necn: New England Local News 12+

New England Weather & News

NBCUniversal Media, LLC

    • Free


Be the first to know breaking news out of New England. Download the free necn app today for New England weather forecasts, news alerts and live newscasts.

The necn news and weather app connects you with New England weather forecasts and live breaking news out of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

+ Exclusive, interactive live necn weather radar
+ 10-day First Alert Weather forecasts for your New England region
+ Early Warning Weather alerts for every location you save in the app
+ Updates from your favorite meteorologists
+ Hourly forecasts featuring a customizable forecast graph
+ Detailed forecast data that includes UV index and dew point
+ Complete weather closings for New England schools

+ Personalized local and national news alerts
+ Live necn newscasts, Investigations, Life Hacks, RealiTea With Derek Z, Mom2Mom and Chef's Pantry
+ Alerts center that shows you the most urgent stories
+ Dedicated video page with a latest video feed

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What’s New

Version 7.12.5

Bug fixes & Improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
970 Ratings

970 Ratings

Babsbubble ,

Good App

I really was only interested in the weather part of this App since I used the old NECN Weather App and they discontinued it. I like how your can have the weather open automatically when you launch the App. The weather portion of the App is very well done. The News section on my IPad is rather annoying, if you click on a story then return to the main news feed it takes you to the top of the news feed, not where you left off so you have to scroll down to get back to where you left off. And the Sports section is formatted differently than the News, also doesn’t seem to include sports schedules for the different teams. All in all a decent App, especially the weather part.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review!

BostonDuc ,

My go to weather app!!

UPDATED June 15th 2022: All issues per my previous ratings have been fixed. The app now loads correctly every time I open the app. Whatever bug that was crashing the app must have been addressed. The feature to add/remove city has been update. You can easily add/delete city’s if you travel frequently as well as easily reorder the cities you prioritize. I travel frequently, surf and ride motorcycles, this is the all I consistently rely on for the most accurate radar imagery and storm tracking. Thanks for continuing to keep your app updated and relevant!!

This is my updated review as of May 2022. Great app, I use it mostly for weather. They have made some useful updates however over the last 4-6 months it continually crashes or won’t open. I have the newest phone/software and have deleted and reinstalled multiple times but can’t get it to work consistently. I love the accuracy of the radar and layer options but unfortunately it’s pretty useless if it won’t open. NECN, Please fix asap. It’s surf and motorcycle season, I need my radar back!!!

ORIGINAL review a few years prior to the more Recent review above in 2022: They still haven’t added the feature to allow you to 1 click adjust or reorder the locations for weather. I travel for business a lot and often adjust and change weather locations. It’s a pain to delete and re-add all your locations if you want to reorder the way they are displayed.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. This latest update was meant to fix bugs that caused the app the crash. Our team is constantly working to improve the user experience and we have another app update on the way soon. Thank you for continuing to use our app.

SusICap ,

Where is “Set your start screen?”

Just downloaded the app. Had read reviews here, where the developer wrote that you can set your start screen so the app “feels like a weather app,” however, clicking on the NECN on the top left does NOT bring up a menu that lists that as an option (on ios- iPhone). Am I missing something, or has that feature been taken away? Hoping it’s the former, as I liked the older weather app; it’s the main reason I downloaded this news app. If there’s no option anymore to set your home screen, making it necessary to wade through a lot of other items just to navigate to what I really want to see, then I question whether I have use for it. Have read the FAQ for the answer to this question and could not find an answer. Might anyone please help?

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