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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Pittsburgh breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our Pittsburgh's Action News 4 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
- Ability to share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Pittsburgh weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- 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
- Pittsburgh weather alerts and updates, Pittsburgh's Action Weather 4 videocasts and more

What's New

Version 5.13.55

We update the app regularly to keep things working smoothly for you!
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

445 Ratings

445 Ratings

Needs some work


This app is my favorite and the easiest for checking both the weather radar and my local forecast. But there are a several problems IMO. I don’t like that it won’t rotate when reading but especially when trying to watch a video. It drives me crazy when, after reading a couple of news stories it takes me back to the beginning instead of returning me to where I was, leaving me to have to continually scroll back down to continue with the next story. Because of this I generally read my news from another local news app then come to this one for the radar and to see if there is news not covered on the other app. Some stories stay on this app for weeks, maybe longer, and I’ve even seen one that was posted for weeks and FINALLY taken off reappear a few months later! NEWSFLASH! Those stories are no longer news! That also makes me crazy. At times the live news doesn’t work and I can’t go back and watch a broadcast I missed in between live news times. So I don’t usually bother trying.


Great graffics

I didn't like the old format and had hopes that the new one would be better. It is not. For one thing, I can't flip it on the iPad and I don't like that inconvenience. The stories are repetitive and often a day or two old. I don't understand why things that are 3 or more days old still are at the top of the list. I don't find it easy to use and find things I want to read. Not a fan of the update notifications, but I can turn that off. Disappointing since WTAE is my go to place for local news.
Old news stays on there for weeks, sometimes months. Like the story of James Conner being drafted by the Steeler. That “news” was on there even after the regular season started.
Sad, for me, that I don’t use this app much anymore.



Although the graphics are terrific, the rest is annoying. Having to watch an entire video of the weather to see the forecast is annoying especially if you are somewhere where the audio can’t or shouldn’t be played. The breaking news alerts are inaccurate. When clicking on a breaking news alert isn’t not on the site. If it’s that important, it should be there. The news stories are old and often there for days. Playing a video of a news story is also annoying especially when in areas where playing video reports is inappropriate.


Hearst Television
96.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018, Hearst Stations Inc. on behalf of WTAE-TV


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