The new premium news service announced by the company at a gives you unlimited access to and to more than 300 newspapers and some magazines and is loaded with features designed to help you find articles you will be interested in.
The Premium Subscription Service is available in the United States on iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave for $ 9.99 a month, with a one month free trial so you can check it out. And the good news is up to six family members can share an Apple News Plus subscription through iCloud Family Sharing, where each family member manages their own favorites and personal recommendations.
This subscription price gives you unlimited access to hundreds of publications – including Time, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Wired, Sham, Grib, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal – all from the Apple News app.
In addition to the United States, News Plus is available in Canada, which offers 30 or so English and French-language Canadian newspapers and the Toronto Star magazine. The premium service rolls out to Australia, the UK and Europe later this year, Apple said. We have no pricing yet $ 9.99 converts to about £ 7.50 or AU $ 14.
I downloaded the new service and it was easy to set up on an iPhone and a Mac. It is also easy to find what you are looking for, either by browsing the directory or by browsing through topic-specific tabs – ranging from companies to gardening – at the top of the app.
The monthly price of $ 10 is certainly appealing if you, like me, subscribe to more than one publication. I pay for the digital versions of several newspapers, get a physical paper delivered daily and subscribe to three or four weekly weeks. It adds: Monthly access to The Washington Post is $ 3.99 with an Amazon Prime account, for example. A basic digital subscription to The New York Times costs $ 15 a month and access to the digital release of New Yorker is $ 8.33 per month.
And it's not just about saving money. It is convenient to be able to handle all my subscriptions in one place instead of linking all my subscriptions from the publication web pages to the News app.
Here's how to proceed with Apple News Plus.
first How to Install Apple News Plus
Apple News Plus comes with the iOS 12.2 update. To download the update and create a premium subscription to News Plus on your iOS device.
- To get it on your iPhone ($ 1000 on Amazon) and iPad ($ 250 on Amazon) go to Settings and then Software Update and press "Download and Install. " The update is great and, depending on your connection speed, it may take a while. It did for me.
- On your home page, tap the News icon.
- If you haven't configured News anyway, tap the installation screen, including if you want to allow News to access your site to customize your news feed
- Click the News Plus button at the bottom of the News window.
- News Plus offers a 30-day trial to check out the service, then press the red Getting Started button to get started.
- Press red Try the free button in the next window.
- The app may ask you to log in with your Apple ID. If you need to log in, tap Settings and enter your Apple ID and password.
- Then enter your Apple ID if you are asked to log in and start the trial.
Setting on MacOS Mojave is similar. First download the MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 on your desktop or your laptop. Again, it's great, so put your time aside. Once you have updated, open the News app, click News Plus in the sidebar and follow the instructions. You may need to log in at some point with your Apple ID, so be fine.
2. How to browse the publication library
A News Plus subscription gives you unlimited access to all newspapers and newspapers in the plan. You can browse the directory to see the entire collection and then press a magazine cover to see the table of contents, if the magazine has one – not everyone does. Publishers can also create an animated magazine cover, giving it an appealing Live Photos-like look. I love how the animated covers look, but just saw a couple, from National Geographic and Cut, which I surf the collection.
To access the app, tap the Browse tab in the directory to view all current publications. Magazines are sorted alphabetically, starting with ABC Soaps in Depth. News Plus breaks the catalog in two, sets A to M publications on one tab and N to Z on another. . “/>
The tabs above the top lead you to newspapers and articles you might be interested in.
3rd How to read a newspaper
Press a magazine cover to start reading. For newspapers without a table of contents, scroll through the pages by pressing the next arrow in the lower right corner of the page.
For those with a table of contents, scroll down from the cover to see the table of contents and then navigate to a story by tapping it.
The main window also shows the current newspaper you are reading in the My Magazines area. The latest magazine you opened appears here, but I didn't see an obvious way to queue more than a magazine here.
With a magazine open, you can press the Share button in the upper right corner to share the magazine with another News Plus subscriber. You can also jump back to the beginning of the magazine by tapping the thumbnail in the newspaper in the lower left corner. Press the back arrow in the upper left corner to return to the main page.
4th How to find a newspaper by subject
At the top you can browse through the tabs to find a topic you are interested in. Arranged alphabetically, the tabs from Business & Finance go to Women's Lifestyle. Tap a tab to see the collection of magazines Apple has collected in the collection.
5th How to find curated content
From the main page, scroll down to see magazines and articles Apple marks. Choices that I saw while browsing included a Rolling Stone article on Thrones games, travel tips, and a selection of business, entertainment and scientific news.
6th To download a magazine
If you want to read the magazine under offline, tap the download button during the problem cover to save the magazine to your phone. Once you have downloaded the magazine, you will not see the download icon.
7th How to find newspapers
You cannot find newspapers in the Browse the Catalog tab at the top. Instead of finding the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, scroll down past My Magazines and other highlighted content until you turn on the journal articles. Continue rolling, and you can get to The Times highlights. (One day we found Times articles. The next day we didn't.) To see everything that paper has in News Plus that day, open an article and then tap the newspaper name at the top of the screen to see the available articles. . “/>
You have to hunt for the newspapers included in News Plus.
Originally published 12:01 pm PT, March 26.
Updates, 4.13 p.m. and 8:53 pm PT : Adds installation and installation details; March 27 : Adds more on how to use the service; March 28: Updates formulation.