Ch 3 (CNN) light 1/5
Several things. You used to be the newsl leader for Northern California. No more!
You are beat out by a Redding television station, KRCR. You prefer to repeat CNN information. If I want CNN , I already have it on my phone , so maybe I don’t need CH 3.
Your version of news is: loud and irritating pop up advertisements.... most others don’t.... National CNN things that don’t always pertain to Northern California, and in recent years you have gone very much in lock step with CNN and their left of center version of things.
These aren’t just my opinion but that of many others who have become disillusioned with your programming.
What have you attempted to achieve? You have lost viewership ever since the Kelly’s sold to Hearst and you affiliated more with CNN than even NBC, who has also fallen prey to the left line of reporting.
I’ve been watching TV-3 since 1955 and you were always my first choice. No surprise, that has changed. I feel sorry for those of you who still work there. As for those loud and irritating ads, they won’t be bothersome any more. I will only look at your doppler radar and weather reports from now on. If you sneak those adds into the weather report, I’ll go elsewhere for weather, too.
A lot of your viewers have left you for these same reasons. It’s up to you! Take this seriously or end up like so many folded newspapers who decided to take that same left turn and a few TV stations, too.
Most folks won’t take the time to give you feedback like this but I have and I’m serious.
By ilene allen
The articles are cut off before the end. Leaves me frustrated.
App is a little disappointing 3/5
First you would like to hear about a report, but you get commercial s. Then the top of the news cast. I would love to just click on a head line and get the story I am interested in
This app is terrible, just like the reporting. Completely biased articles. Constantly uses stitch as well. Only use one source for national news, which is completely biased as well. This app is garbage
Barely adequate 2/5
The app glitches, plays videos when you don’t want and is biased reporting.
Old sensationalized news 1/5
By Max Isacat
If you like news that’s days old, not from your area or fluff pieces about squirrels this is the news app for you. When they do actually publish relevant news it’s written so as to induce panic and fear. Make sure you take what they report with a grain of salt. It’s definitely biased and inaccurate.
I am bothered by the repeating of the same story for days. The story pops up as a news alert but there’s nothing new.
Cool and keeps me up to date!! 😊👍
My husband and I wouldn’t know what was happening in the outside world if we didn’t have it cuz we don’t have regular local satellite TV anymore since they are way over rated and we got rid of them. Thank you for these local news apps!! But Ch. 3 is the best!
Need chrome cast option 3/5
Need chrome cast option
i use the app for local news, but they are completely biased toward our President. whether you support him or not, you deserve to know the truth. and you won’t get it here. seems to be accurate for local news/events. only reason i keep it.
Real News 5/5
This site and TV allows one to decide on what the news makes without opinion like the National Station. You give your listeners credit for having brains.
Fix your app please 2/5
It would be really nice to read the main body of the article, however, there are ads placed right smack dab in the middle of it... every article . Also every time you go to read an article and try to go back where you left off, it automatically takes you back to the top of the feed, needing to scroll back down to where you are. Completely frustrating.....
Still not local 2/5
By no abused animals please
Really would like Sacramento news. Instead of “message” protesters are sending-please let us know where they are so we can avoid the area.
The MaskPolice statements are exhausting. Instead of commenting on if they are wearing a mask please state why you are reporting them-selling lemonade? Killing people? How do we know? We only know if they have a mask on or not.
Breaking News 2/5
By EEP 64
Every time I receive a Breaking News Alert on my phone, it never uploads onto the app until minutes later. Not sure why, but it’s extremely frustrating and, quite frankly, useless. Why send alerts, if it’s not on the app in “real time”?
Too opinionated 2/5
So many advertisements pop up right in the middle of the news feed that it’s impossible to read the whole article. Also lately I’ve noticed impartiality among the News Cast. The News should not feel as though it’s an opinion of the reporter. You need to get back to JUST REPORTING and stop being political. Very obvious most of you are Left Wing
By Viewer for many years
I find it very monotonous having to listen to the same ad over and over and over again.
Also frustrated 2/5
By also frusltratec
I am frustrated with the advertisements taking up part of the text of a news story. If you are going to insert an ad, could please not delete that portion of the news story?
Articles cut off. 1/5
I’m having an issue with the articles not loading within the app. I have to close the app completely, and reopen it, and try again
Most of the time it doesn’t work so I either go to the FOX40 app or if it’s an article FOX40 doesn’t have, I’ll go to KCRA3’s website. This needs to be fixed!!
Articles are also cut off when there are photos, ads, or other links. Have your app developers fix this. I use FOX40 more now because of this issue.
Why post an article if you’re not going to put all of it on the app? So tired of having paragraphs cut off and the article ended in the middle of a sentence.
Bombarded with ads and sensationalized news 1/5
Hard to find the real headlines among the ads and links to videos that have 30 second ads prior to content.
Clumsy format. Time for a redo I’m 2019.
Reliable and Timely 5/5
The app is easy to use. The news is timely.
I appreciate the alerts. Good coverage locally and nationally. Agree there are an annoying number of ads, but the app is ‘free’ so I guess that is the price we pay.
I have used this app for years, but I’m frustrated with the slide videos not opening up, they are not updating on a good routine like before, Week End, forget about anything as Saturday and Sunday it is very poor, as I work at a Trauma Center, you would be shocked what is not reported...
Half the time the stories you click on freeze or have nothing in them. I will be switching to another local news app.
Ads everywhere 2/5
Look, I don’t mind watching one or two ads, but since every story is not complete you have to watch the video... then EVERY VIDEO has an 20-30 second ad... well I loose interest real quick! I don’t see an ad on TV every 30sec -1.5 min but since that is the lengths of the videos here. I don’t come as often, don’t stay as long, I feel they are censoring my ability to watch the news to make The All Mighty Dollar!!!
Freezes up 1/5
I’m about to delete this app. All of a sudden the app freezes up when I open an article. The story doesn’t show- it’s just a blank page. I have to double click to close the app then reopen. This happens frequently. Hope they get it fixed.
Very satisfied 5/5
I know Sacramento and surrounding area has grown very rapidly and a lot more coverage is required. KCRA is doing a remarkable job covering news and traffic , especially current news. Thank You!
By failed kevo
The app is really good. My only complaint is when you finish reading an article, you are taken back to the very top of the screen instead of bringing you back where you left off.
Awesome future cast radar! 5/5
KCRA pushes out relevant breaking news often, which is great for anyone who wants to stay informed on important local stories and big national events.
The future cast radar in the weather portion of the app is a great tool for anybody who wants a clear picture of the storms pushing through their area.
KCRA 3 is reliable!
KCRA app 3/5
By MLK was a sexist
Very irritating, sometimes you receive an alert yet it may take an hour for it to show up if at all.
If you continue to read the text associated with a video scrolling down to far will stop the video and you must restart from the beginning, including the commercials.
I go back less than %10 of the time.
Other irritants but those are the primary issues.
Frustrating and Clunky 2/5
When clicking on a story to read, I am very frequently presented with a blank, unpopulated screen. Or, when I select an article with an accompanying video, I find the written portion is squashed into an unexpandable 1.5 inch segment at the bottom of the screen and is virtually impossible to read. Like the station, hate the app.
Trapped by ads! 2/5
By CJ in CA
Don’t buy into the false idea that you can just “click here to view a video” of whatever they’ve posted. You’ll have to wait through 2-3 minutes of advertising before you can watch. Soooo frustrating. I’ve deleted it out of frustration but I like the news coverage on tv so I’m lured back. Channe 10 has a much better app for phone.
Too many commercials 1/5
6/1/20 No articles load anymore. Deleting App.
I live in a rural area with slower internet speed. The commercials with every video are really slow & sometimes stop to load content. I often close those stories when I get tired of waiting through the commercials. I have counted the seconds & sometime it’s over a minute before a commercial begins. Who would want to wait for that?!
App needs help! 2/5
By Debra Sedwick
Like the app but frustrated when the article is cut off by an advertisement. I try to close the ad but still doesn’t help. Please fix!
I wrote the above review about a year ago and the same problem exists. Probably more so now since I believe there are more ads.
By weak web
Though we like to watch the evening news, the website is lacking. It’s not up to date and has lots of old news.
Dedicated user 5/5
I always refer to kcra when I need to know what is going on in the world and locally. Coverage is always there for viewers to see. Thank you for all the work you do to keep the community aware.
Crashes a lot 3/5
I have no gripes with the content, other than I wish there were more of it. Seems most news days are slow. The *meh!* rating is due to the frequent crashes upon clicking on story links. Fix this KCRA!
Auto Video 2/5
When clicking on a story to read, I’m often in a place or space where I want to read it QUIETLY. HOWEVER, the video at the top starts playing automatically at full volume. If I want to watch the video, I’ll click on it. Your format doesn’t give the user that choice. It also always begins with an ad, which cannot be muted. Once the actual newsreel starts, you can mute the sound.
PLEASE PLEASE change this super annoying and disruptive feature.
Font Size 1/5
Trying to read the news content is hard since the size of the font is terribly small. I've tried to find a way to increase the size of the font. But I can't find where to do that.
By fgkjcf nbc guy
horrible app. reverts to first story every time one story is read.
“news” content remains for days, sometimes weeks before it is updated
Not search engine! 2/5
By Don's toy!
I put in your search engine a request about the fly over hospitals here in Modesto. I even put in the date, I got everything but anything to do with a fly over. Chanel 3 had announced it earlier on the news. It came up with news about a charter school that closed in 2012???????
News app.... 1/5
If I wanted to look at cars or ect. I would go to a car lot...you cost me 30 sec. every time you get a news article,,,,unaceptable !
Long Time KCRA News Viewer 3/5
It’s nice to have an app to get local news at any time. The only problems I have is that sometimes the screen freezes when I select a story, and occasionally the video that plays has absolutely nothing to do with the story I selected.
Never works right 1/5
I honestly don’t know why it’s still in my phone. Every time I get an alert and I tap on it to be taken to the article, the article never load. I try to search for the article, I can’t find it. It is so incredibly frustrating.
By jayden lacy
The app is great and reliable.
Tv review 5/5
The best of the local and world news are reported with Accuracy and very informative about what the latest is happening at the minute it does happen I feel that the news channel scores and asset to the community that wants to know what’s going on in their neighborhood and in the world
KCRA app rating 5/5
It’s versatile, with both excellent local, National and international news
This app keeps freezing on me. If I click on a story, half the time it just goes to a blank screen and won’t load, and it won’t let me back out of it either. I have to constantly restart the app.
Text Blocked 3/5
By sac reader #241
Many times, the ads block the text in your articles making the article partially unable to read.
All in j 5/5
I just want to THANK y’all!!! KCRA respects the idea of impartiality of news and that is the reason I give y’all 5 stars
Please keep up with your method and change NOTHING
Thank y’all so very much