PressReader 4.0 released! New rendering engine, SmartFlow horizontal news stream come to Android

We’re delighted to announce that PressReader 4.0 has been released and is now available for download from Google Play!

With PressReader, readers can access over 2,100 full-content newspapers and magazines from 95 countries on their favorite Android smartphones and tablets. This latest release of the app provides users with the ability to zoom in on publications deeper, faster and clearer than ever before thanks to its new proprietary PDF rendering engine.

Subscribers will also have the ability to read entire publications using SmartFlow, PressReader’s attention-grabbing horizontal content presentation feature. It’s a new take on newspaper and magazine reading for Android users and one we would love to hear your opinions of so, please don’t hesitate to post your comments or feedback below :).

PressReader 4.0 for Android is our biggest update ever. It debuts advanced rendering technology that, for the first time, brings fast, high-resolution imaging to the Android platform. Users love the incredibly crisp text and high-definition pictures, and our SmartEdition publishers now have a compelling and flexible Android platform to showcase their content,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “Another great addition is our new SmartFlow technology, which takes the replica experience to a whole new level – enhancing it with intelligent and intuitive content presentation that compels subscribers to read more of their favorite publications.

Check out PressReader in action below:


PressReader 4.0 includes the following features:

  • High-performance rendering
  • SmartFlow advanced reading technology
  • SmartZoom automatically positions the zoomed-in view to the beginning of an article
  • Instant switching between Replica/Page View and SmartFlow viewing
  • Share stories by email or on Facebook or Twitter
  • Listen to articles through on-demand audio capabilities
  • Copy and paste articles into applications that support it (e.g. Evernote, Instapaper)
  • Share opinions by supporting or opposing a story
  • Two-finger-pinch to adjust font and image sizes, and a choice of different font types
  • Cross-title keyword search
  • Desktop thumbnails of the most recently downloaded publications for instant access to the latest issues.
  • Authorization of PressReader with a subscription

Enjoy the update and again, let us know what you think!