Unstable app 1/5
This app crashes at least 90% of the time. I try to watch the live feed every day, and it freezes up almost every time.
Love this app 5/5
Great ability to keep up with what's going on in the world, anywhere I may be located.
Won't stream over LTE cellular (Verizon) 3/5
Title says it all. Sometime will - sometimes won't. Occasionally will stream Cellular if starting on WiFi then moving to cellular. Yes, streaming over cellular is enabled. iPhone SE iOS 10.2.1.
Finally an app! 5/5
I'm a political news junky and am constantly switching between CNN, ABC, CBS NBC & MSNBC. It's a good first step to being able to "alt fact check of our "illustrious leader" on the fly.
APP REVIEW... NOT MSNBC REVIEW 1/5
I do not have a 'service provider'. I receive my TV off antenna which means I don't get cable channels. Also means my Time Warner bill went from $207/mo to 35/mo.
I guess the message is that if I don't cough up $165/mo I don't get to watch TRMS or Ice Road Cut Ups or what ever. So many channels, so much junk; 'a vast wasteland', to borrow a quote.
MSNBC IS THE RESISTANCE 5/5
By Bryan K. S.
Stop Donald J. Trump's war on the media by supporting all the news channels he's attacking in his survey and on Twitter.
Great news bad app 1/5
By Stop bothering me now
What a bad app! Always starting and restarting. And their 3 free episodes is crap. Make content free!
Needs an Apple TV app 3/5
Needs an Apple TV app an a way to subscribe without cable or satellite.
Captive audience 2/5
By live to learn, learn to live
This is one of the worst apps I've ever used. It has to be force quite several times a day and the few shows it allows you to view continue to claim there is "no content available" even while MSNBC streams the shows on their own website... in small sections with many more ads... I'm guessing the App Store rules require less ads than they want to run and its all about the advertising bucks. They removed the video podcasts of major shows and if you cant watch live, this is the only way you can watch an entire show in full screen. Very tacky MSNBC!
Today it started telling me that shows like Maddox and Last Word (but not All In) required an upgrade of my ATT account! If I can watch it on my UVerse account why do they need me to upgrade? Just squeezing more money out of us?
Can't live without my daily dose of MSNBC 5/5
The Last Word
Missing some features. 2/5
1. Where's the picture-in-picture? I'd like to watch MSNBC, while I surf the web, to fact-check lying politicians and political surrogates.
2. How about single sign-on?
3. And AppleTV app?
Great group of news reports always well done!!
App's OK, but... 3/5
The incessant, repetitious, odd music during breaks is absolutely maddening. It's particularly bad during the evening news shows because the brakes are so frequent. Sure, one could mute it, but that's a pain in the a-- when listening or viewing with a smart phone or tablet. Please, MSNBC, for the love of all that's holy, stop the madness! Fill the time with something else. How about ads (which are bad enough) or just silence? Anything but the loud, insanity inducing music.
Needs work 3/5
I love the app but it crashes a lot! 4 crashes while catching up on 2 shows. Plus, it missed an episode one day. Finally why do the episodes expire so quickly? Please fix these problems!
Solid app 4/5
Consistent and what I need. I'm a fan
Love the ability to watch MSNBC away from home 4/5
The app is great and reliable. I do wish that I could stream it to roku. Right now it can only be streamed to appletv. Also the drum beat instead of ads or silence. Maybe try some elevator music.
You need MSNBC in your cable package in order to use 1/5
Kind of makes the app pointless. I was able to access the app, perhaps I'd like it.
Dicked up app 1/5
Generally will not accept my login or password and wants me to login every time I launch the app.
No Cox account??? 1/5
I have a Cox account that includes MSNBC but the app is saying that I don't.
Lets me catch up 5/5
I love how I can watch the full video episode. I used to able to do so on the podcast but since there has been the change & with so many shows on tv this is a wonderful option.
I like the ability to select the shows you want to watch from a particular network in one app. I also like the limited commercials feature. Can't really think of anything that I dislike.
Great app for live coverage 5/5
The app is easy and fast to launch. No issues with locking up, like other similar ones do. It seems to respond better to user requests for other options within the app. I'm more than satisfied.
Log-in every time? 2/5
Update: who the hell is making decisions about commercial breaks?!?!?!?!
Every time you go to that electronic rhythm beat, I end my use!!!!!!!! Correct that, please out of common decency appreciation for your listeners!
Update, 1/31/2017: I like the app. But when watching live, the breaks are handled very poorly. That sound wave of the electronic beat on a loop is awful. It makes me turn off the app and find alternate news sources. It has improved slightly ... sometimes there is a silent MSNBC logo, indicating it would return soon.
Pro: It's a good app to catch shows live/on-air.
Con: the advertising is awful & irritating!! Every time the ATT ad with spin class comes on, I shut down the app and go to CNN or NPR. This constantly repeated ad, interspersed with the frozen screen when they have no ads, is really irritating and disrespectful to viewers! Come on - aren't you making enough to impact now to get a greater variety of sponsors? Can't they be ads that aren't so irritating?
It used to be you have to go through the log-on process each time you try to go to live tv. They have corrected that so log-in is required less often
Can't get past the ad continually loading... 1/5
..to watch anything. Total failure!
Subscription please!!!! Disappointed; still. 1/5
While I was living outside the US and didn't have US cable TV, I lost access to TRMS, and immediately began withdrawal symptoms. When I returned, I was overjoyed to discover that Rachel and the team have continued producing the excellent journalism that is much too rare these days. However, as much as I enjoy TRMS, I must lose it again. I am going to stop my cable TV, as I stream almost all of my content these days; cable TV is just not relevant to me anymore. I can't afford to pay over $100 a month to watch TRMS and other great MSNBC shows. If the app offered a monthly subscription option, or the show was made available on some other service such as Hulu, I would gladly pay for it. Otherwise I have to live vicariously through clips posted to social media, which just isn't enough. I'll miss you, Rachel. Very much.
I love it 4/5
I love msnbc. Period!!
Clean UI that works 5/5
I use the MSNBC app daily to maintain the so fresh and so clean-clean feeling I get by keeping my nearly sterilised washed-by-the-liberal-news-media brain up to date with the varying degrees of Trump's buttmunchiness and the daily fails of his Army of Ugly Old White Supremacist Dude Subordinates and the uneducated dipshits that are under his mind-numbing Orwellian bass-ackwards paper thin drivel. Therefore, I feel this app deserves a shout out for its clean, simple, and functional UI - which has nothing to do with its content - which (IMO) is only adulturated as much as to not chase me away from the rest of its great journalism and impeccable ethics.
Awesome Reporting!! 5/5
Keep up the good work. The reporters and all news outlets need to keep Americans informed of what is really happening in Washington and not allow the fake news to become the truth. Please, help us to know what is really going on.
Glad it's finally here but bugs need to be fixed! 4/5
First, thanks MSNBC for finally allowing me to stream Rachel! My only issue is when I'm watching the video on my iPad while having the audio stream to my kitchen over airplay, I get a big TV icon blocking most of the video saying it's being streamed to the kitchen. In the kitchen I just have an airport express hooked up to some speakers. The app would be all most perfect if you could fix that one issue.
Now a suggestion.... it would be really awesome if I could stream the last 5 days of shows.
LOVE THIS APP 5/5
Easy interface, very user friendly
Had to remove - bias became too much 1/5
Not a fan of current administration, but just want honest news of what's going on in gov't. First time in my life I've read Fox News and I hate myself for it! Sadly the only ones covering the actual work being done by administration. Can't wait for media outlets to stop campaign bias and return to news.
MSNBC app is wonderful! 5/5
Live this app - the best place to get real truthful news from newscasters who are not afraid! Thank you!!!
Review erased if nickname used before 1/5
This review process stinks.
Great app, but needs offline mode 4/5
Just wish they had offline viewing mode, so I don't have to eat up all the data on my cellphone plan to watch it.
Super app for up to minute news 5/5
By Chief Bob T
This is a great app to use when tv is unavailable. Keeps you in the know on the happenings of the current administration.
Needs work 1/5
I stream MSNBC using DIRECTV now. During commercials, they play a loud annoying drum loop, forcing me to lower the volume or switch channels. For this reason, I rarely watch MSNBC.
Too many crashes 3/5
The app requires the user to authenticate every time the app is opened. After two hours of watching the app crashes requiring the user shutdown their device and restart and go through the authentication process again.
Love this app! 5/5
I love being able to watch TRMS or Lawrence O'Donnell's The Last Word the day after the broadcast. Works great.
Too many software bugs.
It is the best !
Must have a cable subscription to watch more than 3 episodes. Too bad, because Faux or rather Fox can be watched free but not so with MSNBC.
Great app...horrifying content 5/5
Just spent my exercise time being scared to death by Rachel Maddox filling me in on the lack of readiness of the incoming administration. I almost wish this app DIDN'T work so well.
Best Source 5/5
By Passionate Pastor
I LOVE this app and have it on all of my devices. Across all platforms I can watch any time, any place. I always feel connected to the best scholarship and professionalism. Thank you, MSNBC.
Great App! 5/5
Never had any issues - makes you choose your provider and auto signs me in (after the initial sign in) for free shows on iPhone. Pretty neat - I'd recommend it!
Good app 5/5
I have to use the app to watch the only show on MSNBC worth watching, Morning Joe. Of all the news organizations' apps, this is by far the best one to use.
Best News App Ever 5/5
My only wish is for MSNBC to continue to serve the people the way they have. I am hooked on MSNBC. This app goes to school with me. I listen in the car on my way to school and work. MSNBC is awesome and deserves a ten star rating.
Give me more 😉 4/5
Enjoying the programs especially Rachel Maddox. The only thing I would ask for you to do is update the shows faster, and include Joy and Rev. Al shows. Nothing wrong with a little bit of flavor.
So, when can I actually watch stuff? 1/5
This app is useless unless MSNBC changes its posting times policy. I got the app so I could watch Al Sharpton. But whenever I try the message is "No content available".
Good app with a cable login 5/5
The live streaming works well and the commercials are almost all MSNBC ones rather than just obnoxious product ones.
No Cable No Maddow 2/5
The app itself works great. I had to copy someone else's subject line to enforce the dissatisfaction of not being able to see these shows without cable. I don't understand why not. We're forced to watch the commercials, why isn't that advertising enough?