WCVB NewsCenter 5 - Boston 4+

Breaking News and Weather

Hearst Television

    • 4.4 • 8.2K Ratings
    • Free



Take the WCVB NewsCenter 5 app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Boston and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the WCVB NewsCenter 5 app for free today.

Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Boston breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our WCVB NewsCenter 5 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
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Boston weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- 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
- Boston weather alerts and updates, Storm Team 5 weather videocasts and more

What’s New

Version 5.15.883

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8.2K Ratings

8.2K Ratings

you're full of it ,

Failure to launch

Your app is the same app found all over the country. Except for your piddling amount of local news it can come from any city anywhere. The most maddening thing of all is after reading any particular item one must start from the top AGAIN in order to find where I left off . Rediculous!!

Why do I even bother using your app? Nothing has changed, if I goof in my scrolling I have to start over from the top. Maddening!! You use the same service & subjects I’ve seen on other news sites. How about some local originality.

Opinion02122 ,

I like the app,but the ads are excessive!

I've been watching their news since I was a teenager, long before it became WCVB. I always liked their format, and the news people. So, when the app came out, it was a no-brained to download it. And, I like the notices I get on my iPad to breaking news. It's gone through several updates over the years, but they all had one thing in common, too many ads! I understand that they need to make money, but there are WAY too many ads. Every time I want to read an article, I need to watch an ad! Ridiculous!

I like the weather, too, and being able to check the radar when storms are coming.

But, I don't use it as much as I would because of the ads. I can get the news and weather from other places without all the ads. It's just TOO MUCH for too little.

The Real Little Rascal ,

Still needs work...lots of work

Okay, so you use this app to get the “local” news, etc., but it’s still not user friendly. I still remember the old app as preferable in many ways, but now we have this. It leaves a lot to be desired.
How many enjoy watching a 30 second ad to see a 20 second video? Not me. I get the 15 second ad, but the big boy news apps let you back out after 15 seconds if the ad is longer. Basically, if I see an ad over 15 seconds, I don’t watch it or the video...lose, lose. And maneuvering is still not very good. If you want to go back, you don’t end up where you started and need to work at finding the articles you were planning to read as next in sequence. If that sounds confusing, it is.
Again, this site gives you the news and weather, but it could be so much better.

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