Apple today finally launched Apple News in Canada, along with its Apple News+ service which includes over 300 magazines, priced at $12.99 CAD per month.
Apple News+ derives from Apple’s recent acquisition of Texture, which was partly owned by Rogers Media.
The subscription magazine service includes free family sharing for up to 6 family members, while also includes a digital subscription to The Toronto Star.
Here’s how to sign up for Apple News+ in Canada and start reading magazines today:
Step 1: Update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 12.2 (Settings > General > Software Update). Update your Mac to macOS 10.14.4 (coming soon; hit up the Updates tab within the Mac App Store).
Step 2: Launch the News app. Tap the ‘News+’ tab along the bottom (it’s the middle icon)
Step 3: Click on ‘Get Started’, then tap ‘TRY IT FREE’. Confirm the payment via Apple Pay. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to read all the magazines available.
There are various sections within Apple News+ for magazines:
- Browse the Catalogue
- Featured (full of Canadian magazines)
- Business & Finance
- Health & Fitness
- Home & Garden
- Kids & Parenting
- Men’s Lifestyle
- News & Ideas
- Science & Technology
- Travel & Regional
- Women’s Lifestyle
Apple News+ will renew automatically until you cancel. So you may want to remind yourself to cancel before your next billing date if you’re not interested in renewing.
If you have 20% off iTunes cards from Costco, you can save on Apple News+ and any other digital purchase from Apple. With so many new subscription services coming from Apple, there has never been a better time to stock up on these discounted cards to fund your iTunes account balance.
Did you subscribe to Apple News+ today? How do you like it so far?