Good App 4/5
Love the interactive radar,but there is a problem with moving the map around. It can be very jumpy
Love channel 5, but app could be better 4/5
By Bill Murray Rocks
I like this app, but why is a commercial associated with every story. It is especially annoying when it is breaking news, and you wait through the commercial twice when the app decides to bug out. I understand the need to make revenue, yet it seems like you can never bypass the ads.
Ok but.... 4/5
My iPad mini version 9.3.5 has an issue with some content and will not accept your updated app. Otherwise ok.
Hate the ads!!! 1/5
I like to get my daily dose of news from WCVB. But often I click on the app and have to watch a long commercial. Often I have switched to other news stations because they don’t have this. Please get rid of the add so I can stay loyal to channel 5.
Would love... 4/5
Would love to see the sports and entertainment updated more often. Sometimes it has been several days before a game recap or updated item appears. Thanks
News at 4-6:30 is the Best! Watch it every night! 5/5
The News, Weather & Sports newscasters are the Best on Boston tv!!!Thank you!
Judy Boucher, Orleans, Cape Cod!
I really like this app it’s always up to the minute and I’ve always watched channel 5
Weekend coverage always late. 3/5
By CVS user
Seems like they think no one wants timely weather and news stories. Weekdays is great, then the weekend rolls around and weather is refreshed around 9 or later. Same with news. I use another station app on weekends.
I like the app,but the ads are excessive! 3/5
I've been watching their news since I was a teenager, long before it became WCVB. I always liked their format, and the news people. So, when the app came out, it was a no-brained to download it. And, I like the notices I get on my iPad to breaking news. It's gone through several updates over the years, but they all had one thing in common, too many ads! I understand that they need to make money, but there are WAY too many ads. Every time I want to read an article, I need to watch an ad! Ridiculous!
I like the weather, too, and being able to check the radar when storms are coming.
But, I don't use it as much as I would because of the ads. I can get the news and weather from other places without all the ads. It's just TOO MUCH for too little.
Great for local headlines 5/5
Like the bulletins, although perhaps a few less gruesome car accidents might be appreciated
Keeps opening the App Store 1/5
This keeps opening the App Store to down load different apps. Can’t read an article without it switching to the App Store.
To many commercials 2/5
By w vb
Can not read news without commercials , bummer
This app relies too much on other sites for stories. It should look and feel like watching WCVB news. It doesn’t.
Too many long and loud ads! 1/5
I like the news alerts from the app, but I can't click on any of them because you never know when an extremely loud ad is going to start playing on my device even though my sound is turned off. At least start out muted if you're going to force your users into an auto played video. I'm not even sure why this is necessary for a news story that doesn't have a video to go with it. You need to do better. These are solved problems. No app should just start broadcasting loudly from a users speakers against their wishes. Respect the audio selections on the users device!
Its come to this - I read the alert from your app and then I go Google for a link to a news source that won't hijack my speakers.
Too much advertising
Below Adequate 3/5
When I get an alert, then touch the alert, it should open to the alert! Why does it just open the app? That makes no sense! Also, I refuse to watch a 30 second ad for a 15 second news report. There are lots of alternatives to this app. I’ll stick with them until you figure how to present news in an app.
Not available 1/5
After accessing this app for years as of a few weeks ago it will not open.
Sports not updated frequently enough. I would subscribe to get rid of ads.
Weather team is top notch 5/5
By Greg 45
I use the app almost exclusively for checking on the weather. It’s top notch! The 5 weather team is always my choice. Clear, concise and arguably the most accurate forecasting in New England. We are in one of the most difficult areas in the country to make forecasts. We are lucky to have these men and women working for us.
Staying connected 5/5
By Betty boss
Having the WCVB news app available keeps me informed of the current/political/social/weather/health news in the Boston area. Now living in SoFL. No more snow.
Stop sending notifications when sharks are spotted in the ocean. They live there....
Best News Station in MA 5/5
I always watched New 5 when I was in Mass. I think all your staff are very objective and report the news accurately and report the facts. Harvey has always been my favorite weatherman. I was born and raised in Mass. all my life and retired to Maryland due to the cost of living.
I have your app on my computer and still listen to Chanel 5 to get the MA news.
Thanks for doing a great job.
Not updated nearly enough 3/5
For a news app, it doesn’t get updated often enough
To many stories 2/5
Not necesary news. Still miss the old app
Too many adds. 3/5
Too many adds, especially with videos!! Sometimes I just close the app rather than watch the adds.
App Notifications 1/5
When I receive alerts for breaking news etc., if I don’t click on the alert and just open the app the breaking news is not there.
WCVB App 5/5
The App is great you always get the news as soon as the story happens. All your anchors, reporters, meteorologists are Class Acts. Why are you hooking up with GMA they seriously need to do some employee changes I only watch when Robin & Michael They have more time off than your boss. Thank you for letting me voice my opinion. You have a great day. Yeah WCVB5 News. Oh I forgot to mention David Muir he is a Class Act also. Bye.
Many of the video.... 4/5
There seems to be an episodic glitch on some of the video news
reports. During the commercial it freezes, with no ability to go back to normal function. This matter needs some attention.
Best In Boston but... 3/5
By hingham happy
Are use this for local weather and news in though it is the best of the Boston new station apps please try to improve with more local news
About this app 2/5
First there are way to many ads. Second you send an alert and when I try to find more information with regards to the alert you cannot find the information. Keep working in it and someday it might be better.
Needs a bit of help 3/5
I want to say that I rely on this app for all of my news, and I would be lost without it. There shouldn’t be Chronicle on this app. Chronicle can get its own app. Here it is 4:30pm on a Sunday, and the only nowcast is from 5:00am. Frequent, the app lags, then when it’s trying to catch up, you’ll hear a giant delay. If there’s a notification from another app, it will lock up and the only way to get it going again is to close and re-launch it...and sit through the commercials again. Luv ya!
By Heaven Peace
Hello, Excellent 👍👊🙌🙌🙌💞💞💞💞
Videos cut out within seconds 3/5
I may have to delete app as I cannot get news from videos. The app stops and is dropped...taking me back to “home” page which necessitates opening app again. Very frustrating! I have reported this twice. Does not happen with any other app. 🤯
WCVB App 3/5
Some articles need to be removed after a few days. You don’t need to have a the same article more than once, bring back stories that were on the app. For along time taken off then back on!!
App is useless 1/5
By Al Sharptongue
Full off adds and liberal propaganda. Sad display or news. Not even worth downloading
Awesome Show 5/5
The best program in the USA} BOSTON STRONG “
Ok, but 3/5
Alerts are timely, but when you open the app, the ad plays LOUDLY - even in the middle of the night; default should be sound off. Random news from around the country mixed in with local and news of national import - usually violent things, occurring far away.
Great news - Terrible Format 1/5
Love Channel 5 and they are timely about posting stories and alerts - but app format is terrible. All the click bait in between the real news is not worthy of such a great news station. You can do so much better - please!!!
My favorite news 5/5
I moved to California in 2016 and here it is 2017, a little more than a year later and this is still my news app everyday.
Stop video advertising 3/5
Sometimes the same old news articles stay posted for weeks. Overall, not bad but needs work and updating
Needs Improvement 3/5
What is with the truncated headlines and stale articles that stay for weeks?
By mad Finn
Ads in front of videos too long.
Good content but poor video tech 1/5
I wrote 2 previous reviews for his app over the past couple of months but nothing got addressed. This app keeps booting me out on my iPad and it's to the point where it's not even worth opening it. Videos last on 10-12 seconds then boot you out of he app. No fixes, so I'm out. App has been uninstalled. Thanks for nothing.
Love WCVB App!! 5/5
I am a faithful watcher/follower of WCVB Channel 5 for all my local news information. Having the app makes catching all the newest updates on stories and weather perfect for me at home and on the go. 👍🏼😊❤️
Too many video ads. 3/5
Just avoid watching the videos because of the long ads. I just want to check the weather and am forced to watch an ad every time.
By my cat Penny
The Best news
Up to date 4/5
Love this app-I get immediate alerts before anyone especially with an Iphone
Stories are not updated frequently enough. Articles stay posted much too long.
Not good 1/5
I do not like this app. Old news kept on site for a long time. Sometimes app doesn’t come in.