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Free 30-day trial available for The New York Times on Windows and Windows Phone

The New York Times has been available for Windows and Windows Phone for a while, but there are limitations. If you’re not a subscriber, you can only read three articles per day, from any section. If you were thinking of subscribing, now is a good time. Starting Friday, you can get a free trial for 4 weeks.

There’s a minor catch. You must officially subscribe, including providing credit card information, to receive the free trial. It will automatically renew after the fourth week – so you must cancel your subscription to avoid being charged if you don’t want to continue with the subscription.

The free trial also carries over to other devices. Access the app with your subscription through multiple platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and even the desktop web browser. Stay informed on world and national news, business, the arts, technology, style, sports, food, travel, opinions, science, medicine and more.

The New York Times is a free download from both the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store (opens in new tab). Are you signing up for the free trial? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Microsoft

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

31 Comments
  • No thanks.
  • Use this paper for my dogs business. What can I say, he little and doesn't read.
  • This why I found iOs and Android are better than us, free apps with stylish UI
  • Subscription is required for iOS and android as well
  • Yeah, what 'sri' said. ^ The biggest knock on Windows Phone and it's apps, is people's assumptions.
  • Like Windows don't have a stylish UI. That's why the both of them copied
  • Android? Stylish UI in apps? Maybe for some school boys that like green and red all mixed together and design from the 80's.
  • Free trial after you give your credit card number, uggh.
  • Who buys news..?
  • Can't you pin there website?
  • No clue. I use RSS Feeds for my news.
  • It is a bit weird when there's hundreds of news sites providing it for free. Though perhaps not weird for people that still buy newspapers (they do exist). Even a lot of online news websites are trying to make people pay for news. But it's no surprise that people go elsewhere and the traditional media industry is dying fast. Only those that specialise in gossip and "infotainment" news are still doing well
  • News? No one. In depth analysis and opinions? Many, many people who still wants to know something other than who banged who at the last after party.
  • Like XB music, Spotify and the other... You Just have to cancel before the end of the trial, that's all...
  • Although I always pay for apps to support the developer I would never pay for an app for news !!
  • Why buy news?
  • Bing news works just fine for me. Not like they use a completely different wire service.
  • How much is the actual subscription ?
  • $3.75 a week if you don't cancel.
  • damn that's like 15 bucks a month!!
  • The actual newspaper would cost you more... so it's not bad for those still buying old media
  • You can just go to their homepage and pin it to the start screen...just sayn.....
  • Boy, they sure don't let up do they? I've been getting SO many ads trying to get me to subscribe...you take one class that requires you to subscribe for a few weeks and they get needy, like a jilted ex =P
  • You can add the New York Times to your RSS reader like Weave so what's the point?
  • I am pleased that quality apps are coming to Windows Phone. However, I am not interested in paying for biased news.
  • To up town for me. I'll stick to my comics
  • If you don't want to provide your real credit card, just use an empty one or buy a card in cvs, fill it, spend it and use that. Beats remembering to cancel the subscription.
  • I'll give it a try. Now if only The Economist would bring an App for Windows Phone 8...
  • Best news. Best news app. And yes, real news costs money.
  • When regular people stop paying for news, then only corporations and governments will be funding the industry. What kind of "balanced" reporting do you expect to get then?
  • Who buys news? So I suppose the reporters, photographers, editors, etc. work for free?