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.
Still Cr-APP ... UNSTABLE PLAYER APP - now worse than ever! (S5 lollipop) I love and support WPR, but this half-baked app (on Galaxy S3, S4 AND S5) STILL stops regularly when it shouldn't (anytime you're doing anything else on the phone) and seldom when it should (when a headset is unplugged or Bluetooth is turned off on either end). And the on-demand broadcasts constantly stick and require a play/restart from the program's very beginning. Stick with the TuneIn Radio app - which also nicely provides a long buffer should you pause the program and play later. PLEASE FIX THIS!
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.
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.
I just love chapter of the day. But I listen periodically all day long lots of good topics. Keep up the good work..
Improvements based upon listener feedback.