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Ratings and Reviews
It streams perfectly fine until and ad break comes along. You watch 3.5 mins of ads, then it dies. You start it again, and have to watch another 3.5 mins of ads. If you’re lucky, you might then get to watch the next segment of the programme. Only to go through the same rigmarole when the next ad break comes along. Argh!!!
Update 2021. Still the same problem. Runs perfectly fine during the programme, then freezes during ad breaks. Presumably it doesn’t get to build a buffer during the ads in the same way as it does during the programmes, but it then gets stuck to the point that it won’t resume play without stopping and restating the programme, which then forces you to sit through the ad break again. It’s the same across all my devices. PLEASE fix this, it is ruining what is otherwise a perfectly good app.
Unstable to say the least!
I love All 4… I hate All 4 app and web app! All 4 has many of my very favourite programmes but trying to watch them feels like a lottery! I regularly find myself re-watching the same sections of programmes because the app has frozen and when I re-start it, it just repeats the same section I’ve just watched. So frustrating and disappointing! You can’t fast forward on the app so end up pressing play, going and doing something else for 20 minutes while the ads and same section of the program plays, then sit down to enjoy the part of the program I actually want to watch!
On the web app, if I want to just watch the last 10 mins of the F1 qualifying I have to play 15 minutes of ads (5x3 min breaks) before I can watch Q3. I get it, Channel 4 needs ads and I’m fine with that, but if the app would just function properly the programmes would be so much more enjoyable. Please sort it All 4!
Monetize your viewers but don’t annoy them eh, C4?
Yes, we get it. Channel 4 is paid for by ads. I remember when the channel first started. The content was amazing. Niche, arty, daring. But there are now so few programmes actually worth watching. And when you do watch them, you are blasted by a long unskippable set of the SAME ads each time.
If you want to really annoy your viewers, keep doing this Channel 4. Personally I value my time, and don’t want to see 10 mins of ads for a 20 minute show. At least on live TV you can switch channels or walk away. With this app you’re stuck with them. It makes it impossible to binge watch a few episodes of anything because I just WANT TO BANG MY HEAD AGAINST A WALL
Update: the same standard lazy developer response that has been used for other reviews has been pasted to my original review. That’s about right. Responding to my acknowledgement that ads are the funding model by saying that, yes, that’s right, Channel 4 is funded by ads. DEVELOPERS, DO YOU ACTUALLY READ THE REVIEWS HERE?!
Developer Response ,
Hi, we must advise that Channel 4 is entirely funded by ads, which is why they are included on the All 4 app. Neverthless, we appreciate your feedback which has been passed on for the information of the team responsible for ads on All 4
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