Best NY Times digital subscription?
November 20, 2016 1:08 PM   Subscribe

I have received requests for holiday gift ideas from loved ones. Having appreciated the reporting done by the New York Times during the election, I've been considering asking for a digital subscription to the outlet. Can you clarify the advantages of the different subscription types?

The digital subscription site (here) lists three different subscriptions, Times + smartphone apps, Times + tablet apps, and Times + all access. If you are familiar with the options, can you weigh in on the value of each? I currently read articles on their website, so I don't have experience with any of their apps. I have previously paid for the crossword app, so I would like to have access to that going forward.

posted by bluloo to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
That's odd. Those gift plans are the old NYTimes subscription plans. The current digital ones are just "Basic" or "All Access", where a main benefit of "All Access" is that you get an extra subscription.

Crossword is extra even if you have a digital subscription. $20 a year.
posted by smackfu at 1:41 PM on November 20, 2016

This isn't quite an answer to the question you asked, but check your local library to see what free resources are available. If you live in Los Angeles and have a library card, you can get a free NYT subscription.

Also - if you have an Amazon Prime account, get the Washington Post digital subscription free for 6 months. I signed up and set a reminder on my phone 5 1/2 months out in case I want to cancel, but as the child of a journalist, I'm finally ready to accept paying for quality reporting.
posted by boghead at 7:57 PM on November 20, 2016

If you register (free) on the NYT with Google or Facebook, you'll start getting emails from them, and one of them will be a reduced-cost trial. The one I'm on as of a few days ago is 29 cents a week. I signed up for the basic one, with additional subscriptions to cooking and morning update newsletters. I am very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the newsletters. They have definitely earned my business.

The cooking subsite on the NYT is more awesome than I realized btw – when you're a subscriber you get a "recipe box" to which you can save things with a single click.
posted by fraula at 1:35 AM on November 21, 2016

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