The Pittsburgh Action News 4 WTAE news app receives generally positive reviews, with a 4.1/5 star rating on the Amazon.com app store and on Google Play, as of 2015. Reviewers who leave positive reviews praise weather reports available through the app as well as the ability to check news headlines and watch videos. Most negative reviews center around the advertisements shown in the app, noting that they are obtrusive and obnoxious.
Weather alerts and news headlines for both the local Pittsburgh area and the world at large are available through the WTAE application. Live streaming videos of breaking news are also available, though a constant live stream of the station's broadcasts is not. An interactive radar feature is located on the home screen of the application, allowing for easy zooming in on storm details.
Negative reviews for the WTAE application are uncommon, but they generally center around two issues. The first complaint has to do with the number of advertisements in the application and the fact that they block users from viewing a lot of the usable application space. Some users also reported issues with application stability, as they experience app crashes and freezes while using it. A number of negative reviews created without any details whatsoever brings down the overall rating of WTAE.