I liked the app in it's earlier versions. Unfortunately the recent update removed what I found to be 2 vital features. 1. The ability to download news, previously it was possible to open the app once, update the sections you wanted and read it offline later on. Now it seems you must always be online. 2. The ability to scroll through news articles. Overall it seems that the app has moved away from utility towards creating a buzzfeed like outlay. If it goes back to having previous features 5/5
Why is it so hard to bring live. You guys don't have al Jazeera America any more, so why can't you get live in America. There is literally no problem in doing it. You guys are so good and I can't watch aj any more. With every update you don't bring live. Stop geo blocking America and start just letting us watch actually good news with high quality journalism and no corporate influence.
For the most part a great app, especially like the live news option. This is where a serious flaw lies. Sometines while browsing written news stories the live news will automatically begin to play. Twice bow it has continued playing even when i clear all my apps from my quick jump menu! I was on data and it used half of my monthly data before I realized that the stream was playing (my volume was almost zero). This is ridiculous and needs to be fixed immediately, Iam inable to use this app outside of a wifi zone for risk of using all my data without wanting to! - LG G3
Getting Worse and worse Aside from the horrible UI change as pointed out earlier, the new update also means notifications can't be shut as some others have mentioned. Also, the live stream or audio toggles automatically for some reason and can only be switched off if I force stop it in Android settings. The weird part is , I don't even have to switch on the app for this bug to occur.
A journalist's love of the world. I absolutely love that I can get Al Jazeera on my phone, I can stay up to date with my fellow journalist's work in a news group I love and would hope to write for someday..... To bad I don't read and write Arabic or Farsi, thank the heavens that it comes in English.
Great Editorial but... Why is it so difficult to get a live stream, the app is like a magazine I love the balanced and in depth editorial content and articles from external journalists and commentators. But during the Turkish coup recently it was difficult to find any live links.
- Push notifications are now enabled
- The home screen content grid has been updated to load faster
- Minor bug fixes and stability improvements
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News, sport, comment and more; highly customisable and available on and offline.