App is bad. Widget sucks The whole thing is a distraction. Video plays automatically. No way to change this setting. App is more focused on getting your attention than quality of the contents. Refresh the widget, look away and it goes back to articles from five days ago. It's been two weeks and the headliner is still on the Republican convention.
Miss the previous version Do not like the update. I miss night mode, which was easier on the eyes in low light situations. This used to be my favorite news app. Now it is rarely used. The simplicity was one of its greatest benefits, allowing me to quietly catch up on the news. Now, not so much.
Doesn't work It continues to tell me that I do not have a internet connection when I have both a Wi-Fi and cellular internet connection working. All other news apps work perfectly NBC CBS CNN.
Widget very often shows old news Something as simple as autoupdating the widget a few times each day to display the latest news stories seems to elude the skillset of the programmers.
Bring back the old format this new one is horrible the latest upgrade is not an upgrade its an inconvenience
Still sucks Put the viewing option back on the app so I can watch and read the new on my tablet in the 16:9 view, you can do this it was there before . Until then I will not and many other older people have not and will not watch this app.
User feedback is very important to us, and this build is aimed at fixing issues that were reported after our last release:
Auto start video can be disabled in Settings
Display and usability bugs
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