App only works once between restarts If I listen to a stream, then stop listening it keeps the notification opened. I can't get that to close and I can't get the app to start playing again except by restarting my phone. I've tried force quitting, as well as getting in touch with wnyc about it. No luck with any of it.
I want to love it I love WNYC, but this app isn't doing the trick. I can't "save" podcasts to listen to them offline, even after they swear to have downloaded to my device over Wi-Fi. The app is so slow that even something as basic as scrolling can become a big project
Terrible "upgrade" I I just want to kick myself that I allowed WNYC to upgrade automatically. I cannot even get it to work anymore at all. And there's no way to undo the upgrade that I know of. I'm just furious and hope that they correct this soon. I am a WNYC supporter and I am so mad right now that makes me want to withdraw my monthly support. Works again, so I am changing my rating.
Crashes all the time I love the app--or I would if it worked right. It crashes so frequently that there are times I just give up and switch to listening to music. Sometimes I get the "unfortunately WNYC has stopped working" with an option to submit a report, other times, it simply stops. This started after an update a few months ago. Nothing's changed since the most recent update It frequently stops when I try to switch from one podcast to another -- either after it finishes or before. It frequently stops when I wake up the screen even before I have a chance look at the app. It frequently stops when I switch to another running app. It frequently fails to restart after pausing during a phone call. It even sometimes stops in mid sentence for no apparent reason during a podcast when the phone is just sitting in my pocket. I emailed WNYC last week about the app and received a response that because of the winter membership drive they didn't have time to respond right now. It's April. It's not winter, and there's no membership drive going on. As a member of WNYC, it's disappointing that it's so difficult to listen using this app which they prominently promote to their listeners.
Glitchy Let me just say I love WNYC. However, there are many glitches. For example when you try to use Discover, the audio simply doesn't download. It renders the app almost useless. Additionally, the app often doesn't stop playing even when the pause button is clicked. if you remove a piece during discovery the apps stops downloading completely. Also the app often fails to start even if connectivity is great. Generally the app is very glitchy. Its great when it works though. Thanks for the hard work!
Needs major work. The auto-generated offline playlist is a great idea, but this is missing critical features: There's no way to pause, rewind, or even stop playback- I had to force-close the program to stop the audio! I couldn't access a previously downloaded playlist the next time I opened it, I was forced to refresh and replace it. Navigation is confusing and not intuitive. It's hard to imagine how the developers skipped such essential features.. This has potential if they fully implement the ideas, but for now it seems like they stopped halfway through developing the app.. I'm giving it two stars only because it has potential and the autoplaylist is neat way to get great offline content on your phone, even though it's barely usable..
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