I’m deleting this app. Why are ALL the news articles videos? Can’t people read anymore?
What is news? 1/5
I am sick to death of hearing NOTHING but virus news and protest news. Do protesters have a justifiable cause? Yes! But giving a continual platform day after day just Spurs it on. Stop reporting it and see how long it lasts. This will work out and in fairness I am one of the “ all lives matter” people who find the black lives matter statement just as racist as all the other negative rhetoric. Frankly we’ve stoped watching broadcast news for this very reason. For example: what happened to the homeless problem? Not a problem anymore?
I do Enjoy The News from KIRO - But when I get notifications sent to my phone that I want to read and I tap on it. It opens your app then I have to hunt for the info. Which I usually can’t find. It is very frustrating. Today I was wanting to read about T- Mobile and couldn’t find it anywhere. You should have a - Search section.
Obviously Biased 1/5
The station is obviously biased. Everything they report is slanted to the left... The same goes for their editorial comments.
A shame as they used to REPORT the news and let the READER/LISTENER decide for themselves what was important... Now each and every reporter/anchor craft their comments to support the leftist stances.
Notifications load the wrong story 1/5
It’s really annoying when I click on one of the MANY notifications sent only to have a different story load...
Unfortunately all you get with this app are commercials about how well they all know the area! 10 minutes of that then. “ we will be right back”. Maybe 2 minutes of news then back to commercial and we’ll be right back! I never watched other local news but have to look for something else now!
Absolute crap 1/5
Horrible app with 10 times more ads than news. What a waste
AirPlay 2 Not Supported 2/5
Standalone app works fine. But as soon as you try to stream the video over AirPlay, it just indefinitely spins as if it’s trying to load.
Too many ads 1/5
Too many ads, especially ones that move. Very distracting from the news stories.
This app is beyond bad. It crashes frequently, pulls up the wrong article from the the headline notification banner, and freezes up constantly. I deleted it once, downloaded it a second time hoping things were fixed but they’re not. I’m deleting it again permanently. Don’t waste your time with this.
Updated info 1/5
By 1not reporting
The app doesn’t seem to update very often , same stories for a lengthy time . With as much going on in this world and locally you would think you can have more updates .
Stop w/the Flashing Slot machine, (Ads) 3/5
I understand that you need ads, but come on...Really?? A colored moving 🎰??? (slot machine)
Notifications are useless 1/5
Everytime I have ever clicked on a notification about breaking news, I am taken to the app’s home page and not to the relevant news. Most of the time I can’t even find the article by searching manually. I just deleted the app. What’s the point in having it?!
Essential during Pandemic 4/5
I downloaded the app to keep up to date with the pandemic. It is excellent.
I especially appreciate the live showing of the federal task force briefings!
However, seeing the station commercial with the anchors every time I open the app is irritating.
Should be a way to skip it.
Horrible. What a waste of time 1/5
Nothing but ads, good luck finding what you’re looking for. Spent an hour waiting for redundant ads to complete, never saw the report at all. Stories that are so imbedded with promos that you can’t follow any story to completion, nothing but clickbait. Leave this one behind and avoid the frustration.
Appreciate knowing the news at home while away 5/5
I am a snowbird in the winter. My family and friends are there with you during this crisis . I am grateful that I can watch live news feeds as well as getting news alerts sent to my devices. Thank you so much for all you do and helping me and others to stay in the loop with the news in Western Washington.
Feature story is hidden 3/5
Sometimes the feature announced in the alert is hidden in the article.
Infitesimsl font size 2/5
So hard to read with this ultra small and no way to choose a larger font or switch from profile to horizontal. Why punish your audience of readers?
Great Coverage 5/5
I have several news apps and this is by far my favorite. I like the layout and the content is easy to select.
By sheila linggi
Thank you for covering the Pierce County Public Heath Department news conference. It was well covered & professionally presented by the PIerce County Health Department panel. Thanks for covering South Sound so well. Kudos to ALL involved... I appreciate in your regular coverage as well & that you are reporting facts. I think it is important that we don’t react with fear ...especially of the unknown! Good job, KIRO crew!!😊👏😊👏
Steals and Deals segment 5/5
Please get rid of the Steals and Deals segment. It just doesn’t work and it detracts from your quality programming.
Love it 5/5
Very energetic, professional staff. News are coming in time and are very well presented
Allard and Millman 5/5
Nick Allard and Michelle Millman are the reason I watch. If they ever leave. I’m out. The banter and warmth they bring to traditional news programs are why I even watch the weather and news.
Push alerts 3/5
When a push alert comes through on your cell phone and it is selected the alert doesn’t always take you to the story that was just pushed
Where is “Live”? 1/5
When I open the Kiro app and ckick on “Live”, I hope to view a recent broadcast. Not so fast. What typically appears is a screen with”We’ll be right back”. OK, when?
Rather wait for an unknown amount of time, I close out and seek another station.
That said, why doesn’t Kiro have a loop feed from the most recent ‘live’ newscast? At least that would provide some information rather than a pointless screen.
Issues finding story 2/5
Not swing the story that was originally displayed to me
Review of mobile website 2/5
I use the radar portion of the news app frequently on my iPad. With the updated news app, when I select weather-radar, the app frequently closes down — after several tries I usually am successful (after multiple app closures) in viewing the radar. VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!
Added back button, but data waster 2/5
Thanks for putting back the “back” button. However, the app still reloads (and wastes data) reloading every time you use the back button :-(
The company you outsourced this app development to should be hanging their heads pretty low with the app revamp. Look at the BBC news app for a better example of what it should look like. Thanks!
Screen size small 2/5
For whatever reason your app has now shrunk the screen size to use only 1/2 of my tablet size. Wasn’t always like that. Please fix
I am tired of the ads at the bottom of the screen. I even turned them off at google and they still return.
Ads galore 1/5
Peppering the news stories with similarly sized advertisements is just shameful. I hate what you’ve done to the app.
Very bad user interface 1/5
Just well beneath the quality of a news app.
By Gramma and kid
When I miss seeing the news it’s really great to come to this app and get caught up. I’ve been a fan for a very long time and appreciate you all.
I landed USA in 1992 and watching this channel
I enjoying to see the latest news at this channel
App orientation 3/5
Up until a couple weeks ago, I was ble to view the articles in both the landscape and portrait orientations. Now the app immediately closes when I have my device in the landscape orientation. I can view it only in portrait. I prefer landscape because it is easier to read.
KIRO7 App Junk 1/5
By Back to King5
In landscape mode, every time you open an article or view a video the App crashes.
App must have been developed by the same company that developed the Iowa Caucus App.
KIRO news app 5/5
By Mac Mommie
One of my favorite apps!
Great app 5/5
I love Kiro news app
Great app 5/5
My favorite news app!
Not to bad 4/5
The app is great for watching live feed.
Weather is updated.
Stories are quick.
The only complaint I have is the person who reports the traffic is terrible at doing it
Last Software Update: THUMBS DOWN 4/5
They took away the “back” button.....now you have to hit the Home button to go back after reading an article, then navigate back to where ever you were at.
Q13 here I come
App Could Not Be Started 1/5
Used to use this app daily, but for the past few weeks, it just reports that “the app could not be started” and exits back to the home screen. Basically doesn’t work at all.
Criminal deterrent 4/5
The system in Seattle is a direct results of a non deterrent system . The shooters in Seattle are a perfect example of a system where repeat offenders are on the streets knowing that there is minimum result to there actions
Won’t start deleted and downloaded again and same issue. I have had this app for years and now it is worthless.
Freezes constantly 1/5
I’ve had this app for years, and it worked great until about 6 months ago.
Now it freezes constantly, can barely get through one news story without it freezing. Using an iphone 10 with the latest ios version
Good for traffic updates but seriously needs work 5/5
I use this for traffic updates but otherwise it’s unbearable.
The notifications are worthless. Sometimes it loads your story. Sometimes not. Lots of sports spam and always a video ad.
KIRO wants to load a video ad before each news story regardless of data/WiFi so they don’t care if some people are on capped plans or slow connections.
Then, most of the time, the story you’re clicking on the notification for doesn’t load and can’t be found 🤷♀️.
There are way too many sports notifications and no way to turn them off 🤦♀️
And people with the app probably don’t care about on air stories and don’t want notifications about stories coming up on air. Keep what is in the app local to the app.
And let me mention again that there are major issues with the video ads and notifications.
Boomer app 2/5
Severely outdated, videos won’t load after full 30 second ads, numerous article editing errors (titles, misspellings, incomplete sentences, high school-level errors). No links within article body for reference or further reading, pictures are usually stock photos and not of article content. Good thing it’s free.
No search function 2/5
I saw a story on TV and went to the app to find out more but the story is nowhere to be found and there is no search function to find it. So far this app is useless
Awful and useless 1/5
Click on notifications in hope to read an article but instead I’m directed to an ad and the article I want to read is no where to be found.