Very Frustrating This is a great resource, but ruined by an Android app that fails about half the time. It skips tracks, often times just deletes a whole playlist right in the middle for no apparent reason, and on and on with the frustrating issues. And heaven forbid you get a phone call or a mtg notification - major snafu will ensue! Bottom line, I dread using it.
The app could have a wonderful potential. A great collection of albums, in particular classical old performance. However, hearing an album is a pain. The list gets empty, the streaming is unstable (in situation where other streaming services were great). It was said that you can download, but no, you cannot, the option of off-line listening is only by buying mp3 files (something like more than $10 per piece). My feeling that the app is aimed to that. You want to hear reasonably? Pay for the subscription and then much more daily. After enforced listening to the same first chapter 5 times in a failed effort to listen to the full concerto, I canceled my subscription.
Great music but lousy app I subscribed to Classical Archives for years, but this Android app is full of bugs. It loses my playlist whenever I fast fwd and simply quits at other times. Apparently they still believe everyone sits at their computer to listen to music. When they fix it and provide Chromecast support, I shall gladly subscribe again.
Invaluable resource! But awful app Classical Archives is wonderful, anything you want before World War 1, with some recent or noneuropean composers mixed in. Great on a laptop, but the app is terrible. When will you finally fix this!? You can tell it to play an album or opus and it will immediately skip every track. A lot of people want listen on their phones - help us use the service you're trying to provide!
Scam Google description says you can download when in fact you cannot.
needs a lot of work It's always frustrating when a terrific resource - like CA - is held back by a mediocre app. This app needs to be better designed and work more intuitively. Eg.: choose to search for a piece/performer etc. and get all the albums, rather than hundreds of tracks. Now that makes sense. Think about starting fresh rather than tweaking this app. Great resource. Needs a MUCH better app, expecially considering that these days more of us are probably accessing the service via mobile than desktop.
- Fix crashes when browsing works of certain composers