If you’ve been enjoying the convenience of taking your individual magazine subscriptions along with you on an Android tablet, iPad or other mobile device, you no longer have that capability, at least not via the free Next Issue app.
Next Issue announced today that they’ve discontinued access to single issue magazines, leaving just their unlimited access plans, which cost around $10 to $15 for a monthly subscription.
Next Issue’s lower tier plan includes unlimited digital reading of all of their monthly titles, while their “premium” all-you-can-consume plan includes both monthly and weekly periodicals.
Users who’ve been receiving Next Issue access in conjunction with print subscriptions to magazines received emails indicating that they’ll no longer have access to digital copies of the print magazines they’ve been reading using the Next Issue app. This may come as a disappointment not only for the loss of convenience in reading new magazines but also the discontinued access to back issues, especially if you’ve tossed old magazines thinking that you’d still have access to digital editions for months or years to come.
Fortunately, many magazine publishers offer their own digital issues and/or free apps to print subscribers. If you’re a magazine print subscriber who’s been reading the publication on Next Issue, you may want to check the magazine’s Web site for other available digital reading options.
You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of a Next Issue unlimited access plan, letting you read any of the company’s library of 135 popular magazines. Click this link for a special free 60-day trial of Next Issue.
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