It was time for an upgrade. Our new app brings you the latest trusted news and information for all of Western New York.

The app has been completely redesigned for speed and usability. In addition to a number of new features, we hope you find the format allows easier reading and crisp photos and video for a more dynamic experience.

WKBW 7 Eyewitness News is Western New York's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, and sports. You can count on critical alerts to keep you prepared, the latest in local news, as well as watch live video of key events.

And when you see news happening, this app is your tool to share it immediately with our newsroom, allowing you to be an eyewitness.

Please review the app and let us know what you think.

Simplified, easier-to-use navigation
A brand new weather section that includes hourly and daily forecasts
A card-based format that presents different types of data as discrete units not necessarily bound to an article, e.g. weather, photos, videos and social media
Blazing fast radar powered by WeatherSphere and native presentation on both iOS and Android
Live streaming, videos on demand and photos are now just a tap away on the home screen

Storm Shield App

Storm Shield sends severe weather alerts for your exact location by issuing storm-based warnings, polygons drawn in the expected path of severe weather where the maximum threat exists.

For decades, severe weather alerts have been issued based on counties. But the problem with traditional county alerts is that people not in the path of the storm end up getting false alarms.

Storm Shield's polygon alerts solves this problem of county-wide alerts. If your location is inside a poloygon (the threatened area), Storm Shield sends you the alert.

Storm Shield issues severe weather alerts for tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, thunderstorms, winter storms and dozens of other customizable life-threatening weather events via voice and push notification.

With Storm Shield, the instant you receive an alert, you can share those alerts with family and friends to ensure they stay safe as well.

Alerts no matter where you are in the United States.
Voice alerts tell you about watches and warnings.

Newsy App

Watch Newsy — whenever and wherever you are. The Huffington Post called Newsy “the future of mobile news.”

Get the news you need in short, unbiased videos and be the most informed person in the room. Bypass the bloviating talking heads and get straight to the facts so you can make your own opinions about the news that's changing your world.

Watch the news fast - headline news stories in short, two-minute-or-less videos
Select news videos by topic so you get right to what you want
Get notified about the kinds of news stories that interest you
We gather perspectives from multiple news sources so you don’t have to
Watch Newsy’s new live stream for 24/7 news coverage with no subscription required