Pleeease, I Don't Wanna "Visit Ft. Worth" Am a long time NPR/WBEZ member/listener. Always accepted promotional messages - just part of difficult task of making ends meet. But, the onslaught of WBEZ paid promo messages has been brutal. Not only the frequency, but so random. Right in the middle of a broadcast, BAM!!, WBEZ cuts in like a test of the emergency broadcast system with "Visit Ft. Worth. Blah, blah, blah...with the only Michelangelo in the Americas.." Nothing against Ft. Worth, but enough already.
Basically functional but buggy It starts streaming when I click the play button fine, but when I click to stop sometimes it stops, sometimes it starts a second stream. When I click a third time it stops the second stream. I've had to go into app settings to kill the app to actually stop play. Also it dies on occasion. I'm connecting via WiFi so I don't think that problem is with my connection.
I love you WBEZ but hate this app Constantly doesn't start the stream without trying 2 or 3 times and then once it does play, it turns itself off after about 30 mins. Use that big donor money to hire a company to make a real app. Love you though.
Illegible The new u.i. seems interesting, but is too difficult to read. It retains the small type in portrait mode. No support for zoom. Makes the stripped down ui even less useful.
Great idea, abysmal execution The new version is much easier to navigate but the streaming is very spotty. I have to restart, on average, every 8 minutes!! So frustrating.
Doesn't stream well. When streaming I will consistently get the first advertisement and then about 30 seconds of programming and then it will choke. Really totally useless for me. I am sad because I now find myself going to IHeartRadio to listen to Minnesota public radio because it's reliable even though I live in Chicago. I wish WBEZ would jump on the band. wagon with an organization that knows how to delivery streaming instead of trying to do it themselves. I am running a Samsung S4.
A complete App redesign and rebuild to introduce new features including on-demand audio and podcast delivery, multimedia and social content, and a more stable App designed to eliminate the issues surrounding App crashes when the live stream is played.
The weekly public radio program This American Life, from Chicago Public Media.