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Next Issue Media reaches Windows 8, puts subscriptions on your Surface (video)

Next Issue Media reaches Windows 8, puts subscriptions on your Surface (video)
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|March 6, 2013 1:58 PM

Next Issue Media's unlimited magazine subscriptions have had a solid footing on Android tablets and iPads, but Windows tablet owners have faced the prospect of subscribing to one magazine at a time -- the horror. They can rest a little easier knowing that Next Issue's reader app is now available for Windows 8 in the US. The software makes the expected leap to the modern Windows UI, and goes the extra mile to use native tricks such as the optimized multitasking view and pinning favorite magazines to the Start screen. Readers will still need to pay a monthly rate of either $10 (for slower publications) or $15 (including weekly titles) to get full access; when the app itself is free to try for a month, though, it won't hurt to give Next Issue a spin on that Surface Pro.

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Next Issue Now Available on Windows 8

With a single subscription, customers can access magazines across their choice of Windows 8 devices

New York, NY – March 6, 2013 – Next Issue Media™, the first and only company to provide unlimited access to premium digital magazine content in the U.S., today announces availability of its app and subscriptions across Windows 8 devices. For the first time, using a single account, Next Issue™ subscribers can access the world's most popular magazines not only from their choice of iPad® or Android™ tablet, but also from a wide variety of Windows 8 devices. A Next Issue account may be shared with up to five devices in the same household.

"We're excited to bring our unlimited access plans and the convenience of the Next Issue app to Windows 8 devices," said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media. "With Windows 8, we're able to offer an outstanding user experience including pinning, multi-tasking with snap view, and more."

In addition to supporting the new Windows user interface, Next Issue is harnessing the power of the platform. Users can pin their favorite titles to the Start screen for easy access. Once in the app, they will experience a spacious new library layout, which also features recent back issues. Users will receive notifications when new issues are available and can take advantage of multi-tasking with snap view. Live tiles with rotating covers of the latest issues will be coming soon.

"The Next Issue app works beautifully on our platform and offers an incredible value to Windows 8 users," said John Richards, senior director of Windows Apps Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "With greater choice as to where, when and how they access their magazines, users can seamlessly switch from their tablet at home, to their Ultrabook on the road, to their company PC - all on a single account."

Next Issue for Windows 8 is available free for 30 days, offering a choice of Unlimited Basic or Unlimited Premium plans. The Unlimited Basic plan includes access to all monthly and bi-weekly titles for just $9.99 per month while the Unlimited Premium plan offers access to all 82 titles in the catalog, including the weekly titles, for $14.99 per month.

For a complete list of titles and more information, visit nextissue.com.


Next Issue for Windows 8 is available now in the United States. Users can download the app from the Windows Store for free.

Next Issue Media reaches Windows 8, puts subscriptions on your Surface (video)