Introducing Our New Ultimate Video and Book Subscription!

Introducing our new Ultimate Subscription, with videos and books available together at last! By Chris Belanger.

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For years, you’ve been asking the same question about our books and videos: “Will ever include books and videos together in a subscription?”:

will the subscription include all books in stores?

— qntbkk (@qntbkk) March 14, 2020

@rwenderlich : with a subscription can I read all the books you publish? Are all Swift tutorials (getting) updated to Swift 3? Thanks.

— Paul (@InsidePerimeter) November 2, 2016

@rwenderlich any plans to add more subscription types? Like a higher monthly price that include the books to besides videos?

— Lucian Boboc (@lucianboboc) June 18, 2015

That’s why we’re excited to announce our brand-new subscription that combines videos and books in one package, and also includes an all-new online reading experience: our new Ultimate Subscription!

Read on to see how you can check out the new online reading experience for yourself, see what’s included in the Ultimate Beginner and Ultimate Pro subscriptions, learn how to claim your upgrade discount as a current subscriber — and how you and a friend could win big in our Ultimate Subscription giveaway!

What is the Ultimate Subscription?

The Ultimate Subscription combines the best of what you know and love from our site: our video courses and our books, in a single subscription.

Ever since the original Video Tutorial subscription launched waaaay back in 2014, you’ve enjoyed access to our entire range of video courses — but books have never been a part of those subscriptions. You’d buy one book, to solve one problem — and then when another problem came along, you had to buy another book.

But there’s a better way to do things — and that’s by giving you books and videos together in the Ultimate Subscription!

With an Ultimate Subscription, you can access books anywhere, anytime, without ever needing to download anything. We’ve built a brand-new online reading experience for books at It works directly in your browser, both on desktop and on mobile.

Wondering how the online reading experience works? Well, the easiest way to do that is to go try it yourself!

You can check out all of our books right now, including these best-sellers:

This will take you straight into the book, where you can start reading right away. Some chapters in each book are available in full, for free, so you can check them out in detail even if you don’t own the book.

Other chapters that aren’t free have some of their text obfuscated, but you can still look through the book to check out the headings, code samples, and illustrations inside the book to see what’s inside.

Want to browse all of the books available on our site? You can check them out here:

How Does the Ultimate Subscription Work?

As an Ultimate subscriber, you’ll get unlimited access to the largest and highest-quality library of mobile development videos, as well as our extensive library of mobile development books. You can watch the videos as often as you like, and read the books as much as you like, as long as your subscription is active.

There are two levels of the Ultimate Subscription, depending on what you need:

  • Ultimate Beginner: Includes our beginner-level books and videos, as your best choice for getting started with mobile development.
  • Ultimate Pro: Includes access to every single book and video on our site, including all books and videos we release in the future!

Here’s how the two subscription levels compare to each other:

No matter whether you choose a Beginner or Pro subscription, you’ll have access to each and every book and video included in your subscription, for as long as your subscription stays active, and you’ll also automatically receive any future updates to the books in your collection.

Books and Videos Included in Ultimate Beginner

The Ultimate Beginner subscription gives you access to our seven foundational programming books:

It also includes access to over 60+ of our best beginner courses, for iOS, Swift, Android, Kotlin, Flutter, Dart and other content designed for the beginning developer:

If you’re new to mobile development, or just starting out as a programmer, then the Beginner subscription is designed just for you!

But — to go even further and get access to every single book and video we offer on our site, then you’ll want the Ultimate Pro subscription!

Books and Videos Included in Ultimate Pro

The Ultimate Pro subscription gives you access to every single book we have on the site, plus any future books we release on the site. And, again, you’ll receive automatic updates to the books in your collection to help you stay up-to-date as languages, platforms and frameworks evolve.

The Ultimate Pro Subscription also gives you access to all screencasts and video courses in our catalog (that’s over 4,000+ videos!), as well as every single video course that we release in the future. Here’s just some of our most recent popular video courses (and we’re adding new ones all the time):

And in addition to that, the Ultimate Pro Subscription also lets you download video courses and take them offline with our official app, available for both iOS and Android. That means you won’t have to burn mobile data while watching the latest videos on your daily commute, and you can continue to work through your video courses in areas where coverage is spotty.

Can Existing Subscribers Upgrade to Ultimate?

If you’re an existing subscriber, and you’re happy with your videos-only subscription, don’t worry — there’s absolutely nothing you need to do. You can continue to enjoy our catalog of video courses as part of your existing subscription, for the same price you’re paying now. Nothing needs to change.

But, for those of you who want to bundle books in with your existing video subscription, for a limited time, you can take advantage of an exclusive discount when you upgrade your subscription to Ultimate.

That means you’ll lock in the best pricing we’ll be offering all year — and we’ll even credit the total remaining value of your subscription towards your upgrade.

To take advantage of this exclusive subscriber-only discount, log into your account and visit the following link for details on how to claim your Ultimate upgrade discount: