The Netflix of the magazine world launches on Android

The Netflix of the magazine world launches on AndroidIt's not often that Android users get to boast of receiving something before Apple - but they can here. Next Issue has been launched initially on Google's platform.

If you're unsure what that is, it's a kind of Netflix for magazines, taking in the likes of Conde Nast, News Corp, Hearst Corp, Meredith and Time Inc.

If you're thinking "yes, but Apple users have Newsstand", then here's the clincher - you don't just pay per issue, you can get a pass which lets you browse and read unlimited numbers of publications. Sadly, it only works on tablets with resolutions of 1024 x 600 or 1280 x 800.

Costs are $9.99 a month for the basic or $14.99 a month for the premium. The dollar sign has probably given away the fact that it's a US-only gig right now. As are the titles like Esquire, Golf, Vanity Fair and New Yorker.

It's a great concept - and we hope it comes across  here soon.

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Pondlife  Apr. 5, 2012 at 19:45

Good luck to them, can see why they'd be looking for something like this. Doesn't interest me though

Judehey  Apr. 6, 2012 at 00:55

Depending on how many publications, why not? If I were travelling frequently using Air travel I'd like to be able to download magazine publications because I just can't concentrate on novels up in the air and would rather bite size stories

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 13:37

If I were doing that too maybe, but am not. Usually more adverts than anything though and can read novels just fine.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 14:41

Depending on how many publications, why not? If I were travelling frequently using Air travel I'd like to be able to download magazine publications because I just can't concentrate on novels up in the air and would rather bite size stories
The man's allowed his opinion. Personally I wouldn't use this either, magazines just aren't my thing.

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