Six-star New Yorker content with an ever-improving app. Too frequently, however, the article reading experience is inconsistent as some articles pop you over to Safari or a web view. Also, it seems like I have to log in again every day or so.
Constantly kicks me off. Difficult to get technical support. Multiple problems yet they keep charging me monthly. I understand that the full time writers here, who are excellent, don’t even get health insurance for their hard work! Instead the company relies on their willingness to work this way because of the magazine’s sterling reputation. But any company can only do this for so long. And exploitation is exploitation whether it’s of the writers or the readers. I have been reading the Atlantic a lot more for the past year. A lot more.
The app will not save the article you’re reading or crossword you’re working on if you are viewing it from the search window. It’s very frustrating, especially when you just want to take a quick break.
This a great app with excellent articles. I don’t understand why sometimes I click on it and am allowed to read everything on it, but other times it says I have to subscribe. I am a longtime subscriber to the print version, which I still get every week.
I absolutely love this app it’s far and away my most used reading app. Please add a dark mode! Preferably a nice dark grey if we’re being picky here. Great work! Love the new audio features.
Love the New Yorker and consistently read it. With my commute it was nice to listen to the articles but the app was super buggy for me and had zero customization for listening. I decided to get an Audm subscription since it includes other magazines and, more importantly, better audio controls/interface. But now the Audm app isn’t necessary for the New Yorker. The new update is much easier to use, less buggy, and has its own pop-out interface. Two things would make it even better: 1.25x speed and an updated pop-player for older issues.
Automatically charged my account $119. Without my knowledge. They make it impossible to contact them for cancellation & refund. Their app is unresponsive & their is no cancel option. No phone #. Not user friendly!
I’m surprised that the app literally do not have a reader mode and especially dark mode. You just have to rely upon default font, colour and background. Sad. Also, like browser, this app do not have the facility where if you tap on writer’s name, all his/her appear opens in a new page. This app sadly lacks this feature and I can’t find the work of specific writer inside the app beside one or two pieces. Disappointing.
I am in Medellin, Colombia and have had no connectivity issues that weren’t on my end. The content is first rate and worth the subscription rate.... Hopefully the “Subscriber Services Department” isn’t scrutinizing these reviews because, in all honesty, I would pay more for what I am receiving than I do now.....Jed
I like the update and how Audm is presented, but when you pause the reading, the app sometimes refreshes. The Audm reading started at the beginning. Note I have a choice to relisten to the part I’ve already heard, or just move on. App refreshes have long been a problem with this app. What do I mean by that? Stop reading an article and lock your phone. Now unlock it. Hmm, the app isn’t even showing. Now go to the app. Hold on, now you have to wait for the app to reload. Sometimes it comes back to where you left off, sometimes at the beginning of the piece, and sometimes back to the list of articles. I can’t figure out why they would design it this way, but it sure takes away from the enjoyment of The New Yorker.