Good app 4/5
A very good app. It will keep one up to date on what is happening locally and in the surrounding area.
Good for Quick Updates 4/5
Good local coverage of top local stories.
This app often keeps loading and I can't read the stories. Just get a symbol of loading over the headlines. Or it just shuts off. Would love to be able to get to those stories which are great when I can get to them.
Tired of biased reporting. 1/5
By Mound Mohawk
Objectivity used to be taught but must be a distant memory for this news source. Your political agenda is showing.
Comprehensive and informative keeps me up to make on news and events in North Carolina. I especially like the way it helps me to stay connected during our numerous and diverse weather situations here in central NC because there are times I can go a week without power and WRAL new app can be my best tool for staying connected to conditions around the area in those times. Thank you for your diligence
Can’t watch the news and weather live. 1/5
There’s no longer a link to live news and weather broadcasts. I depend on WRAL to help me keep my family safe, but without the link to the live broadcasts I have to go elsewhere. No other station has the high quality I rely upon, especially for weather. When a hurricane might be heading this way I need to be able to get up to date weather info! Please bring back the live broadcast link!
Weak content and repetitive 2/5
By flat disappointment
Not enough content to get adequate information. Use another app for details you are looking for
Good way to get the news, but there are a lot of grammatical errors.
By DJ's app
We like WRAL news and weather app when home and keeping up with local news while traveling.
Bias news 1/5
By Picc queen
I use this app infrequently.
Failed to load 1/5
This app is terrible. Fails to load almost every time I open it. I just deleted the app and reinstalled it, same thing happened. Prior to deleting I checked to make sure I had the latest version of the app, there were no new updates available. I just downloaded your competitors apps.
Generations access WRAL NC family. 5/5
This yankee came to Raleigh in 1978. We are now 4 generations. From rabbit ears, to cable, then dishes, the web access, and now on my phone. I’m in Franklinton now. Y’all are still the best news, weather, sports and world family focus reporting.
The app is crap 1/5
By Carolina burger fiend
Finicky. Unreliable. It’s a real shame that the “premiere” Raleigh station has such poor performance with this app. I constantly have to shut down the app or uninstall/reinstall or reboot any number of iOS devices to maybe get the app to work. I run the latest versions of the app and the iOS operating system. This problem has gotten much worse since the start of 2019. Looking elsewhere for news and weather.
Way too slow 2/5
By Duke is awsome
Every time I get an an alert and choose to see the story behind the alert it either errors out trying to load or takes forever for the story to load.
commercial ads 2/5
6 to 8 ads before the first second of news? really?! i don’t think so and what in the hell did you people do to greg?!
Concise and accurate 5/5
Accurate information, well presented. I appreciate it when I travel. Reliable.
Has the news 4/5
It has the local news.
WRAL app 5/5
By #1 bitch😘
Is a great app it lets me know TOP STORIES local weather alerts!!
Good to have news in ap. 5/5
Seems to be a lot of notifications at all hours. Going to look at modifying frequency since after I go to bed- it really can wait until the AM.
Auto-Openings Ads? 1/5
I will use a different news app, please think about how auto opening ads ruins user experience.
Ads ads ads 3/5
To many “sponsored” stories posing as real new stories. A 30 second ad to watch a one minute news video is absurd.
For the past few weeks the app keeps crashing after 10-15 minutes.
Fails to load 2/5
Almost every time you try to open the app, it will not load right away. When it finally does, it takes several tries to get articles to load. It will throw an error almost every time on the first try or it simply won’t load at all. Very frustrating just to get local news.
This app is so horribly slow to load articles that it’s unusable. Videos never load; the advertisement will load, but the video you wish to watch just spins and spins. Utterly unusable. Avoid.
Great news app 5/5
By Losing 100 lbs This Year
Great news app
Chill on the ads holy cow 1/5
By Timmy Park
Way to many ads
Awesome app!!! Highly recommended!!!
App shuts down when clicking stories 2/5
By reda cole
When I click on some of the new stories, the app repeatedly shuts down. It’s very persistent. I will be removing app because I am unable to read most of it.
Up to the minute reports on everything from your back yard, to the world stage.
Steals location data 1/5
Denying notification and location sharing doesn’t keep it from stealing info from other apps.
Best local news in USA 5/5
Best news and weather app bar none.
Go to source for RDU news 5/5
Love ability to watch news, accurate weather folks, & other on Apple TV.
Love WRAL news app 5/5
I loved that during the hurricane I still received updated notifications. I love the convenience of the app and enjoying my favorite news station!!!
App is worse now 1/5
The WRAL news app has gotten much worse. As others have noted, it is very slow to load if it loads at all. Not useful at all now, until a fix is provided. This isn’t a ‘once in a while’ problem, it is consistently all the time.
The new version is scattered, with mixed categories of news that is hard to follow. The writing has never been great, but i will delete this app..
App needs work. In the last week or so I had to delete/reload bc it got stuck. Several times using it, it would just stop/crash. On the content side, I agree with the other reviews about consistent grammar/spelling errors.
Hard to find any media outlet more bias. 1/5
I couldn’t take these guys anymore, they always were pretty bias but the last few years has been over the top. Finally went to another local station that is night and day compared to wral. There really must be some obsessive people running the show here now because it is flat out embarrassing.
Good resource 4/5
I watch over-the-Air on a sister station down on the Cape Fear
This Raleigh station has goings on especially in the General Court and other State-wide info.
No app is perfect so four stars
Heavily loaded with misleading ads 1/5
By Blues Junkie
This app is has many, many ads that are indistinguishable from news articles. They are intentionally designed that way and mixed in with real articles. That’s a very disappointing fact. When I can’t trust links on an app for a news site that advertises itself as a trustworthy news source...it’s time to delete it.
Political Hacks 1/5
Just another political organization that is losing its market share and readership daily.
This app used to work better 1/5
Update this app is still broken. 9/27/2018
I fail to load this app on my iPhone almost everyday. I still get push notifications and and works great on my laptop. I even deleted the app and reinstalled. Please fix the bugs. I really would like to be able to read updates on Hurricane Florence.
I deleted it 2/5
Edit - I finally gave up and deleted it. It’s taking so long to upload any stories it’s ridiculous but the tipping point was this morning it gave me 7 notifications for the same exact story, one after another. And then after a minute it started doing it again with the notification slightly rewritten. If I ever find out it’s been fixed I’ll get it again but for now I’m done.
This app is barely usable now. I don’t think it’s traffic volume on the app. Half the stories don’t load on the home page and the ones that do don’t load when you click on them to read them. I let it sit and the wheel just spins. It’s not my phone or network because it’s not happening to other news apps. I hope they fix it. I don’t like the layout for channel 11 but at least it opens the stories.
Crashes every time I use 1/5
I used to read the news on this app daily. No longer. For the last month or so every time I use the app it crashes. I’ll be able to read one or two articles and then it will crash. Happens every time. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it, but still have the same problem.
I’ll be deleting the app for good now.
Lots of grammatical / spelling errors and TONS of useless notifications. Jesus ease up on the notifications.
And it’s odd how I download this app and suddenly I get emails to the email registered for the Apple ID from WRAL sports fan... claiming I signed up for sports emails. No. I didn’t.
the BEST! 5/5
the news people @ WRAL are top-notch, caring & professional...we love WRAL!
When the app doesn’t crash, it doesn’t load content 1/5
This app is terrible. When the app doesn’t crash, it doesn’t load content. I’ve been trying to follow the storms while away and have had to resort to The Weather Channel and ABC11 because this app keeps hanging, crashing or doesn’t load content.
WRAL app 1/5
Horrible app broken links and bad pages all the time also not very user friendly.