Google has finally added a feature in Play Magazines that will allow users to receive free digital copies of a print magazine they’re subscribed to.
For whatever reason, Google didn’t include this feature when Play Magazines launched, and that resulted in A LOT of unhappy customers.
There is still one catch however. This option is only available for magazines who offer a free digital copy to those who are subscribed to their print magazine. If your magazine doesn’t, you won’t see the “free for print subscribers” option.
So to receive your free digital copies, all you have to do is enter your 11-digit account number (which is located on the address label of the magazine), or you can use your mailing address to verify the subscription.
You’ll be asked to complete a Google Wallet transaction, but don’t worry, you’ll be charged $0.00. Your digital subscription expires exactly when your print subscription expires, so you don’t have to worry about renewal fees.
If you have any questions, you can head over to this support page.
Are you glad that Google has finally implemented this feature? I, for one, have been waiting for this feature for what seems to be an eternity. I would much rather have access to all of my magazines digitally than have to lug them around. Now if only Google offered a similar service for textbooks.