Next Issue Launches Netflix-like Magazine Subscriptions for iPad

Next Issue for iPad

Next Issue, a joint venture formed by five US publishers—Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc.—has just launched the Next Issue app for getting magazine subscriptions on the Apple iPad.

The unique thing about Next Issues’s approach is you can either subscribe to a single issue of a magazine or pay a monthly fee to get unlimited access to all of their publications at once.

The basic unlimited plan costs $9.99 per month and grants access to all their monthly and bi-weekly magazines. The premium $14.99 plan includes additional weekly magazines and back issues.

Here’s a list of the current titles that Next Issue offers; more titles are expected to be added soon:

Today, the Next Issue Unlimited Basic catalog includes: All You, Allure, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, Brides, Car and Driver, Coastal Living, Condé Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, ELLE, Esquire, Essence, Fitness, Fortune, Glamour, Golf, Golf Digest, GQ, Health, InStyle, Money, Parents, People en Español, People StyleWatch, Popular Mechanics, Real Simple, Self, Southern Living, Sports Illustrated Kids, Sunset, This Old House, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Wired.

The Next Issue Unlimited Premium catalog includes those in Unlimited Basic plus all weekly titles such as Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and TIME.

Next Issue offers a free 30 day trial to get started, and you have to sign up on Next Issue’s website.

Their digital magazines are custom-designed for tablets and some include enhanced features not included in the print editions such as videos, bonus photography, and interactive features.

The Next Issue app is available for download from the iTunes store. They also have an app for Android and offer the same content and pricing plans for it.

Next Issue Video Promo

4 Responses to “Next Issue Launches Netflix-like Magazine Subscriptions for iPad”

  1. I just haven’t been able to make the transition from physical copy newspapers and magazines to digital. I had a political weekly subscription on my Kindle for awhile. It was mostly text based, so it was okay, but I can’t adjust to reading graphics-intensive documents on small eReader screens. Even tablets seem a bit constrictive. I ended up cancelling my digital subscription.

    • Dang Andrew, just the other day I subscribed to Sky and Telescope printed magazine and got the online digital one included. I tried it out and felt the same as you.. it just doesn’t work for me with all the graphics. I can’t wait until I get the printed one in my mailbox! I’d rather read books on my ereader; I have found that when I switch over to printed books I’m always trying to push on a word I don’t know to get its definition :)

      • Haha! I love the dictionary too. Reading classic works or scholarly titles has become so easy; I can just scroll to a word I don’t know and get an instant definition. No more leafing through dictionaries, or having to put my book down to do a Google search.

        Yes, magazines and newspapers are just too uncomfortable for me to read on my Kindle or tablets. The new iPad is about the best device I can think of that works well with magazines, but I have found that just reading text-based articles on a small screen is difficult. I miss the large expanse of the broadside I guess.

        This NextIssue subscription might be good for people who would like to try out reading a variety of different magazines on their iPad. Then they can see if it works for them.

  2. Not available in Canada yet it seems