Mediocre app worthy of a mediocre newspaper 1/5
App often doesn’t allow access to subscriber content despite the fact that I am logged in, and I am a subscriber.
Slow...too much info downloaded 2/5
Since the last update it takes forever to load or refresh. I don’t need every available story in every section loaded, just the top stories as before. Please change this or make settings available to choose what sections/stories are downloaded.
Can not download articles or columns 2/5
Can not download anything. I am paid up and all other apps work !
Tired of the pay wall 1/5
I used to be a fan but the pay wall for stories I get alerts for this has gotten obnoxious please find another way to monetize your app before you lose all your patrons.
Love the AZ Central. A publication that makes a difference
Canceling subscription 1/5
You have to call customer service to cancel your subscription, and are not able to do it online. That’s ridiculous and a waste of time.
Not a free app 1/5
By 480 person
They offer free at first but you must pay to read on, very frustrating if you wanna see a story
This is a lousy app 1/5
Does not work half the time, impossible to sign in, keeps asking for password.
Pay $56 a month for subscription - not sure it is worth it !!!
App does not work 1/5
Get a loading error
App does not work. 1/5
When I click the app, all I get is “loading error “ message.
Legit National and Local News Source 5/5
I love the in depth reporting on local matters. Also what’s happening in the valley such as local sports, entertainment and dining. It’s my go to app a lot of the time.
Don’t waste your time 1/5
Nothing to see on this app unless you buy a subscription. It’s never updated. They just want your money for giving you poorly edited stories.
Previously good, now horrible, do not buy it! 1/5
By Dont Buy Digital
I am a paying patron of AZ republic digital app. Click on a beautiful digital photo, The bottom of your photo has a HUGE white banner ad to download USA Today crossword App. It overwhelms most of the stunning photography rendering them un-viewable.
Ok I download the app, hoping to eliminate the intrusive banner add...NOPE. Still there, forever. DO NOT PAY FOR AZC DIGITAL!
Latest Update Makes App Frustrating 3/5
Not sure what changes were implemented but after the last IOS and required app updates, every news article is so full of hyperlinks that I can’t read a full article without being redirected to other pages as I try to scroll to continue reading the article. Soooo frustrating that I don’t read as often on the app.
The journalism is fantastic, however, so I will continue to support this quality newspaper.
By marie plummer
To much liberal whining
Stay with the facts
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
Very informative 5/5
I’m glad to have the azc
Widget stopped working 2/5
Used to use the widget regularly but since recent update it is just blank white.
Please fix the widget
Horrible App for Subscribers 1/5
Dumbed down app for a dumbed down paper. I am a subscriber who wants to access an electronic version of the paper. Many things are missing, like TV / sports listings. When I try to access the website on the Safari browser, I am forced to continually log in. “Nothing to see here.” Can't bypass the app.
Great state and local content but app difficult to use 4/5
I love AZCentral as my go to source for local and state news. Having been a long time Arizona Republic subscriber I hope AZCentral can provide the financial support needed for the publishers to continue providing Arizona based news stories and articles. My only complaint is with the app and why I didn’t give 5 stars is that too many links appear throughout articles so when when reading and scrolling through the article I inadvertently touch the links which immediately take me to another related story. Very annoying and not a problem with other app news feeds such as AP, NPR and Reuters. I would suggest fewer links in the stories and instead place them at the end of the article if the reader wants to delve further into background. Otherwise, keep up the good work AZCentral and let’s support local joirnalism!
By Tio Brio
Not at all intuitive, doesn’t work.
Managing subscription 1/5
Using the app to manage my print account is annoying. It make you want to cancel both the print and digital subscriptions.
By MICHAEL'S IPHONE VERZION
My opinion 5/5
By '70 ASU
Easy to use and find the AZ sports I’m interested in.
Sign in every day 3/5
It is very annoying that ihave to sign in every day. I canunderstand once in a while but not every day
Although I read the paper to keep up locally with what's happening, the paper has become biased. Instead of just reporting the news, it tends to lean toward a more liberal socialist view. I love Phoenix, I love to keep up with what's going on, but I just want straight news and to decide for myself the political outcome thoughts.
Just another subscription site now. 1/5
By Andy in Arizona
If I were to subscribe to every news outlet for news (e.g. WAPO, WSJ, New York Time, various other local outlets) I would be spending well over $100 a month.
Cheaper to just watch the news on TV.
Bait and Switch 1/5
Here’s their business model:
Send you a notification on a story. You click into it and you see a little of the article and several ads. Then, if you want to read the entire article, you have to subscribe.
You literally are seeing their ads, which generates revenue for them, but they won’t let you read the article unless you pay them money.
Buh-Bye AZ Central… you’ve been deleted!
Does not work consistently 1/5
Whenever I try to change anything its either down or doesn’t go through. It is very frustrating. It’s down right now. Wont let me sign in.
Love the alerts 4/5
I love receiving the alerts on my phone. I keep up with the news that way.
Too many ads 1/5
On a iPad too much of the screen is taken up with flashing ads. I already paid for a subscription so why should I have to look at ads?
AZcentral review 5/5
I have only used this app a short time, but I am impressed,
news articles are accurate, and to the point and are not biased or too wordy; thank you!!!!!
How ever you should make it easier to send this critique
Excellent public service 5/5
By Paul Barquinero
The Obituaries section is vital for me to read every day, I’ve known so many Phoenicians for decades b
Great app 4/5
This app thinks ahead and picks news of importance to you based on past history. Easy to use, in some ways easier than the print version .
Zero stars 1/5
Downloading the “new” app should have been simple but was made difficult for some reason. The number of subscribers will drop significantly with this kind of service.
Is it possible to get a “print” edition of the AZ Republic on-line?
As a long-time subscriber and daily reader, I am extremely disappointed.
By cannot send
Awful. Cannot suspend delivery online. Very amateurish.
Great Resource 5/5
By Sparky dog 12
Great resource of all Arizonans.
The Truth Hurts 5/5
By Deacon Richard 2006
It is apparent from reading the reviews that conservatives can't stand the truth!
Very disappointing, as a subscriber to the paper I was told I would have access to the digital edition as well. Not true!!! Now it won’t let me send unI provide nickname, tried 6, all taken, another example of how difficult it is to communicate with this company.
Decent content. Bad app/website 2/5
Content such as news/sports stories are good. Impossible to access/change account information on app or website. Frequently shuts down. Website is horrible, takes forever to load. Halfpage ads that pop up randomly and cause you to click the wrong link.
Too far left 1/5
By view docs
I was always told that Journalist report, not create news. Just got fed up with opinions filling the front pages where news was previously published; your editors just forgot to keep their opinions on the editorial page. Look beyond your hollow walls, your profession is most deserving of being labeled distrusting bottom feeders. I guess this is a good time to remind you that the only value your printed paper is as “fish wrapping”. I’d like to find a similar use for your electronic copy!
Not well maintained 2/5
For a news service this site is not updated news wise very often. Head lines and links stay at the top even though they are days or even weeks old.
Cut back on the notifications! 2/5
App itself is fine...that said, there are *way* too many unnecessary story notifications.
I don’t need an alert telling me “Sun City West couple says Epcor billed them for 99,000 gallons of water they didn't use” (June 26th).
I don’t mind getting alerts on critical issues or emergencies, but let’s not overdo it.
No login, no subscription 1/5
This iPad app is terrible. It doesn’t give you a login page and it doesn’t allow you to stay logged in. It won’t recognize my iPad because my Apple ID is not my email. No phone number to call for help either! Don’t subscribe! Don’t waste your time unless you like being frustrated.
Great app for Arizona news 5/5
Reflects Unfavorably On Arizona 1/5
Repetitive stories. Do readers need to call your attention to the use of the same stories over and over? They are repeated on the site on the same day and then again on subsequent days. Writing and editing is very poor. Take the name of the state off the site. Using it on the site reflects poorly on Arizona.
I've tried and tried 1/5
Worst account management online experience ever. I've tried everything to make the digital account work. I've even called several times and entered my information more times than I can count. I really want a subscription but I am not happy that AZ Central can't seem to make it work.