Day 3 into it. Still shows a blank screen
I really like downpour the store/service. The app is not good at all- not in any way. It is like this app dies not even try. Very minimal functions. The app itself deserves less than 1 star. You cannot search for books to purchase via the app. You can not view progress of book, only of segment. The good news is that you can change the root folder for Smart ABP to "/Android/com blackstonehybrid/files" and use Smart ABP to listen to the Blackstone purchases.
Three years ago I tried this app and it crashed constantly. I was forced to try it again today as some of the books now require it (ugh), and I'm incredibly disappointed to find the latest version hasn't improved much. It looks better, yes, but constantly stops playback and has to be restarted to fix. Worse, sometimes it completely loses where you were, skipping ahead minutes or even hours. I really want to love this service, but c'mon Downpour, all you need to do is playback audio, this can't be that hard... PLEASE FIX.
I was having some difficulty with the new app. It wouldn't save my account information and was skipping chunks of the story at the end of each track (audible's app does the same thing on the galaxy s4...super annoying) but I updated my app yesterday and it FINALLY stopped asking me for my password every time I paused my story. Hooray! Also, it pauses during phone calls and generally just works like it is supposed to. I am very happy with the new design and the over all improvements in functionality. :-)
no store to shop books online @ phone. ui so clunky & basic had to sign up @ laptop. Rented book and refuse to download under any circumstances.
I've been using this app since the end of 2014. It's always been a no-frills app that got the job done but did have some quirks like crashing on startup. Within the last few months though, the app has been updated and it has frustratingly gotten worse. I'm now on a Pixel, and the app frequently stops playing while I'm in the car and has to be restarted. It has lost its place several times, fast forwarding hours ahead of where I was. This makes the app unusable on long car trips. Fast forward and rewind buttons frequently don't work, or require multiple presses. It's a shame because I really like Downpour, but now I need to find another way to play their books. I've stopped my subscription over this. Downpour needs more developers, more frequent updates, and better quality assurance for this app.
Bug fixes, and stability improvements.