Luminary - Premium Podcast App

Luminary - Premium Podcast App

By Luminary Media, LLC

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2019-04-22
  • Current Version: 8.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 79.08 MB
  • Developer: Luminary Media, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 731 Ratings

Description

Original podcasts with original ideas for original people. Luminary is a premium podcast app that offers access to shows from top creators you won’t find anywhere else, plus the ones you already love. Subscribe to Premium for access to over 40 ad-free podcasts launching this year including top existing shows and compelling originals - all from giants of podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse voices. Ad-free and only on Luminary. Luminary offers the following features to enhance your listening experience: Customized for you: Luminary is focused on offering a personalized experience and customized recommendations tailored to your tastes and listening habits, helping you solve what to listen to next. Curation: Luminary has an editorial team programming the app based on topical and relevant content to target specific users. Continued listening: Pick up right where you left off and continue to listen to any podcast you have played recently, up to 40 and all from your home screen. Search: A robust search, with rich results including episodes and shows. Offline mode: Take your favorite podcasts on the go, in the air, or underground...wherever you like to listen. Previews: Listen to upcoming previews for podcasts before you commit, right on the home screen. Follow: Follow your favorite shows, get alerts for new episodes, and listen right from your home screen or manage in My Shows tab. Bookmark: Add individual episodes to your bookmarks, sort by dragging and dropping to listen in the order you want, and download or stream your entire bookmarks. Playback speed: Speed it up or slow it down, listen to podcasts at the speed you want. Airplay: Stream podcasts to your favorite airplay compatible and Bluetooth enabled devices, including smart speakers, wireless headphones, and home theater systems, just to name a few. Sleep timer: Let Luminary and your favorite podcast lull you to sleep. Set the app to go to sleep in 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or smartly at the end of the episode, you are listening to. -- Information related to in-app purchases, subscriptions, and introductory free trial: Any introductory free trial offer is limited to new subscribers only. Payment for your subscription will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the trial period or at confirmation of purchase if you are not eligible for the trial. If you cancel before the end of the trial period, you will not be charged. You have the option of choosing a monthly subscription a 12-month subscription. If you don't cancel before the end of the trial period, your subscription will renew automatically and your iTunes Account will be charged for a monthly subscription or for a 12 month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of the trial period. If you chose a monthly subscription it will continue to renew automatically each month and you will be charged each month plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. If you chose a 12-month subscription it will continue to renew automatically at the end of the 12 month period and you will be charged for a 12-month subscription plus applicable taxes within 24-hours prior to the end of each billing period until you cancel. You can manage or cancel your subscription in your account settings on the App Store. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable. To see our full terms of service: https://luminarypodcasts.com/terms To see our full privacy policy: https://luminarypodcasts.com/privacy

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Reviews

  • App can’t keep up.

    1
    By greathdrew
    Have been watching as the app gets slower and slower to refresh content I know is released daily. Nothing worse than looking forward to listening to a daily show to find the app has yet to make it available for listening.
  • Luminary Is Great

    5
    By wesley.bevels
    Awesome HD podcast sound quality
  • Won’t stop charging me

    1
    By hermionezemp
    Got this app for Spooked. Canceled after the free trial because it’s confusing to use and totally unintuitive. It no longer appears in my subscriptions but THEY KEEP CHARGING ME. I’m working with Apple too, but Apple doesn’t see it. They said there isn’t anything they can do. Totally unethical. Don’t even try it unless you want to be charged forever.
  • Really wanted to love this app

    2
    By #Ruandy78
    I love the content I find and try to use this daily but the app only opens half the time. I had to cancel my subscription since I can’t rely on it to play when I want to listen. If this is fixed I’d love to try again.
  • Great content, awful app

    2
    By SunnyGins
    This app is so buggy and not user friendly at all. Hoping the developers can sort this out before I give up and unsubscribe.
  • Unstable, crashes, not intuitive

    2
    By Jem0315
    For a platform that has premium content, it’s a dog. The luminary app crashes, freezes and rarely remembers where I left off. And yes, I have the most up to date version.
  • Updated next day ****

    5
    By NiaNicole1992
    Edit.. exactly one day after my bad review and complaint an update was launched that so far seems to have worked to fix the issue!! Very happy with it, was able to catch up on a few different podcasts and switch between them while in the middle of episodes with ease and no more frustration! ☺️ thanks luminary! I subscribed to this app because of one podcast and ended up finding more I liked.. however, it never remembers when I’m in the middle of an episode or which ones I’ve already listened to so it replays them. It’s not nearly as user friendly as it should be for a paid for service. Please fix this. I’m considering dropping the subscription entirely. It’s been 100% frustrating and about 5% enjoyable.
  • Frustrating

    2
    By medleyjoy
    I was in the middle of listening to a podcast and had to update the app. Now I’m stuck in an update loop. Hear to Slay is worth the price of admission but the technical bugs make it not as enjoyable as it could be.
  • Great content, terrible app

    2
    By Monibirdie
    I love Luminary’s catalogue—there is distinctively better podcast programming here. However the app lacks many features of a basic podcast app. Playlists, queuing another podcast to play next, remember my place in a podcast or in a series of episodes.
  • Premium Intentions, Subpar Features

    1
    By Adelyn7
    I subscribed to and used Luminary this fall so I could listen to the full season of Snap Judgement’s Spooked podcast. Spooked was great! The Luminary app, however, was not. My initial issue is that this is a content type that you can typically get for free elsewhere, and very few shows I’m interested in are exclusive to Luminary. Even past that, though, the app itself needs a lot of work. If I’m going behind a paywall to access this content I could get for free on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, I expect the app to be premium quality as well. However, there’s no CarPlay feature , no reliable subscription queue, and no guarantee your podcast will start back exactly where you left off. On top of that, there are a lot of tiny, irritating design features like clicking on the logo of a show you've listened to previously from the main browse page auto playing the most recent episode instead of letting you view the show’s episode list and details, even if you’ve missed an episode or two. This makes you have to reroute through the search feature to view the show details which is a pain and near impossible if you’re driving. There may eventually be a market for this app, but not in its current state. It needs vast feature improvements and desperately needs to work with CarPlay before it’s even worth downloading, let alone paying for monthly.

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