FOX6 WBRC-TV and MyFoxAL.com are proud to announce the launch of a new and improved news app for smartphones.
The WBRC News app is a FREE news, weather, and sports app featuring local news from FOX6 News. The new app offers more stories and more radar images than our previous app and adds the ability to share and save stories for offline reading in the "My View" section.
In addition, the new WBRC News app allows you to submit pictures and video directly to FOX6 News in the "My Report" section.
Breaking news alerts
Live Video (iPhone only)
Good Day Alabama
The new app is available for both iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) users and Android users. To download and install the free app, search "WBRC" in the App Store or Android Market.
LINK: iOS App Store
LINK: Android Market
LINK: BlackBerry World
You can also visit www.myfoxal.com/apps for more details.
Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What happens to the old "FOX6 On The Go" app?
That app went away at the end of July 2011. You need to download and install this new free app to continue to receive breaking news notifications from FOX6 News.
2) Will the new app automatically replace the old app?
No. You must download and install this new app. You are welcome to delete the old app at any time.
3) How can I refresh stories inside the app?
To refresh the story listings on the app, pull the screen down (like you do with the Facebook app) until the screen begins to refresh. You can also close the app and relaunch it.
4) Why is live video for iPhone only?
In 2009, Apple added the ability to easily stream live video over WiFi and 3G networks. That technology is slowly becoming available for other devices on other platforms and we are evaluating our options. Once we are satisfied we have found a live streaming solution for devices other than iOS, we will add it.
5) Is there an iPad app?
No, not yet. We are working on that and hope to have something available later this year.
6) What about an app for Windows mobile devices?
At this time, we do not have plans to make an app for Windows mobile devices. We encourage anyone who does not have an iPhone, Android device, or BlackBerry to use our mobile website, http://m.myfoxal.com.
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