Inappropriate “breaking news” notifications 3/5
I like this app, for the most part. But the alert notifications are driving me crazy. I have my settings limited to “breaking news” (locally and otherwise) but the notifications that come through are, in large part, completely unnecessary. I absolutely want/need to know about traffic issues, security incidents, and local/city/state/country/worldwide URGENT events and happenings. I do not need to know RIGHT NOW about strange colored grasshoppers in Texas, childhood obesity statistics, and other random human interest stories that you decide to push out for no reason. That’s not “breaking news”. It’s not worth interrupting someone’s job or life to stop and see if there is a problem that needs their immediate attention. If you want to push human interest articles then there should be two levels of “breaking news” options for people to choose. Because I’m about finished rolling my eyes when my phone alerts for the tenth time in a day with unnecessary stories - I’m just going to find a different news app to use.
Look where you put ads! 1/5
Your ads are right in the meat of the story—the first or second paragraph. Please stop doing this. Thanks
Can’t read the whole story 1/5
By spock 101010
Can’t read a whole story
No issues 5/5
Have enjoyed using app and I like knowing when something has happened in the area to get a quick notification of an event.
Improve the app 4/5
I love the WBAL news team! But the app freezes, skips or just stops all the time. Frustrating
Love love love WBAL News Channel. 5/5
The App is on my phone & Ipad. I love the alerts and having the news available at all times. BEST News Station EVER.
Stories cut off 2/5
Really enjoy weather reports but news stories cut off mid sentence whenever an ad appears. Have rarely read a complete story. Only use the app for weather.
Timely and relevant reporting for our area. More Annapolis news please. Baltimore news has sadly become a daily report on shootings in the City the night before. Pat-A
Complete biased MSM trash app. Don’t install!!!! 1/5
Non stop ads for liberals. Constant attacks on the president and police and typical libs siding with terrorists.
Constantly repeats and freezes 2/5
The only app I have that either has repetition during live broadcasts or freezes. I constantly have to restart. Easier to use another local news app for live broadcasts.
Like it 4/5
By Weather wanted
I just use it for the weather video and radar. Works great and updates are frequent enough.
News offered is okay 4/5
Helpful for local news. I don’t need push alerts for events in other states. Also, your entries always cut off lines that are blocked by ads.
Breaking news? Not 2/5
WBAL’s definition of breaking news is very different from mine. Military strikes, financial shocks ect are newsworthy. Human interest are not. This app is hours late in reporting world and financial news but on point with celebrity news.
News Junkie 4/5
By Dr laser
Like the app a lot. Keeps me informed and updated on current events in the area. But, I still have complaints about how an interesting article is interrupted by an ad that cuts out a portion of the article, often in mid sentence. Work on correcting this please!
Reliable and accurate 5/5
WBAL-11 always gives accurate weather forecasts. I can plan my day and depend on their predictions.
WBAL News 11 5/5
I like getting all the notifications, especially for the weather and traffic . It’s such a great help. Also I can watch the news from my app if I am not near a TV. Keep you the good work.
WBAL News 5/5
Great local news source. Keeps me informed
Quality App news updates lacking 3/5
This is a good app and I’m a big WBAL fan. My concern is the news feed is not updated timely enough. This is especially true on the weekends. I have to look at other local news sources for the latest. As good as WBAL is I’m quite surprised by this miss.
Nerve wracking 1/5
I can’t comment on how this app performs at delivering the news as I can’t get past the harsh, loud, obnoxious, immediately playing in your face commercials! I know no app can go forward for free but to try and discreetly open this app is impossible! I’ve had car salesmen and Telemarketers who were less abrasive!
Out Of Town Mom 5/5
I enjoy this app as my son recently moved to Baltimore. I watched the station when he moved there and the app keeps me up to date on “goings on” in the city.
This is the only channel I watch for the news. Channel 13 beats a news story to death.
I like to take the news with me. I agree that
Channel 13 is very redundant.
Pretty Good, Doesn’t Refresh Enough 4/5
I like being able to see what’s going on in Baltimore, but the page should be refreshed with new stories more often
New stories are sometimes not complete. Videos automatically play without a request. Thanks
Overall good local news 3/5
I like the weather part of wbal. I use it on a daily basis. Someone needs to edit the stories better as some of the articles are missing parts or even complete sentences. Still overall a great local app for what’s going on.
Always current 5/5
By Flooded in DE
The latest news is always available and most of the reporters are personable and engaged in the stories.
Too Many 3/5
Too many old stories that linger for days. Too many annoying ads.
Ad pusher app👎🏻 1/5
What could’ve been a great news access app is actually an irritating advertisement pushing tool foisted upon us by big media corporations i.e. NBC, as well as CBS and ABC. Too many push notification ads and frustrating streams of video commercials before you can access a story only to be interrupted by imbedded ads within a story. I really can’t endure more than 30 seconds of this app. I’m at the point of deleting it soon!!! Too bad... what could have been very helpful has been destroyed by greedy marketing groups. Follow the dollars $$$$$
Cut off 2/5
By haynie muffin
I have noticed that the stories are cut off by advertisements. It is literally mid sentence. Very frustrating to read a sentence and then scroll down beyond the ad and it’s not a continuation
Rate app, 4/5
Need to change stories more often.
Interrupted Stories 2/5
Myself and I am sure others have started reading stories only to have those stories blocked by ads that keep the reader from from getting 100% of the story. It’s very annoying and makes me not want to use your app for local news. Disappointed.
Alerts Missing from App 4/5
I get regular news alerts and many of the stories catch my eye. I open the app and the alert is nowhere to be found. In fact, the headlines news tends to be two or three days old.
It would be fantastic if the news alert was in the news.
By frustrated vewer
Out of date content is frustrating and pervasive. Too many videos now enough content. Easy to navigate.
Not updated enough 3/5
I get better news coverage from following MSN then here. Also when you click on a story some of the sentences are left out right before an ad is placed.
Great News 5/5
I love WBAL app. I use it several times during the day to keep myself informed of what is going on in my city. The side stories are always informative. If I could give you 100 stars, I would because your APP deserves it
To many ads 2/5
I am closing this down. I am so frustrated with the same ads time and time again. What is going on? Some you can skip others you can’t. I understand the the reason for ads, I just am tired of the repetition.
App issues!! 1/5
This app was great, but now it doesn’t want to play anything on Apple TV except ads. Once the ad stops, the app shuts down. Please fix
R u f’ing kidding me! 1/5
Really, these idiots just showed a Ravens game film from last year like its today with Terrell Suggs and max Williams playing for them and were traded this year!!!!
Big fan but one quirk 4/5
Like this app a lot. It’s the only local news one I follow. Only negative is the news alerts are not always breaking news and too often just stupid. Save this feature for truly BREAKING news and you’d get 5 stars.
Love the app 3/5
Although it just stops and closes the first time you press it most times😕
Good app BUT...... 2/5
By big gjjk
Your app is good nut your radar loop is way too long. Please shorten it up.
Ease up on the push notifications 4/5
I like getting news stories and things as notifications, so I can just look at the banner to see if I’m interested. I do that for several news apps. I dislike that this is the only news app that then leaves the little ‘1’ next to the app. The only way to get rid of it is to go into the app and find the specific story, then open it. This happens once or twice a day too and is quite annoying.
Others may not be as annoyed by it though.
Another thing that would help is some kind of filter by topic. The search function is usually decent at this, but it’s not as great at letting you browse a topic. This is just a potential improvement though.
Great news app 5/5
By Oye Vey!
WBAL app 4/5
I like the app except when I get a news flash and I hit the app button the news flash is not there. Just old stories sometimes days old.
Better would be good. 2/5
By N.Y. grandma
Very poor reporting with little or no details or follow-up to local news. Videos often do not play and there are way too many ads. Weather alerts are meaningless because such a wide area is covered. Does the station want to be for Baltimore or for The Baltimore area?. Weather at the Ocean and at Deep Creek Lake is not weather for Baltimore. Items on the site are often old news and not updated frequently.
WBAL NEWS APP 3/5
By Renee Keys
Alot of times the news is OLD NEWS!!!!Need to keep mobile app updated daily to the current news.Sometimes same stories for days😳
Love the interactive radar 4/5
By Horhay jr
One of my most used apps. I really like the weather updates and video clips of news I missed. Sometimes a little difficult to locate a breaking story but I might be partially at fault. I’m keeping it!
Breaking news? 3/5
By cant stand ya costanza
Seriously I get a breaking news alert to see a headline about a man retiring after blank years etc. if that is what WBAL thinks is breaking news, I’ll go back to Wjz. You keep the same stories on the app for days. Boring. And if there is an alert that I want to find out about, it takes me too long to find it on the app. If you send out an alert, that should be the first story showing when the app opens. Web site 101 people.
I like the app but it’s difficult to get to headline stories from when they pop up. Old news could be erased more quickly. Otherwise it’s useful
Love app 5/5
I Love this app keeps me up on the weather and news around me.I look at it everyday.