Typical misleading trial period 1/5
1- no cancel subscription link in the settings menu within the app like it said there would be when I signed up.
2- need to contact IN WRITING to cancel, contrary to what was said when I signed up. You know how it is to cancel in writing.
3- after contacting in writing, they sent a link to cancel via WEBSITE, NOT APP, which is broken or does not exist. Seriously?
4- TBD after them “verifying” my account didn’t exist, I sent a screenshot with my email up top. Still waiting. Watching my credit card. My trial period ends tomorrow.
UPDATE: I just received a response from A&E. Please refer back to number 1 in my review and remember, that option in settings does NOT exist. Read their response prior to signing up. That’s my advise.
Update doesn't work 2/5
Update is required to use app but there is no update button in app store, instead it has an 'open' button, and when pressed, it takes you back to a black screen. Fix this asap History Vault.
Can you watch whats on this app for free if you sign in to your cable or satellite
Need another app 2/5
While a military history channel has been created (thank god), and allows us to view some decent documentaries, it seems like the only way to get my hands on the ones I want to see is to buy them on disc. Neither of these apps have more than a handful of documentaries on ancient civilizations, and I had hoped that would at least still have barbarians. Hoping they will remedy this, but I'm not sure.
Newest update 2/5
Cannot say that I am completely satisfied with the newest update to History Vault. The access to the “recommended” or “newest” video categories is. Is not the same. When opening the app, there is displayed one of these most current such categories, however I must search through the “Collections” lineup to find any other new video groups.
Never ending loop 1/5
I really hate leaving bad reviews. But, as other reviewers have noted, I got stuck in a never ending loop of telling me that a I needed to sign in or that I already had an account. There is no way to watch content. How can this not be fixed yet?
History for all 4/5
I think this app should be on every child's lap top, iPhone, or whatever device they are using. I didn't pay attention in my history class, if they had such an app like this back in the day I would have learned so much more and with enthusiasm. I didn't do five stars because the app is in need of an upgrade with a search feature and library or favorites setting. Great job History Vault very informative and most of all I'm enjoying each and every program.
Hurry up with the search function please😭 4/5
By One hot b**ch
I noticed some people don’t understand the point of this app so here’s an explanation: it’s called vault because it all the old content the history channel used to provide, mainly documentaries, no tv shows you normally find on the channel. As someone who is going to college to study history, I love being able to see ONLY documentaries (which I prefer over tv shows). The only issue I have is that there is no search function but i see it is in progress of being added so yay :) I find it worth the money but if you’re looking for shows use the regular app not this one.
Yeah I had to get it I love history channel 5/5
Not the new history channel with all that reality tv show b.s the old original shows with true substance.
Worst app ever? 1/5
By Will E. Coyote
Without a doubt, the most frustrating experience I’ve ever had using an app. Tried signing up for a free 7 day trial and got stuck in a never ending loop of of sign-ins and various messages saying I didn’t have a subscription and that I did have a subscription - never being able to watch any content at all. Someone should lose their job for the complete and total lack of functionality of this app.
By hiatory guy
Obviously I’m a History Buff, But This App Still Needs Work 2/5
Being from the History Channel, I expected a much better user experience. For example, there is no search feature. I’ll keep it to the end of my monthly subscription. If the app is still not improved, I’m afraid I’ll have to cancel.
History is BACK!!! 5/5
By Hermetic 1
I’m so thrilled to have access to all the history-based History Channel shows back! The renaissance of reality tv is what turned me off from watching the network, but having this curated treasure trove is INCREDIBLE!!
Also, you have 2 subscription options, $4.99 a month or only $49.99 a year and save $10!
Thank you all for bringing this commercial free awesomeness to market!! 👍👍
No search feature 3/5
By Angela P69
I’m frustrated with the app in that there’s no search feature. In order to find a particular episode, you have to browse. This can be tedious because some episodes of shows could fall under more than one category.
Outside of downloading entire episodes there’s also no way to save a list of shows for later (a feature on both Netflix & Hulu).
Love the programming 4/5
Great app and access. Just wish I could mark favorite videos. The collections do at least make it easy to find items of interest
The only reason I wanted to download this app and pay for it is to have access to Vikings. The fake you with a documentary called Vikings, not the actual series. Same title, not the same show. I would give this 0 stars if that was possible for the following reasons:
1. We, the consumers, are too stupid to search for shows we want to watch. No search capability. You know, type somethings and you get a list of results. The 1999 technology. Similar comment from another user prompted an idiotic response from the ‘developer’ of this app. It is mind bending.
2. Not one popular show form the History channel. Just go to the history channel app and see what they present, nothing of interest is in the Vault. You would think the Vault would contain all their best shows, wouldn’t you? The Vault, otherwise call it Basement.
3. You pay money for this. This is not a free app so you would not expect only rejected and not so popular shows. Charge us $16 and up if you provide the quality. I would pay and I expect many would pay too.
4. A small list of shows that is not even organized in a logical manner is the only way to interact within this app. The user experience rivals nothing that I can think of since Al Gore invented the internet. Truly horrible with lack of vision and basic understanding of your customer’s needs.
SEARCH???? CONTINUE??? 3/5
Come on guys, you need to have a search option. And why can’t I see my recent videos and continue it? Huge oversights. The content is wonderful, and I love how ya grouped into collection, but these things need to be fixed.
Wanted to use this so bad! 1/5
Signed up for a trial but was unable to sign in due to a server issue. A week later I was still unable to use the app and was charged for a subscription.
Great app 4/5
The app is very well made and functions just as well. The only issue I have is that it signs me out occasionally, which gets annoying.
Your demographic is senior citizens. Where are the close captions? 3/5
Some, but not all of these films have closed captions. Senior citizens cannot rely on their hearing aids to pick out individual words. They rely on closed captions. And closed captions, correct, accurate, and on the right screen, are the law. Read the Americans With Disabilities Act on closed captions. If you are charging viewers, you must provide closed captions.
Con app 1/5
This app does not allow you to watch any shows except for the ones they have already picked out for you to watch. It doesn’t even have a search engine to even allow you to search for particular shows. You are pretty much stuck watching what they have arranged for you to watch. To not purchase this app. It is a con.
just downloaded the app. what good is it if there is no SEARCH option!! if there is one, please let me know where!!!!
Best app ever 5/5
I could say a ton of things. But the History Channel on the go...speaks for itself. Very nicely set up, easy to use, great content. Can't say enough!!!! Extremely good app.
No Chromecast Support 2/5
By J Aubrey
Come on A&E. Spend a few hundred bucks to get support for Chromecast.
The reason I'm going into teaching 5/5
By Kenneth Jara
History channel has always been my favorite ever since I was a child! They took out some of my favorite programs, but thanks to this app I get to rewatch those programs anytime I want! Amazing app!
chef games Candy Crush challenges 5/5
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I have the Apple TV app. Is there no search function?
So much history! 5/5
Just tap and play. Great app. Love the selection.
Love the Programming 3/5
Ok so I added Vault to my Xfinity cable subscription. I can watch most shows on the Xfinity app. However, there are some shows which are available for "in home" only. But if I drop the cable subscription and sign up through the app, I won't have it available on my tv at home. Any way to bridge the two without having to pay twice?
What a wonderful app.
❤️The reason I signed up for satellite back in the day,
was for these programs.
Absolute diamond of an app😍
Won't let me watch 1/5
I paid for this app & it won't let me watch. It keeps telling me I need to purchase a subscription. I have done this & it still won't let me watch. Don't waste your time.
Lack of history 2/5
I was really excited when I heard about the history vault I like watching documentaries and the history channel no longer shows anything but crappy reality tv. Once I downloaded the app I was surprised to see the very limited selection of documentaries offered. History channel has utterly failed to produce reliable history documentaries in recent years and instead has succumbed to mainstream entertainment and fails at that as well. History professors now mock your failed network in lectures.
History Vault 4/5
By J D Robeson
Really enjoy this...I am interested in Real history-not shows like "American Pickers." It will take awhile to get through everything as I just subscribed.
Please keep adding more, for instance the History Channel special that just aired about Amelia Earhart, called "The Lost Evidence."
Also interested in more shows from the British angle, regarding WWII. Like some of the things Churchill orchestrated. Thank you for well organized, and bottom-line timing on shows. Forty-five minutes to seventy works well.
Awesome way to spend a evening away from home! 4/5
By Bored in Barrow
Good selection and good content. Looking forward to seeing other selections!
Actual History 4/5
This is the History channel I love. Not Pawn Stars and all that reality TV nonsense. As much as I like Vault, I wish there were some new programs. Most of the shows are 5-15 years old (many of which I'd already seen) . Unfortunately the History Channel doesn't really seem to produce documentaries anymore which is a shame. Worth $5 a month, but I'm wondering how long they can dig out of the well of old documentaries before it dries up.
No chromecast? 1/5
Am I not using this app right, or is it really not able to support a chromecast?
Great but closed captioning not working 5/5
This app is amazing! My only complaint is that the closed captioning works whenever it wants. I use it when my husband is sleeping so I can keep the volume low. When it doesn't work, I move on to Netflix to Amazon prime.
Great App 5/5
By Charles BumgarnerII
I love this app but lately the closed captioning stays on all the time. I have tried to turn it on and off with the little button on-screen (turns from white to blue) with no luck. Otherwise perfect. Developer? Thanks!
Better than history app 5/5
Hell, this is better than the channel itself, with all the documentaries history buffs miss and love. If you're tired of pawn shops and aliens, and has a genuine love for history, this is the app for you! Form Russia and Egypt to industrial revolution!
Great Options! Very much enjoying this app! 5/5
There is quite a selection to choose from and they will add more as time goes along. If you're a history nerd then this is for you!
I've had the Vault for two months now and the programs rarely change. They should put some of their current programming on since cable tv seems to be going the way of the dodo. Also they need to make it available on the Android system.
Great App 5/5
History Vault 4/5
I love this app! I am a huge student of history and the history vault allows me to never miss an opportunity to learn something new!!
Deleted within day 1/5
By Hondo Ace
No search. One might think the French Revolution is in History Vault. Can not search it but no tough job to browse the sparse collection. I know History Channel made one with Peter Weller as it is all over Youtube in poor quality and format and copyright violation. I am not keen on supporting such piracy and was looking to subscribe to Vault but it is a pathetic showing of what it could or should easily be for a paid subscription.
This Channel is so helpful I get A+ in History grades 5/5
By Video Starz
Love this channel because it is very helpful
Excellent App 5/5
By Roush fan
I love the app. Very educational and entertaining. If you like documentaries, you'll love this app!
No series 3/5
I love the History Channel. I was hoping the vault would have some of their series on the vault. None are on here The reason we pay for viewing apps is because we have unplugged with cable. Very disappointed only old documentarys.
Real History!!!! 5/5
By Inspector Wildcat
Love the app!!! Great subjects and well done features!! Really enjoying this app!!!
My Favorite App! 5/5
I love it! I can watch many of my favorites over and over; while rediscovering so many more. They are continuously adding more and more!