Introducing the all-new Times Union News app for iOS users.

Get the smart reporting, award-winning photos, trusted team of columnists and second-to-none coverage of the Capital Region that you expect from the Times Union, completely redesigned and re-imagined for your mobile phone and tablet devices.

Subscribing to Albany Times Union News app:

Subscription Plan: $5.99/Month

Downloading the app is free. New users can use the app for 14 days free. You can also view up to 5 stories per month at no cost, allowing you to sample the content prior to making your purchase.

In order to have full access to the app you must have one of the following:
* Make an in-app purchase via the App Store
* Existing Print Subscription - simply log in with your site credentials
* Existing Digital Subscription - simply log in with your site credentials

When purchasing through iTunes, your account will be charged at confirmation of purchase. Any unused portion of your free period will be forfeited at time of purchase.

Your subscription will automatically renew each month at $5.99, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions continue to renew automatically until cancelled. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

For assistance you can email or call 518-454-5454

The fine print: Read our Privacy Policy at and Terms of Service at

What’s New

Version 202004.53

* Small user enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

kenvar ,


When I first saw the new app I liked the look of it. However I have discovered many shortcomings. These include loss of the crossword puzzle, lack of a search function, lack of detail in the obituaries and fewer news stories. I still like the look but there does not seem to be any interest by the TU in fixing the many deficiencies.

David from Albany ,

Wow- Major Improvement Nicely Done

The old app was awkward and unattractive. Rarely have I seen such dramatic improvement in an app. I read the paper much more often now given how easy it is to read and how attractive the new format is! So much more readable and accessible. And I like knowing more about my local community than I had the fortitude to learn from the off-putting old app.

JHM 13 ,

Terrible new app

Always looked forward to reading app like the paper looked. You should make a section where you can download any edition to read. Take a lesson from the business reviews app. Took a vacation with no electronic devices and returned today looking to read the last 12 editions and I am not able or can’t figure out how to do it. If I could give it lower than a 1 star I would. Don’t change what has worked for years for people. Bring back the old app so you can call yourself a newspaper and us subscribers can read it and get the feel of a newspaper.


Hearst Newspapers LLC
33.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Albany Times Union for iPad $59.99
  2. Albany Times Union for iPad $5.99
  3. Albany Times Union $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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