From an app perspective, it's solid in terms of organization and UI. From a price standpoint, it's 1 star ridiculous. Without an overpriced subscription, one can only read the front page stories. For all the other sections, one just has to search Google for the subject story and almost certainly find it for free from multiple other news source. To have to pay $40 a year for very little original content is insulting. As it's partially partially subsidized by the US gov (taxpayers), I would think $12 a year maximum (with no ads) and free with ads would be fair. Otherwise it's a 1 star rip-off.
32 people found this review helpful
Stars and Stripes
April 4, 2019
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I also have the problem where I can sign in using a web browser, but Android only crashes. I submitted a crash report through the app and quickly received a response that informed me that I needed at least android 8.0 (I have 9.0), and app version 4.4.2 (which is the iOS version) while the Google Play store has 2.2 7. I sent back a reply informing them of this, and haven't heard anything back yet (5 days now). Android support seems to be lacking when they refer you to "that other system".
5 people found this review helpful
Stars and Stripes
May 26, 2020
We are sorry for the trouble. We recently released updated versions of our Android app (ver 2.2.9). The latest version of our Android app is available at the Google Play Store and is compatible with Android devices 8.0 and higher.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to experience a problem with our app. Thank you.
Fails to deliver. I purchased this app sever years ago, when their website changed to subscription based. Originally billed as pay once, gree access thereafter. Over the last few years content has steadily become more restrictive, but the main headlines have always. Send readable. Now, on the app I purchased, I cannot access any content. Good job, Stripes. Instead of subsidizing your government funding with data from me as a reader, I will go elsewhere for my news.
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