Don't use news alerts. As other users say videos sometimes work and sometimes don't as I removed BBC Media player from my phone. Also items in video and then in written form are a waste of space as far as I'm concerned. Other than these niggles a good app.
Once one of the best apps for news but since updates it never ever seems to work properly. Videos fail to load up with predictable regularity, spelling mistakes are plentiful (would struggle to find mistakes in days gone by) and the BBC's reluctance to address other people's feedback shows a complete indifference and coverage of motorbike sport is laughable (MotoGP). Frustratingly disappointing!
Keep ignoring the requests for the old app and you're going to loose subscribers. You don't need to get rid of the new version, just allow the old version to be installed if a user wants. What's the point of reviewing if no one in your app manufacturing office doesn't listen to the users.
1. The recommended/top stories have move from important, or interest based, to click baity 'human interest' topics. 2. Opens all external links in internal webview, not even a chrome tab. No setting, like all apps, to open external links in system browser. 3. Used to open the app on 'my news' page. They removed that setting, and it now force opens on top news page. The page that is full of crap, click baity headlines. BBC news, trying hard to become more Daily Mail!
Good app but recent update lost the home screen cascade panel. The replacement 4x2 panel is a poor substitute. I'm constantly accidentally holding it down for too long which of course triggers the move icon mode. So recent update not appreciated!
Battery drainer and also makes poor use of cache, displaying old versions of news frequently unless you open it, close it and reopen. The same is often true for reading a different article. You're simply shown the previous one again. Also true for embedded video. They rarely play properly without the same need to play, go back then try again! Even then, there's a high chance it never will work. These issues have existed for years! If you're never going to fix them, could you at least suggest an alternative news app?
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