Digital and Home Delivery Subscriptions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home delivery subscription? What do I get when I subscribe?

As a home delivery subscriber to The New York Times you enjoy the convenience and reliability of having the printed newspaper delivered to you first thing in the morning. Your subscription includes free Digital Access, which brings you unlimited access to and full access to the NYT app for smartphones and tablets. You can also share your Digital Access with a family member at no additional charge.

Home delivery subscribers also have free access to The New York Times Archive, featuring every article published since 1851; Times Digest, a 10-page summary of the top stories of The Times, emailed daily; and The New York Times Replica Edition, an exact digital replica of the printed paper that you can read online or offline — even when you are not connected to the internet. We also make it easy for you to suspend home delivery service while you’re away on vacation.

What is a digital subscription? What do I get when I subscribe?

An unlimited New York Times digital subscription provides ongoing access to from any computer or device, as well as access to the NYT app on portable devices. When you subscribe, you’ll get access to articles and blog posts, as well as video, slide shows and other multimedia features.

Can I get a subscription to only?

No. A digital subscription package gives you ongoing access to on any computer or device, plus the NYT app for your smartphone and tablet.

I get home delivery of the newspaper. Do I get free access?

Yes. Print subscribers to The New York Times get a free Digital Access subscription. This package includes free, unlimited access to on any device, as well as the NYT app for your smartphone (iPhone® and Android™-powered phones) and your tablet (iPad® and Android-powered tablets). Print subscribers can share Digital Access with a family member. Free, unlimited access is provided to all print subscribers, no matter what type of subscription you have (daily, weekday, Fri.–Sun., etc.). You’ll also qualify for free digital access if your home delivery is provided by a third party (rather than by The New York Times directly). NYTimes home delivery subscriptions do not include e-reader editions or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword.

To activate your digital subscription, you’ll need to connect your home delivery subscription to your account. If you haven’t already done so, visit this page to connect your accounts.

Do you offer subscriptions to organizations?

Certainly. We offer special rates to organizations aiming to provide group access to The Times. Learn more at the group subscriptions home page.

Can I give a gift subscription to The Times?

Yes. The more you give, the more you save — you can give the gift of unlimited access to and the NYT app and save up to 50% on your gift subscription. Click here.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

You can cancel your subscription at any time. When you cancel, we will stop charging your account the following billing cycle. Each billing cycle is four weeks, so your unlimited access will continue for the remainder of the current four-week period.

View the full cancellation and refund policy.

What if I don’t want to subscribe — can I still read for free?

Visitors can enjoy 4 free articles (including blog posts, slide shows and other multimedia features) each calendar month on, as well as unrestricted access to browse the home page, section fronts, blog fronts and classifieds. Your free, limited access resets every month: at the beginning of each calendar month, you’ll once again be able to view 4 free articles for that month.

The NYT app is free to download and install. After downloading the app, you can read 4 articles each month for free. At the beginning of each calendar month, another 4 articles will be available for free.

For nonsubscribers, articles from the New York Times archives from 1923 through 1980 are $3.95 each. Views of archived articles outside that date range are free but still count toward the 4-article monthly limit.


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