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NHK WORLD-JAPAN
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NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience. It is the international service of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. [Features] - 17 languages available Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese - Latest news on Japan and Asia - Push notification of emergency information on earthquakes and tsunami *English and Chinese - Live streaming of 24/7 English TV channel with multilingual subtitles by AI translation - Multilingual video and audio programs on demand - linear Internet service for the distribution of Chinese-language news and programs
Audio and video out of sync
by HAL471 on 2020/06/27 16:53
Content is great but video lags audio a lot. Seems to be a huge problem as it affects live feed on website as well. Hard to watch as a result as it is very annoying.
I like it, but...
by Jp notes on 2020/06/27 00:12
Overall I like it. A few things bug me, though. 1) I’d prefer fewer voiceovers and more subtitles. I’m trying to learn Japanese, and their limited number of English talent is, well, annoying and distracting. At least give an option to hear the original Japanese or dubbed. 2) They don’t seem to have enough bandwidth dedicated to the service. I don’t have problems streaming any services except NHK World. It’s not all the time, but it’s enough to be annoying. 3) Ditch the hourly news programs. I like the news programs, but they’re on far too frequently. 4) I’d like to see more programming that’s available on NHK in Japan. I get that this is free and in Japan you’re supposed to pay, but I’d like to see more programming that isn’t all about the tourism. Don’t get me wrong — as an outsider that’s also incredibly valuable. But would love to see more dramas that are being viewed in Japan.
Good
by KiritoYT on 2020/05/17 18:47
Can u add support for dark mode
Great contents
by roycheung1120 on 2020/05/12 13:44
You have really good content, wish you can put the app in Samsung and Sony TV app store so people does not need to have a set top box to watch the programs
Apple TV app doesn’t work, no way to contact dev
by rlr524 on 2020/04/21 16:07
The Apple TV app freezes the stream after a few minutes...my connection is 60 Mbps and all other apps work fine. There is no way to contact NHK’s developer about the app, the NHK site contact form is only for comments about programs. There is no way to specifically review an Apple TV app (the iOS apps work fine).
Great Content, Decent Performance, Minor bug
by canarybearer on 2020/04/08 00:17
I've used the NHK World News app ever since I discovered the station while I was an exchange student in Germany. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese perspective on global world events, and in particular, I enjoy the train segments with their beautiful narration and landscapes. I’ve updated my review to 4 stars since they’ve greatly improved the performance and reliability of the app! My only complaint now is that when I manually go to full screen mode, there is a pause button in the center of the screen that won’t go away until I press the closed caption button and press “off”!
push notifications
by jhiskey9 on 2020/04/07 21:58
they have stopped, please fix
Used to be great. Cannot connect to Chromecast
by machinojyo on 2020/03/29 22:37
Enjoy programs but since the last upgrade none of the programs can connect to Chromecast. I read discussions about it online but NHK does not seem to acknowledge that it is a bug. I don’t have this issue with YouTube. Please look into.
Where are all the shows??
by emoji4747 on 2020/03/22 14:36
I used to religiously watch the NHK channel on my cable service everyday. Having recently given up cable, I immediately downloaded the app. Very disappointed! Where are all the amazing documentaries and informative programs?? This app only offers news stories. Please give us access to ALL of NHK’s contact.
Why Japanese is not an option???
by jjjjjjjjmt on 2020/03/15 19:24
Japanese does not seem to be one of the 17 language options...????? Am I missing something?
I wish I could cast the on demand shows
by Coolbeansorwhatever on 2020/03/10 05:11
I love the content but it would be nice to have casting and not just apple airplay to watch on demand episodes.
Now it’s all news, no entertainment
by Captain Nerd on 2020/02/28 05:38
What happened to the NHK World that used to have documentaries and other non-news programming? I’ll bet they have too much competition from their cable/satellite divisions.
Bring back full casting please!
by ABCinUK on 2020/02/06 10:05
The app was great a few months ago. And then they did a huge update that removed the ability to cast the app to your TV. They’ve finally brought back some functionality of casting the live streaming. However you are still unable to cast individual shows you want to watch! Please bring back this function because it’s much easier to watch on the TV. NHK is otherwise a wonderful app that shares a lot of interesting news!
Chromecast not working
by murmurings on 2020/01/16 02:00
i LOVE NHK World but cannot use the app to cast anymore. the icon for chromecast is there. then can connect. but none of your shows have the icon to actually cast a show PLEASE FIX
NHK is First Rate Media !
by Tom3.1415926 on 2020/01/13 17:26
Between the APP and NHK TV (antenna in my area) I have come to absolutely love their programming. It all started for us with their dramatic LIVE helicopter coverage of the Tsunami which devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan. Now, I’ve slowly beome a fan of Japanese culture through their wide ranging programming in English. Among my favorite programs include a roving narrator whom walks through neighborhoods all over the world and interacts with the inhabitants in translated English. Kabuki is also a very interesting and finely nuanced art form...and fun to watch. Too much variety to describe here, but I find myself tuned in more and more these days. Thank You NHK !
Few glitches
by Foxtaled on 2020/01/10 19:50
I can’t get the app to work on chrome cast for my TV. Also, there is some glitching on the live stream, it will suddenly stop playing audio. When the audio resumes, the video will rewind a few minutes and start over again. I love NHK I hope they are able to make the app even better!
Fix this broken app please
by AASP1981 on 2020/01/06 09:15
The on demand contents no longer available
Suddenly I can’t seem to find shows
by spinee on 2019/12/31 03:31
I recently updated this and suddenly I can’t find most on-demand content. Either it’s gone or it’s been organized into a corner so dark that I haven’t been able to locate. I’m thinking it’s probably no longer worth it, and I’ll just watch shows in the browser.
More features is nice! NHK Live isn’t easy to find
by nicholas042893 on 2019/12/18 15:32
There is so much more to do in the app now! I love the expansion of features. I do wish that NHK Live broadcast was easier to access. I don’t like to scroll so far to find it. Watching NHK live is the most important feature for me in the app.
App has become useless
by cajunh2o on 2019/12/18 06:53
Used to love the app. News and such was a bonus. Primary reason was for earthquake alerts. Now suddenly it says I need to enable push notifications in phone settings. Yet NHK doesn’t show up in notification settings to enable it. My daughter lives in Japan and this was the main way to keep up with earthquakes. Not sure what to do now. Great work in breaking your own app
Not working
by Raantuva on 2019/12/11 04:01
Since the update/refresh, the app regularly crashes. I can’t use it. It also deleted all of my saved settings. :/
You can no longer cast On Demand programs to tv from the app
by rayjrm on 2019/12/01 18:21
After the recent overhaul, you can only cast the Live feed to TVs. But There is WAY too much news on the Live feed, so it would be nice to be able to cast On Demand programs again.
Complete app redesign made the app kind of useless
by BergKatse on 2019/11/28 14:55
New fancy interface - somehow, I’m hoping not by design, removed the ability to google cast VOD to an android TV. This along with no longer supporting android tv apps makes it impossible for me to watch shows on the TV. Fingers crossed it was just a bug because I love NHK documentaries.
Fix the chrome cast issue please
by Brittany4847363 on 2019/11/25 00:20
I can no longer chrome cast the on demand section. To my tv. Please bring this back! I feel like it’s an error
New app is very bad
by gamer1408 on 2019/11/23 04:09
Can not find live or VOD programs!!
Upgrade REMOVED useful functionality
by Non-functional iOS7 experience on 2019/11/23 04:07
Surprised and disappointed that NHK could less user experience. Specifically, removal of default Live TV. Secondly, Inability to screen record clips of programming in iOS (which I share with friends family to introduce NHK quality standards). At minimum, please allow users to set ‘default’ view to Live TV in settings
Hello
by DPTran on 2019/11/21 07:48
I miss the excellent documentaries and other programs like Core Kyoto and food shows. They are no longer available. What happened? Is the new version supposed to be that way? Please bring them back.
Video OnDemand Casting Broken
by bsothe1 on 2019/11/21 03:25
New update doesnt allow for Video On Demand to be chromecasted. Is this by design? I hope not
The redesign killed usability
by Muzical84 on 2019/11/19 14:37
If you use this app primarily for the news section, you’re probably fine, but it can’t remember anymore whether I want it to default to news, live video, or VOD, and it gave ZERO help in finding the latter two. I actually had to start asking around online to find the VOD section again. The news section also just looks like its opening the NHK World homepage. You may we well use Safari and not have the extra junk around the edges of the screen. Bad update, would revert if I could.
Used to be great.
by ford01SVTcobra on 2019/11/19 08:21
Before you could open the app and it would auto play. Now? Nope. Gonna miss watching nhk.
Used to be good
by swnk999 on 2019/11/18 22:40
Before their latest update I was able to get a listing of upcoming programs. Now the interface is not intuitive and it no longer has the listing unless you select “open in browser”. I’ll probably delete the app and just go through a browser.
Newest version is useless, refers to website
by mneonew on 2019/11/18 02:00
The newest version of the app is useless. No more live TV, no more on demand programs. Just a link to go to the website. Do not bother installing this app
App for iPad
by morenocj on 2019/11/17 16:51
To whom it may concern¡ i live in USA and i always watch NHK TV and in my iPad, but i do not like the last version in the iPad, i loved last version for iPad i could see the program tv, browse and look for an specific that i like, but in this case i can not do it anymore.
Gained v8.0.0; Lost OnDemand Chromecast
by S_McAfee on 2019/11/17 02:55
This was a 4 star app now a 2 as the 8.0.0 update, while being reorganized and adding radio, has LOST ON DEMAND CHROMECAST. I can cast live programming just fine, however on demand is limited to playing on the iOS device (iPhone in my case). NHK please fix. Either way I love the content but need to watch sumo on a Big Sumo Sized Screen!
Finding videos needs to be easier
by Peter5276 on 2019/11/16 04:38
Love NHK World but this new app is not an improvement on the older version. Navigation is not always transparent. For example, it is much harder to find specific videos on demand than before because they are hidden under multiple layers of navigation. Links in the app sometimes open in the browser rather than in the app. Needs better user testing to make the content easier to access.
NHK Has Wrecked a Good App
by blpdxor on 2019/11/16 01:21
Prior to the update mid Nov 2019, the Broadcast schedule for the day could easily be accessed, recent programs were a simple swipe away, as were all programs. There were collections of programs around topics, such as Green tea. Now, you can’t even tell what live program you are watching, let alone what comes on in the next few hours. Who did they test this on, the app design team after they went out drinking?
Where are all the programs?
by INVOCATEVR on 2019/11/15 03:40
I loved the NHK world app before the recent Nov 2019 update. Now I can’t access all the different programming I would regularly watch. I’ve clicked through all the different pages to try to find them to no avail. If it’s there it’s poorly designed and not intuitive. And if they have disappeared why? Yes it’s great now it’s available in 17 languages and it’s nice there’s access to radio/podcast but when you can’t watch the amazing shows like CoreKyoto, design talks plus, fashion express... what’s the point? Please correct this, as I am a total fan of your impeccable programming and usually only access thru the app.
Update broke Chromecast
by lolasaysyes on 2019/11/14 03:26
Accidentally did the update today on both of my devices and discovered to my horror that the update makes it virtually impossible to cast to Chromecast. I can get the Live programming to cast because the cast button is on the same screen as live. However, when trying to view any On Demand content, it now takes you to the web view for the program where the video is embedded. There is no cast button on these pages. If I wanted to use the web option, I can just go to the website. Why break the app by just linking it back to the website? I also dislike the new navigational format, but that’s a different issue. Devs, PLEASE FIX CHROMECAST!
Casting is broken for on-demand
by Biatcheslov on 2019/11/14 03:05
Latest update (Nov 2019) has broken ability to cast on-demand programs. There is no cast button for each individual program and the cast button that is otherwise available on the main menu doesn’t do anything. Casting for live programming still works so not sure what happened?
Latest update doesn’t have program schedule.
by Don Pedro Pagina on 2019/11/13 21:24
This was one reason to have the app. I could look up when favorite programs were going to be on. A big mistake in my opinion.
Airplay support
by ALChamp79 on 2019/09/15 22:35
This app is pretty good. The content is great. I just with the Apple TV app supported airplay.
NHK was our favorite app until recent update
by myicepod on 2019/09/12 03:32
New update takes user interface to a new low! You used to be able to find your programs by a list in alphabetical order, now the app no longer lists programs to choose from but takes you to their website where user interface is clunky and confusing. Difficult to find programs by topic. Bring back your terrific app and ditch the website where cookies and tracking ads take away from enjoyment
No Japanese-language content
by As de corazones on 2019/09/09 20:22
All around the world, national broadcasters like the BBC, NPR/PBS, RTVE, Radio France, CBC/Radio Canada, etc. offer content in their own languages for the rest of the world. NHK should offer its Japanese-language content to people outside Japan. It's not 1995 anymore!
Great app but there is an update issue.
by A once happy fan on 2019/09/09 08:12
I like this app but there is an update issue. Now when I open the app it prompts me to update to the newer version (7.1.8 I believe) but this version requires iOS 10 or later which my iPad doesnt support. So frustrating. I'll continue to use the app for now hoping they can resolve this but I'm already tiring of being prompted to do something that is not possible.
Good
by qfzbz on 2019/09/09 04:03
Good
Not receiving notifications
by RHV94 on 2019/08/04 13:19
Not sure why I am not receiving notifications, especially for earthquakes. When I click on “Notifications” it goes to a blank screen. Perhaps your app needs an update? There have been multiple updates for other ios apps recently but NHK’s last update was 8 months ago.
Trouble with Chromecast on the latest app for both iPhone and iPad
by P tsai on 2019/07/22 19:46
The previous version of this app worked well with Chromecast; however, the latest update seems to have a bug connecting to the device now. I tried resetting both the app and my Chromecast and also tried to redownload the app again on my phone, but none of those efforts worked...
Not bad
by timmykrst on 2019/07/15 23:01
My only complaint is that the app no longer works with chrome cast but I have been told they are working on it.
Chromecast broken
by sceptre1067 on 2019/07/08 00:00
Since late June the app has been unable to hook up with Chromecast. The hand off will start then the Chromecast side times out. So fine app when using it on your device, just unable to cast to your TV.
Casting no longer works
by Ludie20 on 2019/07/06 15:11
After the previous update, casting no longer works. The chrome cast device does, but the app can’t create a connection. Sad since it used to be part of my morning routine.
Please fix the app
by Tokiwagi on 2019/07/03 01:10
It’s been working great got the past two years, all the sudden the app sop working. I can’t chromcatst to my big TV. Can you please fix it?
Broken now on Chromecast from updated iOS July 2019
by Sevenoke on 2019/07/02 03:45
No longer working from iPhone 8 Plus to Chromecast. I’ve updated the iOS software and also deleted and re-downloaded the NHK app. Many other people are reporting this same problem. The Chromecast says “something went wrong”.
News ok, but poor UI
by Disappointed Podcaster on 2019/06/15 05:12
The designers of this app need to be fired. The UI and interaction design is substandard. One particularly annoying limitation is that the app doesn’t remember the status of the previous screen, after reading an article, which means every time you have to scroll down again.
Great program but please improve video quality
by concerned jay on 2019/06/08 15:31
Great program but video quality (bit rate) is too low. Too much compression pixelation.
Notification preferences do not save
by Butticks on 2019/05/09 15:05
Seems to be a glitch but app notification preferences will not save. Checked in master settings and allow ALL but an error sign always appears and notification selections always revert to none. This needs to be fixed.
Enjoy NHK!
by Verde; on 2019/05/06 02:12
I thoroughly enjoy NHK’s unique perspective on news events, and consistent promotion of Japanese culture. The only thing on my wish list for this app is the ability to share individual stories via text, e-mail, or social media. Currently there is no way to share stories seen in this app.
big Big BIG B I G Problem!
by Yoshiko Yips on 2019/02/02 17:39
Before I watched my first show, this happens. A error code pop up message thingy. Tapped on retry, then works! But the pop up is.... BAD! BAD BAD B A D! Please fix the pop up! Oh. And here’s another one. THE "No internet connection" POP UP! Please Fix That NOW!!!!! Don’t forget about Adding nhk E-tele shows like "Inai inai baa" and "Okaasan to issho"! Ok? "I get shocked sometimes." - Yoshiko Yips
Not Bad
by Shufei on 2018/11/20 19:17
NHK was long a family favourite. Their English service nowadays is pretty basic, however, functioning mostly as a travel brochure for Japan. That’s nice enough. But I miss some of the programmes they used to port from regular NHK such as Minna no Uta, but no longer have. And their Chinese service seems drastically scaled back of late. Under the “multilingual” heading, one can access some programmes under simplified Chinese, but only one under proper Chinese (正體中文). This is the same with their website, which is odd as all they need is to automatically convert. NHK World is alright. It lacks some of the quirky character of yesteryear, somehow. But good that they keep producing.
Good
by kelven smith on 2018/10/13 19:26
I love this app
Best Asian news souce
by CreateNicknameReview on 2018/08/31 16:28
I live in America, but I am fascinated by Asian culture. Having this wonderful and mostly positive news source is a great way to start the day in good spirits all for the price of $0. I watch this on my antenna at home, but this app provides the same channel on the go. All you have to do is download, so there shouldn’t be any hesitation. This is my absolute favorite and I hope it never goes away. Thanks to all the creators for making this happen on the west side of the world!
Great app, unsurpassed cultural content
by columbus1492 on 2018/07/19 18:36
You can try NPR, BBC and other apps. But for those with interest in Japan and Asian Culture there is nothing better than NHK>
Excellent app and content.
by Sanjay-san on 2018/07/14 00:22
Great app. I love Japanese food and crafts. This app and NHK offers some very good documentaries on food and culture. One suggestion: I think the app should not start auto playing the current show every time you read the details of a future show and return to the main page. But, that’s a small nit. The app is wonderful and the NHK programming content is wonderful.
Free NHK World
by mueller-thurgau on 2018/07/09 08:28
I just left my cable provider to get a better Internet bandwidth, and was left wondering how to get NHK. None of the streaming providers appear to offer it, so I was very pleased to see this app exists and allows Chromecast. Excellent!
Pls add Chromecast support
by Tony099999 on 2018/06/30 11:51
Please add chromecast support Update: Thank you for adding the Chromecast button!!!
Wonderful News
by FarFletch'd on 2018/06/19 14:31
I finally found a news app I like! Ads are few, news is objective, and the English of the reporters is quite good. Even though I no longer live in Japan, I love how NHK World informs me of both Asian affairs and major US dealings.
Great shows
by Tututoyou on 2018/04/10 11:47
NHK is one of my fave cable stations. If I’m watching a cooking show such as dining with the chef, when a recipe I like is shown , I just take a screen shot and save it. Sometimes do the same with maps or beautiful objects or scenes.
Windows 10
by rkent57 on 2018/04/02 05:48
PLEASE update or fix the app for windows 10 desktop PC! We love this app!
English Alerts - Thank You
by thesandbender on 2018/02/11 10:24
The English alerts are very useful for travelers and expats. A very considerate feature.
Warnings only in Japanese?
by Frankie-B-Gud on 2018/01/27 01:21
Warnings only in Japanese? Really?
No FF or RW
by dangermouse43 on 2018/01/25 04:04
Love the content, but the lack of rewind or replay is bizarre and annoying.
Change of heart
by MSGAAUSA🇱🇷 on 2018/01/23 19:03
My bucket list (dream) would be to visit Japan. NHK has brought the everlasting light of Mt Fuji into my life and heart. I am a veteran of the US ARMY 1967-69 IRAQ 03-04-04-05-09-10. I am 70 years old. Japanese soldiers (God bless them) serving in WW II were also 19 years old. Your prefecture segments brought home to me the great loss suffered by so many mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters.2. The kindness, love and sincerity I have and continue to witness on NHK is heart warming and everlasting. The segments on the bicycle tours,train tours,science are amazing.I would be very proud to have been born under the Rising Sun. I am doing my best to acquire knowledge of Sumo. The Daily televised tournaments are AWSOME. NHK is without any doubt my one and only favorite media.Thank you and God bless you all and Japan.
Excellent
by Yourstruly96 on 2018/01/15 01:33
Very high quality VOD content and it's all free! I watch it almost every day *****
Best tv app
by LuminasK on 2018/01/07 05:59
This is the best tv app
Wonderful
by Tr0niKus Rex on 2018/01/02 04:05
Minus one star because you can’t scrub through video.
Disappointed
by stmck on 2017/12/15 02:25
Love watching programming from my home. But the menus and interface keeps becoming more confusing and clunky.
Great App but Needs FF & REW function
by jdvough on 2017/11/15 22:34
This has been our go-to app for all things Japanese for years but the latest version release on AppleTV and on the iPhone has for some reason disabled fast forward and rewind. Normally it’s not a problem but is very problematic when watching Sumo where the matches are often so quick that it’s easy to miss the action.
Disappointed too...
by Queue-less on 2017/11/07 10:10
I agree with the other reviewer, I love NHK World TV and prefer the older app because it offered more episodes to choose from than the new app. For example Medical Frontiers now only offers one episode to choose from when the previous app offered almost a half-dozen. Plus the episode that's airing isn't the one being offered. I used to send my friends to the App Store to download NHK World TV, then tell them to go to the Medical Frontiers listings and watch a particular episode I knew they'd be interested in. Nope. Can't do that anymore.
Suggestion to NHK
by Jaggernauth1 on 2017/09/29 16:38
Please make it possible for me to see news feeds on my iPhone, I hate Apple news app! Ps I love NHK news!!
Great program. Navigation is the problem.
by Pelicanh on 2017/09/28 07:20
NHK has a great programming. But this app (on my Apple TV) doesn't allow some of the features, like forwarding or repeating. So it gets challenging when you are trying to learn and listen the contents several times.
AppleTV: Why can't I scrub video?
by VermifugeRT on 2017/09/05 00:04
It was availbale with the old vesion of the app and it's avaible on the web brwoser interface. But why can't I scrub video on the AppleTV? This is a critical missing feture. if you have to come back to a problem later you have to start from the beginning. Or did you miss something? too bad you have to start over from the begnning to try and catch it again.
Need a dark theme
by Nathanaen on 2017/09/04 05:35
The new design is just ok with no theme option either white or black as the previous one.
I hate the new design for tvOS
by Boomtrack13 on 2017/08/30 04:24
•Cannot skip or go back when picking out a show to watch. •I prefer the previous version.
Great app!
by vegasboyyoshi on 2017/08/17 05:19
Great app and intuitive I should suggest do low auto-streaming for low bandwidth Apple TV users. Thanks
Love this app!
by Hakubaiku on 2017/08/12 19:08
It is always a pleasure to open this app and explore Japan with news and culture! I love this app as much as I love the tv channel! I have to thank my mom because she found out about NHK on tv and ran over to my room to show me haha! Sadly the shows are only an hour, but this app fills my "appetite" for Japan! 😊🇯🇵💕ありがとう~!
nhk is the best channel in the world
by Knockturne on 2017/07/27 20:15
i can't believe this is free *cries*
Updated app is horrible
by JewelSmoke on 2017/07/26 23:33
The is showing current programs that are three days old. I can see today's program lineup.
Excellent access to Japanese culture & News
by Blue h2o on 2017/07/22 21:26
I've visited Japan twice and always come home wanting more. Recently discovered the NHK World app for my iPad and for my AppleTV. From news shows (without any kind of typical western slant) you can keep up on newsworthy events from Japan, Asia, the USA and the rest of the world. Some of the news anchors/reporters don't have the typical western polish, but honestly, I find that very refreshing. They have many shows designed to inform you about Japanese culture with a heavy emphasis on travel. The iPad app also has access to basic Japanese language learning and lots of fun shows that will introduce you to Japanese culture.
Good app
by Henry3K on 2017/07/22 16:19
I like this app a lot I can see all of my favorite programs like core kyoto and design talk plus Anywhere in my home.
Cannot fast forward or rewind VOD
by JRHorseApp on 2017/07/22 00:53
I cannot fast forward or rewind the on-demand video on the Apple TV version of the NHK World App (7.0.1)
Better video player
by Jmember12 on 2017/07/21 23:00
I would like the video player to be better, the current one takes a long time for the pause screen to disappear, it should hide/show with a tap. I can't seem to add a notification of when a specific program will air any more, please fix. Also, an option to choose the video quality would be good too. ありがとう!😊
Amazing App!!
by monumentally on 2017/07/20 17:08
UPDATE: Gracias | Merci | thank you so much for fixing, 20 of July. 19 of July- Needs to be fixed. Continue to receive "cannot connect to server". I was able to watch it the day before receiving notification.
Error can not connect to the server after update
by TinPilot on 2017/07/19 08:21
After update new version it couldn't connect to the server.
Excellent Overhaul
by Christopher Price on 2017/07/19 06:21
Made a great app even better!
Please fix it
by skzamel on 2017/07/19 04:50
Latest update doesn't work and it says cannot connect to the server ,,,, please fix it
Only one thing missing
by Here user on 2017/07/19 04:42
The app is perfect but I wish they enable us to stream the channel to chromecast, or make the channel stream live on YouTube so we can stream it on TV cause not all US channel providers offer this channel. Update: after 6 months, the new release included the stream cast. I put 5 stars instead of 4 bow. Now I can enjoy Sumo on my tv instead of tablet or phone. Thanks.
JapanEasy!
by Violent Lee on 2017/07/04 18:01
When I lived in America, I watched NHK World all the time. It helped foster my love of Japanese culture, and was both entertaining and educational. Now that I live in Japan, I still can watch the network via this great app! You can either view what's playing now, or check out the extensive on-demand library. My favorite show is Japaneasy 2, which gives fun and easy-to-learn lessons in the language. If you have even a slight interest in Japan, NHK World a wonderful app to use!
Decent app, but...
by Randomenickgenerator on 2017/04/10 03:25
I'm trying to get this to play on my AppleTV like it says in the App Store and I can't do it. I see no Airplay option.
Perfect for NHK Viewers!!!
by Koreana1004 on 2017/01/05 07:44
Perfect for those who enjoy NHK shows. However, if you're one to watch their news as well, the non-perfect 4 star rating is because I prefer the original NHK app to this one as it seems easier to maneuver in. Browsing through news stories seems to be better in that version. However, overall appearance-wise, this app is an improvement and runs better on my ipad pro compared to the other version.
Favorite app
by Chibikabra on 2017/01/03 05:28
This app and the programming is perfect in every way. News on the hour and a wide range of great variety shows in between. Anything from cooking to hiking to learning the language, fashion, architecture, tourist-y activities, you name it. I can't recommend this app enough.
Not Bad
by Shufei on 2018/11/20 19:17
NHK was long a family favourite. Their English service nowadays is pretty basic, however, functioning mostly as a travel brochure for Japan. That’s nice enough. But I miss some of the programmes they used to port from regular NHK such as Minna no Uta, but no longer have. And their Chinese service seems drastically scaled back of late. Under the “multilingual” heading, one can access some programmes under simplified Chinese, but only one under proper Chinese (正體中文). This is the same with their website, which is odd as all they need is to automatically convert. NHK World is alright. It lacks some of the quirky character of yesteryear, somehow. But good that they keep producing.
I like it, but...
by Jp notes on 2020/06/27 00:12
Overall I like it. A few things bug me, though. 1) I’d prefer fewer voiceovers and more subtitles. I’m trying to learn Japanese, and their limited number of English talent is, well, annoying and distracting. At least give an option to hear the original Japanese or dubbed. 2) They don’t seem to have enough bandwidth dedicated to the service. I don’t have problems streaming any services except NHK World. It’s not all the time, but it’s enough to be annoying. 3) Ditch the hourly news programs. I like the news programs, but they’re on far too frequently. 4) I’d like to see more programming that’s available on NHK in Japan. I get that this is free and in Japan you’re supposed to pay, but I’d like to see more programming that isn’t all about the tourism. Don’t get me wrong — as an outsider that’s also incredibly valuable. But would love to see more dramas that are being viewed in Japan.
Excellent access to Japanese culture & News
by Blue h2o on 2017/07/22 21:26
I've visited Japan twice and always come home wanting more. Recently discovered the NHK World app for my iPad and for my AppleTV. From news shows (without any kind of typical western slant) you can keep up on newsworthy events from Japan, Asia, the USA and the rest of the world. Some of the news anchors/reporters don't have the typical western polish, but honestly, I find that very refreshing. They have many shows designed to inform you about Japanese culture with a heavy emphasis on travel. The iPad app also has access to basic Japanese language learning and lots of fun shows that will introduce you to Japanese culture.
Great Content, Decent Performance, Minor bug
by canarybearer on 2020/04/08 00:17
I've used the NHK World News app ever since I discovered the station while I was an exchange student in Germany. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese perspective on global world events, and in particular, I enjoy the train segments with their beautiful narration and landscapes. I’ve updated my review to 4 stars since they’ve greatly improved the performance and reliability of the app! My only complaint now is that when I manually go to full screen mode, there is a pause button in the center of the screen that won’t go away until I press the closed caption button and press “off”!
Bring back full casting please!
by ABCinUK on 2020/02/06 10:05
The app was great a few months ago. And then they did a huge update that removed the ability to cast the app to your TV. They’ve finally brought back some functionality of casting the live streaming. However you are still unable to cast individual shows you want to watch! Please bring back this function because it’s much easier to watch on the TV. NHK is otherwise a wonderful app that shares a lot of interesting news!
Best Asian news souce
by CreateNicknameReview on 2018/08/31 16:28
I live in America, but I am fascinated by Asian culture. Having this wonderful and mostly positive news source is a great way to start the day in good spirits all for the price of $0. I watch this on my antenna at home, but this app provides the same channel on the go. All you have to do is download, so there shouldn’t be any hesitation. This is my absolute favorite and I hope it never goes away. Thanks to all the creators for making this happen on the west side of the world!
Better video player
by Jmember12 on 2017/07/21 23:00
I would like the video player to be better, the current one takes a long time for the pause screen to disappear, it should hide/show with a tap. I can't seem to add a notification of when a specific program will air any more, please fix. Also, an option to choose the video quality would be good too. ありがとう!😊
Where are all the programs?
by INVOCATEVR on 2019/11/15 03:40
I loved the NHK world app before the recent Nov 2019 update. Now I can’t access all the different programming I would regularly watch. I’ve clicked through all the different pages to try to find them to no avail. If it’s there it’s poorly designed and not intuitive. And if they have disappeared why? Yes it’s great now it’s available in 17 languages and it’s nice there’s access to radio/podcast but when you can’t watch the amazing shows like CoreKyoto, design talks plus, fashion express... what’s the point? Please correct this, as I am a total fan of your impeccable programming and usually only access thru the app.
Finding videos needs to be easier
by Peter5276 on 2019/11/16 04:38
Love NHK World but this new app is not an improvement on the older version. Navigation is not always transparent. For example, it is much harder to find specific videos on demand than before because they are hidden under multiple layers of navigation. Links in the app sometimes open in the browser rather than in the app. Needs better user testing to make the content easier to access.
Excellent app and content.
by Sanjay-san on 2018/07/14 00:22
Great app. I love Japanese food and crafts. This app and NHK offers some very good documentaries on food and culture. One suggestion: I think the app should not start auto playing the current show every time you read the details of a future show and return to the main page. But, that’s a small nit. The app is wonderful and the NHK programming content is wonderful.
Great app but there is an update issue.
by A once happy fan on 2019/09/09 08:12
I like this app but there is an update issue. Now when I open the app it prompts me to update to the newer version (7.1.8 I believe) but this version requires iOS 10 or later which my iPad doesnt support. So frustrating. I'll continue to use the app for now hoping they can resolve this but I'm already tiring of being prompted to do something that is not possible.
Great App but Needs FF & REW function
by jdvough on 2017/11/15 22:34
This has been our go-to app for all things Japanese for years but the latest version release on AppleTV and on the iPhone has for some reason disabled fast forward and rewind. Normally it’s not a problem but is very problematic when watching Sumo where the matches are often so quick that it’s easy to miss the action.
Enjoy NHK!
by Verde; on 2019/05/06 02:12
I thoroughly enjoy NHK’s unique perspective on news events, and consistent promotion of Japanese culture. The only thing on my wish list for this app is the ability to share individual stories via text, e-mail, or social media. Currently there is no way to share stories seen in this app.
NHK is First Rate Media !
by Tom3.1415926 on 2020/01/13 17:26
Between the APP and NHK TV (antenna in my area) I have come to absolutely love their programming. It all started for us with their dramatic LIVE helicopter coverage of the Tsunami which devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan. Now, I’ve slowly beome a fan of Japanese culture through their wide ranging programming in English. Among my favorite programs include a roving narrator whom walks through neighborhoods all over the world and interacts with the inhabitants in translated English. Kabuki is also a very interesting and finely nuanced art form...and fun to watch. Too much variety to describe here, but I find myself tuned in more and more these days. Thank You NHK !
NHK was our favorite app until recent update
by myicepod on 2019/09/12 03:32
New update takes user interface to a new low! You used to be able to find your programs by a list in alphabetical order, now the app no longer lists programs to choose from but takes you to their website where user interface is clunky and confusing. Difficult to find programs by topic. Bring back your terrific app and ditch the website where cookies and tracking ads take away from enjoyment
Love this app!
by Hakubaiku on 2017/08/12 19:08
It is always a pleasure to open this app and explore Japan with news and culture! I love this app as much as I love the tv channel! I have to thank my mom because she found out about NHK on tv and ran over to my room to show me haha! Sadly the shows are only an hour, but this app fills my "appetite" for Japan! 😊🇯🇵💕ありがとう~!
Not receiving notifications
by RHV94 on 2019/08/04 13:19
Not sure why I am not receiving notifications, especially for earthquakes. When I click on “Notifications” it goes to a blank screen. Perhaps your app needs an update? There have been multiple updates for other ios apps recently but NHK’s last update was 8 months ago.
Few glitches
by Foxtaled on 2020/01/10 19:50
I can’t get the app to work on chrome cast for my TV. Also, there is some glitching on the live stream, it will suddenly stop playing audio. When the audio resumes, the video will rewind a few minutes and start over again. I love NHK I hope they are able to make the app even better!
Trouble with Chromecast on the latest app for both iPhone and iPad
by P tsai on 2019/07/22 19:46
The previous version of this app worked well with Chromecast; however, the latest update seems to have a bug connecting to the device now. I tried resetting both the app and my Chromecast and also tried to redownload the app again on my phone, but none of those efforts worked...
Chromecast broken
by sceptre1067 on 2019/07/08 00:00
Since late June the app has been unable to hook up with Chromecast. The hand off will start then the Chromecast side times out. So fine app when using it on your device, just unable to cast to your TV.
Wonderful News
by FarFletch'd on 2018/06/19 14:31
I finally found a news app I like! Ads are few, news is objective, and the English of the reporters is quite good. Even though I no longer live in Japan, I love how NHK World informs me of both Asian affairs and major US dealings.
NHK Has Wrecked a Good App
by blpdxor on 2019/11/16 01:21
Prior to the update mid Nov 2019, the Broadcast schedule for the day could easily be accessed, recent programs were a simple swipe away, as were all programs. There were collections of programs around topics, such as Green tea. Now, you can’t even tell what live program you are watching, let alone what comes on in the next few hours. Who did they test this on, the app design team after they went out drinking?
Great shows
by Tututoyou on 2018/04/10 11:47
NHK is one of my fave cable stations. If I’m watching a cooking show such as dining with the chef, when a recipe I like is shown , I just take a screen shot and save it. Sometimes do the same with maps or beautiful objects or scenes.
Free NHK World
by mueller-thurgau on 2018/07/09 08:28
I just left my cable provider to get a better Internet bandwidth, and was left wondering how to get NHK. None of the streaming providers appear to offer it, so I was very pleased to see this app exists and allows Chromecast. Excellent!
Update broke Chromecast
by lolasaysyes on 2019/11/14 03:26
Accidentally did the update today on both of my devices and discovered to my horror that the update makes it virtually impossible to cast to Chromecast. I can get the Live programming to cast because the cast button is on the same screen as live. However, when trying to view any On Demand content, it now takes you to the web view for the program where the video is embedded. There is no cast button on these pages. If I wanted to use the web option, I can just go to the website. Why break the app by just linking it back to the website? I also dislike the new navigational format, but that’s a different issue. Devs, PLEASE FIX CHROMECAST!
Notification preferences do not save
by Butticks on 2019/05/09 15:05
Seems to be a glitch but app notification preferences will not save. Checked in master settings and allow ALL but an error sign always appears and notification selections always revert to none. This needs to be fixed.
Suddenly I can’t seem to find shows
by spinee on 2019/12/31 03:31
I recently updated this and suddenly I can’t find most on-demand content. Either it’s gone or it’s been organized into a corner so dark that I haven’t been able to locate. I’m thinking it’s probably no longer worth it, and I’ll just watch shows in the browser.
App has become useless
by cajunh2o on 2019/12/18 06:53
Used to love the app. News and such was a bonus. Primary reason was for earthquake alerts. Now suddenly it says I need to enable push notifications in phone settings. Yet NHK doesn’t show up in notification settings to enable it. My daughter lives in Japan and this was the main way to keep up with earthquakes. Not sure what to do now. Great work in breaking your own app
Upgrade REMOVED useful functionality
by Non-functional iOS7 experience on 2019/11/23 04:07
Surprised and disappointed that NHK could less user experience. Specifically, removal of default Live TV. Secondly, Inability to screen record clips of programming in iOS (which I share with friends family to introduce NHK quality standards). At minimum, please allow users to set ‘default’ view to Live TV in settings
Used to be good
by swnk999 on 2019/11/18 22:40
Before their latest update I was able to get a listing of upcoming programs. Now the interface is not intuitive and it no longer has the listing unless you select “open in browser”. I’ll probably delete the app and just go through a browser.
I wish I could cast the on demand shows
by Coolbeansorwhatever on 2020/03/10 05:11
I love the content but it would be nice to have casting and not just apple airplay to watch on demand episodes.
More features is nice! NHK Live isn’t easy to find
by nicholas042893 on 2019/12/18 15:32
There is so much more to do in the app now! I love the expansion of features. I do wish that NHK Live broadcast was easier to access. I don’t like to scroll so far to find it. Watching NHK live is the most important feature for me in the app.
Disappointed too...
by Queue-less on 2017/11/07 10:10
I agree with the other reviewer, I love NHK World TV and prefer the older app because it offered more episodes to choose from than the new app. For example Medical Frontiers now only offers one episode to choose from when the previous app offered almost a half-dozen. Plus the episode that's airing isn't the one being offered. I used to send my friends to the App Store to download NHK World TV, then tell them to go to the Medical Frontiers listings and watch a particular episode I knew they'd be interested in. Nope. Can't do that anymore.
AppleTV: Why can't I scrub video?
by VermifugeRT on 2017/09/05 00:04
It was availbale with the old vesion of the app and it's avaible on the web brwoser interface. But why can't I scrub video on the AppleTV? This is a critical missing feture. if you have to come back to a problem later you have to start from the beginning. Or did you miss something? too bad you have to start over from the begnning to try and catch it again.
News ok, but poor UI
by Disappointed Podcaster on 2019/06/15 05:12
The designers of this app need to be fired. The UI and interaction design is substandard. One particularly annoying limitation is that the app doesn’t remember the status of the previous screen, after reading an article, which means every time you have to scroll down again.
Great contents
by roycheung1120 on 2020/05/12 13:44
You have really good content, wish you can put the app in Samsung and Sony TV app store so people does not need to have a set top box to watch the programs
Apple TV app doesn’t work, no way to contact dev
by rlr524 on 2020/04/21 16:07
The Apple TV app freezes the stream after a few minutes...my connection is 60 Mbps and all other apps work fine. There is no way to contact NHK’s developer about the app, the NHK site contact form is only for comments about programs. There is no way to specifically review an Apple TV app (the iOS apps work fine).
Gained v8.0.0; Lost OnDemand Chromecast
by S_McAfee on 2019/11/17 02:55
This was a 4 star app now a 2 as the 8.0.0 update, while being reorganized and adding radio, has LOST ON DEMAND CHROMECAST. I can cast live programming just fine, however on demand is limited to playing on the iOS device (iPhone in my case). NHK please fix. Either way I love the content but need to watch sumo on a Big Sumo Sized Screen!
Where are all the shows??
by emoji4747 on 2020/03/22 14:36
I used to religiously watch the NHK channel on my cable service everyday. Having recently given up cable, I immediately downloaded the app. Very disappointed! Where are all the amazing documentaries and informative programs?? This app only offers news stories. Please give us access to ALL of NHK’s contact.
Casting is broken for on-demand
by Biatcheslov on 2019/11/14 03:05
Latest update (Nov 2019) has broken ability to cast on-demand programs. There is no cast button for each individual program and the cast button that is otherwise available on the main menu doesn’t do anything. Casting for live programming still works so not sure what happened?
Now it’s all news, no entertainment
by Captain Nerd on 2020/02/28 05:38
What happened to the NHK World that used to have documentaries and other non-news programming? I’ll bet they have too much competition from their cable/satellite divisions.
Great program. Navigation is the problem.
by Pelicanh on 2017/09/28 07:20
NHK has a great programming. But this app (on my Apple TV) doesn't allow some of the features, like forwarding or repeating. So it gets challenging when you are trying to learn and listen the contents several times.
Audio and video out of sync
by HAL471 on 2020/06/27 16:53
Content is great but video lags audio a lot. Seems to be a huge problem as it affects live feed on website as well. Hard to watch as a result as it is very annoying.
Latest update doesn’t have program schedule.
by Don Pedro Pagina on 2019/11/13 21:24
This was one reason to have the app. I could look up when favorite programs were going to be on. A big mistake in my opinion.
Broken now on Chromecast from updated iOS July 2019
by Sevenoke on 2019/07/02 03:45
No longer working from iPhone 8 Plus to Chromecast. I’ve updated the iOS software and also deleted and re-downloaded the NHK app. Many other people are reporting this same problem. The Chromecast says “something went wrong”.
You can no longer cast On Demand programs to tv from the app
by rayjrm on 2019/12/01 18:21
After the recent overhaul, you can only cast the Live feed to TVs. But There is WAY too much news on the Live feed, so it would be nice to be able to cast On Demand programs again.
Great program but please improve video quality
by concerned jay on 2019/06/08 15:31
Great program but video quality (bit rate) is too low. Too much compression pixelation.
Casting no longer works
by Ludie20 on 2019/07/06 15:11
After the previous update, casting no longer works. The chrome cast device does, but the app can’t create a connection. Sad since it used to be part of my morning routine.
English Alerts - Thank You
by thesandbender on 2018/02/11 10:24
The English alerts are very useful for travelers and expats. A very considerate feature.
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NHK WORLD-JAPAN
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NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience. It is the international service of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. [Features] - 17 languages available Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese - Latest news on Japan and Asia - Push notification of emergency information on earthquakes and tsunami *English and Chinese - Live streaming of 24/7 English TV channel with multilingual subtitles by AI translation - Multilingual video and audio programs on demand - linear Internet service for the distribution of Chinese-language news and programs
Audio and video out of sync
by HAL471 on 2020/06/27 16:53
Content is great but video lags audio a lot. Seems to be a huge problem as it affects live feed on website as well. Hard to watch as a result as it is very annoying.
I like it, but...
by Jp notes on 2020/06/27 00:12
Overall I like it. A few things bug me, though. 1) I’d prefer fewer voiceovers and more subtitles. I’m trying to learn Japanese, and their limited number of English talent is, well, annoying and distracting. At least give an option to hear the original Japanese or dubbed. 2) They don’t seem to have enough bandwidth dedicated to the service. I don’t have problems streaming any services except NHK World. It’s not all the time, but it’s enough to be annoying. 3) Ditch the hourly news programs. I like the news programs, but they’re on far too frequently. 4) I’d like to see more programming that’s available on NHK in Japan. I get that this is free and in Japan you’re supposed to pay, but I’d like to see more programming that isn’t all about the tourism. Don’t get me wrong — as an outsider that’s also incredibly valuable. But would love to see more dramas that are being viewed in Japan.
Good
by KiritoYT on 2020/05/17 18:47
Can u add support for dark mode
Great contents
by roycheung1120 on 2020/05/12 13:44
You have really good content, wish you can put the app in Samsung and Sony TV app store so people does not need to have a set top box to watch the programs
Apple TV app doesn’t work, no way to contact dev
by rlr524 on 2020/04/21 16:07
The Apple TV app freezes the stream after a few minutes...my connection is 60 Mbps and all other apps work fine. There is no way to contact NHK’s developer about the app, the NHK site contact form is only for comments about programs. There is no way to specifically review an Apple TV app (the iOS apps work fine).
Great Content, Decent Performance, Minor bug
by canarybearer on 2020/04/08 00:17
I've used the NHK World News app ever since I discovered the station while I was an exchange student in Germany. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese perspective on global world events, and in particular, I enjoy the train segments with their beautiful narration and landscapes. I’ve updated my review to 4 stars since they’ve greatly improved the performance and reliability of the app! My only complaint now is that when I manually go to full screen mode, there is a pause button in the center of the screen that won’t go away until I press the closed caption button and press “off”!
push notifications
by jhiskey9 on 2020/04/07 21:58
they have stopped, please fix
Used to be great. Cannot connect to Chromecast
by machinojyo on 2020/03/29 22:37
Enjoy programs but since the last upgrade none of the programs can connect to Chromecast. I read discussions about it online but NHK does not seem to acknowledge that it is a bug. I don’t have this issue with YouTube. Please look into.
Where are all the shows??
by emoji4747 on 2020/03/22 14:36
I used to religiously watch the NHK channel on my cable service everyday. Having recently given up cable, I immediately downloaded the app. Very disappointed! Where are all the amazing documentaries and informative programs?? This app only offers news stories. Please give us access to ALL of NHK’s contact.
Why Japanese is not an option???
by jjjjjjjjmt on 2020/03/15 19:24
Japanese does not seem to be one of the 17 language options...????? Am I missing something?
I wish I could cast the on demand shows
by Coolbeansorwhatever on 2020/03/10 05:11
I love the content but it would be nice to have casting and not just apple airplay to watch on demand episodes.
Now it’s all news, no entertainment
by Captain Nerd on 2020/02/28 05:38
What happened to the NHK World that used to have documentaries and other non-news programming? I’ll bet they have too much competition from their cable/satellite divisions.
Bring back full casting please!
by ABCinUK on 2020/02/06 10:05
The app was great a few months ago. And then they did a huge update that removed the ability to cast the app to your TV. They’ve finally brought back some functionality of casting the live streaming. However you are still unable to cast individual shows you want to watch! Please bring back this function because it’s much easier to watch on the TV. NHK is otherwise a wonderful app that shares a lot of interesting news!
Chromecast not working
by murmurings on 2020/01/16 02:00
i LOVE NHK World but cannot use the app to cast anymore. the icon for chromecast is there. then can connect. but none of your shows have the icon to actually cast a show PLEASE FIX
NHK is First Rate Media !
by Tom3.1415926 on 2020/01/13 17:26
Between the APP and NHK TV (antenna in my area) I have come to absolutely love their programming. It all started for us with their dramatic LIVE helicopter coverage of the Tsunami which devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan. Now, I’ve slowly beome a fan of Japanese culture through their wide ranging programming in English. Among my favorite programs include a roving narrator whom walks through neighborhoods all over the world and interacts with the inhabitants in translated English. Kabuki is also a very interesting and finely nuanced art form...and fun to watch. Too much variety to describe here, but I find myself tuned in more and more these days. Thank You NHK !
Few glitches
by Foxtaled on 2020/01/10 19:50
I can’t get the app to work on chrome cast for my TV. Also, there is some glitching on the live stream, it will suddenly stop playing audio. When the audio resumes, the video will rewind a few minutes and start over again. I love NHK I hope they are able to make the app even better!
Fix this broken app please
by AASP1981 on 2020/01/06 09:15
The on demand contents no longer available
Suddenly I can’t seem to find shows
by spinee on 2019/12/31 03:31
I recently updated this and suddenly I can’t find most on-demand content. Either it’s gone or it’s been organized into a corner so dark that I haven’t been able to locate. I’m thinking it’s probably no longer worth it, and I’ll just watch shows in the browser.
More features is nice! NHK Live isn’t easy to find
by nicholas042893 on 2019/12/18 15:32
There is so much more to do in the app now! I love the expansion of features. I do wish that NHK Live broadcast was easier to access. I don’t like to scroll so far to find it. Watching NHK live is the most important feature for me in the app.
App has become useless
by cajunh2o on 2019/12/18 06:53
Used to love the app. News and such was a bonus. Primary reason was for earthquake alerts. Now suddenly it says I need to enable push notifications in phone settings. Yet NHK doesn’t show up in notification settings to enable it. My daughter lives in Japan and this was the main way to keep up with earthquakes. Not sure what to do now. Great work in breaking your own app
Not working
by Raantuva on 2019/12/11 04:01
Since the update/refresh, the app regularly crashes. I can’t use it. It also deleted all of my saved settings. :/
You can no longer cast On Demand programs to tv from the app
by rayjrm on 2019/12/01 18:21
After the recent overhaul, you can only cast the Live feed to TVs. But There is WAY too much news on the Live feed, so it would be nice to be able to cast On Demand programs again.
Complete app redesign made the app kind of useless
by BergKatse on 2019/11/28 14:55
New fancy interface - somehow, I’m hoping not by design, removed the ability to google cast VOD to an android TV. This along with no longer supporting android tv apps makes it impossible for me to watch shows on the TV. Fingers crossed it was just a bug because I love NHK documentaries.
Fix the chrome cast issue please
by Brittany4847363 on 2019/11/25 00:20
I can no longer chrome cast the on demand section. To my tv. Please bring this back! I feel like it’s an error
New app is very bad
by gamer1408 on 2019/11/23 04:09
Can not find live or VOD programs!!
Upgrade REMOVED useful functionality
by Non-functional iOS7 experience on 2019/11/23 04:07
Surprised and disappointed that NHK could less user experience. Specifically, removal of default Live TV. Secondly, Inability to screen record clips of programming in iOS (which I share with friends family to introduce NHK quality standards). At minimum, please allow users to set ‘default’ view to Live TV in settings
Hello
by DPTran on 2019/11/21 07:48
I miss the excellent documentaries and other programs like Core Kyoto and food shows. They are no longer available. What happened? Is the new version supposed to be that way? Please bring them back.
Video OnDemand Casting Broken
by bsothe1 on 2019/11/21 03:25
New update doesnt allow for Video On Demand to be chromecasted. Is this by design? I hope not
The redesign killed usability
by Muzical84 on 2019/11/19 14:37
If you use this app primarily for the news section, you’re probably fine, but it can’t remember anymore whether I want it to default to news, live video, or VOD, and it gave ZERO help in finding the latter two. I actually had to start asking around online to find the VOD section again. The news section also just looks like its opening the NHK World homepage. You may we well use Safari and not have the extra junk around the edges of the screen. Bad update, would revert if I could.
Used to be great.
by ford01SVTcobra on 2019/11/19 08:21
Before you could open the app and it would auto play. Now? Nope. Gonna miss watching nhk.
Used to be good
by swnk999 on 2019/11/18 22:40
Before their latest update I was able to get a listing of upcoming programs. Now the interface is not intuitive and it no longer has the listing unless you select “open in browser”. I’ll probably delete the app and just go through a browser.
Newest version is useless, refers to website
by mneonew on 2019/11/18 02:00
The newest version of the app is useless. No more live TV, no more on demand programs. Just a link to go to the website. Do not bother installing this app
App for iPad
by morenocj on 2019/11/17 16:51
To whom it may concern¡ i live in USA and i always watch NHK TV and in my iPad, but i do not like the last version in the iPad, i loved last version for iPad i could see the program tv, browse and look for an specific that i like, but in this case i can not do it anymore.
Gained v8.0.0; Lost OnDemand Chromecast
by S_McAfee on 2019/11/17 02:55
This was a 4 star app now a 2 as the 8.0.0 update, while being reorganized and adding radio, has LOST ON DEMAND CHROMECAST. I can cast live programming just fine, however on demand is limited to playing on the iOS device (iPhone in my case). NHK please fix. Either way I love the content but need to watch sumo on a Big Sumo Sized Screen!
Finding videos needs to be easier
by Peter5276 on 2019/11/16 04:38
Love NHK World but this new app is not an improvement on the older version. Navigation is not always transparent. For example, it is much harder to find specific videos on demand than before because they are hidden under multiple layers of navigation. Links in the app sometimes open in the browser rather than in the app. Needs better user testing to make the content easier to access.
NHK Has Wrecked a Good App
by blpdxor on 2019/11/16 01:21
Prior to the update mid Nov 2019, the Broadcast schedule for the day could easily be accessed, recent programs were a simple swipe away, as were all programs. There were collections of programs around topics, such as Green tea. Now, you can’t even tell what live program you are watching, let alone what comes on in the next few hours. Who did they test this on, the app design team after they went out drinking?
Where are all the programs?
by INVOCATEVR on 2019/11/15 03:40
I loved the NHK world app before the recent Nov 2019 update. Now I can’t access all the different programming I would regularly watch. I’ve clicked through all the different pages to try to find them to no avail. If it’s there it’s poorly designed and not intuitive. And if they have disappeared why? Yes it’s great now it’s available in 17 languages and it’s nice there’s access to radio/podcast but when you can’t watch the amazing shows like CoreKyoto, design talks plus, fashion express... what’s the point? Please correct this, as I am a total fan of your impeccable programming and usually only access thru the app.
Update broke Chromecast
by lolasaysyes on 2019/11/14 03:26
Accidentally did the update today on both of my devices and discovered to my horror that the update makes it virtually impossible to cast to Chromecast. I can get the Live programming to cast because the cast button is on the same screen as live. However, when trying to view any On Demand content, it now takes you to the web view for the program where the video is embedded. There is no cast button on these pages. If I wanted to use the web option, I can just go to the website. Why break the app by just linking it back to the website? I also dislike the new navigational format, but that’s a different issue. Devs, PLEASE FIX CHROMECAST!
Casting is broken for on-demand
by Biatcheslov on 2019/11/14 03:05
Latest update (Nov 2019) has broken ability to cast on-demand programs. There is no cast button for each individual program and the cast button that is otherwise available on the main menu doesn’t do anything. Casting for live programming still works so not sure what happened?
Latest update doesn’t have program schedule.
by Don Pedro Pagina on 2019/11/13 21:24
This was one reason to have the app. I could look up when favorite programs were going to be on. A big mistake in my opinion.
Airplay support
by ALChamp79 on 2019/09/15 22:35
This app is pretty good. The content is great. I just with the Apple TV app supported airplay.
NHK was our favorite app until recent update
by myicepod on 2019/09/12 03:32
New update takes user interface to a new low! You used to be able to find your programs by a list in alphabetical order, now the app no longer lists programs to choose from but takes you to their website where user interface is clunky and confusing. Difficult to find programs by topic. Bring back your terrific app and ditch the website where cookies and tracking ads take away from enjoyment
No Japanese-language content
by As de corazones on 2019/09/09 20:22
All around the world, national broadcasters like the BBC, NPR/PBS, RTVE, Radio France, CBC/Radio Canada, etc. offer content in their own languages for the rest of the world. NHK should offer its Japanese-language content to people outside Japan. It's not 1995 anymore!
Great app but there is an update issue.
by A once happy fan on 2019/09/09 08:12
I like this app but there is an update issue. Now when I open the app it prompts me to update to the newer version (7.1.8 I believe) but this version requires iOS 10 or later which my iPad doesnt support. So frustrating. I'll continue to use the app for now hoping they can resolve this but I'm already tiring of being prompted to do something that is not possible.
Good
by qfzbz on 2019/09/09 04:03
Good
Not receiving notifications
by RHV94 on 2019/08/04 13:19
Not sure why I am not receiving notifications, especially for earthquakes. When I click on “Notifications” it goes to a blank screen. Perhaps your app needs an update? There have been multiple updates for other ios apps recently but NHK’s last update was 8 months ago.
Trouble with Chromecast on the latest app for both iPhone and iPad
by P tsai on 2019/07/22 19:46
The previous version of this app worked well with Chromecast; however, the latest update seems to have a bug connecting to the device now. I tried resetting both the app and my Chromecast and also tried to redownload the app again on my phone, but none of those efforts worked...
Not bad
by timmykrst on 2019/07/15 23:01
My only complaint is that the app no longer works with chrome cast but I have been told they are working on it.
Chromecast broken
by sceptre1067 on 2019/07/08 00:00
Since late June the app has been unable to hook up with Chromecast. The hand off will start then the Chromecast side times out. So fine app when using it on your device, just unable to cast to your TV.
Casting no longer works
by Ludie20 on 2019/07/06 15:11
After the previous update, casting no longer works. The chrome cast device does, but the app can’t create a connection. Sad since it used to be part of my morning routine.
Please fix the app
by Tokiwagi on 2019/07/03 01:10
It’s been working great got the past two years, all the sudden the app sop working. I can’t chromcatst to my big TV. Can you please fix it?
Broken now on Chromecast from updated iOS July 2019
by Sevenoke on 2019/07/02 03:45
No longer working from iPhone 8 Plus to Chromecast. I’ve updated the iOS software and also deleted and re-downloaded the NHK app. Many other people are reporting this same problem. The Chromecast says “something went wrong”.
News ok, but poor UI
by Disappointed Podcaster on 2019/06/15 05:12
The designers of this app need to be fired. The UI and interaction design is substandard. One particularly annoying limitation is that the app doesn’t remember the status of the previous screen, after reading an article, which means every time you have to scroll down again.
Great program but please improve video quality
by concerned jay on 2019/06/08 15:31
Great program but video quality (bit rate) is too low. Too much compression pixelation.
Notification preferences do not save
by Butticks on 2019/05/09 15:05
Seems to be a glitch but app notification preferences will not save. Checked in master settings and allow ALL but an error sign always appears and notification selections always revert to none. This needs to be fixed.
Enjoy NHK!
by Verde; on 2019/05/06 02:12
I thoroughly enjoy NHK’s unique perspective on news events, and consistent promotion of Japanese culture. The only thing on my wish list for this app is the ability to share individual stories via text, e-mail, or social media. Currently there is no way to share stories seen in this app.
big Big BIG B I G Problem!
by Yoshiko Yips on 2019/02/02 17:39
Before I watched my first show, this happens. A error code pop up message thingy. Tapped on retry, then works! But the pop up is.... BAD! BAD BAD B A D! Please fix the pop up! Oh. And here’s another one. THE "No internet connection" POP UP! Please Fix That NOW!!!!! Don’t forget about Adding nhk E-tele shows like "Inai inai baa" and "Okaasan to issho"! Ok? "I get shocked sometimes." - Yoshiko Yips
Not Bad
by Shufei on 2018/11/20 19:17
NHK was long a family favourite. Their English service nowadays is pretty basic, however, functioning mostly as a travel brochure for Japan. That’s nice enough. But I miss some of the programmes they used to port from regular NHK such as Minna no Uta, but no longer have. And their Chinese service seems drastically scaled back of late. Under the “multilingual” heading, one can access some programmes under simplified Chinese, but only one under proper Chinese (正體中文). This is the same with their website, which is odd as all they need is to automatically convert. NHK World is alright. It lacks some of the quirky character of yesteryear, somehow. But good that they keep producing.
Good
by kelven smith on 2018/10/13 19:26
I love this app
Best Asian news souce
by CreateNicknameReview on 2018/08/31 16:28
I live in America, but I am fascinated by Asian culture. Having this wonderful and mostly positive news source is a great way to start the day in good spirits all for the price of $0. I watch this on my antenna at home, but this app provides the same channel on the go. All you have to do is download, so there shouldn’t be any hesitation. This is my absolute favorite and I hope it never goes away. Thanks to all the creators for making this happen on the west side of the world!
Great app, unsurpassed cultural content
by columbus1492 on 2018/07/19 18:36
You can try NPR, BBC and other apps. But for those with interest in Japan and Asian Culture there is nothing better than NHK>
Excellent app and content.
by Sanjay-san on 2018/07/14 00:22
Great app. I love Japanese food and crafts. This app and NHK offers some very good documentaries on food and culture. One suggestion: I think the app should not start auto playing the current show every time you read the details of a future show and return to the main page. But, that’s a small nit. The app is wonderful and the NHK programming content is wonderful.
Free NHK World
by mueller-thurgau on 2018/07/09 08:28
I just left my cable provider to get a better Internet bandwidth, and was left wondering how to get NHK. None of the streaming providers appear to offer it, so I was very pleased to see this app exists and allows Chromecast. Excellent!
Pls add Chromecast support
by Tony099999 on 2018/06/30 11:51
Please add chromecast support Update: Thank you for adding the Chromecast button!!!
Wonderful News
by FarFletch'd on 2018/06/19 14:31
I finally found a news app I like! Ads are few, news is objective, and the English of the reporters is quite good. Even though I no longer live in Japan, I love how NHK World informs me of both Asian affairs and major US dealings.
Great shows
by Tututoyou on 2018/04/10 11:47
NHK is one of my fave cable stations. If I’m watching a cooking show such as dining with the chef, when a recipe I like is shown , I just take a screen shot and save it. Sometimes do the same with maps or beautiful objects or scenes.
Windows 10
by rkent57 on 2018/04/02 05:48
PLEASE update or fix the app for windows 10 desktop PC! We love this app!
English Alerts - Thank You
by thesandbender on 2018/02/11 10:24
The English alerts are very useful for travelers and expats. A very considerate feature.
Warnings only in Japanese?
by Frankie-B-Gud on 2018/01/27 01:21
Warnings only in Japanese? Really?
No FF or RW
by dangermouse43 on 2018/01/25 04:04
Love the content, but the lack of rewind or replay is bizarre and annoying.
Change of heart
by MSGAAUSA🇱🇷 on 2018/01/23 19:03
My bucket list (dream) would be to visit Japan. NHK has brought the everlasting light of Mt Fuji into my life and heart. I am a veteran of the US ARMY 1967-69 IRAQ 03-04-04-05-09-10. I am 70 years old. Japanese soldiers (God bless them) serving in WW II were also 19 years old. Your prefecture segments brought home to me the great loss suffered by so many mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters.2. The kindness, love and sincerity I have and continue to witness on NHK is heart warming and everlasting. The segments on the bicycle tours,train tours,science are amazing.I would be very proud to have been born under the Rising Sun. I am doing my best to acquire knowledge of Sumo. The Daily televised tournaments are AWSOME. NHK is without any doubt my one and only favorite media.Thank you and God bless you all and Japan.
Excellent
by Yourstruly96 on 2018/01/15 01:33
Very high quality VOD content and it's all free! I watch it almost every day *****
Best tv app
by LuminasK on 2018/01/07 05:59
This is the best tv app
Wonderful
by Tr0niKus Rex on 2018/01/02 04:05
Minus one star because you can’t scrub through video.
Disappointed
by stmck on 2017/12/15 02:25
Love watching programming from my home. But the menus and interface keeps becoming more confusing and clunky.
Great App but Needs FF & REW function
by jdvough on 2017/11/15 22:34
This has been our go-to app for all things Japanese for years but the latest version release on AppleTV and on the iPhone has for some reason disabled fast forward and rewind. Normally it’s not a problem but is very problematic when watching Sumo where the matches are often so quick that it’s easy to miss the action.
Disappointed too...
by Queue-less on 2017/11/07 10:10
I agree with the other reviewer, I love NHK World TV and prefer the older app because it offered more episodes to choose from than the new app. For example Medical Frontiers now only offers one episode to choose from when the previous app offered almost a half-dozen. Plus the episode that's airing isn't the one being offered. I used to send my friends to the App Store to download NHK World TV, then tell them to go to the Medical Frontiers listings and watch a particular episode I knew they'd be interested in. Nope. Can't do that anymore.
Suggestion to NHK
by Jaggernauth1 on 2017/09/29 16:38
Please make it possible for me to see news feeds on my iPhone, I hate Apple news app! Ps I love NHK news!!
Great program. Navigation is the problem.
by Pelicanh on 2017/09/28 07:20
NHK has a great programming. But this app (on my Apple TV) doesn't allow some of the features, like forwarding or repeating. So it gets challenging when you are trying to learn and listen the contents several times.
AppleTV: Why can't I scrub video?
by VermifugeRT on 2017/09/05 00:04
It was availbale with the old vesion of the app and it's avaible on the web brwoser interface. But why can't I scrub video on the AppleTV? This is a critical missing feture. if you have to come back to a problem later you have to start from the beginning. Or did you miss something? too bad you have to start over from the begnning to try and catch it again.
Need a dark theme
by Nathanaen on 2017/09/04 05:35
The new design is just ok with no theme option either white or black as the previous one.
I hate the new design for tvOS
by Boomtrack13 on 2017/08/30 04:24
•Cannot skip or go back when picking out a show to watch. •I prefer the previous version.
Great app!
by vegasboyyoshi on 2017/08/17 05:19
Great app and intuitive I should suggest do low auto-streaming for low bandwidth Apple TV users. Thanks
Love this app!
by Hakubaiku on 2017/08/12 19:08
It is always a pleasure to open this app and explore Japan with news and culture! I love this app as much as I love the tv channel! I have to thank my mom because she found out about NHK on tv and ran over to my room to show me haha! Sadly the shows are only an hour, but this app fills my "appetite" for Japan! 😊🇯🇵💕ありがとう~!
nhk is the best channel in the world
by Knockturne on 2017/07/27 20:15
i can't believe this is free *cries*
Updated app is horrible
by JewelSmoke on 2017/07/26 23:33
The is showing current programs that are three days old. I can see today's program lineup.
Excellent access to Japanese culture & News
by Blue h2o on 2017/07/22 21:26
I've visited Japan twice and always come home wanting more. Recently discovered the NHK World app for my iPad and for my AppleTV. From news shows (without any kind of typical western slant) you can keep up on newsworthy events from Japan, Asia, the USA and the rest of the world. Some of the news anchors/reporters don't have the typical western polish, but honestly, I find that very refreshing. They have many shows designed to inform you about Japanese culture with a heavy emphasis on travel. The iPad app also has access to basic Japanese language learning and lots of fun shows that will introduce you to Japanese culture.
Good app
by Henry3K on 2017/07/22 16:19
I like this app a lot I can see all of my favorite programs like core kyoto and design talk plus Anywhere in my home.
Cannot fast forward or rewind VOD
by JRHorseApp on 2017/07/22 00:53
I cannot fast forward or rewind the on-demand video on the Apple TV version of the NHK World App (7.0.1)
Better video player
by Jmember12 on 2017/07/21 23:00
I would like the video player to be better, the current one takes a long time for the pause screen to disappear, it should hide/show with a tap. I can't seem to add a notification of when a specific program will air any more, please fix. Also, an option to choose the video quality would be good too. ありがとう!😊
Amazing App!!
by monumentally on 2017/07/20 17:08
UPDATE: Gracias | Merci | thank you so much for fixing, 20 of July. 19 of July- Needs to be fixed. Continue to receive "cannot connect to server". I was able to watch it the day before receiving notification.
Error can not connect to the server after update
by TinPilot on 2017/07/19 08:21
After update new version it couldn't connect to the server.
Excellent Overhaul
by Christopher Price on 2017/07/19 06:21
Made a great app even better!
Please fix it
by skzamel on 2017/07/19 04:50
Latest update doesn't work and it says cannot connect to the server ,,,, please fix it
Only one thing missing
by Here user on 2017/07/19 04:42
The app is perfect but I wish they enable us to stream the channel to chromecast, or make the channel stream live on YouTube so we can stream it on TV cause not all US channel providers offer this channel. Update: after 6 months, the new release included the stream cast. I put 5 stars instead of 4 bow. Now I can enjoy Sumo on my tv instead of tablet or phone. Thanks.
JapanEasy!
by Violent Lee on 2017/07/04 18:01
When I lived in America, I watched NHK World all the time. It helped foster my love of Japanese culture, and was both entertaining and educational. Now that I live in Japan, I still can watch the network via this great app! You can either view what's playing now, or check out the extensive on-demand library. My favorite show is Japaneasy 2, which gives fun and easy-to-learn lessons in the language. If you have even a slight interest in Japan, NHK World a wonderful app to use!
Decent app, but...
by Randomenickgenerator on 2017/04/10 03:25
I'm trying to get this to play on my AppleTV like it says in the App Store and I can't do it. I see no Airplay option.
Perfect for NHK Viewers!!!
by Koreana1004 on 2017/01/05 07:44
Perfect for those who enjoy NHK shows. However, if you're one to watch their news as well, the non-perfect 4 star rating is because I prefer the original NHK app to this one as it seems easier to maneuver in. Browsing through news stories seems to be better in that version. However, overall appearance-wise, this app is an improvement and runs better on my ipad pro compared to the other version.
Favorite app
by Chibikabra on 2017/01/03 05:28
This app and the programming is perfect in every way. News on the hour and a wide range of great variety shows in between. Anything from cooking to hiking to learning the language, fashion, architecture, tourist-y activities, you name it. I can't recommend this app enough.
Not Bad
by Shufei on 2018/11/20 19:17
NHK was long a family favourite. Their English service nowadays is pretty basic, however, functioning mostly as a travel brochure for Japan. That’s nice enough. But I miss some of the programmes they used to port from regular NHK such as Minna no Uta, but no longer have. And their Chinese service seems drastically scaled back of late. Under the “multilingual” heading, one can access some programmes under simplified Chinese, but only one under proper Chinese (正體中文). This is the same with their website, which is odd as all they need is to automatically convert. NHK World is alright. It lacks some of the quirky character of yesteryear, somehow. But good that they keep producing.
I like it, but...
by Jp notes on 2020/06/27 00:12
Overall I like it. A few things bug me, though. 1) I’d prefer fewer voiceovers and more subtitles. I’m trying to learn Japanese, and their limited number of English talent is, well, annoying and distracting. At least give an option to hear the original Japanese or dubbed. 2) They don’t seem to have enough bandwidth dedicated to the service. I don’t have problems streaming any services except NHK World. It’s not all the time, but it’s enough to be annoying. 3) Ditch the hourly news programs. I like the news programs, but they’re on far too frequently. 4) I’d like to see more programming that’s available on NHK in Japan. I get that this is free and in Japan you’re supposed to pay, but I’d like to see more programming that isn’t all about the tourism. Don’t get me wrong — as an outsider that’s also incredibly valuable. But would love to see more dramas that are being viewed in Japan.
Excellent access to Japanese culture & News
by Blue h2o on 2017/07/22 21:26
I've visited Japan twice and always come home wanting more. Recently discovered the NHK World app for my iPad and for my AppleTV. From news shows (without any kind of typical western slant) you can keep up on newsworthy events from Japan, Asia, the USA and the rest of the world. Some of the news anchors/reporters don't have the typical western polish, but honestly, I find that very refreshing. They have many shows designed to inform you about Japanese culture with a heavy emphasis on travel. The iPad app also has access to basic Japanese language learning and lots of fun shows that will introduce you to Japanese culture.
Great Content, Decent Performance, Minor bug
by canarybearer on 2020/04/08 00:17
I've used the NHK World News app ever since I discovered the station while I was an exchange student in Germany. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese perspective on global world events, and in particular, I enjoy the train segments with their beautiful narration and landscapes. I’ve updated my review to 4 stars since they’ve greatly improved the performance and reliability of the app! My only complaint now is that when I manually go to full screen mode, there is a pause button in the center of the screen that won’t go away until I press the closed caption button and press “off”!
Bring back full casting please!
by ABCinUK on 2020/02/06 10:05
The app was great a few months ago. And then they did a huge update that removed the ability to cast the app to your TV. They’ve finally brought back some functionality of casting the live streaming. However you are still unable to cast individual shows you want to watch! Please bring back this function because it’s much easier to watch on the TV. NHK is otherwise a wonderful app that shares a lot of interesting news!
Best Asian news souce
by CreateNicknameReview on 2018/08/31 16:28
I live in America, but I am fascinated by Asian culture. Having this wonderful and mostly positive news source is a great way to start the day in good spirits all for the price of $0. I watch this on my antenna at home, but this app provides the same channel on the go. All you have to do is download, so there shouldn’t be any hesitation. This is my absolute favorite and I hope it never goes away. Thanks to all the creators for making this happen on the west side of the world!
Better video player
by Jmember12 on 2017/07/21 23:00
I would like the video player to be better, the current one takes a long time for the pause screen to disappear, it should hide/show with a tap. I can't seem to add a notification of when a specific program will air any more, please fix. Also, an option to choose the video quality would be good too. ありがとう!😊
Where are all the programs?
by INVOCATEVR on 2019/11/15 03:40
I loved the NHK world app before the recent Nov 2019 update. Now I can’t access all the different programming I would regularly watch. I’ve clicked through all the different pages to try to find them to no avail. If it’s there it’s poorly designed and not intuitive. And if they have disappeared why? Yes it’s great now it’s available in 17 languages and it’s nice there’s access to radio/podcast but when you can’t watch the amazing shows like CoreKyoto, design talks plus, fashion express... what’s the point? Please correct this, as I am a total fan of your impeccable programming and usually only access thru the app.
Finding videos needs to be easier
by Peter5276 on 2019/11/16 04:38
Love NHK World but this new app is not an improvement on the older version. Navigation is not always transparent. For example, it is much harder to find specific videos on demand than before because they are hidden under multiple layers of navigation. Links in the app sometimes open in the browser rather than in the app. Needs better user testing to make the content easier to access.
Excellent app and content.
by Sanjay-san on 2018/07/14 00:22
Great app. I love Japanese food and crafts. This app and NHK offers some very good documentaries on food and culture. One suggestion: I think the app should not start auto playing the current show every time you read the details of a future show and return to the main page. But, that’s a small nit. The app is wonderful and the NHK programming content is wonderful.
Great app but there is an update issue.
by A once happy fan on 2019/09/09 08:12
I like this app but there is an update issue. Now when I open the app it prompts me to update to the newer version (7.1.8 I believe) but this version requires iOS 10 or later which my iPad doesnt support. So frustrating. I'll continue to use the app for now hoping they can resolve this but I'm already tiring of being prompted to do something that is not possible.
Great App but Needs FF & REW function
by jdvough on 2017/11/15 22:34
This has been our go-to app for all things Japanese for years but the latest version release on AppleTV and on the iPhone has for some reason disabled fast forward and rewind. Normally it’s not a problem but is very problematic when watching Sumo where the matches are often so quick that it’s easy to miss the action.
Enjoy NHK!
by Verde; on 2019/05/06 02:12
I thoroughly enjoy NHK’s unique perspective on news events, and consistent promotion of Japanese culture. The only thing on my wish list for this app is the ability to share individual stories via text, e-mail, or social media. Currently there is no way to share stories seen in this app.
NHK is First Rate Media !
by Tom3.1415926 on 2020/01/13 17:26
Between the APP and NHK TV (antenna in my area) I have come to absolutely love their programming. It all started for us with their dramatic LIVE helicopter coverage of the Tsunami which devastated the Northeastern coast of Japan. Now, I’ve slowly beome a fan of Japanese culture through their wide ranging programming in English. Among my favorite programs include a roving narrator whom walks through neighborhoods all over the world and interacts with the inhabitants in translated English. Kabuki is also a very interesting and finely nuanced art form...and fun to watch. Too much variety to describe here, but I find myself tuned in more and more these days. Thank You NHK !
NHK was our favorite app until recent update
by myicepod on 2019/09/12 03:32
New update takes user interface to a new low! You used to be able to find your programs by a list in alphabetical order, now the app no longer lists programs to choose from but takes you to their website where user interface is clunky and confusing. Difficult to find programs by topic. Bring back your terrific app and ditch the website where cookies and tracking ads take away from enjoyment
Love this app!
by Hakubaiku on 2017/08/12 19:08
It is always a pleasure to open this app and explore Japan with news and culture! I love this app as much as I love the tv channel! I have to thank my mom because she found out about NHK on tv and ran over to my room to show me haha! Sadly the shows are only an hour, but this app fills my "appetite" for Japan! 😊🇯🇵💕ありがとう~!
Not receiving notifications
by RHV94 on 2019/08/04 13:19
Not sure why I am not receiving notifications, especially for earthquakes. When I click on “Notifications” it goes to a blank screen. Perhaps your app needs an update? There have been multiple updates for other ios apps recently but NHK’s last update was 8 months ago.
Few glitches
by Foxtaled on 2020/01/10 19:50
I can’t get the app to work on chrome cast for my TV. Also, there is some glitching on the live stream, it will suddenly stop playing audio. When the audio resumes, the video will rewind a few minutes and start over again. I love NHK I hope they are able to make the app even better!
Trouble with Chromecast on the latest app for both iPhone and iPad
by P tsai on 2019/07/22 19:46
The previous version of this app worked well with Chromecast; however, the latest update seems to have a bug connecting to the device now. I tried resetting both the app and my Chromecast and also tried to redownload the app again on my phone, but none of those efforts worked...
Chromecast broken
by sceptre1067 on 2019/07/08 00:00
Since late June the app has been unable to hook up with Chromecast. The hand off will start then the Chromecast side times out. So fine app when using it on your device, just unable to cast to your TV.
Wonderful News
by FarFletch'd on 2018/06/19 14:31
I finally found a news app I like! Ads are few, news is objective, and the English of the reporters is quite good. Even though I no longer live in Japan, I love how NHK World informs me of both Asian affairs and major US dealings.
NHK Has Wrecked a Good App
by blpdxor on 2019/11/16 01:21
Prior to the update mid Nov 2019, the Broadcast schedule for the day could easily be accessed, recent programs were a simple swipe away, as were all programs. There were collections of programs around topics, such as Green tea. Now, you can’t even tell what live program you are watching, let alone what comes on in the next few hours. Who did they test this on, the app design team after they went out drinking?
Great shows
by Tututoyou on 2018/04/10 11:47
NHK is one of my fave cable stations. If I’m watching a cooking show such as dining with the chef, when a recipe I like is shown , I just take a screen shot and save it. Sometimes do the same with maps or beautiful objects or scenes.
Free NHK World
by mueller-thurgau on 2018/07/09 08:28
I just left my cable provider to get a better Internet bandwidth, and was left wondering how to get NHK. None of the streaming providers appear to offer it, so I was very pleased to see this app exists and allows Chromecast. Excellent!
Update broke Chromecast
by lolasaysyes on 2019/11/14 03:26
Accidentally did the update today on both of my devices and discovered to my horror that the update makes it virtually impossible to cast to Chromecast. I can get the Live programming to cast because the cast button is on the same screen as live. However, when trying to view any On Demand content, it now takes you to the web view for the program where the video is embedded. There is no cast button on these pages. If I wanted to use the web option, I can just go to the website. Why break the app by just linking it back to the website? I also dislike the new navigational format, but that’s a different issue. Devs, PLEASE FIX CHROMECAST!
Notification preferences do not save
by Butticks on 2019/05/09 15:05
Seems to be a glitch but app notification preferences will not save. Checked in master settings and allow ALL but an error sign always appears and notification selections always revert to none. This needs to be fixed.
Suddenly I can’t seem to find shows
by spinee on 2019/12/31 03:31
I recently updated this and suddenly I can’t find most on-demand content. Either it’s gone or it’s been organized into a corner so dark that I haven’t been able to locate. I’m thinking it’s probably no longer worth it, and I’ll just watch shows in the browser.
App has become useless
by cajunh2o on 2019/12/18 06:53
Used to love the app. News and such was a bonus. Primary reason was for earthquake alerts. Now suddenly it says I need to enable push notifications in phone settings. Yet NHK doesn’t show up in notification settings to enable it. My daughter lives in Japan and this was the main way to keep up with earthquakes. Not sure what to do now. Great work in breaking your own app
Upgrade REMOVED useful functionality
by Non-functional iOS7 experience on 2019/11/23 04:07
Surprised and disappointed that NHK could less user experience. Specifically, removal of default Live TV. Secondly, Inability to screen record clips of programming in iOS (which I share with friends family to introduce NHK quality standards). At minimum, please allow users to set ‘default’ view to Live TV in settings
Used to be good
by swnk999 on 2019/11/18 22:40
Before their latest update I was able to get a listing of upcoming programs. Now the interface is not intuitive and it no longer has the listing unless you select “open in browser”. I’ll probably delete the app and just go through a browser.
I wish I could cast the on demand shows
by Coolbeansorwhatever on 2020/03/10 05:11
I love the content but it would be nice to have casting and not just apple airplay to watch on demand episodes.
More features is nice! NHK Live isn’t easy to find
by nicholas042893 on 2019/12/18 15:32
There is so much more to do in the app now! I love the expansion of features. I do wish that NHK Live broadcast was easier to access. I don’t like to scroll so far to find it. Watching NHK live is the most important feature for me in the app.
Disappointed too...
by Queue-less on 2017/11/07 10:10
I agree with the other reviewer, I love NHK World TV and prefer the older app because it offered more episodes to choose from than the new app. For example Medical Frontiers now only offers one episode to choose from when the previous app offered almost a half-dozen. Plus the episode that's airing isn't the one being offered. I used to send my friends to the App Store to download NHK World TV, then tell them to go to the Medical Frontiers listings and watch a particular episode I knew they'd be interested in. Nope. Can't do that anymore.
AppleTV: Why can't I scrub video?
by VermifugeRT on 2017/09/05 00:04
It was availbale with the old vesion of the app and it's avaible on the web brwoser interface. But why can't I scrub video on the AppleTV? This is a critical missing feture. if you have to come back to a problem later you have to start from the beginning. Or did you miss something? too bad you have to start over from the begnning to try and catch it again.
News ok, but poor UI
by Disappointed Podcaster on 2019/06/15 05:12
The designers of this app need to be fired. The UI and interaction design is substandard. One particularly annoying limitation is that the app doesn’t remember the status of the previous screen, after reading an article, which means every time you have to scroll down again.
Great contents
by roycheung1120 on 2020/05/12 13:44
You have really good content, wish you can put the app in Samsung and Sony TV app store so people does not need to have a set top box to watch the programs
Apple TV app doesn’t work, no way to contact dev
by rlr524 on 2020/04/21 16:07
The Apple TV app freezes the stream after a few minutes...my connection is 60 Mbps and all other apps work fine. There is no way to contact NHK’s developer about the app, the NHK site contact form is only for comments about programs. There is no way to specifically review an Apple TV app (the iOS apps work fine).
Gained v8.0.0; Lost OnDemand Chromecast
by S_McAfee on 2019/11/17 02:55
This was a 4 star app now a 2 as the 8.0.0 update, while being reorganized and adding radio, has LOST ON DEMAND CHROMECAST. I can cast live programming just fine, however on demand is limited to playing on the iOS device (iPhone in my case). NHK please fix. Either way I love the content but need to watch sumo on a Big Sumo Sized Screen!
Where are all the shows??
by emoji4747 on 2020/03/22 14:36
I used to religiously watch the NHK channel on my cable service everyday. Having recently given up cable, I immediately downloaded the app. Very disappointed! Where are all the amazing documentaries and informative programs?? This app only offers news stories. Please give us access to ALL of NHK’s contact.
Casting is broken for on-demand
by Biatcheslov on 2019/11/14 03:05
Latest update (Nov 2019) has broken ability to cast on-demand programs. There is no cast button for each individual program and the cast button that is otherwise available on the main menu doesn’t do anything. Casting for live programming still works so not sure what happened?
Now it’s all news, no entertainment
by Captain Nerd on 2020/02/28 05:38
What happened to the NHK World that used to have documentaries and other non-news programming? I’ll bet they have too much competition from their cable/satellite divisions.
Great program. Navigation is the problem.
by Pelicanh on 2017/09/28 07:20
NHK has a great programming. But this app (on my Apple TV) doesn't allow some of the features, like forwarding or repeating. So it gets challenging when you are trying to learn and listen the contents several times.
Audio and video out of sync
by HAL471 on 2020/06/27 16:53
Content is great but video lags audio a lot. Seems to be a huge problem as it affects live feed on website as well. Hard to watch as a result as it is very annoying.
Latest update doesn’t have program schedule.
by Don Pedro Pagina on 2019/11/13 21:24
This was one reason to have the app. I could look up when favorite programs were going to be on. A big mistake in my opinion.
Broken now on Chromecast from updated iOS July 2019
by Sevenoke on 2019/07/02 03:45
No longer working from iPhone 8 Plus to Chromecast. I’ve updated the iOS software and also deleted and re-downloaded the NHK app. Many other people are reporting this same problem. The Chromecast says “something went wrong”.
You can no longer cast On Demand programs to tv from the app
by rayjrm on 2019/12/01 18:21
After the recent overhaul, you can only cast the Live feed to TVs. But There is WAY too much news on the Live feed, so it would be nice to be able to cast On Demand programs again.
Great program but please improve video quality
by concerned jay on 2019/06/08 15:31
Great program but video quality (bit rate) is too low. Too much compression pixelation.
Casting no longer works
by Ludie20 on 2019/07/06 15:11
After the previous update, casting no longer works. The chrome cast device does, but the app can’t create a connection. Sad since it used to be part of my morning routine.
English Alerts - Thank You
by thesandbender on 2018/02/11 10:24
The English alerts are very useful for travelers and expats. A very considerate feature.
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