Ads auto play with obnoxious loud sounds, with no warning. Can’t safely use this app in a professional setting due to ad noise. This app was actually more useful and more user friendly back in 2009. Now it feels bloated with pushy ads. The content itself is pretty good. Surprisingly, you can’t easily search for Bloomberg content on the Bloomberg app. It’s pretty much just today’s headline articles and that’s it. I’m really surprised that Bloomberg has such a bad, paid app when their free app from over a decade ago was excellent. Bloomberg, what happened? Why the self sabotage? You’re better than this…
Please add Dark Mode
Great content, but that’s about it. The app itself is just flat out horrible. After minor use, overtime it causes the CPU usage on your phone to skyrocket, making your phone heat up and drain the battery faster than ever. Not to mention that _even with a paid subscription _ you still receive ads. They also recently introduced auto-playing video ads that you have to manually mute in the middle of articles, it’s so annoying.
Even with a paid subscription and the sound on my iPhone turned off, this app will randomly play video ads at high volume when I’m reading articles. This makes the app unusable in libraries, in bed next to sleeping spouse, at work, etc.
I pay the $35 monthly subscription fee, and am overwhelmed with ads in every article I read. The static ads are one image block, repeated multiple times through the body of the article, and the ad blocks are replaced rapidly every few seconds, with a new ad image. While this new ad image is loading, the text jumps as the last ad image was removed, because it takes up less space now, but there is still a big blank spot on the screen. When the new multiple-image ad loads throughout the article text, the article text jumps again to make room for the ad. Now I’m also getting ads that arrive with sound on, loading in one mystery location in the article, that you can’t turn off the sound. If you touch the playing ad wrong, Safari is opened because it wants to sell you NOW! These sound ads also heat up the iPad because it’s processing so furiously. Hey Mike, Why should I pay the $35 if I can’t read through an article? Are you listening?
Ads are on even for paying subscribers like me and they start playing in the background while you can’t turn them off anywhere in the app. I have often encountered some bugs which have to be fixed like for example having to tap mulptiple times the save button or other buttons until it gets the command; This has been happening pretty often lately. It lacks dark mode and the editors should really consider adding it as an option for less eye strain reading.
I had Bloomberg for so many years for my stocks in India and USA , for no reason everything disappeared all of a sudden !!!!
Paying subscriber still getting intrusive ads is a whole new way of annoying your customers!!
I enjoy listening to music and reading articles, but this app, because of ads or some other frustrating issue, keeps pausing the music. It is incredibly frustrating and is so bad I have stopped using the app
STOP AUTO-PLAYING BANNER ADS WITH SOUND!!! There’s of course no mute button in the ad, so you have to force-quit the app. Downgrading to 1 star until you fix this tabloid mess. You also can’t highlight text at all, what a joke. What to define a word with the built-in iOS dictionary? Want to past a quote into a note? Well Bloomberg thinks they’re too special to allow highlighting, so you can’t. Now all you need to do is get rid of the laughably ugly purple color scheme and go back to orange...