A democracy only works if its citizens are informed 5/5
By REL Mama
With life being so busy, this allows me to stay informed while I wait to pick up kids, in the check out line, etc
Perfect news app for the best local stories
Bad technology 2/5
Gannet The owner of AZ Central just doesn’t get it. This is one of the weaker apps I have on my phone. It’s rather pathetic for a communications company that finds it hard to communicate. Things as basic as entering a user name and password sometimes requires an uninstall and reinstall.
The wheel spins but no newspaper 1/5
One of the worst apps I’ve run across on iOS or Windows.
By david sc vanis
Can you come over and leave that??
Recently subscribed in hopes to be a bit more engaged with our local news in Arizona. Unfortunately they don’t appear to be a balanced news organization and the bias is really hard to overlook. Just don’t understand why we can’t have more balanced journalism at the local level. I get it from a national scene with CNN/FOX but this outlet seems to be just as slanted. Will be canceling my subscription.
Unable to Create an Account 1/5
I was a digital subscriber, but my subscription expired. The website was useless and wouldn’t let me update my payment information. I called customer support and they were equally useless. I decided to switch to an in-app subscription. That works, but the app won’t let me create an account. I tried creating a direct account and doing it through Facebook, but I am stuck on an endless loop where it keeps asking me for my name. Seriously AZCentral: fix this! The customer experience is one of the worst that I have ever experienced. I just want to give you my money to read the news. Why won’t you let me give it to you?
Constantly shuts off? 1/5
Updates content infrequently
azcentral rocks! 5/5
By Jackie AZ Girl
Stay in the know and support local journalism. Subscribe to the digital platform without worry of covid germs that might be attached to print edition. I was feeling all bummed about all the bad news but then I got on azcentral.com and learned that Restaurant Week starts Friday, so I am reaching out to friends to plan some socially distant takeout dinners to enjoy at home poolside! Thanks Arizona Republic😋
Erroneous data and frequent loop 1/5
By Ms. AZ Shell
Attempting to set up “Ezpay” on my account has been nothing but frustration! My account, which I just set up yesterday, is marked as inactive. Half of the time every attempt at login just takes me to another login page. It appears no one does any testing of this app.
This version keeps crashing 1/5
By AZ fan2356
Keeps crashing and/or won’t load
Took advantage of the recent sale 5/5
Overall, I’ve been really satisfied with having local news right on my phone. I do wish there was some way to integrate the service will Apple News+. That would reduce the need for multiple apps on my phone providing me news.
Logs me out of the app every day. Why? When I go to log back in it doesn’t like the passwords. No continuity between the app and browser apparently when you are being forced to move back and forth for all the account management. I’ve tried and tried to come back to this app and it has failed me again. Cancelled subscription again.
By Arizona winner
A very easy to read newspaper on a tablet.
Tired of the one sided reporting 2/5
I just canceled my subscription. I subscribed so I could see some of the articles that are for subscribers only. Unfortunately, the slant of the reporting, as well as the opinions, are becoming more one sided, grappling with being factual, and in some cases, down right hostile. Where I used to read at least 75% of the online articles a day, now it’s closer to 10%. I’d like some actual news with my news....and these people aren’t it anymore.
No paper 1/5
By Long beach1
Where’s the paper??
I like it on my iPhone! 4/5
Easy access to local news.
Great news delivered in a timely fashion. 5/5
I love getting local news as it happens.
Not so good 2/5
Consistently I cannot get into my account. Also cannot gain access to the newsprint version of the Republic.
Gone bad 2/5
I have used for a few years and it used to work very well.
In the last 6 months it has become unstable and takes a long time to load and sometimes will not unless I clear cache. What gives?
Too slow 1/5
It takes forever to come up on my phone. Slower than any single news app i have. It is only mediocre as a news site.
Not a reflection of the newsroom.... 3/5
The app is decent, not great, but decent. Slow and crashes too often. Overall, tolerable.
The content, a reflection of the newsroom, is very good. With the occasional “popular” crap that has little or no news value, the Republic covers Phoenix like a blanket.
Too biased, news is controlled. 1/5
Not a good news provider
Corona virus updates 5/5
It's wonderful to have an app available to refer to locally for latest updates. I especially like that we can look up cases by zip code. I strongly feel that wearing a face mask while in stores or public cases is the right thing to do, at least until we see a downward curve.
By Leslie Matta
AZ Central has been keeping me up to date on AZ’s COVID-19 policies and mandates.
AZ Central = AZ Republic 5/5
Pretty good app.
By Noah Horowitz
App crashes frequently now. Please fix.
Great Info At My Fingertips 5/5
So wonderful to get the news at any time of the day on this App. Just love it.
Great local news 5/5
Love the Az republic and have for years. The app doesn’t send unnecessary updates and has been easy to use so far.
Contains a Useless Limit on How Many Articles you can View 2/5
I really was a fan of this app and was planning on giving it 5 stars until I got told I’m out of articles to view for a month unless I pay to be a subscriber which made me lose respect for this app. If the limit or the subscriber articles were very very juicy and exclusive, that would be worth paying for, but the articles are things I can look up on 4 other local apps for free. Why pay for something I can get on 4 other apps for free? If you want local arizona news, I recommend AZFamily or one of the local Fox/ABC/etc local apps. They’re much more worth it imo.
Managing Subscription 1/5
Not friendly to do anything once I’ve signed in
Good But Frequency of Login Requests 4/5
I really enjoy reading the Arizona Republic through the app, but I get annoyed by frequent requests for login.
In-depth coverage 5/5
Love print issues and all of the in-depth coverage of important issues in our State and Country. Also convenient online access
Been great so far 5/5
Easy to customize
The app has been crashing constantly over the past few weeks.
App keeps crashing 1/5
I have a relatively new iPad. App works fine on iPhone but crashes when opening on iPad. I am a digital subscriber.
The AZCentral app is terrific!
NOT click-bait: Real in-depth news 5/5
So refreshing to read articles that present facts, and go beyond just a screaming headline. So much out of such a cheap electronic subscription. Even shared(no cost) with father in another state, so he can keep up with my local news. Also virtual USAToday included.
Poor App & poor customer service 1/5
The app keeps crashing, I cannot log into my account. The links are saying either bad gateway or just loop back to where I must log in multiple times but cannot get into my account. I called but there are no people in customer service. I appealed to Gannett & Co tonight & am waiting to hear. It’s more expensive with this than a digital subscription to the NYT.
Cannot get on 1/5
I've paid my subscription they have cashed my check but I cannot get digital access yet
Great up to the minute news 5/5
For Arizonans !
Support Your Local Journalists 5/5
Great app, more important than ever to have solid reporting on what’s going on, especially great for local info!
Bad content and a buggy app.
New version keeps crashing 1/5
I can’t read an article because the new version of the app take much longer to load and typically crashes after 10 -15 seconds. I don’t have this problem with any other app I have on my phone.
Great up to date AZ news 5/5
This app is great to keep up on Coronavirus
Bad, bad app 1/5
Advertised as a free app on the App Store, then asks you to pay money to read content. Don’t install this worthless piece of junk!!!!!
Worst app ever! 1/5
I am constantly denied access, constantly required to sign in, constantly told server not @vailable and when I’m desperate I have to call someone in the Philippines? Give me a break