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1 stars out of 5
· 1/16/2014
Totally disappointed

I have used the CBC web site for some time. Hoped this would be an improvement. This app provides no features. cannot view any newscasts or select shows. Just get a bunch of features / pictures someone thinks I want to watch. Don't was time downloading, What were they thinks we wanted???

1 stars out of 5
· 1/8/2014
Waste of space....

Difficult to see the point of a non-customizable dedicated interface which is so much less useful than the existing web site.

4 stars out of 5
· 12/22/2013
Good, but can still be improved upon.

App works nicely so far. It gave me updated news daily and provides notifications on important news. However, two features that need improving or corrected are the weather report and the location of the main page before selecting a news segment to read. The weather report located on the top right corner of the screen is still stuck on Ottawa no matter what you do. After reading a news segment, you would hit the arrow on the top left corner to go back to the main page, but it always goes back to the first page or section as opposed to where you had left off when you selected a news segment to read.

4 stars out of 5
· 9/4/2012
Full screen video

Its nice that ads were removed, nice Addons would be to include full screen option in video player. When navigating back your pushed to the left, starting back at last 'section' would provide a nicer flow. Would also be nice to identify if I've seen the video ad in one session and not have me watch the same ad for each video. Would also like to see a dedicated section to the national and to see full episodes like on cbc.ca. As an expat in Europe really like getting my cbc news

3 stars out of 5
· 8/17/2014
Works OK I am happy with it now

Most of review complained about not being able to change to there locations , I thought he app was broke. After I figured out how to change the Weather to my region and to my local news.

1 stars out of 5
· 4/28/2014
Update Required

For some functions, it needs updates. - The default setting returns to Ottawa regardless of personal changes. - Personalization is not allowed for some corners such as re-tiling the sections, re-naming the corners, and etc. I hope that this app enhances its functions.

4 stars out of 5
· 5/2/2014
Good App but...

CBC this is a good app, but would be better if we could use the comment feature (like the website). Also, you advertise a new CBC television app for Windows 8, but it's not available for Surface RT, why?

1 stars out of 5
· 3/10/2014

SUCKS.... video portion of the app doesn't work. I click on the video and it tell me to install the app and rate this app, then it take me to the windows store to install, but windows keeps saying that the app is installed on my computer. the video content shows on the video player portion of the app, but when I click to see the video there is nothing there. I'm new to CBC app and very disappointed so my rating as you may have noticed is a no star rating.............. I click on submit and now it won't submit until I rate it, one star, I don't think so.

1 stars out of 5
· 4/6/2014
Not great

This app has potential, but doesn't update the news and I'm often reading yesterdays news. It also thinks I'm in Ottawa, and I can't change it.

1 stars out of 5
· 2/15/2014
too bad but a failure

this app could be great. how hard can it be to format text on a web page? that is not even showing text right now. the videos could be full screen capable and perhaps hd. come on this is 2014! ms wants us to adopt windows 8.1 but with apps like this why even bother. just use the web... I hope cbc and ms get this figured out soon.

stars out of 5


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PLEASE NOTE: This version is a critical update to change the content feeds for the app. Until you download this update, you will not receive fresh stories, photos or videos. This update was necessary as CBC News changed its content management system. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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