The official app of WFAA and WFAA.com, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, Texas.
Stay on top of all the latest news, weather, sports and traffic with the free WFAA News application.
The WFAA News application provides comprehensive, award-winning coverage of local, national and world news. You'll have immediate access to the latest articles and videos from the WFAA Newsroom and enjoy up-to-the-minute coverage -- all in one convenient application.
What's more, you can share those stories with family and friends via e-mail, text message, Twitter and Facebook.
WFAA News application features:
* Latest and Breaking news
* North Texas forecast and weather conditions
* North Texas radars
* Sports news
* News video
* North Texas traffic conditions
* North Texas events
* Texas lottery
* News photos
* Share articles via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter
* Submit photos, videos and news tips
New and improved article view with related stories and next story transitions.
Improved stream view with video preview and quick photo gallery view.
Updated and improved podcast playback control.
Ratings and Reviews
WFAA/Channel 8 Multiple Radars Are Second to None
I’ve looked at several weather radar sources, including my local CBS, NBC, and FOX News stations, also The Weather Channel, and the National Weather Service, and none of them even come close to Dallas’ WFAA/Channel 8 multiple radars on their website. Their coverage showing the entire state at once, and also the option of looking at any single area of the state, is absolutely second to none! And the different colors indicating different intensities within a storm, are vivid and clear, making it easy to discern each intensity level in the storm from the others. Kudos to Dallas WFAA/Channel 8!
Ads have ruined the app
UPDATE REVIEW: I like to get my local news and weather from WFAA, and I am satisfied with the news and weather quality.
The ads have completely ruined the experience. First they were eating all my data. Then they were just plain stupid ads (they still are, I’ve never seen an ad even remotely interesting, in general they deter me from what is being advertised, half the time they are so dumb or awful it’s to the point of offensive). Now they are everywhere in the app. In the middle of the main page. In the middle of the news stories. It’s disgusting. As I said in an earlier review, have some self respect WFAA.
I love WFAA, and a I always get my news and weather from the app. I understand the need for paid advertising to make the app free, but have some sense of decency. I’m disgusted by the ‘you won’t believe what she looks like now!’, ‘30 hottest women!’, ‘10 haircuts to make you look younger!’, ‘United States drivers ... getting a big surprise!’. Who are these ads targeting? Who would click one of these ads? They detract from the WFAA experience by making it feel cheap and stupid. Try to find some advertisers that are relevant and seem for semi-intelligent people, preferably local.
Quality news, but ads are annoying and proofing needs work.
Now there are almost as many ads as there are relevant news stories. Please don’t start having them come on when we click a story where we must see some of the ad before we can skip the ad and go to the real news.
I use this app to view the news almost very morning and every night before going to sleep. I trust the information I get from it. However, most of the news categories have stories which belong in another area. Some stories stay for a week or more past their relevance. Surely, there is more real Texas news than what goes on in our area. I'd like to see news from around here the state.
Please proof read, folks. I know television news is oral, but if you're going to put it in print, then it should be proofread. Surely your reporters use better grammar than I see. In addition, proof reading is essential. Otherwise typos will become an accepted part of our writing.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.