Experience the brand new WFLA News Channel 8 News app. The app is On Your Side with the latest breaking news, sports, and weather coverage for the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco and Hernado counties, plus the Orlando area.

Get more news, more weather and more video. It's everything you love about WFLA News Channel 8 right at your fingertips.

- Live News Channel 8 broadcasts & on-demand replays
- Current news and Storm Team 8 weather is featured right on the home screen
- Navigate easily through local news and information that's important to you
- Stay informed of breaking news with push alerts
- View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen
- Understand how weather will affect you with local forecasts, radar, maps and video
- Alerts for severe weather and closings/delays appear on the home screen
- See the latest traffic conditions on an interactive map
- Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through Send It
- Easily share interesting articles via e-mail, SMS, Facebook(R), Twitter(TM), and more
- The latest on the Buccaneers, Rays, Lightning, Bulls and other Bay area sports
- From Gasparilla to the Florida Strawberry Festival, we're On Your Side.

Please review the app and let us know what you think.

What’s New

Version 41.1.0

We’re continuously working hard to improve your experience and get you the news you need.

Helpful enhancements and bug fixes:

-You’re one again able to control audio on live-streaming video

-Sped up the app’s performance and screen load times

-The app launches faster now so you get to the stories more quickly

-The time stamps of stories on the home screen now show the last time each story was updated so you know how recently additional details were added

-Banished the mysterious gray box that was displaying on the Saved Stories screen

-Transformed HTML displaying in push notifications and some screens back into real readable characters

-Some videos were showing up twice on article screens – no longer

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11K Ratings

11K Ratings

Pez321 ,

Loud video ads! - updated

It seems they have finally fixed this issue, as the ads now open with the volume muted. Thanks guys! 👍

When you click into a story, a lot of times there is a video advertisement at the top that starts automatically at FULL VOLUME and there is no way to keep it from playing. Please, for the love of God, make it so the ad plays but is muted?! I should be able to scroll through the app in a staff meeting without the ad tattling on me for being on my phone 😂🤷‍♀️

Jay Lavee ,

Crashes every time on my iPhone XS

The latest updates to this app are terrible. Why do people INSIST on messing up a good thing. BRING BACK THE SWIPE LEFT-RIGHT. It was so good. The new format of up-down scrolling is awful. Plus way too many ads. But these aren’t the worst things about it. Basically, you can’t even use the app. It constantly crashes on my iPhone XS. I open the app, then have to close an advertisement they shove down your throat, of course. Then, finally get to an article and start to read it, then the app crashes and goes back to my iPhone XS desktop. This inconsistency started about a month ago. I have used this app for years with no problem. They obviously messed with something they shouldn’t have messed with.

This app has a very high rating only because it was so good for so long that it gathered up a lot of 5 stars. But this high, average long-term rating is not representative of what people think of it now. You have to read the recent reviews.

Kyng223 ,

Great app but freezes too much

Overall its a great app but every time i try to read and share an article the app freezes and i cant move to scroll down to read the rest of the story or the app completely just crashes and i have to re load it again for no valid reason. It seems to be “pick and choose” like when the app wants to actually fully function properly and seems to freeze and crash with certain stories if not a majority of them. I would give this a 5 star but this is a big issue ive noticed and doesn’t seem to be fixed

App Privacy

The developer, Media General, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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