Good interface but slow and crashes 3/5
Great user interface, intuitive and good info. Crashes when using audio feature. Slow and eats up battery.
Is this thing on...? 1/5
Loved the old app, very simple. I just turned on Bloomberg radio and went on w my morning. This new version is clunky, doesn’t play and when it does, it shuts down when the screen closes. It was impressive to me that Bloomberg could figure out how to play when the screen closed and YouTube couldn’t, maybe you guys shouldn’t of hired their developers for this.
Bloomberg Radio and In Demand 1/5
By JR Fort Worth
Where did it go?
Bloomberg used to be a credible financial news source. It has devolved into a left-wing, anti-American propaganda outfit.
Who would pay for this garbage? 2/5
By It's So Awful
Mediocre app. Crashes. Now costs money to subscribe. Goodbye Bloomberg.
By Apps tear
The widget is now completely broken, it just says unable to load. They seem to make things worse every time they try to update this app.
Crashes all time 1/5
I have a PAID subscription and crashes all the time. I also have 30s advertisement every time it crashes!!!
Interesting content. Costly subscription doesn’t remove Ads 3/5
I’ve been enjoying the news digitally on iOS and MacOS. After signing up for the costly subscription I still see advertisements in the app and on the website which is disturbing considering a premium price. The watch list seems appealing to me so far but it would in fact be better to improve the summary and overview capabilities of the listings for small device screens. Perhaps allowing landscape format could help some situations.
$35/Month for this App.. Google is free 1/5
If BB thinks it’s long-time readers on iOS are suddenly going to shell out $420/year for their very basic app, they’re deluding themselves.
Google is free folks and so should news and information, support other sources with your readership.
DELETE THIS APP.
Bigly Useless-Still 1/5
By Ken and Laura
I agree with others, this is so bad a design! I have submitted 5 terrible reviews. There must be thousands of one ratings but you convientley delete them. 👎😭😱 Not believing such high ratings, CNBC app is way better
The New Gated Media Community 1/5
One day it’s free and then all of a sudden it costs more than my Netflix and HBO combined just to read a few short articles per day. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good publication but it’s certainly not twice as good as The Economist nor is it almost 6 times as good as the Post. I would have paid a reasonable fee for their content but this is a very long way from reasonable.
Ads - Ad Nauseum 1/5
By Industrial Emgineer
Swipe on one of those cleverly placed ads the user can't avoid. Up pops an ad, with no way to stop it other than stopping the app. Fix is simple: app deleted.
Enough already 2/5
I can’t stand it anymore. Way way WAY too many advertisements played through the app broadcast. In two hours, I’ve heard ads for Cost Cutters, at least, 25 times. I’ve heard ads for The San Diego Zoo nearly as often.
The news content is good and I enjoy it...when I get to listen to it. But you guys really drove me Way from the app
With all the ads.
Hard copy offer $1 a week. 1/5
What is Bloomberg thinking. 34.99 / month for digital access when the magazine is offered for $12 for 12 weeks or $70 for 52 weeks.
That price I’d consider. But not 35 bucks a month. Goodbye.
Overpriced Service 1/5
As a market trader Bloomberg is essential, but as a non-commercial user iPhone app this and your new paywall are the equivalent of usury and we just don’t need you that much when other services provide close enough for far less.
Remember Mike’s “My way or the highway” business philosophy? Well hit the road Jack.
$420 per year for this??!! 1/5
Sorry Michael Bloomberg, but I’m not adding to your tens of $ billions for this. . .
Forget the free app - Bloomberg has a new business model 1/5
With the introduction of version 4 in December 2016, Bloomberg has changed an excellent business and stock market app into one of the worst, if not the worst on the market. This of course has been done on purpose. Bloomberg wants to distinguish the free version from their very expensive paid offerings. The result: Users have deleted the app in droves, and rightly so. Update 2018: Bloomberg has continued to increase the paywall. Articles are not free anymore if you want to read more than ten a month.
Went from free knowledge to pay to read 1/5
By Concerned for knowledge
I used to love this app and often read it on my mornings before work. It used to be free to read the articles but now you have to subscribe and pay $10/month to even read past the title.
Limited article views now, subscription needed 1/5
They now limit article views to only a few per month and want $35/month for a subscription.
Goodbye Bloomberg 1/5
Used to love. Deleting the app.
I like reading Bloomberg articles but not enough to justify spending $35. I think what makes this worse is that all the content here used to be free. Going from paying nothing to paying $35/month without really any additional content isn’t very appealing. Looks like I will have to look elsewhere for my news.
I have, in the past, loved the quality of the content.
But, they now have put up the paywall. So, I’m deleting this app.
Monthly subscription required 1/5
By Tyler Vb
Only 10 free articles per month without a $35/month subscription. Why would I ever pay WSJ money for normal (non-businessweek) Bloomberg content? Absolutely not worth it. How their team failed to monetize on a freemium ad/data selling model is beyond me. Will not be coming back to them even if they revert. Total loss of trust and a really scummy business practice...
Lol, $35... 1/5
Probably should run that focus group again...
Not sure who is running your app development, but each update seems to be worse than the last.
Now you want $35 per month... LOL, good luck with that... For now, I’m deleting the app...
Intelligent global data 5/5
Have less on POTUS voice, his communication skills a nerve bending
Used to be able to read articles 1/5
All you download now is the framework for a BB app; click on anything and it requires a subscription. Top stories covered by other financial media? BB wants you to pay for that too. Useless app now without an expensive BB monthly subscription.
Clickbait & no independent 1/5
Bloomberg used to be a great place for data and fact based news. Now they charge and write articles like any other crappy site (forbes, yahoo, seeking alpha) that only care about clicks. Articles are short and not detailed. Its about spreading stories and getting as many eyes, not about news. Only news that I trust anymore sadly is Vice. Mike has zero to do with this part, and the company has a terrible culture and is part of the old financial guard that is about keeping their status instead of great research and true info. As a long term finance guy, its been sad to watch the erosion first hand. Dont download and delete if you have. Get Vice.
Device rotation 5/5
Apparently the last upgrade now requires that you rotate your device to portrait. I am not happy and will probably delete Bloomberg app.
I am happy to report that the app no longer requires rotation! I have given it five stars.
Not worth it - not even close. Maybe $7/month but $34.99??? 2/5
It’s good and all, but why on earth would they think a subscription is worth almost as much as what I pay for Netflix + HBO + Hulu added together? Deleted...
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
Was great... until the paywall 1/5
By Upset ED Doc
Paywall enacted a week ago. Not worth a paid subscription.
Long time Bloomberg reader- disenfranchised by the extreme monetization of the content 1/5
By Sad bloomberg news reader
I have been using this app for easily 4 years. I loved it when I first started using it, but, slowly but surely they began to monetize the content with ads which I am all for. However recently on top of the layers of ads and methods of monetizing their content which is already heavily subsidized by Bloomberg’s main business of selling institutional investors trading systems, they have thrown a 35 dollars a month pay wall in front of the same content they have given the public access to with ad support. 35 dollars a month is far too much for an application that has become more and more restrictive in how you use it (in an intelligent but frustrating attempt to maximize ad-space values) this may work for the people who you already have subscribing to your Bloomberg systems but that’s an obscene amount of money for the news especially to a millennial that is just seeking some less biased news to inform him in this world that’s upside down in terms of the news presented to the public. Rethink your pricing structure please 35 dollars a month for a student and to be honest for most people who don’t work in finance is just far too much.
Was great, now is terrible 1/5
This app was a great way for looking at some basic market news and especially data, but now you need a subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek to read more than 10 articles a month. Very bad for the consumer, they are very different products.
Also, the holier than the thou leftism in any article that’s political is thicker than the Donald’s make up, but what do you expect from Comrade Bloomberg?
Crashes on both iPad Pro 9.7 and iPhone 8 1/5
Yep, impossible to add more than one lot at a time for fear that you might lose it to a crash. Edit, add lot, hope it doesn’t crash when you get to the shares field, save, wait…latency...wait some more. Crash. Start over. I haven’t signed up for anything yet, and this sure isn’t the way to inspire me to do so.
Bloomberg limits free viewing 1/5
Good luck charging people to read your articles. After always offering unlimited articles they now charge for a subscription. I’m deleting the app. Plenty of free quality news available.
34.99 subscription is offensive 1/5
10 free articles per month.
34.99 for unlimited access. No thank you.
Deleted for now charging high fees to view articles 1/5
It was my morning goto app for business news and market data. Latest upgrade makes this app now useless as I have no intention on paying $35/month for this.
Subscribe or Delete 1/5
By J. S. P.
Used to bring everyone great analysis for free. Now you have to pay for info you can get elsewhere for free. No thanks
$35/month for ad filled articles 1/5
I’ve used this app for a few years and before today it was my go to app for finance light reading on mobile, but I’ve immediately deleted it now that you have the audacity to charge $35/month for the privilege to weed through 3-4 ads per article to read 250-500 words. This is a bad joke, I’ll take my traffic elsewhere.
update to deceive 2/5
By New Investors
They keep updating and after the recent update it showed a message that I can't read news as I have met my monthly quota. No other news app does that. Seems like the quality of news is going to suffer if they are scrapping for cash from every news clicked! Deleted the app after this experience!!!
Fooled people to update 1/5
Nothing about paid subscription mentioned
Great app -> Paywall -> Deleted 1/5
By I Dan I
This was my go-to app for news every day, and I was very satisfied with it. Now they have introduced a $35/month paywall if you want to read any of their articles. Absolutely absurd, deleted immediately. Don’t bother downloading unless you want to pay $35/month.
Greed equals horrible app 1/5
Greed just ruined Bloomberg. Seriously think Bloomberg news will get any subscribers. Bloomberg News pieces are short and not detailed enough to compete with WSJ. Hence, the amount of journalism Bloomberg thinks it provides is insignificant.
Now there's a paywall-DELETE 1/5
Thanks for nothing Bloomberg
Pay wall bad for business 1/5
By The wuzzles
I have been a loyal reader of Bloomberg for years. I have enjoyed the articles and clicked on some ads. Now that they are charging $35 a month, I deleted the app. Not worth that. It seems that Bloomberg has given up his ability to influence the masses.
Horrible update 1/5
All index names are cut off with the new UI.
What were you thinking Bloomberg???
Pay walls now, don’t download 1/5
By Benard Lowe
This app was good till they started charging with this new update. $35 is way to much. If having audio articles means pay walls then I will gladly pass on Bloomberg for the foreseeable future.
Great until paywall 1/5
$35 per month? Delete
Free to download, $35/month to read anything. 1/5
By Ramming Speed
While I’m not opposed to paying for a product, the price jump from free to $35 or $40 per month is offensively steep. With 93 million unique monthly visitors, my money is on 92.5 million of them now ticked off & taking their eyeballs elsewhere unless a more reasonable price scale is offered.