Deleted episodes keep reappearing 3/5
By tell me about the improvements
I’m a fan of the app. I’m not sure yet what added value the updated format provides. Please give us an overview.
I’ve had some trouble deleting episodes I no longer want in my saved episodes page. When I remove the “save” X it keeps popping back up. Clicking on edit and then remove seems to work.
Not sure which place to go to see the newly added episodes - home page? Favorite shows? They seem to be in a different order and several do not show up in one or the other.
Good — But is like an all time thing for stats 4/5
The only thing that keeps this from being a 5 star for me is the limited listening stat tracking. I’d love to see what all of the statistics are, not just top five for two weeks and 90 days. Wouldn’t be hard to implement I don’t think and yet no podcasts app seems to have it.
Nice update. 5/5
I’ve been using stitcher since 2015, and I am very impressed with the new update. It’s smooth, the filtering is a lot more effective, and the search function is much easier to use now. Thank you!
New interface is a good idea but the order of my favorite playlist keeps switching. I want the most recent on top and no matter how many times I sort it like that I flips to something else. Incredibly frustrating. Please fix in next update
New interface is a complete failure 3/5
It was barely tolerable before. I know, let’s make it worse! What kind of knob approved this redesign?
Great Show, Horrid New UI 2/5
I love almost every show on this network, got premium for great shows like deeper shade of shade, threedom, wild horses, but the new ui is HORRIBLE. I really loved the old screen of seeing my old podcasts i follow with little tabs showing what was new. Did they show this ui to any human before updating it? It boggles the mind. They just decided "well let's make it bad instead". "Home" is now a useless unconfigurable list that only fits two episodes on the page. Again, love the content, absolutely hate the new ui. Why did you do that.
Why Did They Get Rid of Sleep Timer 1/5
By Mickey J. Lindsay
Used to be a good app. I even paid for premium to support them. But now they’ve “improved” the design. Uh, no, you didn’t. I read your instructions for how to find the sleep timer and you are flat out lying to me. Anybody have recommendation for similar product that will work better?
New look 1/5
Unfortunately I had to end my premium subscription. The updated user interface is not a viable option for a daily user. Please Stitcher go back to your former glory.
Hate the latest update 1/5
Hate the latest update
By mongolian bbq
On my iPad, I see none of the changes you describe as being in 9.0. No ‘My Podcasts’ section, no menu icons on the bottom (or top). And where did the sleep timer go? Looks like the previous version, without the sleep timer.
Love new design; can you make car mode easier to find?? 5/5
I was very happy this morning to turn on Stitcher and receive the newly designed App. It really is easy to read and easy to find things and it’s clear and clean looking. so thank you very much for the redesign. Is it possible for you to make the car mode easier to find? And if possible allow Siri to activate car mode on demand? The car mode button is buried somewhere and it’s not convenient at all.
Sleep timer? 2/5
Sleep timer is missing on latest update..
New version has serious bug 1/5
By Pliny the E
The podcast no longer continues if you leave the app, either by downsizing the app or by the phone turning to standby.
You need to fix it quick!
Sleep?? New update 3/5
I love stitcher but I hate when apps update for the worse. Where is the sleep function? No longer in settings. And the update before this one made it harder to find my episodes. Keeps getting worse. Why? Just itching to make it different shouldn’t justify negative changes.
What did you guys do?! 1/5
By KR Tong
The new ui and even icon look terrible! I cant find my favorites playlists or anything. Tge playlist thumbnails look terrible. The mosaic of pixelated strangely cropped thumbnails. Im not sure what anyone was thinking but its trash. So much white my phone screens so much brighter and glaring. Utterly destroyed the app after its been perfect for years.
Decent but a few issues 4/5
I like this app, and I like the premium content, which is why I started using it. But I don’t understand the Front Page at all...it seems to choose episodes at random and it’s not the stuff I usually listen to.
I also would really appreciate an Apple Watch app, so that I could control it on the fly.
Other than that, this is a less buggy podcast app that’s giving some of my favorite podcasters a good platform!
New UX is horrible. 2/5
I can no longer find things using new UX. Most buttons are not useful.
Love the update 5/5
All the clunky issues with v.8 are gone. I love that each new rollout brings better things and responds to customer input. I’ll be resubscribing to premium so I can keep hearing my favorite podcast “Yo Is This Racist”. Subscribe to this podcast if you love to laugh at racists and dislike racism.
By Meecho Weeso
Started playing some random show about some company called Bark on its own. It also lost the episode of the show I was watching. How can it get something so fundamental, so wrong?
Love the redesign and awesome shows 5/5
I like the app keeps getting better and easier to use. Premium shows are awesome. Well worth it.
Keeps freezing 2/5
By Sam Pike
Love this app but recently it freezes anytime I pause an episode. To start playing again, I have to quit and reload. It’s a pain.
Up and Vanished 5/5
What a great podcast!! I am obsessed!!
Features Galore! 5/5
Live all the features available to personalize how and when you get podcasts, being able to turn the podcast off at preferred times, how other pods you might be interested in or related to what you are listening to come up, and the great sound quality!
Not so good now 1/5
It was once a very simple and easy to use app, now it's very frustrating and I haven't been able to get to work correctly. The supposed upgrade has me moving elsewhere to listen to podcasts.
It has gotten better, it still has a hard time remember where you left off, it frequently skips back to a stopping point from a prior listening session, so you have to fast forward a long ways, or it will start almost back at the beginning.
OK, when it works 1/5
Stitchers way of prioritizing content is on their terms, not yours, which is inconvenient from a user point of view. But more importantly, stitcher has trouble loading content and absolutely never works when accessed via Carplay. I would rather listen in low def, from a dial-up modem directly from individual podcast websites than continue using this app on IOS.
Change episode order 3/5
Wish it was possible the reverse the order episodes appear in. No further complaints as of yet.
Good Netwotk - App needs some tweaking 3/5
So I like Stitcher a lot, it has practically every show I listen to, including many that are broadcast in Welsh. I like that I can add shows to favorites and the app will download them so I can listen to them on subway. But it doesn't do a good job at clearing out the stuff I've listened to. I would also like the downloads for daily shows not to get cleared if I don't listen before the next episode comes out. I can go back and download it easily, but I find it then have to tell the app to delete it.
Will probably cancel Stitcher if this app gets ANY worse 2/5
Bad app design almost makes the content not worth it. Unintuitive, many dropped downloads, and stupid subscription settings.
Ok...it’s about time, enough is enough. 5/5
I been a Stitcher user for YEARS now. I know it like the back of my hand. I recommend it on a daily basis. I’m a serious Stitcher “guy!” The one and ONLY thing I wish wish wish you guys would do is GREATLY improve your stat-keeping on us, your Stitcher users. My fave thing is to remember that “oh hey...I haven’t checked my stats in awhile, I wonder if I broke my record for days in a row listening!?.” and I drop whatever/whoever I’m doing and I look. You guys can easily keep better stats. C’mon. I want a layout of months-to years-to all time listening statistics. I am a HUGE maker of lists! Everything in my life revolves around this grading/rating/listing system where things qualify for my personal “Hall of Fame.” Or my “Top 5,” and of course the end-all “All-Time” lists. How the heck am I supposed to know which podcast is my All-Time Fave? Which shows are to be inducted into my “Hall of Fame Podcasts” and what about my “Top 5 newer true crime shows”? Think of the possibilities here folks. I’m not alone in this I feel. You have to be kinda nerdy to be into this whole podcasting thing anyway don’t ‘ya? So I’m guessing there’s plenty of folks out there that would agree with me. So the next meeting you ppl have, instead of voting to improve the visibility of the “skip ahead 5-10-30seconds” button for the 16th time, do something epic!!!!! Announce that you’ve decided to implement a whole new statistic tracking feature that can tell you everything from our all-timer fave show, to which podcast we check-out of prematurely most often, to what times we listen to what show. All of it!!! Because frankly.....I need a big change. You guys are becoming boring! This would lock us all in for another LeBron-like contract with you. Go go go..........-Jay
By History liker
Deleted this app because they do not support free speech. Whether I agree with a person or not, they should NEVER BE CENSORED. Especially when you allow countless other podcasts which are extremely racist. Goodbye.
Availability but crashes 4/5
I like how I can use Stitcher on my phone or a computer, unlike the stock Apple podcast app.
This being said, I've noticed recently that it will crash unexpectedly while I'm in the car: either when working independently or sometimes when running along with another app.
Also, sometimes an episode won't play. I think because other episodes will be playing. At times, I'll try to play and download, then it crashes.
Terrible sorting of episodes 1/5
By Mesquite Robert
I don’t know why this is made so difficult. Even if I change the order of the episodes in Favorites or a custom playlist it ignores me and just does something else. I tried Stitcher due to Freakonomics podcast and I will do a paid subscription to support that but not until this basic sorting feature is fixed. Back to Overcast I go.
Does not support free speech 1/5
I liked the app until the InfoWars podcast was removed. I do not respect or support companies that pander to liberal agendas. Very disappointed.
Used to love this app. But now they are censoring free speech. Time to delete after over 6 years of almost daily listening.
Is Stitcher censoring Alex Jones, too? I’m not a fan, but find the partisan hypocrisy disgusting. I grew up to the mantra, I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Shame on you!
You ruined it 1/5
This app used to be so good but they have absolutely destroyed it with most recent updates. Episodes don’t download or cut out even if they were downloaded and then it just automatically skips to a show you don’t want to listen too. Seriously they should fire everyone who has been working on this app recently.
After 4000 listening hours I have deleted this app. Cannot support a business that removes content they disagree with. Private business can do what they want but I'll find a new pod app. #nothoughtpolice
I don’t support censorship. 1/5
Alex Jones is an idiot but I simply cannot pay money to a company that censors people. I’ve deleted my account and I’m moving on. People deserve the right to speak regardless of what they are saying.
Thank you for standing up for truth, and not allowing greedy conspiracy theorists to peddle their nonsense.
Anti first amendment 1/5
By Mike Trout for MVP
Stitcher is anti first amendment and a silencer of Conservative voices. After 5 years of using Stitcher I will be deleting this app.
The only streaming service that actually takes steps to limit hates speech 5/5
Nuff said. Go Stitcher!
Keeps letting me down 1/5
Nothing gets any sort of attention, shows/episodes are constantly offline, the UI is ugly and there isn’t a simple option to have a shows entire episodes listed on one page. I’m not holding my breath for this to get better, it’ll just continue to be this half baked app.
Necessary Evil 2/5
This is the least user friendly, least reliable, buggiest app I have ever used. I have never been moved to leave a review for an app before, but this one is awful. The options regarding offline downloads and other settings simply do not do what they are supposed to. New shows consistently do not show up on the app, it drops episodes when listening offline (despite being fully downloaded), and sometimes literally wont even load/play a downloaded episode while on WiFi.
I hate that I pay for premium, but the content is the only redeeming factor for this app.
Someone needs to fix a lot of features in this mess of an app.
Not worth the money 2/5
No way to justify $5 a month for this. The app functionality is pretty week and it doesn’t even remember where you left off once you close the app. The shows are mediocre at best and most all the content is accessible for free elsewhere.
Full Catalogue not Showing Up 1/5
The same problem as last time. Please fix this.
Resource hog? 2/5
I find that it is difficult to use another app while listening to a podcast through Stitcher, and iOS Battery Usage confirms Stitcher as by far the biggest drainer.
(BTW the developer’s “our bad” response is from an older review of mine where I had found a car-mode problem.)
Awesome option! 5/5
I have been an Audible listener for a number of years but was looking for something “different”. I love true crime and the unexplained and the podcasts on Stitcher has these topics and so many more! So far, Stitcher has been easy to navigate, scroll through and listen to my podcasts, organize, and add new ones. Totally enjoying “Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories”. Give it a try!
No import/export is a non-starter 1/5
I subscribe to over 100 podcasts. If I can't import or export with Stitcher, I'm not going to use it at all. This is the downside of your transparent attempt to trap users in your app. People who happened to start elsewhere couldn't bring our lists if we wanted to. Oh well. Breaker is social too and shares lists like a champ.
Needs work 2/5
The app is unpleasant to navigate, not only is there a bizarre combination of swipes and clicks to get around but the buttons are just a shade different from the background and are too easily over looked. Not only do you have to work at finding the content you want, the mechanics of the app are equally frustrating. Often the podcast I’m listening to will suddenly stop and say it’s no longer available. Now this could be a third party issue (ie soundcloud) but the one that really bugs me is even tho I’ve set my playback preference to play oldest to newest it refuses to do so and will only play the next oldest. Why?!
Great selection horrible interface 2/5
I’ve been using this app for almost a year and for the most part I’m fairly happy but there are issues within the app that are so wildly frustrating, I’ve been on the verge of just moving on to a different platform because of all the issues.
I have to download episodes or they won’t play but it deletes my downloads randomly so then I have additional issues.
The customer service reps are ok. They can be helpful but also over talk you and can be condescending when discussing the issue. Word of advice to the customer service reps: be less condescending. We don’t work for stitcher so we don’t know the inner workings. Check your attitude.