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Ratings and Reviews
My biggest frustration is that the app doesn’t start playing the video I’ve selected, being though I’m a subscriber. It seems to just freeze. I haven’t yet figured out what the problem is, but I will most often get a black screen with nothing playing after I select the show I want to watch. Some it will then go to a 30 second ad and sometime it’s just frozen with black screen.
The second biggest frustration is that if I pause an episode, I can’t easily find where I left off. Unfortunately the app doesn’t remember where I stopped the video. There’s a rewind-10-second button but not any kind of fast forward.
Great content, dismal streaming
It’s PBS, it’s an American classic. Unfortunately if you want to stream it this app is infuriating. The chromecast support is terrible, it fails to cast 50% of the time, never remembers where you left off and god forbid you want to rewind EVER. Once streaming you have no control over the video as it always reads as 00:00. The most insulting part is that even when you donate to PBS as a passport member you are still forced to watch an ad every time you stream. (The most insulting part being that the ad ALWAYS loads even when the episode fails. So you watch a whole ad just for it to finish and just stream the PBS logo.) Best solution I have found so far is disconnecting from chromecast go to the episode and spot you want on your phone, then reconnect, still only works about 70% of the time but still better.
Good app when it works
This is a good app when it’s working. It is less flexible than I would like. If I forget to turn the brightness up before I start a video, then do so, I am booted out of the video and made to watch an ad before I can get back in. Why am I watching ads when I am a paid member of PBS? Now this evening, after repeated efforts, the only thing it will show me is ads. An ad plays, then stops with the last frame of the ad filling my screen. Any effort I make to move on from there results in more ads, which always stall at the end.
- Public Broadcasting Service
- 91.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © 2019 Public Broadcasting Service
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