Digital Edition


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Our beautiful new app contains the full contents of every issue of History Today, in a custom-built edition that looks great on phone or tablet. 

The app is free to download and comes with a free sample issue of the magazine, showcasing some of the great writing you can find in each issue.

Once you've downloaded the app you can subscribe from just £2.99 / $3.99 and get every single issue alongside bi-monthly special editions; the first special, on the First World War, is available to download in-app right now.

To get this issue, download the app for your device by using one of the buttons above or following the instructions below.

If you're a subscriber to the old app, click here for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the History Today app?

The app is a downloadable application for your smartphone or tablet that contains the digital edition of History Today. The digital edition is a version of the monthly print magazine, containting every article from each issue in a format specially designed for easy reading on digital devices. Alongside the monthly magazine, the app also contains bi-monthly themed specials. 

How does the new app differ from the old app?

Our old app was built by History Today in conjunction with Magazinecloner / Pocketmags, and while it offered a reasonable version of the magazine when using a tablet, it offered a poor experience on phones. The new app, by contrast, is owned by History Today outright, and using new software has allowed us to produce a much better digital edition that looks great on phones as well as tablets. 

How much does the app cost?

The app is free, and it comes with a free sample issue. Individual issues cost £3.99 / $4.99; monthly rolling subscriptions are £2.99 / $3.99, and annual subscriptions £34.99 / $44.99. Special issues are priced £1.49 / $1.99.

I subscribed, or bought issues, on the old app; will they be transferred across?

Unfortunately, no: issues you purchased on the old app won't be ported across, and any recurring subscription you may have had will be automatically cancelled when your subscription period expires. However you will still be able to access any back issues you have downloaded / purchased on the old app.

I'm a print subscriber; how do I get access?

Download the new app and enter your subscriber number under the 'Account' section.

How do I download the app?

iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch: Download the app from the App Store
Android: Download from Google Play
Kindle Fire: Download from the Amazon App Store United Kingdom | : United States

(for other countries please search on your device)


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