This is the most awful experience I have ever had to get an app to work. I just want to get what I paid for. I paid for Met Opera Streaming and thus far haven't been able to hear a thing and the opera will be over. Just awful. I called the number and you close at 5:00 Pacific time so there is no one to help me. Really!!!!! Do I get my money back?
Unfortunately most of the non HD content is hard coded with the incorrect size black side bars rendering the video to appear squeezed vertically. Contrary to the troubleshooting tips stating this can be fixed on the monitor, it can't since the bars are hard coded. The Met really should have realized this before uploading the pre-HD content.
La mejor aplicacion para todo fanatico de la opera. Posee una extensa coleccion de presentaciones en audio y video de la mas completa variedad de operas. La interface es facil de usar y contiene la informacion necesaria para el difrute de las operas tanto para los conocedores del genero como para los que se estan iniciando en este. Gracias al MET por compartir a traves de esta aplicacion verdaderas joyas del mundo de la lirica.
The Android app has problems- it periodically stops and attempts to reload (most annoying when trying to watch the opera); chromecast to TV set is inconsistent (sometimes it just cannot find the TV); most annoying is that the cc (subtitles option) does not show subtitles when the artists are singing. Tech support is poor- expect to be on hold forever while they tell you how "important you are to the Met"...right! Love the selections and the ability to watch on demand, but the implementation on smartphones is poor. Price of $14.99/month is great; now if it only would work properly.
Worth a try, nobody else is really offering this kind of service. Monthly cost is high but again, unique app and content.
Have since learnt the only way to view this is via Chromecast is by having a paid subscription.
Minor bug fixes