The WRAL News app provides coverage you can count on in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville, NC. When you're on the go in the Triangle or beyond, take WRAL.com with you on your phone and Apple Watch! Get local news, Doppler radar images, weather forecasts, traffic maps and cameras, sports scores, live newscasts, and video from WRAL. It's WRAL.com anytime, anywhere.
• Various under-the-hood improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Technical Errors, Grammatical Errors
The articles themselves are full of grammatical and syntax errors, but that’s every local media outlet these days. The most annoying thing is the app itself will give an error message almost every day (cannot load) and when I sent a trouble-ticket requesting assistance, WRAL’s tech support told me to delete it and reinstall when that happens. WHEN that happens? Every time? No thanks, I’ll just read the news elsewhere. (And it happens on three different devices with at least two bars-strength signal throughout multiple updates on two providers (AT&T and US Cellular,) so this is not a device-specific issue). The app is fine when it works, just not sure why It’s such a challenge to use.
Another concern I can’t seem to get an answer for is why so many news stories click out to B-side news sites that moments into reading a supposed news story, you get a “You’ve won a FREE iPhone, you have 5 minutes to claim it!” pop up. You have to completely close the app, there’s no way to close the pop up. Seems scammy and frankly, a little trashy for WRAL. I’m surprised they associate their site with clickbait like that. And from the list of stories on the main page, there’s really no way to know what’s real news and what’s not. Talk about “fake news.” *eye roll* C’mon, WRAL, you’re better than that.
Too many junk notifications
Even though I went into this app’s settings and turned off all notifications except traffic, it still sends me at least three notifications early every morning urging me to watch the morning news and the Today show. So I had to block all its notifications in the iOS settings which is unfortunate because the traffic alerts are useful. WRAL has ignored tweets reporting this problem.
Other than that it’s an excellent local news source and a well done app.
Where’s the news story?
If you LOVE getting notifications about interesting news stories only to click and never receive then this is the app for you!
The app is fine as long as you never expect to be able to actually find, much less read, a news story sent in a notification. I have deleted better news apps for less. I guess I will just turn off all notifications for this app as I struggle to find ways to get me to keep it.
This is certainly not the intended behavior of our push notification. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may more thoroughly troubleshoot this issue.
- Capitol Broadcasting Company
- 75.5 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.