radar instantly. This app makes it slow to get to and a huge disappointment when you finally arrive. The old WeatherCaster was far superior. I really miss it. OK for news, lousy for weather.
Do Not Use for Weather 2/5
I used to rely on the radars in the prior app and there were none better. The new app has the same labels but you can no longer open and zoom in or out - terrible.
Radar maps 3/5
I liked the customized version radar map before the update, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it
Timely and Accurate News Reporting 5/5
WFAA, Channel 8, in Dallas, features professional, timely, and accurate news, weather , and sports reporting that north Texans can trust and rely on.
In addition, WFAA has special features (such as Wednesday’s Child), and stories of human interest which really touch your heart.
Thank you, WFAA for serving our community in such a wonderful way!
Weather radars 4/5
I like the updated ap however I do miss the radars on the previous version that were more real time radars!
Ads During Breaking News 1/5
I understand your relentless need to overwhelm me with ads 24/7, but why must you do this during a breaking news video? I get locked into watching all 30 seconds of a stupid ad, and by the time the video loads, I have completely missed the breaking story. And then, when the video starts buffering or fails, and it finally starts again, I have to watch another 30 second ad. Not fun when lives are at stake or there is critical information.
I really enjoy WFAA, especially Mark and Kara, and Sonia-her the most. But the traffic woman, Tashara, she doesn’t speak the same all the time. I realize there are times to change your tone. But the way she speaks is annoying, it isn’t even good grammar. I look at news anchors as examples to the younger generation of good grammar, behavior and other things.
I realize a lot of people use y’all a lot down here, but it isn’t a word!!!
What’s the point 1/5
in having a news app if you can’t watch the news?
If you want to actually watch the news, don’t bother downloading this app. I used to be able to watch the live 10 o’clock news as unbearable as it was with 10 minutes of commercials (15 if you accidentally touched the iphone screen). Now that seems like a luxury, seeing as they have removed the “watch live” capability all together.
Thanks News 8. After 30 years of loyalty, this is what I get.
Crashes every time. 2/5
I have to relaunch this app every time I open a news story. The previous app was more stable, had a better layout.
Previous version better 2/5
By Texas summer girl
This new version of WFAA is harder to use. I have deleted the old version & downloaded the new version but it keeps popping up crap asking me to download the new version. There is an apparent flaw in your new version. I downloaded the old version when I got my phone earlier this year & no problems nor did it keep asking me to download it over & over. It knew I had already done that. Your new version apparently doesn’t recognize that I have downloaded it. I have followed(watched) WFAA since moving to Dallas area around 1973. I wish I had not downloaded the new app. I should have waited till y’all got the kinks out (like Apple’s iOS 13. I am waiting a while till Apple gets all the bugs & kinks out before I update to that messed up mess).
I wish I had waited before I downloaded WFAA’s new app & read reviews on it first. Between 1 & 10, I gave the old version a 10. I give the new version a score of 2. I don’t like the new version. ☹️
News staff shines during on-air coverage of Dallas tornado 5/5
By Miss G's Mom
Maria Sevedra, Jessie Huwela, Kyle Roberts and all the behind-the-scenes studio folks did a masterful job of providing vital information during the non-stop unscripted on-air coverage of the weather events Sunday evening. The studio staff, along with numerous WFAA reporters and photo-journalists out at the various scenes of damage, did an excellent, compassionate job of keeping the public informed and safe. I was particularly impressed with the way the reporters always asked those being interviewed on scene if they were OK, and always expressed sincere concern for the losses people may have experienced. There is a different “feel” to the reporting at WFAA and ABC — it’s why the station has been my “go to” for news and weather coverage since I moved to North Texas in 1971. Kudos!
Excellent & Timely Information 5/5
For me particularly, the presentation and depth of information appears to be more accurate the some of the other channels broadcasts. The presenters are likeable and appear to be well informed and down to earth. 👍🏼
By Debi K#1
I love this App it keeps me aware of what’s going on around me, Thank you for giving quality information you are truly the Best ...
Ch 8 news coverage 5/5
By clear cara
Love the 5 pm coverage because the cast is bubbly when the report calls for it. Compassionate when telling of heart touching citizens bravely remaining hopeful. & silly when we need to lighten up.
Luv Chris, Cynthia & Pete !
Great news 5/5
Great news and great ppl. I enjoy every one they are all awesome reporters. The news they bring are so helpful no matter the situation. Thx!!
Good app 5/5
By Queen 19
Long long time watcher of channel 8 love love this app
Love the updates se t to me on important matters & we love the diversity of newscasters 5/5
I love that I get notices on important news breaks & topics like Governor Abbott’s new conference on Opening Texas back up earlier today!
I wish it was easier to get weather radar on you app. I believe you used to be able to get radars for different areas in Texas like West Texas, East Texas, DFW Metroplex, etc. this allowed me to see the warriors cities that you can’t always see when looking out the Texas state radar as a whole.
Hard to navigate the app. The previous news app was much clearer
The best start to my day 5/5
Man, I watch every morning to see what my commute and the weather is going to be like. I laugh because my grandchildren will come in to watch the news when I’m in my bathroom getting ready. I have three little Gregs at the house.
I love the new app because I am able to watch on my phone while getting ready while my grand babies watch while sitting on my bed lol. The app also enables me to keep up with the latest and I can catch up on anything I missed the night before.
I can go on and on but I won’t... suffice it to say I love it whoop whoop!🙌😄❤️
Keeps me up-to-date! 5/5
I know I can check my notifications and find the most important information right there, especially now.
Guarding Our Lives 5/5
By Donald Hogan
WFAA is like a guard for North Texas, saving and alerting us to potentially dangerous weather. The commitment you and your associates make to your work saves lives.
We can’t always depend on sirens especially in outlying rural communities.
Many thanks and best regards to the hard work of Pete Delkus and the effort of the entire WFAA staff in keeping us informed.
And hats off to providing an absolutely beautiful and informative app!
Thanks for your service!
Weather news 5/5
Love me some Pete!
Cynthia’s commentary 3/5
By joe giles
Good job Izzy good job!!!
Still not as good as old app 1/5
I down loaded this new app as soon as I was notified to do so. The old app had small, neat tiles so one could find interest areas fast. Now I have to scroll and scroll down to find something. Then, when I can see it, it moves further down screen out of view while yet another add loads in its place! Argh!
Also, the weather still doesn’t regularly show a 5 or 10 day forecast. Ok, great, I can see today’s temps and rain possibility. BUT, I want to plan activities further out!
I just NBC5 app now - it has it all!