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WFLA News channel 8 - tampa FL
Description
Experience the brand new WFLA News channel 8 News app. The WFLA.com app is On Your Side with the latest breaking news, sports, and weather coverage for the tampa Bay area, including tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Hernado counties, plus the Orlando area. Get more news, more weather and more video. It's everything you love about WFLA News channel 8 right at your fingertips. FEATURES: - Live News channel 8 broadcasts & on-demand replays - Current news and Storm Team 8 weather is featured right on the home screen - Navigate easily through local news and information that's important to you - Stay informed of breaking news with push alerts - View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen - Understand how weather will affect you with local forecasts, radar, maps and video - Alerts for severe weather and closings/delays appear on the home screen - See the latest traffic conditions on an interactive map - Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through Send It - Easily share interesting articles via e-mail, SMS, Facebook(R), Twitter(TM), and more - The latest on the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Bulls and other Bay area sports - From Gasparilla to the florida Strawberry Festival, we're On Your Side. Please review the app and let us know what you think.
Turn off the auto-play videos
by tobiasbob on 2020/03/24 19:44
Turn off the auto-play videos you recently implemented. Nobody has ever asked for this ever. It’s 2020. What are you going to add next? Blinking text and background music?
Thanks for fixing!
by Yoga girl36 on 2020/03/20 16:09
Thanks for the fix on the app. Changing my rating to 5 stars.
App crashes
by Mrlj35 on 2020/03/19 11:40
Every time I try to expand the news the app crashes! It’s been happening a lot
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
by MagazineEIC on 2020/03/19 05:41
Months have become years spent patiently waiting for editors - or anyone - to recognize how the consistent editing and proofreading errors alter the entire context of WFLA’s “news” articles. I’m throwing in the towel on WFLA’s egregiously slanted, poorly written, defunct articles. I may have forgiven the fact that the app crashes more often than not; but if one must struggle to get the news, the hope is that there would be some level of reliable editorial quality.
Currently quits every time I try to scroll. Forcing me to switch to channel 13. Fix please.
by AbundanceSasa on 2020/03/19 01:33
Fix please
All I get is screen We’ll be right back then a couple ads then we’ll be right back again
by PlastWaves on 2019/12/30 19:31
See
Great New On Air Talent
by #1AnchorMom on 2019/12/30 13:36
Great stories and good coverage. Enjoying new anchors and reporters.
Crashes
by Tjs73 on 2019/11/17 19:10
Can’t even use this app anymore, it’s useless. Every time I click to read an article the app crashes and shuts down. Happens on both my iPhone XS and iPad. It’s a shame because it used to be a great way to get local news.
App closing out in story link
by Nojtrxc on 2019/11/15 14:43
Love the app but several times I click on link to certain stories and the app just closes out. Have refreshed and also reinstall app. But it continues to happen.
New update
by Fuzziecat on 2019/11/15 00:29
Downloaded new update today now app will not stay open! I think you still have bugs!!!
App is crashing
by zephyrthesky on 2019/11/14 17:20
Every time I bring the app up and click on a news article the app crashes. It’s been going on for several weeks after not happening before. I’ve tried deleting the app and downloading the app again. That does not fix the problem. WTH channel 8?
Won’t stay open!
by TerriC34668 on 2019/11/14 13:20
I’m still getting notifications, but as soon as I tap to the story, the app shuts down. I’m removing it until it’s fixed! Been going on for a couple of weeks!
Excellent
by DGHill on 2019/11/12 16:14
NGreat to be well informedNice to be
Crashes every time now
by Marcusbull on 2019/11/11 02:04
I used to get all my local news on this app and it worked great. About one month ago, it started crashing. It literally won’t stay open more than 10 seconds, so now it’s worthless.
Consistently Crashes
by Terrrrible on 2019/11/08 20:15
I love the app, but the new version makes it impossible to use. The app crashes after ~20 seconds, making it impossible to read any articles. Please fix!!
Keep Crashing
by Krs4u2 on 2019/11/04 09:47
App now crashes every time I open it.
Best
by lsmgt on 2019/11/01 17:32
Love that channel!!! Best time of the day watching and catching up with the news.
App crashes
by mrs.keyboarddevil on 2019/10/27 14:48
I’ve tried reinstalling this app several times but it doesn’t work. I can’t read all the way through any article without the app crashing and closing itself down. Sometimes it crashes while opening and article to read and sometimes it crashes simply by opening the app. This isn’t a reliable source for our local news.
Alpert’s.
by knotchores on 2019/10/22 12:02
Just way to many
Fake news supporter
by Pro goffer on 2019/10/17 05:54
8 continues to support fake and fraudulent made up democratic lies to slander President Trump .
Love locals
by shylucy on 2019/10/16 21:35
Great up to date!
Crashes!
by nicknamealreadytakeneverytime on 2019/10/16 14:43
Gave a one star because I can’t give zero. Of late, I can’t even read articles on the app. Crashes and sends me back to phone home screen. Please fix!
APP IS NOT PRIVATE
by BizWorks on 2019/09/19 03:01
APP IS NOT PRIVATE !!! WHEN U CLICK ON THE NOTIFICATION, IT UNLOCKS YOUR PHONE AUTOMATICALLY WIHOUT PASSWORD
Channel 8
by Greylock MTN Geek on 2019/09/01 15:27
We winter in Florida and Love keeping up with the news and weather on Channel 8 while we summer in New England.
Crashes every time on my iPhone XS
by Jay Lavee on 2019/08/21 12:55
The latest updates to this app are terrible. Why do people INSIST on messing up a good thing. BRING BACK THE SWIPE LEFT-RIGHT. It was so good. The new format of up-down scrolling is awful. Plus way too many ads. But these aren’t the worst things about it. Basically, you can’t even use the app. It constantly crashes on my iPhone XS. I open the app, then have to close an advertisement they shove down your throat, of course. Then, finally get to an article and start to read it, then the app crashes and goes back to my iPhone XS desktop. This inconsistency started about a month ago. I have used this app for years with no problem. They obviously messed with something they shouldn’t have messed with. This app has a very high rating only because it was so good for so long that it gathered up a lot of 5 stars. But this high, average long-term rating is not representative of what people think of it now. You have to read the recent reviews.
APP
by joe veci on 2019/08/20 21:32
App engineers need to go back to school and learn how to develop a good app. I’m experiencing way to many problems when I’m watching the news. I never have any problems with Fox13 or ABC or any other APP, just WFLA. Note: I prefer WFLA, but too much inconsistency.
Great app !
by JR. Gonzalez1 on 2019/08/14 01:30
Keep me informed all the time.! Weather , traffic and latest news .Thanks to all the people that make it possible .!!👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻
Review
by Shortty605 on 2019/08/12 03:39
I absolutely love this app!! The best and fastest for local news. I love the instant notifications I receive from this app. It allows me to keep up with stories as they happen!!
Crash!
by Jor-Jon-Sun on 2019/08/10 21:05
The video feed crashes all the time at least once a broadcast.many times the newscast is just not available.
News
by Beanid51 on 2019/07/13 17:45
Great news when needed.
Scrolling
by MHP3 on 2019/07/07 14:51
Don’t like the vertical scrolling to change news stories, which was changed from side to side scrolling
WFLA News
by Tweetpotatoe on 2019/07/03 21:36
Love it! Full of informative info
Deaf
by deafhetty on 2019/06/30 23:28
No closed caption on video?
Why can’t I search for a story?
by G-Bug on 2019/06/26 00:42
I saw a quick blurb on the TV while channel surfing. Went to this highly rated app to look for it but to my complete dismay there’s no place to search for it! Seriously? I searched every freakin square inch of the page, zoomed in! Is it because I’m on a tablet? I shudder to think how difficult it would be to find a tiny search box on my phone! Really, who doesn’t put a search box on their news app. Delete delete delete
App
by DuncanMcafee on 2019/06/24 08:02
It hardly works. I was watching channel 8 every morning on my phone through my carrier, but it got so expensive. I downgraded just to WiFi and I the app is intermittent.
Live keeping track of local news while away
by bluebird gal on 2019/06/20 14:45
Love you guys
Guns save lives.
by I love my gun 380 on 2019/05/27 01:11
Every day people use guns to defend themselves against criminals, but I never see it mentioned. Yet, every time there is an incident involving guns, it gets wall to wall coverage. How about being a little more fair and balanced in your reporting?
News
by cortsand on 2019/05/23 02:55
Look forward to the latest news from you guys
Too many ads.
by Serolf65 on 2019/05/20 08:36
They have added too many ads to this app. Every third news story is a Mazda ad. This used to be a great app.
I love this APP. It keeps me informed of all important news and information throughout the day.
by WalshS101 on 2019/05/15 21:50
I use it daily, and I love it!
New
by Skeedda721 on 2019/05/06 19:19
I’m enjoying the news and updates. I’m New and getting used 8 news updates. Thanks
Where is my favorite news cast
by rican from NYC on 2019/04/04 12:02
What happened to the young men that was working as part of the newscast
Bad update
by Kenga bear on 2019/03/30 12:45
This last update has caused me to stop using this app. Swiping up to find the next story among all the other embedded links is next to impossible. Bring back the swiping left/right for navigation or lose another reader!
New Update Terrible *Updated*
by Tarkus 77 on 2019/03/27 23:53
Used to be able to side scroll each story to go to the next, but not anymore. Please restore this function *Update* Never mind, I deleted the app and using another local station’s news app
News worthy
by news cast on 2019/03/23 12:55
Great news reporting!!
Awful!
by yhkgdeimv on 2019/03/14 17:43
First, an ad come up and you have to swipe up to get rid of the ad. On my iPhone, swiping up give me my utilities. Next, their security is messed up. I keep getting frozen in a contest scam. None of my other apps do this. DELETED this one.
Nosedive
by JeanCbville on 2019/02/18 12:41
This app took a nosedive after the last update. News is flooded now with ads trying to look like stories. Thankfully there are other apps for my local news. The performance and level of user friendliness became very frustrating. Trashed. Moving on.
Issues
by 2bridges on 2018/12/31 15:01
High school news as far as I’m concerned. You protect the politicians like their endangered species, you don’t go after IMPORTANT ISSUES that effect regular citizens, like flooded streets, unsaved roads, unsafe road crossing, with a city as much money as they have theirs a whole lot a MORONS RUNNING IT and morons voting the same D A ones in.
Review
by Chill E on 2018/10/29 02:55
Great local coverage.
Missing functionality
by Murgatroyd_ on 2018/10/24 15:34
The app has nice graphics. News stories are great. However, unable to share any stories from within the app. Please fix that piece of your app. That is, if you want your name on stories that you want shared.
Gor
by gor1010 on 2018/10/21 12:55
You are fake news NBC. Shame on you.
WFLA need
by jts1000000000 on 2018/09/03 18:38
Over all it’s done well but they need s newscast to cover more news story’s that the cable news channels don’t cover ; hard news and lifestyles.
Bill Weightman
by Billw2014 on 2018/08/13 20:45
This like its flag ship station adheres to all news and great programming!
Updates
by terps64 on 2018/08/11 22:20
Very helpful.
Great app!
by spgky on 2018/07/13 20:24
I enjoy keeping up with what’s happening on Eight on Your Side whether it onair or online. Great local news team!
I Love WFLA!!
by HeavenBound42 on 2018/06/29 18:49
They give up to the minute news from all over. My husband and I retired up to North Carolina 2 1/2 years ago but I lived in the Tampa/Riverview area all my life. It’s great getting the news from our old surroundings.
Been watching since 1961 !
by Kevie1970 on 2018/06/28 05:37
Our family has been watching since the old black and white days in 1961. I’m 67 now and only watch on an iPad when out in Calif. But when in town during the Winter we watch on Spectrum cable. Love this station.
Road to Memories
by PW55 55 on 2018/06/09 02:18
I enjoy reading news from all the Tampa area, I had family in that area for 47 years. Although they are not with me any longer I still have wonderful memories of my times there, almost like my second home. Your app is a way for me to be there in a way. Even though the news is not always great I find good news items. Thanks for allowing me to "return" to old places, new changes, beautiful pictures and special memories. PW
Ms Ray
by RayJean65 on 2018/06/07 03:48
Love this app. News right away!!! Keeping me informed!!!
Best news outlet
by dtsdsddy on 2018/05/31 11:10
Writing this review based on a comparison with my local news channel 5 , channel 8 is by far more tasteful, classy , accurate , news anchors are well spoken as well as very few mistakes when telling the story , we live in west palm beach and this is the news channel I watch to stay stay informed with state and news abroad
Ads block stories
by Unhappy lJB on 2018/05/21 09:37
If you adjust the text to be even slightly larger, the ad at the bottom of every story blocks the end of the story. The larger you make the text, the less story you can read. That’s just not acceptable. I uninstalled this app months ago and thought it was way better now until I saw this.
Wow!
by ES Fish on 2018/04/22 19:26
Just terrific if you're into ads. You cannot get on this site without going past another annoying ad. Very, very enjoyable.
The best news app
by Taylor😘😍😘101 on 2018/04/17 23:16
This app gives you the top news in real time😀😀
Bobby D
by rcdcsu on 2018/04/13 11:56
Excellent, I am a traveler and this app keeps me in touch
Awesome App
by LJP111439 on 2018/04/04 15:32
Great way to stay up with current local news.
Love Love it!!❤️❤️❤️
by Shih Tzu Lover0907 on 2018/03/26 17:36
I love this App! Have never ever had any problems or concerns. I love how I get all the notifications...or... top news stories, weather and areas closed down for accidents. Keep up the good job!!!
Best ever
by CAS181965 on 2018/03/18 20:13
Love new app with easy access to watch news. Best in Florida. Would recommend to all following local news.
Love it!
by Geri620 on 2018/02/16 20:01
Have watched channel 8 for more yrs than I can remember. This app is great. I get notifications and always open to see what’s happening. Keep up the good work!!
Good App
by Crazy8Kate on 2018/01/01 21:57
I like the way the app works. Mostly the topics on an alert are useful. The website, however, needs work on objectivity and filtering of appropriate items.
Unbelievable
by Dellkhome on 2017/11/05 18:42
Get rid of the ad that one must scroll up to get to the news. It doesn't work half of the time, and for seniors like me, it is difficult to do. Fire the person coming up with the idea too.
Great app for local info
by Tranz4u on 2017/10/30 18:33
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Look and feel like spam
by NaturalMystiq on 2017/10/28 12:07
Too many annoying popups!
A great and vital news app!
by jinglealltheway on 2017/10/25 11:00
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening
by TDederick on 2017/10/18 23:43
Just started crashing after launch
Swipe and cash
by Flajoe2 on 2017/10/18 19:30
commercials cost you 4 stars. Click on the app so you can pimp your ads. Lame news
Outstanding
by Ronnie691993 on 2017/10/07 15:14
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Too many annoying ads
by Carolxxx on 2017/10/02 21:27
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
Good news app
by Jaclev on 2017/10/02 00:32
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Deleting app
by Blazer5kii on 2017/10/01 20:56
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Great App!
by Geary Cottrell on 2017/09/30 12:24
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Ads and crashes
by acrisis on 2017/09/24 01:22
Every time I try to read an article ... CRASH. Reload app. Mandatory advert. Get back to current story they sent a push alert out for ... app crashes ... try again and again CRASH ... but bs ads of course loaded.
The only way in Tampa Bay!
by gaylee's closet on 2017/09/23 22:28
I love this app and station! This is the only app I depend on. Channel 8 is on my side!
WFLA
by Susieeight on 2017/09/23 18:30
I am a snowbird and when I'm back in my home state I like to keep up with what is going on in FL.
Great way to keep up with news
by Left handed girl on 2017/09/19 18:58
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
Review
by Doc-ice on 2017/09/17 18:58
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
Good site
by msvics2 on 2017/09/15 10:37
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Notifications don't match latest story
by Realoverture on 2017/09/14 18:45
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
OK content. Too many ads.
by 1mistherealbmw on 2017/09/12 09:30
Most likely the best of the Tampa area apps but that is not a compliment. Too many ads stitched into content.
News I can count on
by The Scarlet Ohara on 2017/09/11 20:15
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
BUGS!
by Lexiannne on 2017/09/05 00:16
Cannot play ANY videos in the app. Tried to watch video of Irma, just get a black screen. Have to entirely close the the app! Needs some fixing ASAP.
Looks just like Channel 10's app
by Debbie 72 on 2017/09/01 11:01
This looks just like WTSP Channel 10's app. I liked the way this app looked before the changes that made it look like everyone else.
Awful App
by LSM1551 on 2017/08/30 14:43
Constantly crashes as I'm trying to read articles. All of my Apps are up to date and I have an iPhone 6S. Please have someone who knows what they are doing fix this. Not user friendly, at all.
Worse news app
by Mrs.Oler on 2017/08/09 11:41
App crashes, I have to open it multiple times. Videos wont play but the ad will play again and again. They should think about us and how we chose this app for the news and not bombard us with so many repetitive stupid ads and fix the app so we can see the news. With so many other news apps I chose you guys but you're failing.
Video stinks
by Am3ricanR3b3l on 2017/08/01 18:07
So I have to sit through a 15 second commercial and hope the video works. Several times I have tried to view a video attached to a story and after the commercial the video does not work. That is a waste of my time. Get it together already!
Horrible App
by Intrigue2 on 2017/07/18 16:27
I'm so fed up with this poorly functioning app. I am currently looking for other app to get my local-ish news because this one, as with other users I see here, are also not happy with it. It deserves NO STARS but I can't undo the star I accidentally touched!! I am tired of touching an article to read, wait and wait for the app to respond to see a message telling me the article is not available! Also, chronic crashing, slow app response and videos don't play.
Issues
by Pandora lover! on 2017/07/03 01:17
This Fourth of July weekend this app has been so slow to open then when open to work. I've had this app for a long time. Lately it cannot keep up. Reboot??
Ads keep popping up
by Bleshop on 2017/06/30 13:18
Why is it every time you try to read a story the Hula Bay ad keeps popping up? Very annoying!!!
I hate it!
by Cheryl 123 on 2017/06/07 15:30
Every time I try to read a story I get auto play video from some other story! If I wanted to READ that story I would. In general I don't like video but this auto play crap has me this close to deleting WFLA. *update. Goodbye WFLA. I can't read your stories because of the distracting video that auto plays with every click. I often read stories while my husband watches tv and I don't want video or sound.. I want to READ! Your app just sends my blood pressure up due to the aggravation.
Horrible
by Bill_in_RI on 2017/05/20 02:57
Keeps crashing on my iPad mini and iPad 3
Crashes every time on my iPhone XS
by Jay Lavee on 2019/08/21 12:55
The latest updates to this app are terrible. Why do people INSIST on messing up a good thing. BRING BACK THE SWIPE LEFT-RIGHT. It was so good. The new format of up-down scrolling is awful. Plus way too many ads. But these aren’t the worst things about it. Basically, you can’t even use the app. It constantly crashes on my iPhone XS. I open the app, then have to close an advertisement they shove down your throat, of course. Then, finally get to an article and start to read it, then the app crashes and goes back to my iPhone XS desktop. This inconsistency started about a month ago. I have used this app for years with no problem. They obviously messed with something they shouldn’t have messed with. This app has a very high rating only because it was so good for so long that it gathered up a lot of 5 stars. But this high, average long-term rating is not representative of what people think of it now. You have to read the recent reviews.
Road to Memories
by PW55 55 on 2018/06/09 02:18
I enjoy reading news from all the Tampa area, I had family in that area for 47 years. Although they are not with me any longer I still have wonderful memories of my times there, almost like my second home. Your app is a way for me to be there in a way. Even though the news is not always great I find good news items. Thanks for allowing me to "return" to old places, new changes, beautiful pictures and special memories. PW
Great App!
by Geary Cottrell on 2017/09/30 12:24
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Best news outlet
by dtsdsddy on 2018/05/31 11:10
Writing this review based on a comparison with my local news channel 5 , channel 8 is by far more tasteful, classy , accurate , news anchors are well spoken as well as very few mistakes when telling the story , we live in west palm beach and this is the news channel I watch to stay stay informed with state and news abroad
Outstanding
by Ronnie691993 on 2017/10/07 15:14
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Missing functionality
by Murgatroyd_ on 2018/10/24 15:34
The app has nice graphics. News stories are great. However, unable to share any stories from within the app. Please fix that piece of your app. That is, if you want your name on stories that you want shared.
Been watching since 1961 !
by Kevie1970 on 2018/06/28 05:37
Our family has been watching since the old black and white days in 1961. I’m 67 now and only watch on an iPad when out in Calif. But when in town during the Winter we watch on Spectrum cable. Love this station.
Why can’t I search for a story?
by G-Bug on 2019/06/26 00:42
I saw a quick blurb on the TV while channel surfing. Went to this highly rated app to look for it but to my complete dismay there’s no place to search for it! Seriously? I searched every freakin square inch of the page, zoomed in! Is it because I’m on a tablet? I shudder to think how difficult it would be to find a tiny search box on my phone! Really, who doesn’t put a search box on their news app. Delete delete delete
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
by MagazineEIC on 2020/03/19 05:41
Months have become years spent patiently waiting for editors - or anyone - to recognize how the consistent editing and proofreading errors alter the entire context of WFLA’s “news” articles. I’m throwing in the towel on WFLA’s egregiously slanted, poorly written, defunct articles. I may have forgiven the fact that the app crashes more often than not; but if one must struggle to get the news, the hope is that there would be some level of reliable editorial quality.
A great and vital news app!
by jinglealltheway on 2017/10/25 11:00
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
App crashes
by mrs.keyboarddevil on 2019/10/27 14:48
I’ve tried reinstalling this app several times but it doesn’t work. I can’t read all the way through any article without the app crashing and closing itself down. Sometimes it crashes while opening and article to read and sometimes it crashes simply by opening the app. This isn’t a reliable source for our local news.
I Love WFLA!!
by HeavenBound42 on 2018/06/29 18:49
They give up to the minute news from all over. My husband and I retired up to North Carolina 2 1/2 years ago but I lived in the Tampa/Riverview area all my life. It’s great getting the news from our old surroundings.
Ads block stories
by Unhappy lJB on 2018/05/21 09:37
If you adjust the text to be even slightly larger, the ad at the bottom of every story blocks the end of the story. The larger you make the text, the less story you can read. That’s just not acceptable. I uninstalled this app months ago and thought it was way better now until I saw this.
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening
by TDederick on 2017/10/18 23:43
Just started crashing after launch
News
by cortsand on 2019/05/23 02:55
Look forward to the latest news from you guys
Love Love it!!❤️❤️❤️
by Shih Tzu Lover0907 on 2018/03/26 17:36
I love this App! Have never ever had any problems or concerns. I love how I get all the notifications...or... top news stories, weather and areas closed down for accidents. Keep up the good job!!!
App
by DuncanMcafee on 2019/06/24 08:02
It hardly works. I was watching channel 8 every morning on my phone through my carrier, but it got so expensive. I downgraded just to WiFi and I the app is intermittent.
Review
by Shortty605 on 2019/08/12 03:39
I absolutely love this app!! The best and fastest for local news. I love the instant notifications I receive from this app. It allows me to keep up with stories as they happen!!
Good App
by Crazy8Kate on 2018/01/01 21:57
I like the way the app works. Mostly the topics on an alert are useful. The website, however, needs work on objectivity and filtering of appropriate items.
Guns save lives.
by I love my gun 380 on 2019/05/27 01:11
Every day people use guns to defend themselves against criminals, but I never see it mentioned. Yet, every time there is an incident involving guns, it gets wall to wall coverage. How about being a little more fair and balanced in your reporting?
Love it!
by Geri620 on 2018/02/16 20:01
Have watched channel 8 for more yrs than I can remember. This app is great. I get notifications and always open to see what’s happening. Keep up the good work!!
Great way to keep up with news
by Left handed girl on 2017/09/19 18:58
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
Good site
by msvics2 on 2017/09/15 10:37
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Good news app
by Jaclev on 2017/10/02 00:32
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Live keeping track of local news while away
by bluebird gal on 2019/06/20 14:45
Love you guys
Great app for local info
by Tranz4u on 2017/10/30 18:33
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Great app !
by JR. Gonzalez1 on 2019/08/14 01:30
Keep me informed all the time.! Weather , traffic and latest news .Thanks to all the people that make it possible .!!👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻
Best ever
by CAS181965 on 2018/03/18 20:13
Love new app with easy access to watch news. Best in Florida. Would recommend to all following local news.
Too many annoying ads
by Carolxxx on 2017/10/02 21:27
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
New
by Skeedda721 on 2019/05/06 19:19
I’m enjoying the news and updates. I’m New and getting used 8 news updates. Thanks
Nosedive
by JeanCbville on 2019/02/18 12:41
This app took a nosedive after the last update. News is flooded now with ads trying to look like stories. Thankfully there are other apps for my local news. The performance and level of user friendliness became very frustrating. Trashed. Moving on.
Notifications don't match latest story
by Realoverture on 2017/09/14 18:45
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
App closing out in story link
by Nojtrxc on 2019/11/15 14:43
Love the app but several times I click on link to certain stories and the app just closes out. Have refreshed and also reinstall app. But it continues to happen.
App is crashing
by zephyrthesky on 2019/11/14 17:20
Every time I bring the app up and click on a news article the app crashes. It’s been going on for several weeks after not happening before. I’ve tried deleting the app and downloading the app again. That does not fix the problem. WTH channel 8?
I love this APP. It keeps me informed of all important news and information throughout the day.
by WalshS101 on 2019/05/15 21:50
I use it daily, and I love it!
Great app!
by spgky on 2018/07/13 20:24
I enjoy keeping up with what’s happening on Eight on Your Side whether it onair or online. Great local news team!
Wow!
by ES Fish on 2018/04/22 19:26
Just terrific if you're into ads. You cannot get on this site without going past another annoying ad. Very, very enjoyable.
Channel 8
by Greylock MTN Geek on 2019/09/01 15:27
We winter in Florida and Love keeping up with the news and weather on Channel 8 while we summer in New England.
Review
by Doc-ice on 2017/09/17 18:58
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
The best news app
by Taylor😘😍😘101 on 2018/04/17 23:16
This app gives you the top news in real time😀😀
Scrolling
by MHP3 on 2019/07/07 14:51
Don’t like the vertical scrolling to change news stories, which was changed from side to side scrolling
News I can count on
by The Scarlet Ohara on 2017/09/11 20:15
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
Deleting app
by Blazer5kii on 2017/10/01 20:56
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Turn off the auto-play videos
by tobiasbob on 2020/03/24 19:44
Turn off the auto-play videos you recently implemented. Nobody has ever asked for this ever. It’s 2020. What are you going to add next? Blinking text and background music?
Bad update
by Kenga bear on 2019/03/30 12:45
This last update has caused me to stop using this app. Swiping up to find the next story among all the other embedded links is next to impossible. Bring back the swiping left/right for navigation or lose another reader!
Awesome App
by LJP111439 on 2018/04/04 15:32
Great way to stay up with current local news.
Crashes every time now
by Marcusbull on 2019/11/11 02:04
I used to get all my local news on this app and it worked great. About one month ago, it started crashing. It literally won’t stay open more than 10 seconds, so now it’s worthless.
News
by Beanid51 on 2019/07/13 17:45
Great news when needed.
New Update Terrible *Updated*
by Tarkus 77 on 2019/03/27 23:53
Used to be able to side scroll each story to go to the next, but not anymore. Please restore this function *Update* Never mind, I deleted the app and using another local station’s news app
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Description
Experience the brand new WFLA News channel 8 News app. The WFLA.com app is On Your Side with the latest breaking news, sports, and weather coverage for the tampa Bay area, including tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Hernado counties, plus the Orlando area. Get more news, more weather and more video. It's everything you love about WFLA News channel 8 right at your fingertips. FEATURES: - Live News channel 8 broadcasts & on-demand replays - Current news and Storm Team 8 weather is featured right on the home screen - Navigate easily through local news and information that's important to you - Stay informed of breaking news with push alerts - View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen - Understand how weather will affect you with local forecasts, radar, maps and video - Alerts for severe weather and closings/delays appear on the home screen - See the latest traffic conditions on an interactive map - Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through Send It - Easily share interesting articles via e-mail, SMS, Facebook(R), Twitter(TM), and more - The latest on the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Bulls and other Bay area sports - From Gasparilla to the florida Strawberry Festival, we're On Your Side. Please review the app and let us know what you think.
Turn off the auto-play videos
by tobiasbob on 2020/03/24 19:44
Turn off the auto-play videos you recently implemented. Nobody has ever asked for this ever. It’s 2020. What are you going to add next? Blinking text and background music?
Thanks for fixing!
by Yoga girl36 on 2020/03/20 16:09
Thanks for the fix on the app. Changing my rating to 5 stars.
App crashes
by Mrlj35 on 2020/03/19 11:40
Every time I try to expand the news the app crashes! It’s been happening a lot
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
by MagazineEIC on 2020/03/19 05:41
Months have become years spent patiently waiting for editors - or anyone - to recognize how the consistent editing and proofreading errors alter the entire context of WFLA’s “news” articles. I’m throwing in the towel on WFLA’s egregiously slanted, poorly written, defunct articles. I may have forgiven the fact that the app crashes more often than not; but if one must struggle to get the news, the hope is that there would be some level of reliable editorial quality.
Currently quits every time I try to scroll. Forcing me to switch to channel 13. Fix please.
by AbundanceSasa on 2020/03/19 01:33
Fix please
All I get is screen We’ll be right back then a couple ads then we’ll be right back again
by PlastWaves on 2019/12/30 19:31
See
Great New On Air Talent
by #1AnchorMom on 2019/12/30 13:36
Great stories and good coverage. Enjoying new anchors and reporters.
Crashes
by Tjs73 on 2019/11/17 19:10
Can’t even use this app anymore, it’s useless. Every time I click to read an article the app crashes and shuts down. Happens on both my iPhone XS and iPad. It’s a shame because it used to be a great way to get local news.
App closing out in story link
by Nojtrxc on 2019/11/15 14:43
Love the app but several times I click on link to certain stories and the app just closes out. Have refreshed and also reinstall app. But it continues to happen.
New update
by Fuzziecat on 2019/11/15 00:29
Downloaded new update today now app will not stay open! I think you still have bugs!!!
App is crashing
by zephyrthesky on 2019/11/14 17:20
Every time I bring the app up and click on a news article the app crashes. It’s been going on for several weeks after not happening before. I’ve tried deleting the app and downloading the app again. That does not fix the problem. WTH channel 8?
Won’t stay open!
by TerriC34668 on 2019/11/14 13:20
I’m still getting notifications, but as soon as I tap to the story, the app shuts down. I’m removing it until it’s fixed! Been going on for a couple of weeks!
Excellent
by DGHill on 2019/11/12 16:14
NGreat to be well informedNice to be
Crashes every time now
by Marcusbull on 2019/11/11 02:04
I used to get all my local news on this app and it worked great. About one month ago, it started crashing. It literally won’t stay open more than 10 seconds, so now it’s worthless.
Consistently Crashes
by Terrrrible on 2019/11/08 20:15
I love the app, but the new version makes it impossible to use. The app crashes after ~20 seconds, making it impossible to read any articles. Please fix!!
Keep Crashing
by Krs4u2 on 2019/11/04 09:47
App now crashes every time I open it.
Best
by lsmgt on 2019/11/01 17:32
Love that channel!!! Best time of the day watching and catching up with the news.
App crashes
by mrs.keyboarddevil on 2019/10/27 14:48
I’ve tried reinstalling this app several times but it doesn’t work. I can’t read all the way through any article without the app crashing and closing itself down. Sometimes it crashes while opening and article to read and sometimes it crashes simply by opening the app. This isn’t a reliable source for our local news.
Alpert’s.
by knotchores on 2019/10/22 12:02
Just way to many
Fake news supporter
by Pro goffer on 2019/10/17 05:54
8 continues to support fake and fraudulent made up democratic lies to slander President Trump .
Love locals
by shylucy on 2019/10/16 21:35
Great up to date!
Crashes!
by nicknamealreadytakeneverytime on 2019/10/16 14:43
Gave a one star because I can’t give zero. Of late, I can’t even read articles on the app. Crashes and sends me back to phone home screen. Please fix!
APP IS NOT PRIVATE
by BizWorks on 2019/09/19 03:01
APP IS NOT PRIVATE !!! WHEN U CLICK ON THE NOTIFICATION, IT UNLOCKS YOUR PHONE AUTOMATICALLY WIHOUT PASSWORD
Channel 8
by Greylock MTN Geek on 2019/09/01 15:27
We winter in Florida and Love keeping up with the news and weather on Channel 8 while we summer in New England.
Crashes every time on my iPhone XS
by Jay Lavee on 2019/08/21 12:55
The latest updates to this app are terrible. Why do people INSIST on messing up a good thing. BRING BACK THE SWIPE LEFT-RIGHT. It was so good. The new format of up-down scrolling is awful. Plus way too many ads. But these aren’t the worst things about it. Basically, you can’t even use the app. It constantly crashes on my iPhone XS. I open the app, then have to close an advertisement they shove down your throat, of course. Then, finally get to an article and start to read it, then the app crashes and goes back to my iPhone XS desktop. This inconsistency started about a month ago. I have used this app for years with no problem. They obviously messed with something they shouldn’t have messed with. This app has a very high rating only because it was so good for so long that it gathered up a lot of 5 stars. But this high, average long-term rating is not representative of what people think of it now. You have to read the recent reviews.
APP
by joe veci on 2019/08/20 21:32
App engineers need to go back to school and learn how to develop a good app. I’m experiencing way to many problems when I’m watching the news. I never have any problems with Fox13 or ABC or any other APP, just WFLA. Note: I prefer WFLA, but too much inconsistency.
Great app !
by JR. Gonzalez1 on 2019/08/14 01:30
Keep me informed all the time.! Weather , traffic and latest news .Thanks to all the people that make it possible .!!👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻
Review
by Shortty605 on 2019/08/12 03:39
I absolutely love this app!! The best and fastest for local news. I love the instant notifications I receive from this app. It allows me to keep up with stories as they happen!!
Crash!
by Jor-Jon-Sun on 2019/08/10 21:05
The video feed crashes all the time at least once a broadcast.many times the newscast is just not available.
News
by Beanid51 on 2019/07/13 17:45
Great news when needed.
Scrolling
by MHP3 on 2019/07/07 14:51
Don’t like the vertical scrolling to change news stories, which was changed from side to side scrolling
WFLA News
by Tweetpotatoe on 2019/07/03 21:36
Love it! Full of informative info
Deaf
by deafhetty on 2019/06/30 23:28
No closed caption on video?
Why can’t I search for a story?
by G-Bug on 2019/06/26 00:42
I saw a quick blurb on the TV while channel surfing. Went to this highly rated app to look for it but to my complete dismay there’s no place to search for it! Seriously? I searched every freakin square inch of the page, zoomed in! Is it because I’m on a tablet? I shudder to think how difficult it would be to find a tiny search box on my phone! Really, who doesn’t put a search box on their news app. Delete delete delete
App
by DuncanMcafee on 2019/06/24 08:02
It hardly works. I was watching channel 8 every morning on my phone through my carrier, but it got so expensive. I downgraded just to WiFi and I the app is intermittent.
Live keeping track of local news while away
by bluebird gal on 2019/06/20 14:45
Love you guys
Guns save lives.
by I love my gun 380 on 2019/05/27 01:11
Every day people use guns to defend themselves against criminals, but I never see it mentioned. Yet, every time there is an incident involving guns, it gets wall to wall coverage. How about being a little more fair and balanced in your reporting?
News
by cortsand on 2019/05/23 02:55
Look forward to the latest news from you guys
Too many ads.
by Serolf65 on 2019/05/20 08:36
They have added too many ads to this app. Every third news story is a Mazda ad. This used to be a great app.
I love this APP. It keeps me informed of all important news and information throughout the day.
by WalshS101 on 2019/05/15 21:50
I use it daily, and I love it!
New
by Skeedda721 on 2019/05/06 19:19
I’m enjoying the news and updates. I’m New and getting used 8 news updates. Thanks
Where is my favorite news cast
by rican from NYC on 2019/04/04 12:02
What happened to the young men that was working as part of the newscast
Bad update
by Kenga bear on 2019/03/30 12:45
This last update has caused me to stop using this app. Swiping up to find the next story among all the other embedded links is next to impossible. Bring back the swiping left/right for navigation or lose another reader!
New Update Terrible *Updated*
by Tarkus 77 on 2019/03/27 23:53
Used to be able to side scroll each story to go to the next, but not anymore. Please restore this function *Update* Never mind, I deleted the app and using another local station’s news app
News worthy
by news cast on 2019/03/23 12:55
Great news reporting!!
Awful!
by yhkgdeimv on 2019/03/14 17:43
First, an ad come up and you have to swipe up to get rid of the ad. On my iPhone, swiping up give me my utilities. Next, their security is messed up. I keep getting frozen in a contest scam. None of my other apps do this. DELETED this one.
Nosedive
by JeanCbville on 2019/02/18 12:41
This app took a nosedive after the last update. News is flooded now with ads trying to look like stories. Thankfully there are other apps for my local news. The performance and level of user friendliness became very frustrating. Trashed. Moving on.
Issues
by 2bridges on 2018/12/31 15:01
High school news as far as I’m concerned. You protect the politicians like their endangered species, you don’t go after IMPORTANT ISSUES that effect regular citizens, like flooded streets, unsaved roads, unsafe road crossing, with a city as much money as they have theirs a whole lot a MORONS RUNNING IT and morons voting the same D A ones in.
Review
by Chill E on 2018/10/29 02:55
Great local coverage.
Missing functionality
by Murgatroyd_ on 2018/10/24 15:34
The app has nice graphics. News stories are great. However, unable to share any stories from within the app. Please fix that piece of your app. That is, if you want your name on stories that you want shared.
Gor
by gor1010 on 2018/10/21 12:55
You are fake news NBC. Shame on you.
WFLA need
by jts1000000000 on 2018/09/03 18:38
Over all it’s done well but they need s newscast to cover more news story’s that the cable news channels don’t cover ; hard news and lifestyles.
Bill Weightman
by Billw2014 on 2018/08/13 20:45
This like its flag ship station adheres to all news and great programming!
Updates
by terps64 on 2018/08/11 22:20
Very helpful.
Great app!
by spgky on 2018/07/13 20:24
I enjoy keeping up with what’s happening on Eight on Your Side whether it onair or online. Great local news team!
I Love WFLA!!
by HeavenBound42 on 2018/06/29 18:49
They give up to the minute news from all over. My husband and I retired up to North Carolina 2 1/2 years ago but I lived in the Tampa/Riverview area all my life. It’s great getting the news from our old surroundings.
Been watching since 1961 !
by Kevie1970 on 2018/06/28 05:37
Our family has been watching since the old black and white days in 1961. I’m 67 now and only watch on an iPad when out in Calif. But when in town during the Winter we watch on Spectrum cable. Love this station.
Road to Memories
by PW55 55 on 2018/06/09 02:18
I enjoy reading news from all the Tampa area, I had family in that area for 47 years. Although they are not with me any longer I still have wonderful memories of my times there, almost like my second home. Your app is a way for me to be there in a way. Even though the news is not always great I find good news items. Thanks for allowing me to "return" to old places, new changes, beautiful pictures and special memories. PW
Ms Ray
by RayJean65 on 2018/06/07 03:48
Love this app. News right away!!! Keeping me informed!!!
Best news outlet
by dtsdsddy on 2018/05/31 11:10
Writing this review based on a comparison with my local news channel 5 , channel 8 is by far more tasteful, classy , accurate , news anchors are well spoken as well as very few mistakes when telling the story , we live in west palm beach and this is the news channel I watch to stay stay informed with state and news abroad
Ads block stories
by Unhappy lJB on 2018/05/21 09:37
If you adjust the text to be even slightly larger, the ad at the bottom of every story blocks the end of the story. The larger you make the text, the less story you can read. That’s just not acceptable. I uninstalled this app months ago and thought it was way better now until I saw this.
Wow!
by ES Fish on 2018/04/22 19:26
Just terrific if you're into ads. You cannot get on this site without going past another annoying ad. Very, very enjoyable.
The best news app
by Taylor😘😍😘101 on 2018/04/17 23:16
This app gives you the top news in real time😀😀
Bobby D
by rcdcsu on 2018/04/13 11:56
Excellent, I am a traveler and this app keeps me in touch
Awesome App
by LJP111439 on 2018/04/04 15:32
Great way to stay up with current local news.
Love Love it!!❤️❤️❤️
by Shih Tzu Lover0907 on 2018/03/26 17:36
I love this App! Have never ever had any problems or concerns. I love how I get all the notifications...or... top news stories, weather and areas closed down for accidents. Keep up the good job!!!
Best ever
by CAS181965 on 2018/03/18 20:13
Love new app with easy access to watch news. Best in Florida. Would recommend to all following local news.
Love it!
by Geri620 on 2018/02/16 20:01
Have watched channel 8 for more yrs than I can remember. This app is great. I get notifications and always open to see what’s happening. Keep up the good work!!
Good App
by Crazy8Kate on 2018/01/01 21:57
I like the way the app works. Mostly the topics on an alert are useful. The website, however, needs work on objectivity and filtering of appropriate items.
Unbelievable
by Dellkhome on 2017/11/05 18:42
Get rid of the ad that one must scroll up to get to the news. It doesn't work half of the time, and for seniors like me, it is difficult to do. Fire the person coming up with the idea too.
Great app for local info
by Tranz4u on 2017/10/30 18:33
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Look and feel like spam
by NaturalMystiq on 2017/10/28 12:07
Too many annoying popups!
A great and vital news app!
by jinglealltheway on 2017/10/25 11:00
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening
by TDederick on 2017/10/18 23:43
Just started crashing after launch
Swipe and cash
by Flajoe2 on 2017/10/18 19:30
commercials cost you 4 stars. Click on the app so you can pimp your ads. Lame news
Outstanding
by Ronnie691993 on 2017/10/07 15:14
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Too many annoying ads
by Carolxxx on 2017/10/02 21:27
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
Good news app
by Jaclev on 2017/10/02 00:32
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Deleting app
by Blazer5kii on 2017/10/01 20:56
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Great App!
by Geary Cottrell on 2017/09/30 12:24
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Ads and crashes
by acrisis on 2017/09/24 01:22
Every time I try to read an article ... CRASH. Reload app. Mandatory advert. Get back to current story they sent a push alert out for ... app crashes ... try again and again CRASH ... but bs ads of course loaded.
The only way in Tampa Bay!
by gaylee's closet on 2017/09/23 22:28
I love this app and station! This is the only app I depend on. Channel 8 is on my side!
WFLA
by Susieeight on 2017/09/23 18:30
I am a snowbird and when I'm back in my home state I like to keep up with what is going on in FL.
Great way to keep up with news
by Left handed girl on 2017/09/19 18:58
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
Review
by Doc-ice on 2017/09/17 18:58
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
Good site
by msvics2 on 2017/09/15 10:37
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Notifications don't match latest story
by Realoverture on 2017/09/14 18:45
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
OK content. Too many ads.
by 1mistherealbmw on 2017/09/12 09:30
Most likely the best of the Tampa area apps but that is not a compliment. Too many ads stitched into content.
News I can count on
by The Scarlet Ohara on 2017/09/11 20:15
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
BUGS!
by Lexiannne on 2017/09/05 00:16
Cannot play ANY videos in the app. Tried to watch video of Irma, just get a black screen. Have to entirely close the the app! Needs some fixing ASAP.
Looks just like Channel 10's app
by Debbie 72 on 2017/09/01 11:01
This looks just like WTSP Channel 10's app. I liked the way this app looked before the changes that made it look like everyone else.
Awful App
by LSM1551 on 2017/08/30 14:43
Constantly crashes as I'm trying to read articles. All of my Apps are up to date and I have an iPhone 6S. Please have someone who knows what they are doing fix this. Not user friendly, at all.
Worse news app
by Mrs.Oler on 2017/08/09 11:41
App crashes, I have to open it multiple times. Videos wont play but the ad will play again and again. They should think about us and how we chose this app for the news and not bombard us with so many repetitive stupid ads and fix the app so we can see the news. With so many other news apps I chose you guys but you're failing.
Video stinks
by Am3ricanR3b3l on 2017/08/01 18:07
So I have to sit through a 15 second commercial and hope the video works. Several times I have tried to view a video attached to a story and after the commercial the video does not work. That is a waste of my time. Get it together already!
Horrible App
by Intrigue2 on 2017/07/18 16:27
I'm so fed up with this poorly functioning app. I am currently looking for other app to get my local-ish news because this one, as with other users I see here, are also not happy with it. It deserves NO STARS but I can't undo the star I accidentally touched!! I am tired of touching an article to read, wait and wait for the app to respond to see a message telling me the article is not available! Also, chronic crashing, slow app response and videos don't play.
Issues
by Pandora lover! on 2017/07/03 01:17
This Fourth of July weekend this app has been so slow to open then when open to work. I've had this app for a long time. Lately it cannot keep up. Reboot??
Ads keep popping up
by Bleshop on 2017/06/30 13:18
Why is it every time you try to read a story the Hula Bay ad keeps popping up? Very annoying!!!
I hate it!
by Cheryl 123 on 2017/06/07 15:30
Every time I try to read a story I get auto play video from some other story! If I wanted to READ that story I would. In general I don't like video but this auto play crap has me this close to deleting WFLA. *update. Goodbye WFLA. I can't read your stories because of the distracting video that auto plays with every click. I often read stories while my husband watches tv and I don't want video or sound.. I want to READ! Your app just sends my blood pressure up due to the aggravation.
Horrible
by Bill_in_RI on 2017/05/20 02:57
Keeps crashing on my iPad mini and iPad 3
Crashes every time on my iPhone XS
by Jay Lavee on 2019/08/21 12:55
The latest updates to this app are terrible. Why do people INSIST on messing up a good thing. BRING BACK THE SWIPE LEFT-RIGHT. It was so good. The new format of up-down scrolling is awful. Plus way too many ads. But these aren’t the worst things about it. Basically, you can’t even use the app. It constantly crashes on my iPhone XS. I open the app, then have to close an advertisement they shove down your throat, of course. Then, finally get to an article and start to read it, then the app crashes and goes back to my iPhone XS desktop. This inconsistency started about a month ago. I have used this app for years with no problem. They obviously messed with something they shouldn’t have messed with. This app has a very high rating only because it was so good for so long that it gathered up a lot of 5 stars. But this high, average long-term rating is not representative of what people think of it now. You have to read the recent reviews.
Road to Memories
by PW55 55 on 2018/06/09 02:18
I enjoy reading news from all the Tampa area, I had family in that area for 47 years. Although they are not with me any longer I still have wonderful memories of my times there, almost like my second home. Your app is a way for me to be there in a way. Even though the news is not always great I find good news items. Thanks for allowing me to "return" to old places, new changes, beautiful pictures and special memories. PW
Great App!
by Geary Cottrell on 2017/09/30 12:24
I absolutely love the app, I have never had any issues with the app. It is wonderful to get the news updates and always know what is going on in the Tampa Bay Area. I love the weather notifications that I receive. I travel a lot and no matter where I am in the U.S., I always know what the weather is at home, lightning strikes, rain, etc. Great job!
Best news outlet
by dtsdsddy on 2018/05/31 11:10
Writing this review based on a comparison with my local news channel 5 , channel 8 is by far more tasteful, classy , accurate , news anchors are well spoken as well as very few mistakes when telling the story , we live in west palm beach and this is the news channel I watch to stay stay informed with state and news abroad
Outstanding
by Ronnie691993 on 2017/10/07 15:14
This app constantly updates me on both Florida’s local news and sometimes what’s going on worldwide—a perfect balance of information. I highly recommend this news app to Floridians and anyone outside of FL too. You won’t be disappointed 👍
Missing functionality
by Murgatroyd_ on 2018/10/24 15:34
The app has nice graphics. News stories are great. However, unable to share any stories from within the app. Please fix that piece of your app. That is, if you want your name on stories that you want shared.
Been watching since 1961 !
by Kevie1970 on 2018/06/28 05:37
Our family has been watching since the old black and white days in 1961. I’m 67 now and only watch on an iPad when out in Calif. But when in town during the Winter we watch on Spectrum cable. Love this station.
Why can’t I search for a story?
by G-Bug on 2019/06/26 00:42
I saw a quick blurb on the TV while channel surfing. Went to this highly rated app to look for it but to my complete dismay there’s no place to search for it! Seriously? I searched every freakin square inch of the page, zoomed in! Is it because I’m on a tablet? I shudder to think how difficult it would be to find a tiny search box on my phone! Really, who doesn’t put a search box on their news app. Delete delete delete
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
by MagazineEIC on 2020/03/19 05:41
Months have become years spent patiently waiting for editors - or anyone - to recognize how the consistent editing and proofreading errors alter the entire context of WFLA’s “news” articles. I’m throwing in the towel on WFLA’s egregiously slanted, poorly written, defunct articles. I may have forgiven the fact that the app crashes more often than not; but if one must struggle to get the news, the hope is that there would be some level of reliable editorial quality.
A great and vital news app!
by jinglealltheway on 2017/10/25 11:00
It got us through the last hurricane and it will get us through the next one too! These dedicated news people shined brightly and helped us through a hellish situation and we placed our trust in them! We say BRAVO! And Thank You!
App crashes
by mrs.keyboarddevil on 2019/10/27 14:48
I’ve tried reinstalling this app several times but it doesn’t work. I can’t read all the way through any article without the app crashing and closing itself down. Sometimes it crashes while opening and article to read and sometimes it crashes simply by opening the app. This isn’t a reliable source for our local news.
I Love WFLA!!
by HeavenBound42 on 2018/06/29 18:49
They give up to the minute news from all over. My husband and I retired up to North Carolina 2 1/2 years ago but I lived in the Tampa/Riverview area all my life. It’s great getting the news from our old surroundings.
Ads block stories
by Unhappy lJB on 2018/05/21 09:37
If you adjust the text to be even slightly larger, the ad at the bottom of every story blocks the end of the story. The larger you make the text, the less story you can read. That’s just not acceptable. I uninstalled this app months ago and thought it was way better now until I saw this.
Great, but your most recent update crashes upon opening
by TDederick on 2017/10/18 23:43
Just started crashing after launch
News
by cortsand on 2019/05/23 02:55
Look forward to the latest news from you guys
Love Love it!!❤️❤️❤️
by Shih Tzu Lover0907 on 2018/03/26 17:36
I love this App! Have never ever had any problems or concerns. I love how I get all the notifications...or... top news stories, weather and areas closed down for accidents. Keep up the good job!!!
App
by DuncanMcafee on 2019/06/24 08:02
It hardly works. I was watching channel 8 every morning on my phone through my carrier, but it got so expensive. I downgraded just to WiFi and I the app is intermittent.
Review
by Shortty605 on 2019/08/12 03:39
I absolutely love this app!! The best and fastest for local news. I love the instant notifications I receive from this app. It allows me to keep up with stories as they happen!!
Good App
by Crazy8Kate on 2018/01/01 21:57
I like the way the app works. Mostly the topics on an alert are useful. The website, however, needs work on objectivity and filtering of appropriate items.
Guns save lives.
by I love my gun 380 on 2019/05/27 01:11
Every day people use guns to defend themselves against criminals, but I never see it mentioned. Yet, every time there is an incident involving guns, it gets wall to wall coverage. How about being a little more fair and balanced in your reporting?
Love it!
by Geri620 on 2018/02/16 20:01
Have watched channel 8 for more yrs than I can remember. This app is great. I get notifications and always open to see what’s happening. Keep up the good work!!
Great way to keep up with news
by Left handed girl on 2017/09/19 18:58
I enjoy the notifications when news happens. This is a wonderful app to keep up with the world and local area as I go through my day.
Good site
by msvics2 on 2017/09/15 10:37
Usually my go-to site in the am for update on local news. Like their weather also.
Good news app
by Jaclev on 2017/10/02 00:32
I have used many news apps for local news and this is my favorite. Up to date news and very informative.
Live keeping track of local news while away
by bluebird gal on 2019/06/20 14:45
Love you guys
Great app for local info
by Tranz4u on 2017/10/30 18:33
This is my go to app for local news and weather. Everything is here.
Great app !
by JR. Gonzalez1 on 2019/08/14 01:30
Keep me informed all the time.! Weather , traffic and latest news .Thanks to all the people that make it possible .!!👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻
Best ever
by CAS181965 on 2018/03/18 20:13
Love new app with easy access to watch news. Best in Florida. Would recommend to all following local news.
Too many annoying ads
by Carolxxx on 2017/10/02 21:27
Other news apps are better. Ads are extremely frustrating, but news is good.
New
by Skeedda721 on 2019/05/06 19:19
I’m enjoying the news and updates. I’m New and getting used 8 news updates. Thanks
Nosedive
by JeanCbville on 2019/02/18 12:41
This app took a nosedive after the last update. News is flooded now with ads trying to look like stories. Thankfully there are other apps for my local news. The performance and level of user friendliness became very frustrating. Trashed. Moving on.
Notifications don't match latest story
by Realoverture on 2017/09/14 18:45
Notifications don't match latest story on top of app. I receive a notification of an update, click on it then it takes me to the app, opens the app and the story is nowhere to be found. Update the app before you send out the notice and it would be better.
App closing out in story link
by Nojtrxc on 2019/11/15 14:43
Love the app but several times I click on link to certain stories and the app just closes out. Have refreshed and also reinstall app. But it continues to happen.
App is crashing
by zephyrthesky on 2019/11/14 17:20
Every time I bring the app up and click on a news article the app crashes. It’s been going on for several weeks after not happening before. I’ve tried deleting the app and downloading the app again. That does not fix the problem. WTH channel 8?
I love this APP. It keeps me informed of all important news and information throughout the day.
by WalshS101 on 2019/05/15 21:50
I use it daily, and I love it!
Great app!
by spgky on 2018/07/13 20:24
I enjoy keeping up with what’s happening on Eight on Your Side whether it onair or online. Great local news team!
Wow!
by ES Fish on 2018/04/22 19:26
Just terrific if you're into ads. You cannot get on this site without going past another annoying ad. Very, very enjoyable.
Channel 8
by Greylock MTN Geek on 2019/09/01 15:27
We winter in Florida and Love keeping up with the news and weather on Channel 8 while we summer in New England.
Review
by Doc-ice on 2017/09/17 18:58
I don't miss much news at all thanks to this apps updates and I get all spectrums of news. I find it to be very current.
The best news app
by Taylor😘😍😘101 on 2018/04/17 23:16
This app gives you the top news in real time😀😀
Scrolling
by MHP3 on 2019/07/07 14:51
Don’t like the vertical scrolling to change news stories, which was changed from side to side scrolling
News I can count on
by The Scarlet Ohara on 2017/09/11 20:15
I want real news and channel 8 I feel can trust.
Deleting app
by Blazer5kii on 2017/10/01 20:56
Unfortunately, due to getting practically play by play notifications of the Bucs games I’m deleting the app. Could not care less about them. I cannot find anywhere on the iPhone app to stop them. Shame, I enjoyed the hurricane updates. You should fix it. Goodbye.
Turn off the auto-play videos
by tobiasbob on 2020/03/24 19:44
Turn off the auto-play videos you recently implemented. Nobody has ever asked for this ever. It’s 2020. What are you going to add next? Blinking text and background music?
Bad update
by Kenga bear on 2019/03/30 12:45
This last update has caused me to stop using this app. Swiping up to find the next story among all the other embedded links is next to impossible. Bring back the swiping left/right for navigation or lose another reader!
Awesome App
by LJP111439 on 2018/04/04 15:32
Great way to stay up with current local news.
Crashes every time now
by Marcusbull on 2019/11/11 02:04
I used to get all my local news on this app and it worked great. About one month ago, it started crashing. It literally won’t stay open more than 10 seconds, so now it’s worthless.
News
by Beanid51 on 2019/07/13 17:45
Great news when needed.
New Update Terrible *Updated*
by Tarkus 77 on 2019/03/27 23:53
Used to be able to side scroll each story to go to the next, but not anymore. Please restore this function *Update* Never mind, I deleted the app and using another local station’s news app
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