Waste of time 1/5
I do not watch tv5 for the weather. If I want weather I will watch the weather channel
Very impressed; streaming weather is quality 5/5
We don’t have cable in our house, and when you live in Kansas and need to track severe storms, that can be a problem. Last night’s (5/28/19) major tornado in Lawrence and Linwood had me especially worried. I was dubious when I downloaded this app based on KCTV5’s Twitter recommendation, but ended up being seriously impressed by the quality of streaming weather. It’s exactly what you’d see on TV, with live video and Doppler radar. It works just as well on cellular data as it does on WiFi, too. I’ve already recommended it to multiple people today, and will be using it for every major weather event moving forward.
Ever since the latest update, the app isn't working... It just freezes. I have an iPhone and I'm getting sick of this... Fix this or I'm leaving.....
Errors Galore 3/5
There are consistently both spelling and grammatical errors in the articles and push notifications. You would think journalists would take the time to check for errors. This morning’s push notification said: “A few rounds of rains are expected through out the day, including a isolated thunderstorm.” There are three pretty blatant errors in that sentence.
By kaiwan tufiq
It is most reliable and trust channel, I like it I always listening to it.❤️❤️❤️
Shuts down 1/5
By Mr HDMI
This app shuts down just a few minutes after I open it up. I plug my phone into a hdmi cable to watch on tv than it closes
Good view 5/5
Gina is hot. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
By Tansys and Daisies
Wouldn’t it be just as easy to run the local commercials rather than just leave so much ‘dead air’ space? I believe the local offerings are more relevant to your audience. The repeated Sonic or Farmers’ commercials get boring and neither are businesses that I use.
The best! 5/5
Smart, accurate and fun to watch.
News Coverage 5/5
By Has a lot more crap
I only watch the news in the morning, one of the best in Kansas City Area. No Political Bias. Just straight Reporting!
Too many videos 2/5
Use to have more reading options now mainly video news. News alerts frequently open. I personally preferred older version. I like news feeds where I can choose to read or watch
Currently junk 1/5
Serious lag time from touching a story to downloading the story. It’s enough lag that forces the user to touch it again. This places the user in the next story down the list. Touching the back button takes it to a blank white screen and need to restart the app. Deleting the app now and will try later to see if it’s fixed. Instead of rebranding update, try a functionality update.
Push alerts for breaking news that go nowhere. Just enough info in the alert to scare you enough to open the app then no direct connection to the actual story. No clear flow from notification to information.
Channel 5 5/5
Excellent!! Really enjoy all of it, weather great, as live in Chillicothe , Mo & u cover that. Keep up the good work..
Not too click-baity 4/5
The notifications are mostly local breaking news. Sometimes they get a bit click-bait-y.
Hometown News 4/5
This is a good, functional app that downloads the news quickly and keeps you up to date. The only thing keeps by it from a 5 star is it can get annoying on the volume me of breaking news pop ups. This is probably a sign of our times but it can literally pop up break news and weather items many times a minute. How breaking of news can you have in a minute or two?
Quality - 5 stars
Quantity - 2 stars
Just tone it down a bit guys.
I live in Kansas City and it’s great to get notifications of things that are happening around me throughout the day! I know things before anyone where I work and the are like how do u know that? I’m like KCTV5 just sent me a notification it’s awesome. I’ve tried others but, this one is spot on! Would definitely recommend!
The Best Out Of 3 5/5
It's a great place to read the news and great weather updates when it's bad outside! The people on the news are people just like us and they know it! It's a WIN, WIN, WIN!
By Gladstone MO
Great app to have. If there is something newsworthy you know it! Keeps me updated and in the know.
Quality of the journalism is pretty dismal. 1/5
Articles fail to answer standard who, what, when, where, why questions and the grammar and sentence structure is frequently poor unless the story is picked up from a wire service. As one of the major news supplier in this market, KCTV5 should set do better. Their app is a disappointment.
Way too many updates!!! 2/5
By Ron in Shawnee
Way too many updates!
Mostly concerning things of little or no interest.
KSHB’s app is much better and far less bothersome.
Not very user friendly 1/5
This app is all over the place. Wish they would make it easier to see headlines and news.
Great Producer 5/5
I am totally enjoying the news lay out on the 10 pm news. I actually record it so I can watch it in the morning while I’m getting ready
Where is the local news stories? 2/5
Is this a KC "local" news channel app? There is so much national news that I can't find the local stories around my metro area except the traffic part of the app which is wonderful.
Great app 5/5
By Chas Dehvul
I lived in Kansas City for awhile and there were many news channels to choose from even though I was only ever interested in weather and sports but I've found channel 5 kctv to be my favorite as far as local Kansas City news goes. They are very thorough, accurate and informative mainly because I like how they focus attention on world affairs instead of the usual stuff. The app is super easy to use and navigate and the notifications you can get right to your home screen are helpful too as far as keeping up with the day's events. 2 thumbs up!
Impressive live feed but one issue 4/5
I don't like how sometimes when I click on a story I received in a notification on my phone it doesn't always open to that specific story and to the home page. This is the only reason I docked a star. However, I love the live feed and additional information provided, such as recalls.
Best App so far 5/5
Love the TV5 app.....
Thanks for all the news stories. I have relatives that live in and around Kansas City and I enjoy reading the news and posting stories on FB. I live in TX. near SA.
The one about semi coming over slight incline then hitting five vehicles in the picture provided I don't see a slight in incline. Is there a slight incline on I-70 near the accident site?? (Today's date & time: 07/12/17 @ 00:05).
Our job is partly performed outside, and the accuracy of your meteorologists helps a lot!
Love 5 5/5
Love getting our Channel 5 News on our mobiles and the TV. Thanks!
Great people on the news . 5/5
Like the people and the network.
By john grandpa
Ch 5 is always on top of Breaking news and weather with mobile weather vehicle.. been watch for years !! Way to go channel 5
I like it... 4/5
By VIET FOOD LOVER
.... but for the numerous spelling errors.
Repeated links 2/5
It looks much nicer, but the same link in one tab has appeared in other tabs. Is it latest news? Trending? Or most popular? Pick one
Ms. Dee L. 1/5
This has been my favorite news station for over twenty years. However, I do not find the current app as user friendly as previous ones. I rarely use it and have resorted to recording the 5 pm broadcast when possible. Great news show, lousy app.
By Sunset 4
I moved from Lees Summit Sept 2016 and I watched ch 5 for many years!! I've moved to Florida and I watch ch 5 live all the time! It's like home away from home. I have to know what's going on in the KC Metro area! Thank you for great news reporting!
I will stay tuned to ch 5 live!! Thank you!!
Nice app 4/5
Makes it easy to quickly check the weather and latest headlines.
Stupid ad 1/5
Apps is awful w latest change. I switched my KC news because of it.
Just right not too much? Just what you need to know!Thanks for the great app. 5/5
By Suduko Crazy
Just what we need
Every time it opens it wants to access my blue tooth..NO.. you don't need access to my Bluetooth.. go away..
KCTV5 app - too little news 3/5
The app works fine except stories drop off too quickly. Sometimes want to go back a few days but the number of stories is limited. The notifications work well.
Great app! 5/5
This app gives you the latest as soon as possible! Love it!!! 👍🏽
GOING TO DELETE APP TO MANY ALERTS! 1/5
Old app was much better....the weather alerts are most welcome, but all the breaking news alerts are way out of control. I have had 8 KCTV5 watch live or breaking news alerts so far and day is only half over...not to mention all of the ads....Enough all ready
Great App 5/5
Nothing but great things to say about the app. Easy to maneuver and access. Definitely a keeper
Had to delete 1/5
I liked this app just fine until the notifications started coming from "personal" reporters. "Hi there, this is so and so from KCTV5. Tune in at 6 to learn more about (example news story)." It throws me off every time because I think it's someone I know sending a message. I don't want a friend, I just want the news. Deleted the app, but hopefully this changes so I can use it again.
Stop saying Hey 2/5
Please stop saying Hey in alerts. It's rude. Thanks
Bring back the old version!! 1/5
This new version is a pain to figure out. I can't even figure out how to share the news stories via text or on social media anymore. Where's all the features and options it used to have so easily displayed without having to search for them??? Not to mention the fact that this version is so bland and visually unappealing to look at. I wish I could undo the update. 😒😒
Keeping up to date 5/5
By Rural MO
Covers important stories and weather changes. Good way to stay informed.