This American Life App Reviews

By This American Life

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This American Life app review

This American Life App Info

  • 140 Ratings
  • Price: $2.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Sep 17 2018
  • Version: 4.3.0
  • Size: 21.60 MB
  • Seller: This American Life
  • © This American Life

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Customer Reviews of the This American Life App

A beautiful app

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ReadingDecibels's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 9/9/18 8:34 AM

Once again, TAL has gone above and beyond. An app which unfolds almost gracefully in its effortlessness.

Great app, would love a way to cast to smart speakers

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rctycoon's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 9/27/18 12:08 PM

Listening to all the old episodes on my google home, Apple home pod, or Alexa enabled devices would be swell!

Play next option?

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nmurski's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 9/17/18 9:54 PM

Unless I cannot find it, there seems to be no way to build a queue of episodes to play. This is how I use my other podcast app to not mess with my phone while driving/ cleaning/ working out etc. I’ve had to actually pull off and park somewhere, get my phone out and put another podcast on. I know, first world problems but still. It’s an option that exists on plenty of free podcast apps! Other than that, the app works good for me

Constantly shuts off the broadcast

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please make this change's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 9/12/18 4:37 AM

The app could be so much better if it allowed for listening when the screen is not activated. When the screen goes to sleep mode, the broadcast stops. Keeping the screen engaged during an entire broadcast just kills the battery of my phone.

Why Data When Already Downloaded?

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yougottalovem's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 9/10/18 8:24 PM

I download an episode, get on an airplane, airline mode, and I cannot play the episode. Data needed to play a downloaded episode. What’s the point of a podcast then???

Great when it’s working. Frustrating when it’s not

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Mimi-on-the-Hoops's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 8/30/18 12:57 PM

Currently the app is very very wonky. It’s not playing anything other than the current episode. Other than that there is either no response at all when I hit play or it seems to start to load and then a pop-up saying “The server cannot be reached please try again later.” For context this happens whether I use my WiFi or data. Also, the streaming/live has never worked. Today’s rating would be zero stars but I have enjoyed using the app in the past so I’m giving it a 3. PS: have tried uninstalling/reinstalling and result is the same.

Great content, horrible app

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Spinfunk's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 8/28/18 12:28 AM

Love this content, dearly, and use the app frequently but it is a buggy, glitchy mess. There isn’t another option for accessing this content aside from purchasing podcasts online or listening to them as they are released via an app like Stitcher, but that doesn’t give you access to the whole library. At $5, the app isn’t cheap but is worth it for the ability to listen to anything in the archive, but COME ON GUYS! You need a new developer. There are a multitude of issues, including freezing, buttons not responding, the app needing to be force quit and restarted in order to keep it from pausing the podcast every time my phone goes into lock mode. I also have to remember where I was in the podcast because if I exit the app before it’s done, it doesn’t hold my place and I have to scrub through to get to where I was. Come on Ira Glass, pull it together man and in invest in a better developer, please.

Great content

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Blah jkranz's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 8/23/18 9:05 AM

Please fix episode syncing. Many times I am listening to an episode and the time to which I have listened doesn’t save. This makes me need to manually scrub through to get back to where I left off. 5 stars otherwise.

Please, please fix this!

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Rivu N. D.'s Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 8/22/18 9:33 PM

Brilliant podcast. Miserable app. Glitches include: labeling newer episodes as ‘heard’ default to ‘unheard,’; takes a few tries to continue playback with the screen on sleep mode; the pause function sometimes fails; in general, clunky home and UI. Would love a feature where you can make personal playlists, too, where playback of an episode begins as the previous one ends. Seems like they forgot basic stuff, which is a real shame.

Need hands free mode

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t7601tout's Review of This American Life

Reviewed on 8/11/18 9:46 PM

There should be a way for you to listen to episodes in a play queue. Other than that great app