How about reading a magazine on your Android smartphone and tablet? If you’ve already used the Play Books app then you know that your Android device is capable of much more than just running apps and games. You can read entire books with the Play Books app, and now with the new Play Newsstand app, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) wants us to read magazines as well.

With the launch of Newsstand, Google is offering several magazines for free or at a discounted rate so that you can get your hands on magazines on a trial basis. For those who don’t know, Play Newsstand combines Google Currents and Play Magazines. Having two separate apps didn’t make much sense and that’s why Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) combined them into one. Well, that’s a good job, Google.

Play Newsstand App Gives You Huge Discounts On Magazines

Here’s an incomplete list of free and discounted magazines:

Free magazines:

  • Maximum PC
  • Men’s Health
  • PC Gamer (US edition)
  • Maxim
  • Official Xbox Magazine
  • Women’s Health
  • Runner’s World
  • T3

Paid magazines:

  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • People
  • The New Yorker
  • Wired
  • Essence
  • Real Simple
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Sports Illustrated
  • InStyle
  • Health

You can visit this link to check out the full list on Google Play. Also you can directly view these magazines on the Newsstand app by scrolling down to the “Free and Discounted Issues” section.

If you’ve already tried the Play Newsstand app, then let us know about your experience with it. Do you like reading magazines in a digital format or do you prefer the paper format?