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New Sound On Sound App launched


Now Smartphone and Tablet compatible, with Landscape/Portrait view options and more! SOS App v13.1 - now HTML5-based and fully responsive. Works on Smartphones and Tablets.

SOS announces a major update to our Apple and Android Tablet Apps which launched on 21st January 2021. Now fully responsive and Smartphone compatible!

SOS v13.1 App on Smartphone.This totally redesigned v13.1 app is based on HTML5 to provide maximum compatibility across tablet and smartphone devices and it introduces many requested new features.

New Look

We've redesigned the app to have a clean look with fast-loading, highly-responsive pages that adapt to different size devices and orientations.

Landscape View

This uses the hamburger menu to select different articles. And, when reading an article, you'll see a red sidebar listing the different sections for in-article navigation.

Portrait View

Tap the hamburger menu, top right, when in an issue to see a full list of contents in the issue.

Tablet and Smartphone compatible

Get the best from your devices whether at home, in the studio or on the move.

Tablet users can access both the new design, plus legacy issues back to January 2012 when we first introduced our iPad App.

On Smartphone, you can view our new design from the November 2020 issue (unlocked FREE download to try it out) and all future issues.

SOS v13.1 App works on both Tablet and Smartphone.

Pinch-Zoom on Images & Adverts

Back by popular demand! All images and adverts can be zoomed on any device for enhanced detail (November 2020 issue onwards). Tapping adverts takes you directly to the advertisers website.

Improved Audio Players

A full-function audio player with volume control and a jump 15 seconds forward/backward feature. Playlist mode enables the player to automatically cycle through multiple tracks while you read the article.

Download individual articles or full issues

The new app enables you to download articles on-demand as you browse an issue or, for offline reading, you can download the full issue by tapping the cloud icon. Issues can be removed at any time and downloaded again later, if required.

Use On 5 Devices

If you are an SOS Digital Subscriber direct with our website you can use the app on any combination of iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet and Smartphones. (Not available on App Store or In app purchased subscriptions.)

SOS Digital Subscriber benefits

If you are an iPad/iPhone user and subscribe via Apple's App Store, you only have access to the app. (You can cancel and move to SOS Digital subscription.)

If you subscribe via the SOS website, for the same cost we give you access to all our locked web articles, plus you can download a Full Issue PDF of each monthly issue too, plus access the page-turning Replica Magazine. So, multiple ways to read the magazine each month... Any place, Any device - Any time!

Not a Subscriber? Click Here.

Landscape view has returned with our v13.1 App.


From 21st January you can download and install the new v13.1 app.

Apple devices require iOS 12 or newer.

Android devices require v7 or newer.

Download the FREE Sound On Sound App

(Note the Apple site will detect your location and provide either the UK App for UK, Europe, ROW or the US App for USA, Canada and Americas)

(Note the site will detect your location and provide either the UK App for UK, Europe, ROW or, US App for USA, Canada and Americas)

Once installed, download the FREE November 2020 issue.


What happens if I don't update?

You can continue to use the current v12.0.2 app but you won't be able to view any new issues.

Legacy Issues?

Any single issue or issues that are part of your subscription will remain accessible but you may need to restore your purchases after updating the app. See the FAQs in the new app hamburger menu for further help.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the app or your subscription, please contact us.
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