This app used to be “adequate” but it’s taken a quality dive recently. First, it is logging me out randomly MUCH more frequently now. This wouldn’t be so bad but it all stopped interfacing with password managers too. This may have been when they introduced signing on with google, but I can’t be sure. Because I understand network security I have a STRONG password so now I have to go into LastPass, look up my password, copy it to the clipboard, come back into the RT app, and paste it. I just wanted to watch funny internet videos and your app made it into this whole big thing. Second, how is there still no iPad version of the app. It has been out for how long, this is absurd!!! Yes, I can use the iPhone version on my iPad and zoom it to fill the screen, but it looks terrible. Third, and this really chafes me because it used to work. I cannot play and pause using my AirPods or my Apple Watch. When you are putting out more and more audio only podcasts (which I do enjoy) that are great to listen to when working out or cooking, the fact that I cannot quickly pause AND resume without touching my phone screen when I have other, better options is completely inexcusable.
I currently have a First subscription but the app is telling me to get one and I can’t watch anything and I’ve tried everything to fix it I deleted the app re-downloaded cancel my subscription get another how can I fix this?
I found Funhaus, AH, and other RT channels on YouTube, and finally decided to throw down for a sub. Love these folks. But the Apple TV app could use some help. Tried subbing there first a few times, but it always errored out. Restarted my aTV (4th gen), still an error. Got the sub done on my iPhone. But the Live tab on the Apple TV app doesn’t work; it’s just a blank screen. Even after another restart. Shows work fine though, I can watch whatever I want which is cool. But I watch RT stuff by far the most on Apple TV, since I work at home and often have it on in the background. If I can shoot for the stars, I would also love an iPad app. I do most of my work and play on my iPad Pro these days, and it would rock to be able to watch RT there too. Keep up the great work y’all.
Your app refuses to allow me into my first member account with an SSL error and when it does allow me in it only stays as long as the app open then breaks the moment i close out of it.
Downloading videos is a crapshoot. You might download them or you might start it and never see them in your downloads despite the video still taking up space on your phone. Even if you do manage to download the video you want you better watch the whole thing in one sitting and turn on airplane mode because the app may just decide you've had enough and delete the video even if you haven't watched it yet.
I think the app is generally laid out well. They very clearly put a thought into how they put things together, however, I feel like they overlooked the organization of some of their content on the app. When you go to look at Let’s Play content, for example, rather than being able to filter by the game they play or what not, you can only filter by year. That means if I want to watch a Minecraft let’s play, I have to scroll through tons of other videos before I can even find one. Sure, I could just search Minecraft, but not being able to filter by games the way they have everything else set up is kind of annoying. I would also love if they added a feature, maybe at least to first members, where we can have a video continue to play picture in picture mode while we, for example, look for another video to watch. Sometimes I would like to search for another video while a video is playing and it’s kind of annoying to have to exit out or preplan what I want to watch. I get that these are nitpicks, but it would really elevate the experience from a meh experience to an amazing one. I love the content and will continue to support, but it’s sad to see that the best place to enjoy their content is on another platform where I can’t support them as a first member.
The app is great for watching prerecorded videos and browsing old content. However any time I try to watch a live stream the app always freezes and then closes itself. Anyone else have this happen?
Here’s the thing: I love RT and the content that they put out. While I would like to transition over to watching on the site, it is the video player that prevents me from fully switching. When I watch a video, it has to stop and buffer several times, and I don’t have that issue on YouTube. If that issue ever gets resolved on the app, then I will start watching content on the app.
The content on the app is fantastic and the production and people are great as well. My primary complaint is the minimal iPad support. It’s literally the same iPhone app that sports an outdated UI and even loads on an iPad screen the same size as an iPhone and even when maximized doesn’t fill the screen. It feels outdated and clunky to say the least.
While using the the app more than a dozen time I’ve been signed out and find it irritating that it keeps happening. I am a first member and don’t like having to keep singing in to get the perks I pay for. Please fix this issue.