Seller: ABC Digital
- New "See it? Shoot it! Send it!" feature that allows you to upload and browse photos of the news around you.
- iOS 7 compatibility updates
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc app. It's the information you need to know in an app that's fun and easy to use.
Get the top local headlines for the Philadelphia area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. The app also features the latest entertainment news, as well as more offbeat stories.
Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access to a wealth of content you can then easily share with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.
ALERTS & VIDEO:
-Breaking news alerts pushed to your home screen
-Live breaking news video (with Closed Captioning)
-Live video streams of your local newscasts (when available)
-AirPlay-enabled on demand video clips
-Latest weather data wherever you are
-Set and track weather for multiple locations
-Latest video forecast from the station
-7-Day & hourly forecasts
LOCAL NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Interactive traffic map
MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com
I have this app on an IPAD 4 with the latest IOS 7 updates and it crashes a lot. Also, it seems to cut out the sports news when it says it will be right back. Please fix!
This app is great and always has the latest news
No complaints, always has the top stories.
Why do I get a lot of scores when watching 6 abc live ? I miss half the news !!
I love this app! It is so useful because I almost have no time to watch the news!
Works great on iOS 7 thus far. Let's hope it keeps up
If we could comment on news articles just like the six ABC website.
Like this app but there are too many alerts and no way to turn them off
Decent reporting, but the grammar...seriously, hire an editor.
Thank you for the much-needed improvements. You are finally headed in the right direction. Looks and feels like a real iPhone app instead of a dollar store knock-off.
Great for everyone. I like it especially since I can watch the news in bed, since I am pretty comfy in the morning
I love the update it's a great improvement. PLEASE PUT BACK THE BADGE ICON AND SOUND ALERT... It is not working. Also add a way were we can comment on stories through the app. Then it would be five star perfect. NEED A WAY TO ADD AND SHOW COMMENTS ON A STORY! Get rid of the video add in the Beginning of the videos
I like the new app but really miss the lottery and horoscope links, what can I say give it a 3
Only one thing I have to say LOVE IT
App is great, but 6ABC should check the content of the news stories they post. Constantly getting confused by all the mistakes in the reports! But the app works great.
Really good app lov it
Love the new upgrades! Very easy to use. However, I no longer want the push ins...I thought they would be more "alert" related than depressing announcements.
One of my favorite apps for local news. It is logically laid out and loads fast. The one thing I might add is the Pennsy lottery numbers. It is like your personal newscast.
Don't like that I can't turn off alerts. Very annoying! Everything else is great.
Should be able to turn off alerts, noisy!!
I might have received about 100 notifications for yesterday's storms. They are all the same too. Live update now, video update now, digital update now. New updated snow totals. On and on its unreal how many useless notifications they send. Usually great for just local news. Turn off during a snowstorm. Unless you want an update every 30 mins that tells you the same thing over and over again. This stuff is going to their heads. Relax action news.
Until it has a search feature, I won't be using it.
Get the ABC Watch app instead. This one is nothing but "We'll be right back". Horrible.
Where is the live radar on this app?!
My biggest gripe...Why oh why are you so late in posting the weather videos!? Big storm predicted this week and 2 hours after the weather forecast on TV, the video's still not up. Can't get it on the regular website either. You can post frivolous news really fast, but THE IMPORTANT stuff like the weather video...? When you do manage to post it, it's great & I rely on it daily. But get your crew to be better in getting that weather video on the app.
With each ten second news clip you have to endure the SAME AD each and every time. If you are a fan of annoying redundancy then you may like this app otherwise don't bother. I am promptly deleting.
I used to love this app. But now every time I go to view a story via video, I'm forced to watch a boring advertisement, EVERY TIME. Get rid of that please. I close the app and use another news provider when I see an advertisement now. Soon I'll just delete the app all together.
Old app worked fine but I give up on this one - major bug. Will read Philadelphia inquirer instead.
This content provider has grown very lazy and instead of providing detailed articles in text, it now seems to force you to watch video clips of the news, but not until you're force fed PECO advertising. Sometimes its two commercials before the news is provided and sometimes even the same exact commercial back to back. This happens every time you click on a video play button, so if you want to find out about 3 headlines, you will likely have to watch 6 commercials! No thank you. I can get my content elsewhere; app being deleted!
I like the new app for the news, but the new traffic section is horrible. I preferred the other one where I could see the sections (words, not a huge map that's impossible to see on a phone) of the roadway & find the name of the area I wanted. With only having a huge map of the area it is too hard to figure out the roadway that I need. Would like to see the feature reinstated where I can see the words (not just the map) & I can choose the area of traffic I want to check. It was much more efficient. Might need to find another local app that has better traffic features. :(
I really like the new app but the 15 second ads before a video takes too much of my time away. I feel trapped and controlled by it because I can't skip the ads. My time is very important to me so 2 stars for it. Allow the ads to be skipped and 5 stars it is.
I do not like the new 6abc app. The news it provides is old. And I don't need to see the videos. The old app was much nicer, faster, and used less memory on my iPhone.
Bring back the old traffic format. These maps are utterly useless. I loved the avg time on the routes and they were always accurate. Please bring it back!
If anyone wonders why local news has been in such decline, just look at the garbage content in this app: crimes, fires, and irrelevant breaking news. This isn't journalism, it's sensationalism. How about some real journalism, investigations, and reporting to improve the quality of life in Philadelphia? Stop catering to the lowest common denominator.
The ads before the vids are longer than the vids. Thanks for wasting my time.
I have an older iPod that just wont die. Now I'm told that I can't get the newest version of 6Abc. So long Philly.
STOP the spider running across the screen. It happens with the ad at the top of screen. Really inconsiderate!
Too many notifications! I'm deleting the app.
It repeats the same alert over and over again even after opening and closing the App. The breaking news are old news because there's a error that keeps repeating the news on the app please fix other then that the app is great.
You can't get lottery results on this app- not fair
There are too many up date messages which arrive with a chime. I'd like to shut down the up dates or at a minimum turn off the chime but can't find a way to do that without deleting the entire app.
The older version was so much better this one is more concerned with ads rather than news updates. What a shame the old app rocked
New version won't work on original iPad! What's with that? Not all of us can get newest versions as they come out! Sorry to say goodbye to 6abc Philadelphia :0(
I've had this app for a while and it worked great. They made some kind of new updated version that works when it wants to, which is mostly never.
LOVE the new sleek look and great new stories.... HATE that you got rid of the horoscopes!!! Why??
The previous, unique to Philly 6abc app is (was) better than this ABC app. Parent company ABC "modified" all the affiliate stations apps to use their app template. Too many video stories all with commercials. Gone are the unique features that we have grown accustomed. View other's comments for a list of what is missing.
I use this app for the traffic. My commute to work depends on travel times. This new app doesnt have the travel times and route segments like the old app...I wish I didnt delete the old one now. Very un-impressed.
Provides easy access to 6ABC news content including streaming live broadcast in early morning. Works great on ipad.
The last version was much more friendly and used more, now not worth the time.
The improvements are outstanding. Everything looks and feels smoother and not all jammed together. The only thing I do not like is that some of the stories are video only. Sometimes I can always have my volume up and would rather read the story than see a clip. Other than that it's a nice app
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