• Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 7.35.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
39 Ratings
$ 0


The WLOS News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events. • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming • New weather section with hourly and daily forecasts • Live weather radar and traffic information • Completely overhauled app that is faster and easier to use

WLOS ABC13 app screenshots

WLOS ABC13 app reviews

  • Buggy 1/5

    By wnchiker
    Very buggy. One of the few apps that work better on Android than iPhone. I can’t even use it because the back button is nonfunctional.
  • Too many ads 1/5

    By AvlMom2
    You have to watch an ad for each and every news video you want to see... there is no limit on how many they will show. Time waster!
  • Great App 5/5

    By Msthiker
    Love having WLOS at my fingertips
  • Horrible app, very glitchy and freezes up! 1/5

    By Ecodiesel 2014
    This app needs a serious overhaul! Pictures are blank, scrolling is very glitchy and freezes. Way to many advertisements. Whoever writes these news articles needs to learn how to spell and proof read before publishing, I mean come on now WLOS and you call yourselves #1 news leader in WNC?
  • Awful Website Design 1/5

    By Jrhino
    Tried to watch Trump arrival in WNC today. Site difficult to navigate and live coverage is a joke. If WLOS is serious, they would scrap this website and start over from scratch.
  • Just updated the latest version and it doesn’t work 1/5

    By Gatorette1978
    I recently updated the latest version on my iPhone 11Promax and none of the articles display. They are just black boxes. Terrible.
  • Glitchy and full of ads 1/5

    By Skinny before
    Closings and delays section is now full of ads making it tedious when you need information quickly. The layout is not user friendly and I never get my text alerts about closings and delays.
  • Do not bother 2/5

    By R67picard
    I wish this App would get updated with bug fixes. Constant freezes and interruptions. Disappointing.
  • Poorly designed, poor reporting, infrequent updates 2/5

    By JAFChicagoland
    I would use 1.5 as a rating. 1. Will not display in landscape 2. Many articles report on something in a City or Town but do not say what state, as if readers can read their minds. 3. Way to many grammatical and spelling errors. 4. Video Ads must run before seeing posted videos, I understand they need revenue for a free app, but the volume boost is so annoying I will not load their news videos. Or listen to the adverts.
  • WLOS fix STIRR app 1/5

    By Ashevillechick
    Not loading live broadcast
  • No sound on my IPAD 1/5

    By Gaelic 1
    Sound will not work on my IPAD, works on phone but not IPAD. Sound works on IPAD with all other news apps and iTunes and YouTube.
  • Casting to Smart TV 3/5

    By Manning1635
    With most TVs being a smart TV, why don’t you offer casting from a device?
  • Why no landscape view 2/5

    By Loves details
    I like the app but would really appreciate having landscape view on my iPad. A little clunky but good for breaking news stories.
  • Unhappy 1/5

    By bo bo brazil
    Fairly decent app, but too many issues to name. Biggest problem is no way to delete read articles. They just stay there for weeks, taking up valuable space. Put in a way to delete articles. Still waiting for a way to delete articles that take up so much space. I guess the best way, since you don’t listen to readers, is to delete the app. One more strike and you are deleted.
  • In-story ads are annoying 1/5

    By 235bec
    Too many ads within the news story. Every few lines, an ad appears - not just a still ad but a moving one. And the ads are huge and take up a lot of the screen. One SHORT news story had FIVE ads. Would not have had to scroll at all to read that one if it had not had all those ads. Also many repeats of same ad within the story. Many, many. many, many repeats of a vape store ad.
  • Notifications To Nowhere 1/5

    By i4Life
    Local news station, great. Alerts and notifications, great. Click on notification to a news alert, end up on who knows what with no way to find the event you were interested in = fail...
  • Just okay 3/5

    By kmill2692
    The App is not updated as often as the webpage and does not include all stories.
  • IPad Sound Support Sorely Needed!!!! 1/5

    By Kb1257
    No sound available on iPad running newest iOS 12. Why have news video with no sound? WLOS needs to professionally support this app!!!
  • Still freezes up 1/5

    By FrondFarmer
    I have yet to see an app from WLOS that didn’t have at least one major problem. This time it’s freezing when trying to return to the main screen from a story. Try doing some QC before tossing the next build out over the transom.
  • Half baked iPad support 1/5

    By Jensen G
    Doesn’t support landscape view on iPad makes it worse than useless because all stories from website redirect to the app which turns the story onto its side.
  • App is ok but only daily updates to stories 2/5

    By TKazNC
    It would be nice to have new stories or updates to stories a couple times a day. Currently the stories seem to be updated after the evening news each day which seems useless since the stories are simply regurgitated from the broadcast. Mobile devices are perfect to make available the latest news as it happens. Embrace the tech, WLOS.
  • Crash 1/5

    By Deadpool828
    Since the last update the app crashes every time I click on an article. iPhone 7 Plus
  • Update is messed up the app 5/5

    By Christylynnnn2
    The last update has messed up and it gives no story just the headlines. It freezes also and you can't go back. Please fix this asap
  • Will Not Load Operating App 1/5

    By Daddycook
    I have downloaded and installed the WLOS app three times on my iPad. I cannot get past the introductory/training slides. I can find no way to eliminate the inter slides and thus cannot access any of the content from WLOS. As a major news outlet for WNC, I would expect their app to at least function properly.
  • Cute but worthless 1/5

    By cool tie here
    Like others this app is a waste of time.
  • Can't even get past instruction page 1/5

    By Mtthyme
    Useless on my iPad. No horizontal view. I can find no way to get to the articles. I deleted it and reloaded it. Same issues.
  • Very poor 1/5

    By Jimd36
    Will not load. It would be nice to get local news between newscasts. Instead I have to look WLOS 13 on Google to see was is happening!
  • Not happy😕 1/5

    By Tiger shorty
    I used to really like this app but since they've changed to a new format, it's been quite disappointing. I view this app on my Ipad usually. I now have to hold my Ipad vertically since the change. However, due to incorrect formatting i'm unable to read the entirety of the articles shown. Not sure if anyone reads these things but i sure wish they would fix it. I enjoy keeping up with the news from WLOS. Unfortunately, that may cease.
  • Who's 1/5

    By Jj23431
  • Not good 1/5

    By Fun bored
    Terrible interaction not user friendly and the ads work perfectly but trying to watch the news video is nearly impossible
  • Doesn't work right. 2/5

    By Spymonster
    I get alerts, slide to look at the article, and nothing happens. Maybe it is me but it ain't working.
  • Constant Push Notifications 1/5

    By sazzymac
    I have turned the push notifications off numerous times and they keep coming - constantly. Am uninstalling.
  • App same as WLOS newscast 1/5

    By Dr.Douglas
    Stinks!! App is just like WLOS newscast they go through reporters like the apps here high turnover rate find a goo reporter they let him or her go just like here they had a good version it worked well and they replace it and it works like the DOT rofl. Hey don't bother with app just download FoxCarolina, used to love WLOS but I guess Darcel is designing the app section now don't bother.!
  • Does not support Ipad screen 1/5

    By yfd76
    Your app was once ipad friendly now it locks you into the smaller screen and you lose part of the pictures, you need to fix this issue so we can use the app again
  • Not designed for iPad 1/5

    By TrumanRousseau
    Frame is offset to right side of screen and text of stories sometimes runs off the right margin with no user settings to correct display issues. Only displays stories in portrait view. Video in landscape view limited to portion of screen.
  • Live news fails again 2/5

    By Education It Tech
    When trying to watch Live News feed on iPad the App goes to Landscape okay (but only fills a quarter of the screen) when you try to select full screen, it rotates back to iPhone portrait mode and is annoying to watch. Please fix rotation issues again for Live News on iPad.
  • App not updated in days 1/5

    By Rural MH worker in community
    App used to work well and updated often. App has same top stories for about 1 week now. Disappointing and not able to keep up with news on the go as app promotes. Hope it will get fixed soon!
  • Not impressed 1/5

    By Momma hen1
    This app never updates. I have seen the same "top story" for 5 days now.
  • So bad. 1/5

    By Tguhk
    This app delivers very little news and takes way too long to load.
  • Traffic 4/5

    By Love thisgame8645789
    Traffic is not working. Shows snow totals rather than traffic speed.
  • Don't do it 1/5

    By TTHenny
    Just another frustration to deal with. Can never find the stories.
  • Worst news App I have ever used 1/5

    By mwk cck
    Now I get my news on the fox21 App.
  • Wlos was better before 2/5

    By Ticket tooker
    The improved version is not as good as the older one. Yes it has more news, just the layout and accessing just isn't the same. More cumbersome and slower. Almost looks like a microcrash product. 4 stars on increased news items 1 star for overall workings.
  • Weather radar doesn't work 3/5

    By Speedman225
    Fix it to get 5 stars
  • Crashes all the time now 2/5

    By PunkieSelena
    I use this app to check the weather and such. But lately every time I try to open it, it crashes. Won't load. Nada. It's very frustrating. Please fix this ASAP!
  • worse than their broadcast 1/5

    By jason675326
    i'm not sure what I really expected. I have never been impressed with the old broadcast news team or the like. I moved here 15 years ago it was horrible at the quality of the broadcast journalism in this area why would I expect their mobile app to be any better than what we get on TV. The app has about six stories there following or them or feel good pieces two of the pieces that might be newsworthy are all missing critical information. this app is a joke
  • Video feed fails every time 1/5

    By The Hornichai
    For a news agency, one would think video feed to be important. No, I don't want to watch glitchy adds for 2 minutes before a video fails to work. Hasn't worked for months. I used for weather info, but that's not working either. I'm sure you have an IT guy sitting around somewhere in your office to handle this task. It's a shame... Since it hasn't worked for such a long time, and appears no one is up to fix it, I'm about to delete my app.
  • Videos don't work 1/5

    By Ctagner
    No point in having the app if you can keep it up to date. Videos haven't worked since iOS 8 came out.. About time you fixed it..
  • Video not working 1/5

    By elijahwood
    They never updated the app Videos not been working since IOS 8 come out need to fix the app or take it out of the App Store they need to keep up with technology new software comes out all the time but if you're not gonna maintain the app what good is it I can't even give this app one star really spend the money and fix it