Download ABC13 Houston apk 6.0 free for Android smartphone

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ABC13 Houston

Posted by ABC Digital in News & Magazines | Aug. 2, 2016 | 216 Comments

Apk file size: 15.0 MB

KTRK-TV Houston – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the ABC13 Houston 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 Houston 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

Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains
• social media links to connect with others
• in-app purchases that cost real money
• the option to accept push notifications to let you know when we have exciting updates like new content
• links to online stores to purchase real products
• location-based services
• registration to create or sign in using a Disney/an existing account
• advertising for some third parties
• (advertising for some third parties, including the option to watch ads for rewards)
• as well as advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies

Whats new

    Version 6.0
    - NEW: Expanded weather section now includes more detailed information so you can stay on top of the weather in the areas you care about.
    - Bug fixes
    **Video Improvements
    Our product team is constantly working to improve upon our mobile video experience, and we want to hear from you! If you're having difficulties or would like to provide a suggestion, let us know your thoughts by filling out the form here: We appreciate your feedback!

ABC Digital part of our News & Magazines and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Aug. 2, 2016. Google play rating is 91.4534. Current verison is 6.0. Actual size 15.0 MB.

Download abc13-houston.apk 15.0 MB


Christie Galindo

I always watch 13 Houston news. It has been a part of my life as long as I can remember my parents always watched it growing up. It has gotten me through many hurricanes as we live in Seabrook!

Sheila Walker

I have watched abc13 news all my life. I grew up watching Dave Ward, Marvin's slime in the ice machine. This news show is a family favorite.

Betti Cooper

Traffic Map I like getting the news notifications. My only suggestion is regarding the Traffic Map. I wish the map had the ability to be zoomed in on. The map is so tiny it's difficult to tell exactly where some of the back-ups are. Please consider changing this. It would be so much more helpful. Thank you!

Arlene Sue Harper

Alerts I like the alerts, I usually just watch the weather. I like some of the investigative reporting, still miss Marvin Zindler, lol, and I seldom watch the news. I don't like all the crime, and fear based stories.

Anthony De Los Santos

3 star ? good app besides most of the play videos you can't view in app full screen, only in browser which I think not cool because it go to one page to a total different and really small most of the times you can't see the video only voice.......also some things you see on TV or on a total different network you don't see what's up with that ?Otherwise I would rate it a 5

Nicole Thomas

Closed caption I do like this app but it would be very helpful for me if the videos had closed caption as I have a hearing impairment. ...I was very surprised this feature was not available, also disappointed...can you all PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS...

Belinda Green-Jones

It is convenient, informative and interesting. I am on top of the local news breaking events of the day and hour!

Catherine Cavanero

News Events Love this app. I live in Chicago and my daughter lives in Houston where she works a lot and doesn't get a chance to see the news often. So, when stories of intrest come up I forward them to her; I'm also able to keep up with sever storms that may hit the area.

Terence Jordan

T Jordan Live in Houston for all my 43 years and just can't stop watching ABC 13. Love it. Congratulations to Dave Ward for the beeing the voice of Houston for 48 years. Great loyalty.

Heather Varner

Great! I love it and they keep update and break news so I will know what happen outside somewhere.

Kyle Larson

Works Just wish it worked better across all devices. Even my brand new tablet ( Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ) cant play many of the videos. Trying to watch live doesnt work 98% of the time, just audio and that's choppy at best. it's a mobile android app but has never worked, in that respect, with any android device I've ever had.

Belinda Cuellar

Channel 13 I love the notifications I get. This app is very handy and I love it. I recommended it to a Georgia native who is now a Texan and she likes it very much...Thanks! #channel13ericbarajas

Teresa Walker

Dependable News Fast Get breaking news FAST & ACCURATELY! Up to the minute news,weather & traffic. My go to app whenever I need info. Love the Breaking News Alerts too. Personalize it to receive what is most important to you!

Kristen Schoettler

Sad, but true. I love having this app on my phone for weather and news updates. However, the constant spelling errors make me want to pull my hair out! It's as if they proofread nothing before posting it. Super annoying! Spell check!

Brian Makowski

Too liberal with the "Breaking News" (a rant. Sorry.) Seriously ABC, everything that is happening right now doesn't really qualify as 'Breaking News' please reserve it for more important things that everyone needs to know about... High speed chase, city under shelter in place, natural disasters... I really don't need to drop everything to know that two women managed to get married in Texas, nor that government is freaking out and trying to void the marriage licence, or that a fire fighter was hurt in a fire. That isn't important to know right now. AND SPORTS SCORES ARE NOT BREAKING NEWS EITHER! Oh, and the 'This Video can not be played in this app. Open in web browser' is total annoying. And how hard is it to have a list of notifications when you open the app via a notification? Seriously, I click on a notification without reading it, the app opens up, but doesn't show anything about any breaking news. Annoying. Sorry for the rant, but the app has a lot of room for improvement.

Liz Dickey

I love this app, but.... Call me a grammar nazi all you like, but whoever writes the news stories for this app needs to be fired. There are so many grammatical errors and sentences missing obvious words it's almost hard to believe an adult writes them. There used to be a link on some articles to report grammatical errors or misspellings, but it's not there anyone. I recommend re-adding it to all stories. Other than that, great app. Super fast breaking news notification, and its great to watch the news so far away from home :)

Andrea Miller

The only news I will watch. It gives you all the news, weather reports, traffic conditions, and it doesn't bring you down. Everyone on the news just makes your day easier to deal with, because they are all upbeat unlike the other news channels which are so boring you just want to go back to bed.

Frank Rizo

Hometown I grew up in Houston and although I live elsewhere Houston is still my hometown in my heart. This app keeps me informed about what is going on in H-town.

Robert Reese

Great app!! This is my go to Houston news app. Breaking news is sent out quickly. Keep up the great work.

Ricci Allen

Excellent App This is a great app. It keeps u up to date and minute to minute on whats going on in our city. I love it. Will recommend to everyone.

Sid Simone

Quick Relevant News. Watch live! Sends breaking news to my phone periodically. Im aware of traffic incidents, police chases and anything that may affect my day. Then I can watch live through the app! Havent had any troubleshooting issues yet. Best and most useful app I've used.

Percy Herrara

#27 How the media gona keep showing that woman get k.o. in the elevator. Its on every channel every ten min my god . Media @$$holes hate colored ppl ( blk&brwn ) just want to watch us fall off our game . Ray rice god bless you an your fam bro

Nancy White

ABC13 Rocks This is a awesome connection to current events, money savers, weather, sports and many more in real time frames as the incident occurs. Keeping me updated on things that are important to me.

Peggy Taylor

Love channel 13 13abc is my favorite place for news and information. Their news and weather reports are trustworthy and I have watched them for decades.

Warren Kelley

Good not great When you click on a link lets say from facebook the story you click on is not always the story that appears. You guys are the best! I miss Sharon on the morning show.

Allan Madar

Good Handy weather reports and alerts for the areas that you have listed. But it also alerts you for things that to me are not important enough for them to send out an alert. So, I turned off the push alerts. I wish you could define the type of the alerts they send out.

Robbie Clark

ABC NEWS 13 I have been watching abc news 13 all my life grew up on it. The only news we watch in the house. Keep up the good work!!

monique perkins

Beyond Da Extreme!! I absolutely love Houston 13!! I've been wit ya'll fo da last 43yrs!!!! Stay Down!!! I'm out, 1....Trill!!!!! Mo

Jessica Fry

Not that good. Is very rare when you actually can watch a video from the app. Always get a message saying that there's an error or something like that. Or when you are reading a story says"watch the video below" except there's no video or link.

Sara Fernandez

Great work! Love that you can have breaking news at your fingertips and a reliable news team doing a job well done.

Kristina Garza

Love ABC 13! I remember always watching ABC13 with my Grandma when I was growing up. Now I watch ABC13 every morning while getting ready for the day.

Aisha Gordon

Great site breaking news reports accurate weather get the latest news right @ ur finger tips ideal 4 people on the go......



Tyrone Oliver

My favorite news station ! This is my favorite local news station so i had to get this app. Plus, the breaking news alert comes real quick, right on point. Get this app because it's not a watse of space if you love the news and you not by a television.

Gift Nwachukwu

ABC13 is really 'Houston News Leader' In less than one week I must confess that its the best news app.

Alex Raudez

Error with live streaming I enjoy and live watching ABC 13 news but ever since I did an update on app I have not been able to stream live news on my phone which really sucks besides that they are great and always bring you the news before any other news!!

Monica Gonzales

ABC Houston I love Tom And Gina from the beginning and the whole anchor team my eyes are glued to channel 13,

Yvonne Newsome

I have watched 13 News as a child and still continue to watch now. I love your staff so full happiness.

Ken Cole

Kenneth Cole I've watched channel 13 for years for my news, weather and sports. This app is as good as the tv.

Ali Gutierrez

Inquiring Minds I like Channel 13 compared to other news channels. This app is fine only navigating it is a little tedious.

Thelma Guzman

I grew up watching 13 eyewitness news. I love Bob Allen and hate that he left. I enjoy watching Dave Ward and of course, my all time favorite Marvin Zindler. I had the pleasure of meeting him back in 1999

Mike Keiper

Liberal Media Great job keeping us updated on the happenings around town. It would be great if you could take the liberal spin off issues and report a balanced news cast. 4 stars, don't be offended too much. Still the only local news I watch.

Sarah Adams

Good app, but still some bugs I love the app itself and the notifications that I an get. However, there still seems to be issues with the notifications not loading properly when I click on them.

Monique Valencia

Breaking news alerts are my favorite! Thanks for keeping us well informed of the dangers all around us! Keeps my family and I a bit more humble and aware so that we can protect our family better! I do wish that the really bad driving on the roads of Houston and the surrounding cities and counties was emphasized much,much more often though. It's very heart wrenching to see how many lives are lost each day that are a million percent preventable on our roads and yet nothing is changed except that it may even be worse! It seems that no one is impacted,let alone in a good way! B-)

Ricci Allen

Excellent App This is a great app. It keeps u up to date and minute to minute on whats going on in our city. I love it. Will recommend to everyone.

Shirley freeman

Weather and traffic updates Every morning We wake up to chanel 13 it has been a informant chanel .We are not from this area .So we depend on it to advise us every morning on traffic & weather

Sheila Sheila

ABC 13 Houston Always on top of breaking news. When I uses to work for News 92.1FM, we would always use ABC 13 Houston as one of our news source.

dustin tunello

Video stream Live eyewitness news stream not working no more, can y'all fix this issue? Once was a nice app now it's gone. Please fix this.

Barbara Daniel

Channel 13 has been a part of me since I was little and now it plays a big part in my children's. When we want to find out something we go automatically to 13. Thank you!

Sheri Strickland

13i is the best news n weather app Love this app!! Keeps me up to date and sends me breaking news when it happens and alerts

Daniel Oviedo

Use to be my fav app After recent update any video watched I have wait for ad to finish but then no video will show, only audio of what's going on. Sucks all because of greed.

Linda Chapman

After the commercials goes off it stays on the screen in still mode why the news story is playing. You have to wait and wait and wait for the commercial to pop off the screen, by the time the news finally comes in view the whole news story is almost over. If I can't view the news videos it defeat the purpose of having the news app. Please fix or I'm going to have to uninstall and try other news apps.

Carolyn Henry

Very informative I've watched Channel 13 since I was 15 yrs old. I am now 68 years young. I have always enjoyed the way Dave Ward brings the news. I hated when Bob Allen left. I have really missed Don Nelson to. I've tried to watch other stations, but I always come back to 13. They are so personable.


Android issue Opens entire app twice. When closing app, the second shows up has to be closed also. This started with latest update. Tried uninstalling & reinstalling with no success. This was a great app until the update. Now I hate it. 8/23/15 review update: Problems: Stories open with headline only, no story. Stories open as autoplay videos, no option to just read story privately instead of viewing video publicly. Entire app still opens twice dispite "bug fixes". Finding a working app for local News. 1/20/16 installed on new android tablet. Still opens twice, & story links from Home page take you to Headline with pic, but no story.

Justin Galloway

Video Does Not Work on Many Devices I have tried my LG and Samsung and Video does not work. Would expect better from Disney ABC.

Matthew Dove

The app itself is very good but watching any of the videos is impossible most of the time. Normally it will get stuck on the advertisement that plays before the news clip.

Ever Chapa

Commercials, commercials and more commercials Breaking Story tonight at 10!!!....Ads. How so many ads make this app suck!!!

David Adame

I watch abc13 news but.. The breaking news push messages suck on the app whenever I get one I open it but it never takes me to it or does not load

Baby Graves

Can't watch the videos I can't watch any of the news videos. It gets stuck on the commercial. You can hear the news people talking but shows a picture of the commercial.

Day Dream'n

It's ok Video issues. Sometimes sound with picture freeze. Edit: still haven't fixed issue, but thought it was a good idea to add ads that prevent videos from playing at all........priceless

BOS'MAC Twenty'Four

after the commercial goes off the picture lags on for maybe 15-30 secs. I miss videos due to this.

Carlos Armas

Video issue Plays commercial but will not show actual video you can hear story but no video. But no issues for commercial???

Sabrina Hergert

Will Not Load App begins to fill in colors, then gets stuck with a wide red banner across the screen. Never loads stories. Does not show opening screen with logo and temperature. I've uninstalled and re-installed to no avail. Real shame since you are the only solid station in town. Competitors are too sensational is presentation of news. Please fix this.

Leticia Fuentes

Breaking News Love the fact that you are being informed about the latest weather, traffic and news as it unfolds. Dislike the fact that some of the stories themselves after 7 days with the identical story no addition

Sandra Frederickson

Cook Totally awsome . when its working. This is the only I get news. No TV no service

Mary Vaughn

KTRK app Have trouble viewing videos like mirror/mirror otherwise fave TV site. Weather site not so good,prefer weather here.❇7/15/14 same probs with,but will stay my fave local site as is my fave local TV ? 9/27/15. Can't get app on either of our tablets but still on my fone. .New fone has this app as only news app.Will always be my choice.

Barry Rosette

Freeze problems! This app has been freezing on the commercial before all videos. This is not good. Deleting it for a month so it can be fixed.

Gary Preston

12 Eyewitness News App is easy to use. I check several times everyday to keep up with Houston news.

David Ritter

Infrequent updates. I work out of my truck 12+ hours a day. ABC 13 is my preferred news source, but the app is useless. According to your app nothing happens. The state section usually has one story from today, the rest are up to two months old. How can you do hours of news on TV and only post one or two stories per day on the app. Get serious or don't bother!

Kirk Lundgreen

Blank blue screen Quit working about two weeks ago. I have uninstalled and reinstalled with same results.


Alerts Does not take you to alert when it pops up. Other news apps do.

Will Davis

Crashes way too much I installed then uninstalled, installed again because of freezing.

Candace Howard

Videos For some reason I can never get the videos to play; I click to the Internet from the app still nothing! Please fix!

Bobby Lynn

Sketchy at best I have unlimited data and text on my plan. And this app consistently freezes, audio lags, and forces you to watch comercials only to tell you that it cannot play the streaming video. I have on many occasions clicked on a story only to find that the story in the link was actually totally unrelated to the story described! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER FOLKS!!!

Juan Cruz This app use to work fine every time i wanna watch a video it first and then it freezes for about a minute.. come on!!! Please fix something!!!

Laura Mosqueda

Very informative I love the app and how it keeps me informed with and news.

Angela Elder

Video sucks Commercial plays fine and video never does. The sound comes thru but about 30 seconds in you might see video. By then the story is over. Also I get push notifications but when I click them it never goes to that story. Turning that off now. I will just try to remember to check the app sometimes for news. Or maybe not....

Eric Soto

Look here !!!! I'm greatful for this app due to all breaking news,emergency broad cast , but every time the video clip starts it lags about 30 seconds into the video, and I can't see nothing !

Eric Bartholomew

Needs Commentability. Nice app. If you make it easier to make and view comments for each story, you will earn a 5 star rating

teena Johnson

Hate it!!! This app use to be everything a few months ago now it SUCKS .I accept the commercials that I hate but the bad part is this app freeze up to much after commercial go off so switched to fox 26 and 2

Joy Perez

It doesnt let me watch videos anymore Needs to be fixed

Christopher Wyche

The # 1 news station Eyewitness News

Norberto Garcia

Since the update has been bad, no commercial please

Raymond Williams

Videos start late after audio has begun and the commercial at the beginning is still showing

Krystal Davis

The updates are very timely and informative. They keep me posted on events all day and night, and I love it!

Leonard Arrington

ABC 13 Works great. Useful news updates all day long. Good work.

William Coriell, Jr.

Best news app for keeping up with news in, and around Houston. State section could use more updated news from around Texas.

John Gilbert

It is a great station that has nothing but the news and there mobile app is very easy to use..

Blanche Magee

Gives me What I need to know wherever I am.

John Urrey

If you like horrible, depressing news Most news items are horrible: someone burned to death, someone got decapitated, rape, murder, death, etc.

Rajesh Kumar

Crashing Been good so far but started crashing recently whenever i try to open it, but i do get notifications

Andrew TX

Videos don't load, Advertising does Plays all the commercials no problem but when the news video starts just sound cones in. Going to Uninstal

Casey Boutian

Deleting Commercials play fine but news videos dont. This app also feels the need to notify you everytime a new story is added.

china doll

It was the best news app, I would've recommended to any until the update that brought forth those annoying commercials, now it just freeze an I'm only left with no option, but to listen instead of listen & view. This has been going on for a month or so. Please fix or discontinue the commercials, we are watching a phone app not TV. Smh as I read the reviews from other disappointed individuals. I should have known that our reviews go unheard of

Tedra Dorsey

Same tired stories The stories in all sections are not updated daily! Why read the same thing over and over again!

Jerri Moore

Take some of the old stories out from months ago other than that I love the app

Vanessa Yanez

Everything is awesome but my phone doesn't let me watch any videos

Chad Williams

Its awesome!! Sooooo useful!! What I like is that the "big" or "new" stories or developments come as notifications...the fox 26 app doesn't do that :-) #Kudos However, when there's a video attached I can't EVER see it unless it's on the actual website...wish I could view videos thru the app on my galaxy note 5...

Rob Barrett

Your streaming VIDEO SUCKS Too many ads and your spell check is constantly jacked up. The ads play but the main content locks up

Gary Preston

12 Eyewitness News Only video I can open are commercials. Don't waste your time with this one.

Isabel Olivo

❤❤ ABC 13 KTRK my one and only news station!!

Sandra Hodges

It's a good app to have and it keeps you, pretty much, up to the minute on the happenings around the area.

Maria Ramirez

Ads:( I like the app, it keeps me update, but everytime I want to watch a video it get stuck on the ad. I can hear the video on the back but the ad is still in the screen. It's everytime, so I gave up on trying to watch their videos. Also when I get a notification I press on it and either kicks me out or sends me somewhere else. No happy I prefer just to Google it

Bee B

Stuck Please fix the video getting stuck on the advertisement. The sound can be heard, but the video gets stuck. Other than that, great app.

Cynthia Greene

Helpful and Informative I like getting news updates throughout the day. All news worthy stories are available to me at a glance. I am often the first at my office to have a breaking news story!

Diana Hernandez

Two things! These typos!!! They're so annoying! & the videos! It always freezes on the commercial and I miss the important part of the video. Please fix.

Fiona Q

I love the fact that I can get news sooner on the app than TV. Great variety of news and helpful information. Sometimes the breaking news tab won't load for the story.

Candace Odom

Informative It's an informative app but I'd really like to be able to view the videos but it freezes with the commercials. Can't get up to date weather info when you can't see it

Ray M.

Overall Good App but ONE ANNOYING ISSUE!! Samsung Note 5, 4, & 3 all had this issue - Most annoying thing, whenever you open a story it runs a commercial. After the commercial the screen freezes on the commercial for like 10-20 seconds while the news story plays in the background then eventually starts to play. Most of the time I feel as though I've missed the story by the time I have a video feed.

Ric Clark

Performance Degraded I've been using this app for several years and I've been very pleased with it. The new video "feature" that shows an advertisement before presenting the video I've selected is a complete disaster. It displays the ad just fine, but the last scene of the ad doesn't clear the screen when the actual selected video begins, the audio in the video can be heard. I tried using the internal video feature and the app crashes. The video feature of this app is now worthless on my Samsung S6.


Lags and uninterrupted close App has some drawbacks that bottlenecks when loading articles/videos. Yes I don't have many apps and know the functionality and potential of my android phone. I've resetted my phone and cleaned install. Yet still find intermittent shut downs. Good app, but unstable.

Ben Vogler

Videos stopped playing. Only allows audio after suffering through a KTRK commercial. Switching to another local houston news channel.

Freddie Thomas

I wouldn't think of watching any news other than KTRK. The morning show is just the right crew. I only watch 13 news midday and night. Thanks Channel 13.

Bridgett Tyler

Love the people but not the app None of the live stream or news video work, at first it would but now I have to read all if the news. Can't even get the weather stream to play.

Tomi m

Would be five if I could get the videos to work properly. The ads play fine but then it freezes and I can hear the voices of the news anchors but the picture is frozen on the end of the ad.

Christina Auippa

Up to the minute news! This is a really informative app that I use all throughout the day! My only complaint is that many of the "breaking news alerts" are not really worthy of an alert. They really should get a little more discriminating on what they choose to push through as breaking news.

Lum Davis

Casey curry my weather angel They stay on top of it. You heard it first on ABC 13 EYEWITNESSES NEW THAT'S 100RD. MUCH LOVE

Ernie Chavarria

To many notifications! I'd have to be looking at this app every 5 min to satisfy all the notifications. When you click on a notification it should go right to that story and it doesn't.

Ever Chapa

Commercials, commercials and more commercials Breaking Story tonight at 10!!!....Ads. How so many ads make this app suck!!!

Anita Gardea

Slow videos The video does not show up until 5 minutes after and very slow.

Zack Moore

Does khou even use this? Not well thought out. Has no problem playing the ads. But will always mess up playing their own videos. Notifications don't work well at all if you click them it will take you to whatever it feels like. Live video will just play the same ads over and over again sometimes instead of the actual live video. And why the hell do alot of the stories say click here for full story and it takes you to the Mobil version of the sight with NO new information.Makes absoultly no since.This app was not thought out or used

David colley

Too many alerts and video doesn't play Do we really need over 100 "breaking" news alerts just to tell us what schools are closed or something happening overseas? Also fix your video player.

valerie parker

Not just for Texans We live in the Northern U.S. and have family in Houston area and it's good to know what's going on in their world.

Eriel Nash

Videos are not working The news is up to date but the videos don't work. You can hear the audio but can't see the videos. This has been going on for almost a year now. This problem really has to be resolved.

Kathy Velez

Plays ad but not the news story I read the story and every time I click on the video the ad always play and freezes once the news story is suppose to start. Some videos are short and once it unfreeze the news story is over and you didn't see what you wanted to see. It's so frustrating. I'm seriously thinking about uninstalling this app and go to another news app. Fix the problem!

Selina Montrae

Great App! Great app....but I do get tired of hearing all the ding alerts all day and night. Great for updates when you have no power. Too bad you can't select what you want alerts about.

Charlotte Soto

Keeps you updated on what's going on in our area!! Love this app I always know what's going on in my area !! Thanks channel 13 !!

rohkisha jackson

Wonderful The editor need a refresher course in EDITING!!! If only I can go through the stories with a red pen!!

Earlene Jenkins

Things won't work. Videos won't stream very annoying. All my notifications are set but it won't give me notice of the new stories. Love keeping up with what's going on.

Rocio Rodriguez

Tone sound Would give it a 5 star, but push notifications uses same tune notification as my texts. I looked in app settings and it does not allow me to change it to a different sound. It's annoying since there are lots of notifications all day long. I would like to choose my own sound. Please fix.

Terry Diel

Constant updates I can honestly say this keeps me so informed.....Never miss a thing ?

melanie berner

Breaking news I think this should be used only for emergencies. I don't believe anyone getting sued is breaking news.

Brian Jordan

Do adds matter that much There is a add before every video that stays on the screen most of the time the video is playing. You miss half or all of the video because the add is stuck or frozen. And that's even if the video plays. This happens and I have high end smart phone and unlimited Internet....may just need to change news sources.

Melissa Rice

Breaking news alerts Too many push notifications for breaking news that's not breaking news. If you fix it ill change my opinion.

Stephen Whitaker

I love the updates on all news. Everything I need to get thru a day in Houston.

Tiffany Jones

The app does well with updates on pending situations. Great! This is also great for checking the weather quickly as well.

Joshua Ford

Informative App I have updated local & national news at my fingertips.

L Johnson

Love it This app is wonderful. I don't have time to watch the news every day so I can get the headlines and brief story quickly from the app. Only problem is, for some reason my phone will not play the videos associated with many of the stories. My old phone, a previous version of this one, played them fine. Any suggestions?

Crystal Morales

Like it but it drives me crazy I have a note 5, but no matter how much I keep up with tech., I can rarely watch the videos on my phone ?

kenneth sims

Hard to watch the videos I used to enjoy it. But now it has way too many commercials. The commercials stay on over half the videos. Very annoying.

Kevin Criss

Videos Every device I have the video doesn't transition from commercial to actual video. Video locks up.

Marcia Sadberry

Trouble with Live Streaming I've never had success with live streaming with this app. Galaxy 5,6 edge and 7 edge.

S. Powell

Just the best by far Channel 25 wpbf is very good. N.C. Raleigh-Durham would be smart to learn from you, but they won't. Really to bad there's only 5 stars. Thanks

Brian Nesselrode

APP IS GREAT/SOME NEWS SHOULD BE RETITLED Looks like the app has improved since I downloaded that latest version. As far as the news article on the Dallas shooter, he is called a sniper. He should be titled as a cowardly murderer and not a sniper. Only phycotic trash would have done what he did.

Robert Stacy

Fair App, but...VIDEO CLIPS ARE A PAIN You use far too much time waiting for 30 second ADs, even for a 10 second clip. Transition from (Commercial) to (VIDEO) is rough sloppy and slow. Will switch to alternative provider.? Navigation is not always intuitive. PUSH emergency notifications are WAY too often, every news item is NOT an emergency! Turned them off, but missing out on news that is TRULY an emergency for one in the Houston Metropolitan area.(Updated from my GN3 5.1) ...053009

Bryan Hallonquist

Was trash, now perfect. Had to come back and change my review. The video was absolutely horrible before the most recent update. It is now steaming in HD and no longer does the video cut out and skip around. Good job on whoever made the new video player.

JoRolle Nola

Definitely keeps me in the know I get breaking news, weather, traffic and sports alerts quickly and that's a great feature to have

Marcus LeFlore

I like being kept up to date, but... Video gets stuck on the ad, and when I click on a notification, it doesn't send me to the story pertaining to the notification. If I have to find the story I want to read inside the app, that defeats the purpose of a notification.


Foundations of living water revival and Crusade Apostolic Ministries International They do a great job reporting the news as soon as they get it.

Trina Lincoln

Besides the annoying alerts it's cool . I swear I get more notifications from abc than I do text messages lol . Love the app though always keep me up to date on EVERYTHING!

Jairus Herring

Nice app You actually can watch the videos without force closing unlike the other local news apps

Eric Parker

Not bad... Keeps up OK with everyday life... I don't like it when they send you an news update and you touch that link and it doesn't always send you to that link.. And once your on the app... You can't find that article... The app does allow me to keep up with what's going on in Houston as I travel..

Hazel Arthur

Great App! I would recommend it to anyone who likes the news delivered in great format. Love it.

Nickolas Renteria

ABC 13 Houston It's great to be able to watch live ABC even here in Brazil.

Herlinda Rodriguez

Channel 13 News and Weather Love looking at channel13 my only news channel.Thank you

Nancy Lisk

To many ads. App does not always work. To many ads. App does not always work.

Victor Riels

Great for keeping News updated Works well so far. It'a Keeper!

Michael Craft

Love 13 news crew Frustrating when you get a notification and click on it but it doesn't take you there.

Earl Crandall

Greatest thing ever Love everything about it, easy to use. Easy to find anything that you want to about news.

I russ

Great app I like the idea that this app keeps me updated on the current news.

Sandra Davis

ABC13 Great App!! Very informative & easy to use. Love it!

Amanda Breitenbach

Annoyed Channel 13 is my go to for news. However, the app always, always crashes when I try to watch a video. I've reported it before, still does it. Also, every time I click on something, the app wants me to rate it, that is beyond annoying. Hopefully these issues will get fixed.

Donald Brooks

Not working It don't work on my smart phone i have a note 4.

Cedric Brown Workman

The global eye I'm very pleased to be part of such a widely worldly news broadcast network Houston we solved the problem great work 13 news.


Ugh! It would be nice if the story I clicked on in the push notifications would be the story that came up in the app! Fix it & I'll consider giving it more stars.

Dawn Savoy

I haven't received any breaking news alerts/notifications for the past week

Jeremy James

I like it it keeps me up to date with what's going on in the world

Freida Young

I like being able to keep up with the news. Channel 13 has always been my favorite news station.

Ronald West

Good if you can touch the alerts and go to that particular story then I'd make it 5 stars again. But still better than the rest.

Gloria Davis

Video lags The video lags in playing. By the time the advertising gets through playing, the news ? video hardly shows. Why? This is the only news ? app that does this. Please fix this!

Evelyn Bordelon

News and weather Always the up to the minute news and weather information and conditions.


You channel 13 number 1 Heart Texas is true no Question about it.

Lindee Dorsey

Does the job Way too many breaking news updates. I think our phones should only be notified when it's a real important story.

Vickie Sellers

Like it This news app does not crash like the one that I had previously downloaded.

Charles Reynolds

Getting better with updates like with commercials in between segments

Marty Webb

YTRAMBBEW I lived in H-TOWN from age 5 to about 47 now in Victoria I grew up on ABC 13 from Dave Ward to Bob Allen and LUV YA BLUE ABC NEWS APP ROCKS ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Betty Lopez

Love it Gives you the information of weather and traffic when needed

paula quintania

Love this! Keeps me up on what is happening in the News

m alvarado

Awesome! Keep me updated all the time

Adam Alvarez

Slow, sad The actual images of the stories that in a way give a preview of the story does not load. You can see the list of stories but not the images. It's been going on for at least a month now.

Mark Owen

Breaking News! "Learn how to save on your child's laptop" - sorry, this is not breaking news and this app clogs my notification area with a ton of similar breaking news. Every once in a while there will be something good, but usually it's just junk.

John Escochea

Okay Hard to load sometimes. Stories repeat from section to section. Need more news worthy stories. Also, if there are no details available for a specific story, then don't post it. I hate opening a story only to read "Story developing, more details to come".

Christina Johnson

Not good When your out and about and work 4 in tha mornin and app dosent come on @ times showed. Its 4:40 AM and been trying since 4:30..Going to be honest and rate @ a 6. Idk if anything has happened by me or the weather.

Tearshia Realta

It's getting better... Would be nice if when a notification shows up and you click on it if the story showed up in the app. Usually takes 20 + mins for the story to show up in the app. Videos don't play but commercials do....


Runs power down very fast and use more catch then any other app Can't use whole day with out plug in, it niot 1 thing 2 Samsung Galaxy tables 1 tab 3, 1 tab 4 3 phones 2 Samsung s5 active 1 s6 this is nog just me with all these my sister and brother has a phone on my account and my mother has the tab 4 we have remove this app from all but "my tab3" and now all will run 14 to 16 hours but the tab3 and that was only thing change form other items

Bob Gaffney

App Needs Some Tweaking But Works In A Pinch Disappointed when a Breaking News story comes to my e-mail but when I select it, there's nothing in the queue about the headline story. But a story from two days ago is still in the queue. Otherwise the app works okay but I'm not sure everything you highlight as Breaking News qualifies, particularly with regard to celebrity Breaking News stories. Whatever's happening to them can wait until after the world and national news has been reported.

zenebe asfaw

Mr Zenebe Asfaw Have loved it because I've been able to get latest news everyday.I found it not boring because it is short and to the point.I have also loved that a remider comes to me that doesn't require me to search but just by clicking once I can guys,love you!

LaTarah Gates

Houston Great app, it keeps me informed on everything from the weather to local and national news. I watch a lot of news so I love the breaking news coverage.

Breaking News: #1 News app. My favorite app by far. Very easy to navigate and keeps me informed.

Victoria Webster

ABC News app on my phone I read the news with my coffee every morning in the garage although the app still has a few glitches some of the stories are so old they're from last year I think maybe the app itself needs of iFix sometimes I can't load it or sometimes it freezes but that will not deter me from watching my 13 News

adela lopez

Pissing me off Look. I'm trying to follow up on a car accident that I had witnessed when the two vehicles caught on fire. All I want to do is make sure that the people are okay or. But can I do that? The app keeps exiting me out! Freaking ridiculous.

Julian Barrera Jr

Need to know.... This app is a lot better than the others......meaning that this one doesn't freeze up on stories or breaking new like the others.......

Janet Griggs

Loving It Love it, it's my number one news station!


Love ABC news Accurate on top of the breaking news. Happy anchors always with good attitudes that always helps to get going in the morning.

Justin Gaines

Video issues Video loads commercials and shuts down can't watch any of their videos

Brenda Bradshaw

My Mega doppler quit working correctly when I updated it, very aggrevated with it!

Marty Webb

Great APP I live in Victoria, TX but I lived in H-TOWN almost most of my life

I hate the ads and it brings up stories that I don't wanna see

Chris Mason

Cousin ? Every thing u need to know for day

Leticia Garay

Always informed This app is great because I'm always informed about things going on around town & the world! Also easy to use!

Radar The radar doesn't update correctly.

CeCe S

trouble with viewing the videos streaming and loading!!!

John Robertson 4

GREATEST HOUSTON NEWS CH. I have watched 4, 38 years!! There is only 1# NEWS and its ch13

Jesus Espinoza Jr

Great app Informative but messes up from time to time

Monique Henning

Great news app Keeps me upto date on what's happening throughout the day from weather to traffic and everything in between.

Brian TheFlorist

ABC 13 News Very informative It nice to read the story and get extra details on stories of interest.

Best news ever I enjoy wakeing up to 13 news it starts my day casey curry my favorite meteorologist

T Watkins

Awesome Love updates all day. Even while working U can know what is happening in your community.

Gary Smith

To many adds you don't need to advertise your station constantly.

Sandra Porto

Keeps me up On what's going on. I ck it all day long

Monroe Harding

It's very informative, keeps you up with all the latest news and traffic. It's Great

lisa etie

Great source of local news! Love having this app to keep abreast of news in our area.

Phillip Smith

A lot better at this point

Vickie Chehovits

Breaking News Love to keep up on what's going on.

Myra Anderson

Thank you for keeping me up with the news

Pamela Walsh

Always [email protected] Love it! Thank's for being so accurate all the time!

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