KTVU News now has a 24/7 iPhone App for Bay Area News viewers who are on-the-go. It is constantly updated with the latest local news, weather, traffic and sports. Bay Area News is our primary focus with hundreds of stories each week from San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all over the 11 counties of the Bay Area.

KTVU offers 8 hours of live newscasts streamed each weekday on KTVU News for iPhone and 5 hours on the weekends. In addition, you’ll find recorded video reports from KTVU’s award winning staff of reporters and photographers.

Our news app provides you the option to enable specific geolocation tracking for precise location-based advertisements (review our Privacy Policy for more information on our use and sharing of location information).

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Complete Bay Area Weather Coverage is delivered as a major part of this free service. It includes KTVU’s 5-day Forecast for the Bay Area with the Weekend Always in View. It also features Live Stormtracker 2 Radar along with regional microclimate radar views of the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula/City. KTVU’s team of meteorologists has the most accurate weather technology and delivers fresh and updated weather forecasts for the Bay Area.

Live Drive Time Traffic is a key component of KTVU News for iPhone, offering Bay Area commuters the latest technology for pinpointing traffic trouble spots, showing real-time speed and traffic data, point-to-point drive times and live interactive traffic maps.

KTVU’s coverage of the Bay Area Sports teams includes the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants along with the many college sports teams in Northern California.

This KTVU News for iPhone platform connects with our active and engaged social media community using Twitter and Facebook and allows for submission of user generated photos, videos and commenting. We have a wealth of slideshows and photo galleries for viewers to enjoy.

KTVU News promises to deliver 24/7 updated coverage that is complete and in-depth on the major stories of the day. We uncover and investigate important Bay Area news stories --- bringing unique coverage angles that connect with our viewers.

Strong enterprise journalism is the foundation of the KTVU News team --- delivering issue-oriented news that is meaningful and important.

What's New

Version 4.3.4200

- Support for iOS 11 & iPhone X
- Bug Fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

503 Ratings

503 Ratings

Needs some work


I moved out of the Bay Area 1 year ago but am still a long time loyal KTVU viewer thanks to the app. I appreciate that the "live" video will replay if there is no actual live broadcast at that time. Although it does fail to play on occasion saying that the video is unavailable. But I am very happy that I can still watch most of the time. However, there are a couple of things that annoy me about the news alerts that are pushed to my phone. Please do not send a push notification if there is no story on the app yet. It is really frustrating when I see an alert that I want details on and find myself having to search KTVU competitor websites to get the story. Also, please evaluate which notifications go out. Some contain errors (with spelling or even content), some are really not worthy, some worthy stories are missed, and some are just ridiculous. For example, I saw one that read, "Coroner says victim in accident has died." Well, that's pretty obvious if the coroner was there. But what accident? Where did it happen? Was it a car accident? Plane? Train? Oil refinery? So many questions... and no story on the app to find out. I guess we will never know.

The best Bay Area news station


I’m 60 years old and have watched news from different TV stations throughout my life. I started watching KTVU news when Dennis Richmond was an anchor. Ever since then it’s the only news I watch. I love the ten o’clock news the most, because that’s when I’m relaxing and able to pay attention the most. I also love how the anchors will actually go out before or after work and comment on FB about how a certain story affected them. Frank and Julie are the best and true professionals. Keep up the great work everyone, we do notice! Larry B



I have every tv station app on my iPad and iPhone. KTVU is the first app I go to for breaking news whether I am in town or traveling out of state. It shows all up to date news in an easy scroll.

The only problem I experience fairly regularly is it often goes to a live broadcast without any action on my part. That's not good when it's late at night and my wife is asleep.

I hope KTVU reads this and does a bug fix.


Fox Television Stations, Inc.
53 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Fox Television Stations, Inc.


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