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New PressReader App Feeds Readers’ Appetites for Deeper News

PressReader has released an updated version of its iOS and Android app, a digital news reader serving readers around the world with access to thousands of newspapers and magazines.

Readers looking for top quality news on their mobile devices can now find the full content of their favourite news sources more easily with the release of a new version of the digital news reader, PressReader, says the company.

According to PressReader, the updated app allows for better search and display of newspapers and magazines from around the world – from Paris to New York, Beijing to Moscow, and Sydney to Buenos Aires. PressReader offers full content from more than 3,000 newspapers and magazines in over 100 countries and 60 languages. Best of all, says PressReader, readers can consume full stories (not just snippets like news aggregators) in their personalised home feed.

Quality articles from the world’s best sources are presented in a perpetually current stream, so readers never miss an important story or interesting news. Readers can also download full publications just as they appear in print.

“We are revolutionising how people connect through news, and this update is, without a doubt, the most feature-rich and entertaining digital newsstand app for quality content from thousands of sources,” said Alexander Kroogman, PressReader’s Chief Executive Officer. “Discovering new content and titles to fuel your interests has never been easier, while PressReader’s social features allow you to easily bookmark, share and discuss news with other readers - all from a single app.”

With the PressReader app, readers can further personalise their reading experience with more options to choose publications by special interests, publication type, language or country. A “stunning”, new, visual titles catalog makes it easier to find well-known publications like The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, The Guardian, Home and Décor, T3, Marie Claire, Les Echos, The Globe and Mail and more, as well as to discover new titles.

PressReader offers a growing catalog of the world’s best titles, including a collection of 700+ international magazines. Readers can even combine and add sections from their favourite titles into their home newsfeed to create their own publication.

“PressReader’s technology is leading-edge with its in-place story expansion, natural horizontal reading flow, customisable story collection, and assortment of intuitive and powerful features,” added Kroogman. “With its vast number of interactive features, it’s truly the best way to read real news from credible sources on a mobile device.”

According to the company, the key features in the updated PressReader app include:

• Categories: find new special interest titles faster with the ability to further filter by interests, language, country and publication type

• SmartFlow: read full stories in an attention-grabbing, horizontal news stream format

• PageView: read full publications or pages just as they appear in print

• Bookmarks: store, organize and automatically sync articles across devices for later reading, reference or sharing

• Radio: choose articles or publications from the app and have them read out loud; the perfect companion to stay up-to-date with news on-the-go

• Translation: instantly translate stories in up to 17 languages; see different perspectives about news from around the world

The updated PressReader app is available on iOS and Android immediately with versions for BlackBerry 10 and Windows 8 following soon. Readers can also access PressReader on the Web at www.pressreader.com, or via PressReader’s Samsung Smart TV app, enjoying an entertaining and consistent experience on any device, says the company.

About PressReader

PressReader says: “PressReader is an all-you-can-read digital newsstand that connects people through news. More than 30 million people use PressReader to read, share and talk about news. Full issues of 3,000+ global newspapers and magazines can be read online, in print or downloaded via the application. PressReader is offered at thousands of libraries, hotels, corporate offices, airport lounges and other businesses, as well as on airlines and cruise lines worldwide. PressReader also partners with more than 4,000 publishers in over 100 countries, providing the technology to help them monetise and distribute their content and the multi-channel digital platforms to grow their global reach and readership.”