Unusable I have now reviewed this app three times, my last update was April 2016. At that time, the app was unusable due to crashes and stories failing to load. Haven't used it since then, thought I'd give the app another try today (9/1/16). Still gets through maybe two stories at most before the app just closes itself with no warnings or error messages. Just stops. Find a different app, these developers have no clue what they are doing.
Not Politically Neutral I was hoping this app would be politically neutral, however it appears the editors based on their writings are significantly left of center. If I wanted to hear right or left wing news, I have plenty of better choices for either. I am disappointed they do not just report the news. Last, the limited number of free articles is an annoying.
Advertising model ruins app I don't mind ads to help support this app and it's live narrations but the advertising model is offensive. Links to the play store are automatically opened without user interaction. Websites containing malware are also automatically opened. According to their app even subscribing for $20/yr will not stop those type of ads. Truly offensive.
Was great, now terrible. This was one of my favorite apps. But recently it is launching the play store as well as redirecting to malware sites. Also it is using an outrageous amount of data. Uninstalling until the developer provides assurances these items have been addressed. What a shame.
Has gone completely downhill Randomly skips news stories after reading only the title, opens ads to the play store and malware without user interaction, sometimes will only play one or two stories before the "end of playlist". Uninstalling.
Auto opens Market apps--some leading to malware. One of the recent updates has Newsbeat auto launch your Play Store and go to one of their affiliates like Uber. Annoying, but I can close it. But recently it tried to auto launch into an infected market link which was malware-ridden. Uninstalling and never using it again.
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