ABC News – Watch Breaking US & World News, Live Video & Elections Coverage
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Watch ABC News directly from your iPhone and Apple Watch - Watch news clips from your favorite shows including Good Morning America, World News, Nightline, This Week and 20/20. Get breaking U.S. and world news or catch up with the latest stories in entertainment, politics, sports, health, technology, science and business:
- Watch streaming live coverage as news breaks
- Multi-task - Browse and read stories as videos stream
- Listen to ABC News Radio in the car or wherever you are - even when you are in other apps
- Get personalized alerts & a custom ‘News Inbox’ keep you from missing stories for the topics you care about
STREAMING NEWS - VIDEO CLIPS & ABC NEWS RADIO:
No Cable subscription - No problem! Get hassle free news, wherever and whenever you need it, no signup or service required! Our new iOS ABC News app lets you stream news from anywhere, whether you have WiFi or just a 3G connection - No need to log in or have a cable subscription.
Not interested in reading the News? Watch local and national news clips, check out news slideshows or listen to ABC Radio!
2016 ELECTION COVERAGE
Stay up to date on the latest 2016 US election coverage! Learn about how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are doing with top-notch, un-biased US election coverage! Whether you are Democrat or a Republican, we can get you the news, polling and primary results you are looking for. Learn about debates, delegates, super delegated, state primaries and all the hot-button issues. Who will the presidential candidates choose as their running mates? What announcements will come out of the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions go? Get all the election news, polling, reports and election day results that you need here!
NEWS ALERTS THAT YOU CONTROL:
The ABC News app lets you set up and control a personalized list of alerts, so that we can send you push notifications about the topics that interest you. You can tell us how often you want to get the push notifications, and when. No need to wade through a bunch of news that you don’t care about! We will help you find exactly the stories, articles and videos that you are interested in.
NEWS CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
-Local Interest Stories
-Lifestyle & Entertainment News
SEARCHABLE MULTI-MEDIA NEWS OF ALL TYPES:
Read, watch or listen to news that you want to hear! The ABC News App lets you search to find exactly what you are looking for. You can search by keyword, show or topic. We also have sections for ‘Trending News’ ‘Top Stories’ and the ‘Daily Rewind’ which will show you a visual recap of the events of the day!
SAVE FAVORITES & SET ALERTS:
Want to skip straight to your favorite topics? Save stories and topics you like in your Favorites, and we will automatically add those stories as well as any follow-up news related to those stories. Your ABC News Favorites holds just the stories that you care about.
LOCAL NEWS STORIES BY GEOGRAPHY:
Watch local stories from ABC stations in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh & San Francisco.
SPORTS STORIES FROM ESPN:
Want to know when your favorite teams are playing or how they are doing? The ABC News app is all over it. We can store news stories and updates about domestic and international sports news & events directly in your bookmarks. We can even send you push-notifications about certain teams. Just customize your settings to tell us exactly what you want! We have NFL, NBA, NHL, tennis, golf and everything newsworthy in sports.
What's New in Version 5.01
Backend enhancements, bug fixes, and improvements.
Liking the Changes
I see lots of negative reviews regarding the changes to the app, but I actually appreciate some of the features that have been made.
I follow the news quite a bit and eat a lot of data doing so when often I only need to listen rather than watch. I am really appreciating the option to listen to the news shows in their entirety and the recent episodes rather than only being able to watch. I have been wanting this option for a long time and wish some of the other broadcast news apps had the same option.
I also liked the live features to follow some of the stories of interest. It seems that most apps make you have a paid provider before you can watch live broadcasts, but I don't have one. I followed the political convention last week and will do so again with the other party.
My one criticism is when I do open a story with a video and the video has nothing to do with the topic at all. I want to choose which stories I want to use my data on and not be surprised by something unrelated.
A step back
ABC had one of the top news apps but, with this new update, it's now one of the bottom. The previous app (which stopped working) had an ingenious layout with a list of relevant news stories (some had pictures, some had video, some had neither but were equally relevant). In this new app, stories without pictures or video get lost (even if they are extremely relevant) ...this has transformed a great "news app" into an "entertainment app."
By the way, the NBC news app, which was updated at the same time, actually improved by making their layout a bit more similar to the previous ABC news app (ironic).
If you are looking for a decent replacement, like I am, I found the Bloomberg news app to have a reasonably good layout for news (even if their main focus is financial.)
Great example of a fitting time for a roll back!
Today's release must have seemed like a good idea to someone, but it should have remained an idea only. I would much prefer to see a list of stories so I could choose the one out of ten that are actually news instead of entertainment. I could get that from people magazine. Now I get one large photo, devoid of substance or merit, per screen and I have to scroll through 9 screens to find the one news story. What a waste of programming energy! Time to find a different news app. Seems a shame after years of being a loyal client. Oh, by the way, it doesn't work either. I have reloaded it 3 times and it worked for about 10 minutes. Maybe someone should do some pre-release testing.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jul 15, 2016
- Version: 5.01
- Size: 54.6 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: ABC Digital
- © ABC News
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes