It shuts down once during each listen. I checked with other users so I know it's not just me. Also, it happens on both Android and iPhone. I've changed my settings so it doesn't turn off to save battery and it still keeps happening. The quality and sound and easy of the app keeps me using it, so I just get over it, but you asked for a review. :-)
Generally very good, but when it breaks, it really breaks. 1. Sometimes it gets confused, and the seek feature does not work. I might seek to 2/3 of the way through, and it starts to play a section from the very beginning. 2. It does not always pause in the right place when it is interfacing with my car blutooth. 3. One if the options recently changed, preventing me from selecting different download options for different podcasts. Well one of my podcasts that has 2 hours of content each day immediately began filling up my storage.
Update 12/1/17. UR UPDATE, broke anything that WAS actually working. 12 hrs ago updated, Now, won't load a thing. NOTHING. Can't even send feedback, bc it won't load. I haven't bothered sending updates in a while... Some things were actually WORKING... But, now... Not. A. Thing. Loads! Sickening.
Update. I use this exclusively but maybe not for long. Downgraded from 5 stars. Lost the ability to set/manage quantity of downloads per podcast and which ones autodownload. I use a podcast manager to manage my podcasts. Not all podcasts are equal. For 2 hour podcasts i need to manage fewer downloads and rotate more often than 30 min podcasts where I can autodownload more of. The per podcast settings need to return and include rotation, max 5 and autorotate for example.
Current error: widget on Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn't let you get back to the home screen sometimes. The back button in the upper left just brings you to your device's home screen. Very annoying. I used it for a year and have decided to BUY the PocketCasts app that friends recommended. I have only used free apps so you know this is a big deal to me.
Great app but the updates keep making it worse! First the lock screen display was taken away, now the main page has been made less appealing. Sometimes you can over engineer a product; I dread the next update...
Simplify settings for notification and auto-download
Solve the issue that some podcasts are not updated in time
Some bug fixes
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