WATE-TV Knoxville - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic in East Tennessee with the WATE app. We're on your side with the information you need to know to keep your family safe.

Get the top headlines for the Knoxville area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. Sign up for push notifications for alerts.

Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access.

App features & highlights
Watch live streaming of broadcasts from the app.

See current weather conditions, hourly and extended forcast and radar map.

Browse a list of school closings and delays.

Plan your commute with updated traffic information

Sign up for alerts for the stories most important to you. Don't want to receive alerts in the middle of the night? No problem, you can set a quiet time.

Easily share interesting articles via email, Facebook and Twitter

What’s New

Version 400.30.410039697

We have been reworking and polishing the app to make it faster and more customizable. There is new ability to customize what alerts you receive. Keep an eye out for that feature as it appears within the app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.7K Ratings
3.7K Ratings
Json350 ,

Advertising, power hungry app

We have three stations for local news. Be sure to skip this one for sure. Open the app and the first thing your presented with is an ad. Once you clear that and open a category like news, after the very first story you'll find yet another ad. I understand the need to make money but don't litter them throughout the news stories. If you're looking for an app that'll waste your time, this is for you. If you need an app that sends you pointless notifications about the Vols being arrested and not something important like traffic backups on the interstate, this is for you. If you want a power hungry app to drain your battery, this is for you. On a plus note, it deletes pretty quickly. And once removed all of the negatives I mentioned will go away.

1 Green River ,

When something is good, why does it change?

Got family members scattered all through East Tennessee. So living in Florida, I figured WATE was a great way to keep informed on events in the E. Tennessee area. So I downloaded this app about a year ago. The last update has really messed things up. When you click on a news story. After nearly a paragraph it prompts you to press an icon to continue reading. So it takes you to another page. Then in about a few sentences later another icon pops up with the same message. Once you acknowledge that button the advertisement disappears. I understand advertisements is what keeps the app free. But, going through all this may not be worth the time.

Meme6452 ,

WATE News app Review

I love the app & getting all the minute by minute news stories, but I work night shift & the alert prompt sound is rather annoying when you r trying to sleep during the day, However I love all the WATE News/Weather Team & wouldn’t get my local new or weather from any other source. Very accurate & reliable. Love them all.


LIN Television Corporation
93 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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