EE has announced that it is offering six months of free access to
Apple News+ to all its new and existing pay monthly customers. News+ is Apple’s paid curated news service that also offers access to magazine articles. It usually costs £9.99 per month.
Available to any pay monthly customer using an iPhone or iPad, the deal means you’ll be able to access content across a host of different news and current affairs publications such as The Times, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. In this sense, News+ is fairly unique in how it offers partial access to several otherwise paywalled sources.
Features include being able to download entire issues of Magazines such as Time, The New Yorker and Vogue for offline reading. If customers have used Apple’s own one month free trial, they can still claim five months from EE.
The downside to the service is you can’t access the full issues or archives of newspaper sites. Rather, Apple employs editors to curate news articles which are then pushed to you algorithmically and depending on your stated preferences.
It also does not host content from every major publication. Many news sources don’t allow Apple to syndicate their content. It means that its search functionality is quite limited, and News+ is a better service for magazines.