Last Christmas, that big ol' jolly gift-giver gave me a Nintendo Wii U. Can you believe it?! The man clearly knew I wanted a Playstation. He didn't even eat the entire cookie I gave him! So this year, I vowed to track him down, but how could I do that when he travels the world? Thank goodness for this app! I booked my flight to Singapore and arrived yesterday. I was waiting for him on a rooftop, and he was clearly in a hurry. Seducing him with my triple chocolate chip cookie, I captured him. Thanks guys!
Kids love the app, but wanted to display Santa's progress on our family room Chromecast. Unfortunately it's laggy, choppy, music stutters and eventually hangs the Chromecast. It was doing this last week. I would have hoped Google could have fixed it for Christmas Eve.
How can he skip by a major city like Philadelphia, but go to cities like Wilmington Delaware and Carbondale Pa? Other than that (I'm sure there are other over sighted cities), it's a nice app. Smoother than Norad but the Philly slight is too much for me
I only wanted this to stream on Chromecast so I could track Santa's progress while doing other things, but it starts off laggy and then just freezes. Even worse, it then won't disconnect and trying to cast other things fail. If it worked it would be brilliant.
How hard is it to show Santa on a map? Apparently too hard for Chromecast. Sidebar loads in extremely slowly. The left map area never loads and the app eventually crashes. None of the videos play back on Chromecast either.
Was fun watching Santa stop all over the world this afternoon and evening, he gets to our area tonight and skips over our 3/4 of our state like nothing exists above Milwaukee. Half of Canada missed too! Was on board, and even Okay tolerating the many glitches but our whole region being skipped just makes me sad. How many children all over the world are watching this app and Santa didn't even bother in their area?
Skipping cities, LET ALONE ENTIRE CONTINENTS is unexceptional! The creators/mods need to STEP UP THEIR GAME to allow all to have a more enjoyable experience. It SHOULD INCLUDE tracking Santa VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE across the globe, NOT JUST MAJOR CITIES. The lock over the map during "preparation time" is lame also, and would be more entertaining if throughout the year, would post cute/funny updates & comments from the elves, Mrs. Claus, Santa, etc.. "Peppermint, the Elf: (enter comment here)". Just an example
Went to use app, but obviously it doesn't work from your location. Pressed the unlock button and was told it can be tracked from the 24th of December. We'll it is here in Australia. I've written this at 7.05pm. Thanks a lot google!
Would be helpfull if more detailed breakdown was giving regarding the amount of deliveries for each area. Delivery process looks confusing as Santa seems to be scatter bombing rather than door to door. Also some confusion over route taken considering time restraints. I appreciate the later comments should be directed straight Santa's office and not via this app.
Learned quite a bit of geography following Santa along the night. Love reading the facts and seeing what the weather is like in other places (some places I was sure that would snow aren't even cold enough!). The animations and games are wonderful to keep busy in the boring or awkward parts of gatherings as well as showing this whole app to children and letting them have a go. If there was one thing I could suggest to make this even better is to maybe add pictures of the main attractions of the city.
Why did you change it from last year? It was perfect. It told us how far away he was from our city. Plus it told you what cities were coming up before hand. This is boring.
As an adult the games are easy enough. However my 4yo son wants to play while he can do the games the issue is the timer cant be turned off which leads to alot of tears when the game hes enjoying cuts off. shame he would have enjoyed it otherwise
It was the only one that said that i uninstalled then reinstalled but it still says ' santa traker has stopped' On a hudl 2
It hasn't yet been downloaded on to me Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 but it looks amazing. If I have to I will rate it less stars if its not as good as it looks but its Christmas Eve tonight and I need a tracker! This is hopefully gonna turn out gooooood! Oh! My game just installed! Im goin to play it now! Thankz alot! Hope it works!!!
You crushed my Christmas spirit by skipping South Africa and I'm literally crying have been waiting entire day to be disappointed
Great App except from the fact that the Snowdown game didn't open. Also games were laggy and dropped frame rates after 2 minutes of playing them. Please fix. Then I'll rate 5 stars.
Its great an all... but santa missed out the whole of the UK... like seriously google? Why miss us out of the route.. hes gone to Turkey and round Syria and Lybia and Spain but not the UK.. wow..
It missed us out and now it's daytime where I am. He only goes to 2 places in England! Although for people who it hasn't missed out it would be great. Spirit Crusher!!!!
I like the tracker and how it shows more than just where santa is but the gumball game won't drop a gumball even after deleting and then re-downloading.
This app is so grate you can track santer and play games. Best of all you can see what he is doing. Best game ever. Love love love. The best time of all. Merry Christmas evry on. Have fun . How do you get around the world in gust one night? how do your raindeers fly? What time do you set off at 10 o'clock?still think last year it was much beter though . of all the game's on the app store i think this is the best one yet at Christmas time.
Was going to keep it on screen for our christmas Eve party, but on my new model chromecast, it keeps lagging, completely stopping, or shutting off. Very buggy. too bad :(
Laggy, freezes, and have to power cycle the Chromecast to get it back. Tried on two different receivers. Bah humbug Google.
This app is great but the fact my mom can't find it on her apple phone is surprising. I thought she was just like,"I don't know how phones work."
Even though I don't seem to be playing the game properly, it's working good. I even tried the game on Google Cardboard Mode. I need to make a pair of glasses I can fit my phone in.
Will not cast to chromecast. Don't really care to have the kids crowding around my phone on a holiday, but cute for the background on a tv.
When casting it lags, doesn't load map, doesn't notify phone it's still connected. The mini games are fun for kids
Google is making my old chrome cast worthless... they are trying to make me buy the newest one why Google.
Horrible app, missing pretty much all South America, my son was actualy excited to see if Santa was going to visit grammy and papa in Chile, guess he forgot.
I love this game and the idea behind it is really good but one problem for me is that I noticed the last game that is called SNOWDOWN doesn't open up when I tap it. sometimes when I tap the game it goes into my home screen or into another app that I haven't closed yet. But like I said before this game is really good and I even enjoy playing it.
Love the app but lags like hell when casting to my old Chromecast. Hopefully I'll get a new one for Christmas!
Would not open the tracker only the games. Xmas eve this should work.
Weird screen shows up when Casting, then disconnects. Cute when just on phone tho.
Ok, there's a tracking map but it doesn't even reference the UK and there's seemingly no way to add your location to see when the route reaches you....you know, the whole point of showing it to children! - EDIT: I think the route has simply passed the UK much, much earlier than I expected, still defeating the object of using this to show excited children in bed.
My 6 year old was able to tell the feed updates were repeated often. Also I was hoping to get a screen shot of when he landed in our town just for my girls' to put in a Christmas scrapbook page. Not a big deal for me, but Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins (these are 45 min apart or less) all had Santa stop and Cheyenne a capital city did not. At least try for 1 or 2 communities per state this is big for kids, I mean there was what 10+ in Mexico. Disappointed, the characters are poor quality too.
Its been 24th for over 18 hours in Australia but still can't access santa tracker. 5 stars if it wasn't so behind
The reason i doawloaded this app was to see how long until santas take of when i go on the website it says 3 hours when i go on the app it says 1 day 3 hours
I've always loved the Santa tracker. I used to show my niece every Christmas Eve and she loved it too. I think it's awesome that it's castable now. We can keep it on the TV on Christmas Eve to keep tabs on Santa. My son's gonna love it.
This is amazing. ..even though I know that Santa isn't real I still love using this tracker it brings back so many childhood memories and still gives me hope that Santa really is real... it's awesome how I get to know how many days till he takes off.. and when he does I get to know where he is.. and the games are really really fun!
The app is way too huge and still is not updating properly, also its not updating enough like it updates once every 2 to 3 weeks you need to like do it once every other day or something
The app is broken on older Chromecast and laggy. Works well on the app and my son loves it.