Google seems to now be offering a “Free for print subscribers” option with certain magazines in the Google Play Store. At the time of this writing, it seems as if this is only for U.S. users though. When browsing through a lot of the magazines in the Play Store you’ll notice that there are two options: an option for a regular monthly subscription or a yearly subscription. Now there is a third option which allows you to get the digital version of the magazine for free if you are already a subscriber to the print service. Granted, you do have to verify your subscription in order to be eligible for free digital magazines, which could be a bit tedious for some people.
It’s more than likely that Google has to sign some sort of deal with publishers, but regardless, this is a outstanding addition to Play Magazines!