The Raleigh News & Observer

The Raleigh News & Observer

By The McClatchy Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-10-30
  • Current Version: 9.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 148.06 MB
  • Developer: The McClatchy Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.00389
From 2,312 Ratings


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  • App not functioning

    By The_Vig
    This app has not worked in iOS on iPhones for quite some time. It has read “error fetching feeds” for several months if not year. A bit disappointing to have to resort to the online web site simply because the app is not supported. Not sure if it’s a different app but the version for iPad actually does work.
  • Getting Worse

    By jlthorpe-C354
    All I ever see is “error refreshing feeds”. For months. This app is going backward. It used to be great. Not anymore.
  • Over engineered

    By attitoad
    This is what happens when developers go overboard - slow bloated and difficult to use. This app has consistently gotten worse with each new iteration
  • App does not function

    By coastal member
    While reading an article the app randomly takes you back to the homepage. Infuriating, makes it nearly impossible to read an article. Particularly irritating when this is a paid service.
  • Error fetching feeds solved!

    By hoped for morre
    Repeatedly encountered an “error fetching feeds.” Problem caused by Private Relay in iOS 15. Turned it off and app works fine.
  • Crash & Freeze

    By Nozees
    12/21/21 UPDATE I’m am certain that the App updates are designed to fail in an effort to have the local paper fail. This is a terrible App by 2011 standards. Unless fixed I don’t see why anyone would pay a subscription for this App. It’s too bad, I like the local reporting but have moved to local TV competition App to be able to actually read local news. Not worth $5 a year in it’s current iteration. 0 stars. All of the complaints to this “new” update are accurate… In addition, tonight the app froze and wouldn’t scroll or allow to force closes e by swiping up… and somehow managed to not allow the phone to enter Sleep mode - requiring a hard reset of the phone. Ridiculous. The content is bad enough, the multiple feeds for the same story stupid, the inability to load an article from a NO-tification confounding… why can’t I read the time or see any of the native top of screen items: cellular signal strength, WiFi strength, battery percentage, time?… but now, I have to hard reset the phone too??? Ridiculous. You should be ashamed. After 23 years from paper edition to digital, this is it. I will not renew my subscription.
  • 🐞

    By Khakiprep
    Very buggy. I’ve erased and re-downloaded the app several times. Sometimes it loads -the majority of the times it does not. “Error fetching feeds, pull to refresh” after many PULLS, the feeds never appear.
  • Still many glitches

    By rutoples1
    When I in use the News and Observer app I will get a banner announcing some story. I touch the banner and with every other application you go directly to the story. Not the case here. It’s swirls forever loading and I have to touch it again to make it stop loading and then I have to find the story that was featured. I don’t understand why you can’t link banners directly to the stories. Very disappointing.
  • Error fetching feeds pull to refresh

    By Lys781
    I have not been able to access content since latest update. Have cleared data as well as reloaded app and still get error message. Received response from developer for a work around— I erased the app so have not tried the solution but appreciate the response. “There is an issue where Private Relay is affecting the news feed, which we are working to resolve. Go to Settings and disable Private Relay, and the news feed should reappear."
  • Thank goodness for WRAL app

    By brian_M2
    Congratulations, N&O. Whatever changes have been made, your app is now broken. No matter if caches are cleared, app and data are erased, whatever steps have been mentioned in these comments, nothing works, other than the e-edition. So, Raleigh residents…at least WRAL’s app is solid. I guess if the N&O can’t do better than this developer, time to cancel my electronic subscription. I’m not paying for an empty news feed and a broken app.