ABC7 Los Angeles News App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: News
  • Publisher: ABC Digital
  • Updated: Dec, 22 2010
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 35.11 MB

Languages: English

Seller: ABC Digital

- New "You Witness" feature that allows you to upload and browse photos of the news around you.
- iOS 7 compatibility updates

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
12 Ratings
All Versions:
293 Ratings


KABC-TV Los Angeles - Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the ABC7 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 Los Angeles and Southern California, 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.

-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
-Live Doppler
-7-Day & hourly forecasts

-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from

Customer Reviews

  • Easy to use

    by Laduty

    Everything in your hand. Easy to navigate and it locates you if allowed do u can get customized weather and traffic especially important when you are on the go or stuck.

  • ABC7 News

    by Pare.66

    Nice app. Easily choice of news sections.

  • Picture blocked

    by Uncharted1

    There is a virtual start button right in the middle of the headline photo. This is especially annoying when trying to view a sketch of a crime suspect or a missing person.

  • iOS 7

    by JNEGRETE31

    I love abc 7! I would love even more if it had the design for iOS 7

  • What happen to Sound??

    by Matthew Manobanda

    What happen to the Alert Chime when we get a notification??

  • Great App - Annoying alert bar

    by PlayingMusic

    The app is great. It is easy to browse through lots of news stories, traffic, and weather. Only bad thing is the annoying bar at top of screen (seen on pg 2 of app pics) will flash every 4 seconds to a blue bar when there is breaking news. It is annoying to see when I'm reading through other stories. It needs to have an ignore button or a hide button.

  • Very Nice App

    by decristo50

    This app works very nicely. I especially like the Traffic map that is touch sensitive and allows a closer look at traffic problems and specific ramps. Many apps on iPhone for Mac are touch sensitive and allows the user to grab text, copy it, and then paste it into another app or email. This app DOES NOT DO THAT, and perhaps that can be fixed in future releases. All in all, this app is good and should give the user a lot of useful help navigating around LA.

  • Excellent app

    by reviewer2209

    An excellent app. Updated news.

  • Great features!

    by Jimzy99

    Love the interface! Please don't change the swiping for different cities and articles.

  • Very neat & tidy!

    by RITAAY

    I hope they continue to send out notifications when sonething happens!

  • Great look and great content.

    by slinkykaterina

    I really like this app! It is well built. Easy to use. It has pleasing colors and graphics. Good content. Overall it makes me very happy to use it.

  • Commercials????

    by DW8325

    I understand commercials sponsor the news content however the same commercial over and over again when watching video news is annoying. If there was an option for commercials to be bypassed after 5 seconds, this would be great.

  • Great App!

    by Rosalee724

    Love this App! Gives me alerts on road closures and like the way it breaks down the news by county.

  • New is not always better

    by Richwm

    The old app is better than this new one way to bloated. Please don't kill the old one it still works fine and I would like to keep it.

  • Best news app

    by slimer_14

    Best news app ever!! Very reliable.

  • Improvement

    by lineshop09

    Much better but still need to make text a little larger. Needs landscape option also.

  • Alert notifications?

    by Romeopwns u

    What happen to The alert sound? When there is a breaking news I never hear any sound notification. Please advise. Thank you.

  • Great App!

    by RLsmitty

    Clean format - easy to navigate

  • Fix this!

    by Cbt.medic02

    Used to be a great app that always worked well, and then this week they decided to text every night at 10:59pm with their stupid storylines. It's not even relevant news story's!! Will be uninstalling soon if this doesn't stop. And please fire whomever came up with stupid idea. It's not gaining you followers, it's making you lose them.

  • Really ABC???

    by the_red_ash

    The average news is ok but when you send a notification to an iPhone and there is nothing about the notification on your app, really? If you want old news this app is for you!

  • No weather

    by Being Dali

    The weather section never works (iphone 5) Ok for general local news.

  • Hate new app!!

    by Ncjie

    Bring old version back. Not impressed at all. Will delete if doesn't bring old version back. What happen to finding movies, sports,,etc.???? This is terrible that I can't even get the old app any longer. Will b deleting this, I've waited to see if u'd get the hint from all the bad reviews that this would change, but guess this is just what it is, WORSE App!!!!! So sad, I've been watching Channel 7 for years & years, sad to be deleting this app soon. Just a waste of space since I don't use it

  • Crashes on startup on iOS 6

    by Sourkandy

    App worked great before the last update, you guys need to fix the start up crash on iOS 6, happens every time. When it's fixed I will change my rating.

  • No sound for "Coach of the Week" on IPad

    by K107r

    I downloaded first time, had no sound at all. I deleted the app, reloaded and got sound on some stories but not Coach of Week, there are probably others. C'mon. If you aren't going to provide audio consistently, at least furnish the accompanying text for the story! Disappointing!

  • Your notification settings are overridden.

    by allanjder

    I can't turn of notification from the Notification Center and no settings on the APP, so if you want to turn it off, you will need to delete the APP.

  • Too Many Commercials

    by eBayer For a Long Time

    Can't figure out a way to bypass the way too many commercials when trying to view a video. Going to use CBS or NBC instead.

  • No Search Menu

    by ESP7777

    Trying to find a news report about car jacking @ 11:00 pm broadcast but no search available

  • Disappointed!

    by Lizardc

    Now when I open my app, it opens from the UPGRADE NOW screen then goes to an open app screen. Not the easiest app to maneuver. Really liked the previous app better.

  • Deleting it

    by OrangeCountySickboy

    Tired of commercial every time I want to watch a clip. And it isn't updated as often as it should. Bye abc7

  • Errors

    by Ayjinmarie

    Too many grammatical and spelling errors makes for an irritating read.


    by BroJohnM

    You gotta be kidding me! Gotta have Dodgers updates or this thing is toast !


    by BroJohnM

    You gotta be kidding me! Gotta have Dodgers updates or this thing is toast !

  • No sports!

    by Farmer Tomato

    Want sports news? Won't find it here.

  • Use common sense

    by USJP

    Use commonsense If TV news run same commercial between every topic for 30 sec. Everyone switch to other news channel and nobody want to watch that channel anymore. HD video is nice but I don't click video unless really want to watch it once a week or so. I watch CBS, KTLA5, Fox 11, Kcal9 for video. Too bad ABC7 have nice video but nobody want to watch it because tooooo often and toooooo long commercial every time you click it. If this was TV, director get fired.

  • Deleted today

    by Diehard fan!

    I can't believe you have to watch a 30 second advertisement in order to watch a video news report. It's crap. If I wanted to watch commercials I'd watch the news on TV.

  • Limping Along

    by Dak Dulari

    The app is weak considering ABC7 is owned by Disney.

  • Stupid decision to take away my home page preference

    by SAinCA

    Whoever thought it was a good idea to force multi-tap to get to Orange County live traffic needs to go to design school! With the old app at least I could make traffic my home page. Would someone give us back this minimal level of customization? I hate this new piece of JUNK.

  • Cant predict weather accurately.

    by Kack122

    Don't understand why they cant get the weather right. It says partly sunny in Manhattan Beach when it is cold,very cloudy and RAINING!

  • Bad

    by ddangcil

    Why do I have to watch the same commercial over & over just to watch a video?!! I had to watch that same stupid ad like 30 times now! I will be going to another news app! Terrible

  • Commercial

    by TiaraDiamond

    Why did they add the same commercial to every video. It was great, now it is just too annoying.

  • Way to much Advertising

    by Zaphire Borghi

    The site used to be good but now you can't see it without watching a lot of advertising . At this point it's pretty much unusable.

  • Not happy!

    by chawke

    I loved this Ap until they started forcing me to watch advertisements in order to view videos!! Once you click the play button you are automatically locked in to a 30 sec advertisement that you cant get out of. Basically your Ap freezes until you watch the entire ad. Not happy!!!

  • 30 sec ad

    by H20@32

    Before it was a five star but now you have to watch a 30 second ad before every video clip. Worse yet its the same ad over and over. No way to skip ad. I could tolerate watching it once. If this doesn't change next update I'll get my news elsewhere. Ah, maybe sooner.


    by Miss O.C.

    I like this app, but now i'm DELETING, because you added commercials before news videos...BOO!

  • Alerts

    by gSCVreg

    I have lost the breaking news alerts with 2.20

  • Bad app

    by biglouie76

    This app takes away the options that the original app had. No bueno

  • Like the old one

    by Summer ready

    I love the old app. There is no alert and too much on the front page. Where is the easy sports. Need to find a score with hockey and can't.

  • App

    by Number0800

    Went from great to terrible

  • Lost in Change

    by moon goon

    Change is NOT always good. This app has lost the option to look up movies. A most useful part of the app. Bummer!

  • Fred from LA

    by Big Papa 85

    No bueno... Sports scores out side of Los Angeles not shown... Have to dig more to find local much of stuff you don't need and stuff you do need not there....happier with the old app

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