Read news & magazines offline

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With the Google Play Newsstand app Google Play Newsstand, you can read your downloaded news and magazines even when you don't have an Internet connection.

Tip: Make sure you have an active Internet connection before downloading Newsstand items to your device. It may take some time to download items to your device.

Download to your device

To save a Newsstand item to your device:
  1. Open the Play Newsstand app Google Play Newsstand.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Newsstand Menu icon.
  3. Touch the Menu icon Menu below a news source, magazine, or topic > Download Newsstand Download icon.
  4. Select the view you want to download.
Change download settings on Android
Magazines can be large files. Consider your device's data plan when changing your download settings.

To go to your download settings, open the Google Play Newsstand app Google Play Newsstand > Touch the Menu icon Newsstand Menu icon > Settings. Under "Downloading," choose from the following options:

  • Download via Wi-Fi only: Download only when using a Wi-Fi connection to help reduce potential carrier data charges.
  • Download while charging only: Download only when charging to help preserve battery life.

Read offline

On the Google Play Newsstand app Google Play Newsstand, a blue check icon iOS Checkmark Circle indicates an item has been downloaded to your device.

If you want to remove an item from your device, touch Menu Menu > Remove download.

Notes:

  • Offline reading is available only with the Google Play Newsstand app Google Play Newsstand. Currently, you can't read magazines offline on your computer.
  • Magazines aren't available on the Newsstand app for iOS.
  • Audio, video, and some images aren't available offline.

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