App not functioning properly since lollipop First off, I love WPR and listen daily. As I don't live in WI, it helps me listen when I want. The on demand feature makes it easy to listen to archive archived shows. All that being said, there are problems with this app since I upgraded th OS of my Samsung s5 phone to lollipop. When I'm listening to a show using the app, it intermittently and sporadically switches the channel from The Ideas Network to one of the other channels. This never happened before lollipop.
EXERCISE YOUR FRUSTRATION! (S5) This terribly UNSTABLE app (on Galaxy S3, S4 AND now S5) STILL stops constantly on data AND on WiFi. Crashed 4-6 times in 15 minutr tonight with a solid home WiFi connection -- what's up with that?! Count yourself among the blessed if you ever get to listen to a full program without a crash - and the on-demand NEVER allows you to finish a show (OTR particularly -- good luck finding where it quit!). Why even offer it if you can't fix it over a year later? USE PANDORA, skip WPR app until it's fixed.
Why didn't I download this sooner? I've listened to public radio all over this country and WI has the BEST public programming hands down. I moved to Maine a couple years ago and the programming and personalities there do not hold a candle to those in WI. This app keeps me connected and enjoying all my favorite programs and people and guests. Not a problem with the app at all and I'm running lollipop on a Samsung Galaxy s5. Thank you for making it available at a great price.
Living in the past Hopefully with they can modernize this app a bit...slow, clunky, unintuitive, and looks like it belongs to the first Android device ever
I use this app to listen, that's it. I love and support WPR and I appreciate every minute of news or intellectual stimulation I get from this station. That said, I find that the app takes some time to buffer which is understandable. I don't expect to be able to use this app and run 50 other background processes on my device that require bandwidth. So disregard that other review. If there were more streamlined alarm clock functions, it'd be perfect, heck, I wish my phone gave me the option to do that!
WPR I love WPR. I start my day out with it, I listen to stories on my lunch, I finish up my drive home with WPR. I really want to love this app but it's difficult. It closes at weird unexpected times. Its not closing at proper times. For example, when I open WPR and lock my phone, the app closes. I have to go back into my phone and back into the app, ugh. It's just annoying. When I have the app going and go into Facebook, start a video, WPR Still plays! I have more to say by I can't.
Improvements based upon listener feedback.