Excellent news and weather coverage on the go 5/5
I love being able to see the forecast for my zip code And checking the current weather before leaving the house. Emergency warnings are loud, but effective. I trust their local news and, especially, local weather forecasts/info more than any other source.
I enjoy the app for local news and weather,however, I do not like the set up. Some stories stay on the site forever. That story may no longer be relevant. I don’t need to know today the winner of the Kentucky derby is not running in the Preakness, as an example. My second complaint deals with the app going back to the top story once you close a story in the middle of the news, so correct that feature.
Weather app is awful 2/5
Agree with the other review. I never write reviews but this radar thing is awful compared to how it used to work. Love you guys and am not switching but this is very frustrating
Wear her reports 5/5
What really upsets me is they interrupt my favorite programs and stay on TV with reports that don't even affect where I live. Run stuff on the bottom of the screen and break in when it's serious. And at least show the program I was watch in its full entire time later and tell us what time you will air it. All the stations do this an while I know it's important to know when a tornado is coming our way 4 hours of constant wealth is just too much. Sorry. But that's how I feel.
I like it, but . . . 3/5
By Tessa Curt
I like the ability to see the live radar. But this app frustrates me when I get an alert from the app, and go to the page, but cannot find anything about the item mentioned in the alert! There should be a national news tab.
Update and commercials 3/5
This app is the only way I watch the news. I think that you leave old stories on for far to long. I don’t see the need to have something about the Mayor’s Christmas tree being on in May. The sports section is weak and needs better updating. I hate commercials and if I’m reading a story that has a video with it the first thing is always a commercial and plays extremely loud. It’s a good app but needs less commercials and updated more often. Channel 9 news has always been my news channel and the others don’t even come close. It would be 5 stars if it was updated more often and no commercials on a video.
Not good news on app 1/5
A tornado hits the KC area and I have to get my news from the national app? Makes no sense. Gonna try KCTV5.
App won’t Work 1/5
Just a black screen. Old app worked just fine. Sometimes newer is not better.
Seems you don’t add new news over the weekends. Dislike the adds before every video.
Bring it back! 5/5
I’m a staunch channel 9 fan for news & weather even tho I live n St. Joseph. However I would love to see the weather only app brought back.
Videos play without notice 3/5
I use this app all day every day and the one thing I CANT STAND is that when you open certain articles that have an article and a video, the video just plays automatically. If this happens when your volume is all the way up it BLARES OUT SOUND SO LOUD and I just end up turning volume all the way down, ignore the video, and read the article.
Poor news feed 1/5
Hard to use - locks up
Great app, but you need to update news stories more often.
Seriously? Commercials during Tornado events? 4/5
By Mark & Krista
For the most part, the app works really well. Love having on demand weather video and think you guys have the best weather crew in all of Kansas City.
Having said that, I do have one big peeve: there have been several situations in the past when I have received a tornado watch or warning only to have to endure a commercial before I actually get in the real-time information I need (especially when driving). Most (ads) now seem to have the ability to dismiss them after five seconds, so that helps - but the idea that a commercial would supersede the live stream during emergencies is somewhat incredulous.
Mobile app 3/5
By Ling time reader
On your mobile app you are still putting stories about Christmas. Are there not other stories that can be put on weekly? This is April!!!
Doesn’t match 2/5
The apps weather section doesn’t match what’s being broadcasted on television 90% of the time.
Then KMBC will share articles on their Facebook page, but you can’t find that article on the app.
My app is up to date. Not sure why they can’t synchronize what’s being broadcasted and what’s being shared on Facebook.
Can't get news notifications 2/5
I keep receiving texts from KMBC that I am missing news & should turn on notifications. I have done this, but I still do not receive news notifications. Have deleted & reinstalled app. Still doesn't work. I receive full news notifications from Channel 5 with the same settings on my iPhone 7. This makes no sense. I end up using the Channel 5 app much more often. I love KMBC. Have watched you for 60 years. PLEASE FIX YOUR APP!! Also, I agree with Jennyskaggs on June 8. I would really like the weather app back. Thanks.
Breaking News 5/5
My complaint is that I get breaking news alerts and then when I go to the news app to read about it, the breaking news can’t be found.
App shows black screen 95% of the time 1/5
Whether I click on the app icon or try to open a story from a notification, my screen is black. When I click on “app support” from the App Store, it just takes me to their website with no contact info for app support.
I’ve been a fan of Channel 9 since the 1970’s. But this app has grown tremendously in the last 11 months. Great job, keep up the good work. Again great job
App great 5/5
By yellow noel dog
Love the app. Love the interactive radar which is fabulous. Thank you
Since the 50’s 5/5
I have watched channel 9 since it went on the air when I was in elementary school in the 1950’s. It was only on part of the day and always ended by going off the air as I recall with the playing of the national anthem and then just a picture that was on all 3 stations all night. Only black and white in those days. Channel 9 is the station my parents always watched and it has not changed through the generations. We love you, the BEST weather coverage ever. I have the KMBC App weather app on my phone so I am always aware!! Love you channel 9!!
No more traffic on app 2/5
Since the last update, I no longer have the option to see traffic map. Pretty bummed.
Flooded with ads 2/5
Content is good, but the app is aggravating to use because of the deluge of ads. Yes, I know apps may need ad revenue, but you can't read more than two sentences without fighting through an ad. I usually read the headline and maybe the first line, then give up.
News online and App 3/5
You need to update your website through the day more. Put new news ahead of old stories up to two weeks if not more prior. Put local first and national second and then do the other odd stories. I liked the old weather radar better. The newest one does up to the minute but doesn’t show incoming and going. It’s frustrating to have to go through old stories and events from weeks ago before the more important ones. Also, your coverage of the recent snow storm was minimal and it probably was due to the fact it was a weekend. You were my 1st to go to for weather. But, it seems other than tornadoes you have become pretty lackluster about weather. Love Nick and Neville.
Switching Channels.. 1/5
By loyal customer leaving
Antiquated app. Trivial news. Not engagingly. 30+ year loyal follower, station dated, lacks content and stories inferior to competing stations. Sad to go...
Old news, non-news, biased 2/5
By tired of ch 9
Old news ( usually articles of interest and not true news) show up days after I read them elsewhere. Articles are not current news. Few articles are what I consider news. Too many articles that are politically biased. I’ve followed ch 9 for decades. But now rarely open the app and never watch on tv anymore.
Old weather app was much better 1/5
The old weather app was much better, I could set the layers the way I wanted them and the settings would stay, now I have to. Reset them each time I go into the app
Good app! 5/5
I’ve not had any problems with this app, therefore 5 stars from me!
Some articles have been shown for over 6 months. Poor layout of the articles in rest of field. The other local stations websites are much better for reading and viewing clips.
Sponsored content 4/5
I like this app...BUT your sponsored content has been on there forever! For the past six months, there’s been a post about POP TARTS! At least change these out more often. Sheesh!
Needs to be more real-time! 1/5
Take some hints from the KCTV5 app. When news happens you are notified.
Would be nice if it didn’t ask me to enable location sharing EVERY TIME I open the app... maybe give me a No-answer option and accept it?? As in...stop asking.
Also would be nice if I could actually open the app from a notification, and be taken to that specific story. These alerts show up but then the story/alert is no where to be found once I finally get past the location-sharing question again. Feels like click bait.
Good stuff 5/5
Always up to date
The best 5/5
I moved away from KC so it’s nice for the updated news. The only thing negative I have is it tells me that I haven’t opened up the app. We miss !!! Not sure why because I open it almost every day!!!!
KMBC RUIN THE BEST NEWS-WEATHER APP 3/5
By CAT LOVE MELT TROUBLES AWAY
USE ALL CAPS FOR EYESIGHT.
GO BACK TO SEPARATE APPS ONE WEATHER & ONE NEWS EQUALS 5 MYSELF 10 STARS
NOW YOU HAVE TO HUNT FOR WEATHER ESP WHEN WARNINGS ARE ISSUED. BY TIME YOU LOCATE WEATHER & YOUR LOCATION STORM IS AT YOUR FRONT DOOR.
RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS YOU MUST CLICK BANNER IN 2 SECONDS OTHERWISE ITS NOT THERE WHEN YOU GO TO KMBC APP TO READ THE BREAKING NEWS.
YOUR LOYAL VIEWERS DESERVE THE SAME QUALITY AS ON AIR. PUT BREAKING NEWS ON APP BEFORE SENDING NOTIFICATIONS.
OLD SAYING OF DON’T FIX UNLESS BROKEN DEFINITELY IS TRUE. SEPARATE WEATHER & NEWS WILL CREATE A 5 STAR!
PLUS, WHY DID YOU CHANGE LOGO TO RED?
Keeps crashing 2/5
Every time I get a notification and click on the story it crashes.
Also I keep getting alerts telling me I haven’t used the app in awhile and they are going to quit sending me alerts!
Deleted app 2/5
I downloaded app for weather only and turned off notifications for news pop ups but twice in the last two days and many times before that I received a sudden pop up notification from the app saying Don’t you miss us? Meaning the news part asking me to turn notifications back on for news. If I want to be notified all day about people who shot or killed each other and other depressing news I would turn it on. Not to discount what the families go through but I can’t do anything about it if someone was killed in a car wreck. It seems anymore it’s only bad news. I deleted the app.
Ms EV., Olathe 5/5
I have lived here for 41 years....if I check other stations for news, weather, or sports even breaking news; KMBC is by far, in a higher class all its’ own. My family: a local teacher, a highway patrol master trooper, a city employee. All walks through this life. . .KMBC-most informed-most up to date. We appreciate your hard work and the truth you bring to us everyday.....all day 💕. A hard core KMBC watcher.
Ugh! Late Weather Reports 2/5
I get up every morning around 6:15 to listen to the weather forecast on the app. Without FAIL, it is the broadcast from the prior evening (5:00-7:00pm). When I have the luxury of sleeping in (9:00am) it still has yesterday’s weather forecast. It should be updated more often. I have children and cannot watch the news and wait on a weather broadcast within the larger news broadcast. I have had Channel 9 news/weather app for years and I don’t want to switch. However, l need more up to date broadcast.
Great to keep up with local news anywhere 4/5
We like it a lot
Reliable, informative, potentially life-saving 4/5
By Aaron J Kep
First, (as of August 2018), one change I'd appreciate: when there's a weather alert/watch/warning for a given location, the list is hard to read due to its organization and composition -- it's like a chain of data that looks automated. This might be due to an automatic process that needs to be altered at the source so that it reads well on the app, or the app itself needs to manage this. It's not awful but inconvenient especially when you need CLARITY fast.
I've used this app and its prior incarnation for news browsing, breaking news updates, and weather. It's reliable (never had a crash), informative (I get the news updates and do my own searches, plus weather forecasts and so on), and potentially life-saving (emergency weather updates etc.).
iPad live stream 1/5
By tb ks
This app only works 20% of the time when I try and watch live from my iPad. Super frustrating!
I turned off my notifications because there were too many. I also hate to go to stories because of the ads. There are too many nd you can’t bypass them. I have to really want to see the story to watch the same ad over and over.
Loyal viewership 4, 5,9. 2/5
When you give the Royals game scores, you have the traffic across the bottom, channel 9 logo in the bottom right corner above that and the scores come up behind the logo, and you can’t see them at all!!
Good for Breaking News—sometimes 3/5
By Tom Willett
The breaking news alert notifications are fine and dandy but I wish there was a way to avoid the fluff stories that also get mixed in throughout the day?
I like keeping up with the breaking news but often times the human interest stories do not merit a special notification coming to my phone.
Good App 4/5
I grew up with KMBC but no longer have regular TV. This app still gives me the updates on our beautiful city!! Thanks y’all!
Needs Improvements 2/5
The weather portion of this app is what kept me around, but the news portion needs work. The same (old) stories stay prominent on the home screen, forcing me to dig around the app looking for more recent news. Every video has ad placement, which is pretty annoying. KMBC can do better.