VUit is your home for free, live, local TV streamed from any device. Watch live and on-demand news, weather and sports from your favorite local stations at home and across the country. Plus, catch original short films, live sporting events, award-winning documentaries, daily business programs and entertaining video podcasts, all in one place.
Free live local news
On-demand news clips
Live local events
Check out the new local station and show pages featuring simple navigation and a layout designed to get you watching your favorite content fast. We improved how you find video-on-demand content that local stations provide.
Ratings and Reviews
Average, but not beyond
VUit is great for watching your local news live or on replay. The biggest flaws are that if you use your control panel it’ll pause what’s playing. There’s no multitasking. If your alarm goes off and you swipe it up to dismiss then your program will pause. For that reason I’m giving a 3/5. IMO it’s the best way to watch your local news stations on the go without a cable subscription by far!
Mostly very, very good.
I use the app to watch Channel 69 news either from my iPad or Apple TV device. However, Channel 69 has not worked on Apple TV for several days, yet the other channels do work. Deleting the app, reinstalling, makes no difference. So I will just use the iPad or mirror it to the TV. Sorry to put that in a review, just see no other place to report it.
Back to the app…it is a good one, and with the above mentioned exception, works very, very well. If I were to improve it I would NOT use the slow time lapse images or vegetation or the parrot during commercial time, but instead would use some screen save type image like colorful changing patterns or similar.
One additional annoyance…sometimes, during commercial break, it freezes up and the you have to out of the program and come back in, then it works again.
The app on this iPad works great, always has, but on the Apple TV device, not so much. To view on TV I will continue to screen mirror from this iPad.
Not Ready for Prime Time
Read a nice article about VUit in the WSJ and decided to try it. Well, I found that it’s one of those things, “That’s not quite ready for prime time.” Appears they have “jumped the gun” on announcing it was ready - ‘cause it “ain’t” ready by a long shot!
Most channels I clicked on were blank with a message saying they were “having technical difficulties.
Too, and it might be the time of day I tried VUit, seems like local news and weather is all I get at the channels that I can receive at all.
VUit seems to be trying to provide streaming of many TV stations around the United States, but at the moment they are struggling. If they don’t iron out their technical problems and carry things other than local news/weather within a few weeks, they might as well hang it up.
I’m tired of businesses using the present day strategy of, “ready, fire, and then aim.” They need to go back to the tried and true business model of, “ready, aim, and then fire.”
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- Syncbak, Inc.
- 24.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 13.4 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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