The New York Times

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Introducing the New York Times app for iPhone.

Experience The Times’s award-winning journalism, elegantly designed with enhanced imagery and multimedia and streamlined navigation. The NYTimes app also includes our International Edition with global news and cultural content from our 50 bureaus around the world. 

App Features:
• Watch exclusive videos and browse our award-winning photographs
• Breaking news notifications - enable alerts about major developing stories, including custom notifications for Business, Politics, Sports and New York City
• In Case You Missed It - a collection of our most popular articles, tailored to your personal reading history
• Read the latest news with automatic background refresh
• Save articles to revisit later on any device
• Customize your sections list and add your favorite blogs for easy access
• Share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS and AirDrop

The NYTimes app is free to download, and all users can access up to 10 free articles per month, from any section. Subscribers get full access to over 25 sections, plus unlimited access to, with a Times Digital Subscription.

Subscribe now and your first week is free.*

Subscription Options:
• + Smartphone Apps for $14.99 per month

• All Digital Access (including the NYTimes apps for iPhone and iPad + for $34.99 per month

• Times Premier (including All Digital Access) for $44.99 per month. Times Premier members also receive Times Insider blog access on the iOS apps, as well as web access to the Times Insider blog, Times Talks, TBooks, special Times crosswords and more.

All subscriptions also include:
- Unlimited access to from any device
- Unlimited access to Today’s Paper web app from desktop and tablet
- Unlimited access to NYT Now — available now for download on the iPhone; $8/month value
- Times Machine Archive — Browse full issues, including articles, photos and ads from the past; 100 articles per month
- What We’re Reading — Weekly guide to recommended reading on the web

All Digital Access members may also share their subscription with a family member. Times Premier members may share their subscription with two family members.

Your subscription will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Feedback? Suggestions? Issues? Please contact us at or (800) 591-9233. We’ll do our best to assist you. Your feedback is important to us.

*Promotional offers for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. + Smartphone Apps, + Tablet Apps and All Digital Access subscriptions do not include e-reader editions, Times Premier content, or The New York Times Crossword. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editor Note: this app was submitted before Usability Ratings were introduced, so one has been chosen on the basis of the accessibility comments made by the original poster. If you have used this app, please post a comment to let us know if you agree with the Rating.

Original Comments: Voice Over works extremely well with this app.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Scott Davert 7 years 6 months ago



Submitted by Scott Davert on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
This review update is running the latest version of the app which came out in late November 2011. The New York Times has gone to a paid system, though one can still get the news headlines for free along with a certain number of articles per month. However, in spite of whether you're a free or premium user, you are forced to download all the content to your iDevice, even if you can't read it. Also, to speed up this process, which takes a lot of time, I recommend going in to settings/NYTIMES and turning off the option to download immages. VoiceOver does work well with this app, and I do like the way in which it is layed out much like a newspaper. However, especially for those who are on the 200MB data plan, I would not recommend this app because it downloads lots of unnecissary data that you can't use unless you're a paid user. For someone like myself who is on an unlimited plan, this isn't so much an issue.

Submitted by Voracious P. Brain on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The app has been renamed recently to New York Times. Its accessibility has gone slightly up and down over the years, but I've always been able to use it. Once installed, it appears in the "News Stand" folder. Currently, Top Stories are free and stories within other sections are for subscribers only (discounts are available for students, educators, and others). An important tip for reading stories: Tapping near the top of the screen and then two-finger swiping down reads the entire story. Simply tapping on the story also sometimes reads the entire story, but sometimes seems only to navigate to the text area. Before reading, I suggest setting the rotor to "line," which seems to read stories by paragraph. So, flicking down reads the story paragraph by paragraph. Changing the rotor to "word" at this point allows more fine-grained review, and then going back to line mode continues where you left off. This works pretty well, and is important because the stories can be lengthy. However, two-finger swiping down at this point reads the entire story from the top, losing your place. This central portion of the app has been problematic for some time now, but it's fairly usable with this method.
I would very much like to see them add an "Open in..." option under the Share button in such a way that I can send the text of stories directly to Voice Dream. Currently, the option exists to copy the URL to the clipboard, at which point you can switch to Voice Dream and add it through the Web browser in a process too cumbersome to bother with. As a side note, you can also message or mail the story URL to other people so that they can read the full story, even if they don't subscribe.

The app is easy to navigate and the content is well worth the subscription price at the educational 50% discount (for the iphone version, anyway: the Ipad version is steeper).