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.

What's New

Version 6.0.4

-Bug fixes and performance enhancements
-Added “Report a Typo” feature to story pages
-Minor content display modifications

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Video doesn’t rotate


My two big gripes are with video that won’t rotate to widescreen, and with the notifications. I have turned off all sports notifications because I was getting spoilers and ones I don’t care about. Having more customization in notifications is nice, but I want even more granular. I didn’t want any of the olympics spoiled for me, so having an Olympics option would’ve been nice. I also don’t care about the cubs, so being able to turn off all notifications for them would be nice.

The bigger issue are videos won’t rotate. I’ve updated the app every time I can hoping that video will finally rotate, but it still doesn’t. All my other apps rotate just fine, but ABC7CHICAGO. Please fix that as I won’t watch a video if it’s the size of a postage stamp.

Definitely NOT an upgrade

Alex & Kylie's Mom

I stream the morning telecast each weekday morning - at least I was able to until the upgrade to the new lay out/format. Never had a problem with internet connection. Now, I can’t live stream. Says I have to internet connection. Sorry, but I do. Same place as I used to stream this with no changes to my internet service. Also, everything is harder to find. I thought the previous layout worked very well. No problems with change here - change is good as long as we can still get the information we want and need. I would send a picture to prove I have internet connection, but I can’t seem to paste a picture here.

Horrible update

The boys 97

This is a horrible update! Like other viewers it keeps telling me I need an internet connection, so there is nothing there. I know it’s the app because all my other apps connect. When I can see things, it’s not user friendly, hard to find stories. Also, I stream the news, and can’t always find it, or it won’t work. I finally really figured out the last update and don’t know why such a drastic change had to occur. If a better update doesn’t become available soon I will have to find an app that can actually show me news, which I hate because abc7chicago is my favorite station to watch, especially in the morning.


ABC Digital
80.7 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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