By M00die Girl
I’m listening to my first book and so far I’m really happy with it. The only thing I can’t find is a way to place a bookmark so I know where I stopped. Is this feature available?
By ella blake
Bring back the newscasts 2/5
The main reason I listened to Otto was the newscast stuff. It seems to be gone now.
Bring back my “Radio You”! 1/5
You removed the best part of the app (Radio You). For almost two years this was my go to app for current events and my favorite podcasts. The daily custom personalized radios programming was the sole reason I started using this app. Please bring back this feature. Without it, there is very little reason to continue use your app.
App had been ruined. 1/5
What the hell happened? Where did my radio go? I relied on this app because it was unique and offered me a way to listen to the news on my way to work. Now it’s just a podcast player. Already have a podcast player... it came with my phone. I’m deleting the app. 😑
They did away with the Radio feature 2/5
I was very disappointed to wake up and see that they did away with the Radio You mix of podcasts and news. I now have no use for this app and will return to Apple Podcasts. The Radio You feature was really the main focus of this app and really made it different from everything else. I hope they bring it back, but until then I will look elsewhere.
Still not warming up to Otto. 5/5
I want to. I do. I do get notifications, but ‘m not always in a position to listen to Otto. I often use the Apple Podcast app merely because it is the first one on my homepage of my iPhone. I’ll move Otto to that page and see if I use it more often. I suspect that the “Just for you” isn’t for me. Maybe we just need to get to know each other better.
No more “radio” in Otto Radio 1/5
The radio feature with short news and tech podcasts was the best thing about Otto Radio. Why was this taken out and how do you get it back?
Why change it?! 1/5
The random mixed of podcast + news based on stuff I like is gone. That’s the part I really liked about Otto. Now it’s just a bunch of “Categories”. Bummer. Please put that option back. Thanks!
A lot of potential, but something is fishy 2/5
Great design and excellent user interface. But, how am I supposed to listen to downloads if they won't play when I'm in Airplane mode or no cellular data? What else could could downloaded mean?
Something isn't quite right with that. I'm fearful there's something going on behind the scenes that still needs a data connection-- did I miss some fine print somewhere?
Great App For Any Listeners 5/5
Have only tried the preloaded podcasts app on the iPhone before this, but this app is a game changer. Have already recommended to many people.
Awesome app 4/5
By Mike Bitty
It would be 5 stars if I could listen to books with buying premium. Love the app though.
Give us a break - buyer beware 1/5
You have to download the app, sign up, and even start your subscription only to find out how crazy the monthly charge is. Buyer beware
Good mix of radio and podcast but... 3/5
I have been using this app for 3 months along with a few other podcast apps. Things I like:
a large number of feeds that are pre curated
Lots of choices for categories.
I don't like:
The liberal biases in all the feeds
Truthfully I use other podcasts apps more than this one but I keep it around because I like to hear different opinions in the news.
Great content/bad audiobook player 3/5
Great content/price. But the app keeps losing its place in audiobooks for me. I'm on chapter 5 of one of audio book, and already had to find where I left of manually 3 times. It did it to me in another book I started too. Seems to go back to the beginning of previous chapter quite often. Makes it unusable for audiobooks.
Excellent & fast function! 5/5
By Mid-30's mom
My iPhone podcast has been giving me major difficulties since an update. I downloaded the app after seeing an Instagram ad. It has been flawless & quick. I have a serious pod addiction so this app is a life saver! Also, I really like that pleasant music plays while your pod is starting so you are not wondering if the app is frozen or not functioning if the pod doesn’t begin right away.
I don't like Otto radio any more... 2/5
I don't like otto radio any more, I was thrilled when I discovered something like this had returned I had dearly missed umano and it's articles and another app. I had that was like pandora only for podcasts and at 1st this was like having them both back only all rolled into one .... I've been thrilled about it!! Wanted to tell anyone and everyone about it!!
But lately I've started to fall out of love, almost all my favorite podcasts are NOT being updated anymore, podcasts that are daily and haven't stoped being made and or released , after I tracked them down, that what loved about otto I could listen to all my faves in one place and not have to have a bunch of different apps. to find them or make sure my subscriptions were working properly via iTunes , I could have e
It all in one place plus interesting articles all in one place ...
I love how I could just skim thru the different sections in the " radio for you " section and hear news articles and news of the day... but not only are my fave podcasts not up dating every thing has changed soo much I don't know what there he'll I'm supposed to do any more and I don't like it or enjoy myself all...
I sent a complaint in about my podcasts almost two weeks ago and never got a reply... and sadly deleting and trying to start over only ruined what little enjoyment I had there ...
I'm thinking I should just give up...
Pretty solid 5/5
I love the curated aspect of this app, sometimes you want to get deep into one field and this app allows you to select a good range of podcast matching what you are looking for.
Best radio app ever 5/5
I cant put down the app!!! Superb!!
Notifications are FRUSTRATING! 2/5
My only real concern with this app is how it manages notifications. When you click on a notification about a podcast or other content you may be interested in, it opens the app to a home page, not the content that you were just notified of. Good luck finding the desired content! 😝
Love it with a quirk 5/5
Love the app... But sometimes when I open I see this screen with "personalized radio for you" and then if I tap any of the tabs at the bottom I can't figure out how to get that screen back! How do I get to my personalized radio?!?
The Best 5/5
The best app for podcast lovers!
Security Officer 5/5
By Buffalo 123
Keeps me up to date on current news and is very interesting with their reports and informed news stories!!!!!
Huge improvement over IOS podcast app 5/5
I’ve been using this app to listen to my fav podcast and I have to say it’s a much better interface to brows through podcast than IOS podcast app
By Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
I appreciate being able to hear stations from back east and all over the country.
Political bias 1/5
Too politically biased selections with no way to dislike selections. Deleted.
Great APP! 5/5
By doggie sitter
Easy to use and contains all the radio programs I love
Great podcast recommendations!
Very smooth with instant playback 4/5
Very similar to iTunes with some different content. The speed is impressive!
Good podcast app 4/5
This app is still pretty new for me, so I'm sure there is lots I still have to discover, but so far it has everything I like to learn about.
By Mr. Sina
This beats Audible hands down!! 5/5
The value I get is just incredible. Thousands and thousands of audiobooks for a paltry $10 a month. It’s like that’s my cost for entertainment, knowledge info for my entire lifetime. What a great holiday bonus. Wish they had a gift plan and a family plan. Can’t wait to get my peeps on board.
The best audiobook and podcast app 5/5
This is by far the best audiobook app I’ve used. Having access to thousands of books, unlimited access, all the podcasts.. wow. Also the recommendations based on my taste are awesome but my favorite parts are the editor’s picks.
Love it! Definitely recommend the app!
Exceeded expectations 5/5
Excellent. Everything I wanted and more
I was gonna listen to the history of Rome while I trained for next marathon. Now Otto radio has me:)!!!!!
Way to much buffering! 1/5
Even on LTE, Otto constantly pauses and buffers whereas Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, etc, run fine.
The best 5/5
By Polly 915
This app allows me to press a section and listen all day without having to keep pressing for new shows and without commercials. Today I listened to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me for hours, one program after the other.
I love this app 5/5
Awesome app, clean, better than the Apple Podcast app, especially after the new iOS update.
Started getting political 1/5
By Iphone 007
All of a sudden I’m started getting notifications with nothing but Trump bashing headlines. Really? Way to show your bias. Deleted.
Great audio content! 5/5
This is a fantastic way to catch up on current news and interesting podcasts. Well done, Otto Radio crew!
So much potential, streaming fail 2/5
Awesome concept, favorite audio content app, works great until cellular streaming can't keep up. App begins stuttering/pausing every 1-3 seconds, unlistenable. Not sure what is causing it, but Isnt a signal/carrier coverage issue, as every other streaming app works flawlessly in the same location when this happens. I check back often to try it regularly hoping for a fix and been going on for months now, same issue. So frustrating.
Great layout and podcast content! 5/5
Love the new interface -- looks clean and makes me play with it for hours! And the content are more tailored and focused!
(FEATURE SUGGESTION) Almost Perfect!!! 4/5
By DIGITAL MASNESS
This might be the best podcast app I've ever used, but there is ONE feature that really bugs me while using the app. When you go into your "All New" tab you see the little red dot that says the number of new episodes you have, and it stays there until you have clicked on each UN listened episode.
There should be an option to mark an episode as "played" or "listened" because sometimes maybe you've listened to the episode beforehand on a podcast's website or maybe you are not caught up with a certain podcast and seeing the episodes stack up is very annoying and can quickly become useless when you want to know how many episodes you REALLY have to watch at the time.
If not "played," then maybe it a "dismiss" button or option. It would make the app a 5 star for me.
Must have app! 5/5
By ~ katZ
I just found this app via True Crime Guys podcast.
It's excellent! Covers everything I listen to all in one app ✔️
All the stuff!!! 5/5
This app has a plethora of podcasts, news, audio books, music, radio. My favorite thing about this app is it gets to know you and the recommendations are spot on! It is a must have for all of your listening wants and needs.
Good Podcast App 4/5
Latest curated news categories like tech and good collection of podcasts.
Great user experience 5/5
Way better than the native Apple podcast app. The UX keeps you engaged and Radio YOU makes you want to come back for more. My go to app for listening to podcasts and discovering new ones.
Best podcast app out there 5/5
Well Done 5/5
Has become my new favorite!