Disappointing. I prefer Audible. Downpour tricks you into thinking it's cheaper than audible, but it's not. It is $13/month, $2 cheaper than Audible, but so many of the books cost 2 credits when the same book is only 1 credit at Audible. You're paying more. The app interface is basic, you can't search the store which is a pain. The selection isn't very good either. It's a rip off. Go to the library or go to Audible.
stops if I run other applications while listening. Also you can't shop from App but have to go up online site
Battery destroyer but DRM free First of all, thank you downpour for going DRM free! I choose you over audible every time because of that, regardless of price difference. I knocked a couple of stars off because the battery issue is real and painful. I am limited to 3 hours of listening time before my phone goes from 100% to dead. Makes listening on a plane sad :-( worse is that battery drain continues even when not in use. Best bet is to either manage with Greenify or force stop the app in Android settings when done listening.
Love Downpour The selection of audio books and their quality is great. Price is fair with a subscription. App could use some improvements, but it syncs and works fine. Plus the audio books being DRM-free means I'm not forced into any particular app. Only thing that bothers me is that some books I wanted have region restrictions.
Works well but has a minor bug It's been working well for me, except for one bug: It often skips the last 10 or 15 seconds of a track and jumps to the next one. I chose Downpour over Audible because Downpour does not use DRM technology.
Poor engineering, bad performance, requested a refund. I signed up with them for DRM free audiobooks and their rental program. The app has gotten worse and worse over time, probably with updates. Now I can't get it to log into my account. Every time I put in my credentials it crashes and I have to send crash reports. I tested it with the wrong password and it rejected the credentials saying the username and password were incorrect, so it's communicating with the server. I can't log in to download my most recent purchases. I can only listen to them on my phone so this is now useless to me. I've grown frustrated with trying to get this to work, I want my money back.
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