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The ABC13 app provides the latest local, weather and national top stories and breaking news customized for you! Get more live and on-demand video than ever before, including live newscasts, and choose customized alerts based on your interests.   Customized “My News” that matters to you - Stay informed on stories you love by choosing customized topics. - “My News” builds a unique feed just for you based on interests and locations you choose. - Stay updated on the latest through live video, real-time updates and easy navigation.   Get alerts you want - Choose customized alerts for topics and locations you care about, from entertainment news to sports updates and everything in between. - Easily select locations in “Settings” to get the latest breaking news, weather and traffic from your area in real-time.   Watch live video - Find exclusive video clips and live video streams at the top of the app, including live news broadcasts. - Switching between live streams is as easy as flipping between channels. - Watch live video while you read stories and browse the app   Stay updated 24/7 on weather and traffic - Easily choose your locations to get hourly conditions and 7-day forecasts. - Get real-time Doppler maps along with detailed weather information from Accuweather. - Get weather and traffic alerts for severe conditions so you’re always up-to-date before you go. Before you download this app, please consider that it includes advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device's advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads).
😠😠😠
by onelight80 on 2019/10/15 13:51
This app is unusable now. The news stories won’t open when tapped on, just plays audio, that’s it. Needs major update.
It Could Be (and Was) Better
by PMinTX on 2019/10/11 19:22
Clicking on a picture forces me to close the app entirely. There is no option to close the pictures. This app also lost much of the fun when comments removed. Update October 2019 - still no better.
Where is the zero star choice
by RX77339 on 2019/10/11 11:51
CHANGE IT BACK! I can’t find anything!
Fix your app
by 713ji on 2019/10/07 14:36
They app always have errors and bugs
ABC News
by Just4me2@@ on 2019/10/07 01:10
One star is definitely too good for this app. If I had the choice I would put zero. Without a doubt this is the worst news app I have ever downloaded. It is constantly disconnecting and most of the video portions of the news will never open. If they do it has nothing to do with the new story you were reading. It is not worth downloading.
I just want to read the news
by newsreader8942 on 2019/10/03 21:14
Immediate audio play of advertisements/news footage is quite embarrassing when trying to discreetly “read” the latest news in a crowd.
Feedback.
by Bambambini25 on 2019/10/02 03:42
There’s no space to contact or give feedback. I think jeopardy has changed to a bad time. It’s always pre-emoted and you don’t show it later in the night. Why not? Bmandelste @gmail.com
Loud advertisements in silent mode
by Stankerson on 2019/09/30 03:55
Many news stories when opened trigger LOUD advertisement videos that are unavoidable, even when your phone is on silent mode. Plenty of better news apps out there that respect users’ need to read the news without videos blasting. Deleted.
Redesign Not Good
by Texrb on 2019/09/29 13:54
Poorly thought out design. One main story on the right and a scroll of other stories on the left with no other menu options as well as poor separation of sponsored content from news stories makes for an annoying app. I’m switching to another local news app until they correct this mess of an app.
New app no good
by Sunbird001 on 2019/09/29 03:41
I do not like the Ch 13 app. Each segment is only a video now. There used to be a written article for each news item. Now it’s just a video. I don’t want to have to watch a video. I just want to quickly read it.
Navigation
by lost at 13 on 2019/09/27 03:15
Difficult to find what you are looking for.
Crash & Burn
by T. Bob on 2019/09/27 02:41
Can’t click on stories to read. App crashes then automatically shuts off since I downloaded the new iOS 🙄.
It working
by D-iris on 2019/09/26 12:13
Since the update of sept 2019 the app no longer works. The videos do not work, the audio of a news article starts to play on ones that I don’t click. The app crashes. You can’t even read an article. Since nothing works the app is useless.
Houston worst news app
by myLiLoAl on 2019/09/25 16:23
App starts with a clip that you didn’t play and won’t let you read the stories. Was working fine till like a week ago. I’ve deleted and reinstalled it and still doesn’t work. I would give it a zero if I could
Not working since IOS 13 update
by Stevieb129 on 2019/09/24 20:39
App freezes and does not work since the Apple IOS 13 update!
App doesn’t work
by assfghj1234 on 2019/09/24 15:02
Just stays frozen, can’t click any articles or anything. App crashes constantly.
Can’t Read News
by SillyGem on 2019/09/24 12:24
If I try to tap any story nothing happens 🦗🦗
Breaking News takes you to a page of ads
by rf-o on 2019/09/24 01:04
When one gets an inviting news update, clicking on it takes you somewhere else. Then too many advertisements!
Review
by Dee&Ayy on 2019/09/23 22:16
I don’t like how the news videos automatically play when I click on a story to read. And no matter if I have the volume on or off, the video will play the audio, and loud. It would be a better option to actually press play to watch the video.
The app crashes
by EagleEyeCesar on 2019/09/23 12:06
When I click on a story the app crashes And every time I open a notification noting happens
Music and ad sounds when try to play video
by Jenniushere on 2019/09/22 03:19
Does anyone else have the same problem when they try to stream a breaking news video? I am alerted. Click on the feed to show a video, click play, and the video starts playing but the sound is different. It’s an ad or awful music that is nowhere to be seen on my screen. Is this a flaw in the app video feed technology?
No longer works
by Trent in Houston on 2019/09/22 01:14
The app will not let you open a story in iOS 13. Just closes back up.
Poor version 7.7
by Texas A Big Place on 2019/09/21 23:19
Version 7.7 09/21/19 App used to allow me to tap on a story I was interested in and read the story. Now the only thing that works is to tap and watch the play back. I can read an article and be on my way faster than listening to them talk.
Constantly crashes
by Bangs98 on 2019/09/21 18:44
I thought it used to crash because my phone was an older version. I just purchased a new phone and the app still crashes. So frustrating.
Worst news app ever!
by ScorpionDad007 on 2019/09/04 01:51
Get an alert, click the alert, app opens, story for the alert you clicked is nowhere to be found. Video linked to stories has a screenshot used as clickbate. You will never see what they show you on the video screenshot.
I like the app but sometimes it freezes and crashes
by Momeliz on 2019/09/03 20:25
I like all the content. Great app, but almost every time I look at all the articles, it will crash and have to go back and go to the app again. Otherwise it’s great.
No longer a good app
by The cats meow1990 on 2019/09/02 19:30
Used to be a good app. Now mute won’t stay on when you want to read the story. And when you do try to watch the videos it constantly shuts the whole app down and then you have to restart the app from the beginning. I used to use this app frequently, I’m now to the point of deleting it from my phone.
Crashing
by zzxvbmopdjwo on 2019/08/28 19:46
App keeps crashing . Freezes up after about 10 seconds in the app
ABC 13 Spp
by MJGALLE on 2019/08/28 18:45
I can’t seem to be able to turn back on sound to my app! Can you help me do so?
The Best!
by Toneyraay. on 2019/08/28 11:40
One of worlds greatest news casters: Thanks!🥰🥰💯😎
Poor
by trise3 on 2019/08/27 11:33
This app freezes and logs out often. Love the network but app needs great improvements
AL Wooley
by wooleyal on 2019/08/26 12:21
Very good news feed.
Issues
by menyou2019 on 2019/08/23 19:32
App crashes too often on iPhone and iPad.
Ok
by real deal T on 2019/08/22 15:18
Most of the time the app performs but sometimes it will freeze and shut down. Other times the ads run at the same time as the video.
App crashes frequently
by Rockheadman on 2019/08/21 03:12
This app crashes frequently and unpredictably.
Please fix it
by cott cloud on 2019/08/19 00:49
Still crashing!!!!!
Still crashes!
by yesdfyy on 2019/08/18 15:54
Get rid of all the video clips. Text articles only please.
Keep shutting off
by Shamim Mithu on 2019/08/15 00:30
Recently I’m have problems with this app its keep shutting off on me. Can someone fix the issue please
News app needs LOTS of work
by Jeep_Ride on 2019/08/13 15:22
Unfortunately the app frequently shuts down during use. For example, this morning I had to reopen the app 4 times (I’ve never used the app where I didn’t have to reopen it frequently). Even more frustrating is when I attempt to report the problem on the feedback section, it never loads - I report form means no bad reports right? Smh ABC 13 is my favorite local news channel here in Houston, and I’m shocked that they haven’t provided a quality app that works better.
Constantly crashes!!!
by mwbrooks12 on 2019/08/13 14:55
This app used to work perfectly but as usual people love to fiddle with things that are working and end up making it worse. The app constantly crashes. Please find a new developer.
Sad app
by Stoopidmonkey73 on 2019/08/13 13:24
Trying to check out local news but only shows TOP news. Local news stays blank. You keep forcing me to go to other news apps. So thanks, FOX is much better👍🏼
App is horrible
by Kubby Kakes on 2019/08/11 14:05
This app used to be really good but now it’s horrible. It glitches and crashes all of the time plus the videos don’t play consistently.
Terrible app
by TerriD2 on 2019/08/11 13:35
The app goes back to the top of the article, shuts off completely or freezes the screen while you are still reading. It’s terrible. I wish it worked better
Keeps crashing
by Supermommyx4 on 2019/08/10 17:04
This used to be my go to app for local news but I’m looking for a new one because lately it repeatedly crashes. I uninstalled and reinstalled but no change. Very sad to have to find a new one :(
App
by lriley07 on 2019/08/10 13:34
Your videos either play when not wanted or the do not play when requested. Reading a story and the app goes off. Fix issues or remove app
Just Stops
by A-Mar. on 2019/08/09 22:56
Almost every time I use the app it shuts down after 2-3 minutes. Even watching video. Otherwise I like it.
Still crashes...still not fixed
by SkippyPGD on 2019/08/09 02:46
Once again...after yet another update (7.6), app still crashes horribly after reading articles for 5-10 mins or so. Utterly frustrating. I’ve never had an app that has been this poor in all the years of iOS use.
Great but app still crashes
by Drekoozie on 2019/08/08 12:01
The app still keeps crashing even after its recent update. As soon as I click on a story and start scrolling as I read the article the app crashes. Other then that this is one of the apps I use daily. Kindly find a resolution to this problem. Thank you
Closes unexpectedly
by Wondering what's wrong on 2019/08/06 20:17
Please correct this. The app closes on its own after reading a few reports. Takes me back to the home screen. App is still open but you have to scroll back down to where you were. Will happen several times before too frustrating to continue.
Control video sound
by PDRC472 on 2019/08/06 16:42
I enjoy reading instead of listening to annoying videos especially with advertisements. Very annoying when it starts playing by itself
Non-stop crashes
by Butlmars on 2019/08/05 23:41
This app crashes non-stop. Why?
App keeps crashing
by Thereza68 on 2019/08/05 17:47
The app keeps crashing. I don’t see an update to fix and I am not able to access their form to let them know. Very annoying.
Crashes
by nomoreugh on 2019/08/04 09:03
This app constantly crashes on me. I will click on it and it opens and then while viewing or scrolling through a story it just stops. It will totally shut down and then I have to reload to view it again. This is very annoying just to try and view the news.
What happened?
by Rizzy3500 on 2019/08/03 12:56
This app was my go to for news for years now, until recently. It now crashes frequently, as in every time I try and read the news. And even the feedback page will not open so you can’t even let them know. Very disappointing!
App disconnects mid stream
by Greg Hubbard on 2019/08/01 03:24
Wrote earlier on lack of video and audio syncing. Now also seeing disconnecting mid stream in video feeds. Running other videos and audio on other channels not experiencing this issue...
Ok needs improvements
by Ish2013 on 2019/07/29 04:30
Why does this app automatically start playing commercials? It’s annoying.
Crashes
by Tigerpounce on 2019/07/27 13:24
“Download our app incase of emergency”?!? Please. Your app doesn’t work on a mild July morning. 😝 Maybe ditch all the adds?
Disappointed
by BOB41753974 on 2019/07/27 02:21
The app suddenly closes for no reason when viewing news stories. Very irritating. It does it on our other smart phone as well. I wish it was better....
App keeps crashing
by fall-de-rall on 2019/07/25 03:16
I like the news app here but each time I first open one of the stories on my iPad, the app crashes
IT web people need to be fired
by MovingOn1967 on 2019/07/24 12:21
I have yet to see a video that works without crashing. Loading another local news source.
News
by Sister 59 on 2019/07/23 20:12
Used to be a great app and a way for me to keep up with what is happening in or around Houston, now it crashes every single time I try to use it.. 🤬🤬🤬
App keeps closing
by sbr85 on 2019/07/23 07:40
The latest version of the channel 13 app keeps closing after jus a minute or two. Really annoying.
App problem
by sirahmy on 2019/07/22 12:58
Why why why do this app go out so fast as soon as you are listening to a story it blanks out. Please fix it it’s very annoying 😡😡😡
Crash crash crash
by bustedmyballon on 2019/07/22 12:19
Ever morning it crashes at least 2 or 3 or more times while trying to scroll through the stories. Layout is good, no trying to dig around to find current news. Open and go. And the feedback form never opens.
Unstable app
by gwilly119 on 2019/07/21 17:29
Very unstable app on IOS platform.... app closes automatically 2-3 times while trying to view stories
App quits
by Dr and Mrs Jon on 2019/07/21 14:11
Your app for the last two months or so has consistently suddenly quit working after we read about 1/2 up to 2/3 of the articles I don’t know if something on the app is overloaded but it is annoying because then you have to re-open the app and scroll down to where you left off thanks if you can fix that. Dr Jon
𝙲𝚁𝙰𝚂𝙷
by drpatrick2 on 2019/07/20 17:50
𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝙸 𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚒𝚝 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚜. 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚡𝚛. 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎𝚜, 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘𝚜, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚎𝚠 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 6 𝚝𝚘𝚘.
Keeps crashing, freezes or scrolls erratically
by Allygrace0514 on 2019/07/20 12:39
Can’t read anything because it’s not dependable
Hey
by ngdsscvhh on 2019/07/16 01:20
Hey t T
Rate your app
by only the news please on 2019/07/13 18:29
You are showing to many advertising commercials.
Hurricane
by jgdgdhjsj on 2019/07/13 14:55
It a really good app I love it
App needs to improve
by eshnoog on 2019/07/13 14:37
The app constantly shuts down while you are reading articles. It freezes up when you are scrolling.
Too Many Ads
by MrKirkPowers on 2019/07/11 13:10
How frustrating that every time you want to quickly access a news highlight, you have to sit through another 30 second ad. Want a quick update? Sorry. Deleting the app and I’ll just get my news from a source with less ads on every single video clip.
Not as good as the past ones
by Really Disapointed 987 on 2019/07/10 19:03
Use to be able to read information. Look at charts and really study what is going on. Now just a bunch of ads and videos that are not worth watching.
Great News App
by TONY3.0 on 2019/07/08 15:45
Love this app for my daily news! It help me be weather aware and get breaking news alerts so I can be aware and stay safe! The ABC13KTRK news team is great—thank you for your production efforts!
Abc13ktrk app
by hghjoshua on 2019/07/08 11:37
Horrible, unexpectedly drops after a couple minutes, keeps playing ads without initiating. Dislike this app immensely.
Quit forcing videos
by nomovideo on 2019/07/08 10:46
I understand the need for ads, but auto playing video ads when I have chosen “no auto play videos” is extremely poor
Notification
by aahoutx2 on 2019/07/06 14:43
Hate this app - No search feature - Where is abc localish? - Access app maybe once a month or less -
Good Bye
by DisappointedInChannel13 on 2019/07/06 08:34
I don’t like the new mandatory video I have to watch before I can read the article. If I wanted to watch a advertising I’d watch the news clip. I’m going to Fox 26, this is ridiculous!
Stop with the ads.
by Ladylucasi on 2019/07/06 07:44
I could do without the ads.Its so frustrating.I installed this app for the news.Im sorry to say farewell to this news app.And hello to KPRC NEWS .......
Stops working after a few minutes
by Pastor's Family on 2019/07/03 19:32
The app will stop working after a few minutes. Every. Time. Additionally, video will play with the story when the video has not been tapped to play. Annoying.
Accurate news reports
by Big arie on 2019/07/02 15:00
I love this app because it keeps me current with many things happening everywhere. But what I don’t like is that the app freezes and shuts off when continuously scrolling. It loads articles slow and constantly glitches.
Houstonian that LOVES 13!!!
by mzshep on 2019/07/01 13:51
I have been watching Channel 13 ALL my entire life! The anchors, meteorology team & everyone else that delivers news and consumer information is terrific!
ABC 13 app
by akdbdjx on 2019/07/01 02:49
I use it to catch up with the news each day as I don’t usually get to watch it on tv. I hate that if I actually click on a news story, to read, it automatically starts the video, which usually begins with the Hiscock(sp?) and shark tank commercials😡. I’m on the verge of ditching the app because of this.
Feedback form
by shaejam on 2019/06/28 16:45
Can not get feedback form to open. Are you tired of hearing from me? Would like to see Samica Knight back on weekend mornings news anchor. The chemistry is much better and the guys wearing color coordinated ties with her attire adds an extra bit of viewing joy! Just saying
Only Local News App That I Use
by puppetmasterx on 2019/06/26 21:40
I use it often enough that I’ve gotten use to the crashes. 😞
ABC13KTRK App
by ChavoT on 2019/06/26 03:08
ABC13KTRK App is awesome as so is the entire team!!
App issues
by Slowmac on 2019/06/25 17:24
You can’t close an image when viewing it in full screen. I would have left feedback within the feedback section of the app but it never loads.
App crashes
by Robb 1977 on 2019/06/24 20:49
The app frequently crashes and have to reopen again.
Oxymoron
by yourassholes on 2019/06/22 22:20
Private should mean private.
Crashes every time I use it
by njgwh on 2019/06/19 12:35
Love abc13 but their app is horrible. Crashes every time after about five minutes of reading. The feedback page won’t load either so that I can notify them about the reoccurring problem.
Faithful viewer
by Red Nes on 2019/06/16 03:20
I love ABC13KTRK but they send the same breaking news alert multiple times a day. Please fix this a story can only be breaking news once. I hate getting the same story through out the day!!
Your weather
by ha-you on 2019/06/15 19:37
When are you going to update the radar? My time on the phone shows it has not been updated since 0505 this morning!
App frequently crashes
by Anon334 on 2019/06/15 18:32
This app frequently crashes while in the middle of reading articles.
Used to be good.
by r1d3r on 2019/06/12 04:43
This entire app interface is terrible. Only the weather section is functional. The old app was good. This thing? Horrid. Just use the website in a browser.
Claudia
by claudia_rmz20 on 2019/06/11 19:30
Good news
Disappointed
by Mike from Spring on 2019/06/11 13:39
Too many commercials. Hiscox
HELP TOO MANY REPEATS!
by kinshasa61 on 2019/06/11 13:26
I’m serious😩I’m expecting to hear the next news update and I get 4 or 5 repeats of the same news story !?! it’s a waste of my time in the morning when I’m getting ready for work!!! expecting it to get a new news update and it repeats this is a popular station you would think they would have better technology or better IT people working for them. 👎🏻
Got bugs - Closes App for no reason
by Wonder one man on 2019/06/04 22:14
ABC13 is my favorite news station. However this App needs some bugs fixed. It shuts down right in the middle of reading or watching. Not only my phone but also my husband’s phone. Then you have to open the App again and search for the article you were reading. Not liking it. Used to be 5 stars but not any more. If there’s a fix let me know.
KTRK is a channel you can count on
by Dana94591 on 2017/08/09 19:04
Ever since I moved to Houston in 2007 I became a believer in the mission of KTRK. They are dependable and consistent. Weather is handled in a professional and competent way with 5 certified meteorologists on rotation and commitment to giving you the best information so you can stay informed. Friendly anchors serve the news in a good way. However, KTRK's true strength is in its reporting staff. These guys in the trenches get the story and they attempt to get it right! God bless them!
Does not work like it use to...
by mshongk0ng on 2019/01/03 22:42
Well, we would have given 5 stars but the latest update does not let us watch the news through the app for the last 3 days. Don't know if they forgot to turn on live news switch or whatever switch it is, but it is time to watch the news it does not come on. It just shows ABC 13 on the screen, also sometimes during the live news there is sometimes no sound, then it goes off air for about 5 minutes missing part of the news. There is still some bugs and glitches for the app, please fix. Update: this app does not work unless you buy a new iPad. Now we cannot watch live news because the app has a new updated software. We have a iPad 2 and error message keep saying please connect to Internet, which we have and still not working. This should be able to use on all version of iPad, not a lot of people now days like to buy new technology when it is not broken yet. This how old folk save money.
Used to be great
by Bbarnes58 on 2017/12/22 04:24
Well they have really done it. They took a five star app and turn it into a two star lousy one. All of the important features of the whole App are gone. The new app has little to no organization end it is very hard to find a live stream option. Ads are annoying and repetitive. The greatness of the original ABC 13 app is gone. This app has a really bad design, repetitive continuous advertisements and no lifestream option, all of which the old app offered. I would not waste my time with the new version. I wants five star app is now a two star app and is now being removed from my phone. I am moving to KHOU's app. Not only does their app have a better design it is also more easily navigable than this one. Don't waste your time on this app. It is not worth it. There are better apps out there for getting news.
Agreed it was better before.
by Jaisbone on 2018/01/13 08:05
The only thing I like better is that video’s pictures doesn’t have the play button covering the middle of it before you play it & It is cleaner looking, larger, and clearer to view which is nice but the pervious version was organized better and had a better layout. Also I’m not sure but I think I have to register now to view it which is horrible. I can’t view it it says it needs to connect. So idk? The first video you view everyday shouldn’t have a ad for it. FYI it makes ppl not want to watch videos if they only see one thing worth watching. But the info should be all written below it. Also I got to say Travis herzog this Monday total got the weeks forecast wrong and was the only weather report that that said what he said. “Pacific cold front?” It’s the coldest week I’ve seen ever for houston. You said no concern for freeze?!?! I know the weather changes but you won weather man of the year. Step up to David Tillman’s level! ;) where’s Casey also? But I like your delivery Travis. But your lucky cheta got married or I would watch her still. She also got the closer prediction by a mile. Maybe next time you miss the weather by this much you can help me cover all the plants at my job. Because I thought I was good but it’s colder now than I’ve ever felt here.
Not what it used to be
by Biggest fat blob on 2018/01/30 15:21
ABC 13 used to be my favorite news channel, I’ve watched them my whole life. My dad would watch the news when he got home from work and I’d watch too. It’s sad to see such an incredible newscast spin very biased stories. I hate to leave, I just can’t sit and watch this station turn into CNN. The days of getting the straight news with no bias is done. Cover the story, make the observation and don’t lean on one side of the other. Leave your opinions out of it, support the country and stop trying to create division or push liberal media. Many, many, many Americans are no longer trusting news sources, be careful ABC, its a slippery slide down hill. You need to remember ABC that half of the country still supports conservative views. Wish you the best, here I come Fox. And if Fox is doing the same, I’ll stop with them and no longer watch any news. Gain the trust of your viewers, spin the truth. If you don’t know the truth about the story, don’t air it.
THE WEB SITE THAT IS AFRAID TO GROW UP
by Samson's Barber on 2018/04/07 19:49
As large as Houston is, as diversified, and as cosmopolitan, this App contains very little useful news about the city, the county, or the state. It seems as if this station is "going along to get along". The news stories lack depth and originality. Way too many "fluff stories" hang around way too long taking up space for possible news that has merit and useful information. Where are your investigative reporters? Is the Houston/Harris area county devoid of lawlessness, graft, and any number of other problems? Your web site seems to give that impression. For supposedly being a professional news outlet, in the 4th largest city in the United States, I have found more useful information in "Mom and Pop" county papers and/or web sites. Shame on you channel 13 for being afraid to show differential performance. It may be time for me to move on, relegate your site to the "cloud", and just let it float away.
Unjustified!
by Mommyo2000 on 2018/05/30 18:48
I’m only giving a one star cause I had to give one! Just wanted to let you know that because of the the cancellation of a show that I like to watch made by ABC, I am gonna take a stand and cancel your app from all of my devices and no longer watch ABC at all. So maybe ABC will feel the devastating affects it had for a lot of other people in this world anyway I’m done with unforgivable people our world is going to hell in a hand basket and the media is playing right into it as well. So without ABC having any ratings because of this show does this mean you will be leaving the airwaves as well?!?! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander! Two wrongs don’t make it right! Treat others how you would want to be treated! Adios amigos! I used to love nothing but ABC13KTRK but I now have to take a stand as well!
Perfect if videos will stop playing
by Carrie Mullin on 2019/04/27 04:31
I loved the app until a change that had videos start to play when I’m trying to READ the news. I don’t want to see the videos or have them randomly start playing out loud, so I just have to forego reading the news in public settings or when I need “quiet”. I’ve become accustomed to repeatedly clicking the X to close the video before it starts playing (can’t always catch it in time). It’s a real pain for those of us who are just trying to read the news.
Worst App goes to ABC13KTRK
by TEXAS KiiNG on 2018/12/07 03:22
Your videos are littered with ads, so much as content the story or video never plays. Not to mention your stories are the same 5 stories everyday, Do you not have any people working there ? The stories are poorly written with no talent in developing the story in lost within two sentences that are as plain and misleading. I don’t blame people for getting their news from other sources of social media like Facebook and Twitter when you are giving us junk to watch and read. I know it’s probably not your call on what story to write about, but at least make the story interesting rather than opinionated one sided garbage filler. Please work on these stories better.
Really messed this app up with this update! Don’t recommend updating.
by Smthng2thinkbout on 2018/08/28 21:31
Took a really user friendly app and ruined it with this update. If I had known how messed up and worthless this app would be after the update, I would not have updated it, now its virtually worthless. Seriously considering deleting it. Also to note, the advertisements and data mining is ridiculous...I read an article about a truck driver who became stranded and instead of breaking out some of his potato chip cargo, he went hungry...for months now I have been showered with truck driving schools, truck driver everything in my emails and advertising across the board, all from ONE article.
5 Stars
by KatyMom23 on 2017/08/29 13:10
I am such a big fan of ABC13! Everyone from the news anchors to weather and traffic reporters to the reporters and camera people at the scene of whatever is happening are professional and always make me feel safe and aware of what's going on around me. The Accu Weather APP has been amazing during this huge storm, Harvey, too. I always tune in and I am grateful for all that each person does at ABC13KTRK!! ☺️💕
Notifications
by Drew0689 on 2018/12/12 03:53
Let me start this out by saying that I love abc 13. They are my go to news station, but can y’all do something about all of the news alerts that are phased out to the phones? I’ve noticed recently that y’all are sending out items that aren’t really breaking news worthy. I know y’all have to compete with other local news stations, and y’all want to be the first to tell the news, but there has to be something y’all can do. Maybe a filter for push notifications?
ABC
by 13news on 2018/10/30 22:27
Why is it that ABC makes such a BIG deal over the immigrants trying to get to our borders ? Making it so sad . No one made them bring their families through such horrible conditions. Why don’t you care about our American citizens that live in poverty . Even our veterans that went to war for you . There are children that don’t have enough food to eat . You need to clean up your news. I can’t even watch it anymore and it was once my favorite . You need to show some respect for our President . We the people voted him into office . You won’t let me post . Are you afraid ?
Abc 🤩
by abc 🤩 on 2019/01/01 22:28
I always get updates as they happen this can be good and bad but I rather know what’s going on than know what’s going on it is very helpful to know things as they happen and not have to wait to get home to watch the news.. so glad I have this app it’s very useful and beneficial in many ways so thank you for that I give 10 stars I’m so pleased by this app keep up the good work!
App
by i really like 13 on 2017/12/19 00:22
The new app is awful. Impossible to find traffic and weather and when you do finally find it the traffic has changed because it took 10 min. This is the worst app ever and my husband and I will be going to another station that has things in clear and concise order. Awful just awful... why?
Auto-play nightmare in crash land
by Bloominfoodie on 2019/05/01 00:49
Figured out you can disable auto-play, settings bottom right/video/never auto play) but now it crashes all the time. have tried reinstalling but same. It’s very disappointing since review page covered with reviews re:crashes you would think they would try to push updates but they haven’t. Last update was 4 weeks ago according to Apple. Did the app dev team quit? Are they trying to save money by letting someone’s kid take on app dev as a school project? I guess if the app quit crashing maybe they could send a reporter to ask these kinds of questions!
Annoyed.
by JoJo712838 on 2018/09/11 09:57
This is always my “go to” app for catching up on the latest news, especially the weather. I enjoy the app very much, yet I find it very frustrating. When I click on an article to read more, the page loads and brings me to the end of the article in the middle of reading. It is annoying to have to scroll back, and find where I left off before the page loaded all of the other articles and ads. It would be great if there was a “reading view” option the way web browsers offer.
Review of new format
by bbq6464 on 2017/12/29 13:11
I don't like that I have to scroll through all of your stories to see what's going on in the world, I like the old version where I could pick out just what I wanted to see , this version makes you look at everything and in the morning before work my time is short .
Used to love it
by Sckjmom on 2019/05/17 02:07
Well I finally deleted the ABC 13 app from my phone. It used to be a great news app, but since their last update the videos auto play when I click on a story, even though I disabled that option. And then it got to the point where I couldn’t even read the story after pausing or canceling the video, unless I watched the video. I prefer to read the news. If I wanted to watch the news I would watch it on tv. If it’s on my phone app I should be able to just read it.
App pops up even when it isn’t open
by Kfam121 on 2018/10/07 00:55
When using App Switcher on my iPhone, a little ABC13 notification bar appears at the bottom of the screen that says, “Good morning, Karen” and if I accidentally tap it, it opens the ABC13 app. I can’t seem to turn this off. I’ve turned off all notifications for ABC13, yet this banner-type thing keeps appearing. I enjoy the morning news team, but unfortunately, I’m going to have to delete the app unless I figure out how to disable this feature. Very frustrating.
Abc 13
by J-Thisle on 2017/06/30 11:42
I love the new abc 13 app it gives u updates and let's your u know when breaking news occurs immediately and also on the go to and even on my mobile device continue the improvement of the new abc 13 app and keep us informed love u abc 13 news team and keep up the good work!!!
Ads, ads and more ads!!!
by jrodi on 2018/07/13 13:11
I like the app well enough, but the ads have got to be reduced at the least! They’re entirely too excessive. When I want to watch a breaking news story, I have to endure a (usually) 30 second ad before I’m able to watch the breaking news video. This is aggravating beyond belief! The layout is okay, but improvements could certainly be made for better accessibility and ease of use.
New layout
by DeannaDeL on 2017/12/29 13:54
I love ABC13! I have been a follower of it and only it all 32 years of my life. My only complaint is the new layout of the app. I don’t care much for the slides. Not only am I not a fan, I’ve talked to a few people who have the same complaint. The app was much better before the new slides.
Dissatisfied
by cilrabbit on 2017/08/25 14:03
Been having this app for over a year and it has been updated once or twice, I would like to keep it but I'm going to delete it because my app freezes up! Video freezes or buffers too much some videos don't play after being forced to watch adds and now when I open my app the screen is black it shows nothing! I get all my push notifications but when I want to see what's going on, I see nothing and I'm tired of this! So deleting
Music and ad sounds when try to play video
by Jenniushere on 2019/09/22 03:19
Does anyone else have the same problem when they try to stream a breaking news video? I am alerted. Click on the feed to show a video, click play, and the video starts playing but the sound is different. It’s an ad or awful music that is nowhere to be seen on my screen. Is this a flaw in the app video feed technology?
Frustrating App now!
by Doodlebug1291 on 2019/03/27 20:43
I used to love this app. It worked great. I could read the articles and move on. Now every time I open an article a video add pops up. If I want to use it, I literally have to turn my volume all the way off so some loud add doesn't start playing. I used to guage the quality of other news app against this one but not any more. Its incredibly frustrating and I avoid it now. It used to be my go to app for Houston news but not any more. Its really a shame!
Channel 13- ABC Houston News App
by nluvwitu on 2019/05/30 07:23
I don’t really watch television but I use the app to catch up on my iPhone. It keeps me puzzled because the app crashes extremely too much. I’m hoping they will soon have a fix for this, I’ve tried to report it on the feedback tab to no avail. The feedback never works, it constantly threads when I try to use it. At any rate I do like the app but I don’t like wasting my time.
Ads make the pages move
by JRO__ on 2018/12/19 20:12
The app doesn’t what it’s supposed to do, and it works fine, apart from the fact that the pages move when you click a news item. Because the ads or widgets take time to load the page jumps to where you lose track of where you are. First world problem, but one that ought to be able to be fixed nonetheless.
News app needs LOTS of work
by Jeep_Ride on 2019/08/13 15:22
Unfortunately the app frequently shuts down during use. For example, this morning I had to reopen the app 4 times (I’ve never used the app where I didn’t have to reopen it frequently). Even more frustrating is when I attempt to report the problem on the feedback section, it never loads - I report form means no bad reports right? Smh ABC 13 is my favorite local news channel here in Houston, and I’m shocked that they haven’t provided a quality app that works better.
Keeps crashing
by Mary4834 on 2019/04/22 12:24
The app crashes continually every day. I cannot look at all of the news stories posted that day without the app crashing 3 or more times. This has been happening for the last several weeks. Ironically, I went to the Feedback Form to let the administrators know, but the form will not load. I keep waiting for an update to fix this problem because I cannot believe I am the only person having this issue, but sadly nothing has been done.
Not a Fan
by Hyster5 on 2017/12/22 13:37
Not a fan of the new design. For me it’s not customer friendly. I like having the news, weather & traffic all in one location. Looking at other Houston news source for my phone. New is not always better.
Simple request
by 3ns4me on 2017/10/08 07:12
.... Please move the play button for videos off center. The current location blocks the video picture. If you have the time to watch the ads and videos this is not an issue. There are times that you just can't watch a video and the play button obscuring the image is frustrating. Case in point: AMBER alerts. You show the pic of the kid but block it with the play button. Not smart!
😝
by TrixiLaRue on 2017/12/27 14:09
Liked the old one. 3/4 of the page is taken up by a story I’m not interested in. I have a tiny column on the left to scroll thru. Thanks a lot!! I’m right handed and have to reach across the whole page, to the tiny column. WHO designed this mess?? The other layout was so much more convenient!! I can’t stand your liberal bias but I still got on it every day because it was so convenient to check the local news. I’ll probably end up deleting it. I do that when I am not using the app.
Great app
by Nickname to submit review on 2017/09/11 21:37
If you live in houston, don't have tv, and need urgent relevant local news then this app is great. Hurricane Harvey was on its way in and I didn't know till the Tuesday before it hit, tried out a few news apps and this one worked great, kept me informed in a timely manner. I'm keeping it.
ABC13 Ap.
by MaMcL on 2017/09/02 22:52
I really enjoyed this ap. It kept me updated on all the latest news in Houston and especially Hurricane Harvey. Couldn't have ask for better information and service. I have recommended this ap to several others. Thank you.
Pearland Boil water notice
by waterless girl on 2018/01/19 05:34
Thank you for the updates !We first found out about the notice from your app. You would think the water people would have notified us first. Thank you so much for the updates and keeping us posted!!
App quits
by Dr and Mrs Jon on 2019/07/21 14:11
Your app for the last two months or so has consistently suddenly quit working after we read about 1/2 up to 2/3 of the articles I don’t know if something on the app is overloaded but it is annoying because then you have to re-open the app and scroll down to where you left off thanks if you can fix that. Dr Jon
Weather channel drama queens; ktrk is far better
by Commissar_Ollie on 2017/09/03 10:13
The weather channel is pathetic... all drama queens only knows how to talk about your impending doom. Ktrk abc-13 though is the best . I can't say how many times their weather updates and continuing coverage during hurricane Harvey was invaluable. You guys and gals are the best!
Reliable
by PM0874 on 2017/09/02 13:38
I have always been a fan of channel 13. I have had your app for a couple years and it is my go-to weather and news app. Thank you for all you do! Your dedication to Houston particularly this past week has been phenomenal. 💛
Like it
by churros2010 on 2017/12/20 04:09
Everything works great! I love the new design, except for the traffic interactive map. It was easier before the update because I could quickly look at the map while driving
Omg!
by mejustme17 on 2019/04/23 01:20
I can’t find the forecast anymore!!! Why why why would you screw up a perfectly good thing! I hate the new app! I used to be able to view all of the stories better too! Well, for the first time I’m downloading channel 2 and 11 apps to see the forecast. Put an option to view as old app! Morons Oh wait, more? Ok, you keep changing it for the worst. Now when I go to “read” a story...silently, it starts the video loudly and I don’t want that! Let me start or not start the story!!!
TSU Retiree
by Godmomma on 2017/07/13 02:56
Simply love getting the news professionally and of great quality. Channel 13 has always been my news station of choice. Love Gina Gaston and the entire family. Thanks for keeping us well informed about news not only in our city but nationwide. Simply the BEST!!!
Adjust the App for Video News
by TheHoustonGuy on 2019/06/03 15:33
I like the app of course but being forced to view and listen to video news on an iPhone is a PITA. It starts automatically when you click on a news event. Wasn’t like that before. Even when I close the video and read, the screen adjust itself for video links to pop in and the page jumps to top or bottom and I lose my place.
Faithful viewer
by Red Nes on 2019/06/16 03:20
I love ABC13KTRK but they send the same breaking news alert multiple times a day. Please fix this a story can only be breaking news once. I hate getting the same story through out the day!!
Hate the new format
by L'insanity on 2017/12/30 01:21
Hard to navigate. With new format, it only shows one news at a time. No fun without related news on the screen. On the page to related link kept reloading. I couldn't read the page or see ads. It's worse then Click2Houston app after the update. If you don't return the functions like before in 2018 Q1, I'm gonna delete you. I don't think you care to listen anyway. Just be sorry that your advertisers they lost a viewer.
Not a good app
by Sodor Queen on 2017/12/28 15:23
It is annoying that the stories all start talking to you and there is no way to turn that off. If you are in a quiet place and just want to see the news, you can’t because it starts yapping!
New App Update is Poor
by 36 years loyal to abc13 on 2017/12/29 12:52
The new abc13 news app update is poor in terms of functionality. The later app was in good working order and easy to scroll to choose news stories to read. Now one is forced to look at every single story instead of the ones of their choosing. It’s as if ALL of abc13’s news stories are being shoved down the app users throat. Very poor job in creating an app update that is user friendly to the loyal viewers of ABC13KTRK. A redo is in order! Sincerely, Mr Hain
Thankful for this app!
by Gypsy_dncr on 2017/09/03 12:17
Channel 13 has done a remarkable job during this tragedy!! Living in South Louisiana I've been able to watch live broadcasting of my hometown of Houston, keep informed of flood alerts and see firsthand what was going on in the neighborhoods I grew up. Thank you channel 13!
Pop up adverts ruin this app
by pollyg1 on 2019/05/18 03:33
You can’t read an article without an advert appearing and then the whole article shifts down and you have to go back up to find where you were reading. It’s infuriating. Also, ads play even if you don’t click on a video, I didn’t think this was allowed to happen and the app closes randomly every time you’re in it. It’s the worst app I have on my phone by far. Please fix these issues.
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The ABC13 app provides the latest local, weather and national top stories and breaking news customized for you! Get more live and on-demand video than ever before, including live newscasts, and choose customized alerts based on your interests.   Customized “My News” that matters to you - Stay informed on stories you love by choosing customized topics. - “My News” builds a unique feed just for you based on interests and locations you choose. - Stay updated on the latest through live video, real-time updates and easy navigation.   Get alerts you want - Choose customized alerts for topics and locations you care about, from entertainment news to sports updates and everything in between. - Easily select locations in “Settings” to get the latest breaking news, weather and traffic from your area in real-time.   Watch live video - Find exclusive video clips and live video streams at the top of the app, including live news broadcasts. - Switching between live streams is as easy as flipping between channels. - Watch live video while you read stories and browse the app   Stay updated 24/7 on weather and traffic - Easily choose your locations to get hourly conditions and 7-day forecasts. - Get real-time Doppler maps along with detailed weather information from Accuweather. - Get weather and traffic alerts for severe conditions so you’re always up-to-date before you go. Before you download this app, please consider that it includes advertising, some of which may be targeted to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device's advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest based ads).
😠😠😠
by onelight80 on 2019/10/15 13:51
This app is unusable now. The news stories won’t open when tapped on, just plays audio, that’s it. Needs major update.
It Could Be (and Was) Better
by PMinTX on 2019/10/11 19:22
Clicking on a picture forces me to close the app entirely. There is no option to close the pictures. This app also lost much of the fun when comments removed. Update October 2019 - still no better.
Where is the zero star choice
by RX77339 on 2019/10/11 11:51
CHANGE IT BACK! I can’t find anything!
Fix your app
by 713ji on 2019/10/07 14:36
They app always have errors and bugs
ABC News
by Just4me2@@ on 2019/10/07 01:10
One star is definitely too good for this app. If I had the choice I would put zero. Without a doubt this is the worst news app I have ever downloaded. It is constantly disconnecting and most of the video portions of the news will never open. If they do it has nothing to do with the new story you were reading. It is not worth downloading.
I just want to read the news
by newsreader8942 on 2019/10/03 21:14
Immediate audio play of advertisements/news footage is quite embarrassing when trying to discreetly “read” the latest news in a crowd.
Feedback.
by Bambambini25 on 2019/10/02 03:42
There’s no space to contact or give feedback. I think jeopardy has changed to a bad time. It’s always pre-emoted and you don’t show it later in the night. Why not? Bmandelste @gmail.com
Loud advertisements in silent mode
by Stankerson on 2019/09/30 03:55
Many news stories when opened trigger LOUD advertisement videos that are unavoidable, even when your phone is on silent mode. Plenty of better news apps out there that respect users’ need to read the news without videos blasting. Deleted.
Redesign Not Good
by Texrb on 2019/09/29 13:54
Poorly thought out design. One main story on the right and a scroll of other stories on the left with no other menu options as well as poor separation of sponsored content from news stories makes for an annoying app. I’m switching to another local news app until they correct this mess of an app.
New app no good
by Sunbird001 on 2019/09/29 03:41
I do not like the Ch 13 app. Each segment is only a video now. There used to be a written article for each news item. Now it’s just a video. I don’t want to have to watch a video. I just want to quickly read it.
Navigation
by lost at 13 on 2019/09/27 03:15
Difficult to find what you are looking for.
Crash & Burn
by T. Bob on 2019/09/27 02:41
Can’t click on stories to read. App crashes then automatically shuts off since I downloaded the new iOS 🙄.
It working
by D-iris on 2019/09/26 12:13
Since the update of sept 2019 the app no longer works. The videos do not work, the audio of a news article starts to play on ones that I don’t click. The app crashes. You can’t even read an article. Since nothing works the app is useless.
Houston worst news app
by myLiLoAl on 2019/09/25 16:23
App starts with a clip that you didn’t play and won’t let you read the stories. Was working fine till like a week ago. I’ve deleted and reinstalled it and still doesn’t work. I would give it a zero if I could
Not working since IOS 13 update
by Stevieb129 on 2019/09/24 20:39
App freezes and does not work since the Apple IOS 13 update!
App doesn’t work
by assfghj1234 on 2019/09/24 15:02
Just stays frozen, can’t click any articles or anything. App crashes constantly.
Can’t Read News
by SillyGem on 2019/09/24 12:24
If I try to tap any story nothing happens 🦗🦗
Breaking News takes you to a page of ads
by rf-o on 2019/09/24 01:04
When one gets an inviting news update, clicking on it takes you somewhere else. Then too many advertisements!
Review
by Dee&Ayy on 2019/09/23 22:16
I don’t like how the news videos automatically play when I click on a story to read. And no matter if I have the volume on or off, the video will play the audio, and loud. It would be a better option to actually press play to watch the video.
The app crashes
by EagleEyeCesar on 2019/09/23 12:06
When I click on a story the app crashes And every time I open a notification noting happens
Music and ad sounds when try to play video
by Jenniushere on 2019/09/22 03:19
Does anyone else have the same problem when they try to stream a breaking news video? I am alerted. Click on the feed to show a video, click play, and the video starts playing but the sound is different. It’s an ad or awful music that is nowhere to be seen on my screen. Is this a flaw in the app video feed technology?
No longer works
by Trent in Houston on 2019/09/22 01:14
The app will not let you open a story in iOS 13. Just closes back up.
Poor version 7.7
by Texas A Big Place on 2019/09/21 23:19
Version 7.7 09/21/19 App used to allow me to tap on a story I was interested in and read the story. Now the only thing that works is to tap and watch the play back. I can read an article and be on my way faster than listening to them talk.
Constantly crashes
by Bangs98 on 2019/09/21 18:44
I thought it used to crash because my phone was an older version. I just purchased a new phone and the app still crashes. So frustrating.
Worst news app ever!
by ScorpionDad007 on 2019/09/04 01:51
Get an alert, click the alert, app opens, story for the alert you clicked is nowhere to be found. Video linked to stories has a screenshot used as clickbate. You will never see what they show you on the video screenshot.
I like the app but sometimes it freezes and crashes
by Momeliz on 2019/09/03 20:25
I like all the content. Great app, but almost every time I look at all the articles, it will crash and have to go back and go to the app again. Otherwise it’s great.
No longer a good app
by The cats meow1990 on 2019/09/02 19:30
Used to be a good app. Now mute won’t stay on when you want to read the story. And when you do try to watch the videos it constantly shuts the whole app down and then you have to restart the app from the beginning. I used to use this app frequently, I’m now to the point of deleting it from my phone.
Crashing
by zzxvbmopdjwo on 2019/08/28 19:46
App keeps crashing . Freezes up after about 10 seconds in the app
ABC 13 Spp
by MJGALLE on 2019/08/28 18:45
I can’t seem to be able to turn back on sound to my app! Can you help me do so?
The Best!
by Toneyraay. on 2019/08/28 11:40
One of worlds greatest news casters: Thanks!🥰🥰💯😎
Poor
by trise3 on 2019/08/27 11:33
This app freezes and logs out often. Love the network but app needs great improvements
AL Wooley
by wooleyal on 2019/08/26 12:21
Very good news feed.
Issues
by menyou2019 on 2019/08/23 19:32
App crashes too often on iPhone and iPad.
Ok
by real deal T on 2019/08/22 15:18
Most of the time the app performs but sometimes it will freeze and shut down. Other times the ads run at the same time as the video.
App crashes frequently
by Rockheadman on 2019/08/21 03:12
This app crashes frequently and unpredictably.
Please fix it
by cott cloud on 2019/08/19 00:49
Still crashing!!!!!
Still crashes!
by yesdfyy on 2019/08/18 15:54
Get rid of all the video clips. Text articles only please.
Keep shutting off
by Shamim Mithu on 2019/08/15 00:30
Recently I’m have problems with this app its keep shutting off on me. Can someone fix the issue please
News app needs LOTS of work
by Jeep_Ride on 2019/08/13 15:22
Unfortunately the app frequently shuts down during use. For example, this morning I had to reopen the app 4 times (I’ve never used the app where I didn’t have to reopen it frequently). Even more frustrating is when I attempt to report the problem on the feedback section, it never loads - I report form means no bad reports right? Smh ABC 13 is my favorite local news channel here in Houston, and I’m shocked that they haven’t provided a quality app that works better.
Constantly crashes!!!
by mwbrooks12 on 2019/08/13 14:55
This app used to work perfectly but as usual people love to fiddle with things that are working and end up making it worse. The app constantly crashes. Please find a new developer.
Sad app
by Stoopidmonkey73 on 2019/08/13 13:24
Trying to check out local news but only shows TOP news. Local news stays blank. You keep forcing me to go to other news apps. So thanks, FOX is much better👍🏼
App is horrible
by Kubby Kakes on 2019/08/11 14:05
This app used to be really good but now it’s horrible. It glitches and crashes all of the time plus the videos don’t play consistently.
Terrible app
by TerriD2 on 2019/08/11 13:35
The app goes back to the top of the article, shuts off completely or freezes the screen while you are still reading. It’s terrible. I wish it worked better
Keeps crashing
by Supermommyx4 on 2019/08/10 17:04
This used to be my go to app for local news but I’m looking for a new one because lately it repeatedly crashes. I uninstalled and reinstalled but no change. Very sad to have to find a new one :(
App
by lriley07 on 2019/08/10 13:34
Your videos either play when not wanted or the do not play when requested. Reading a story and the app goes off. Fix issues or remove app
Just Stops
by A-Mar. on 2019/08/09 22:56
Almost every time I use the app it shuts down after 2-3 minutes. Even watching video. Otherwise I like it.
Still crashes...still not fixed
by SkippyPGD on 2019/08/09 02:46
Once again...after yet another update (7.6), app still crashes horribly after reading articles for 5-10 mins or so. Utterly frustrating. I’ve never had an app that has been this poor in all the years of iOS use.
Great but app still crashes
by Drekoozie on 2019/08/08 12:01
The app still keeps crashing even after its recent update. As soon as I click on a story and start scrolling as I read the article the app crashes. Other then that this is one of the apps I use daily. Kindly find a resolution to this problem. Thank you
Closes unexpectedly
by Wondering what's wrong on 2019/08/06 20:17
Please correct this. The app closes on its own after reading a few reports. Takes me back to the home screen. App is still open but you have to scroll back down to where you were. Will happen several times before too frustrating to continue.
Control video sound
by PDRC472 on 2019/08/06 16:42
I enjoy reading instead of listening to annoying videos especially with advertisements. Very annoying when it starts playing by itself
Non-stop crashes
by Butlmars on 2019/08/05 23:41
This app crashes non-stop. Why?
App keeps crashing
by Thereza68 on 2019/08/05 17:47
The app keeps crashing. I don’t see an update to fix and I am not able to access their form to let them know. Very annoying.
Crashes
by nomoreugh on 2019/08/04 09:03
This app constantly crashes on me. I will click on it and it opens and then while viewing or scrolling through a story it just stops. It will totally shut down and then I have to reload to view it again. This is very annoying just to try and view the news.
What happened?
by Rizzy3500 on 2019/08/03 12:56
This app was my go to for news for years now, until recently. It now crashes frequently, as in every time I try and read the news. And even the feedback page will not open so you can’t even let them know. Very disappointing!
App disconnects mid stream
by Greg Hubbard on 2019/08/01 03:24
Wrote earlier on lack of video and audio syncing. Now also seeing disconnecting mid stream in video feeds. Running other videos and audio on other channels not experiencing this issue...
Ok needs improvements
by Ish2013 on 2019/07/29 04:30
Why does this app automatically start playing commercials? It’s annoying.
Crashes
by Tigerpounce on 2019/07/27 13:24
“Download our app incase of emergency”?!? Please. Your app doesn’t work on a mild July morning. 😝 Maybe ditch all the adds?
Disappointed
by BOB41753974 on 2019/07/27 02:21
The app suddenly closes for no reason when viewing news stories. Very irritating. It does it on our other smart phone as well. I wish it was better....
App keeps crashing
by fall-de-rall on 2019/07/25 03:16
I like the news app here but each time I first open one of the stories on my iPad, the app crashes
IT web people need to be fired
by MovingOn1967 on 2019/07/24 12:21
I have yet to see a video that works without crashing. Loading another local news source.
News
by Sister 59 on 2019/07/23 20:12
Used to be a great app and a way for me to keep up with what is happening in or around Houston, now it crashes every single time I try to use it.. 🤬🤬🤬
App keeps closing
by sbr85 on 2019/07/23 07:40
The latest version of the channel 13 app keeps closing after jus a minute or two. Really annoying.
App problem
by sirahmy on 2019/07/22 12:58
Why why why do this app go out so fast as soon as you are listening to a story it blanks out. Please fix it it’s very annoying 😡😡😡
Crash crash crash
by bustedmyballon on 2019/07/22 12:19
Ever morning it crashes at least 2 or 3 or more times while trying to scroll through the stories. Layout is good, no trying to dig around to find current news. Open and go. And the feedback form never opens.
Unstable app
by gwilly119 on 2019/07/21 17:29
Very unstable app on IOS platform.... app closes automatically 2-3 times while trying to view stories
App quits
by Dr and Mrs Jon on 2019/07/21 14:11
Your app for the last two months or so has consistently suddenly quit working after we read about 1/2 up to 2/3 of the articles I don’t know if something on the app is overloaded but it is annoying because then you have to re-open the app and scroll down to where you left off thanks if you can fix that. Dr Jon
𝙲𝚁𝙰𝚂𝙷
by drpatrick2 on 2019/07/20 17:50
𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝙸 𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚒𝚝 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚜. 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚘𝚗 𝚊 𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚡𝚛. 𝙸 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎𝚜, 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚌𝚑 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚟𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚘𝚜, 𝚋𝚞𝚝 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝙸 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚎𝚠 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚜. 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚒𝚙𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚎 6 𝚝𝚘𝚘.
Keeps crashing, freezes or scrolls erratically
by Allygrace0514 on 2019/07/20 12:39
Can’t read anything because it’s not dependable
Hey
by ngdsscvhh on 2019/07/16 01:20
Hey t T
Rate your app
by only the news please on 2019/07/13 18:29
You are showing to many advertising commercials.
Hurricane
by jgdgdhjsj on 2019/07/13 14:55
It a really good app I love it
App needs to improve
by eshnoog on 2019/07/13 14:37
The app constantly shuts down while you are reading articles. It freezes up when you are scrolling.
Too Many Ads
by MrKirkPowers on 2019/07/11 13:10
How frustrating that every time you want to quickly access a news highlight, you have to sit through another 30 second ad. Want a quick update? Sorry. Deleting the app and I’ll just get my news from a source with less ads on every single video clip.
Not as good as the past ones
by Really Disapointed 987 on 2019/07/10 19:03
Use to be able to read information. Look at charts and really study what is going on. Now just a bunch of ads and videos that are not worth watching.
Great News App
by TONY3.0 on 2019/07/08 15:45
Love this app for my daily news! It help me be weather aware and get breaking news alerts so I can be aware and stay safe! The ABC13KTRK news team is great—thank you for your production efforts!
Abc13ktrk app
by hghjoshua on 2019/07/08 11:37
Horrible, unexpectedly drops after a couple minutes, keeps playing ads without initiating. Dislike this app immensely.
Quit forcing videos
by nomovideo on 2019/07/08 10:46
I understand the need for ads, but auto playing video ads when I have chosen “no auto play videos” is extremely poor
Notification
by aahoutx2 on 2019/07/06 14:43
Hate this app - No search feature - Where is abc localish? - Access app maybe once a month or less -
Good Bye
by DisappointedInChannel13 on 2019/07/06 08:34
I don’t like the new mandatory video I have to watch before I can read the article. If I wanted to watch a advertising I’d watch the news clip. I’m going to Fox 26, this is ridiculous!
Stop with the ads.
by Ladylucasi on 2019/07/06 07:44
I could do without the ads.Its so frustrating.I installed this app for the news.Im sorry to say farewell to this news app.And hello to KPRC NEWS .......
Stops working after a few minutes
by Pastor's Family on 2019/07/03 19:32
The app will stop working after a few minutes. Every. Time. Additionally, video will play with the story when the video has not been tapped to play. Annoying.
Accurate news reports
by Big arie on 2019/07/02 15:00
I love this app because it keeps me current with many things happening everywhere. But what I don’t like is that the app freezes and shuts off when continuously scrolling. It loads articles slow and constantly glitches.
Houstonian that LOVES 13!!!
by mzshep on 2019/07/01 13:51
I have been watching Channel 13 ALL my entire life! The anchors, meteorology team & everyone else that delivers news and consumer information is terrific!
ABC 13 app
by akdbdjx on 2019/07/01 02:49
I use it to catch up with the news each day as I don’t usually get to watch it on tv. I hate that if I actually click on a news story, to read, it automatically starts the video, which usually begins with the Hiscock(sp?) and shark tank commercials😡. I’m on the verge of ditching the app because of this.
Feedback form
by shaejam on 2019/06/28 16:45
Can not get feedback form to open. Are you tired of hearing from me? Would like to see Samica Knight back on weekend mornings news anchor. The chemistry is much better and the guys wearing color coordinated ties with her attire adds an extra bit of viewing joy! Just saying
Only Local News App That I Use
by puppetmasterx on 2019/06/26 21:40
I use it often enough that I’ve gotten use to the crashes. 😞
ABC13KTRK App
by ChavoT on 2019/06/26 03:08
ABC13KTRK App is awesome as so is the entire team!!
App issues
by Slowmac on 2019/06/25 17:24
You can’t close an image when viewing it in full screen. I would have left feedback within the feedback section of the app but it never loads.
App crashes
by Robb 1977 on 2019/06/24 20:49
The app frequently crashes and have to reopen again.
Oxymoron
by yourassholes on 2019/06/22 22:20
Private should mean private.
Crashes every time I use it
by njgwh on 2019/06/19 12:35
Love abc13 but their app is horrible. Crashes every time after about five minutes of reading. The feedback page won’t load either so that I can notify them about the reoccurring problem.
Faithful viewer
by Red Nes on 2019/06/16 03:20
I love ABC13KTRK but they send the same breaking news alert multiple times a day. Please fix this a story can only be breaking news once. I hate getting the same story through out the day!!
Your weather
by ha-you on 2019/06/15 19:37
When are you going to update the radar? My time on the phone shows it has not been updated since 0505 this morning!
App frequently crashes
by Anon334 on 2019/06/15 18:32
This app frequently crashes while in the middle of reading articles.
Used to be good.
by r1d3r on 2019/06/12 04:43
This entire app interface is terrible. Only the weather section is functional. The old app was good. This thing? Horrid. Just use the website in a browser.
Claudia
by claudia_rmz20 on 2019/06/11 19:30
Good news
Disappointed
by Mike from Spring on 2019/06/11 13:39
Too many commercials. Hiscox
HELP TOO MANY REPEATS!
by kinshasa61 on 2019/06/11 13:26
I’m serious😩I’m expecting to hear the next news update and I get 4 or 5 repeats of the same news story !?! it’s a waste of my time in the morning when I’m getting ready for work!!! expecting it to get a new news update and it repeats this is a popular station you would think they would have better technology or better IT people working for them. 👎🏻
Got bugs - Closes App for no reason
by Wonder one man on 2019/06/04 22:14
ABC13 is my favorite news station. However this App needs some bugs fixed. It shuts down right in the middle of reading or watching. Not only my phone but also my husband’s phone. Then you have to open the App again and search for the article you were reading. Not liking it. Used to be 5 stars but not any more. If there’s a fix let me know.
KTRK is a channel you can count on
by Dana94591 on 2017/08/09 19:04
Ever since I moved to Houston in 2007 I became a believer in the mission of KTRK. They are dependable and consistent. Weather is handled in a professional and competent way with 5 certified meteorologists on rotation and commitment to giving you the best information so you can stay informed. Friendly anchors serve the news in a good way. However, KTRK's true strength is in its reporting staff. These guys in the trenches get the story and they attempt to get it right! God bless them!
Does not work like it use to...
by mshongk0ng on 2019/01/03 22:42
Well, we would have given 5 stars but the latest update does not let us watch the news through the app for the last 3 days. Don't know if they forgot to turn on live news switch or whatever switch it is, but it is time to watch the news it does not come on. It just shows ABC 13 on the screen, also sometimes during the live news there is sometimes no sound, then it goes off air for about 5 minutes missing part of the news. There is still some bugs and glitches for the app, please fix. Update: this app does not work unless you buy a new iPad. Now we cannot watch live news because the app has a new updated software. We have a iPad 2 and error message keep saying please connect to Internet, which we have and still not working. This should be able to use on all version of iPad, not a lot of people now days like to buy new technology when it is not broken yet. This how old folk save money.
Used to be great
by Bbarnes58 on 2017/12/22 04:24
Well they have really done it. They took a five star app and turn it into a two star lousy one. All of the important features of the whole App are gone. The new app has little to no organization end it is very hard to find a live stream option. Ads are annoying and repetitive. The greatness of the original ABC 13 app is gone. This app has a really bad design, repetitive continuous advertisements and no lifestream option, all of which the old app offered. I would not waste my time with the new version. I wants five star app is now a two star app and is now being removed from my phone. I am moving to KHOU's app. Not only does their app have a better design it is also more easily navigable than this one. Don't waste your time on this app. It is not worth it. There are better apps out there for getting news.
Agreed it was better before.
by Jaisbone on 2018/01/13 08:05
The only thing I like better is that video’s pictures doesn’t have the play button covering the middle of it before you play it & It is cleaner looking, larger, and clearer to view which is nice but the pervious version was organized better and had a better layout. Also I’m not sure but I think I have to register now to view it which is horrible. I can’t view it it says it needs to connect. So idk? The first video you view everyday shouldn’t have a ad for it. FYI it makes ppl not want to watch videos if they only see one thing worth watching. But the info should be all written below it. Also I got to say Travis herzog this Monday total got the weeks forecast wrong and was the only weather report that that said what he said. “Pacific cold front?” It’s the coldest week I’ve seen ever for houston. You said no concern for freeze?!?! I know the weather changes but you won weather man of the year. Step up to David Tillman’s level! ;) where’s Casey also? But I like your delivery Travis. But your lucky cheta got married or I would watch her still. She also got the closer prediction by a mile. Maybe next time you miss the weather by this much you can help me cover all the plants at my job. Because I thought I was good but it’s colder now than I’ve ever felt here.
Not what it used to be
by Biggest fat blob on 2018/01/30 15:21
ABC 13 used to be my favorite news channel, I’ve watched them my whole life. My dad would watch the news when he got home from work and I’d watch too. It’s sad to see such an incredible newscast spin very biased stories. I hate to leave, I just can’t sit and watch this station turn into CNN. The days of getting the straight news with no bias is done. Cover the story, make the observation and don’t lean on one side of the other. Leave your opinions out of it, support the country and stop trying to create division or push liberal media. Many, many, many Americans are no longer trusting news sources, be careful ABC, its a slippery slide down hill. You need to remember ABC that half of the country still supports conservative views. Wish you the best, here I come Fox. And if Fox is doing the same, I’ll stop with them and no longer watch any news. Gain the trust of your viewers, spin the truth. If you don’t know the truth about the story, don’t air it.
THE WEB SITE THAT IS AFRAID TO GROW UP
by Samson's Barber on 2018/04/07 19:49
As large as Houston is, as diversified, and as cosmopolitan, this App contains very little useful news about the city, the county, or the state. It seems as if this station is "going along to get along". The news stories lack depth and originality. Way too many "fluff stories" hang around way too long taking up space for possible news that has merit and useful information. Where are your investigative reporters? Is the Houston/Harris area county devoid of lawlessness, graft, and any number of other problems? Your web site seems to give that impression. For supposedly being a professional news outlet, in the 4th largest city in the United States, I have found more useful information in "Mom and Pop" county papers and/or web sites. Shame on you channel 13 for being afraid to show differential performance. It may be time for me to move on, relegate your site to the "cloud", and just let it float away.
Unjustified!
by Mommyo2000 on 2018/05/30 18:48
I’m only giving a one star cause I had to give one! Just wanted to let you know that because of the the cancellation of a show that I like to watch made by ABC, I am gonna take a stand and cancel your app from all of my devices and no longer watch ABC at all. So maybe ABC will feel the devastating affects it had for a lot of other people in this world anyway I’m done with unforgivable people our world is going to hell in a hand basket and the media is playing right into it as well. So without ABC having any ratings because of this show does this mean you will be leaving the airwaves as well?!?! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander! Two wrongs don’t make it right! Treat others how you would want to be treated! Adios amigos! I used to love nothing but ABC13KTRK but I now have to take a stand as well!
Perfect if videos will stop playing
by Carrie Mullin on 2019/04/27 04:31
I loved the app until a change that had videos start to play when I’m trying to READ the news. I don’t want to see the videos or have them randomly start playing out loud, so I just have to forego reading the news in public settings or when I need “quiet”. I’ve become accustomed to repeatedly clicking the X to close the video before it starts playing (can’t always catch it in time). It’s a real pain for those of us who are just trying to read the news.
Worst App goes to ABC13KTRK
by TEXAS KiiNG on 2018/12/07 03:22
Your videos are littered with ads, so much as content the story or video never plays. Not to mention your stories are the same 5 stories everyday, Do you not have any people working there ? The stories are poorly written with no talent in developing the story in lost within two sentences that are as plain and misleading. I don’t blame people for getting their news from other sources of social media like Facebook and Twitter when you are giving us junk to watch and read. I know it’s probably not your call on what story to write about, but at least make the story interesting rather than opinionated one sided garbage filler. Please work on these stories better.
Really messed this app up with this update! Don’t recommend updating.
by Smthng2thinkbout on 2018/08/28 21:31
Took a really user friendly app and ruined it with this update. If I had known how messed up and worthless this app would be after the update, I would not have updated it, now its virtually worthless. Seriously considering deleting it. Also to note, the advertisements and data mining is ridiculous...I read an article about a truck driver who became stranded and instead of breaking out some of his potato chip cargo, he went hungry...for months now I have been showered with truck driving schools, truck driver everything in my emails and advertising across the board, all from ONE article.
5 Stars
by KatyMom23 on 2017/08/29 13:10
I am such a big fan of ABC13! Everyone from the news anchors to weather and traffic reporters to the reporters and camera people at the scene of whatever is happening are professional and always make me feel safe and aware of what's going on around me. The Accu Weather APP has been amazing during this huge storm, Harvey, too. I always tune in and I am grateful for all that each person does at ABC13KTRK!! ☺️💕
Notifications
by Drew0689 on 2018/12/12 03:53
Let me start this out by saying that I love abc 13. They are my go to news station, but can y’all do something about all of the news alerts that are phased out to the phones? I’ve noticed recently that y’all are sending out items that aren’t really breaking news worthy. I know y’all have to compete with other local news stations, and y’all want to be the first to tell the news, but there has to be something y’all can do. Maybe a filter for push notifications?
ABC
by 13news on 2018/10/30 22:27
Why is it that ABC makes such a BIG deal over the immigrants trying to get to our borders ? Making it so sad . No one made them bring their families through such horrible conditions. Why don’t you care about our American citizens that live in poverty . Even our veterans that went to war for you . There are children that don’t have enough food to eat . You need to clean up your news. I can’t even watch it anymore and it was once my favorite . You need to show some respect for our President . We the people voted him into office . You won’t let me post . Are you afraid ?
Abc 🤩
by abc 🤩 on 2019/01/01 22:28
I always get updates as they happen this can be good and bad but I rather know what’s going on than know what’s going on it is very helpful to know things as they happen and not have to wait to get home to watch the news.. so glad I have this app it’s very useful and beneficial in many ways so thank you for that I give 10 stars I’m so pleased by this app keep up the good work!
App
by i really like 13 on 2017/12/19 00:22
The new app is awful. Impossible to find traffic and weather and when you do finally find it the traffic has changed because it took 10 min. This is the worst app ever and my husband and I will be going to another station that has things in clear and concise order. Awful just awful... why?
Auto-play nightmare in crash land
by Bloominfoodie on 2019/05/01 00:49
Figured out you can disable auto-play, settings bottom right/video/never auto play) but now it crashes all the time. have tried reinstalling but same. It’s very disappointing since review page covered with reviews re:crashes you would think they would try to push updates but they haven’t. Last update was 4 weeks ago according to Apple. Did the app dev team quit? Are they trying to save money by letting someone’s kid take on app dev as a school project? I guess if the app quit crashing maybe they could send a reporter to ask these kinds of questions!
Annoyed.
by JoJo712838 on 2018/09/11 09:57
This is always my “go to” app for catching up on the latest news, especially the weather. I enjoy the app very much, yet I find it very frustrating. When I click on an article to read more, the page loads and brings me to the end of the article in the middle of reading. It is annoying to have to scroll back, and find where I left off before the page loaded all of the other articles and ads. It would be great if there was a “reading view” option the way web browsers offer.
Review of new format
by bbq6464 on 2017/12/29 13:11
I don't like that I have to scroll through all of your stories to see what's going on in the world, I like the old version where I could pick out just what I wanted to see , this version makes you look at everything and in the morning before work my time is short .
Used to love it
by Sckjmom on 2019/05/17 02:07
Well I finally deleted the ABC 13 app from my phone. It used to be a great news app, but since their last update the videos auto play when I click on a story, even though I disabled that option. And then it got to the point where I couldn’t even read the story after pausing or canceling the video, unless I watched the video. I prefer to read the news. If I wanted to watch the news I would watch it on tv. If it’s on my phone app I should be able to just read it.
App pops up even when it isn’t open
by Kfam121 on 2018/10/07 00:55
When using App Switcher on my iPhone, a little ABC13 notification bar appears at the bottom of the screen that says, “Good morning, Karen” and if I accidentally tap it, it opens the ABC13 app. I can’t seem to turn this off. I’ve turned off all notifications for ABC13, yet this banner-type thing keeps appearing. I enjoy the morning news team, but unfortunately, I’m going to have to delete the app unless I figure out how to disable this feature. Very frustrating.
Abc 13
by J-Thisle on 2017/06/30 11:42
I love the new abc 13 app it gives u updates and let's your u know when breaking news occurs immediately and also on the go to and even on my mobile device continue the improvement of the new abc 13 app and keep us informed love u abc 13 news team and keep up the good work!!!
Ads, ads and more ads!!!
by jrodi on 2018/07/13 13:11
I like the app well enough, but the ads have got to be reduced at the least! They’re entirely too excessive. When I want to watch a breaking news story, I have to endure a (usually) 30 second ad before I’m able to watch the breaking news video. This is aggravating beyond belief! The layout is okay, but improvements could certainly be made for better accessibility and ease of use.
New layout
by DeannaDeL on 2017/12/29 13:54
I love ABC13! I have been a follower of it and only it all 32 years of my life. My only complaint is the new layout of the app. I don’t care much for the slides. Not only am I not a fan, I’ve talked to a few people who have the same complaint. The app was much better before the new slides.
Dissatisfied
by cilrabbit on 2017/08/25 14:03
Been having this app for over a year and it has been updated once or twice, I would like to keep it but I'm going to delete it because my app freezes up! Video freezes or buffers too much some videos don't play after being forced to watch adds and now when I open my app the screen is black it shows nothing! I get all my push notifications but when I want to see what's going on, I see nothing and I'm tired of this! So deleting
Music and ad sounds when try to play video
by Jenniushere on 2019/09/22 03:19
Does anyone else have the same problem when they try to stream a breaking news video? I am alerted. Click on the feed to show a video, click play, and the video starts playing but the sound is different. It’s an ad or awful music that is nowhere to be seen on my screen. Is this a flaw in the app video feed technology?
Frustrating App now!
by Doodlebug1291 on 2019/03/27 20:43
I used to love this app. It worked great. I could read the articles and move on. Now every time I open an article a video add pops up. If I want to use it, I literally have to turn my volume all the way off so some loud add doesn't start playing. I used to guage the quality of other news app against this one but not any more. Its incredibly frustrating and I avoid it now. It used to be my go to app for Houston news but not any more. Its really a shame!
Channel 13- ABC Houston News App
by nluvwitu on 2019/05/30 07:23
I don’t really watch television but I use the app to catch up on my iPhone. It keeps me puzzled because the app crashes extremely too much. I’m hoping they will soon have a fix for this, I’ve tried to report it on the feedback tab to no avail. The feedback never works, it constantly threads when I try to use it. At any rate I do like the app but I don’t like wasting my time.
Ads make the pages move
by JRO__ on 2018/12/19 20:12
The app doesn’t what it’s supposed to do, and it works fine, apart from the fact that the pages move when you click a news item. Because the ads or widgets take time to load the page jumps to where you lose track of where you are. First world problem, but one that ought to be able to be fixed nonetheless.
News app needs LOTS of work
by Jeep_Ride on 2019/08/13 15:22
Unfortunately the app frequently shuts down during use. For example, this morning I had to reopen the app 4 times (I’ve never used the app where I didn’t have to reopen it frequently). Even more frustrating is when I attempt to report the problem on the feedback section, it never loads - I report form means no bad reports right? Smh ABC 13 is my favorite local news channel here in Houston, and I’m shocked that they haven’t provided a quality app that works better.
Keeps crashing
by Mary4834 on 2019/04/22 12:24
The app crashes continually every day. I cannot look at all of the news stories posted that day without the app crashing 3 or more times. This has been happening for the last several weeks. Ironically, I went to the Feedback Form to let the administrators know, but the form will not load. I keep waiting for an update to fix this problem because I cannot believe I am the only person having this issue, but sadly nothing has been done.
Not a Fan
by Hyster5 on 2017/12/22 13:37
Not a fan of the new design. For me it’s not customer friendly. I like having the news, weather & traffic all in one location. Looking at other Houston news source for my phone. New is not always better.
Simple request
by 3ns4me on 2017/10/08 07:12
.... Please move the play button for videos off center. The current location blocks the video picture. If you have the time to watch the ads and videos this is not an issue. There are times that you just can't watch a video and the play button obscuring the image is frustrating. Case in point: AMBER alerts. You show the pic of the kid but block it with the play button. Not smart!
😝
by TrixiLaRue on 2017/12/27 14:09
Liked the old one. 3/4 of the page is taken up by a story I’m not interested in. I have a tiny column on the left to scroll thru. Thanks a lot!! I’m right handed and have to reach across the whole page, to the tiny column. WHO designed this mess?? The other layout was so much more convenient!! I can’t stand your liberal bias but I still got on it every day because it was so convenient to check the local news. I’ll probably end up deleting it. I do that when I am not using the app.
Great app
by Nickname to submit review on 2017/09/11 21:37
If you live in houston, don't have tv, and need urgent relevant local news then this app is great. Hurricane Harvey was on its way in and I didn't know till the Tuesday before it hit, tried out a few news apps and this one worked great, kept me informed in a timely manner. I'm keeping it.
ABC13 Ap.
by MaMcL on 2017/09/02 22:52
I really enjoyed this ap. It kept me updated on all the latest news in Houston and especially Hurricane Harvey. Couldn't have ask for better information and service. I have recommended this ap to several others. Thank you.
Pearland Boil water notice
by waterless girl on 2018/01/19 05:34
Thank you for the updates !We first found out about the notice from your app. You would think the water people would have notified us first. Thank you so much for the updates and keeping us posted!!
App quits
by Dr and Mrs Jon on 2019/07/21 14:11
Your app for the last two months or so has consistently suddenly quit working after we read about 1/2 up to 2/3 of the articles I don’t know if something on the app is overloaded but it is annoying because then you have to re-open the app and scroll down to where you left off thanks if you can fix that. Dr Jon
Weather channel drama queens; ktrk is far better
by Commissar_Ollie on 2017/09/03 10:13
The weather channel is pathetic... all drama queens only knows how to talk about your impending doom. Ktrk abc-13 though is the best . I can't say how many times their weather updates and continuing coverage during hurricane Harvey was invaluable. You guys and gals are the best!
Reliable
by PM0874 on 2017/09/02 13:38
I have always been a fan of channel 13. I have had your app for a couple years and it is my go-to weather and news app. Thank you for all you do! Your dedication to Houston particularly this past week has been phenomenal. 💛
Like it
by churros2010 on 2017/12/20 04:09
Everything works great! I love the new design, except for the traffic interactive map. It was easier before the update because I could quickly look at the map while driving
Omg!
by mejustme17 on 2019/04/23 01:20
I can’t find the forecast anymore!!! Why why why would you screw up a perfectly good thing! I hate the new app! I used to be able to view all of the stories better too! Well, for the first time I’m downloading channel 2 and 11 apps to see the forecast. Put an option to view as old app! Morons Oh wait, more? Ok, you keep changing it for the worst. Now when I go to “read” a story...silently, it starts the video loudly and I don’t want that! Let me start or not start the story!!!
TSU Retiree
by Godmomma on 2017/07/13 02:56
Simply love getting the news professionally and of great quality. Channel 13 has always been my news station of choice. Love Gina Gaston and the entire family. Thanks for keeping us well informed about news not only in our city but nationwide. Simply the BEST!!!
Adjust the App for Video News
by TheHoustonGuy on 2019/06/03 15:33
I like the app of course but being forced to view and listen to video news on an iPhone is a PITA. It starts automatically when you click on a news event. Wasn’t like that before. Even when I close the video and read, the screen adjust itself for video links to pop in and the page jumps to top or bottom and I lose my place.
Faithful viewer
by Red Nes on 2019/06/16 03:20
I love ABC13KTRK but they send the same breaking news alert multiple times a day. Please fix this a story can only be breaking news once. I hate getting the same story through out the day!!
Hate the new format
by L'insanity on 2017/12/30 01:21
Hard to navigate. With new format, it only shows one news at a time. No fun without related news on the screen. On the page to related link kept reloading. I couldn't read the page or see ads. It's worse then Click2Houston app after the update. If you don't return the functions like before in 2018 Q1, I'm gonna delete you. I don't think you care to listen anyway. Just be sorry that your advertisers they lost a viewer.
Not a good app
by Sodor Queen on 2017/12/28 15:23
It is annoying that the stories all start talking to you and there is no way to turn that off. If you are in a quiet place and just want to see the news, you can’t because it starts yapping!
New App Update is Poor
by 36 years loyal to abc13 on 2017/12/29 12:52
The new abc13 news app update is poor in terms of functionality. The later app was in good working order and easy to scroll to choose news stories to read. Now one is forced to look at every single story instead of the ones of their choosing. It’s as if ALL of abc13’s news stories are being shoved down the app users throat. Very poor job in creating an app update that is user friendly to the loyal viewers of ABC13KTRK. A redo is in order! Sincerely, Mr Hain
Thankful for this app!
by Gypsy_dncr on 2017/09/03 12:17
Channel 13 has done a remarkable job during this tragedy!! Living in South Louisiana I've been able to watch live broadcasting of my hometown of Houston, keep informed of flood alerts and see firsthand what was going on in the neighborhoods I grew up. Thank you channel 13!
Pop up adverts ruin this app
by pollyg1 on 2019/05/18 03:33
You can’t read an article without an advert appearing and then the whole article shifts down and you have to go back up to find where you were reading. It’s infuriating. Also, ads play even if you don’t click on a video, I didn’t think this was allowed to happen and the app closes randomly every time you’re in it. It’s the worst app I have on my phone by far. Please fix these issues.
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