Hi-Fi News 4+

Record Review Magazine

MyTimeMedia Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Since its launch in June 1956 - two years before the commercial realisation of stereo - Hi-fi News & Record Review has been delivering insightful reviews of the key products and technologies that fire the passion of listening to music on the very best equipment available to the enthusiast. Every issue, we deliver uniquely in-depth analysis and opinion on high-end audio and AV equipment, including the best in vinyl replay and iconic vintage gear from the early days of audio. It is essential reading for anyone passionate about sound.


This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the latest regular issue at the time of purchase.

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What’s New

Version 7.0.47

New and improved app homepage
Enhanced reading experience
New subscription page
Voiceover improvements
My Account controls
Numerous bug fixes and improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Bill the Organist ,

The best audio magazine

Excellent articles and reviews that I find more enjoyable and informative than the two major publications from the US.

grebosaurus ,

Worse than the previous app

Hard to believe, but the new app is even more unstable and temperamental than the previous one, while adding nothing in terms of meaningful features, performance, or improved navigation.
Moreover, it installs in parallel to the previous app, rather than replacing it, so you end up with both apps. To add insult to injury, while the new app "knows" which issues you have purchased, it can not access them (even though your old app still can, i.e. they are still "there" on your ipad), so you end up having to download all content again. The re-download is painfully slow and unreliable, regardless of your internet speed (pocket mags must be too stingy for anything except the narrowest bandwidth). This last problem also affects the old app, of course.
In summary, forget about this "new app"/"upgrade" until the stability issues are solved - BTW it took a good 9 months for the previous app to achieve a modicum of reliability, so don't hold your breath in terms of rapid fixes for the new app. In the meantime stick with the old app.
As a last observation: if download speed and remaining issues in old app (and all the issues in the new app) are not fixed soon, I will not be renewing my electronic subscription to Hi-Fi News.

RavKupe ,


Top-notch customer service. And so much more convenient (not to mention cheaper) than either an international subscription or trying to find a copy at the not-so-local Barnes and Noble.

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