Needs a classic view The new look is too fussy for a phone, just about okay on a tablet. The worst thing for me is the text being so fine, which I find hard to read on a small screen. A nighttime setting would be good too. It's good bring able to customise the My News section, though preferences often seen to get reset when the app updates.
So far so good on my SGN4 I have used this app from the moment I have had a smart phone, but it used to be so frustrating that whilst I was watching the news feed on my phone SGN2 or tablet Hannspad 13.3, it would either freeze or stop all together. But now 6 months on I have had no problems with this app. I like the flexibility, choices and the video's .Thanks for the updates keep it up.
Ruined it Used to be low effort way to get news. Now you can only see a few articles at once and most of them are video.
BBC trying too hard The old app used to be a great way to quickly get to the news and read the articles I was interested in. Who's big idea was this new one? Not everyone can watch videos so a written version of all articles should be available.
Changed for the better Having given this app a poor review a year ago, I now think that it merits four stars. There are now few, if any, hangs. Pages load as quickly as you would hope. The news content is as good as ever...
Too many videos I want to access this to see news headlines and further details of things I'm interested in. Rarely watch videos. If I want to watch them, I turn on the TV!
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