Battery gets extremely hot 1/5
Battery gets extremely hot when using only this app, not great in fact rather worrying . Don’t want a lithium battery fire in my hands because of your terrible app ! Wow that would be huge lawsuit
Great info; too slow and unstable 2/5
I love the info I get and really want to be able to use this app. But, it takes about 5 seconds after each tap for the requested screen to show. And, then it crashes about every 3 minutes if use.
Laggy, slow & not really free :/ 1/5
Gave this a try for two weeks & deleting it. Laggy & slow app response, not many news sources even for big company stocks. Reached limit of how many articles one can read,keeps asking to buy a subscription. Stick with using your brokerage app or Yahoo finance app. I'll come back if app runs smoothly & not have such a low limit to read articles per month.
Makes phone so hot can’t stay in my pocket. Can’t imagine it’s good for the phone either.
I’ve been reading Bloomberg since I was a young man, 10 years old. this is not acceptable me downloading your app and you giving me a set number of articles to read and than I HAVE to buy a subscription or just simple wait until the next month to get 8 “free” articles then I guess I’ll continue to read your articles in other news sites I truly enjoy and love this app until I was given a set number free articles to read it.
clickbait type content 1/5
I admit I came for the “name” and gave it credibility based on that alone, looking for news that might help some market decisions. Overtime I began to see repetitive and biased content that sometimes reverses itself inside of its own content. Not uncommon for two articles to be release within hours of each other, that are polar opposite of one another. This is not news, this is tabloid entertainment (at best).
Too much advertising 1/5
I’ve listened to this app for years. It used to be great. But they’ve sought to over-monetize it. This morning when I logged in, I heard 8 commercials in a row, but no news. The mix of advertising to programming is close to 50%. It’s no longer a good use of my time. It’s such a disappointment.
Requiring subscription 1/5
This app is now telling me I have exceeded my free articles and need to purchase a subscription to read what is given out for free on their website.
Its a shame- this used to be my go to news source but this app isnt worth paying for a subscription to use- especially the STRAIGHT UP CRAZY FEE they want per month. Bloomberg wants to charge monthly more than my gym, more than I pay for any other subscription. I cant believe anyone would actually pay $35 a month for a news site (or any site honestly).
Old app providing more content 1/5
Design is better, but less free content and you can mistakenly click articles. That part is super annoying because it counts against your articles read for the month.
Used to be awesome 1/5
First they put the pay gate now the app is super janky and just a pain to use. Whoever is managing the app side of things is doing a crappy job
But the latest update is very bad. Need not updated properly, added useless features and now they limit the number of FREE articles available and pushing you to subscribe. Like New York Times I just stop reading them. Maybe it’s time to move on from Bloomberg as well. Used to be great and I’d recommend it to everybody but not anymore.
How do you get out of a media video without having to close the App ? Ridiculous
Can’t exit video mode 1/5
Where’s the X
Great App 5/5
Great app, works great
By The business addict
I pay for the Bloomberg channel with my Charter television subscription. When I watch the channel I also put up with all of the advertising.
When I try to watch the Bloomberg channel on my mobile devices they say they limit me to 30 minutes per day and this still includes the commercials. Charging a fee to mobile users and still having commercials on the channel is double dipping if not triple dipping when considering my Charter fee.
I recommend watching alternative business news channels where you currently only pay once. Bloomberg is not that special and has become another sales channel for them to sell their their software services.
Widget Broken 1/5
The Bloomberg widget is still broken on iPhone
Converting from radio+ to this app is a horrible move 1/5
By Cyrus Allan
Different from radio+, This app stops playing audio and can’t automatic resume when there is an incoming call or cell signal is lost. I have to unlock my phone, get into this app, and click audio tab and click play for it to play radio again! Click play in control home window will not work!! It is absolutely 120% annoying!!
Absolutely Horrendous App 1/5
How is it possible to go from a somewhat decent app to this garbage?
Radio why no app now? 2/5
I’m just saying, I want radio app,NOT streaming video. GOT it.
I’ve been using this app for about 4-5 years and have loved all the improvements over time. However, the recent changes have me very frustrated because off all the limitations. To ask $35/m is just not worth it. Not even the top streaming companies like Netflix or Amazon prime charge that much. Please rethink your pricing.
I love the app! I watch Bloomberg TV and listen to Bloomberg Radio all the time. It would however be nice to save commodities such as Brent crude to your watchlist even if they are saved as favorites somewhere else as a favorite on the app.
I found the Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio area on the App to watch and listen to Bloomberg Radio! Outstanding! 🙂
I do feel recent changes to the app where users must subscribe to an unlimited Digital Subscription is not a good idea to be able to view more than 9 stories and the app limiting users to only 30 min a day. The app and the website really needs to rethink this. It’s a bad idea.
bring back news notifications 1/5
By Not a happy temple runner...
what happened to notifications?
Lot of ads, political opinion for $34. 1/5
It’s $34 per month/ $408 per yr! And you still get to enjoy all the ads! Has a lot of editorial opinion in business news stories, and really nothing exclusive, that you can’t find for free on other websites. I deleted it........meh!
Tooooooo slow 1/5
In this new version the stocks watch list is too slow.
Media feed needs fixing on most delivery methods 1/5
By LET'S GO CAPS!!!
New BBG allows 30 minutes of free live TV daily. Unfortunately, because of buffering or other system issues, you’ll watch the first minute, then the first minute again, then the second minute, and then the second minute again, and so on. Happens on iPhone, iPad, AppleTV BBG app, and Fidelity Apple TV app. Radio also frequently drops and replays the same ads. Stopped reading articles as $35/mo is overpriced. Thank goodness I can still get Matt Levine’s Money Stuff via email (would be great if readers knew which paywall the links are behind though—hidden behind proofpoint urldefense).
L’une des meilleurs magasine 5/5
By Eagle Eye 7
Bloomberg envoie toutes les actualités avec haute acuité!
By John DB 18
I use to love this app it has the best news. But now putting it behind a paywall is bs. I deleted the app because of this.
Very disappointing that now you are charging for news that you had offered for free for so many years.
Bloomberg losses another fan 1/5
By dr irving
Loved Bloomberg news
But will never pay 35$ a month
Bloomberg you are far out of touch with reality
I didn't expect this from Bloomberg! 1/5
In 2018, I have to drop the ratings to 1 or below, not because of the excellent information that Bloomberg's highly talented team of professionals compile (Kudos) but because they are forcing a subscription model on a variety of services including live tv. I guess my ratings wouldn't bother Bloomberg but app ratings work similar to investment ratings and not always relates to the app design itself and can also reflect public views on the company's motives.
In 2014, I rated the app with 5 stars with the following feedback.
Excellent and Outstanding!
The recently updated app is phenomenal. Especially, the customization features and seamless integration with Bloomberg Radio app. It gives a great feeling of the world market dynamics is at the finger tips. An essential for all finance and economic professionals or for that matter anybody who wants to have greater control to their investments with access to a vast pool of information and resources.
Reasons to stay in California 1/5
By Salvation of God
I was looking up reasons to stay in this crap of a state and when I clicked on the titled it said I had to pay for it . Pay of someone’s opinion on why stay here ha . Nah I’m not paying for someone’s opinion . Plus this is wide liberal news app like cnn why should I care ? Well I don’t so this app is crap liberal liberal liberal give me something that doesn’t praise one side while lying about the other.
Said it right. 5/5
The millennials comment is absolutely appropriate. Thank you for presenting enormous number of people’s thoughts.
By Dominic 398
Since the App became fee-paying it runs very slowly and scrolling isn’t at all smooth.
Further 35 USD per month is way too much considering the app has alit of adq
A once nice app deliberately (?) crippled 1/5
The older (black background) version of Bloomberg was *so* much better one wonders why they seemingly deliberately stripped out so much of what made it special. Was it to drive users to an expensive paid app that most investors won't purchase?
Bloomberg' sown FAQ concedes that Realized Gains/Losses and the Market Monitor features are no longer available. News for stocks in watchlists are also more limited. The portfolio performance and diversify model charts are also missing, but may return in a future release. Heck the portfolio listings won't even add the company name with the stock ticker as they used to.
There was nothing wrong with the old release, which apparently they don't want folks using any longer, as it locks up after limited use with a reminder to download and use the new version, even to remove the older (preferred) version.
Update: After a series of version updates, this app if anything has gotten worse. Slow response and lockups make for a bad user experience. And the original (black background) version we all liked? Bloomberg continues its crippling - Headlines and News no longer work, Watchlists no longer reflect edits, and sector analysis dead. Really would like to find an app more like the original.
Once a user, No longer. 1/5
Paying a ridiculous amount to listen to a
favorite podcast went over the too.
No notification control. News is biased. 3/5
No notifications control in the app. News slants in some stories to not accurately report facts. Good for basic business information with a mental filter for unwanted political opinions.
I agree wholeheartedly with the above review.
App missing audio market minute 3/5
I enjoyed listening throughout the day to
Bloomberg Market Minute on Bloomberg's
Radio app. Now that Bloomberg discontinued
it's radio app, the improved regular app with
media features has failed to include Bloomberg's Market Minute. This is a big disappointment to your app audience.
Bloomberg app developers please restore
Market minute to your app.
Hire an editor 1/5
I’m a grammar nerd, and I cannot stand the terrible punctuation littered throughout all of their content.
Headlinesmissing spaces. Or with an extra space between them. They seem to care more about pushing content about how the sky has been falling everyday since November 2016, than actually articulate a rational thought and back it with some quality proofreading.
And they monetized their content which drives me back, again, to FoxBiz.
New app 1/5
Just forced me to get the new app...was so happy before this moment. Its garbage. I can’t find Bloomberg radio. Tons of ads. Deleting now :(
Was a great app 1/5
Was a great app. Great news and info. Now lots of big ads and they want you to subscribe. Subscription required and lots of big ads? No thanks.
I’ve been a BBG user for years - the effort to monetize the app has unfortunately influenced me to go elsewhere.
Bloomberg Radio 1/5
This is a sad Monday morning when I discovered Bloomberg Radio app was no longer available on my way to work. Listeners can only use the Bloomberg app, which is miles behind the Radio app. It’s probably their new revenue generating strategy. But it is sure not working. I would’ve paid for a subscription for their Radio. After so many years, farewell Bloomberg.
The New Bloomberg App 5/5
I too am a long time listener with no financial background. I have benefited from the exposure to new opinions from your guests as well as the various hosts. It previosly provided a,“public good”.
My grandchildren would joke about my preferences;but they received exposure to news content not available either on standard stations or public radio.
More content monetazation? 1/5
No thanks . I’ll save my monthly fees .
Removed Radio App and limited articles 1/5
The Radio App is now gone. Audio is supported by the main App which lacks the ability to download audio to say listen to it on a plane, which I liked to do. You can only read very few articles a month then no more! CNBC had a great App and I’m also using the Yahoo and MarketWatch Apps.
Downgraded updated app 1/5
I went to listen to the radio app like I’ve been for the past few years to find that I needed to update the app. What a huge disappointment. Difficult to navigate to just listen to radio, and filled with choppy stories that last a few minutes. From my understanding, you need to subscribe to get news that I previously listened to freely. Shame on you Bloomberg. You were one of the unbiased sources that I used to respect.
Bloomberg radio 2/5
I was using Bloomberg radio until they made me use this app. I have to hit 10 times more buttons to get to the radio. I do not mind the commercials, but I start and stop the radio about 20 times a day. I do not want to go throw all the hassle of hitting all the steps to listen to the radio.
What happened to the day you could just push the on button and had all the presets of your favorite channels. It was only one on butter and one preset 1/2 second and bam noise that you want. The phone has more but it talks longer to do what you want.
Should expect... 1/5
The app is alright but has gotten worse over the many years I have used it. Bloomberg shows their true colors of greed by limiting this app more and more for paid subscribers. I guess the ad revenue they generate just isn’t good enough. I am moving on to other apps now with the recent monthly limited they have imposed on reading articles. Free version is a waste of time.
Bloomberg Review 5/5
By Harry Koti
The reporting is prompt and precise. The coverage is fantastic, description is detailed and meaningful. Well drafted to integrate with the objective of topic. It gives me enough indication on the trend and this helps me to strategise my trading for the day. Keep up the good work.
Unacceptable monthly fee $35 1/5
I’ve been using the app for many years. The app itself is pretty buggy and super ad bloated. But, while it was free, I was willing to overlook the negatives. Now, they want to charge $35/month for this buggy and ad infested app!! The articles are not worth it! Look elsewhere!