By Trek Mum
It won’t run on my iPad at all! It won’t run on my phone unless other apps are closed and it randomly signs me out.
They should make this app more of a priority, especially with election coming.
Really stupid updates 1/5
This used to be my go to app for information. The updates made it almost useless.
Much improved 4/5
The app has been performing well the last couple weeks. I can stream live tv through Chromecast and it doesn’t stall or freeze up.
Favorite channel/worst performing app 1/5
I am so glad I decided to look at the reviews. I have thought the terrible service was my WiFi. Good grief, can’t you hire someone to fix this problem? CNN works great by the way.........
Streaming issues 2/5
By live to learn, learn to live
It’s a mixed blessing. If you cant watch the programming on your TV for whatever reason this is your best option. The DirectTV app cant stream MSNBC when its having issues as well as this can, and that app runs the battery down faster.
The support people are polite but can’t do much about what’s coming (or not) from the servers. Sometimes the audio of a commercial plays over a program... sometimes it keeps repeating them Sam few minutes of program over and over, and sometimes the screen just goes black.
The most maddening part is that is always does this when there is an important story being broadcast... it will work all day and then just as someone is about to tell you something critical, it hangs up and doesn’t come back until that segment is over.
Right after school lets out for summer or a holiday is the worst.. second is weekends and after hours. The second string tech people must not be getting paid enough.
Does not play on my iPhone X 1/5
By O.C. Aguirre
This app plays fine on my iPad but does not play AT ALL on my iPhone!
Worst app 1/5
By SIAD in SI
With streaming, this one has always been bad. Now at actually seems to have gotten worse. Amazing!! Why??!!!
Lousy App 1/5
Hire a high school student to come up with an app that doesn’t freeze consistently. The horrible functionality of this app is appalling in this day and age. Improve it! Other apps aren’t as lame in performance.
By Time For A Real Fix
I gave this app one star because the app has been created. But really? What is the point of having this app when it doesn’t work 98% of the time, or the issues create aggravated viewing? It’s to the point now that if I want to watch something on the app, I have to start trying to open it up 15 mins ahead. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve missed the beginning of the show, or missed it all together. So again, what is the point of this app? As someone who likes MSNBC, this app makes it difficult or impossible to watch MSNBC. Please fix it!!
Says I don’t have this channel. 1/5
Just this week after 5 years in my cable provider the app tells me I am not subscribed to this provider. BTW MSNBC is playing on my TV as I write. Trying to watch on a computer is no easier.
Really Poor App for This Network 1/5
I have attempted to use this app a number of times and it has never worked properly. Sad reflection of the network. No app would be better than one that fails so miserably.
Freezes constantly!! 2/5
Please fix! I have high speed wifi and still it freezes. Works great for watching pre-recorded stuff (I love you Rachel and Chris H)
I like it ..may I suggest an update? 3/5
The app needs audio stream priority over iTunes on iPhone. When I stop the app in the car on Bluetooth by say turning the car off. When I turn car audio back on it defaults to iTunes. This happens also if I touch the volume on the radio. Msnbc will stop and iTunes playlist will kick in. Other apps such as WNYC will even stay in background as I move to another non-audio app. I still love having it live wherever I go. Thanks for the app.
Keeps Asking for Location but Can’t Enable 1/5
I’m running iOS 12 and the app keeps asking for my location to be turned on, but there is no place to turn it on in either the MSNBC settings inside of the settings app, or in the Location Services section of the privacy settings. This has been happening for the last 3 months that I’ve been running the iOS 12 beta, and I reported the issue months ago to the developer so they could fix it by the time the seed for iOS 12 was released, but they haven’t fixed anything.
Also the feed drops continuously, on all of my iOS devices, whether I’m on cellular or my 1gbit home WiFi. And every other time I open the app it asks me to sign in with my service provider, an issue that’s been happening for over a year and hasn’t been fixed.
Shame on you msnbc...your ap is garbage 1/5
Literally forces me to watch cnn...because this ap is such crap...unreliable...unstable...THE WORST and no apple tv version...how are you even a news division if you cant keep up with the current tech changes and advances
Basically useless to watch live TV. Older app worked better. Thanks for ruining it MSNBC
Doesn’t Work 1/5
This app is crap. I have to sign in with my cable login EVERY SINGLE TIME. I’ve tried to watch episodes, and nothing happens. Blank screen.
Works pretty darn well 4/5
By Rnd Trip
Used for a week in Copenhagen and it worked very well. Video stalled every so often but usually the stream was very good. Video quality was excellent and sound was clear as a bell. Used it for the 11th hour, the Rachel Maddow show, Deadline White House, and Chuck Todd to meet the press. All in all we can’t complain as it was the first time we’ve used it. Give it time we expected to improve. Keep up the good work guys.
THIS F*CKING APP! 1/5
Zero stars AAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL across the board! Endless years of a malfunctioning piece of garbage. The developers are clueless, non-caring, and ridiculous to think that the updaes that theelease ACTUALLY help this app perform... I mean, reallly guys!?!?
Apple TV app please. 1/5
By Mike Brecheisen
You need to get it together and release an Apple TV app, for streaming to cover when cable/satellite goes out.
App constantly freezes 1/5
I love the news programs on MSNBC -they’re my favorite! But this APP needs a lot of work. It constantly freezes and it is so frustrating. Especially now, during these times when the news is so important. You’ll be watching & right at a pivotal moment the APP crashes or freezes and you’re left hanging! Maybe too many people are trying to watch at once, I don’t know, but it’s not good:(
Why can’t you fix your app, for crying out loud? 1/5
Great when it works (about 30% of the time) 2/5
By Annoyed crossword addict
Ditto most of the other reviews—-freezes too often, quits frequently, often won’t load at all. I’m pretty close to giving up completely.
Dear MSNBC 1/5
This app is pretty much at the bottom of the barrow if you will. Far too often I’m stuck waiting to watch a program and then be told by a screen notification that sorry app can not be loaded. Very sad. I sometime have to wait a full weekend to watch a program only to have it deleted on Monday. Without viewing. We pay for this service through our cable and yet u pack a ridiculous amount of commercials into each segment. I enjoy the programs that MSNBC provide for They are very informative. But it means nothing if the audience can not view the content. Fix the app or build a new one.
Does not Work with New Update 1/5
Live streaming never worked consistently, but since the update a couple of days ago, it does not work at all. 🙁. Please fix the update.
Worth Deleting the App 1/5
I'm not even going to waste time writing elaborate review. If you are not fixing issues with the app, you might as well discontinue developing this app!
Some glitches but basically ok (ish) 3/5
The new update seemed to break live streaming for a day or so but it’s back now
Overall the app performs well even on my old iPad 2 running v9.x. Run it on that device every day and also on my iPad 4 running 10.x and iPhone 6 running 11.x Some issues where sound mutes for a few minutes every now and then, on all devices.
The ad serving is pretty glitchy. Ads cutting off or ramping in late. Long pauses and audio sync issues.
3***’s because of some pretty regular buffering and hanging issues. As other reviewers say, the app is poor. But I can live with restarting to watch wherever I am.
But I’m amazed that this review thread is probably the worst I’ve ever seen a final brand just seems to be happy to live with. Must be nice. I run companies and have developed apps here and couldn’t imagine ignoring so many negative comments.
Terrible video quality/consistency. 1/5
This is *almost* a great app. But the live-streaming function barely functions, and is not reliable in the slightest. Video frequently freezes, drops the stream, or degrades video resolution. Definitely inferior functionality to its competitors.
Ugh the spinning wheel... 2/5
What a great channel.....but here we go again... another 2 days of wasting time restarting this app when it freezes.
Live Streaming Doesn’t Work 1/5
After latest update I can’t watch live streaming at all. I’ve uninstalled, restarted, reinstalled and still can’t stream.
I can only watch old episodes.
New update, now can't connect. 1/5
I have been using this app for at least a year. Often, the live feed connection is very slow and frequently interrupted for as long as several minutes at a time, causing me to miss content. But as of yesterday, when I tried to watch the live TV, it buffered forever, and I never saw any picture or heard audio though it look like it was trying to connect. If I waited long enough, I sometimes got an on-screen message saying "NOT AVAILABLE. I uninstalled the app, reinstalled it, and logged back into my TV provider without difficulty. Still not working, need HELP! Need to fix this app or I'm going to have to go to CNN!!
Stopped steaming with last update 1/5
Doesn’t live stream with spectrum in Hawaii anymore. The data download icon just keeps spinning and displaying a blank screen
Latest Update Broke the App again 1/5
Since the update on 9/10/18. Haven't been able to stream at all.
I can watch past shows but nothing live.
Have tried on iPad 2, 4 and iPhone 6. Used two different provider credentials Nothing!! Come on guys.
Fox News App gets 4.6 Stars...MSNBC 1.9! 1/5
By Greg In Tarzana
Dreadful Buggy & Spotty app!
MSNBC App constantly makes you verify your television service, works only periodically, stops abruptly, and rarely works! Why doesn’t invest in developers like the ones at Fox News?! Their app gets 4.6 stars, while the MSNBC app can’t even muster 2 stars! These problems have been happening for well over 2 years and MSNBC doesn’t seem to give a crap about people who are actually TRYING to use them as their main source of news!
Literally the worst functioning app ever.
Love MSNBC...hate the app 1/5
By Ms. Music Teacher
This app is the worst. It’s always freezing and now it won’t even air live tv. I’m gonna have to switch to CNN.
This apps rarely ever functions properly, the sad thing is that Fox’s app is way better than this one.
Bad Updare 1/5
It appears there might have been an update on Sept 11, 2018. Since then the application won’t run in Live broadcast. The pre-recorded programs run, but live feed just spins.
How do you do it? 1/5
How do you manage to make the app perform worse every time you put out an update? I guess at least you are consistent.
Latest update 1/5
By New old codger
Just got latest update 16.4.1....now won't load live feed on my iPad 3.
You can do better 1/5
Rarely works. When it does work you get notifications that you don’t have access, even though you just authenticated. Your website is useless as well.
Need android version 2/5
Really shouldn't have to dust off my apple device to watch MSNBC. Support android. Hurry.
Worst app ever 1/5
By St. St. St.
MSNBC is clearly owned by Trump, because their app never works. Every single person in my family has locked you out. FOX IS BETTER THAN YOU AND FOX IS THE DEVIL. why does THEIRS work, and CNN’s but not yours. Maybe fire Mika Brezinski and it might work. Leap into the 20th century. You are creating little baby stupid Republicans.
Needs improvement. 1/5
By Cmdr. Adama
Freezes, lags, sound goes out - this happens far too often (every few min on bad days). The CNN app has no such problems. Developers need to pull it together.
Update - newest version does NOT work at all. Just a blank screen. Switching to FoxNews.
Freezes way way way too much 1/5
I don’t understand why the company doesn’t fix this. Install uninstall install uninstall install, and it never cures the issue.
Consistently poor preforming app. 1/5
By Howie Digital
Update: this app has finally achieved perfection in freezing. It now NEVER plays video and has made me question msnbc on a whole. Do they not know millions get their news on smart devices?! , with apps that work. It’s a shame. It’s been a year of this and I give up. I don’t like the competition, but their apps work. Enough is enough, msnbc your app is beyond a joke.
For months I thought it was my Apple TV, my iPad or maybe my internet. I adjusted and fine tuned..everything. Conclusion the msnbc app is just shamefully poor to the point of being useless. It’s main feature is to freeze constantly, Period! You will not be disappointed there, that’s 100% guaranteed.. You never get to relax and just get the news or watch shows in one cohesive flow. Now, I love msnbc and their channel, this is not on them, it’s just this terrible app! My local channels live news apps are better and other national competitors work just fine. I wish they would put some effort and thus show respect to the viewers and their own journalists by getting this right.
Update broke more than it fixed 1/5
I didn’t think it was possible for this app to get worse. Since the most recent update, it doesn’t live stream at all.
Frozen news 1/5
I agree with the above reviewer. PLEASE MSNBC, you must do better. CNN app is just about perfect. Rather watch MSNBC but the freezing and spinning drives me nuts! Please fix this app!!
What has happened? 1/5
I wrote a review when I first got this app and gave it a 5. Now I can barely rate it 1.it constantly buffers, freezes, loses picture or sound (not necessarily at the same time. This week has been particularly bad, and tonight it quit altogether. It seems to work better late at night or early in the morning.
At least I can get previously recorded programming and podcasts. This is my favorite network. PLEASE get it working!!!!!!