I first started using this app back in 2012. Since then, only the appearance has changed. The app is terrible. There is a bug that does not let the app close unless you forcefully make it do so and this has been present for four years now. The notifications for the app are white on a white background. Completely unreadable...you can't even see the pause and play button. When the app won't close you just have this ugly white square that wont go away in the notification bar. KCRW, please find a developer that does updates. These issues have been present for years.
I agree with the other reviews, excellent station, terrible app. It's incredibly unstable, it freezes up and crashes constantly. Shows won't play or won't stop playing when you try to stop them. When you stop the app it often keeps the icon on the screen. The only way to remove it is to completely shut down your phone and restart.
I adore KCRW to the core! Unfortunately the app consistently glitches - either restarting suddenly or stopping. The Podcasts also tend to consistently repeat about 10 seconds of dialogue throughout a story. Very big bummer.
Love the station but the app SUCKS. Terribly written, uses too much battery, hard to turn off. Keeps playing when you'll the headphones. Does not follow standard UX conventions.
Love the station, but the app is buggy. Hopefully an update will correct its various problems.
Like others have said, stream cut out twice in 30 seconds after installing the app. I'll stick to the web browser player.
08.03.17- Update to v3.2- Minor bug fixes (please submit feedback via the form. thanks!)
07.23.16 - Update to v3.1.3- bug fixes (please submit feedback via the form. thanks!)
04.27.15 - Update to v3.0.3 - bug fixes (please submit feedback via the form. thanks!)
04.27.15 - Update to v3.0.1 - bug fixes (please submit feedback via the form. thanks!)
04.15.15 - Update to v3.0
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