What is your new subscription service?
We now offer three subscription tiers—Digital, Print & Digital, and Premium—and our site is metered. All readers can access five free articles per calendar month. Subscribers receive unlimited access to the site, plus other benefits like an exclusive newsletter, a digital library with PDF issues and ebooks, and our iOS app. To learn more about why we’re offering this new service, please read our editor in chief’s letter to readers.
How does The Atlantic’s website work now?
Existing subscribers can read unlimited articles by creating an account and logging in. Any reader who would like to read more than five articles in a month (we hope that’s you!) can subscribe for full access.
Questions about products and payments
What are The Atlantic’s subscription plans?
We have three plans, which are available for purchase online:
- Digital: Unlimited site access, iOS app, and subscriber exclusives like a weekly newsletter with insights from the newsroom, digital back issues, and audio articles
- Print & Digital: Full Digital benefits, plus home delivery of print issues
- Premium: Full Print & Digital benefits, plus ad-free web browsing, free gift digital subscription, discounts on Atlantic products, and priority access to events
What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay.
Do you have an app?
The Atlantic offers an iOS app, which is currently subscriber-only. You can gain access two ways: 1) by purchasing a subscription directly from The Atlantic and logging into the app or 2) purchasing a subscription from Apple’s App Store. While we don’t have an Android app today, we plan to develop one at a future date.
If you’re already an Atlantic subscriber
Can I still access The Atlantic’s full website?
Yes! All existing and new subscribers have unlimited access to The Atlantic’s website. If you already have an account, just log in. If you don’t, simply create an account and connect your subscription. If you need help creating an account, our help center has detailed instructions.
I only get the print edition of the magazine. Do I still get access to the site?
Yes! All subscribers have full access to The Atlantic’s website. You also have access to other digital benefits, which you can explore in your online account.
I just purchased but I still can’t get full site access. What’s happening?
After you entered your email address and password during the purchasing process, you should have received an email with the subject line, “Please complete your online registration with The Atlantic.” Clicking the link in the email activates your account. If you can’t find the email or the link isn’t working, please contact our Customer Care team.
I registered but I’m still not able to access the site fully, and I don’t see my subscription status reflected in my online account area. What’s happening?
I set up my account, but I keep getting logged out. Can you help?
We know that not remaining signed in to your account can be frustrating! We’ve created a step-by-step guide for maintaining access to your account.
How do I cancel my subscription?
How can I change my subscription plan?
At the moment, we’re not able to offer subscription-plan management online. To change your plan or explore your options, please contact our Customer Care team.
If you’re not currently an Atlantic subscriber
Do I get five free articles in the iOS app, too?
Our iOS app currently requires a subscription to read any articles. You can gain access to the app in two ways:
- Buy a subscription directly from The Atlantic and link your account in the app.
- Buy a subscription from the Apple App Store. If you choose this option, simply register with The Atlantic to get full access to the website as well.
Do you have an academic discount?
Both students and educators, at all levels, get a 50% discount on all subscriptions. You can purchase a subscription at our academic rate here.
Do you have B2B subscriptions or group discounts?
We’d be happy to speak with you more about bulk subscriptions. Please submit a request to learn more about our group subscription rates.
Are international readers able to subscribe?
Yes! All digital subscriptions are available to everyone at the same rate. Subscriptions that include the print edition of the magazine (Print & Digital, and Premium) will add an additional shipping & handling fee of $10 per year for Canada and $20 per year for all other international subscribers.
If you’re an iOS-app subscriber
What is included with my subscription?
Everything in our Digital subscription plan! You receive unlimited access to the iOS app and to TheAtlantic.com. Just create an account with The Atlantic to unlock all of your digital benefits.
How do I link my iOS app subscription?
Our help center has detailed instructions for linking your iOS subscription so you can set up your digital access on The Atlantic’s website.
If you subscribe via Kindle or another partner
What do I receive with my Kindle subscription?
Your subscription through Amazon includes all print editions of The Atlantic magazine in Kindle format, but not unlimited access to The Atlantic’s website. To enjoy full digital benefits, please explore our subscription options.