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The New Yorker (Kindle Tablet Edition)
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The New Yorker (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by Condé Nast
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (405 customer reviews)

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The New Yorker Magazine for Kindle Fire
This Kindle magazine app is available exclusively for 2011-2012 Kindle Fire tablets. Download the app to start your 30-day free trial with an annual subscription rate of $19.99/year or a monthly subscription rate of $1.99/month. Print subscribers get the digital edition at no extra charge. To enjoy The New Yorker on the all-new Kindle Fire HDX and 2013 Kindle Fire HD tablets, visit The New Yorker Magazine to start your 30-day free trial subscription. Learn more
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  • ASIN: B005WKKQ66
  • Release Date: October 17, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (405 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,985 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • The New Yorker offers an automatically renewing monthly subscription/month and a yearly subscription
  • Enjoy a complete issue of the acclaimed weekly each Monday
  • Access everything in the print edition, including stories, cartoons, and more
  • Keep up on politics, international affairs, and the arts
  • Entertain yourself with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons
  • Gain free access if you are already a print subscriber
  • This version is compatible with Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and Fire HD 8.9" only

Product Description
The New Yorker

Enjoy a complete issue of the acclaimed weekly on your Kindle Fire each Monday--every story, every cartoon, everything in the print edition, and more. The New Yorker offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, and the arts, along with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker has received more National Magazine Awards than any other magazine. Notable work in recent years includes coverage of the war on terror by George Packer, Jane Mayer, Lawrence Wright, Steve Coll, and Seymour M. Hersh; reports from the front lines of the Middle East by Jon Lee Anderson, Dexter Filkins, and Wendell Steavenson; Malcolm Gladwell on "the tipping point"; Anthony Lane on movies; James Wood on books; Elizabeth Kolbert on the environment; Atul Gawande on health care; fiction by Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Zadie Smith, and Haruki Murakami; humor by David Sedaris and Andy Borowitz; and cartoons by Roz Chast.

How to Get The New Yorker

Get a 30-day free trial when you subscribe today! After you install The New Yorker, just tap the red Subscribe button from within the app and enjoy. From within the app, The New Yorker offers an automatically renewing monthly subscription for $5.99/month and a yearly subscription for $59.99/year.

Already a print subscriber? Tap the Current Print Subscribers button to gain access.

At this time The New Yorker is only available for the Kindle Fire, but check back for updates.

The New Yorker issues feature enhanced content and may take a few minutes to download.

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Technical Details

  • Size: 13.2MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Condé Nast
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Allows an app to hide softkeys on Kindle devices
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

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295 of 314 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful experience for magazines November 18, 2011
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1. Installs as an app instead of in the newstand, which is VERY inconvenient.
2. Requires you to login with userid/pwd EVERY time you want to read or download an issue
3. False errors when attempting to download. I have 2gb availble on my 6gb Kindle Fire, and it said insufficient disk space to download my very first issue! I sent an email to them about the issue, which was not responded to. After a couple days, it did finally start downloading (who can guess why it worked that time). Size of a single issue well over 100mb!!!!! Haven't they heard of compression? If you move off the page (perhaps to do something else on your Kindle during the long download), the download in progress is lost, and it starts again from scratch, so basically you just have to sit and wait.
4. Once it finally downloaded, the app wouldn't open it.

Have the exact same issues with Wired magazie, which is also a Conde Nast magazine that installs as an app instead of in the newstand as anyone would expect. I will avoid all Conde Nast publications on my Kindle in the future. I'm so happy it was only a trial subscription.

Other than that, really like the newstand magazines, all of which have functioned perfectly, and many of which are more graphics-intensive than the New Yorker or Wired, and none of which take anywhere near as much disk space per issue.
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211 of 225 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You can do better, and it wouldn't be hard. November 17, 2011
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Oh, for the love of god, let it remember my username and password! Should it really be necessary? It's not like this thing launches missiles or anything. If you think it's not a big deal to retype my password, well, some of us don't use "abc123" for all our password needs.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, very pleased with just a few minor issues February 26, 2012
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After reading the numerous negative reviews for this app, I was hesitant to try it, but given how much I enjoy the occasional print copy of The New Yorker that I get, I had to give this a try.

The good news is that the most frequently mentioned problem seems to have been fixed --- Since installing this app and getting The New Yorker subscription started, I have not had to re-enter my user name and password beyond the first time.

As for this periodical being under APPS vs the Newsstand is really a non-issue with me, since I use the Kindle Fire's carousel to access most of my media.

The first issue downloaded smoothly, and did not take an excessive amount of time (a minute maybe).

The content is well laid out and easy to read. Navigation is easy (but see #4, below).

A few minor issues that had me give this app 4 stars instead of 5:

1)The initial subscribing to The New Yorker was VERY confusing and unclear. If you are print subscriber, they have a huge box for you to tap on, but for non-subscribers like me, it took several attempts to find WHERE I subscribe. Loading the APP is only the first part, starting a digital subscription is the next part, and it took me 4 or 5 tries to find where you do that, and in fact, I was almost ready to skip the whole thing and delete the app. NOT the way you want to interact with potential customers!

2)Once you are in an issue, it only display in portrait mode. I prefer to do most of my reading in landscape, but it will load only one way.

3)Once you are in an issue, the menu items are all switched around. To get to the HOME key to get back to your Fire Home page, you tap the UPPER edge of the screen, and find the HOME icon in the upper left corner.
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98 of 108 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Access issue November 16, 2011
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I cannot access this with my existing password similar to the first reviewer. Solve that and I'll be using this frequently.

Updated review for reconfigured app released in late 2013: Every time I use this app and then switch to reading a book, my place is lost in the book. This was not an issue before I updated this app. Please fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will re-subscribe when it's better December 2, 2011
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I love The New Yorker, and was very excited to be able to read it on my new Kindle Fire -- indeed, that was one of the reasons I wanted to get the Fire in the first place, to access a nicely-formatted version of this magazine.

Other reviewers have commented on the fact that a separate app is required, and the content is accessed through this app, and not via the Newstand. I found this process kind of quirky, but not a deal-breaker. The app required a log-in each time, which was a little frustrating, since the userID and password fields are very, very small and can be difficult to activate for typing, but, again, this alone didn't make me unsubscribe.

What finally turned me off was the very lengthy process of downloading each issue; I believe other commenters have mentioned this as well. Each issue was very slow to download, and the process was aborted if I navigated away from the New Yorker app -- I only realized this hours later when, sure the download had completed, I returned to the app to read the issue, only to have to start the process all over again. I was completely unable to download the most recent issue; I was never able to connect to the server on several attempts over three days. (During this time, my connectivity to other sites and servers was sound, so I do not believe my wi-fi was to blame.) I finally uninstalled the app from my device, and contacted Amazon directly to cancel the subscription -- because I could not find any other option to do so, either within the app or on my subscriptions page at Amazon.

I'm still saddened by having to unsubscribe, though, and there was a lot I like about the electronic version of the magazine.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It deserves zero stars
I would have given it no stars, but that's not an option. I'm a New Yorker print subscriber and when they emailed me urging me to download the ap to my Kindle, I complied. Read more
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Published 11 days ago by Londieyellow
2.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine, horrible user interface
Great magazine, horrible User Interface. Navigation is a nightmare. Buttons are too small and poorly placed. No "text view". No pinch-zoom. No dictionary lookup of words. Read more
Published 23 days ago by James van Donsel
1.0 out of 5 stars Check it out before subscribing
I was looking forward to a great publication, however, i was completely disappointed. I did not find any substantial content.
Published 25 days ago by The Surveyor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great way to get my new yorker
Published 1 month ago by bearwolfmoose in Bozeman Montana
5.0 out of 5 stars must
whats to say. it's the new yorker. you either have it or you don't like milk or whiskey
Published 1 month ago by J. craig
1.0 out of 5 stars This review is specific to the New Yorker app for ...
This review is specific to the New Yorker app for Kindle. Unfortunately, this app has been of little value and use. The app was downloaded, installed and activated properly. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Norman D. Dagen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good item, Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by No China
3.0 out of 5 stars Gift
I never got to read the New Yorker. It was suppose to be a gift from HSBC Bank, but I couldn't find anywhere to select my gift from HSBC. Read more
Published 1 month ago by L. G. Holroyd
1.0 out of 5 stars I love the New Yorker and have read it for many ...
I love the New Yorker and have read it for many years, but this app isn't compatible with my Kindle.
Published 1 month ago by TIM
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Problems with updated New Yorker digital version?
Yes. Now it also crashed my Kindle and I have to reboot it. I tried deleting the app from the Kindle AND the cloud and reloading from the product page and re-installing but it crashes every time. Pretty bad.
Dec 4, 2013 by Eusebius |  See all 2 posts
Current Print Subscribers button?
Should be a banner at the top of the app that says, "current subscribers, click here" or something to that effect. Once you sign up with your address or subscription number from the label on your magazine, it should (if it works) create an account for you, and then you're supposed to be... Read More
Nov 18, 2011 by Scotia |  See all 7 posts
Will not open to the place I left off. Be the first to reply
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