Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Updated NYT app requires registration for complete access; reminds users that paywall is coming next year

The New York Times has just updated its iPad app. With the change, readers will now be required to sign into their NYT accounts in order to get unlimited access to content; new readers will be required to register. The update also reminds iPad owners that their free access is for a limited time as the Times still plans to implement its metered paywall early next year.

Of course, you could decide not to upgrade your app. I did that and still was able to access content without signing into an account. I have a NYT account, but thought it was worth checking out if that was an option. I wonder if this will work when they start their paywall? (doubt it)

By the way, the NYT's David Pogue just totally trashed Google TV.