The necn app connects you with top local stories, weather and breaking news.

+ Exclusive, interactive live radar
+ Forecasts for your region
+ Early Warning Weather alerts based on your location
+ 10-day forecasts & hourly forecasts
+ Complete school weather closings

+ Always updated with the latest local news
+ Personalized news alerts
+ 3D touch news widgets on lock screen
+ Watch live streaming content
+ Watch video while you read the story

What's New

Version 6.1

+ We’re rolling out the red carpet for new users. We created a new onboarding experience that highlights our major features and guides you to personalize some of your settings.
+ More frequent updates to our home page give you the most up-to-date content every time. Thanks to your feedback, we identified and fixed a bug that was preventing this from happening.
+ Persistent browsing: the app will now remember whether you left off on news or weather, so it is there for you when you come back.
+ Better and more accurate weather forecasts: we’re using a new data model that will provide our users with improved accuracy for current conditions.
+ Other bug fixes and stability improvements.

Note: This app is only compatible with devices running iOS 9 or later. If you are using an earlier version of iOS, the app will not work after this update.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
341 Ratings
341 Ratings

Not as good as their older weather app

I used the NECN weather app for many years. A year or so ago it started bugging me to upgrade to their full news+weather app. But I liked the weather app so much I put up with and ignored their prompt every day. Recently the old app stopped working so I gave this new one a try. Meh. Not as concise and useable as the old one. Lots more scrolling required to see info that was right up front before (like 10 day forecast). Horizontal scrolling (on hourly, for example) shows less data at a time than old vertical scrolling). MANY more ads interspersed with the data, along with new layout and color scheme, make it harder to pick out the data at a glance. I'll be looking for a better weather app.

Update: I gave it a month to see if it's just my reaction to change. No, the new app just isn't as good, for the reasons I listed above. Just not as quick, easy, and clear as the old one. Too much scrolling, too much clutter. I find that I just don't use it nearly as much as the old one because it's just not that good. Streamline the new one to be more like the old one, and I'll give it another try.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback. The weather app wasn’t compatible with iOS 11 and wouldn’t work on updated devices but you can get our exclusive live radar, 10-day forecasts and streamlined weather alerts in our news app. The news app lets you set weather as your home screen to easily access the latest updates and make it feel more like the weather app. We're constantly updating the weather features in the news app and we value your feedback to make the app better. We hope you will continue using it.


Where is “Set your start screen?”

Just downloaded the app. Had read reviews here, where the developer wrote that you can set your start screen so the app “feels like a weather app,” however, clicking on the NECN on the top left does NOT bring up a menu that lists that as an option (on ios- iPhone). Am I missing something, or has that feature been taken away? Hoping it’s the former, as I liked the older weather app; it’s the main reason I downloaded this news app. If there’s no option anymore to set your home screen, making it necessary to wade through a lot of other items just to navigate to what I really want to see, then I question whether I have use for it. Have read the FAQ for the answer to this question and could not find an answer. Might anyone please help?


Good App

I really was only interested in the weather part of this App since I used the old NECN Weather App and they discontinued it. I like how your can have the weather open automatically when you launch the App. The weather portion of the App is very well done. The News section on my IPad is rather annoying, if you click on a story then return to the main news feed it takes you to the top of the news feed, not where you left off so you have to scroll down to get back to where you left off. And the Sports section is formatted differently than the News, also doesn’t seem to include sports schedules for the different teams. All in all a decent App, especially the weather part.

Developer Response

Thanks for the review!


NBCUniversal Media, LLC
110 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© Copyright 2017, NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved.


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