NY Times is the best but would be better if articles in all sections had dates.
I thoroughly enjoy reading the times but the recent decision to allow videos to auto play and the use of gifs detracts from the allure of reading print. Most of us read the times to escape things that steal our attention, preferring instead to focus it as we choose. The video ads are frustrating enough, now the times is trying to destroy our attention span along with every other non-print media source.
I gene this app 0 stars. Ordered subscription on sale $1 and simply unable to log into app. Oddly I have two passwords tried both neither works. Why s this so tedious .Please advise! EBT
It is a good app. But, the customer service representatives are the worst part of this experience. I have tried to cancel my subscription twice and failed. To cancel, you are not allowed to do it online, you have to call in. The wait times for calling, at least in my experience, is 15 minutes. The customer service (her name is Lisa) was rude. I have cancelled my subscription three months ago, but apparently they signed me up for a promotion of 12 weeks free and $1/week. First of all, I’m a student, and I’m already paying $1/week for my current subscription. Second, I never agreed to any promotion, I wanted to cancel my subscription and I did through the phone. Upon looking at my bank statement and finding this charge from NYT, I called again (wait for 15 minutes) and tried to cancel, but Lisa says my account is on lockdown for a few days until the charges go through. Until then I’m not allowed to cancel. My cancellation will start in the next billing cycle, July 14 (it’s June 15 today). So, I asked to see my phone transcript with the last person I talked to in March, they say I’m not allowed. I didn’t sign up for this, all I wanted was to cancel my subscription and I wanted to cancel it again today, but no. My advise to people who are looking to subscribe, please save yourself time and headache and don’t. Other news outlets are friendlier.
Love the NYT! But in the app, the ads look to similar to the stories. They are the same size, hope this changes.
Video that auto plays, ads that cover more of the screen than the content, fancy fonts and layout that slow down response, terrible battery life... I just want the news, not a continual annoyance.
This is one of the only apps that doesn’t work well with its own links or offer to open links found elsewhere—like in their own daily brief email—in the app. So links emailed to me from NYT open in a browser and despite being a subscriber I get booted after opening a certain number. And for whatever reason, it doesn’t let me sign in via the browser. It doesn’t recognize my subscriber login email and password. Go figure. It’s especially annoying since I receive the European edition of the daily brief so have to hunt for the articles I want to read in the app.
The latest version is slow and sluggish on my iPad mini (ios12). It takes about half a minute to refresh the news and photos when I start the app. It’s annoying because I use this app every few hours a day. The previous version was much faster and I could hardly notice any delay.
I have downloaded the most up to date Version. Currently it does not work when I open. It will take time and then close. I hope this is a short term problem since I have no access to the times subscription
“Top stories” are from Sunday June 8th. It’s Thursday June 13th 😳