WCVB NewsCenter 5 - Boston News and weather
By Hearst Television
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Take the WCVB NewsCenter 5 app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Boston and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the WCVB NewsCenter 5 app for free today.
Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Boston breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our WCVB NewsCenter 5 reporters when it happens, where it happens
- Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Boston weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- Boston weather alerts and updates, Storm Team 5 weather videocasts and more
What's New in Version 5.9.16
Download this update today for the latest features and the best in-app experience!
What happened to Searching?
I watch WCVB-TV news every morning, without fail. But if I miss part of a story or want to find out about something current, I used to go to the app and look it up. Especially if I wanted to share the story with someone else. But that has changed. What possible good is an app that has no search function? The mobile version is the same now. Granted the app is just feeding the mobile web content to an app interface (basically identical). By why no search option even on the mobile web site? It doesn't even have the option to view the full site.
Back to the app, it has gone down in usability a great deal since the early versions, which is the opposite of how things are supposed to evolve.
Way too many ads!!!!
I really LOVE the new design of this app. But there are way too many ads!! When you get a notification of breaking news instead of going right to the breaking news you have to wait and watch a commercial first!!!! NOT good!!!! I know the commercials help pay the bills but gee!!!!!😳
Getting any news from this app is a waste of time.
I'm done with this app! They finally got rid of their 30 second station promotion ads that were required viewing before any video clip, now in order to watch a clip about something positive, you have to suffer through a 30 second prostate cancer video. Come on Channel 5, I thought you guys were better than this nonsense. Find a better way to sneak in advertisements!
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 14, 2016
- Version: 5.9.16
- Size: 71.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hearst Television
- © 2016, Hearst Stations Inc. on behalf of WCVB-TV
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.