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After initially charging print magazine subscribers when trying to get the digital version of their publications from the Google Play Store – something users were clearly not happy to discover – Google has made it possible for existing customers to get the online copy of their favorite magazines free of charge.

On its help pages, Google posted:

If you already subscribe to a magazine title (print or digital), you may be eligible for a free subscription to its digital counterpart through Google Play. Availability of magazines offered free to print subscribers is solely at the discretion of the publisher .

As explained, if you are a subscriber already, all you need to do is look up the listing of the particular magazine, hit the Subscribe button, and choose the option that says ‘Free for print subscribers’. You may then click on ‘Continue’ and enter your password and the email address to verify your account.

However people who still like the great feeling the rustling of papers on your fingers give you, can still get the print versions. Happy reading to all magazine worms!

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.
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