Fake news 1/5
Why would I watched this garbage. This is fake news. All they talk about Russia, Russia, Russia. MSNBC spreads nothing but lies. They have lost all credibility. Cnn is worst than they are. Fake news
Just as Bad as CNN. Really Fake News 1/5
By MJC in Weehawken, NJ
Very untrust worthy. They should be ashamed to call themselves journalist
6.1 still not working as expected 1/5
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.
Other apps that verify have no issues.
Of course this means I can't use it on my iPad.
Good app, great journalism 5/5
By Len Pitzalis
Funny how the Trumpsters give the app one star because they think it's fake news! Russia invented fake news to help Trump win. Rachel Maddow does a great job explaining it all on MSNBC.
Nicole Wallace 1/5
By Apple pie 1
Mrs Wallace is not as polished or informative as your other wonderful commentators. Her style & host skills are not inviting to watch.
Can't be trusted 1/5
By Oh m gos foslfkdksk
Honestly CNN is much worse, but these guys take a close second.
Great News 5/5
By No, I Am The Man
I just downloaded the and so far it's working well. Love the content they have on MSNBC, it's not just that one sided news the F-uped news always talking about. It only become fake news when it something you are blind too.
In accessible through Apple voiceover 3/5
I love MSNBC, so that wouldn't be a problem. However, the app is in accessible through voice over, Apple's text reader for people with vision and other print impairments. Thus the app is not usable for me.
Worthless app 1/5
Completely worthless app.
Bad update 1/5
Was working fine and just updated and says use not authorized even after I logged in. Please fix or go back to last version.
REAL news 5/5
One of the few reliable sources of news these days
No news 1/5
Doesn't offer any news at all, only slanted opinions camouflaged as news. Fake. Don't bother.
Pretty lit my 🅱️
Completely broken just like the channel's content 1/5
What else can be said? Garbage.
By Joe Finnerty053
I was expecting so much more. Please try reporting the news and not crafting it
Are you joking? 1/5
What good is a News app if it's one day behind?
Attention developers of this underwhelming an incompetent app, watch the CNN app and then do something to fix yours.
Bug report 1/5
By Tim Sweeney
This app has a serious bug. The sound cuts off whenever an interviewee says something that disagrees with the app's predetermined narrative. It then returns and the app's newscasters appear on-screen and claim there were technical difficulties.
goodbye my friend 1/5
so EVERYONE can manage a live stream from my 10yr old who stream his questionable music rehearsals to Netflix....but alas MSNBC fails every time, from endless request to sign in (every time...
even Amazon doesn't do this) to buffering stalls (4,5,6 times a half hour?) to clumsy amateur insertions of commercial breaks.
Alas, off to another source.....really frustrated
Fake news 1/5
MSNBC is fake news!
Horrible hosts, all with low IQs 1/5
rachel, joe and mika (lower case on purpose) are all liberal enemies of the constitution. The false song of globalism has produced soft worthless humans whom have no perspective. Don't click on any MSNBC articles/share/retweet any of their content. Don't allow them a cent of ad revenue or publicity. RIP MSNBC, you are worthless.
Poor Performance 1/5
Lousy performance, like the previous app made by a third party. Comcast, get your s$@t together.
Won't even download 1/5
App won't download just says 'waiting '
It could be great, but it's far from it presently! 1/5
By Doc 4U
I love MSNBC, but the app has gotten worse not better! It will freeze up without provocation at intermittent intervals. It freezes every time if the phone is turned from portrait to landscape mode! Additionally, I have to log into the app everyday even on my own wireless from evening to morning and most importantly, it NEVER STORES My CABLE LOGIN INFORMATION! I must type my full login email and password every time! This should not happen since I click the button to store my information. Apparently, putting a check in the box to store my login information means nothing! This app needs SERIOUS WORK! Please listen to your watchers and fix this app!
Wrongly says I don't have access to MSNBC channel 2/5
App has worked fine for me until today when it started refusing to let me watch on my iPad and IPhone, incorrectly saying that my Verizon Fios tv subscription doesn't include this channel. Please fix!
Argh! So close, yet so far. 2/5
When this app works, it is wonderful. I love being able to watch or listen to my favorite shows without needing to be by a television. Sure the live feed has ads. While I'm not a fan of ads, they are the same ads if you were watching live on your usual provider, so go with it.
The problem is getting the app to work. The good news is, sometimes there is no problem. The bad new is, all too regularly, there is every problem.
Upon start up, the app dialogue box appears "Please verify your account." Again?! I just verified my account yesterday. What happened to the 'Remember me' checkbox? Ha, no such luck. (And don't look for a fingerprint verification. There is none.) I start the verification process, and now I hit a series of blank screens instead of the verification screens. I wait, and wait... ...the blank screen does not go a way, so I reboot.
After several reboots, and 10+ minutes later, my show comes on after missing a huge chunk of the program. Who has this kind of time or patience? Not me.
MSNBC please fix this app. While I love your programming, I don't have the time or patience to coddle this flawed app.
Crummy MSNBC app can not stream reliably 1/5
This app is such a terrible blight on a quality news organization. The MSNBC app cannot start streaming reliably at all, it often takes 2-3 minutes to start streaming at all, and the screen goes completely black while it waits, leaving me to wonder if my phone has just locked instead. The. When it finally starts the stream, it will randomly stop, do nothing for a minute or longer and then replay the last minute it had already played, then stop, repeat this already played part again, etc. meanwhile it is eating up several megabytes of data plan.
MSNBC releases multiple updates constantly changing the UI around, but they never fix the huge fundamental streaming bugs.
UGH can not recommend at all.
Please fix it? 3/5
Y'all got downgraded to three stars from five, because I have huge bandwidth yet the streaming crashes and stalls. The ads are the worst, they freeze up the app. They also make music from iTunes app suddenly start playing, which is just good old fashioned extensions conflicts type mayhem and really, NBC should do better. The ads on the main NBC site do this stuff too.
Streaming Maddow on my phone w Bluetooth headphones is fantastic, I get stuff done while listening, but the choppy crash n buffer is working my last nerve. Please! Please fix it.
Update - Upgrade still not live streaming 1/5
By Grumpy MSNBC fan
06-23-17 Months after the upgrade live stream still not working.
Logged in to provider. Location turned on.
Uninstalled and reloaded.
Contact Us not working.
Does its job. 4/5
By Educare Enideas
The app works well. The only thing I would request is to have more shows, e.g., Andrea Mitchell, available.
Is the person who uploads episodes now on vacation? This app used to provide episodes in a fair amount of time--maybe not as quickly as wanted, but within six(6) to seven (7) hours. Now it takes close to 24. Why?
This is a paid for service, either through subscription to app or to cable service provider. There is no reason we should have to wait until it is old news.
Thanking you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter. Hopefully, I will be able to return from CNN soon as a continued loyal viewer.
This app won't live stream anymore 1/5
How does an app get worse over time? It's glitchy at best but now it doesn't work at all anymore.
Makes Me Want To Throw My Phone! 1/5
I absolutely love taking MSNBC on the go but oh my goodness the app is the actual worst. It's constantly loading or freezing. When I'm watching commercials, it plays effortlessly. The second they're in the middle of something important, it freezes! It logs me out all the time, never remembers my log in info and then takes 7-10 attempts to log me back in. If I want to watch something at 1pm, I literally have to start trying to log in at 12:45. Ridiculous. I'm not one to leave bad reviews so I feel terrible about this. Please fix it!
Why do I have to wait two days to get an episode of TRMS? It's the highest rated show you've got and it's consistently unavailable. I'll probably just go back to the podcast since, most of the time, it's available within 3 hours of the broadcast.
WHY so bad? 1/5
I wrote the review a couple of months ago. If there has been any change, the app has gotten worse. PLEASE! Can someone explain WHY the app stalls constantly? Why it can't be improved? Why it is far worse than other news sites (none are perfect). I enjoy watching the news, but this app definitely tries my patience!
What I don't understand is WHY the news apps are so bad? I have about 100 apps on my iPad and I think they all work reasonably well - except the news apps....and MSNBC is the worst by far. WHY can't they FIX it? I'd say that if I'm trying to watch an hour show on MSNBC, I spend 10-15 minutes watching the little circle go round and round, then having it flip back and repeat a minute or two - sometimes with sound, sometimes without. Many days I give up, delete the app and then download it again. It's WAY past frustrating, but the other news apps aren't much better, and I like to watch the news!
If anyone has an answer to WHY, I'd love to hear it. ;^)
Live watch on iPad doesn't work or rarely 1/5
Sign in doesn't work. I get a white box after choosing provider and form to sign in.
Have to log in every time. 1/5
Love the content.... Painful to use. Crashes every 15-20 min (sometimes more frequently) and it makes you long in every time when you try to watch it live. Come MSNBC... you can do better then this!
Good app, but... 1/5
Works great on my iPad. But on my iPhone 6+, the app never lets me provide my Cox account user name and password. When I chose Cox as my cable provider the display goes white for a few seconds and then I see a message saying that I have successfully signed in. (But, I haven't entered my user name and password yet.) Then, when I try to view the broadcast I get a message that I don't have a cable subscription for that channel. (My subscription DOES include MSNBC, but the app doesn't know my user name and password!)
3 stars until you fix it 3/5
Running on iPad pro, ios 10.3.2, most recent MSNBC update. Will be watching live for varied amount of time when app freezes, and buffers then pops up an alert that I don't have access via my carrier. I do in fact have said access, and it authenticates when I log in.
Also, other times when I watch live, it will begin buffering, start playing again with the prior 30 sec or so I'd already seen, get to the original buffer begin spot and bounce back again to replay same 30 sec. I have to exit app, then reenter to stop the replay... Until it happens again.
Watchlist is NOT saving place in playback 2/5
Update: Nearly a month and no improvement or meaningful contact from tech support. Next month I will remove a star, if you even care.
Overall, app is MUCH improved but there's still one HUGE glitch. Watchlist and the app are supposed to mark where you leave off during playback. It DOESN'T. If you have to pause in the middle of viewing and leave the app, you have to restart from the beginning and try and find where you left off. The previous version did this function pretty well so the app has gotten worse in that area with this version.
For this reason, I am giving 2 stars. When you fix the problem, I will have no trouble giving the app 4 stars or better.
No Blogs No Apple TV App 2/5
By Gratia Countryman
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
Can't turn off Closed Caption. 1/5
By Machination Nation
Nice, BUT why have CC option available WITHOUT the functionality of turning it OFF!
Please fix!!!! Constant loading, crashing etc...I have tried to just deal with all the issues but it occurs about every 5 minutes and one can only take so much.
Five Stars 5/5
Woefully insufficient 2/5
No support for picture in picture on the iPad. Constantly loses my login to the cable provider requiring me to log back in almost every time the app launches.
App crashes constantly, stream is interrupted and freezes. Have to quit and reopen every few minutes. Please fix!!!!
Love MSNBC, hate this app 1/5
By Scrabble in NY
I used to use the MSNBC app to stream live shows without a problem. Recent updates have made this app basically useless.It constantly freezes up during the live feeds. Hard to believe NBC can't do better. Don't waste your time...
Works like a charm 5/5
Don't know why most of the bad reviews, maybe older devices? I have a year old iPad and this app runs fine on it as well as an iPhone 6 Plus, even on cellular. It works as advertised, allows you to watch the most 1-3 recent episodes of your shows when signing in through a cable provider.
Closed captioning 2/5
Closed captions are always on when watching past shows. Kind of annoying when there's a button to toggle it off and on that does nothing. Live is fine.
terrible app 1/5
crashes repeatedly, freezes, drops sound- this is the best nbc can do?
Where is the content? 1/5
Update: Over half a year later and still no improvement. What is the point of having an on demand app if there is only one or even zero days worth of content? And Morning Joe is all chopped up. This app is POINTLESS.
WHERE IS THE CONTENT???
You app says to check this section for previous day's episodes and some past shows but Rachel Maddow has ZERO episodes. Hardball has ZERO episodes also. Last Word has ONE episode from AUGUST. It is now September. Where is the content? WHERE?
If you want to be taken seriously, you'll have to do better than that. Much better than that. You are FAILING as a critical time (the upcoming election). Not good.
Even worse is that what had been working is now broken....multitasking no longer works which is how I use this app. If I can't read websites while watching TV it's a no go for me. This will need to be fixed if you want me to keep watching.