Next Issue Canada: Rogers customers can try it first, for free

The ability to read more than 100 of the world’s top magazine titles with a swipe on my tablet? Sign me up! Next Issue Canada is an all-you-can-read digital magazine service that launched exclusively for Rogers customers this week. We sat down with Ken Whyte, President of Next Issue Canada, to talk about what this Canadian first-of-its-kind platform means for readers.

“Rogers is all about delivering great experiences to consumers, whether it’s Smart Home Monitoring or cable or wireless service. Next Issue Canada is another world-class offering that’s entirely compatible with people’s digital lifestyles today,” says Ken. “We want to be first with bringing new experiences and new ways of enjoying your device and the content on your device.”

One in four Canadians currently owns a tablet, and they expect their media to keep up with them on the go, whether that’s catching breaking news via Twitter, streaming the latest game on Rogers Anyplace TV or flipping through their favourite magazines.

“I’ve always loved magazines and magazine content, and this makes both far more accessible and available than they’ve ever been before,” says Ken. “You can go as deep as you want into one issue of Vogue, just flip through the latest issue of Time, look at the cartoons in The New Yorker or just check out the latest recipes in Chatelaine. To have all that content at your fingertips for one low price is an incredible leap forward for the magazine industry and for people who love magazines.”

In addition to current issues, the Next Issue Canada newsstand also includes digitized back issues, and some titles that may not be on your regular reading list. “It’s an opportunity to expand your horizons and find related content and titles that would lead to a richer experience,” he says.

It’s also about accessing your favourite features as quickly as you would a breaking news story. “The great advantage of the tablet is instant access to the content that you most desire,” says Ken, noting that before digitized publishing, readers needed to make a special trip to the newsstand or subscribe, with a waiting period of a few weeks before the first issue arrived.

“Now, if you’ve got an urge to do some cooking, you decide you want a new hairstyle, you decide that you want to look for a new car, or you want to figure out exactly what’s going on in Syria, you can do it right now on a tablet – and it looks beautiful. It’s a great reading experience.”

The move to tablets has also caused a shift in the kind of content magazines are publishing. “This is a really exciting time to be in the magazine industry, because the tablet has enabled us to move beyond paper, and add interactive features like video, commentary and reader feedback, that simply didn’t exist before. Magazines are becoming a much richer experience.”

Ken gives the example of Wired, which while, “still based in words and pictures, is bringing that reading experience to life in whole new ways” with innovative interactive graphics and additional video content. “It’s a truly multimedia experience.”

How can I get it?

Rogers wireless and cable customers will be the first Canadians to check out Next Issue Canada, with exclusive access for an initial two-month free trial.  On Dec. 15, all Canadians will be able to access the Next Issue Canada newsstand, with the first month free.

Available on iPads, Android tablets and Win8 devices, Next Issue Canada offers unlimited access to all of the newsstand’s monthly magazines, including all digitized back issues, for $9.99. For $14.99, in addition to the monthly titles, customers will also be able to read all the weekly publications (and their digitized back issues). After the free trial ends, if the service is not cancelled, customers will start getting charged a monthly fee based on the billing information provided during the trial period.

Sign up today by visiting nextissue.ca and logging on with your My Rogers username and password. If you don’t already have a login, you can create one now.

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34 comments on “Next Issue Canada: Rogers customers can try it first, for free

  1. Chris

    Please put app store links in your posts when talking about an app.

    1. RogersJennifer

      Sorry Chris – that was an oversight on our part. It’s there now!

  2. Freddie

    Just curious, why is this limited to tablets? With phones approaching 6″, and even the smaller ones have 1920×1080 resolution, why artificially limit this to “tablets”?

    1. RogersElise

      We agree! Support for more device types is in development. In fact, we plan to announce Next Issue Canada for iPhone before the end of the year!

      1. Sanny

        What about android phones like the note 2-3 and s4 ?

      2. RogersNicolas

        Hi,

        We’re working on supporting for more device types in the future. For instance, we plan to add the iPhone by the end of the year.

  3. John

    Can get the app at the bottom of this page.
    Way to go Rogers!

    http://support.nextissue.ca/Knowledgebase/Article/View/94

  4. Sanny

    Getting incompatibility issues with the Nexus 7 (2013). Using the direct link from the nextissue.ca site.

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi,

      We currently support Android 4.2 on Nexus 7. If this is the OS you’re using and still have issues, I’d advise you to get support via one of our contact methods:
      http://support.nextissue.ca/Tickets/Submit/RenderForm/1

  5. Jackie

    When is the deadline to sign up for the free trial? A bit too busy right now to start it, but I’d like to check it out.

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Jackie. Rogers customers can start their free two-month trial any time before Dec. 15.

  6. Jackie

    Freddie, sometimes when an app is limited to phones and I want it on my Nexus 7, I download it on my phone, is ES File Explorer to back up the app and file, and then transfer the file to my tablet, and it works. You could to the vice versa equivalent if you’re on Android. If you don’t have a tablet, then ask a friend to download Next Issue and send you the apk.

  7. Al777

    If you don’t want to spend that much money, check with your local public library – mine offers Zinio, with a few hundred magazine titles (current and backlist) in my library’s selected / available list. Of course, this excludes the Rogers titles that they cut libraries off from yesterday – but I rarely read those ones myself anyway.

    It’s slightly unwieldy (need to set up an account and log in through the library site with my card as well) and does not provide access to every magazine sold on Zinio, but I load up on issues before a big trip, and I don’t have an ongoing expense for something I don’t always need. It works with tablets, smartphones & desktop computers, and it’s a decent experience – I’ve been using the app since at least 2010.

    Not every public library offers Zinio, but if yours does not, you can always suggest it to management.

  8. Dylan

    Very disappointed in Next Issue. The magazines look terrible on the iPad. Not to mention the same magazines are different in Apples newsstand. FAIL.

    1. RogersSarah

      HI Dylan, what iPad and iOS are you using?

      1. Dylan

        iPad 3 Retina and iOS 7.

  9. Charlotte Graham

    Will this work on a basic BlackBerry tablet? Is there a website site listing all the magazines you have access to for $9.99 and the additional magazines for the higher cost? I hope the additional magazines are part of the original list but in a different color or under a heading as extras or will we have to compare 2 complete lists line by line. Interested in list even if not available on BlackBerry. Thanks so much for your response.

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Charlotte. At this time, the app is available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 app stores. You can find a list of all the magazines available here: http://www.nextissue.ca/newsstand/

  10. Charlotte Graham

    Still awaiting an answer to my Nov. 6/13 questions. The question was asked 3 full working days
    ago, 4 if you include Saturday. A response would be appreciated.

    Charlotte Graham

    1. RogersElise

      Hi Charlotte, my apologies for the delay. I just replied to you.

  11. Maralyn Quinton

    How can I make sure the subscription is cancelled when the trial period is over?

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Maralyn, at the end of your 60 day trial you will be required to visit our website to continue your subscription. If you don’t, your current subscription will come to an end. How do you like it so far?

  12. Larry Machula

    I AM NOT A ROGERS CUSTOMER
    DOES NEXTISSUE ALSO WORK ON LAPTOPS MAC
    I WANT TO JOIN
    LET ME KNOW
    IN HOSPITAL FOR OVER A YEAR SASKATOON
    CAN YOU PROVIDE HI-SPEED INTERNET

    1. RogersNicolas

      Hi Larry,

      At this time, Next Issue is compatible with iOS, Windows 8 and Android.
      http://support.nextissue.ca/Knowledgebase/List/Index/2/supported-devices

  13. therese desranleau

    I have an account with Next issue ,but I have forgotten my password. You gave a temporary password but when I tried to enter it you answered that it does not support this password and if I tried to do again you said it is too many times.

    Please let me know what can I do?

    Thank you THERESE DESRANLEAU

    1. Rogers_Chris

      Hi therese, you can reach out to Next Issue support through a few different ways here: http://support.nextissue.ca/Tickets/Submit/RenderForm/1

  14. Julie

    I can’t log into my next issue!!!! HELP
    I had 2 subscriptions (MISTAKE) and since I cancelled one I can’t log in with my ROGERS log in
    HOW DO I LOG IN?????????

    1. rogershayleyf

      Hi Julie! So sorry you’re having issues with your account. Can you kindly reach out to our customer service team on Twitter @RogersHelps or Facebook.com/Rogers? They can assist there.

  15. Heino Karls

    Effective immediately, please cancel my subscription.
    Thanks
    Heino

    1. RogersMike

      We don’t have access to account info here, Heino – please contact Next Issue via e-mail (support@nextissue.ca) or phone (1-866-350-2522).

  16. Marcel Berndt

    I was able to use the next issue icon on my windows 8 computer and read a selection of magazines. I did not log on for a few weeks because of time issues. but now I cannot access the magazines. You send me notifications when each magazine comes out. Since I cannot access the magazines I submitted my credit card for premium. you acknowleged my purchase. Still I cannot access next issue. I phoned the help line which did not solve my problem. I do not understand what happened to your software to prevent me from doing what I was doing before without any problems. I’ve been working with computers for the last 40 years so I think that I have a little bit of computer literacy. Please help me solve this problem so that I can read these magazines on a decent size screen. I do not own a smart phone.

    1. rogershayleyf

      Hi Marcel – Can you please reach out to our customer care team on Twitter @RogersHelps or Facebook.com/Rogers ?! They would be happy to trouleshoot this for you and help answer any of your questions!

  17. June

    Nice to have all these magazines at my disposal, BUT, I can’t read the text!!!!!!!!! Too darn small! How can I increase the size???

    1. RogersMike

      What device are you using?