WGAL - Susquehanna Valley free breaking news, weather source News App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: Hearst Television

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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
38 Ratings
All Versions:
216 Ratings


Take this WGAL 8 news app with you every where you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Lebanon, PA. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the WGAL news app for free today. Features: - Be alerted to breaking news with push notifications. - Watch live streaming breaking news when it happens and daily newscasts. - Submit breaking news, news tips and email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom and it could be featured on air. - Comment on stories that matter to you and share stories with email or on your social media pages. - Check out current weather conditions, hourly and 7 day forecasts wherever you might be. - Our interactive radar lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity. - See weather alerts, school and business closings and watch daily videocasts from your favorite meteorologist.

Customer Reviews

  • WGAL News App.

    by New Blue Car 43

    Great news app. Just wishing that you can watch the news live!!!!!!

  • Wgal app

    by Nicoleleeking

    Goes hrs. Without updating its stories! Needs to update its stories more often!

  • Live Newscast Streaming!

    by pleomorphed

    I love being able to watch every newscast live from the app! The quality is awesome. The main downside of this app is that many links in the app launch Safari which sometimes requires you to re-navigate to the story/slideshow/video etc. And when you're in Safari, there's a big banner across the top asking you to install the app. You can't win.

  • None

    by Really senior citizen

    I find the site difficult to navigate. Also during the storms, I found news to be up to 12 hours behind. It could be I just had problems with finding current reports.

  • Great App.

    by Sheafferhi

    So far so good.

  • Misses the mark

    by TeBuChen

    I mainly downloaded this app for up to date weather...especially with pending storms. Yet it seems like they only update the weather forecast when they get around to it. Many times I notice that the weather videocast can be almost 12 hours old which is unacceptable since they could easily upload a new one after each TV broadcast.

  • Solid news

    by Damn piggys

    Love the app always gives me what I need to know. Great stories, local and statewide. I enjoy the stories in stats about PA ad individual counties. Traffic stories are great as well

  • Great app

    by 3E071

    Love it!

  • Informative

    by Dinky Doo

    Does the job!

  • WGAL 8

    by wjkess

    I like the ease of the app and the up-to-date news alerts.

  • Always room for improvement News 8 app!

    by "EB"

    Always room for improvement News 8 app!

  • Love WGAL but . . .

    by Gtsk17

    WGAL is awesome but this app is terrible maybe if they got a pro to do it would be a lot better I see a lot of potential and good information but it's not I appealing

  • Best in Pa

    by Bigdave86

    Hands down best app in PA

  • Ugly. But it works.

    by Ricardo Moreno

    Very informative app, it does its job admirably. However, it's greatly lacking in the looks department -- who says news has to be so drab? This app is on its own screen with all the other dark ages (aka pre-iOS7) apps. Sorry for putting so much stock in something most would consider superficial but, a) I'm a graphic designer and b) functionally, the app is great.

  • Use all the time!!

    by Ryan Marriott

    Use all the time!!

  • Like the road closure notifications

    by JamesCalvin

    I Like the road closure notifications!

  • Best app ever

    by Eglat20

    Love wgal!!!

  • Wgal 8 app

    by davet1734

    Nicely done, os7, iphone 4s, Installed and works great. Channel 8 has the best severe weather updates and cancelation updates

  • More detail wanted


    Much better version. Hate the ads though.

  • Not a bad app

    by David Ian Jackson

    Gets the job done. Not amazing, but certainly useful

  • Could be better

    by Newman5000

    Sometimes you cannot read articles

  • Old News

    by LS Soccer Mom

    While this app looks slick in the surface, it us one if the poorest news apps I've ever seen. The stories are not updated frequently enough. The top stories are usually old news.

  • Annoyed

    by sarahbear816

    I gave it one star because I find this app to be highly inconvenient. Has anyone else noticed that just about every article you click on requires you to click a link to read the entire article on the internet?? I got the app because I'm supposed to be able to read the news without having to use other apps on my phone. Every other news app I have allows me to see articles right in the app as well as school closings/delays, pictures and other area information. Get it together WGAL or I'm not using this app or your news.

  • Not a go-to for weather

    by Iheart Etown

    I only downloaded this for weather, so the other parts might be okay. I was looking for more specific weather info on our area than the Weather Channel app, but this does not give it. For instance, the predictor is just a series of photos showing the eastern seaboard and how they think the storm system will advance. Again, my 2 stars are specifically for that section of the app, because I thought a weather leader in the Susquehanna Valley would have better, more localized info.

  • Keeps me updated-when it doesn't crash.

    by moviegirl77

    I enjoy this app a lot but it often has difficulty & crashes. I do enjoy the alerts.

  • Awesome

    by Artecaz

    This is a great and useful tool to have , information in an App is a safety net to have!

  • Great

    by Isabel Kauffman

    Has what I need to know and I love the alerts.

  • WGAL mobile app

    by Nanaw2028

    Enjoy this app. It is informative and keeps me up to date with what is happening in my area. I like the breaking news alerts.

  • News, weather& more

    by Harvest moon

    Accurate & informative. :)

  • Very useful

    by Jplacks

    Great for weather and school closing updates

  • Great App

    by Chillycookie2

    Easy to use

  • Nice App

    by Danatthebat

    I like to use it for school closings.

  • "Rate This App" Popup

    by David_Burke

    If I wanted to rate this app, I would do so without being pestered by popup requests. If an app wants a five-star rating, the developers should write an app which delights its users, not one which interrupts them to beg for validation.

  • Mediocre at best.

    by SabrToothSqrl

    The best thing about this app is how often they link OUT of it. What's the point of this app when every story is just a link?!

  • News You Can Use!

    by Poetgoodheart

    I love the way this application keeps me informed about happenings in my LOCAL area; the weather, dangerous police alerts and also the many wonderful things going on. It is as vital as my morning coffee!

  • As bad as their newscast

    by Pissedoffatmyselfforbuyingthis

    Bland and outdated news. Never recent.

  • As bad as their newscast

    by Pissedoffatmyselfforbuyingthis

    Bland and outdated news. Never recent.

  • Dpj

    by Big Jess 1

    Love keeping in touch from Florida !

  • Great App

    by Vinnie(64)

    Keeps me up to date on what's going on.

  • WGAL

    by Nagual48

    Excellent supplement to watching actual channel on TV! Takes a little long to load but since that's the worst about it is have to rate this very highly! Good work! Been watching for fifty five years; back when Mary Jane Landis had Percy Platypus and cousin Kiwi on early Saturday mornings...just after Covered Wagon Theatre! Thanks! Mike wonders

  • Great news app

    by Jem3540

    Love getting news as it happens. Esp the sound my phone makes when there is an update. Thank you for ur hard work.

  • Great App!

    by PA weightwatcher

    Keeps me informed of breaking news & weather conditions & closings.

  • My morning routine

    by Joe-TradIrishFan

    Half of my 50-60 working hours per week are outside. The radar loop and forecast are very important to me. I open this every morning and sometimes throughout the day.

  • All you need

    by L Von Essence

    Great coverage keeps me informed

  • Great app

    by RWS717

    I love the breaking news notifications especially the road closures do to accidents

  • Horrible App

    by JoPa2013

    Slow. Can't search for articles. Weather and sports coverage is lousy.

  • Must Have

    by Black and Gold 58

    Great App! Love the alerts!

  • Great App

    by Red/White Cobra

    I really enjoy using this app for local news on the go. Well designed

  • Great local app

    by Andrew Allison

    I like having my local news and weather in one convenient place.

  • Great

    by Laura17318

    I love having local weather and news alerts with me all the time :)

  • Handy

    by Majestaa

    Use it everyday, nice app.

  • Good App

    by Jennifer Torres

    Good app. Can use anywhere. Updated frequently. Not always accurate locations though.

  • Local News

    by Tucker859

    Nice to check news anywhere I go.

  • Great content and easy to use

    by Wsarver

    The app is great for news and weather because it is do easy to use. I can easily get from the news to the weather and the to the forecast without any problems. Thank you for this.

  • WGAL Channel 8

    by Caldercup

    Great news and weather!!

  • WGAL

    by Prmonsterz

    Great app for local news, weather and traffic.

  • Almost perfect

    by Travelug

    It's stable and does what it should. If I could change anything, I'd make it easier to add comments and start a new topic.

  • Local news

    by Burley Jackson

    Great app to get you local news. Especially if you missed the broadcast.

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