Covid coverage 2/5
Info has been good. Just wish the news wouldn’t give the “protester” political groups so much time. Not necessary. No one really wants to watch or listen to the ignorant and uniformed.
App annoying 2/5
I hate the pop up videos. Just list the stories and let me read them. At least mute the videos. If people want to watch them they can unmute them
Videos start playing automatically 2/5
By Sad Target Shopper
Recently the videos I news stories start playing automatically. This is annoying as it disrupts children sleeping or studying when all I want to do is read the article. Please switch this back!
Biased Reporting 1/5
By Dr 0901
Take your liberal hats off and report facts.
A change causes problems 1/5
Have had this app for a long time. Recently it now automatically starts the video and audio when opening a news article. It used to open the article and I could read it without starting the video. Now it bothers me and people around me so much I will have to switch to another news app.
Doesn’t make sense at all, I choose to read a news article and one irrelevant to the topic begins playing with sound on even if my sound is off, deleting now
The Whole Press Conference 1/5
By Drive or Bike
I am grateful you carry the President’s Press Conferences but am greatly disturbed and upset that you apparently refuse to carry it all. You show part of it and in recent conferences have cut out doctors or other government leaders who are giving us needed information. I am not sure if you have decided whether or not that it is all relevant, but that should be for us to decide. We need the office of the Presidency supported and not undermined. We need to hear what our leaders are doing or not able to do. When you cut away from our leaders then your newscasters try to say what has just been said. In a coronavirus pandemic an hour a night or what is needed is part of your purpose in serving the community and nation. I turn to other channels to get more until they cut off the conference. Saying we can go search for the rest somewhere else does not cut it fo me. Please consider these comments seriously.
Frustrating ads!!! 2/5
I’ve used this app for over 2 years. It’s been great and I love it but two starts until they fix the auto play ads that now have sound every time you open an article! So annoying!!
Good not great 3/5
App freezes a lot.
Long time viewer 5/5
By jimmy and ginny
I am 77 years old and grew up with only 3 channels available most days depending on which way to turn the aerial. My family chose channel 8 to watch all the time. Bill Allen lived nearby and I his daughter was my first girlfriend.
Video Auto Play 5/5
By Darin B L
Excellent app. for news, school closures and more. It seems the most recent update has added video auto play to news stories. It was startling. Be aware that there is a very clear setting that allows you to disable auto play.
After update the video plays and can’t be stopped or muted 1/5
By Big g29
I was quite irate when after a update when I click on a news link and instead of being able to have the option on clicking on the video to watch the news story, it now automatically plays, and there is no muting or stopping the video.
Before the update you could read only the news story and not worry about burning up data to watch the story.
Nothing pisses off a wife more at 4am when I wake up and look at my phone for the latest news when she just got home from a 12hr shift at 2am from working in the hospital and automatically the news story you just wanted to read only starts playing video.
Done With This App 1/5
I would have loved this app but every time some county administrator opens their mouth about the Corona virus it comes over my phone as if it's BREAKING NEWS. This news is everywhere. It's not breaking any more.
Good app with too many ads 4/5
I’d love to give it 5 stars but there are too many ads embedded everywhere. It disrupts the stories with gifs and pops ups. Give us a version with no ads, even if I have to pay, and you’ll get your five stars.
WOODTV 8 app 5/5
By Kelsey Lawrence
This app is so convenient. I love it.
Crashes and videos do not load 1/5
This used to be my go to app for local news but it is worthless after they changed it. It crashes often and when you select a video in a story it only shows a app commercial.
Continuous pop up 1/5
By I hate popups 2
I am trying to read the articles and I continuously get a pop up for Harvest Health Foods. This happens about every 30 seconds and I am stuck on the pop up for about 10 seconds. I have all notifications turned off. I will never go to that business. How can I get this to stop?
Much improved! 3/5
I really like your app....keep it the way it is. Thanks for all the improvements and listening to suggestions!
Bad layout 2/5
Seems hard to navigate to the different news types and some are duplicated. I dislike the boxes below on the main page. Main page only has 3 topics. Difficult to navigate to another section once leaving the main page
One sided and bias. Not factual. 1/5
By pizza lover13455422
They only report what they want you to believe. A lot of fake news.
Too many intrusive ads! 2/5
By Phil & Ruby
This is the main reason why I go to other local news ads first
L porter 5/5
By 1946 pa
News 8 on the go keeps me posted when traveling.
Weather always shows the lake from Grand Haven and South Haven. Why doesn’t it show the lake from Muskegon? We feel left out!
My #1 news app 5/5
Best news in the west Michigan area and constantly improving
Easy to use and has up to date info great app and station
Where is the video 2/5
I used to watch the live streaming news on my Ipad. Doesn't work anymore. Sure the ad streams, but then nothing. No news at 11pm. Whats up with that?
Return local channels 5/5
By CB Pma
I have not been able to get WOOD TV since July 4th!! I am going to end all TV viewing if not returned by the end of the month and listen to the Radio
I only watched News 8 for 27 years that’s when I moved to Grand Rapids
Wood TV App 3/5
Definitely not a replacement for Wood TV.
Weather video does not work 3/5
Nice update. Weather forecast in video format still doesn’t work.
Boo Nexstar Directv 1/5
By Joy 1960
Lousy decisions, is this part of the Russia negotiation?
I am distressed beyond words !💩 on us
I have a difficult time getting the forecast to play and to update. Others I have talked to are having difficulty’s as well.
Informative, I read it several times a day on my I Pad and I Phone. Always good to know what is going on locally and internationally.
Strip club really 1/5
By Foster on the road
Really when talking about jobs everywhere in Grand Rapids you thought it was good to include a strip club ,great message for the young ladies in our town!
Won’t load 2/5
The weather forecast with the meteorologists will not load. I cannot ever watch it. Can we please fix this??
Weather video 1/5
By Chewey 001
Your weather video does not play on this app !!
Worst app ever 1/5
This app is worthless. You can’t livestream the news and you are bombarded by Honda ads. I’m deleting it.
What now!? 2/5
The amount of annoying ads is one thing but now you put pop up ads embedded in the stories that make trying to read impossible. Please fix this now and stop being so much about the bottom line. On to 13.
Your Help system is screwed 1/5
I have a bug to report. Two actually. First, I got a news notification when I don’t have it enabled. Second, went to report the bug and only had general help on the app so came here and went to the website which told me to go back to the app and use the feedback option, which doesn’t exist on the screen they showed me. Nice catch 22 guys.
Tired of the Oakland College ad 2/5
By Lund 2go
Please remove the Oakland college add from your page
Ads ads ads ads ads ads ads ads ads ads 1/5
I hate having to look at an ad every single time I open up the app. I’m going to delete the app it’s just not worth it.
News Team Limits Free Speech 1/5
Ah, another article claiming that anyone who questions vaccines is “buying into a hoax” and my favorite...Russian bots have been spreading “misinformation.” WoodTV you are making your oppression of free speech so blatantly obvious it’s mind blowing. Maybe you should interview one of the thousands of doctors and former vaccine developers to hear their side...then it wouldn’t be so obvious as to which side you are really on. #biasednewsreporting #1984
Too many adds
Videos don’t always play 3/5
AD like crazy! 1/5
Come on. I’m trying to read local news and you’re pummeling the app with ads for things that don’t matter to a general user. Why? This app just keeps getting worse and worse.
Too long load! 1/5
The news articles don’t load 90% of the time and you have to keep trying until they do, very irritating. The other functions of the app are even worse like the function to open up for the storm team 8 panel is impossible to open. And if by chance it does open, the data takes way too long to load. Worse app ever!
Horrible app 1/5
By Flip the man
Waste of time
I love WOODTV but needs a Apple Watch app 5/5
I love watching WOODTV and I love using the WOODTV app but it’s needs a Apple Watch app please please????????
Not now 5/5
So when it works, you have the pleasure of swiping up on every single story. Some of the advertisers even pole fun at this with instructions that say swipe up, as in yeah, we think this is silly too. But most of the time, it doesn’t work. You’ll get a plain white screen and a bender ad at the bottom, with zero actual content.
Skip this app. It’ll only sour your view on the whole channel.
Is the app or my phone? 5/5
By miss my news
Many times the video is choppy and repeats multiple times. Other times the video is not available. I deleted the app and reinstalled it to no avail. I love wood TV eight and the anchors and wish the app was better! I miss the news!