This iPad edition is a vibrant new way of reading the TLS, the leading paper in the world for literary culture. Its combination of fine writing, literary discoveries, incisive criticism and debate make it mandatory reading for anyone with an interest in the world of ideas. Added to this are beautiful images, a user-friendly search function and app-only features, with the promise of further enhancements to come. The TLS has been reviewing the books that matter and examining the ideas that resonate since its launch in 1902. From fiction to philosophy, religion to medicine, social studies to film, TLS readers enjoy the most informed criticism of culture from around the world. Subscriptions include access to back issues.

The TLS app is free to download and can be accessed in the following ways:

1) If you have a subscription to the TLS, you can log in using the information sent to you by the subscriptions house.

2) You can buy individual issues or a monthly auto-renewing subscription from iTunes.

Individual issues are available for £2.99 and the monthly subscription is £7.99.
The subscription renews automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least twenty-four hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within twenty-four hours before the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. You can manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 4.1

This update of the TLS app will support the latest versions of the operating system, update contact details and improve the reading experience of our reviews, essays and poems, while enhancing the richness and beauty of our imagery.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

PineGroveCharlie ,

Thanks, Always Fun and Inspiring

I thoroughly enjoy the TLS and the supporting podcast. Sting and his team produce a magazine that introduces me to much that I have no prior knowledge of and inspires me to pursue issues and topics further. I also enjoy the banter between the presenters and the evident respect given to guests / reviewers. I particularly enjoyed the recent discussion with and the article by Lara Pawson whose rapture was infectious. Thanks for the quality provided.

Crow1971 ,

Mostly good

Happy with the app most of the time but too often it will reject my subscription. This often sorts itself out during the day but for a time it will only let me see some issues and not others. Must admit I’m fed up of logging into their website to check that my subscription is fine.
The support email in the app bounced back today.

Mr LJ ,

Functionality destroyed by an unwelcome update

The app. used to be splendid, but it is now impossible to share articles, moreover members of the help team appear to have buried their heads in the sand. Extremely disappointing! A lamentable and retrograde "development".

Since writing the above, I have renewed my subscription, but no improvement has been made. The app does not function well with iOS, since the share function fails every time to produce a link, url etc., rendering sharing impossible. Customer Services refuse to acknowledge that this is the case.


Times Newspapers Limited
19.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
The TLS app for iPad is published by The Times Literary Supplement Limited. © Copyright The Times Literary Supplement Limited 2012. All rights reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. The Times Literary Supplement £7.99
  2. TLS 28/11/14 £3.99
  3. TLS 25/11/2016 £2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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