The Economist

The Economist

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2018-05-03
  • Current Version: 2.5.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 46.25 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,778 Reviews)
  • Price:
The Economist App Ratings: 4.5
Total 1,778 Reviews

The Economist App Description

Each week over 1.5 million subscribers trust The Economist to help them make sense of the world. Join them with The Economist app. Free to download. New users can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory subscription offer. Users on iOS 10.2 or below will need to update their phone to access the app. Otherwise The Economist classic app is available to enjoy our weekly edition. Already a subscriber? Simply install the app and sign in with your Economist details. The Economist is a trusted, independent, finishable filter on world affairs, offering in-depth analysis of business, finance, economics, science, technology, arts and culture. Whether it’s the latest developments in the Trump administration, the rise of automation in the workplace, the economic impact of environmental change or the case for legalising drugs, The Economist has it covered. App highlights: • A morning briefing to prepare you for the day ahead (Economist Espresso) • A daily selection of curated articles, combining news updates with highlights from the weekly issue • Full access to the weekly edition of The Economist (digital and audio versions) As well as full access to the weekly edition, the app includes additional daily updates with articles from along with Economist Espresso, a morning briefing highlighting the most important things you need to know each day. All of the articles from the weekly magazine are available to listen to in audio, along with selected daily updates FREE TO DOWNLOAD Full app features: • The weekly edition available every Thursday evening London time • Audio versions of the weekly edition read by professional broadcasters • Daily Picks: a daily selection of curated articles • Economist Espresso: a morning briefing published every weekday, and on Saturday • Notifications of the latest cover stories and key articles • Reading times highlighted on each article • Bookmarking to allow users to save articles for later, or create their own collection • Support for iPhone and iPad SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • All users on iOS 11.2 or above can subscribe to The Economist within the app and take advantage of an introductory subscription offer. At the end of the introductory term, the subscription will automatically renew onto a quarterly subscription at the standard price • Annual subscriptions are also available You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes • Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. • Introductory offers, annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period, at a cost of £44.99/$45.99/€69.99 (for a quarterly subscription) or £159.99/$189.99/€229.99 (for an annual subscription) • You can manage auto-renewal of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must be turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again • Full terms of use can be found at • Privacy policy can be found at


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The Economist App Reviews

  • Still too many bugs with audio

    By jfm irvine
    This app does not and never had lived up to the quality of the publication. It’s been years now. When will you have an app that is reliable?
  • Audio repeats randomly mid streaming

    By Aljeran
    Please fix the issue
  • Please fix the audio

    By Barrygster
    I like the daily view. Audio support however is a disaster. Often fails to play, and if it does, does not respond to speed controls and forced to listen to articles in the very slow 1x speed. Sometimes an article cuts off in the middle and restarts itself. Other times is fails to play the next article. And there doesn’t seem to be a way to create a playlist like the old app. I primarily consume via audio so this is a big loss in value.
  • Nothing as good as Economist!

    By vinscaravan
    Economist is akin to the morning coffee. The news is balanced with a compelling language to keep reading. The addition of audio affords the luxury of forgetfulness of glasses. Thanks for keeping us at the forefront of events as it unfolds with changing times.
  • Good daily content, weekly is wonky

    By rphorsman
    Images frequently don’t load. Current week’s content is usually available in the "classic" app before this one. Article sections in weekly frequently have content from previous weeks. In some ways this is a good use of the Economist’s wealth of articles, but more frequently I find myself going "Wait, I’ve read this before." Swiping between articles seems fiddly and unresponsive. I don’t have this problem in similar apps, so I don’t think it’s down to my device. Overall it’s a good app on its own merits, but it has some failings around the weekly magazine that is a core part of the value of the Economist for many of us.
  • Please fix the audio feature

    By fdr2019
    Every now and then the audio restarts and goes back to the beginning of the article that while I’m listening in the car or at home. It’s a very annoying thing to have to scroll back and forth to the place I left off, please fees fix this bug
  • Audio is unusable

    By Wiskatos
    For an institution as stories as the Economist, this app remains shockingly poor. The audio portion, a strong competitor to podcasts, is unusable. Audio will stop mid-story and revert to the beginning. Trying to scrub to the point or queue up multiple stories is hampered by poor UI choices that would give anyone working in tech nightmares. I want to give this app 5 stars but this really needs to be fixed.
  • Audio support very poor

    By dhl02806
    Despite the excellent content and delightful audio readings, this app makes a frustrating chore of trying to consume. It has done so for the last few years. As of March ‘19 audio sometimes fails to start at all, forgets what has been already played, handles each new issue poorly, and seems to get worse with most releases. Sometimes a bug gets fixed, but usually that is combined with several new ones.
  • Still adapting

    By T in FLA
    I was happy with the last version of the app. Still getting used to the update.
  • Audio Functionality is Poor

    By CarlLaverne
    Audio versions of articles stop mid-article and restart at the top. It happens so frequently the otherwise nice feature is incredibly frustrating. Needs work!