Hate this app!!! Update - Still Hate it 1/5
As much as I love this magazine, the app is terrible. For a magazine with such high circulation, their app could be much better.
I've been a print subscriber for years and I really enjoy getting the magazine in digital form, but have countless problems with it.
UPDATE - This is still the worst app out there! If I could give it a negative rating, I would. With all the bad reviews you'd think they'd improve all the bugs, but no, they don't.
Doesn't work 1/5
I can log onto People on the desktop, but when I try to log in on my iPad, I keep getting authentication failed. Not going to renew my subscription.
FOUND AN iPAD SOLUTION to this horrible app 1/5
3rd review: I FOUND A SOLUTION (for iPad only). Add the Kindle app to your iPad. A little history- I have a Kindle and the Kindle app for all my books. I added the People Magazine app to my Kindle and always read the magazine there using the People app, since the People app has never worked properly on my iPads. Even with Kindle, I could only read one issue at a time with the People app. Then something wonderful happened. I added the Kindle app to both my iPads for my books. Completely by accident, I found out that it was working flawlessly and it had been downloading all my People Magazines! Shame on you Time Warner. Kindle's app works flawlessly on multiple generations of iPads and they didn't even try!
2nd review: Installation of the People app on my 2 iPads STILL says I have no account. For this incident (there have been many), it's been 3 months and 2 complete resets of my account by "customer service". The Kindle Fire only partially works. After YEARS and thousands of complaints from thousands of people they either do not know how to fix the app, or they won't hire programmers or a subcontractor who can do the job, or they just don't care. My opinion is that it's all 3!
1st review: Take a look at all the 1 star ratings. That says I am not alone. I have used this app daily on both a Kindle Fire and an iPad since People first started offering digital subscriptions. I have been through dozens of "upgrades." The app has literally gotten worse. Years ago, the downloaded magazines would stay on my app until I deleted them. Now, I can never have more than one magazine at a time even though the app will still show it as being there. The worst part are the regular crashes. That's when the lousy service starts. The initial contact people are great, but they do not have the expertise to actually fix anything. All they can do is reset your account. It was ME who noticed that my email address needed to be in caps to verify the online account. AVOID THIS APP IF YOU CAN!
Does not work with IOS 10. Used to work fine with my 2nd gen iPad. Has not worked since I moved to iPad Air about a year and a half ago.
Does not work 1/5
Recently purchased a new iPad and in setting up have found that this app no longer works well. Similar to what others have said I go round and round with entering my information and cannot get to the digital version. I travel extensively for work and have subscribed for 20 years. Very Disappointing.
Horrible App 1/5
If I could give negative stars I would. Even though I have a digital subscription it keeps saying I have to pay for each issue before downloading. Contacted People customer support which was useless. Told them the problem and they proceeded to tell me how to download! Nothing about the problem I was having. Only way I can download and read is thru the Amazon app. Get it together People Magazine!!
The app doesn't work at all anymore. And it should stop asking to purchase subscriptions every 30 seconds.
Not worth the effort. Even setting up an account is painful.
People changed 1/5
Not sure what happened but app never works anymore. It never says download just purchase or subscribe. So disappointing as I used to love it
This app is horrible. Magazine subscribers are supposed to have access to the digital version. When you try to log in it tells you that they can't process the request. Not what it used to be, making it very hard to want to stay a subscriber!
Why was the app retired? I'm a long time magazine subscriber and frequently checked out the articles on the app. I can't always and sometimes don't always want to watch videos and I'm extremely disappointed with the new People/EW app!
Horrible App 1/5
By FPS BOON
Worst App ever!! This app consistently gives me issues!! Even though I have an active subscription, the app wants to charge me for issues. Sometimes I can resolve quickly and other times not. When I am able to get the app working it will only let me dl the current issue and will not restore my previous ones. This go around I have not been able to access an issue in 2 months. The customer service wait is forever so I hang up before speaking to someone. I travel a lot and prefer to download issues and it's more environmentally friendly. Wish there could be an app only subscription. In addition why does it cost so much to dl an issue? I have been a loyal subscriber for a decade and can't understand why they can't improve this app
Doesn't let me get a new password 1/5
Says I have an account but I apparently don't remember my password. I put in my email address that I have used for YEARS and app tells me not a valid email. I have a subscription but cannot access online. This stinks.
By CDP's iPod & iPhone
This isn't working in iOS 10, on iPad Air 2. Other newsstand apps are fine.
They took it away!! Hell no!! Bye bye!!! 2/5
I had all access of People magazine now they want more money for the digital version??? Bye bye People! You lost a loyal subscriber
Consistently Horrible App 1/5
I have been a People Magazine subscriber for many years. While I enjoy their printed publication, their app is one of the worst I've seen. I have contacted their support team numerous times for the same issue: when I log into my account, I am still prompted to pay for each issue (again!) before I can view it in their app. This issue has persisted for years, across numerous upgrades of the app. In short, the app almost never works as it is supposed to, making it completely unusable and worthless. This app has one purpose and consistently fails to perform that one purpose.
By Mini Fuji
I have only looked at the first sample issue and it looks good so far, but after reading some of the comments I probably need to look a little more. But again, at first glance it looks good
The magazine is grossly expensive. Years ago I had a subscription, I was going to renew it when the Jonbenet story breaking and opened the app. $6 per issue?! Wow, no thanks. Needless to say, I did not subscribe.
Music interrupts my music or audiobook. Pictures don't load. Doesn't update in a timely manner. Nothing like discreetly reading at work like having blaring advertisement sound start playing.
Fix this app 1/5
This app used to work great on iPad, but doesn't work at all now. I have the same issues as the other users. Fix this app, we don't think that's asking too much!!
Unhappy reader - not reading 1/5
I have used this app for years and now in the last six weeks there have been multiple times it won't download the current issue, says I have to buy it or subscribe. If I try to set up an account it say I already have a digital account. I've taken the app off, signed out and back in, restarted my iPad and nothing. This is the longest its gone not letting me download an issue. Three weeks ago it was a week and then it started working on its own. What's up?! This app needs fixed! Another new issue out today and I now have two I can't read! How about a fix to this? Anywhere else we can access our digital copy?
iPad version stinks! 1/5
By Caddis mom
I feel like I'm on a carousel - round and round round - still no access.
Never gotten it to work 1/5
By Grandma niña
No matter what I do I've never gotten it to work.
Can't access my digital issues 1/5
I'm like many other subscribers, frustrated that I can no longer access my digital issues. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app with no luck. At first I couldn't access the current issue. Now I can't access any of them, current or past. I never had any problems until tonight. Very disappointed.
Cannot Validate Digital Subscription 1/5
I have spent an hour today trying to access the digital version of People. My digital account is paid in full through mid-next year. This People app cannot synch with my online account to see that I qualify to view the digital version of People. Via the Internet, I confirmed my digital edition is paid for. I signed out of my current People app on my iPad. I deleted the People app. I reinstalled the People app. I signed into the People app. I tried all of the above after resetting my People online password. I asked the app to restore all my purchases, whatever that option means. Nothing works. I am told to call 866-769-0199. I call this number. Of course, People has limited support hours, and I am told the "office" is closed. Unbelievable. I guess I have to wait 24-48 hours to talk to a human. Supremely frustrated.
Fine for 6 months now I can't download 2/5
I subscribed to People 6 months ago and have had no problems. Now, all of a sudden I can't download my digital issue. Tried everything. Closed app, logged out, logged back in, even went to the website to log in, nothing has worked. An email to customer service is a 2 day response time which is a whole other issue I have with them.
Does not work! 1/5
What a waste of time going through a never ending circle trying to get the digital version. Makes me regret renewing my paper copy!!
People Magazine 4/5
Love this magazine and the many stories of celebrities and other people's life as they live the dream. Some very sad while many are heart warming, bringing warm fuzzies all over. Thanks for the memories.
Just wish for the subscription price, you wouldn't have an ad on every other page.
I just love the people magazine. It's the only one I read. I have had a subscription to it for a long time and I really like that I can put it on my I-Pad.
By EA please hear us
I am another frustrated People subscriber. I go round and round with entering my information to end up without access to my digital issues! Please fix these bugs!
Doesn't work 1/5
By you are all trippin
I have followed all the steps and it only offers me to buy an issue even though I already have a subscription
Can't download 1/5
Every week I go through the same thing. I can't download the magazine even though my subscription is active. I have to contact customer service to get it working. The next week rolls around and the same thing happens again. This is happening with both Time and People magazines.
Can not download when I have a active subscription 1/5
Can not download when I have a subscription and it says my digital is activated. I have tried so many times, I'm done......
Love it 5/5
By Mimi The Cat
Great app. Great magazine. Great articles. I love how you can open the pictures to see the beautiful gowns
Annoying because it doesn't work! 1/5
Like others said -endless loop of signing in & not being able to access the digital copy without purchasing it again. I think I'm going to cancel my subscription.
Won't download 1/5
Can never get the latest issues to download. Have re-set it closed it, contacted costumer support and it always says buy
Can never sign in 1/5
No matter how many times I enter my subscription info, it never authorizes. Anytime an app makes it so hard to provide a paying subscriber access, it gets one star by me
pretty nice 3/5
I love always having my people magazine but to always have it in portrait now is a pain because I prefer it landscape if that is correct. It is easier for me to read on my iPad that is in a case with keyboard. Other than that I totally love this app. Now it use to be you got it in landscape or portrait. I will cancel scrip if it does not change back.
Always a problem 2/5
Something is always acting up. I can rarely get issues downloaded without an email to customer support. Very annoying.
Beautiful app 5/5
This app is great, the people that give it a low rating don't know how to use it.
Terrible endless loop 1/5
I have had a subscription for years and sign in without problem. However, it's just an endless loop trying to figure out how to download my latest purchased issue to read on my iPad. This is a terrible app. Guess I'll just stick to old fashioned paper copy. Very frustrated!
By Ocean tides 55
Will not sync with print subscription. Sends you through an endless loop of entering your information over and over. Avoid!
People App 5/5
The most honest representation of celebrity information anywhere or by any other magazine.
Worst App Ever! 1/5
Why the headline? Because People should be a leader in digital platform offerings. I cannot sync my paper subscription to my iPad. I've tried every faq suggestion and nothing works! As an over 20 year subscriber, this is deplorable that it keeps telling me to "buy" instead of "cloud" download. Get your act together, People!
Worthless app 1/5
By Family of 1
It will not let you get new issues no matter how many times you reload the app, sign in, provide subscription information. Totally worthless!
This becomes a never-ending game of entering my account info, them telling me I'm already a digital subscriber, then not allowing me to access any issues without buying it again and sending me back to enter my account info. Completely ridiculous considering the price you pay for access to both print and digital.
Great app 4/5
I don't read the printed copy anymore. I eagerly await this mag every week.
This app is not user friendly at all. Tech support is non-existent. I called People and they sent me to Apple. I get 'People Magazine' emails but am not able to access the stories because I get a message telling me to subscribe to the digital People. I thought that is what I am paying 'big bucks' for. This is very confusing and hard to figure out what I have.
New class of App needed for this knd of software: VileWare 1/5
The web site is designed so in an iOS device you can't dismiss the pop-up, in-your-face add for their crapplication.
This is despicable and unconscionable.
Like many media sites these days. Do yourself a favor and get your news from any other link on the search engine and stay away from all things related to People magazine.
App doesn't work 1/5
I'm a subscriber...the digital edition does NOT work!