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Play Magazines available for free to existing print subscribers

Google has remedied an initial oversight by making digital Play Magazines available for free to customers that are already paying for a print subscription.
January 5, 2013

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!