PressReader for Android (v5) is one smooth operator, completely rebuilt for a smaller device.

This update is all about the small screen — smartphones and mini tablets. Get ready for the very best reading experience and some seriously amazing features wholly rethought for your personal device. We’ve introduced new reading gestures, updated the look and feel of the app, and tied it all up under a new PressReader logo. To top it all off, we’re bringing Channels and Opinions for the first time to smaller devices!

Navigating the app is now so much easier on a small screen. Download an issue and pop into the text view. You’ll be presented with a snippet from each article in a vertical list. If you like the preview, swipe right to read the full article. Flick upwards to read through the article to the end. Swipe left to close the article again and return to the list. It couldn’t be smoother.

We’ve been developing new features like the Channels and Opinions on our website for the last year, and now, for the first time, we’re adding them to the app. Tap on your profile photo or initials from the beginning of the menu to view your Channel. This space is reserved for things that you’ve shared, commented on, or have saved to read again later. You can also support Opinions for the first time in the app. Opinions will also appear in your Channel, and can be shared with friends on Facebook or Twitter.

You might also notice that PressReader has a new look. We’ve updated colors, and created persistent menus. When you’re browsing publications, a scroll to the right will collapse the menus. Scroll back again to the left to pop open the detailed version. You can also open a collapsed menu without scrolling by tapping the three bar menu icon at the top of the screen. Menu preferences have been added into the app Settings, so that you can fix this up just the way you like it.

We think that this is a big step. Welcome to version 5!

We’ve started the release today. Click here to see if it’s available in your region.

Still have questions?

Visit our Community forum to chat with other members about PressReader, or submit a ticket to connect with our support line.

Happy Reading!

The PressReader Team