Excellent tool 4/5
This company offers a rich variety of option to choose from that ranges from several type of courses. Many of them are very well constructed. However, you must be very careful when choosing a class, since some of them are not that well made. Overall if you check the instructor’s reputation and rating of the course. Most of the time is a good representation of how good the created course is. The app itself is a bit glitchy at times. But overall it deserves a 4-star rating! Love it so far.
Love the idea to watch these on my phone while I work out before I go home and rewatch and do the course work, but every time I tap a video on a course it just plays the same video lesson, doesn’t allow me to play the next lesson, the auto play just goes to a blank black screen with no sound. Very frustrating and super disappointing. Hope this is resolved as the actual courses I’m taking are excellent.
Why waste my time? Why suggest you have content when you only have ads? Why not give me a chance to see what your content is like? Why force me to delete your app in the same minute I downloaded it? I don't understand why you'd waste such an opportunity. Oh well, moving on...
App has issues 2/5
I asked a question in the q and a section of the course and got a notification that someone had answered but can’t see the answer. It’s impossible to scroll through the q and a section on the app. I was emailed a link but it takes you to the main site. I also can’t watch many of the videos on the app because they won’t load. It’s not a connectivity problem. There are a few shadey things about Udemy itself. I bought two courses that I thought were different but the entire second course is actually part of the first one, so the second one was a complete waste.
Cannot see downloaded content 2/5
The app doesn’t keep me logged in when I’m airplane mode. So cannot use the app while on a plane. ;(
Crush on saving images 3/5
I get steady crushes on saving images from resources. Guys, fire your QA team, they fail to check such simple cases.
(Edited) Thoroughly Annoyed! 3/5
I’ve reviewed numerous apps over time and you guys are one of very few developers that actually respond, I appreciate that, thank you. For what it’s worth I changed my rating from 1 star to 3 stars because at least you guys interact with your users. I’ll be more than happy to give a great review and full 5 stars when the app itself is sorted out.
Original Review: (1 Star)
I downloaded an entire course on my iPad for me to be able to watch it at times when I can’t connect to WiFi.
Half the videos that indicate they are downloaded will not play, I just get a stupid loading wheel. Now it won’t even play anymore when it’s reconnected to WiFi.
The entire iPad app is trash, is mostly a stretched out phone app, I’d like to be able to view a list of videos in a course without having one of them play whenever I open the course. Separate the media player from the video list.
The entire UI is awkward.
The now playing bar thing on the bottom is cumbersome and not suited a a large screen iPad experience.
The download feature is awkward to use, some sort of download manager would be nice.
It would also be nice to have picture in picture mode available for videos so that I can take notes with my Apple Pencil in another app.
The udemy content is good, but the app is not. It needs a lot of work.
Downloaded video doesn't work 1/5
I downloaded a few courses I paid for, to be able use them during the flight.
Unfortunately it doesn't work that way - video is not playable, even more - not possible to watch any of my downloaded courses WITH internet connection after all. Only re-installing app helps.
Offline mode is USELESS 2/5
Those of you who have been on a cruise know the shipboard internet is slow and expensive. I was initially happy to see a download for offline use option. It works fine provided you are progressing through the course in order and you don’t try to access anything other than the next item in the syllabus. It kept flashing a message about login expired and clearing cached content. The only way to get back to the class was to login again. I spent 2x as much money logging in @ $.75 per minute than I did purchasing the class in the first place. Save your money and either buy only classes you can complete while online because there is virtually no way to do a class in offline mode.
Please support continuous playback 3/5
Thanks for adding Chromecast support! That was a major step. Now can you please add continuous playback (leapfrog over documents) for those of us who just want to binge watch and not have to tap every three minutes?
Nothing loads anymore. 2/5
By Woody Bergman
Good content, but the app doesn’t work at all. There’s always the browser, I guess.
Love it 4/5
It’s a great App, I love the download feature. But sometimes it becomes slow.
And I wish there is a two factor authentication when signing in for more security.
Great platform but app doesn’t load content 2/5
Guys I like your website a lot and your platform. But this app, is causing me so much frustration. The courses won’t load...! This is really not good for an app and for an eager learner like me. My app is the latest version still it takes Forever to load!!! I hope you fix this soon.
Downloading offline issues 4/5
By Antsy Pantsy 9000
Udemy is great overall. Good content but problematic when it comes to downloading course content offline 😳.
Downloads don’t always complete and are unavailable even when it seems like they may have downloaded. This is a major pain point for travelers who don't have internet access when traveling and just want to take the course. Might be a UX issue though.
1. Please add a clear download status % indicator for each item. A percentage indicator might work better.
2. Enable true offline access (currently cannot access downloaded udemy without internet access at all).
3. clearly show which downloads are complete and which aren't. Currently the app makes it look like everything is downloaded but once you're without WiFi, the course content is unavailable. A clear download % status would fix this issue. Could change from a red downwards pointing arrow (which is meant to indicate a "downloaded item") to a green tick mark, which makes more sense.
Overall a great service and helpful educational resource.
on the newest iPad Pro, up to date iOS 11.
Great App 5/5
I can now give the app a 5 star review since Udemy supports Chromecast on iOS. I have purchased several courses over the past two years, and I have learned a lot of skills that I have used in my work.
I love Udemy. So much better quality than anywhere else.
Off-line download doesnt work 1/5
By Veiga, MD
Just doesnt. Classes are made by third party, Udemy only job is to make the app usable, which it isnt
I like the courses, but I realized that I didn’t need the one I bought. Pleaseeeee add a refund option for iOS products!!!! I need it, and I would like my money back‼️
Unable to create an account 3/5
1) Download app
2) input name, password and email in appropriate fields
3) Tap create account
Result: no input is detected
App keeps freezing 1/5
I am taking two courses right now, and was happy to see that there’s an app where I can access those courses anytime, anywhere. Sometimes it will not load the video, or the app would not respond forcing me to close it and reboot it. I’ve even had an instance where it would skip videos because the current section I was on wouldn’t load. The convenience in learning while I am not home, has become very inconvenient and a quite a headache.
AWFUL EXPERIENCE 1/5
Tried using three ways to signup, app would not allow it. Requested info and help from developer, no reply.
The app is a dog show 1/5
App is unusable. When I click courses it opens the wrong course. When I scroll it jumps and jutters. It’s incredibly slow, and just painful to use. You’d think a site dedicated to teaching people skills (like app development) would have a better app. *Argh!!!!!*
Good but.... 3/5
Hello - I enjoy the app, but you still don’t support split screen. I prefer to watch the videos and mimic the lesson at the same time. Can you please add this support. Thanks!
New update crashes every time 1/5
I just updated to the latest version and now Udemy crashes every time I try to stream a lesson to my Apple TV. The video will play for about 2 seconds before the app crashes. This is very frustrating.
Unreliable downloads 2/5
I can never get the app to completely download a course. It will always leave some sections incomplete despite multiple attempts.
So disappointed... 1/5
I have been a Udemy user for over a year... I have recently upgraded my iPhone to the 8 plus version and after reinstalling the Udemy app I was unable to log in. That being said, I requested an email to reset my password in case my bonehead self forgot it... which happens. THAT being said, I have yet to receive an email and have subsequently tried to request help on multiple occasions over the past few days and have not been able to resolve this issue. I’m so upset thinking that now I’ve lost all the courses I’ve paid for and some really cool free courses as well. I wish there was an actual person that I could talk with to help me resolve all of this... I’m really, really bummed about the whole mess...
That being said, there was a time I would have given this app 5+ stars, not so much now. I feel cheated and disappointed...
You can Chromecast now 5/5
I already loved that I can download my courses for offline viewing. Being able to Chromecast put it over the top!
iPad unable to login. 3/5
I love Udemy. Works fine on my iPhone. However, on the iPad App I run into a never ending loop trying to login. My account is Facebook connected. When I choose Facebook to login, takes me to Facebook, acknowledges login to Udemy, then back to the Udemy App, and prompted to sign up, if I choose to login again, the only option I’m given is email and password. I’ve never set one up, because I use Facebook to login. I’d really love to be able to use the Udemy App on my iPad Pro, always updated to the most current version. Hope you guys can get this issue fixed.
Missing a key feature though 4/5
I am overall very impressed with the app. The bad content cannot be blamed on the app, however, the good content can most certainly be praised because of the app.
So thank you for that.
However, the lack of PIP support is questionable. For instance, considering when a user would like to do a drawing course, without the support of PIP, how is that user supposed to make use of other apps if he cant make use of picture in picture?
Or, how is a person supposed to make notes in full-screen without this feature? The lack of this feature needs to be integrated before a competitor sways many yonder..... Therefore, it would be wise to give priority to the implement of this feature in a timely manner. As I already see competition on the horizon which includes your content...
Developer response is outdated.
I don’t see the chrome Castsupport 4/5
I updated my app but I don’t see the chrome cast support? I do however see the Apple TV support.
New User 5/5
I am new for Udemy. Happy to see many programming courses. One good thing is we can purchase with Apple's ID. I hope it is useful for me.
Great 👍🏼 Courses for cheap prices Great 👍🏼 Deal
Good Concept but Video Pauses Occasionally 4/5
By Fortune ball fan
I like the app for the most part. Very convenient and inexpensive way to get online training in almost any subject matter. However, the video sometimes pauses by itself while I’m watching.
Failing on Airplay 1/5
This app is keep crashing while I cast it on Apple TV from my phone, I’ve make sure I’m using latest version.
There is no way to report this to Udemy except this review. ☹️
Professionally helpful 5/5
By Soldier Dad
The app is user-friendly, has a great variety of content, and the courses are reasonably priced especially when on sale.
Auto Play 4/5
Is there any way to keep the app from auto playing the next video? There doesn’t seem to be a control for that. Love the courses.
no chromecast on ios 2/5
why is there no chromecast on ios, for the ipad, yet on updates say's it now supported
Buggy and Missing Features 1/5
Udemy is a great site whose experience and usefulness is degraded by the flaws of its crippled mobile apps. I have it installed on multiple devices on both Android and iOS and the flaws I’ve experienced are essentially identical on both. The app won’t actually download anything for offline use. In Android it switches off SD card use and spins its wheels as it were.
On iOS, it’s even worse. It actually lies to you. It spends however many minutes or hours pretending to download whatever you’ve selected, indicating gradual progress, and eventually completing all while never actually downloading anything at all. I’ve verified this in settings; available storage never decreases.
You can’t add or remove favorites in the app anymore either. This is deeply ANNOYING if you have a sizable library like I do.
Honestly, it feels like some jerk web programmer who doesn’t know Java or Swift sold them on the idea of making a nonnative app with web technologies. This is the kind of dog poop that normally results from those kinds of decisions. But hey, at least we get a poor man’s version of the old logo to go with the new poor man’s code.
Chromecast not working 3/5
Update description mentions chromecast support but Still don’t see the icon.
Not pleased 1/5
I bought a course to learn Hmong. Which is great. But then I purchased a drawing class for my son. I was only charged once for Hmong. But the drawing class charged me again. I would like to stop the class but not the original
The app is a disgrace;) 1/5
I am not going to say anything about the quality of the courses here. Some of them are legit while others are something else disguised as education. The app however deserves a separate mention. Currently it is VERY BAD. I took a few courses on Udemy so this is based on dozens of hours of interacting with the app. It is very glitchy, oftentimes slow or not working at all on an otherwise perfect wifi, not always remembers where you left off, serving podcasts as videos with a static picture etc. etc. One other thing is the subtitles which are automatically generated subs and of very low quality, sometimes to the point if being completely incomprehensible or very misleading. While autogenerated subtitles are ok for, say, youtube, for a platform which strives to be a leader in online education this is unacceptable. Hope you guys do some work and improve the app. Good luck. Peace
Great Udemy 5/5
I enjoy learning new things. I even have a need to keep up with soft skills and technology as it applies to my secular work. Udemy allows me to do that in two ways. One from the convenience of well wherever I have Internet connection and two, at an affordable cost. One of the best things is that once I pay for a course, I have access to it at anytime, anywhere and do not have an annual membership fee to deal wherein I don’t have to rush through the courses that I’ve purchased fearing that the subscription will expire before I’m done. This keeps me coming back.
I’ve tell others about Udemy. It’s great!
Cada vez más excelente. ¡Felicitaciones por seguir Mejorando!
Multi screen pleaaaaaase 3/5
I work and study on my iPad Pro. This is one of the very few apps that does not support multi screen. It makes it extremely difficult when you’re trying to practice in excel or pythonista watching training videos.
Love this site 5/5
I use this as a tutorial for my school work. Has helped me alot with understanding different cyber skills and computer languages. I usually buy a few when they go on sale. usually i don't spend more than 10 to 15 per course.
No bookmarking? 2/5
I love the courses on Udemy but there doesn’t seem to be any way to bookmark in the iOS apps or see your bookmarks and notes you add from a computer web browser.
Being able to save these spots makes it much easier to review. This is even more critical on the iPad. If I’m watching on the iPad I’m often somewhere that I can’t juggle the iPad and a notebook. And the videos are too small in split screen on an iPad to use an iPad note app.
This is frustrating enough that I’ve started to look at some Udacity courses (although I haven’t played with their app enough )
Pretty cool!!!! 5/5
This is really awesome. I’ve been learning the Unreal game engine programming in C++ in a fraction of the time than I would probably learn in other ways, like reading. I can truly go at my own pace, and the instructors are wonderful at their jobs.
This website is great for everyone, looking to learn a new skill without selling his or her amrs and legs!
I strongly recommend this website(online university) to everyone. I am in no shape or form, affiliated with Udemy. don't take my admiration in the wrong way.
A little quirky but who isn't 5/5
By King dee!
Udemy is the best college because you don't have to sell yourself into slavery for accurate information about a topic.
Great content but just keeps crashing on AirPlay to Apple TV 2/5
Crashes ever other time I try to play content through the app to Apple TV using the in app AirPlay option