Get Northwest news that matters — faster than ever. The new and improved Seattle Times app is superfast to get you right to the news you want. We deliver the fastest news experience possible, with content you won’t find anywhere else.

- Lightning-fast load times, quick-scan headlines and a clean, streamlined experience
- Push notifications for the latest breaking news as it happens
- The same award-winning content you expect from The Seattle Times, even faster
- Breaking news and trending topics
- Stories that dig deep, and have a direct impact on our local community
- Easy ways to share your favorite content with your friends
- Complete local sports coverage of Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders, so you never miss a play.

Users can read up to 15 articles free per month. Seattle Times subscribers can log in for unlimited access to all of our award-winning content. Users can also subscribe to get Unlimited App Access straight from the app for $9.99 per month. Your subscription will automatically renew each month, with the credit card associated with your iTunes account being charged. Cancel anytime by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

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What's New

Version 4.2.1

- Subscribers can log in using a Facebook or Google account linked to their subscription
- Hockey added to navigation menu
- General improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

8.7K Ratings

8.7K Ratings

Seattle Times App is Much Improved (not!)

Catherine Ruth

I have edited this review because I am so irritated by the distracting and irritating ads that have me trying to cover them as I attempt to read the news. Who needs to see a guy pogoing himself painfully onto a fence over and over again when one is trying to read the news? Not me.

I understand how challenging it is for newspapers to make a profit these days. This is why I pay for subscriptions. I am a subscriber (also of NYTimes, WA Post and WSJ apps). Seattle Times, I can read my print edition, delivered daily, but I'd really prefer no ads on the app because I like to read on my iPad first thing in the morning. I also HATE the implied "breaking news" dot that shows on the app icon when there IS NO BREAKING NEWS. This makes your online experience less relevant and less trusted.

An app redesign is needed. Badly. UX implies iterative improvements, and clearly the Seattle Times digital media department does not subscribe to this theory. It's too bad, because I would love to love my local newspaper.

Good enough, but a bit of a scam

Disgruntled Xavier

The app and its stability is pretty great, but the way they go about the articles feels a little cheap and unbecoming of the Seattle Times. I understand having to pay a subscription fee, and that’s not my beef with the app. My beef is the way they push notifications to your phone that seemingly have a full story, but then you click to open the story using one of your sixteen articles for the month just to find out the story is 1-2 paragraphs long. In fact, 1 out of every 4 articles or so is like this, and as a result makes the app feel cheap and like a money grab, especially when they’re constantly reminding you of how many you’ve read that month and then pushing you to subscribe.

I enjoy a relevant, quality news organization as much as anyone, and understand the need to pay for news, but I think the non-subscription method could be fixed in order to draw in more people, people who would actually pay for the subscription at some point in time if it weren’t for the cheap, tacky feel the app gives off.

No Difference between Free and Paid


The app is only ok for reading the latest news, but I'm disappointed that content I receive for my paid subscription is the same as the free app. I even called your office to assist me in reinstalling the app because all I get is an abbreviated version of the print paper. We were loyal subscribers to the print paper for 20 years and wanted to continue our subscription when we moved to Oregon, but the cost was prohibitive, so we settled for paying for the online subscription.

If you're going to offer a paid online subscription, I would like to see the app offer the same content since I only read the news on the go and don't have time to sit at my computer. I miss my comics and gardening sections! I'd like to see a search feature too.

Please offer your paid subscribers a way to get more content. Otherwise, I don't see any benefit to paying for the subscription.


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
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Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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