This American Life App Reviews

By This American Life

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This American Life app review

This American Life App Info

  • 109 Ratings
  • Price: $2.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Mar 24 2018
  • Version: 4.1.1
  • Size: 17.49 MB
  • Seller: This American Life
  • © This American Life

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Customer Reviews of the This American Life App

Crashes galore

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CharlotteMeow's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 5/10/18 2:06 AM

Love this podcast and the idea of this app BUT it doesn’t work well/consistently. For no reason it will just pause or crash completely. I have to restart the app and figure out where I left off a lot. Also, it doesn’t sync with other devices. So if you listen to an episode of a show on your phone and mark is as listen-to, it doesn’t do so on other devices so not great for multiple devices. Fix these issues and it’s golden. Otherwise, not worth the purchase. Just listen using other podcast streaming apps because this one is beyond frustrating. Still getting annoyed with crashed in May 2018. Wish you would do something about this!

New update caused more bugs!

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Fell_in_a_hole's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/9/18 6:58 AM

The latest update didn’t seem to do anything but cause more bugs. New episodes don’t show up on the main page and I can’t download any episodes!

What an update!

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Dakoda29's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/8/18 6:46 PM

New app is awesome! Thanks!!

Love the show, but very buggy app

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Beccbe's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/6/18 5:07 AM

I am a long-time fan of this American life, so I was looking forward to mobile access to archival episodes. However, I wish they could have tried to do less with the app, and done it more reliably. There are many bugs that remain unaddressed since the initial release, and they impact my experience enough that I’ve started listening to other podcasts or just waiting for the weekly release of new this American life episodes, so that I can use the regular iTunes podcast app (which isn’t great, either). A sample list of current bugs: - a random episode I have listened to in the past queues instead of the one I just paused, if I minimize the app and then bring it back up - the list of episodes I’ve downloaded won’t load without LTE or Wi-Fi - all of my checked “listened” marks disappeared after the most recent update - the play tracker skips backward in the episode sometimes (but not always!) if I minimize the app and bring it back up

Embarrassing

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joeyclyde's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/5/18 9:06 PM

The best show with the worst app. Newest update today deleted all my saved downloads and removed my hundreds of checked marked episodes as well. Just spend some money and get better developers please. The reviews of the Android version are just as bad. One man teams for no name apps run better than this app.

FULL OF BUGS

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Maekar_I's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/24/18 11:20 AM

I love This American Life and I look forward to hearing it every week so I bought this app. The programs and episode are still awesome but this app is so full of bugs that it’s infuriating!

Great

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swguimond's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/2/18 9:48 AM

It serves its purpose of listening to the archives. I dig it.

Mistakes Were Made

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Bafflef's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 4/16/18 8:42 AM

Consider the money you spend on this app a donation to public radio, I guess. Otherwise you just wasted $2.99. I bought it because I wanted to download old episodes for offline listening. The download player is very buggy. You can't play episodes more than once. The player freezes or seems to get stuck, or seems to be trying to play multiple episodes. I don't know, because I'm not a coder, and apparently neither are the people who developed this app.

Downloaded apps don’t play without data or WiFi

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kimlawler's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 3/28/18 12:46 PM

I have been traveling and downloaded a lot of episodes to listen to on the plane. But when I got on the plane, the downloaded episodes wouldn’t play. I also experienced this problem in other countries where I didn’t have data or WiFi.

Love the show, don’t love the app

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cmc3260's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 3/28/18 11:11 AM

The app stops playing when my phone locks. So if I want to listen, I need to continuously unlock my phone, lose battery and be unable to use phone for anything else. Disappointing.