The best and most honest news in Knoxville 5/5
I am so grateful to live in a city that has such a great news resource. Thanks for all you do!
Love it thank you 5/5
By thank you meetup🤗🤗🤗🤗
Thank you for all you do , from Dina b in Atlanta!
Ads before videos 1/5
The ads before videos are ridiculous! You force me to watch a 30 second ad to see a 20 second news clip. How stupid is that??
My go to news station 5/5
Love WBIR! Always watch this station to follow up on news stories! It’s the best!
News flash 4/5
Sometimes it is hard to get to the stories when the updates come in as a news flash.
very nice 5/5
Interesting app that permits following my hometown
App needs help 4/5
I have always loved the Wbir app, but this new one will bump you out and it’s frustrating to be looking at the weather or an article and get bumped out and have to start over again. Please update the app. Thanks
New version still needs some work 3/5
By Music Admin
The font size on the front page is too small. I changed the settings on my phone and still I cannot read it. The other negative is the sport scores is not real-time and easily accessible on the main page. In my opinion,I like the previous app version best.
By Henry V11
No one else can compete
Useless for weather 1/5
I thought this app was new and improved until last Wed. night when we had a terrible storm in P.Forge. There was NOTHING on here about it storming, no warnings, nothing!!! We lost power and I tried to see if we were under any tornado warnings, wind alerts, etc and again Nothing!! I am very disappointed in this app and can’t depend on it when I need it the most. I since downloaded the app My Radar, which is wonderful for those those that feel the same way.
Leaves much to be desired 2/5
This is essentially the mobile website you can access on any browser. Next to nothing has been done to actually optimize this for mobile, and thus navigation is not easy. The app is also plagued with adds (since it is the website) and lags a lot, making navigation harder still. You are better off just going to the website on you mobile browser than installing this app. You will get basically the same content, and quality will be better.
App crashes 1/5
With the new update, the screen continually freezes and you cannot do anything. I’m not even able to read more than one store before I have to reset and go back in. Was happy with the app before the new update.
Flashy but fails 1/5
By The original Robosasquatch
The new app is riddled with adverts and nonsense, and every time I try to share a story it attaches a completely unrelated article.
The old app wasn’t great, but this is worse.
Channel 8 has a better format and the share link is to - wait for it - the actual story you want to send. Brilliant.
It’s basically like MSN’s old format.
Not a big fan of the new app 3/5
I really enjoyed the layout of the old app. I have had pretty regular issues with the new app not loading in a reasonable amount of time. It’s also a little more difficult to look through all stories quickly. When I select a story to read and then return to the main menu to look for more stories, the app returns me to the top of the page. Not the most convenient. I do like the coverage though.
10 WBIR APP 1/5
By Lois Patterson
This App will not complete download on my iPad now will delete it I will use WVLT Channel 8 now
👎 the new update 2/5
Loved the previous version. The new app is prettier but the news stories were better presented in the older version. That's why I opened it every morning; for the top stories local and national.
Old app was better by a long shot! This user interface is terrible! The logic and layout makes no sense. Why was I forced to upgrade to this garbage. I’m moving to another local news app. This used to be my favorite for all local news. No more!! Nice job WBIR!!!!
What a horrible update! 1/5
The app is so much worse than before. Now it jumps/skitters when you scroll down, there is an area where it LOOKS like you can scroll to the side to view a carousel of data that does not work, if you click a story and go back you better hope you want to go to the top of the page because that is where you will be, and finally the international news is gone. After a long time, this is the update that’s making me say “goodbye”.
Update is Definitely Horrible 1/5
Cluttered mess and lacking thumbnails. I used this app several times a day. Not anymore. I won’t be uninstalling, but the app is being moved to my ‘Not Used’ folder until someone fixes this highly unsuccessful attempt at an update.
Update is horrible 1/5
I’ve always used the WBIR app for news, and at times the ads were annoying. Now it’s impossible to distinguish between ads and actual news articles. Uninstalling.
Weather very inaccurate 1/5
Weather has been wrong most daily since I’ve added this app. I keep not making outside plans because it says thunderstorms but then 0 rain. 🤷🏻♀️
Crash central 2/5
By Feeling 25 years younger
Crashes EVERY time it's opened then it will load on reopening. Slow. Worse since “update”
Worst news app ever 1/5
Don’t know who wrote or manages this app but they should be fired. The custom alerts don’t work keep getting stuff sent to my phone that I have turned off. Other sections are filled with ads. Don’t waste your time with this app.
MORE INFO PLEASE 1/5
I signed up to receive traffic alerts on my iPhone. However, when I tap on the alert to get more info, I am directed to a traffic map that tells me little about the cause, the incident, etc. So frustrating! I’d almost rather not know than “kinda” know.
Good Idea...Not The Best Execution 1/5
By Night Lion
This App still needs improvement. There’s great content, but the look of it is busy and difficult to navigate. It seems crammed. And the ads are then crammed in around all the content. Annoying adds which pop up at the bottom must go. Can’t we work them neatly into the main page so they almost flow with the rest of the content? With a little more thought from the developers, this can be a great app. So much potential.
Notifications are Buggy 1/5
Doesn’t matter how many times I tell the app that I don’t want to see a particular type of notification, it always erases my settings and sends me all notifications. Please fix this!!
Best source for up to date, and breaking news. 5/5
This is by far the best news app for getting up to date, and breaking news. I also highly recommend their weather app.
Just the best 5/5
I’ve watched WBIR-TV for 30 years and find myself quoting a news report no matter the category. I have watched the other local channel’s but come back to ‘BIR’. When I want local news, weather, and sports they are the best.
Horrible app 1/5
This app is horrible. It locks up every time I try to access it. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled several times. Can never access the stories. If I could give minus stars I would.
Doesn’t work with iPhone X 1/5
Doesn’t work with iPhone X
App is horrible and misleading- just advertising 1/5
By Jeff in Knoxville
This app is just a platform for the creator to generate ad revenue. The content and notices are ‘interestingly’ the same with different wording as the alerts/notices as their news competitor here in Knoxville. Also, they will constantly tell you that your app needs updating even though you are on the latest version. I am uninstalling. The last straw was tonight where their main photo of a breaking news story about a crash on the interstate was a picture of a different road covered with snow when we haven’t had decent snow in the last 10 months. They need to at the least try harder and actually give you a real picture of the news supposedly being covered. Save yourself some frustration and go elsewhere for news alerts.
Crashes constantly 1/5
I would like the app more if it did not crash so often. Is anyone in charge of this app at WBIR-TV? If so, do they actually use the app? Please fix the issues that persist. I enjoy my local news whenever I travel.
WBIR-TV GREAT 5/5
By Narni J
I love this app because I know when I am away from home or even out doing errands I can pull it up and get information I need. I rely on it more than I ever thought I would. Thank you to everyone involved with providing it for us!
I love WBIR-TV 5/5
By michelle jeffers
I love this news channel
Best Station in the Market 5/5
WBIR-TV is definitely the best station in the area. They have a happy staff that stays with them. We always enjoy starting our day with Abbey & Russel. The weather folks are the best as are all the news team.
Could use some smarts 2/5
For one to allow users to share a story from the notifications
I’m considering deleting this app due to all the adds
Carol Hancock 1/5
By Daisy Mae Sunshine
I would love to be able to actually OPEN your application. I attempt to read your news, but alas, it just freezes. I then delete and reinstall to no avail. How about really fixing it? It would be great to have some local news feed.
Like the down to earth personalities; up to date news; local events happenings; and the current weather, along with traffic news.
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By dragan coldgirk
Love the pop up updates about news and traffic.
Just sends you around in circles, can’t open, customize or anything. About as accurate as their weather nerds
Ads Out 4/5
By Sick & Easy
I like the news, but don’t like all the ads in between the news stories.
Great app 5/5
Very nice look and easy to navigate. I use it every day
Weather update 1/5
I do not like new update. You have nothing to show the allergens like before, you have to search everywhere to find what was a simple process before. All around this new update is terrible, leaves a lot to be desired. Weather part is the worst. You ask me to rate and if I don't want to give you a star it will not let me rate. The new update is very slow to load and just throws you off. Liked the older version better.
Restart, Reboot or Something 2/5
By Bivens Fan Disappointed
It is rare that this app doesn’t shut down in the middle of watching/listening to the news...long before 7 AM EST. SO disappointing that they can’t spend the time in making this a successful way to watch/listen to the local news, weather and sports updates.
I used to love the app but now I can’t read an article for more than five seconds before an ad plays a video. I watched the whole video and then it plays another a few seconds afterwards. I’ll be deleting this app and hope that later someone will fix this
The constant pop-up ads alone make this a 1 star app 1/5
If you try to read a story, an ad pops up 5 seconds into reading it. After I t closes, another 5 to 10 seconds later, it pops up again.
I used to like WBIR-TV, but the ad heavy website and applications make me go elsewhere.
Another thing is that the articles are obviously computer generated with poor punctuation & grammar. Too many flier stories from other communities as well.
Don’t waste your time with this application.
Please have Abby get a new hair style.🌸