CBS 42’s purpose is to prepare, protect and alert Alabamians to what’s happening in our community. With the CBS 42 News app, you get a news feed from the station focused on local coverage you can count on, with a feed full of stories about our neighborhoods, schools, community leaders, neighbors who need a hand and much more.

- Customized news feed that focuses on what’s happening in Alabama and around the southeast—less of the stories you don’t want to read and way more of news you want to see.
- Push alerts notify you when severe weather is near, then open the app to track storms along with the CBS 42 Storm Track team in our interactive radar
- Receive breaking news and traffic alerts right to your smartphone from the CBS 42 Newsroom--always be in the know.
- Get push alerts for severe weather in advance and school closings
- With the CBS 42 News app, you get the professional, community-first journalism we pride ourselves on in a beautiful, easy to use app. Need we say more?

What’s New

Version 40.35.570056959

Squashed bugs, patched issues, and overall performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Pepper8866 ,


CBS42 are the most professional, on point with the news.. Morning news with Art and Nat. The evening news with Sherri , Jack and Ashley.. ROCk.. Ashley and Nat are don’t try to scare people when there is potential hazardous weather. The new time wait and get the FACTS before they report..
CBS42 is winner winner chicken dinner..
Please keep up the outstanding work..


Poor navigability

Of all the apps I have downloaded, this one is the hardest to navigate. If you initiate a “notification”, it is almost impossible to locate the story. You have hidden the story somewhere deep inside of endless channels of the app. For example, your notification says “Click” to see Coach Saban give his weekly news conference. When you click, it takes to a screen with advertisements, then two options, News or Live. Click Live, and you get a blank screen, Click News, and you get this endless web of titled options that goes in different directions, none of which is the story you initially started to look for.
All other local news apps, have easily navigable News Apps. When you get a Notification about news happening or story, you can click on the Notification, and it immediately takes you to the story, or video, or live stream. Why can’t yours do the same thing? In this day of incredible technology, endless Web services, and fierce competition, it just seems to me, you of all people should be a leader in them News and Entertainment Apps. Yet, you are dead last in the App category.
Good luck with that!

y3sindeed ,

Top stories

Always on top of the news, keeping us informed !


LIN Television Corporation
72 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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