The ABC7 app provides the latest local, weather and national top stories and breaking news customized for you! Get more live and on-demand video than ever before, including live newscasts, and choose customized alerts based on your interests.
Customized “My News” that matters to you
- Stay informed on stories you love by choosing customized topics.
- “My News” builds a unique feed just for you based on interests and locations you choose.
- Stay updated on the latest through live video, real-time updates and easy navigation.
Get alerts you want
- Choose customized alerts for topics and locations you care about, from entertainment news to sports updates and everything in between.
- Easily select locations in “Settings” to get the latest breaking news, weather and traffic from your area in real-time.
Watch live video
- Find exclusive video clips and live video streams at the top of the app, including live news broadcasts.
- Switching between live streams is as easy as flipping between channels.
- Watch live video while you read stories and browse the app
Stay updated 24/7 on weather and traffic
- Easily choose your locations to get hourly conditions and 7-day forecasts.
- Get real-time Doppler maps along with detailed weather information from Accuweather.
- Get weather and traffic alerts for severe conditions so you’re always up-to-date before you go.
The live video module now contains a broadcast schedule where you can set reminders for yourself. Just tap on the live video bar at the top of the screen and swipe left. Set a reminder for any upcoming live newscast and you’ll receive a one-time alert when it starts!
We made improvements to the Manage Notifications UI for selecting/deselecting topics of interest.
We fixed crashing issues on iPad during sign-in.
Ratings and Reviews
HATE the new format!!
I very very seldom leave negative reviews or comments but this has to be the most negative review I’ve ever written. I have often turned to this app (rather than the other local news apps, which I also tried, but seldom used) because of the easy- to-locate features like when I need a quick skim of news reports or when I needed to do a quick check on the traffic maps.
To my horror the so called upgrade is neither welcoming nor easy to use. I miss being able to see, all at once, the columns of small titles and thumbnail images of news stories which I could skim to find a particular story. For me, the worst is I still can’t figure out how to find the traffic maps. I preferred these over google maps or any other traffic app. Now I feel so lost as to what I’ll use for reference.
This app was my “go to” resource when I needed it. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED in the changes!! So much so that I am now late for my next appointment because I felt I had to stop and write this negative review. I must repeat... I AM SOOO DISAPPOINTED in the changes.
I hope beyond hope that the decision makers for this app will realize that the recent reviews are ALL negative and will quickly return to the format that loyal users had come to depend upon.
I like it but it is totally biased.
As another user said, living in CA you expect completely one sided and biased news, but I wish they’d stick to facts. They are clearly left-leaning as they take any chance they get to bash the president. I’m not saying I need or want to have pro-trump news. I’m simply saying I’d like news that is neutral! ABC 7 is not neutral in any way shape or form when it comes to politics. There are people in this state who are right-leaning believe it or not, and I wish they’d stop catering to the left and be fair. Politics aside though, I do like having this app. When I compare it to other news apps in different states, they definitely are more professional and give great info on local stories and they keep updating them as new details emerge which is nice. 2 stars because I’m disappointed and sick and tired of biased news. Note to all readers: please do your own research. Don’t trust ANY media to tell you facts. Find facts for yourself and make your own informed decisions.
Update: format works ! Old: New format doesn't work at all
New update: Re-installed after I heard of a second new update! Yay no more automatic video playing! No more stopping my music and most of all I get to read my need again!
Old:I seldom delete apps but I have to I can't have my music turn off everytime I try to read the news in this app. No one can watch all those videos and if we could we wouldn't be turning to this app we would watch the actual news. I'm super disappointed. Most of us use this app at work or class or places where we want to know quickly what is happening. ABC 7 please please change the format !! I want my app back.
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