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3 stars out of 5
· 2/3/2016

Too often, I tap an article and I get a big black bar that says "read next story." I radio the back button and I get "Please connect to the internet." This while any other app I use is connected just fine. It's a nice layout, and I'd like to use it but it's too buggy. Sometimes closing and re-launching it helps, sometimes it doesn't. On a Nokia Lumia 929 for what that's worth.

4 stars out of 5
· 1/2/2016
Best App for New Site Design

I've tried the apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone and by far the Windows/Windows Phone versions are the best. In fact, these apps are far superior to trying to read the new site via a web browser. I've only had one instance of the stories not re-freshing and an un-install/re-install seems to have fixed this (note: not acceptable, SeaTimes needs to fix this, but only a minor annoyance). Only other minor complaint is that some times stories appear in the incorrect section. IE: A national news story may appear in the Local news section.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/8/2015
Decent app. Love Seattle Times

Good app. Can definitely use a couple of updates to make it more stable. As always, Seattle Times content is great.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/4/2015
Beautiful UI and easy to use

Pleasing to the eye and easy to use. Love it.!

1 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2016

The app keeps saying that I need to connect to the internet, even when I have a strong connection. If it's not fixed soon, even after all these reports of failures, I'll be cancelling my subscription.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/9/2015
loss of Connection

The App has a frequency of going offline and its very annoying. I am uninstalling till they fix the problem. This issue has been there for quiet some time now, even when I had Windows 8.1

1 stars out of 5
· 9/14/2015

Keeps insisting I need to connect to the internet even when I am clearly online (as verified through other apps). Haven't been able to use it for over a week despite uninstalling and reinstalling. App is pretty useless right now.

3 stars out of 5
· 8/11/2015

I read an article and close it, click on the next article and I get a window saying that I need to connect to the internet. I am connected to both Wi-Fi and cell internets. I have deleted the app and reloaded. Works for 2 or 3 tries and the same happens.

2 stars out of 5
· 5/21/2015
Slow close to being a great news app.

Yes, the accolades for the aesthetics and the feel for this app are merited, but it's got to run well first. The app has difficulty reconnecting to the internet if it loses connection mid-stream or launched before a wireless connection has been established. More frustrating than that is the continued delay in refreshing content. I read a paper online much like I would a paper in print... regularly, expecting to read something new each day. I'm back to paper and the website until this improves. Too bad, it was so close to being a great news app.

3 stars out of 5
· 4/30/2015

Nice app, good visuals. One bad bug, though - read an article and hit back to get to the article list, and the app thinks it has lost connection. No amount of retry works, the only fix is to restart the app.

stars out of 5


  • Get the latest news from The Seattle Times whenever you want it
  • Browse The Seattle Times’ award-winning photo journalism in full-screen photo galleries
  • Get the latest in sports, entertainment, local news and more
  • Watch Seattle Times videos
  • Pin your favorite sections to your Start screen and get updated headlines as live tiles
  • Easily share Seattle Times content with your friends and family
  • Customize your reading options by choosing your preferred font size within articles
  • Receive notifications for breaking news
  • Optimized layouts for landscape and portrait orientations
  • Got a news tip for us? Contact us through the Settings charm

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-Bug fixes for Top Stories and other sections -Notifications for breaking news

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