New update 5.23.0 will drain your battery 1/5
By Marcus App Review
Warning, new update 5.23.0 (released on 5/29/20) will drain your battery. To confirm, if you have an iPhone, go to Settings, Battery, and look at the usage. You will see “background usage %” (also review “Screen on” and “Screen off” usage). I turned off “Background App Refresh” for all my Apps, however for Bloomberg, it’s still running in the background and draining my battery. I just deleted Bloomberg App, will reinstall a couple of months later to see if the developers fixed this issue.
Ads? Messy UI 1/5
This app is a mess. We’re paying a ton for the subscription so what’s up with the super intrusive ads popping up constantly? It completely ruins the browsing/reading experience. Also, the layout and design is a convoluted mess. Please take a look at the apps for Financial Times and The Economist and do better.
Great widget 4/5
Love the widget that combines news, stock indexes, and watchlist.
Paywall Triggered for Businessweek Subcriber 1/5
Even though I am a businessweek subscriber, I hit a paywall when trying to view the content, even after linking my credentials. I wish the businessweek app was still available, or at least my credentials would work on the standard Bloomberg app.
Bless me. 4/5
It’s great now give me a free month. Thank you.
Not user friendly 2/5
There’s so many things that could be better from an ease of use perspective that it’s odd a company would release a product without considering this. From a technology perspective, it locks up too often. And why if I download the magazine does it take so long to load the next article. That is, if it even reacts to my finger swipe.
Too much Ads 1/5
Is it normal that I see ads more than the real content with my online unlimited subscription?
Crap QA battery drain 1/5
Not only is Bloomberg overpriced and support a nightmare to deal with to sync my subscription, but the latest “performance enhancements” nuked my iPad Pro.
Good reading during this crisis 5/5
By Alexander Economakis
Bloomberg kept me informed and helped me from going crazy during this difficult period not only with the virus but also with irresponsible decisions of a couple of world leaders on both sides of the Atlantic .
Great look. No dark mode. Battery hog. Not all articles are available. 4/5
By DJ Galda
The Bloomberg app has an improved reading experience over the articles one might find on their Website. The design is cleaner. The typography is easier on the eyes. Most of the Website reading features are available such as audio versions and social media sharing. Comments are a no-go as the interface doesn’t support Disqus.
Where I find the app lacking is when I ask Safari to open a Web article in the app, and the app shows nothing except the home screen. I assume this means that the not all content is available across both mediums.
Running the iPad app also drains the battery noticeably. I can see the iOS power remaining bar go down in real-time. Although, the Website does the same for power consumption, even for text-based content with relatively few videos, charts, and graphs.
I wonder why Bloomberg News would still bombard users with inline ads in the app when we have to pay a premium for a subscription. The Atlantic recently redesigned their iPad app, and there are no ads whatsoever. The lack thereof makes for a much more painless reading experience. At the very least, don’t jitter the text while in the middle of a scroll. Chances are the ads are a huge battery hog.
Now that iOS will sometimes automatically open a Web article in the app and close the browser tab, it helps a lot for Bloomberg to offer the Save feature. However, the saved reading list has two notable areas for improvement that could make it better. First, the saved items should display in chronological order by default, utilizing the date I added the articles from most recent to oldest. Right now, it appears as if the articles are in some mix of alphabetical and topical. I have to constantly clear out read articles to keep the list short and visually scannable. That brings me to my next suggestion: the save feature should allow users the ability to archive read articles. I like being able to see which articles remain to be read versus those that I completed already.
The news app does not allow copy and paste of body text. I’m not sure what the rationale is here. I like saving snippets of quotes to my research notes. Yet, the app makes this more difficult. That’s kind of shameful, if you ask me.
Opening an article in Safari from the app should be straightforward, but it isn’t. When I tap on the share button, the Copy option puts the article title and URL into the clipboard. What does this do when I paste into the Safari URL bar? Yep, a Web search. “Copy” should store the URL exclusively. Having a button to open directly in a Web browser like Safari would also be useful. Oddly enough, sometimes the Web experience is better, especially if I want to read user comments.
Lastly, the sheer amount of white light emanating from the content will gradually burn the retina. I hope the company has dark modes in store for the future.
Too many pop up ads 1/5
Too many pop up ads. Please stop. I pay a significant subscription cost. Enough with the ads!
Excellent news source 5/5
Great news app!
Too many ads interrupt the speed of download and are very distracting. While I like the content, I dislike the app.
Best on financial news 24/7 5/5
Thanks for timely and unbiased news
By Carlos Emilio MG
Most important information of the day.
Carlos Emilio MG
Excellent market content and fantastic usability. 5/5
You will not be disappointed with the Bloomberg app.
I’m finding Bloomberg to be a must have news source for building my portfolio and or economic development. Highly recommended professional service. I love them! I’m still looking for my three month free access as a student and once I’m in I will recommend that all my fellow students and or investor friends join too.
Laggy interface even on iPad 2019 3/5
Good content but laggy app
For years, I have been a subscriber to BW beginning with its print edition and migrating to the digital version. In April, BW forced me to give up the digital app (BW) for this bloated B, which is an overstuffed website masquerading as an app. If you want to read the magazine—which is all I want to do—you have to wade thru endless content. In theory you can download the magazine. But each article has to load so moving through the magazine is p a i n f u l l. This is a trial subscription free for 6 months. For free, it is almost not worth it. For the monthly cost thereafter, it doesn’t come close. In short, don’t waste your money.
Truly the gold standard in financial and economic news 5/5
By Midnight Krewzer
When it comes to keeping The world informed and aware about finance and economics, you can’t beat Bloomberg! They are in a class i’ll buy themselves!
Excellent app consolidating the world news particular to that influence the markets
Should have speed options 1/5
By CEO of Apple
For audio and video there should be the option to speed up playback to 1.5x 1.75x and 2x this is a feature users expect now.
Really good. 4/5
By Joe Cow
Have been listening for years, was always good, now approaches greatness.
By wilber the great
The best source of both summary and in depth news that affects the world’ s business, political and social interactions.
I watched Bloomberg TV for over 4 years for financial news coverage. News contents and interviews from specialists were very interesting. Reporters & program hosts are inter
I tried to download App & was asked to pay for it.
I am sorry, an extended coverage is larger access & coverage for Bloomberg.
I do not downloaded Apps that have a fee for usage. Readers can find other sources of news.
Bloomberg statistic graphs are useful. These graphs are shown by all channels that are using financial news increasingly. There is competition with CNBC but I prefer Bloomberg.
1- Flash news are moved at light-speed and in many cases repeated several times. Scrolling news also move fast like those details are not of interest. What is the use when the news flash & news scrolls cannot be read? Scroll news is in small print. Many cannot be read. There are slow readers and many are seniors who like very much to finish one line news flashes. Some are even with weaker vision. Any consideration to slow?
2- I was sorry to see Mike Bloomberg withdrew from election. He was more of a MeToo victim for one or two decisions in the past. The situation and conditions for decision change. No one is with foresight 20 or 30 years in advance. Mike’s Wealth also was a reason who are prejudiced.
I could have voted for Mike.
Syed Ahmed Hussain.
Too expensive for too little 1/5
By sir andrew grantham
Poor content for extravagant pricing.
Lacking in so many ways... 1/5
1. Battery drain is significant. I’ve turned of the video auto play, but the app still causes my iPad to heat up, and drains the battery quickly. Not sure why!?!?
2. Surely it’s not the market data updates draining the battery considering for some strange reason paying $40 per month doesn’t give you real-time market data!?!?
3. Why are there so many ads in an app that costs $40 per month!?!?
4. The AppStore page shows a 4.6 rating. A quick scroll through the reviews clearly shows there is no way this is accurate.
5. When clicking on the Help section, you are given two options. Neither link works...
It’s clear Bloomberg has very little interest in customer feedback. Not sure why I’d continue to pay for a subpar app...
Non existing customer support 1/5
Beware before subscribing! The only way to cancel is to email customer support. I did so a week ago and have had no response. They lure you in with a low monthly rate and then make it impossible to cancel.
This used to be such a cool app. For a news service that costs nearly $40/month it’s pretty horrible how bad the UI is. The menus get cut off, the stock search is awful, and it’s plainly not worth the money. Free apps have a much nicer UI. Please fix. Make this look like the terminal as it did on the original iPad app.
Chromecast Support Broken 1/5
Can no longer Chromecast video while logged in with subscription. Huge setback, can’t watch this on my phone. No dark mode. Massively overpriced in its current form. Most links are intentionally broken and link to Terminal links, despite the articles existing on Bloomberg.com for all to read. This site is not sustainable at these rates, maybe when they go to 60/year, but right now Bloomberg is a losing investment.
AGC 69 4/5
Since I am paying for the service I wish advertising disappeared
No BS/ 23 5/5
Bloomberg News, The Economist & the BBC are all I need in my survival kit. I miss John Micklethwait at the economist but I am glad he enjoys being with Bloomberg and Zanny mitton Beddoes does an equally amazing job. Bloomberg news is how I follow stocks bonds commodities and news every second of the day. Mornings don’t feel right without caffeine and Bloomberg.
Way too many ads for a paid service 3/5
The ads eat too much of my time.
Sign up issues. 1/5
Paid for yearly subscription but can’t set up password to view content. Tried for hours - keeps stoping me from changing the password by disabling my account. Terrible setup interface.
Utterly despicable 1/5
Stop hurting the nation with your relentless hateful deceptive twist on everything and start contributing something positive - or genuine for that matter
Best News ever ! 5/5
By UNDERWATER JOE
Great news feed from Bloomberg ! The best service updates constantly looks like a winner for your one stop shop news company. Thanks Mike NYC
Massive downgrade, stealth attempt to double the price 1/5
Used to get Business Week digital with my print subscription in its own app. Now that app has been removed and I’m being told I have to use this app (which is cluttered with a lot of non-BW stuff I don’t care about or want to buy), and that suddenly my subscription is worthless and I need to pay AGAIN. To make it worse, I asked to end my print subscription due to this terrible change and was told they would immediately stop sending me the printed renaming BW magazines I have PAID for. Greed, mismanagement, and incompetence all rolled into this app and it’s support.
This is BBG 5/5
Sign up 2/5
This app has sign in with Facebook and twitter but doesn’t provide sign up with Apple login for security. You should add that feature but tracking me seems more important.
Just love it 5/5
Crisp and clean
Businessweek Subscription not recognized 1/5
The Bloomberg app does not recognize my paid subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek. I’m canceling my subscription as a result.
Not apparent how to stop sound playing on video
Purposefully blocking out market news 1/5
Again, we have a crashing stick market and your airing bs interviews. Where is the news?
Very helpful data and news. However would like to see yields on U S Treasury bonds!
App feels cheap with ads 1/5
Low quality subscription service if ads are included. Highly recommend removing ads for subscription services.
Real news in-depth unbiased 5/5
A great way to understand the world
I’m not saying it should be free 3/5
Sure, you need to charge your readers because journalists don’t work for free. Not only I get it, I actually advocate it. Sell your service, don’t give it for free, because free is not sustainable.
But $35/mo? Okay, that’s ridiculous. Seriously.
Bloomberg App for Phone 5/5
By The Post-Dispatch
Nice app except is does not have US Treasury yields.
How are more people 1/5
Not livid at losing the Treasury curve during the most volatile time in bond market history? Is my subscription not enough to make up for a $500 mm sunk cost? Bloomberg also has to cut costs on free data? Pro Tip: The CNBC app delivers as good of data for free.