It's not bad It's a pretty good application. What would make it better is if the UI was simplified, as it is it's a bit confusing how to get around. I really wish I could just access the full evening news broadcast and not have to pick individual stories. On the plus side the chromecast support is great, good job.
Miss the previous version Do not like the update. I miss night mode, which was easier on the eyes in low light situations. This used to be my favorite news app. Now it is rarely used. The simplicity was one of its greatest benefits, allowing me to quietly catch up on the news. Now, not so much.
No Cast Icon I loved this app because it gave me access to local news every morning, but since the update the cast icon has disappeared making it impossible to watch the news in the morning!!! I'm so frustrated, what is the issue?!?!?!!!
Does Not Seem To Have A Tablet Mode The app seems to only be focused on phones. The app screen does not rotate for use on a tablet. Where is the capability to watch full broadcasts of evening news broadcast? I would like to view the full broadcast when I miss it on TV.
Widget very often shows old news Something as simple as autoupdating the widget a few times each day to display the latest news stories seems to elude the skillset of the programmers.
Bad setup Not user friendly. Since update, no more quick news updates. Time wasted scrolling through all the video first.
User feedback is very important to us, and this build is aimed at fixing issues that were reported after our last release:
Auto start video can be disabled in Settings
Display and usability bugs
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