ABC13 Houston News & Weather 4+

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    • 4.7 • 49.2K Ratings
    • Free


The ABC13 app provides the latest breaking news and weather with alerts customized for you! Get more live video than ever before with the 24/7 live stream.

- ABC13's 24/7 live stream is always near the top of the app
- Breaking news and weather alerts also appear at the top of the screen
- Stay up-to-date on the biggest stories happening in the Houston area and beyond

- All of ABC13's live streams are available in one place
- Looking for videos that aired in a newscast or entire newscasts you might have missed? Find those under the "videos" tab
- Use picture in picture to watch video while you use other apps on your phone

- Find a news story by entering a keyword into the search bar
- Browse news by topic, including 13 Investigates, Texas True Crime, Localish and more!

- Easily choose your locations to get hourly conditions and 7-day forecast
- Get real-time Doppler maps along with detailed weather information
- Get weather and traffic alerts for severe conditions so you’re always up-to-date before you go

- Stay informed on stories that matter to you by choosing topics you care about
-“My News” builds a unique feed just for you based on interests and locations you choose
- Choose customized alerts for topics and locations you care about, from entertainment news to sports updates and everything in between

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What’s New

Version 8.33.0

- Dark mode now available, follows device setting
- 24/7 live stream on the Home Screen for live and local news and information.
- New "Watch" section with a full list of live news and event coverage, as well as the latest news clips.
- “Picture in Picture” feature to watch live news or video clips while you browse the app or use other apps on your phone.
- Search for stories by keyword or topic, plus explore featured sections.
- Bookmark stories you want to read later.
- Manage your personalized feed and saved articles in the "My News" section.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49.2K Ratings

49.2K Ratings

Slfaller ,

Constantly freezing up and then just disappears!

I’ve been reading the news on this app for a few years now, actually look forward to it every day but the past several months the app just freezes, can’t scroll, can’t do anything and then all of a sudden it just shuts down. I swipe everything away and reopen the app, scroll back to the article I was reading to continue on. A couple articles later, it happens again and this continues on and on. I’m frustrated as hell and I’ve uninstalled the app, reinstalled but it hasn’t made any difference at all. Someone needs to get this figured out, I’m getting closer every day to uninstalling the app for good! I use this app on my iPad and my cell and have this problem on both of my devices. Please fix this!

CS1463 ,

Format is not user friendly

We only have a TV in our living room, however, I like to watch the news while I get ready in the morning, so I use the ABC13 app on my phone or on my tablet. There are several format issues, but the main one is that the “watch live” banner is so small that even with my petite fingers I often hit the story below instead. Also, there isn’t enough space between the watch live feature and the story below when you want to make it full screen. The little full screen box is in the lower right corner and when I click it, it’s the same issue. Very frustrating. In general though, the over all “look” of the app is a little “low end” and “jumbled”. It’s not very sleek or easy on the eyes. It’s not easy to find the story you just got an alert for, which is very frustrating. I also wish they would switch up their story queue when you watch a story and then it goes into another one. They use the same story queue, so it’s the same ones over and over again when there is an entire feed of fresh stories to watch. Much to improve upon in this app.

bippy_b ,

Good app that can be better

This app provides me all the news I need for the Houston area. One of the main problems I have is that I get an alert that there is going to be a news conference. So then I click on the alert and it takes me to the article. I press play to see the LIVE event.. BUT they play an ad FIRST before they allow viewing the live event. There have been several times that by the time the ad finishes, I have missed the live event. They should REALLY consider disabling ads for the live events. Play them all you want on the replay of these events. Play them all you want on stories. But by putting the ad in front of the live event you are causing people to potentially miss out on important information which they may be seeking. In fact after removing such ads they should verify against their competitors and could “guarantee no ads for live events”.. could be a very big selling point vs your competitors.

App Privacy

The developer, Disney, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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