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What is a Premium Digital Experience, and how does it differ from a standard digital experience? 

If you choose to subscribe to Pop Sci's Premium Digital Experience, your reading experience will be ad-light on all devices — desktop, tablet, and mobile. No banner advertisements, no pop-ups, no auto-play video ads. The site will load faster, and scroll smoother. (Start your trial by clicking here.)

The standard PopSci digital experience will continue to include advertisements. No action is needed.

You will have unlimited access to PopSci's great storytelling and reporting with both experiences. 

I use an ad blocker when browsing the web. Can I continue to do so on 

We understand. Ads can be annoying, but use of an ad blocker would limit our ability to fund the journalism you enjoy, so unfortunately the answer is ‘no.’ 

However, if you would prefer a reading experience that is ad-light, you may buy an optional subscription to that will display content much faster with minimal advertising. Or, you can disable your ad blocker while using the site (this helps, too). 

Print Subscriber 

I am a subscriber to Popular Science's print edition. Does this mean I also have a Premium Digital Experience?

Currently, subscriptions to PopSci's print magazine and’s Premium Digital Experience are two different offerings, however we are planning to offer bundled subscriptions in 2019. 

If you subscribe to both the print publication and the Premium Digital Experience separately, and we later offer a lower bundled price, we will credit your Premium Digital Experience account for the difference.  

Subscription Details


How much does the's Premium Digital Experience cost?

There are several promotions and price points being offered to users for our Digital Premium Experience depending on when and how you've accessed our site. This is similar to the promotions we run for our magazine subscriptions from time to time. To access our best current offer, please click the "Start Your Trial" button at the top of this page.

Will my subscription auto-renew?

To ensure uninterrupted access to our content, subscriptions automatically renew at the end of your term. In the event that renewal pricing changes you will be notified of the change at least 10 days in advance.

You may cancel your subscription at any time.

Signing Up

How do I sign up for's Premium Digital Experience?

You may sign up for a PopSci Premium Digital Experience through our subscription form. You may create an account, or use your Facebook or Google accounts to register. You may pay for your subscription using credit card, PayPal, or Apple Pay. 

What should I do if I can’t sign up because the system tells me I already have an account?

Because PopSci's Premium Digital Experience is powered by Tinypass, you may have created a Tinypass account on another website before. If you don't remember your password, click ‘forgot my password’ and proceed to reset your password. After that, please attempt to subscribe again.

What should I do if I’m receiving an error message or can’t complete my transaction due to technical issues?

Please email us directly at for assistance.

Logging In

I successfully subscribed and received my confirmation email. What should I do now?

Thank you for subscribing! Please sign in to the site by clicking on the person icon in the site header and begin enjoying your Premium Digital Experience. Once signed in, you can administer your account by using the drop-down menu under that same person icon. Have any questions? Please email us directly at for assistance. 

What should I do if I'm having problems resetting my password?

If you've attempted to reset your password and didn't receive a password reset email, please make sure that our emails are not being filtered into your junk or spam folders. If you continue to have problems, please email us directly at and we will be happy to help you. Please note our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

How do I update my credit card on file?

You may add a new credit card by:

1.  Visiting My Account

2.  Logging into (if necessary)

3.  Clicking ‘Cards’

4.  Clicking ‘Add Card’

5.  Entering payment information

6.  Clicking ‘Save Changes’ to complete the update 

7.  Deleting extra credit cards using the trash icon to the right of the old card

How do I unsubscribe/cancel my account?

You may cancel your subscription at any time by:

1.  Visiting My Account

2.  Logging into your account (if necessary)

3.  Clicking ‘Library’

4.  Clicking ‘Manage’ to see the drop down window

5.  Clicking ‘Don't bill me again’

6.  If during this process you experience technical issues or have additional questions, please email us at: Please note our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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How can I get more information if my question isn't answered here?

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