Obnoxious adverts. 1/5
Why are video adverts auto playing with Audio? Stop it, it’s obnoxious. I pay a lot of money to use this app.
Great but Needs Updates 4/5
I love Bloomberg news! But the app needs two updates: dark mode, and to auto open from email newsletters.
Awful - Want My Money Back 1/5
The device gets hot, the app then freezes and crashes. It cannot be used longer than ten minutes. Contrary to Bloomberg’s statements there are no improvements over the last 12 months.
By Anthony C Fernandes
Noisy Ads 1/5
Ads auto play with obnoxious loud sounds, with no warning. Can’t safely use this app in a professional setting due to ad noise.
This app was actually more useful and more user friendly back in 2009. Now it feels bloated with pushy ads. The content itself is pretty good. Surprisingly, you can’t easily search for Bloomberg content on the Bloomberg app. It’s pretty much just today’s headline articles and that’s it. I’m really surprised that Bloomberg has such a bad, paid app when their free app from over a decade ago was excellent. Bloomberg, what happened? Why the self sabotage? You’re better than this…
Dark Mode? 2/5
By Neal s.
Please add Dark Mode
Great News, Awful App 1/5
Great content, but that’s about it. The app itself is just flat out horrible. After minor use, overtime it causes the CPU usage on your phone to skyrocket, making your phone heat up and drain the battery faster than ever. Not to mention that _even with a paid subscription _ you still receive ads. They also recently introduced auto-playing video ads that you have to manually mute in the middle of articles, it’s so annoying.
Advertisements with sound play randomly 1/5
Even with a paid subscription and the sound on my iPhone turned off, this app will randomly play video ads at high volume when I’m reading articles. This makes the app unusable in libraries, in bed next to sleeping spouse, at work, etc.
Rapid, multiple ads on $35 monthly subscription 1/5
I pay the $35 monthly subscription fee, and am overwhelmed with ads in every article I read. The static ads are one image block, repeated multiple times through the body of the article, and the ad blocks are replaced rapidly every few seconds, with a new ad image. While this new ad image is loading, the text jumps as the last ad image was removed, because it takes up less space now, but there is still a big blank spot on the screen. When the new multiple-image ad loads throughout the article text, the article text jumps again to make room for the ad. Now I’m also getting ads that arrive with sound on, loading in one mystery location in the article, that you can’t turn off the sound. If you touch the playing ad wrong, Safari is opened because it wants to sell you NOW! These sound ads also heat up the iPad because it’s processing so furiously. Hey Mike, Why should I pay the $35 if I can’t read through an article? Are you listening?
There’s room for improvement 4/5
Ads are on even for paying subscribers like me and they start playing in the background while you can’t turn them off anywhere in the app.
I have often encountered some bugs which have to be fixed like for example having to tap mulptiple times the save button or other buttons until it gets the command;
This has been happening pretty often lately.
It lacks dark mode and the editors should really consider adding it as an option for less eye strain reading.
I had Bloomberg for so many years for my stocks in India and USA , for no reason everything disappeared all of a sudden !!!!
Stop the bloody auto play ads. 3/5
Paying subscriber still getting intrusive ads is a whole new way of annoying your customers!!
Stop pausing my music 3/5
I enjoy listening to music and reading articles, but this app, because of ads or some other frustrating issue, keeps pausing the music. It is incredibly frustrating and is so bad I have stopped using the app
Please fix these two things 1/5
STOP AUTO-PLAYING BANNER ADS WITH SOUND!!! There’s of course no mute button in the ad, so you have to force-quit the app.
Downgrading to 1 star until you fix this tabloid mess. You also can’t highlight text at all, what a joke. What to define a word with the built-in iOS dictionary? Want to past a quote into a note? Well Bloomberg thinks they’re too special to allow highlighting, so you can’t. Now all you need to do is get rid of the laughably ugly purple color scheme and go back to orange...
Too many advertisements despite being a paid subscription 2/5
Good content. But wayyy… too many advertisements even for paid subscriptions. Such a distraction to read anything effectively. What a distraction!
It works on iPhone but not on iPad. Keep shutting down. Any updates soon?
Needs serious improvement 1/5
The subscription is too expensive for you not to have something as simple as a dark mode for reading
And also I find nonsense that you can't select news from multiple locations at the same time. I use this news app precisely because I want a broader perspective than just regular news.
Video drops all the time 1/5
News quality is excellent.
But the video feed pauses and completely drops all the time. Constantly.
To fix, need to close the video player and relaunch. Each start feeds you 4-10 ads, so you can’t get back to the interview you were watching for a few minutes, this missing out on a great, fast-paced interview.
Content is great, app performance is horrific 2/5
Bloomberg has some of the best reporting and financial news anywhere. Unfortunately this app is so slow (5+ seconds to pull up an article) that it doesn’t do the content justice. They need to fix the app performance issues because over the past 6 months it has essentially become unusable. On a fast internet connection this is simply unacceptable.
Too Many Adds! 1/5
The number of adds they throw at you before bringing the content is absolutely absurd. Super frustrating. I will look elsewhere for business news.
Switch Back 2/5
Before the recent update, there is a lengthy list of news from different sections (including Most Read section), and one need to scroll down for quite some time to get to the bottom of it, which makes the app addictive. But, in the recently updated version, there is just a For You page, and that’s it, beyond the trending news section, and you can literally read through all headlines under 5 minutes. I can notice a significant drop in my Average Time Spent on the app as a result of this change. In essence, I don’t see how the newly updated version is benefiting Bloomberg’s readership retention rate & engagement metrics.
IOS 14.6 App constantly freezes 2/5
Just installed this a couple days ago. The news articles and stock tools are top notch. Still trying to navigate through everything; however this APP constantly freezes every few minutes. Consequently, unless this is quickly fixed, i will have to ditch this APP and cancel my paid subscription. Thing is, i see this being a common theme here in the APP review section over this last month. Evidently, it is affecting only IOS, from what i can decipher. So Bloomberg, hopefully you can get this resolved soon or there will definitely soon be an exodus of IOS users departing from your APP Store revenue stream. Please get the fixed.
One of the best 5/5
I love Blumberg with the pro offer. It is a must for people who are investors. For news it’s great as well.
I read Blumberg, The WSJ & Washington Post
Adds stop media playback 1/5
The ads are pausing and stopping music playback.
Need Dark Mode 3/5
For the love of God add a dark mode please
Video and audio always out of sync 1/5
In the Apple TV app, the video and audio are continuously out of sync. As soon as you correct it, the next speaker is out of sync. It was not a problem in the past, but now is almost unwatchable. The longer it runs the worse it becomes.
Advertising Videos keep playing for paying subscribers! 1/5
By Finance Professional 888
This is supposed to be for business professionals. Even for paying subscribers, the ads are on, there is no way to turn them off, and extremely irritating videos selling useless stuff keeps playing automatically with audio as you scroll to read the news. This is not just distracting, and causes you to lose focus on the news articles, but for business professionals, you cannot use this app in business settings (like a meeting) because the audio for these ad videos will play automatically while you are reading an article. And they have multiple of these audios per news article, so a video could play 3 times or more as you scroll thru to read a single article. And there is no way to turn this off. And note again, that this is for a PAID subscription. Unacceptable. Turn off all ads for paid subscribers, or make it free.
Abysmal performance due to constantly loading ads 1/5
This app must have been written by the same developers behind the New York Times iPad app. It’s so busy constantly loading ads while you’re trying to read an article that scrolling doesn’t work and when you touch the screen it thinks you touched an area that you didn’t because it’s busy moving the screen to make room for other ads.
Whoever wrote this sure didn’t try it out. I’m running iOS 15 and a relatively new iPad and I’m ditching this app and cancelling my Bloomberg Digital subscription.
New update hides all the sections 1/5
By Joe from Highland Park
The new update is awful! Why do need organizations continue to make their apps so awful? The main page used to have a summary of each section - and now the navigation is horrible.
Horrible app with great content 1/5
The app is absolutely awful on a gen 5 iPad. Freezes constantly, extremely hard to read an article. This is the same issue on android. The app is extremely slow to load articles or scroll. There is also too many ads. You pay $34 per month for a subscription to be flooded with ads. I haven’t seen any improvement on the app. Very slow and barely usable.
Too many ads for paid subscribers 1/5
By Thomas Gasbarro
I love Bloomberg and the content coverage, but the amount of ads within any article is outrageous. Paid subscribers should be able to opt out of ads. I’ll be cancelling my subscription solely for this reason.
No dark mode 1/5
By Mike Wa1ker
Online says it’s available, it’s not. Get with the times.
Half baked 2/5
No reading view, too many ads - even for paid subscribers.
Not Business News 1/5
By Jeremiah Stone
Might have been a credible source of business info decades ago, but is now so focused on pushing agendas and bias that I can barely use the app without being drowned in pseudo-science and opinion write ups. Whoever is managing this takeover, congrats, you got your tentacles into almost all avenues of media. Too bad the majority aren’t buying into it and can see through the charade.
Limited Articles for free 1/5
By Joe likes Coffee
Just deleted it. You read a few articles and then it locks you out telling you now it’s time to pay. I see ads everywhere so I don’t really feel like getting nickled and dimed subscribing.
Bloomberg App; Best of the Best 5/5
Bloomberg easily is the best Financial App in existence.
App broken on Apple TV 1/5
As many have noted, on Apple TV the Bloomberg app freezes during commercials, and no audio, seemingly creating nothing but an endless stream of silent commercials. I can never get to the live feed. The app was fine a few weeks ago. The fact that the app is broken and they do nothing about it speaks volumes.
Highly Disappointed 1/5
I find the articles to be very bias in opinion and not focusing solely on news. I signed up for the trial and within a few days canceled. However I realized today that I’ve been charged the outrageous monthly subscription price for 5 months
This is really a 5 star app, but there are bugs: 3/5
By Micheal Padraig
1. App frequently freezes during a commercial (generally with 3 seconds left) and then I have to restart. (I am on a 2020 iPad Pro and am running PadOS 14.8). 2. Because the audio is muted during the commercials, I frequently do not notice the freeze during the commercial and then miss program content. 3. When I do reboot, yes, I am stuck with a commercial, again Please fix this, developers. Please respond back with comments. The content of this app are phenomenal. Well worth the good chunk of change they charge.
BTW…. I notice that critical reviews, ones that contain bug reports or complaints are NOT RESPONDED TO. What gives? All critical app reviews of 3 stars or below should be responded to within 48 hours. That is just good business AND, fundamentally, respect for the customer. Get with it!
ads are over 40 seconds long 1/5
i am only listening to audio but video adds over 40 seconds long are now the norm. i'm bloomberg's excellence is matched only by its arrogance i wonder which one will prevail . go to bloombergradio.com to avoid all video adds this was one of their older sites they probably forgot about .
Ads ruin the experience, despite paying for a subscription 1/5
Reading articles in the app is constantly frustrated by the loading of advertisements. When scrolling, an ad is often loaded beneath where I’m reading, which then causes the text to forcefully scroll down to display the ad. This is unacceptable both from a UI standpoint and from a paid subscription.
Money money money 2/5
You charge heftily for this app. You also insert ads into your videos. And, believe it or not, all this you have to pay on top of the charges one pays for a Bloomberg terminal! What a ripoff.
Tom Keene n the Bloomberg team of over 2700 Journalists and Analysts in over 120 countries ROCK 👍🏾 5/5
By Irrational Exuberance;)
Thank You Michael Bloomberg for bringing fair n honest NEWS. ✅💪🏾☮️
The standard for news and data. 5/5
Bloomberg is the best news and data app available at this price point. I can’t wait to get the terminal.
Streaming quality poor 2/5
By Lady Lisa Rose
I love watching this channel, I also like that I can cast it to my tv which is a bonus. However, it is constantly reloading. I continually have to restart the app. Then the repetitive commercials with the snare drum is enough to give you anxiety. This is an expensive app and I won't be renewing it. I do not have time to constantly fix it and wait for the video to reload. It's unfortunate.
By Moneypit 6
Used B virtually since it’s inception.
Now retired, can’t do without it!
Frustrating App 2/5
The podcasts often stop for no reason. Sometimes they restart from the beginning, which isn’t useful. Don’t try adjust the volume on your iPhone while listening to a Bloomberg podcast. That will also often trigger a restart of the show.
Airplay does not work 1/5
I’m on the trial, I mainly use Bloomberg to have TV on in the background while I work. When I airplay Live TV to my television, I am greeted with glitchy green & magenta artifacts, which turn into a blank screen. The audio still comes out of the TV though. I will not be purchasing the full package until this is fixed
Deals section 1/5
Can you add deals section in the app?