Update 4/20/2017: app has been improved. It is now much less buggy. The problem I had with the app getting stuck and unable to play current streams seems to have been resolved. So 4 stars rather than 1. Original Review. I use this app for one thing, to listen to the live WBUR stream. The old version, though not prefect, did this very well. The new app wants to be a podcast player. I don't want to listen to yesterdays Morning Edition, I want to listen to today's live stream. However getting to that stream is often impossible. I have had to switch to a different app, tunein, to get to the live stream. Not acceptable. Also they have removed the feature, where if you removed the headphones from the Jack the stream would stop.
Very disappointed! The blurb for this release says: "1. Improved live stream stability, users should experience fewer random stops." It's wrong! The stream crashes every few minutes, the app has to be stopped and restarted for the stream to resume. Apparently this is a known problem that they thought they had fixed... YOU HAVEN'T FIXED IT!!!!!!!!
This app drops out constantly when live streaming. As others have said here, it's the app, not my WiFi. It is indeed useless for live streaming on Sat nite when I want to listen to Snap Judgment & The Moth.
Idk what happened whrn thid app updated, but I am disappointed. Ive had this app for a whike and it worked great but since the last update the live streans drops constantly, making it pointless to even use. I used to love this app, what an inconvenience. Please fix
It used to work well, but recently the app has become essentially unusable (at least on my phone). The stream crashes every couple of minutes and has to be manually closed and restarted to start up again. Please just let us stream WBUR on the NPR One app!
After trying it a few times and experiencing crashes, I started timing the live stream and discovered it cuts out PRECISELY EVERY FIVE MINUTES. Listening through a browser works a million times better.
Fixed an issue that could cause the audio to stop when the screen is locked and minor performance improvements
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