All the news that's fit to print is now officially headed to a Kindle Fire screen near you. It's hard to believe that, before today, the New York Times didn't have a presence on Amazon's tablet ecosystem, but that drought is no longer. The new NYTimes app has been optimized for viewing on Kindle Fire tabs and to kick things off (and entice new digital subscribers), the Times is temporarily lifting the paywall and granting users free access to all news sections through July 31st. After that, you'll need to be a paid sub to continue with the all access pass, otherwise you'll be subject to that three articles per day limit. It's live now in the Appstore, so hurry up and download it now while the goods are free for all.
THE NEW YORK TIMES LAUNCHES NEWS APP
FOR AMAZON KINDLE FIRE
Users Will Receive Free Access to The Times for the Month of July
NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 – The New York Times (NYTimes.com) today launched a news app for Kindle Fire, which delivers the latest news and award-winning journalism of The New York Times, designed and formatted for optimal reading on Amazon's Kindle Fire.
To mark the launch, The Times will offer free access to all 25+ sections of New York Times news, information and opinion, including videos, slide shows, interactive graphics and blogs through July 31.
Beginning in August, non-subscribers will be able to access up to three articles each day on The New York Times Kindle Fire app. Non-subscribers may also subscribe to The Times using their Amazon.com account. New York Times subscribers with Web + Tablet and All Digital Access digital subscriptions will have unlimited access to The Times on Kindle Fire as well as unlimited access to The New York Times Kindle Edition, which provides a representation of the daily newspaper.
Features include offline reading, cross-platform save, share options across social media and e-mail, as well as text-to-speech functionality, which can read articles and blogs aloud. Users can also dictate comments using Android's native speech-to-text functionality.
The Times app for Kindle Fire is available in the Amazon Appstore. To access all sections of the app after July 31, a NYTimes.com + Tablet Apps or All Digital Access digital subscription will be required. Details and pricing for these plans are available at www.NYTimes.com/Access.