Channel 4 app 5/5
By Othos karpathos
This app is easy to you
Absurd political bias. Absolutely no integrity. Stands up for criminals over law enforcement. Constantly has headlines with no other information
Needs tweaking 3/5
It’s easier to use compared to the other Pittsburgh news sites. Bad points are that it doesn’t show as much Fayette County news as the other stations and it’s not always as current as Channel 11’s site. One irritant is that it so often wants to know my location before showing me a story. I’m not hiding anything but it doesn’t need to know that either
Is ok 3/5
I grew up on WTAE news and I am used to the newscasters. Recently they tell half truths unless it benefits an agenda. I have to wait and wait for the news to come back on after the commercials and sometimes it skips video, sometimes it repeats a short audio/video, nothing like real tv but it’s my local news. I wish all reporters/announcers did real journalism and report the truth but sadly it isn’t true these days
Outstanding App 5/5
By Oki Bum
This is an outstanding app. Well organized. Articles are clear, concise and very informative. The app provides the top stories.
Was great. Now only good. Crashes often. 2/5
This was the best of the Pittsburgh news apps. However, since the newest update about a month ago, I do not use it near as often as it always crashes.
By crd plyr
This is not a news app ! It’s an advertisement vehicle.
They cut news stories with ads &delete pertinent info !!
If you want the whole story??
You won’t find it here!!!
Good news, bad app 3/5
I hate that you try to scroll and it scrolls on super drive on it’s own. I wish the news stories were updated more often. There’s been times I go check other news apps while I’m waiting for WTAE to update their stories. I also hate that if you close out of the app even for a second, when you open the app back up, it refreshes the whole app back to the beginning and you have to scroll back through to find where you left off.
Update: no more text truncation 5/5
Text truncation issue has been fixed with version 5.13.868 (also using iPhone 11 and iOS 13.3, which may have made a difference). Can now read full text of news stories.
Ever since the previous update (5.13.853) news stories no longer wrap sentences. Instead they are truncated and impossible to read beyond the headline and first line of each paragraph. Makes this app pretty much useless. The most recent release on 4/12/20 did not fix this problem.
Using iOS 12.2, iPhone 6 plus.
Can't read the articles? 2/5
Ever since the most recent update, the articles are too zoomed in, cutting off whole parts of sentences, and I can't zoom it out. I literally have to search the article title in Safari if I want to actually read the blessed thing... or just go to WPXI, who actually have an app that functions.
Needless Fear Spreading 1/5
I don’t usually write reviews but felt the need to for this app. As a local tv news station you should be ashamed of the push notifications you're sending through this app. Every single push notification focuses on the negative, never positive and invites needless fear and anxiety. We do not need to know each time a new case of covid is found in Allegheny county. You should be ashamed and could do way better.
Latest update is very buggie 1/5
Stories won’t load up and app keeps freezing. Get on top of it.
Ads block texts 3/5
Often times the ads block the text of the story when using iPhone. Otherwise I like the app
Forced to listen 2/5
I understand having to listen to the ads. But I should be able to mute, the talking news clip.
WTAE News zap 1/5
I can no longer stand the negativity of your news. Too much shock and awe. Can’t take it anymore.
By how can they be taken??
I get so frustrated when ... If I don’t immediately “open or view” a news alert that comes up on my phone..then a little later I open the app and can’t find the story! It happens all the time. Am I not looking I the right place?? It’s so frustrating and I get disgusted.
Needs work 2/5
Too many ads. Some times there’s the ads go overtop the article and you c any exit them.
Auto play ad 2/5
I absolutely hate the video that automatically connects when news alerts come in. Often times I open alerts during the nite or when out. The sudden burst of the video makes me shut it off before getting to the news. Other networks don’t have the auto play ads.
Coronavirus and news 5/5
By Gram Marge
The first thing in my morning I click on my WTAE news. I know I will see all of the news that I have missed while I was sleeping.
We watch WTAE every newscast. We enjoy the broadcasters, they bring a little joy to our lives while we are stranded in our homes.Keep doing what you’re doing.Thank you all for keeping us informed as to what is going on in the local area and the world news.
This is my favorite news channel - up to the minute news very impartial reporting and accurate ; keep up the good reporting !!!!!!
Same Old Stories 2/5
No longer living in the greater Pittsburgh area, I still like to keep up with what’s going on there. I see the same old tired stories for days, sometimes weeks on end. I also don’t like suffering thru an ad every time I open a story and notice that often the video attached to the story is either old news or has nothing to do with the story itself. Also, your idea of breaking news is clearly different than mine.
My husband has already deleted this app from his phone.
Still needs work 2/5
The ad’s still cover up part of the news stories and you can’t read large portions of the stories - please fix this, it’s very annoying.
No commercials 1/5
I don’t like that I have commercials that I have to listen to when I use the app
Best of 2017 3/5
Hard to navigate
Alerts don’t always tie back to an article
Way too many advertisements
Too much filler on non local stories. We are not a small market so why do we need to rely on Stitch for example
By Respiratory Jack
The news delivered in a timely manner. They have become members of our family.
UNFINISHED SENTENCES ?? 2/5
By Seconds to spare
This news app is almost always the first to provide alerts for national and international news — but their stories are CONSTANTLY plagued by the end of paragraphs simply being cut off mid-sentence! It’s as if they were tweeting the news story and ran out of characters! I quit even opening the app to read stories anymore, but use the alerts to look then up in more user-friendly apps. Too bad, because aside from that (and WAYYYY TOO MANY INVASIVE ADS), I’d rely on them for my news.
Great except.... 3/5
I love the app except there are always a few missing words at the end of some paragraphs.
Missing content 2/5
By Pumper 101
You need to move your advertisements to the bottom of the news thread.It always cuts off the important content of the story line.WPXI is my new go to app.Way better!!!!
Best station in town!!! 5/5
By Angelinas gramma
I have been a follower of Channel 4 (WTAE) my entire life, and I couldn’t imagine trusting ANY other news. Thru out the years you have stayed steadfast in always getting the facts CORRECT and what more can you ask for from a news broadcast! Thank you
General Manager 5/5
By Bethel Park Bill
Best news program
Great news 5/5
The best news channel in Pittsburgh!
By jacky paperino
I despise how no matter the story I click on, it loads up a video which I cannot mute. I’d use WTAE a lot more if I could click on news stories to read them and not worry about lowering the volume on my phone to stop the video I never wanted to see in the first place.
Need to update far more often 3/5
By thirsty for news
Love the fact I can check weather and look at radar anytime however most of the content very old many articles weeks old and more content on eastern suburbs
Commercial volume and repetition 4/5
By too loud in the am
I turn my phone on to watch the news every morning as I get ready for work. Only one complaint..... commercials that come on at the beginning are blaring loud so immed I turn to mute to not wake husband .... and seems like I see the SAME commercial repeated soooooo much ... to the point it is frustrating! I understand your need for commercials ... but can you change them up more and make it so they come on in normal volume so I can hear without muting ! Thanks
Have you heard of updating? 1/5
By Don't look any further
...not the app, the actual NEWS! Most of the time this app has old news displayed. The news needs to be updated AS EVENT HAPPEN.
Good coverage after you get pass the ads. 3/5
By Vegas! Vegas! Vegas!
Good coverage after you get pass the ads.
Outstanding Ap 5/5
By iggy craig
Normally don’t download these types of Aps .
This is an exception , strongly recommend this one for prompt , concise updates .
Commercial ad blasts!!! 3/5
I want to see/hear the news not be literally blasted by loud commercials while I am reading a serious news article. Mute button PLEASE!
GREAT NEWS COVERAGE 5/5
By 75 year old preacher
Always good coverage of local and regional news
By south park pa
Please try to add more stories everyday I see the same stories with very few additions every time I open this app. When I open a story about an accident or something it always says we will keep you updated on further details but you never update it just goes away or the same story appears the exact same way for days
Remove Old News 4/5
The webpage could be updated more often. The last section has news sometimes that is well over a week old.
Website Extremely Slow 2/5
By Number Too
So slow to keep up to date with the news. What is being broadcast on ch. 4 does not appear online here for quite a long time.
Don’t understand why WTAE feels it needs to keep showing stories that are “WEEKS” old.
It’s okay 3/5
I really enjoy watching the newscasters on WTAE, so I continue to use the app, when I’m not able to watch on TV. The streaming is not good, even when I’m the only person on our strong WiFi. It skips, and often just freezes. Sometimes, it’s very frustrating.
By ellie and jo
I like to watch the radar when there is bad weather in our area. We live close to Franklin and like to see what weather it has. Mike Harvey, your main weatherman, does a good job of keeping us informed. We cannot get our weather from Erie on our cable.
Good for fast updates 3/5
By Exhausted nicknames
Generally the app is good. Only problem I encounter is when after clicking on to read about a headline several times, the app kicks you right to the beginning. I then have to scroll down the headlines to see where I was. Weather is great. Traffic so so.
Trouble every time 1/5
By Sweetblue lady
I have had this app for awhile but now since I updated it I have trouble getting the live news to play.
Bug needs fixed, missing portions of articles 3/5
By North of Pittsburgh
The app in general is good, however ads in the middle of every article obscure chunks of text and important segments of every article are missing and cannot be seen, even if the ad can be closed (mostly can’t.) I did email WTAE concerning this but no response and no fix...would rate higher if I could actually read all of the articles.
Needs work. Ads block text. Every article is blocked by ads. What are you thinking? 1/5
Many of the imbedded links don’t work. Old news remains on the site far too long.