Great content annoying ads 3/5
Same great content. However ads are terrible especially for a paid version. Sometimes 4 or 5 ads for one article. Aesthetically it clashes. A beautifully designed app with ads that ruin the experience.
Fix the app! 1/5
An update is needed, the app keeps freezing and crashing. Also, the amount of advertisement has become overwhelming! Half of what I see on the app are ads.
Bloated and Slow 2/5
By Citizen Q of Fishkill
I absolutely love the New York Times and its reporting, but the new iPad app is a big step backwards. It is ponderously slow to load and laden with far too many images, many of which seem to bear only tenuous relationships to the stories to which they are connected. Maybe I’m a little old fashioned, but I was much more satisfied with the older app that essentially mimicked the print version.
A fine institution destroyed 1/5
The NYT used to be my go to paper for decades. Long after I should have stopped. I want news, journalism. I need The Who, what, where, when , why. I don’t need you to tell me how to use my brain.
Was 5 stars now 2 fix it and I’ll give it 5 again 2/5
This app was fantastic until the update this March, 2019. Now the app freezes forcing closing app and have to restart. Homepage doesn’t update on its own anymore. Also seems there are more ads now. I can understand some ads, but for a paid subscription, way too many now.
Please fix freezing problem and I’ll bump the rating back to 4 stars, more news, less ads like before update, I’ll bump it back to 5 stars.
Completely broken 1/5
What did you do? I see more ads than news. In its current state I’d get more information off the side of a bus.
It’s completely broken now on 6s. Crashes every time - 100% repro rate.
Paid “News” from Shell?! 3/5
I was extremely disappointed to see a paid post from Shell today about “Net-Zero Emissions By 2070.” Extremely disappointed and reconsidering my subscription.
A) I’m not paying $15 a month to read paid propaganda from a corporate giant who’s trying to save face in front of the millions of American who will be hurt by climate change long before 2070. Allowing that to appear along side actual news stories (even with a paid post label that’s not even directly next to the headline BTW) is disingenuous. It hurts your credibility.
B) This is not news, and based on the actual news stories you have published about climate change, agriculture deserts, and starving refugees, it’s wholly irresponsible for you to allow this drivel from Shell to be published, even as a paid post in which your news and editorial staff had no role in its preparation. It cheapens your brand.
Very disappointed. You’re better than this, NYT. Show it.
Horrible app update 1/5
This new app for the iPad is terrible! Runs so slow; pages take forever to load; homepage is never updated automatically.
Where did the news go? 1/5
There is literally not a single news story on the entire home section right now - five huge video ads, quizzes, links to games, but not one news article. Is it broken?
Barely functional app 1/5
Love The NY Times, absolutely despise their app. Sad such a large and wealthy news organization can’t manage to make a working app.
Too many ads 1/5
I shouldn’t see ads as a subscriber.
needs improvement 1/5
i downgrade my review to one star. it takes 30-45 seconds for pages to load. the hen they freeze and I have to force the app closed. if updates dont come soon adios Times
new app is terribly slow to load initially and to load pages. never had the problem before new and improved it is not
Technical issues 3/5
The app is easy to navigate and use. However, it crashes almost daily and will get stuck while I’m trying to scroll down on a story. I frequently update it but these glitches continue.
Video ads are intolerable 1/5
The constant stream of autoplay video ads are incredibly annoying. There’s no way to stop them. The app also frequently freezes.
Comments section not working correctly 3/5
By Jeff Kew
There is something wrong with comments in the iOS app. Replies show up out of order and not under the comment to which they are replying. I wish this could be fixed.
Updating Always Hell 1/5
Each update to The NY Times app, including this version, requires subscribers to delete, redownload/ reinstall, often several times per update, followed by several minutes of a seemingly DOA blank screen. Then you get to reorder sections back to how you like them, and your saved articles, forget about those, they’re gone.
The greatest paper in North American journalism deserves better and so do the subscribers who understand the tremendous value their work enough to maintain a paid subscription.
App not updating 1/5
By complainng yswe
Rebooted repeatedly but news still from Sunday.
Lousy comments thread 1/5
By Nj blade
Has to be the worst comment section on the internet. Comments duplicate as you scroll
Some articles you can comment on, others not. Is there a rule?
Replies to other comments show up under other folks’ unrelated comments
Oh, and have to give kudos for the “nyt picks” process. More fair and balanced than Fox. There will be 1000 liberal comments saying what nyt readers agree on, but only 1 is “picked”, while 3 out of the 5 conservative are selected.
Addendum. Annoying that “Today’s Paper” omits many of the day’s articles. Particularly glaring on Sunday, when you are lucky if 2 articles from the magazine show up. The Styles section (not that it matters to me, but great example) almost never shows. Why don’t you pay the WaPo a small fee and use their very functional app to duplicate the print edition?
Autoplaying, unpausable audio ads 1/5
I don’t know whether this is a bug, or a marketing genius decided this was a good idea, but recently this app started autoplaying audio ads on some articles — but the ad doesn’t appear on the screen so you can’t pause it.
Great way to treat your paying customers. No wonder traditional media is dying.
Latest updates crash in iOS 12.1.3 and .4 1/5
By Aurora Guy
After years of stability, the app has turned a blind corner and fallen right into the toilet. Crashes have become so frequent it’s no longer usable on my iPhone 6S and iPad Pro. Today’s release is no better. Absolutely do not download.
FIX THE HOME SECTION 1/5
Loads slooowwwwly 1/5
I spend entirely too much time watching a spinning circle while waiting for content to appear. Doesn’t matter which device. Doesn’t matter whether I use cellular or wifi. Doesn’t matter how strong the signal. Have uninstalled and reinstalled. Bloated app?
Showing ads repeatedly to subscribers 1/5
Paying $129 annually should suffice to remove sometimes obscene advertisement. Instead, ads are shown repeatedly. Do not be surprised when subscribers don’t renew! I am also a subscriber to the Washington Post, which is a far better experience than this ad-pusher! Subscription cancelled! Use Apple News instead that is better than the free version of NYT. App deleted.
No front page, no breaking news 1/5
5his doesn’t even look like a newspaper anymore and it difficult to navigate. Ugg!
Slow to load 2/5
The content in the NYT is superb but the app is so slow to load especially the photos but content as well. All other news apps WSJ Washington Post load quickly when opened. NYT is painfully slow.
Worst app on the internet 1/5
8 giant poster size adds per article. Non stop video ads everywhere. Canceled and deleted. Zero stars, make that -10 stars
Improved a lot since my last review 4/5
There is one thing that works intermittently: When sending the article via Mail, most of the times it does not place the article’s title onto the Subject automatically. It used to work fine, but stopped working. For the rest, great app!
Too little substance 2/5
Forget about ads. I’m usually able to ignore them. However, I find that with this latest update, it’s like listening to Top 40 radio; the same articles are repeated over and over within the day’s edition. If this were a print edition, it would likely resemble a regional paper: confined to info for a limited population. This is NOT what I expect from what should be a world-class leader in journalism, ethics and excellence. Let’s hope the next revamp brings back substance.
Dislike the new scrolling UI 1/5
Please go back to the old format. I have noticed that media is going to the all scrolling format for stories - my local news the same way. It’s so annoying with the ads imbedded. Plus it’s natural to swipe left or right because of how we read a book, and scrolling with only seeing the headline or title of the a title is just irritating.
Sticking with the old app 1/5
I like the simplicity of the older app. Straight forward and uncluttered, unlike the newer version which looks very busy.
App has gone downhill 3/5
The app used to be better. Starting about 6-12 months ago it got real slow. I routinely have to swipe it out and go back in to get it to properly load stuff.
Before the “upgrade” the app was fine. Now it requires constant waiting for everything to load. Horrible experience. Yes I have the newest os version, decent WiFi etc.
Video/audio advertisement auto-play is a deal-breaker 1/5
I plan NOT to renew my subscription because the iPad app automatically plays advertiser video AND audio. The audio cannot be stopped, even by clicking the closure X on the upper-right corner of the ad window. My only recourse is to turn off system sound, which denies me the pleasure of music while I read.
This is not a threat. It is a statement of fact. I will also post this comment to the App Store, with a commensurate rating, so others will have all the information before buying a subscription.
I give one star because no stars is not an option.
Glitchy sometimes 2/5
By Kirito SwordArtOnline
The New York Times app is great most of the time, but recently the home page has become full of only ads, and sometimes when I swipe up and down it has a very long latency period. I’ve updated too.
Best news app 1/5
Latest update has completely broken the app. Won’t load any news, just endless spinning losing wheel. Might as well cancel my sub.
Home page full of ads now 1/5
Starting around a week Ago my New York Times app homepage is now cluttered with numerous ads. It appears to be some sort of bug. I deleted the app and re-downloaded it to my iPad Air 2 (fully up to date), logged in, and the problem persists. The homepage remains a total mess.
Latest Update Breaks App 1/5
Since installing the latest update, the home page consists of about 8 advertisements with a few stories interspersed between. Updating to new stories appears to be bugged as well.
Worst NYT app getting worse 1/5
Horrible. Someone needs to put this version of the app out of everyone’s misery. Still using the fabulous original, if it goes then I go to WaPo or elsewhere.
Nyt ads for subscribers? 1/5
I have been complaining several to the support that some ads start playing sound with no way to switching it off.. and the number of ads per article is ridiculous. The New York Times is looking more and more like a cheap celebrity gossip website. Please stop inflicting this to your subscribers!
Please remove the ads 4/5
...Or at least reduce them. I’m paying for this content, but there’s still an ad almost every other paragraph. Other than that, top notch stories and reporting, as is expected from the Times.
By Seth Stewart
Very important newspaper, enraging app. Exceedingly slow and crashes regularly.
A Huge Step Backwards No longer 5/5
It took the Times a while to fix all the problems with the new app, but now it is excellent. They have remedied all the issues I identified in my initial review. Thanks for listening. The app now mirrors the excellent layout used in the web page version.
The Times thinks this is an improvement? They would be sadly mistaken. I subscribe to the Times to read journalism. The new app blows up photos so that less content appears on the main page. On the old app, I can scroll through the entire paper and pick out the most interesting articles by section, just as if I were reading the physical paper. Now just a fraction are on the main page and they are completely disorganized. Please don't phase out the old app. The new one reminds me of New Coke.
PLEASE ADD SUB-SECTION Header TO TODAY’S PAPER 4/5
a suggestion to NYT, on the article/story page, please add a section header, e.g. when reading an article in ‘international ‘ section, there is a page header called international as header displayed at the top.
Great content, ruined by ad pop-in 2/5
Serious issues with ad pop-in on slow networks. During my morning commute I must wait a few minutes after clicking on an article for ads to load because as they pop in the stuff I’m trying to read gets pushed down a page or two. I understand that despite subscription fees there must still be ads, but at the very least retain the scroll position when ads pop in, or correctly leave placeholders for them so I can actually read!
An unfortunate problem because otherwise content is top notch
Maureen Dowd 1/5
I am going to cancel my subscription mainly because I can no longer abide Maureen Dodd’s scurrilous BS. She will put Trump back in the White House just as she aided and abetted his first election. This newspaper used to be great. Sorry, it has to refigure what it wants to be going forward. I’ll just stick with WAPO. No hatchet jobs on good Democratic representatives, candidates and policies there.
Terrible App Updates 2/5
I used to enjoy using the NYTimes app, but the recent updates have been awful. The app frequently won’t update, even when my phone is connected to wifi. It’s almost impossible to find The Daily Brief or the New York Today—if I’m looking at the app early in the morning, it seems as though those should be two of the stories at the top of the homepage. Instead, I have to scroll and search for them, sometimes I can’t even find them. The ads frequently detract from or cover up the text within the articles, and I have a paid subscription. Aesthetically, I think the app is fine, but the recent updates have made its functionality abysmal.
By Rapmaster D
This app is much slower than the original version. It needs to be fixed.
Absolutely dreadful update 1/5
New layout would get an F in any graphic design class. Too busy, small typeface, poorly organized, etc. There is nothing I like about it now. It’s too hard to use and clunky and inefficient.
Newest version takes a dive 1/5
I have enjoyed the NYT app for years with the most recent mandatory update it has become a fragmented distracting jungle. Watch your finger activity closely if you are not extremely careful you will be visiting multiple ads and articles you did not select. In an era where attention spans are decreasing and media abets this dangerous trend this app falls right in line. It is very hard to concentrate on a story and hard to see when its ends as scrolling down often gets you that unwanted ad. Why can’t you give your readers a choice and support the old app?