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Like every app, this had a few glitches...until the recent update. Now it's just one huge glitch. Not crazy about the layout, but haven't been able to download for days, now I can even play anything! I obtain "playback failed" for everthing I try. If you have an older version, don't update!!
I love that the application is method better than Spotify and you can ACTUALLY PICK WHAT SONG YOU WANT TO PLAY... Dang Spotify needs to hold up. But then again, some amazing songs aren't on here. There is one disadvantage though, I like to call it "song cancer". Lemme explain simply. If you listen to a song, it plays. Until poof! The song is gone. Restarting your phone, reinstalling the app, retrying to play the song, anything. It all goes out. What I think it is is a part of the song that isn't loaded, but the buffering symbol doesn't come up, and the application doesn't think it's buffering, so it saves what's being "played" as a song.
This application has always worked amazing for me. This recent modernize has caused me much grief because it keeps stopping because it will crash everytime I test to download a song. I've had to uninstall the application 3 times just to stop it from crashing and can listen to my melody on streaming. Hopefully this will obtain fixed Napster.
Browsing for fresh metal melody is impossible. Half the entries are mislabeled rap melody or country artist. Worse still their recommendations are the same 10 to 20 bands I already know about. It's as if they don't care what so ever. They have to come up with a better method to find for fresh music.😞
It's amazing but sometimes albums will be taken off of an artist's page. Breaking Benjamin for example, their newest album no longer shows up in albums and EPs. Also fresh albums don't release all the time on this app. Like XXXtentacions fresh album hasn't been released on this application yet.
Amazing application and service. Have been with Napster since 2004 when it was Rhapsody. The one gripe that I have is the lack of hi-fi capability. I just started a Tidal acc and the quality is amazing. Would love to just have one account. Would def pay $19.99 a month for this on Napster.
with every modernize it gets worse. It's constantly experiencing slow playback and stopping and scrolling in the middle of songs. This has been event since April and every modernize it gets worse. At first it was just my phone but now it's my smartphone too. None of my other apps have this problem, just Napster. Netflix, Prime, SlingTV are all fine so I know it's not my modem or the devices but application related.
The customer service for Napster is really horrible, there are no options to talk to a person on the phone anymore. That is a issue for me, along with the ongoing absence of favorite songs and/albums that were always there before. For something you pay for its hard to stay loyal to Napster when there are other apps that offer that large selection of melody like Rhapsody used to offer. Cancelling my subscription.
All-in-all, a beautiful decent service. The one BIG complaint I have with this app, is that if you're scrolling through your list of songs/artists and your screen rotates during this, it re-caches the list and starts from the beginning EVERY time. A savagely annoying problem, it will sometimes frustrate me enough to just close the application and listen to melody a various way. Loss of one star for that alone.
This application was working wonderfully. I got a fresh phone and then it stopped working almost completely. It wont play my songs. If it does play the song it'll go for a couple seconds then reset completely. it'll play a various song randomly while still showing the other song. It will hold saying playback failed. It will freeze and just present the logo. I have uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times. Nothing seems to work. Very disappointed from years of use.
I have used Napster (formerly Rhapsody) for years, I love that I can now use it on my phone through this app. I had an problem with the application not working and the very helpful and diligent Napster helpdesk worked on the issue for several days and kept in touch with me throughout, eventually solving the issue.
The phone app totally removes the songs from my Playlists without giving me an simple pathway to remember which songs where removed/no longer available. I already reported this issue at least twice and Napster's response was "check your laptop" or your info will be submitted to our software department. I never use Napster from my laptop because I'm never home-it's an inconvenience! Solution-notate in my Playlists which songs were removed or high light them in AIN NOT FIXED
Pros: Ap makes most unowned melody available for listening, has fresh songs. Cons: Disruption of song availability even if downloaded. Not good menu tab organization for navigation. Not good shuffle and find features. Track radio repeats songs too frequently. Ap unavailable at times or crashes for both computer and phone. Playlists build needs more functionality. Playlists let for multiples of same song to be added. Too simple to accidentally remove a song and then too troublesome to add it back again.
Intuitive with everything you need to control your listening session (even an EQ!) and recreate the same playlist bliss, every time. One complaint: *absolutely* need the ability within this application to drag songs up/down within a playlist!! This feature is show on Napster's web interface.
Changed my rating because now it's super slow, it lags so poor that if you change your song mid play, it can sometimes take 5 minutes to catch up. 20 minute ride = 1 song latest night. it'll play one song, then won't continue to the next, while it says it's still playing the 1st song. Really disliking that I'm paying for this. if this doesn't change soon I'm canceling my membership. phone is samsung
I got this service so that i could have control over what my kids were listening to, the children mode securty is so weak. all you have to do to obtain out of children mode is follow the instructions on the screen and kove a circle where it says to go. i need a melody service that i can install on my childs device will only begin in a resteicted access children mode, where only a parent with the password or pin can take it out of children mode. this is a true need, someone make a service that offers this.
I liked Rhapsody better. It was much easier to work with and create playlists . Finding the kinds of melody was much easier. I hate hip hop and that seems to be most of the melody you have, as well as explicit. I teach a class that diesn't wish to hear explicit.
I switched from an iPhone to an android, the android device system sucks. There is no longer any numbers or alphabet organization on the right hand side, so I have to scroll through all 1000 songs I have to search a song, instead of just selected the first letter of the songs name. It's horrible designed for melody searching. the downloads don't work right anymore, just terrible. don't use if you have an android.
This application worked well until a month ago. Certain albums and tracks suddenly became "no longer available for streaming" before they were available again the next day. Other songs were unavailable because Napster couldn't "locate that track" (with the error notice continuing, "Please search another."). I wanted to listen to melody via Napster while I worked. Instead, I got to work on fixing Napster long after I finished my work. This is incredibly disappointing and I may search another service.
I just stated my 30 day free trial and not satisfied with buffering every song from playlist created and when received a call the playlist didn't reset with the song i was listening to, but went to 1st song of playlist. Frustrating to search a amazing melody application to download songs and create playlists.
Unbelievable application - i have fun this over competitors. Layout can improve, songs random stops could be less (maybe connection) and find bar can improve - ex. must know exact spelling of artist to search them, and my albums library tends to disappear, which is fixed by logout/in. I generously give 4 stars due to stellar playlists, amazing radio (although I like Slacker Radio a small more) and the friendly caring reps that are fast to answer to inquiries that i had not long ago.