Read news & magazines offline

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

Audio and video content aren't available offline. Some images may not be available offline.

Make sure that you have an active Internet connection before saving news or magazines to your device. Once you've touched a Google Play Pin pin icon to save news or a magazine to your device, it may take some time to download.

News
To save news to your device, open the Google Play Newsstand Play Newsstand app > Go to My Library > Touch News > Below a news source’s icon, touch Menu Menu > Keep on device Google Play Pin.
Topics
To save topics to your device, open the Google Play Newsstand Play Newsstand app > Go to My Library > Touch Topics > On a topic, touch Menu Menu > Keep on device Google Play Pin.
Magazines
To save a magazine to your device, open the Google Play Newsstand Play Newsstand app > Go to My Library > Touch Magazines > Under a magazine, touch Menu Menu > Keep on device Google Play Pin.

Read news and magazines offline

On the Google Play Newsstand Google Play Newsstand app, a pin icon helps you see whether a news source, topic, or magazine has been saved to your device.

  • Google Play Pin A gray, angled pin indicates that an item hasn’t been downloaded and can only be read when you’re online.
  • Google Play Magazines pin A purple, vertical pin indicates that an item has has been downloaded and pinned to your device.

If you want to remove an item from your device, touch Menu Menu > Google Play Magazines pin pin icon.

If you have purchased an interactive magazine, audio and video features will not work when you are offline.

Note: Offline reading is only available for the Google Play Newsstand Google Play Newsstand app. Currently, you can’t read magazines offline using your computer.

Download settings

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 Google Play Newsstand app > Touch the Google Play Newsstand Newsstand 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.