This is by far the absolute worst app I’ve ever used for any sort of streaming. If I didn’t PAY for your channel it wouldn’t be an issue, but I do, so it’s an issue.
If you can get more than 2 consecutive minutes of streaming from their “live” feature you should seriously throw yourself a party and give yourself a trophy.
It actually gets to be comical after a while when you realize how terrible this thing really is.
Apple TV 1/5
Apple TV app won’t all me to sign into my direct tv account. Sc400 error.
Constantly buffering app 2/5
I’ve also just discovered that it’s not my ISP’s fault for this app’s constant buffering. It’s the app itself, for no reason other than bad design. How did I isolate the reason? Sky News app delivers wonderful high definition streaming for hours without EVER stopping, loading, crashing, relaunching. It just goes and goes. This is an important time in America’s history. Make your app “just work” MSNBC! And I’m tired of Chantix!! Respect my intelligence and choose compelling commercials to present to the us. I realise that you have to pay the bills, and I’m all for becoming an informed consumer. But I resent punishing repetition and dumbed down ads. Your news content is top notch and then suddenly I’m treated like an idiot and you want my attention? I turn down the volume and find something else to do for 3-5 minutes. I’m sure the defeats your goal. Do something about it. And start with your app’s performance. Thank you for reading :)
Can’t activate MSNBC app on Apple TV 2/5
I have the MSNBC app activated on my iPhone 7 and my iPad but I cannot get it activated on my Apple TV. I keep getting an error message. This has been reported on various Internet forums. Please fix this!
Great experience on iPhone, crazy buggy on Apple TV App 2/5
TVos app has trouble registering my tv provider (Verizon) but works fine on iPhone app. Ads also get repetitive.
It’s better than if was... 2/5
...by that I mean features and some cache improvements, but errors with the latest version. If I wasn’t such a fan I would delete the app. And why do I have to have a cable service provider if I have to watch all the stupid commercials?
Lotta drop-outs and streaming failures... 3/5
...compared to all the other streaming tv apps I use. I like the shows so I put up with it most of the time, but I really hope for improvements.
And what is with about half my ads broadcasting in Spanish? (I have nothin’ against the language...but it prolly isn’t going to sell me anything...)
A great freezer 2/5
By senor balzak
This app freezes better than well, my freezer.
WHAT the h*** are these developers doing? 1/5
This is without doubt the absolutely worst app I use. Constant freezing and sound cutting out. Too many design issues.
Doesn’t compress properly when slide over with another app is initially performed, so content is off the screen. CONSTANTLY freezing. For crying out loud, get a COMPETENT developer! Useless at the moment. Talk to the developer of the ESPN app which performs flawlessly.
This is really outrageous. Can MSNBC not afford competent developers? I’d be embarrassed if this was my app. How is it possible that this app is still so incredibly terrible.
No one wants to watch day old news 1/5
The lack of live streaming makes this app useless.
Turn off captions!!!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
Still, (STILL!!) can not turn off closed captions. Very annoying. Get Rachel Maddow to fix this!!
Update is horrible. Tells me to enable location services for live feed when it is already on. Will not connect live.
App rating 4/5
The app streams well, but wish one could watch a couple hours after broadcast, if not possible to watch live
Does the job 5/5
By designer jwl
Although the app may ask you for your cable provider, it bypasses it allowing folks not paying for HD from their cable provider, see shows within 18 hours of airing in high definition. That saves me an additional $20 a month.
Freezes all the time!! 2/5
Just when I really want to hear something it freezes every time!!! So frustrating!
Location services 2/5
No option in settings to enable location services
Lose sound and problem freezing. I found that this problem is not only with the app but it also works the same with the station when carried on Cox Cable and Tucson Arizona
News shows 4/5
I just wish that some of my news shows were commercial free but I still really enjoy the app.!
Spotty app for a major news outlet with many fails. 1/5
MSNBC is a major news outlet. Why such an ok but not great app?
Live steam doesn’t stream consistently. New archived show availability is inconsistent. When do last night shows that I missed post? 3am? Sometime tomorrow? Not at all? And then when they do post how long are they up for? 24 hours? 36? All week? It’s a crapshoot. Wish you would pick a formula and stick with it. But clearly there is no formula. It seems to arbitrarily depend on an intern who’s bad at their job.
And why oh why is ever commercial break Ray Liotta talking about quitting smoking? I understand saturating the market might have its benefits. But I never smoked. Never will. And don’t need to hear Ray Liotta talk about it a dozen times and hour.
Or that other one about opioid induced constipation? How many times an hour must we hear about that?
Non operable software 1/5
By Effete Liberal
App software doesn’t seem to play well with others. Live feeds via your app on the iPhone don’t seem to work. No one seems to know what the problem is either.
So disappointed in this horrible app 2/5
How can a media company like nbc have such a buggy app?!??! Forget live streaming. I can’t even get it to take my cable info without freezing. So pathetic. Seriously, why? Is no one paying attention over there? Read your app comments.
Cannot connect with provider 1/5
Clumsey sign in with Verizon. Does not work. Frustrating.
MS Watcher 2/5
By Biodiesel Bob
Very unstable while trying to watch live. It drops completely and Frases the signal frequently. Better for watching previous episodes.
My wife controls the tv so I watch on iPad. I usually give up rather quickly because it loses sound and freezes up, so out of frustration I click on CNN app.
NBC needs to fix or just remove app!
The absolute worst 1/5
This app buffers constantly or doesn’t work at all. This is not an issue with any other NBC/Universal network apps, so I’m not sure why it’s so difficult to get this one right.
By complete disney fan:)
I too have problems with the audio and video cutting in and out. When I upgraded my phone, it did help a lot as it is a less frequent occurrences. But love watching my MSNBC shows when I’m away from home.
Needs immediate update 2/5
SC 400 error with Apple TV MSNBC App when choosing Directv as a provider. Other than this issue, which stops the user from reaching the Directv sign-in page, your programming is phenomenal. Please fix this error so that I can make this a five-star rating.
I am a bigi am a big fan of Rachell and I do like msnbc for us politics, butt I believe 3/5
The gold star for overall reporting is BBC.
I must be missing something... 5/5
At the moment, I’m in rural NC. I just played TRMS, and it played back flawlessly.
I even paused it a few times - no freezing, no hang ups.
I also became a fan of Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
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 updates that they release ACTUALLY help this app perform... I mean, reallly guys!?!? You claim that each update that you put forward improves app performance. BS!!
When it works, it’s great. But sometimes, like today, for example, it won’t play, with no explanation, and no information on how to fix. Irritating.
Nine ads at start 1/5
Nine. Likely would have had more but just quit the app.
Now, I love Chantix and Ray Liotta as much as the next person (not at all), and I know no one in authority cares if I see the actual news content when they can make their fraction of a penny killing my battery with ad bombardments, but at least have the decency to show some content to shake things up a little.
Crashes and Freezes too much 2/5
Crashes and Freezes when using chrome as all the time.
Love the content, frustrated with freeze 4/5
By WX XX
We are total msnbc addicts...the content is true and up to the moment and being able to watch Katy Tur when I miss her during the day is a bonus. Each live show I watch though freezes up at least 4 times and sometimes more....wish this could improve.
I enjoy watching MSNBC but they’re app just isn’t reliable. It freezes up almost every time I use it. None of the other video apps that I use are as frustrating to use.
SO incredibly frustrating 2/5
The app disconnects every few minutes, requiring me to resuscitate it 10-15 times minimum per hour. How are you supposed to watch a live-stream when you miss 2-3 minute chunks of it?
MSNBC is my go-to news network, but this app is so frustrating it often forces me to use the CNN app instead.
(It’s disconnected 3 times while writing this review. Please, please fix it.)
By Supersons mom
OK, where is the live button? Sometimes it’s there sometimes it’s not. And usually not when I go out to walk my dog and it is dark @5:00 pm down here so if no red bold LIVE button I’m shutting it down and going to Rachel’s IPod series. BUT I’m getting smarter every episode I listen to.
PERMANENT LIVE BUTTON
I wish someone at MSNBC would read these reviews! 1/5
By Tr. A
Someone PLEASE fix this app! Freezes every 5 minutes or so, especially when casting to Chromecast. Other apps have NO problems casting. The freaking Disney channel can make a reliable app, so why can’t MSNBC?
I can have timely access to numerous programs from anywhere
Stop & go. Stop & go. Needs a tuneup.
Although “location service” is ON, I cannot view live MSNBC.
Bad, but I still use it 2/5
By AK 33
Freezes a lot. Not reliable. Not available on Roku or Amazon devices though, so I’m stuck using this one
Used to be horrible now it’s just terrible 2/5
They get into trouble with the commercials. They replace the TV ads with the app ads and they don’t start and end at the same time. So when you watch with the app, you miss 15-20 seconds of the program when they go back. And the app stalls frequently, usually around the ads but at other times too.
It used to be worse. If you watch yesterday’s program, it’s fine. The live stuff is hard for them.
You can live stream the audio on tune in and while video is nice, the radio is less troublesome.
THE WORST 1/5
App i have ever used!
App developers or testers need to be fired 2/5
This app is not worthy to have been released. There is a thing called “process” in software development which includes testing and bug fixing. The team developing this app is clueless and needs to be replaced ASAP.
Embarrassing for them.,, 1/5
How can a steaming app be so horrible? I stream from so many apps that work perfectly. Stream to my phone, iPad, PC, chromecast, Apple TV. Here’s a (limited) list: ESPN, HBO, XFINITY, Directv, Big10 network, CNN, Netflix, Amazon Prime, STARZ, Cinemax, YouTube, TBS, TNT, PBS, Dish Network, FX Now, AMC, CNN, BBC, Showtime, A&E, TNT, MLB, Fox Sports Go, ABC News, NBC News, TV Land, FOX News, CBS news, NFL Network, TruTV, and more. MSNBC is the only app that will drive you insane. When it finally streams (occasionally) just try to chromecast it or use AirPlay. Failure. Tech support responds! Awesome! Somehow they think it’s my internet connection. You’d think that having Microsoft embedded in their name would make them seem internet savvy. You’d be wrong. Pathetic. Stream CNN Instead.
Still Garbage 1/5
After many months... This app is STILL the worst... continues to buffer like crazy while CNN is smooth as can be... inexcusable.
By frustrated orogressive
Like many others I can’t make it work. Guess I’ll have to go back to CNN.
Why bother? 1/5
Frequent freezing & subsequent crashes.
I have high speed data access WITH an iPhone.
So why bother?