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ABC 7 Chicago

ABC 7 Chicago

ABC Digital

The ABC 7 app lets you stream live newscasts, breaking news, weather and more.

4.3 Ratings 24K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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The ABC 7 app lets you stream live newscasts, breaking news, weather and more.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.3
23.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    71+%
  2. 4
    12+%
  3. 3
    4+%
  4. 2
    3+%
  5. 1
    9+%
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  • My News May 12, 2018

    By tony and mona
    I’m a 51 year old man who lives in Kenosha, WI, there is only one cable contractor that allows me to receive both Chicago and Milwaukee news stations. I’ve worked in the Chicago area for thirty years now and I’m soon to retire. I’ve been an avid channel seven guy since I was a teenager. I can remember when some of the ABC personalities came from other stations and I also see some of the old ABC personalities on other stations. ABC7CHICAGO is commuted to having the best, the brightest and the most beautiful people that it can find. There’s nothing like waking up to Tracy, Tanya, Roz and Terrell in the mornings. You also have my all time favorite in Judy Psu in the afternoon and I go to sleep with ABC7CHICAGO at ten. Thank you all for always delivering the news the way we can all receive it from people who seem to really care about Chicago and the surrounding areas.
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  • Great app, seamless interface, except... May 17, 2019

    By grafixPenguin
    I've been getting nearly all of my news from this app, the stories are easily accessible and the navigation is seamless. I still give the app a 5 star rating, however, I wanted to point out that the app with suddenly crash, usually after reading a few stories. Further, the top always shows flooding warnings, but even though my location is set in the settings, and I don't reside near flood prone areas, it still shows up. Overall though, I've been very happy with its performance.
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  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Heather Lyons
    ABC News App is very accurate and very good I Love it A Lot.
  • Dec 15, 2020

    By philip Inc
    Although the app works well as a general rule, it has the ANNOYING habit of JUMPING AHEAD during a live feed!!!!!! Thx reporter can be right in the middle of a statement, then the video will SUDDENLY JUMP AHEAD, sometimes right to the end of the feed!!!! Many times I've had to keep TAKING IT BACK, AND TAKING IT BACK, AND TAKING IT BACK to the point before the jump just to get the full statement!!!! I mean, I ask you, WHAT GOOD is a live feed if playback isn't CONTINUOUS! from THE BEGINNING?!
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  • Review of app Dec 29, 2017

    By catn75
    I understand change is needed but rather go back to the old version of the app. The new app does not allow a full view of all the news and have to click through each story. The old app allowed one to scroll through quickly with features story on top. Sorry but since the change, I don’t see myself using your app much longer. Just being honest.
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  • Jan 25, 2021

    By Mark Worm
    This sucks the adds work fine when the news story or weather starts it runs for 4 seconds and dream freezes.tried deliting and reloading same problem.
  • Ads cause the app to crash Feb 23, 2019

    By Bernijams
    It would be better if ads weren’t crammed into every nanosecond of reports. A weather video won’t play until the ad plays and sometimes ad audio plays over the video. Then the video is cut short for another ad or the entire app crashes as soon as the ad starts. Suggestion: get rid of the ads or fix them so you can skip them like in other video apps it’s not necessary to play a 2 minute ad. Most you tube ads are 5-10 seconds long or are a banner that can be closed once seen. ABC Get with the program and dump long ads. Also Tracy Butlers morning forecast is Useless... ads run longer than her nanosecond weather report. I can look out the window and get more info on the weather. This app is a waste of time for weather or any reports unless you like to watch ads.
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  • Malware? One-option pop-ups. Aug 15, 2020

    By Bob-O-B0B
    Started getting pop-up message boxes (blue background) offering to install something or do something- the messages were very vague. I do not recall what they were, I am sorry to say. There was NO "Cancel" or "No" button option, only "Accept" or "Yes". It was not possible to get rid of them or go back either; I had to quit the app each time. After three of these appeared in one day, I uninstalled the app. Was I looking at a trojan or something? Who knows, especially now that App store integrity has been breached, which is more reason to never, ever click on pop-ups offering no option but "yes" anyway. As for ABC's news, as presented through this app, the writing was often terrible, full of half-sentences with words missing or in a weird order. Contradictory statements were common. All the proofreaders seem to be on a permanent break.
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  • Loud Ads Ignore Volume Pref, Crashes a Lot Apr 26, 2019

    By CJQu
    Click a headline to read an article. And one of two things happen. Video auto plays. No issue there. But since April’s update, an ad will play at LOUD volume despite my phone’s volume on/off AND despite my pref in the app to play the news video with volume or not. I prefer to READ the articles, and most often as an activity while others are around which I don’t want to disturb. The sudden blast of an ad is startling to me and anyone nearby. It’s sorta nice to see the news video play as I read albeit muted. If I want volume, I’ll replay it unmuted. But for an ad to ignore volume setting within app and with phone silenced is enough for to stop using the app if not fixed soon. And, the app crashes a lot. As in 2-3 times before I get to end of an article. Not every article but prob half the ones I click into in one sitting. Again, that plus the ad volume is so frustrating I really don’t want to bother. Shame because this is the best app for local news here both in coverage and in user friendly interface (until last update).
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  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Bob Simonton
    App is slow when I click a notification most of the time it takes 20 to 30 seconds to load then if I dont clear the app from running in the background and I get a new notification and click the new notification it takes me to the previous viewed notification as of 11/1/2020 it is still the same you have done nothing to correct the issues
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  1. Stay in the know! ABC7 brings you the latest local, weather and national top stories and breaking news for your location
  2. Stay safe on the roads! Get the latest weather and traffic alerts in real-time sent straight to you by the app
  3. Watch breaking news stories, exclusive video clips, and live video streams anytime, anywhere

Reviewed by Kaylin on April 5, 2019

  • My News May 12, 2018

    By tony and mona
    I’m a 51 year old man who lives in Kenosha, WI, there is only one cable contractor that allows me to receive both Chicago and Milwaukee news stations. I’ve worked in the Chicago area for thirty years now and I’m soon to retire. I’ve been an avid channel seven guy since I was a teenager. I can remember when some of the ABC personalities came from other stations and I also see some of the old ABC personalities on other stations. ABC7CHICAGO is commuted to having the best, the brightest and the most beautiful people that it can find. There’s nothing like waking up to Tracy, Tanya, Roz and Terrell in the mornings. You also have my all time favorite in Judy Psu in the afternoon and I go to sleep with ABC7CHICAGO at ten. Thank you all for always delivering the news the way we can all receive it from people who seem to really care about Chicago and the surrounding areas.
    more
  • Great app, seamless interface, except... May 17, 2019

    By grafixPenguin
    I've been getting nearly all of my news from this app, the stories are easily accessible and the navigation is seamless. I still give the app a 5 star rating, however, I wanted to point out that the app with suddenly crash, usually after reading a few stories. Further, the top always shows flooding warnings, but even though my location is set in the settings, and I don't reside near flood prone areas, it still shows up. Overall though, I've been very happy with its performance.
    more
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Heather Lyons
    ABC News App is very accurate and very good I Love it A Lot.
  • Review of app Dec 29, 2017

    By catn75
    I understand change is needed but rather go back to the old version of the app. The new app does not allow a full view of all the news and have to click through each story. The old app allowed one to scroll through quickly with features story on top. Sorry but since the change, I don’t see myself using your app much longer. Just being honest.
    more
  • Jan 7, 2021

    By Mattie Brown
    I like keeping up with the news when it's not on
  • Dec 15, 2020

    By philip Inc
    Although the app works well as a general rule, it has the ANNOYING habit of JUMPING AHEAD during a live feed!!!!!! Thx reporter can be right in the middle of a statement, then the video will SUDDENLY JUMP AHEAD, sometimes right to the end of the feed!!!! Many times I've had to keep TAKING IT BACK, AND TAKING IT BACK, AND TAKING IT BACK to the point before the jump just to get the full statement!!!! I mean, I ask you, WHAT GOOD is a live feed if playback isn't CONTINUOUS! from THE BEGINNING?!
    more
  • Too many ads Nov 29, 2018

    By Ladan and Shawn
    I have been a loyal viewer of ABC7 Chicago News for over 30 years. This is an exceptional app. The new layout and design is phenomenal. However, I would give five stars if there was an option to bypass viewing advertisements. If not completely, then perhaps after the first five seconds. EVERY TIME you access a video associated with a news article, you have to view a 30-second ad. And it’s usually the SAME advertisement! If I view 10 videos, I am forced to view the SAME advertisement 10 times—that’s five minutes! It’s a bit much. Please fix this.
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  • It's a good quick source of news Aug 15, 2017

    By #LatteLover
    Although I wish I could get to full articles more easily from the alerts, I love everything else about this app and the news information. The alerts are quick and timely even when I am traveling in and out of the country. The news feed is a good mix of local, national, and worldly news too. Keep up the good work ABC7CHICAGO!
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  • It has developed into one of the best... Nov 15, 2020

    By MikeBinDG
    I don’t watch much tv any more. iPad mostly. My fave restaurant always had the afternoon game show/news block from Channel 7 on and I have become a 7 fan. Also having had a career in tv - I am impressed with the many news crews 7 can field on the street. I think that this app does a great job of synopsizing the leading stories down.
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  • Apr 28, 2020

    By Lilia Hodges
    Having video, along with the written article, enables me to get the background of a story; the side notes. They give both sides of an issue; not just the popular point of view. On the technical side, this app had a few snags that have been smoothed out. I haven't completely explored the app, so this rating has a chance to increase!
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  • Dec 13, 2020

    By The G Man
    Need to be able to pick a unique alert sound. It alerts all day and it has the same alert as my messages.
  • Jan 30, 2021

    By Christine M Nava
    Takes too long to open page. Instead of opening a new page, it opens an older on.
  • Jan 17, 2020

    By Katy McK
    I primarily use this app to stay updated on the weather. The daily forecasts are pretty accurate, and the videos of the weather broadcasts are definitely helpful. I have experienced a couple glitches with the app. The hour by hour temperature forecast is often incorrect, and it seems to be displaying the "real feel" temperature instead of the actual temperature. The other problem I frequently experience is the live Doppler radar images of precipitation not appearing on the maps at all.
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  • Ads cause the app to crash Feb 23, 2019

    By Bernijams
    It would be better if ads weren’t crammed into every nanosecond of reports. A weather video won’t play until the ad plays and sometimes ad audio plays over the video. Then the video is cut short for another ad or the entire app crashes as soon as the ad starts. Suggestion: get rid of the ads or fix them so you can skip them like in other video apps it’s not necessary to play a 2 minute ad. Most you tube ads are 5-10 seconds long or are a banner that can be closed once seen. ABC Get with the program and dump long ads. Also Tracy Butlers morning forecast is Useless... ads run longer than her nanosecond weather report. I can look out the window and get more info on the weather. This app is a waste of time for weather or any reports unless you like to watch ads.
    more
  • Loud Ads Ignore Volume Pref, Crashes a Lot Apr 26, 2019

    By CJQu
    Click a headline to read an article. And one of two things happen. Video auto plays. No issue there. But since April’s update, an ad will play at LOUD volume despite my phone’s volume on/off AND despite my pref in the app to play the news video with volume or not. I prefer to READ the articles, and most often as an activity while others are around which I don’t want to disturb. The sudden blast of an ad is startling to me and anyone nearby. It’s sorta nice to see the news video play as I read albeit muted. If I want volume, I’ll replay it unmuted. But for an ad to ignore volume setting within app and with phone silenced is enough for to stop using the app if not fixed soon. And, the app crashes a lot. As in 2-3 times before I get to end of an article. Not every article but prob half the ones I click into in one sitting. Again, that plus the ad volume is so frustrating I really don’t want to bother. Shame because this is the best app for local news here both in coverage and in user friendly interface (until last update).
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  • Jan 26, 2021

    By Michael Greenwood
    The videos are not matching what the story is about!
  • Bad alerts full of unlabeled ads Nov 29, 2017

    By katyknock
    If you just want the headline alerts, ok. But so often if you don't click on them within 5 minutes the story is no longer there or you scroll endlessly looking for the story. But you can be sure that the bought stories that CNN huffington post and the others have are all at the top and easy to find. What good is this "local" news Furthermore why are items god enough to send headline alerts about but can’t be found on the site. This is a crummy - to give it a good name- and poorly executed app!!
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  • Difficult to navigate and annoying Jan 3, 2018

    By artchick94
    The latest update has provided and app that is more difficult to navigate to get to the stories and topics that you would want to read first. I liked being able to just open up the navigation menu and select the topic I want to read. Now, even with the customizable news, you have to scroll through each individual story to find something to read. It’s annoying now. Bring back the navigation menu.
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  • Jan 25, 2021

    By Mark Worm
    This sucks the adds work fine when the news story or weather starts it runs for 4 seconds and dream freezes.tried deliting and reloading same problem.
  • Malware? One-option pop-ups. Aug 15, 2020

    By Bob-O-B0B
    Started getting pop-up message boxes (blue background) offering to install something or do something- the messages were very vague. I do not recall what they were, I am sorry to say. There was NO "Cancel" or "No" button option, only "Accept" or "Yes". It was not possible to get rid of them or go back either; I had to quit the app each time. After three of these appeared in one day, I uninstalled the app. Was I looking at a trojan or something? Who knows, especially now that App store integrity has been breached, which is more reason to never, ever click on pop-ups offering no option but "yes" anyway. As for ABC's news, as presented through this app, the writing was often terrible, full of half-sentences with words missing or in a weird order. Contradictory statements were common. All the proofreaders seem to be on a permanent break.
    more
  • Nov 1, 2020

    By Bob Simonton
    App is slow when I click a notification most of the time it takes 20 to 30 seconds to load then if I dont clear the app from running in the background and I get a new notification and click the new notification it takes me to the previous viewed notification as of 11/1/2020 it is still the same you have done nothing to correct the issues
    more
  • Definitely NOT an upgrade Jan 8, 2018

    By Alex & Kylie's Mom
    I stream the morning telecast each weekday morning - at least I was able to until the upgrade to the new lay out/format. Never had a problem with internet connection. Now, I can’t live stream. Says I have to internet connection. Sorry, but I do. Same place as I used to stream this with no changes to my internet service. Also, everything is harder to find. I thought the previous layout worked very well. No problems with change here - change is good as long as we can still get the information we want and need. I would send a picture to prove I have internet connection, but I can’t seem to paste a picture here.
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  • Nov 15, 2020

    By Nigeria Rhine
    When are you going to fix your app? Every time I click on a notification, the article doesn't load. How many complaints do you need to fix it? It's annoying.

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