Free 30-day trial available for The New York Times on Windows and Windows Phone


The New York Times has been available for Windows and Windows Phone for a while, but there are limitations. If you’re not a subscriber, you can only read three articles per day, from any section. If you were thinking of subscribing, now is a good time. Starting Friday, you can get a free trial for 4 weeks.

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There’s a minor catch. You must officially subscribe, including providing credit card information, to receive the free trial. It will automatically renew after the fourth week – so you must cancel your subscription to avoid being charged if you don’t want to continue with the subscription.

The free trial also carries over to other devices. Access the app with your subscription through multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and even the desktop web browser. Stay informed on world and national news, business, the arts, technology, style, sports, food, travel, opinions, science, medicine and more.

The New York Times is a free download from both the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store. Are you signing up for the free trial? Let us know in the comments!

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Jim_MAY says:

Use this paper for my dogs business. What can I say, he little and doesn't read.

SamiSaifDine says:

This why I found iOs and Android are better than us, free apps with stylish UI

sri_tech says:

Subscription is required for iOS and android as well

Yeah, what 'sri' said. ^

The biggest knock on Windows Phone and it's apps, is people's assumptions.

harchestr says:

Like Windows don't have a stylish UI. That's why the both of them copied

r4v says:

Android? Stylish UI in apps? Maybe for some school boys that like green and red all mixed together and design from the 80's.

Free trial after you give your credit card number, uggh.

Rick Smits says:

Who buys news..?

Zeroplanetz says:

Can't you pin there website?

Rick Smits says:

No clue. I use RSS Feeds for my news.

schlubadub says:

It is a bit weird when there's hundreds of news sites providing it for free. Though perhaps not weird for people that still buy newspapers (they do exist). Even a lot of online news websites are trying to make people pay for news. But it's no surprise that people go elsewhere and the traditional media industry is dying fast. Only those that specialise in gossip and "infotainment" news are still doing well

r4v says:

News? No one. In depth analysis and opinions? Many, many people who still wants to know something other than who banged who at the last after party.

Corben01 says:

Like XB music, Spotify and the other... You Just have to cancel before the end of the trial, that's all...

Darren Walsh says:

Although I always pay for apps to support the developer I would never pay for an app for news !!

NIST says:

Bing news works just fine for me. Not like they use a completely different wire service.

Miistercoool says:

How much is the actual subscription ?

Mark Guim says:

$3.75 a week if you don't cancel.

Miistercoool says:

damn that's like 15 bucks a month!!

schlubadub says:

The actual newspaper would cost you more... so it's not bad for those still buying old media

You can just go to their homepage and pin it to the start screen...just sayn.....

MediaCastleX says:

Boy, they sure don't let up do they? I've been getting SO many ads trying to get me to subscribe...you take one class that requires you to subscribe for a few weeks and they get needy, like a jilted ex =P

as147 says:

You can add the New York Times to your RSS reader like Weave so what's the point?

Vastustaa says:

I am pleased that quality apps are coming to Windows Phone. However, I am not interested in paying for biased news.

jlynnm350z says:

To up town for me. I'll stick to my comics

erzhik says:

If you don't want to provide your real credit card, just use an empty one or buy a card in cvs, fill it, spend it and use that. Beats remembering to cancel the subscription.

Baryex86 says:

I'll give it a try. Now if only The Economist would bring an App for Windows Phone 8...

upsidedown says:

Best news. Best news app. And yes, real news costs money.

Denegar says:

When regular people stop paying for news, then only corporations and governments will be funding the industry. What kind of "balanced" reporting do you expect to get then?

helloyello says:

Who buys news? So I suppose the reporters, photographers, editors, etc. work for free?