News 5 User Guide: How to use News 5 to get your Northeast Ohio news anywhere

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News 5 User Guide: How to use News 5 to get your Northeast Ohio news anywhere
Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2020-02-06 14:24:29-05

If you love the Cleveland area as much as we do, then you want all the latest local news and weather. Here's how to follow News 5 while at home or afar.

You can catch us on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices.

To access our news and weather updates from Alexa, add News 5 Cleveland as a "skill," and ask Alexa: "What's my flash briefing?" or "What's the news?"

Email us at and make the subject line "STREAMING" if you have any questions about adding News 5 Cleveland to your streaming devices.

Our app is the most efficient way to get News 5 on your phone. Like the site, it’s where we post all of the latest news and weather and stream our shows live. The reason the app is great is that it's easy to find on your phone. We recommend you download it. Many people find it useful, especially when news is breaking locally.

Link: The News 5 app for iPhone

Link: The News 5 app for Android

Push Alerts
When you download the app, you are given the option of receiving push alerts. These are messages sent directly to your phone. We suggest you turn on this feature. News 5 offers push alert options for:

- Breaking News

- Weather

- Traffic

Social Media
You can find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And you can join our Cleveland Pride group on Facebook. Tag us @news5cleveland to share your photos and videos with us.

You can access on your computer, phone or tablet. Many of our readers bookmark the News 5 site and check it daily. Our site is where we post breaking news from Cleveland, Akron and Canton and surrounding areas, as well as our investigations, the latest weather, traffic, school closings, and other stories. Our newscasts are streamed online as well.

School Closings
Our website offers up-to-the-minute updates on school closures. If you’re a parent, teacher or administrator, you may want to bookmark this link: We also post school closings in our app, and we scroll school closings during our broadcasts on-air.

We have morning shows, mid-day shows, early evening shows and a late-night broadcast. Our circle 5 logo is one of the most recognizable symbols in Cleveland, and our longtime viewers know this station’s proudhistoryNews 5 is a Northeast Ohio television news station with a tag line is “On Your Side.” Every news station has one of these organizational rallying cries. We do our best every day to live up to ours. You can catch our anchors, reporters, and meteorologists on ABC 5 every day of the week.

Contact Us
We often learn about news first—and receive photos and videos—from our diligent viewers and readers who care about Northeast Ohio as deeply as we do.

Phone: 216-431-5555


We hope you found this helpful. We’re very proud of the work we do here—the investigations, the weather coverage, the local news—and we want to make sure you get it when and where you need it.