Readly is a pay-monthly subscription giving access to over 3200 magazine titles of all genres. Whether you’re into motoring or knitting (or both) you’ll find a title that’s right up your street. The digital magazine newsstand provides unlimited, all-you-can-read access to hundreds of magazines in one app, meaning you have access to all the magazines you could want, right inside your phone or tablet.
I have been given a short subscription to Readly in order to try it out and write this post on how I find it.
First impressions are good. I’ve found several titles I fancy having a look through and have seen some the children will like too.
There is the option to add up to four family members to your subscription too, which makes the cost very reasonable indeed. At £7.99 per month and with the ability to be logged into several devices at once, Readly is great value for money. Each issue works out to be just a fraction of the print issue cost even if each family member only reads one title a week.
When I added my son to my profile ot asked for his year of birth and his first name (or any name, just for the purpose of naming each account). My only reservation here is that titles such as Cosmopolitan were still viewable on his account, and while that isn’t exactly top shelf reading I’m not sure an eight year old needs to know about how instagrammers are selling their bodies. I have asked if there is a workaround for this and will update this post when I find out.
As far as appropriate content goes for children, First News, Beano, WWE kids, Nat Geo Kids and more are all available on the Readly app.
Something for everyone means just that with Readly. I have flicked through Psychologies, Women’s Health and How it Works just while waiting for my children to get ready to leave the house; Readly is very convenient.
Snuggled up in our pyjamas, my son and I enjoyed several issues of Beano – something the boys haven’t known before but are already enjoying. No need to wait a week for another issue, there are lots of back issues right there in the Readly app.
There is the option to download up to 500 magazines and read them offline too – perfect for flights and for switching off entirely if you’re getting away from it all, and there’d be no arguing over who wanted what either because everyone on the family profile can choose their own downloads onto their own devices. That’s car journeys made simpler (and less stressful) for us!
You can try Readly for yourself with a free two-week trial if you head over to their website. Or if you’d like to try it for longer, I have teamed up with Readly to give away a twelve month subscription absolutely free! Simply complete the competition widget below.
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