KGW 8 News - Portland
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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Portland and Oregon breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KGW Newsroom when it happens, where it happens
- The ability to send your news photos, videos and breaking news tips right to our newsroom to be featured on air and online
- Ability to comment on stories that matter to you, and share them via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, live traffic and weather cameras, frequent Oregon weather updates, and 7-day forecasts
- An interactive radar that lets you watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- All weather alerts and updates, KGW News weather videocasts and more
- Investigative reports from our experienced award-winning journalists in the field
- The ability to watch local KGW 8 TV newscasts live or on-demand
What's New in Version 4.21.300026084
Fixed a bug where start up could hang.
The KGW app has continued to improve in its overall extent and coverage and I use it often during the day rather than just going to the television. Unique features give it a wider breadth of coverage and technically it has stabilized so freezing and lockups are a thing in its past infancy. Keep up the good work of expanding viewer options, live feeds of current news happenings as well as archived stories for contextual support.
Live streaming is AWFUL
I mainly attempt to use this app to livestream newscasts - it routinely crashes, hangs and has to restart from scratch INCLUDING forcing a rewatch of excessively long ads. By that time, the segment I was watching (often the weather segment) has finished. It also does this most of the times that I need to switch screens to another app, however briefly, even though I've not closed this app. Other live streaming news apps do not do this. The most recent KGW News app update claimed it was much improved. In fact, a mediocre performing app is now a barely useable app. I am using an iPhone 6 with the most recent iOS update.
Best in this region
There may be other apps in Seattle or the Bay Area that compare, but nothing that I have found in PDX. The flash/alerts and traffic info are helpful and the app basically covers the local news I need. There is some national news, but I have other apps for that and don't evaluate the quality of this one on that basis.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 26, 2017
- Version: 4.21.300026084
- Size: 78.5 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: doapp, inc
- © 2015 DoApp, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.