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.
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.
Best public radio app I've found. Needs work for the stability. The lay out of the app is very easy to navigate and to understand, switching between any of the three radio stations is simple and easy to navigate. The app frequently crashes and has to reconnect in the middle of listening. This happens even on stable wifi and data connections. This is very frustrating when listening to a podcast because it is quite difficult to go back and find the exact spot I left off. Fast forwarding in the podcast is has many glitches.
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
EXERCISE YOUR FRUSTRATION -- 2 year on! (S5) UNSTABLE app (on Galaxy S3, S4 AND now S5) STILL crashes regularly on data AND on WiFi if you're doing anything at all with your phone other than listening only. 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 TuneIn radio and skip WPR app until it's fixed.
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!
Improvements based upon listener feedback.