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PBS NEWSHOUR - Official

PBS NEWSHOUR - Official

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  • Crash bug seems to be fixed May 27, 2017

    By lcodenot
    Excellent news coverage. Haven't experienced any of the technical difficulties I've read about in reviews in the last three weeks.
  • Needs and update Jan 14, 2020

    By Chrispridd
    The content on here is great and very unbiased but, the outdated app makes it very hard to take in. The last software update this app had was 3 years ago and it’s easy to tell because it doesn’t fit modern phones. The app is slow and buggy and just needs some work.
  • Last vestige of quality tv journalism Oct 4, 2018

    By Zonaboy
    I’m a 21 yr old college student studying poli-sci, and this program is the last vestige of analytical and un-editorialized journalism. If more Americans watched this program, political polarization would be halved immediately.
  • No Audio / No App Support Aug 20, 2017

    By SewHelpMe
    Volume completely turned up. No audio. Reporting is good but sometimes like to listen to my news rather than read on small screen. FYI Selecting App Support within App Store takes you to a useless web page.
  • Arrrg! Jan 23, 2017

    By Gnab gib
    Love the news content.. Etc. except the app crashes after reading the first story every time. Annoying at the very least. Please fix!
  • Inconsistent presentation of videos Jun 8, 2017

    By Userjf
    On iPhone 7 with latest updates installed, in one section of the app, I can view primary news video (presidential press statement)- but not supplied in context with commentary etc. In the main video section of the app, where there are segments from the broadcast, I get an error that there is no player installed, and can't view. Also disappointing is the fact I can't just find links to play the sound-only broadcast- I didn't actually care about video. Uninstalling after first use because it's clear the app developers have no interest in maintaining this app. Last update in 2016!!!! Unprofessional
  • Can’t imagine why no iPad app Jan 7, 2019

    By k9gardner
    The fact that there’s a PBS app is good, I guess. But it’s just not a great app, even on the phone. And watching an iPhone app on an iPad, in 2019, seems just silly. What’s going on here? Also, I can’t even get the episode I want to watch to load half the time; it just sits there spinning. When I finally do get it to load, there’s no sound. This is really kind of shocking and, I should think, embarrassing for you. I see reviews from over a year ago calling out some of these issues and I’m not really sure what could be going on over there that these things would not be addressed.
  • Lacking Dec 31, 2017

    By Travis
    It could be a great app. Their news coverage is excellent. However the app disappoints in many ways. 1. It crashes way too often. 2. There is no log-in mechanism. So you cannot save, send, not share articles of interest. Whether they make these improvements for members as a way to encourage donations. But it’s just lacking right now.
  • Not for iPad! Ridiculous! Aug 27, 2018

    By AnneGMcWilliams
    I have the PBS Newshour app on my iPhone. I enjoy the headlines feature, presenting breaking news every day. BUT— why isn’t this available for iPad? The closest app for the PBS Newshour on iPad is the PBS Video, but it only has the previous evening’s program and related programs. The iPad is the perfect platform for breaking news stories and video. I realize iPhones are more prevalent, but the format is too small for enjoyment. I hope PBS will rethink the development goals to include breaking news on the iPad format.
  • UPDATED - Great news App but can someone tell me why they haven’t fixed their audio? Jul 28, 2018

    By True Man of Steel
    This app is really good for getting what’s important in the news without much of a bias toward either side. HOWEVER, they really need to fix their audio for videos they link in the app. It amazes me that they haven’t done so yet! Updated to 1 star because it’s really bothering me that they haven’t fixed the sound one videos yet. What’s the point?!? Uninstalling and looking elsewhere
  • Crash bug seems to be fixed May 27, 2017

    By lcodenot
    Excellent news coverage. Haven't experienced any of the technical difficulties I've read about in reviews in the last three weeks.
  • Needs and update Jan 14, 2020

    By Chrispridd
    The content on here is great and very unbiased but, the outdated app makes it very hard to take in. The last software update this app had was 3 years ago and it’s easy to tell because it doesn’t fit modern phones. The app is slow and buggy and just needs some work.
  • Last vestige of quality tv journalism Oct 4, 2018

    By Zonaboy
    I’m a 21 yr old college student studying poli-sci, and this program is the last vestige of analytical and un-editorialized journalism. If more Americans watched this program, political polarization would be halved immediately.
  • No Audio / No App Support Aug 20, 2017

    By SewHelpMe
    Volume completely turned up. No audio. Reporting is good but sometimes like to listen to my news rather than read on small screen. FYI Selecting App Support within App Store takes you to a useless web page.
  • Arrrg! Jan 23, 2017

    By Gnab gib
    Love the news content.. Etc. except the app crashes after reading the first story every time. Annoying at the very least. Please fix!
  • Inconsistent presentation of videos Jun 8, 2017

    By Userjf
    On iPhone 7 with latest updates installed, in one section of the app, I can view primary news video (presidential press statement)- but not supplied in context with commentary etc. In the main video section of the app, where there are segments from the broadcast, I get an error that there is no player installed, and can't view. Also disappointing is the fact I can't just find links to play the sound-only broadcast- I didn't actually care about video. Uninstalling after first use because it's clear the app developers have no interest in maintaining this app. Last update in 2016!!!! Unprofessional
  • Can’t imagine why no iPad app Jan 7, 2019

    By k9gardner
    The fact that there’s a PBS app is good, I guess. But it’s just not a great app, even on the phone. And watching an iPhone app on an iPad, in 2019, seems just silly. What’s going on here? Also, I can’t even get the episode I want to watch to load half the time; it just sits there spinning. When I finally do get it to load, there’s no sound. This is really kind of shocking and, I should think, embarrassing for you. I see reviews from over a year ago calling out some of these issues and I’m not really sure what could be going on over there that these things would not be addressed.
  • Lacking Dec 31, 2017

    By Travis
    It could be a great app. Their news coverage is excellent. However the app disappoints in many ways. 1. It crashes way too often. 2. There is no log-in mechanism. So you cannot save, send, not share articles of interest. Whether they make these improvements for members as a way to encourage donations. But it’s just lacking right now.
  • Not for iPad! Ridiculous! Aug 27, 2018

    By AnneGMcWilliams
    I have the PBS Newshour app on my iPhone. I enjoy the headlines feature, presenting breaking news every day. BUT— why isn’t this available for iPad? The closest app for the PBS Newshour on iPad is the PBS Video, but it only has the previous evening’s program and related programs. The iPad is the perfect platform for breaking news stories and video. I realize iPhones are more prevalent, but the format is too small for enjoyment. I hope PBS will rethink the development goals to include breaking news on the iPad format.
  • UPDATED - Great news App but can someone tell me why they haven’t fixed their audio? Jul 28, 2018

    By True Man of Steel
    This app is really good for getting what’s important in the news without much of a bias toward either side. HOWEVER, they really need to fix their audio for videos they link in the app. It amazes me that they haven’t done so yet! Updated to 1 star because it’s really bothering me that they haven’t fixed the sound one videos yet. What’s the point?!? Uninstalling and looking elsewhere
  • Data won’t load any more Oct 21, 2017

    By Steven D R
    I’ve used this app for a long time. But for the last few months it won’t load the data. Deleted and reloaded it more times than I can count. It’s amazing to me that an organization like The NewsHour would have such a crappy app. Spend some money, you cheapskates!
  • Content won’t refresh Mar 25, 2020

    By trevelyan66
    Content often doesn’t refresh I try to refresh it. I’m still looking at videos from 4 weeks ago since they won’t refresh. What’s the point of a news app if you’re not getting the latest info..
  • Reporting a bias Nov 24, 2016

    By Pinecone4444
    I have watched and enjoyed pbs for years, finding it mostly accurate to current events compared to other obviously biased news outlets. The president race was the first time I watched it become the same as those. Low quality reporting with bias... Real journalism will report the facts and let viewers take it as it is. Your new agenda is obvious and not attractive. "Provided by viewers like you," no more.
  • Crashing is a BIG problem! Sep 22, 2016

    By Pepper Jack King
    Got this app a few weeks ago and kept despite it frequently crashing, with the hopes that updates will fix it. There's no hope for it. Will now delete it.
  • Below PBS Standards Mar 11, 2020

    By willy's mom
    Why? An outstanding new outlet & an app that doesn’t work. It fails to update programs, fails to download video & fails to play audio through my phone’s speaker, so I always have to wear a headset. But that doesn’t matter right now, because I can’t get the damned thing to even update. My favorite news program that I can’t watch.

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  • Crash bug seems to be fixed May 27, 2017

    By lcodenot
    Excellent news coverage. Haven't experienced any of the technical difficulties I've read about in reviews in the last three weeks.
  • Last vestige of quality tv journalism Oct 4, 2018

    By Zonaboy
    I’m a 21 yr old college student studying poli-sci, and this program is the last vestige of analytical and un-editorialized journalism. If more Americans watched this program, political polarization would be halved immediately.
  • Arrrg! Jan 23, 2017

    By Gnab gib
    Love the news content.. Etc. except the app crashes after reading the first story every time. Annoying at the very least. Please fix!
  • Needs and update Jan 14, 2020

    By Chrispridd
    The content on here is great and very unbiased but, the outdated app makes it very hard to take in. The last software update this app had was 3 years ago and it’s easy to tell because it doesn’t fit modern phones. The app is slow and buggy and just needs some work.
  • No Audio / No App Support Aug 20, 2017

    By SewHelpMe
    Volume completely turned up. No audio. Reporting is good but sometimes like to listen to my news rather than read on small screen. FYI Selecting App Support within App Store takes you to a useless web page.
  • Inconsistent presentation of videos Jun 8, 2017

    By Userjf
    On iPhone 7 with latest updates installed, in one section of the app, I can view primary news video (presidential press statement)- but not supplied in context with commentary etc. In the main video section of the app, where there are segments from the broadcast, I get an error that there is no player installed, and can't view. Also disappointing is the fact I can't just find links to play the sound-only broadcast- I didn't actually care about video. Uninstalling after first use because it's clear the app developers have no interest in maintaining this app. Last update in 2016!!!! Unprofessional
  • Can’t imagine why no iPad app Jan 7, 2019

    By k9gardner
    The fact that there’s a PBS app is good, I guess. But it’s just not a great app, even on the phone. And watching an iPhone app on an iPad, in 2019, seems just silly. What’s going on here? Also, I can’t even get the episode I want to watch to load half the time; it just sits there spinning. When I finally do get it to load, there’s no sound. This is really kind of shocking and, I should think, embarrassing for you. I see reviews from over a year ago calling out some of these issues and I’m not really sure what could be going on over there that these things would not be addressed.
  • Lacking Dec 31, 2017

    By Travis
    It could be a great app. Their news coverage is excellent. However the app disappoints in many ways. 1. It crashes way too often. 2. There is no log-in mechanism. So you cannot save, send, not share articles of interest. Whether they make these improvements for members as a way to encourage donations. But it’s just lacking right now.
  • Data won’t load any more Oct 21, 2017

    By Steven D R
    I’ve used this app for a long time. But for the last few months it won’t load the data. Deleted and reloaded it more times than I can count. It’s amazing to me that an organization like The NewsHour would have such a crappy app. Spend some money, you cheapskates!
  • Content won’t refresh Mar 25, 2020

    By trevelyan66
    Content often doesn’t refresh I try to refresh it. I’m still looking at videos from 4 weeks ago since they won’t refresh. What’s the point of a news app if you’re not getting the latest info..
  • Crashing is a BIG problem! Sep 22, 2016

    By Pepper Jack King
    Got this app a few weeks ago and kept despite it frequently crashing, with the hopes that updates will fix it. There's no hope for it. Will now delete it.
  • So Disappointing. Jan 7, 2018

    By torrie62
    As a lifelong public broadcast member and devotee I am stunned that this PBS News Hour app. So little content. Where is “search” to offer access programs I missed or share a favorite story with a friend? And why is reliable downloading so clunky? The world needs more not less of PBS.
  • Not for iPad! Ridiculous! Aug 27, 2018

    By AnneGMcWilliams
    I have the PBS Newshour app on my iPhone. I enjoy the headlines feature, presenting breaking news every day. BUT— why isn’t this available for iPad? The closest app for the PBS Newshour on iPad is the PBS Video, but it only has the previous evening’s program and related programs. The iPad is the perfect platform for breaking news stories and video. I realize iPhones are more prevalent, but the format is too small for enjoyment. I hope PBS will rethink the development goals to include breaking news on the iPad format.
  • UPDATED - Great news App but can someone tell me why they haven’t fixed their audio? Jul 28, 2018

    By True Man of Steel
    This app is really good for getting what’s important in the news without much of a bias toward either side. HOWEVER, they really need to fix their audio for videos they link in the app. It amazes me that they haven’t done so yet! Updated to 1 star because it’s really bothering me that they haven’t fixed the sound one videos yet. What’s the point?!? Uninstalling and looking elsewhere
  • Reporting a bias Nov 24, 2016

    By Pinecone4444
    I have watched and enjoyed pbs for years, finding it mostly accurate to current events compared to other obviously biased news outlets. The president race was the first time I watched it become the same as those. Low quality reporting with bias... Real journalism will report the facts and let viewers take it as it is. Your new agenda is obvious and not attractive. "Provided by viewers like you," no more.
  • Below PBS Standards Mar 11, 2020

    By willy's mom
    Why? An outstanding new outlet & an app that doesn’t work. It fails to update programs, fails to download video & fails to play audio through my phone’s speaker, so I always have to wear a headset. But that doesn’t matter right now, because I can’t get the damned thing to even update. My favorite news program that I can’t watch.
  • Videos do no load Jun 26, 2020

    By Msnisi45
    I watch live news on the ABC News app all the time. The CNN News app is awesome. I am really disappointed. If this app worked properly I would definitely use it the most. Since your developers haven't updated in three years there is no need to expect any improvement. Uninstalled....
  • Worst app for the best news :( Apr 28, 2020

    By tuyteuioyteryur
    PBS news if my favorite news network but this app is pointless. It doesn’t function at all. I have an iPhone XR but this app crashes constantly, doesn’t load news and currently has a blue screen when I open it that says the app is disconnected or something???? The app is unusable. Just so unfortunate. SMH

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PBS NEWSHOUR - Official

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