As of version 2.0 of the app, you can get The New York Times’s NYT Now for free on the App Store. NYT Now is designed to help you get caught up on the most important and interesting stories right from your iPhone. In addition to the price change, the latest version of NYT Now provides new features and a redesigned interface.
Dubbed the App Store Best of 2014, NYT Now’s editors work around the clock to bring you the best stories from The New York Times and around the Web in a single easy-to-use app. All of the stories are hand-picked by the editors, and feature article summaries and bullet points to help you get caught up quickly.
NYT Now is the only news app from The Times to offer free, unlimited access to non-subscribers. The app is also social, allowing users to easily share article cards with friends. NYT Now’s popular Morning Briefing now includes an alert feature to provide you with a notification when the report is ready to view. Content is updated around the clock, and the newest stories appear right at the top of your feed.
Moving to a free model is a smart move, especially with the proliferation of free news apps available. NYT Now is a way for The Times to introduce readers to its content and possibly encourage them to become subscribers.
NYT Now is available for free on the App Store, with no need for a subscription to The New York Times to enjoy the app’s content. NYT Now requires iOS 8.0 or later, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.