Digital subscriptions for print subscribers

If you already subscribe to the print version of a magazine or newspaper, you could be eligible for a free digital subscription on Google Play. Some publishers offer digital subscriptions to existing subscribers.

Digital subscriptions for magazines & newspapers

To find out if your existing print subscription offers a free digital version on Google Play:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Search for the magazine or newspaper and visit its detail page.
  3. Tap Subscribe and then Current subscribers.

Note: You can sign up for digital magazine subscriptions through the Google Play Store app or the Google News app.

Digital subscriptions in the Google News & Newsstand apps

To find out if your existing print subscription offers a free digital version:

  1. In your app, open an article from your subscribed news source.
  2. Select Already a subscriber? Activate your account.
  3. If the news source offers a subscription option on the Google News app or through Google Play Newsstand, you'll see subscription options.
    • To verify your subscription, sign in.
    • Your digital subscription expires when your original print subscription ends.

Troubleshoot subscription verifications

When you verify your subscription, make sure that you:

  • Have an active, existing subscription to the magazine or news source.
  • Enter your account information correctly.
    Tip: If you need to give your mailing address, enter your name and address exactly as they show on your print subscription.
Help with error messages

"Invalid e-mail or password. Please try again."

Make sure to type the email address and password that you use to sign in to your online account. If you haven't made an online account, first click Set up your account.

"The subscription info provided did not verify. Please try again."

This message usually shows when part of your verification information isn't the same as what the publisher has for your account. Make sure to give your account number, name, and address as they show on your print subscription. For help with your account information, contact the publisher's support team.

"We were unable to verify that you have an active subscription to this magazine."

To verify that you have an active subscription and your account information is correct, contact the publisher’s support team.

 
Some Google Play products and features aren't available in all countries. See what's available in your country
Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?