KTVU News now has a 24/7 iPhone App for Bay Area News viewers who are on-the-go. It is constantly updated with the latest local news, weather, traffic and sports. Bay Area News is our primary focus with hundreds of stories each week from San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and all over the 11 counties of the Bay Area.
KTVU offers 8 hours of live newscasts streamed each weekday on KTVU News for iPhone and 5 hours on the weekends. In addition, you’ll find recorded video reports from KTVU’s award winning staff of reporters and photographers.
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Complete Bay Area Weather Coverage is delivered as a major part of this free service. It includes KTVU’s 5-day Forecast for the Bay Area with the Weekend Always in View. It also features Live Stormtracker 2 Radar along with regional microclimate radar views of the North Bay, South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula/City. KTVU’s team of meteorologists has the most accurate weather technology and delivers fresh and updated weather forecasts for the Bay Area.
Live Drive Time Traffic is a key component of KTVU News for iPhone, offering Bay Area commuters the latest technology for pinpointing traffic trouble spots, showing real-time speed and traffic data, point-to-point drive times and live interactive traffic maps.
KTVU’s coverage of the Bay Area Sports teams includes the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants along with the many college sports teams in Northern California.
This KTVU News for iPhone platform connects with our active and engaged social media community using Twitter and Facebook and allows for submission of user generated photos, videos and commenting. We have a wealth of slideshows and photo galleries for viewers to enjoy.
KTVU News promises to deliver 24/7 updated coverage that is complete and in-depth on the major stories of the day. We uncover and investigate important Bay Area news stories --- bringing unique coverage angles that connect with our viewers.
Strong enterprise journalism is the foundation of the KTVU News team --- delivering issue-oriented news that is meaningful and important.
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Ratings and Reviews
Needs some work
I moved out of the Bay Area 1 year ago but am still a long time loyal KTVU viewer thanks to the app. I appreciate that the "live" video will replay if there is no actual live broadcast at that time. Although it does fail to play on occasion saying that the video is unavailable. But I am very happy that I can still watch most of the time. However, there are a couple of things that annoy me about the news alerts that are pushed to my phone. Please do not send a push notification if there is no story on the app yet. It is really frustrating when I see an alert that I want details on and find myself having to search KTVU competitor websites to get the story. Also, please evaluate which notifications go out. Some contain errors (with spelling or even content), some are really not worthy, some worthy stories are missed, and some are just ridiculous. For example, I saw one that read, "Coroner says victim in accident has died." Well, that's pretty obvious if the coroner was there. But what accident? Where did it happen? Was it a car accident? Plane? Train? Oil refinery? So many questions... and no story on the app to find out. I guess we will never know.
Could be a five with changes
While I believe KTVU news is the best television news outlet in the Oakland Bay Area, the streaming news feed could use some changes.
First, please update the ad contents! The same commercial with Kanye Kardashian's offensive and idiotic notion that “slavery... was a choice” should have never aired. Unfortunately, it in high rotation and advertises a program that is neither news or newsworthy. Also, we don’t need to see multiple ads for KTVU between news segments — if we didn’t like the station, we would not be using the app. Run PSA’s instead — give something back to the community that supports you.
Second, it could be my older equipment, but I experience the app freezing several times an hour.
I do like that I can see the 10 o’clock news at 11:30pm — I like how the 10 and 11 news repeats; however, it appears you have to have logged in between 10-11:30 to enjoy this feature. Just run the programs repeatedly until the 4am program starts so people getting home late can watch the news regardless of the time.
App Design Disappointment
I’m a loyal KTVU viewer and trust the 10 o’ clock news to get informed every night. Im very disappointed however in the way the KTVU App is designed. The app just doesn’t quite match up with the layouts of the other Bay Area Networks. If I can suggest a all out design change that matches the quality of the news I’ve watched since I was 6 years old. KTVU is the number station in the Bay Area but the app falls well short of my expectations. Local news stations that I’ve downloaded that have very nice designs and layouts are the larger market ABC affiliates and KSBY 6 in Santa Barbara, CA. I’m not sure this review will have a considerable impact but as a longtime KTVU Viewer I want more from my mobile news experience. Thank you.
- Fox Television Stations, Inc.
- 52.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Fox Television Stations, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.