Free Trial 1/5
I tried this software and didn’t like it, the next thing I know they’ve locked me out of my account so I couldn’t back out of the free trial. Warning
Where’s the streaming news “button”? 2/5
I was really hoping that the streaming news button would return, but I don’t see it.
I guess I’ll keep using the web version, which is cumbersome. I may have to get my news elsewhere.
Worst app! 1/5
This is my first time writing a review. I was so exited for this app, as I listen to 3-4 audiobooks a month and was exited to listen to lots of books.
I paid the subscription fee and- it just doesn’t work. I download books and every 5 minutes, or end of every chapter, it quits and then plays some music until I re-open the app and manually move to the chapter i was in the middle of and have to re-locate.
I’ve deleted the app and redownloaded. I cancelled the subscription and then add it again. I’m not doing anything wrong, this app is just a junk app that doesn’t work even if you pay the $10-15.
Sooooo incredibly disappointed!
NEVER remembers when I stopped in my audiobook 1/5
By Andre Hebra
Guess it’s off to audible, sad cause I liked This service better
Converted me to an Audiobook Lover 5/5
This app is better than Audible! Made me an audiobook lover easily. It truly is the Netflix of audiobooks.
Came for the audiobooks 1/5
Left for the ridiculous prices...
Just another podcast app now 2/5
With the team that created Umano app it started out great but otto has made it basically evolved into just another audio book podcatcher. I know content is expensive but I wish they would have figured out how to make it work. Hey Dev team, check into aws polly to translate text into audio and bring back the old umano type of content.
Till then I’m uninstalling the app. Good luck guys but I’m out.
Not even close 1/5
It’s a shame these days that apps
Say “free” until u sign up then asks
u to join for a few months trial 🙄
Then way down the description it mentions the “premium” just wish it
would mention this first. Would be nice.
audiobook selection falls short 3/5
I enjoy Otto for its selection of podcasts but when I signed up to listen to audiobooks for $9.99/month I was greatly disappointed with the titles available. There just aren’t that many beyond the classics and the multitude of L. Ron Hubbard novels it keeps suggesting to me. I was hoping it would be more like Audible, with lists such as NYT Best Sellers so that I can select from a very general type of book rather than specific genres like “romance” or “biography.” I’m going to cancel my subscription, and I’m annoyed at myself for not doing so while I was still in the 3-day free trial period.
I’m out. Deleting the app. 2/5
It doesn’t do anything other apps don’t do as well and their recommendations could not be any worse of a match for me if they had set out to infuriate me. I tried it.
Good app tough to get any tech support 5/5
Mostly listen to audiobooks which they have a fantastic collection. However getting a response from email or phone has been nonexistent not sure what’s up with that. Overall definitely recommend if interested in audiobooks. Would like a review feature though so we could see what others thought of the titles
Otto Radio has changed for the worse 1/5
I adored Otto Radio when I first discovered it. It was great. Really great. I loved that I could customize my news reports around the subjects I was interested in, and I could get a new broadcast - refreshed with entirely new content - every time I listened. A customized news report was what I thought was the heart of Otto Radio. That’s what made it unique and special.
Now it’s completely different. That feature appears to have been completely removed. It’s gone. And now Otto Radio is just like dozens of other apps that play audiobooks and podcasts. What makes this app different than all the others?
On top of all of that, it’s become much more difficult to use and navigate through. It’s so disappointing and so sad. What was once a really great app feels like it’s sold out. It’s become so bloated and generic. You had something great. I wish you’d bring it back.
Unsubscribing not made easy 3/5
Please let me know how to cancel my subscription. Thank you!
UPDATED Review 4/5
This fits my needs for podcast listening. I think the design of the app is great and functions very well for me. Overcast is my primary app and has set the precedent in my opinion. Otto Radio is worthy competition, rightfully so. I'm giving this app serious consideration to be my primary, free podcast app. I'm excited to see what the future holds for this app and the developers.
I was having issues with downloads and accessing them offline. It turned out to be a user error; I had suspicions and detailed that in my original feedback.
— Original Review below—
Great design and excellent user interface. But, how am I supposed to listen to downloads if they won't play when I'm in Airplane mode or no cellular data? What else could could downloaded mean?
Something isn't quite right with that. I'm fearful there's something going on behind the scenes that still needs a data connection-- did I miss some fine print somewhere?
So disappointed with the update 2/5
Otto radio was my morning commute. It would play a few news announcements about what was going on in the US and the world and then the Daily would play. Then, when I was on my way home from work, it would play the afternoon news and some podcasts. Now, I can listen to news, or yesterday’s The Daily but I have to search for it and it doesn’t flow together. I can’t search and drive... Why? Why, did you change it??
By OL Nick
We’re are they?
Love this!! Makes my commute not just tolerable but enjoyable and I am actually stimulating my brain! Thanks Otto!!
Doesn’t work 1/5
No matter how many books I click on to listen to it tells me to sign up and then when I do it says I already have a subscription. Then the process just repeats.
By M00die Girl
I’m listening to my first book and so far I’m really happy with it. The only thing I can’t find is a way to place a bookmark so I know where I stopped. Is this feature available?
By ella blake
Bring back the newscasts 2/5
The main reason I listened to Otto was the newscast stuff. It seems to be gone now.
Bring back my “Radio You”! 1/5
You removed the best part of the app (Radio You). For almost two years this was my go to app for current events and my favorite podcasts. The daily custom personalized radios programming was the sole reason I started using this app. Please bring back this feature. Without it, there is very little reason to continue use your app.
App had been ruined. 1/5
What the hell happened? Where did my radio go? I relied on this app because it was unique and offered me a way to listen to the news on my way to work. Now it’s just a podcast player. Already have a podcast player... it came with my phone. I’m deleting the app. 😑
They did away with the Radio feature 2/5
I was very disappointed to wake up and see that they did away with the Radio You mix of podcasts and news. I now have no use for this app and will return to Apple Podcasts. The Radio You feature was really the main focus of this app and really made it different from everything else. I hope they bring it back, but until then I will look elsewhere.
No more “radio” in Otto Radio 1/5
The radio feature with short news and tech podcasts was the best thing about Otto Radio. Why was this taken out and how do you get it back?
Why change it?! 1/5
The random mixed of podcast + news based on stuff I like is gone. That’s the part I really liked about Otto. Now it’s just a bunch of “Categories”. Bummer. Please put that option back. Thanks!
Great App For Any Listeners 5/5
Have only tried the preloaded podcasts app on the iPhone before this, but this app is a game changer. Have already recommended to many people.
Awesome app 4/5
By Mike Bitty
It would be 5 stars if I could listen to books with buying premium. Love the app though.
Give us a break - buyer beware 1/5
You have to download the app, sign up, and even start your subscription only to find out how crazy the monthly charge is. Buyer beware
Good mix of radio and podcast but... 3/5
I have been using this app for 3 months along with a few other podcast apps. Things I like:
a large number of feeds that are pre curated
Lots of choices for categories.
I don't like:
The liberal biases in all the feeds
Truthfully I use other podcasts apps more than this one but I keep it around because I like to hear different opinions in the news.
Great content/bad audiobook player 3/5
Great content/price. But the app keeps losing its place in audiobooks for me. I'm on chapter 5 of one of audio book, and already had to find where I left of manually 3 times. It did it to me in another book I started too. Seems to go back to the beginning of previous chapter quite often. Makes it unusable for audiobooks.
Excellent & fast function! 5/5
By Mid-30's mom
My iPhone podcast has been giving me major difficulties since an update. I downloaded the app after seeing an Instagram ad. It has been flawless & quick. I have a serious pod addiction so this app is a life saver! Also, I really like that pleasant music plays while your pod is starting so you are not wondering if the app is frozen or not functioning if the pod doesn’t begin right away.
I don't like Otto radio any more... 2/5
I don't like otto radio any more, I was thrilled when I discovered something like this had returned I had dearly missed umano and it's articles and another app. I had that was like pandora only for podcasts and at 1st this was like having them both back only all rolled into one .... I've been thrilled about it!! Wanted to tell anyone and everyone about it!!
But lately I've started to fall out of love, almost all my favorite podcasts are NOT being updated anymore, podcasts that are daily and haven't stoped being made and or released , after I tracked them down, that what loved about otto I could listen to all my faves in one place and not have to have a bunch of different apps. to find them or make sure my subscriptions were working properly via iTunes , I could have e
It all in one place plus interesting articles all in one place ...
I love how I could just skim thru the different sections in the " radio for you " section and hear news articles and news of the day... but not only are my fave podcasts not up dating every thing has changed soo much I don't know what there he'll I'm supposed to do any more and I don't like it or enjoy myself all...
I sent a complaint in about my podcasts almost two weeks ago and never got a reply... and sadly deleting and trying to start over only ruined what little enjoyment I had there ...
I'm thinking I should just give up...
Pretty solid 5/5
I love the curated aspect of this app, sometimes you want to get deep into one field and this app allows you to select a good range of podcast matching what you are looking for.
Best radio app ever 5/5
I cant put down the app!!! Superb!!
Notifications are FRUSTRATING! 2/5
My only real concern with this app is how it manages notifications. When you click on a notification about a podcast or other content you may be interested in, it opens the app to a home page, not the content that you were just notified of. Good luck finding the desired content! 😝
Love it with a quirk 5/5
Love the app... But sometimes when I open I see this screen with "personalized radio for you" and then if I tap any of the tabs at the bottom I can't figure out how to get that screen back! How do I get to my personalized radio?!?
The Best 5/5
The best app for podcast lovers!
Security Officer 5/5
By Buffalo 123
Keeps me up to date on current news and is very interesting with their reports and informed news stories!!!!!
Huge improvement over IOS podcast app 5/5
I’ve been using this app to listen to my fav podcast and I have to say it’s a much better interface to brows through podcast than IOS podcast app
By Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
I appreciate being able to hear stations from back east and all over the country.
Political bias 1/5
Too politically biased selections with no way to dislike selections. Deleted.
Great APP! 5/5
By doggie sitter
Easy to use and contains all the radio programs I love
Great podcast recommendations!
Very smooth with instant playback 4/5
Very similar to iTunes with some different content. The speed is impressive!
Good podcast app 4/5
This app is still pretty new for me, so I'm sure there is lots I still have to discover, but so far it has everything I like to learn about.
By Mr. Sina
This beats Audible hands down!! 5/5
The value I get is just incredible. Thousands and thousands of audiobooks for a paltry $10 a month. It’s like that’s my cost for entertainment, knowledge info for my entire lifetime. What a great holiday bonus. Wish they had a gift plan and a family plan. Can’t wait to get my peeps on board.