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Watch our guide on how to get your digital magazine on Android devices


The first thing you'll need to do is to go into the Google Play Store on your device, find the app and then download it before you can create an account and access your digital issues.


Downloading on Android devices

1.       Tap the ‘Play Store’ icon on your device home screen

2.       Tap the ‘APPS’ icon in the top left

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Great Magazines Android app is NOT found in Google Newsstand (see below further explanation). It is in the ‘APPS’ section of Google Play

3.       The Apps home screen will appear on your device

4.       Tap the ‘search’ icon (small magnifying glass) in the top right

5.       A keypad should appear on the bottom of your screen

6.       Type the name of the magazine here – always type in the word ‘magazine’ after its title (with the exception of MCN, Angling Times and Garden News)

7.       For instance, ‘Heat Magazine’ or ‘RiDE Magazine’

8.       If you can’t find it, try adding ‘UK’ to the search, so ‘FHM UK Magazine’

9.       When you’ve found it, tap on its icon

10.   Tap ‘INSTALL’

11.   The app will then be located on your home screen

12.   Tapping its icon will launch the app


Please note: entitlement for any Android device subscription purchased through Great Magazines website is offered through our Apps on Google Play Apps – NOT Google Play Newsstand.


Creating an account for Android device users:


You’ll now need to ‘create an account’ in the app using the unique customer number we e-mailed you previously and following the instructions from the order acknowledgment e-mail. Here’s what you need to do:



**For all apps EXCEPT Empire and Grazia:


1.       Find the app on your home screen and tap the icon

2.       You’ll see some magazine covers – this is the ‘storefront’

3.       Tap the ‘Help’ icon at the bottom and wait (screen might take a second or two to load)

4.       Tap ‘Create account’ button

5.       A form will appear

6.       Input your surname, your unique customer number and your email in the relevant fields

7.       Confirm your email

8.       Add a password with a minimum 8 characters, including numerals and upper/lower case letters

9.       Confirm your password and add a hint to help you remember it in the future!

10.   Tap the ‘CREATE’ bar and exit the app


Empire subscribers: tap ‘Sign in’ and ‘Create account’ then follow the above instructions.

Grazia subscribers: tap the ‘Person’ icon in the top right. Input your surname and customer number and tap ‘ACTIVATE’. You should get access.



Logging into the App:


**For all apps EXCEPT Empire and Grazia:


1.       Go to your home screen and launch the app

2.       Tap the ‘VIP login’ button at the top of the screen

3.       Input your email address – this acts as your username

4.       Input your password

5.       Tap ‘Login’ 


Empire subscribers: tap ‘Sign in’ and ‘Create account’ then follow the above instructions.

Grazia subscribers: just tap the ‘person icon’ in the top right of the storefront. Input your surname and customer number then tap ‘ACTIVATE’.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the above, please e-mail Please ensure you include your unique customer number as well as which device/operating system you are using and outline the problem you are experiencing. All queries will be responded to within three days.