Canada’s #1 local and national news programs and CTV News Channel are available live and on-demand on the all-new CTV News App.
The CTV News App delivers breaking, live, local, national, international, and weather updates straight to your device. Tailor you news, your way on multiple platforms. Plus, an extensive source of on-demand videos. Canada’s most trusted news. Anytime. Anywhere
We listened to all of your valuable feedback and have completely reengineered our app to bring users the following NEW features.
• Personalized! New ‘My Feed’ experience allows users to tailor the news to the locations and topics they are interested in
• Local News! View local stories and watch news reports from multiple favourite cities
• Live! CTV News Channel live linear channel and four all-digital livestreams available 24/7
• New Navigation! Both top and bottom nav surfaces more content with less clicks
• Improved video experience with Chromecast enabled player
• Trending section with top most-watched videos and most-read stories
• New read article status and watched video visual indicators
• Updated weather section
We listened to your valuable feedback and have added the following NEW features:
•Personalized! New ‘My Feed’ experience allows you to tailor the news to the locations and topics you’re interested in
•Local News! View local stories and watch news reports from multiple favourite cities
•Live! CTV News Channel live linear channel and four all-digital livestreams available 24/7
•New bottom navigation surfaces more content with less clicks
•Improved video experience with Chromecast enabled player
Ratings and Reviews
Good national news coverage.
Often very timely and events well covered.
Would like to see more news items right up front without having to seek items.
User experience takes the back seat...
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!
New update is beyond confusing!
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!!!!
- Bell Media Inc.
- 73.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.