The Spectator Magazine App Description & Overview
Subscribe to The Spectator app and receive a one month FREE trial.
The Spectator’s mission is to entertain, inform, delight and infuriate our readers. From politics to culture, current affairs to reviews, a wide range of topics are intelligently commented on each week.
- The Spectator app is free to download. Purchase single editions or subscribe to The Spectator app and receive a one-month FREE trial.
- Read each issue every Thursday morning before it goes on sale in the shops.
- Download the magazine and read it offline, on the move.
- Each issue is supplemented by our Spectator podcast. Move seamlessly within the app between the two.
- Navigate the app easily using the contents bar and skip to your favourite section.
- Share articles via email, Facebook and Twitter.
- Store and access your back issues or store individual articles in your personalised scrapbook.
YOUR APP SUBSCRIPTION
- Subscribe to The Spectator app from just £1.76 a week and save over 60 per cent on the newsstand price.
- Single issues cost £4.99.
- Subscribe monthly for £8.99
- Subscribe annually (52 issues) for £89.99.
- Subscribe now and receive a month free trial.
- A subscription through iTunes is only valid for The Spectator app and does not entitle you to additional digital content available on The Spectator website.
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Simply the best economic, political and philosophical comment I read. Keep it up Fraser and team!
It's Right Wing but not Wing-Nut
By Yorkshire Boy US
I've been reading the Spectator for years. It's basically a magazine for political junkies but as an ex-pat I find it keeps me in touch with the zeitgeist in England. They are now full on fascists. Delingpole and Moore are the first ones I'd put against the wall. Then that asswipe Taki.
The Cream of Contemporary British Commentary
By Gateshead Review
Slightly to the left of the WSJ and much more to the right of the NY Times, the Spectator combines the very best of British commentary on world politics and the arts.
The contributions of the weekly columnists are erudite and constantly entertaining. Overall, the best weekly read for anyone with the most marginal interest in UK culture but beyond this a fine-edged view of word events.
No app support
I had read the SPECTATOR for years in print and was thrilled to have the ease of the APP. I love the writing.
HOWEVER, subscribing thru iTunes (which is the only way you can do a monthly sub) has become a nightmare in using the app.
For many months the app is not recognizing the iTunes sub on any iOS device. Mini iPad, iPad or iPhone. I have submitted several 'ticket' and no one responds with a viable solution.
There is no web id for iTunes users and no matter how many times I delete and reinstall the app there are NO DOWNLOADS of the current mags. Nor can one use the iTunes sub to access the website ...
This is really unforgivable - the app has not been updated since 2014 and there was a major iOS update this year.
It's sad. I doubt I will hear from any one at the SPECTATOR. If I do I will come back and write another review.
Do not purchase this app.
Wonderful writing, a great read to end the working week.
Great app, great articles!
A breath of fresh air in today's news oultlets! Recommend
By CBH in Newbury
Great magazine for the variety of topics,
originality of the pieces, and especially
smoothness of the prose. But on an
iPhone 6, not so much.
A magazin worth reading!
Refreshingly opinionated and outspoken. My new favorite read.
Amazing magazine, decent app
Like a cry of reason from beyond the darkness that is the modern conservative movement in the US, The Spectator celebrates common sense over zealotry and reasonable discourse over ideology. Let the left be blinded by beliefs and ridiculous schemes. I want a magazine that deals with the world as it is, not as it "should" be, and that magazine is The Spectator.
One of the Best
I've been a Spectator reader for perhaps twenty years and consider the magazine one of the best available. As an American citizen, I tend to skip over much of the writing on British domestic politics, but the Spectator offers so very much more. There's an amazing variety in the subject matter on offer. The reviews are useful.
Most of all, the use of language is precise; the articles concise. I'm old fashioned enough to believe that what's worth saying not only may but must be said clearly. The Spectator's writing is the antithesis of the usual prose of wet concrete that infest journals like (to pick one at random) the New York Review of Books. And the Spectator is often quit funny, too. Such a deal.
The app has been greatly improved over the years. Early versions of the app made reading a bit of a penance. Those day are mercifully over.
Magazine is the best but the download system is rank. Also in App spotlight is pretty useless as only looks in downloaded articles, it should look on the web.