Great app when it works. 4/5
Specifically the come follow me portion is great when it works. I have not been able to open any video in the Come Follow Me section the last couple months. It simply crashes the app. When that particular issue gets fixed I will be very happy with the app again. It makes downloading content for later use super easy. I use this app frequently for teaching at home and at church or just as part of my daily spiritual feeding.
Lacking desperately 1/5
By Naper mom
I love the possibility of this app and the concepts. However, every time I try to open up anything from it, it crashes. I haven’t been able to use it in weeks. I teach Young Women’s and it’s so frustrating when I should be able to make a video presentation and it ends up crashing and we can’t use it. The same goes for studying with my kids. I hope they get it fixed because I think it could be such a great tool.
It won’t let me watch anything. 3/5
I had this app as a missionary, and it was an amazing tool to have to help with investigators visually, I recently downloaded the app and when I attempted to play any videos, it kicked me out of the app. This app has the potential of being five stars cause it truly is an awesome app, but it just needs to be fixed👍🏼
Keeps crashing 1/5
Simply doesn’t work. Can’t watch any conference videos or Come Follow Me videos.
Lost menu bar 3/5
I have been using the app for my Sunday School lessons. I have the app on my phone and iPad. I signed in to have sharing across devices. Now the menu for settings and my media is missing from my phone. This is a problem, since my lesson is in the media and I can no longer access it.
Lots of potential 3/5
Need an Apple TV app. I’d love to use this for leadership and class discussions, as well as watching messages at home.
Love it and would love to see further improvement 4/5
This is a great new app. I absolutely love all the features. I have a few suggestions. I would like the option to add my own media. I would also like to be able to add links to scriptures that can be shown on screen.
Need more sources for possible downloads 3/5
Why can’t we have access to the Gospel Library? The limited sources Are hampering.
Downloaded content has to be re-downloaded sometimes 3/5
Thank you for this app. It is a huge help in my lessons. I have used it for 3 or 4 lessons now. I have found that at least 1 video in each lesson so far, when I go to play the video it shows it as not downloaded (even though I downloaded it before going to church). I have to hope the video completes downloading on the Church WiFi or spotty cell network.
It definitely would be so much nicer and faster to download with just one keystroke. Pics are beautiful, but access is not. Thank you to all of you! As always—with respect and gratitude to all who have worked on this app. :):):)!!! L.
Come on haters 5/5
By lds 🙂
This app works. Don’t listen to them. At a Baptism I made a backup playlist of videos to watch while the kid was getting changed, bc everyone thought a dvd they burned was better and this app was a phony. Well, the dumb DVD did not work and this app did! (Nobody listens to me) so in a way LDS media saved the Baptism 😂
Love it 5/5
By Mr Piggy 2U
So easy to use.
By Ann's Husband, Glen
This app is getting exciting! We can trim videos before showing to a class!
Fantastic... Great update! Fixed the Temperamental Video Playback 5/5
This is a fantastic app. In this latest release, they’ve fixed the buggy/temperamental video playback.
If you haven’t explored this app lately, you need to browse around. They have TONS of media for children, youth, and adults!
Absolute TRASH!!! 1/5
Movie player window 1/5
I really love the possibilities of this app, downloading movies , making playlists, etc. however, when you go to play a movie, the floating window that comes up ( and in full screen mode) is very temperamental. It is so sensitive that if you go to hit touch anything ( eg pause or rewind, etc) the app thinks you want to stop watching that particular video and closes the window. You are left to go start the movie over...it doesn’t kick back up where you left off.
This is painful if watching a long movie and wanting to pause or if children accidentally touch the screen - the movie goes away and you are back on the browse screen. Starting the movie over and fast forwarding is a nightmare since it is so sensitive and often jumps you back to the browse window as well.
If you could just fix this one issue this app would be great! It shouldn’t be something sensitive and maybe ask if you want to end the movie. It would be lovely to have it also ask if you want to pick up where you left off.
Can’t see picture full screen 3/5
There is no quick way (that I have figured out) to tap on a picture and see it full screen on my iPad. The only way I have figured out how to do this is by adding it to a playlist, then going into the playlist to view the picture.
There are so many times where I would love to be able to quickly pull up a painting to show my children, but for now, this isn’t possible.
Great resource 5/5
I love this new app, I feel like previously the church has been very bad at organizing its own digital content. This is a step in the right direction
Love using this app. I use it often for seminary. It is great to make a playlist and already downloaded to go right when I need it without the worry of connection or speed of internet. Love the variety of topics and personal stories.
Too Complicated 2/5
I want to be able to click on a picture and have it show full screen on my iPad. I don't want to have to add it to a playlist first. Let me download all the pictures at once so I have them. This app makes you plan in advance on what you want to show. Just let me download the pictures easily with one click.
Export other file types 3/5
By Oh Shauna
We need to be able to export these files in other file types for play as MP4 etc
Please add Continuous Play 5/5
Love this app - the content is wonderful!! I would ask that you add *continuous play* as an option for Music... for when our hands are busy (driving, bicycling, etc) & we are unable to keep the music going safely. Thank you!
Very useful 4/5
I installed this app for use during family home evenings and I have to say this app is a great tool. My only suggestion, also stated above, is that the app, and myself, would greatly benefit from a playlist that has the option of continuous play. For us, using the lightning-to-hdmi adapter cable, it becomes a bit tedious and distracting having to manually play each video in the list. Anyhow, this is still a great app!
Super exciting, but needs some help... 3/5
I'm really excited about the possibilities! And I've already used the app quite a bit. It's a great idea and it has some really cool features. I'd like to list some features that I think would greatly enhance it.
1 - I feel like it is trying to sift through too much memory (or actually files instead of cues to reach them) when searching. Without applying filters, the searching is laborious and slow.
2 - At least in iOS, my app closes down a lot when I'm searching. This makes me a little hesitant to really rely on it in a lesson because I am constantly wondering if it will hold up.
3 - I think it would be nice if there was a healthy dose of both thumbnails (for pictures and videos) AND tiered lists (like in the Gospel Library app for scripture chapters (for conference talks) or the numbered/alphabetical list (for music like the LDS Music app). P.S. Thubnails are super cool, BUT they're also cumbersome for things that aren't videos and pictures.
4 - The primary songs -- some have words included and others don't. An option for both ways would be nice--especially for songs like the "Hello Song" where I don't have kiddos in my class with the names that are on the recording. Or for season songs where you could interchange the seasons.
5 - The "Additional Songs for Children" need to be added. I made a playlist (YAY PLAYLIST ABILITY!) for the Primary Program, but the main song they're supposed to be learning isn't on the app.
6 - It would be SO NICE to be able to swipe between the items in the playlist. Being able to order things as you need them is super cool. BUT having to go back to the playlist to access the next thing in line is tedious (and hard to keep primary kids on task for).
Good start. Needs some work. 2/5
1. Need to be able to maximize the images instead of just having the thumbnail. I can only maximize by saving the picture in Photos and then maximizing there.
2. You should be able to swipe to move between items instead of closing out of each one.
Good...but glitchy. 2/5
Great concept, will be wonderful for lessons, but app has a few glitches. While video is playing if I tap the video, video closes. Would expect pause menu to appear, not have video close. Also, unable to delete downloaded videos.
Is great to use when preparing lessons and presenting. Amazing quality. Thank you!
Cool app 5/5
This is an awesome app. It is nice having a lot of the church media right in the palm of my hands for all uses. It would be awesome if there was this app on the Apple TV so I could use these material for family teach opportunities. Just a suggestion.
Good Start 5/5
I like this. Now we need a lot more access to General Conference talks. It would be nice to be able to add our own content in some standard format.
We NEED Subtitles! 1/5
I agree that there needs to be close captioning and/or subtitles. I am deaf and would love to feel included and be able to understand what messages are trying to be said. Please do something about this injustice!
Wonderful app! 5/5
This app is an amazing asset for any gospel library. It acts as an aid as well as an uplifting place to browse. Highly recommend!
Didn't have all the videos I needed. 3/5
I love the potential this app has but it didn't have all the videos available that I wanted to use for my lesson. It only had three of the six sing along videos I found on LDS.org that I wanted to use. Hope they all are available in the future!
Not ok with "Mormon and Gay"... 2/5
I just downloaded this app and was so excited to have church videos that will be so accessible for my kids to watch. As I was going through the video library, there was a section labeled, "Mormon and Gay". That was VERY disappointing for me. I know there are church members that struggle with those feelings and I have major empathy for them having to deal with such a hard struggle. These members stories are wonderful and courageous but at the same time, I do not want my children to have access to something like that. The title alone makes it seem like it's ok to be a Mormon and gay. That needs to be separate from anything that kids can access. Even just changing the title would be great. My children are too young to be seeing videos about members with same sex attraction. It's already bad enough that they have to deal with that at school but for them to have to see that start coming into the church makes me sick! I REALLY wish this app would leave that out and keep it separate from places that young children can have access too. Now I cannot let my children have free access to this app and that is disappointing.
Used it for a video for my Sunbeams lesson. Worked perfectly so I didn't have to use my data. Can't wait to see what other possibilities it has.
Great for teachers 5/5
I'm very excited to use this to enhance lessons
Deaf accessible? 2/5
I was thrilled to learn about new app. After browsing, my excitement became disappointed instantly. My top priority is captioning or subtitle. None of videos are captioned or subtitled. This app is worthless for Deaf. I hope they will add captioning on all videos as soon as possible. Also, I would to see church hymns in ASL be added in music.
This app is awesome! 5/5
It's so nice to have easy access to LDS media! It makes it even easier to invite the spirit into your life, no matter where you are. Being able to download content also means that you can take things with you in long trips in the car or plane for the family! Love it!
I wish it was a better app 1/5
I don't like this app because I can't in large the pictures at least on your phone. Also I think they should make it so all you have to do is swipe it to get to the next picture.
Exactly what I need for lessons
I think LDS.org explains it very well, Gospel Library has all the same media content and more, but while Gospel Library is a STUDY tool this app is a PRESENTATION tool.
YESSSSS TO THE MEDIA APP!!! 5/5
A great resource all in one easy accessible app! Great for FHE, church lessons, visiting/home teaching, personal study, etc. Thank you...
Sluggish downloads 4/5
Great concept. Can see this being a huge blessing.
However, it might be time to beef up your server capacity.
Great resource! 5/5
Love what was done here to help prepare and present lessons!
Creative Mom 5/5
What a wonderful tool! Can't wait to use it at church and with my family!
I love this app. It is exactly what I needed to help bring positive media to my family. Super easy to use!
I love it but it has room for improvement 4/5
I love this app. It is so cool that you can make a playlist with images and videos. I think it would be better if you didn't have to exit out of an image or a video to be able to go to the next one. I want to be able to go from one to the next like a PowerPoint. Other than that this is such an amazing app. There is so much content and it will make teaching lessons much more entertaining and effective.
Great possibilities! 5/5
By Utah Giants
This app has great potential. I love the ability right now to trim video and show excerpts in training or classroom settings. Keep up the great work!
Love it 5/5
I love the new media app! I am exited to use it to teach my lessons. Great work.