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.
Too many ads between stories 2/5
It makes a hard read for news. And the ads are...questionable.
I only use it for weather and breaking news. Then I go to another news app to read the story.
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.
Notifications and stories don’t always match 2/5
Quite often I get a notification for a news story. I’ll click on it and it doesn’t go to the story. It just goes to your front page. So frustrating.
I wish I could enlarge the text.
Horrible app 1/5
Continues to be the worst news app available for KC. Would be more aptly describes as KC ads app. They certainly squeeze as many of those into every aspect of the app as possible. Cumbersome to use with stories chained together in a confusing fashion. Old news posted as if it was recent and all stories very video dependent. Not an app to use to read the news. Visually busy and practically frustrating to use. I love KMBC news but this app has no value whatsoever.
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!!!!
News app 2/5
By Ling time reader
Why do you keep the same old news stories on this app? Is no other news happening? It is a very boring set-up day after months of seeing the same story. Take them off after several days and start reporting other news. Are your people lazy?
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
By Big Sweetie 38
Very good programming. I do not care for the liberal views of a couple of your on air personalities. I would prefer a more balanced perspective. I’m perfectly capable of making my own decisions without any unbalanced or one sided comments.
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.).
It would be great if you had more news. Your stories are good but not enough articles of news. If you drive another persons car you’d see that yours is a little rigid. A metaphor describing how your all is mediocre compared to other station apps. Make your reader matter.
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!
Bring Back the Weather App! 3/5
Please bring back the weather app. Yours was the only accurate and complete app and was easy to use. The weather on your regular app is just not friendly.
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.
By Chiefs Crazy
My only station for news and weather.
Too many crap notifications need the weather app back 1/5
Whoever handles the notifications for the app needs to realize no one probably cares about 99% of the notifications you send. Send some worthy local news or weather notifications and not the crap you currently send or go back to the stand alone weather app.
Should be better 3/5
You can’t separate alerts. I only want audible, persistent alerts for severe weather. Unfortunately it’s an all or nothing proposition. Another annoyance is the inability to resize pictures when it’s a be on the lookout or an Amber Alert. How can I recognize anyone when you have the pic size locked down? I downloaded this app primarily for Bryan Busby’s weather. It was a lot better when you had a separate weather app.
By Easy Reader of CNN
Much improved! My first stop for our local news! Have had this App for years!
I hope you want notifications. You’ll get plenty. 1/5
I get wanting to stay informed on major issues or even just local news. This app has 3 options for notifications; none, local news, national news. Wanting to be informed I started with national. Well I got it. All day and night. 3 am my phone goes off about one of the hurricanes being downgraded to a tropical storm. Is that really worthy of waking me up? That is the bar for “We need to tell everyone right now!” This isn’t an isolated event either. Several times a week you will get woken up by a news story that is hardly even worth writing a story about. So I set the notifications to local only. Admittedly it is much better. You still get things in the middle of the night but it is not nearly as frequent and most of the stories are noteworthy. Then this morning I was woken at 7am to a notification saying “Remember us? You’re missing out on notifications.” Words cannot adequately describe the rage I felt at that moment. I wish I could silence my phone but I work in a profession where I need to be available for the occasional middle of the night call. Wake me up at 7am to remind me you could be waking me up more often? No. We are done. I’m sorry KMBC app but it’s time we end our relationship. It’s not me, it’s you. You are overly clingy and far too attention seeking. I hope you can change and become a better app, maybe even find someone who appreciates you for who you are but unfortunately I am not that person. It’s time for us to part ways. I wish you all the best in the future.
Nice app but... 4/5
... getting annoyed by notifications to turn on notifications! I already get notifications. Miss the separate weather app.
Local news is mixed with weird news/international/videos/paid ads. Frequently unable to find news stories that are prominent in other apps. I prefer written stories, not videos with ads.
Excellent news & Weather coverage 5/5
Everyday I check current weather & top news stories. Sometimes I skip a story, but can still find it the next day!
I’ve been a loyal viewer of KMBC’s news for many years. I also have anxiety over tornadoes (been through a few too many LOL). When I got my first iPhone, I got KMBC’s Weather app. It was AWESOME!!!!!! I only want the current weather info...I watch the News on TV. I was really bummed when you dumped the weather app!!! I’ve tried to adapt to using the news app, but frankly, I HATE it!!!!
The most irritating thing about this app is that it won’t let me choose what alert notifications I want to receive! The ONLY alerts I want are Severe T-storm and Tornado. But your app doesn’t think that’s enough. About once a week, it sends me a notification to remind me to turn on notifications!!!! And some of those have come before 8 am !!!!
When I open the app to see a summary of the forecast, all I can do is watch the forecast from hours before or see the current temp & precipitation. I am able to view radar on your app, and I DO like that. But to be honest, I’ve been searching for an app like your old weather app. I hate the other TV stations apps. Channel 5’s is ok, other than sending several alerts daily, basically just annoying chit chat! The Weather Cannel’s app shows current conditions and long range forecast, but no severe weather info or radar. So, currently I am using THREE apps and only getting SOME of the info I want. PLEASE, KMBC, bring back the weather app!!!!
Too many NFM commercials and pop ups.
Ads v. News 4/5
Ads are so loud and long that I often close the app before the news item appears!
Click bait news stories 1/5
A few months ago this used to be my source of unbiased political news but they removed the politics section. On top of that, 90% of their front page news stories are just click bait. Barely any facts or analysis
Great app! 4/5
I love this app. It does everything it says it does. The only flaw I find is the radar is usually about 10 min behind and I feel other radars are more accurate.
By QB from Odessa
I use the app on my iPhone as I get ready for work each weekday morning. Without fail, at 6:00 am, the screen goes black and I have to back out of the app then open it again and suffer through the ads before I can resume watching. This is very frustrating.
App has gone south 1/5
KMBC app was my go to for its weather features, especially the interactive radar map. It is now buggy and doesn’t fully show the radar most of the time. Between that and the lack of news story updates it is now worthless. Shame to see a good app go bad.
Please refresh stories! 4/5
By Bearcat 4ever
It appears to me that several of your stories are posted for prolonged periods of time, some instances for months! I do read this venue for my local news daily; sometimes more than once daily depending on local happenings. There seems to be numerous articles that are on line for very long periods of time. I personally would prefer to see new information or a limited number of offerings rather than seeing the same tired information for several weeks/months. Thank you for the good information that is current and new—I find most articles clear, concise and accurate. I also have difficulty with the NFM ads——THEY ARE WAY TOO LOUD!!! Please work to control this issue, it is very irritating!!!!!!
Don't download! Blaring ad every time app is opened. 1/5
There is nothing more offensive than opening an app only to have an ad blaring. There's no way to stop it other than force closing the app. Therefore, it's a useless news app if you want to check out news while you're out. There's no option to stop the ad within a few seconds. The ad blasts out for 15 long seconds and I was so embarrassed. I apologized to people around me on an airplane. The ad woke a baby. There are plenty of news apps that offer local coverage and people aren't forced to have an 15 sec ad screaming every single time the app is opened. Listen up KNBC! A good news app doesn't scream when opened. It's an absolutely wretched app.
Data Unavailable 1/5
Even though I’m able to browse through any other site or app, this app does nothing and instead says “Data Unavailable.” I’ve deleted the app and reloaded it and still nothing.