How to get the most out of your subscription to The News & Observer

If you’re reading this, you might have just decided to become a subscriber to The News & Observer. Or you might be a longtime subscriber, who — understandably — never got around to exploring everything you have access to. Either way, we’re glad you are here.

These are the many ways you can get more out of your subscription to The News & Observer:

Access all of the journalism you pay for

The first step toward getting more out of your subscription is to get online. If you’re a print subscriber, you have full access to The News & Observer’s online coverage and other perks. All you need to do is activate your digital subscription by entering your last name, phone number and house number at newsobserver.com/activate.

The day’s news, delivered straight to your inbox

The News & Observer’s editors and reporters curate a selection of top stories for our daily morning and evening e-mail newsletters. If you’re just interested in knowing about the very latest stories, you can sign up for The News & Observer’s breaking news newsletter, too.

If you’re a subscriber, you can also sign up for emails about rewards, perks and other deals you’re eligible for. See all of our newsletters at newsobserver.com/newsletters.

Take us with you everywhere you go

The News & Observer’s smart phone app is available on iOS and Android devices. Find out more at newsobserver.com/mobile.

Once you’ve downloaded the apps, log in to your account by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner and selecting “Sign In.” If you want to be notified of the latest breaking news, turn on push alerts for the apps.

Spice up your social media feeds with The News & Observer

The News & Observer is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but we’ve also made it simpler to connect with specific communities of readers.

Love sports? Get your daily fix by following us at @nandosports on Twitter, and find ACC sports coverage at @accnow.

And, of course, reporters and editors maintain social media profiles that are worth a follow if you want to know more about the reporting process and about who we are.

Like the newspaper, but more...

Do you know about The News & Observer’s eEdition? The virtual edition of our newspaper offers the predictability and nostalgia of turning a curated page of news but includes much more than the print edition. You will be able to read as many as 40 extra pages per day of business, entertainment, sports, features and national news, plus the local coverage you love. And, the eEdition can be accessed from any device, anywhere in the world at newsobserver.com/e-edition.

Get your news quickly and hands-free

The top stories from The News & Observer’s newsroom are available as flash briefings every weekday morning. In the time it takes you to make a cup of coffee and get ready, you can catch up on big headlines without touching a newspaper or device. To start the briefing, say, “Alexa, open The News & Observer” to your Amazon Echo speaker or say, “Hey Google, talk to The News & Observer” to your Google Home device.

You can also subscribe to morning briefings on newsobserver.com/listen, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartMedia or Overcast; You can also find the briefing at newsobserver.com/listen.

Claim your rewards

As a subscriber to The News & Observer, you can earn points and win prizes, gifts cards and other perks by activating your rewards profile. Go to newsobserver.com/rewards and click the “members” button to sign in.

Not a subscriber? What are you waiting for?

We would love for you to join the large community of subscribers who support The News & Observer’s journalism. To subscribe, visit newsobserver.com/subscribe. For unlimited access to sports-only coverage, subscribe to The News & Observer’s SportsPass for a special introductory rate of $30 per year.

If you need help with anything related to your subscription or access to any of these features, please contact customer service by email at customerservice@newsobserver.com or by phone at 800-522-4205.