Bre-is-so-awesome-like's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/7/18 2:58 AM
Won’t let me sign in through Spectrum. Please fix ASAP
le lapin rouge's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/7/18 1:42 AM
Why does it keep freezing?!!! Fix it, please.
Skyduder's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/7/18 1:38 AM
Crashes continually, can’t watch terrible app!
Casey J. Ryback's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/7/18 12:45 PM
Forget trying to use this with chromecast. Will freeze every couple of minutes.
dba1234's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 8:31 AM
msnbc is the best for news. Yet the msnbc app is the worst.
Jstpete's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 8:02 PM
iPad version locked up repeatedly and I was never able to engage after multiple tries and repeated downloads. App not working = App failure. Back to the drawing board MSNBC coders!
Tl341's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 3:00 AM
MSNBC is the best news outlet but they really need to fire the people in charge of making sure this app works. Out of all the media apps I have this one is the worse. If it's because of some dou_he bag Russian hackers then I'm sorry, I can understand that.
superkarynfragilistic's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 2:15 AM
I am an ardent fan of msnbc but I’ve pretty much given up on this app. The only thing that is consistent is the amount of news I miss as the stream freezes every five seconds. Why bother when there are so many other ways to catch my MSNBC favorites without using MSNBC at all?
WhingingOne's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 1:50 AM
This app regularly forgets sign in credentials multiple times per week. It also freezes regularly as a number of people comment.
SmokeyKennebec's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/6/18 11:07 PM
rosiegray4's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/5/18 12:46 AM
When I updated to my Apple TV 4K I was hoping that this app would stream more easily to my television but nothing has changed. It works best if I’m just watching it on my iPad or my phone although it still freezes on occasion with that. I want to just stream it to my television set but as the other reviews say it requires constant babysitting and is so frustrating. I’d be willing to pay $.99 or even $1.99 for this app to be reliable. PLEASE FIX THIS APP ASAP !!
Bulls n Bears's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/4/18 3:27 AM
Okay, now you have another offensive ad tied to every breakaway to commercial-the MasterCard ad. Who do you think watches these shows, wrap fans? Do we really have to endure a Cialis commercial every time you go to break ??? Why do we have to see the same locally produced commercial back-to-back. It's unbearable to see these lousy productions repeat sometimes several times. Try to match the quality of the CNN news app why don't you? Do all of us users a favor and hire someone who can fix this app. It’s performance is deplorable as chronicled by the majority of these reviews.
game needs work.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/4/18 2:30 PM
How is this a news app when you can’t watch the new
BradCav's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/4/18 1:23 AM
This is *almost* a great app. But the live-streaming function barely functions, and is not reliable in the slightest. Video frequently freezes, drops the stream, or degrades video resolution. Definitely inferior functionality to its competitors.
Cmdr. Adama's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/4/18 12:04 AM
Freezes, lags, sound goes out - this happens far too often (every few min on bad days). The CNN app has no such problems. Developers need to pull it together.
Charing235's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/30/18 2:26 AM
I like the content but it often freezes on my iPad
15quamina's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/3/18 8:34 PM
I cannot believe the “powers that be” at MSNBC read the reviews. Instead of improvement the app continues to get worse. Time outs, freezing images, error messages, a movie and Rachel playing over each other, video is not available etc etc. you guys should be better than this. If your IT folks can’t fix this it’s time to “drain your IT swamp” and replace them with some of the “best people”. Maybe you already did.
mitchy318's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/3/18 11:40 PM
This app is a joke. It’s laughable how awful this is relative to every single news/video app out there. I’ve since stopped watching MSNBC unfortunately, for this reason alone. You’re a member of an $84B corporate family, hire some actual programmers.
NPR4insight's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/3/18 11:13 PM
Queen Ki's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/3/18 11:04 PM
App freezes more than it actually plays and playback never works.
Margieb1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/29/18 2:18 AM
thebookpusher's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/29/18 1:38 AM
Still dead time when you cut to those drug commercials.
Lebosi's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 9:02 PM
Still experiencing audio fadeouts and long video pauses even after following detailed advice from Help team. Surely someone can fix these problems?
JimB-expat's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 8:08 AM
I am a US citizen living in the UK and cannot use this app as I do not have a US tv service provider. This app does not support MSNBC for consumers who live outside of the US.
Jetsetone's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 5:14 PM
App was working before last update.
Regan62's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 3:50 PM
It’s no singing otters but I have no problems with it. And it doesn’t break into my fridge like the singing otters or get blind wasted and lie about it. App works. Don’t know why comments for app refuses to check my spelling but that is not a claim the app makes.
gjokeefe82's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 1:27 AM
Just absolute terrible. I have gigabit internet and I can’t get a decent feed using this app. Cuts out all the time.
Love2Listen0304's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/28/18 1:04 AM
… but frequent buffering interruptions affects viewing continuity.
atjedi99's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/27/18 9:53 PM
Airplay and chromecast streaming just don’t work. This is about the poorest streaming experience you can get and after each update it gets worse.
LaCharles21's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/27/18 5:44 AM
One of the worse apps I’ve ever seen, I truly wish Apple would make NBC remove this app all together until it meets their standards. It is truly sad how you can never watch live Tv with the freezing and disconnecting. I’ve started watching CNN more because I just can’t take it.
CourtReporter71's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/27/18 4:08 AM
I have used this app on my iPad for many years now. Never once had any problems after any updates until NOW! Now I cannot get this app to even open! After 4 seconds it just shuts itself down! Very disappointing after so many years of using this app as my first choice for news! This latest update is terrible! Please FIX IT!
Snappjay's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/27/18 2:48 PM
I don’t think nbc cares that their msnbc app is terrible because it’s never gotten any better.
dinnie76's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/27/18 10:23 PM
What a slog, and the sound goes out as well. Think you could do way better!
rhsjr7's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/26/18 7:15 PM
MSNBC could really use an AppleTV app.
Divaplavalajena's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/26/18 3:45 PM
Need the ability to continue listening while app is in the background. Also, should save login credentials so I don’t have to keep reentering them.
rosiegray4's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/26/18 1:38 AM
They emailed me a set of directions to reset the app and ever since I have had zero problems streaming it from my iPhone or my iPad to my TV using my Apple TV 4K.
josephomer's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/26/18 11:29 AM
Freezes every 15 mins and always signs me out of my tv provider DURING app use.
Robzettt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/25/18 12:26 PM
The amazing thing about MSNBC’s tech and management team is that rather than fixing the app it’s just getting worse. For some reason they are actively working at reducing the number of streamers that can watch their shows. I call it censorship because they hate live streamers. What I don’t understand is why they even built the app. The funny thing is that they are trying to get people to watch their podcast especially Chris Hayes. Why in the world would anyone watch an MSNBC podcast when MSNBC can’t even make an app that works. Poor Chris Hayes I bet he doesn’t even know he works for a cable news station that actively works to destroy his programming and viewership. What is obvious, by all the negative reviews, is that MSNBC does not even care about their streaming viewers. It is so disgusting especially today when staying informed is so important. As an update 9/25/2018. It appears that MSNBC finally fixed the app. It has worked perfectly without interruptions, skips, loss of sound etc... for the last few weeks. If in fact the app has finally been fixed, my question to MSNBC is why did it take so long? Anyways, it’s great to finally be able to watch the station without the constant frustration of a terrible app.
zzytf's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/24/18 5:23 PM
This used to be my go to app for information. The updates made it almost useless.
EveningJoe's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/24/18 1:00 PM
The app has been performing well the last couple weeks. I can stream live tv through Chromecast and it doesn’t stall or freeze up.
Trek Mum's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/24/18 11:06 PM
It won’t run on my iPad at all! It won’t run on my phone unless other apps are closed and it randomly signs me out. They should make this app more of a priority, especially with election coming.
dr.kikky's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/23/18 4:29 AM
I am so glad I decided to look at the reviews. I have thought the terrible service was my WiFi. Good grief, can’t you hire someone to fix this problem? CNN works great by the way.........
O.C. Aguirre's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/22/18 9:35 PM
This app plays fine on my iPad but does not play AT ALL on my iPhone!
SIAD in SI's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/22/18 3:09 PM
With streaming, this one has always been bad. Now at actually seems to have gotten worse. Amazing!! Why??!!!
Fisalino's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/22/18 2:21 PM
Hire a high school student to come up with an app that doesn’t freeze consistently. The horrible functionality of this app is appalling in this day and age. Improve it! Other apps aren’t as lame in performance.
live to learn, learn to live's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/22/18 10:08 PM
It’s a mixed blessing. If you cant watch the programming on your TV for whatever reason this is your best option. The DirectTV app cant stream MSNBC when its having issues as well as this can, and that app runs the battery down faster. The support people are polite but can’t do much about what’s coming (or not) from the servers. Sometimes the audio of a commercial plays over a program... sometimes it keeps repeating them Sam few minutes of program over and over, and sometimes the screen just goes black. The most maddening part is that is always does this when there is an important story being broadcast... it will work all day and then just as someone is about to tell you something critical, it hangs up and doesn’t come back until that segment is over. Right after school lets out for summer or a holiday is the worst.. second is weekends and after hours. The second string tech people must not be getting paid enough.
Time For A Real Fix's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/21/18 8:04 PM
I gave this app one star because the app has been created. But really? What is the point of having this app when it doesn’t work 98% of the time, or the issues create aggravated viewing? It’s to the point now that if I want to watch something on the app, I have to start trying to open it up 15 mins ahead. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed the beginning of the show, or missed it all together. So again, what is the point of this app? As someone who likes MSNBC, this app makes it difficult or impossible to watch MSNBC. Please fix it!!
Brownsk's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/21/18 1:26 AM
Just this week after 5 years in my cable provider the app tells me I am not subscribed to this provider. BTW MSNBC is playing on my TV as I write. Trying to watch on a computer is no easier.
mamsusa's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/19/18 6:44 PM
Please fix! I have high speed wifi and still it freezes. Works great for watching pre-recorded stuff (I love you Rachel and Chris H)
J-Gman's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/19/18 11:43 PM
I have attempted to use this app a number of times and it has never worked properly. Sad reflection of the network. No app would be better than one that fails so miserably.
Shawnmartin's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/18/18 2:59 PM
The app needs audio stream priority over iTunes on iPhone. When I stop the app in the car on Bluetooth by say turning the car off. When I turn car audio back on it defaults to iTunes. This happens also if I touch the volume on the radio. Msnbc will stop and iTunes playlist will kick in. Other apps such as WNYC will even stay in background as I move to another non-audio app. I still love having it live wherever I go. Thanks for the app.
MacG3Freak's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/18/18 2:23 PM
I’m running iOS 12 and the app keeps asking for my location to be turned on, but there is no place to turn it on in either the MSNBC settings inside of the settings app, or in the Location Services section of the privacy settings. This has been happening for the last 3 months that I’ve been running the iOS 12 beta, and I reported the issue months ago to the developer so they could fix it by the time the seed for iOS 12 was released, but they haven’t fixed anything. Also the feed drops continuously, on all of my iOS devices, whether I’m on cellular or my 1gbit home WiFi. And every other time I open the app it asks me to sign in with my service provider, an issue that’s been happening for over a year and hasn’t been fixed.
theTRUTH4real's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/18/18 1:37 AM
Literally forces me to watch cnn...because this ap is such crap...unreliable...unstable...THE WORST and no apple tv version...how are you even a news division if you cant keep up with the current tech changes and advances
GeeMale's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/18/18 1:20 AM
Basically useless to watch live TV. Older app worked better. Thanks for ruining it MSNBC
nursenancy23's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/17/18 8:32 PM
This app is crap. I have to sign in with my cable login EVERY SINGLE TIME. I’ve tried to watch episodes, and nothing happens. Blank screen.
Rnd Trip's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/15/18 5:06 PM
Used for a week in Copenhagen and it worked very well. Video stalled every so often but usually the stream was very good. Video quality was excellent and sound was clear as a bell. Used it for the 11th hour, the Rachel Maddow show, Deadline White House, and Chuck Todd to meet the press. All in all we can’t complain as it was the first time we’ve used it. Give it time we expected to improve. Keep up the good work guys.
johntrip's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/15/18 4:34 AM
Zero stars AAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL across the board! Endless years of a malfunctioning piece of garbage. The developers are clueless, non-caring, and ridiculous to think that the updaes that theelease ACTUALLY help this app perform... I mean, reallly guys!?!?
Mike Brecheisen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/15/18 2:35 AM
You need to get it together and release an Apple TV app, for streaming to cover when cable/satellite goes out.
Ats04's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/15/18 2:24 AM
Ibake4fun's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/15/18 1:27 AM
I love the news programs on MSNBC -they’re my favorite! But this APP needs a lot of work. It constantly freezes and it is so frustrating. Especially now, during these times when the news is so important. You’ll be watching & right at a pivotal moment the APP crashes or freezes and you’re left hanging! Maybe too many people are trying to watch at once, I don’t know, but it’s not good:(
Overthesand's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/14/18 8:18 PM
morris3445's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 5:02 AM
Live streaming never worked consistently, but since the update a couple of days ago, it does not work at all. 🙁. Please fix the update.
YankeeMusk's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 3:06 AM
I'm not even going to waste time writing elaborate review. If you are not fixing issues with the app, you might as well discontinue developing this app!
UKRefugee's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 1:52 AM
The new update seemed to break live streaming for a day or so but it’s back now Overall the app performs well even on my old iPad 2 running v9.x. Run it on that device every day and also on my iPad 4 running 10.x and iPhone 6 running 11.x Some issues where sound mutes for a few minutes every now and then, on all devices. The ad serving is pretty glitchy. Ads cutting off or ramping in late. Long pauses and audio sync issues. 3***’s because of some pretty regular buffering and hanging issues. As other reviewers say, the app is poor. But I can live with restarting to watch wherever I am. But I’m amazed that this review thread is probably the worst I’ve ever seen a final brand just seems to be happy to live with. Must be nice. I run companies and have developed apps here and couldn’t imagine ignoring so many negative comments.
BradCav's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 1:11 AM
This is *almost* a great app. But the live-streaming function barely functions, and is not reliable in the slightest. Video frequently freezes, drops the stream, or degrades video resolution. Definitely inferior functionality to its competitors.
nyuknowit2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 1:10 AM
What a great channel.....but here we go again... another 2 days of wasting time restarting this app when it freezes. Seriously?
Annoyed crossword addict's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 12:22 PM
Ditto most of the other reviews—-freezes too often, quits frequently, often won’t load at all. I’m pretty close to giving up completely.
Butcherblack33's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/13/18 11:29 AM
This app is pretty much at the bottom of the barrow if you will. Far too often I’m stuck waiting to watch a program and then be told by a screen notification that sorry app can not be loaded. Very sad. I sometime have to wait a full weekend to watch a program only to have it deleted on Monday. Without viewing. We pay for this service through our cable and yet u pack a ridiculous amount of commercials into each segment. I enjoy the programs that MSNBC provide for They are very informative. But it means nothing if the audience can not view the content. Fix the app or build a new one.
moorBoory's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 2:49 AM
Piece of crap.
tyknot's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 2:38 PM
Literally the worst functioning app ever.
New old codger's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 2:00 PM
Just got latest update 16.4.1....now won't load live feed on my iPad 3.
Nexusx86's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 1:00 PM
Really shouldn't have to dust off my apple device to watch MSNBC. Support android. Hurry.
Brokeplayer's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 12:56 AM
Constantly freezes up! Worst app ever!
Kimdc5's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/12/18 12:25 AM
The ability to watch this app live does not work. Circle just spins
Onestartogo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/1/18 5:39 PM
Title says it all. The chromecast streaming freezes every ~7 minutes and needs to be disconnected and reconnected, after which it freezes after ~7 minutes again. Rinse and repeat. Absolutely unusable for this purpose. Only keeping the app in hopes for an update.
game needs work.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/1/18 2:59 PM
How can we get the Apple store to take this app off you can’t even watch John McCain‘s funeral without the app freezing. If you’re not going to fix it d***** take it down!
Robzettt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 9/1/18 1:53 AM
The amazing thing about MSNBC’s tech and management team is that rather than fixing the app it’s just getting worse. For some reason they are actively working at reducing the number of streamers that can watch their shows. I call it censorship because they hate live streamers. What I don’t understand is why they even built the app. The funny thing is that they are trying to get people to watch their podcast especially Chris Hayes. Why in the world would anyone watch an MSNBC podcast when MSNBC can’t even make an app that works. Poor Chris Hayes I bet he doesn’t even know he works for a cable news station that actively works to destroy his programming and viewership. What is obvious, by all the negative reviews, is that MSNBC does not even care about their streaming viewers. It is so disgusting especially today when staying informed is so important.
Mememedonttakemyname's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/8/18 8:25 AM
Bad, fake news.
ErinBlek's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/8/18 2:09 AM
Love the channel itself, but the app is horrible!! Always freezes up on me. When video is playing, half the time audio cuts out. And since there’s no app for Apple TV, I usually just cast it over AirPlay. However, recently that won’t work either.
k2travel's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/8/18 10:09 PM
What a piece of c*** app Frequent freezes, doesn’t act like it knows it’s connected to the internet
samiam 1972's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/7/18 5:05 PM
I love MSNBC and I love watching, but the number of times that this app freezes or fails to load properly is just unacceptable. What are the developers doing? Why don’t you concentrate on making this functional for your users?
Tapestry2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/7/18 1:03 PM
This app is way past bad. I have written emails to support about the performance, or lack of, and nothing changes. Oh yeah, I cam watch the never ending commercials without a problem, but as soon as the video starts it freezes constantly. Also there is a lot of looping and pixelating. Don’t waste your time with this piece of crap.
Cait Serviss's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/5/18 9:43 PM
I love Rachel Maddow but it stresses me out that I cannot watch her show unless I tune in live. I’m not always available at her air time. And then if I miss more than 2-3 days of her show, there is literally nowhere online or in-app that I can catch up and binge watch her show. The only way for me to be able to do such a thing is have a Hulu subscription that allows DVR access to record episodes. And then I can’t access a livestream of MSNBC without signing into a TV provider. Same with CNN. I do have a tv provider but my landlord isn’t going to give me his sign in details with his bank account directly connected to it. I’ve been having to use an old account from Spectrum that for some reason works despite the tv part being cancelled. I can understand having to pay some kind of subscription to record a bunch of episodes I want, but 1. News livestream should be free and 2. Accessible without a tv provider, especially if I can go somewhere else and get the news for free. 3. You guys don’t shred the video files of previous episodes so they should all be available.
Sicariis's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/5/18 11:02 PM
You can toggle the closed caption button until the cows come home, but no matter you will watch with subtitles.
ZombieKiller21's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 9:27 AM
Again this is happening. I’m signed in with my local service provider but app keeps telling my unable to authorize and to contact cable provider. Not issue with cable provider. Fix please
DasFool's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 6:45 AM
Can’t log in anymore.
Cigarster's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 2:11 AM
Unusable...get it together guys!!
Cerebral819's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 1:19 AM
This app is the worst streaming app I have come across. The freezing and audio drops are CONSTANTLY HAPPENING. I’m talking freezing in the middle of a broadcast every 2 mins or so. I even have to close down the whole app and try to rejoin whatever production I’m trying to enjoy. You guys have to do better. You could do so much more with this app but you’d rather we just stream off of Verizon or the Xfinity app. So be it. PS: It’s very telling that your best reviews are all from 7 years ago.
Tap save's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 12:12 AM
Don’t bother with is app, it’s Constantly freezing, Sound goes out periodically, unable to watch a whole program let alone 3 minutes (if you’re lucky) All in all, this app is not worth downloading. Watch on YouTube for a smooth viewing.
Wintermute1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/31/18 11:48 AM
Given the truly terrible performance of this app - and its failure to improve across iOS versions - I guess I should just abandon it. The sound drop outs, the video freezing, the spontaneous quits. When is msnbc going to fix this? And Apple, why do you permit such low quality software in the App Store? What has happened to your quality control?
mollyariel's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/30/18 10:13 AM
Able to stream content about 60% of the time without interruption/freezing regardless of internet connectivity.
cdeez40's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/3/18 4:01 PM
In latest version
Sethers2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/29/18 3:25 AM
Seems to work okay on devices (freezes some), but airplay won’t ever work. Of course a native AppleTV app would fix that, but it doesn’t exist.
Allie JD's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/29/18 1:01 PM
The on demand option on this app works but when I choose to use the live tv option, it freezes the whole time I’m trying to watch my favorite news show. I hope this is fixed so people can actually enjoy the app.
JustMe&MyApp's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/29/18 10:31 AM
Aside from all the other issues users have mentioned, the audio continues to drop in the middle of a live stream.
Del Mar, CA's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/28/18 7:26 AM
Even though the app always work great for me on my iPad Pro, still too often episodes are not available. This is just frustrating.
Motopreserve's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/28/18 5:06 PM
Everyone else has covered the issues with this app. Just wanted to at least throw my vote toward MSNBC getting their sh*t together to provide an app that actually works.
jordydme's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/27/18 12:42 AM
I could not login. The buttons down work. I have an iPhone 8. I should not be having these kinds of problems get together MSNBC.
Philip H. 😍's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/27/18 12:00 PM
MSNBC has the most articulate journalists and the best of the best news organization. But the MSNBC app continually freezes up with no solution in sight.
paulbsch's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/27/18 11:42 PM
There is still no version of this app for tvOS. Completely unacceptable.
Broadway's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/25/18 1:32 AM
Seems like a major TV network could get this right or at least have the money to pay someone to build a basic functioning app?
Frustrated 34567's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/25/18 1:20 PM
The app freezes constantly on. My 802.11ac network powered by FIOS - on my 64 bit high-powered Windows 10 laptop, on my old iPad 4, and on my new iPad 6. It would appear that sometime in the past year, MSNBC introduced a new protocol for commercials, which, I think, contributes to the problem. Streaming was far more reliable a year ago. Streaming hims and haws as it gets ready to play these interminably redundant ads. I would also swear that the ad time is even longer than watching the program through the cable channel. At least the ads on the latter tend to be better, more diverse, and, accordingly, more captivating . But, let’s get down to the basics. I got about two minutes of programming before the app started to freeze this morning. That was 18 minutes ago. So, to quote a certain American, “Hasta la vista, baby” to Joe, his team, and everything else that I used to consistently watch on MSNBC whether I was at home or on the road.
rosiegray4's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/24/18 3:02 AM
When I updated to my Apple TV 4K I was hoping that this app would stream more easily to my television but nothing has changed. It works best if I’m just watching it on my iPad or my phone although it still freezes on occasion with that. I want to just stream it to my television set but as the other reviews say it requires constant babysitting and is so frustrating. I wish they would fix it already. I’d be willing to pay $.99 or even $1.99 for this app to be reliable.
NewschoolKid's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/24/18 1:14 AM
i love that it has chrome cast support but the app is trash. crashes and freezes so often it’s unusable. i tend to resort streaming the news on youtube because the app is such a failure to stay consistent. pathetic support. i see an update and am hopeful they patched things and it just doesn’t work.
thebookpusher's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/23/18 3:06 AM
The app, which I mostly use on my iPad, freezes when it flips to commercials and freezes when I’m watching live tv and watch more than one show in spite of the fact that I stay logged in to “watch tv everywhere”. I believe the problems are caused by MSNBC not supplying a large enough bandwidth for streaming. Please fix it.
GregJo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/22/18 4:23 AM
Just doesn’t work
sgibson5150's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/22/18 2:35 AM
Watched for a couple hours tonight and the video did not freeze once. 👍🏼
e_aily's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/22/18 12:44 PM
It’s insane how this app can only hold a stream for about 1 min at a time. Incredibly frustrating. NEED TO FIX
Hank.wal's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/21/18 8:26 AM
As many others have said, the stream will always crash after a few minutes of perfection. This as been an issue for many versions now. The stream freezes whether in app or casting.
Robzettt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/21/18 2:16 PM
The amazing thing about MSNBC’s tech and management team is that rather than fixing the app it’s just getting worse. For some reason they are actively working at reducing the number of streamers that can watch their shows live streaming. I call it censorship because they hate live streamers. What I don’t understand is why they even built the app. The funny thing is that they are trying to get people to watch their podcast especially Chris Hayes. Why in the world would anyone watch an MSNBC podcast when MSNBC can’t even make an app that works. Poor Chris Hayes I bet he doesn’t even know he works for a cable news station that actively works to destroy his programming and viewership. What is obvious by all the negative reviews is that MSNBC does not even care about their streaming viewers. It is so disgusting especially today when staying informed is so important. Please everyone flood them with complaints. Hopefully we can crash their servers. Maybe than they will pay attention to the streamers.
Weeping_Tree's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/21/18 11:07 PM
This app is the worst... continues to buffer like crazy while CNN is smooth as can be... inexcusable.
Dino & Karishma's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/21/18 10:09 AM
Freezes after about 10 seconds
Musical :3's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 4:19 AM
It surprises me how MSNBC continues to have such a terrible app. It constantly gives you error messages that says you aren’t subscribe to the channel when you obviously are otherwise you wouldn’t be able to watch it at all. And it tells you this message after you’ve been watching the app for 30 minutes already. Or there’s no sound, or it takes forever to load, or it doesn’t work AT ALL etc..I don’t understand why they won’t put any money into this app and make it better. It’s an embarrassment to MSNBC and it’s a complete aggravation to the app users
Craig Alan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 3:27 AM
Why this app is still freezing up all the time is a mystery. Used to be my favorite go to app while on the road but I’ve simply given up. It also continually “forgets” the tv provider. Most of the time, you just need to remind the app that you’re signed in but at least once a week, I have to actually log in. Overall frustrating experience.
PortlandBaby's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 2:35 AM
So, while traveling, I tried to watch my favorite MSNBC shows on my iPad via the app. But most of them didn’t show the episode that aired earlier today. Who wants old news. I don’t.
hgrafjr's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 1:39 AM
Very poor. Always stopping, no buffer.
Becky in Japan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 12:54 AM
The app has always worked terribly, but at love the announcers and content, so I’ve put up with it. I used to watch it for hours every day, watching all “my shows” in sequence. But now, in the past few days it has gone from bad to virtually unusable. Now If I’m lucky, after five minute of stabbing my finger at every square, every box on the screen, I MIGHT be able to get to the episode and section I want to listen to. And I do mean LISTEN TO!!! Nowadays, I’m having to use it like a radio rather than a TV app. I don’t know how they could have totally disrupted my main source of news input in a matter of days, but somehow they have. If it were possible to give negative stars for a review, I would!
Beltway Bob's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 12:37 AM
My experiences are as noted in almost every other review. Freezes up, buffers, repeats content, sound and video out of sync, and on and on. Fix it or lose lots of users.
Livoniabob's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 12:37 AM
As bad as this app has always been,, hard to believe that the last update makes it even worse.. Still freezes, doesn’t work good on Apple TV.. It even asked me to rate it all the time and even that doesn’t work by clicking on it..
TMcKoy417's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 11:03 PM
Literally forced to watch this on TV even though they are the most popular cable news network. Where is all of the money going? Where is the support for this piece of c*** app? There are so many things wrong with this but the fact that I don’t have time to list it but I will tell you that the live playback simply does not work. Doesn’t matter the device, the results are the same. Get your app together and stop losing viewers.
Excellent Fit's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/2/18 10:16 AM
Now you can watch for a whole 4 minutes without it freezing!
MyGirlz#1Mom's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/19/18 3:01 PM
Love the channel, wish the app worked better. For some reason, the sign-in feature doesn’t want to work about half the time. I press the " get started" button, then I press the "sign in" button, and it goes right back to the original landing page. I can’t sign in, so I can’t watch the episodes. I have a cable subscription, so I should be able to watch this. But, really, why do we need to sign in? This should be available for everybody to watch. It is excluding people who don’t have cable or satellite television. So many of the millennial‘s do not have cable and yet need to be able to see the truth that is presented on this channel every day. Besides, CNN doesn't require sign-in.
912's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/19/18 10:40 PM
My favorite news network that I can’t stream without interruptions living in Manhattan. Makes me watch CNN and makes my head spin that the “tech” news networks design is so inferior.
dycr's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/18/18 3:39 AM
Obviously no one supporting this app is paying attention to any of the online reviews. The performance is terrible. After 5 minutes it starts buffering and doesn’t stop. The problem is pervasive and noted by many on multiple app review sites. Fix the app!
PeolaP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/18/18 2:32 AM
I was extremely disappointed in the MSNBC app. It loses connection every 5 minutes and I’m constantly closing and the-opening to get thru the news. I’m surprised it’s available for downloading because it’s obviously a broken app. I truly hope someone is working on updating the app, but for now I’m deleting it.
Chitalk 600's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/18/18 1:09 AM
Can’t sign in. Cant use it Completely a failure. How does a major network fail to have a workable app? How do the people who areDeveloping this app have any kind of pride in their work when you get one star?. If it was possible I would give it a negative star.
terrierific's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/17/18 2:34 AM
EVERY SINGLE TIME! No wonder Chump calls them out- so unprofessional so old tech so annoying - I travel, spend half my time reloading app, really sophmorish not to have better tech! Joe Micha Rachel Chris come ooooon guys work it!
guitharp's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/17/18 2:29 AM
What a frustrating app! The only time this works well is during the commercials. When you watch the programs it freezes.
Venkiey's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/17/18 1:31 AM
Can you do something to fix the issue of players mg on chromecast? It plays for few mins and goes buffering. :(
SadCNNgo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/17/18 12:03 AM
Just awful and the worst part is they never fix it properly.
Zampano11's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/17/18 11:32 PM
I use the app with AirPlay to watch live on my Apple TV. It is constantly freezing and stuttering. There have been many complaints about this and they are not being addressed. Why not just create an Apple TV app?
Jball456's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/16/18 9:03 PM
Why can’t both sides of real issues be fairly presented for a change instead of the usual drek you portray as truth. The app itself needs a lot of work. It locks up every time I attempt to using it after a few moments so it’s not worth using. While you’re “improving” it why not add some text articles I can read instead of watching the talking heads? All they talk about is what’s scripted by a committee or progressive socialist think tank. It’s kinda shameful ‘ta watch ... know whatta’ mean? It makes me proud to be a thinking deplorable when I can manage to watch what’s presented by this app.
MisterStupendous's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/15/18 9:58 PM
If you can’t get the video to work right, at least give us audio only. It’s called a podcast, and I hear that the technology is relatively simple. Hire me if you’re having problems implementing this. I’m not a licensed tech, but I know enough to get simple stuff to work.
Birmy2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/15/18 9:10 PM
We use airplay occasionally to watch MSNBC live when we travel and have done so for over a year. Now it’s not working. I can only watch and airplay the previously aired videos by airplay but not the live shows. I contacted customer support by email and they were very courteous and tried to resolve the problem, but for now this app isn’t viable. We tried two phones and an iPad. We deleted the app and reinstalled it. We called Apple support. It’s a problem with the app they determined. I rebooted my Apple TV, and my modem and router. Nothing has worked. Maybe MSNBC can fix these bugs soon.
LeftLeaner's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/15/18 3:37 AM
As much trouble as this app has delivering video—the constant buffering, random stopping for minutes at a time and dropping audio—you’d think they’d provide users with a radio experience! It seems the developers are unable to fix this app, as it’s been like this for years, despite multiple updates.
FredTsui's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/15/18 11:00 PM
One of the worst rated news app! For a few weeks the app was able to get to the authentication page now it can’t. In fact when I click on sign in to provider nothing happens. This happens with 6.14. I have to watch through the Xfinity stream app. But I can’t watch on demand shows.
SRT-TV's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/14/18 7:56 PM
Come on. Airplay is still not working. Continues to stutter and buffer. Why still no live stream on the Apple TV app? I look forward to spending lunch watching and I spend most of my lunch attempting to keep the app working
Stanmal's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/14/18 6:50 PM
I love the network but hate the app. How is is possible not to be able to fix this long-standing problem? No other live streaming app that I use regularly ever freezes. You are killing viewership!!!
Sandy7395's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/14/18 3:07 PM
I need to bs able to stream shows. In real time. What good is the day after?
Resco81's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/14/18 1:48 AM
Why haven't you come out with an appletv app? We love watching you everyday but constantly have to reset the feed because it constantly freezes when air-playing it to the appletv. And its not the air play feature because other apps work fine. Just make an appletv app that allows live feed! Please!!!!
RobbieMSP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/14/18 1:10 AM
The latest version still hasn’t resolved any of the above issues. Please. Please give me a native appletv version. Or allow the xfinity app to use airplay. Come on guys.
e2258's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/13/18 3:55 PM
Casting is still broken in version 6.14.0
jude0002's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/13/18 10:16 PM
This is the worst streaming app ever. It freezes 90% of the time, looses sound, & I get about 10 mins of clear streaming before I have to reboot it if I’m lucky. Very disappointing!
GeraldDP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/12/18 9:27 PM
I’ve already commented that the constant freezing (for years) has been annoying. The apps recent technique to inflate their score is pathetic. In app, a pop up gives you the option to say either you like the app, or you can choose not to rate it. There is no option for “no, I have criticisms.” This is very unprofessional.
Mklrly's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/11/18 6:33 PM
I have tried everything. Freezes with Chromecast, AirPlay and just viewing on iPad. Useless. I use CNN APP AL THE TIME. , SMOOTH AS SILK. This is a major impediment to the success of your channel. Please fix soon, I love your programming, but cannot view when I am not at my home cable box.
Cord Barnes's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/10/18 4:53 AM
I am using this app because apparently msnbc is no longer available to be streamed on the Verizon fios tv app. I am disappointed because this was the only channel I watched regularly on mobile devices and now that I can’t watch it in the stable fios tv app, I have to settle for constant freezing. Trying to follow current events is getting frustrating when every few minutes there’s a 10-30 second pause in the apps live feed. I wish they would fix the app before limiting options. Pretty soon I’ll just choose another network to watch. Smh
Amy823's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/10/18 11:44 AM
There is just no excuse for the streaming quality of this app. It’s UNBEARABLE to even watch anymore. What I can’t understand is WHY I just can’t download the app to my Apple TV? Or my PlayStation? It’s absolutely ridiculous.
LisaBlythe1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 8/1/18 2:48 PM
MSNBC app is the WORST! Constantly buffering/freezes! All of your Updates State “We’re constantly working on creating the best app experience for you. NO YOU'RE NOT! If you were, you wouldn’t have a 1.9% Rating! Fix the issues everyone mentions in their reviews! Freezing, Buffering, Black screen, and keep episodes available longer than a day or 2! When you watch several MSNBC shows, sometimes between so many shows & the freezing and buffering it’s hard get through them before they are removed!
Xcberty's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/9/18 10:08 AM
Worst performing app on my phone. Crashes constantly. Pretty worthless.
wkylek's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/8/18 3:47 PM
I keep trying to get my news content from this app - but continues to be technically pointless.... Streaming never works and recorded content is 1/2 a news cycle behind. Advertisers should start paying attention to the ad space they’re procuring.
Unhappy with SlingMedia's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/7/18 2:25 PM
I love MSNBC but I can’t fathom why this app is as consistently bad as it is. The live stream is unwatchable. No matter the network my devices are from 10Mb to Gigabit bandwidth, the video drops out every few minutes for minutes at a time and often just gives up, goes to black and stays there. Audio also drops out for minutes at a time even if you have video. You’d think someone responsible for maintaining this app would try to use it for 5 minutes in any given day, see the problems, and fix it. The app wasn’t always like this - I’m guessing that their popularity went up in the current political environment and they’re not meeting the uptick in streaming infrastructure and bandwidth. MSNBC, please figure this out and fix it.
deadwoodcity's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 5:45 AM
I rely on MSNBC for my news. I cannot rely on this app to get that news. Constantly freezing, shutting down, audio not synced with video. You can do better MSNBC. And now it’s taking me 20 minutes to get a s***** nickname to send this. How frustrating can you get
Maurice the Gangsta of Love's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 2:46 PM
This app constantly buffers. My internet connection is 300/mbps. And it buffers regularly. Anyone have a solution. It only occurs with the msnbc app.
March Paxton's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 2:36 AM
Is this format not a co-production of Microsoft and NBC? One would think that with 2 such giants working together, the output would be great. To the contrary, this app constantly freezes - over and over again while watching live. It is annoying and extremely frustrating. Some of my favorite commentators are on here such as Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews which is the reason I have not simply given up in disgust. Come on, MSNBC, get your act together and present something that actually works!! Pretty please with sugar and sprinkles on top!! JUST DO IT!
MMaf2390's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 12:46 AM
This app is just plain frustrating. It streams old shows decently but trying to stream live is nearly impossible. It buffers constantly, freezes constantly and flat out crashes frequently. I love MSNBC shows. I hate the app.
game needs work.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 10:21 AM
Why don’t you show all the reviews! Fix your app
OklaLady0469's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/6/18 10:01 AM
Besides constant freezing, the title says it. Thought I might be crazy, but this morning another app requested provider validation again and it worked there!
un reliable's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/31/18 9:11 AM
This app is the worst. You name it,it does it.....not reliable at all.Come on MSNBC get your stuff together and please fix this sorry unreliable APP
Rhedyns's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/31/18 8:42 PM
Utterly frustrating to use. Won’t hold your place in the show you were watching if you have to take s phone call or leave the app for some reason. Constantly loses connection. Have to find your show and episode again! Utterly fickle. Limited number of shows. No way to search other shows. If I could give a minus one, I would! Bad Design. Bad Navigation. Not user friendly.
Darlig Ulv Stranden's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/31/18 3:01 PM
Downloaded the latest disappointment. Is this app really so hard to get right or is the problem a bottleneck at the server level? Even the MSNBC radio app for Android recognizes there’s a throughput issue and offers a second server.
AmyCheeaseburger's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/31/18 11:48 PM
Works for minutes at a time before it freezes. Thought maybe it was my chrome cast, but have the same result on the phone or iPad. Why bother making a streaming app that barely works?? You should take it down and fix it or just forget it.
Vjbeads's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 6:20 AM
I love this app! Love being able to catch up on the news with this app! It works fairly well. No complaints here.
Big NNNNN's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 5:36 PM
The latest update not only took much longer than other competing new network apps, but the latest update didn’t come close to addressing the major issue of not allowing users to sign-in or stream live TV. Trying to click on “Sign in” & it flashes signaling I clicked, but nothing happens after. As I mentioned, your lack of attention to your app is causing users to turn to competing networks so please make this repair a top priority.
tampa newsy's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 2:51 PM
Freezes and or drops program regularly. Almost unwatchable most days. Can’t believe they care so little about fixing it. I assume this since I’ve been trying to use it for over a year and have seen no improvement.
Langurss's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 2:07 PM
Total nonsense from unhinged, no-talent idiots. Disgraceful
thrash39's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 1:46 PM
If possible I would give this app no stars. It doesn’t seem to matter where I am (or what network I’m using or whose iPhone), the app freezes every 30 seconds and play for another 15 seconds only to freeze again. Beyond frustrating! Clearly MSNBC should either hire someone who knows what they are doing or just take the app down! Ugh!! I am going o have to watch my news elsewhere! Disappointing!
DCBK1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 1:22 AM
Can’t access the live stream. It keeps telling me to enable location services. They are enabled. There is no button in the app.
Ming Ling IronLungs's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 1:15 AM
The freezing and constant buffering blows... I can’t.... 🙄 #deletedagain #podcastsrule
Skyduder's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 1:11 AM
Crashes continually, can’t watch terrible app!
Robzett1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 12:43 AM
Just like everyone else I have the exact same problems with the app. What kills me is that MSNBC refuses to acknowledge the problem and fix it. Really what they are doing is censoring all there live streaming viewers. It’s just unbelievable. Also, they are half owned by Microsoft you would think they could fix the problem. So much for Microsoft.
bryandickens1's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 12:40 AM
If you’re going to use the app, replays are ok, but live streaming is just the worst
Embu80's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/20/18 10:52 AM
This is the most frustrating App to watch a live stream. Can’t you all just fix it? CNN’s works perfectly but I want to watch MSNBC!??
Yahoo1947's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/19/18 3:13 PM
Buffer. Buffer. Buffer. Freeze. Freeze. Freeze. I’ve sent a number of requests to support but these problems persist. Interestingly, there is never a problem when commercials are running...
Texas Scot's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/19/18 12:01 AM
Maybe I’m missing something, but I’m using this app through my Dish account. Why does it need my location? And why is there no way to enter it?
Frustrated 34567's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/19/18 11:31 AM
Xqzme78228's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 9:31 PM
Why can’t the app developers at MSNBC get this right. I’m a big supporter of the network, but their app is a piece of crap!
Jball456's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 8:41 PM
Why can’t both sides of real issues be fairly presented for a change instead of the usual drek you portray as truth. The app itself needs a lot of work. It locks up every time I attempt to using it after a few moments so it’s not worth using. While you’re “improving” it why not add some text articles I can read instead of watching the talking heads? All they talk about is something scripted by some committee or progressive think tank. It’s kinda shameful ‘ta watch ... know whatta’ mean? I’m proud to be a thinking deplorable!
Apple Genius Magazine's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 5:45 AM
A multi billion dollar International corporation that cannot get its digital app content to the public in a working and useful manner. I order lunch using a better app than this one. They should fire their online digital content director and their app development team as a group. This app is Shameful! It also says a lot about the company and their quality standards.
Jball456's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 2:31 AM
Why can’t both sides of real issues be fairly presented for a change instead of the usual drek you portray as truth. The app itself needs a lot of work. It locks up every time I attempt to using it after a few moments so it’s not worth using.
Stricklands's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 1:47 AM
Live TV not working on the MSNBC app or with Chromecast when casting.
Jstond5432's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/18/18 12:54 AM
Constantly freezes, shuts down the app is Terrible, I love MSNBC but the App is BAD
Buffering and or Freezing's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 9:47 PM
I can’t tell you how frustrated I am. I love watching MSNBC but this app doesn’t allow me to watch it with consistency. The continuous buffering and or freezing doesn’t allow me to watch with comfort. This happens on all my devices.
asdfghjkl650's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 9:20 AM
Especially during prime time (3pm to 9pm), live streaming freezes often, sometimes sound is lost. Please please improve the app because we really appreciate MSNBC.
cudctydcgfcugfc's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 8:40 PM
I join others in complaining about this app, live TV is virtually unusable, constant buffering and shutdowns. I have no similar problems with any other streaming apps, including others by NBC. I watch much more CNN online as a result.
JMBait's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 8:38 AM
I’m still waiting to see a video on this app. All it does is spin. I don’t have this difficulty with other apps so I don’t think it is my system.
nyuknowit2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 8:20 PM
Nope. Just like last 4 days. WHY THE F WON'T YOU WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN YOU KEEP LETTING YOUR STREAM BE THIS UNRELIABLE????? I'm SOOOO tired on time wasted troubleshooting to see if I can get this to play. UPDATED VERSION 7/17/18 NOW IT WON'T EVEN START PLAYING AT ALL....just a frozen picture & spinning wheel. God I miss the good ol' days of 10 seconds of programming before it freezes. SERIOUSLY IF YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME CLOSING, RESTARTING AN APP OVER AND OVER FOR NO REASON, THIS IS THE APP FOR YOU!!!!
e2258's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 6:27 PM
Casting is still broken in version 6.12.1
jibnyc's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 5:32 AM
We want to be able to watch Chris, Rachel, Lawrence and Brian without having to AirPlay from our iOS devices! The NBC news app with its MSNBC snippets is not enough! And how come MSNBC is the only cable news network that doesn’t offer the live news feature on the TV app?! Come on NBC! GET WITH IT!
this delay stinks's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 5:25 PM
I don’t know how something this broken was ever allowed into the public.
H. Valley's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 2:02 AM
I’ve never before written a review for any app, but I find the MSNBC app so frustrating that I don’t know what else to do. The most recent update fixed none of the major problems on iPad or phone, especially when trying to watch the live stream: volume disappears, picture freezes and wheel spins until I give up and close the app, or the screen just goes dark. I have never made it through an entire show without one or all of these problems occurring. Many other stations have excellent apps; you don’t have to c**** new technology here. Particularly in our present moment, you should make MSNBC’s content easier to access, not harder.
VisualSeed's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 12:56 AM
I like MSNBC but this app is garbage. You can’t watch a stream for more than 30 seconds before it starts freezing. CNN manages to do this very well. MSNBC, fire your developers and hire the guys that did CNN’s app.
mbj0213's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 12:32 PM
Constant freezing and crashing.
sgibson5150's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 10:53 AM
This is the perfect app if you want to watch three minutes of MSNBC at a time
Mknight_310's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/17/18 10:19 PM
This app is terrible! Streaming is nearly impossible as it CONSTANTLY freezes! Do not download this app!!!
Twitch46's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/16/18 7:28 PM
This is the worst streaming app I have ever used. If I was not an MSNBC j**** I would just delete it. Instead, I delete and reinstall, do hard reboots, trying to use it despite having to constantly try to make it function and ignore its pop up messages that say I need to enable location service, connect to wireless, etc, when these are all in place. It is pitiful how little support they give the app and it seems to be getting worse.
Erin2014111's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/16/18 11:50 PM
If you read ANY of the reviews about this app freezing, they are 100% accurate. Worst streaming app I use. I've tried multiple times to contact the developers before writing a review and nothing they have suggested works. If I didn't want to watch the news as I was getting ready in the morning, I wouldn't even bother trying to stream with this app. But I keep trying... fruitlessly.
tvfzhijb's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/16/18 10:42 PM
This app freezes constantly. It’s terrible
Buzzlulug's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/15/18 8:27 PM
Unusable Garbage. The app store is 10 years old. Is it really that difficult to write a functioning app in 2018?
jjdtshop's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/15/18 7:14 PM
I could not hate this particular app more if I tried. It freezes at the worst time, then speeds up, then runs audio over top of audio. It’s disgraceful. But what’s worse? They don’t care! It’s ALWAYS been bad, yet no meaningful improvements have been made. Ugh!!!!
Pulgon1984's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/14/18 2:40 AM
I held back on writing a review because MSNBC puts out good information to the public. This app is awful and I wish they'd fix it. The NBC app could be their model. If the news weren't so good, is give it only one star.
TonyC2000's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/13/18 2:22 AM
Not commentary on MSNBC. This app though is absolutely the worst app I use. Constant freezing and sound cutting out. Too many design issues. Doesn’t compress properly when slide over with another app is initially performed, so content is off the screen. CONSTANTLY freezing. For crying out loud, get a COMPETENT developer! Useless at the moment. Talk to the developer of the ESPN app which performs flawlessly.
Looking forward.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/13/18 2:09 PM
I stream Prime, Netflix, HBO and YouTube with no problem. I try to watch the news? Forget it. Constantly stalling for no reason. This app is absolutely ridiculous. Impossible to keep listening to the stream of an argument, a debate or whatever. But since they have you by the nuts, what are you supposed to do? Complain? It’s free. It’s lame though.
uthaesson's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/13/18 11:40 AM
This is one of the worst functioning apps I have used. The live stream continually either freezes or the audio disappears. It is incredibly frustrating to be watching a news story and then miss pieces of it because the app glitches.
rah le bol's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/13/18 10:18 PM
Don’t waste your time! Because that is all this app is “good” for. It crashes repeatedly and never really succeeds on opening. Too bad because I really like MSNBC content. You’ll find a game or two of solitaire more rewarding than struggling with this piece of app.
:o)^*'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/12/18 1:12 AM
Update: A year later, still horrible. No improvements. Apple TV app please! Airplay is unreliable. I’m on fast connection but lags and buffers all the time on iPad and iPhone.
Gratia Countryman's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/12/18 11:41 PM
The original app had blogs, but now it doesn't. I would like to see the blogs and articles in the app. Also, whoever decided the app didn't need an Apple TV app dropped the ball. No Apple TV app is a disappointment to me. This app also needs to include the morning and afternoon show lineup in the app
iPerson's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 9:56 PM
Constant freezing, and having to jump through the hoops to login with my TV provider credentials EVERY SINGLE TIME I OPEN THE APP!! I get frustrated and just open any other news app.
Excellent Fit's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 8:22 PM
If only this app worked without freezing every 3 minutes...
miscb's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 7:33 AM
I’m a loyal viewer of MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Morning Joe and I would love to continue streaming it on my iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately it’s become a big waste of time waiting for the stream to load. The big pharma commercials (which I hate) are the only programs that come through anymore. Sad. MSNBC, you’re supposed to be the hip tech savvy news producers for digital natives. News is more important than ever before. Please fix you stream. MAKE MSNBC GREAT AGAIN
EveningJoe's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 7:08 PM
Thank you for fixing the loader spinner on your last update. Now there is something animated to look at that is not otherwise frozen.
Dustin Neill's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 6:09 PM
I love the on-air talent that MSNBC employs, but I hate this app. The video constantly freezes. Tried to watch Maddow last night, but missed like half the show with video hiccups.
Retire101's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 5:00 PM
My big issue is that this is supposed to be an app on my PHONE. So the main purpose of my device is to be on the phone. Or to be able to bring up other apps as necessary. Most every time I’m pulled away from this app to answer a call or pull up another app I have to start the video I was watching from the beginning. Extremely frustrating!
Ap snob's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 4:11 PM
Use to be my go to news streaming app. Till they changed something. Now it’s the spinning wheel of hell. I’m back to cnn app :) which works fine on the same WiFi and cell networks. Come on fix this!!!
Eric Prince Live's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 11:58 AM
My sentiments are as others. No matter if I’m on Wi-Fi or through my LTE connection this app continuously freezes up. I guess this app is a like to have but I would also like to have it work. Please fix it all mighty news giant!
plain vanilla's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 11:43 PM
Freezes so much I can’t watch anymore. Don’t understand why there is this problem. Now have to watch CBSN while working out. No freeze problems with that app. No excuse for app that freezes constantly. JS
Lollipop and Cherrypop's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/11/18 11:00 PM
This app is terrible. Keeps freezing and needs to be reopened. Please fix it!
AJV_82's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/10/18 12:27 PM
Cannot get passed account verification, just white screen that sits there. No AppleTV app and even the browser version needs flash.
SweetVeee's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 7/10/18 11:13 AM
I get 2 sentences from the live anchor and then it freezes. I’m deleting this app.
TaarynitUP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/9/18 2:02 PM
Live watch frequently paused and takes quite a bit to load, but never begins live watch again. I am continually having to exit the app and reopen to resume live watch.
Sheil T's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/9/18 1:41 AM
It freezes all the time, I LITERALLY mean ALL the time!! It is the worst app I’ve ever used and needs to be fixed. I cannot believe MSNBC doesn’t seem to care about the app failures/bugs.
Cinamye's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/9/18 1:33 AM
Crashes constantly, or the audio goes out, or the audio and video not synced, so many issues. Between the issues and the commercials it’s not worth my time, which is a big bummer!!!!!
PerryBorenstein's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/8/18 7:20 AM
The app isn’t intuitive. Also, links from other places invoke the app but don’t bring up the specific video. This app is primarily designed for watching as one would a TV; as if you don’t own a TV. They just transferred the experience of a television to an app. I’m not going to watch an hour show to see a small clip.
comiccub's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 9:43 AM
There is no consistency with this App. One day you open the app at 6 am and all of the previous nights shows are uploaded and available to watch. The next day you open the app up and none of the previous nights shows are uploaded. The streaming is weak when the shows are uploaded. All in all MSNBC needs to do a much better job with this app!
JamesTWannaBe's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 3:26 AM
I never write reviews either but this one is important to me. I already have a subscription to MSNBC via my DIRECTV account. However, MS NBC is blocked from DIRECTV access through the DIRECTV app. The only way to access MSNBC with an app is through the intune app which costs about the same per month as a Syrius XM Subscription! I agree with all the complaints in the other review about the inconsistency in service Which is extremely frustrating.
Jezgee's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 2:26 PM
In spite of bad reviews, I just got this app. In the hour that I have been watching, it has frozen seven times!! Currently, I have been able to watch only seven minutes of uninterrupted news. How can a major news network put out such a low quality product?
blusunset's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 2:10 AM
The app freezes, buffers, crashes constantly during live streaming. Video and audio are frequently out of sync. Sometimes there’s no audio at all. It’s practically unusable. Why can’t you get your act together, MSNBC? Are your app developers even reading reviews or paying attention to user feedback? Your updates have no discernible impact on the app’s poor performance. It’s bad enough viewing on iPhone or iPad but using airplay to AppleTV is the most frustrating. Why not work with Apple to put the MSNBC app on AppleTV? And before you try to blame my WiFi connection, router, internet speed, or anything else on my end, know this: your app is the ONLY ONE that has these problems. CNN, FOX, CNBC, and all others are just fine. Love the content. Hate the app. Fix it!
muttha luvz mee's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 1:39 AM
MSNBC is the worst app ever. Comcast is sabotaging this app and the TV network because they are Fascist Republicans and Russian Sympathizing Traitors protecting Trump. I hope they all die in jail very very soon
PN911's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 11:20 AM
Used this app daily on my phone and iPad. New iPad no longer gets video—only audio. Blackened screen. Disappointing. Still works great on phone. Just did iPad software upgrade. Still doesn’t work.
Casey stencil's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/7/18 11:11 PM
Edit 5/7/2018: taking a star away. This app is decent, but for live streaming, it regularly hangs. If you wait around it _might_ reconnect, but often you need to close the stream and start it again. This happens on multiple devices and on more than one network/ISP. Not sure why this happens, but it's annoying, since I'm far more likely to stream the news than turn on a TV. original review After all the negative reviews about no live stream, I avoided updating, but today I accidentally did it, and it's clear that live stream works.
jossu_h's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/6/18 3:36 PM
Why on earth don’t they have an app on Apple TV!? The app constantly freezes or just drops it’s a bit of a mess girl.
ZizeklaMezek's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/5/18 3:34 AM
Even as a TV subscriber, I was only able to see one show, ONE SHOW, for the entire day of today!! If you are advertising having full episodes of content, at least post more than one show a day. Please.
User12121212's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/5/18 3:13 PM
Why is MSNBC the only cable news channel without an Apple TV app? Also, I really don't like that location info is required for the live stream. After using the app daily for well over a year, all of a sudden I can’t sign in. I just get a blank white screen when I attempt to sign in. I tried following the ‘contact us’ link, but the app simply crashes when I click. It’s as if they do not want the app to work.
Winthropo Muchacho's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/4/18 6:21 PM
Degrades, freezes and buffers constantly
Marcus S. Zarra's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 8:01 PM
First: Apple, how did this app get past your review process? This is complete c*** that any smaller developer would have gotten a rejection for. Feels like you are bowing to the big companies. MSNBC: this app is crap. * It does not play consistently * Content is not available consistently * It kills battery like crazy * It does not rotate properly * It does not use the audio controls properly Other than sometimes playing the content I want, this app is a complete waste of space on my device. Both Apple AND MSNBC should be ashamed of this garbage.
cool gurl's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 4:26 PM
This app needs some serious work. Cuts out within a minute or two of streaming. It’s 2018, how is this even still a thing?
Kwonzaa's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 2:28 PM
A video for a show is not playing. A message prompts me to contact " Contact Us". I tried. I can't.
Plownou's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 2:20 AM
Stops and starts on all my Apple phones and iPads. Too much freezing and missing segments of show
Figmentd's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 1:27 PM
I am a supporter of MSNBC. I believe that they are a shining example of what Journalism can be and should. But as a software developer myself, this app is a professional embarrassment. If I was responsible for this app I would have released it.
Ddundin's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/21/18 11:55 AM
I gave it 3 out of 5 because that’s about how frequently videos play on the first attempt. Scratch that, 2 out of 5 is more accurate.
Sharon5569's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 6:54 AM
Laggy. Crashes constantly. Previous episodes available randomly. Nothing consistent. Just not good.
end-of-the-rope's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 5:11 AM
Please. I’m begging you MSNBC — fix this app. It’s horrific. The videos don’t work. The live feed doesn’t work. It’s one of the worst rated apps in the entire Apple App Store. There’s no other news or video app that’s this bad. It’s so bad, it’s become a meme. Do you care? I guess not. I’m sure your advertisers will, when they find out no one can see their ads, because your app doesn’t function in any consistent way.
yabrnt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 3:51 AM
For the love of g** please update your app, constant freezing and completely unreliable, chromecast-ing is a nightmare
Wasywasywasy's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 2:46 PM
The app stalls regularly. The sound goes out. It’s very frustrating. I often switch to CNN because their app works!! There’s no excuse for a poorly performing app. Not these days! Get your act together!
bxnycr's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 2:24 AM
This app is so shoddy, it must’ve been designed by Fox News: Freezes constantly, barely loads 4 minutes at a time. If I want to follow the shows live, I listen to MSNBC International on the radio. Too bad...
GeraldDP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 1:47 AM
I love msnbc. I love Maddow. I love O’Donnel. I hate this app. Freezes constantly even on 50mbps WiFi. Unusable on chromecast: freezes every 2-5 minutes like clockwork. Please fix.
Stricklands's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 1:44 AM
App keep crashing every time I try going live. Logs forever. Please fix it! This issue has been going on for a while now.
Just a little question..'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 1:06 AM
Worst app on my iPad. If it opens, it freezes within 10 seconds. I don’t understand how such a popular news outlet could have such a sh***y app.
Rynox's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 12:38 PM
This app is nice if you want to see a few seconds of MSNBC and then a few seconds of buffering over and over again.
rfklaus's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 12:34 PM
Seriously. How do you manage to make this app work worse, every day? PLEASE FIX THIS. YOU ARE LOSING A FAITHFUL VIEWER. Did you know it doesn’t even connect to “report a problem?” I can now catch video for 6 SECONDS AT A TIME. DOWN FROM 14 A FEW DAYS AGO. GET A NEW APP DEVELOPER.
angrylib's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 12:21 PM
This app performs terribly. Even with a rock solid, fast internet connection, the app constantly freezes, chokes, rebuffers, overlays two audio streams, etc. Streaming to Apple TV is an additional frustration - instead of being untethered from my device I still have to hold it so I can manage the app whenever it stalls. If it weren’t for the content, I’d purge this app from my iPad and iPhone in a heartbeat. You’d think Comcast must distribute this app as a Trojan Horse so that would-be users will go back to cable. Great content. Terrible app!
Kiaradiva's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 12:02 PM
I like to watch msnbc in the morning on my iPad. Lately I’ve had to listen to it via the Sirius XM app. This app freezes, stops and repeats snippets, audio and video get out of sync, randomly crashes and video quality degrades. Most days the app is completely unusable. I expect more from a streaming app.
Graha14's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 12:00 PM
I love the layout and the overall app. However, even when connected to high speed internet (fully) the app crashes and/or freezes constantly. Not sure the problem but this app could be wonderful if the problem was addressed.
ZombieKiller21's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/20/18 11:06 AM
Fix this app. The live feed is terrible. Freezes or doesn’t even start. Not a connection or WiFi issue either.
Del Mar, CA's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 9:59 AM
Love this app, but recent episodes for my favorites programs like Rachel Maddow or Chris Hayes are usually not available. Making episodes available after one or more days is not sufficient for a NEWS program.
thrash39's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 9:48 PM
I give his app no stars. It doesn’t seem to matter where I am (or what network I’m using or whose iPhone e), the app freezes every 30 seconds for another 15 seconds. Clearly MSNBC should either hire someone who knows what they are doing or just take the app down! Ugh!! I am going o have to watch my news elsewhere!
nyuknowit2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 8:49 PM
Nope. Just like last 4 days. HOW CAN YOU KEEP LETTING YOUR STREAM BE THIS UNRELIABLE????? I'm SOOOO tired on time wasted troubleshooting to see if I can get this to play.
Subdued and tranquil's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 6:39 AM
Mr. Rouxxxx's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 4:57 PM
I have to agree with nathanph. I have a fiber connection and stream video to multiple devices simultaneously all day every day with no problems. Except for msnbc. Constant freezes and buffering. Unwatchable.
amtmoa's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 4:48 PM
Y’all have the means to fix this video always freezes screen frequently goes black
past discusted's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 2:23 AM
This has to the worst performing app of all the news apps available on apple units.
TruNYC's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 1:52 AM
They really need to fix this issue. This doesn’t happen nearly as much as the CNN app. Unacceptable.
Carlosnbc's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 1:04 AM
Love the network, I want to punch the app in the face.
Vinnie Jazz's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 12:55 PM
Crashes over and over again. Rewinds and repeats whole blocks of conversation. Extremely frustrating, as I love MSNBC and its commentators. Please just fix the issues and be done with it so we can enjoy the news shows that give us hope that our country is not completely disgraceful and that this is only a small hiccup in our already tainted history.
MrsW54's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 10:38 PM
This is the worst app ever. Just keeps buffering and even after it starts playing it stops after a few minutes. Love MSNBC but this app turns me off.
lhbj's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/19/18 10:11 AM
Video freezes every few seconds even on a WiFi network.
Brutality In The Raw's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/18/18 10:08 PM
Video streaming is so common in this day and age and yet still I can’t stream MSNBC at all.... constant freezing, buffering, having to close the app and reopen. Whatever team made this app needs to be fired; not just fired though; they need to be blacklisted from ever working on a video streaming service again. This has been a problem for YEARS. The way this app runs makes me want to pitch my phone into a wall at very high speed.
Chrisxyxy's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/17/18 4:08 AM
I LOOOOOVE your network, but I must say that your app is THE WORST I’ve ever downloaded to my phone...simply THE WORST!...it just doesn’t work 80% of the time. Buffering on five full bars of 4G LTE service. I’d rather not even have it on my phone anymore because it’s so glitchy. You’re a multi billion dollar company and yet your app creators can’t seem to get this one right...very sad! Fix it or no one will want your app...PLEASE!
Thpeech's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/16/18 5:04 PM
Living in a different time zone (HST vs. EST), does not allow for current news, especially when shows are not even available until 1-2 days later. I love all the shows MSNBC offers, but if they aren’t available in a timely fashion, what’s the point in using the app? I realize that ads are needed to pay for broadcasting, but I know all of them by heart. Xyzel, Volvo (my favorite) etc. is a great time to fill up coffee, but happens frequently as show goes on. The app itself has not been a problem...just the timeliness to the viewers, so please pass that along to MSNBC. I have yet to find how to watch these shows in real time, on my devices.😢 Aloha🤙🏽🌴🌺
Lampyart's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 8:08 PM
I don’t understand how in mid2018 there can still be an app they performs this terribly with streaming live video content. You guys seriously have to fix this! And for the love of god, get a dedicated app for Roku, Apple TV etc... com’mon people
rjwerks's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 2:22 AM
Apple, please pull the MSNBC app until they can submit an app that works.
Fresh_fer_Sho's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 2:07 AM
This app went from bad to worse. You need to fire your whole UAT team and shell out more money for systems engineers.
Mr DSmitty's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 1:48 AM
I enjoy watching MSNBC in the evenings. What I don’t enjoy is this garbage app. Constantly freezing and all kinds of other hiccups. Pure trash. Fix your app MSNBC, and while you’re at it, make a freaking Apple TV app. Unless it’s going to work like this one. In that case, don’t bother.
Lovelindahl's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 1:40 AM
Just doesn’t connect and stream well nor sync over Apple TV.
Merdiansun's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 1:38 AM
Surely an organization like MSNBC can put together an app that streams video better than this. Try again.
TViewer34's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/15/18 11:39 AM
Why don’t developers improve this app and make it watchable for live viewing? The video freezes constantly and has to load which typically times out. We have excellent internet but this app makes viewing live tv impossible. I see many comments that voice the same issue so why not do better? If you want people to view and enjoy your programming, it should be watchable in all available formats.
KJL44's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/14/18 11:53 PM
Does anyone at MSNBC read the reviews here? They have been extremely negative for a very long time, with reviewers all having similar issues. The first step in solving a problem is admitting that you have a problem. As with most reviewers, this app can barely livestream for a minute before freezing or skipping (latest iOS update on iPhone 7). This has been the situation for a very long time, yet it never gets fixed. With each new tease of a software update of “minor bug fixes,” I think this might miraculously be the update that fixes the problem. Nope, never has and apparently never will. You would think a company co-founded by a large tech corporation could figure out how to stream video over the internet.
tclindo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/14/18 11:39 PM
You guys. Come on. You know this app is terrible. You know it freezes all the time. You know that AirPlay won’t work for crap. You also know that you don’t have an Apple TV app, and that’s also poor judgement considering everyone else does. I have to (force myself to) watch CNN because at least their app is reliable. Come on. Fix. It.
Someone 999's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 9:24 PM
Live viewing is constantly interrupted to spool even at high speed WiFi. Really unacceptable for news network the size of nbc. Does your business model depend on my VIEWING.your content?
beyond repair's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 3:13 PM
This app is driving me crazy! It freezes, It looses audio and it closes down frequently. The programming is wonderful but it is so frustrating to have it freeze all the time. In this day and age I am surprised that it has not been improved. I am an MSMBC addict and can’t stand all the constant interruptions. Also, when you watch on your phone all day, the commercials repeat over and over. I guess this is not a problem with the app but a station programming issue. Beyond repair
Greyblueprint 's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 2:25 AM
Yes, I troubleshooted. Everything is up to date, cable subscription is valid (that’s about to be cut!), and this App won’t work... NOT EVEN OVER WIFI - ⚰️⚰️⚰️! The webpage has the same issues. Sheesh. Here I come, CNN. Can I give this App #NoStars ???
cjenning's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 11:48 AM
I praise them for adding the “Live” feature - but not at the expense of losing “On Demand” viewing. Now I can’t watch Rachel Maddow, because they’re not offering previously aired episodes. As for the podcast version, I’m still cheesed-off that they truncate it to the first segment. So what’s the deal????????
javaqueeny's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 10:50 AM
Can someone explain to me why there is almost NO CONTENT currently available???
Lollipop and Cherrypop's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/13/18 10:46 PM
This app is terrible. Keeps freezing and needs to be reopened. Please fix it!
sevenharkey's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 6:11 PM
From an network that is supposed to be delivering important, up-to-date, sometimes vital information across all channels, this is easily one of the worst apps on the market. Streams freeze sporadically, no matter the connection. I get kicked out of the app and have to log back in at least once a week, and that process itself is pretty horrible. I was just trying to log back in (after being logged in a few hours ago), and I’ve been waiting on a verification for 10 minutes. Please invest in all your channels. There are people who use this app as their primary source of accessing your content.
Willatx's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 4:02 AM
So tired of this app’s streams freezing and dropping. Sometimes it forcibly signs out the tv provider. Have given up watching Rachel on regular basis. Please fix. same result on iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2 (the worst), and iPhones. All iOS 11. Less issues on 10. Update after 6.2.1 update: stream still stops randomly when Airplaying. And agree with other reviewers that if app crashes, you have to login. Over and over. Crap app. After .10 update - STILL airplay issues. Argh.
Big NNNNN's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 3:52 AM
The most recent update from a couple days ago did absolutely nothing to remedy the streaming issues! The app either won’t let you log-in to stream or it just continually tries to load video ultimately freezing or timing-out. Another update is needed ASAP or frustrated users will turn to CNN, etc.
johntrip's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 3:38 PM
This has turned out to be an unreliable and horrible-performance app. The sad fact that the developers have put little heart into this program is apparent. If I could leave ZERO stars, I sincerely would!! Update as of today June 11, 2018.. immediately after today’s update, the app barely plays any footage at all. SERIOUSLY DEVS, what is going on!? Endless years (7 years!) of users PLEADING for you to fix this app!!
Smiffleblurf's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 2:40 AM
Seriously I don’t get why MSNBC is still the only cable news network that doesn’t have an Apple TV app. And please don’t tell us to use flakey AirPlay or Chromecast. Those transmission methods are not for long term use and are for quickly throwing up something on a device for a bit. The antiquated NBC News app on Apple TV also doesn’t cut it - it doesn’t have everything the MSNBC app offers. Even Fox News has a better app that copied its navigation and functionality off the CNN app. Just hit up the app developer who made that for both of them to redo your mobile app and make your standalone Apple TV app please. SO MANY PEOPLE HERE ARE ASKING FOR IT!
e2258's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 2:01 AM
Casting is still broken in version 6.10.0
neomoms's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 1:25 AM
Worst app ever and it gets worse every day! How is that even possible?!?
un reliable's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/12/18 12:17 PM
This app is the worst. You name it,it does it.....not reliable at all.Come on MSNBC get your stuff together and please fix this sorry unreliable APP
Hgfddds's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/11/18 2:05 AM
I’m using my iPhone X to watch the app on my Philips TV which has built in chrome cast. App keeps freezing and it keeps shutting off. I sent messages to the support people and they keep saying to restart my app, restart the TV or to restart the internet modem. They definitely need to fix the app. It’s such a shame because we love MSNBC.
FredTsui's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 6/10/18 12:33 AM
It has been months and moving on to a year and MSNBC won’t fix the huge bug I have. So I haven’t been able to use the app for MONTHS. The app won't verify when I'm on my home network. If I switch off wifi, it will verify over cellular. Then I can turn wifi back on and then stream. Live and past show works now. Location services is turned on and allow over cellular is turned on. Tried it again and it now asks to use my TV service saved in Settings but still nothing happens. The app crashes every time. Other apps that verify have no issues. Of course this means I can't use it on my iPad.
GeraldDP's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 5:47 AM
I love msnbc. I love Maddow. I love O’Donnel. I hate this app. Freezes constantly even on 50mbps WiFi. Unusable on chromecast: freezes every 2-5 minutes like clockwork. Please fix.
Highimscott's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 4:15 PM
Video constantly freezes and needs to be restarted. This app exhibits this behavior while no other app does. Here’s a takeaway for any executive that winds up reading these reviews: The performance of this app is the primary reason why I’m switching news sources.
Marcus S. Zarra's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 2:15 PM
Everything is wrong with this app. Videos won't play. Audio doesn't work correctly. Doesn't use any of the built in audio or video features of the iOS device. Doesn't refresh without killing the app. Absolutely terrible experience. MSNBC should be ashamed and Apple should NOT let this kind of c*** on the app store.
yearwoodj's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 1:27 AM
Alas. Alas!!! I really want to watch MSNBC, but the app freezes, loads slowly, and is very poor quality video. These are such smart people: why can’t they fix this?
Mzfla's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 12:11 PM
Video freezes and/or lose audio. Why does this happen so frequently?
princesskfrahg's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/9/18 11:02 AM
But it fails so much it is terrible. If you are going to offer live streaming then UPGRADE!!!! This app stops every couple minutes and almost always after a commercial. Also I get a notice every couple of hours that says I don’t pay for this channel with my provider and it stops me from watching all together. I watch this channel at home everyday and I pay for it. I wrote a note to MSNBC’s IT Department but they have not fixed the problem. This morning I am getting a new error. Failure and timeout to log on to their network. I can’t use the app at all. Frustrating. Hello you need an updated platform if you want us to watch. It is really annoying watching your refresh circle go around and around and around. I usually stop the program and restart it. It is faster then waiting for the app to restart on it’s own.
Irelandés's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/8/18 12:33 PM
I downgraded this to 1 star from 2 stars. This app cannot deliver a reliable video stream. MSNBC should be concern because it is a reflection on its ability to deliver the news. NBC, if you’re having trouble delivering video then make it audio only or have an audio option. In the meantime, I’m giving up and going back to my awesome BBC iPlayer Radio app.
skanner01's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/8/18 11:22 PM
Freezes all the time. In the past it would recover. Moving in the wrong quality trend.
Regular WF customer's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/8/18 11:04 PM
Can’t figure out why Comcast which owns msnbc wants to have an app that is so terrible. Really, how does this help your bottom line? Video without sound, video that doesn’t match sound, freezing, jumping, rewinding and replaying, and repeating the same commercial 10+times during one hour of news. This doesn’t happen during replay only when it’s live. Can’t figure out why Comcast thinks this is a good thing.
Chess Boxing's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/8/18 10:39 PM
Someone needs to Be fired!!! I’m on full strength WiFi and it still freezes, drops audio and lags. Come on guys, no one in tech support can fix this app?
ZombieKiller21's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/8/18 10:13 AM
When I first started using the app it worked with out issue. Over the last few days it constantly freezes on all videos live or recorded. Connection speed has been tested multiple times and is always fine. Please look into. Edit: The streaming of live news has not worked at all for the last few days. Again, it’s not a connection issue.
ZJA112's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/7/18 8:54 PM
I never write reviews but this app is garbage. I only gave it one star because no stars isn’t an option.
Jerryphx's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/7/18 3:53 PM
Pretty much garbage for live viewing. Constant buffering, regardless of bandwidth. Audio will drop while video plays, or video will stop while audio continues, or more likely, both audio and video will freeze for minutes at a time. And it’s been this way for YEARS.
ToddyBoy82's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/7/18 1:36 AM
Most people have written about the poor playback quality and reliability of the programming, but advertisers should know that your ads abruptly stop playing as much, if not more so, than regular content. As consumers, we’ve been complaining about this terrible app forever without any meaningful response from MSNBC to fix it. Maybe you’ll have better luck once you realize all your valuable advertising dollars are going down the drain. It’s hard to advertise something if potential customers can’t see the ads.
chadvirgo777's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/6/18 9:11 PM
So many issues. Constant buffering or just stops streaming altogether. I really wish they’d fix their issues.
BenPace's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/6/18 1:53 PM
The live stream on this app constantly skips, stutters and drops connection. Chrome casting is almost impossible lately because it freezes so much. All other video apps stream fine, connection is fast and without issue, but this app misbehaves to a point of frustration. It’s been worse than ever the past week. Streaming and casting msnbc is the one and only reason I even bought an iPad for since they won’t allow on android. This apps performance lately has me just using Sirius on my android to listen to msnbc instead of trying to watch on this app.
rosievdz's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/30/18 1:14 PM
I use the app quite a bit and it’s really frustrating when the video freezes and drops out. I wish you’d fix it.
Howie Digital's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/30/18 11:35 AM
For months I thought it was my Apple TV, my iPad or maybe my internet. I adjusted and fine tuned..everything. Conclusion the msnbc app is just shamefully poor to the point of being useless. It’s main feature is to freeze constantly, Period! You will not be disappointed there, that’s 100% guaranteed.. You never get to relax and just get the news or watch shows in one cohesive flow. Now, I love msnbc and their channel, this is not on them, it’s just this terrible app! My local channels live news apps are better and other national competitors work just fine. I wish they would put some effort and thus show respect to the viewers and their own journalists by getting this right.
rfklaus's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/29/18 10:55 PM
I love MSNBC. But this app is making me HATE MSNBC. It is infuriatingly awful. The app constantly freezes, it cuts out, reboots, turns off, won’t connect... and this is all in within one show. I have had no problems with any other apps. Just this one. When I watch Deadline White House, I have to disconnect and reboot the app at least six times. Same with Joe, Ari, same with Rachael, Chris, Lawrence, and Joy on weekends. I’m not being hyperbolic. Six times. In one hour. Every day.. This app is almost making me get to a point where I will no longer be watching MSNBC. That’s how bad it is. PLEASE FIX IT.
freespeech72's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/28/18 2:33 PM
I almost never watch the app anymore as it freezes so often that I can’t watch any live stream shows without having to reboot.
cmc1231292018's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/28/18 10:50 PM
The app freezes CONSTANTLY. I have submitted a half dozen error reports and they always claim the issue is mine to fix. Unless you like reconnecting every 10 min (not even exaggerating) then try CNN.
Get bugs out's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/25/18 11:43 AM
I have been using this app for at least two years now I have found the same problem as the other reviewer posted. Please fix this app!!! Still having problems with this app please fix it!!!!!!!!!
Curtis Wyffels's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/24/18 1:33 PM
I love to see PIP supported on iOS!
game needs work.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/23/18 7:40 PM
This has to be the worst app that Apple has for us to use. I cannot even follow the news because of how much this app freezes the audio goes out or it just buffers by the time that you fixed it you have missed half of the news conversation. If you’re not going to improve your app please apple delete this from our choices. Bad look MSNBC
spiritechie's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/23/18 11:28 AM
Video quality is terrible. Load time is atrocious, constantly freezes, and loses audio. It also will get stuck on a video and the only way out is to hard reset the phone.
Chris in Spokane's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/23/18 10:15 AM
What’s wrong with you msnbc? You must know of the problems. Don’t have this problem with the cnn app
RenèeV's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/22/18 11:38 AM
Huge difference between this iPhone version and the google play version. I have both. Android version is a thousand times better and also lets you watch most for free.
Marrakay's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/21/18 9:42 PM
This is my favorite news network, but the app is AWFUL. It continues to get worse over time and not better, constantly freezing and has to be forced closed and reopened in order to start work. I could have to do this 15 times in a one hour show, ugh please someone fix this app!!!!!!
'Zonia's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/21/18 6:32 PM
I love MSNBC but this app is awful. It cuts out, freezes, stutters, even when I know I have a good connection & CNN is working fine. ACK!
avid_traveler_'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/19/18 3:31 PM
This app is the worst and constantly freezes up. This shouldn't be happening every 5 minutes in 2018. They really need to fix this
Cappyden's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/19/18 12:55 AM
It has twice the ads of your cable service provider...
alanpaulthompson's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/18/18 9:50 PM
Whoever is in charge of fixing this app is obviously asleep at the wheel. There have been terrible reviews for months and nothing has been fixed. I love msnbc content, but app is TERRIBLE
gyyrufju's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/18/18 4:09 PM
Very confusing as to why so many months or even years NBC can’t get its act together and make a good app for the traveler. CNN, Bloomberg news, FOXNews virtually all of the other major news outlets have nearly flawless streaming capabilities. I guess MSNBC really doesn’t care about having viewers on the road and would rather that we watch CNN or Fox News!
lovingnodak's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/17/18 2:04 AM
Always interrupts. Always freezes. Always.
Pixelpshr's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/17/18 1:43 AM
This was working for a few months, but now the Cox account log in is broken again. I used to be able to authenticate using my Cox account on the iPad but not the iPhone. Now neither one works. When I get to the “Select cable provider” screen and tap “Cox”, I get a flash of white screen and then it says I’ve successfully logged in. But, I was never shown the screen where I would enter my user name and password. So I get a failure when attempting to play any of the programs.
fixit97's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/15/18 9:41 PM
The screen constantly freezes or the sound disappears for several seconds at a time. It’s not my provider’s fault because I have called them about it. My question is if you have a 2 star rating overall wouldn’t you want to fix what’s ailing it?
wantto luv u's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/15/18 8:51 PM
Freezes, voice goes out, repeats video. You’re breaking up my marriage. I want to watch msnbc but can’t with my spouse. If I watch you on tv we fight.
explorer08's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/15/18 6:42 PM
I love MSNBC but this app rarely streams for more than a couple minutes before freezing. I always check to see if there is an update...and there never is. I have no problem streaming via other apps. Please fix this app!
ashowy's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/15/18 12:06 AM
I love MSNBC! Rachel,Chris.m,Chris.H, Lawrence, and Ari really gives me the news I need to know. Thank you! JoLee
PapaJonslol's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/14/18 9:57 PM
Routinely freezes, ridiculous.
nangil9's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/14/18 9:12 PM
This app is the only way I have to watch MSNBC live streaming. It has become unwatchable due to the constant stalling and sputtering. Typically in an hour I have to restart the app 8-10 times after it stalls. This is ridiculous. I do not have this problem with any other apps. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, I have rebooted my iPhone/iPad, I have checked my WiFi signal with my provider and confirmed it’s strong. Please please fix!
iIzMoron's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/14/18 3:15 PM
Inept coding of App. I would be embarrassed if my name was attached to this failed app. Some apps are simply bad due to poorly thought out production- layout. But then there are those, very rare ones like this msnbc app. It’s all about poor coding. SAD effort.
sgrussell's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/14/18 2:58 PM
I am a patient person but this is ridiculous. Within 5 minutes after loading screen loads, picture and audio freezes. I then go to Sirius app and enjoy the program. There is no excuse for this!
MrAllSummer18's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/14/18 10:32 PM
What a waste, no live TV????? But Fox News offers it???
Ctforshort's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/12/18 5:56 PM
Why is it that AM Joy and Politics Nation (the shows hosted by Joy Reid and Al Sharpton) don’t have any previous episodes on the app and why do you take so long to put them up after the shows air and why don’t you ever play them again on your network. As far as I know, they only air once and that’s not the case for most of your other political shows. Chris Matthews’s, Lawrence O’Donnell’s, and Brian Williams’s shows air on the weekend. 🤔🤔🤔
Stanmal's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/11/18 11:55 AM
But I hate this app. It crashes constantly, just about every 5 to 10 minutes. It repeats the same commercial continuously. Please fix it and make the user experience. . . useable.
Beltway Bob's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/10/18 8:23 PM
My experiences are as noted in almost every other review. Freezes up, buffers, repeats content, sound and video out of sync, and on and on. Fix it or lose lots of users.
I like type's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/10/18 3:03 AM
Now, it is officially terrible. It freezes every few minutes. Sometimes, the sound just goes, while the action keeps going. If I really didn’t want to hear the programming, I wouldn’t bother... actually I will do anything to avoid this app. I wrote what is below a few months ago. I often watch with Apple TV, live. It seems the app cannot effectively load ads and loses the connection to the TV. When the app switches back to the phone, it doesn’t load to the phone, and I need to reload the app. Then, when the program comes on it is running one ad, and I switch it to the TV, there is a different ad. Something in this is causing the app to fail, over and over again. Please fix this.
Morpho_Blue's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/10/18 1:38 AM
Please either fix this app and or provide an Apple TV app. The streaming is horrible and especially additionally horrible when mirroring onto a flatscreen....PLEASE WE LOVE YOU NEWS SHOWS BUT WE CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE DUE TO THE TERRIBLE STREAMING
SECR68's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 5/10/18 12:59 PM
No longer works for me on iPhone or iPad. I’ve never seen so many problems with an app and doesn’t seem to matter where I’m watching from.
Judy1!2!3!4!5!'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/7/17 2:56 PM
Stops, stalls and sputters for live stream. Miss easily a third of content tapping and closing and restarting. Out of desperation, I decided to watch live logged in on my pc and it has no problems whatsoever. So it’s the app and it’s equally bad on iPhone and iPad. Maybe the problems started when they began asking for your location so they could target advertising instead of just playing the horrible thumpity thump commercial break music. So now we can learn about all the drugs that will give you cancer or make you k*** yourself but your skin will be lovely. Rachel is available as a podcast audio the next day but not all shows are. If content is posted, the archive shows usually play ok in the app.
complete disney fan:)'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I too have problems with the audio and video cutting in and out. When I upgraded my phone, it did help a lot as it is a less frequent occurrences. But love watching my MSNBC shows when I’m away from home.
Effete Liberal's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
App software doesn’t seem to play well with others. Live feeds via your app on the iPhone don’t seem to work. No one seems to know what the problem is either.
Tallguy8542's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Crashes and Freezes when using chrome as all the time.
sad_and_disappointed's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
How can a steaming app be so horrible? I stream from so many apps that work perfectly. Stream to my phone, iPad, PC, chromecast, Apple TV. Here’s a (limited) list: ESPN, HBO, XFINITY, Directv, Big10 network, CNN, Netflix, Amazon Prime, STARZ, Cinemax, YouTube, TBS, TNT, PBS, Dish Network, FX Now, AMC, CNN, BBC, Showtime, A&E, TNT, MLB, Fox Sports Go, ABC News, NBC News, TV Land, FOX News, CBS news, NFL Network, TruTV, and more. MSNBC is the only app that will drive you insane. When it finally streams (occasionally) just try to chromecast it or use AirPlay. Failure. Tech support responds! Awesome! Somehow they think it’s my internet connection. You’d think that having Microsoft embedded in their name would make them seem internet savvy. You’d be wrong. Pathetic. Stream CNN Instead.
1remix8's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Lose sound and problem freezing. I found that this problem is not only with the app but it also works the same with the station when carried on Cox Cable and Tucson Arizona
Drandal's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Apple TV, got the app, went to settings, typed in code, click on directv, get sent to a page that won’t work so I can’t watch
1nationunderdog's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
When it works, it’s great. But sometimes, like today, for example, it won’t play, with no explanation, and no information on how to fix. Irritating.
Judy1!2!3!4!5!'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
They get into trouble with the commercials. They replace the TV ads with the app ads and they don’t start and end at the same time. So when you watch with the app, you miss 15-20 seconds of the program when they go back. And the app stalls frequently, usually around the ads but at other times too. It used to be worse. If you watch yesterday’s program, it’s fine. The live stuff is hard for them. You can live stream the audio on tune in and while video is nice, the radio is less troublesome.
Supersons mom's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
OK, where is the live button? Sometimes it’s there sometimes it’s not. And usually not when I go out to walk my dog and it is dark @5:00 pm down here so if no red bold LIVE button I’m shutting it down and going to Rachel’s IPod series. BUT I’m getting smarter every episode I listen to. PERMANENT LIVE BUTTON ✌🏻😎
Hager2121's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
How can a media company like nbc have such a buggy app?!??! Forget live streaming. I can’t even get it to take my cable info without freezing. So pathetic. Seriously, why? Is no one paying attention over there? Read your app comments.
Biodiesel Bob's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Very unstable while trying to watch live. It drops completely and Frases the signal frequently. Better for watching previous episodes.
ABT5C's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
The app disconnects every few minutes, requiring me to resuscitate it 10-15 times minimum per hour. How are you supposed to watch a live-stream when you miss 2-3 minute chunks of it? MSNBC is my go-to news network, but this app is so frustrating it often forces me to use the CNN app instead. (It’s disconnected 3 times while writing this review. Please, please fix it.)
Skyduder's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
My wife controls the tv so I watch on iPad. I usually give up rather quickly because it loses sound and freezes up, so out of frustration I click on CNN app. NBC needs to fix or just remove app!
2xistt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Frequent freezing & subsequent crashes. & I have high speed data access WITH an iPhone. So why bother?
Cdmatt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Although “location service” is ON, I cannot view live MSNBC.
designer jwl's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Although the app may ask you for your cable provider, it bypasses it allowing folks not paying for HD from their cable provider, see shows within 18 hours of airing in high definition. That saves me an additional $20 a month.
Weeping_Tree's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
After many months... This app is STILL the worst... continues to buffer like crazy while CNN is smooth as can be... inexcusable.
Ladunck's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
The gold star for overall reporting is BBC.
Amberjack915's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Clumsey sign in with Verizon. Does not work. Frustrating.
AK 33's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Freezes a lot. Not reliable. Not available on Roku or Amazon devices though, so I’m stuck using this one
The Nellster's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
We don’t see the ads they are paying you to broadcast because the stream is interrupted more often than not. Then it becomes too frustrating and I turn it off.
johntrip's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Zero stars AAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL across the board! Endless years of a malfunctioning piece of garbage. The developers are clueless, non-caring, and ridiculous to think that the updates that they release ACTUALLY help this app perform... I mean, reallly guys!?!? You claim that each update that you put forward improves app performance. BS!!
Izzy18130's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
No option in settings to enable location services
Kroteamansa Dada's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
This up is great especially when you can watch your favorite programs on the go on MSNBC. However the occasional blackout needs fixed . Other than that I highly recommend this to everyone.
miz til's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Are too long and too frequent but my favorite news channel. They fact check what is put out there.
Lucky Cel 8's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Too many buffering, interferance, black screen, repetitious ads, etc...
Was2/:'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Just when I really want to hear something it freezes every time!!! So frustrating!
Sharon5569's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
MSNBC is a major news outlet. Why such an ok but not great app? Live steam doesn’t stream consistently. New archived show availability is inconsistent. When do last night shows that I missed post? 3am? Sometime tomorrow? Not at all? And then when they do post how long are they up for? 24 hours? 36? All week? It’s a crapshoot. Wish you would pick a formula and stick with it. But clearly there is no formula. It seems to arbitrarily depend on an intern who’s bad at their job. And why oh why is ever commercial break Ray Liotta talking about quitting smoking? I understand saturating the market might have its benefits. But I never smoked. Never will. And don’t need to hear Ray Liotta talk about it a dozen times and hour. Or that other one about opioid induced constipation? How many times an hour must we hear about that?
Janetjab's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I just wish that some of my news shows were commercial free but I still really enjoy the app.!
FSte2018's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Great app! Love being able to catch shows I missed, or re-watch when they’re especially good. I wish it would be possible to keep more than 1 or 2 shows available. Some weeks, it’s hard to watch everything I really want to see. I have enjoyed seeing repeats on tv over the holiday weekend. Too bad there aren’t more opportunities to see repeats on tv, esp. instead of Locked Up (LOTS of thumbs down!!), or Dateline (way better than Locked Up, just too many).
IDontWantAStupidNicknameDamnIt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Nine. Likely would have had more but just quit the app. Now, I love Chantix and Ray Liotta as much as the next person (not at all), and I know no one in authority cares if I see the actual news content when they can make their fraction of a penny killing my battery with ad bombardments, but at least have the decency to show some content to shake things up a little.
MethodicalMac's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
SC 400 error with Apple TV MSNBC App when choosing Directv as a provider. Other than this issue, which stops the user from reaching the Directv sign-in page, your programming is phenomenal. Please fix this error so that I can make this a five-star rating.
Gwhiz4's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
This app buffers constantly or doesn’t work at all. This is not an issue with any other NBC/Universal network apps, so I’m not sure why it’s so difficult to get this one right.
mutantear's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Stop & go. Stop & go. Needs a tuneup.
oledobby's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
At the moment, I’m in rural NC. I just played TRMS, and it played back flawlessly. I even paused it a few times - no freezing, no hang ups. I also became a fan of Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
Karanlea's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I can have timely access to numerous programs from anywhere
Tr. A's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Someone PLEASE fix this app! Freezes every 5 minutes or so, especially when casting to Chromecast. Other apps have NO problems casting. The freaking Disney channel can make a reliable app, so why can’t MSNBC?
frustrated orogressive's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
Like many others I can’t make it work. Guess I’ll have to go back to CNN.
Milo Puppy T's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I am able to sign in, but unable to watch any shows. May you guys please fix this glitch! I am getting some type of error message... I would love to watch my favorite shows and can’t. This is so frustrating!
laloumen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
This app is not worthy to have been released. There is a thing called “process” in software development which includes testing and bug fixing. The team developing this app is clueless and needs to be replaced ASAP.
WX XX's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
We are total msnbc addicts...the content is true and up to the moment and being able to watch Katy Tur when I miss her during the day is a bonus. Each live show I watch though freezes up at least 4 times and sometimes more....wish this could improve.
guitharp's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I enjoy watching MSNBC but they’re app just isn’t reliable. It freezes up almost every time I use it. None of the other video apps that I use are as frustrating to use.
Onellb's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
I click on the msnbc icon and it comes on with screen being all black for a second then turns off instantly. Please fix.....as soon as possible.
Mjr328's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/18 12:31 PM
App i have ever used!
Deededgtyhbb's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/17 1:16 AM
All I want for Christmas is to watch Maddow without the feed dropping out. Make my wish come trueeeee
Wickedspecialq's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/6/17 11:10 PM
As another reviewer pointed out, the other NBC News app has an AppleTV counterpart. So why not the MSNBC app? I feel that it might address the same issue I have with using airplay from an iPad to watch live MSNBC content, where frequently the stream pauses to re-buffer. Just make this app native to the AppleTV to cut out the middle device. I also agree that their advertisements are annoyingly repetitive, and I’ve lately been seeing ads for Scientology and L Ron Hubbard, which is crazy off putting to see on MSNBC.
w4s00000000's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/5/17 3:49 AM
Dropout and freezes all the time.
Darron Thomas and LMJ's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/5/17 3:12 AM
Live tv doesn’t work very well. I most often get a blank screen and I’ve tried logging out of my provider and reloading the app. Very frustrating
catdream's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/4/17 1:53 AM
Very annoying to read graphs and timelines whenever used on a show since the closed captioning is all over the lower part of the screen. PLEASE make it okay to turn off this feature.
Ckdksjns's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/4/17 11:12 PM
What a joke of an app and a network. Didn't like the app or the content. Do yourself a favor and download something else
andy thurman's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/30/18 12:36 PM
I don’t get it. Streaming works great on my computer in a browser but this app is a stinker. Hasn’t worked in a week. Before it used to freeze up a lot. I’m sure this is falling on deaf ears. I bet Fox News’ app works better.
Nov13HotMama's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/29/18 12:37 PM
MSNBC just beat out Fox News for the first time in years and more importantly, the company won the 18-54 age group. If it continues to be difficult to use this ap, you’ll probably see a drop in viewership as well.
Nicki V.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/29/18 12:37 PM
I enjoy watching live coverage using the app. However, the constant freezing is annoying.
mar-rah's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/29/18 12:37 PM
Just when I think it can’t get any worse they have a version update. Still freezes still stalls still needs to be disconnected reconnected. Nothing new there but now it is so frequent it is unwatchable. I check every once in a while to see if it’s fixed, but as far as live streaming goes it’s the worst.
Chukman's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/29/18 12:37 PM
The app works great for about 2 mins. I cast to my television often. It crashes almost immediately every time without fell. It’s the only news app I have that crashes consistently every time. Please fix this bug.
xiape's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/29/18 12:37 PM
No matter what kind of network I’m on, regardless of signal strength or connection speed, this thing can’t stream five consecutive minutes without some hang up. The app is almost complete useless.
QuoteMe7's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/25/18 12:37 PM
The MSNBC app is great when it works, which is 0% of the time these days. There is a bug that prevents me from logging in with my cable TV password and user ID. Sometimes the screen tells me I’ve been automatically logged in with my cable company and I’m ready to watch, only for the screen to freeze, and when I back out, I’m not logged in. Get it together, developers. You might try responding to your users when they contact you, as well.
thepet24's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/22/18 12:36 PM
Please consider providing the ability to listen to live tv in the background. There should be an option to listen, not watch, the live tv feed, and be able to move away to other apps while still listening. This is an ideal feature for Car Play, which this app should support. CNBC does it. You should also.
Jdlenard's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/22/18 12:36 PM
You’d think MSNBC would have the resources to build a world class app. This is not one. It freezes, audio cuts out, & glitches out. Yes, the app is up to date and I’m watching on an IPhone X. It should work fine just like other streaming apps do.
The Crenz's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/22/18 12:36 PM
Great that you have an iOS app, but I can’t live stream your content on my TV that has a non-Apple streaming device, even though I have a cable log-in. Are your ratings that good you can afford to overlook other popular markets?
whatsanobeen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/22/18 12:36 PM
Livestream sometimes hangs for 5-8 seconds but otherwise much improved from prior versions.
YenteB's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/22/18 12:36 PM
I downloaded the MSNBC Apple TV app, signed in with my provider. But I kept getting an error every time I tried the livestream. Contacted customer service and they’ve been telling me for almost 2 months now that they are working on it. I found out that the NBC News app also has a livestream option for MSNBC. Guess what? It works! It’s not perfect but definitely better. Why can’t this app work?
Fortiva's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/20/18 12:34 PM
Slow like a h*** and keep looping. Just wonder when they’re going to fix this app. Did they ever read all the comments here and find out what customers said about this app.
PotterCat's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
There is no Live stream AGAIN, out for 24 hours, playing 9-15 seconds before hanging, then playing the same few seconds for another 2-3 times. The pre-recorded videos usually play back without error, but what good is day-old news?? WHY can’t you fix this?? This has going on for months if not years, including dead in the water on election night! It’s great news channel, and a really sucky app.
Michiland24's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
Do not rely on this app. More times than not, it can’t even keep a connection for more than a minute or two, sometimes less, without cutting out while watching live TV. So inconsistent and I refuse to bother using it anymore. Get it together MSNBC!!
sst0930's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
I have contacted MSNBC on numerous occasions, explaining I have never had so many problems with an app before - they do nothing to fix problems. It’s been a waste of my time, detailing each issue. It is like they don’t even care how awful their app is. CNN does not have so many issues with their app?! It never streams correctly, idling over and over again. Sometimes it gives me an error message my provider does not support this channel, which is a joke because CNN never gives me that issue. I am so disappointed in MSNBC and their lack of care in making sure their app works. I’m so frustrated with it all.
DustinMarc's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
Buffering cannot watch
sassy mandie's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
I always have issues with this app. Never streams smoothly, especially when try to stream live. Its very frustrating because so much good content i miss if i am not home
mooneje's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
This app often freezes on my iPhone 6. So much so that I find it unusable.
Spin4130's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/19/18 12:36 PM
This is by far the least useable app on my phone. It cuts audio or just freezes every 15 seconds or so. I’ve signed in using several devices, all had the same issues. I use other streaming apps without a single problem . After reading other reviews I’m not the only one frustrated with this unstable joke of a streaming app.
jehartz's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
While casting to Chromecast, this app is always locking up. One would think that after years, they would get it right.
Natushabi's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
Does anybody read these reviews? They are all saying the same thing, freezing, poor performance, obnoxious ads...NO OTHER APP PERFORMS LIKE THIS. IS ANYBODY LISTENING?
Anton Ego 2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
I must be in Siberia since the MSNBC app is constantly freezing. The developers are using Ice Age technology. This network and its viewers deserve better. Maybe spring will come some day.
nyuknowit2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
What a great channel.....but here we go again... another 2 days of wasting time restarting this app when it freezes perpetually. For a while it fine (for the most part) but today it won’t play at all. When will this end?
mukee57's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
Repetitive crashing and freezing. Also forgets my isp login data.
Eta Carinae's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
How can a media company so invested in its brand marketing let this miserably executed piece of bloatware out in public? The app dependably hangs 6 to 8 times per hour, despite copious available continuous WiFi bandwidth. It loads then dumps and re-cues streams like a forgetful c**** addict. Video plays without audio at random. And, to add insult to injury, it frequently traffics the same ad multiple times in succession (back to back), as if NBCUni Ad Sales is using the MSNBC online audience to fulfill all its make-goods; like we’re a captive audience. Guess what? We’re not. See ya!
'Zonia's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/18/18 12:32 PM
As much as I would like to watch more of MSNBC it’s too much work. I don’t have this trouble with the NBC app or CNN or Comedy Central or any other station I watch live, but trying to Chromecast MSNBC is a thoroughly frustrating experience. There are no problems for, maybe, half an hour—sometimes as much as an hour—but then screen goes blank, Chromecast keeps trying to reconnect, that spinning wheel goes on & on & on. Sometimes, if I disconnect from Chromecast then start again, that’ll work but only for another hour tops. Like I said, even the NBC app is fine—no problem. This is been going on for months. I give up. BTW, it’s the same whether I cast from my iPhone or laptop.
Logan0x05's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/17/18 12:53 PM
I refuse to pay for cable. The idiots over at fox have this figured out, you can actually watch their content online without much of a fuss... Why can’t msnbc evolve with the times for all the cord cutters?
DWKNJ's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/16/18 12:48 PM
Typically I get 3-8 min of viewing before app freezes. If I am lucky I get to view through to a commercial break, which is a nonstop loop of Ray Liotta talking about Chantix. My guess is less than 5% of MSNBC viewers are cigarette smokers, thus it is puzzling why that commercial plays endlessly. Right now the app just froze during the ad, so my screen is a still photo of Ray Liotta’s face. Come on Comcast — with all the money you have invested in NBC, could you spend a few bucks on a decent app?
Jimmyaym's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/16/18 12:48 PM
The app needs to be able to use on Apple TV. Currently I need to use my phone app to watch on Apple TV but if I need the naearch the web etc. it disconnects. Please add an app to Apple TV options! All the other NBC networks have an app. NBC, NBCsports, CNBC etc.
raybee98's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/15/18 12:00 PM
Nothing ever works except for maybe 20 seconds. Terrible
Outrgrgirl's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/14/18 7:56 AM
I tried to use this app and after 3 mins, it buffers then crashes. I have no problems with any other app, ie. HILU, ABC NEWS, CNN. I tried ditching CNN but until you fix this app, CNN it is.
rocktmn411's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/14/17 3:00 AM
Horrible app! Always slows down and buffers and it’s not my internet connection because nothing else does that. Come on NBC get a clue!
TedFitzgerald.com's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/14/17 1:53 AM
Need an Apple TV app!
Jerrthebear's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/13/18 12:30 PM
Why can't you just set a zip code or city, state, country?? Really can't justify the privacy invasion.
ColoradoKids's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/13/17 5:34 AM
This app is horrible. Period! It is constantly stopping and spoiling. Always stuttering when it does play and it doesn't matter what time of day. Why can't they build a new app that works it is not new technology we are talking about. I mean come on now!!!!! Great news you just can't use the app. I end up listening to the news on the audio streaming online. Build a new app. Your tech team should be embarrassed!!!!
gkr9t49ghfn's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/13/17 12:17 PM
I tried to sign in to my Cox account to watch live, but kept getting am error page. To bad...
whatsanobeen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
TVos app has trouble registering my tv provider (Verizon) but works fine on iPhone app. Ads also get repetitive.
senor balzak's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
This app freezes better than well, my freezer.
durban73's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
The lack of live streaming makes this app useless.
Zezzman's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
Still, (STILL!!) can not turn off closed captions. Very annoying. Get Rachel Maddow to fix this!!
feckybox's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
The app streams well, but wish one could watch a couple hours after broadcast, if not possible to watch live
repsac3's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
...compared to all the other streaming tv apps I use. I like the shows so I put up with it most of the time, but I really hope for improvements. And what is with about half my ads broadcasting in Spanish? (I have nothin’ against the language...but it prolly isn’t going to sell me anything...)
LkentN's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
I have the MSNBC app activated on my iPhone 7 and my iPad but I cannot get it activated on my Apple TV. I keep getting an error message. This has been reported on various Internet forums. Please fix this!
shaunmm2k's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
I’ve also just discovered that it’s not my ISP’s fault for this app’s constant buffering. It’s the app itself, for no reason other than bad design. How did I isolate the reason? Sky News app delivers wonderful high definition streaming for hours without EVER stopping, loading, crashing, relaunching. It just goes and goes. This is an important time in America’s history. Make your app “just work” MSNBC! And I’m tired of Chantix!! Respect my intelligence and choose compelling commercials to present to the us. I realise that you have to pay the bills, and I’m all for becoming an informed consumer. But I resent punishing repetition and dumbed down ads. Your news content is top notch and then suddenly I’m treated like an idiot and you want my attention? I turn down the volume and find something else to do for 3-5 minutes. I’m sure the defeats your goal. Do something about it. And start with your app’s performance. Thank you for reading :)
Ghsienfnfi's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
Apple TV app won’t all me to sign into my direct tv account. Sc400 error.
Brassai22's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
Update is horrible. Tells me to enable location services for live feed when it is already on. Will not connect live.
JeffRains's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
This is by far the absolute worst app I’ve ever used for any sort of streaming. If I didn’t PAY for your channel it wouldn’t be an issue, but I do, so it’s an issue. If you can get more than 2 consecutive minutes of streaming from their “live” feature you should seriously throw yourself a party and give yourself a trophy. It actually gets to be comical after a while when you realize how terrible this thing really is.
TDycus's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
...by that I mean features and some cache improvements, but errors with the latest version. If I wasn’t such a fan I would delete the app. And why do I have to have a cable service provider if I have to watch all the s***** commercials?
TonyC2000's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/18 11:04 AM
This is without doubt the absolutely worst app I use. Constant freezing and sound cutting out. Too many design issues. Doesn’t compress properly when slide over with another app is initially performed, so content is off the screen. CONSTANTLY freezing. For crying out loud, get a COMPETENT developer! Useless at the moment. Talk to the developer of the ESPN app which performs flawlessly. This is really outrageous. Can MSNBC not afford competent developers? I’d be embarrassed if this was my app. How is it possible that this app is still so incredibly terrible.
Nkdscot's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/17 4:00 AM
This is the worst app I’ve downloaded in a very long while. The guide will tell you one if any episodes available and when you find that one tiny morsel to watch... psych! Nope there isn’t an episode to watch after all. Total BS. Do yourself a favor and delete this app.
Jcdvegan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/17 2:29 PM
User12121212's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/17 1:58 PM
Why is MSNBC the only cable news channel without an Apple TV app? Also, I really don't like that location info is required for the live stream. I like to watch the prime time shows in the morning. I've built somewhat of a routine around it. However, the new episodes aren't uploaded at a consistent time. It's totally random. You never know if the show you want to watch will be uploaded by the next morning or not. This is very frustrating and deters me from using the app.
ignacioquintana's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/12/17 1:20 AM
The live feed turns unwatchable at prime hours... All In, TRMS, Lawrence... the streams stop working all the time... feed freezes... buffering forever...
nyuknowit2's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/11/17 3:15 PM
This is getting fkng annoying!!!!! I'm having to constantly re-start the app (often re-opening to a fresh batch of the same commercial over & over........um I was just in the middle of the newscast, 5 seconds ago). Unwatchable. FIX THIS!!
Garrett DN's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/11/17 2:08 AM
My favorite show is Morning Joe and my favorite episode is the Live Show for the day after Christmas 2019. My second favorite is the Live Show for day-after-thanksgiving 2020 when cast can’t find anything to be grateful for after Trump secured a re-election.
tmathias's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/10/17 5:44 PM
I can’t use this app. Seems many reviewers have the same problem. Streams for about 2-3 minutes, then shuts down, won’t stream the live broadcast anymore. I’m removing this from my devices, don’t know if I will ever use this again. Used to watch MSNBC all the time, can’t now.
Seedyrc's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/10/17 3:50 PM
I have no problems with this app. It opens well and functions with minimal glitches. Well designed and easy to use.
KaraKae's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/10/17 10:51 PM
I’m addicted to THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW and love that that I can access it thru this app. I wish I could save episodes that I haven’t seen, much longer than they’re available. I got so confused & frustrated last August and reported my grief when 1 episode appeared twice and was labeled with two different, consecutive dates (8/14 & 8/15 possibly). They promised to fix it but it never appeared. Lastly, this app OFTEN does NOT do a good job of remembering your position in a show that was last watched. I often have to start over from the beginning.
Bulls n Bears's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/1/17 7:51 PM
Do we really have to endure a Cialis commercial every time you go to break ??? Why do we have to see the same locally produced commercial back-to-back. It's unbearable to see these lousy productions repeat sometimes several times.
Ihop23947's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/1/17 6:05 PM
Headline: 'Morning Joe' Ups Ante: Calls for Cabinet-Led Coup, 'Sociopath' Trump Must Be Removed You people are MENTALLY ILL. sociopath how? How much of our $20 TRILLION debt is Trump’s fault? Is my health insurance f$cked up because of Trump? Is society s****** up because of Trump? Was Trump going to sign the TPP? On and on. Anyone with half a brain knows he’s not to blame for ANYTHING! He’s never held public office! So keep the propaganda going. The lies. Keep dividing the American people. It apparently is working. Just know that there is a special place in h*** for people who do such things.
Eaglecrest-SV's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/1/17 1:03 AM
UPDATE: After reporting my previous problem with the live feed from MSNBC, I was contacted repeatedly by their support organization to assure me that they were working on a fix. And fix it they did!! Thank you, MSNBC Support! I’m back to loving this app!! ************* First, let me say that I love MSNBC and this app. However, I have recently been experiencing exactly the same problems with the live feed failing as have been reported here by other users. It is terribly frustrating, and makes the app unusable for watching live. The word from support is that they cannot reproduce the behavior. I was told to do all the standard things. Uninstall the app, reboot the phone, etc. Trust me, none of that works. @MSNBC Support: Please step up, figure this out, and implement a fix. We miss our MSNBC!
Silver Lion.'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 12/1/17 11:59 AM
I have used the MSNBCapp for years to watch news programs. Now I can’t even log in. When the app starts it forces me to the login screen where I select my provider but the next screen never appears. I just get the spinning wheel. I guess I’ll have to stick with CNN for my news. To NBC:I assume you read these. Please understand that we, the viewing public, are using streaming apps more and more to view content. If you want to continue to have a following into the future you must determine how to provide content through the network consistently and reliably.
M'Dole's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/9/18 3:47 PM
Programs freeze ‘way too often, and there’s really no way to reftesh, other than opening and closing the app.
DR FIRST's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/9/17 8:42 PM
Great app but have been avoiding it because (cue the miniature violin) it’s too much work to have to sign in to my cable provider EVERY SINGLE time I open it. Take a cue from HBO NOW and at least let my sign in coast for a half dozen openings. Please fix - I can’t find Rachel on HBO.
scotthilt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/9/17 3:37 PM
All the show video and Live Stream content is really great, but this app should be a “one-stop shop” for political news with breaking news, headlines and in-depth articles and live election results. Why this is only a promo app for MSNBC shows is leaving a lot of potential on the table. I understand you have the NBC News app, but this should be for those who ONLY want political news.
Speedluva's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/9/17 11:47 AM
I work until 10pm so I usually watch Rachel Maddow in the morning. No new content has been uploaded since Monday which is disappointing, usually the shows from the previous night are ready to view the next day. Needs improvement in this area...
ecelis's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/9/17 10:27 AM
Suddenly Close Captions (CC) started showing on their own and can’t turn them off!
noworking4me's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/18 9:57 AM
I have to right by router to get App to work
theTRUTH4real's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/18 8:05 PM
Literally forces me to watch cnn...because this ap is such crap...unreliable...unstable...THE WORST and no apple tv version...how are you even a news division if you cant keep up with the current tech changes and advances
mjcl215's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/18 4:00 PM
A bit balky but much better than nothing. Was not near a TV with MSNBC on the night of the election...was most grateful to have this app!
Cryssy3579's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/18 1:35 PM
It’s 2018, why hasn’t MSNBC mastered video playback??? So instead if I want to catch an episode from last night I have to watch it in pieces on the regular website. Shouldn’t the app be BETTER than that???
CookieMonsterYikes!'s Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/18 12:22 AM
Terrible performance. Crashy crash crash.
tanmanjf's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/8/17 5:18 AM
Cons: 1. There is no way to adjust the point where you are in a show with chrome cast. 2. Constant dropping of the chrome cast. 3. Tv subscription needs to be re-entered frequently. 4. Shoes do not save your position when you pause and leave for a while. (Write down what time your at, not that you can get back to that time) 5. Commercials, Its not just that they are repetitive, but trying to adjust your position in a show, or getting the show to cast right you will watch 3+ commercial breaks all at the same time. Pro: Its free and it works like a free app. This is equivalent between all comcast apps, including a total lack of chrome-cast support for the xfinity app.
BartKananaugh's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 6:25 PM
Still not consistent and having issues. Could be my TV provider, not MSNBC.
Pulgon1984's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 4:47 AM
I've had enough with this app. MSNBC is not listening to their viewers. It's like watching internet videos in the early 2000's. It constantly freezes, skips back, and plain stops! This happens on my Mac, ipad and iPhone. Fix your web system MSNBC, Please! If you're wondering how, just ask your sister network, NBC. Their app works fine.
Kapdigital's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 4:36 AM
Lots of buffering, freezing, terrible picture. Far behind its competitors in that regard.
Marcus X P's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 4:24 AM
Can never watch the live feed for more than 2 minutes before it cuts off, then I have to close the app and reload. EVERY COUPLE OF MINUTES. Been like this for years, whether I have good WiFi, or good cell service it doesn’t matter. The worst app on the App Store!
mixolyd's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 3:55 AM
Such an awful app. Cast or airplay does not work at all. How has it been broken for this long??
Cmplnt's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 3:29 AM
Dear MSNBC, will you please, please just make a proper Apple TV app... or fix your airplay streaming! Why does this app freeze and buffer all the time, or worse, die inexplicably? O just want to watch your shows.
Xxdythra's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 3:09 AM
Yeah I know it is Election Day but why so much buffering?? Just upgraded to Apple TV 4. Why is there no msnbc app to download??
dpawake's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 3:05 AM
Good app. Compared to the CNN app it has major issues streaming live shows. It lags and drops the feed. CNN doesn’t. Very frustrating.
Dannemroff's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 2:53 AM
This app is terribly built.
Amy823's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 2:45 AM
There is just no excuse for the streaming quality of this app. It’s UNBEARABLE to even watch anymore. What I can’t understand is WHY I just can’t download the app to my Apple TV? Or my PlayStation? It’s absolutely ridiculous.
LiveFeed-NOT's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 2:38 AM
So why bother.....
rollcamera's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 1:57 AM
The app does not work. Live streaming does not work - unless all you want to see is a spinning circle indicating that it is “loading”. So completely frustrating. Is a rating of zero stars possible?
AzSunnyD's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 1:44 AM
you’d think they’d do something about it. Absolutely terrible performance. No need to rehash the comments of others in detail. Poor at best.
Lalita09's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 1:15 AM
You people need to take notes from cnn app and connectivity to chromecast as well as buffering. Theirs works, yours doesn’t.
neomoms's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 1:00 AM
This app works only about 30% of the time. It’s the worst ever! I use it to stream to my upstairs tv so as not to torture the rest of my family with politics, but it only works for maybe an hour if I’m lucky and that’s a good day. Please fix it.
grayfolded's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/18 12:07 AM
If I’m a cable subscriber how come I can’t stream shows live through the app?
Willatx's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/7/17 3:29 AM
So tired of this app’s streams freezing and dropping. Sometimes it forcibly signs out the tv provider. Have given up watching Rachel on regular basis. Please fix. same result on iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2 (the worst), and iPhones. All iOS 11. Less issues on 10. Update after 6.2.1 update: stream still stops randomly when Airplaying. And agree with other reviewers that if app crashes, you have to login. Over and over. Crap app.
Jan319's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 9:37 PM
This app cuts out all the time loses signal all the time! If I didn’t love MSNBC so much I would not use this app ever. Please fix it!
KilaueaHi's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 3:15 PM
No connection. Instead receive blank screen with pinwheel. Possibly due to fact I am in Italy?? No explanation.
Ftaghaboni's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 3:05 AM
I have been using the app for a while and now all of a sudden it does not show any video and when I click on “select provider” nothing happens.
fhejajdjsja's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 11:50 PM
Please improve the quality of your live stream. It has frozen multiple times trying to use it
Hipster Kale's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 11:35 PM
It casts for maybe 20 seconds and then goes back to buffering. If I try to just watch it on my phone, it will still play for 20 seconds and then buffer. This app is a piece of garbage.
PotterCat's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 11:18 PM
Great network, lousy app. It's election night, the biggest election night in decades, and no Live stream. Pathetic.
Murher's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 11:18 AM
Live tv is limited. Should be able to get all channels. Freezes too much!
J_Mech's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 11:01 PM
I love MSNBC, but this app is garbage. Live TV is completely unwatchable due to freezing/loading. I had to watch the election results on the CNN app. The coverage wasn’t as good, but their live TV works perfectly.
VCassa's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 10:43 PM
Wishing you can fix!
Gilliemagoo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 10:40 PM
Even though I had to watch MSNBC and other news a day later, that possibility is no longer possible because this app now requires a cable/satellite TV subscription, which I do not have. I pay a fortune for Internet only subscription, which is what I have. FINISHED with NBC news!
Nikesonic's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/18 10:27 PM
You’re losing viewership.
AthenaA82's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/17 8:28 AM
I thought after the most recent update the live streaming issues would be fixed. Wrong. Streams for about 1 minute, then freezes and the app must be restarted. Incredibly frustrating. Please fix — and not 2 months from now.
popvideoKelly's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/17 2:39 AM
This app is only good one time. If you exit out or quit the app you have to relogin to your cable provider. I don’t mind the ads but I HATE having to constantly give my credentials. Don’t waste your time until they fix this issue.
Like to Travel's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/6/17 2:02 PM
When streaming video screen will freeze and lock a lot. Reloading the app multiple times and will finally seem to work correctly. Very annoying. No audio only option! Very slow to load shows on the video feeds after they have been played live. Sporadically have to verify my cable tv account. This morning has to verify twice while I was reloading app after screen froze! Drives you crazy. Not worth effort.
FredTsui's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/5/18 11:16 PM
One of the worst rated news app! For a few weeks the app was able to get to the authentication page now it can’t. In fact when I click on sign in to provider nothing happens. This happens with 6.16. I have to watch through the Xfinity stream app. But I can’t watch on demand shows.
tribalplanet's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/5/18 11:15 PM
It’s great, when it works. I like to cast it thru TV but 5 mins later...you guessed it. It freezes. It’s not a secret anymore. Just call and ask Netflix on how they do it.
peachweenie's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/5/18 10:55 PM
Freezes constantly even with fast broadband WiFi. And where is the mute button so I don’t have to listen to the same three commercials played endlessly on loop? STREAMING MSNBC HAS BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THESE COMMERCIALS!
dallas from new york's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/4/18 7:29 PM
I so love msnbc! The best place, to get , the truth!
lurquizo's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/4/18 1:16 AM
Never saw such a horrible app, which is surprising because MSNBC deserves a really good one. I’ve contacted them several times asking to clean this up but to no avail. It’s crazy.
brobdinag's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/3/18 3:11 PM
marklanegan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/3/17 4:23 PM
Where the h*** is the Apple TV app? Seriously.
Consumer Application Advocate 's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/3/17 4:13 PM
Picture in Picture. Why watch this show when it is the only thing I can do. Even CNN has PIP now. Please update so business people can muliti-task. Split screen is not enough. Thank you.
JPH1984's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/29/17 9:56 AM
Doesn't play on cellular data. Says my setting prevent it. My settings do not prevent it. Shows are often days old. That days old news. So, not news.
RatingByMe818's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/29/17 12:11 AM
Crashes regularly. Requires password re entry. Freezes. Not sure what works right.
Rickstr190's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/29/17 10:41 PM
While watching live TV the app frequently freezes up and appears to reboot and then restarts very annoying
Dragaen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/27/17 3:22 PM
Arrest conservatives huh? Can’t even celebrate Thanksgiving. Gotta get that pre recorded video of you lying on TV about it. Go get a straight jack.
Marcus S. Zarra's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/23/17 1:50 AM
Live streaming is not new technology but this app cannot seem to handle it. I leave the “live” news running and it stops at least once per hour causing me to restart the app. This should not be this hard.
MicknaMI79's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/18 12:31 PM
WHY THE HELL ARE WE REQUIRED TO USE THE ACTIVATION CODE EVERY TIME IN ORDER TO WATCH LIVESTREAM!?!?!??! This is the THE MOST FRUSTRATING APP around! >:•(
J C Mesa's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/18 12:31 PM
Some issues with connecting to my provider, freezes but watchable mostly
marklanegan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/18 12:31 PM
RE: MSNBC AppleTV app. If you try to authenticate with DirecTV you get an SC 400 error. It’s hasn’t been corrected since it’s been released which was weeks ago. Please correct this.
Fusion 1944's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/18 12:31 PM
I hate programs where people interrupt and talk over each other. Rachel Maddow is at the other end of the spectrum, well studied reports with great and clear presentation. The choice is yours.
Tunedelicious's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/17 2:47 AM
Let’s start with the AppleTV NBC News app. You switch to MSNBC and you get 3-minute clips chopped out of three days worth of news shows. Who watches news that way? I’d want to see 45 minutes straight of the Rachel Maddie Show, but it’s not available. Luckily, MSNBC content streams into the AppleTV cleanly with no hiccups at all. Yay, Apple servers. Okay, maybe the MSNBC mobile app for iPhone will do better. Nope. What the TV app does well, the mobile app stumbles over. Sure you can live stream an entire show (because access to the prerecorded shows are delayed 24 hours), but it stops and starts every few minutes to buffer, interrupting the flow of the broadcast and cutting off discussions. Oh, and you can’t even live stream without a cable subscription anyway. Add to that the fact that NBC seems to sell advertising blocks in one-month segments and you hear the same five grating ads eight times per episode, every show, every day, for weeks. It’s enough to make you toss your TV out the window. May I please k*** pop artist Halsey now? Both NBC apps are terrible in their own unique ways. Let’s just go back to watching cable TV. At least that way you can record it and fast forward through the commercials.
CO_hockey_mom's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/17 2:34 AM
Every single time I try to watch live tv using this app, whether I’m connected to my Wi-Fi at home or LTE data, I can’t get through a full five minutes without the video feed stopping. Very frustrating. Pretty much makes the app worthless.
aastraron's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/22/17 2:05 AM
For a news organization that prides itself on up-to-date, cutting edge news, it’s a sad attempt at a streaming app. They need to take a page from Netflix’s book. Sometimes I’m actually in the middle of streaming live TV (when it’s not freezing or buffering) and I’ll get signed out and it will pause. Rachel Maddow wouldn’t approve!
Sharon5569's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
MSNBC is a major news outlet. Why such an ok but not great app? Live stream sometimes works but most of the time doesn’t stream consistently. New archived show availability is inconsistent. When do last night shows that I missed post? 3am? Sometime tomorrow? Not at all? And then when they d post how long are they up for? 24 hours? 36? All week? It’s a crapshoot. Wish you would pick a formula and stick with it. But clearly there is no formula. It seems to arbitrarily depend on an intern who’s bad at their job. And why oh why is ever commercial break Ray Liotta talking about quitting smoking? I understand saturating the market might have its benefits. But I never smoked. Never will. And don’t need to hear Ray Liotta talk about it a dozen times and hour.
60-year reader's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I wish I could this MSNBC app a lower rating then just one star. Other apps such as Amazon prime and Netflix and even ESPN work much better. The design flaws are fatal. If you want to watch MSNBC, it’s best for you to use your DishAnywhere app or DIRECTV app. It is ridiculous that company as large as NBC would deliver a product like this to consumer/viewers.
lwill123's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
This app should be great but it just isn’t. I hate that it freezes, I have to sign in almost every time and have to use AirPlay to see it on the TV. What the heck?!
elizabeth11134's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I love this app as staying at the homes of my children it is impossible to turn on their sophisticated TVs. Just forget about staying with my sister, she does not even know and defers to her husband ! It is enough to make one read a book! Anniebetts1134
paulleary-org's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
The worst app of all the news organizations combined. Unstable, keeps crashing, every 10 minutes trying to watch streaming video is like a nightmare.
dignan25's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
That’s how long I get of the live feed until it spends 1 minute buffering if it even comes back at all. Jesus Tapdancing Christ, please fix this!
G.S.Lowdermilk's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I bet Trump Tv’s app doesn’t constantly crash like this. Love msnbc programming but this thing is frustrating as hell.
JGK49's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Very frustrating because when it works, it’s swell. But no matter where I am—and I live in a big city, with good coverage—can’t seem to get through an entire news story!
PotterCat's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
There is no Live stream AGAIN, and this time the app is completely dead. Won’t replay any videos, no Live stream, nothing. Just went dead about 4 PM. WHY can’t you fix this?? This has going on for months if not years, dead in the water on election night! It’s great news channel, and a really sucky app.
morning Dave's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Needs good phone and good WiFi. This my favorite app for sure.
ajaxon3's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I live in a rural area near the east coast and always thought the problems this app had with freezing, losing connection to the TV provider I use, losing sound while the audio continues and vice versa were due to where I live and less-than-state-of-the-art service, but after reading all these complaints, I see that I am not alone. My iPad Air 2 and my ISP are all apparently fine (I am, after all, able to stream on other apps without problem), it’s the app that’s having trouble!! MSNBC news casts are my go-to sources for honest news when I can stand the constant breaks in and interference with their continuity. And one last complaint: I can almost take the broadcast difficulties better than the frequent, repetitive, s***** commercials which seem to come at too, too frequent intervals. I stopped watching television because of these inane ads and I fear I may have to go the same route with your app. With so many people complaining, I am amazed the app has not improved significantly already. It is currently the news shows on MSNBC that keep me using your app; my patience, however, is wearing thin.
Madden 2884839's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Seriously, how can such a great network have such a c***** app? It freezes all the time.
TCanDaMan's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Unable to stream live msnbc to airplay.
MSNBC devotee's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I meant to give a 5 star, but it appeared that it was submitted after I tapped a couple of stars? Perhaps that is why the overall ratings are not especially high.
Capitol Nana's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I cannot sign in to this App. nor sign into My Spectrum Account to pay my bill????
Luti16378's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
this is the first time I've ever reviewed an app, but I have to stand here in awe at how unusable this app is. it just sits there and loads. and loads. and loads. and heaven forbid you actually get it to work, and cast it to your Apple TV. it will constantly stall, close out, not play video... just, it's awful. get it together y'all, FFS. You're a giant media company.
SchroederMcG's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Come on MSNBC — certainly you can do better than this. Clearly all the negative reviews you have received for this MSNBC app falls on deaf ears. On a good day it’s still not reliable.
Lgraham9's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I have my cable info auto-liaded on Apple TV, yet each and every time I try to watch MSNBC, I’m forced to reactivate. Failure!
nicolasd's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Constant need to re-activate/sign in. Video often stalls, sometimes even repeats the 10-20 seconds you just watched for no reason. iPad split view support doesn’t work for video. No picture-in-picture support for video. No Apple TV version Advertising is so repetitive you’ll start to cry.
Jacobjay06's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
The app is useless. I continuously receive the “No Service” error code. I am never able to watch any shows all the way through. The continuously freezes and buffers.
curious123's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
The app has consistently had streaming issues over the years, no matter how many updates it gets. Other apps will stream with no issue, but this one consistently freezes or gives a choppy stream.
GEOPIX's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
In this time of political unrest and instability, and a looming constitutional crisis, it is important to be able to find all NBC News content in one place. And it’s now on all iOS devices, including Apple TV. Long overdue. Thanks NBC News. However, PLEASE add an audio-only streaming option for vehicle drivers (who shouldn’t be watching news anyway, just listening). Besides, first-gen LTE 5 from AT&T is terrible (Verizon is only a little better) and LTE 4 is worse. The new LTE 5-converted towers probably can’t yet maintain video buffers any better than LTE 4 because so few are available (in our local, Sacramento area). Besides, both LTE signals are spotty everywhere. Also, the App interface to find “Live TV” is hidden and disappears, inexplicably by design. Clever interface, but the menu should be more prominent (up top) because by definition, this is the NBC News App, and delayed video is not the centerpiece attraction for any news App. Never hide the “Live” button, NBC. Finally, the menu, fonts and link buttons are too small and too dark to be readable, especially aging eyes or for vehicles-in-motion. Keep reporting, and defending a free press, NBC News, but please refine your HTML coding before the democracy absorbs another blow.
Isaiah omete's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I love this app- MSNBC is great channel
Philvane's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
With the latest update, I have not been able to activate my AppleTV. So I can’t watch it at all. Previous version, all was ok.
Fisalino's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
This is about the worst media app I’ve ever had. Love MSNBC, but it just constantly tries to buffer and the video freezes. I don’t have this problem with any other video or media app. MSNBC should be ashamed. So now I go to the CNN app, which works just fine.
loyal msnbc viewer's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
Too frustrating - freezes almost immediately.
AStrusser's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
I love MSNBC and their app. When I’m out of town, I look forward to watching Morning Joe. However, most times the show is put online late in the day making the news too old to bother with. Put up earlier in the morning and get five stars.
Tinkersdam's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
The "FAQ" is no help and the "contact us" button doesn't work. Let me subscribe to this via Apple at least. You are a news show, and you give me zero chance of watching it unless I'm all cabled up. I don't want cable. This should be available as a subscription service like the Post or the Times, etc. at this particular moment in history, maybe you could FIX THIS APP?
whatsanobeen's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
TVos app has trouble registering my tv provider but works fine on iPhone app
2nimaya's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/21/18 12:34 PM
MSNBC, why not fix the app? Constant freezing, losing connection, losing audio while video continues and vice versa. I don’t have those problems with other news apps. The bad reviews have been consistently telling you this for a long, long time. FIX THIS APP! I trust MSNBC news coverage but I boycott from now until you fix the app. Truly. The. Worst. App. Ever! It betrays your viewers’ trust. SHAME on MSNBC!!
Alice83's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/2/18 3:13 AM
How a video streamer app in 2018 still doesn’t have PiP support boggles my mind. Please support this baaaaaasis feature. Being able to watch MSNBC in the corner while doing other work is essential. This plus the lack of other multitasking features that Apple rolled out YEARS AGO is ridiculous!
Jekny's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/2/18 10:57 AM
I think it is getting better it used to freeze and stay frozen.
The angry guy's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/2/17 7:03 PM
Would love this app if it allowed for people to email or text. During shows.. Please set up a way for us watchers interact with the broadcasts
Hozy69's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/2/17 1:35 AM
App was great at streaming but has become unbearable.
Carloschristian's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/17/17 6:54 PM
I have the latest generation of the Apple TV. This app use to work well, but now it’s acting so weird. It will fast forward through content and like have two audio streams playing at this same time. Like a commercial for some toy will be on and the audio to match the commercial is there but the audio from the actual program is playing too. Honestly can you guys please just make an Apple TV app like CNNgo? Having to airplay it to my TV is pretty annoying. Anyway please fix!!!! This is the only way I can watch MSNBC and it’s my favorite!
Hgfddds's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/17/17 3:16 AM
I’m using my iPhone 7 Plus to watch the app on my Philips TV which has built in chrome cast. App keeps freezing and it keeps shutting off. I sent messages to the support people and they keep saying to restart my app, restart the TV or restart the internet modem. They definitely keep to fix the app.
WaitingForANinja's Review of MsnbcReviewed on 11/17/17 2:05 AM
Jumps around while you’re watching live tv. You’ll be watching live and then it will replay the last ~30s of the segment at least one more time and then jump back to the live point in the stream. It’s very frustrating and this happens consistently. Makes it difficult to watch. I agree with others, this is at it’s worst during TRMS.
Toosdai's Review of Msnbc