Road to Memories 4/5
By PW55 55
I enjoy reading news from all the Tampa area, I had family in that area for 47 years. Although they are not with me any longer I still have wonderful memories of my times there, almost like my second home. Your app is a way for me to be there in a way. Even though the news is not always great I find good news items. Thanks for allowing me to "return" to old places, new changes, beautiful pictures and special memories. PW
Ms Ray 5/5
Love this app. News right away!!! Keeping me informed!!!
Best news outlet 5/5
Writing this review based on a comparison with my local news channel 5 , channel 8 is by far more tasteful, classy , accurate , news anchors are well spoken as well as very few mistakes when telling the story , we live in west palm beach and this is the news channel I watch to stay stay informed with state and news abroad
Ads block stories 2/5
By Unhappy lJB
If you adjust the text to be even slightly larger, the ad at the bottom of every story blocks the end of the story. The larger you make the text, the less story you can read. That’s just not acceptable. I uninstalled this app months ago and thought it was way better now until I saw this.
By ES Fish
Just terrific if you're into ads. You cannot get on this site without going past another annoying ad.
Very, very enjoyable.
The best news app 5/5
This app gives you the top news in real time😀😀
Bobby D 5/5
Excellent, I am a traveler and this app keeps me in touch
Awesome App 5/5
Great way to stay up with current local news.
Love Love it!!❤️❤️❤️ 5/5
By Shih Tzu Lover0907
I love this App! Have never ever had any problems or concerns. I love how I get all the notifications...or... top news stories, weather and areas closed down for accidents. Keep up the good job!!!
Best ever 5/5
Love new app with easy access to watch news. Best in Florida. Would recommend to all following local news.
iPhone X support 3/5
iPhone X support please.
Love it! 5/5
Have watched channel 8 for more yrs than I can remember. This app is great. I get notifications and always open to see what’s happening. Keep up the good work!!
Good App 5/5
I like the way the app works. Mostly the topics on an alert are useful. The website, however, needs work on objectivity and filtering of appropriate items.
Get rid of the ad that one must scroll up to get to the news. It doesn't work half of the time, and for seniors like me, it is difficult to do. Fire the person coming up with the idea too.
Great app for local info 5/5
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Look and feel like spam 1/5
Too many annoying popups!
A great and vital news app! 5/5
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening 5/5
Just started crashing after launch
Swipe and cash 1/5
commercials cost you 4 stars. Click on the app so you can pimp your ads. Lame news
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Too many annoying ads 3/5
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
Good news app 4/5
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Deleting app 1/5
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Great App! 5/5
By Geary Cottrell
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Ads and crashes 1/5
Every time I try to read an article ... CRASH. Reload app. Mandatory advert. Get back to current story they sent a push alert out for ... app crashes ... try again and again CRASH ... but bs ads of course loaded.
The only way in Tampa Bay! 5/5
By gaylee's closet
I love this app and station! This is the only app I depend on. Channel 8 is on my side!
I am a snowbird and when I'm back in my home state I like to keep up with what is going on in FL.
Great way to keep up with news 4/5
By Left handed girl
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
Not Reliable 2/5
By Tarkus 77
Many times I have tried the app it does not easily link to those mentioned on news broadcasts. Most home screen options are useless to me. I want to see news stories, not links to social media.
Good site 5/5
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Notifications don't match latest story 1/5
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
OK content. Too many ads. 2/5
Most likely the best of the Tampa area apps but that is not a compliment.
Too many ads stitched into content.
News I can count on 5/5
By The Scarlet Ohara
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
Cannot play ANY videos in the app. Tried to watch video of Irma, just get a black screen. Have to entirely close the the app! Needs some fixing ASAP.
Looks just like Channel 10's app 2/5
By Debbie 72
This looks just like WTSP Channel 10's app. I liked the way this app looked before the changes that made it look like everyone else.
New update 1/5
Downloaded new update today now app will not stay open! I think you still have bugs!!!
Awful App 1/5
Constantly crashes as I'm trying to read articles. All of my Apps are up to date and I have an iPhone 6S. Please have someone who knows what they are doing fix this. Not user friendly, at all.
Worse news app 1/5
App crashes, I have to open it multiple times. Videos wont play but the ad will play again and again. They should think about us and how we chose this app for the news and not bombard us with so many repetitive stupid ads and fix the app so we can see the news. With so many other news apps I chose you guys but you're failing.
Video stinks 1/5
So I have to sit through a 15 second commercial and hope the video works. Several times I have tried to view a video attached to a story and after the commercial the video does not work. That is a waste of my time. Get it together already!
Horrible App 1/5
I'm so fed up with this poorly functioning app. I am currently looking for other app to get my local-ish news because this one, as with other users I see here, are also not happy with it. It deserves NO STARS but I can't undo the star I accidentally touched!!
I am tired of touching an article to read, wait and wait for the app to respond to see a message telling me the article is not available! Also, chronic crashing, slow app response and videos don't play.
By Pandora lover!
This Fourth of July weekend this app has been so slow to open then when open to work. I've had this app for a long time. Lately it cannot keep up. Reboot??
Ads keep popping up 2/5
Why is it every time you try to read a story the Hula Bay ad keeps popping up? Very annoying!!!
I hate it! 1/5
By Cheryl 123
Every time I try to read a story I get auto play video from some other story! If I wanted to READ that story I would. In general I don't like video but this auto play crap has me this close to deleting WFLA.
*update. Goodbye WFLA. I can't read your stories because of the distracting video that auto plays with every click. I often read stories while my husband watches tv and I don't want video or sound.. I want to READ! Your app just sends my blood pressure up due to the aggravation.
Keeps crashing on my iPad mini and iPad 3
Needs work! 2/5
This app crashes almost every time I use it. Too bad, as I like the layout and news articles.
Too many ads 1/5
Just wanted to get a weather app from the local station but I have to watch a full :30 ad prior to seeing any video to find out if a tornado or hurricane is going to hit. Easier to use the mobile web.
Not good 1/5
Tried to get weather. Sure ran two ads at same time and then wouldn't run weather. And then pop ups every few seconds. Waste of time.
Cannot play video the Ad's lock 2/5
It's a shame that they feel the need to put ads in front of tragedy, breaking news, and weather alerts, what happened to the saying the news comes first.
Pop up adds make the app unusable 1/5
If you can't use a news app with one hand it becomes a video game. Not what I am looking for to read the news.