It's an ok app I have freezing issues and sometimes it just will not load or start ( spinning loading wheel forever). My biggest issue is that it will skip through to the next story when it's about 1/4 through the current story. This doesn't happen all the time, but often enough to be frustrating. Edit: After the latest update rolled out, most of my issues with the app have been fixed. However it still just randomly skips news stories. Only gets thru reading the title.
Update 4-6-16 - Somehow, in the last two years this app has gotten worse. Unusable due to issues loading stories, crashing randomly, etc. Pretty sweet idea, but here are my suggestions: -I've gotten a lot of "repeat" stories. Eliminate those. -After typing in about 50 interests in "My Topics", I have yet to hear a story for almost all of them; I only seem to get news from "My Sections" -Allow skipping stories via bluetooth, just like I'd do with spotify or pandora. I don't want to have to get my phone out or open the app while I'm driving. -The traffic updates are pretty useless -My twitter feed is chock full of articles that I would LOVE for newsbeat to read for me. Is there any way newsbeat could scan my twitter for articles and add those to my article queue?
Having Trouble with it I can't even launch this app with my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Android 5.1.1) I forgot to mention, I disable Facebook, maybe... that is the reason?! But, the other apps that have similar functionality dont have problem at all, even though I log in with my Facebook. I just factory reset my phone couple weeks ago, and have not rooted it.
Really buggy! Can't get it to run smooth
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