Not Bad... I thought I'd buy one issue last night (February 2015 issue) rather than the free trial, so that I wouldn't have to go through the joys of cancelling the subscription if I needed/wanted to. At first, as others have said, it looks like just a PDF version, which found me pinching and zooming, with plenty of blurring. Not great. But then I tapped the little "button" at the top right of the reading app, and it presented the magazine in a much better, reader-friendly format that requires only scrolling up and down per page (rather than trying to resize it based on your device's screen), and swiping left and right as normal. As others have said, it'd be great if there was interactivity, which the iPad version supposedly has (the usual iPad-comes-first bias, although I believe there are good reasons, too). I suspect it'll come eventually, as it's quite common to have hyper-linked information in digital content such as this (e.g., Writing Magazine, which, amongst other things, lets you listen to audio via the magazine app). So, I'll keep at this for now, but not sure if I'll commit to an annual subscription just yet. The magazine itself needs no mention as any film-lover should read it.
Where's the full Android version for digital subscribers? Love Empire, great magazine, but I just took out a print + digital subscription without realising that there is no app to give me access to my digital edition. Not happy. Very confused by this. Surely it can't be that difficult to have an app that mimics the iPad version, or maybe to allow Android-using digital subscribers access to the magazine via this current app by using some code or other? I can see problems with that second suggestion already but you know what I'm saying.
Bus stop Uh! Killer man it's not good! Dei due diligence bar? What sick but just can't read all of those words! Mission to a bend over the evil, sick! Candy? No toting around aye? It's dumb question about a man been killed, in Gaza strip club members of June cash! Maybe I am looking not sure meanings. Maybe!
The best film mag out there! As a film nerd, Empire magazine makes compulsive reading, particularly when it is sometimes on sale for as little as 99p. While I don't always agree with their film ratings, the reviews are consistently well written. They have an extensive features section, which is normally informative and entertaining. However, there are no extra benefits for buying the digital copy on a Nexus. I would like to see some links to trailers and extra content from their web address, rather than search for all this manually.
Poor quality magazine Sorry but my review is based on the quality of this publication. Yes it was only 99p but if this is the best quality you can get from google play then this is the first and last purchase of a magazine. I'll head to Amazon instead. Sorry google, but come on! Surely you must check the quality of these products?
Good magazine, disappointing app Considering the Apple iPad version allows full interactivity including video it's a disappointment that this version is basically just a pdf. I'll admit the different screen sizes in Android probibally don't help but after using good newsstand for most of my Wb news viewing I fail to understand why this can't be overcome