Couldn't seek position in podcasts I was excited to have a convenient way to get the Democracy Now! podcast but had trouble getting back to where had left off the last time. This means that I would have to listen from the beginning if I want to hear the remainder of the program. It's rare that I have an hour to devote to just listening. I know too that this is probably a complex issue, but it is important. Love the program though! Best news source!
Eh Ehh this app is pretty darn buggy. A lot of times, the episodes don't even appear. It keeps freezing and I have to close it and sometimes even restart my phone for it to download episodes. And I definitely can't have any other apps open when I'm using it. When it does work though, it's legit. Democracy Now is a great show!
Very buggy, often broken. Glad that I can stream news from Amy Goodman, but the app is unfortunate - does not exit gracefully - always requires a force stop on Galaxy Nexus/Android 4.3 to close. Audio player controls are barely functional. I'll try and donate more often in hopes that the app will improve.
Functionality Issues I love DN! and am excited to have the app installed in my android phone. However, one caveat does exist, the Podcast option does not function. You must play the video in order to hear the broadcast. This feature ceased functioning several months ago.
Unauthorized App Violates Democracy Now! Policies This app is not authorized by Democracy Now and is unethically and illegally making money from advertisements served with material belonging to Democracy Now! Democracy Now! is an independent news broadcast with a policy of not accepting any advertising dollars. I have notified Democracy Now! and it is up to them whether or not to enforce their copyright and have this app removed from Google Play. In the meantime, please boycott this app.
Excellent podcast, poor app The is an excellent news source but there are multiple glitches with the app. 1)Trying to skip forward or back results in the app restarting the podcast from the beginning. 2) The volume of the stream is too low - it's often hard to hear if there is any background noise. 3) the only way to stop the app is a forced closure. Otherwise it continues to sit in the task bar at the top of my phone and presumably, drain the battery.
Redesign application UI and media player backend
Application designed for android v15 and above (older devices will use depreciated version, sorry)
Download the new and improved official BBC News app for international audiences.