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Guardian adds new features to its premium tier

This week, The Guardian has introduced some new features to the premium tier of The Guardian app for iPhone and Android users.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 16 May 2018 07:09

Guardian adds new features to its premium tier

Live and Discover are both accessed from the homepage of the premium tier app.

In a statement released on the Guardian website, the publishers said: Over the last six months, we’ve been thinking about how to help our most committed readers discover more of our journalism. The result is two new features for the premium tier – Live and Discover – which we hope will let subscribers enjoy The Guardian in ways that fit better with their lives.

Talking to our app users, we heard about pockets of time throughout the day – five minutes waiting for the bus, for instance, or half an hour before going to sleep – when they choose to spend time with us. We created Live and Discover to suit their needs within these moments. Whether they want to know what’s happening in the world right at that moment in time or instead are looking for something to surprise or delight them, we’ve tried to make things simpler for them.

Live and Discover are both accessed from the homepage of the premium tier app. Swipe left to access Live, a constantly updating feed that carries every breaking news story and live blog, or swipe right for Discover, where you’ll find a beautifully presented collection of long reads, interviews and features to read at leisure.

We’re also working on improving the existing features that premium tier app users have told us they love, such as “save for later”, and they’ll still enjoy exclusive access to our crosswords. The premium tier of the app is also free of ads.

Live lets readers get the news as it happens - with a rolling interface that brings you every breaking news story as well as every entry from every one of our news liveblogs. It’s a different way to get a picture of what’s happening in the world right now, whether in home or international news, politics or business, a reward for our most avid readers.

Simply tap a headline or live blog entry to find the full story.

Discover offers a richly visual way to find and enjoy more of our features journalism. Whether it’s a gripping long read or interview that you might have missed, a first-person story that you didn’t see, a great review that you’ll want to know about, or even a mouthwatering recipe … this is the best means by which to explore more of our award-winning journalism.

Our premium app should offer subscribers the best way in which to enjoy The Guardian – and once we’ve heard more about what these readers like or perhaps don’t like, what’s working and what could be even better, we’ll build on these new features.

None of our journalism is going behind a paywall, whether on The Guardian website or in the free version of the app, which is still available – in fact, paying subscribers who appreciate the benefits of the premium tier are helping to keep things that way. Some readers, we hope, will really enjoy these new ways to explore Guardian journalism.

We’re really excited about Live and Discover and hope you will be too.

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