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Alabamas13 app review: a news app for the good people of Birmingham, Alabama



If you live in the city of Birmingham, Alabama, and are looking for a way to stay connected with the local events of your city on the go, then Alabamas13 is an iPhone and iPad app that you might consider downloading on your iPhone or iPad.

Created by Hearst Television, this app allows you to stay tuned into the happenings of your city and the surrounding areas in one convenient place, covering everything from breaking local news to entertainment stories and political pieces.

This app is available for download from the News section of the App Store and it won't cost you anything since it's an ad-supported app.

Let's take a look at its features.

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WVTM 13 - Breaking News and Weather for Birmingham, AL


Breaking News

Alabamas13 is a very lightweight app which only takes up 15.7 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. This also means the app will only take a few moments to download, and that it functions very smoothly due to its lightweight nature.

The app will bring you breaking news alerts straight to your lock screen in the form of push notifications, if you choose to enable them. This will ensure that you're the first to know about any incidents that have occurred in your area.

What's more is that you will also be able to get access to the breaking news live video feed where the Alabamas 13 News reporters are present and reporting the news story.

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News articles
News articles

Weather and More

This app brings users articles from various beats including local news, national news, sports, traffic reports, political news, and entertainment stories.

If you find that something crucial is not covered by the Alabamas13 news app, then you can even send in your breaking news, tips, and photos or videos straight to the news room. The editors will have a look at all the material they receive and make a decision on whether or not they'd like it to be featured on air.

You'll be pleased to know that this app has comprehensive weather coverage with the current local weather conditions with hourly updates. You will also get access to 7-day forecasts and be able to gain access to an interactive radar which allows you to check out the storm from street level.

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Interactive radar
Interactive radar

WVTM 13 - Breaking News and Weather for Birmingham, AL


Pros & Cons


  • Receive push notifications for breaking news
  • Local news, national news, and news from various beats including sports, politics, and entertainment
  • Free and lightweight app
  • Comprehensive weather reports
  • Share stories via social media or email
  • Submit news stories you find have not been covered
  • Stream breaking news live to your iPhone or iPad


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Weather reports
Weather reports

Final Words

Alabamas13 is a really user-friendly, modern, and well-thought-out app with great content. If you live in Birmingham, Alabama, and are looking for a news app, then this app is a must-have on your iPhone or iPad. Highly recommended!


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.