Worst app ever, fantastic inexpensive courses 1/5
Dear developers, considering how many courses devoted to programming and solutions to make applications work more smoothly without crashing (like AWS), you’d think someone in this company would take the time to improve the app. My main complaints: video even when downloaded has this bug where if you leave the app to use another and leave it running in the background, you return to no video where the video is blacked out and only the audio works. There’s also this awful background buzzing noise which I really didn’t expect I’d hear for downloaded content. The app is still better than the website where the content crashes so often that it’s completely unwatchable.
Wonderful app for learning 5/5
As a lifelong learner I wished I had discovered this app sooner. I’m attempting to learn to play the piano after having not played since my childhood (many years ago). The course on learning to Read Music Fast! by Benedict Westenra is excellent. If this is any indication of the quality of lessons that I can expect then I will definitely purchase many more.
Useful, but has issues 3/5
It’s nice to have my classes on the go.
However, whenever I navigate from the app and go back the video is black with audio so I need to close the app or navigate away and back.
They could also simplify their UI, just seems like they’re trying to do too much at once.
Slow connections need not apply 1/5
I downloaded videos on this app because my data connection can be spotty. For some reason, clicking on the title will remove the download. This forces me to redownload over my data connection. If I click play via the app, I’ll sit there waiting for it to load. It turns out that the app is preloading the video, but it will not play unless I place the app in the background. Once it’s in the background it’ll start playing and I can go back to the app and watch the video- sometimes. Sometimes the audio will play but not the video.
As of March 2019, only use this app if you have a reliable connection.
Video keeps going black 2/5
I trying to follow tutorials but every time I pause to figure something out, the iPad goes to sleep and when it wakes up again the Udemy video is black. Audio is playing but there’s no video. So then I have to quit the app, open it again, navigate to the video and play again and scrub to where I left off.
Takes ages to play videos 2/5
By kyi soe han
The videos are not downloaded even though it’s been days. The streaming option is not favorable either. Cannot watch the lectures. So what’s the point of spending money on lectures that I cannot watch? Please fix this.
Viewing Offline courses need more work 2/5
Horrible experience downloading the courses for offline viewing. It took forever to download and most of the time it never completed. I have to cancel the download and then download again. When I try to view the downloaded course it would take a long time to response unless I switch to airplane mode then it would tell me that internet access is unavailable. Isn’t viewing offline means you don’t need internet access? Unreliable software.
Bugs everywhere for months 1/5
By Ali Hamodi
I went over all the top reviews here and most of them are complaining about how buggy this app is! Seriously this app needs to be fixed because it has so many bugs. The two bugs I am facing are:
I am unable to switch videos because when I click on any new video it will stay playing the old one.
The second bag is a black screen and only the sound of the video if I close the app and re-open it and resume the video.
Seriously the developer seems to reply to bad reviews but never get to fix the problems and this app has been buggy for a very long time with every single new update.
Tested on latest iPad Pro 11” and iPhone X
Videos not loading properly 1/5
I always have trouble loading the videos and have to restart the app a few times to be able to watch the videos.
Another very annoying thing about the videos is that sometimes when u open a purchased course all the videos are mixed up. And it doesn’t get fixed even when I restart the app.
Update: The app just totally crashed. I’m watching the node.js course by andrew mead. Out of 170 lectures I only have access to 54 and the order of the lectures is totally mixed up.
Hopes for video fix in this release dashed! 1/5
While many of the Udemy courses are quite good, the app is pretty bad. If you watch a video and leave the app, many times it used to crash upon returning. Now it doesn't crash but you only get audio with no video. You still have to waste time closing the app, killing the task, restarting the video and waiting while it buffers again. This is worse than before because it happens every time! Why waste time and money on a fix only to make it worse? Not good for a brand so heavily invested in teaching programming! Still no fix in 4.6.1!!
Poor course UX - Videos don’t work! 1/5
Beware!! When using Udemy on iOS... If you pause a lecture, switch to another app, then come back to Udemy, the video will no longer display, it’s audio only.
Instead you have to, as recommended by their support team, “restart the app”. This forces you to go reopen the app, find your course, find the lecture, find where you left off in the video, then rinse and repeat!
Or, of course, you can “use the desktop” version of Udemy as recommended by their support team.
You’ve been warned!
Doesn’t work offline 1/5
When you download a course, it doesn’t work when you are offline.
Horrible app 2/5
I take a few classes on udemy and I decided to use this app instead of desktop because my laptop broke. This app is horrible. It’s laggy, it crashes and it’s gets unresponsive at least 3-4 times between a video. Didn’t expect something like this from udemy.
This last update 1/5
Whatever happened here I am now not able to see all the lectures, they just disappeared. Test next month. please help
Download Courses for OFFLINE VIEWING - FAILED 2/5
By Party Man Unlimited
What is the point of having a feature to download the course for offline, when you cannot even watch the videos offline after downloading the course. ( Note: confirmed all the course videos downloaded).
App is unresponsive 1/5
Unable to select any course under my courses. Every time a video starts to play Udemy becomes unresponsive and eventually crashes! Unacceptable
Apple Pay 5/5
Why you don’t support Apple Pay until now ?
You revenue will increase dramatically
Don’t forget to send me incentives because I told you about it.
Current version Completely unusable 1/5
Every lesson listed 10 times, impossible to work through lesson. Have to go to browser on computer. App keeps getting worse instead of better. Won’t buy any more courses until iPad app is fixed.
Latest updates -Switching app causes screen blackout 1/5
By Raj Nistala
Hi, In my XS max when I switch from Udemy to another app and switch back, the screen is blacked out and upon playing the course only audio works and not video. Have to close and reopen the app once again. This is very inconvenient when doing multitasking on the phone.
More expensive price for iPad user 1/5
After downloading udemy app to my ipad, the price of all the courses increased to around $30 from $10. I almost feel very insulting. Does udemy think iPad users as stupid spoiled rich kids?
I'm going to screenshot the different prices and spread it to my friends and everyone I know to not download this app and tell them this company ONLY cares about money.
Great Content, Terrible App 2/5
When it works, the app is fine. However most of the time, it's a buggy mess. Tried downloading content for an airplane ride and offline mode refuses to function. Scrolling thru courses is extremely choppy and sometimes non-responsive.
I would suggest anyone interested in Udemy courses to strictly utilize the desktop version. I cannot recommend this app.
Before whomever is answering these reviews says re-download or re-install, I'm a graduating software engineer student, this is just bad programming, not anything wrong with my phone. You guys should consider rewriting this app.
Bad iPad optimization 2/5
Works ok in my android and my mac (using chrome), but this app is so horrible when I’m using in my ipad.
No split screen multitasking in 2019 1/5
No split screen multitasking means I can’t learn and take note at the same time on my iPad Pro.
Good courses, very bad app 1/5
You cannot watch your “downloaded” videos offline. For the initiation, you need internet connection. I use hotspot to start the videos, and then close the hotspot after the videos start. This is really frustrating. And if you pause the video, all you get is a black screen with audio. Terrible.
Buyer beware 1/5
By chicago cheesehead
The app is crap. I like the courses I’ve taken through Udemy...when I use my laptop. But if you think you’re going to be able to learn on the go with your iPad or iPhone, think again. Words can’t begin to describe the multitude of glitches. About six months ago it worked ok, and now it’s gotten so bad, it’s useless.
Good service, BAD app 1/5
I like udemy courses. But I hate this stupid iOS app which doesn’t let me watch courses reliably. It’s very buggy and slow.
It feels like it’s not a native app? Are you using react native or similar? If so, stop it and rewrite in native.
Otherwise, you must fire the guy in charge of iOS apps and find someone who can manage it better.
Some great courses. Buggy App! 3/5
The site, it’s content and individual courses is for another review. This review is for this mobile app which has been very frustrating for past 6+ months I’ve used it. Updates never address these problems!
- Sometimes lectures won’t download. Maybe entire section downloads but one lecture in that section is impossible to download.
- Sometimes I study for hours with no problems. Other times a video won’t load, I try on cellular instead of WiFi still no good. I relaunch the app, trying again, and now when I go to my course and I start to scroll through to find where I left off (a separate annoying feature) I find that each section has only 1 lecture listed underneath making 99% of the course invisible. The only solution I have found to this is throwing my phone across the room and running udemy in a browser on my laptop. Considering I’m using Udemy to learn computer coding and I need my whole screen space for the project this is very frustrating.
Slowest app in the app store 1/5
Have to wait hours for the video to play, tried with wifi, reduced video quality from auto to lowest but no luck. Wish I can give -1 star.
No split view 2/5
I can’t open the app in split view with notes
Huge issue!!! 1/5
For those who don’t understand how Udemy works, the “normal” cost of one of their courses is upwards of $170, but they go on “sale” for $11.99 almost every other day. The problem arises when you click the “buy now” button on one of their courses advertised on sale at 11.99 and find out you were charged $174.00 for a course. There is some kind of disconnect between the prices listed on the app and what you’re charged through iTunes. Now I’m currently dealing with both iTunes and PayPal trying to get a refund.
Downloads never work 2/5
The app content is great. It is only reliable when it is connected to a network. Otherwise the content that the app has told you has been downloaded for offline viewing is always unavailable or unplayable. The videos still take up space on your device, but the app will not play them. It just loads forever.
Maybe it's doing a remote check to see if the video can be played in an offline environment, but it can't check because the device is offline. I dunno. I wish these guys would watch one of their own hosted iOS videos and get it sorted out. It's super annoying that you can't watch their videos in their video-watching app.
Poorly made 1/5
1. I have to reload the app after EVERY single video even while using wi-fi.
2. Videos freeze in the middle.
3. Also have too many “poor connection” warnings during mobile internet connection. YouTube works just great in similar circumstances.
So much buffering! 2/5
I’m trying to get through a course on digital painting, and the video won’t move!!! It’s so frustrating because the content looks really good, and I really want to learn this. This bug needs to be fixed right away!!!
Great courses, very buggy app 2/5
Udemy is a great place to learn new things and head a bunch of great courses, but it is very buggy for me. In the course page it will duplicate each lesson 3 times and when I click on it, it will take me to another video or the screen will be black. Sometimes it will display part of the course but the lessons will duplicate to fill all of the categories. I would definitely recommend using udemy on the computer but these bugs make it practically unusable for me, please fix them.
Audio but no video 2/5
While attending a drawing course on iPad Pro (2018) and swapping between my drawing app and Udemy the video plays with no visuals just audio. Quitting app completely and restarting iPad does not fix the problem.
Bad app and getting worse 1/5
Please fix it app!
I purchase a lot course from Udemy, but the App so bad make me think twice before I invest more money into it.
First problem - app keep signing you off almost everyday which is fine. But it really hard to sign back in.
The password page won’t register the Go or Sign in button. I have to copy my auto sign in password then exit the app, then type my email then paste word then hit or Go key or sign in button. They need to fix this problem!!!
Second problem - when you purchase new course from Udemy. You can’t find it in my course tab, you have to remember the course name. It had filter my last access course, but no new purchase course filter.
You have to go Mobile browser access the website version Udemy filter the new purchase course, touch it open and watch one new course video first then it will show up on the Udemy app last access course.
I request long time ago and seems no one care to add this feature.
Great Courses, Terribad App 2/5
By Tim Vickey
The saving grace on this app is it’s free. The courses notwithstanding, if I had paid for this app I’d be cursing the world for the money I spent. I’ve tried on my iPhone, the old iPad and new one. Same problems universally. Downloading courses will get hung up on courses and indefinitely stall. The app will automatically start playing courses from a pause or stop status, ruining whatever bookmark I’ve set (and I’ve talked to Udemy about this, they say to either turn on or off “play in background” and it happens both ways). The search functionality is subpar. Information about download or account is extremely vague to the point it’d be better to just eliminate that section. I’ll continue to use the app since it’s the only option for Udemy on the go, but very much looking forward to a complete revamp.
Slow and unstable. Please fix 2/5
Older iPad this app doesn’t even work. Freezes up. Why? YouTube works just fine.
iPhone XS model also slow but does work.
Udemy has some serious problems. Please fix if you want to be the leader in this space.
4-star to the product and content; 0-star to the app 4/5
4-star to the product and content; 0-star to the app — very often it just doesn’t load or play the videos. The loading wheel just spin and spin.
app is peace of crap 1/5
app is showing blackscreen every time your screen locks/unclock. after hit play its only sound playing and nonimage.
Terrible downloading 2/5
If somehow stopped downloading lectures in app, there is hardly possible to re-download the same lecture unless you start over the whole course again, which is extremely slow.
Offline download wont play and no split screen(iPad) 4/5
By Jeremy Moya
I purchased two courses on Udemy because my iPad is basically like my new laptop I use it for everything. Something that gets me mad is that they have an offline mode and it lets you download the videos to play if there is no WiFi, but it wont play at all even if its downloaded it says ”No internet connection”. Please fix. Every other app that I’ve used has been able to split the screen so i can take notes and watch videos and learn at the same time. PLEASE FIX I UPDATED THE APP AND THOUGHT IT WOULD FIX THESE PROBLEMS AND THEY HAVENT.
Every time app updates I lose all of my downloaded content. Switching back to Lynda because of this.
Still not properly fixed. This app is a pile of garbage still. Downloaded content is unreliable!
Unbelievably slow 2/5
By Jaime Cruz
Too slow to start playing lectures
Confusing UX and buggy interface 2/5
The UX is cluttered with things that get in your way of going in and do the course you bought.
Once you are watching the course the videos get stuck and have to restart the app, sometimes the playlist has duplicated/triplicates videos and you have to log out and log in back again so the playlist gets back to normal. Please fix!
Issue:the video goes blank 3/5
After I minimize the app while watching a video in a course and when I get back to the app the video plays but it just displays blank screen with audio.
Please let your CEO your App is Broken 1/5
I have been using Udemy for over a year waiting for the app download problem to be fixed. The review here is full of complaints from users who purchase the courses (which are often of good quality), but due to sever bugs/design flaws/or general failure to address issues, the service remains unusable. This is a good service if you only use your computer with fast network. If you are looking for a mobile offline viewing, then you should wait until the company fixes the issue. I am still waiting but beginning to give up. Not purchasing any additional courses until the company addresses download and offline viewing issues. Very disappointed after so many repeat downloads of updates. :(
Great classes, terrible mobile experience 2/5
By s. yi
I have never been successful downloading a class for offline viewing. Some lectures download in no particular order extremely slowly. No progress or completion of download even days after starting.
Tried on multiple devices and several months apart. Same problem.
Has Become Unusable 1/5
It just doesn’t work. I understand. Getting iOS video right after about ios9 has been a pain for everyone.
But when it is your sole purpose you have to get it right. And it would be good if you learned how to do in app purchases.
If you want to have this app you need to commit yourselves to it. I have quit even trying to use it. Just doesn’t work.