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Description

The 6ABC app provides the latest local, weather and national top stories and breaking news customized for you! Get more live and on-demand video than ever before, including live newscasts, and choose customized alerts based on your interests.
 
Customized “My News” that matters to you
- Stay informed on stories you love by choosing customized topics.
- “My News” builds a unique feed just for you based on interests and locations you choose.
- Stay updated on the latest through live video, real-time updates and easy navigation.
 
Get alerts you want
- Choose customized alerts for topics and locations you care about, from entertainment news to sports updates and everything in between.
- Easily select locations in “Settings” to get the latest breaking news, weather and traffic from your area in real-time.
 
Watch live video
- Find exclusive video clips and live video streams at the top of the app, including live news broadcasts.
- Switching between live streams is as easy as flipping between channels.
- Watch live video while you read stories and browse the app
 
Stay updated 24/7 on weather and traffic
- Easily choose your locations to get hourly conditions and 7-day forecasts.
- Get real-time Doppler maps along with detailed weather information from Accuweather.
- Get weather and traffic alerts for severe conditions so you’re always up-to-date before you go.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 05, 2013 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Jan 07
2019
(Current)
Version 7.3.0

- When a story with a featured video is selected, the video will play automatically upon page load.
- Performance enhancements
- Bug fixes

Dec 18
2018
Version 7.2.4

Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Dec 10
2018
Version 7.2.2

Bug fixes and performance optimizations

Sep 04
2018
Version Varies with device

- The live video module now contains a broadcast schedule where you can set reminders for yourself. Just tap on the live video bar at the top of the screen and swipe left. Set a reminder for any upcoming live newscast and you’ll receive a one-time alert when it starts!
- We fixed issues with push notifications not opening an article, or in some cases, opening the wrong article.
- We fixed some crashing bugs.

Feb 01
2018
Version v.2018.02.01

Fixed a caching issue for weather radar maps.

Dec 20
2017
Version v.2017.12.21

We made a number of bug fixes and updates in response to user feedback, and we’re still working on others. Here are some of the updates in this release:
* Fixed bug that allowed device to go into sleep mode while viewing video.
* Fixed bug with persistent location services permission requests.
* Updated weather maps and web cams to support landscape orientation and sharing.
* Other bug fixes and enhancements.

Dec 14
2017
Version v.2017.12.15

- New design, easy navigation and a stunning new display!
- Customize your topics and locations to get news just for you.
- Live video, breaking news, traffic and weather alerts in real-time.

May 31
2017
Version 6.4.2.3

Bug fixes

May 30
2017
Version 6.4.2.2

Bug fixes

May 05
2017
Version 6.4.2.1

-Bug fixes

May 02
2017
Version 6.4.2

-Bug fixes

Apr 20
2017
Version 6.4.1

- Bug fixes

Mar 28
2017
Version 6.4

-Bug fixes

Feb 02
2017
Version 6.3.1

Version 6.3.1
- Video compatibility updates
- Maintenance updates
- 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: http://6abc.com/apps/support/android/news/. We appreciate your feedback!

Dec 05
2016
Version 6.3

Version 6.3
- Video updates: Know when a newscast is in progress and watch it live on your device!
- 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: http://6abc.com/apps/support/android/news/. We appreciate your feedback!

Sep 28
2016
Version 6.1

Version 6.1
- 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: http://6abc.com/apps/support/android/news/. We appreciate your feedback!

Aug 02
2016
Version 6.0

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: http://6abc.com/apps/support/android/news/. We appreciate your feedback!

May 31
2016
Version 5.4

Version 5.4
-Bug fixes and video enhancements
Version 5.3.1
-Hotfix for live video
-New end-of-clip menu offers more video content options.
**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: http://6abc.com/apps/support/android/news/. We appreciate your feedback!

Mar 10
2016
Version 5.3.1

Mar 09
2016
Version 5.3

Jan 14
2016
Version 5.2

Nov 16
2015
Version 5.1.1

WPVI-TV Philadelphia – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

ALERTS & VIDEO:
-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

LOCAL WEATHER:
-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 NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com

Nov 10
2015
Version 5.1.0

WPVI-TV Philadelphia – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

ALERTS & VIDEO:
-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

LOCAL WEATHER:
-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 NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com

Jul 17
2015
Version 4.2.0

WPVI-TV Philadelphia – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

ALERTS & VIDEO:
-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

LOCAL WEATHER:
-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 NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com

Jul 14
2015
Version 4.1.0

WPVI-TV Philadelphia – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

ALERTS & VIDEO:
-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

LOCAL WEATHER:
-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 NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com

Sep 02
2014
Version 3.1.0

WPVI-TV Philadelphia – Stay on top of the latest breaking news, weather and traffic with the 6abc Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

ALERTS & VIDEO:
-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

LOCAL WEATHER:
-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 NEWS AND TRAFFIC:
-Local and state news headlines
-Photo galleries
-Interactive traffic map

MORE NEWS THAN EVER:
-Sports headlines from ESPN
-National and world headlines from ABC News
-Celebrity news from OnTheRedCarpet.com

Previous 3 versions
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Total Ratings

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Total Ratings

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3
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2
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1
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