Get Google News Instead 1/5
By The Nocturnal Butterfly
I feel that it is partially unfair for me to leave a review as I have never used this app myself. However, as this app serves to bring CNN to a mobile platform, and I have seen CNN journalism, I feel that I am capable of leaving a review.
Many of the five star reviews are not truthfully reviewing the quality of the app. Instead, they reflect that certain political biases and agendas that the writers of those reviews feel are expressed in CNN’s reporting. A large amount of positive reviews (at least the ones I have seen as I can’t claim to have read a substantial number of them) speak of how CNN is good simply because it tells the news regardless of whether or not President Trump will like it. They speak of how unlike FOX news, CNN is not biased and will tell the whole story. These opinions do not at all testify to the ability of the app to serve the purpose of giving a mobile user access to news at a moments notice (which is what the purpose of this such app should be).
This is why I must conclude that downloading the app of any specific journalistic outlet is a severe mistake for anyone who is trying to keep an open mind. This is not a criticism against CNN in particular. I am simply acknowledging that no one is perfect and to trust that a single news source is being perfect is a folly. Some people may download this app because they appreciate getting news that ‘fits’ their political agenda, but I personally feel that a news aggregator is the best option. Apps such as Google News collect articles from a wide spectrum of sources so that by comparing and contrasting the journalism of the whole gamut of news sources, one may get reasonable, unbiased, and well informed news which is really all we want from an app like this.
Ad infected app! 1/5
You can’t watch any video news clip without being forced to watch a commercial clip first... sometimes the same one repeatedly!!! The potential of greatness is there but there are better less tiresome news app sources.
If you love commercials, this app is for you.
Sick of all the 15 second ads 1/5
By Queens "Visitor"
This used to be a great way to get the day’s news. Then it became a way to see most of the day’s news with a surprise commercial here and there. Now I am suspended for 15 seconds every time I want to see a story or interview. Also, while scrolling the screen often locks up. Waste of my time. I’ve gone to Skimmed app.
Needs a search button 3/5
There are so many articles that I cannot get to because I can’t find them. The older version had better access to more news... not just the top articles
Fake news 1/5
Fake App Fake news
Now what? 5/5
The videos just won’t play.
I updated. No good.
I deleted and then re- installed. Still no good.
What is wrong with this app.
I have the fastest connection cox can provide and all my other apps load videos just fine.
Oh yeah. Trump is an idiot.
Also, to too two.
Worst app, Worst news ever..Nothing but liars! 1/5
CNN is the worst news I have ever seen PURE FAKE news! Everything they say is a Lie...Do not download this terrible app...Fox News is trustworthy...I watched this news channel years ago but they completely turned and made everything political lied about it, and continue to lie, that is not news
Too many automated videos and commercials 1/5
By The Nerdlinger
Due to unwanted/unsolicited intrusions from auto-play videos and advertisements, the app is essentially unusable. The Daily Mail, google news, and yahoo news are fairly decent alternatives.
Biased news 1/5
By kevin leal
It’s sickening , I cant stand it . Never will I use this app again . Fake news !
Cnn app freezes 3/5
By Slippy sliperton
This app always freezes as I scroll through the stories. Its very annoying. I cant get past a few articles before the app completely freezes and i had to close the app and reopen
ENOUGH COMMERCIALS!!!!! 3/5
I have been using the CNN app daily for an update on my news. I like the reporting and feel that I am at least getting the truth and not biased news as other stations report.
However.......... I am soooo tired of the ads that keep on coming each time I try to look at an article. I guarantee that I will NEVER purchase an item from CitiGold for example as I have seen that ad over 100 times already. It is annoying and makes me want to switch news apps just to avoid them. Isn’t there any way to stop a single person from having to watch the same commercial each time we look at an article?
Completely biased. Such a pessimistic approach to the world. This app and news outlet gives me anxiety. On par with the National Inquirer and other tabloids.
App has issues 2/5
Always liked the cnn app until the past 2 upgrades been nothing but constantly freezes and then crashes so aggravating. Would give the app 4 stars if it didn’t have so many issues
Fake news 1/5
I get on corrupt news network (cnn) to get disgusted with liberal thought process. Then go MAGA.
Love CNN-REAL News! 5/5
CNN is my news station and website...FOX is just to see how State TV is fabricating lies and I only check that once every week or so to see the ridiculousness of fake news, as touted by a lying president/dictator.
Most biased reporting I've ever seen 2/5
Sick of reading the most biased reporting I've ever seen. Never realized just how bad you were until the election season started. I thought news was to be reported not opinions given. Neither presidential candidate is worthy of my vote. Neither party shows me anything, but the way you drag ONLY the Republican Party through the mud is a disgrace. I've downloaded Fox News, and it will become my prime news network! You ALL should be ashamed.finally deleted your app and will only put it back when u report “the news”!
5 Star Rating 5/5
You did it! There’s a cast button now! I can cast from my iPhone to my TV! Thank you thank you thank you!
Fake news 5/5
You turn on the TV. You listen and watch. You decide which people who speak to us do not represent our democracy. You listen to Trump. You decide he does not represent our true democracy. I’m not talking Democrat or Republican. I’m saying We need to defend our democracy. If they can’t represent truth we need to stand up and fight by voting for people and organizations that fight for our freedoms. We don’t want a dictator telling the people of our country how to live and think.
Fake News! 1/5
Ads are to sensitive to scroll 1/5
The ads are to sensitive and just scrolling through always ends up accidently opening them up.
Are You Kidding Me! 1/5
The embarrassment I feel for the people that have anything to do with this network after the lack of intelligence after the US Korea summit is beyond words.
This network WILL cease to exist there is no doubt in my mind, just give it a little more time. Obviously the folks that make the partisan decisions on what to add to their one sided site are temporary employees and owners. You cannot take the American public for this kind of freak show ride and not expect anything differently.
The advertisers on this network I am done with and I hope the rest of society pulls the same power to undo insanity!
By nock 45
The rating 4.7 out of 5 is a false number as the news they broadcast. A lot of my friends voice (which is 50% of American population) and rating are probably dumped.
The rating should be 2.5 - 2.6.
I want news not Trump bashing. 1/5
After all this time I was hoping I could go back to CNN. Too bad everything is still about Trump bashing. Very disappointing.
Love CNN but App Killing My Battery 2/5
CNN App used 60% of my battery in the last 24 hours. I use it - but not that much. Hope you guys can fix this soon.
Even with updates, CNN still doesn’t open often on my iPad..or it takes way too long to open. So I go to other news apps. Please fix this since I really like CNN reporting
Picture in picture is so buggy 1/5
Picture in picture is so buggy. It’s been like this for a while. The only way to kinda get it to work is to manually do it within the app, then hit the home button. No other video apps work this way. Typically, you just need to hit the home button. Fix this!
App has major performance issues 1/5
Prepare to sit and wait to scroll through stories. It’s baffling how it’s this bad this many years on. I have to kill the app usually once or twice per session. Time waiting for various things to load vs time consuming content may be 1:1. A lose for everyone.
CNN- won’t work 3/5
Normally would give it 5 stars, but they just updated the app and it won’t open
Forget it! 1/5
If you like a whole lot of ads and a poorly designed app that is not worth your time then go for it.
Not a Trump fan, but CNN and other mainstream sites are giving so little facts that it’s sad some people consider this an “objective news source”. It’s biased and is in fact fake news.
CNN app 4/5
What I like about it:
• CNN has all the important stories in the app.
• Great amount of notifications.
• Fact based stories that leave out unnecessary opinion.
What I don’t like about it:
• There is no “world” news section.
• There are more “clickbait” ads within stories than there are high quality ads within the text; I think CNN should place more, better ads within the text (consumers respect this kind of monetization).
• The app could be simpler and more visually appealing (also, the CNN tv and desktop interfaces seem outdated).
Overall this is the best free news app out there. CNN has a lot of potential.
Commercial Breaks 3/5
I use this app to watch the news in the morning while getting ready for work. It feels like 1/2 the time, the app goes into “commercial break” where nothing is on the screen and no audio. I realize this is most likely all about as dollars, but after about 2 of these breaks, I end up closing the app out of frustration. Show me something during the break, and not always your own CNN advertising for other shows. Heck, show me the commercials your showing on live TV for all I care. You can’t just blank the screen, shutdown the audio for several minutes and expect people to “hang tight”.
The Trump app 1/5
This app will keep you perfectly up to date on every bad thing anybody perceives Trump to do. It is saturated with negativity towards Trump with just a bit of the new of the rest of the word.
I am looking for something a little more fair and balanced.
FAKE NEWS 1/5
CNN IS FAKE NEWS!
Worst News App Ever 1/5
Freezes every few hours. Other news apps are fine, but not CNN. Their troubleshooting page doesn’t even take you to Troubleshooting. TERRIBLE APP.
I try...but... 1/5
Too much slant and hyperbole. I may check it out again after while.
Do I actually need to explain it? They bend the truth more than a black hole bends light. What’s the difference? Black holes only bend light, they don’t corrupt it.
Really enjoy CNN for my comedy hour.
Love to listen to the stressed filled rhetoric of anti-Trumpism.
I listen to many news broadcasts so as to get a full understanding of the events.
Keep up the good entertainment CNN, you keep me laughing all evening!🤪
Very unfair, and very unbalanced. 1/5
How can you you be considered the most trusted name in news, when 80+% of you commentators or “analysts” are far left liberalists? All one has to do is read through one days worth of your headline titles just too see how unbalanced you are. Almost every single title puts a negative spin on our ELECTED president. And pretty much 100% of your correspondents do the same. Pretty pathetic.
Fake news 1/5
Fake news 1/5
You guys are a bunch of propaganda news for the Democratic Party and the left wing, nobody wants to listen to you guys anymore.
Needs overhaul 1/5
This used to be my go-to quick news app, but there’s nothing quick about this at all. Stutters and crashes multiple times. And I have an iPhone X. Bring back the previous version.
This is a joke 1/5
CNN has one purpose to serve...covering up Obama and Hillary’s corruption. That is all.
Hire a consultant! 2/5
By expecting compitance
Locks up, skips, crashes. Deleting the app and reinstalling later helps for a few days. Maybe you could ask one of the other news services to help you.
Have latest version of both OS and app for IPhone. App crashes locks up and freezes every minute or so. Have been intermittent problems over last few updates. Not the app is pretty much unusable. I used to love this app. Not interested in cashing it, hope to let them know so the app can get fixed.
Please fix this app 1/5
Half the time after playing a video it doesn’t quit. It goes into a strange repeat mode in which it repeats the last sound. The only way to break it is to reboot. Please fix. The app also takes forever to load. I have a very recent iPad. This shouldn’t happen.
Constantly No News 1/5
This app isn’t worth the space. Most news is constantly repeated through the day, week month. That’s true for what little international news reported.
Not objective 1/5
Nothing objectively reported on this station. Just a bunch of actors reading a TelePrompTer. They’ll tell you what to think.