The latest media bundle to feed your on-demand, all-you-can-eat appetite comes not from Amazon or Netflix, but from Magzter. The cross-platform digital magazine on Monday announced a new gold-level subscription that includes unlimited access to over 2,000 magazines for just $9.99 per month.
Headquartered in New York, Magzter has been in the business of selling digital publications since 2011. Thus far, however, they’ve done so using traditional models – selling single issues or annual subscriptions. An all-you-can-read option is entirely new for the company and they’re hoping their 24 million members will take the bait.
The $9.99 bundle includes top publications like ESPN The Magazine, Maxim, Motor Trend, PC Magazine and PC Gamer, just to name a few. As you’ll no doubt notice by scrolling through the publications in the bundle, there’s a wealth of international and niche magazines thrown in the mix.
Alternately, Magzter has another plan called Gold Lite which lets subscribers select just five titles for $4.99 per month. Under this plan, subscribers can select different magazines each month and best yet, you also get access to their full archive.
While it certainly sounds like a solid offer (especially for magazine lovers), it’ll likely be a tough sell. The idea of an “iTunes for news” service isn’t exactly new and unlike other successful subscription providers like Netflix or Spotify, curating magazine content is a difficult task.
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