on 08-04-2013 03:12 AM
Telescope Magazine is the digital version of our print Telescope. The essential guide to StarHub’s monthly cable TV programming has gone digital! Essentially, the content is similar to the print, but there maybe additional content on the digital version that is not on print.
The application is available for download from Apple’s Singapore Appstore and Google Play Store. However, you will need a working Wifi or mobile data access the first time you want to download a magazine issue. If the issue has been downloaded, no data connection is required to view the magazine but data connection may still be required for videos. Besides StarHub customers, SingTel and M1 customers can also download the application.
The Telescope Magazine (Digital) magazine application is available as a free download from Apple’s Appstore and Google Play. However, after you download the app, you will need to download the magazines. Each issue is payable at SGD1.28.
Jan – June 2013 issues are free for download to everyone.
From July onwards, current print subscribers can download the magazine issues for free by entering certain particulars (to be determined later, for identification) into the app.
From July 2013, Hub Club and Platinum customers will also be able to download the issues for free, regardless whether they are print subscribers. They will also need to enter specific particulars and the issues will be made available at no cost.
On the highlight page, look out for a “Tap to view trailer” icon on the highlights image. That indicates that you can click on it and a video will subsequently play.
Yes, GPRS charges will apply. Additionally, usual roaming GPRS charges will apply when the service is used overseas. Alternatively, you can connect to a Wifi network so as not to incur data charges. If however, you have earlier fully downloaded the issue(s) to your device, you will not need data connection when reading the magazine. Some videos will however, still need data connection.
To access, simply search for “Telescope Magazine” from the Apple Appstore or Google Play. The magazine is also available from the Apple Newstand Store. After the app is downloaded (free), you will need to download individual issues to your device before you can start reading.
Telescope Magazine (Digital) is available for iPad (and iPad Mini) and Android tablet devices.
Generally, most Android tablets above 7 inches in size are supported. However, due to platform limitations, the magazine is flat (i.e. non interactive) and zoom is not yet supported for Android devices. As such, we recommend viewing the issues with at least a 10 inch Android tablet.
The software on which the application is developed on currently provides limited support for interactive features. The android version will be enhanced to support interactive features from Q3, 2013.
Yes, you can. However, the usual data charge applies when downloading the app and the issue(s) within the app.
As with any other magazines, Telescope Magazine (Digital) may include some advertisements, so you will see some ads from time to time.