Annoying Ads 1/5
If only those annoying ads were gone would be better. A lot of times I get on to watch livecast and you have to sit thru few minutes of annoying ads. Please get rid of those ads
Would be nice to ACTUALLY use the app instead of it redirecting to website! 2/5
What’s the point of having the app if the notifications send me directly to the website instead of the app. On rare occasions it uses the app. Is it only around to notify me of articles?
Yesterday I discovered this app had used over 2 gb of my cellular data in less than 2 hours while running in the background. That’s almost half my monthly allowance.
Bye bye Kiro news! Had to uninstall the app.
Thankful, but... 2/5
I’m watching 6th consecutive anti Dino commercial. I use this app on my streaming device, and because I’m a cord cutter I am thankful that I can still watch news in the morning.
For goodness sake please find some new advertisers!! I’m so sick and tired of watching same commercial over and over and over!
This is an example of how NOT to design a web app, their site is the same. Not designed as much as thrown together. It’s as if they hired a friend of a friend to put this together for experience instead of actually paying someone who knows what they are doing and has an eye for a good user interface and a professional looking app.
Still need to Optimize for iPhone X 2/5
I’m reducing this rating to two stars for failing to include on this latest update (released 5/24/2018) screen optimization for the iPhone X. Looks like I’ll be ha ng King5 app from now on. Thank you
What is taking so long for this app to be optimized for the iPhone X screen? Refer you to the CBS news app. They got it spot on. Cant you please implement this? Even the King5 app got it right recently. The black bars on top and bottom are so annoying along with the video files. Thank you.
Could be better 2/5
News is updated painstakingly slow if it’s even done. I usually hear breaking news from BBC and other outlets before KIRO gets around to it and when they do, it’s posted far from the top you almost miss it.
I do love the live feed and streaming that’s available all day and night. The colors and overall presentation of app are great.
Been waiting for a major update 2/5
This app is archaic. The developer needs to listen to its users. You can’t zoom in of pictures to look at detail better. Why mention anything in your news if you can’t look at what you are talking about? To the developer, do your research and take ideas from other apps and their abilities.
Battery usage out of control 1/5
I have no idea what these guys are doing in the background but they by far used more battery than any other application on my phone. iPhone X; iOS 11.1.2. Location tracking settings were turned off.
And to compare to other news applications, they consumed more than Apple News, Reuters, BBC, Euronews, and Bloomberg Professional combined! So there’s no way any local news coverage refreshed in the background would compare to the volume of international news I get from the other wires.
I actually like KIRO for local TV coverage but the app got the boot!!!
Too many pop ups 1/5
By One toke
App has too many pop up windows that open, adds all over the home page. KIRO is a sellout for advertising. One star
Used to work fine. Now crashes and shuts down every time I try and open it.
By Apple worse UX than FB?
The KIRO website is unusable in the Facebook app because it's so busy trying to load ads, excessive unrelated content and play video. When it finally does manage to load it pops over a full page ad that tries to redirect to this app. I installed it just to leave this review. Your user hostile tactics are not appreciated.
Kiro 7 news 4/5
Really enjoy checking out the news here. The only complaint I have is it takes a long time before they change some stories. Same stories for days
No seafair after show 1/5
Down loaded the app in order to watch the special broadcast of seafair Sunday starting at 6:30. All it does is give me an error message. Tried several times. Very disappointed.
Frustrating click bait App 1/5
Here's the scenario. You get a notice in your newsfeed about a compelling local story. You click on it. It opens the KIRO app where you are treated to several commercials. Commercials end aaaaaand... where's the story you clicked on? It's not there. You have to hunt for it. Terrible. No thank you. There are better ways to get local news. I'll go there.
Seems to be good utility 5/5
Just downloaded app and initial power clean found nearly 1 GB of space on my iPhone 7.
Plays live newscast for 5 minutes - then crashes. Terrible update.
Alerts are useless 1/5
I've literally never clicked on a text alert that even once linked me with the story that it was about. You end up watching 10 minutes of video that has nothing to do with the text you received. Frustrating
Kiro 7 1/5
By no nickname58
Worst App - They Forgot Their Purpose 1/5
You would think a news organization that prides itself on getting you the news first would do that. You get a news alert the have to wait through a non optional commercial before you can get the news. HATE IT!
I have quit using the app and gone to those that know their business and keep the busy person in mind.
Crashes too often 1/5
Takes forever to load and crashes way too much.
Horrible App 1/5
Froze, crashed no pertinent news if sorting by north or south. Lots and Lots of ads posted to look like stories. Disappointing overall.
Not good 1/5
This app is lacking in so many areas. But I put up with it as the other local news apps are even worse. But what has caused me to delete this app after many years are the new in your face ads. They are hidden in the "top stories" section and made to look like legitimate news stories. Way to sink to new lows KIRO.
Total liberal bias 1/5
I have used this app and listened to Channel 7 News for years. NOT ANYMORE. Since President Trump has taken office, I see nothing but SEVERE liberal bias. Goodbye KIRO 7, and your app
Superb source of advertising 1/5
Screen is cluttered with ads, some are forced listening-watching as access to the alerts and weather news. This app is for people with tons of extra time to help generate clicks for KIRO. I've deleted the app.
Nothing but Click Bait 1/5
By Flying Forester
You get a news alert and click on it to read what is going on, you then have to sit through force-fed advertisements in order to read your news. That is the fastest way to get me to close the app, delete and get my news somewhere else. I am sick and tired of advertising being the axis of our mobile lives. I am done.
Text size 2/5
There is no option to increase the text size.
By Baby Boy Armani
Please add google cast feature I don't have cable so I stream my news on my phone, would love to cast on my tv.
1 Star For LAME pop up on main web site that won't STOP 1/5
Here's your 1 star review for the irritating pop up window on your web site that won't stop until I am forced to download the KIRO app I really don't want. Annoyed. Who decides this stuff?
Finally the pop up stopped now that I downloaded the app. So you got another download KIRO, and an irritated user!
Old news stories - not up to date 1/5
The news stories are the same for months. No one is keeping the app up to date with realtime news.
Sad excuse for an app 1/5
Crashes constantly. Promises one thing in an article but presents another. Can spend way too much time trying to forward thru slides. No news, just hype poorly presented. An embarrassment for KIRO.
Ads, Crash... 1/5
Are they getting enough $$$ using their own live streaming ads? This crashes when "CC" turned on. Reopen, another ad to wait for, poof! Another disappeared crash! Get this app out of Apple Store.
If zero stars where available that would be my rating. Once app start you get preloaded commercials and maybe 10-15 minutes of news and it just stop. Lately, I just get to see the commercials and no news. Lame!
Doesn't work. Blank screen only 1/5
Can't get anything on this app. Just an opening picture with an arrow to press for video. Have deleted and reinstalled many times. No go. Doesn't work on either iPad or iPhone.
Doesn't work 1/5
By deedle bug
This app won't allow you to scroll to read the article. Unusable, don't bother.
Had to delete 1/5
Has never worked properly.. Can't scroll to read any articles.. Useless news app..
Can't scroll 1/5
By Salade Face
I hate that when I open a story, it won't let me scroll down to read the whole story. I can only see the first part of the article. It take multiple times of closing and opening the app completely before I can scroll on some articles. It's also frustrating that I can't see whole pictures sometimes. They are too big for the screen (iPhone 6s isn't that small of a screen) and I can only see the left half of a landscape picture within an article.
Terrible, unusable app 1/5
The app won't display anything but a blank on the iPad. Doesn't even work. Switched to channel 4, 5 and NWCN apps.
Their website hijacks you and take you out if Twitter to try to get you to download this crappy app
Old and stale 2/5
What used to be a very good app is going backwards. The news listed is now old news and they don't even have up to date scores on the baseball games.
Won't scroll up 1/5
Use to love this app. Now something has happened that prevents me from being able to scroll up in order to read the entire article! Please fix this!
Works sometimes 1/5
When selecting a story from the main navigation screen it won't allow you to scroll down. Instead it swipes right and guides you to another navigation menu where you can view other news. After a lot of stories kept doing this, I deleted the app. Going to another news station who actually supports their apps!
Too Many Notifications 1/5
This used to be a pretty good app for those in the Puget sound area. Whatever they did with the latest update makes me want to delete this app. I have like 15 notifications today. Too many! Fix it so that we only get breaking news updates. I don't need to know EVERYTHING! I will amend this review if you guys fix the amount of notifications. It's out of hand.
Great app 5/5
Love the breaking news alerts.
By Magic makeup
This app is horrible. Having to watch a 3:15 ad to watch 2 minute news story is ridiculous! And that is even if the news story will play after the ad!! When I attempt to watch a news video, there is always an ad that plays first and then the app freezes, news video never plays. Disappointing.
Update the oppositions 1/5
By Phill Melo
You can't turn off the closed captioning... It's great for it to be there but for those of us that aren't HH or want to see the hole screen it problematic and irritating.
Terrible App 1/5
This app shuts down each time I click on "weathercast." This continues to happen even after the latest update. In addition, when I receive news updates and click on it for more info, I am taken to the "home" page on the app and not the story in the update. Often, the home page has not been updated and I can't even find the story until a while later. It has too many problems to be a reliable source of up-to-date news.
Will not download. Freezes on live streaming. Waste of time.
I deleted the app from my phone. Channel 7 focuses only on bad news. All it is is a police blotter.