By ABC Digital
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WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc app. It's the information you need to know in an app that's fun and easy to use.
Get the top local headlines for the Philadelphia area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. The app also features the latest entertainment news, as well as more offbeat stories.
Get news updates on your Apple Watch that you can save to your iPhone app reading list.
Upload and browse photos of the news around you with the Join the Action feature.
Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access to a wealth of content you can then easily share with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.
ALERTS & VIDEO:
-Breaking news alerts pushed to your home screen
-Live breaking news video (with Closed Captioning)
-Live video streams of your local newscasts (when available)
-AirPlay-enabled on demand video clips
-Latest weather data wherever you are
-Set and track weather for multiple locations
-Latest video forecast from the station
-7-Day & hourly forecasts
LOCAL NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Interactive traffic map
MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains
• social media links to connect with others
• the option to accept push notifications to let you know when we have exciting updates like new content
• location-based services
• registration to create or sign in using a Disney/an existing account
• advertising for some third parties
• (advertising for some third parties, including the option to watch ads for rewards)
• as well as advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies
What's New in Version 5.1.4
STILL - Been waiting YEARS for this fix
I wrote the review below TWO YEARS AGO. The bug STILL has not been fixed! Seriously?!? I'm dropping to 1 star this is ridiculous! Of all the local news apps, this is the best IMHO, but if this issue continues I'll give channel 10's a try instead.
There's a bug. A bug that is repeatedly ignored. It may not be important to everyone but it's important to me.
My iPad sits on a desk 99% of the time because it's in a case with a keyboard so it sits landscape like a regular computer.
This app has a bug that if you click ANY link that takes you outside of the 6ABC app (which isn't always clear that you are leaving), the app overrides my screen orientation (which is locked into landscape btw).
The ONLY way to fix it is to completely quit the app and relaunch.
I've submitted bug reports and it never gets fixed...including this version which I just installed.
I'll give 5 stars when and IF you actually fix it. Not everyone uses their iPad in portrait orientation and some prefer to hold their phones in landscape as well.
I'm a Philly transplant to Georgia. I still pay attention to Philly news thru the local news apps. My favorite app is 6ABC, but it is becoming a pain. At least once a week or more I have to delete the app and reinstall it because it freezes. I understand that this is an ongoing complaint. Is it ever going to be corrected?
Used to be #1 news app. Not anymore.
How many times do I have to receive the same news notifications. For the past month I've received the same OLD news story notifications. Days old. Weeks old. If I get them a month from now I WILL delete it permanently.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 13, 2017
- Version: 5.1.4
- Size: 51.1 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: ABC Digital
- © 2013 ABC Inc., WPVI-TV Philadelphia, PA. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.