The New York Times ( NYTimes.com) has announced the availability of the latest news and award-winning journalism from The Times, designed and formatted for an optimal reading experience on Windows 8. The New York Times app will be available through the Windows Store for Windows 8 starting Friday, October 26.
In addition, The Times will have its own channel within the Bing News app, which will be pre-installed on all Windows 8 devices, including desktop and laptop computers, as well as tablets, like the Microsoft Surface tablet.
Both products offer in-app authentication for existing Times subscribers. Nonsubscribers will have access to the Top News section within the app and will be able to purchase digital subscriptions for full access.
Subscribers will have access to all of The Times’s content on both apps, including full articles, videos, photos, slideshows and blogs. The apps feature tiles, which allow users to pin any of the sections and blogs to quickly see the latest headlines at a glance. Other new functions include:
- Windows signature panorama display
- Edge swiping for easy navigation
- Cloud incorporation for article access from multiple devices
- Offline reading