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The Hollywood Reporter for iPad App FAQs

The Hollywood Reporter for iPad app delivers weekly issues (43 issues per year) of The Hollywood Reporter magazine as well as real-time web content. Download the app and follow prompts to buy the magazine content – either by subscription or single issue.  Features include behind-the-scenes video content, movie trailers, celebrity photo galleries and a live feed of breaking movie and TV news. 

If you have questions about The Hollywood Reporter for iPad app or are experiencing problems, you will find answers to the most common questions below:

I already have a print subscription to The Hollywood Reporter.  Can I get the digital issues as part of my subscription?

Yes, subscription authentication is available within The Hollywood Reporter iPad app. Follow instructions below or if you cannot log in, contact Subscriptions@thr.com.

What information do I need to access my digital issues?

To set up your account, you will need either your print magazine subscription account number (which can be found on your magazine mailing label) or your email address.  If The Hollywood Reporter does not have your email address already, you will need to provide it.

How do I authenticate my print subscription?

1. Tap ‘I am a CURRENT Subscriber’
2. Enter your Account Number or Email
3. Confirm your Email and tap ‘SUBMIT’
4. Get your new account and password
5. Tap ‘SIGN IN’ to close the window
6. You are now signed into the app!

Where can I find my Username and Password?

First follow the directions above on how to authenticate your account. If you have forgotten your password, there is a “Forgot Password” link at log-in that will provide it to the email on file. If you have forgotten your Username, it is usually your email on your subscription account.

I have an online subscription to The Hollywood Reporter – can I use the same Username and Password?

No, that Username and Password is for gated content on THR.com and the Daily Edition PDF. You will need a separate Username and Password to access the iPad app through Apple.

I have The Hollywood Reporter single issue app.  Will I still have access to the issues I already purchased?

With the new app, you will no longer have access to prior purchases. 

Is access to the iPad edition included for international print subscribers?

Yes, it is available to international print subscribers.

Can I buy a subscription for The Hollywood Reporter on the iPad?

Yes. You can get an iPad subscription to The Hollywood Reporter for the price noted in the iTunes store. You can also become a print subscriber by visiting www.thr.com/subscribe

Are back issues included in my subscription?

No, you will only have access to the issues in your current term.

How do digital subscriptions work?

If you have purchased an annual or monthly digital subscription through the iTunes store, you will be billed annually or monthly by Apple.

I don't see the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter on the app. When will it be available?

New issues of The Hollywood Reporter are published each Thursday, so check back at that time each week to pick up the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, an email will be sent on Thursdays as a reminder that the latest issue is available.

Why won't my issue download?

We recommend using a stable Wi-Fi connection whenever you download an issue. Timing out for any reason might require you to start the download over again. For best results, we recommend that you disable your iPad's Auto Lock function while downloading an issue to avoid your iPad going into "sleep" mode. If you started a download and it fails for some reason or you cancel it, you can restart the download by tapping the Library icon on the navigation bar and then tapping the download button on the issue you want.

I do not see a subscription option for The Hollywood Reporter in my app store, what do I do?

Please update your app in order to subscribe. The iTunes subscription tile will not display if you've already purchased the latest issue. As soon as the next issue is available, the subscription tile will be displayed and enable you to subscribe through iTunes.

What content is included in the app?

Everything that is in the print magazine is also in the digital issue.   Additional features such as video interviews, photo galleries and a live feed of breaking news will also be included in the app.

Will new issues be delivered to the app automatically?

New issues will not automatically be delivered. However, you will receive a notification when your new issue is available.

What devices can the app be used with?

At this time it can only be used with your iPad, iPad Mini or iPad Air.

If I delete an issue, can I download it again for free later?

Yes, you can archive an issue and re-download it at any time. Also, you can restore any prior iTunes purchases by selecting the “RESTORE” option presented on the Issues landing page then, entering your Apple ID and password. Alternatively, you can restore prior purchases by navigating to the ‘Library’ tab, tapping the gear icon at the top right-hand corner and then tapping ‘Restore All Purchases’.

In-app content is frozen/non-responsive.  What can I do?

Close the app and re-open it.

A magazine issue has been improperly downloaded and is displaying ONLY blank pages

  • 1) close the app and hold your finger on the app icon in the iPad dashboard until all of the app icons begin to shake.
  • 2) tap the x to remove the app from your iPad
  • 3) click the Home button below the screen of your iPad to return the screen to normal
  • 4) connect your iPad to your computer and select it in the menu on the left-hand side, under DEVICES, then click on Apps near the center-top of the screen
  • 5) make sure that the checkbox next to "Sync Apps" is checked, and then check the box next to the The Hollywood Reporter app
  • 6) Click "Apply" to re-sync the device and re-install the app.
  • 7) You can then open the app and re-download the content. Regardless of the initial alert, you will not have to re-purchase any content that you had previously purchased.

How do I cancel my digital subscription?

If you purchased your digital subscription in the iTunes store, your subscription will renew automatically at the end of your term unless you take action to cancel it. To do so, open the settings app on your iPad and select store. Tap on your Apple ID and select view Apple ID. Once your account information appears, scroll down to “Manage App Subscriptions”. Here you can turn your subscriptions off and on. If you purchased your digital subscription outside of the iTunes store, the terms and conditions will vary. Please consult the confirmation you received at the time you subscribed or if you are a current print subscriber, contact customer service at  Subscriptions@thr.com.

How do I contact customer service?

Please contact The Hollywood Reporter Customer Service at: Subscriptions@thr.com.

Who do I contact if I am still having technical problems with the app?

For General Troubleshooting Tips for Apps, go to:


For iTunes customer service (including refunds), go to:

https://expresslane.apple.com/Issues.action and follow the instructions to call or email a representative. 

Or, if you are a current print subscriber, contact The Hollywood Reporter at: appsupport@thr.com