Introducing the new daily digital edition of The Birmingham News, delivered seven days a week to your tablet or smartphone. Download and enjoy stories, photos, and videos handpicked by our award-winning Alabama journalists and editors. In addition, the digital edition includes dozens of interactive puzzles and more than 30 daily comics.
Birmingham News subscribers, the digital edition is included with your subscription. Use your member log-in to download daily editions.
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••••• SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION •••••
If you are not a current home delivery subscriber, we offer the following App-only subscription options through iTunes:
- 1 Month Auto-renewing Subscription: $19.99
••••• OTHER IN APP PURCHASES •••••
- Racing is Talladega
- Baseball is Atlanta
Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
Your subscriptions may be managed (and auto-renewal can be turned off) by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
If we offer a free trial, any unused portion of the free trial period, will be forfeited when you purchases a subscription.
- Performance enhancements
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Good App but Waiting for Subscription Price Change
I have had minimal problems with crashes when using the app on my iPad. It is as close to reading the real paper as one can get using a tablet. My primary problem with it is the subscription price for a month is $10 (plus $1 tax) but the News doesn't seem willing yet to cut this price at least in half now that the print edition is coming out only three days a week. I am dropping my e-subscription until the pricing is changed. Reading the news on my iPad just isn't worth $11 a month for a three-times-a-week newspaper.
UPDATE on previous review.
Purchased this app over a week ago from iTunes. Have not been able to log on yet. The app gives password error message. Have spoken to two managers at Birmingham news and had 6 lengthy calls to them seeking help. First they said they didnt have record of payment through iTunes. When they had that, the managers told me they would have it working that day and would call me back to verify. Neither manager did. Sixth call- they now say there is a problem with the app developer and I'm just going to have to wait until they fix it and they don't have any idea when that will be! Will gladly update my review if I can ever view the news on this app. Until then, I give it one star and if they had a zero star, I would have chosen that!
UPDATE: Josh at Bham News was able to identify problem and fixes were applied to the app by the developers. I can now read the news, which is awesome! For anyone having problems with sign in on the ipad (user name/password incorrect)- you have to click the button like you are subscribing again and a new button appears that says reset itunes sub (you are not charged for another account) Click that button and the application works! Thanks for the fix!!!!
Nice But Buggy
I was very excited to see the news available for my iPad verses the klunky browser version I had been using. This was a great step forward. Now for the bad news....the app is extremely, extremely UNSTABLE!!! It's almost a pain to read because it CONSTANTLY crashes. Can we please fix this and make this a first class app like the WSJ and NY Times that I subscribe to on my iPad? PLEASE, PLEASE!!!
- The Birmingham News Company
- 32.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © The Birmingham News Company
- In-App Purchases
- The Birmingham News $19.99
- Racing: Talladega $2.99
- Baseball Magazine 2/2018 $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.