What's New

Fix for issue download problem on iOS9
New iPhone layout
Bug fixes and performance improvements

We love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or questions please contact us: [email protected]

**Please note that once you update to iOS9 the Newsstand folder will turn into a standard app folder. You will now be able to move your magazine apps out of Newsstand, for example on to your homescreen.**

App Description

Country Update Magazine is Australia's premier country music publication. A quarterly, available in Mar, May, Aug and Nov, it is packed cover to cover with interviews and features of all Australian and International country stars and emerging talent, reviews of new CDs and DVDs, reports of upcoming concert tours, festivals, events, travel and whatever is news in country music!
For the Who/What/Where & Why of country music in Australia, join the CU Crew & tell us what you'd like to read about? Who you'd love to see in concert and anything else you'd like to tell us about all things country!
Recent articles include the following profiles–Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey, Jayne Denham, Alan Jackson etc
If you want the low down on the Australian and global Country Music scene - you’ve come to the right place.

Subscribe today so you don’t miss an issue!
See Index, Features, Samples and Archives at www.countryupdate.com and check Facebook page for regular updates.


This is a free app download. Free app downloads do not include a free issue unless otherwise stated. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

6 months: US $7.99/ £5.49 (2 Issues)
12 months: US $12.99 / £8.99 (4 Issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please click the settings cog, then click Settings then Refresh app data. If this also fails to work please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 06, 2014 Initial release
  • October 20, 2015 New version 4.9.86