Review from Jason Hough
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.
November 6, 2014That problem should be resolved now. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused. I've done several things to minimize battery usage in the latest build.
I find Downpour-as a service-to be wonderful. The app is not so easy to use, but I always get my books! I'd love to be able to use chromecast with this to play books on my Google Homes
I had lots of problems getting the book I bought to play on my phone or my tablet. Support suggested to delete the book and reinstall the app. That didn't help, but on one try the app suggested to sync with the other device, and I was able to hear my book. Then I had the frustration of the playback completely stopping on anything (text, WhatsApp, phone...) and resuming only by unlocking the phone and pressing play on the app.button or.app notification. In my car, pressing prev/next goes to prev/next track without skip control. Sometimes it forgets my current position and starts from the beginning. To sum up: primitive app, basic functionality missing, little configuration ability. Used on Samsung galaxy s8 an Samsung galaxy tab s2
I love Downpour so I'm sorry to say this, but the app is garbage. I have to uninstall>reinstall every time I want to download a new book. I've also had issues with it leaping back to the same time stamp as where I had been listening previously, but in the first chapter instead of the correct one!
This app DOES NOT WORK! !!! I attempted to download a story, it froze, would not complete download, would not play tracks downloaded. I uninstalled it and reinstalled next day. Same problem - DOES NOT WORK! Does not play.
Download fine but not able to use the app, will not search or load anything.
This app sucks. Resets the book to the beginning every time I open the app. This just started in the past couple of weeks. Samsung Galaxy S8.
Bug fixes, stability improvements and speed improvements. And fixed a theme issue