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by ABC Digital
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,449 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Breaking news alerts
  • Live breaking news video and local newscasts
  • Local weather, news, and traffic

Product Description

WLS-TV Chicago – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the ABC7Chicago app. It’s the information you need to know in an app that’s fun and easy to use.

Get the top local headlines for the Chicago area, as well as news from around the U.S. and the world. The app also features the latest entertainment news, as well as more offbeat stories.

Best of all, the app is free and gives you unlimited access to a wealth of content you can then easily share with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and more.

-Breaking news alerts pushed to your home screen
-Live breaking news video (with closed captioning)
-Live video streams of your local newscasts (when available)
-On demand video clips

-Latest weather data wherever you are
-Set and track weather for multiple locations
-Latest video forecast from the station
-Live Doppler
-7-Day & hourly forecasts

-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from

Technical Details

  • Size: 7.8MB
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Developed By: ABC Digital (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

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On my android phone I have a Chicago 7 weather app that is fantastic and this one doesn't come close.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great app June 4, 2014
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One of my go-to daily stops to get the picture of the daily struggles.. who, what, when, where, and maybe some why.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great App May 28, 2014
By Georgie
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This is a new app for me so I am still getting used to it. So far I think I'm going to really like it....Great for local news, good quality videos, good menu of choices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good App. Needs improved video settings. May 17, 2014
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I love the ability to stream certain newscasts live, but I would REALLY like it it I had the ability to download ABC7 News broadcasts so that I could watch them at my leisure (like on the train :-)) Otherwise, this is a great app to a major local news player, as well as being a major ABC station. Keep up the good work, just let me DOWNLOAD the news so I can watch it on my schedule.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just local news April 20, 2014
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I thought I was getting ABC Network programing. All this is App has is Chicago news.The news is excellent if that is what you are looking to see.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good APP March 12, 2014
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Good news and video speed and overall great speed for reading or watching news vids. Seems like one of the best news sites online for local news.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great way to get local newscasts February 25, 2014
By Mocha
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This app provides livestreams of all the aired newscasts.
The app starts immediately. The streaming is better quality and clarity than the FOX Chicago News app.
The app opens on the homepage of the top stories of the day in text and images.
To access the live broadcast users have to click back to the menu and click the small screen showing the news in upper corner.
Two clicks.
This is different from the android version where it is in the hidden side menu with clearly marked "live video" - one swipe and click.
Still a great way to catch news early in the morning while getting ready for work and morning weekends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 7 news forever.. February 24, 2014
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You are always at the point , and the news group are all down to earth, the cooliest news group ever.
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