Work in progress 3/5
Informative but still has bugs, locks up frequently, ads cover the story narrative. Radar is not working and therefore necessitates a different app.
Great app 5/5
I enjoy reading the updates sent out throughout day. Keeps me in touch with latest in the metro area, specifically all the Covid-19 related news.
Never report the good news just liberal media news anti conservatives
News stories dont match up with headlines 3/5
By Mrs. Print
Im not sure if anyone checks to make sure that the headlines on a story and then either viewing it in video or reading the actual story doesnt match up. Something to consider. Otherwise it is a great app!
- Need bigger print
- sentences are not completed if there is an advertisement
App issues 2/5
Once the app gets fixed — ads cut off paragraphs of stories (my Iphone SE does not have a magnify feature) — it will get a better rating.
Long time viewer. And app is great 5/5
By Medic James
I’ve been a user of the app since it’s inception.
Each update change has been a positive one.
Black Screen 1/5
Unable to load anything. When opening the application, it simply hangs on a black screen indefinitely.
Every time I get a news alert and want to read the story, I’m annoyed by the video that always pops up with it’s stupid add. Ruins the app in my opinion.
Too many ads in articles 4/5
By MSgt E7
Good format, but I am sick and tired of trying to read an article on my iphone and an ad cuts off the preceding paragraph in mid sentence and never picks it up again.
Needs some tweaking 4/5
I appreciate the notifications, but when I try to open them, most of the time the result is a blank screen. I have to close the app, re-open, and try to find the same story. If I try to find it later, it is buried.
Stories cut off in the middle 1/5
By Wagnum P.I.
I have found multiple stories are cut off in the middle of a paragraph part way through the story by ads. Very frustrating. I even contacted channel 8 and got no reaponse
KCCI 5 Stars App 3 Stars 3/5
I like KCCI for my local news. There are too many stories that are hidden in the app. They should be available from the menu on the home page. The advertisements also cover part of the story text making it incomplete. The text should wrap around the ad instead of cutting it off.
Ads block the text 2/5
By Lost Sucker
I appreciate the news stories, especially the news that takes place in Iowa. Unfortunately the ads placed in the stories block out some of the text.
You don’t get to control video playback. 2/5
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.
Update June 2020: I downloaded the app again to keep up with news on the riots. It works great to watch the newscast while the news cast is simultaneously on TV. But if I want to watch anything else, I have to watch at least five commercials for 10 seconds of video. It’s a little crazy and not for me. Will delete again. Sigh.
Allow only severe weather alerts! 2/5
After the recent tornados, I decided to allow notifications, and “customized” the alerts within the app, disallowing all but weather alerts. But I keep getting news alerts, so now I have once again disallowed notifications. Not helpful!
Covid19 Testing 5/5
I thought we had enough test kits to test everyone according to our illustrious Governor! My mother is in a nursing home in Ankeny..a week ago they got their first covid positive and it was a worker. I ask an employee who is gracious enough to let me FaceTime my mother once a week if they have tested all the patients..she said only a small percentage have been because they couldn’t get test kits..I thought nursing homes were out top priority?? This is so totally wrong and I’d like you to investigate
Weather Group Breaking in during National news and shows 1/5
By Papa Jimmiray
KCCI WEATHER needs to use the bottom scroller more. Too much “looking around at radar stuff that is not interesting to viewers. Management needs to manage that group MUCH better. How many people change stations during that extra weather time?
Fix the radar!! 3/5
The old app had the best radar.. not happy with the way this app uses the radar. Why does it go back 8 hours?? I want to see a more current radar and brighter colors.. and I and I think most of you followers don’t carry what happened 8 hours ago.. I like to see the storms in motion to see what direction it is moving but when it finally gets to the current time it jumps back 8 hours so quickly that it’s hard to see where a storm is tracking.. Pleae,Please, Please get a better radar!!!
Frequent performance issues and freezes 3/5
Unfortunately the app performance has deteriorated over the past few months, with frequent freezes and views that fail to load beyond the grey bar placeholder template. Hopefully this gets resolved soon.
PLEASE FIX- Lots of app features not working 3/5
There are lots of app features that just stop working, and this seems to be happening with several iOS devices that I know about. For example, after you click on the radar the whole screen blacks out after about 4-5 seconds and I’m forced to close out of the app and re open it. Another issue, is whenever I click on an article the app crashes. Any help would be great !!
Freezes Cnstantly 1/5
The last few versions of this app have been almost useless. If I click on any news article, the article never loads. I’ll keep on checking in periodically and updating until it is fixed.
Weather won’t work. 2/5
Every time I try and watch the weather the app freezes.
Ads block content 1/5
Articles stop mid sentence due to ads. I reached out to kcci and was told this is a known problem. My phone is regularly updated, they suggested that was the problem. I let them know the problem is not fixed, guess they don’t care. I am now using the WHO app with no problems.
The only station for News 5/5
By Aspergras Dude
I should just Weld My TV to KCCI! And 8.2, you Rock !
I notice more and more the show freezes up as I am watching it or repeats what was just said. The broadcast will show “we will be back in a minute” and be off for 5 minutes or more or totally go off so I have to open it again. Things the live broadcast does not do. I like watching the morning broadcast as I am getting ready and this gets frustrating after awhile!
Breaking News 4/5
By Denise KT
When a breaking news alert comes and I am in another app, when I go to the website the breaking news story doesn’t show. If I swipe through the breaking news alert from the home screen I get it.
I like the texts of breaking news but... 3/5
Sometimes I will get A text about Breaking news, but when I click on the link to read it, the story is not there
Miss the weather app 3/5
By haunted podcast listener
I miss the weather app - more of a pain to dig into the main app just to check raider or daily weather. Freezes at times have to back out and start over but generally my go to for news if not the competition
Coronavirus map of county’s 4/5
What happened to it? I can’t find it on my iPad. It says to click on the sentence but nothing happens.
Auto-playing videos 2/5
When the first thing that happens when you open the app is that a loud commercial auto-plays, then the app is just not worth opening. I’ve had too many moments where this happened in inappropriate settings or was disruptive. I’d like to see local news, but not because of this.
It’s fine 2/5
The app is fine. Not spectacular. Not great. I wish it had the ability to enlarge pages. The font is small and sometimes hard to read (even with my glasses on). And when I get a notification of a breaking story, if I don’t click on the notification to take me to the story, it’s impossible to find that story.
Radar loop. 4/5
By whoelse would have yohop
I agree on the radar app. It takes to long to see which way the weather is moving. It backs up to many hours.
what can be done to eliminate the ads that cut off the news articles?
Fix It 1/5
By Dee L L
In almost every article there are sentences and paragraphs that are cut off or incomplete. With the crisis we are in, it not helpful when an article reads “The CDC says you should” and the rest of the sentence is not there. This often happens with the most crucial information. “The accused is being changed with”what? I have emailed you about the problem with screen shots so you can see the problem but I never received a reply. That is equally offensive. You don’t care. If I find something I really want to know about I try to find the story on a different site. That’s frustrating. Why should I stay with your app?
Never see full article!?! 2/5
I use your app to stay up on Iowa happenings. But it is so frustrating to have ads covering parts of each article!?!
NO other news source does this.
If I find another source I will drop yours immediately!!
Ads cover up content 3/5
By you dont want my review do you
Start reading a story and then a ad is placed right over the content
What is the use of trying to read a story when you can’t find out the ending
Just about to delete the app
Liberal Bias 1/5
Typical liberal biased media! Of course anything ran by Hearst corporation is going to be liberal!
Love KCCI but not the app 2/5
The app is just plain annoying. The second you open it ; an ad will start...with full sound. Your phone mute button won't stop it. You have to actually turn the sound down manually. In the meantime, the ad is blaring. I get that ads are a part of life these days, but most will allow you to keep the sound off unless you want to hear it.
Thank you 5/5
Really appreciate the timely notifications and the thorough relevant coverage. You are a very trusted source of up to the minute news, thank you!
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.
Very annoying ads 1/5
By wdm senior
The ads that play when the app is opened are very annoying. I realize they provide funding but some other sites allow the user to skip the full list if ads after 5 or 10 secs. The current format is annoying.
Just go elsewhere for news 2/5
They destroyed a decent App with ads.
Organization of articles makes It difficult to get basic new and weather. There are better places to get that now. Was a fan. :(
KCCI App 4/5
I see notifications & check them if possible but if I wait the story disappears sometimes.
There are times I want to share a story I saw on the news and it isn’t on the app. This still happens a few months later.
Like Family to me 5/5
By Evie and Chris
I think you are just wonderful!
Thank you all for your reporting
to me and my Family.
Keep up the great work. Evie B.
Good, not great. 4/5
This app works most of the time. But not all of the time. I do use it a lot, and rarely does it not respond.
Still needs improvement 3/5
By Dakota CJS
Often portions of the news story are covered with an ad, so you can’t see the last sentence. Also the end of story is missing. This happens on smaller iphones more often than larger screens. Seems the app is not adapting.
weather on this app blows 1/5
i had used the weather / storm team 8 app for years and it's so much better in that it's easier to use and way easier on the eyes, oh.., news.., don't care...
By born in IA
Please stop putting advertising over the news stories