I am tempted to give this only 2 stars. But I want people to know the content and courses are great. Well worth your time and money. The app is somewhat awful, although it has been improving with every update. It intermittently starts after being paused when I get a text message. The player doesn't work well on the PC. Most annoying is that is intermittently forgets where you left off. So you always have to memorize the time. The download feature for offline viewing is a great addition.
Amazing professors, who teach important subjects, guide you through the material, and enhance the understanding of innumerable topical points, in this program. Explore, search, seek and understand the world from viewpoints of the best teachers in the world.
Looks like new one is not as crashy.
Great content. App desperately needs work. Developers need to realize ASAP that people really want to use this mobile app like they would a podcast or audiobook app most of the time -- listening to the audio content only, with the screen off and or phone case closed. The visual elements of the courses are nice, but ancillary and optional in most cases. The app needs to *not* disable playback when the screen is off or app is minimized. If bandwidth gobbling is a prohibitive concern, enable background playback for pre-downloaded content only...the bottom line is that there is a wealth of great stuff here, but the design choices on the application really punish on the go or casual background use (eg those who like to listen at work, etc) without the video content actively displayed. As is I will reccomend the service because its a great idea, and the content is better than most anything else available, but caution those who plan to use this at work or while on the road. I highly encourage TGC to make a few basic adjustments to app functionality to facilitate easier and broader access to the wealth of good content they have here.
This application works great on my new Samsung phone! The only thing I can think of to add is the ability to listen to the audio only. Then, the app would be perfect!
Needs audio only and a few functional additions but the information available is top notch and worth subscribing for
The Great Courses Plus Application
Welcome to the updated The Great Courses app! We have added the ability to download and view lectures offline! We've also allowed users to register for a free trial and to purchase their subscription within the app! And we have added a My History section where you can see your recent viewing history and resume playing lectures that you started.
Our most recent release also addresses stability issues.
This version works best on Android 6.0 and higher.