It was okay before but.. 1/5
But now the app has these ads that say”swipe to dismiss”. However, when you do that it doesn’t work...in fact tapping, swiping or interacting at all doesn’t do anything anymore. I can’t read the stories or access the app at all with the ads in the way. It’s a major bummer.
Constantly freezes 2/5
If I can get past the initial advertising that pops up without the app freezing it’s fine but that rarely happens. I get news alerts but when I try to open them the app freezes probably 8 times out of 10.
Freezing and crashing 1/5
By Bothell Girl
Why are none of these issues getting fixed? I’ve had this app for over a year and rarely can actually access the news when it pops up in my notifications. I get the advertising screen and it freezes. I can’t go anywhere no swiping, no touching.
I’ve tried to send a message to the developer but cannot figure out how as the instructions are all outdated. All of the documents for fixes are two years old and not valid any longer with newer IOS versions.
App constantly freezes 1/5
By Cat Stealer
In recent weeks, the app has been unresponsive after opening it most of the time. Please fix your app!
Crashes increasing 2/5
Started out very stable. App now crashes half the time I try to open a news alert. I really like getting news alerts but when you try to open one of the alerts and the app crashes the alert is gone and site can be difficult to locate a specific story that may not be on their hot bars
What a shame 1/5
This app keeps getting worse from the swipe up that does not swipe to stories you cannot open. Crashes.
Predictably Unstable App 1/5
By Capt Brown
The app regularly freezes or crashes altogether. Seems like standard bug fixing that would be tended to with regular maintenance updates, but has been this unstable for years now.
The only app that crashes on my iPhone.
Can't swipe opening ad away 1/5
Useless. If I can't swipe away the ad, how can I see the news?
On to Komo
Still useless 1/5
This app worked great until fall 2018. Now it’s been useless on two different iPhones. Any plans on correcting the issues or just keep ignoring complaints?
Notifications Not Turning Off 1/5
No matter how many times a day I turn off notifications for top stories, the app turn them right back on! Stop spamming my phone!
App freezes my iPhone XS every time. Something with the pop up ad. 1/5
Would like to use it, but can’t.
Getting worse 1/5
This app has gotten so much worse over the months. I haven’t been able to use it for several months as it freezes due to the advertisement. I left it installed for the hopes that I have had that it would be mitigated. Still has yet to be fixed, so I’m going to leave this rating here and remove this crap from my phone.
Was okay now completely useless 1/5
What’s a complete pile of crap. There are ads everywhere, they randomly pop up while reading an article. App freezes constantly.
Freezes constantly! 2/5
Great app when it works—but, it freezes ALL. OF. THE. TIME!! 🤬
King 5 News is the best! 5/5
Excellent station for local and national news. I love my app that alerts me of news updates I’m interested in.
Why King 5 is awesome!!! 5/5
By Sub 2 Skier 2.0
10 out of 10 this app is convenient and easy to use and you can keep up on the latest news!!
Sound control 2/5
App continues to take over sound control for imbedded adverts and content. Been an ongoing issue that should not exist. No available setting to address this to improve user experience
You show the sleeping bunks...smaller area than most prisoners have that have committed terrible crimes. These are submariners that are our there days and months protecting us.
This app crashes 1/5
By I hate Apple and ESPN
Almost every other attempt at opening. Provision more servers or build a stronger app.
Keeping up to date back home 5/5
We moved from Washington State out to the mid-west five years ago. We still like to keep up to date on what is happening back home. We have found that King 5 is our best resource. We visit the web site every day.
App keeps shutting down 2/5
King 5 used to be my favorite news App. In the last several weeks, however, the app has been closing down at random when I’m in the middle of reading or watching a story. It’s rather frustrating, forcing me to get my news elsewhere. I had hoped the recent update would take care of this kink but nope. It’s still shutting down.
Stop asking for feedback. 1/5
Live video is an ad.. joke 1/5
Worst app yet. Don’t bother downloading this. It’s just ads.
Freezes from ads 1/5
By freezes from ads
Glitches and freezes too much from ads.
Freezes on iPhone XS 1/5
App is unusable on my new iPhone XS. It will open but freezes as soon as it opens. Needs more development. Worked fine on my iPhone 8.
Good content, buggy app 1/5
Like the content but it’s a chore to get into. It takes articles up to 45 seconds to load past the headline paragraph. Scrolling through an article can be super laggy. Video can take forever to load and then crash the app. It’s becoming more work to access the articles than it’s worth.
I have removed and reinstalled this app several times on iphone x. It keeps freezing up and unable to read stories. Will have to stick with Kirotv app as it works
All articles look like ads 2/5
I’ve been looking at King5 on an iPad and there’s not a single article I want to click on. Every one is a large photo with some tiny font at the bottom. That’s what online ads tend to look like. Why make a news app that visually says, ‘Don’t click on me because your device will end up with malware.” Make your articles more distinguishable from the ads and I might continue using the app.
The new weather page is awful.
King 5 TV 5/5
Great job staying on top of new stories!!!
Love My Morning ImUp 5/5
This app is a great way to stay in touch with my daily morning routine of weather, traffic and news as I prepare for another work day. I “watch” LIVE on my smart phone as I walk around the house getting ready.
Not worthy 1/5
Unfortunately, the stories take forever to download. Or even better, it crashes and closes out. This isn’t a new issue either.
I have removed and downloaded again, with no new changes. Still the same as before.
This should be a top notch app for being a news source but it’s terrible.
Use the browser instead 1/5
This app used to be decent, but has turned awful over the years.
It has become slow, and doesn’t show the content until the ad is displayed first. It also refresh the topics so frequently that it is difficult for a user to get to the bottom of the list.
Very frustrating to use.
Used to be my favorite local app 1/5
This used to be my favorite local news app, but now is the worst. This app crashes all the time. Very frustrating to be reading an article and have the screen go black, then shuts down the app. After checking for an update to fix this for the last month or more, I am now getting my news from other local news apps! Done!
Getting worse 3/5
This app is becoming more of a battery drain and there are FAR too many videos, that pop up!! The weather screen is now half the size👎🏼👎🏼
Thank you!!! 5/5
By carol "Nanny"
BEST NEWS around!!!
Thank you for being there for all of us!!! I am near Palm Springs this winter , but I check on your station almost everyday to keep up with my Seattle friend's and family. What's going on in your area is important to me!!!!!!
Ruined my forcast! 1/5
By TSR inc.
I loved this app!...until they just recently changed the weather forcast daily icons so you can barely see them now! This was my go to local weather on the job, being that I’m a foreman for a Roofing Company, I needed a fast and reliable weather call at a glance. Now this app is useless to us.
Extremely buggy 1/5
By Crapity Crap Crap
It used to be decent. I’d love to be able to use it, but it never completely loads the content, and then freezes. I’ve been using the KIRO app more & more just because I cannot use this app (which I’d prefer)
Crash all the time 1/5
This app is so bad it crashes all the time to many commercials it wasn’t like that before
You changed format which I don’t like and I am visually impaired and your site is no zoom enabled. I need a magnifier to read your stories
Thanks.... for the lousy update 1/5
By Disappointed !!!!!!!!!!
The new update automaticity set up videos and previews, eating up 3gigs of data almost costing me to run over my data plan. I wish I could get a local news app that doesn’t have video at some people actually like to read. Thanks for messing up this app
Seriously broken 1/5
This app has been in serious decline ever since USA Today bought the station but now I can’t even get into the app due to the adds crashing the welcome screen. Totally useless.
I used to love this app for my daily local news. They recently changed from swiping right to next article to swiping up, making the viewer go through all the ads and other stories. No thanks. Been using another local tv app for my news.
Terrible app 1/5
By Health nut09
I’ve been a long time King 5 viewer/supporter, but their app is awful and keeps getting worse. The last few updates have caused the app to reload every few seconds, so as you’re scrolling, reading the headlines, it will kick you right back to the top at random times, which is very irritating. Additionally they have added video play to the headlines page, so as you read the videos are playing (video playing only, no audio) which is incredibly distracting. This app has long bothered me, but these latest updates have finally made me decide to delete the app altogether, I’ll be finding another local news outlet.
Only app to regularly crash on my IPhone 1/5
By Lazy Street
This app regularly crashes on both my XS and iPhone 7. Video often crashes and links bring up the wrong articles. You would think a news outlet in Seattle of all places, could do a better job with their app. This is not a new problem. Come on kids let’s get it together.
Why change something that worked? 1/5
The app used to work pretty good until someone had bright idea to change all pictures under highlights to videos. It is beyond slow and annoying on the good days and totally unusable most of the other times.
WAY to many push notifications. Not everything qualifies as breaking news King5. Let us choose what types of notifications we receive. Also - as I scroll down through headlines I somehow always get pushed back to the top of the page. Annoying.
Irritating last update 1/5
I noticed that I now have to scroll down to see the top stories instead of swiping left and right. Plus all the ads are in between the actual stories but with the same look so it’s very easy to select one instead of the news story. Will no longer be using this app for local Seattle news.
Stop auto-playing videos! 1/5
Terrible performance when every video starts playing simultaneously! Give users the choice of what videos they actually want to watch. Be reasonable!!