The very best in sports news, expert analysis and award-winning sports photography!

Experience the newly updated SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine app on the iPad and iPhone and get unrivaled access to everything sports that only SI can provide – from expert journalists Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkiths, Seth Davis and more - delivered straight to you, along with great story-telling and up-to-the-minute news.

*Please note when you download the app you will need to re-login to your digital account and/or restore your iTunes purchases within the app.*

The app includes:
• A live newsfeed from the website so you can get the latest sports news in real time
• A “Reader View” that allows long-form magazine articles to display in a text and mobile-friendly format. You will no longer need to pinch and zoom!
• Cross-device access with your SPORTS ILLUSTRATED digital account
• Offline reading for downloaded issues
• Alerts when a new issue is available

And we’re just getting started. The app will be continuously updated, featuring the addition of more sports, expanded content and additional functionality.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine Subscriptions Available:
1-month subscription - $3.99 (automatically renewed until canceled)
1-year subscription - $38.99 (automatically renewed until canceled)
Single issue - $4.99 (non-subscription)

Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of your current period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

Current subscribers may not be canceled during the active subscription period, but you can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.


What's New

Version 34.0.1

Updated customer service link

Ratings and Reviews

App is good, download slow, unknown error problem


The adaptation of SI to the iPad is good. It gives you the SI you know but on a screen instead of paper and the interactivity makes it pretty convenient and, in general, an improvement on the magazine. But…there are two major problems. First, downloads take forever. Downloading and installing the most recent issue took–no lie–almost half an hour. Previous issues have not taken that long but 10-15 minutes is not uncommon. The second problem is the "unknown errors" cited below by Mr. Nielsen. For the first couple months this did not happen. But it began happening about a month ago. Basically, when you go to install or open an issue, you get "unknown error" and the app does not work. Deleting the app and downloading it again takes care of the problem. Of course, that is a pain but it does work. Adding to the inconvenience, however, is that once you have re-installed the app you have to download the issues all over again. Which, as mentioned, takes far more time than it should. A god app. When it works.

Great app, but current subscribers don't get benefit of existing subscription!


The content is amazing and has the potential to be a phenomenal example of the seemingly limitless utility of the iPad. The ability to immediately access old SI stories of past sports heroes on my iPad is incredible; the opportunity to instantly access a player's stats in the midst of reading an article is a sports geek's dream come true! You want to dig up old pix of your favorite sports hero while reading about him or her. No prob with this app! Again, the possibilities are endless for the SI mag app.

Yet, SI has placed a tremendous limitation on its app by not giving current subscribers a break on the digital magazine price. I understand that the digital content is much richer than the traditional mag, so I get it that SI wants to make some money for its digital product. Fair enough, but give your loyal subscribers a break: give us a digital discount for your digital mag.

Do the right thing, SI: provide an update to this incredible app that allows current subscribers to get the full benefit of the current app with a subscriber's discount. Offer current, traditional subscribers a deal where we can subscribe for a year's worth (or more) of the digital weekly at a fraction of the current cost. SI still gets the benefit of our current subscription and the added income of a second, discounted digital subscription.

If you discount it, they will come!

Good, but not Great

Phantom Warrior

SI's digital edition is a worthy alternative to the print edition if you are looking to migrate all of your print subscriptions to electronic, but it is not a quality improvement over SI's printed edition.

There are some digital subscriptions that appear on one's mobile device as if they are merely scanned images of the printed version, with limited embedded interactive content and relatively poor text and image rendering (e.g., National Review, Bike, etc.). At the opposite end of the spectrum are digital publications mastered and optimized for the mobile device upon which they'll be viewed, with crisp text and bold graphics, and an abundance of interactive content. The WSJ and Wired Magazine are great examples of this kind of innovation.

Sadly, SI falls into the former category. The library interface is intuitive, downloads are not glacial, and navigating each issue is relatively easy. Regrettably, and especially on a retina display equipped mobile device, the rendering shows its shortcomings with pixelated text and "soft" images. For this reason the recent swimsuit edition was particularly disappointing in its digital form, despite the inclusion of a few SD quality videos. Why no HD??

In general I prefer the digital edition to paper so that I have all of my content on a single device, but I really wish that soon SI will upgrade its graphics rendering to take advantage of all that digital has to offer.


TI Media Solutions Inc.
13.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
© 2016 Time Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine $3.99
  2. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine $38.99
  3. 2013 Swimsuit Issue $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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