KGW 8 News - Portland

KGW 8 News - Portland

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.27.840033413
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: doapp, inc
  • Compatibility: Android
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3.5
1,475 Ratings
$ 0

KGW 8 News - Portland App

Take the KGW News app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Portland, Oregon, and Southwest Washington and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, state, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the KGW News app for free today. Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include: - Portland and Oregon breaking news alerts with push notifications - Live streaming breaking news updates from our KGW Newsroom when it happens, where it happens - The ability to send your news photos, videos and breaking news tips right to our newsroom to be featured on air and online - Ability to comment on stories that matter to you, and share them via email or your social media pages - Up to date, current local weather conditions, live traffic and weather cameras, frequent Oregon weather updates, and 7-day forecasts - An interactive radar that lets you watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity - All weather alerts and updates, KGW News weather videocasts and more - Investigative reports from our experienced award-winning journalists in the field - The ability to watch local KGW 8 TV newscasts live or on-demand

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KGW 8 News - Portland app reviews

  • Easy 4/5

    By j kegg
    Easy to use. I usually use when an update is txt. To me. Info is timely.
  • Too many ads 2/5

    By pbs 72
    Like the title says your use of ads has accelerated waaaay to much😕 with your recent ‘updates’.
  • Appalling App 1/5

    By SickOfDumbApps
    This app crashes incessantly. When I’m scrolling through an article, it stalls, the page goes blank, then it crashes Every. Single.Time. This isn’t a bug or glitch; it’s incompetent developers and reflects poorly on KGW.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By Finalanswer19
    You can't multi-task or even swipe for control center or notifications without the app refreshing itself when you come back. Absolutely annoying and I hate it.
  • Too many pointless notifications. 2/5

    By bro12345621
    Too many.
  • So many Ads! 2/5

    By Squeek09
    It used to be a great app that was a little heavy on the ads. Now it’s basically unusable because it spends so much time loading ads, and every time you try to click on a button an ad pops up in your way. Want to scroll down? Prepare for even more ads that need to load in the middle of a story! Want to watch a video? Gotta watch some ads first! The only reason I keep this app on my phone is for the news alerts, and then I just google the topic instead of clicking on the alert, that way I can actually read about it.
  • KGW News is great, keep it up! 4/5

    By ESPN CFB
    We like your news show always have. App works fine.
  • App crashes on opening 1/5

    By firework628
    App crashes upon opening
  • Too many push notifications 1/5

    By Devospartacus
    Push notifications are welcome when they involve weather and major news. Getting constant updates about every minor Sports or Olympic event is totally unnecessary and really annoying. If you must send trivial notifications, at least offer app users an option to filter out the junk.
  • Terrible app for good news content 1/5

    By Cmefryday
    Seems simple- read text, add adverts. But almost unusable due to poor implementation of ads. Can't scroll, hangs and incorrectly loads links while scrolling. Fire your developer and find someone who knows their craft.
  • Agree. It’s unusable. Overrated and full of pop-ups. Too long to load 1/5

    By l nick
    Sad. Great station. Lousy website.
  • Needs iPhone X support please! 4/5

    By cazcy
    I enjoy KGW’s app however i just updated to the new iPhone X and it’s been out for a few months now and the app hasn’t been adjusted to the new display size. Please update the app. Thank you KGW!
  • KGW news app 1/5

    By My tummy
    Waaaaay too many continually forced adds now. Hope your greed for advertising dollars is worth it. Deleted the app.
  • Good Helpful App 4/5

    By gschweitz
    I pick up news on this app quicker than my local apps in Eugene. Also, love the traffic app when traveling.
  • Too many ads 2/5

    By KyguyCanRun
    There are too many ads when using this app. Finding the news I want to see isn’t easy.
  • KGW news 5/5

    By 1960Rp
    KGW news my family thinks it’s the best, you inform us about things that have happened and things we can do on our time off . I watch the news at 430 am before going to work and then again around 5 pm .. the weather is very important to me and you guys get it 99% of the time .. Thank you all for being just YOU.. great job
  • Download another app 1/5

    By Katiee(: Wahhooo
    Hardly updated. Hardly accurate. Deleted this app and got Fox 12 instead. Don't waste your time. Mark > Rod
  • Update is really bad 2/5

    By nanino1
    I used to rely on KGW for my weather updates, but since it has been changed, I find the app of little use and am using it less and less. Weather updates are too few and I used to like the current conditions which is gone now. Also do not like the graphics
  • News app - KGW 4/5

    By King144
    Seem okay with good assortment of local and national news. Biggest complaint is that it takes forever to load on my IPad while other news apps come right up...? Too many ads loading maybe...? Update: 12/24/2017 Way too many high bandwidth ads - usually give up and can’t read the news because ads keep loading and reloading. 😐 Richard Anderson Washougal, WA
  • Always first with bulletins 5/5

    By None86542450
    KGW8 bulletins are always the first in my feed to break important news. I used to have all the local channels notify me. I have reduced it to just this one because the story always posted first from them
  • Crashes / and too many ads 2/5

    By Boom Ditty Boom
    It could be improved. This app crashes on my iPhone from time to time while I'm reading a story. Maybe because there are too many ads?
  • Just OK 2/5

    By White Horse Woman
    Love KGW Channel 8 News and its great team. The news app doesn’t compliment them. Old stories hang on for days. The quality and variety of local stories could be better. I check it daily just in case.
  • KGW App 1/5

    By Bordertoo
    Such poorly written articles. Don’t they use an editor, maybe an editor who actually reviews the work?
  • Disappointment 2/5

    By sturdy woman
    Prior to your last upgrade where you reduced the text size to about a 6, I would have given you a 4, but after I emailed my concerns, you indicated it was being fixed. That was 2 weeks ago. I am now a KATU user! Roger E. I like the app, however it shuts down about every ten minutes and must be restarted. Also scrolling is very jerky. I woUld rate it a 1. Please fix, as I like your coverage better than KATU. Roger E..
  • General 2/5

    By 0Eddie0
    Would like to see you spend more time on events pertaining to Oregon and forget about national news. We get that from CNN or FOX and it is usually of minimal interest. Don’t understand why we need to know about a shooting in another part of the country. Also, most of the news reported is negative. Why not report on the good instead of the bad. I don’t need to see a picture of the person responsible for a robbery or shooting. Actually, unless it pertains to my family or me in which the police will inform me, I have no interest in hearing about negative news on local TV.
  • Total waste of time. 1/5

    By Bikegus
    Nothing more but a platform for advertisers. Three or four top headline news stories. The rest are days or weeks even months of old news. KGW – NBC is the only news station we watch. The live news station and this app or not even relatable. I intend to delete.
  • Intrusive Ads 1/5

    By TimebombJoe
    The ads make this app unbearable to use lately...
  • Good to horrible with recent update 1/5

    By Jimbacotown
    This app used to be fairly good. Sure, video links would crash the app but everything else worked fine. However, with the latest update, the app is practically unusable. Who worked on it? Monkeys?
  • No thought about user experience 1/5

    By z0112358z
    Too many ads. Some open the app store with no prompting. Nobody needs to see the kgw logo for three seconds every time the app is opened and definitely not when you're bounced out if the app and switch back because you don't want to download the yahoo sports app. Also I get alerts regarding breaking news and when I click on them there is actually nothing to read. I'm uninstalling. Recommend using a different app that can just consume kgw feeds.
  • Still Full Of Hijack Ads 1/5

    By PortlandAppRev
    I had believed the recent update one week ago to the app had stopped the advertisements from opening the Apple App Store. It just happened to me twice in 10 minutes. KGW still showing they would rather make money off ads than share important news.
  • Constantly being hijacked to the App Store for advertisers apps! 🤬 1/5

    By PAC-NW
    There is no way to read a news notification without being continually hikacked to the App Store. Pathetic.
  • No longer usable 1/5

    By Audiovoyer
    Used to listen to the news whil in the shower. Now with the pop up ad it cuts off. So now I go to channel 12. The repetitive Farmers ads are annoying but it doesn’t cut out. Fix it an I’ll be back
  • 1 2/5

    By Dude Broman
    Too many ads!
  • Latest update is a big step backwards 1/5

    By Kddub937
    With this latest update, not only did the design/layout drastically change (and not for the better), but now the screens have a flicker and are constantly updating so I get jumped around all over. Used to be my go-to news app, but no more.
  • Bait and switch 1/5

    By toolbuff
    Every time I use the app it keeps sending me to the App Store can hardly read a word before it switches
  • Ads make it unusable 1/5

    By ArmedAmish
    With the last release, I can’t read an article without an ad popping up every COUPLE OF SECONDS. Totally unusable now!
  • Worthless- Deleted it 1/5

    By Ihateeverythingaboutthisapp
    I’ve used this app for years but recently it’s overrun with pop up advertisements that make it unreadable. Deleted the app and I won’t be using it again. Time to check out the KATU app for local news.
  • Every time this app is used, it opens the App Store 1/5

    By Shoulder angel
    Tried this app for several days, but every time I tried to read an article, the App Store would pop up every few seconds, showcasing a different app. Very annoying and also makes this unusable.
  • Bugs, pop ups, auto redirects to App Store downloads 1/5

    By Leeeeeeeee111
    Latest version is hot mess. I have to force a shutdown of the app as in the middle of reading an article it will automatically redirect to an App Store download that I did not select. Amateur hour! Get it together!
  • Serious flaw 1/5

    By csmarsha
    When reading various articles in this app, it starts jumping to the App Store to download several apps. It doesn’t download them but then if you go back to KGW then it will cycle to App Store again. Seems like malware.
  • Ad campaign is too much 1/5

    By Hortuswest
    Poor move KGW. You’re reading an article and then it takes you to the App Store. That’s too annoying for me. I won’t use it until they change their ways.
  • Unusable due to advertising 1/5

    By Emillerpdx
    App continually redirects users into the App Store. If we can’t read the articles there is really no point in using the app. Will uninstall after writing this review.
  • Use to like... 1/5

    By BonBon9188
    This appt is now interrupted by the App Store (since last update)!!! Every time I open the news the Apple App Store opens to the daily rec’d apps!!! So frustrating!!!!
  • Too many ad redirects 1/5

    By MacGyver_1985
    Can’t read any articles due to the app constantly redirecting to sponsor app downloads and ads.
  • Unusable 1/5

    By Jjw0000
    I share other users’ experience that when trying to read a news story, the app redirects you to the App Store for some junk app and no amount of effort to return to the news app will work as you keep getting redirected to the App Store. I experienced this with another local news app some months ago. I will have to do with this app what I did to the other app and delete it until this app is fixed because it is unusable as it is.
  • Can't even read stories 1/5

    By It's a Mystery All Right
    With recent updates, this app will randomly open the App Store *as if* I had tapped an ad when in fact I did not. I guess it's time to switch stations.
  • Ad bug renders it useless 1/5

    By Jdpierce53
    I’ve used this App for years but a recent update causes ads to hijack the App at almost every tap. It’s currently useless.
  • Had to delete because it kept trying to make me buy apps 1/5

    By PDX Mac User
    I can't check the news on this awful app any longer because it keeps switching me to the app store to buy junky games.
  • Constant pop-up ads 1/5

    By Steiliacoom
    Constant pop-up ads without user initiated prevents reading the news. Terrible experience now compared to the way it had been for years. Will use other local news app from now on.
  • Longest running bug award and now spamming! 1/5

    By Pcwace
    Wow. This app went from bad to just plain unusable! I can even barely load an article without App Store pop ups taking completely over! I get having an occasional popup, but this is ridiculous!

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