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Zinio: 5,000+ Digital Magazines

by Zinio LLC
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.6.6694
  • • New-and-improved Shop! We've made it easier to find your favorite magazines--from entertainment and technology, to world news and travel!
  • • Can't decide on a single issue vs subscription? Now you can see the % discount you'd save.
  • • Forgot your password? It's easier to reset anywhere you login now.
  • • More crash fixes and bashed bugs.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00659DAIE
  • Release Date: November 9, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,099 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Read what you like, anytime and anywhere
  • Access thousands of top magazines
  • View full-color pages or text-only mode
  • Sync your library instantly to your other devices

Product Description

Browse thousands of digital magazines from around the world in a newsstand with the largest selection, or read fresh articles daily for free. With the best in news, politics, technology, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, travel and more, Zinio connects you with the stories that shape history from the magazines that matter to you.

• SHOP our global newsstand, with great values on magazine subscriptions and single issues.
• READ new magazines the moment they arrive, and sync your magazine library offline and across all your devices.
• EXPLORE articles to preview magazines or discover great stories from your favorite magazines worldwide.


• Read magazines offline and on-the-go.
• Get library updates via push notifications. Instantly sync your library across all your devices.
• Connect with Facebook and share what you read.
• Use interactive features and rich media from select titles and issues.


148Apps BestAppEver Awards "Best iOS Magazine App" – 2013
TechCrunch “20 Best iOS and Android App” – 2012
iTunes “App Store Best of: Top Grossing” – 2011, 2012
IMA “Best Global App Award” – 2011, 2012


"To see magazines done correctly look at Zinio" -- Huffington Post
"If you're a magazine devourer, this is your app." --
"The iPad newsstand that works" --
"Zinio is to magazines what Kindle is to books" --
"Zinio editions on the iPad are terrific" --


BUSINESS & NEWS — The Economist, Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek
FOR MEN — Maxim, Esquire, Playboy, Car & Driver, Men’s Fitness, Outside
FOR WOMEN — US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar
LIFESYTYLE — Rolling Stone, Saveur, Oprah, Dwell, Wine Spectator, Vanity Fair
TECH — Wired, Fast Company, T3, Macworld, PC World, PC Gamer
SCIENCE — National Geographic, The Smithsonian, New Scientist, Science
INTERNATIONAL — Vogue France, Esquire UK, Hola, GQ Japan

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Technical Details

  • Size: 23.4MB
  • Version: 2.6.6694
  • Developed By: Zinio LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
210 of 216 people found the following review helpful
You can't download it directly from the Amazon app. store....yet. So what you have to do is go to the ZINIO website on your FIRE - NOT ON YOUR COMPUTER. Once at the Zinio website. In the upper right hand corner, locate the HELP tab. Click on the HELP tab to find directions for downloading and installing the app to/on your FIRE. From here on it's pretty easy. I have had a ZINIO account for over a year, and have been reading the five magazines I subscribe to on my laptop. I really like ZINIO! And I like the Kindle Fire app even more than the one on my laptop! Once I installed the app on my Fire, all of my subscriptions were made available. Yes, the font size is small on the FIRE, but I think that it is sharper than on my laptop. And the photos in mags such as NatGeo and Smithsonian are "eye candy!" I agree with another reviewer that Amazon will probably make a larger version of the FIRE in the future, but this app is more than adequate until then. I predict that this will be my most-used app on the FIRE.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zinio App Works on Kindle Fire!!!!! November 15, 2011
I don't know why I cannot get this app from the Kindle Fire App Store.

I bought the Kindle Fire device primarily because the price was good and wanted to read magazines on it.

After going to Zinio site, I successfully downloaded the Zinio App on Kindle Fire Device by using the link on page.

I already have an Android phone. So, I know that you can go to settings menu to enable app installs from unknown sources.

Zinio app rocks so far!!!
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56 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine App November 16, 2011
I'm giving it 5 stars even though it can't be directly downloaded to the Fire. I know from past experience with Zinio and using it on the iPad and iPhone and computer that the app works great and has a huge selection of magazines from around the world.

According to Zinio's website [...]:

Zinio has an app for Amazon's Kindle Fire! Users who are new to Zinio and register an account through the app will receive a welcome credit by email within 24 hours of registering. Note: some users are reporting an inability to locate the Zinio app download page from their Fire. Users are encouraged to contact Kindle support here to find out why it isn't available for download, despite being approved for the device. If you have a Fire and would like to install the Zinio app now, click here.

Follow these instructions that Zinio provides:

Temporary alternate download method for the Zinio app on the Kindle Fire

Note: these instructions are ONLY for users on the Amazon Kindle Fire. This installer is not supported for any other device.

1. From the main screen, tap Settings > More > Device > Allow installation of Applications (from unknown devices)> select "ON"

2. Download the APK (app installer) from here [...].

3. Select "Notifications" to monitor your download. Once the download is complete, select "Install" and press "Open" when the installation is complete.

We hope you enjoy the app! We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced when trying to install the app.

Zinio Customer Support

Hope this helps all the new Kindle Fire users out there.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Frustration October 12, 2013
Verified Purchase
I was so excited to get my new Kindle Fire. I thought one of the features I would use the most would be Zinio so I can access my local public library magazine collection since I love to read magazines. I have had nothing but trouble accessing any magazines and have spent over 10 hours trying to get them. I've watched videos on both Amazon and Zinio and went to the library twice for help. Not worth the trouble for me. I'd rather spend my time doing something more productive
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App, But!! January 1, 2012
Verified Purchase
Love the App. It works on all my devices, better than Nook. I can view a magazine on a HTC Thunderbolt, a Samsung 7 inch tablet and on a PC.

The only problem I see is the inability to see some adult content sold through Zinio because of Google. Google policy dictates that adult content can not be downloaded through Googles Android market. The problem is the adult content, i.e. Playboy, is purchased through Zinio not Googles Android market. It's downloaded through Zinio not Android market and the Zinio reader downloaded through Google market has no adult content in it, its only a reading application.

Zinio follows Google policy (see their website). Adult content you purchase from Zinio cannot be viwed with the Zinio reader even if the Zinio reader is download free from Amazon not Google Anfroid market. So if I'm bypassing Google Android Market why does Google believe they have they right to determine what content is viewed using a app downloaded from Amazon? You can't view Playboy using the Zinio reader because of Google but you can find hardcore porn using google's search engine. Seems like Google has its priorities wrong.

Zinio needs one app for Google and a different app for Amazon, one that works on all their content.
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24 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incompatible with Kindle Fire November 15, 2011
By Bob
Verified Purchase
It seems that some people got it to work earlier today but this app has now been designated as incompatible. See statement below from a Amazon App Store rep that I contacted: "I've researched "Zinio" and found it isn't available on Kindle Fire. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

I unfortunately purchased my Kindle Fire because I thought I was going to be able to use Zinio, just want to warn anyone else who is following the same thinking.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful ittle app
great additon to kindle fire enabling free borrowing fom libraries
Published 8 days ago by Leonie Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars doesn't download
I went looking for this eReader since USPS can't get one of my publications to me. It will not download on my tablet.
Published 14 days ago by moself
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to use and answer questions those of us who are not computer "savy" quickly.
Published 20 days ago by Nanabeau7
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst app ever
I'm running this on the latest flagship Android. Between the freezing and the hanging, and with no improvement in years, I'm surprised that these guys are still in business. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars DELETED IT !!!
Not working on my Kindle Fire. Also I don't like it makes you login through social media. I don't like that they can mine all your info. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jjkaiser
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I like Zinio, downside is I can only download to one device.
Published 1 month ago by jbox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always love Zinio mags. I have been using their apps for years.
Published 1 month ago by Pam Lasater
4.0 out of 5 stars Clunky, Annoying Downloading on my Android Device but Overall Worth...
I quite like the app on my computer and I do like the range of magazines available. Since I do a lot of my day to day work in low bandwidth environments though, one issue I have... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars The Kindle could be a nice tablet. But they don't want you to use ...
The Kindle could be a nice tablet. But they don't want you to use Librivox free audio books or Zinio free magazines.
To use either you have to work around the devise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JJM
1.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE NOTE: This rating is not based on the ...
PLEASE NOTE: This rating is not based on the app under-performing. It is due to the fact that this app is NOT offered through the Kindle App store so I cannot get it to work on my... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Doug Sanders
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