KETV NewsWatch 7 - Omaha App Reviews

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Don’t want to see old news

Two things I don’t like. News stories from outside my area which i can’t distinguish from stories about my area until I open them and start to read them, and stories that stay on for days. Old news is not good news.

Amazing App!!!

The app works amazing and it helps when I go to work also helps me to know if my kids need to wear a raincoat

Schuyler Nebraska news

Wish I could see things happen in schuyler and Columbus.


I like KETV to watch but not a fan of the app. Commercials come first (which I get-gotta pay to keep it free) but the sound comes in even when I have my phone on silent or vibrate. This is not okay! I have it on silent so it does not disturb. This is a huge problem so I will read the alert only and not open the content. When I do open it, the headlines make it tough to tell whether it’s local or national news.

Husker fan

I love all the news team. They are not stuffy the have fun during the broadcasts and inform you when there is breaking news! Do not change anything or anyone. They all are the best.

Support reporters

Waverly Monroe needs a wardrobe Makeover. She’s a big girl and needs to not wear tight unattractive clothes. Set an example for young girls.


Just downloaded this app and there are so many adds that it slows down the app significantly. Probably 2-3 adds on every news story.

Needs Improvement

The app constantly shuts down without notice and refuses to start up again. The sound is often times off track and an echo can be heard. There are several adds, yesterday I had to watch 11 of 11 adds before getting to stream the live news.


Like the app for everything it has but I wish that when I get an alert that the story was ready right away. If I go to the app right after I get the notification the story is seldom there. I have to wait and then go back.

KETV is my favorite channel esp for weather.

The App is great. So don’t listen to what people say.

Best app ever

Best app ever

Repeat stories

Please stop repeating year-old news, or for that matter the same articles over and over. Stop the disgusting old Jenkins stories. The victim’s families don’t need to be constantly reminded.

Fairly good app.

For the most part, I’m very happy with the KETV app. KETV is my favorite local news station. Love the morning crew!

Good app

Good job


Like the app very easy to use and get information. Sometimes some get old but not often. Compared to others it’s excellent.

Great App!

Keeps me updated on what is going on in the Omaha Metro area..right now we’re in Texas keeping track of ice & Snow situation back home!

7 Watcher

Great ap, great station. Use ap everyday for both news and weather. Easy to navigate through all the different selections. Recommend for all. Love the news, sports and weather, the best on Omaha stations. Network programming is not great.

Best local weather on my phone!

Thank you for keeping the weather report detailed enough to help me in inclement conditions! The radar is the easiest to see, and the most detailed, even for my rural area of any app I have found.

Traveling Nebraskan

Where ever we go we keep an eye on hometown news using our APP. Keep it simple. It will be fun to be able to see and listen to news stories, but not everyones batteries can handle too much media. There should always also be text, too.

Persistent problem

Alerts are never readily available when entering app. This is such a persistent problem. Fix it or quit asking me for an appraisal!


Way to many ads and commercials.


It’s ok. I would hope in 2018 it would more intuitive. I don’t want or need sports updates. I do want local news and weather updates. I often get a notification of a new story, when my phone screen is locked. I go to app, and nothing is updated. It takes some time before that story is posted.

A former fan

The new app is beyond AWFUL!!!!!!!!!! Difficult to follow. Won't turn on iPads. Just all the way around BAD!! Hire a new programmer!!! Will be curious to see if anyone takes note of all these negative reviews and give the viewers what they want. In the meantime will utilize the WOWT app which is more user friendly.

Great 👍🏽

I love this app!

The worst

Edited Dec 22: Foolish me, I decided to watch two UNL dorms come down on the KETV app. I sat through two commercials, Melissa Fry comes on, then they interrupt her mid sentence to run four more. When the fifth came on, I could see it was too late, though I tried to find another website to watch the implosion. Stupid me. I’m deleting this app for good. I’ve rated this app a 2 Star, now I’m downgrading it to just 1. I was just looking at the KETV page to email the webmaster, when a popup appeared asking me to rate this, which I am glad to do. This page is awful. The print is so small, it’s unreadable to me. I’ve tried to blow it up so I can read it, but it’s not capable of doing so. Sometimes I’d rather read a story rather than watching, but there is no way I can do so. I’ll get a notification that there is a news conference to watch, but nothing happens except for a few commercials. I understand I have to sit through them, but then the conference won’t some on, it says something about how there is nothing to watch. Channel 7 is my preferred channel to watch, but there is no way I can read the news via this app. I choose to read another channel’s web page, where I can blow up the text large enough to read. On the other hand, other reviewers are mentioning the typos, so it mIght be a good thing I can’t read it.

Poor choice

I have enjoyed using KETV Weather Now for a long time. It had everything I needed to know instantly. Now I am forced to use the news connection. Not nearly as user friendly and much harder to navigate.

Weather portion BLOWS

Is there a 0 ZERO rating? I just want the weather. They ditched their weather app for this. The weather app doesn't even state which direction the wind is coming from. Ditching it.


I didn’t care for it before and I still don’t. How do you mute the audio from the advertisement if you would just like to read the article that is below the advertisement? Thank you, Patricia Gonsior

Love the app

Really enjoy this app, I am from Omaha but now live in San Antonio. So this keeps me up to date , Thanks

Content can be old

I use this everyday . And of course it has adds . It's free . But the biggest issue I have is how long and old you leave content / old story's on the page . It is quite obvious that no one seems to be working on updating the whole site on a regular basis. Mostly Vuz videos. So for a lot of my daily news I have to go to other sites. I do realize it is a Tv Station and not a paper though...

Same old stories

You will have the same stories or pictures of stories up for a week or more. Then they will be gone but you will rerun them in a few days. Your total news is not up to date. For a news broadcasting service it is terrible.

Terrible app

This app is filled with adds and is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to navigate through. Trash this and start over. This is a fail in every way.

KETV Update

There are so many bugs in this app that to list them all is probably not productive. However; a couple of the more egregious problems should be addressed so that they (hopefully) will be fixed. Attaching the wrong video to the story, happens way too often. Sending notification of a breaking event and not being able to find the story immediately. Please proof read the writing, there are so many mistakes for a news organization.

New app

After I got familiar with it love it !! I always listen to ketv at night sometimes others but can always go to your app and see news! I love it! Now want the station back on cox!

Two words

Love it ! Keep me updated with the news

Annoying notification about notifications?!

Please update the app and remove the constant (seems like daily) reminder to turn on push notifications. This is the exact reason why I don't use notifications for News apps. Everything becomes "push worthy" so the News stations thinks they will be more relevant on a users phone. It's just annoying! Now you have an annoying notification about notifications?! Ridiculous! Remove this "reminder notification" or I will delete your app from my phone.

App performs like it's supposed to.

This app responds quickly and lets me see what I want to see without forcing me to look at things I'm not interested in. And the weather is top notch. Very well done!

Notifications Error

I keep getting notifications of a notification error to set notification settings? Makes no sense.

Nice App

BUT too much space and junk on top of each article. It needs to be toned down.

KETV app

This app is the best news app in Omaha hands down.


Use it daily. Wouldn't have any other news app

Old news

KETV leaves current news on site far too long, and it becomes old or very old news. We do not relish looking at old news, nor due the vast majority of folks.

Great App.

I use it constantly throughout the day, always. They are on top of all things news related and timely in notifications

Guaranteed to crash

App will crash at least once every time I use it. With out fail. This has been going on for several months now. I install the updates when they come out with no change in performance.

Not. Good.

The app itself is so-so; I give it 3 stars. The content, however, is downright unreadable. I don't think humans are involved - no proofreading & stories that make no sense. This thing is an embarrassment for KETV & they should just drop it.

Just OK

I live channel 7 news. But it seems on the app the same news stays for days even weeks. I like listening to the live broadcast in the morning but turn the volume down when the same ads repeat again and again.


If it didn't kill Spotify while using it that'd be great. Check the code on that one developers. Also to the content creators, there's a lot more to report on. Do some real legwork and have your editor actually check spelling and grammar. It's embarrassingly bad.

Simply outstanding

5stars I only trust KETV for my news and weather.


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