I used to love getting my news from this app, but now when there is a video in the middle of the article instead of an ad, the video opens on its own and plays constantly while you’re trying to read the story. Wish there would be an update to fix this because I’m beyond annoyed by that!!
Headline News 3/5
By Tennis Forever
Ok, but no depth and forget weekend updates.
Love the app but.... 1/5
By Is a nickname necessary
I love the app. It’s a great go to source for local news but it always shuts down unexpectedly. I don’t mean here or there. It’s a pretty regular occurrence. Please fix this. 😇
Update: Issues still not fixed. Now when I click on the app it won’t even load. It pops up on the page where as the pictures of them and just shuts down before even actually loading to the main news page now. News 2 here I come! Haha.
Hate the new update 2/5
I used to love this app but after the new update not so much. The news is great after you watch a commercial for every 2 minute story. It is so frustrating I would rather pay for the app then have to get totally overloaded with ads everywhere. Also I usually share stories with friends and lately it just sends the topic with no link. At this point I am considering finding a new news app to stay up to date.
App not working 1/5
I loved this app but the most recent update has made it useless. The app will not load when opened. Please fix!!
BEST NEWS EVER!!!! 5/5
Always up to date. Love the cast! Local news for local people!!! Love it!
What happen 1/5
This is the only local news I watch/listen too and the app doesn't work anymore! Please fix this...
Great App 4/5
Good updates about what is going on around Charleston and the surrounding areas.
Huge step backwards 1/5
This was my go to local news app until this latest update. Running on an iPhone 6s and I am close to deleting it. The notifications are good, but when you click on a notification it rarely opens the referenced story or it takes so long I usually close the app and start looking on twitter or another news site. The app is too slow to load news stories. Please either update the app to make it useable or tell me what I am doing wrong. Liked the old version because it worked. This version is unusable.
New version 1/5
By Turtle tunes
Since the update the app doesn't work on my iPhone.
Not tablet friendly 1/5
This is really designed for the phone sized screen only. Works best in portrait mode even on my giant iPad Pro. The old app had issues but was far more usable.
The old app was easy to use, fast, and reliable. This new app is slow, clunky, and just plain TERRIBLE. This was NOT ready for prime time 😡
New Version is Awesome 5/5
Great, intuitive interface. Sure, there are ads, but it's not like I expect zero commercial breaks when I watch TV. People who are upset with advertisements obviously don't understand economic basics.
Too many notifications 2/5
By Anna Clar
I loved this app and had it as my primary source of local news. Recently, there are too many notifications and I am considering going to a different news app. I do not need to know every time there is a missing person, a robbery, or a fire. Please reduce the amount of notifications. No need to share every single thing that comes across a police scanner.
Annoying ads 2/5
I used to love this app. But now every time I open up a article a ad places itself right in the middle of the article. It's very annoying and it makes it impossible to read the article. Please fix this!
The ads are too frequent 1/5
The app has the best news of the major 3, but the frequency of the ads is ridiculous.
Great App. 5/5
Like it says.
Live 5 5/5
Great info. Love the up to the minute news. Very helpful for morning traffic.
Great news app 5/5
Great App for keeping up with what's happening both locally and around the world.
Being forces to Stare at McDonalds ? Really?
Fast food is crap. Is that what you endorse? Crap? Really?
Loves it! 5/5
Great app with very timely updates! Always keeps me "in the know"! Live5-4eva
By SC Train
This is my fav news station. And the mobile app keeps me informed on all things going on quickly way to go guys !!!
Great App 5/5
Always sends great and accurate information quickly. It has saved me from getting stuck in traffic numerous times by letting me know when accidents occur.
Terrible app, super slow 1/5
Whenever an update comes and I click it never goes to the story. It's also quite slow.
Excellent app. 5/5
Excellent way to keep up with low country news if you live out of town.
Incomplete headlines are so anno......
Get rid of ads 3/5
By Walk my neighborhood
The app is great other than the constant ads
Get rid of ad!7 3/5
So-so app. I use as last resort because I hate to see and to wait on the McDonald's ad. Many times news is not as current as newspaper app. I haven't had any problems with it crashing though.
Watching this news since a lil girl
By Me knot ju
News App 5/5
Excellent news app! Let's you know things the moment that they happen! Love it!😉
Love it 5/5
By T fun
It's everything that I want in a news app!
Dorothy L 4/5
I would love Live 5 even more
If it was not for the Hamburger
In your face when trying to see latest news that is happening
Great app 5/5
Notifications let you know what's going on quickly. Best news app for Charleston by far.
By Caress aj
Great app. It would be perfect if the adds were removed.
Won't work 1/5
The latest update locked up the app. I had to delete. It won't open
It could be more 2/5
Please get rid of the McDonald's add. We all know McDonald's exists but not all of us want to read the news sponsored by disgusting food. I'd much rather jump on an app not featuring greasy sponsors.
I like the old version better 3/5
Bring back the traffic feature that lets you see where the accidents are!
News alerts 3/5
I'll get a notification about a news alert so I'll swipe on it to open the News 5 app. The article in the notification is not open or is the story anywhere on the page. You're cat fishing me. :)
No more traffic tracker 3/5
By Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo
The traffic tracker was my favorite function and now it's gone. Please bring it back. I'll still probably check the site for local news- but I'm way disappointed about the tracker.
Annoying...deleting app 1/5
When you get a "BREAKING NEWS" alert and you go to open the app...the site hasn't even been updated with the breaking story! This is insanely frustrating. Moving on to other local news stations. Giving up on Channel 5.
Ads, not news 1/5
More and more ads! This was a pretty well functioning news app until recently. First the McDonald's "home screen" and now ads IN the news articles that are difficult to navigate around. Honestly, these are more like National Enquirer spots than ads! I realize they've got to make money, but I won't be using this app any longer. Maybe Channel 2 works...
Obnoxious ads 1/5
The only enhancement made to this app have been more and more obnoxious and larger ads. If I am reading the news and then reply to a text then switch back to the news article I was reading I am forced to stare at a full screen McDonald's ad AGAIN. The ads placed within the articles themselves continue to get larger taking up more screen space and now their animated!!! Seriously? Enough is enough.
Late night updates 4/5
Stop sending updates late at night.
Too many ads 1/5
I'm forced to look at McDonald's any time I open this app. I'll find other ways for news.
So many ads 1/5
The banner ad at the bottom wasn't too bad for me. The ads that popped up after you read a couple articles, annoying but livable. But this new McDonald's logo whenever you open the app for 10-15 seconds is obnoxious. Deleting the app and installing a bookmark in place of it.
Was good...now it has TOO many ads 2/5
I've been using this app for almost 2 years. This app was the best in the Charleston South Carolina area. Though the quality of the news is still good, the developers of the app have tried to over monetize this app. I do not need to stare at a McDonald's logo for 15 seconds before I can get to the news. And the ad placement within the news articles makes it impossible to read the bottom of the news. To the developer of this app, you had a good thing and screwed it up.
Get real with weather 1/5
Today is December 6, 2014. I tried to check the video weather for the latest forecast on current conditions and it shows the weather for Halloween night 2014. Really WCSC? This just goes to show how much time you put in your app.