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Google Play Magazines Updated, Brings Performance Improvements and Availability to Australia

Today, Google’s Play Magazine app has received an update that brings “significant performance improvements.” Along with that good news, users in Australia can now enjoy their e-mags through the app and as you all know, there’s some good choices in there.

Update: As a reader pointed out, you can also now read certain magazines straight from your desktop computer  In Google Play, hit “My Magazines” and it lists an option to “Read.” Pretty awesome feature for those chained to their desks at work.

Go grab it.

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Cheers Nick!

  • frank

    I don’t know what you guys are expecting, free magazines? Most magazines are less than a dollar an issue if you subscribe AND you always get an issue FREE to try.

    • Droidzilla

      The intertubez is completely free. Magazines have to add a value over internet publications (like this one, The Verge, Anandtech, etc. for tech) for people to even think about purchasing them. Magazines are a throwback to the pre-internet era that are desperately trying to play the same game as they always have to make money; they apparently didn’t get the memo that the rules have changed.

  • Good choice of a cover picture Tim-o-Tato!

  • whosinaname

    Unfortunately you have to view in chrome… meh.

  • David Becker

    Hopefully one of these updates will bring syncing across devices. I would really like to pick up where I left off on my phone on my tablet.

  • Amenemhat1

    I’d pin Maxim too if I had Nex7…

  • Michael_NM

    Maxim… “Go grab it.” Down Under… Hmmm…. 🙂

  • MikeSaver

    Magazines have gone by the wayside! That said, my girlfriend sure does like the Bon Appetit subscription I bought her on the Nexus7. So, im glad for this update

  • mustbepbs

    I try really hard to be interested in most magazines. I find them really boring without a comment section. That’s why I love DL, because the comment section is most of the fun.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      lmfao…. I guess I can see where you’re coming from. Except for GQ Mag

    • r0lct

      I tried too until it cost more than getting a paper subscription while delivering an inferior experience with slowness and inability to just around quick enough for me. And it also seems like the image quality on some mags are low.

      • michael arazan

        All the mags I want have 1 star ratings for over 70%, pop mechanics and science and wired. Problems from won’t download, and high fees to the newsstand prices. I don’t know who’s the blame the mag app or the producers of the mag.