Poor app CNBC app much better 2/5
Stops and starts on all my Apple phones and iPads. Too much freezing and missing segments of show
App performance—awful! Programs—great! 1/5
The app stalls regularly. The sound goes out. It’s very frustrating. I often switch to CNN because their app works!! There’s no excuse for a poorly performing app. Not these days! Get your act together!
Not Great 1/5
This app is nice if you want to see a few seconds of MSNBC and then a few seconds of buffering over and over again.
How do you make this worse daily? 1/5
Seriously. How do you manage to make this app work worse, every day? PLEASE FIX THIS. YOU ARE LOSING A FAITHFUL VIEWER. Did you know it doesn’t even connect to “report a problem?” I can now catch video for 6 SECONDS AT A TIME. DOWN FROM 14 A FEW DAYS AGO. GET A NEW APP DEVELOPER.
Designed to sabotage Apple TV? 1/5
This app performs terribly. Even with a rock solid, fast internet connection, the app constantly freezes, chokes, rebuffers, overlays two audio streams, etc. Streaming to Apple TV is an additional frustration - instead of being untethered from my device I still have to hold it so I can manage the app whenever it stalls. If it weren’t for the content, I’d purge this app from my iPad and iPhone in a heartbeat. You’d think Comcast must distribute this app as a Trojan Horse so that would-be users will go back to cable. Great content. Terrible app!
Almost unusable 1/5
I like to watch msnbc in the morning on my iPad. Lately I’ve had to listen to it via the Sirius XM app. This app freezes, stops and repeats snippets, audio and video get out of sync, randomly crashes and video quality degrades. Most days the app is completely unusable. I expect more from a streaming app.
Poor quality and consistently freezes 2/5
I love the layout and the overall app. However, even when connected to high speed internet (fully) the app crashes and/or freezes constantly. Not sure the problem but this app could be wonderful if the problem was addressed.
Worse now more then ever 1/5
Fix this app. The live feed is terrible. Freezes or doesn’t even start. Not a connection or WiFi issue either.
Pretty pretty bad 1/5
Laggy. Crashes constantly. Previous episodes available randomly. Nothing consistent. Just not good.
Please. I’m begging you MSNBC — fix this app. It’s horrific. The videos don’t work. The live feed doesn’t work. It’s one of the worst rated apps in the entire Apple App Store. There’s no other news or video app that’s this bad. It’s so bad, it’s become a meme. Do you care? I guess not. I’m sure your advertisers will, when they find out no one can see their ads, because your app doesn’t function in any consistent way.
Poor functionality 1/5
For the love of god please update your app, constant freezing and completely unreliable, chromecast-ing is a nightmare
Good shows - terrible app 1/5
This app is so shoddy, it must’ve been designed by Fox News:
Freezes constantly, barely loads 4 minutes at a time. If I want to follow the shows live, I listen to MSNBC International on the radio. Too bad...
Horrible video quality 1/5
I love msnbc. I love Maddow. I love O’Donnel. I hate this app. Freezes constantly even on 50mbps WiFi. Unusable on chromecast: freezes every 2-5 minutes like clockwork. Please fix.
App keep crashing every time I try going live. Logs forever. Please fix it! 1/5
App keep crashing every time I try going live. Logs forever. Please fix it! This issue has been going on for a while now.
The worst 1/5
By Just a little question..
Worst app on my iPad. If it opens, it freezes within 10 seconds. I don’t understand how such a popular news outlet could have such a sh***y app.
Used to be able to watch live 1/5
This is the worst app ever. Just keeps buffering and even after it starts playing it stops after a few minutes. Love MSNBC but this app turns me off.
I give his app no stars. It doesn’t seem to matter where I am (or what network I’m using or whose iPhone e), the app freezes every 30 seconds for another 15 seconds. Clearly MSNBC should either hire someone who knows what they are doing or just take the app down! Ugh!! I am going o have to watch my news elsewhere!
Gonna work today???? 5/5
Just like last 4 days.
HOW CAN YOU KEEP LETTING YOUR STREAM BE THIS UNRELIABLE?????
I'm SOOOO tired on time wasted troubleshooting to see if I can get this to play.
By Mr. Rouxxxx
I have to agree with nathanph. I have a fiber connection and stream video to multiple devices simultaneously all day every day with no problems. Except for msnbc. Constant freezes and buffering. Unwatchable.
Y’all have the means to fix this video always freezes screen frequently goes black
Waste of time 1/5
By Vinnie Jazz
Crashes over and over again. Rewinds and repeats whole blocks of conversation. Extremely frustrating, as I love MSNBC and its commentators. Please just fix the issues and be done with it so we can enjoy the news shows that give us hope that our country is not completely disgraceful and that this is only a small hiccup in our already tainted history.
Buggy app 1/5
Video freezes every few seconds even on a WiFi network.
Episodes usually not available 1/5
By Del Mar, CA
Love this app, but recent episodes for my favorites programs like Rachel Maddow or Chris Hayes are usually not available. Making episodes available after one or more days is not sufficient for a NEWS program.
Why are FOX & CNN apps CONSIDERABLY better? 1/5
By Subdued and tranquil
App performance 1/5
By past discusted
This has to the worst performing app of all the news apps available on apple units.
Freezes at the worst moments. 1/5
They really need to fix this issue. This doesn’t happen nearly as much as the CNN app. Unacceptable.
Terrible app 1/5
Love the network, I want to punch the app in the face.
How not to make an app 1/5
By Brutality In The Raw
Video streaming is so common in this day and age and yet still I can’t stream MSNBC at all.... constant freezing, buffering, having to close the app and reopen. Whatever team made this app needs to be fired; not just fired though; they need to be blacklisted from ever working on a video streaming service again. This has been a problem for YEARS. The way this app runs makes me want to pitch my phone into a wall at very high speed.
I LOOOOOVE your network, but I must say that your app is THE WORST I’ve ever downloaded to my phone...simply THE WORST!...it just doesn’t work 80% of the time. Buffering on five full bars of 4G LTE service. I’d rather not even have it on my phone anymore because it’s so glitchy. You’re a multi billion dollar company and yet your app creators can’t seem to get this one right...very sad! Fix it or no one will want your app...PLEASE!
MSNBC app 3/5
Living in a different time zone (HST vs. EST), does not allow for current news, especially when shows are not even available until 1-2 days later. I love all the shows MSNBC offers, but if they aren’t available in a timely fashion, what’s the point in using the app?
I realize that ads are needed to pay for broadcasting, but I know all of them by heart. Xyzel, Volvo (my favorite) etc. is a great time to fill up coffee, but happens frequently as show goes on. The app itself has not been a problem...just the timeliness to the viewers, so please pass that along to MSNBC. I have yet to find how to watch these shows in real time, on my devices.😢 Aloha🤙🏽🌴🌺
Quality of live steam it pathetic 1/5
I don’t understand how in mid2018 there can still be an app they performs this terribly with streaming live video content. You guys seriously have to fix this! And for the love of god, get a dedicated app for Roku, Apple TV etc... com’mon people
Terrible for Live Viewing 1/5
Why don’t developers improve this app and make it watchable for live viewing? The video freezes constantly and has to load which typically times out. We have excellent internet but this app makes viewing live tv impossible. I see many comments that voice the same issue so why not do better? If you want people to view and enjoy your programming, it should be watchable in all available formats.
It’s getting worse with each update. 1/5
Apple, please pull the MSNBC app until they can submit an app that works.
Bad to worse 1/5
This app went from bad to worse. You need to fire your whole UAT team and shell out more money for systems engineers.
Great content, garbage app 2/5
By Mr DSmitty
I enjoy watching MSNBC in the evenings. What I don’t enjoy is this garbage app. Constantly freezing and all kinds of other hiccups. Pure trash. Fix your app MSNBC, and while you’re at it, make a freaking Apple TV app. Unless it’s going to work like this one. In that case, don’t bother.
Bad connectivity 1/5
Just doesn’t connect and stream well nor sync over Apple TV.
You can do better 1/5
Surely an organization like MSNBC can put together an app that streams video better than this. Try again.
Hello, is anyone home? 1/5
Does anyone at MSNBC read the reviews here? They have been extremely negative for a very long time, with reviewers all having similar issues. The first step in solving a problem is admitting that you have a problem.
As with most reviewers, this app can barely livestream for a minute before freezing or skipping (latest iOS update on iPhone 7). This has been the situation for a very long time, yet it never gets fixed. With each new tease of a software update of “minor bug fixes,” I think this might miraculously be the update that fixes the problem. Nope, never has and apparently never will.
You would think a company co-founded by a large tech corporation could figure out how to stream video over the internet.
Love the network. Hate the app. 1/5
You know this app is terrible.
You know it freezes all the time.
You know that AirPlay won’t work for crap.
You also know that you don’t have an Apple TV app, and that’s also poor judgement considering everyone else does.
I have to (force myself to) watch CNN because at least their app is reliable.
Awful App! 1/5
By Lollipop and Cherrypop
This app is terrible. Keeps freezing and needs to be reopened. Please fix it!
Stops starts and forget casting it! 1/5
By Someone 999
Live viewing is constantly interrupted to spool even at high speed WiFi. Really unacceptable for news network the size of nbc. Does your business model depend on my VIEWING.your content?
MSNBC app review 2/5
By beyond repair
This app is driving me crazy! It freezes, It looses audio and it closes down frequently.
The programming is wonderful but it is so frustrating to have it freeze all the time.
In this day and age I am surprised that it has not been improved.
I am an MSMBC addict and can’t stand all the constant interruptions.
Also, when you watch on your phone all day, the commercials repeat over and over.
I guess this is not a problem with the app but a station programming issue.
It was getting better and better - until their latest update 1/5
I praise them for adding the “Live” feature - but not at the expense of losing “On Demand” viewing.
Now I can’t watch Rachel Maddow, because they’re not offering previously aired episodes.
As for the podcast version, I’m still cheesed-off that they truncate it to the first segment.
So what’s the deal????????
Can someone explain to me why there is almost NO CONTENT currently available???
It’s not only the App but the Website too! 1/5
Yes, I troubleshooted. Everything is up to date, cable subscription is valid (that’s about to be cut!), and this App won’t work... NOT EVEN OVER WIFI - ⚰️⚰️⚰️! The webpage has the same issues. Sheesh. Here I come, CNN.
Can I give this App #NoStars ???
Please Invest in this Channel 1/5
From an network that is supposed to be delivering important, up-to-date, sometimes vital information across all channels, this is easily one of the worst apps on the market.
Streams freeze sporadically, no matter the connection. I get kicked out of the app and have to log back in at least once a week, and that process itself is pretty horrible. I was just trying to log back in (after being logged in a few hours ago), and I’ve been waiting on a verification for 10 minutes.
Please invest in all your channels. There are people who use this app as their primary source of accessing your content.
Absolutely horrid! 1/5
This has turned out to be an unreliable and horrible-performance app. The sad fact that the developers have put little heart into this program is apparent. If I could leave ZERO stars, I sincerely would!! Update as of today June 11, 2018.. immediately after today’s update, the app barely plays any footage at all. SERIOUSLY DEVS, what is going on!? Endless years (7 years!) of users PLEADING for you to fix this app!!
By un reliable
This app is the worst. You name it,it does it.....not reliable at all.Come on MSNBC get your stuff together and please fix this sorry unreliable APP
Freezes and signs out often - annoying 1/5
So tired of this app’s streams freezing and dropping. Sometimes it forcibly signs out the tv provider. Have given up watching Rachel on regular basis. Please fix. same result on iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2 (the worst), and iPhones. All iOS 11. Less issues on 10.
Update after 6.2.1 update: stream still stops randomly when Airplaying. And agree with other reviewers that if app crashes, you have to login. Over and over. Crap app.
After .10 update - STILL airplay issues. Argh.
Update fail 1/5
By Big NNNNN
The most recent update from a couple days ago did absolutely nothing to remedy the streaming issues!
The app either won’t let you log-in to stream or it just continually tries to load video ultimately freezing or timing-out.
Another update is needed ASAP or frustrated users will turn to CNN, etc.