Horrible Customer Service 1/5
I’m very disappointed that we pay hundreds of dollars a year for a subscription, but have to pay extra for the digital version. You have enough of our money, thank you.
New layout 5/5
I love the new layout! You can actually see the magazine covers now! Before they were super tiny and it was annoying.
Unreadable on iPad mini 1/5
This latest version is unreadable on an iPad mini. The text is entirely too small and two page spreads aren't fully visible. C'mon, People. Create a digital version, not just a pdf of the print edition.
Love having People on my iPad 5/5
Not sure what people are complaining about re update that made everything smaller. Magazine works great on my iPad and I love having this easy to carry around version for reading on the plane, etc. people is a great magazine and the iPad app has always worked really well for me!
So far it's been great 5/5
I've only had the app for a couple of days on my iPad but on my phone forever. The app is user friendly to me and nice to have access to the magazine before it arrives in my mailbox. 😊 I love being able to read my magazine without it being crumbled in my purse from being on the go.
People cancel 3/5
I have been cancel my digital subscription for months. Still I have not been able to, you charge my apple account $9.95 a month, just did it, an I cannot cancel. Please help me ask for my address I give u don't know me, want my account number, I do not have it. Please cancel.
By Gillyflowers Bean
Awful. I have a print subscription and have gone thru all the steps to access the digital but still cannot read on line.
Horrible App 1/5
Non-stop problems. Hard to read. Pages jump around. Difficult to enlarge. Cancelling subscription.
Changes Make No Sense 1/5
I thought my vision was getting until I realized People changed the format. I can no longer read the magazine on my iPad without enlarging every piece of text. This used to be my favorite way to read People. Now it's frustrating to no end. I might as well delete the app and just read the print version.
Ok But Just Ok 3/5
It's great for an airplane ride but generally lacking in value tho no less in price .... Let me see how this trial run works.
Love people hate the app 1/5
You can use the tabs Any longer to select an reticle you want to read, very disfunctional. Plus some issues won't load. Couldn't be worse. Bring back the old app which actually was functional,
It's terrible!! It's not even worth 1 star!!!
It used to be so easy to read and interactive. Now the print is extra, extra, extra small and all interactive features have been removed. There are numerous 1 star reviews on the app from other customers who have the same complaints. Please restore the previous version. This one is just not worth the subscription price.
Freakin frustrating 1/5
Impossible to get "latest" issue. Always stuck on the one issue i managed to download months ago. Constantly locks up or freezes and can't get any clarity on how to upload current issue. Extremely frustrating
Bring back the old app! 1/5
Called People digital customer service, they tell me they changed the app to be exactly like the print version! I told them to file a complaint on my behalf as this version is too small to read on an iPad! Enjoyed the old app but constantly have to pinch and make areas bigger to read now. Not happy!!!
Hate the upgrade 1/5
The print is way to small. Have to expand everything to read it. Super lame People.
This update is pitiful. I literally can't read it without having to zoom in and out on every single page which makes reading it seem cumbersome and annoying instead of relaxing and fun.
New Format Is Terrible 1/5
I don't know why they decided to change the digital format of this magazine but it is virtually unreadable now. The typeface is so small you need a microscope to read it, and I have 20/20 vision. Very, very disappointed with this change!!
New Version Has Zero Frills 1/5
Very unhappy with the newest update! All digital aspects have been removed- there is nothing to click on anymore. Seems they took the cheapest and laziest route possible. Now the print is super tiny and their is nothing extra to make the digital version interactive.
One more vote against the new format 2/5
What a terrible decision to size down the magazine. Please return it to the old format without delay.
New version is terrible 1/5
The new replica version of the digital magazine is unreadable. Subscription cancelled!
I Can't Read the Text!!!! 1/5
What the heck happened to the People app??!! I was very happy with the old version and now I can't freakin' read it. If they don't change it back, I sadly will have to cancel my subscription. I hate to say that I don't get the magazine at home because my husband won't let me read it!!
I hate the update! 1/5
Like the other review, I can't believe that they just shrunk the page for the tablet. The printing is too small. Other than having the convenience to read the magazine on my tablet, the electronic version offers no extras and in fact is a step back from the printed version because it's smaller. The version before this was fine - why did you change it?????
Update diminished the app 2/5
Really liked the interactive content and the larger text. Regretting paying more for digital access. Please bring back the previous version. Content too small to read.
Hate the updated app! 1/5
This is the same issue I have with Entertainment Weekly - the print is too small! Zooming in and zooming out makes it really hard to read the page. Really disappointed in this update and probably going to cancel my subscription because it's pretty much worthless now.
TEXT TOO SMALL TO READ!! 1/5
Updated 7/7/17 - What's with the new redesign? The text is too small to read without expanding every page!
What happened to all the interactive content? That was the fun part of the digital version. I don't want a shrunken down copy of the print magazine that's too small to read.
If that's the case, give me back the crossword puzzle that was in the print version that couldn't be in the digital version!
People thinks a small PDF version of their magazine is acceptable 1/5
This app is DEFINITELY worthless now. I can't believe I don't see more reviews here complaining about the new format. Customer support people have no idea what you're talking about when you call-- nice! I had to ask to speak to an IT person. They confirmed that this is not a bug but a well thought-out design change.
They've taken what was a decent EPUB version and took the lazy man's way out. It's a page from the mag shrunk down from 8X 10.5 to my tablet size which is 6X 8 (11" inch tablet). I'm a baby boomer and I doubt even Millennials will be able to read it without expanding every page. People Magazine, I don't understand this decision. Why bother even having an app at all? Seriously. Shame on you and your penny pinching. Like you don't make enough money already.
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.