Just hitting the Google Play Store this morning and saw the Magazines tab is now available on our front page. As above you can see there is an emphasis on Australian magazines such as the Australian Women’s Weekly and Australian GQ and it appears a deal has been done with an Australian Magazine publisher as the magazines included are from what I can tell all Australian based.
The Magazines are available via subscription or individual issue with a number of magazines offering 14 day free trials when you purchase a subscription. Individual issues range in price, with an issue of Recipes+ priced at $2.99 whilst a yearly subscription will cost $24.99 but a copy of APC will cost $5.49 and a subscription will set you back $49.99 but no sign of the free cover disc that normally adorns the front.
If not already installed you can install the Google Play Magazines app onto your device from the Play Store although it does not seem to like lower resolution devices, the app is installed on my Nexus S however it does not show up in the App Drawer, happily on my Nexus 7 the app opens and works fine.
I personally am not a magazine person preferring to consume content from websites however my wife is a prolific magazine buyer so perhaps getting subscriptions this way will stop the pileup of magazines around our house. What about you guys? Are you excited for Magazines in the Play Store?