Magazines now live in Google Play UK

After a slightly broken accidental unveiling yesterday, Google has now opened up a fully stocked magazine section for Android users in the UK. It comes complete with one-off purchases and a rolling subscription model for ongoing issues, with prices around the same level as their high street, physical equivalents.

Here it is, in all its purple-icon glory:

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We had a great time last night rifling through the racks looking for niche titles. It’s not a particularly comprehensive line up, but there ought to be a few things there worth having right now, if only to see how it all works.


Shame there’s no real discounting going on. Hello costs £2 in the shops and £2 on Google Play, for example. You’d think ther’d be a slight discount in it for us, seeing as no paper/lorries/shops are involved.

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  1. Matt C

     /  December 13, 2012

    I’d also expect to see any physical magazines I’m subscribed to available for FREE in their digital version.

  2. Andy Burns

     /  December 14, 2012

    Some magazines (e.g. New Scientist) are more expensive for an electronic subscription than the dead tree version :-(

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