The Economist Classic US

The Economist Classic US

By The Economist

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Current Version: 4.3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 23.43 MB
  • Developer: The Economist
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 34,628 Ratings


The digital edition of the The Economist weekly magazine with audio, Users on iOS 10.3 or above can explore an expanded version of this app, incorporating daily and weekly updates, along with a morning briefing by searching for ‘The Economist’. Readers can access their essential global briefing on current affairs, business, finance, economics, science, technology and the arts from The Economist each week. Download the free app to: • Enjoy three free articles a week, including the cover leader • Enjoy the content of the weekly newspaper in an easy-to-use format • Save articles to read offline later • Get alerts when the new issue is available along with notifications on cover stories, breaking news and analysis. • Subscribe within the app and get full access to and The Economist apps • Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook • The app presents a great digital native reading experience for readers allowing for font size changes, Night Mode and other convenient user friendly qualities. In today’s changing world, the one thing that’s certain is uncertainty. Make sense of it all with The Economist. SUBSCRIBING IN-APP • Subscribe annually, quarterly or buy a single issue. You will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing exchange rate as defined by iTunes. • Payment is charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of purchase. • Annual and quarterly subscriptions automatically renew. You can manage auto-renew of your subscription from your iTunes account settings at any time, but must be turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period to avoid being charged again. • The app may offer a free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Cancellations must occur 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged. Visit for more information. • Full terms of use can be found at ALSO AVAILABLE ON IPAD Simply search for The Economist in the App Store to download the app for free. Please note that this app requires iOS 8.0 and above. We recommend you update to the latest version of iOS to receive the best possible experience.



  • Audio trouble

    By LEO_UK
    What did the latest update do on the audio function? The app cannot automatically play the next, which was fixed after the iOS update.
  • Audio bugs

    By BigCicci
    Can no longer control the audio from locked screen.
  • Love the Economist, but app is buggy

    By moofornoodles
    It’s the same great magazine but on your phone. The content is fantastic, but the audio part of the app has been buggy for years. Right now it only plays one track at a time, then you need to manually start the next article. Previous bugs persisted for eons. I’m hoping this one gets fixed faster.
  • Poor Audio Support

    By Yhfhvg
    When you start the audio up after a break, the app often starts halfway through a story you’ve already heard. It’s very frustrating. The “track list” vs “playlist” feature is unnecessary and confusing. Sometimes the next story just won’t start. This app is often unresponsive to controls in my car. No other apps have this problem. In one case I hit pause, and when I hit play the audio from an ad started playing along with the story. Finally, the lack of a scroll bar in dark mode is a long overlooked feature. When you’re paying this much for a subscription to this newspaper, you expect the apps to work!
  • Problem is that Audio stops after 1 article

    By SoccerFC
    The audio playback on iphone no longer auto plays the next article after the prior article completes. Please fix this.
  • Audio play stops after each article

    By RP1024
    Using IOS 13.2. The last app update causes audio to stop after each story requiring the reopening of the app to start playing the next story. Audio not user friendly now with the update. Please fix.
  • Audio playback does not advance to next story

    By SPMsf
    Latest update causes behavior where audio playback stops at the end of each article, forcing reopening the app to advance to the next one. Audio playback is basically unusable now.
  • Cannot listen to the end of an article!

    By Ilyakuryakin
    Great content, abysmal app. Not sure why you’re messing around with the audio, was working, now frequently stops, restarts and cannot complete articles.
  • Poor download management

    By SoCalCuster
    The phone app and the iPad app are constantly refreshing downloaded weekly additions. If you download an edition, the app will try to refresh it and force a new download. This causes increased data usage and can lead to incomplete downloads and therefore a loss of already downloaded content.
  • Awful

    By Emaij
    I have incessant problems using this app. The audio stops in the middle of an article, and will not restart. Or I will get to the end of an article and everything else will disappear. Or it will just not work at all. I can restart, but it changes nothing.