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.
Score: 4.5
From 1,336 Ratings


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



  • High quality read, great audio feature.

    By Alex Pellizzari
    As always the economist delivers high quality material. Looses one star because of glitches in the audio functionality that make it not work seamlessly. Downloadable audio feature is a plus.
  • Fonts always reverts to smallest possible

    By F8.71
    Great content limited by fonts always reverting to smallest possible. I always have to go back to settings to correct.
  • Only single device subscription

    By Dugggg
    Beware, I spent 4 months with Economist back and forth (they take 2-3 days for each reply) trying to figure out why I can open it on my iPhone but not on my ipad. Finally learned today that it is because you can only view it on one device. This was NOT advertised when I purchased the app. In fact, I had purchased it on my iPhone while traveling but intended to read it more om my ipad. I am very frustrated that a) it took so long to figure this out and b) it was not advertised anywhere that obvious that I could see. I am cancelling my subscription.
  • Free content gone

    By Nicohg93
    Can’t access editors picks anymore :(
  • Good app but audio is frustrating

    By Ararat1915
    Occasionally the audio die a story restarts from the beginning for no reason. In one story it happened more than five times and there is no easy way to return to the same place in the story. Very frustrating.
  • Outstanding

    By kyrparis
    The new app has an outstanding integration of the weekly paper, the daily news feed and audio. If I had one suggestion would be to include a specific podcast tab for the Economist curated audio content. Nevertheless this is a 5/5 with no qualifications.
  • Terrible app does not work across devices

    By JoelH77
    If you get this app in your iPhone expecting it to work on your iPad be prepared to be disappointed, it doesn't transfer so you are stuck with using it on one device only. If I could give 0 stars I would.
  • Sign into iTunes Store bug

    By iJeydon
    It asks me to sign in to the iTunes Store every single time I open the app, and even randomly throughout the day even when I’m not using the app. Other than this extremely irritating bug, I love the app and would give 5 stars if it were fixed.
  • Great content - app still needs tweaks

    By much1814
    The app keeps improving and the content is great, as always. Main feature requests - ability to play audio from several bookmarks in a row - simplified play button - the current arrangement with two buttons is confusing - better ability to stop playing and pick up where I left off - re-arrange order of bookmarks
  • Streaming bugs

    By markusdr
    I use it mostly to stream the audio. It has two bugs: It sometimes doesn't remember where you left off last time. So when you come back and resume the stream it plays again part of what I've what heard. The other big is that it sometimes stops after playing just one article. Also the play controls are not very reactive. The content is great. I'll upgrade to 5 stars when the bugs are fixed.