By Really Ticked Off User
I have been frustrated with this app almost from the day I installed it. Not only is it “buggy” no matter how many times they update it to fix bugs but this latest update has made the display more friendly for “newer” iPhones. In the process it has made text and icons smaller and I can no longer find a way to make the text bold as in older versions. For someone with any vision issues this can be a problem. I do not consider my iPhone “old” and the display is not small (I have an 8 Plus) yet their support for only “newer” phones has a very negative impact on this user’s experience. I should not have to carry the latest and greatest most expensive phone to be able to comfortably use this app. Using this for traffic will now be virtually impossible for me and since most other parts of the app were already useless this has become just a waste of storage on my “older” phone. Thanks again for your lack of customer service Spectrum.
No live news 1/5
No live news/streaming news....
Weather in motion not working 3/5
I like this app, but when you hit the play button on the map, the play bar progresses but no weather appears. It’s been broken for a while, on my iPhone and iPad.
No live radar. 1/5
Fix the Radar! 2/5
This app used to be great for a quick check of the weather forecast and current radar. I don’t know what changed but lately when I click on the play button to animate the radar it just shows a blank map. All the rain disappears and doesn’t come back until it’s done and switches back to the stationary radar at the current time. Please fix it!
Weather Map Doesn’t Work 2/5
This used to be my go-to app for weather, but lately the animated weather map doesn’t work. When you select the “Play” button, the precipitation markers disappear, and it is just a blank, static map. Seems like you need an app update BN9.
Just not a good app. 1/5
Too many libtard stories are pushed and it makes you uninstall moments after reading the first crappy story. The weather was really the only reliable thing on this app but lately it freezes a lot. So not very good and probably no chance to improve this. My rating.....YUCK.
Radar portion of this app has become unusable!! 2/5
This app has many great features!! Lately however the radar feature has become unusable. Upon opening the weather feature everything appears normal. As soon as I press the animate arrow the current radar disappears. I’ve tried deleting/reinstalling the app to no avail. Hopefully this bug will be fixed. In the meantime I’ve gone back to WeatherBug for the radar. I hope this problem gets solved soon.
Not what I was expecting 2/5
The app is basically the same as opening bay news 9 in the internet browser. Not much of an “app feel” to it. The weather radar is different from their website which begs the question which one is more accurate? Also you can’t use the app as a widget so you can’t easily glance over and get local information. The general weather widget for iPhone is easier at a quick glance for weather info plus opening it for more detailed information about the current weather you your area. If you want to load the bay news 9 website slightly quicker then sure the app is great, but for it being an “app” I’d say it’s not worth it.
Quit working 1/5
This used to be my go to app for weather and some news. Doesn’t work at all anymore even after reinstall
Not working 1/5
App wouldn’t let me search for an area or load the weather, multiple freezes, pretty useless.
Weather map pretty much worthless 1/5
Their “live” weather is usually like a hour behind. So it can be storming at your place, you check their radar and it shows clear skies. So it’s a joke and have deleted the app......
Apparently it’s raining half way split in my neighborhood when really it’s bright clear and sunny. INACCURATE.
Doesn’t work 1/5
Haven’t had the weather part of the app work yet
Question mark 3/5
I read this app daily but lately it has been so aggravating to do so. For well over a month there has been a question mark inserted after every four or five word. Someone definitely needs to be editing the stories
Bad and misleading headlines!!! 1/5
Use come on words to get you to look. Instead of Dump Truck overturned created Traffic alert, they wrote dump trump overturned. Don’t give me your political views just give me facts about news and alerts. No need to be cutesy.
My NewsPal 5/5
Well I think there is no use to tell one more time that this app is useful. But in addition it helps not only to know all local news, but also to read about sport and entertainment news, look through weather forecast of my area etc. I like it.
This app is so good, I love it. The data provided is very accurate
Firstly I thought this app is only for news and downloaded it for this purpose but it has also few features in addition! I always check weather here and it is really comfortable to use.
Comfortable app 5/5
I like this application very much. News are updating 24/7 so they are always actual and fresh. So the app has stylish design and works very quickly. I think I can recommend it to you.
It's great 5/5
By Ann Sparrow
For the amount of information the app presents It's very user-friendly. Everything located extremely conveniently. I've started usining it for the las couple of weeks and I'm definitely not switching back. A strong 5/5 for me.
To my mind, it’s really useful and simple app. It helps me to check weather, choose the best time and place to go. There are nice interface and cool images. I like it.
Useful app. Good helper 5/5
The Spectrum Bay News 9 app is an enhanced mobile application made for the premier 24 hour news network serving the Tampa Bay area. There are a lot of features: live, interactive Klystron 9 radar, current conditions for your area, forecasts for your area, custom storm warnings from Safety net, local news headlines, local entertainment, sports, and political news, ability to send weather and news pictures from the app!
Weather all over the world 5/5
I travel pretty often and being aware of the weather is usually very critical for me as I can change the destination pretty quickly. And the application gives me the opportunity to choose the best place to go.
Hellpfull tool 5/5
I find this application very informative and helpful. It has cool design and simple interface, so it's comfort to use. I like it!
Amazing app 5/5
With this program you can check the weather any where in the world. It works almost instantaneously to give you either, a written statement of the weather, or you can look at the pretty pictures Either way you get the latest update available for any where in the world.👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
By Arkadiy Ch
Useful,well-designed app.Gives a chance to follow weather forecasts,local news,in particular sport news,politics and entertainment.This all is in one application!
I’m so excited about this news app 5/5
Critically useful app divided into various news blocks aimed to meet every user’s interests. Especially I appreciate it keeps all information updated. And what is more vital the app offers email support.
For those living in Tampa Bay area it's like a miracle: local headlines, forecasts, local sports and entertainments. And all this just in one app. Very handy. I use this app to know just everything about my area. Great!
Great app 5/5
Fast weather info, nice radar interface and accurate weather alerts
Nice clean app...but 1/5
The big downfall for this app is that there is no search feature built-in. The app is easy to navigate and would love to give it a better rating but without a search function, it’s sort of useless to me.
By Annoyed and over it
I would give it a one if I could. This app is hardly ever updated and most the “news” isn’t even news.
Deleted app 1/5
I deleted the app. The headline news hasn't loaded for days. Shame
Not working 1/5
App doesn't load Headlines.
No Headlines 1/5
App constantly cuts out or freezes. No headlines available. Can only view sports. Previously was so so at best. Now is useless.
App Crashes! 1/5
App starts to load then crashes! Worthless during this Huricane.
I like this app! 5/5
I've had no problems with this app. I especially like the weather map feature which is partially transparent which has been good for seeing where the hurricane is, the weather bands, etc.
Easy to use and quick.
This app is not user friendly. We're in the midst of a hurricane. I click on the weather section and there's no hurricane on the map or info about it. There's no info on the site about citrus county when we have had an order for mandatory evacuation yesterday and storm surge warning today yet nothing listed on the app anywhere.
Total Waste 1/5
By Spokes Dude
Watch Bay News 9 any time, anywhere, or on the go?
Spectrum may claim this in their online advertising, but their customer service reps will tell you it isn't so.
This app does little more than link to the BN9 website. It may alert you to advisories, but I can't confirm that.
Spectrum is the worst thing that ever happened to Brighthouse.
Not the best
Weather map problems 2/5
This app has always been very useful for watching incoming storms. Since the last update it has been useless. The weather map is inaccurate and glitches. It doesn't play the first few hours when you tap the play button. I would rate it 1 star but am rating as a 2 only for the reason that I didn't rate before when it was a 5 and haven't used it for anything other than weather. Please fix it and up the rating.
NOT Improved, Just More Complex 1/5
Wether map has location issues. It labels locations near Flora City, Fl. as Pineola, Fl.; most people are not old enough to know where that is, including Google. Locations are now cumbersome to use, not user friendly. Older version was excellent; new version crashes a couple times a week. Data update rate of weather map seems to be cut in half as the presentation is no longer smooth, but is now very jerky. Overall, a very poor version when compared with the previous version.
Illegible small font 1/5
The new design is nice but the text in the news articles is so small it's illegible and impossible to read. The text sizing button on screen in the articles is not functional. No point in a news app that you need a microscope to read.
I can't update. 1/5
I can't update. It asks for password for different account
New software takes a little getting used to 4/5
The latest version of the software takes a little getting used to. On my phone it would not automatically find my location. Once I set my location the program worked fine. This is the most accurate radar for the area.
Worst update 1/5
The weather map doesn't even work and the app crashes constantly! Will be deleting this for sure.
Fix weather map ASAP! 2/5
The weather map takes 2 to 5 minutes to load. It's been slow ever since update 4.0. Please fix!
Can't adjust text size 3/5
I like the new layout and additional tiles of news features. However the default text size is super tiny, unreadable for me even with bifocals, and I can't adjust it. The feature to increase text size doesn't work, at least not on my phone (iPhone 6S+).
What happened? 2/5
The weather map seems to be having issues! The rain no longer seem to populate like it did before. I have played with the various settings and overlays but can't seem to find the right combination.