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Let me start out by saying I have no problem with commercials. They are necessary. However, this app is ridiculous. If the app crashes during a show either because the app is terrible or because you accidentally shut your phone off THEN it crashes, you have to watch tons of commercials just to get to where you left off. Example is Naked and Afraid where Season 5 does NOT exist on the list of seasons. You have to view the last episode of season 4 and fast forward to the end watching 3 minutes of commercials. It will then cycle to the first episode of season 5. THEN you have to fast forward to the end of the first episode, watch another three minutes worth. Repeats that a few times until you finally get to the episode ... THEN watch another 3 minutes worth. You had better hope you get the spot right, because you will have to watch more commercials if you don’t. THEN it crashes. Rinse and repeat. There is no pickup where you left off.
From flawless to GARBAGE
App was working flawless with AppleTV until the latest the update Discovery pushed two weeks ago. Now shows won’t start and kicks out of the app to the main screen, I suspect this has something to do with the commercials which Discovery has drop the ball with coding. In short app has become useless. ********************************** Update: July 27, 2018 LISTEN UP DISCOVERY This information is for the many people who are experiencing issues with your Discovery app on AppleTV. I’ve identified the problem without the help of Discovery and have a work around to resolve the issue as documented above. This ISSUE has nothing to do with your internet connection as another person has said in a review. The issue is indeed related to the coding of the Discovery app which corrupts the installed app previous to the Discovery update. To resolve the issue: First remove the app completely, Second restart your AppleTV, Third reinstall the Discovery app, Fourth turn off Nielsen Measurement (Discovery spyware) and finally restart your AppleTV once again. We have two 4K HDR AppleTVs. One we were able use the work around and the other had a additional step of RESETTING the entire AppleTV prior to reinstalling the Discovery app. This can major pain & inconvenience for people who are using their AppleTV as a HomeKit hub.
Great App (Its on demand Discovery)
Thanks for putting up all of your shows. The commercials and advertisements are no different than standard TV and I respect that. Please keep it that way. I can deal with 5” 3 minute commercials/ads for a one hour show on demand. If you have a cable tv supplier or tv provider. Try this app if you want The Discovery Channel! Try it more if you want discovery when you want it, and how you want it. Thanks. Please try out the discovery show “The Last Alaskans” if anyone gets a chance. It’s real and it makes you feel on the edge. Love the app. Love the channel and always have. Try to keep us informed forever please!
Crashes and Same Commercials Over and Over
The app frequently crashes and when restarted forces the show episode I was watching be played from the beginning and forces me to watch many commercials when I forward to the point where the app crashed. It seems to have many more commercials than other apps that authenticate with a cable subscription. It also plays 6 - 10 commercials in a row. The same commercials are often replayed multiple times throughout the show. Sometimes a commercial repeats within the same commercial break. As I type this review I am watching an episode of Deadliest Catch and a break of 6 commercials was supposed to play. Instead the app is stuck in a loop constantly playing the first and second of the six commercials. I would give it zero stars if I could.
Started off good...gettin sketchy
When I first started using the app it worked great, could shut the phone off or close the app to open a text message and I could pick up where I left off by just going back to the app. That hasnt been the same for the last few weeks and now it doesnt even show that I started watching an episode after I start one. The continue where you left off feature from the menu has never worked, it deletes my favorite shows from my favorites list and feel like the commercials are kind of out of hand. Would give it a 1 star rating but its the only place I can catch up on some series I have missed so I throw it a bone for that.
Let me start by saying the app is great, and I love the convenience of being able to watch my favorite shows on my mobile device. My only complaint is the commercial break placements. Instead of falling into the shows cut edits specifically for commercials, it breaks in at almost random intervals which breaks up the flow of the show. That would be alright if I could back up the video and resume the flow, but if I do, it just starts the commercial circuit again. If this could be resolved, that would make this a 5 star app imho. Even if it can’t be resolved, still very awesome to have access to all these great programs!
Over the top ads
The app works fine for me and I have no issues with anything beyond the advertisements. The length of the ad blocks are very long and typically play the same few ads over and over. Furthermore, there are designated ad blocks in the video which do not turn off after watching them. This means that if you want to rewind to before an ad block you have already had to watch for way too long, you will have to watch that same add block again whenever you get back to that point. This simply ruins this app for me, as the content I want to watch seems to be riddled with ads that take up probably 1/3 of the time in the total video.
Not what I thought
I downloaded the Discovery Go app because my household does not have cable/ satellite and I’m very disappointed. The commercials are ridiculously long, it’s always the same ones over and over. I watch maybe 4 min of the show and then boom 4 min of commercials. A lot of the episodes are locked. But the worst is that I can’t fast forward 10 seconds like almost all other streaming apps and when I check a text it doesn’t remember where I was and I have to find my location and then watch 6 more commercials. I gave it 3 stars because I love the shows but the app itself needs work.
Horrible App!! Way Too Many Commercials!!!👎🏻
I'm really disappointed with this app. I don't mind a commercial or 2, but the amount of commercials in this app is ridiculous! I may watch 5 minutes of a show then a 3 minute commercial comes on. Then repeats this throughout the entire show. I'd really like to use this app because I'm away from home a lot and like the discovery shows, but the amount of commercials makes it almost impossible. This is why Netflix will eventually put Discovery and all other networks out of business. You need to keep up with the times. People want less commercials and more show. Just reduce the number of commercials and how long they run and maybe more people would use this app
App designed for commercials not content
The app crashes only during streaming of programs, commercials always work. When you try to go in to catch the last 10 minutes of a program after the app crashes, you wind up having to watch 12 minutes of commercials. I give up, and no longer care how a show ends. If the app crashes that's the end of the show for me. As if the Discovery network wasn't already bending over backwards to prove they couldn't care less about their customers, they've now locked out their PAYING customers, that have to get their service through Spectrum, from watching back episodes of most of their shows through the app.
Requires you to give over your TV service subscription info and then we have to sit through and watch all the commercials what’s the point of giving over her your information if you have to watch the commercials that are only making the money you pay for the discovery channel on your TV and in the end up giving them more money sitting and watching to the commercials I thought the point of downloading the apps and everything was so you watch your shows without the commercials but if I’m gonna have to watch the commercials on my phone and use my data might as watch it a home I don’t need to waste my data or battery life for commercials
Picking up where we left off
Like some other reviewers have noted, the app needs to be updated to save your place better. And it needs to not force you to watch another 3 minutes of commercials to even see IF you scrubbed to the right spot. I also have no issues with commercials, that part is totally fine, but as someone who actually buys time for clients on these types of services, I know the frequency of ads is badly misrepresented (way more than it should be). This really needs to be fixed. It makes me just want to record on my xfinity, download the show after it ran, and skip commercials entirely that way.
It has its problems
I love the fact I can watch the exclusive shows on the app. The app started out great! My wife got me hooked on N&A and N&AXL and so I wanted to catch up on the episodes. Plus the only way to watch N&A Savage is on the app! So I signed in with my DirecTV info and boom, all the N&A episodes where at my fingertips. Then a day later I went to watch some more episodes and now they are all locked. I click the sign in button, I have deleted and re downloaded the app and nothing seems to work. Very upsetting, I was excited about being able to watch any of the shows at anytime but it isn’t working at all anymore.
Worse than ever
This app is ridiculous... It has more glitches than any other streaming app I use. The add pop ups are the most frustrating thing, they pop up, and you can’t get it to go away to hit play or pause on the show you started until you’ve clicked the add. The commercials are annoyingly long, it seems like a 30 minute show is 15 minutes of commercials. Streaming has become worse than live tv with commercials, I get they are needed to provide funding, but it’s the same ads over and over and over... drives one crazy. As soon as I find another way to watch certain shows, I will stop using this app, and never go back to discovery.
Probably the worst app I’ve ever used. Just to be clear, I watched all 6 seasons of Ice Pilots using the VHX app, and it never crashed. Not one time in 50+ episodes. This app crashed before I could finish ONE episode. I tried multiple times to return to the same place where it locked up, and after being required to watch the same ads over and over again, it kept crashing. This happened at least five times before I gave up. There are plenty of other similar reviews of this app. I’m adding myself to the growing list of VERY unsatisfied users of your terrible app. Get your act straight. Produce an app that does not crash or lose a customer.
Yes. Discovery GO is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 12,074 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Discovery GO Is 39.6/100.
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