National Geographic

National Geographic

National Geographic

By National Geographic

Score: 1.56
From 924 Ratings


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.


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Great decline

The National Geographic app used to be an enhanced and extremely advanced version of the paper version. That is no longer the case. It is unfortunate for the National Geographic Society and for all subscribers in general. I hope one day the NG digital version becomes what it used to be in its initial stages. This is probably the biggest decline in quality of any magazine or app.
By A from the MIA

Needs a lot of work

A heavy browser “wrapper” that doesn’t work correctly. Videos always fail and “links” to other articles ask you to sign in (even though you are already signed into the “app”)
By Periherlion54

The new digital format is terrible

I wholeheartedly agree with some other reviewers of this app when they say the new digital format is terrible. I want to read the magazine just as if I were holding the print version in my hands. This mistake is akin to that when Coke tried to reinvent Coke a number of years ago. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. National Geographic staff: please kill and bury this abomination.
By Mayhaw22

Miss the magazine feel

Loved the app along with my magazine but that was before the update. I want the feel of flipping through a magazine in my app when I can’t have my print version with me. I rather not have an app that mimics me looking up information on line. Loved my magazine but if it doesn’t come back neither will I.
By dmiele


I don’t think I’ve ever felt the need to write a review of an app. What in the heck were you thinking? I have been so in love with Nat Geo since I was a child. I was SO excited to have a digital version of my beloved magazine. This is a NIGHTMARE to use. In the past hour I’ve had to enter my credentials 4 times, received 3 different errors, and I can’t even find the content I’m trying to access when the app opens into web browser world. Who designed this, and for what purpose? It feels like a free service that is leading you from page to page to page as a scam. I’m so disgusted.
By shikhajo

Please, Please, Please

Once the best digital magazine - now the worst. Please bring Nat back.
By RossKirk

Not Such a Good App For Me

I like to read the archived articles and have a print and digital subscription. The app keeps asking me to subscribe or log in but I can never get to the page where I can read archived issues like they are printed. I just stopped using the app and now log into the web page. I may keep the app but I doubt I will use it. It may come in handy but if you only want to read the magazines online DROP this app and use the website. Sorry guys. The magazine is great. App not so much.
By tennis gal 2

Been a subscriber for over 20 years, but the end is near.

The current app is a big disappointment. Once they took away ability to download the monthly magazine, it the main advantage for me to renew. Please go back to the earlier app and I would renew gladly.
By jeffr0w

Massive Downgrade!!!! Why!?

I’ve been a subscriber for several years to both the paper and digital magazine! Since I love reading the physical copy,I stopped using the app some time ago. Recently, I decided to switch from the physical copy to the digital version as I recalled the digital version had great graphics and was interactive. I also recalled you could download the copy for offline reading directly to your device. I’m now finding out the digital version is no longer in magazine format but is now presented to users in a cheap collection of online articles!
By t0ny2690

Minus 5 Stars 🤯

What a supreme disappointment to see how the original world-class app which marvelously brought the National Geographic magazine editions into the 21st Century digital age is now the opposite of that benchmark level. Not only is the latest version of the app hugely non-interactive, every article that is in a print edition is NOT in the digital counterpart. So the presently touted ability to have full access to all past 21st century editions is quite untrue. What a disservice to present and longtime National Geographic Magazine subscribers. This app seems designed to make one fed up with electronic issues and keep the paper bound issues in play. Not even the main branch of my local library has room to keep every printed copy every National Geographic issue on the shelf. Why is National Geographic intent on going back to 19th Century standards?
By Tec_z99xW53


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