News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WGN mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.
Get local news and breaking notifications, and watch live newscasts from Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV. Watch and read stories from across the nation and Chicagoland. You can livestream our newscasts right from your phone or tablet. Be the first to know with breaking news alerts. Get a head start on your day with WGN-TV traffic and weather maps plus full forecast details from Tom Skilling and the WGN weather team.
• Watch video of your trusted reporters on the scene, and read revealing articles on what's going on in your community.
• Plan your day and week with detailed weather reports, live alerts of severe conditions, and an interactive radar map.
• Optional alerts on breaking news keep you in the know.
• On the go? Save stories for later to access at your convenience.
* Get a quick view of the top stories by adding a widget to your phone's Today screen or main screen in iOS 15. Long-hold the screen, then tap the + icon, and search for our news app.
* Watching a video? Rotate your phone to landscape, and the video will automatically go full screen.
* As always, we're fixing bugs, and improving the performance of our app.
Ratings and Reviews
I was born In Chicago and raised in the in the suburbs. Moved around with my husband in the USAF! I was ecstatic when we were able to get WGN America programs!! I could see the morning programs and Tom Skilling. I could see Linda pull the lottery numbers!!! I now live in Florida, due to health issue. I can no longer see my favorite PEEPS anymore😢😢😢?? That I don’t like!! I love having the app I can see what’s going what’s going on there! Much LOVE to my WGN-TV peeps!!💜💜💙💙🥰🥰
For an app designed for my phone it works good. The problem starts when I try to use the AirPlay function. Can’t navigate away from the app or stream stops on the television. Can’t set the phone down while using AirPlay because if I don’t tap the screen every 8 seconds the stream will stop if the screen on my phone goes to sleep. STUPID! Can you guys PLEASE just create an AppleTV app already? Or at the very least get it right with the airplay function. I want to be able to multitask while streaming the show to my Apple TV. That’s the whole point of AirPlay! To allow me to use the screen on my phone to do other things while watching the show on the bigger TV screen. Other streaming apps do this just fine, what’s the problem WGN? I cut cable almost 2 years ago. I miss my WGN with my morning coffee but at this point its becoming obvious you guys don’t care to make an AppleTV app. Deleting this app, it was a nice 30 year run WGN maybe someday you guys will discover AppleTV and make us an app for it. You know, like literally every single other network on the planet has.
Difficult to use the app
WGN will continue to be my source for news as it still seems to be mostly unbiased. I find the news app however (41.4.0) frustrating to use, and the stories are displayed in a disorganized manner. When trying to read a top story on the main page, the video portion expands down, compressing the space for the written copy. The scroll attempts cause the video to move back up (sort of out of the way) but the text then floats and scrolls simultaneously making it very difficult to read. I had hoped that disabling the autoplay for videos would help, but it doesn’t really make that much of a difference, nor minimize the video portion. I realize there is only so much real estate on a tiny screen, but I’d rather just see the headlines, and read the story via a simple scroll. Would you please consider going back to separate text and video sections; the blended formats are just too difficult to navigate. Thx!
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