News has never been more local than in the palm of your hand. The WOOD TV8 mobile app brings you all the top stories from our daily broadcasts, as well as stories developing in real time.

WOOD TV8 is West Michigan's news leader. We're keeping you informed with latest breaking news and severe weather for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and the lakeshore.

• 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.

What’s New

Version 41.2.1

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

Helpful enhancements and bug fixes in this version:

• Unmute video with your device's volume buttons

• Push notification enhancements to open stories natively in-app

• Faster screen load when tapping on push notifications and Breaking News alerts

• Vertically formatted images display in full rather than zooming in to fit a horizontal layout

• Fixed an issue where videos in the body of articles sometimes would not play

• Fixed duplicate thumbnail overlaying the player when video is paused

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.5K Ratings

9.5K Ratings

Hazeldad ,

Great Local News Source

June 2018: This app has finally arrived. It works smoothly and seems to be quite stable. The interface is clean, uncluttered, and intuitive. There are a number of ads, of course, but they are not overwhelming or overly intrusive. This is a great source for local news and important developments such as the weather and school closings.

January 2017: I haven't reviewed this app for three years now, but my previous comment stands. I don't find it as bad as some others, and I do find it a good source of information for local news. Weather reports in school closings are vital information for me. However, this latest update has crashed it. It opens and locks on the screen that says "fetching articles".

Jan 2014: Latest update is causing crashes. Can't use the weather button at all as it crashes the app.

After some very bad versions, this app finally works well. The UI is clear and works smoothly. Navigation is very good.

All in all this is now pretty decent app and good for local news, weather, and school closings.

Drive or Bike ,

The Whole Press Conference

I am grateful you carry the President’s Press Conferences but am greatly disturbed and upset that you apparently refuse to carry it all. You show part of it and in recent conferences have cut out doctors or other government leaders who are giving us needed information. I am not sure if you have decided whether or not that it is all relevant, but that should be for us to decide. We need the office of the Presidency supported and not undermined. We need to hear what our leaders are doing or not able to do. When you cut away from our leaders then your newscasters try to say what has just been said. In a coronavirus pandemic an hour a night or what is needed is part of your purpose in serving the community and nation. I turn to other channels to get more until they cut off the conference. Saying we can go search for the rest somewhere else does not cut it fo me. Please consider these comments seriously.

Darin B L ,

Video Auto Play

Excellent app. for news, school closures and more. It seems the most recent update has added video auto play to news stories. It was startling. Be aware that there is a very clear setting that allows you to disable auto play.

App Privacy

The developer, LIN Television Corporation, 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 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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