Amazon Announces Washington Post App for Fire Users

Nov 20, 2014

If you have been waiting with bated breath to see what Jeff Bezos would do with The Washington Post, it is time to exhale. Amazon announced an all-new WaPo tablet app, available immediately, exclusively for Amazon Fire tablet customers. Fire users will get unlimited free access to the app for six months--no subscription required.

According to Amazon, the new app experience is built specifically for a national and international readership, which The Post has grown over the past year. The new app will showcase The Post's national and international news coverage, photography, and graphics.

The app incorporates something called "Pinch View" which Amazon describes as a way to easily swipe through an edition as if flipping through the pages of a magazine, getting a bird's eye view of the entire content offering, along with the ability to simultaneously read the stories. There is also a "Read View" which Amazon says puts the focus on the storytelling through text, photography and video.

Created specifically for tablet readers' sensibility, the app has two distinct editions released at 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, with breaking news and other updates added in between.