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.
- When a story with a featured video is selected, the video will play automatically upon page load if auto-play is selected in settings.
- Performance enhancements
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I can’t with this app anymore
After a few years of dealing with this app I’m finally deleting it. I can’t anymore with how terrible it is. For starters the ads inside are such icky scam clickbait that it makes the news seem entirely unreliable. And I’ve sent messages to the creators about it before but I HATE that I have zero control over the news that gets pushed to my home screen. I should be able to say no to getting endless updates about sports, celebrity news, this person said WHAT? On Twitter??? BS, and for getting every single second play by play about things that don’t matter to me: “EVENT is today!” “We’re counting down to EVENT!” “EVENT is about to start” “EVENT just started” on and on until I want to die. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP. THE NEWS IS NOT WORTH IT. THE TYPOS AND INCOMPLETE REPORTING ARE NOT WORTH IT. NOTHING THAT IS PROVIDED IS WORTH HOW ANNOYING THIS APP IS.
Only 3 stars because riddled with ads
The only other local news app I have does NOT have an ad to start every....single...video report.
One can view each news video in the app free and clear. Wonderful. The ads are embedded in less obnoxious fashion. But ABC 7 can't stop at the less obnoxious ads. They have to go all out with a 30 second ad beginning every single video in the app. And the majority of stories have a video. Yes I know I can just read the story under the vid but not everyone wants to do that every time when there is in fact a video. The video ads are so frustrating I'm using the app less and less. GET RID OF THE NEWS VIDEO ADS!
Keep getting a black/blank screen after watching weather
I usually read this app first thing in the morning. It definitely has the best weather and traffic reporting vs. other local news apps. The cons: not a lot of newness, lots of stories from days ago stay on the main page. Also every time I wtch the weather video forecast it ends and I get a blank/black screen with no way to get out of it and back to the app unless I quit and reboot the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.