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ABC7/WJLA

ABC7/WJLA

Sinclair Digital Interactive Solutions

The ABC7/WJLA News app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant.

3.4 Ratings 552+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads

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  • Apr 26, 2020

    By Jan Temple
    Instant access to up to date news...local and national. Reliable reporting and engaged reporters. Thumbs up!😊
  • Mar 12, 2020

    By Steven Gingery Sr.
    I always watch this station, for my news, weather.
  • Need Apple TV app Oct 1, 2019

    By cpenk1111
    Where is the Apple TV app???? Maybe I don’t want to watch this on my phone. Something to think about. Please make an Apple TV app.
  • May 3, 2020

    By John Williams
    Keeps me in touch with DMV when I am away from area
  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Consuelo Saulo
    On stormy day, you excelled! Thank you so much for your help in this pandemic,youa re only source of information & update most realiable.
  • Jun 7, 2020

    By Joan Corpening
    Great News and very informative.
  • Holy PUSH NOTIFICATIONS! ☹️☹️ May 16, 2018

    By Ja_87_FFX
    UX is nice and clean and the weather function is great. I turned push notifications on for alerts regarding weather conditions but there are SO MANY and mostly news stories I’m not interested in. The app should allow users to select what categories they’d like to receive notifications from. I read under notifications that they promise not to send “too many” and I laughed out loud. I received an average of 2/hr yesterday! Update to allow customization and this definitely becomes a 4 Star app!
  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Jennifer Robinson
    I love this app i get my early morning news
  • Apr 24, 2020

    By Kaltun Mohamed
    Great works new everything
  • May 2, 2020

    By Bruce Helmbrecht
    I lived in Maryland from 1992-2007 And watched along with WRC 4 Good news
  • Apr 26, 2020

    By Jan Temple
    Instant access to up to date news...local and national. Reliable reporting and engaged reporters. Thumbs up!😊
  • Mar 12, 2020

    By Steven Gingery Sr.
    I always watch this station, for my news, weather.
  • Need Apple TV app Oct 1, 2019

    By cpenk1111
    Where is the Apple TV app???? Maybe I don’t want to watch this on my phone. Something to think about. Please make an Apple TV app.
  • May 3, 2020

    By John Williams
    Keeps me in touch with DMV when I am away from area
  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Consuelo Saulo
    On stormy day, you excelled! Thank you so much for your help in this pandemic,youa re only source of information & update most realiable.
  • Jun 7, 2020

    By Joan Corpening
    Great News and very informative.
  • Holy PUSH NOTIFICATIONS! ☹️☹️ May 16, 2018

    By Ja_87_FFX
    UX is nice and clean and the weather function is great. I turned push notifications on for alerts regarding weather conditions but there are SO MANY and mostly news stories I’m not interested in. The app should allow users to select what categories they’d like to receive notifications from. I read under notifications that they promise not to send “too many” and I laughed out loud. I received an average of 2/hr yesterday! Update to allow customization and this definitely becomes a 4 Star app!
  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Jennifer Robinson
    I love this app i get my early morning news
  • Apr 24, 2020

    By Kaltun Mohamed
    Great works new everything
  • May 2, 2020

    By Bruce Helmbrecht
    I lived in Maryland from 1992-2007 And watched along with WRC 4 Good news
  • Jan 17, 2020

    By Hung Over
    I select one news item, I get a Toyota ad. Select another news item, I get the exact same Toyota ad. Select another news item, yep..same Toyota ad. Over and over. I gave up and removed it. I am ok with ads, but it got insane
  • No live TV Feb 28, 2019

    By Dash D.
    I downloaded this app thinking there would be an option to watch a live stream of ABC7 but could not find that option. There are features to watch clips though. The website’s live player works poorly on a mobile device, so my only option right now is either my computer at home through my cable provider’s website, or on the physical TV. Please consider allowing XFinity to stream ABC7 to mobile devices even when they are not connected to their home WiFi. Thank you.
  • Pretty lame Aug 14, 2019

    By celinenme
    As someone else said, you get a notification and it doesn’t take you to the story. I guess they think we’re staring st our phones waiting for the notifications. This station has gotten more lame in recent months in their reporting and it shows in what they decide to alert one to in the notifications. It would be nice if you could choose what you want to be alerted to instead of notifications about things that aren’t urgent and you could see on the news that night.
  • Notifications do not link to actual story Jun 20, 2019

    By Tqb73
    Why send me a notification and want to me read more only for it not to link to the actual story. Taking me to the main splash page of the app and forcing me to search for the story is not helpful.
  • Landscape Jan 18, 2019

    By Allen JT
    This app could us some updating. I read a number of local and national news sites, but this is the only one that only allows portrait mode. I prefer landscape, but maybe I’m in the minority.
  • No audio!? Jan 7, 2020

    By Danlimcerritos
    Audio is a great feature to have for videos. Unfortunately this app is missing just that. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • No audio Jun 27, 2019

    By Kandiek1
    No audio on iPhone when you play live tv
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Bob Lavelle
    I think one star is a good statement
  • A grand and glorious platform to serve commercials Apr 11, 2020

    By tea 3
    All I want to do is see a video of a thief and all I get is a Toyota commercial.
  • Cannot get app to refresh Jun 27, 2019

    By nunuonetwo
    Get msg Oops somethings wrong and app will mot refresh on iPhone ios. Latest update makes app useless.

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  • Apr 26, 2020

    By Jan Temple
    Instant access to up to date news...local and national. Reliable reporting and engaged reporters. Thumbs up!😊
  • May 3, 2020

    By John Williams
    Keeps me in touch with DMV when I am away from area
  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Consuelo Saulo
    On stormy day, you excelled! Thank you so much for your help in this pandemic,youa re only source of information & update most realiable.
  • Jun 7, 2020

    By Joan Corpening
    Great News and very informative.
  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Jennifer Robinson
    I love this app i get my early morning news
  • Apr 24, 2020

    By Kaltun Mohamed
    Great works new everything
  • May 2, 2020

    By Bruce Helmbrecht
    I lived in Maryland from 1992-2007 And watched along with WRC 4 Good news
  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Celestine McGill
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  • May 4, 2020

    By Jonnetta Mcphatter
    Very informative
  • Oct 15, 2019

    By Daquan Gaston
    Great news
  • Apr 24, 2020

    By Stanley Cooper
    Excellent very happy
  • Mar 12, 2020

    By Steven Gingery Sr.
    I always watch this station, for my news, weather.
  • Need Apple TV app Oct 1, 2019

    By cpenk1111
    Where is the Apple TV app???? Maybe I don’t want to watch this on my phone. Something to think about. Please make an Apple TV app.
  • Holy PUSH NOTIFICATIONS! ☹️☹️ May 16, 2018

    By Ja_87_FFX
    UX is nice and clean and the weather function is great. I turned push notifications on for alerts regarding weather conditions but there are SO MANY and mostly news stories I’m not interested in. The app should allow users to select what categories they’d like to receive notifications from. I read under notifications that they promise not to send “too many” and I laughed out loud. I received an average of 2/hr yesterday! Update to allow customization and this definitely becomes a 4 Star app!
  • Sep 14, 2019

    By Gregory Jones
    Bogus journalism - crappy reporting
  • Dec 19, 2019

    By John Valentine
    So far so good...
  • Ok but lacking Jun 6, 2014

    By DMV res
    Functionality is great- metro status is awesome, much simpler than WMATA's versions. However the news section only shows headlines and top stories, I need a way to look at each region like the normal site.
  • Jan 17, 2020

    By Hung Over
    I select one news item, I get a Toyota ad. Select another news item, I get the exact same Toyota ad. Select another news item, yep..same Toyota ad. Over and over. I gave up and removed it. I am ok with ads, but it got insane
  • No live TV Feb 28, 2019

    By Dash D.
    I downloaded this app thinking there would be an option to watch a live stream of ABC7 but could not find that option. There are features to watch clips though. The website’s live player works poorly on a mobile device, so my only option right now is either my computer at home through my cable provider’s website, or on the physical TV. Please consider allowing XFinity to stream ABC7 to mobile devices even when they are not connected to their home WiFi. Thank you.
  • Pretty lame Aug 14, 2019

    By celinenme
    As someone else said, you get a notification and it doesn’t take you to the story. I guess they think we’re staring st our phones waiting for the notifications. This station has gotten more lame in recent months in their reporting and it shows in what they decide to alert one to in the notifications. It would be nice if you could choose what you want to be alerted to instead of notifications about things that aren’t urgent and you could see on the news that night.
  • Notifications do not link to actual story Jun 20, 2019

    By Tqb73
    Why send me a notification and want to me read more only for it not to link to the actual story. Taking me to the main splash page of the app and forcing me to search for the story is not helpful.
  • Landscape Jan 18, 2019

    By Allen JT
    This app could us some updating. I read a number of local and national news sites, but this is the only one that only allows portrait mode. I prefer landscape, but maybe I’m in the minority.
  • No audio Jun 27, 2019

    By Kandiek1
    No audio on iPhone when you play live tv
  • A grand and glorious platform to serve commercials Apr 11, 2020

    By tea 3
    All I want to do is see a video of a thief and all I get is a Toyota commercial.
  • Jul 11, 2020

    By Jene Lewis
    Not used very much on this tablet
  • No Closings in bad weather Jan 6, 2015

    By Taleci
    This app does not make it easy to find information and it seems to lag behind real time. I feel like I get yesterday's news. Today, the first snow of the season hit and I was trying to get traffic and closures quickly. I wasn't able to find what I needed on the app at all, so I ended up having to use the full site on my iPhone. Unfortunately, their full site displays poorly on my phone.
  • Annoying Notifications Nov 9, 2017

    By tashtashtash12
    I just use the app to read important updates from the notification screen. I'm so close to deleting it because the notifications are for random news stories they want to promote. The updates were supposed to be for breaking news not who won at the country music awards!!
  • No audio!? Jan 7, 2020

    By Danlimcerritos
    Audio is a great feature to have for videos. Unfortunately this app is missing just that. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • Jan 2, 2021

    By Bob Lavelle
    I think one star is a good statement
  • Cannot get app to refresh Jun 27, 2019

    By nunuonetwo
    Get msg Oops somethings wrong and app will mot refresh on iPhone ios. Latest update makes app useless.
  • No sound Jan 10, 2020

    By Tee 7779311
    No sound on my iPhone.
  • The Worst News App in the Entire App Store Mar 17, 2016

    By Biscayne54
    Channel 7 offers interesting stories that 4 and 9 neglect, but the app is so pathetically constructed the articles cannot be read as the words at the end of each line run off the page, leaving the reader trying to guess what the missing words are (I was hoping the updated version would correct this). Preceding every video, there is an Easterns Motor commercial which freezes repeatedly, taking a couple of minutes before the video can be viewed. In most cases, it's just not worth the necessary patience. In the typed text, an Easterns Motor logo floats over the words, forcing one to move the page up and down in order to be able to read around it. I don't know if it's a lack of programming aptitude or a lack of integrity that causes this app to be so very poor - what I am certain of, is that it is lacking tremendously.
  • Managed Poorly Jun 12, 2015

    By SHAUN PEIFFER
    I have used the WJLA app for over a year and have reached a level of frustration to remove it and use another local DC news app. It is obvious that this app is poorly managed. Their business plan places a low priority on using mobile app technology to reach their customers. The videos and pictures are low resolution, the news feed is not updated often, the app sometimes restarts itself when trying to refresh for new stories and recently the in app mobile AD's have been excessive and become a real nuisance. I do not recommend this app.
  • No Screen Rotation Apr 21, 2018

    By Cranidia
    I looked for an option in settings and in your app that would enable switching the view on your app to rotate the screen between portrait and landscape, and I couldn’t find anything. Am I missing something? If not, and you are taking suggestions on how to improve this app, it needs to be updated to enable viewing both ways. All of the other news apps I use are able to do that, and for that reason I hardly ever look at yours. If there is a way to do that can you let me know how to do it? Thanks.
  • Needs improvement Jun 27, 2015

    By VictorMIA
    **New version still doesn't have clear images/videos. Disappointing** This app would be great if the images and videos were clear. All images and videos are very low resolution. Can't see the details or captions on images. Sticking with Fox 5 News app for now. Sad because ABC 7 and News 8 is all I watch on TV. Reported it through the app and on Twitter but never received a response.

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