Great work, costs money but nice 5/5
I've read other reviews over the last few months and can't say I've had any problems with downloads, losing my last viewed position (automatic bookmarks), etc.. I've used the app and downloaded videos on iOS and Android. I pick 480p so the vids are not so large but 1080p has downloaded just as well for the past couple of months (you sometimes need 1080p on programming courses). I've been taking courses on a 128GB iPhone 6s, so it's large enough GB but not the latest most expensive by any means, also learned to use the Accessibility zoom feature, but an old iPad is nice too for "zooming in" for some coding courses.
I can live stream or download, at the gym (great use of treadmill/bike time). Since some of the courses I know I'll re-watch, I usually download. I have seen some buffering and hangs doing the live, and this is one a connection that downloads 5mins vids in 60 secs so when the buffering comes around it is odd and there's no "play bar" or spinner like YouTube to show you in the UI you're waiting and the teacher isn't just pausing for effect.
Most courses list (MSRP) around $200 but buy them on the website for two bundled courses for $20, and hey you've got another thing to l learn too, bonus. A lot also have coupons in emails or at the end of the course for $10 each for other classes from the same teacher.
They embed a seemingly honest review system in the app/web, most courses have other students reviewing the course and will give it a rating around 4.5 for good courses. Sometimes the teachers are a bit hard to understand so my typical 1.5x to 2.0x watching speed goes down to 1.25x (just like YouTube they have speedups) you can sometimes see such comments in the reviews too. Take it all with a grain of salt, sometimes people from the UK are easier to understand than India and vice versa.
One thing I did have to change, get a headset with a "podcast" or "relaxed" bass and treble settings because nobody teaching is an audio engineer and sometimes you'll hear typing or breathing or dragging the mic around and the bass will really hit you.
i don't know if there is a method to report a bug from the app or not, however when you rate a course and after you finish writing the review you cant exit the keyboard mode
Fails to load next video 1/5
Plays the first video but then hangs on loading the next video. Tried reinstalling app but no luck. Probably the worst iOS app I’ve used
I don’t know what to do 1/5
I’m not criticizing the app because I haven’t actually done anything with it, but it’s been over an hour since I bought a course and it says that it’s still processing and that I should try again in a couple of minutes. I don’t know if it either just takes really long or it just isn’t working because I have never used this app before.
Great courses, Buggy app. 3/5
Been taking udemy courses for some time, bless those who take the time to teach us! However, my observations are that the app is really buggy, with audio randomly cutting out, captions can be confusingly wrong, downloading course sections cancel for no reason, and app seems incompatible with my car’s bluetooth system, making it impossible to listen to a course while driving. The bugs make the app harder to use, but the content on the platform is of good quality. Let’s all support the developers so they can improve the platform!
Latest update borked 4/5
By Rick Roberts
The video player controls don’t go away. Very distracting.
Mobile Functionality Bad 2/5
I love the concept and the content but your Mobil app (which is all I use and I imagine your primary user base) has too many issues in the player. Sometimes videos won’t play. Sometimes they only play when I exit the app. Sometimes I’ll hit pause, close the app and then it’ll start playing after I close it. I have signal and am able to watch full movies in hd but the Udemy app won’t play a lesson video. Please help as I’d love to change my rating!
Almadan iyice kontrol edin 1/5
Programı telefonuma indirip, üyelik sonrası data sience ile ilgili 32,99$ lık bir eğitim satın aldım. Ancak şu an halen beklemede olduğu için satın alma üzerinden 6 saat geçmesine rağmen eğitime ulaşamıyorum. Ancak kredi kartımdan kesinti yapılmış. Destek ekibi problemin iTunes kaynaklı olduğunu birkaç gün sürebileceğini söylüyor. Üstelik programın adını tekrar kontrol için baktığımda fiyatının 11,99 $ olarak indiğini gördüm. Bu indirimi bana uygulamadılar. Bunla ilgili herhangi bir çözüm öneriside sunulmadı. Yükleme görünmediği için iTunes üzerinden para iadesi de isteyemiyorum. Sonuç hüsran, daha iyi çözümler üretmesini beklerdim. Eğitimi almadan önce bir daha düşünün.
Learn what you want, when you want! 5/5
By Paco El Músico
Since graduating college I found myself in need of more learning, just to keep my brain occupied. I found this app and it immediately became my number one source for skill-building. There are classes on nearly anything you can think of, especially in the realm of art, whether it’s music, CGI, drawing, painting, etc... and many more areas that I haven’t explored fully. The great part is that nearly all of them are currently or will be soon be on sale for 90 or more percent off. Best way to find classes without breaking your bank account. And you have lifetime access once purchased, so not only do you not have to worry about “wasting” your money, but you can do it all on your own time and schedule.
I have used Udemy now for 5+ years and hundreds of courses
Their app is very poor!
App has to be kept open and active for download! Can’t do anything else!
App downloads 1 file at a time. With a course that has 100+ sections, youbhabe to babysit the app constantly. If phone locks up, you are SOL no downloading.
Downloads are slow! The download sleep, does not matter video quality, it’s is slow. Dial up?! Seriously, CDN would be good!
App is buggy! I keep getting the same errors over and over! Have reported them but still same issue.
App is not very configurable.
Love the courses; app not useable (never downloads) 1/5
I keep coming back to Udemy because of some really great courses. But this app never downloads videos for offline - it just freezes. And the streams freeze too. Different routers, different lSP, different locations - it doesn't seem to matter.
Udemy, please make an app worthy of the great content you have! Or allow us to download the files directly, please.
Needs iPad Improvements 2/5
By Sebastien Lubrano
Please add multitasking support for iPad. Currently this app can’t be played in the background or have it on the side to take notes while a video is playing.
Some minor improvement will be nice 4/5
Udemy is very useful, especially you will find the fact that almost every course is on sale😂.
It will be great if the app can support split view. This feature will be very useful if I want to take note when watching the videos. Also the UI is actually outdated. Maybe the developers can learn some UI/UX design on udemy.
Didn't think it could get worse 1/5
This is the second review i will have written. Just to recap on the issues i had before, i was able to download the courses for offline view. Once tried to view offline it wouldn't load. After removing and redownloading multiple times i finally was able to get the entire coarse downloaded.
Now when i close my iphone to listen with the screen off it will only play through the current lesson then pauses. When trying to push play it keeps going back to pause. I open the phone and the app shows then crashes. Once opened again the lesson i just listened to starts over again.
Now just out of the blue, the app starts uninstalling the downloads that I have downloaded weeks ago. WOW!!!!!
Best courses, worse app 2/5
It’s not possible that with do many users the app interface can be so stressful to use. Please, optimize its usabillity!! The courses are great, so let the app be!
Great course but app needs work 2/5
Biggest issue for me is that it does not support the latest iPad Pro features like splitting and PiP. Also, if I have videos downloaded it should use the downloaded videos instead of playing them from the network. Lastly, the videos will constantly freeze and I have to restart.
Needs iPad Multitask Support 4/5
-iPad app needs to have support for multitasking! Want to be able to have both Udemy and a note taking app both open at the same time! Please add this in!
Purchased Course, No Content, 1/5
By victor 126343
Purchased two courses using Udemy and both courses are yet to be found in mycourses log. Self help articles aren’t really helpful.
Lost video bug finally fixed! 4/5
Thank you! A bug that caused the video to be lost every time you left the app and came back has finally been fixed.
Deleted my Downloads 3/5
I like the app, but I live in an area that has poor service, so to counteract that I downloaded the course to the app.
I’d say, out of every 5 videos I watch one of my downloads gets magically deleted and I’m forced to wait forever to watch a course vid.
I usually don’t make a fuss about it, but it’s happening more and more as I go further in my course. It’s just irritating.
Why is the app deleting the videos I’ve downloaded and have yet to watch?
My phone has ample space left on it (nearly 13gb left).
SPLIT SCREEN - iPad 4/5
Will Udemy ever receive multitasking/split screen support on the iPad? Udemy is a great platform for learning but, it would be even better if the app supported split screen. I’m taking a coding class and it’s aggravating that I can’t open my IDE and a Udemy video side by side to follow along. The only way I’m able to achieve this is by navigating to the site via safari instead of using the app.
App on Apple TV 3/5
Useless could not get logged in. Very disappointing being I already have an account. Airplay is also hit or miss from the iPad.
Don’t Use This App! 1/5
The app will select the wrong course, charge you for it, and then Udemy will not issue a credit. Very disappointing!
Offline mode useless 2/5
App just locks up when offline trying to access offline content while offline. Running from an iPad Air 2. Uninstalled and reinstalled, no luck.
Mobile app needs lots of work 1/5
When watching a video, there is a side bar that never wants to go away, the full screen button works half the time. To make that worse it appears by default. Worse video watching ii I’ve ever seen. This is so ironic given the fact that half the videos on Udemy are for coding.
Terrible offline experience 2/5
I just bought a new iPad to download my courses and watch when I’m offline. The videos take a long time to buffer and play. It’s ridiculous! It shouldn’t take a long time to buffer when the videos are now local. I have read in other forums that people are experiencing the same issues. I hope this gets fixed ASAP.
Great App 5/5
By Dread Nerd
This App is a must have!!!
Can’t access offline courses unless online!! 1/5
With recent updates I’m not able to access my downloaded courses offline. The offline courses only open when you are online 🙄
I used to use this app to watch courses during my commute but now the app is useless!
I hope they fix this bug soon
Audio only after switching between Udemy and other apps 2/5
Switching from Udemy to other other apps and back on a 2018 iPad Pro results in black screen with audio only and requires quitting the app and restarting to bring back the video. Why switch apps you ask? To take notes or follow instructions while taking a course! This bug is VERY irritating.
Please fix the streaming issues 2/5
Airplay to Apple TV never works.
App purchases are nightmare. 2/5
Both time I purchased through the app have been a horrible experience. iOS charges me and once the payment clears I don’t have my purchased course. It takes 24 hours or more to straighten the mess out. I am still waiting to receive my latest purchase. Considering the time (over a year) between my first and second purchases this communication problem between the app/iOS/Udemy website could have been fixed. There is probably a course on it.
Downloads removed 2/5
Downloads gets removed as the course progresses!! Are you serious?
Downloading courses local to the device. 1/5
I purchased about 9 courses. I wanted to download all of them to my device so that way I won’t have to stream since I take a lot of flights. So far it’s been 2 weeks and it still has not finished downloading to my device. Needs to be addressed. My device stays connected to WiFi and I own a iPhone X with 147GB of free space so my phone is not the problem.
Downloading is still broken 1/5
I love the Udemy courses. I normally just watch them with a web browser. I download this app so I could download the course and take it with me on airplanes. The courses normally fail to download or are very slow to download. I have a 1gb internet connection and have no issues downloading entire seasons from Netflix in just a few minutes. If you are able to get the courses to download they will only play about half the time. I have given up on using this app for travel and just download YouTube instruction videos instead. This has slowed my purchases of courses down since I can’t really take them anyplace that has no internet. Please fix your downloads and I will rate you with 5 stars.
Like the courses but app needs improvements 4/5
I am taking a drawing class with Udemy app. I like the course a lot, however since the app doesn’t support iPad split view or PiP, I can’t draw or practice in Procreate while watching the course. I can use Slide Over with Procreate, but practicing with small canvas is not an ideal option.
Also, if I tap on course materials and announcements while watching the course, video stops until I dismiss the view.
Pretty ok app 4/5
Pretty ok app
Nice app 5/5
Garbage user experience 1/5
Garbage user experience
App can’t work as same as in different device 1/5
I used my Udemy app on my old phone and purchased one course that’s cost $19.99.
When I changed my phone,I can’t find that course in my new phone even,I logged in same accounts. That’s horrible.How can I get back my course or money back which I spent on digital marketing course?
No offline playback on iPad Pro 1/5
I downloaded a whole course but for some reason the app is deleting the video right when I make the selection to watch the video, rather than when I’ve finished watching the video. This means that there is basically no offline viewing of the material, even though I spent the time to download it. Please fix this bug. Also need an option to retain videos even after watching. The course I have recommends one go through watching and a second following along. With the setup now, I have to download each video twice, rather than just being able to download and retain until I’m done with them.
edit: Got a response from the developer, but it didn’t address the problem of deleting already downloaded videos. This problem exists when you are totally offline, no WiFi, no cell connection. After reading other reviews it seems like a problem that has existed since at least December of last year. I hope they address it soon and will update my rating if they do.
Solid app 5/5
Works very well
Great courses, terrible app 3/5
I am unable to access all course material on the mobile app. The list of lectures in the courses is incomplete. I can access all the lectures on the computer but not in this app.
Chromecast support is bad. It never goes to the next lesson.
Love Udemy but the app needs work. 2/5
App is unusable when returning after device screen turns off. Force closing doesn’t help. Video player is just black. Playback does not work. After force closing and reopening, app shows no content.
Good classes app has problems loading 3/5
Good classes app has problems loading
It's 2019. Why is this app so bad?!! 1/5
I've tried to like this app and think about all the good things I could say. Regrettably the only good is the app is marginally stable.
The bad is this app is not suited to be a video driven education app. The UX is horrific with video controls large and center during pause -- obscuring the screen when I need to be able to read it! The video buttons are unresponsive and clumsily place. It takes multiple taps before the app understands I want the playlist minimized. But then of course in all that fumbling, I've missed something. More taps to the video player which doesn't respond. Ugggh.
Poorly Written 2/5
App developers know that you never block the main thread. Yet, this app seems to make it a point to do so.
If you’re downloading something, fine, but the main thread needs to be free. This app is unusable at this point. There are other problems but this one is a show stopper and has persisted for several updates.
I have given up on this app as of today.
Website is down for more then 2 hours 1/5
Cannot connect to the Udemy website using the app for more then 2 hours.
Contacted customer support after 30 min.They could not give me a any useful info or ETA for repair.
The rep just left the chat.
Even when working, the downloads are unreliable, sometimes I cannot download anything for hours.
Take example from Lynda.com and improve your up or you will loose all customers.