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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Sacramento breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KCRA 3 News reporters when it happens, where it happens
- Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Sacramento weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- Sacramento weather alerts and updates, First Alert weather videocasts and more

What’s New

Version 5.15.93

Simple bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

OriginalBert ,

KCRA is a Great Local Sacramento News App

I enjoy reading many news articles in depth that I have previewed on the KCRA News Channel. I like the on-line format of being presented news articles in text format but often accompanied by Video clips from the broadcast news. One drawback I find is that the news articles are usually restricted from printing to hard copy. There are many occasions when I would like to save a print copy of a piece of news for sharing with my family or reading off-line when timing is more convenient. But in general I am mostly pleased with the quality of this News Channel application.

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Left in limbo

I am frustrated with this app because when I am in the middle of reading a story it will abruptly end, even mid sentence. The rest of the story is not there. This occurs often and usually in stories that are originally from other sources. The least one could do is make sure the entire story is there before posting it.
There are also a lot of grammatical errors. It is like things are not proofread by anyone.

I have watched only KCRA since I was a child. I am 57. In the past 2 years I have been turned off by the lack of integrity with the “journalism”. Reporters should not have a bias and this station clearly does. It has been especially blatant in the past year. I can’t watch or read it anymore and most of my family and friends have quit as well. Too many opinions are expressed in the articles. Sometimes even one simple adjective reveals the bias. Gone are the days of just reporting the facts - proven true facts that is. You also use too many stories from CNN. It is common knowledge that that are the least trusted, least ethical sham of a news agency. Why do you rely on them for stories? They misinform, give only opinions, and do not even cover true and important stories. Please try to be better than they are.

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Long time user

I have had the KCRA App for a long time, I deleted it for about 3 months because I felt the content was mostly sensationalized pieces that had nothing to do with our local area. I added the app back recently, i’m still disappointed, some of the content has gotten better, however, the feature of pop up ads while reading an article has become beyond annoying. I know advertising is what makes the app free, I have no problem watching an advertisement before a video plays (it is annoying however I understand it makes the app free). Yet when just reading an article an advertisement pops up and blocks the entire screen and when it’s over I touch the X icon in the upper corner and the ad goes away for a few moments giving time to read just a few lines of the article and then the advertisement pops back up again. I changed settings for the app. I’ve deleted it and added it again and when reading the articles the pop-up ad comes back again and again and again and again. I can’t even read a full article. I’m done with this app.


Hearst Television
103.6 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese (Hong Kong), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

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

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