National Geographic

National Geographic

By National Geographic

Score: 3
From 6,035 Ratings


A source of endless inspiration for the everyday explorer and the insatiably curious, the National Geographic app reveals new insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries through high-definition storytelling. Your free account gives you access to a personalized feed of the topics you love. DISCOVER groundbreaking articles by pioneers in storytelling. GET INSPIRED by award-winning photos. WATCH over 3,000 captivating videos. EXPERIENCE our rich history through curated archives dating back to 1888. --- National Geographic App subscription offer details: - Annual subscription: $19.99 (12 issues) - Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue) - Single issues: $4.99/issue - Subscriptions do not include content from magazines published by National Geographic Partners, LLC other than the National Geographic magazine. • Payment will be processed through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Your subscription will automatically renew per the billing cycle of your subscription (i.e., monthly or yearly) 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. • The renewal charge for your Subscription shall be the same as the original purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. • To avoid the billing of fees for the next Subscription period, you must switch off your monthly or yearly Subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. • You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for you current Subscription period and you will continue to have access to your Subscription until the end of your current Subscription period. • National Geographic provides no refunds and you may cancel auto-renewal at any time. All sales are final. • After purchase via iTunes, you will have unlimited access on this device.



  • Useless

    By JimG7271
    Why would you ‘upgrade’ the app so that customers can’t download the digital magazine anymore for offline viewing.
  • Not the magazine anymore

    By Anhdru
    If you, like me, have a digital subscription to National Geographic, be warned: you cannot read the magazine articles through this app and you can no longer download issues of the magazine to read offline. The developers have taken a great magazine and created a miserable digital "experience" version, with truncated articles and no real organization. I am hoping the developers are reading these reviews and will restore the magazine version to this app. Those like me who live abroad (Australia) do not have a realistic option to get the print version.
  • Decent I suppose

    By jbram63
    I never had the previous nat geo app, so I can’t compare that like others have. But this does seem like a website more than a magazine extension. There’s a lot of great content to read and watch, but what’s quite bothersome is that every headline seems like it’s clickbait “First time a hippo is caught on camera doing ...” or “wolves caught on camera for the first time ever eating ...” and even “Most widespread wildlife crime raid ever sweeps across ...” Every headline is like this and there’s no good reason for it. First, your PAYING customers are already here; no need to force us to click every article just to read the headline. Second, there’s more than enough “white space” around the headline that is cutoff. And if there truly isn’t enough space because of Nat Geo’s “artistic layout,” then shorten the headline. Really, there’s no need for the ellipses and clickbait—this isn’t Facebook. Another issue the magazine portion itself. Just seems lazily done. I remember when apple first introduced magazines in the newsstand app. It was such a fun experience to have the physical magazine look in a digital experience and with clickable links to look up places, see related articles, expand photos, and just a more interactive experience. The digital versions of magazines truly were an extension of the print version. With this app, it just seems like they went the way of a basic website. Click a story, read story, see a couple photos about the story, go back to the “magazine” content page and repeat. There’s no real interaction or experience. It just is. Worth a subscription? I guess. I got mine for $10 by listening to the new Nat Geo podcast Overheard. For the normal $55 price? Absolutely not. Not for the digital subscription at least. Hope they listen to their customers. It’s really unfortunate that they’ve lost long time customers just because they’re being stubborn about maintaining a different direction for the app. Stick with what works and what people like. All the best
  • Updated?

    By j footprint
    Mid July, 3.0.8, fixed a few bugs, blah, blah, blah... No reference to old format, or off line viewing. Credibility meter close to 0. Three renewal notices received in mail, sitting on my desk, uncertain whether they’ll be opened, let alone remitted.. NG is no longer a favored magazine. NG doesn’t give a rip about long term subscribers. Or is this FOX... hey Rupert, are you out to destroy all media? ———————————- Mid June update, no mention or reference of restoring any semblance of previous functionality. But yet we still see “developer responses”. How long do you think you can string us along? Stop the BS... it doesn’t become you... ————- Updated a week ago... no mention of reinstating old functionality. NatGeo has been a mainstay for me, now it’s silage... How many unsubscriptions have you wrought? ——— How many times will we see a “developer response” claiming to be looking into reinstating off-line usage, let alone most content. NGM used to be a worthy magazine, let alone one of the best apps. Time to stop bullshitting your subscribers... No stars (if I could), and I won’t update until I see others reporting that the old magazine format, issue downloads, and off-line access has returned... Developer response... Finally, after months of 1 star reviews! They say they are aware of the inability to download, and are considering the issue. Should we hold our breath? Is this “potential” reversal due to the recent buyout? Somehow I’m not sure I’m comforted by Disney... Time will tell...
  • Worst app in apple store

    By Croata-man
    I’m really surprised that makers of this garbage app and whoever told developers to make it this way are not arrested and banned for life of having access to any digital media. Perfectly functional app that allowed downloading contest and read it as real magazine is gone. Who even wants to pay for this junk? Not me and a lot of people I talked too. NG needs to get their act together and in 21 century put back app that had ability to download printed version of the magazine. Everything else is an insult to human race. It’s not even their greed in this case, just stupidity at its finest.
  • Terrible

    By briiiiiiiitttttttt
  • Removed ALL my purchased magazines

    By Haxxsaw
    I have subscribed to NG for years through iTunes. I find that I no longer have access to my current subscription, or any of the previous issues that I have already paid for. There is NO option to restore purchases. Apple will never get a dime out of me again for any subscription. And neither will NG.
  • Terrible version

    By Habsburgo
    A very-very poor version of a magazine you would expect way more of. It's nothing more than the printed version in electronic format - I could do it at home, like it were a PDF. Not at all adequate to a tablet screen, lettering is frequently tiny, some pages are virtually impossible to read without a magnifying lens (take some double page maps and charts, for instance). Bad job NGM, I can't figure out what crossed your minds. Please rethink the whole thing. I'm seriously considering not to renew my subscription.
  • Get this issue fixed or else

    By aquatwin
    After 6 months, still unable to view digital issues offline. I will cancel my subscription if this isn’t resolved satisfactorily soon. Publishers evidently think it is acceptable to scam their readers.
  • NOT the magazine

    By Vypper
    Finally got around to catching up on my last 7 months of nat geo, opened the app, and surprise! Had to come here to look at reviews to see what happened. If it was just a matter of no offline access and no downloads it could be forgiven, but the articles / contents of the app are not ALL the ones that are in the magazine, maybe around 60%. Why? Makes no sense. Luckily, by logging into the nat geo website I can get the archived issues, which DO have all the original content. But then I’m awkwardly scrolling through a website not optimized for tablets. So why have an app at all? Just call it “nat geo light” or “nat geo highlights” or something. Used to be the best magazine app too, which is a shame.