Good app, not enough content for $$$
They want to charge more than the basic Netflix plan and only give you access to like 45 articles - most of which won't interest you.
Where's the support?
I love the idea of this and the quality of the narrations is top notch. I subscribed about a week ago and cannot determine whether any new stories have been posted. The dates for articles say things like "May 1st" (2 weeks in the future) and there seems to be no way to sort by date. Most frustrating is that I cannot find any way to contact support. I'll discontinue my contract and try again at a later date.
Love the content but the app is so sluggish and unresponsive, it's almost unusable
Amazing content - terrible app
Just to be clear: The content offered is first class. A great selection of some of the finest journalism the US/UK has to offer (only the New Yorker is missing). Unfortunately the app is frustratingly buggy that I gave up: Frequent crashes, articles stop playing right in the middle, downloads not working, button in-active (e.g. the "+" button to start a download works approx. every 10th time for me...), downloads suddenly vanishing (especially frustrating when you boarded a 12 hour flight and were looking forward to listening to some articles) etc.
Unfortunately the app also did not improve at all over the last few weeks - which is annoying as the problems are so glaring that also the developers have to be aware of them.
Amazing, awesome concept and articles; buggy and annoying app
By longform listener
This app is a godsend, but it is buggy. It stops playing mid-article. Stops playing, as in you have to re-click the play button. And there's no assurance it will start again. It might just crash. Or do nothing. It also pauses for seconds, then starts again. And there's no way to know whether it will restart again, so you spend 10-20 seconds waiting for it to restart, which it might do, or you might have to interrupt what you are doing to restart it. It also crashes spontaneously. And- it'll hangs for >5 seconds. No button pressing works. It's just frozen. Then it starts working again. Or, it hangs for >5, then crashes.
The audm idea is amazing. The implementation is very bad. If this could be reworked, audm could be a juggernaut of a service. Here's to waiting for that.
Great app and idea!
I've been waiting for a service like this forever! They still don't have quite as much content is I would like, but the content did you have comes from a great sources like the Atlantic, and I'm sure they're in the process of adding more (any chance of adding wired?)
Buggy, limited functionality, not worth $7/mo
The first item that I downloaded to listen to was dogged with playback errors. Just stopped playing about 6 times in an hour, I had to stop my run and restart. I couldn't search for the older content from the Atlantic which was the reason for downloading this app; you only get a short menu of current items. Not worth $7 a month with these limitations and problems.
Super simple, super great
Found this via reference in a publication I frequent, and was super impressed with this little app. It's everything you need and nothing you don't: great but manageable selection of stories expertly read. Great for morning showers, commutes, and the like!
So glad I found this
Perfect if you love long form journalism but don't have time to sit down and read it often.
Nice effort but useless
App is not ready for prime-time: it needs to be in constant contact with the net.
If I download the clips for later listening when I am offline, then it refuses to play because it is unable to validate my subscription.
I have tried to work this out with the company for three months but it just gets worse.
I'll just read the articles instead as this service is not ready for production.
App is free but
Service is $7 per month. No thanks.
Such a great idea. I'm an avid podcaster and reader. To be able to get Atlantic articles and other great content read to you while on the way to work is an idea that is ahead of its time. I can't subscribe to every magazine or read every article. So far I have enjoyed the wide variety of articles that Audm has placed in it's queue.