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    If you don't have $3,000 for a trip to Europe, you might be able to find other ways to dive into the history of castles. Watch any documentary and TV show available right from your phone instead of spending hours on a plane.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • Way too many commercials Mar 4, 2019

    By Libertylovr
    Love the History channel, hate commercials taking up so much time! Vikings is my fave, can’t get enough, but you see 2 maybe 3 scenes and then boom! you’re bombarded with umpteen commercials! Give us a break! More show, less commercials. It would also be nice to see more historical period pieces like Vikings, as there are many of us who love love love ancient history. Not a big fan of the re-enactment shows though. The History app is great, but there is a lot of black screen and once again, those horrid commercials! When something is first run on TV, advertisers are getting their commercials on at that time. Why do we have to endure the same thing online? There should not be commercials on any shows that are viewed online. It’s advertiser greed. Libertylovr
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Diana Tyree
    Too many commercials and the app doesn't seem to remember where I leave off on a show. It takes me forever to get through one episode with all the commercials and all day if I happen to have a slow connection. Other than that, I'm really glad to have this app to watch my favorite show, Alone.
  • Good, but a few suggestions. Mar 5, 2021

    By Fjddjrd
    I really like that the History channel has decided to join the streaming service community. They have a great variety of pretty much all the shows you see on the History channel through a TV service provider. However, i’m a bit disappointed that you have to have a TV Service provider in order to get any access above the very few select episodes they offer for free. I wish they would follow suit to the other streaming services and offer a monthy, tri-monthy, 1/2 year, or a year’s subscription plan at some rate for those that do not have a TV service provider, but would like access to these shows. With the vast array of streaming services becoming more and more available, I believe it is only a matter of time before streaming services completely take over from TV service provider’s. My family is finding that it is much cheaper to pay for the tailored channels and streaming services we like, often at a much cheaper rate than tv service providers. For that reason, we are trying to do away with our own tv service provider. But the fact that History Live requires you to have a Tv service provider does not make that option readily available to those following this path, or simply unable to have tv service. I believe the history channel would be able to profit much more and attract a greater audience if they offered membership rates (monthly, 3-months, 6-months, 1 year) in addition to the free option already available if you have a tv service provider.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Shelly Legas Leydecker
    This has been 5 stars for yrs. However, the last 2 months, the commercials freeze. Often times, never able to continue past that commercial break. Very frustrating bc of how often I use History. Fave channel. Hope they can fix the commercial issue.
  • A bit stingy with the available shows Jun 10, 2021

    By owndao
    Now that so many content makers are trying to push their “plus” and “max” plans, providers are pushing hard to sell packages at high rates, including commercials, in the case of History they are not even making significant parts of their offerings available even for a single season no matter how many times it’s been broadcast. The idea seems to be to make the maximum profit even if it means losing their market to competition. History, I love a handful of your shows but I will purchase my programming from vendors that actually compete. Hope you folks see the build-your-own freedom train. Also, your app doesn’t handle your frequent commercial content without stalling, erratic jumping through parts of multiple commercials as if confused as to how many commercials can be crammed into the content especially with low data rates. Apparently, the buffer gets dumped when switching from show to commercial and back. Very annoying.
  • Good content, terrible app Apr 6, 2021

    By andrewthekid
    I have the app on my Apple TV to watch History Channel shows. The app will freeze and you will have to either back out of the program and try to start it again or sometimes you won’t get the chance to try that because the app will close itself completely. There are a lot of commercials, they offer ‘interactive’ commercials where you only watch a single commercial but you have to interact with it to close it. Problem is that after interacting with the commercial it will still show you more commercials anyway. All that is nothing compared to the audio constantly coming out of sync with the video. The audio will glitch and jump backward 15-20 seconds, but the video keeps going. The only way to fix it is to back out of the program and go back in. It will happen over and over again in a single episode. Sometimes every 3-5 minutes. I like the content on the app. But they need to fix the bugs.
  • Love the Past Jan 31, 2019

    By see a fish
    I can only say that when we studied things like the “Roaring 20’s,The Depression,The Boston Tea Party,The Roman Empire, right on back to when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth” and we as children could not escape from the exciting things we were being taught, only a lot of the ways we were taught was matter of factly very boring. I really liked it when there was a film, even fact filled documentaries were great. As valuable as a books knowledge can be, they’ll never be as interesting as someone else doing the reading and telling about it. Ever since I can remember and before is how far back my true desire to be next to GOD goes. Now with that being said, Please History Channel Accept My Full Hearted Thankfulness!!!! You Make History Fun!! I Sincerely hope that you continue to be a large part of the knowledge that we seek the most. Knowledge of Ourselves!!!!
  • Great content, annoying app Jun 28, 2020

    By Deliberate Living
    This review is for the tvOS app. No complaints about the shows on History Channel. In the tvOS app they look and sound fine. But the UX in the app is rough and riddled with bugs. 1. Constantly repeats the same show segments after an ad. I suspect this is triggered by the ad insertion system as it only seems to happen after fast forwarding through a show segment (which typically triggers a commercial). This happens a LOT! 2. So many commercials. It is almost unbearable to see the same commercial this many times. Forcing viewers to sit through the same commercial 15 times during an episode is bad business. Binge watching? I hope you’re ok watching a commercial a hundred times or more. 3. Mediocre navigating. I have to work harder than I’d expect to find what I want to watch in this app. 4. I have to log in / activate every other time I launch the tvOS app. Super annoying and time consuming. Multiple AppleTV’s have the same issue. 5. TvOS app doesn’t always remember what episodes I’ve watched so I’m constantly guessing which episode was last viewed. Add to this the issues above with fast forwarding and I’ve spent longer trying to get to the last 5 minutes of an episode than the length of the episode itself. I’m still using the app to binge some of my favorite shows but the bugs and UX issues make it a lot more difficult than it should be.
  • Capturing the Minds of Our Younger Generation Mar 3, 2018

    By tltusa
    Capturing history and preserving it for the next generations is what it is all about. If only I had such a TV series like this when I was a young boy I believe I would be standing next to Rick and Marty. My admiration of such conviction is what drives my anticipation for the next episode. I wish our younger generation would have an educational system which would instill such a drive and determination. This series is a credit to the success of the History channel. Trying to solve mysteries and uncovering artifacts is what dreams are all about. Without dreams and aspirations man does not move forward. Keep the struggle for mankind moving forward through the Oak Island and other Templar related series. Keep the legends and intrigue burning dreams into our minds. I am looking forward to winning the sweepstakes!
  • Way too many commercials Mar 4, 2019

    By Libertylovr
    Love the History channel, hate commercials taking up so much time! Vikings is my fave, can’t get enough, but you see 2 maybe 3 scenes and then boom! you’re bombarded with umpteen commercials! Give us a break! More show, less commercials. It would also be nice to see more historical period pieces like Vikings, as there are many of us who love love love ancient history. Not a big fan of the re-enactment shows though. The History app is great, but there is a lot of black screen and once again, those horrid commercials! When something is first run on TV, advertisers are getting their commercials on at that time. Why do we have to endure the same thing online? There should not be commercials on any shows that are viewed online. It’s advertiser greed. Libertylovr
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Diana Tyree
    Too many commercials and the app doesn't seem to remember where I leave off on a show. It takes me forever to get through one episode with all the commercials and all day if I happen to have a slow connection. Other than that, I'm really glad to have this app to watch my favorite show, Alone.
  • Good, but a few suggestions. Mar 5, 2021

    By Fjddjrd
    I really like that the History channel has decided to join the streaming service community. They have a great variety of pretty much all the shows you see on the History channel through a TV service provider. However, i’m a bit disappointed that you have to have a TV Service provider in order to get any access above the very few select episodes they offer for free. I wish they would follow suit to the other streaming services and offer a monthy, tri-monthy, 1/2 year, or a year’s subscription plan at some rate for those that do not have a TV service provider, but would like access to these shows. With the vast array of streaming services becoming more and more available, I believe it is only a matter of time before streaming services completely take over from TV service provider’s. My family is finding that it is much cheaper to pay for the tailored channels and streaming services we like, often at a much cheaper rate than tv service providers. For that reason, we are trying to do away with our own tv service provider. But the fact that History Live requires you to have a Tv service provider does not make that option readily available to those following this path, or simply unable to have tv service. I believe the history channel would be able to profit much more and attract a greater audience if they offered membership rates (monthly, 3-months, 6-months, 1 year) in addition to the free option already available if you have a tv service provider.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Shelly Legas Leydecker
    This has been 5 stars for yrs. However, the last 2 months, the commercials freeze. Often times, never able to continue past that commercial break. Very frustrating bc of how often I use History. Fave channel. Hope they can fix the commercial issue.
  • A bit stingy with the available shows Jun 10, 2021

    By owndao
    Now that so many content makers are trying to push their “plus” and “max” plans, providers are pushing hard to sell packages at high rates, including commercials, in the case of History they are not even making significant parts of their offerings available even for a single season no matter how many times it’s been broadcast. The idea seems to be to make the maximum profit even if it means losing their market to competition. History, I love a handful of your shows but I will purchase my programming from vendors that actually compete. Hope you folks see the build-your-own freedom train. Also, your app doesn’t handle your frequent commercial content without stalling, erratic jumping through parts of multiple commercials as if confused as to how many commercials can be crammed into the content especially with low data rates. Apparently, the buffer gets dumped when switching from show to commercial and back. Very annoying.
  • Good content, terrible app Apr 6, 2021

    By andrewthekid
    I have the app on my Apple TV to watch History Channel shows. The app will freeze and you will have to either back out of the program and try to start it again or sometimes you won’t get the chance to try that because the app will close itself completely. There are a lot of commercials, they offer ‘interactive’ commercials where you only watch a single commercial but you have to interact with it to close it. Problem is that after interacting with the commercial it will still show you more commercials anyway. All that is nothing compared to the audio constantly coming out of sync with the video. The audio will glitch and jump backward 15-20 seconds, but the video keeps going. The only way to fix it is to back out of the program and go back in. It will happen over and over again in a single episode. Sometimes every 3-5 minutes. I like the content on the app. But they need to fix the bugs.
  • Love the Past Jan 31, 2019

    By see a fish
    I can only say that when we studied things like the “Roaring 20’s,The Depression,The Boston Tea Party,The Roman Empire, right on back to when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth” and we as children could not escape from the exciting things we were being taught, only a lot of the ways we were taught was matter of factly very boring. I really liked it when there was a film, even fact filled documentaries were great. As valuable as a books knowledge can be, they’ll never be as interesting as someone else doing the reading and telling about it. Ever since I can remember and before is how far back my true desire to be next to GOD goes. Now with that being said, Please History Channel Accept My Full Hearted Thankfulness!!!! You Make History Fun!! I Sincerely hope that you continue to be a large part of the knowledge that we seek the most. Knowledge of Ourselves!!!!
  • Great content, annoying app Jun 28, 2020

    By Deliberate Living
    This review is for the tvOS app. No complaints about the shows on History Channel. In the tvOS app they look and sound fine. But the UX in the app is rough and riddled with bugs. 1. Constantly repeats the same show segments after an ad. I suspect this is triggered by the ad insertion system as it only seems to happen after fast forwarding through a show segment (which typically triggers a commercial). This happens a LOT! 2. So many commercials. It is almost unbearable to see the same commercial this many times. Forcing viewers to sit through the same commercial 15 times during an episode is bad business. Binge watching? I hope you’re ok watching a commercial a hundred times or more. 3. Mediocre navigating. I have to work harder than I’d expect to find what I want to watch in this app. 4. I have to log in / activate every other time I launch the tvOS app. Super annoying and time consuming. Multiple AppleTV’s have the same issue. 5. TvOS app doesn’t always remember what episodes I’ve watched so I’m constantly guessing which episode was last viewed. Add to this the issues above with fast forwarding and I’ve spent longer trying to get to the last 5 minutes of an episode than the length of the episode itself. I’m still using the app to binge some of my favorite shows but the bugs and UX issues make it a lot more difficult than it should be.
  • Capturing the Minds of Our Younger Generation Mar 3, 2018

    By tltusa
    Capturing history and preserving it for the next generations is what it is all about. If only I had such a TV series like this when I was a young boy I believe I would be standing next to Rick and Marty. My admiration of such conviction is what drives my anticipation for the next episode. I wish our younger generation would have an educational system which would instill such a drive and determination. This series is a credit to the success of the History channel. Trying to solve mysteries and uncovering artifacts is what dreams are all about. Without dreams and aspirations man does not move forward. Keep the struggle for mankind moving forward through the Oak Island and other Templar related series. Keep the legends and intrigue burning dreams into our minds. I am looking forward to winning the sweepstakes!
  • May 21, 2021

    By Timothy Mccormick
    This app works exceptionally well. It gives you access to all of The History Channel's shows. My only complaint would be the amount of ads during the show itself. I don't mind adds before show starts, just don't interrupt the show itself. Great job guys.
  • Hopeful of a great app, semi-decent at best. Mar 22, 2021

    By Mish Jean
    I downloaded this app onto my Apple TV when I started to watch a History Channel original series. Though I was excited to watch this series I became a fan of on History, the headaches began as I started to watch. Frequently, and multiple times per episode, audio will desync from the video. This only way to fix this issue is to back out of the episode and then to restart it, resuming where I left off. What makes it worse, is that the app does not keep track of where you last were watching, constantly hopping between seasons OR episodes within a season. This means having to search around to find the right episode. Worse yet. At times, after the episode is restarted to fix the audio, the video will change it’s ratio to a 4:3 with a large big black box off the right 1/3 part of the screen. To fix that, again, I have to stop the episode again, deal with the issues mentioned in the previous paragraph, and hope and prey to some deity that it will work when I restart it again. Overall, I’m greatly disappointed by an app that has been released by such a large organization like the History Channel. I would come to hope to find something that works a lot better for a channel this large.
  • Death by ads Jun 8, 2021

    By wildzapper77
    This app could be great but it really is unwatchable because of the advertisements and commercials. It’s one thing to have too many ads but it’s another for the ads to literally strangle out the shows. I have done testing and I have discovered that the history shows draw little in data compared to most Which does tend to affect video quality but the ads seem to only play in very high and clear quality. So the data is nearly double or quite often extremely high compared to the shows so they tend to freeze a lot more often. Most of the time they don’t even resume playing again so you have to restart the whole app and hope that you don’t get the same commercial that froze it last time. The Google AdSense ads are even worse because they never play straight through because they’re trying to draw so much data at once that it just freezes. I have even tried this on Wi-Fi gigabit speed‘s and it still freezes and will not continue to play. All of the ads and commercials have made this app unbearable and unwatchable. Until they resolve this issue it is not recommended that you waste your time and effort and dad are just forward to keep freezing.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By lone Wolf Gaming
    There should be a no star. You had to log in to your subscribe provider in order to use the app this is bullcrap how are people supposed to be able to watch some of the shows that they've missed while they're away and they can't even stream Em without having the log in to something they don't even work Plus there's not a lot of their shows owner monster quest is definitely missing out of there so what's going on with you History Channel
  • May 29, 2021

    By Jakleen Moyer
    This app SUCKS! You cannot restart a program or pause for to long on an episode because thus app just plays commercial s non stop...while promising your program will restart. It NEVER does!!!! You can only start the next episode...that is it. No rewinding a previous episode....nothing! Worst app I have ever used!
  • May 20, 2021

    By Adam Hansen
    Constantly stops working. Have to close and reopen the app about 15 times before you can watch a show. And every time you retry you have to watch 3 minutes of ads. Once it finally works, it works alright.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Bill Marquardt
    The app does not save a pause show. You have restart the show/episode if you pause and leave. On top of that, when you go back to the episode, you have to watch every commercial break when trying to fast forward to spot you stopped watching at. In short the app sucks.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Tom La Barbera
    Just watched the back to back Taco Bell ads 6 times in a row! Are you friggin' kidding me with this?? If it's not that, then it's the back to back Taco Bell ads followed by another 8-10 ads mixed in. The car ads that freeze causing me to try and "X" out of it, which then puts me on their website, in which I have no interest, or starts the ads all over again. Please, don't tell me I should pay for History Vault because that's not happening. Ads are one thing. This is ridiculous.
  • May 26, 2021

    By s0cializedpsych0path
    My player keeps stopping, saying "there was a problem playing video", then every time I restart it, I get blasted with an additional 3 ads. 5-6 ad breaks in a one hour show, are quite enough: without another 2 being added to each segment.
  • Way Way Way Too Many Ads Jun 4, 2019

    By CaptShaun
    Where do I begin? This is the first app I have ever given less than 5 stars. The History App has it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good part is that I can watch the shows I love anytime I want anywhere I want. The bad news is that sometimes the app is glitchy and I have to restart my Apple TV to get it to work properly. The ugliest piece of the puzzle is the exhausting amount of ads as of late. I was completely OK with 3 (often repetitious) ads during each break, but now it has doubled to 6 (often repetitious) ads during the 5 breaks on a 40 min show. After reading recent reviews, I find most customers are feeling the same way I do. However, I do not believe History knows or cares what the viewers want. If the app continues down this path, then I fear that soon it will finally live up to its name and become HISTORY!
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Tracy Manno
    Every time i get on to watch Alone, it freezes up and tells me something went wrong. I dont think I've ever watched an episode without being shut down!!!! Frustrating!
  • img Community
    If you don't have $3,000 for a trip to Europe, you might be able to find other ways to dive into the history of castles. Watch any documentary and TV show available right from your phone instead of spending hours on a plane.
    img by John
    1 year ago

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  • Love the Past Jan 31, 2019

    By see a fish
    I can only say that when we studied things like the “Roaring 20’s,The Depression,The Boston Tea Party,The Roman Empire, right on back to when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth” and we as children could not escape from the exciting things we were being taught, only a lot of the ways we were taught was matter of factly very boring. I really liked it when there was a film, even fact filled documentaries were great. As valuable as a books knowledge can be, they’ll never be as interesting as someone else doing the reading and telling about it. Ever since I can remember and before is how far back my true desire to be next to GOD goes. Now with that being said, Please History Channel Accept My Full Hearted Thankfulness!!!! You Make History Fun!! I Sincerely hope that you continue to be a large part of the knowledge that we seek the most. Knowledge of Ourselves!!!!
  • Capturing the Minds of Our Younger Generation Mar 3, 2018

    By tltusa
    Capturing history and preserving it for the next generations is what it is all about. If only I had such a TV series like this when I was a young boy I believe I would be standing next to Rick and Marty. My admiration of such conviction is what drives my anticipation for the next episode. I wish our younger generation would have an educational system which would instill such a drive and determination. This series is a credit to the success of the History channel. Trying to solve mysteries and uncovering artifacts is what dreams are all about. Without dreams and aspirations man does not move forward. Keep the struggle for mankind moving forward through the Oak Island and other Templar related series. Keep the legends and intrigue burning dreams into our minds. I am looking forward to winning the sweepstakes!
  • May 21, 2021

    By Timothy Mccormick
    This app works exceptionally well. It gives you access to all of The History Channel's shows. My only complaint would be the amount of ads during the show itself. I don't mind adds before show starts, just don't interrupt the show itself. Great job guys.
  • Hi . Mar 5, 2020

    By Thunder Storm Pod Cast
    Apparently I’m suppose to create a review of this app or channel or Shows. It must be extremely difficult to fill a 24/7 channel with shows with an unknown projected budget from Advertising and Payed cable .From that aspect you have to deploy a budget sparingly and support certain project and kill them off if ratings come back unfulfilling .But how long to give each project a chance would be by each shows Budget . If they can not self sustain themselves by ratings and budget you would have to terminate the program. From this aspect I find your channel to be going work . I only enjoy one or two of your shows. project blue book being one of them. Thank you for the entertainment.
  • Country boy show Aug 24, 2018

    By Alabama Man 66
    This show is watch by country boys and hunters , out door people. I think you need to make sure the contestants have the skills that allows us to learn from . The woman that left because of the hook in her had was a shame all county boys have took a hook out of their hand it’s a simple thing to do . When she lashed the knife to her arm let us know she’s miles behind the average country boy in skills . I won’t to see people that don’t just survive but thrive in the woods . They still lack the knowledge to use the fish to kill a bear . To hunt at night when the animals are walking threw their camp . I love the show it’s great Just my adopt make it better . Thanks for all you do your biggest fan . Game Man
  • Washington, Series Feb 26, 2020

    By Fred45510
    I just finished watching Washington, on my 10 inch iPad, while on vacation. It was fantastic. It is such a pleasure to be able to relax in the comfort of your bedroom, and watch such a moving story, in beautiful HD. It was like reading a good book, in bed, at the end of a busy day. I had tears in my eyes by the end. The acting was excellent, as well as the whole movie production. I particularly liked everyone of the historians, they added such realism to the scenes. And not having an overwhelming amount of commercials was really appreciated. I will spread the word about this show. Every American needs to see this, and get a refresher course on how this country got started. Thank you.
  • Great look into past and present Aug 20, 2018

    By Quit hardrock
    Was recently on vacation in up state California and was seeing many logging trucks and lumber mills. My grand father was a lumberjack and ran a small saw mill in the 30’s and 40’s. As a kid I remember seeing some of his old hand saws and chain saws in the old barn. Watching the Ax Men series has enlightened me as to how hard and dangerous lumbering was and is. My hat goes off to people that have done and are still doing that difficult job. Many thanks to the History Channel for all the great programs they show. As for the concerns some people have about commercials, I believe it’s a small inconvenience for what we are getting in high quality entertainment.
  • It’s The Best! May 28, 2020

    By ArkansasDruid
    Well, to start off with I’m a history nerd. I have been since I was a kid (60 now!). So I’ve always been an avid viewer of this channel. For me, it just doesn’t get any better. Their coverage of different eras in world history keeps it fresh. And, they’re not afraid to take on difficult topics sometimes. I respect that in a media company. I may not always agree with their view or final conclusions, but I wouldn’t expect to 100% of the time. But for viewing interesting shows about the history of our country and world, you can’t get any better.
  • I Love The History App Jan 9, 2019

    By Szana1951
    Just watched “Project Blue Book” thanks, I grew up during those times an believe me when I say “ GREAT JOB” I have been watching History for as long as it has been an app an Chanel my favorite 5 star is Ancient Aliens Series I cant get enough, SO HAPPY when it finally was entered in the app! Men Who Built America series and The Frontier was amazing an real history, REAL history is my life, Pawn Stars could go away, I live in Vegas an, they aren't that nice, but they r yours, In all your app an channel are apart of my what i watch Thank U for “no more” interactive ads 🙄 Respectfully Suzanna
  • Great hunting education Nov 23, 2018

    By redbet
    We have been able to re-learn old hunting methods of our childhood and share with our grandsons and great grandsons. History puts these stories together in such detail that it brings the details of our teenage years clearly to our mind. We have studied hard the blacksmith programs from History as we have trained and turned over our blacksmith shop to our grandchildren and now are doing the same thing with our trapping and hunting equipment. Thank you History for such excellent, authentic, programming!!
  • Way too many commercials Mar 4, 2019

    By Libertylovr
    Love the History channel, hate commercials taking up so much time! Vikings is my fave, can’t get enough, but you see 2 maybe 3 scenes and then boom! you’re bombarded with umpteen commercials! Give us a break! More show, less commercials. It would also be nice to see more historical period pieces like Vikings, as there are many of us who love love love ancient history. Not a big fan of the re-enactment shows though. The History app is great, but there is a lot of black screen and once again, those horrid commercials! When something is first run on TV, advertisers are getting their commercials on at that time. Why do we have to endure the same thing online? There should not be commercials on any shows that are viewed online. It’s advertiser greed. Libertylovr
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Shelly Legas Leydecker
    This has been 5 stars for yrs. However, the last 2 months, the commercials freeze. Often times, never able to continue past that commercial break. Very frustrating bc of how often I use History. Fave channel. Hope they can fix the commercial issue.
  • Viewing Jan 20, 2020

    By 2lten
    Wishing I could see this without paying because my income is to low for such things. Have no cable at all. The antenna doesn’t get you hardly anything at all. What you do get is just terrible. Can’t believe they would dumb us down this way or at all. We are being influenced by what we see n hear and if you can’t or won’t see n hear you won’t learn anything at all. Our world is based on knowledge and learning for process. How are we to better ourselves without the proper information. Love this channel and miss it dearly. Just found this app and I’m watching what there is free. Thank you for that much. It’s nice and wish it were free for all of it. Commercials are to much to long. Please be considerate about this.
  • Too much commercial Jul 10, 2019

    By Risrichy
    I love History and also love this app, but felt like it too much commercial on the 1 episode. pop up every break time for 3-4 commercials in one break. it made me feel got interrupted more than enjoying. I don’t really mind much for having commercials during the show(maybe 1 break for 1 commercial), but this way is too much to take it. Worse case is sometime, I want to stop and end up with the show. that’s sad because I’m never get bored or want to give up for studying about History, but this app can make me feel on that way. Anyway, thank you for the good stories that you’re sharing.
  • Love the app, HATE the commercials! Aug 26, 2019

    By Poisonivy1221
    I completely agree with some of the other reviews that I have read here regarding the commercials! I absolutely love the HISTORY app and all the wonderful shows that they provide but the commercials are ridiculous! I can understand throwing one or two in there throughout the show but the amount of commercials is too much! We are viewing online not on live television where the advertisers have already promoted. So that is my one suggestion for making the app better! Thank you for all of your wonderful programming with shows like Alone, Mountain Men, Vikings, The UnXplained and many more!!
  • Love the History Channel! Jan 4, 2018

    By SIA in Germany
    I really love the shows the History Channel produces. Being able to watch them on my phone is just too cool. Even includes a few commercials but far fewer then when watching tv but what I don’t like is the limiting of how many episodes I can watch without including my tv service provider. Why? If I have the app why can’t I watch the programs I want to watch? Either make people pay for the app or let them watch the shows. Keep Up the great programming though...I love Vikings and now Knightfall but just watched Ancient Impossible. I will be looking for that on the tv as I really like it.
  • Repetitive commercials ad nauseum Nov 19, 2020

    By disobeyedcarp
    I’ve always loved History Channel. I’m a huge fan of “The Curse of Oak Island” and I think the new show will be fascinating! What a turn of tide to be searching the oceans archeologically and proving so much of our past. I do have a complaint, however. You know I pay a lot to have tier two so I can see all the history channels. Then your app came out. Love it!! But now you have the Vault and the new Ancient History Channel and I can’t watch either even though I’m tier two. If I pay for this outside my cable bill, will I get all of them?
  • More like 3.5 Stars Sep 21, 2018

    By SSunday13
    I enjoy the shows on History App , just wish that when I use my cable company to log in I didn’t get a ton of ads I get all the ads if your not already paying a cable company and want to see shows but i am and think those of use who use a provider should get way less ads. Feel there is more ads then contain sometimes. Plus once every show the audio disappears and I have to go out and back in. Hopefully they fix that .
  • Video Player Doesn’t Work Nov 27, 2020

    By K times 2
    Any time I try to watch an unlocked video, it gives me a pop up that reads, “Unknown Player Error: Failed to load video, please try again.” Was working fine until 2 days ago, now nothing works. UPDATE: It appears to have been fixed and is working well now. My only complaint is the number of repetitive commercials throughout any show. Gets old really fast. Otherwise, it’s a great app and has a lot of free content.
  • Needs improvement... Nov 8, 2017

    By Kaushal1981
    I like the History channel app, but is it possible to have a favorites tab at top when you open the app? I have to keep scrolling down to find a history show that I like every time. It would be nice to have a favorites tab on top, so I can view and select the show I want to watch instead of always and always scrolling down to the bottom of the page. Please make this app improvement, History Channel.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Diana Tyree
    Too many commercials and the app doesn't seem to remember where I leave off on a show. It takes me forever to get through one episode with all the commercials and all day if I happen to have a slow connection. Other than that, I'm really glad to have this app to watch my favorite show, Alone.
  • Good, but a few suggestions. Mar 5, 2021

    By Fjddjrd
    I really like that the History channel has decided to join the streaming service community. They have a great variety of pretty much all the shows you see on the History channel through a TV service provider. However, i’m a bit disappointed that you have to have a TV Service provider in order to get any access above the very few select episodes they offer for free. I wish they would follow suit to the other streaming services and offer a monthy, tri-monthy, 1/2 year, or a year’s subscription plan at some rate for those that do not have a TV service provider, but would like access to these shows. With the vast array of streaming services becoming more and more available, I believe it is only a matter of time before streaming services completely take over from TV service provider’s. My family is finding that it is much cheaper to pay for the tailored channels and streaming services we like, often at a much cheaper rate than tv service providers. For that reason, we are trying to do away with our own tv service provider. But the fact that History Live requires you to have a Tv service provider does not make that option readily available to those following this path, or simply unable to have tv service. I believe the history channel would be able to profit much more and attract a greater audience if they offered membership rates (monthly, 3-months, 6-months, 1 year) in addition to the free option already available if you have a tv service provider.
  • A bit stingy with the available shows Jun 10, 2021

    By owndao
    Now that so many content makers are trying to push their “plus” and “max” plans, providers are pushing hard to sell packages at high rates, including commercials, in the case of History they are not even making significant parts of their offerings available even for a single season no matter how many times it’s been broadcast. The idea seems to be to make the maximum profit even if it means losing their market to competition. History, I love a handful of your shows but I will purchase my programming from vendors that actually compete. Hope you folks see the build-your-own freedom train. Also, your app doesn’t handle your frequent commercial content without stalling, erratic jumping through parts of multiple commercials as if confused as to how many commercials can be crammed into the content especially with low data rates. Apparently, the buffer gets dumped when switching from show to commercial and back. Very annoying.
  • Good content, terrible app Apr 6, 2021

    By andrewthekid
    I have the app on my Apple TV to watch History Channel shows. The app will freeze and you will have to either back out of the program and try to start it again or sometimes you won’t get the chance to try that because the app will close itself completely. There are a lot of commercials, they offer ‘interactive’ commercials where you only watch a single commercial but you have to interact with it to close it. Problem is that after interacting with the commercial it will still show you more commercials anyway. All that is nothing compared to the audio constantly coming out of sync with the video. The audio will glitch and jump backward 15-20 seconds, but the video keeps going. The only way to fix it is to back out of the program and go back in. It will happen over and over again in a single episode. Sometimes every 3-5 minutes. I like the content on the app. But they need to fix the bugs.
  • Great content, annoying app Jun 28, 2020

    By Deliberate Living
    This review is for the tvOS app. No complaints about the shows on History Channel. In the tvOS app they look and sound fine. But the UX in the app is rough and riddled with bugs. 1. Constantly repeats the same show segments after an ad. I suspect this is triggered by the ad insertion system as it only seems to happen after fast forwarding through a show segment (which typically triggers a commercial). This happens a LOT! 2. So many commercials. It is almost unbearable to see the same commercial this many times. Forcing viewers to sit through the same commercial 15 times during an episode is bad business. Binge watching? I hope you’re ok watching a commercial a hundred times or more. 3. Mediocre navigating. I have to work harder than I’d expect to find what I want to watch in this app. 4. I have to log in / activate every other time I launch the tvOS app. Super annoying and time consuming. Multiple AppleTV’s have the same issue. 5. TvOS app doesn’t always remember what episodes I’ve watched so I’m constantly guessing which episode was last viewed. Add to this the issues above with fast forwarding and I’ve spent longer trying to get to the last 5 minutes of an episode than the length of the episode itself. I’m still using the app to binge some of my favorite shows but the bugs and UX issues make it a lot more difficult than it should be.
  • Not bad but could be better Feb 13, 2020

    By man.of.42.names
    The app and idea behind it is not bad. I like that I can easily catch up on shows that I haven’t seen. That being said it could be better. I use streaming services to avoid commercials. When using the app it has quite a few commercials in one block and it doesn’t have much variety. With a 45 minute show, I see the same series of commercials about 5 times. I understand that the app is free and that for some shows you don’t have to pay to be able to watch them, but the amount of commercials is slightly excessive. I also experience problems with the videos playing on my iPhone 6. Overall I am very happy with this app as I enjoy a fair amount of history channel shows.
  • tvOS major bug Dec 11, 2020

    By Hclip1976
    I love the history channel and the content they provide, American Pickers is probably my favorite show. But at least 5-10 times an episode of whichever show I’m watching the audio goes out of sync with the picture. I have to menu click out of the episode, then resume the same episode and it seems to work for a couple minutes then goes out of sync again. This is on tvOS, I don’t encounter this problem on iPadOS. I’m at a point of not using the Apple TV app anymore because of this. Also, holly smokes are there a lot of commercials! And they repeat over and over, if you’re bing watching get ready to see the same 5-10 commercials 50 plus times. Sometimes they will play the same one 4-5 times in a row!
  • Commercials 👎🏼 Nov 9, 2019

    By BA baller
    Way, way, way too many commercials. And they are way too long, and you play the same one two, sometimes 3 times in a row. I already pay for the provider. Collect money from them and make your commercials much shorter. And don’t play the same one, over and over again. I got the message the first time. Just annoying and unnecessary. Please fix this ASAP! I love the shows on here, but the commercials, come on! I’m able to fast forward through them on my cable box. I’d like that Same option when watching on my phone through this app. Other than that, Great shows, keep up the good work. Please do something about all these long overly played commercials. Thanks
  • Not a great TV app Aug 21, 2020

    By Kiki0715
    Seems to be okay as an iPhone app, you can pick up where you left off on episodes but I primarily only use it as an app on my tv and it’s not great for that. Even being logged in to your profile, it won’t save the shows you’ve been watching so you have to search for them each time. Sound often cuts off during the ads which, who cares, but will carry over as no sound when the show comes back. Will not auto play the next episode. Freezes and then says connection error. You back out and press play again and it’s fine. Very annoying app and yes, it plays the same ads over and over and over.
  • Old app better Dec 19, 2017

    By Medfloat69
    Too many adds. Since the app changed format I can no longer watch the show that is currently playing on the history channel, I no longer have a show schedule for the current day, I do not have access to informative short clips that my child can learn from and use for school projects and studies, and the commercials are irritating. If it wasn’t for the fact I work a crazy schedule and the history channels has a couple new programs that are truly history and not pawn shop or picker drivel I would not even have the app.
  • Hopeful of a great app, semi-decent at best. Mar 22, 2021

    By Mish Jean
    I downloaded this app onto my Apple TV when I started to watch a History Channel original series. Though I was excited to watch this series I became a fan of on History, the headaches began as I started to watch. Frequently, and multiple times per episode, audio will desync from the video. This only way to fix this issue is to back out of the episode and then to restart it, resuming where I left off. What makes it worse, is that the app does not keep track of where you last were watching, constantly hopping between seasons OR episodes within a season. This means having to search around to find the right episode. Worse yet. At times, after the episode is restarted to fix the audio, the video will change it’s ratio to a 4:3 with a large big black box off the right 1/3 part of the screen. To fix that, again, I have to stop the episode again, deal with the issues mentioned in the previous paragraph, and hope and prey to some deity that it will work when I restart it again. Overall, I’m greatly disappointed by an app that has been released by such a large organization like the History Channel. I would come to hope to find something that works a lot better for a channel this large.
  • May 20, 2021

    By Adam Hansen
    Constantly stops working. Have to close and reopen the app about 15 times before you can watch a show. And every time you retry you have to watch 3 minutes of ads. Once it finally works, it works alright.
  • May 5, 2021

    By Tom La Barbera
    Just watched the back to back Taco Bell ads 6 times in a row! Are you friggin' kidding me with this?? If it's not that, then it's the back to back Taco Bell ads followed by another 8-10 ads mixed in. The car ads that freeze causing me to try and "X" out of it, which then puts me on their website, in which I have no interest, or starts the ads all over again. Please, don't tell me I should pay for History Vault because that's not happening. Ads are one thing. This is ridiculous.
  • May 26, 2021

    By s0cializedpsych0path
    My player keeps stopping, saying "there was a problem playing video", then every time I restart it, I get blasted with an additional 3 ads. 5-6 ad breaks in a one hour show, are quite enough: without another 2 being added to each segment.
  • Way Way Way Too Many Ads Jun 4, 2019

    By CaptShaun
    Where do I begin? This is the first app I have ever given less than 5 stars. The History App has it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good part is that I can watch the shows I love anytime I want anywhere I want. The bad news is that sometimes the app is glitchy and I have to restart my Apple TV to get it to work properly. The ugliest piece of the puzzle is the exhausting amount of ads as of late. I was completely OK with 3 (often repetitious) ads during each break, but now it has doubled to 6 (often repetitious) ads during the 5 breaks on a 40 min show. After reading recent reviews, I find most customers are feeling the same way I do. However, I do not believe History knows or cares what the viewers want. If the app continues down this path, then I fear that soon it will finally live up to its name and become HISTORY!
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By Tracy Manno
    Every time i get on to watch Alone, it freezes up and tells me something went wrong. I dont think I've ever watched an episode without being shut down!!!! Frustrating!
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Matthew Polhamus
    Good shows, but they destroy tge experience through commercials. Same commercials every break. Becomes ponderous, leading to people discharging the app and not returning. Reduce or eliminate the commercials, or at a minimum, do not play the same drug and other commercials constantly.
  • May 20, 2021

    By David R.
    Lacks features. No possibility to download shows for offline viewing is a huge minus. The ads are incredibly repetitive and annoying. Why even pay for a service if you still get smothered in advertisements?
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Peter Wilhelm
    Gets stuck in endless loops of repetitive ads, no way to know what it's doing or how to fix it. Been like this now for a year or so and not improving.
  • Apple TV app audio doesn’t match video/captions Dec 27, 2020

    By andreasoup
    I can’t speak for the iPhone or iPad apps, but the Apple TV app leaves a lot to desire. Every few minutes of watching The Curse of Oak Island the audio repeats itself and lags behind the video and captioning. In order to fix it, you have to exit the video and start playing again until the same thing happens again moments later. Another frustration is if you choose to watch an interactive ad vs multiple regular ads , the screen doesn’t return to full size and plays the show on about 2/3s of the screen-also only fixable by exiting and replaying the episode. This is especially disappointing since this is a service I pay for. I would love a seamless watching experience please. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
  • Death by ads Jun 8, 2021

    By wildzapper77
    This app could be great but it really is unwatchable because of the advertisements and commercials. It’s one thing to have too many ads but it’s another for the ads to literally strangle out the shows. I have done testing and I have discovered that the history shows draw little in data compared to most Which does tend to affect video quality but the ads seem to only play in very high and clear quality. So the data is nearly double or quite often extremely high compared to the shows so they tend to freeze a lot more often. Most of the time they don’t even resume playing again so you have to restart the whole app and hope that you don’t get the same commercial that froze it last time. The Google AdSense ads are even worse because they never play straight through because they’re trying to draw so much data at once that it just freezes. I have even tried this on Wi-Fi gigabit speed‘s and it still freezes and will not continue to play. All of the ads and commercials have made this app unbearable and unwatchable. Until they resolve this issue it is not recommended that you waste your time and effort and dad are just forward to keep freezing.
  • Jun 12, 2021

    By lone Wolf Gaming
    There should be a no star. You had to log in to your subscribe provider in order to use the app this is bullcrap how are people supposed to be able to watch some of the shows that they've missed while they're away and they can't even stream Em without having the log in to something they don't even work Plus there's not a lot of their shows owner monster quest is definitely missing out of there so what's going on with you History Channel
  • May 29, 2021

    By Jakleen Moyer
    This app SUCKS! You cannot restart a program or pause for to long on an episode because thus app just plays commercial s non stop...while promising your program will restart. It NEVER does!!!! You can only start the next episode...that is it. No rewinding a previous episode....nothing! Worst app I have ever used!
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Bill Marquardt
    The app does not save a pause show. You have restart the show/episode if you pause and leave. On top of that, when you go back to the episode, you have to watch every commercial break when trying to fast forward to spot you stopped watching at. In short the app sucks.
  • I wanted to like it Feb 18, 2021

    By 1TrinityJITiU
    This app is awful. I stream a lot and this is the only app that can never make it through an episode without buffering to no end so I have to stop and get back in, then it’s near impossible to get back to the place you were at—so you have to watch a ton of commercials AGAIN to get back to where you were. It will also freeze for no reason and then the same thing again—-commercials until you can get back to where you were. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 tries to get back in to watch the show, it’s very frustrating and I often just abandon watching whatever I was watching. What’s the point of ‘signing in’ when shows are not saved and the app does not show what I have watched? No, it is not my ISP. This is a very buggy app. Wait until it’s fixed to download. Why don’t you take a hint from other apps that do this quite well—Netflix comes to mind.
  • May 17, 2021

    By Grammie's gotta BB Gun
    After installing I decided to read the reviews. Omg! Are you kidding me? I have to have a tv subscription to use this glitchy monster? What more can a moron need? Thanks but really, no thanks for wasting my time. Un-installing! F.Y.I. It would behoove you greed monsters to catch up with real life and allow a person to watch a show without forcing other brain dead activities down the throats of your patrons. Soon we will ALL disconnect from this madness! Bye felicia 🖕
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Andrew Lincicome
    Way way way too many ads. I get you have to pay for the service Of putting this up free...but the amount of ads make this unbearable. I would rather pay for no commercials than to watch this.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Katiee Price
    I really love the shows history Channel does BUT I am severely disappointed that I can not even use this app. In the age of streaming you should probably get on the same page as every other app. Other apps do not require you having cable that is the point of streaming. You need to make this available for everyone like advertised.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By jamey cariveau
    I paid for an app that no longer works....awesome. It keeps saying sorry something went wrong please check back later every time I try to play it a show.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Nik Berthelette
    Why/how does this app suck SO bad.. it never loads, won't cast to my tv, crashes constantly. Both on my phone and TV.. this has been like this for years.. FIX YOUR DAMN APP.

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