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What's New

Version 17.1

Fixes error where articles won't load on second read.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5

107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Rolling Stone's highly anticipated arrival on iPad gives rock star treatment to the magazine's enduring legacy. Whether you're into arts and entertainment news or critical journalism, Rolling Stone remains on the pulse of American pop culture more than four decades after its debut.

Why can't you give zero stars to an app?


I've been a loyal reader for years, and as much as it pains me to delete this app, I must because I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO READ CONTENT THROUGH IT FOR OVER A YEAR. Have you tried to contact the app developer? Don't bother. The form doesn't work. The link to "Click here to see answers to the most frequently asked questions" doesn't work. So I'm going to email bomb every email address at Rolling Stone that I can to try and get them to get a decent app developer to provide a good app for their publication, because Werner Media, whoever they are, ain't it.

The worst part is that Wenner Media is the owner/publisher of Rolling Stone, They clearly don't have the resources in-house to write a good app and provide proper support for it. I wish RS would look to the app writers for Wired or The Atlantic for a model that supports paid subscribers and allows free limited browsing for casuals.


The soundtrack

This app is really buggy, and honestly one of the most low effort apps I have ever seen. They don't update and apparently don't listen to their subscriber base.

I've been able to sign in once, when I first downloaded it almost two months ago. I subscribed and was able to download one issue before it crashed on me. I was signed out and I have not been able to sign back in since. I keep it on my phone so I can try over and over to restore my purchases to no avail. And the best part is, I keep getting billed for having a service I cannot access. Stick to the paper version.


Wenner Media, LLC
52.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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