Best Windows 8 Apps
14 June 2013
For awhile I have been looking for an app that I can get both my nbc and msnbc fix in... this is it... I love ability to customized and add your favorite msnbc news show.... definitely worth the download.... Wish list would be the ability to watch msnbc live streaming if the price is right.
11 March 2014
Decent app--provides quick access to articles and videos, which is convenient if I miss the nightly news. In my opinion, however, Bing news is a better overall news app since it aggregates stories from multiple optional sites.
Most importantly, however, NBC's idea of important 'breaking news' is out of kilter, resulting in way too many interruptions for trivial stories. School shooting? Sure, notify me of that. Some guy alleging that some other guy is lying, even if both are politicians; don't bother me. Unfortunately, NBC doesn't have a setting such that you can select which notifications to receive--it's all or nothing. It would be better if they had a 'severity' slider or something.
9 February 2013
I'm actually very happy with this app. However, here are a few areas to improve:
1. The left, right keys should scroll left and right in the article, not jump to the next article. Same thing for page up and page down. Not until we reach the end of the article would I like to go to the next one.
2. Allow us to scroll to the next page instead of just stopping there
3. Allow us to see the website comments section
4. Please add an ability to save articles for later viewing
11 August 2012
So far the best news app for windows 8. I like the embedded videos in each article. A nice touch: the background changes as you scroll through each section.
A few things I'd like to see:
- You can add new sections but you can't remove them.
- I'd like to be able to pin sections to the start screen. It would be really great if those pinned sections updated with live headlines.
But other than that, this app is definitely worth installing.
15 September 2012
Great job on this app, I like it better than the website. Smooth, fast and stable. Apps with this kind of quality will help windows 8 big time.
2 March 2014
I use to enjoy watching programs such as the Nightly News and Dateline but all has seem to change. I'm not understanding why videos such as news casts stop and play over and over. And why am I seeing videos on Dateline muted?
I sure have enjoyed keeping up with the news and current events but if this continues; I'm sorry, but I will have to seek alternatives. I will defiantly miss this web- site.
It is now 03/05/ 2014. I am updating my review for the streaming of NBC news. It apparently shows the web-site is getting worse. For every 3 minutes, myself and other subscribers are seeing a wide range of problems such as: The videos stop playing. Not able to go exit the site without using the escape button, only to restart the app.
There are much more problems I can't get into, it's just a waist of my time to explain them all.
I use to watch such programs as like the news every morning and then to every other day. I now watch NBC news once a week. Shall I end this site altogether?
10 February 2014
I love having the NBC apps on my computer & smartphone. I am able to catch news and videos I missed during the day! I love the app.
22 February 2014
Many stories, instead of being included in full, involve clicking a link to open the story in a browser. some stories, when so opened, fail to work correctly because of issues like Flash, etc.
19 April 2013
Need this app on WP7 ASAP!
20 January 2013
This is a nice clean interface and I applaud NBC as the leader of bringing up to the minute TV content to the web! This app does nothing different however than just bringing up NBC news on your web browser does for you. If fact it does less. At least on the web browser you can minimize the screen and work while listening. Probably a failing of the Metro app interface.
16 January 2013
Nice fluid news reader for NBC news. But, the live tile is really ugly - just an NBC logo with headlines. NBC take a look at what other apps (eg. CTV) are doing.
14 January 2013
I don't understand why TV shows (esp. News, Award shows, Celebrity Interviews, etc.) aren't providing the full episode/program. Instead we are forced to watch only parts of the show in extremely short video clips. Even if video clips were longer than a few minutes I would still prefer the entire episode as an option instead. Please make the full episode of each show you provide in its entirety. Thank you.
11 November 2012
I really like the video sections for nightly news and Rachel Maddow. I'm a bit disappointed in the pinning feature. Cool that you can pin shortcuts to the startmenu but they only support live tiles. It would be nice if the default tile was specific to the shortcut rather than just the generic NBC logo. (show Rachel Maddow logo for instance)
16 March 2013
Needs live msnbc video access to watch
Very easy to navigate with the keyboard
1 March 2014
Prefer it over the new-look website right now.
11 September 2013
The layout is clean and elegant with beautiful images.
29 April 2013
The way they implemented their video streams is amazing... more devs should look at this and take note.
edit. I've been using it for over a month now.. probably the best news app on any platform..
19 March 2013
Live Tile needs better contrast and the app needs to refresh content when launched from a pinned tile
17 January 2013
Cool and nicely arranged
17 December 2012
Best way to watch NBC News on a touch-centric Windows 8 device. Videos are smooth, transitions work without any flaws and big buttons. I like big buttons. If you want to watch NBC News on a Windows 8 device, this is the app for it.
15 December 2012
I've found this to be the best news app available in the windows store hands down. The interface is beautiful
13 November 2012
I was watching Fox News and realized they lie about their facts. I think they say what makes them feel better as Republicans. MSNBC News is ran by very intelligent people.
10 November 2012
I am quite amazed at how NBC News use Windows 8 App design to present information more effectively. My only concern is the quality of videos as it is quite low, especially on my 23" screen. Please provide HD video quality.
Overall, this is one of the best news reader on windows 8 store, so far..
31 October 2012
App needs to disable sleep when video is playing. Otherwise, fabulous!
26 October 2012
Finally, it works!
The best metro app News format. Bar none!
5 Stars now well deserved!
It just wont load AT ALL! Already tried to uninstall and reinstall. It just stays in the 'loading' window doing nothing...
Too bad I'm a big fan of MSNBC. I was hoping I could access it from this app instead of going through IE...
NO STARS AT ALL UNTIL IT'S FIXED.
10 October 2012
This is going to be my main news app in the windows 8 devices.
21 September 2012
The latest update has improved lay out, but lost live tile.
11 September 2012
Excellent app, very fluid and nice-looking. The initial version could not share, which was a deal-breaker for me. However, the latest release introduced the ability to share articles, and also looks and feels great. I also like how links to web pages from within articles open in a hosted browsing experience. Great job!