Pro: love the idea that I can consume in-depth articles while driving. There are other apps for listening to the news, but this is the best I’ve seen for long-form articles. Con (please fix!): Some narrators seem to act out the article, as if it were a performance. This takes away from the content I came here for. When I find myself listening to a dramatic reading, I close the app.
The idea is great… Audible for news. However, it’s very clearly AI reading these articles. Sounds robotic, distracting.
Narrow selection of periodicals, no access to written text and very expensive. I miss Audm!
I enjoyed this as a free app for a while. Just went in today and now they are asking me to pay. I have no problem paying but subscriptions are adding up and to add another $16.67/month ($199 immediately) subscription is simply unaffordable. Sad to go but as essential costs skyrocket, $16/month is a luxury I can’t justify.
I was looking for an alternative to what Audm used to offer, but this isn’t it. For $200 a year they add 3-4 articles a day, ranging from 4–15 minutes long. It is somehow completely random and over-curated at the same time. There’s no way to sort by audio length if you’re looking for longform content. Also who is demanding Olivia Colman narrate an article about sad nurses? The confluence of celebrity worship and hard reporting on actual problems is unsettlingly dystopian.
I use this app mveru intermittently, mostly in long drives and road trips. The last time I used it, the UI was simple and allowed me to discover content by category. They've dumped a category tab/page in favor of AI... Like most needless implementations of over hyped tech, newer isn't better. Give me the categories page back
Interface is crowded with images and graphics making discovery slow and narrow. Needs a “headline only” option for grownups. Poverty of fresh contents from quality publishers is obscured by this design flaw. Sad!
My most fav app on the phone. Love the selection and hope they continue to grow the library with long essays. Thanks!!
Computer generated reading of articles. Not pleasant to listen to.
I would have bet money on how much I’d have liked What do I know? I love Gillian and I love podcasts. No brainer that this is a match made in Heaven. But it feels more like a school class with homework… things being read in monotone from a script. And Curio apparently doesn’t allow for changing the speed of play, so I couldn’t even zip through it quickly. Still adore you, Gillian. But I need something that feels real/genuine. I canceled my free trial within a half hour of signing up for it. Dang. Disappointed.