Google's magazine app, Play Magazines, just received a bump up to v1.1 in the Play Store. It's a small update, but a good one nonetheless:

  • Significant performance improvements for all devices (page flipping and rendering)
  • Now available in Australia!


So there you go - not only does the app work better, but now those of you Down Under can get your mag fix! At the time of writing, the update isn't yet showing in the Web Store for most of us, but you should be able to pull it down through the Device Store.


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Wijnand

    Frustrating to read, when you live somewhere in Europe and you have only apps (in the market)......

    • fixxmyhead

      if it makes u feel better i dont even use this junk app

  • Danny Holyoake

    Wait, what?! Australia?!

    But... England. :(

  • Jameslepable

    Wtf Australia but not Europe?

    • rappp


  • hinds

    Awww what about Canada?? ! Australia should feel great!

  • kay

    sadly google magazines is just a pdf reader with a subscription price :(

    • Matthew_Reilly

      Um, yeah, you can get the text of the magazines with a simple button press....

      • kay

        until they can offer dynamic content, it is just a text reader to me. scrolling between pages of ads for miniscule content is not my idea of a good time

        • WITTERU

          the dynamic content you are seeking is the publisher's responsibility not Google's. That said some magazines do have the dynamic content you speak of, but unfortuneately not all...yet

          Men's Health is an example of a magazine that does have the dynamic content.

  • whosinaname

    I wish you could read them on desktop (browser or program). 7 inch tablet just doesn't cut it.

  • Glenn

    Been waiting for this! I was going to use a VPN a while ago but I hoped it'd come out in Australia soon and now it has, already bought a couple.

  • http://www.benvanhouts.com Benjamin van Houts

    ok so I'm in Australia but how come every magazine says Item isn't avalible?

  • Sootie

    Yay for Australian news again! 2 times in as many weeks keep up the good work AP.

    But no top gear mag :(

  • wilks

    Magazines? That's the wrong M word, we want music dammit.