What kind of subscription do I need to have unlimited digital content access?

What kind of subscription do I need to have unlimited digital content access?

All readers of The Washington Post web site or apps have access to a limited number of articles every month, and can sign up for newsletters delivered directly through email.

Once you’ve reached your article limit, you will need a subscription to continue reading. The Washington Post offers two digital subscription packages to meet our readers’ preferences.

National Digital + D.C. Edition: This is the most comprehensive digital subscription package available. This subscription includes unlimited content access on the Washington Post web sites, as well as on our full suite of mobile apps including Washington Post Classic apps. The Classic apps (black and white icon) feature award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. area and access to the Print Edition on the Classic tablet app. The Washington Post apps (blue icon) feature award-winning national and international news – along with striking photography and informative graphics in a highly visual format. Mobile apps are downloadable through an app store such as iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

National Digital Edition:  If you only want to read The Washington Post web site from a browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you need a National Digital Edition subscription. Mobile content access is also included in this subscription either through the web site or the Washington Post app (with the blue icon). This subscription package includes the e-Replica edition, which is a digital replica of the DC print newspaper, accessible through the desktop web site.  This subscription package does NOT include access on the Washington Post Classic Apps. This subscription also includes a newsletter that will be delivered to the same email address you used to purchase your subscription. Please allow up to 7 days from purchase for this newsletter to begin.

What is the difference between the mobile apps?

Subscription options and pricing are available here:


If you are a subscriber and are not sure what kind of subscription package you have, you can check through your online account at www.washingtonpost.com/profile

Please note that online archives access is not included in any subscription package and must be purchased separately.

How do I upgrade my National Digital Edition subscription?

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  • Date Created: 06/10/2013
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