Too many pop up ads and video without request 1/5
I am tired of having to watch ads over and over which makes me use the WYFF app less frequently. It is always highly irritating to open a feature to read and an ad a full volume starts blasting at you. I want the news not advertising.
Also, local stories are infrequently updated on weekends especially and I don’t care to see stories from other feeds from unrelated parts of the country. It’s obvious an outside source feeds your page.
I like WYFF app because I can check the local news wherever I am. It covers most of the news stories I want to read about. I do wish they would fix it it so after reading a couple articles, it doesn’t go back to the top. I should be able to go to the next article.
Too many long ads 3/5
Commonly you can “skip the ad” in apps but this forces you to watch the entire (usually local) ad and then often repeats the same video ad for subsequent stories. Not any more. Done.
Not fake news! 5/5
This is not fake news!
By Aging Out
Your news is fine but why bother with videos if they cut off a fourth of the way in. The ads don't have the same problems.
Spell check? Grammar check? 3/5
Surprised that there area so many poorly written articles, with incorrect spelling and terrible sentence structure. Advise checking carefully for professionally written articles.
I can’t stand the way the ads start as soon as an article is opened regardless of what the volume may be on the phone.
Murder, abuse and wrecks on I-85 3/5
I have been asked by my colleagues to quit reading the WYFF News while on trips. We have advised our clients that if they plan to visit South Carolina do NOT read the news on your app. From what is listed daily it appears our area is a death trap. It is hard to believe we live in such a colorful, dynamic and charming region of the state when reading the news. Very little positive news is included.
I wish we could control the alerts more. I don’t really want to know everyone there’s a traffic fatality.
Weather map 5/5
Is it possible to add a compass for directions please? I am directional Illerate
and when weather team says south of 85 , 385 etc I have no idea where to look to see if my area is included or excluded. Thank you all for all you do!!
Automatic videos 3/5
I hate the videos that automatically come blasting on when I just want to read it.
The live broadcasts are excellent. The web version is also very good. We definitely are extremely loyal to WYFF. SO IS THE REST OF OUR FAMILY.
Too many commercials on the app 4/5
The app is info on the go...... I spend half of my available time with a commercial between each story.
Defective news site 1/5
By True detec fan
This site has posting titled for an article, only to open the article and there is no mention of the info suggested. The IT team need to read and preview the articles and videos postings. Updates are not being don.
Only news I read 4/5
Breaking news 4/5
I find it irritating when I get a notification about a breaking news story and do not see the story in the app. Please have the story available when sending notifications of new stories! Thank you!
Fiddle 4 4/5
By Fiddle 4
Great app! I am enjoying it get the news instantly!
I LOVE THE APP! Get the weather and news immediately as it happens!!!!
Font to small to read 2/5
I have grown from preschool to Social Security with Channel 4. I enjoy this app, but as my eyes age I find I cannot see to read the fine print the app uses. You cannot enlarge it with two fingers and you cannot choose a larger font. For this reason only, I am having to go to different news sources. This saddens me. I cannot believe I am the only one that has this issue.
I would love to give you a 5 but right now when I desperately need to see your broadcast I get a blue screen with a 4 on it. This happens far too often
Traffic map clock for reports of incidents is wrong 1/5
By traffic map user
Need more news of Oconee county.
WYFF 4 5/5
Love the app and the ability to keep track of what’s happening during the day. Keeps me informed.
Scrolling is annoying 1/5
App has never done this annoying jumping screen while scrolling upwards. So annoying I will not be using the app much anymore.
Greed trumps potential 2/5
For each one minute story, you must watch a 15 sec ad and it is the same ad over and over. Far too much filler. Navigation has gotten much better but is not logical. Screen is very crowded on a phone. Has greatly improved, but still room to go.
NBC fan 1/5
By News shold be easy
Dislike the app! Old stories stay on the app way too long. Toggling back a forth between types of news always takes you back to the top versus where you left off.
Too many videos. 2/5
To many videos that could be just articles. You have to watch a long ridiculous advertisement just to get the quick story.
App is fantastic! 5/5
Great job guys! We love the app. We feel like we are always in the know which is tough when life is so busy. Keep it up!
WYFF News 5/5
By Faye Go
I enjoy getting the news when it is happening. You are my favorite news casters. I have watched WYFF since before Michael Cogdill’s hair was grey. I remember when it was black & so was mine!! Thanks for a job well-done!!
Good App 5/5
By RTR # 1
A good app .
Good job 3/5
I do not like having you keep jumping around with new people all the time.
You guys can not just go with what you have. And you did have a top notch team at one time.
Not the best, but ok 3/5
Decent app but I really don’t like how the videos automatically play when you scroll through. If they played silently that’d be different but they play super loud! Would prefer a more organized set up for stories and articles. Still a decent source for local news and weather.
Still Family! 5/5
We moved away from Greenville in our retirement but I still use the WYFF app for my go to news and weather information. Dependability matters!
Repeated pop up ads are extremely irritating. 2/5
It is very distracting to have ad videos repeatedly pop up while I am trying to read an article. I get so frustrated that I exit the site and go to WLOS and WSPA sites instead. Thank you.
By Isaac's poem
I am having an issue with ads that pop up in the middle of a story or weather forecast and override what I was reading. Sometimes they happen repeatedly and will not stop. I have to leave the app to find what I need.
Good news app — but..... 3/5
Site has some really irritating ads that are pop up videos that appear constantly (every few seconds) while trying to read articles or even just scrolling thru the articles. Great news app, but really need to dump those ads or fix so don’t constantly interrupt.
Needs to improve 2/5
It’s nice having access to local news and weather, but there are bugs that are making it unusable. Thinking about uninstalling.
1. Sometimes ad videos get caught in a cycle. The video plays on opening of story, finishes, closes, and opens again a couple of seconds later. It’s an endless cycle and I just can’t read the story.
2. Pictures should be able to open full screen and zoom. A surveillance camera pic of a bank robbery isn’t much use if I can’t zoom in to actually see the picture.
Very good 5/5
Very good do not change. The only thing that I have to complain about is those commercials on your app keeps popping up when you are trying to read the news
Horrible news 1/5
By sorry news
Why watch nonsense?
Mike McCormick 5/5
Mike was there 10 years ago when my daughter was kidnapped from Wallmart in Central, and raped at gunpoint. I will never forget his kindness and empathy for my daughter and myself during this tragedy. I’m so saddened to hear of his death this morning. The world has lost a great human being, and the news will not be the same without him. People should know that he wasn’t just a reporter, he was a person who deeply cared about the tragedies happening and the effects on the citizens of this area. My prayers are with his family and Co-workers and all those citizens whose lives he touched. He was instrumental in getting my daughters rapist caught and behind bars, and I will always be grateful for this. He will be greatly missed. Cynthia Strader
Repeated video ads 2/5
Video ads pop up repeatedly while you’re trying to read a story.
Wish I could.... 2/5
Wish I could give this app 5 stars. Is anyone really even reading these reviews? I am about to delete this app. I just want to read the news, not have to watch an ad in between every two lines. I can speed read, but choose not too. So frustrating. I know you have to be loosing loyal fans.
AUDIO starts immediately. 2/5
I love the updates; news worthy more than half the time, but I can’t use the app anymore. The audio starts automatically, and that does not allow for discretely checking the news.
I never changed my settings, so it must have been an update! I’ll go back to another local news app.
Videos keep popping up 1/5
There is a glitch where advertisement videos within the app keep popping up while I’m trying to browse/read stories. I’ll click the “x” to make them go away and they immediately pop back up. It is so annoying that I am going to uninstall until this issue is resolved.
John C rude?!? 4/5
By no nickname not taken!
Thanks for the good reporting that you do!
I just want to say that I think you should drop the commercial with John Cessarich interrupting people because he hears a “weather” word. I can’t imagine him doing that in real life, and it just makes him seem self-centered and rude. I guess if he has really done that, it’s OK to run that commercial!🙋🏼
Love Hate Relationship 2/5
By WV6Z - Tom
The WYFF news app always delivers newsworthy information as it unfolds, well, except for weekends anyway. Other than that it’s a nice clean app that unfortunately after random updates loves starting video advertisements every 15 seconds or so. The advertisement for the day continually popping up as you start to read a news event becomes so frustrating that I have started seeking my news elsewhere. I really hope they address this issue so that I can return to using WYFF exclusively.
Too many ads 3/5
I downloaded the app to keep up with local news since I tired of FB. It was fine, a few more ads than I’d like but I started to notice more ads. I just tried to read an article and without clicking I had a video ad pop up about every 10 seconds, without touching an ad or even scrolling. The app is fine, the interface is fine, the ads killed it for me.
Don’t waste your time 1/5
By Wayne Lmx
Although this app is well designed and functions well, having to wTch a 15 second ad for every story is excessive. I have removed this app from my iPad and phone.
WYFF TV & Apps are THE BEST! 5/5
By Sue-Sue J
I ONLY watch WYFF TV & APPs on my I-phone & I-Pads for all my news & weather info! I love the TV anchors & weathermen & women! Keep up the wonderful work!
Pop-up ads are ruining this app. 3/5
I have relied on the WYFF4 app for years for my news on the go, but the recent pop-up commercials are ruining it for me. I can’t get through a story without having to close the same pop up three or four times. Please fix this, so I can give the 5 star review it deserves for content.