While the Google Play Store is filled with big name magazines like Time, Forbes, Sports Illustrated and Maxim, it also panders to smaller audiences, like with Coin Prices, Soap Opera Digest, Watch Journal and Quilter's World (which yes, is all about quilting).
If you have a select few that you enjoy reading, prices aren't usually a problem; issues range from $1.99 to $4.99 for each one, or from $19.99 to $39.99 for yearly subscriptions. If you're someone that is a magazine connoisseur, prices can become a burden on the wallet.
Well, good thing you can get any magazine for free.
It seems there is a huge security hole in the Google Play Store that allows users to keep a free trial magazine on their Google play account—forever.
Forever ever? Why, yes!
All you have to do is subscribe to a magazine as a "trial" and then immediately cancel it (there's no waiting period for cancellation). Once the subscription is cancelled, the magazine you downloaded for a free trial is now yours—for free.
Google will then try and tell you that a second trial period is not possible, but that is simply not true. You can take a trial of the same magazine over and over to keep getting free magazines.
While it may seem immoral to exploit this, it isn't theft. Corporations are the ones that purposely implement free trials on all of their products in the hopes that you forget to cancel, gaining them a subscriber. So we're supposed to feel bad if they accidentally give content for free?
Note: Now that the exploit is well known on the internet, it might be a matter a time before Google fixes the issue. Get your free magazines now before time runs out.
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