No improvement 1/5
By apparently many disappointed
Poor local coverage at best. If you like reading about news that happened months ago, this app is your ticket. Lots of stale stories that have been posted for months, no or very little follow up of headlines. Just a very poor example of a “news” site. The only thing I use this app for is the weather radar as that’s the only thing current. If you want half way decent coverage of local news, download the channel 19 news app. 19 seems to do a better job of getting local news while channel 5 covers next to none, but you will always read about something happening in a city not even remotely close to Cincinnati that has no connection to our area. Guess they’re just too busy searching for worthless news stories on the internet. They don’t have reporters, just copy and pasters.
App seems to drop randomly 1/5
By charles the fisherman
App drops allot
Too many ads. 4/5
Wish it was possible to pay for a no ads version. Would enjoy this app 100% more without them.
WLWT 5 5/5
I love this app, based on your ALERTS news or weather you receive notification immediately.
Well done. 4/5
Gives us the news we need, in a timely manner.
Love it but..... 4/5
I love my WLWT news app. Very easy to use and informative. The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is that sometimes we get “alerts” for silly things. I think alerts should be kept for important info we need to know quickly.
Typical news station 3/5
This is just your typical normal run-of-the-mill news station. With half accurate weather predictions and biased news coverage.
Great app 4/5
Sometimes alerts aren’t really that urgent to interrupt our day. I do love the weather forecast the best in the area.
Too much video 3/5
By Pa Rick1
Those of us who have slow internet have to wait too long for the stories to load because of the video. Take a look at WCPO’s website that separates the video from the print. Otherwise you have informative and accurate coverage.
I hate this app 2/5
I hate how old news remains on the feed. I also hate that after scrolling down and then clicking on a news topic that after I’m done and click back to the home page how it refreshes and I’m forced back to the top of the home page.
Needs some work 3/5
The app has stop times frequently. Often I have to shut it down and restart.
Lacks updating 2/5
Repeatedly reporting old news.
Breaking news 4/5
By Daves baby girl
I like to stay informed of what is going on when news breaks. News 5 delivers.
Great App 4/5
I use this app a lot, it’s a great app, it has always worked for me 24/7.
Declining functionality / performance 1/5
By I hate nickname crap
The APP literally flipped two stories back and forth with no input from myself. It would be great if we were subjected to only one commercial in the APP instead of bombarding us with the same for every story.
Too many ads between newsfeed 3/5
Stop putting ads between news articles
I give up because every article is loaded with ads
Not breaking news 3/5
When I receive a breaking news alert, the link is never on the app at that exact moment. I have to wait at least 5-10 minutes after I receive the notification for it to appear on the app.
I do like the app and it is very handy to get caught up if you miss the news broadcast. My only frustration is, I am always getting notification, but if you don't follow that link at that time you miss it.
Could be better 3/5
My complaint is their alerts. If you hear the alert but can’t click on it, it goes away very quickly and no where to be found on the app.
Kind of defeats the purpose of a news or weather alert.
Messed up! 3/5
I watch your app in the morning while I’m getting ready for work and lately it has been freezing a lot, as well as repeating what was just said. It also plays the sound for one commercial while showing the video of a different one!! I hope you can get it straightened out quickly!
I keep getting requests to update, otherwise I won’t be able to receive news thru the app. No other news stations require me to keep doing this. What’s up with this? Annoying!!
MSN Echochanber 1/5
It’s ok to check out traffic but it’s the typical biased propaganda from their parent company. I know they don’t have a choice but I’m sure this review will find its way to the trash bin since it’s not to their viewpoint
To many commercials
Way overboard on alerts 2/5
By Justin reds
I got this app to get local breaking news alerts. I constantly get notifications about things that are not breaking news such as local 95 yr old dancing for Bengals win. Cute, but not really BREAKING NEWS worthy. Tone down on the unnecessary alerts.
It really irks me that most of the time I cannot simply go to an article on my iPad and read it rather than have a video open up automatically play the video
Does not keep the news fresh 1/5
This app has different sections such as Local News, National News, etc. In each of these sections they only run 5-6 news stories. Then they will keep the same story posted for a couple of days. You mean to tell me there aren’t 5-6 new news stories out there each day. This has been like this for years. With their recent app update to the graphics, it only makes things run slower. I’ve had enough. I’m deleting the app.
Breaking news is great 3/5
The app seems to update breaking news often along with weather updates. A lot of the news is just old and stays on for days
Poorly put together 1/5
Hard to navigate, only shows what they consider to be the TOP story for the day. Everything else is a day or two old. No tab for local news. Just really poorly put together and executed.
👍🏼 keeps me informed 5/5
By B's Apple iTunes
I watch WLWT morning news because they are on top of all stories and I love the newscast. The app is a great extension of the broadcast with videos, stories, and push alerts. I especially like the push alerts for serious traffic incidents and breaking local or national news - keeps me informed at a glance!
Separate weather app 4/5
The weather was a lot better when it had its on app
It is very repetitive and doesn’t update to newer news sometimes for days. They keep some stories and advertisement disguised as articles on for weeks.
Works pretty well but not 5 Star 4/5
I like this app but it is way too busy! We need latest news weather and sports. Not all the news you can fit on the page! I found my best news app is not from Cincinnati !
Look for ease of use and not covering it all.
Random ads started popping up 4/5
Didn’t have any problems til this past week when random ads started popping up multiple times and won’t even let me read an article.
Overrun with ads 1/5
By How hard can this be to fix?
I deleted it this morning after having it for years. It is overrun with ads and commercials. The ads have become more prevalent and interrupt anything you’re reading.Very frustrating and absolutely ridiculous. Stick to Channel 19 where there’s none of that.
Automatic ads are annoying 2/5
The ads that automatically play when I’m navigating the app. I understand WLWT wants ad revenue, but it’s frustrating to have to close an ad every 5 seconds when scrolling through the 7 local stories that are produced each day.
I always read the news but after updating the app I could not even read or flip through the news stories without the Meijer ad playing continuously. I hope it gets fixed soon!
Auto play ads-no thanks 1/5
Deleted as soon as they started their loud auto play ads.
Adds keep popping up 1/5
By Charlie 2018
I deleted the app and reinstalled it! You can’t even click on anything to read because the adds keep popping up. Heck you don’t even have to click on anything and they still pop up. This is the only channel I trust for weather and news. Please fix.
The advertising on the app is a joke, I’d like to buy a app without commercials
Ads auto play 1/5
By What news
The app is horrible because of auto play ads. Plays ad every 5 seconds . Deleted app.
Long commercials 4/5
By Bestest Gramma
The heading says it all. Just please shorten by 5 sec!
The app works "ok"...but watching live does not work very well.
Too Busy 3/5
I love WLWT as far as a news team but the app is just too busy. There’s so much crammed into small space. It shouldn’t navigate like a web site with all these CTA buttons jumping you all over the same page. Then with all the ads it’s just super busy. Clean it up, streamline the navigation and get rid of all (or a lot of) the ads- you’ll have a first rate app that matches the first rate news team.
News when you need it! 5/5
This is a great news app. The only difficulty for the mobile users can be the the refresh rate when trying to load images form social media like Twitter. Scrolling is problematic when going by the images.
Getting rid of this 1/5
Auto play ads, you can’t even scroll through content without getting interrupted. This is now useless.
Terrible functionality 1/5
If you’re listening to any music or audio of any kind, that shuts down as soon as you tap on a story. Then you have to open up your audio app again to start it up. You also can’t go back to where you were if you switch into another app. When you get back into the WLWT app it starts on the home page.
That’s all you people are a bunch of blood sucking news reporters
Most Accurate Weather? 3/5
Nobody’s better than the ‘on-air’ team of Weather Talent at Channel 5. But when it comes to this app (for hearing their LATEST forecast) it’s a disappointment. Posting half day old video content (after having to sit thru commercial content) is a real deterrent for making this a go-to source for a meteorologist’s insight.
Best news app around. I can always
Count on WLWT for up to date news:weather.