23ABC News Bakersfield News App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: E.W. Scripps Company

- Improved performance
- Easy to use Facebook and Twitter sharing tools
- New font for increased readability
- Higher resolution for photos and video
- Swipe between stories and sections
- New side navigation that put more news front and center on the home screen
- Photos and video in stories
- Save stories to read later

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
8 Ratings
All Versions:
19 Ratings


It was time for an upgrade. Our new app brings you the latest trusted news and information for Bakersfield, California and Kern County.

The app has been completely redesigned for speed and usability. In addition to a number of new features, we hope you find the format allows easier reading and crisp photos and video for a more dynamic experience.

23ABC News brings you up to the minute breaking news alerts, weather, traffic as well as live streaming video for Bakersfield, Kern County and all over the world. Presented in an app, offering everything you need to stay informed.

Please review the app and let us know what you think.

Customer Reviews

  • Best app for news in Bakersfield and Kern County

    by Anne Stegen

    You can find the fastest, most accurate news on this app.

  • Great news app

    by Tim Calahan

    One of the best news apps I've used. Fast swipes, great fonts- and easy access to video... Able to play directly in the story. There is an easy to navigate sidebar menu that allows you to see all sections and easily find news stories. My favorite app for news in Bakersfield!

  • Best news app in Kern County!

    by elainarusk

    I love the breaking news alerts, so even when I'm far away from my TV and not even looking at the Internet, I get the info before all my friends sent right to my phone! The HD video is really great and the app is fast and easy to use. I highly recommend it!

  • Best news app on my phone! Which is saying something

    by Amy Smith

    Nothing better than a local news app that updates me immediately on the traffic situation. Before I can even get frustrate with waiting, push notifications tell me exactly what's going on and why I'm stopped. The app is so easy to navigate and so easy to get information. Best news app ever. Seriously

  • New & Improved

    by Marvisi

    It's sleeker, smoother, and more aesthetically pleasing than the previous app. The ability to change type size is also very nice which accommodates users of all ages. Most importantly 23 ABC provides the best news content in Kern County and all the anchors are very good looking.

  • Love it!

    by Dugg Deth

    Fantastic! I love the weather updates, love the breaking news updates. The app works without fail everyday!

  • Good update

    by 112OAKS

    Everything is faster and smoother and I love the new font.


    by Croznut

    I can honestly say that handling this app makes me love living in Bakersfield. It is so easy to use and getting live streaming video from a local source has revolutionized how I consume local news. Definitely deleting my other news apps and using this one.

  • Cmc4brad

    by Cmc4brad

    I am looking for an app that not only covers local news stories, but also gives you developments within Bakersfield like the local section of the newspaper. Would like to read about new businesses coming to Bakersfield and when they'll open here. Or local businesses closing, relocating or expanding. So far, this app has current news which I love. Make it a Bakersfield news and local business app : )

  • Best app

    by Htk traper

    I love this best app keeps u update even on the weekend not like other apps:( luv it

  • Keeps me updated!!!

    by Francis Christine D.

    I love it. I always check the news before I go to bed and when I wake up. It's great to know what's going on I'm my community. This app is easy to use and always updated! Best news in town.

  • Best Kern County News App!

    by GFreeGal

    This is amazing! I love how easy it is to use and how you can immediately contact the station with a phone call, pictures or a video! It's great! Best news coverage of all the TV stations, I love ABC 23!

  • No Spoiler Alert!

    by terr1967

    Super Bowl score banner without a spoiler alert.

  • Cannot Read Stories!

    by Shastaw2006

    Up until recently this was one of my favorite local news apps.. But now you can barely start a story before you are whisked off to the app store to buy clash of the clans or candy crush.. Bring back the news apps that just tell the news.. If I wanted commercials I would watch it when it originally aired..

  • Not the best...

    by explosiveman

    While I am by far not the best with grammar, it seems like every time I read a story on this app, I wonder if the writers even proof read there their work... It just somewhat takes away from the story. On top of this, some of the recent advertisement have a bug where if you try to just navigate through the app or click on a story, they automatically take you to the App Store to download them. This is really annoying and keeps repeating over and over. This app really needs to be better maintained...

  • Ad Machine

    by Fuzzybuney

    This app used to be great until it began to force close and redirect to candy crush saga in the App Store. Now you can't even read a story without being redirected. Lame.

  • Wth happened!!!

    by LG1510

    It force closes on me all the time now:/ I used to go to this throughout the day and now after this last update I can't even finish reading an article!!! Please fix!!!!

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    by cnek

    breaking news updates?

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