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CTV News

CTV News

Bell Media Inc.

Breaking News, Live Video & Local Headlines

3.7 Ratings 12K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

3.7
11.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    48+%
  2. 4
    19+%
  3. 3
    8+%
  4. 2
    6+%
  5. 1
    19+%
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By D Prisciak
    Actual usability could improve (e.g. you have to scroll all the way back up to change news feeds) but the bigger issues that plague the app are: -I increased my system font size by one step and so far this is the only app unable to respond correctly. Text is overwriting other text and thus cannot be read - there continues to be a non response issue with some menus and do not scroll all the way to the bottom of the list of stories or you will have to pop out and back in to move to other sections
    more
  • No borders Jul 15, 2020

    By Farginfrugal
    A country that can’t draw a line and hold it will soon lose sight of that line. Don’t politicians know despite who may vote for them again that they have a duty to do what is right now for those that voted for them last. Shame!
  • New model or MUDDLE? Oct 11, 2020

    By Can/Am gran
    Can not find what I wish to read - totally confusing to your elderly reader. No directions given to “ sort “ this app or find relevant sections. Disappointed once more! Many months later still can not find tech or health news. When video is done have to close out app and reopen to view next item! FRUSTRATING! Over a year later — still searching for tech and health sections!
    more
  • Better than the USA NEWS Feb 28, 2020

    By Cindera228
    My in-laws outside of Montreal and when we go up see the family, they always have CTV on. I am amazed on how CTV shows a different type of news vs the US. I have downloaded the apt to my cell phone and my IPad so I can watch it in Syracuse,NY. They are shocked when I tell them about things we see here the CTV reports a wider number of news than the Major channels in the states.
    more
  • Not Happy Apr 5, 2019

    By you have got to be kiding
    You just lost a regular customer using you new app. I don’t like not being able to just read the news as was available using you previous app. Not a smart move. Grant
  • Jan 27, 2021

    By Francis Suazo
    Full page ads where it whites out the article's text has got to go. You have to scroll to find a sweet spot where the text comes back but at times it doesn't until half way into the article. Very frustrating! At times the article is unreadable because of these ads. Slow loading of this version is an issue too. Blue screen version was quick however when they switched to a white screen, loading times increased at least 10x.
    more
  • User experience takes the back seat... Apr 22, 2019

    By SaskGuy72
    Another great example of what happens when user experience and user-centric design takes the back seat (or gets stuffed in the trunk)... not understanding how your users actually navigate and engage with your app = loss of trust and loss of users. In the old version the navigation was relatively straightforward... you could add or remove (and reorder) news categories... the interface was consistent... there was a non-standard (but still usable) option to share articles (no idea why the standardized iOS sharing interface wasn’t adopted)... and all that has been thrown away in this new version. Top news is now almost entirety dominated by videos (which I assume is to try to increase ad revenue)... the previous categories are now under ‘News’ and require scrolling up... and down... and up... and down... no option to sort or reorder them... while the ‘Local’ news is now its own section and you scroll left and right to move between locales...?! Did you app designers and developers work in two separate silos?! Bottom line... great example of an app that was decent and user friendly falling victim to corporate greed and the pursuit of revenue at the expense of users... lemme tell you what is more expensive... NO USERS!! ...nicely done Bell Media!
    more
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Tom Reid
    The updates to this app have made it the worst news app available. The weather app that was available before was very good and easy to use. This app is absolutely useless. I have deleted this app and am now using the Global News Skytracker weather app. It gives the local forecast the way CTV used to. Another bad move by CTV. Edmonton CTV news is now not worth watching.
    more
  • New update is beyond confusing! May 3, 2019

    By Foghorn Leghorn26
    I never write reviews, however after using this app religiously for years, I am compelled to leave a review out of utter frustration at trying to navigate their new layout. I like to think I am tech savvy, and again I have used this app for years, so understand the general layout. That said the new layout is sooooooo frustrating to navigate. I have no idea what category the story is from - local vs entertainments vs national. I don’t know whether I am opening a video or article. Please update and have your users in mind, better yet revert back to one of your older layouts. This is terrible!!!!
    more
  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Jonathan Rossi
    Can't use it unless I'm off wifi getting a error saying both url and html body cannot be empty so thats dumb. Plus I live in an apartment building I load a article to read go in elevator and app crashes cause no internet but it was fully loaded so in my option shouldn't crash the app on me. I've had for about 2 years just has gotten bad lately
    more

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  • No borders Jul 15, 2020

    By Farginfrugal
    A country that can’t draw a line and hold it will soon lose sight of that line. Don’t politicians know despite who may vote for them again that they have a duty to do what is right now for those that voted for them last. Shame!
  • Not Happy Apr 5, 2019

    By you have got to be kiding
    You just lost a regular customer using you new app. I don’t like not being able to just read the news as was available using you previous app. Not a smart move. Grant
  • Good national news coverage. Aug 13, 2019

    By Shiloh's dinner pail
    Often very timely and events well covered. Would like to see more news items right up front without having to seek items.
  • Sunday relief Mar 22, 2020

    By Merivale963
    As a Canadian ex pat I receive the Ottawa Citizen from my home town daily, however Sunday has been the one day a week I miss happenings on a local and country wide scale. This app has filled that void both informatively and visually. Very much appreciated 😀
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  • What did you do to our News App. Mar 29, 2019

    By Puppy Coco, Noel
    What did you do to our news app.? You can’t copy and send. Please fix the app. I mean some of don’t twitter and facebook. We e-mail, copy and text.
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Reg Lucas
    News updates are satisfactory. Weather information is not always accurate. Does not allow to get weather information for other cities either Canadian or USA.
  • Love it but... Jan 29, 2021

    By jgb0109
    As a Canadian living the USA I love watching the news on demand with the app. But, the volume on the commercials is 10x louder than the show. Drives me crazy always having to adjust the volume every times a commercial comes on. Please fix this.
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  • Love it but Jun 8, 2018

    By Sfhcxkjx
    I would rate it 5 stars if it happened Iphone X support. As someone who lives abroad it's great to get notifications from CTV for news of back home but it would be even better if the app supported the Iphone X's screen
  • Feb 8, 2021

    By D Prisciak
    Actual usability could improve (e.g. you have to scroll all the way back up to change news feeds) but the bigger issues that plague the app are: -I increased my system font size by one step and so far this is the only app unable to respond correctly. Text is overwriting other text and thus cannot be read - there continues to be a non response issue with some menus and do not scroll all the way to the bottom of the list of stories or you will have to pop out and back in to move to other sections
    more
  • New model or MUDDLE? Oct 11, 2020

    By Can/Am gran
    Can not find what I wish to read - totally confusing to your elderly reader. No directions given to “ sort “ this app or find relevant sections. Disappointed once more! Many months later still can not find tech or health news. When video is done have to close out app and reopen to view next item! FRUSTRATING! Over a year later — still searching for tech and health sections!
    more
  • Better than the USA NEWS Feb 28, 2020

    By Cindera228
    My in-laws outside of Montreal and when we go up see the family, they always have CTV on. I am amazed on how CTV shows a different type of news vs the US. I have downloaded the apt to my cell phone and my IPad so I can watch it in Syracuse,NY. They are shocked when I tell them about things we see here the CTV reports a wider number of news than the Major channels in the states.
    more
  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Hugh West
    This app consistently says there is no internet connection when all of my other apps connect to the internet. I uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. Issue started about a month ago. The CTV app for local cities works well all the time. Using a Galaxy S7 version 7.0 android.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Jeff Carpenter
    App needs easy improvements. Like the ability to zoom in on photos to see them better on my cell phone.
  • Jan 27, 2021

    By Francis Suazo
    Full page ads where it whites out the article's text has got to go. You have to scroll to find a sweet spot where the text comes back but at times it doesn't until half way into the article. Very frustrating! At times the article is unreadable because of these ads. Slow loading of this version is an issue too. Blue screen version was quick however when they switched to a white screen, loading times increased at least 10x.
    more
  • Selection bias Oct 21, 2020

    By stupidrequest
    Do you really think those of us who still want to know truth and therefore use our brains to analyze news stories don’t recognize the fact that you only state negative “bits” about the U.S. President. Come on at least try to look objective and print some of the positive news about him. Or at least print the two sides of a story.
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Doug Hollman
    So sick and tired of ads in the middle of the story and when you open up local news. First thing that pops up is those horrible intrusive ads......
  • Mar 8, 2021

    By Marion Z
    2 is a rather nasty rating but I am mad because my weather app has disappeared. The weather app with Josh was excellent. I like the satellite map and many other feature. I can't find a weather up to replace it.
  • Not impressed Mar 30, 2019

    By DebDF1
    Had no problem with the old app...I live out of the country, so I was able to read and share with friends/family and we could discuss events...there is no way to share articles anymore.
  • User experience takes the back seat... Apr 22, 2019

    By SaskGuy72
    Another great example of what happens when user experience and user-centric design takes the back seat (or gets stuffed in the trunk)... not understanding how your users actually navigate and engage with your app = loss of trust and loss of users. In the old version the navigation was relatively straightforward... you could add or remove (and reorder) news categories... the interface was consistent... there was a non-standard (but still usable) option to share articles (no idea why the standardized iOS sharing interface wasn’t adopted)... and all that has been thrown away in this new version. Top news is now almost entirety dominated by videos (which I assume is to try to increase ad revenue)... the previous categories are now under ‘News’ and require scrolling up... and down... and up... and down... no option to sort or reorder them... while the ‘Local’ news is now its own section and you scroll left and right to move between locales...?! Did you app designers and developers work in two separate silos?! Bottom line... great example of an app that was decent and user friendly falling victim to corporate greed and the pursuit of revenue at the expense of users... lemme tell you what is more expensive... NO USERS!! ...nicely done Bell Media!
    more
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Tom Reid
    The updates to this app have made it the worst news app available. The weather app that was available before was very good and easy to use. This app is absolutely useless. I have deleted this app and am now using the Global News Skytracker weather app. It gives the local forecast the way CTV used to. Another bad move by CTV. Edmonton CTV news is now not worth watching.
    more
  • New update is beyond confusing! May 3, 2019

    By Foghorn Leghorn26
    I never write reviews, however after using this app religiously for years, I am compelled to leave a review out of utter frustration at trying to navigate their new layout. I like to think I am tech savvy, and again I have used this app for years, so understand the general layout. That said the new layout is sooooooo frustrating to navigate. I have no idea what category the story is from - local vs entertainments vs national. I don’t know whether I am opening a video or article. Please update and have your users in mind, better yet revert back to one of your older layouts. This is terrible!!!!
    more
  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Jonathan Rossi
    Can't use it unless I'm off wifi getting a error saying both url and html body cannot be empty so thats dumb. Plus I live in an apartment building I load a article to read go in elevator and app crashes cause no internet but it was fully loaded so in my option shouldn't crash the app on me. I've had for about 2 years just has gotten bad lately
    more
  • Mar 23, 2021

    By David Grosvold
    Very troubling to download!! After 1 hr + it still didn't load Why? What's wrong? Thanks for getting back to me I'm still having trouble updating the app!! At least the people that look after CTVAtlantic local were nice enough to apply!!
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