Review from A Google User
Slow & hard to use 1st, it took me 5 times to verify my subscription because a popup kept coming in front of the place I had to tap. 2nd, you can't put it on your desktop but have to find it in the Play Store each time. 3rd, it's VERY slow to load the pages. After a while I usually give up.
I think TiME has always been on the mark for accurate news reporting and fact checking. They have an experienced excellent team of worldwide journalists and they put theyre lives in danger to get the story! My experiences with information I read about the overturning of the SADDAM HUSSIEN regieme was excellent front line information.. and they had an inside hook to OSAMA BIN LADEN and had information that was of value to the US at the time. good magazine and it should be written in a objective standpoint so the reader can draw their own conclusions. Time magazine delievers that.. and its hard to come by in the social media age innudated w propaganda. PAM TOLL PARK FOREST IL JULY 17 2016
Surprisingly Good Ever alert for quality content for my Nexus 7, I signed up for a whole slew of magazines that offered free trials. Time is one of very few that I'll continue after the trial is over. Although hardly highbrow, the content is nevertheless well worth reading. The feature articles are well-written and intelligent, the digital edition is nicely-designed (not merely a scan of the print version as so many other magazines are), offers interactive content that actually enhances the reading experience, and also includes several worthwhile bonus sections. And the price of the magazine is certainly right too. It seems clear that in this information-saturated, personal-device-dominated web-based era, content producers who want to get people to fork out actual money for their product must offer more than what's available everywhere else for free. In this respect, depth and high journalistic quality are certainly necessary ingredients, and Time (perhaps taking their lead from The Economist) is to be commended for moving in this direction.
The Worst Ever I don't know who field tests this app but it is the worst ever. It simply doesn't work. The iOS version that I used on an iPad was great. I could always download the magazine wherever I was traveling whenever a new issue came out - usually late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Now I can't download an issue at all. I have no idea who to call to help me. I've been reading Time for decades -- till now. My comments have nothing to do with the magazine itself but only with this app. I am NOT a computer neophyte but this app is absolutely terrible. How can anyone get help with this terrible piece of software?
The July 3rd issue won't download even though my subscription was verified. It didn't even show up on google play until today (June 27) which makes it late. I've run into this downloading issue a couple of other times in the past. Why does such a large organization have such a terrible app? I never run into this with my other 2 subscriptions. I'm getting close to just not buying Time and getting another magazine in its place. Very frustrating.
Great content but bad digital copy I used to read Time magazine with its own app. It had a few problems, but they were tolerable. Ever since Time started deliver digital copies with Google Play, the situation has gotten worse. I have seen pages not showing up, pictures getting blocked by another layer, etc. Those problems interrupt normal reading flow and are very annoying.
Update: 03/28/2019 - sharing the feedback from TM: Q: Hi, I'd like to use the digital subscription option for TM Europe on an Android device - there seems some (old?) "advices" to download the Time Magzine app in GoolePlay Store, or use via Google News app. Actually, all options do not work out for me - do you have any advice? I would expect that you do not exclude Android uses in Europe from your digital offers, or do you??? A: Thank you for your email.The Time Magazine platform is only for Apple products.Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further assistance. Kind Regards ---- Though I do have a Time Magazine (Europe) subscription it is not available at Google PlayStore in Europe - in those times this is clearly a NO-GO. Moreover, badly managed customer service: not one answer or feedback received from TM; so I will cancel my TM print subscription asap.