Long-awaited digital magazine subscription service Next Issue has launched in the US bringing access to mags like TIME, Esquire and The New Yorker for one monthly fee
Next Issue, the subscription-based service which allows users unlimited access to some of the US' most high profile magazines is finally here.
The application for Android tablets (no iPad at the moment, but it's in the pipeline) is a collaboration of many of the top publishing houses across the Atlantic, including Hearst, News Corp and Conde Nast.
The idea is simple, and reminiscent of on-demand streaming services like Netflix, LOVEFiLM and the popular US TV app Hulu. You pay a monthly fee and can download many of the 27 launch titles for the Basic fee of $9.99 (around £6) or the whole lot with the Premium package at $14.99 (£9.50).
Basic brings access to a wide-range of Monthly periodicals, including Esquire, Glamour and Vanity Fair. Upgrading to Premium allows you to read big-hitting weekly publications like Time, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated.
Subscriptions to individual magazines can be purchased for $1.99 a month.
Next Issue told Pocket-Lint that there are no plans for a UK launch at the moment but it is "evaluating international as a potential distribution opportunity, but has nothing to announce at this time."