False advertising - Subscription needed 1/5
Seemed free in the store but $10 a month. Should have said that up front in the App Store when I downloaded it.
Great app, but a pain 3/5
This app is awesome for keeping kids engaged. However, it’s a pain when you have multiple profiles. Like instead of a simple back button so I can switch to my youngest profile, it won’t allow me to simply click a back button to go back to the main screen. I’ve had to delete it /download multiple times just to make sure I don’t undo any progress made. I’ve used Homer a few years ago and I remember now why I quit paying for it. It lags and can be a pain to maneuver even with one profile!
Ok but not satisfied 2/5
App is ok, but not satisfied with service. After first free month, I was locked out of app saying my subscription needed to be renewed even though I had been charged. Customer service was helpful a week later, but didn't offer to extend my membership a week, so I lost a week of paid service.However, my son liked it, so I also downloaded homer stories (which btw makes weird,annoying sounds as it reads aloud) since it SAYS it's included in the subscription, but it's misleading because you have to download a completely separate app, so it's not TRULY included. I wouldn't have even known had I not happened to check my payment history that I was charged the second month of the stories AND reading, almost doubling the price. I just cancelled both.
By mogley 13
I had signed up and gave payment but I still can’t access app, it keeps bringing me to payment options, which already acknowledge I have subscribed— but I can’t go pass this site. Please help!
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY 1/5
So I got this game for my 3-year old brother and I’m only 10 I have money but I just don’t think it fair that I have to pay for my brother learning he wants to be firefighter but how’s it going to be that if he can’t learn I could find how to exit the free trial thing! But I don’t see why I have to pay for my brother to learn we found this Ad on Talking Tom and friends and was like oh Finally somthing free for my brother we already have ABC mouse but it not fun for him but now it’s just like Abc mouse at least they were honest about having to pay I will be uninstalling this app and going back to abc mouse hopefully One else goes through this!! Goodbye.
Does not work ,freezes 1/5
Was working fine until a couple of days , just freezes and does not allow you to continue on path way . Cancelled subscription
It doesn’t work 1/5
I joined the app feb 2020 paid a full year and it looks great for a child to learn but it never work .
I have sent several emails and never got the issue fix . So dissatisfied
App logs you out 1/5
Despite regular use, the app routinely logs you out. It then displays a free trial offer with no way to log back in using a password manager. Very bad UI.
It’s a nightmare 1/5
By Briggs Pa
Hi I’m nine years old I saw this app and I was like oh my gosh there’s no way this is actually real I downloaded the app like a year ago and it never worked and I saw the and like I know it’s for world and all but I just don’t know why does Sammy like heart readings it just doesn’t look fun and like you stole the name from the Simpsons because it says homer like just name the thing
learning kids butt hole or something oky. Ok
Not “free” 1/5
By Jake Tea
Advertised as a free app but as soon as you go through all of the steps to install and set up the app it wants you to sign up for monthly payment (short free trial first).
If you’re going to charge for the app fine, but at least be honest and up front about it
App has MAJOR problems 2/5
Love this BUT can only log in 60% of the time! I have a monthly subscription and the app keeps telling me my subscription is expired when it’s not. This is very frustrating for me and my son.
The content on the app is great.
Great app, one flaw 4/5
My daughter loves this app. However, it teaches the draw a lower case a the traditional way (circle with a tail), but when it reads books the closed captions draw an “a” like this.
Best app 5/5
By gamer wants a up date
I recommend to download this app it’s the best app that you could possibly find. 😻😻😻😻
Stopped Working 1/5
Paying $9 a month for a app that hasn’t worked in 2 months. It tells our devices to “check connection.” However we have very fast and stable internet. Waited some time before posting review but problem has not been sorted.
Cannot proceed! 1/5
I downloaded the app, started the subscription via my apply account, but won’t proceed. App didn’t move rom the subscription page. Just tells me that I am already subscribed. Didn’t ask me to set up email and password, nothing. And my trial is already running!
Needs More Parental Controls 2/5
We thought this app was amazing and my almost 3yo was learning so much. That is UNTIL she figured out that there’s a story feature and she can basically just use it to watch videos and turn into a zombie. So now every time we turn our back for a millisecond she goes into the video feature. If we wanted her to watch these videos all day, we’d just let her watch Weston Woods on Amazon prime and save the $40+ a year on this app. There needs to be a way for parents to turn off certain features so their kids can focus on active learning games and not just being video zombies. Seriously considering dropping our subscription unless this is fixed. What a disappointment!
App continue to freeze 1/5
First, I like this app as it's serve the purpose. However, because the app continue to freeze even after deleting and then downloading again the issue still persist. It's a frustrating thing to have to do this all the time and then freeze again. For reference I am using an iPhone. I haven't tried this on a desktop but given most people uses mobile devices I am expect the same quality regardless its mobile or desktop use. Developer please fix this! It's a waste of time and money.
SCAM!!! It is not free. 1/5
I downloaded homer and created a profile clicked continue and It took me to the billing page so ugh 😡😡😡
From good to bad 2/5
By Coach gut
When we first started with this app it was great. Then we had to close it and reopen it for my son to unfreeze the app. Now we just get a loading circle of colorful balls that comes up at times when loading a new game except this happens with no end in site. Even after closing app, deleting app, then reloading i still get the same thing. I’m canceling my subscription and am going to try abc mouse. It’s too bad because it was actually a good program before we had the loading issue. I even tried other apps to make sure it wasn’t an internet issue but all the other web based apps worked.
Back to Start 3/5
This was awesome until it sent one of my kids back to the beginning. Even when I try to adjust his level it still sets him at the very beginning level.
Homer More Like Pooper 1/5
(Disclaimer; written by a 7 year old)
So bad you may want to delete it.
Will not come up on screen 1/5
By slumber cat
The first two days the app worked great. On the third day on the little spinner just spins.
I don't know why this is the only app in that doesn't show up in my "manage subscriptions" I can't turn off this app annual billing since covid-19 I can't afford this being taken out and you don't offer a phone number too call!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so frustrated I love the app I just can't do this at the moment HELP
Won’t advance; Stuck 1/5
As some other reviewers have noted, the app has issues with not advancing through lessons after completion, occasionally freezing up and sometimes not saving progress. Emailed the support address days ago and didn’t get a response. Deleting the app and cancelling the subscription.
Does not work 1/5
By boy mom 1
This app was wonderful and my son loved it when it did work. Since the latest update, the app does not work anymore.
I have emailed support twice and have heard nothing back on how to resolve this issue.
Until they fix the problem, don’t waste your time or money on downloading it and paying for it.
App does not work 1/5
By Girl Mom 1
This app doesn’t always work when using an iPad Pro. My daughter frequently comes to me complaining that she can’t complete the tasks because they don’t load. This is such a waste of my money.
Awful, with zero customer support 1/5
By Kihsihsl book ciacj
I really wanted to like this learning app. It seemed like something I could get the kids engaged with instead of the mindless games they usually want to play. However, since day 1 I haven’t been able to get in. The app says there is a problem with my email and password but there is no reset on any screen I can access. I have contacted customer service at first they couldn’t find my account but if I try to make a new account, my email comes up as already in use. The free trial has run out and now they are billing me for something I still can’t get into. Funny how they can find my account to bill me but not to help me. My more recent attempts to reach out to customer service have gotten no response.
Won’t let me in! 3/5
I’m not sure what to rate this app so I rated it three for now. I subscribed the 8$ a month to see what it was like, and after the transaction was complete it did nothing. No next button or arrow. I thought something must of gone wrong so I went back and pressed continue. It lead me to the subscription page again. I tried to subscribe again, but it said I had already, and that I could manage it. I tried pressing the manage button but when I did, it just said I could cancel or change it to the annual subscription. I kept trying different things. I’m not sure if I’m just missing something obvious, or there is a bug. If the developers can fix this, or point out the obvious, that would mean a lot. Anyway, I will write another review when (hopefully) I get into the app for my little sis.
Completely non functional for iTunes users the app doesn’t move past the subscribe page (only after charging you 7.99 of course, that part functions beautifully). Just literally sends you back to the beginning of the app, and then lands you back on the subscribe page. When you select “subscribe” again, it informs you that you are already indeed subscribed. Totally ridiculous.
This app is AMAZING 😉 5/5
My kids love this app they in joy it.my daughter sometimes goes up to me and is asking to play homer and my son is so much more smart and talented sometimes he reads faster than me 💗. I think you will in joy it and your kids in joy it as much as my kids do and I do.
More than an app! 5/5
I love HOMER Reading and HOMER Stories! There are so many options to keep the child engaged. Stories collection is great. If you follow this company on social media, they have also been doing a lot for parents and children on Facebook and Instagram. So happy to find this.
Great app but no progress report.. 3/5
My son loves this app & I have sat with him while doing some lessons. I think overall its a great learning app but I would love to see a parent app-along with this one- where we can see: time spent, scores on each lesson, levels, etc.. on a daily basis. As kids get older they get sneaky & say they are working on Homer.. but theres no way to prove that on this app.. unless it had a daily progress report.
Not great 1/5
I have a son who is autistic I was told that this may help but sadly it’s more aimed at “normal” kids then autistic. I wanted to like it but it’s not helping him we had it for 6 months and he kind of regressed
Currently not usable 2/5
By cjb. 123
We love the app but recently (last week or so) the app freezes up after each activity and we have to restart. I have already done all the normal troubleshooting like re installing and updating and shutting off iPad. Hope a fix comes soon.
My son likes it but his progress will not save 2/5
I downloaded this app after reading great reviews and wanted to try something new. My 5 year old son loved the app and spent a lot of time learning new sight words and sounds. I went to open the app the next day, but the app did not remember his progress. Now he has to start all over again? No thank you, these are words from my 5 year old. Please fix so that progress is saved. Otherwise great app.
Fake accomplishments 1/5
Save your money, Khan Academy is way better and this one kept telling me the accomplishments my child was making in the app even when she wasn’t using the app!
Contact ME ASAP 1/5
By really all names used
I cannot get into this program. I need this canceled ASAP I have been charged for over year without it even usable.
Recent app problem 1/5
Liked this app a lot up until recently. This last week we have not been able to use it. The icon keeps spinning. It suggests that it may be a connectivity problem on our end but we have no issue with any other apps and our connection is good. This is extremely frustrating give the cost. Please address this issue!
After purchasing subscription imposible to open! 1/5
I downloaded, answer all the questions, agreed to the subscription now it is impossible to open! And there is no number to call for customer service
So glad I found this app 5/5
Unlike another popular and highly advertised preschool educational app, Homer engaged my son’s interest instantly. Instead of trying to stimulate my kid with loud noises, bright colors, and bouncing graphics, Homer keeps my kid interested by tailoring the lessons to his academic level, using themes he’s interested in for his age, and is perfectly balanced between being both simple and challenging. His confidence when using it is obvious, and the lessons are actually sticking because he practices what he learns outside of the app when playing and talking with my husband and I. We LOVE Homer!
The app is fine, canceling is a nightmare!! 1/5
I have been trying to cancel for months! It no longer shows up as a subscription with Apple and I’ve logged in, changed settings, contacted the company, etc. STILL being charged, Not happy about that.
Can’t open it 1/5
Not sure what’s happening but I can’t even open the app anymore. It just exits automatically. I tried uninstalling and installing again and still the same issue.
Paid and Useless 1/5
By CJ Muria
Paid app, loaded up once then force closes every single time on every device tried. Complete waste when code leaves apps this crap. Can’t get all the time I spent trying to fix this back, but I can get my money back at least. Avoid this one.
Should not require personal info 2/5
First thing it asks is for my kid’s name and birthday. Instant delete.
Don’t waste your money 1/5
My child very much enjoyed the app. He seemed to be engaged with the lessons and games... However, every time we logged back on to continue his learning path, he lost progress and would therefore have to redo several lessons to get back to where he left off. This was extremely frustrating to him and a huge waste of time. I tried to get the issue resolved with customer service but unfortunately the issue wasn’t corrected.
Bugs with freezing and losing progress 3/5
Early every other time my son uses this app it will freeze and when we restart it, we’ve lost a lot of his progress. (Once he went from being on Letter W to letter G!! He is so disheartened every time it happens. It’s probably happened to him half a dozen times now. I’m writing after he just lost a whole morning’s worth of progress.
This app is successfully teaching him his letters. He loves it. The content is quality and I’ve been really satisfied with that. If these bugs can’t be fixed though, we’re going to have to cancel our subscription. He will continue to be less and less interested if he can’t keep moving forward.
It’s some kind of scam. 1/5
Gets one star because I subscribed and paid for one year and it would not let me access the program. Kept asking me to subscribe and would not let me past that point. Seems like it is just out to scam you.
Fantastic again...after overcoming connection problems. Can’t recommend this app enough. 5/5
Long-time subscriber. This WORKS, and our kid LOVES it. However, ALL our devices (3) just spun and spun due to what the app said was a “connection problem” upon starting the last week or so. Tried numerous ways to try to remedy this. Here’s what worked for us:
1) Double-tap Home button, then swipe-close all apps (at least Homer).
2) Delete the app. When asked, DON’T delete your user data.
3) Hard-reset your iPad or iPhone by holding down the power and home buttons until the device cycles through a power-down and you see the reboot begin by seeing the Apple logo.
4) Reinstall the app. If you haven’t deleted you user data in the first step, you shouldn’t need to renter it again once reinstalled.