Great but forces me to login each time 4/5
Not sure why but there's a small bug forcing me to sign in each time. Currently paying for a mobile subscription. Obviously the news coverage is A++.
Most enjoyable read 5/5
I find this newspaper to be a most enjoyable read. I appreciate that I can use my iTunes account to pay for my subscription; otherwise, I likely would not have subscribed as the Times only sells its digital subscriptions on a weekly basis. Another big plus in my mind is that the Times frequently updates its stories several times a day. It always seems fresh. I listen to the Times "The Daily" podcast each day. It's a great way to start the day.
Unable to unsubscribe 1/5
I have tried to unsubscribe about a dozen times over two months unsuccessfully. I get the same message every time: "Unable to connect to iTunes Store". NY Times says it's an iTunes/Apple problem. iTunes/App Store has zero help links or contact pages. Apparently I am signed up for the rest of my life.
Annoying "Top Stories" 3/5
It wouldn't be so bad but you get a huge photo, useless headline that has no news in it and then a frothy space eater about a podcast. You have to scroll through several screens before you actually get to a news story.
It's like the NYT version of TMZ.
Pop up video Ads interrupting every 5 seconds 1/5
Love the content but as of today, every 5-10 seconds a localized video ad takes over my full screen and prevents me from reading the news. I am a paid subscriber, too ... happy to see ads, but not ones that prevent me from reading. I'm physically in the Netherlands. It's as for VNDG if that helps those who fix this. Thanks!
Horribly Glitchy 1/5
I love the New York Times. The news is top notch and I previously used the app daily. Unfortunately, however, since the last iOS update, the app is practically unusable. It is slow to load and scrolling through both the main page and articles is impossible. The articles get stuck and sometimes the app will just freeze or crash. Please update to fix these glitches so I can stay up-to-date and informed again!
I love the Times! 5/5
The Times is the best. Period. I'm proud to have a subscription and the latest news at my fingertips.
I was a bit disappointed to see others give it a low rating in these reviews, and I can't help but notice it's mostly folks annoyed with only their 10 free articles. Subscribe people!
The standard 5/5
Excellent content. Excellent app. What more do you need?
Excellent App 4/5
Excellent app. I'd like the ability to change the display colors to a sepia or white text on black background for night reading.
By A. C Li
Only 10 free articles a month? Come on!
Great website and great app 5/5
I always enjoyed NYT news and content and finally signed up for subscription and now enjoy it even more. I highly recommend.
Love the app but.... 5/5
It is annoying how it refreshes to the main page when you're reading an article and leave the app for a bit. Ideally it would open to where you left off.
Just keep everything through apple news 3/5
By Jo da kop
Your content is great. Let someone else do the app development. Let apple news carry New York Times officially and exclusively. Everyone would be better off.
EDIT: the only real issue is the interface tends to hang up quite often. I'd suggest improvements to make pages more compact data wise or the handling of data more efficient.
Mobile web version just as good. 2/5
The app functions well and rarely crashes but it is no easier to use than the mobile web page and presents me with special content I don't want at the top of my page. Please add an option to disable "California Today."
Ditch the auto play video ads!!! 2/5
By Chris Oakman
I'm a subscriber and you're shoving auto play video ads in my face when I don't click on anything. Do you think this is a good idea? This screws the quality of your journalism and the customer's experience. I want an ad-free experience as a subscriber.
Skip the Videos, Please 4/5
I gladly subscribe to NYT because I enjoy READING the news on my iphone. So when I keep seeing more and more video clips, it seems as though NYT is moving down along the scale toward TMZ.
Real news! 5/5
Quality journalism. NYT is an American icon and provides the truth in this crazy world. I stay subscribed even when I don't read for a while just because I want to support this company. They're one of the only organizations holding this idiot president accountable.
Poly sci major 1/5
I'm a polysci major in college and I can't believe how biased and uninformed these "journalists" are when writing their pieces. They call them stories for a reason and when it comes from the NYT you know it's because they mostly made it up. Forget about party just be an unbiased solid news source. I'm sticking with the Christian Science Monitor.
Lose place in article everytime I leave app 3/5
This is a pretty good app for the most part but I wish it kept my place when I left the app without closing it. I'll be in the middle of an article, pop over to read an email, and then when I get back to the app my article is gone and I'm back on the top stories page.
Log in is failing 1/5
Every time I try to login it seems to accept the login but it doesn't give me access to stories. I tried putting in a password
I knew was wrong and was rejected. The right password just plunks me back at the "please subscribe page".
Terrible app and even worse "news". Completely biased and untrustworthy.
No "Night Mode."
I hate the way, when in the middle of an article, if you switch apps then go back, the home page is reloaded & the current article is gone.
What's better than the app?
The mobile web page.
Good app, needs night mode 3/5
I like app, but it needs a night mode. Too bright for middle of the night reading.
Well-written and intellectual 5/5
I am impressed that the NY Times' journalist staff express themselves with intellectually stimulating writing about the state of affairs in our modern world.
love the news, loathe the payment settings 2/5
The way that NYT has covered and presented news in discussion-provoking and evocative is unparalleled. Clearly.
And I need to stop payment and the app gives me the run around. Can't play with people's money NYT!!
Great content but memory hog 2/5
I had to delete after it was taking up over a gig of space. reinstalling helped , but the app seems to take up more and more space the more your read . no setting to stop this ..
Hot phone, drains battery 1/5
Using this app makes my iPhone 6 get very hot and drains the battery. The older app never did that.
The Daily Rocks 5/5
For 20 minutes a day, the information provided by The New York Times "The Daily" cannot be equaled on any Website or other audio source. Excellent.
NYT top news, pods & world info 5/5
My favorite place to find breaking news, world info and to stay informed. Easy search capabilities, great layout and always good news. Love The Daily podcast too!
Only way to start the day 5/5
Seriously, Michael is a very important part of my morning. Walk into the office, feeling smarter every day. THANK YOU MICHAEL AND THANK YOU NYT!
Real News 5/5
They have some good well researched news stories and really take the needed steps to avoid partisanship and just focus on the reality of the situation, I'm also happy to subscribe to NYT.
Reliable news source 5/5
NYtimes app is easy to use and great for people who want to be informed but don't have the time to read the paper.
Great app, SEARCH IS BROKEN 4/5
Try a search, any search, for some articles. Scroll down a bit. Select an article. Instead of the article you selected, you get a different, unrelated article. Usually it's a new article, and the headline and maybe the lead photo show up, but the text doesn't show up, only a spinning circle. PLEASE FIX! Thank you. IPhone 6, all software up to date.
Needs more features 3/5
I wish this app had a feature to view today's newspaper. On the nytimes website there's a feature called "today's paper" which allows you to scroll through the paper section by section as if you were reading the physical edition. On mobile it's very confusing and disorganized. I want to be able to read the paper from start to finish.
Disappointed like everyone else 1/5
By Killer Queen11
I really like ny times, but why is there a subscription involved to read the articles when I can read them free online, and a daily one on Snapchat. I've also seen that even with subscription there is still ads. Why? Money hungry? Most likely. I am highly disappointed because the lacy of consideration for the consumers. Plus with just ad revenue you'd be making more money than the YouTubers. Kinda sad that Ny times is swindling for more money
Great app as a companion to to my paid subscription.
The app is awful and slow besides. 2/5
The news is superb. The NYT worldwide is the premier, absolute premiere, news organization. However, their mobile app is terrible. Therefore I always default to the Washington Post, which is almost as good as the times in the news department, because their app is splendid. I would love it if the times digital department would get with the program.
Good app, user friendly 5/5
I've had my NYT app for almost six months with zero problems. Love that I can keep up with the news from wherever, search by category, and save articles for later. And the trustworthy group of journalists, writers, and the editors are fabulous. Thanks for a great app, and real news. ❤️
By Concerned user 123
The app takes longer to download stories than simply accessing The New York Times through a web browser. The app is also sluggish after the stories had downloaded.
I love the NYTimes. It has fantastic reporting. My rating is entirely for the app.
Great App! 5/5
Love the app. Very easy to use and interact with. Only wish is an option where background is dark and text is white (ie, night option). Much easier on the eyes!!
App unable to terminate subscription 1/5
Integrity questioned - Bret Stephens addition is the nail in coffin. App fails to terminate subscription... no reply from subscription queries. App isn't great - new seems tainted with conflict and bias.
Wow broken 1/5
Hi NYT team,
I am a newly paying subscriber, thinking of canceling. Was frustrated to see non-breaking news (aka almost two non-breaking stories a DAY) being pushed to me via the breaking news alert. When I went to turn it off, the app refused 5-6x, saying "there was a problem changing your settings, try again later." Despite conducting several troubleshooting techniques I cannot physically turn off app notifications. I then found that there is no listed number/email/contact info for support, and despite having all of my contact info available, w/o apple email, it is not possible to get help for app issues of ANY KIND.
X poor curation of breaking news
X too many annoying notifications
X app notification system broken
X no ability to access help
X poor customer service for paid subscribers
Really just below the standard I would expect of the NYT in every way.
By Pbj Farm
Great news. Annoying app. When I switch back to the app it always leaves the article I wS reading and goes back to the top stories.
Fantastic journalism - a few updates 5/5
Have always been a fan of NYT. They consistently produce in-depth, factual articles and love the app. However, it would be even better if you could access your Recipe Box on the app instead of just through the website! Would love to see this feature added!
Small improvements still needed 3/5
Overall the app is easy to use and navigate. I do find it frustrating to be reading a story, put my phone to sleep/change apps, and when returning the NYT app it always reverts to the homepage. The Washington post app has this dialed so you return exactly where you left off. Should also be available here
I used to respect The NY Times 1/5
I had a paid digital subscription and am ashamed to say, I let them hiring a climate change denier as a conservative columnist didn't stop me. But now that their opinion page is actually seeking feel good pieces about the administration, it's clear that they have no intent of covering news with any journalistic integrity and are committed to being a pro-Trump propaganda rag. No, thank you.
Easy, intuitive access to great reporting 5/5
By Imma be cutting rope
Headlines and key points clearly displayed. Click through to stories. All loads fast. Easy to save stories to read later. Ability to organize by interests. Highly recommended.
Great journalism, average app 3/5
Love the content of The NY Times, but wow this app is lacking. You're better off just using the mobile site, where you can at least access their night mode (white on black text). I hope they start putting more effort into this app, because it has a ton of wasted potential.
Bad Widget and Briefing counted as articles 2/5
I have been using the app for quite sometime now. Used to have a subscription as well. Liked the idea of having the briefing every morning. But lately the briefings are being counted as articles. Understand that NYT needs to make money but if people are not going to be able to see anything what do you think they should pay for? In this world of trying out before buying NYT briefing is like a step into yesteryear. So much for educated journalism.
And the widget is no use. I keep the background app refresh enabled still it doesn't refresh so basically I have stale updates on the widget which defeats the entire purpose.
All in all NYT you are giving me more reasons to discard the app rather than use it.
Needs off site news article symbol 3/5
Great app except it links to non NYT articles and I want to know before I press a link that it is not an actual NYT story being linked to.