I really want to like this app, but there are too many bugs. You can't select where in a past broadcast you want to listen to, so you have to use the "30 seconds skip" button which barely works as is. Not to mention you cannot get rid of the notification for the app, even if you close it. I have to restart my phone just to get the app to actually close. That should be hidden to begin with, but just having it go away when you close the app would be a good start.
Somehow in 2017 wbez managed to find the one developer who didn't know how to stream audio. My Spotify, Pandora, YouTube are 100%. Wbez app? Lately, 0. But always iffy.
As a High Fidelity member i really want this to work! This thing never works. Locks up, drops the stream about every 10 min, and keeps running even after i close it. I end up atreaning WNYC instead. Uninstalling for now.
I am using it because I am temporarily away from the Chicago area. I will join the crowd by saying that the random "welcome" messages that keep popping up are annoying - sometimes they interrupt the live stream at inopportune times. Recently, I discovered that I need to 'force stop" to get it to stop running, simply closing the screen does not work.
The 30 second fast forward or rewind feature never works and I have to restart it from the beginning. I even updated the app after initially having downloaded a year or more ago and it still does the same thing.
Even after the update, I am still having problems with the start/stop/jump ahead glitches others have reported. And now the app will not close & I have to force stop every time I use it. Love WBEZ but this app is disappointing.
* Fix to better manage network interruptions, reduces issues when streaming audio content
* Updated audio stream, requiring less network data to stream audio content
* A fix to resolve an issue some users were having where the WBEZ app continued to run in the background until force closed
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