I had to read the reviews here to figure out what was going on with the app in my iPad, here is my review. A. Screen appears small in landscape mode, the image is zoomed, and there is no little square with arrow to seize up the image. I thought that DW had decided to get rid of it. B. The solution is to turn the iPad to portrait mode and then: touch the tv image to widen it, only then you can turn back to portrait mode and watch the news. Please put the square by the image so we can enhance it without turning. I can imagine many people had the same trouble. Content: 5 stars, 10 if compared to tv news in the US.
I watch a lot of DW app on my iPad. I want to give this app 4 stars but I can’t. There’s no support for Picture in Picture. When I exit out of this app, I cannot use this app while in conjunction with another app. There are other news streaming apps, and safari that allows for this function. So I cannot look things up at the same time while I’m listening/watching the news at the same time. In addition to this, the lack of close captioning is alarming for a network of this size. No close captioning available when selected, same happened when I used to use the Apple TV app. I’m hard of hearing but it’s difficult to keep up sometime. I’m very grateful for the ability to rewind live as many times as I need to, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep up on both iPad app or Apple TV app. Please DW fix these these options.
I like reading DW at anytime I have, it’s trusted source for me or at least more reliable than others. But you need to upgrade your phone apps in the meaning that make it more easier to navigate menu, more touch supports, and bring us dark mode (I can only read well in dark mode) Updated: you guys really to add “Dark mode” for better reading. I’m in dark mode all the time from computer and phone.
I love DW, but new app is simply horrible, a huge step back from the previous version. First of all, to watch streams in different languages you have to change the language of the app and wait for it to restart. As I watch DW in three languages, this is simply ridiculous. On the new "watch" screen you have news articles at the bottom, which are totally useless, as the stream stops when you open an article. Also, my question is, who wants to browse or read articles while watching a stream? The new DW app is so bad, I went back to using my old iPad with the previous version on it. Really, DW: if it ain't broken, don't fix it!
In the new update the design is claustrophobic and derivative of the likes of CNN’s app. Whereas the previous design had easy access to the news in our world that’s actually important, one now has to sift through a half dozen culture or opinion articles. The prior design was altogether better organized with most articles not taking up a third or more of the screen on the main page. I am thoroughly frustrated that my main source of international news has tried to fix what isn’t broken in favor of some needlessly superfluous interface.
I read the news stories in German. Unfortunately, the text size is uncomfortably small for my eyes. It seems to ignore my phone’s settings, and it doesn’t offer any font-size settings of its own. Not all eyes are created equal. Please fix. — Still no update. Given the service’s desire for global reach, their inattention to accessibility makes no sense. I only keep this on my phone in the hope that they make accessibility a priority.
I depend on this app to stay current with events, especially in Germany. The reporting is clear, factual, and well-written. The coverage of events in the U.S. is outstanding. One current glitch. I updated my iPhone 11 yesterday to iOS 14, and the app won’t open. I’m sure it will be ok soon.
The stories fill the first and second time after installing/reinstalling the app and then nothing fills the screen. Kindly update the app. Thanks. UPDATE- I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve deleted and reloaded this app. I would think DW would test the apps before release. News stories from October 27, aren’t helpful up top when current news is nowhere to be found.
The application doesn’t allow to select a single word, for a look-up in a dictionary, for example. Only a whole paragraph can be selected. I wrote the developers about this issue a few months ago, but they seem to ignore it. Another inconvenience is inability to use the swipe gesture to return to a previous screen. Thus, the DW website has better usability than this application.
Have been using this app for years. But since early this month (Nov2020) it will not open any more. I deleted the app and re-downloaded it, but with the same behavior. Reading now other recent reviews tells me, that the app must certainly have a glitch which needs to be corrected.
The app freezes every time I use it. So, I delete it And re-download it from App Store. Love the content but freezes . The next time I want to use it, there is nothing but a blue screen. This reminds me of the old Windows 2000 Bluse screen of death only more frustrating. Please fix this issue for all your DW Fans. Dankeschön.
Before the latest update, I looked forward to using the DW app every morning to get the world news. But now it is convoluted and difficult to use- so much so, I find myself closing the dw app and searching for the news online. DW was the best unbiased news app- the latest update changed that for my purposes. Sad day, but I am uninstalling DW from my devices.
readability on iOS is non-existent, there is still no darkmode ( people have asked for years ) AND adjusting fontsize is horrible throughout the app ( you ony thankfully get iOS' ability to increase article fontsize )
The "news" content is jumbled up with op-eds and the whole lot is scattered about with little care given to news categories. Navigation is similar to a worm-hole. Now apparently made for Youtubers--video heavy and light on actual substantive news content. So if you expect an actual newspaper app look elsewhere. Oh yes, now also ZERO personalization options...
I had to replace my phone and DW is the only app that won’t load. After removing from app from main screen, it will not allow me to download it again. DW still works on my iPad. 5 stars for iPad, 0 for iPhone 12 Mini.
Really enjoyed your service until this last update... when I open the app on my iPhone 11 I get white screen with the DW logo. I swipe right to get to the menu for regional news and pick one only to get a never ending "wait" circle. What's up guys?
They cut the font in half with no way to adjust. And no, changing global settings for 1 app is ridiculous. Deleted since cannot comfortably read. Also accessing stories is much more time consuming as they revamped the whole menu system. It was perfect, now useless.
Content is good. The app’s major technical need is to allow the text size to be adjusted to make it larger. The default text size is too small on a smartphone. Hope this feature can be added soon. Thanks!
Articles generally okay for overview of German perspective on world events but no in-depth treatment. In sports, bizarre behavior with incorrect links—articles do not open to actual topic! Only plausible explanations are (1) programmed that way for a laugh (on reader) or (2) 11-year old Heiner (grandson of DW boss) hasn’t quite mastered HTML?
Chromecast support would make this app much more useful. This is a basic feature now, as seen on other European News apps such as VRT in Belgium. Thank you DW for your excellent content, however. Please continue!
I am a German teacher and frequently use this app. I the lastest update the search bar disappeared. Where is it? I want to search articles on certain topics. It needs to be easy to find. Can’t find it.
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