By CBS Local
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CBS Local is constantly updated with the latest news, sports, weather, and traffic. Select your city and personalize your front page for the ultimate coverage of stories that matter to you.
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This is the official mobile app for the network of CBS Local brands including: CBS Atlanta, CBS Baltimore, CBS Boston, CBS Charlotte, CBS Chicago, CBS Cleveland, CBS Connecticut, CBS Denver, CBS Detroit, CBS DFW, CBS Houston, CBS Las Vegas, CBS Los Angeles, CBS Miami, CBS Minnesota, CBS New York, CBS Philly, CBS Pittsburgh, CBS Sacramento, CBS San Francisco, CBS Seattle, CBS St. Louis, CBS Tampa, CBS Washington, CBS 2, WCBS, 1010 WINS, WFAN Sports Radio, WBZ, 98.5 The Sports Hub, CBS 3, KYW, WIP, 670 The Score, WBBM, KNX, KCAL, WCCO, 97.1 The Ticket, KDKA, CBS 11, 105.3 The Fan, CBS 4, KPIX, WNEW and more!
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s audience measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, such as Nielsen’s TV Ratings.
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What's New in Version 2.1.1
- Fixed Weather Maps
- Fix for Contacting Support
Your pos app doesn't work anymore it just takes me to the awful national cbs radio. I can't listen to local radio stations anymore this app is useless after its last update. Fix it
All I wanted was the local TV newscast, but recorded!
I don't want to watch live. I want to watch the actual news, recorded from actual TV, as it was at dinner, lunch, breakfast, yesterday, or two days ago... Just give me a list. I'll be happy .
Needs a Lot of Work!!!!!
A smart phone needs a smart app, and this ain't it.
Once you open the app, it takes three taps to get to a full listing of news stories. The home page shows 3 stories, and to see more you have to tap 'news', which takes you to a screen that has the exact same 3 stories and a variety of 3-story sub categories (which in other news apps are treated as actual categories and are accessed via a menu or via one tap on the home page), and then you tap on 'news' again to finally get to local news, which of course begins with the same 3 stories. Third time for seeing them.
And then, further furious tapping ensues.
If you're keeping track, that's one tap to open the app, three taps to get to the news list, and two more taps to get to an article. Six freaking taps just to get to a news article! I am not including all the duplicate taps that just don't register as taps at first, but trust me, they're there too.
And oh, the ads. I flat out hate the full page ads disrupting my news reading (and I won't put up with them, more on how later). Tap on an article, get an ad. Ignore the ad content completely (100% of the time on principle alone) and tap again to close the ad, and you finally get to read the article. You don't see intrusive full page ads for every single article, but I saw two ads while reading three articles, so I guess it's one ad for every two articles. You also have constant ad banners at the bottom, which I also ignore, 100% of the time, but at least those are less intrusive than the ones that hijack your screen.
Also, it's annoying that tapping on the top of the screen does not bring you back to the top of the page, whether in a list of articles or within an article. That's a standard iPhone capability, so it had to be intentionally excluded for it not to work properly in the app. That's just stupid to me. I thought this app loved taps.
Plus, it crashes. For a user, that's usually considered an important issue and when it happens it's their #1 complaint, but in this app's case, it was actually a relief.
I got fed up and quit after all that. I'd expect this crap from a tabloid like TMZ maybe, but CBS is supposed to be straight news, so I just don't get it at all.
I won't and don't need to put up with the bogus problems with this app because there are other, better, local network news apps that simply don't have these issues. I'll happily use the NBC or ABC app instead of CBS's for my local news.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jun 16, 2015
- Version: 2.1.1
- Size: 15.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: CBS Local
- © CBS Local Digital Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.