No Apple TV App 2/5
By Triple Crown Royal
Not sure why there is no Apple TV App. Bad marketing and technology plan for customers who do not have cable.
School closings 2/5
By Nana of 06
I’m disappointed that we can’t choose our school district so we don’t have to go through the whole list to find them.
I would like to see the old format where you can choose your main schools.
I used to like to use channel 69 news app for school delays and closings, but now i hate it. There are ads printed over some of the listings. Why do you need ads everywhere on the app. SO ANNOYING!!!! I have now deleted the app!!
Jeff’s least favorite Christmas song 5/5
I absolutely LOVE that song from the 1st time I heard it about 18 yrs. ago
Now with sound Ads! 1/5
By PSU Fan!
Now the sound advertising automatically starts every couple of minutes, what is this??? I will never use an App the randomly starts blaring out sound ads!
Fix it all 1/5
Everything must get better and faster. Traffic updates and alerts need to be more spot on!!!
By something to talk about.
Your weather forecasting is really lacking. Seriously lacking.
Get back to basics 2/5
Was so much better few years ago !
By usa 1st
Trump is our president of United States and respect that stop the favoritism for Democratic Party due to what the democrats acting like I will not vote democratic I’m a Democrats and it a disgrace the way there acting stop your favoritism
Annoying Pop Up Ads 2/5
Lose the annoying Diamond Federal Credit Union ad that automatically opens and plays when you click on a story. It’s unnecessary and drives me away from using the app.
Great news!! 5/5
I always use my 69 mews app and storm center to see what’s going on in the area!! Love it!!
Great app. Too great. 4/5
Love the wfmz apps, but wish there was a way to have the alerts more localized. I’m from the Greater Lehigh Valley, and get annoyed with all the Reading alerts I get. No offense, but I don’t really care about any ‘local’ news, outside the Northampton & Warren County Areas. I wish I could only get alerts from that tightened circle.
More National news 3/5
By Beachbum IV
I would like to make this my preferred station.
Not at the present time. Need to expand the coverage for important news.
I would rather not get alerts as often as I do for areas I do not know anything about. I wish I could pinpoint that information to my interests. Living in the Reading area, I do not wish to see so much from Allentown filter through to me.
69 News 5/5
By Chilly Willy 19
I grew up in Allentown and watched WFMZ since day one on air. Moving to other areas including the Slate Belt and beyond I am able to stay abreast of news, weather and traffic. Watching WFMZ grow to its present status including your new studio from the PPL Center shows the compassion and credibility they have for all.
Many years ago while at MusikFest I suggested weekend coverage. Today WFMZ is on everyday from morning to late night. Bringing the news to the Lehigh Valley and Berks County and Beyond.
The Accuweather Channel is a valuable tool dedicated to keeping viewers abreast of pending weather conditions.
Working various schedules at work I am able to stay up to date 24/7 using the apps.
Thank you WFMZ for everything you do for all of us.
Travel with WFMZ! 5/5
Whenever I am traveling I can always count on news from my hometown area! The 3 weathermen are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!!! I look forward to watching the weather, these guys are really good! Shirley from Leesport!
I like being able to see what’s happening in the valley. But often I am reading the same story’s on Sunday morning as I read on Saturday. Think weekend stories or news needs to be updated on a more frequent time basis. Thank you. Dan from Allentown.
Sorta okay 2/5
By The last guy you
Only local news station for Reading so I check it out. News is general. No street beat reporting. Seems like no one wants to get down to it. Needs excitement.
Pop ups 4/5
The pop up advertising is annoying and no search to find a story or news article. Other then that good app.
Much Improved 4/5
This app has improved immensely since they separated the local,national and sports from the BS news and nonsense of the entertainment scuz. I am no longer exposed to that dreck. I’ve gone from one star to four. That’s saying something.
Local news fast and factual! 5/5
You’re able to read headlines and gather the facts quickly. If you want to know more, it’s right there for you.
Forced video aids unacceptable 1/5
Forced video ads are on acceptable for an app that you read info. This might be OK on YouTube where you’re watching video but unacceptable for apps where you read
69 NEWS REVIEW 5/5
I love being able to read Channel 69 News on my iPad or my iPhone APP. Since moving to Arizona in 2003, it’s difficult to keep up with everything that’s happening in the Lehigh Valley and Slate Belt area, which is where I was born and raised. However, being able to read the Channel 69 News each day, I can keep up with the daily happenings and current events from my hometown and surrounding areas. I graduated from Pen Argyl Area High School in 1966 so it’s always good to read about the Slate Belt Area News.
Thank you and the entire News Teams for a wonderful job getting the news out so I, along with so many others can keep up with our “Hometown News”! Many Many Thanks!!! And keep up the great work!!
This app used to be pretty solid. Now it’s super cluttered I never use it unless I get a notification. Waiting on an update
Too Much Advertising 4/5
When the app opens you get a pop up at the bottom of the page that never closes.
By JL Borden
I had an issue with the app crashing when I tried to open stories from notifications. Since the update I haven’t had a problem.
U r great 5/5
Just need larger darker print for Vision. Happy thank you.
The old format was much better. What are all these boxes? Plus, our daycare is never listed as an option for school closings.
AND...the worst is that I get bombarded with stupid alerts about every news story even though I’ve turned them off!!
Weather alert method awful 2/5
By Data Watcher Too
I will sporadically have a male voice come on my phone saying “Station Alerts!” And then a bar will show up with a blurb about the weather. I see no way to turn off the sound for this and it scares the crap out of me every time it happens.
LEES THAN IMPRESSED 3/5
I’m giving this one star because it pops up. Other than that I am not impressed. The weather closing updates come up 10 at a time. No more picking your favorites. The change button to show all entries doesn’t work. Where is the traffic map? Shouldn’t need to download separate apps for traffic, weather, entertainment and news. It was nice having a local news app with everything I was looking for but all the updates are not necessarily good. Thumbs down!
Awful app 1/5
I used to love this app... now it’s hard to navigate to find stories and I can’t find the live weather forecast which is why I use it 90% of the time. It is an awful app... I might as well delete it and look for a better one.
Not happy 1/5
You made this app worse the same way you made your weather app worse a year ago. I’m not spending as much time on either app anymore. Why did you feel the need to change it?
No search button, no sports page, no customization of homepage...no thanks.
System Crash 1/5
By Cc can't
I find the app crashes very often especially for breaking news.
New format just plain stinks!
Repetitive Ads, constant crashing 1/5
By Mr Gentle
How many negative reviews does it take for response from the developer or WFMZ
Nightmare on News Street 5/5
You took a functional, fast and familiar means of keeping up with the news and turned it into an annoying, cumbersome, frustrating mess that leaves but one question,
What were you trying to accomplish and why did you fail so miserably? I’m busy, everybody is busy...you’ve turned a simply dream to operate and turned it into a nightmare.
Not good!!! 1/5
By Cool Cale
This knew update is completely awful!
New Format Not Good 1/5
This new format is not good. It’s hard to navigate to find the news I’m looking for. I liked just being able to scroll and now I have to tap and swipe and scroll just to find that I’m not in the right place anyway.
Why did you change it to this stupid layout. This idea was idiotic like the Reading Eagle doing a City Edition.
Great improvement for iOS 4/5
The previous app revision was so bad I abandon it. After this newest update it is cleaner and simpler to use. I only wish they would get ride of the huge ad in the middle and put the weather in place and move the ad down. Great improvement from the last. Great app to get my local news!!!
Looks like a clown suit 1/5
Horrible. What was wrong with just fixing the defects in the old one and not giving us a stupid new look? Deleting it now.
Crashes all the time 2/5
This app would be nice if it didn’t crash every time I clicked an article to read....
Too many ads! 1/5
There seem to be more ads than news! Why don't you offer a pay version without ads? For national and world news I use Reuters, no ads, for local news I use Lehigh Valley live. They have ads too but not as many as this app. You are supposed to be a news station not a billboard!
Review of new app 2/5
2 star rating: I just removed a star (9/20/17). The app takes forever to load the stories and I am constantly getting kicked out of the app because it can't load the stories.
Prior 3 star rating: I think the new format is ok. I do like the new school/business favorite option. However, I think the school/business area should be separated by categories, such as, schools, business, church, etc. so it is easier to navigate. There are so many to scroll through. Also, I think an alphabet list on the side that you could click the letter you want and it takes you there would be another great option.
By PokemonGo Fan
Easy to use
Never works 1/5
9 times out of 10 can't even use the app because it freezes up.
Constant Crashing 1/5
Clicking on an alert ALWAYS makes the app crash! After being teased by the alert headline and then having to relaunch by the inevitable crash, I can no longer locate the article for which I had received the notification. It drives me INSANE because this bug has been a constant issue for a LONG time! Please FIX!!!