The new interface change made me switch to a new app. Horrible change with poor usability, with zero awareness/consideration tap area separation.
Ive honestly used all of the podcatchers. After this update it really solidified the 5 star rating for me. Ive used this podcatcher for years and every issue has been fixed. the player team is responsive and every platform is amazing. Without this app i would be constantly frustrated with other apps. Seriously this is the real deal. Thank you guys so much!
The new design/layout makes buttons unpressable/completely disabled in the list view. The play button is almost impossible to press and the three “...” settings button cannot be pressed at all while in list view. This used to only occur with the show on the bottom of the list in the previous version. You now have to open each show individually to gain full functionality of the play/settings buttons. Why do you make things worst with each update? Regardless of the ‘new’ look... its just a facade to cover up issues you still have not properly addressed. Also resuming shows STILL does not work as it used to years ago. You still have to play a different show to try ensure your current show resumes from where you let off, what a hassle! Maple Media deserves an award for taking decent apps and magically turning them into trash. I would suggest looking at Maple Media’s Glassdoor page as well. They treat their employees/devs poorly and seem like an awful company to work for, it truly reflects in quality of their products.
For Apple Watch app I should buy premium?! Lol what? Price of this app is 9.99 per year! Will never pay more. Create a paid app! Shows 35min of position for some track, when tap play - start play from the beginning. Also, playing in bg, then app crashes/closes. Opening it back - showing position where last stayed during playback, but when I tap play - it starts to play from the beginning. Also2, sometimes it’s not allowing me to do scrubbing, tap +30 buttons just playing the same part every time from one fixed timestamp position. Still bug is here. Also3: i had 2 downloaded podcasts, then I downloaded one more but manually. When I tap download and go back to what I have downloaded- i saw there only 1 downloaded file. It’s removed another! Bug. Also4, after some episode(a-style this is freestyle ep193) was downloaded by me manually, later auto download canceled it, started downloading it again. Also 5: i have 95% of episode downloaded, then lose wi-fi, no cellular plan. Then reconnect to wi-fi and started downloading from 0%! No resume downloading?! You as developers should understand that more code you write more bugs. Just hire another programmers and rewrite all from scratch. Currently it’s bad. Also6: now always error Sync error, our servers couldn’t authenticate you. Please login again. But I logged in and it’s repeat can play music now at all. Removed this app. Lol with such a lot a billions bug you already want to pay 30-40$ per year! Thats pity. Now I’m on Overcast player. It’s $9.99 PER YEAR! With new UI update more new glitches: ... vertical dot menu is not working for downloads. Unable to scrub track after it plays and then pause after some time: it’s repetitive and forced plays from the same position each time I scrub to a different position, so whatever Im trying to scrub. Also nonsense message: upgrade to Space Saver will save 54Mb of space! Lol what?! I have 30Gb free on my phone, I reeeealy don’t care.
I like the app; it’s well laid out and the features are good. It has a modern look. But that subscription price is outrageous! Player.fm doesn’t even create or host the content. Sorry... that’s a deal breaker and I deleted it. Get down to $9.99/yr and I’m in.
You have Norm MacDonald Live
I prefer podkicker Uber player FM due to the interface. But pod kicker is not available for iPhone so player FM does almost as good of a job. I paid for pod kicker and would be willing to pay for it again if they came out with a version for iOS. The thing that bugs me about player FM is when I am wanting to listen to episodes of a certain podcast instead of a list of my podcasts it is the picture. The graphics are nice and all but I would prefer a list as many of the podcast names are obscured under title art.Another thing that annoys me is if I am listening to old episodes and working my way to the most recent I have to select the next podcast. It would be nice if I could start at the oldest one and it would play sequentially forward
I listen to The Real David Knight Show here.
It is sooooo hard to find an App that carries the morning radio show I like to listen tok each day — afterwork. This app is so awesome, especially since you even have the option to download series. Super cool 👍👍👍