Apple’s Newsstand has a new rival in the digital magazine publishing space here in old Blighty, with Google finally launching their Google Play Magazine store in the UK.
Plenty of big name titles are already on the store, including GQ, Esquire, Wired Vogue and more, all coming with a free 30 day trial, after which the first payment of a subscription will be due.
The stand alone application is available here from the Google Play Store now. It’s already filled up with the latest editions as well as back issues, with big colourful cover page previews to browse through. Prices are set individually by each publisher, with deals in place for ongoing subscriptions. GQ, for example, costs £2.99 for each individual issue, but that price drops to £2.49 per month if you subscribe. A yearly subscription paid up front is the cheapest option at £23.99, working out at roughly £1.99 an issue.
By Gerald Lynch | December 13th, 2012