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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Portland breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our WMTW News 8 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
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Portland weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- 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
- Portland weather alerts and updates, Maine's Total Weather videocasts and more
Simple bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Not bad for the most part
Getting the weather forecast on demand is helpful. However any push notification I get I have to wait usually 15 minutes or more before the story actually shows up on the app to read. Also the content as you scroll down often times is old like months and months old so whomever is in charge of updating everything needs to spend more time keeping everything up to date. I usually have to go to the website to see more recent stuff which defeats the purpose of having the app.
I really appreciate being able to see the weather forecast video whenever it’s convenient for me. I also check in on the live feed when storms are brewing. Like others have said, I just wish there weren’t so many ads. I have to plan ahead to make sure I can get through the ads before the live forecast. It does seem like the number of ads at start up has gotten better and I appreciate being able to skip an ad, so thank you for that.
Over all the air prefer ends quickly and nicely. But when accessing the live streaming of the news that’s where it gets very annoying. Do not like when ads pop up immediately when trying to access the live newsfeed, the return to full screen button does not always work and it closes the live news and puts those stupid ads. You miss part of the news forever how many seconds it takes to return to the news.
- Hearst Television
- 76.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019, Hearst Properties Inc. on behalf of WMTW-TV
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.