National Geographic

National Geographic

By National Geographic

Score: 3
From 5,562 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. To activate full subscription benefits on or activate the National Geographic mobile app on another of your supported devices, you will need to set up a profile. Terms of Use:



  • New app a disaster

    By Seahorse One
    The ability to download an issue for reading offline has been removed. The "Monthly Issues" aren't what the actual magazine looks like any more. You have to log on every single time you open the app.... Marketing missed it big time on this update. Is the new commercial ownership intent on ruining what has been a brilliant publication? So disappointing after being a devoted fan all these years.
  • No Customer Support

    By Viv77
    National Geographic electronic magazine updated their software and disconnected me. I paid for years membership and could not access it. They charged my card in advance for another full year in spite of my request to reset my passwords or email so I can access it but no one answered my request. Will never recommend it to my family and will never sign up for them again.
  • App has become essentially just links to articles

    By mscdhc
    This used to be a wonderful app, but for the past couple months it is no longer possible to download the issue of the magazine. Constant reloading, repeated requests to sign in, no offline reading, no magazine feel. This is no longer a magazine subscription; it's just links to articles.
  • You’ve Ruined It

    By jrr1058
    I’ve enjoyed NG for years but when I renewed this week through Apple the format had all changed. I can’t download and read on the bus on my iPad, can’t flip through pages like a magazine and it keeps asking me to login. I plan to see if I can cancel and get money back through Apple and if not will make sure I’m not charged next year. Why’d you try to fix what wasn’t broken? Oh yeah, and the political spin is getting a little heavy. Update 1/15/19 I have cancelled my subscription since I can no longer read the magazine in national parks, exotic countries or anywhere else you write about that doesn’t have wifi, including my bus ride to and from work, planes, etc. Let me know when you put it back the way it was.
  • Needs improvement

    By MJ angle
    I loved this app until it’s current update. It is no longer available offline and doesn’t integrate the videos until the bottom. Before it was an immersive experience and felt like one was reading a magazine. Now it’s blocks and singular. Please bring back the old version of this app!
  • Very upset!

    By Pennellwooder
    Do you at NGM not read these 1 star reviews? Do you not care what your once loyal subscribers are saying? Can someone at least respond as to when the previous app will be returned so we all can return to happily reading the digital magazine - all of it and without WiFi! Admit your mistake please. We would all appreciate it. Thank you.
  • Terrible Subscription Support when subscribed through iTunes

    By Fabulousbarrett
    Have been subscribed to NG through iTunes for over 4 years, with nothing but problems. I think that NG forgot about this method of subscribing, as I have always had to fuss with re linking my account. With the latest update, it seems as if they have forgotten about us, as there is now no determinable way to link the subscription from iTunes. Just want to read my beloved magazine!
  • Why?

    By SJB Alaska
    Why would I subscribe to what is now a glorified web site? I cancelled my subscription after many years. I loved the digital version of the magazine, with the beautiful digital features. Now it basically just looks like a web site. Bad move, NG.
  • A Rarity Among The Masses

    By Pastorlarry
    I hesitated to subscribe. I mean, I wasn’t sure I had the time to open the magazine let alone the app. To boggles with it! I took a chance, driven by curiosity and the fond memories of being totally engrossed in the NG print editions my grandmother purchased and saved for me. To me, the app immediately added a richness not found in my physical subscriptions. Don’t misunderstand, there is nothing like the smell and feel of a great (especially an old!) NG magazine in your hands! But, when you crave something more, something deeper and different, well, then nothing beats the “bells and whistles” of the National Geographic app. The app takes one farther into the stories, causing the imagination to spark and come alive. Much like the old Choose Your Own Adventure books of my childhood, the possibilities and paths are practically endless. This app is indeed a rarity in a mass produced world. So, get comfortable, open your mind, and let your membership take you far away from what you think you know.
  • Cancelled my digital subscription after many years

    By halfpress
    I hadn’t used the app in some time with the assumption that I could pop in and download full back issues to catch up someday soon. I was disappointed tonight to find the new all online format devoid of full digital renditions of the print version. It is now missing precisely what I loved about the app from the outset: NatGeo as we have always known it, as visually elegant as the iPad on which I was reading it. I do hope a hybrid release is possible, supporting the old print-matched format and the new together. Give me the option to download those digital archival copies that match the print edition when I want them. I’m especially angry that the piles of digital issues I have amassed over the years (many of which I have not had a chance yet to read) are now gone. Bring it back and I will be back as well.