Too little, too late. Don't buy! This company had our money for an app that didn't work for a year and finally put out an update. I'd already replaced it with Pocket Casts which always works great. This one however would not retain settings crashed often and was Beta at best. Many of us payed to be beta testers. Great concept, poor execution. I haven't tried the updated version, but history proved that any fixes are slow coming. Don't give these guys your money.
Crashes often, but unique features Pros:I was looking for a podcast playing application that would sync to my RSS reader (Google Reader) and keep track of my progress so I can play across devices (work laptop, cell phone, home computer, and tablet) Overall this applicaiton accomplished these things, and I would reccomend it for those features. Cons: The interface is VERY basic. Kind of nice but because of the lack of explanation and the highly context sensitive settings button, it can be difficult to change the settings you want to change. Crashes all the time. Screen rotations are a guaranteed crash, and somtimes just plugging it in crashes it. Can be a hassle to get the podcast playing if say you swap from wi-fi to mobile data mid fetching, and prefer not to download the episodes. Downloading seems glitchy at best, and moved my podcasts out of unplayed and into a special label, which I did not like.. Overall it accomplishes what I wanted, even if not so simply. Features I'd like to see are fixing all the crashes, easier interface, fix the downloading, and a way to point to an RSS source that isnt' google reader, since it will be defunct soon.
Buggy, crash-prone, and counter-intuitive tl;dr: Avoid. Purchased this app looking for a replacement for Listen, which, though terrible itself, syncs with Google Reader. On the pro side this is one of the only apps I've found so far that syncs with Reader in a sane way. Everything else is the con. This app crashes, constantly. Dock my tablet? Crash. Plug tablet in to power? Crash. Even rotating the screen causes the app to crash. The app is incredibly counter-intuitive; or perhaps just so buggy that it seems like it is. I still haven't figured out how to get it to download a podcast ahead of time. You might think it would be the download option in the context menu for the podcast. You would be wrong. At best, this seems to serve to prevent the automated download task -- which seems to run at random -- from ever picking it up. I've attempted to change from several of the default settings several times. My settings never seem to stick. Perhaps this is because the app has never shutdown cleanly, as it always manages to crash not long after I start using it. I don't really know. Or care. I'd go on, but I appear to be at the length limit for the review. Long story short, don't make my mistake: Avoid this app.
Nice ui, but too buggy The app has a nice ui and is one of the few that actually syncs with Google. Unfortunately, it frequently hangs. Does not support some important Android features like the share menu.
Not working and neither is their support Purchased for Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus CDMA. Installed and immediately showed issues displaying authentication failures trying to log into G Reader with Google Apps and standard account. Does setup folders and tags on reader like it should but then does nothing from there. Content only works streaming when it feels like it, refuses to download audio or video on any feed. App becomes non responsive, doesn't update RSS feeds and just doesn't work on Jelly Bean or ICS. Gave support 24hrs, no response.
Good idea, poor execution
- Resolved an issue where the application might crash when starting
- New per-subscription settings
- Additional settings for showing or hiding lists such as 'Just In' and 'Available Offline'
- User interface refinements
What's new in version 5.0:
This release is an all-new implementation of Play, Look and Listen, bringing some features to Android for the first time and dramatically improving stability.
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