The Independent

The Independent


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Free from political bias, The Independent newspaper is proud to live up to its name. With our Android app all stories are available to read and share for free, with issues of the print newspaper available on screen with a subscription.

The Independent Android app presents our latest content in a clear and informative layout, making it simple to navigate, read and share the latest stories, whether or not you are connected to the internet.

The following features are all in the FREE area of the app:
● Latest news, comment, features and sport: Updated throughout the day to ensure you can easily follow breaking stories
● Videos: Our new video gallery provides clips of the latest news and viral videos
● Puzzles: Tackle your favourite crosswords, sudokus and codewords directly in the app
● Weather: Up-to-date forecasts for the whole of the UK
● Social: Share your favourite stories with your social network

In the premium area of the app:
● E-editions: For a small subscription fee (below), read the pages of the latest edition of the newspaper, plus a 30-day archive, including every supplement, exactly as they were printed.
One-month subscription at £13
One-year subscription at £150

Subscription payments will be charged to your Google Play account. The subscription will auto-renew within 24 hours of the current subscription expiring. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be managed via Account Settings, allowing them to be turned off.

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With our brand new app all stories are available to read and share for free, with issues of the print newspaper available on screen with a subscription. The latest release adds support for 7” & 10” devices.

Comments and ratings for The Independent
  • (45 stars)

    by Ryder Cowan on 15/07/2014

    Latest version works fine on Galaxy S3. On Nexus 10 shows yesterday's edition and fewer news sections than on S3, even after refreshing.

  • (45 stars)

    by Paul McCrystal on 12/07/2014

    What a shameful app for a British newspaper. Uninstalled.

  • (45 stars)

    by Billy Bob on 12/07/2014

    Invalid file! Won't install on GSII

  • (45 stars)

    by Peter Smith on 12/07/2014

    The previous app was great and my favourite online paper. This looks dreadful, more like 2004 than 2014

  • (45 stars)

    by Simon King on 10/07/2014

    I gave the previous version 5 stars but this new app is hopeless. I'd read the bad reviews, ignored them and then suffered. If I browse more than a handful of articles then performance becomes increasingly erratic until it eventually crashes. I don't need a notification every time new content is available or loaded (which is pretty much all the time). I've got the upmost respect for most of the i

  • (45 stars)

    by Andrew Curry on 10/07/2014

    The text within articles has a habit of flickering on and off constantly making it pretty much impossible to read anything. Please fix.

  • (45 stars)

    by David Heath on 10/07/2014

    But I've just finished the free weekly trial, paid my first subscription today. Very good but why not world cup supplements?? There was no report on the last two world cup Semi Finals at all? Would of got 5 stars if I received the whole paper..

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