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Ratings and Reviews
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My use case: in the shower every morning I say “hey siri play NPR” then I get the most current hourly update. That’s it. No ads, no audio commercials, no switching to another news source I don’t care about. A great effortless way to start the morning.
Want to use it daily - but 2 missing features made me delete it
Still no fix for these missing vital features.
Almost all my audio entertainment and information is via podcasts and/or streams. I actually keep 3 podcast apps on my iPhone because each has features I want/need. I would enjoy having an app like Funnel. With the pro version features it would literally be a one-tap source for news. But 2 major features that most podcast apps have are missing:
1) Registering it with the system as a spoken-word audio app. Because it is not recognized as such, if I am using a Navigation app the voice directions speak on top of the news playback. Subsequently I can’t hear several seconds of the news I’m listening to which usually leads to missing information relevant to the story.
2) Ability for short skips backward and forward in playback. You know this feature: you missed something and you want to go back a few seconds to hear it again. Or maybe you want to skip some audio to get to something else. Even more disappointing is that it doesn’t have these commands available via Bluetooth like most all other major non-Apple podcast apps do.
I’ll be monitoring Funnel’s updates in case they add these must have features. When they do, I’ll pay for the pro version. In the meantime I’m glad I got the basic version when it was free.
A very good app but for some minor stuff
The app takes somewhat high data and even on a wifi connection it needs a pretty high one to load the news. The other thing I really want is offline saving. For example when m going to my job I want to download all the available news for that time and listen offline. That would be a nice thing. The app is beautiful. I like the minimum features. No need to mess with many settings this way. Just open and start listening.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.