Could be a great app 3/5
I would really like it if it would actually play my videos but it just sits on a black screen acting like it’s loading and then it never loads :(
Roku app 3/5
This isn't an issue with the iOS app, but I didn't see anywhere to give feedback on the Roku one. The album art picture on the Tabernacle Choir radio station (on LDS Channel) is flashing like a strobe light. I am using Express+.
Bad video organization 1/5
By The 77th Doctor
When trying to watch videos about Jesus, doctrines and covenants and other stories each video is only a couple minutes long and this makes it difficult to get into the story when I have to select a video every couple of minutes like I’m watching YouTube videos & this is quite inconvenient. Videos should be able to be viewed as 1 single film each instead of dozens of small videos which you have to go to the bottom and work your way up. I get tired of this and can’t watch a whole film so I stop watching and then the app doesn’t note where I left off. Quite frustrating.
You can’t search for any particular speaker or subject. Complete lack of organization and it’s beyond annoying.
Buggy. Please fix 3/5
Not sure why signal sometimes drops out on talk radio... and sometimes shuts down entirely.
I’ve had to close app & restart at least once a week... which is the most buggy of all my apps...
Needs Name Update 3/5
By Ann's Husband, Glen
Get with it, you guys; time to change name away from ‘Mormon.’ Get on the stick! :)
Missing scripture stories 4/5
We love this app and use it frequently on our mobile devices, tablets, and Roku. It seems the last update removed easy access to the scripture stories with a group of children discussing the story. My children are bummed since they listened to them each day during their “quiet time.”
Needs some improvement 4/5
I wish you were able to create a playlist. You used to be able to do that on the app, then it updated and now you can’t. It would also be nice if we got the playlist feature if we could add stuff in whatever order we want and not in newly posted at the top. It made it hard for the podcasts that were in a story line to listen to them in order. I don’t like how it’s not easy to tell what you have and haven’t listed too. I liked the previous layout of the app better and thought it was more user friendly.
Good idea, poor execution 2/5
I’m not impressed with the BYU Computer Science department - assuming that’s who makes all this LDS software. This app would be great if it was easier to navigate, and especially if the channels’ description meant anything. If you wanna hear music go to the music channel. If you wanna hear music you can also go to the Talk channel because that’s all they play on there too. They laugh at the people who turn to the talk channel thinking they might hear an uplifting talk from the general authorities or some nice interview. NOPE! literally every time I listen to that Talk channel it’s “MUSIC and the Spoken Word”. At least there’s a little talking in that. Usually it’s not very spiritual though. Just today I turned it on and guess what was on? Organ music! Without even any singing or lyrics!!! It hangs a lot on videos and stops and starts on audio. It’s really a beta test with a content manager that has no clue what the word “talk” means.
Great content 4/5
I enjoy all the content but it drives me crazy when I have only partially listened to a session that I have to search for that particular program all over again I wish I could open the app and would see the exact program I left off on.
Great concept, execution could be better 2/5
I really enjoy using this app, but find playback on the audio (particularly the Saints podcast) to be fairly glitchy. Sometimes it just repeats a section and other times the playback stops, returns to the beginning, and plays again. The playback is just generally unreliable.
Wanna Be 3/5
By Mormon Channel Lover
As some of the other reviewer‘s have mentioned I am not a fan of how dark the app is now either. Really? Black. Feel like this last update really failed us.Enough said about that. Is there anyway to set the app on my end so that opens up to the radio channels? Instead of those silly messages that you put out there every day?
Need to do 5/5
We need to change the title of this app we aren’t Mormons we are The Church or Jesus Christs Church we don’t worship Mormon we worship God LDS Church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Poor performance of app during most recent general conference 1/5
I became frustrated with this app during the most recent general conference because, I kept getting thrown out of the conference and the audio and video would quit.
This would occur every 20 or 30 seconds. Iphone 7 ios 12.
Not happy at all!
Constant streaming problems 1/5
This app has so much potential, but the streaming performance is as temperamental and annoying as a BYU sports fan. While there isn’t hope for the latter, I hope the former gets fixed.
By LDS Alaska
Many talks specifically by the general authority or apostles will not load or down load properly. It will show the talk you select it it goes to the page but will never play the time stays at 0 and does nothing. Also many times if I download a audio talk or video it just won’t work. It shows its good but fails to play at all even if I delete it and re download it multiple times.
Poorly made app 2/5
This app is poorly made. There’s not much content, and the content they have is poorly organized.
They need to start over and learn as much as they can from successful apps that are similar.
UI great functionality needs improving 3/5
The radio has awesome content but has long had issues with airplay. You can’t control the volume with AirPlay, connecting is very finicky. It drops out frequently and you have to kill the app and start over. Frustrating.
New Update 3/5
By Kathryn Montano
Not a fan of how dark the app is now. Preferred the original design. App runs a bit slower too and feels of less quality. New App icon is nice.
Need to make videos available for Google chromecast 4/5
I love the Mormon messages but wish I could cast them to my Google Chromecast.
Need auto advance to next video feature 3/5
By care bear fan
My son loves watching the children’s narrated picture scripture videos as he falls asleep at night on YouTube. However YouTube doesn’t seem to have the Old Testament videos posted. They are in this app, hooray! Except it won’t auto advance to the next video like I need it to and you have to click on each one every time you want to play, it will only play one and then stop. Please add an auto advance feature. Also a playlist feature with auto advance so you can pick what videos and in what order they play would be great.
Can’t stream conference 1/5
The only thing I really need this app to do, it doesn’t seem to do reliably.
Great app, needs more options 4/5
This app is great and is frequently used in my home. Would love the option to cast audio or video. I have several Google home speakers and I would love to be able to cast Conference throughout my home or play music in a similar way.
Good concept 3/5
I love the concept of this app but there is lots of room for improvement in making it more functional and easy to use. It needs to be obvious which episodes you have previously listened to without having to go back and search through your history. It’s really frustrating when I start a conversation episode or something as I’m driving only to find I already listened to it and can’t change it now that I’m driving. It should have a time bar showing how far you’ve listened from the icon before you click in. The conversations section should include obvious dates the episodes were recorded to give the listener a time reference. It should also auto play when you are in a given section so when you are driving and listening to the daily messages you don’t have to stop and start the next one manually. I guess the app would just seem more functional if it played more like the podcast app.
Needs major updates 2/5
The player will in this app fails to function correctly. It delays play, gets stuck in player mode after audio episodes are played, when I close the app completely and open it up again hoping it’s will reset the app. I have to turn off my phone and turn it back on again only then will the app restart.
Roku app lacks needed play all feature 4/5
Can you please please add a ‘play all’ feature in the scripture stories (the videos that are straight out of the scripture stories books) in the Roku app? I hate that I have to sit there and turn on each one, my kids would watch them much more often if we could just start it and go!!!
Needs refresh data 2/5
The channels don’t update. One you download the app all the channels only stay updated to when you got the app. I can’t listen to Mormon channel daily if it’s only old episodes. I want a new episode each morning
Great in Theory, Poor in Execution 2/5
This app has a lot of great resources, but it often struggles to play any of the audio or video for more than a few seconds at a time, even with premium high speed internet. It's been going on so long I've almost given up and decided to download conference talks from lds.org and then move the files to my phone because trying to use this app to stream anything more often than not just doesn't cut it.
Conference Talks Stream 5/5
I love this app. Could you add a conference talk stream, please? I would also love a way to use the live streams as an alarm clock.
No sound problem for starters... 1/5
By Hella bossman
The app was starting to give me issues where it was showing that it was playing, But there was no sound. Tried updating the app and now the app won't start at all.
Need some serious work done to get this thing working
Consistently Fails to Live Stream 1/5
By Neal-Natalie's Computer
For years my family has tried to Stream general conference, either audio or video, using this app. Having not use the app in about a year, I tried it again for October 2017 conference. Again it did not stream properly, in fact I would say it did not strange at all. Audio would come through in bursts every 5 to 10 seconds and would be played at a rate so fast, it was not able to understand.
Music cuts out a lot 3/5
I like to listen to the radio stations throughout my day but at least every minute or so the sound cuts out and it becomes annoying. I had the app installed before and it did it then too, I then deleted the app, I've just reinstalled and it's still doing it all the time.
This app is but a little seed 1/5
Rare is the day that this app will actually work for me. It used to work, now I can never get it to play anything. But if planted (aka hardcore bug fixes) it will grow🌱
Whats wrong? 1/5
None of the icons are loading up. I cant see anything.
Love it! 5/5
This ap helps me every day to start of right! I am able to listen to inspiring words that will help me have the spirit to guide me during the day. I listen while getting ready, driving, cooking, and more! It's great for those on the go days and helps make the most of the time you have! Highly recommended! The only thing I wish it had was a little checkmark or something to show I have already listened to something. There is so much amazing content and it's not bad to listen to thing same things again, but if you are trying to complete a certain area and listen to them all it's easy to get mixed up. Go download this ap! :)
Love it. I listen all the time 5/5
Great music. Great content. Mormon tabernacle choir. What more can you ask for?!
Good app 5/5
Still broken 1/5
Won't load at all....frustrating
Great potential! 2/5
By Marko Lighto
This app has the potential to be great! Unfortunately, it recently has stopped working entirely. Before that I would download audio and video, and then when I tried to play it I would get a warning that it was streaming using data...
Good app 4/5
By Serenade X
I really like having this app on my phone.
CarPlay support, please! 3/5
You've done iPhone and iPad, now please add CarPlay!!
Unusably buggy 1/5
I've been trying to use this app for years, but I use it almost exclusively over the cellular network and they've never resolved basic connectivity issues. It doesn't buffer more than a second or two, so if you lose internet for a moment, it stops. That would be ok if it restarted, but it doesn't. So if you start a stream when you get in the car at home, it may start using the wifi network. Then the phone switches to cellular and all the other apps transition fine, but this one stops and doesn't continue even though you do still have a network connection. I've had to either turn off wifi before starting it, or drive some distance away. But then you inevitably switch towers on the cellular connection or get a new ip or lose connectivity when you go through a tunnel and you have to fiddle with the app again - usually closing it, killing it, then restarting it - before you can continue. With the live streams at least you end up where you left off, but with programs, podcasts, etc you have to fiddle with the timeline and try to get back to where you were.
I suppose if you have a celestial internet connection and keep your iOS devices at home and only use it there it's possible to use the app, but that's not when I need it.
In short, this app is not mobile ready.
As a workaround I keep going back to the website using the browser. It keeps my place, it deals with internet interruptions without problem, it buffers fairly well, etc. searching is suboptimal, but when I'm on the road I don't want to search anyway, I want to start it when I start and have an uninterrupted session until it concludes or my trip concludes.
This app has all you would want, except that it doesn't load. You press play and nothing happens. Please fix it! It used to play such lovely music and now it's a sad mockery.
Love the app but only if it loads 3/5
I love the Mormon channel app but since the last update it won't even open once I kick on icon. It happens every time! Please fix this so I can enjoy listening to talks and watch videos !
I love this app!!!❤️❤️ You NEED to get it!!!
By Bitzy Bugaloo
This last update crashes immediately when trying to open. It doesn't open at all. It's on iPhone 5s, 10.2.1. Don't get this version!
kicks me off every time i try to open it! anyone out there have the same issue? i'm using my iphone 5s
Stopped support? 3/5
There have been new videos come out in 2017, but they can't be found on any of the three apps that the church uses for media.