WGAL News 8

WGAL News 8

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.13.493
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Hearst Television
  • Compatibility: Android
3.5
3.5
2,468 Ratings
$ 0

WGAL News 8 App

Take the WGAL News 8 app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Lancaster and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the WGAL News 8 app for free today. Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include: - Lancaster breaking news alerts with push notifications - Live streaming breaking news updates from our WGAL News 8 reporters when it happens, where it happens - Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air - Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Lancaster weather updates, and 7 day forecasts - An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity - Share stories via email or your social media pages - Lancaster weather alerts and updates, News 8 Storm Team videocasts and more

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WGAL News 8 app reviews

  • Ad man 3/5

    By cheaplnp
    To many ads same thing over and over again and again!
  • Ads and slow video 1/5

    By 773 trucker
    When I click on a video I expect to see that video. NOT 30-45 seconds of something that takes forever to down load, and 9 out of 10 times won’t play. Then I look for that same story on another channels page.
  • Annoying 1/5

    By M. Freed
    If you don’t open the app, it stops sending you notifications and then harasses you to open it. I would give it 4-5 stars if it would stop doing this and would send notifications of breaking news.
  • Awesome 5/5

    By balto removed
    Watched wbal in Baltimore now I watch WGAL in Shrewsbury love the alerts love the news keep up the good work and congrats on your 70th birthday
  • Ads 1/5

    By kidmurphy
    I want to read the news when I log in to WGAL I don’t want to go through ads that are 20 to 30 seconds long. You want to give the public the news than give us the news without the ads!
  • If it’s not broke! 1/5

    By llslmfr
    The app was a decent app, now after changes it does not work half the time. Would not recommend to anyone
  • Love You Guys! 5/5

    By kaecky
    I don’t live in the area.But I catch you on my iPad.I live in Huntington county.
  • Useful but... 3/5

    By Central pa mom
    It is useful. The traffic alerts have saved me from getting caught in traffic jams and occasionally the headlines are something I want to know. The number of alerts are maddening. Knowing that an incident of some sort is occurring in another state is not something I want or need as an alert but overall it's just useful enough that I keep using it.
  • Love me some WGAL 💗 5/5

    By Mrs Jacy
    Been watching WGAL all of my life and just b/c I don’t live there any longer, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to know what’s going on - I still have family there!!! Great job for keeping me in touch!!!
  • WGAL 2/5

    By Old Marine63
    Very annoying, everything I open a article, I must watch a commercial, often the same commercial.
  • WGAL advertisement app 3/5

    By Bylion1
    Used to love the weather info but I find myself staying away because I am so tired of seeing the same Smarty Pants Andover and over again. I now find myself check the Millersville link for weather info.
  • So tired of the same adds 2/5

    By seamstoknow
    You need to rethink how you use the adds. There are way too many and they are always the same. I want to see the news, weather, etc and would appreciate having the option to opt out of the adds. It would be wise for you to consider that suggestion. Thank you.
  • Glitchy- No Live Stream! 2/5

    By Libra56
    My cable company dropped this channel, but I really like their news and weather, so wanted to live stream it on my phone. The app offers live streaming of their newscasts, but when I try to watch, the app crashes right after the ad that precedes the stream. I used to be able to get it to work on the 3rd try, but now it crashes every time. Disappointing.
  • 👍 4/5

    By 266Shanoverst
    Enjoy your reporting
  • Weekends 3/5

    By you don't like bad reviews
    Too bad no one updates regularly on the weekends. I work 6 days a week Friday through Wednesday. It’s a bummer not to be able to check current news and weather especially with a bad storm rolling through.
  • Ads, Ads, and more Ads! 2/5

    By Saltwateranglin
    This is the local station so I’m stuck with what they put out...and it sure isn’t much! Same repetitive ads for any story you click on and they are usually for just a few seconds of worthless content. What ever happened to: what, where, when, who, and why when reporting the news. Most always you get one, maybe two, of the W’s. Really poor coverage. The weather page, my most frequent, is nearly as poor. Very, very limited information. I don’t even bother with any of the junk they put out. Why waste time any further. Such a shame, we need a good news site but we are stuck with this. Get rid of all those ancient news people, they are just dragging down the whole place now. Get up with the times, get fresh new good people and good looking people that are at least pleasant to look at while you boar the crap out of us. Wake up WGAL!
  • Just Okay 2/5

    By Nukeboy2k
    I can’t say I’m a fan of the format. Perhaps the biggest complaint is being unable to zoom in any fashion. Also I preferred when local news could be categorized by county..... it was so much easier to look for a specific article or report. Lastly the app should showcase the weather and Brittany Garzillo.
  • WGAL News App 4/5

    By Sara E
    Like the app and WGAL news coverage. It’s my first place to look for local news & weather. Really dislike the automatic commercial before each video. I already know about the news team and that drinking while driving is illegal. Just want to see the news video. That’s why you won’t get 5 stars until the video format changes. Otherwise your app is good and easy to use.
  • Gucci 5/5

    By Natesages
    I don’t know why I have it but I can’t find a weather app for Mars cause dats where I live.
  • Constantly crashes! 5/5

    By Pattir2
    Horrible app!
  • Weather 3/5

    By Trawler girl
    Like being able to check news, although sometimes it seems like the app is updated very often. Also, don’t understand why the weather forecast on the app is frequently different from what I am seeing on TV. Shouldn’t they be the same?
  • Awful 1/5

    By Emryss
    I turned off the notifications because WGAL sends too many for my liking. But even after I turned them off, they still repeatedly sent me notifications asking me if I want to turn them back on. Um no, I turned them off for a reason. I deleted the app. Also, way too many adds.
  • Thanks WGAL👍❤️ 5/5

    By harley daividson
    Thank you WGAL for being the best newscast! Also love the app! You guys do a excellent job of keeping the public informed!!⭐️⭐️🌟🌟🌟👍 Excellent reporting! And very GREAT weather forecasting! We moved from Lancaster to Mifflintown Pa. We make WGAL our first choice when it comes to news coverage!
  • Crashes 3/5

    By Luis piña hio
    The adds play but the news and weather videos crash after a few seconds of playing time. Please fix this. I watch WGAL on tv everyday and think it's the best news station on the air. Thank you.
  • In general this is a decent app 4/5

    By Zoigal
    I would prefer to read more in depth about the news being featured as opposed to the videos.
  • Want more Lancaster County News! Not Harrisburg! 2/5

    By Eby~
    Want to hear more Lancaster County News! Not all about Harrisburg school district etc!!! Want to hear more about Eastern Lancaster County! Such as accidents and fires and accidental deaths that happen on this end of the County! Find a replacement for K. N. to freelance to get pictures at this end of the County! News reporters that have been here for quite some time still can’t properly say Strasburg and Lancaster correctly and it’s annoying! (Just 2 examples!) You lean to the left to much! I want unbiased reporting! The President of the United States should be talked about with respect! He is the President wether you like him or not! I disliked some of our recent Presidents and didn’t disrespect them! Last but not least, DON’T hype up the weather! It is so annoying! I can’t tell you how many alerts I got before we were to get dumped on by this last “big” storm! I was ready to throw my phone! Two days before, the weather team started to blow up my phone! Totally uncalled for! Even if we would have gotten 12” of snow! I certainly don’t need to know that early and that many times over and over again! Enough! Have some common sense or get new weather people! I’m not saying that the forecast has to be spot on but don’t hound people with it’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming for days before it’s supposed to get here and then...nothing! How about, we could possibly see some snow Thursday afternoon. We’ll know a little better Wednesday afternoon and start with an update then when we have a better idea what we’re looking at. Then again at 11:00 pm. (Not every 2 hours!) Sigh! Also, you don’t hardly update your site with anything new over the weekend. My husband and I are starting to look at other news outlets. Sorry, this is the worst review I ever gave you! Disappointing!
  • To many adds 2/5

    By wddyvddujcdyj
    When I follow up on a notification, I can’t find the story I’m looking for when I open the app. To many adds and trash articles
  • Black screen 2/5

    By JOHNSTOWN BOY
    When I go to the ap I Only get a black screen
  • Commercial heaven 2/5

    By Billcameraguy
    Too many commercials, takes forever to see a video. The “interactive radar “ is a joke. That being said, I do use the app but try not to view any video
  • Tired of ads 2/5

    By redlon56
    I can’t stand all the advertisements and no way to make them stop. Want more positive news items
  • I thought this was a local news channel 3/5

    By byi8132
    Very little local news.
  • Junk 1/5

    By MikeNicknameAlreadyTaken
    Unstable, when it does launch it is filled with antiquated stories. Loved weather app only, but this is useless.
  • Ads! Ads! Ads! 1/5

    By searsjewel
    Your app has way too many ads. So does your website! They slow everything down!!!
  • Parade of commercials 1/5

    By Radio Tom
    Although they mean well with the telethon, the result was awful. A parade of commercials was unwatchable and perhaps an FCC violation. In any event, a segment of the Today was lost.
  • Just one complaint 4/5

    By Mlshope
    My only complaint is to many AP stories about child abuse that are not local. I do not like seeing sensational news report. Wild fires, earth quakes okay. Murder, rape and child abuse in another state no thank you.
  • Commercials stall out 2/5

    By JimSilly
    Ads play endlessly. A 30 second commercial EVERY time you want to see a news item is just way too much. Most ads are playing all the way through now. Used to be they played a few seconds and then stopped. You simply couldn’t get to the news item. This is just an ad app. Same. Can’t anything be done about the 30 second ads that play over and over and over. These interminable ads are doing to your news site what robocalls did to landlines. I complete these surveys but I never get an answer or any acknowledgment that you even got them. Should I even bother? Thank you, Al Shell
  • I quit using it! 1/5

    By BGK1025
    I found previous iterations of the WGAL app useful and worthwhile for daily checking of local news weather and national news. Now, I have to wait through a 30 second ad for every tidbit, often the same ad, if I have the patience to look behind more than one headline. Sometimes the news is shorter than the ad.
  • Poorly functioning app 1/5

    By Tnr3phd
    On both my iPhone 7 and even more often on my new iPhone Xs Max, the app routinely either fails to open or opens for a few seconds and then shuts down. In addition to the poor functionality issue, the design is generally uninteresting and not inviting/stimulating enough to peruse. It seems like a design from 5-10 hrs ago when websites were very basic. I am seriously considering deleting this app and using other, more reliable (and apparently more “Apple-friendly”) local news apps.
  • Too many ads 3/5

    By DTS07
    I find it very frustrating that we must listen to an ad before being able to access the news story. I realize that the ads are would pay the bills for this site. I would much prefer being able to read the news site and then having an ad pop up before moving onto the next news story.
  • Poor news coverage 1/5

    By DCA1999
    Some articles of so called news are weeks and some months old. This detracts from the whole site. Give us more regular coverage of good things people have done.
  • Ads 1/5

    By Bnmsdab
    Too many ads!! I come here for weather and news not ads.
  • Trying 2/5

    By anGRyviewer52
    Every time I try to scroll it opens a stupid ad
  • My opinion 1/5

    By Rebel4175
    No one likes to be forced to watch an ad before watching a news item they’re interested in. It’s infuriating, frustrating and makes one to just clear the app and forget it. I agree with the comment above. I also am very tired with WGAL always trying to promote itself over and over especially during the weather and most other breaks between shows.
  • WGAL 5/5

    By Robby Roadman
    I relocated to the Eastern Shore Maryland and I really miss the professional news reporting, weather, and traffic that was News 8! The TV stations down here do their best but......! I have the News 8 app and use it quite often to get the news back home. To appreciate how spoiled I was with News 8 just turn on the news down here! Best wishes to News 8 and all the staff members!
  • WGAL 4/5

    By Mikesrails
    It works
  • OK but.... 3/5

    By DennyCL
    News stories very sparse, and not current with the day’s live newcast.
  • Not an easy flow 1/5

    By Fra3lich
    Too many ads. When I want to read the rest of the story its usually not available
  • STOP THE ADS and VIDEOS 3/5

    By weaveman38
    The ads and the auto-play videos absolutely have to CEASE! It’s maddening when you’re trying to get to a story and pop-up videos keep you from scrolling. Fix this or you’re gonna lose a ton of viewers of your app! You’re better then this WGAL!!!
  • Poor grade for WGAL app 1/5

    By divanana1331
    Do not like this app at all. The presentation is so choppy , and not uniform in how the articles are presented . Compared to other news sites , this is the worst . You cannot easily read the articles when you scroll down ... some are in “boxes” , some only have a headline .. some have a photo etc etc ... nothing is consistent

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