The Economist app goes universal, but crashes abound

If you're a business news junky, you'll be glad to know that The Economist app is now a universal app across all Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices. However, there's one big catch here: the app currently crashes when loading on both desktop and mobile. We're sure the developer is aware of the crash issue, and we'd expect an update to be pushed out relatively soon.

Still, it's great to see another app added to the universal stable. If you're a subscriber to The Economist, here's what you can look forward to with the app:

  • Each week's issue available from 9pm London time on Thursday
  • Download issues to your Windows device to read without an internet connection (if enabled in Settings)
  • Switch easily between reading and streaming The Economist in audio (when connected to the internet)
  • Subscribe from within the app and receive full access to The Economist on Windows, Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook and

The Economist subscribers will get access to articles from the full print edition, while non-subscribers can register for a free account and get access to select picks. Again, it's unfortunate that the update is hampered with crash issues at the moment, but hopefully they're worked out sooner rather than later.

Thanks to @sledgehamma for the tip!

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl