Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. are five of the most important US print publishers these days, so, when a while ago we heard they were joining forces into one mighty venture, we knew that we should expect something exciting.
That something has finally materialized earlier today, in the form of an Android app for tablets that offers easy access to no less than 32 magazines. The mags should cover pretty much all tastes and preferences, targeting men and women of all ages, formations, and professions.
Some of the most important titles available on the Next Issue Media app are Sports Illustrated, Time, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, People, Fortune, Esquire, and Entertainment Weekly, but you can also get access to Sports Illustrated for Kids, Popular Mechanics, or People en Español, to name only three of the more “eccentric” titles on the list.
This is, of course, a premium app and, as you may suspect already, you’ll have to pay a pretty “premium” price in order to get access to some of today’s most popular magazines. Prices start at ten bucks for subscriptions to two magazines of your choice, but I would recommend you to get the unlimited plan, which will give you access to every magazine in Next Issue Media’s catalog.
Sure, you might never end up reading “Better Homes and Gardens” or “Cooking Light” (no offense to home chefs reading us), but, for just $15, which is five dollars more than the regular subscription for two magazines, you get unlimited access to the entire portfolio. I am convinced that you’ll find at least five or six magazines in there to read on a regular basis.
I mean, I myself am not an avid magazine reader, but I pretty much find myself browsing through SI, Time, Fortune, or the New Yorker every month, so I might as well do it in an orderly fashion, right? Okay, I admit it, I sometimes like to look through Entertaiment Weekly or Vanity Fair (call it a guilty pleasure!) for a few minutes, so this app might actually be saving me (and the likes of me) a boatload of money.
Before you get to excited, I must tell you that the app only runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. An iOS app is supposedly coming , if you’re into that.
If you are the least bit intrigued about the Next Issue Media Android app, hit the source link below for all the info you could need, but also for details on the 30-day limited free trial offer that currently runs on NMI’s official website. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the app in the comments section below!