This Old House 12+
The #1 Home Improvement Brand
This Old House Ventures LLC
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
The free This Old House app features 1,400+ full episodes –– with new ones added weekly –– streaming to your TV, tablet or phone. Upgrade to Insider for ad-free viewing, and to unlock every episode in the archive.
This Old House is the number one home improvement brand, serving over 40 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through the EMMY award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, the Webby Award-winning site ThisOldHouse.com, the Insider membership club, the podcast Clearstory, and the highly regarded This Old House magazine.
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Ratings and Reviews
App shuts down every 30 seconds
I love This Old House.....forever. So I was excited to get this app. Unfortunately, it shuts down every 20-30 seconds. I can’t open anything. Start to scroll or look for an episode and down it goes....over and over. Hope it’s just a short term issue. If so I’ll revise this rating...... I increased the rating from 1 to 3 stars....but still buggy. Often shuts down when searching for a How To Video. Have tried to watch a video on installing a backsplash more than 5 times. Shuts down every time. Did watch a few episodes of series 41 but can’t believe I have to watch the same three advertisements five times (about 5 minutes) for a 28 minute episode. Went from episode 6 back to episode 1 instead of 7. I expect more from This Old House
Unable to exit videos
As other posters have mentioned, once in a video, there is no way to exit. On AppleTV the menu button just rewinds the video about 2 seconds - as if I’d hit the back arrow. I reported this issue a few years ago via email (via link found in the app) and they fixed this exact issue. So sad to see the exact same issue return a few years later. And even sadder that the Apple App Store validation process doesn’t catch this MAJOR usability bug.
On the iPhone app, the support page has no words next to the links any longer, just white space. Though after clicking the links it does briefly show what the link does. And, like the AppleTV app, once you start a full screen video, there is no way to exist the video without force closing the app.
Since the Roku purchase of TOH it seems quality has become the last thing they care about for all other platforms. I guess it’s time to vote with my $$ and cancel my subscription.
Deleted just as fast as I got it
I learned of the app watching This Old House on free TV. I’ve trusted This Old House for many years. When they said it was absolutely free I thought this is great I can binge watch on some episodes were I missed a few shows. I downloaded the app. When I went to try it you have to sign up for their insider to see anything. I’m all out of signing up. Also, they give you the option about following your usage to other websites. It gives two options “Ask not to follow activity” and “allow to follow”. Not “No do not follow” but ask them not to. Unacceptable. It’s none of their business where I go and what I do. Signing up for their app shows things that I’m interested in so they should need to go to other places. I love This Old House but they lost a lot of my respect how’s the way their app is run.
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- This Old House Ventures LLC
- 47.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
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- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Insider Subscription $9.99
- Annual Insider Subscription $95.99