Great content, horrible execution then this happened 2/5
I’ve reviewed a handful of apps ever, but needed to write one for this.
Content is fresh, mostly local. Like their website news is not updated after the initial story, and they don’t have the same news stories they had on air. The worst is on weekends the app blasts clickbait notifications that have nothing to do with local news and you can’t turn it off. I kept the app for now but disabled all notifications of news. The other bothersome, but important part of ads. When you get a notification of some urgent content like say a tornado warning, you have to watch a long ad before you view the news. I understand the ad setup, it this gets quite frustrating when it’s important.
Nice app! 4/5
I do not watch too much news on TV, the WESH app helps in letting me know what is going on in Orlando and elsewhere.
Summer Red 5/5
By Lonesom Travelor
Excellent app. Very easy to use and navigate. Great mix of hard news, analyses, and funny (read uplifting and feel good) coverage. Use it daily!
Ads are almost as bad as TV! 3/5
The app isn’t horrible, but there are almost as many ads as there are annoying commercials on TV. Have to hunt for the news when following a news alert, which is also annoying.
Miss the weather app 2/5
Navigating through the weather portion of this phone app is annoying...or I’m not seeing things clearly enough..all I want to do is check the weather with radar. I watch the news if i want, do not need to see it here too...very much miss the previous weather only app.
Also, I get nothing but a black screen when I open the app. Have deleted and reloaded to no avail. Has been happening for two weeks at least. I’ve stopped even trying to open it...thank God for the NOAA app so I can track the weather reliably.
Great app! 5/5
This app is a great way to keep up to date on the local news and weather! Love this app ❤️ Dana Hughes
You are listening to us. TY 5/5
I use this app daily! I have seen the evolution of all the changes for the last 3 years. What I like lately is no adds before the live news, and before the weather alerts. The adds will always annoy me, but they are shorter. It'd be nice to close them after a few seconds.
Overall the app performs great! I get all the info I need for the day, and the weather alerts are very helpful. TY guys😆👍
I notice no adds on the weather videos. That's great! Sometimes I need information quickly, and I don't have time to sit through an add.
Watching live is now effortless without glitches.
You guys are doing great! 👍👍
2018 No adds today for weather video. Yiy!👍
Keep it up!
Great App 5/5
By Roe F
This is one of the most important apps we have for Weather and important News. In the morning, our family depends on the latest weather advisory. If hurricane or tornado threatens us, the app keeps us well informed. The apps only complaint is the ad content. I understand commercial TV because that’s your income.
Any county or any state we travel, the app keeps us well informed about what’s happening in Flagler County and Palm Coast.
Palm Coast, FL
While the app is good, the journalism is not. So many times there are misspelled words and bad grammar. No one proof reads. It’s like no one uses spell check either! Like you’re in a hurry to be the first to report and apparently English is not your first language. 🙄
Too many ads!! 3/5
I can understand a few ads but this app runs one and sometimes two for every video watched. The woman doing the car ads talks so fast I can’t understand most of what she says. I find her very irritating. And for some reason you run two of the 13 second ones back to back. I guess you think each ad has to be 26 seconds. Also the volume is always on all the way even though I turn it down as soon as click on the video!! Scares me every time. No other news app has ads before every video.
By EMMIE 66
Get rid of Toyota ads and it would be great!!! ESPECIALLY NEW SPOKESPERSON!!! she is annoying!! Where is Angie & Tom!!! WESH is cool just horrible adds!!! 🥴
Obnoxious ads 1/5
I don’t want to be yelled at by cars salesmen every time I want to read an article.
Sometimes very disappointing 3/5
My biggest complaint is the crybaby way you contact me to tell me you will stop sending me alerts if I don’t respond more often. The fact is I get this notice sometimes within a short time after I have looked at something in your app. Many of your alerts are very old news I already saw several days before or they can be something that is very minor. Sometimes when I swipe to see an alert I feel is important it doesn’t even appear in your app.
WESH News app 5/5
I appreciate all of the hard work it takes to offer the information that gives so many readers the news of what is happening in our corner of the world each day. News is always full of good and bad things and all of us have a choice to filter through it and find what we need and want to know.
Nice to send the out of state friends local news stories!
Best meteorologists in the state. 5/5
By I Love Tofu
Love the app for its personalized weather feature. When a storm is approaching my address I am alerted to it. Keep up the excellence.
Bothersome push notifications 1/5
I deleted this “in your face” app because of push notifications that I can’t get rid of. I decide when to read the news, not them!
Text notification 1/5
I received a text message notifying me of a proposal being considered in Florida from WESH 2 News.
I feel this is an invasion of privacy since I didn’t provide my cell number or authorize WESH to send me notifications via text messages for news stories. I don’t know if there is a connection to the app, but I deleted the app in the event that it came as a result of it and I blocked the number it came from.
Sound Off??? 4/5
I wish the app didn’t have sound as you scroll to read the stories. How do we shut off the sound while reading the stories??
It pretty good 3/5
My complain is that when I get an update on my lock screen and open it in the app it’s not there to see. I just am update on a hurricane Michael but when I pull it up the story is not on the app. Otherwise it’s an easy app to use.
Great app 5/5
Use it mainly for local weather information. Like the radar and all its features!
Dear news 5/5
By cat hirl
This news channel is awesome I can play every thing is awesome when I am watching it the weather forecast and traffic camera it is the best🥰🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🥰🦄🦄🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌻🌻🌻🌼🌺 to wesh 2 news 🍻🥂💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 it’s like my birthday on Christmas 🎄 day🎅🏻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😺😺😺👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻🤠🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳☺️☺️☺️☺️😁😁😁😁
Great News App! 5/5
By Littlestar Lady 20
I love it!
A Very Good App 4/5
This App does a very good job of keeping me up to date on what is going on in the Central Florida area.
Great news app 4/5
I love/use this app because I am originally from central Florida, but I live on the west coast now. So you can see that I can keep track of the weather and other news alerts. I have called and told family members about weather warnings, traffic alerts.
Love this app 5/5
By Evelyn Moran
This app is awesome. Easy to use and keeps me inform with everything going on. Keeps me up to date. I also watch WESH News all the time, The only news station I watch! You are all wonderful. Been watching you since 1980 When I moved to Central Florida from New York.
Great source of breaking news 5/5
I like getting the latest local and national news alert.
Ya Cuda WESH2 1/5
The apps garbage. Stories I’ve seen for years still lingering in the bottom feeds. I’ve always wondered where all the ads in the world live online and apparently this app fosters all of them like a half way house for information and company services I would never ever use. It’s clunky and annoying to use at best and the stories are always about how a Florida Man made a casserole out of his kids. See ya K bye
Dear WESH, 4/5
I love your station, and I go to your app first for my local news when I’m away from the house. Please, please stop running ads when there’s an emergency, such as BAD WEATHER. During Hurricane Irma, I needed updates, and freaking everything I tried to see cost me minutes of previous time watching advertisements! I uninstalled your app after that for months as a protest—I’m sure you didn’t care that you list ONE user... but please. Use common sense.
By NSB Nanny66
It is annoying that when I click on what I think is a link to a particular article, it just goes to the general page and I have to hunt for the article.
By Bite my..
Can’t imagine spending a day without the florida today app. It’s very important to me to get the up-to-date alerts and notic
WESH news 5/5
I like receiving the latest news headlines! I find the app very helpful and like receiving the latest happenings.And I like looking at the weather information on the screen. My review will remain the same. I enjoy receiving the latest news. Still the same review. Enjoy the postings!
Best App for Local News 5/5
I go on it throughout the day. Fantastic !
News isn’t updated often 1/5
Compared to WFTV WESH doesn’t keep the news updated. Some days it’s the same news over and over. Not different stories on the same subject but just leaving the story on for several days. I remember about a year or so ago a story of a large boat coming into Daytona Beach. That story stayed on the top five stories for two months.
Need a broader approach on local news!! I have other apps to catch up on national news!! This app needs more and more timely local news!!
Mediocre at best 2/5
It’s nice to have news in your pocket but the articles are typically FULL of errors (grammatical and otherwise). The “breaking news” updates come through roughly 12 hours after the news actually broke. Hoping to stay updated on the weekend? Forget it. Friday evening-Monday morning your news stays the same(I guess news doesn’t happen on weekends). It’s handy to do a quick weather check though!
By jim winter garden
Too many alerts repeated days apart. Some alerts if not clicked on alert can’t be found
Great for news but it requires you to open the app every 12 hours to keep notifications on 2/5
By Alex Alexson
This app always provides accurate news but for it to continue it prompts you to open it up twice a day to keep notifications on.
WEDH app 4/5
By Jeannette W.
I wish WESH APP would update their latest news. Tired of going on and finding the same stories.
Used to be 5 stars 3/5
I used to love this App until you recently took away your traffic map. Why did you do that? That was the most helpful thing you could ever have. Please bring back the traffic map! Very disappointed.
Good news 5/5
By Big big big biggest bill
I hope this news channel keep their integrity and support real numbers otherwise they’ll be like the rest of them
I’d gladly PAY 4/5
Please with the ads already!! I would gladly pay a monthly subscription to avoid all the ads. It’s a great app, but the ads are killing me. Could you make another app available for subscription based so I can get my news without ads?
Timely Facts 4/5
By Saves journeys
WESH tends to have the most accurate news & weather (Especially Severe Weather) and is usually the first to get the information out on their website and this app.
When posting breaking news, please have the story go right to the related information on the app
Love Wesh 2 5/5
Love this app and whole Wesh 2 crew. Don’t have TV and love listening to local news here.
Great App 5/5
By Another local
Really like it
Click on notification to not be brought to that article 1/5
This app is average and the main problem is when you receive a notification about a particular article in Notification Center and click the notification, the app is merely opened. You are not taken to that specific article. This makes the app much less useful to me. If I click the notification I want to be taken to that article. Most every app that displays something in Notification Center takes you to that particular subject when the app opens.
Edit: There have been several app updates since I wrote the review a while ago. The issue has not been fixed. When you click on a push notification you are brought to the main page and not the specific article the push was for. The app is now uninstalled. I can not think of another app where you select the notification and are not directed to the specific article. Bye WESH 2 news.
My review 4/5
I use this app mostly to check weather reports, it is good for that. I also check local news. My only complaint is I keep getting kicked off the app for some reason, annoying as I have to go back in and start over.
Articles never open after swiping on them 1/5
By Dan Lebatard
You know what’s annoying? Getting an alert from this app, swiping on the notification expecting to be taken straight to the article or video, only to be taken to the home page and not being able to even find the article or video. What’s the point in even giving notifications if the user can’t find the article or making them scroll continuously to find it? There’s no point in even having push notifications on for this app