(WTNH) —  One of the very best apps you can install on your smartphone is the free News 8 app that is packed with cool features.

News 8 App

Take News 8 wherever you go, and never miss an important local news story with the free News 8 app.

The News 8 app gives you the ability to be alerted about breaking news as-it-happens, watch our newscasts live for free, track storms and weather using our live radar maps and get access to local news, weather, and sports fron the palm of your hands.

  • Navigate easily through local news and information that’s important to you
  • Stay informed of breaking news with News 8 alerts
  • View local news videos embedded within stories or at full screen
  • Understand how weather will affect you with local forecasts, radar, maps and video
  • Stay up-to-date on school closings and severe weather
  • Plan your commute with updated traffic information
  • Help shape local coverage by submitting photos and news tips through ReportIt
  • Easily share interesting articles via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter

On the go? You can watch or listen to News 8 newscasts live on your phone. They’re always available on the News 8 app.

Make sure you never miss an important news story by enabling our helpful Push Alerts. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open the News 8 app
  2. In the upper right hand corner, select the three vertical dots to display more options.
  3. Select “Settings”.
  4. If Notifications are Disabled, you can enable them at any time.
  5. You can customize your alerts to only get the news and weather alerts that matter to you by selecting “Customize Alerts”.