The Economist on Windows

The best way to read The Economist on your Windows device. The app is free to download and includes free access to the editor's picks - a weekly selection of articles from each week's edition of The Economist. Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week's full print edition by signing in with their e-mail address and password. Non-subscribers can register for an account to read the free editor's picks. ABOUT THE ECONOMIST The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.


  • Each week's issue available from 9pm London time on Thursday
  • Download issues to your Windows device to read without an internet connection (if enabled in Settings)
  • Switch easily between reading and streaming The Economist in audio (when connected to the internet)
  • Subscribe from within the app and receive full access to The Economist on Windows, Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook and

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4 September 2015

Considering how much I'm paying for the subscription to the economist I don't think it's unreasonable to expect an app that actually works. This app doesn't download the latest version and now I have to go out to their website to read it - not what I paid for!


18 June 2015

Smooth to switch, intuitive to use, bookmark is really handy!


29 May 2015

Uninstalled and reinstalled app but still getting "The Economist app cannot contact the server. Please connect to a stronger network and try again." error message.


19 April 2015

This is far superior to reading the Economist on its website on your PC. I have a Sony Ultrabook with an amazing screen and longed for reading the Economist with a similar experience to my iPad mini. Done!


5 April 2015

This will take your $ and give you nothing back. Will not allow login and password matching. Good luck getting customer service to help. Good lucjn getting a "CRN" ... good luck wasting your time... Buyer beware.... very very poor app.


4 April 2015

The app does not recognize my user name and password, even after resetting my password and reinstalling.


24 March 2015

Was a really great app but has suddenly stopped updating, even after reinstalling app. Sort it out Economist, I've paid for a digital subscription which I now cannot use!


14 March 2015

This app has been buggy from the begin of use on a Surface 2. Now is just say that it won't work with this device. Time for some one to upgrade. I bought a subscription and hate to be limited to reading on my phone or desk. Get with it you app developers.


10 March 2015

Can not read offline, takes forever before getting latest issue, difficult navigating. etc...I used to read this on my iPad where there are no such problems... hard to understand why on Windows we can not get the same functionality and ease of use.


8 March 2015

Good app Unbiased news Much better than TV Good global view Has interesting scientific reads

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