(WRIC) — We’ve upgraded our news and weather apps!

Stay on top of the latest news, weather, sports and traffic in Central Virginia with the free WRIC 8News and StormTracker 8 mobile apps.

You’ll have access to the latest weather radars, news, videos, photos and live streaming newscasts all at the tap of your finger. We’ll also send you alerts — including breaking news and school closings — throughout the day to keep you informed with the latest news and weather where you live. 

  • Breaking news alerts
  • Custom traffic settings
  • Personalize push alerts, choose the updates you want to receive
  • Geo tags allow you to get alerts specific to your area



What’s New?

We’ve redesigned both apps for smartphones and tablets to make it easier than ever before to get the latest local, national and world news right at your fingertips. Our easy-to-use interface allows you to swipe from one story to the next, giving you constantly updated new information every time you open the app.

In addition to the latest articles and videos from the WRIC Newsroom, you’ll also now be able to watch live newscasts, enter contests and get automatic weather alerts based on your location right from one convenient application. It’s everything you love about 8News right in the palm of your hand.

How Do I Get It?

iPhone Users: Did you have the old 8News app? All you have to do is update it! Don’t have the app? Click here for a free download.

Android Users: Because of limitations in the Google Play store, we’ve had to release a new app. You can download that app here. You’ll also want to delete the current app to avoid confusion.

All users: You’ll get the same WRIC 8News content and alerts you expect from Central Virginia’s local news leader.

Features & Enhancements:

  • Navigate easily through local news and information that’s important to you
  • Stay informed of breaking news with alerts — alerting for breaking news, severe weather, and traffic. Our Alert Center displays all recent alerts in one location within the app, not just on your phone’s notification screen
  • View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen as well as live streaming all newscasts
  • More robust weather section with local forecasts, interactive radar, maps, and video
  • Stay in-the-know on school, business, religious closings and parking bans
  • Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through iReport8
  • Improved and easy sharing of interesting articles via e-mail, Facebook® and Twitter™

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