Liberal mouthpiece 1/5
For libs by libs ; I wanna know who what when where and why nothing else I only have this site for local weather and the lib bull coming from here stinks I don’t even watch your channel any more because of it !!!!!!!!
KCCI News App 4/5
I like the weather part of it and especially the 10 day forecast.
The news feed seems to have some of the stories I’m looking for but I refuse to search when the other two channels usually have the story if this doesn’t.
By hdk fs
Radar goes back way too far. It also goes too fast at the end.
Generally pretty good, but... 3/5
The most irritating aspect of the KCCI app is that it still doesn’t flip over on an iPad. It’s very helpful to have cord coming off of the top of a plugged-in device, and practically every app on earth flips over, but not KCCI. The other item that bothers me is the alerts banner. Far too often, the alert will display on the screen, but when I open the app from the alert, there is no reference to the alert on the opening page - so you’re left to wonder where it went.
By Extra salty
So many typos!
Review of KCCI mobile app 1/5
By O. Ben
WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. I use another website that I don't have to go through commercials to read news items.
In addition these websites stay updated with their material. (KCCI still has Ringo Starr's visit to Ames, almost a year ago) and other stories that happened weeks, if not months, ago.
Can't we update these stories more frequently?. Are my two biggest concerns, there are other concerns.
I rarely visit this website because of these two issues.
Ben in Newton
Continuous update news day or night 5/5
By Eastside Grandma
Excellent breaking news reporting and up to date weather reporting. 🏆
Terrible News App 1/5
Often slow to load. A large proportion of the stories are ancient and are retained for months (e.g., an item about a band that played at an Oktoberfest event last October). And why is there such a time lag for weather radar? In this real-time age it doesn’t make sense to me that the weather data feed can’t be real-time as well.
Small font 1/5
Font to small to read without glasses, have tried going into settings to make bigger can’t do, even with glasses hard to read, don’t use app much anymore thanks to font size.
To bias to the Democratic Party
Channel 8 news and weather! 3/5
By S&H Green Stamps!
Enjoyed the old one better! Can not get used to new one!
By Mimi mia tootsie 1825
Someone needs to learn the difference between what is worth sending an alert and what is not. WAY too many alerts for things that don’t warrant them. It comes across like “LOOK AT US!!!” I have long contemplated turning off the alerts - and (ironically, because I got a prompt asking me to rate the app) will be doing that, now. Plus, most “KCCI alert-worthy” stories aren’t even available on the app for a long time, unless you link through the alert, itself. Also, with only a few local stories listed at any given time, I’ve found it easier to use either the DM Register app or the WHO app to find out more about something that isn’t among the six that KCCI deems worthy. The sad part is that I trust KCCI to have the best news and weather coverage, locally. I don’t have a problem with the news organization - it’s just the app (and their over-alerting) that are the problem.
Not enough LOCAL news, lots of crap. 1/5
The reason I have a local TV app is to find local news. Forget about it when they say on the news to go their mobile app- all kinds of stupid national stuff but very little local. It’s a disorganized mess.
The only news app I use 4/5
Great app. Had a few outages though.
Bad App 1/5
By D .....J
I hate having to watch an ad every time I want to see the news. I just shut this app down and find the news somewhere else! The ads are now 30 seconds instead of 15. This is ridiculous!
Saturday morning news 1/5
Surprised they the young women archer used “crappy” when moving to the weather report. Please use better words than that. It was offensive to me.
New app 3/5
I am starting to see a very liberal slant to all of your stories. Please remain neutral. Just want the news. Please and Thank you.
By kcci disappointment
I used to really like your website, but every time I click on a news or weather story you have a pop up ad come on. Bothers me so much that I check other news websites instead. Yours used to be the best but no more. One lost visitor. Bye
Where do I begin? 3/5
By mostly reverend kim
It’s free, so I shouldn’t really complain too much, but since you asked my opinion...
1- those commercials! oh, for goodness’ sake, they are so annoying; several times I have just ended my viewing because of them.
2- the quality of the viewing is frustrating, as often the stream pauses, and then will stutter-step back. Sometimes a bit is repeated quickly a couple times, sometimes it jumps ahead and leaves a gap, while yet other times, it just shuts down.
3- i never really know when a fresh newscast is going to be up, nor when would be an ideal time to check for a complete newscast would be available for viewing.
4- i do enjoy the flexibility of being able to take the tv news with me, on my pad, anywhere in the house without the need to lug around an actual tv (“is this cord going to reach?”).
So there you have it.
Lag time news alert 4/5
By Farm assistant
Not all news alert articles are available from device to device or family member phones in same time frame. Same happens with news posted below in articles or news videos.
You don’t get to control video playback. 3/5
I wanted to like this. After all, KCCI is probably the best news station in Iowa. But a couple of things ultimately made me delete it. First, when I click on an interest headline to read the story, usually a video starts playing right away that I can’t stop. I often catch up on news during quiet moments at work or when my baby is napping, so I always have to hurriedly close the app. Sigh. Also I don’t find the main page to be intuitively organized. It’s kind of a chore to find things.
opening intro on your website to rate here 4/5
mobile device photograph covered in tiny print lost to me, i.e., i can't check it out cuz i dare not try to enlarge it to legibity cuz my spasticity is hemi-paretic on my right side, i.e., pulling apart my styluses strains, depleting glucose energy which is costly to & from whatever extent cuz too often, i find effort to be waste(s) cuz internet traffic interferes [sorry 4 typos but i can't proofread cuz being @ 4am on Thursday, my vision is double of brain-injury of [email protected]
in graduate school when i was comatose for a month, hispitalized for 11/2 yrs, but i share things like this only also with doximity for doctors [i cane to screen-end so was wrapping-up when space extended, so if you dare care (explicit etiology, so ask for proximity), i could anaze you, but can you, et al., which i would have stopped except i ran-out if line, so if you can hear biochemistry over psychology for unbelievable more, explain [cris east 515-210-1054]
By Questioning reader
I get notifications several times a day about various news stories and when I open the app to learn more about the story, there is no story on the app until sometime later. Maybe it is just my app. If it is not my app, then please don’t send out a notification without a story that goes with it. I just got a notification now. “ police investigating after motorcyclist dies in Ames collision.” Again, notification but no story.
LOVE KCCI 5/5
Have followed KCCI since moving to Des Moines 20 years ago! Fantastic Team!❤️
CNN FAKE NEWS & Weird Format 2/5
Too many CNN FAKE NEWS articles. I don't open ANY CNN NEWS articles. They are extremely biased and often totally misleading.
I enjoy the weather and eight day forecast, especially Metinka Slater.
Your format presents the same articles four or five times in different ways.
You delete news from one or two days ago and keep useless news items for weeks and weeks.
Not unlike any other news organizations, there is NO NEWS from 5PM Friday to 9Am Monday.
Still too many biased articles from the Communist News Network (CNN) and The Always Progressive News Agency (AP.) Too few local news items from actual local news reporters.
Weird layout for a modern news site.
By Miss Tippy Toes
I hate this app. It doesn’t load most of the time. I wish you would go back to the old app!!
This app is not an upgrade 1/5
Half the time it doesn’t even load. The notifications do not link/open the story. The weather portion doesn’t allow you to search easily like the previous app especially when it asks for a zip code. Seriously. Thank goodness I haven’t deleted the old weather only app! Loved having them separate, too.
KCCI is Fair & Balanced! 5/5
Thank You to All Journalists for representing the integrity of Real Iowan values!
National News vs Local News 2/5
By Less than impressed, step up
Quit trying to be a national news network with stories from all over the US. Concentrate on local Iowa news. I can go to several national news media sites and get my info there. I rely on KCCI for my Iowa news. Narrow your focus and be be the best source of the news from Iowa.
Lack of news 1/5
I am barely looking at the app anymore. It’s just a lack of real news really. When there is no news to mention, KCCI is just posting random stories that have no significance.
Not real thrilled 3/5
Hard to find stories that pop up on the phone. Where did the weather app go I Closings at the top of the screen are good. Could use a little more refining
Issues with sound in video. 2/5
The weather video work fine but the news story have gaps of missing audio.
KCCI 8 3/5
Stories are not complete or not thorough. The site is not updated day to day with new stories or even on a weekly basis. There is a lot going on in this area. The video casts need to have typed also. More direct info for weather in certain areas instead of general.
This is the first app I go to for news. I sure wish the sports stories were updated more often. I keep seeing things a month old.
Stick to the facts report the facts ; 2/5
By ffej head
This used to be my number one news and the fact checker but anymore it’s not anywhere near the first place I checked. Today I will check with WHO first. I used to watch your six and 10 news broadcast anymore I don’t watch your news at all. Report the news don’t suggest opinions.
Good ap 4/5
The ap is good, I use it often. The only issue I have is when I get a breaking news update. It pops up on my phone when it is locked, which is what I want it to do but most of the time I don’t want to view it at that very moment, but usually within a couple minutes I end up unlocking my phone then doing something different, then wanting to go in and read it, but the article is not on the KCCI ap. So I end up having to google it or wait for quite awhile later to be able to read it on the ap.
Unfixed bugs 1/5
App crashes when viewing live broadcast
The weather portion is great
Focus on local weather 5/5
I have generic weather apps on my iPhone. But, I rely on KCCI to finely focus on Central Iowa. The breaking news stories are a nice framework to track current events.
By 123 Sam the Dude
Way too many videos with too many ads. Understand you get money from them. I turn them off. Rather read news on phone. I’ll watch tv for that.
Bring back the old app 3/5
Old app worked much better for me I still use it amazing how different it is from the new app
If I wanted national news . . . 1/5
This is a local site, keep it local. I rarely go here any more. Especially since Dave Busiek retired. I don’t care about sensationalistic news from other states. I have the rest of the internet for that. I want local news. It’s the Register anymore now.
Enjoy the app 5/5
I feel KCCI does a good job of covering central Iowa’s news and weather
The app is glitchy and often time doesn’t fully load. Always having to restart and takes a while to get to stories. Ads can be annoying but they have to do what the have to do.
You Can and Should Do Better 2/5
Since KCCI is typically rated the “best” in Iowa - Iowa’s News Leader (as you always say) then your website should be the “best” in Iowa. I won’t go into detail as other reviews pretty much cover my thoughts. To summarize - you need to walk the talk!
Jumps back 4/5
The only thing I don’t like is, if you’re half way down the page and you click on a story to read it, when you click back out it always takes you back to the very first story. Then you have to scroll back down to where you were to see the next stories.
Won’t load 2/5
Won’t load. Black screen is all I get. Uninstalled and reinstalled with same issue
Missing some info 2/5
I wish you would include wind speeds in the daily forecast. That’s important info if you need to be outside
Doesn't work 1/5
Every time I try to use this app it crashes after about a minute.