What a horrid feature, especially for desktop.
The Apple News app is awful. They should have made the access to magazines front and centre, instead it's like a child's version of an rss reader only worse. It presents a poorly categorised dull mix of the same kind of news stories.
The curated stuff, when political, takes a very narrow political view too. It's quite preachy.
I got 6 months of apple news plus for free through my mobile provider, I tried really hard to like it. In the end I only use it to occasionally read a Times (UK) article, which are really hard to find as there's no proper search engine in the app.
Once the 6 months free expires, I'll be deleting the app across all my iDevices.
Subbing separately to news services, whatever mix you want, that interest you and you'll actually read seems like a better options.
Apple News+ is a solution looking for a problem.
I'm not a subscriber, it still was enabled for me.
I can see why this would be convenient, but the way they did it is wacky. There's no obvious way to prevent it, and see below, I think it dupes users into paying for free content. Gave me a reason to fire up Firefox, just wanted to read my article.
Usually an article on Apple News+ is actually free at the source! https://www.rollingstone.com/politi...ssley-jamil-smith-black-lives-matter-1027705/ for example, I see this on News, and it says "News+". So if you open this in Safari, you get sent to News, where it asks you to pay?
Someone please test this I have the latest macOS installed on a separate drive and can't reboot rn.
I think I was wrong, actually. It was probably an "apple.news" link, which normally redirects to the actual site in other browsers, opening in the News app and paywalling me needlessly. That's pretty annoying but not nearly as bad as the regular site URL doing it.In that case, I switch my position - this is an absolutely terrible move. I can only be hopeful it was a mistake in this beta. The more moves Apple makes like this, the more I start to consider alternatives.
I talked to Apple support like two hours today, and there is no special Apple provided login for Wallstreet Journal or any other participant of News+. On the bright side, the trick with "sharing" from Safari iOS to News app for WSJ at least appears to work again. It does not work for the Times.