ABC Action News Tampa Bay 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:
10 Ratings
All Versions:
30 Ratings


It was time for an upgrade. Our new app brings you the latest trusted news and information for the Tampa Bay region.

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.

ABC Action News is Taking Action For You with leading local news coverage, "Certified Most Accurate" weather forecasts, and award-winning I-Team investigations on TV, online, on your phone and tablet.

ABC Action News has been named the Associated Press’ Best Overall News Operation for the past five years in a row.

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

Customer Reviews

  • Decent

    by Coop7111

    I have had this app for about a month, and I like it more than most local news apps (I've lived in NY and FL). However, the stories are not edited very well (spelling and grammar), and the stories can be updated more often.

  • Great update

    by askheidi

    Love the update. Easier to find stories I'm looking for, more news and app feels cleaner/more streamlined. Also, live news video is cool!

  • Great App

    by Rezzusf

    Nice layout and easy to read. You can find the stories you are looking for.

  • Much better than 10 or 9

    by 112OAKS

    This is a legit newschannel, not like the folks at some other stations. Denis Phillips is awesome!

  • News Junkie

    by NewsUser11

    The new app is great, a vast improvement from the old one. Love Action News!

  • Best for local news

    by TampaGregg

    These folks are great. They often have the info first and always have it right. Get the notifications and be the first to know.

  • A Good Start

    by rreefflleeccttsseeaann

    Nice concept. Fairly well executed.

  • Needs more!

    by L3x35

    Good App but it needs an update.

  • So so

    by Kiki FL

    It's great during the week, but nothing but the weather seems to be updated on the weekend. It gives you the impression that they are not truly committed to this app.

  • Great But.....

    by Zogjkkjk

    I lie this app but l wish we could watch the weather chat

  • Awesome up-to-date weather!

    by Clogan675326

    I love the weather section. Keeps me informed and on top of what I need to plan for the day. Bill Logan is my favorite.

  • Nuisance alerts

    by acrisis

    Good local news app. Thank you for removing the AM airport temp alert. Now please discontinue nuisance alerts for national news items. I don't need three alerts about the court case of the day, happening a couple states over. I can read that at my own leisure later, without needing to interrupt me right now. Please broadcast only actionable LOCAL must know weather and traffic alerts, like if a tornado is on the ground or Interstate x is closed of. You get the idea.

  • That guy

    by Blake Danatielo

    Really like this app. Big fan of the news now feature.

  • Awesome...but

    by Afrosoulreaper

    Awesome and love it but 7 day forecast lags every few days sometimes pretty bad

  • Double updates

    by Michael_moses

    Notifications are pushing twice about a minute apart. Insanely annoying, deleting in favor of FOX news for a month.

  • Problem with News Alerts

    by cjreb

    Newest version needs a fix..."news alerts" are breaking twice and showing twice in the Notification Center, approximately 30 - 60 seconds apart. This is getting annoying!!!

  • Please fix

    by Rocker dolphin

    This update is AWEFULL‼️

  • Can't stop ad

    by Space wizz

    This app used to be a good local news app for the Tampa area. However now an ad starts up and can't be dismissed. Clicking the X closes the ad but then it starts back up.

  • Disappointing App

    by Mokigirl

    I expected this app to be carry the same stories, traffic and weather as the morning news on TV. I can't get TV in my bathroom, so I thought this would fill the gap. Unfortunately the stories were not the same as on TV, and this morning they were the same as they broadcast yesterday! Now I can't trust that the news is current, so how can I trust the traffic or weather? Very diappointing.

  • Locking up

    by Tugtravis

    Tired of program locking up. Looked nice and set up was easy to navigate! Would just lock up constantly. Very annoying.

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