A source of endless inspiration for the everyday explorer and the insatiably curious, the National Geographic app reveals new insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries through high-definition storytelling. Your free account gives you access to a personalized feed of the topics you love. DISCOVER groundbreaking articles by pioneers in storytelling. GET INSPIRED by award-winning photos. WATCH over 3,000 captivating videos. EXPERIENCE our rich history through curated archives dating back to 1888. --- National Geographic App subscription offer details: - Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues) - Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue) - Single issues: $4.99/issue - Subscriptions do not include content from magazines published by National Geographic Partners, LLC other than the National Geographic magazine. • Payment will be processed through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Your subscription will automatically renew per the billing cycle of your subscription (i.e., monthly or yearly) 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. • The renewal charge for your Subscription shall be the same as the original purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. • To avoid the billing of fees for the next Subscription period, you must switch off your monthly or yearly Subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. • You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for you 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 via iTunes, you will have unlimited access on this device.
The ONLY reason I want the app is to be able to download issues and read them offline when I’m traveling. The current version doesn’t permit that.
The awful new version of the app, which used to be a stellar example of how to transition from the printed to the digital medium, has not only ruined the reading experience for me but also, literally, stole all my previously purchased and downloaded issues of the magazine. I have to pay good money for each MB of internet use (I live in a place where internet is expensive and slow) and thus this loss is pretty much permanent for me. It goes without saying that I have requested to have my subscription cancelled, albeit the awful NGM customer service has not bothered to respond. What an awful loss of a once great publication. Incidentally, it must be the saddest, most soul-breaking job in the world to work in the tech support for this joke of an app. Constantly writing the same pointless, canned replies, knowing that every user of the app hates their guts. I feel truly sorry for whoever needs to be the spokesperson for one of the greatest missteps in NGM’s history.
A comment from the developer (by email 8/13/2019): “Thank you for contacting us here with your feedback. Please be advised that we have no way to delete reviews on our end and we apologize for the inconvenience. We are sorry to see you go, but your concerns regarding being able to download issues and our layout have been present to our product team. " Right! My previous version-stamped incremental reviews are gone. Someone deleted them! And I’ll accept the “apology” when functionality returns. Until then it’s an empty platitude. Sorry NGM, there is no credibility here anymore. Your loyal customers don’t like being lied to. It’s been too long and too many dismissals of your users complaints to believe you are honestly restoring any functionality. ———————————- So, my running tally of the latest updates, and my continuing criticism of this now useless, but formerly excellent app has been removed? Apparently the app developers, and NGM suits don’t like to be told they screwed up... but then, I understand this is now a Murdoch owned publication, so they probably relish the angst they have provoked. But yet I see new “developer responses” from other unhappy reviewers, so what gives? I’m now officially letting my subscription of some 30 years, due imminently, lapse. What a shame. Bring back off line viewing and the magazine format, and I may reconsider. Otherwise, the respect you give to the opinions of your long time subscribers, is the respect you have returned.
What happened to you guys? When I first moved to the digital version of the magazine (first versions of the app) it was such amazing experience. So much so, that I would take my iPad to family reunions to show family this new and improved way to enjoy National Geography, it was amazing! Could get videos and trifolds and could read advertising, felt like the real magazine but so much better. Then, you went to this current version... Why? Noe the app looks like a poorly assembled word version of articles, not even a nice layout; My church news letter looks much better. Your app Is so bad that when I open the app I am not engaged and have stopped reading. Was ready to cancel my subscription but I discovered that you are able to read your subscription in the Apple news app where the experience is much better but not as good as the first versions of the natgeo magazine app. Please bring back the great experience, you did it before.
This app has been ruined and there is no hope in site. The ability to download the magazine is gone so no reading on an airplane or anywhere without Wifi. The navigation is terrible for finding anything or just enjoying the experience of reading. I should go back to the print version but I suppose it’s better to cancel my subscription entirely.
Thanks When you restore the ability to view magazines offline, I will restore my subscription.
After a few months of not visiting this app I finally mapped out an evening to catch up with my Nat Geo reading backlog. Imagine my shock at seeing this seemingly stripped-down text-heavy, unanimated presentation for the first time. Yes, it really is awful, more so as compared to its wonderful rich predecessor version. Clearly Nat Geo is in a rapid descent in the wake of its sale. Its emphasis seems to be on feeding vapid woo-hoo content to its cable channel rather than presenting a rich interactive periodical app, which was probably an expensive proposition. This current app looks like it probably doesn’t require more than a tiny handful of the most unimaginative people to put together each month. If the situation with this app remains grim I’ll certainly not be renewing my subscription. ——- Update August, 2019 Well clearly NG has no apparent plans to restore the app to its former glorious state. Wow. Very sad and puzzling. My subscription expires at the end of the month and I’ll be letting it lapse.
I subscribe to the magazine and usually have read through it within 2 weeks. This app gives me great articles until the next issue arrives in the mail. Great job!!
I see all of the single Star reviews here, and I just have to ask myself: why? It isn't slow, which is new. Most apps have some sort of lag. It has clear text and photos. Easy to read, easy to see, enjoy, and scroll. Just like the website, but better! I prefer scrolling rather than the book format some others like. It has a search area, so you can find what you want to read. Here is what I think should be added. I think there should be a reading list, or a place to save articles so you don't have to search every time. That would be great 👍! Anyway, I give it 5 stars all the way! I recommend it to all!
I don’t have anything brilliant to add to the other reviews here. I have every issue of National Geographic from July 1976 to the present. The previous version of the app allowed you to download the magazine to read offline. The “upgrade” does not allow it. I haven’t read the magazine for several months now because I like to read it on my train where I don’t have internet service. How difficult can it be to make an app that allows downloads? Most other publications seem to have figured it out!