I was hoping to like this and give it 5 stars, but after the download you have us agree to even more terms and conditions, asking permissions for data collections and such which really is not necessary. I understand you have to cover your butts on somethings, but other things are just intrusions to privacy. So in accordance I will have to uninstall and give only 1 star until changed. Which is a real shame, because I loved NHK News on PBS. At the very least anyone reading this who does not mind such permissions, provided the app is stable, should be a decent news source for Japan and the surrounding areas. I always loved the sumo, seasonal festivals and new technology coverages. ^_^
Upgraded per prompt at startup (from v511 to latest v611). App now freezing / stuttering during playback for me, which makes it hard to watch unfortunately. Would rollback if could. Don't recommend upgrade for devices a bit older if working smoothly. Will have to find another way to enjoy NHK service instead.
I love NHK World and I watch it almost every day, but for some reason the app doesn't allow you to play videos on Chromecast. It's possible from the web site, but it would be nice to have in the app.
I went to school in a city that got the NHK feed and got hooked. Now I live some place that doesn't get the channel, but I still get it on my phone and the on demand shows are nice.
I really like the app but many people still miss chromecast support. It would be great if you could add this feature to the app in the near future.
Love NHK World! Sometimes the app freezes or stops working but it reboots easily.
Some minor improvements