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6abc Philadelphia

6abc Philadelphia

ABC Digital

The 6abc app lets you stream live newscasts, breaking news, weather and more.

4.5 Ratings 63K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads
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The 6abc app lets you stream live newscasts, breaking news, weather and more.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
63.4K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  2. 4
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  3. 3
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  4. 2
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  • Awful new app. Dec 26, 2017

    By Moi978654321
    I hate the new app because it is very annoying to have to scroll through the stories to find an article that you want to read. It actually makes me dizzy. As a previous web developer I'd say it is not user friendly. I doubt if I will be using it. Also I miss the opening screen. I loved the easy to use old app where you could quickly find an article. This maybe just a glitch but the other day the weather wasn't updated. Your site was just showing a weather segment that was 10 hours old.
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  • Too many push notifications Aug 24, 2018

    By Silvster
    I like staying up to date with Philadelphia news with the best channel in the city. The app itself is not that bad but the notifications are honestly annoying. They start at 6-7am and will get them periodically through the day for stupid stories that are not important. Then there was the 3pm,6pm and other times that has a recap of the day. Push notifications should be breaking news only not stories that they want people to read. I have the abc7 app as well and they send no where near the amount of notifications that 6abc does. There are weeks that I will not get a notification from them because they will only send a notification when it’s a big national story or local breaking news unlike 6abc that sends like 10 notifications every weekday.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Raphael Zappala
    Great app but I am unable to share any of the articles. That is a serious let down. Anyone else having this problem?
  • I love Action News Dec 12, 2020

    By PB NJ
    I love reading the news on this app but feel some reporters need to give a little more attention to editing their news stories. Typos are commonly seen. In my opinion, perhaps because I’m a teacher, I feel that should be a rarity in journalism. When a reporter adds to a previously published report they sometimes do not make a transition with the new information meaning they just add a few sentences of an update to the top of the previously existing news story and then publish it. The thought that comes to my mind is the reporter rushed to put out a story rather than make sure it is done well. I grew up watching Action News and now faithfully read it every day on the app. I will continue to do so but hope I will see an improvement in your reports.
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  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Carlos Ramos
    You guys need to fix the bug so that the app goes on commercial when you actually "go on commercial"😡😡😡😡😡
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Ben Force
    App always freezes. When it does finally load, the ads play without issue and then prompts me to play the video again but never loads. Love the station but hate the app. Uninstalling for now.
  • The old version was much better Jan 3, 2018

    By Ff/emt 69/89
    I don’t want to sound like someone who simply hates change, but the new version is horrible compared to this new one. I’m simply not a fan of the constant scroll or having to set up the news stories I want to see. How about this, if it’s news report it to me. And when you report it to me do so in an impartial format. The reporters have been doing entirely too much reporting of their thoughts and feelings on subject matters, you report it and I’ll make up my own mind as to which side I’ll believe in. It used to be called an editorial when the editor let everyone else know his thoughts, now you think it’s news whether you agree or not with what’s going on in the world, as a reader and viewer let me inform you of something, I DON’T CARE HOW YOU PERSONALLY FEEL ABOUT ANYTHING, please simply report the FACTS, and bring back the old format, and before you write me off at an elderly grouchy person, I’m 43 I work for a living, and I have my own mind in which to make choices. I am downloading the NBC 10 app, looking at the preview in the App Store it looks so much better. Goodbye ABC 6. You have just been replaced, I’ll keep watching the reviews to see if they post this one, I doubt they will since they only post the news that’s slanted their direction.
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  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Evelyn Fitzpatrick
    This app never updates. There is always news from 12 to 48 hrs prior to me opening it. Nothing ever new. The news on TV gets updated why doesn't this app
  • Current version uselessness Jan 31, 2021

    By CJ19302
    Want to watch this full screen? Forget it. First let’s start with the survey. It starts with an overlay which you have to click on while the video plays helplessly in the background. If you try to take the survey, it becomes a full screen mess and completely covers the screen. I force closed and started all over again. Now there’s no survey. Wahoo! Click to enlarge so when the phone is rotated you can see it full screen and you’re ok till you actually rotate the phone. Then the video you’re trying to watch disappears and the screen is completely black. It’s not playing anywhere in the background. There’s no doing to go along with the now fully black screen you’re now stuck with. Think rotating the phone back to portrait will correct it? Nope. Pure black screen except now it’s black in portrait mode. I’m about to delete it. At least the NBC10 app works. You’ll get a Honda ad with any content you try to view there but at least I can see the weather for the approaching Nor’easter there.
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  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Marshall White
    Can't click on the notifications it will not load in the app. The weather alerts do not show information when clicked on.
  1. Your one-stop shop for all things Philadelphia! Get the latest breaking news, weather, and traffic in real-time on your mobile device
  2. Stay in the know! Choose customized alerts and notifications for topics and locations important to you
  3. Get more live and on-demand video than ever before: newscasts, TV clips, weather reports and more

Reviewed by Kaylin on October 9, 2018

  • Awful new app. Dec 26, 2017

    By Moi978654321
    I hate the new app because it is very annoying to have to scroll through the stories to find an article that you want to read. It actually makes me dizzy. As a previous web developer I'd say it is not user friendly. I doubt if I will be using it. Also I miss the opening screen. I loved the easy to use old app where you could quickly find an article. This maybe just a glitch but the other day the weather wasn't updated. Your site was just showing a weather segment that was 10 hours old.
    more
  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Walt McDonald
    Past versions take a long time to load, painfully slow
  • don’t like new format Mar 16, 2018

    By ElsieRM3
    Takes too much time to get through all the “silent talking heads.” Thank goodness they are silent! I liked the format that showed the different stories along the side, then I could pick those I wanted to read. Now we have no choice but to go through picture after picture after .....etc., ad nauseam. If I can find another news station that will give middle to southern New Jersey news I will delete 6ABC and change. Or if not, go old fashioned, and go back to the (gasp) radio! But I will definitely leave 6ABC in its present format.
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  • 6ABC Jan 20, 2021

    By annhoffman
    I lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 53 years. I started watching ABC I guess when I was maybe 15 years old am I moved in 2015 to Texas and I still go back to six ABC. It is by far the best station to watch for all the updates and the correct news yes I live in Texas and it’s somewhat conflicting however you just get used to it they are so good and believe me living down here I see the crew a complete difference so keep up the good work guys and I miss you and I still watch you.
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  • Love the app Nov 29, 2018

    By There's that news van again
    I moved to North Carolina after a lifetime in Delaware County, PA. I love the ease of use of the app and the ability to see all the local stories that I missed at home. The broadcast team is very clean and formal and professional in Philadelphia. The stations here I’m sure don’t have the budget for clean sharp announcers. The app makes me feel like I am home even though I’m hours away. I may not have a girlfriend but I have Cecily, Monica,Karen, Jeanette , Monica and Alicia. Hey, I gotta have some eye candy.
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Raphael Zappala
    Great app but I am unable to share any of the articles. That is a serious let down. Anyone else having this problem?
  • Love 6ABC news! Dec 18, 2020

    By Paige 20
    I do LOVE the story-writing, the videos, and the reporters and anchors! The broadcasts are smooth, informative, and have great elements which set them apart from other news sources. Being able to watch live broadcasts in the app is a bonus! With that said, the app for my phone has been a little choppy, especially when I get a call/message, through a story I had been watching. It takes me a while to find/return to the story , then having to watch it from the beginning, not from where I left off. Beyond that, great job!!! Thank you!!
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  • Too many push notifications Aug 24, 2018

    By Silvster
    I like staying up to date with Philadelphia news with the best channel in the city. The app itself is not that bad but the notifications are honestly annoying. They start at 6-7am and will get them periodically through the day for stupid stories that are not important. Then there was the 3pm,6pm and other times that has a recap of the day. Push notifications should be breaking news only not stories that they want people to read. I have the abc7 app as well and they send no where near the amount of notifications that 6abc does. There are weeks that I will not get a notification from them because they will only send a notification when it’s a big national story or local breaking news unlike 6abc that sends like 10 notifications every weekday.
    more
  • I love Action News Dec 12, 2020

    By PB NJ
    I love reading the news on this app but feel some reporters need to give a little more attention to editing their news stories. Typos are commonly seen. In my opinion, perhaps because I’m a teacher, I feel that should be a rarity in journalism. When a reporter adds to a previously published report they sometimes do not make a transition with the new information meaning they just add a few sentences of an update to the top of the previously existing news story and then publish it. The thought that comes to my mind is the reporter rushed to put out a story rather than make sure it is done well. I grew up watching Action News and now faithfully read it every day on the app. I will continue to do so but hope I will see an improvement in your reports.
    more
  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Carlos Ramos
    You guys need to fix the bug so that the app goes on commercial when you actually "go on commercial"😡😡😡😡😡
  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Gwendolyn Pitcairn
    I like the app when it works. More times than not as soon as I click the app it shuts down. I've tried to force stop, clear cache and Uninstal/ reinstal the app. None of that works I've found all I can do is wait for it to start working again. And sometimes it takes hours Please fix
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  • Dec 25, 2020

    By Kathleen Wilber
    I'm having a similar experience as some one else previously mentioned. The app shuts down when I open it. I hope it gets fixed ASAP.
  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Tony Hart
    App never plays video. Ads play fine, but then it just sits there. This has been an issue with this app for a long as I've had it. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it. Always the same result across three different generations of Samsung Galaxy phones.
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  • Jan 31, 2021

    By Alisha Brown
    The videos don't play after video advertisements.
  • Groundhog Day the news broadcast Apr 13, 2019

    By The bride' s father
    I used the enjoy getting the updates in the morning but lately I’ve noticed the sculpting of information to be one sided. But the real problem is the reset that occurs when I’m in the middle of reading the article and suddenly find myself logged off the site, so I re-access and find myself suddenly transported back in time to May 25, 2019 according to the dates of the articles featured , that shows the biased views presented by this station as they attempt to block information , removal of current information and replacing it with old/outdated articles is something that I would expect from the news agencies in North Korea and China not ABC
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Steven Sosnov
    The idea that you can hear about a story as well as read about it is great. But, 6abc Phila foists the sound on you at unexpected times - especially bothersome at night, or when other people are around doing their own stuff. Had to drop the app.
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  • Jan 1, 2021

    By TOWBAR
    When they have 30 commercial before story to open I usually close the app!! Too long!!
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Ben Force
    App always freezes. When it does finally load, the ads play without issue and then prompts me to play the video again but never loads. Love the station but hate the app. Uninstalling for now.
  • The old version was much better Jan 3, 2018

    By Ff/emt 69/89
    I don’t want to sound like someone who simply hates change, but the new version is horrible compared to this new one. I’m simply not a fan of the constant scroll or having to set up the news stories I want to see. How about this, if it’s news report it to me. And when you report it to me do so in an impartial format. The reporters have been doing entirely too much reporting of their thoughts and feelings on subject matters, you report it and I’ll make up my own mind as to which side I’ll believe in. It used to be called an editorial when the editor let everyone else know his thoughts, now you think it’s news whether you agree or not with what’s going on in the world, as a reader and viewer let me inform you of something, I DON’T CARE HOW YOU PERSONALLY FEEL ABOUT ANYTHING, please simply report the FACTS, and bring back the old format, and before you write me off at an elderly grouchy person, I’m 43 I work for a living, and I have my own mind in which to make choices. I am downloading the NBC 10 app, looking at the preview in the App Store it looks so much better. Goodbye ABC 6. You have just been replaced, I’ll keep watching the reviews to see if they post this one, I doubt they will since they only post the news that’s slanted their direction.
    more
  • Jan 21, 2021

    By Evelyn Fitzpatrick
    This app never updates. There is always news from 12 to 48 hrs prior to me opening it. Nothing ever new. The news on TV gets updated why doesn't this app
  • Current version uselessness Jan 31, 2021

    By CJ19302
    Want to watch this full screen? Forget it. First let’s start with the survey. It starts with an overlay which you have to click on while the video plays helplessly in the background. If you try to take the survey, it becomes a full screen mess and completely covers the screen. I force closed and started all over again. Now there’s no survey. Wahoo! Click to enlarge so when the phone is rotated you can see it full screen and you’re ok till you actually rotate the phone. Then the video you’re trying to watch disappears and the screen is completely black. It’s not playing anywhere in the background. There’s no doing to go along with the now fully black screen you’re now stuck with. Think rotating the phone back to portrait will correct it? Nope. Pure black screen except now it’s black in portrait mode. I’m about to delete it. At least the NBC10 app works. You’ll get a Honda ad with any content you try to view there but at least I can see the weather for the approaching Nor’easter there.
    more
  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Marshall White
    Can't click on the notifications it will not load in the app. The weather alerts do not show information when clicked on.

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