The WLTX News19 Columbia app allows you to stay up-to-date with local and breaking news, as well as real-time weather and traffic conditions in the Columbia, South Carolina area.
With the WLTX News19 Columbia app you’ll have comprehensive and award-winning coverage with immediate access to the latest articles and videos from the WLTX information center.
WLTX News19 Columbia App Features & Highlights:
• Latest and Breaking News from Across the Midlands
• Columbia Forecast and Hourly Weather Conditions
• Weather Radar
• Columbia Traffic
• Live streaming WLTX newscasts
• Latest Videos and Live Breaking Video
• Customizable Breaking News and Weather Alerts
• South Carolina Gamecocks
• Photo Galleries
• Share Tools for Articles and Video
• Submit Your Own Photos and Videos
New logic to the article view will now load content much faster and prioritize content over advertisements.
Improved the video preview in the article stream. The user experience adjustments improve scrolling performance and avoid unwanted video playback.
Ratings and Reviews
Although the app has way too many ads and some useless notifications, I do appreciate the accurate reporting especially when it comes to typically biased stories about President Trump. The good things he has done for us are not turned upside down as they are in the NY Times which I do not read any more. Limit the ads and only send out breaking news notifications. Jim Gandy does the best weather.
The app seems to focus on certain types of news and doesn’t show a broad spectrum across the Columbia area. Also, I don’t like the fact that you can’t filter what notifications you would like. My phone is constantly notifying me of every little thing from puppies being born to major weather alerts. The weather alerts I want...the puppies, not so much. You don’t want to turn them off because you might miss something that’s actually important. I tried to reach out via feedback to the developers a week or so before leaving a review, but I found that they don’t respond or even acknowledge receipt of feedback. I just moved here so I hope I can find another news app. I do not recommend this one unless you constantly want notifications.
Editing is awful. Recently, there was one story that the headline was the exact opposite of the story. Misspelled words, incorrect grammar, sentences that don't make sense, and other errors. My Junior High School paper had better editing. Sometimes when news is slow a really trivial story pops up and I would just rather not be notified.
Just for the record, when you are talking about you and somebody else, correct grammar is ------ and me or I. Not me and ------- a number of newscasters have this problem and how can children be expected to use good grammar when newscasters don't.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.