National Geographic

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1.85K reviews
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Everyone 10+
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About this app

Deepen your understanding of our world with Nat Geo. Broaden your thinking every day with compelling stories that challenge you to see a new point of view and dive deep into the topics you care about, from protecting the planet to unraveling mysteries and more.

Sign up for a free account and get access to:
•Hundreds of stories on animals, culture, history, science, and more
•An immersive, ad-free reading experience
•Personalized story lists with recommendations based on your interests

Subscribe to Nat Geo Premium to unlock all of the above, plus more:
•A century of archives at your fingertips
•Downloadable articles for offline reading
•Digital viewing of our award-winning magazine
•Unlimited access to subscriber-exclusive stories, plus interactive features,
and photo galleries
•New, online-only articles published daily

If you are already a paid subscriber to National Geographic, access through the app is included in your subscription. Download the app and follow the prompts to link your account. If you purchased your subscription through Google, payment will continue to be processed through your account. Your subscription will automatically renew. The annual renewal charge for your 12-month subscription shall be the same as the original annual purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. If you purchased a 6-month introductory offer, your account will automatically be renewed at the end of the 6-month period into an annual subscription price of $29. If you purchased a 1-year introductory offer, your account will automatically be renewed at the end of the 1-year period into an annual subscription price of $29. To avoid the billing of fees for the next subscription period, you must turn off auto-renew or cancel your monthly or yearly subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew or cancel at any time from your account settings. You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for your current subscription period and you will continue to have access to your subscription until the end of your current subscription period. National Geographic provides no refunds and you may cancel auto-renewal at any time. All sales are final. After purchase, you will have unlimited access on this device during your subscription period.

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Updated on
Nov 13, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

1.66K reviews
David Peters
November 28, 2022
The magazine is superb. The app is unreliable, unpredictable, difficult to use. Downloading issues and articles is particularly difficult. Sometimes you get a good digital version in your cell. Other times you get the "paper version" in digital form which makes it very difficult to read. And access to magazines of previous months is hit and miss. Very disappointed!
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José L. Rodríguez
April 10, 2022
Great content, as I was expecting. The lack of two basic features on the Android app baffle me: there is no scroll bar on the articles. That means that it is impossible to know, before committing to read the article, how long it actually is. Even more annoying, once I'm reading it, I don't know how much further I have before finishing it. This is an incredibly annoying behavior I've seen in some other apps of reputable publications. Also, please include a feature to change the font size!
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Jessica Boulet
July 20, 2021
App is pretty to look at but is so much less usable than reading in an internet browser. Many internal links to past articles are broken, you can't zoom in on the amazing photographs, and all sorts of buggy things happen literally every time you open then app. (Most recently, the app has been cutting off the left- and right-hand margins so that reading the articles becomes a bit of a guessing game.) I have also had difficulties linking my subscription to the app. So frustrating.
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