BBC Good Food app users are ‘disgusted’ after company gets rid of free access to recipes and introduces £25 fee for readers

The BBC Good Food app, which provides a range of popular recipes, will no longer be free for readers.

The recipe resource will move from a free service to a £24.99-a-year subscription model, and fans are not happy about the change

BBC Good Food said: “So we can keep investing in more of the recipes and cooking inspiration you value most, we are about to move the app to a subscription-only package.

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Users will soon have to pay for recipes on the app

“As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy all the new features and benefits as well as exclusive recipes every month.

“Plus the app is going to be completely ad-free.”

Users will be able to access the service for free during a three-month trial, but then they will need to pay for the content.

Its website, magazine, cookbooks and apps include cooking ideas and tips by popular celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsey and Mary Berry.

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Users who have enjoyed the service for free have taken to social media to vent their frustrations over the changing model.

One user said: “BBC Good Food app moving to subscription only could possibly be the worst move ever.”

Another user wrote: “Soon you’ll have to pay a subscription to browse the BBC Good Food app and I’m so tired of everything costing money all the time.”

Another said: “How come BBC good food are starting to charge for the app. Like £24 per year. Like we pay enough for tv licence. I don’t think so BBC good food. Have really enjoyed the app but , bye bye.”

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An Immediate Media Co spokesperson told MyLondon: “BBC Good Food is owned by Immediate Media Co and published under licence from BBC Studios.

“The new BBC Good Food subscription app provides users with exclusive content curated by food experts.

“It is an ad-free service, with app-exclusive recipes, access to the app’s BBC Good Food Community, and has a range of skills videos and food masterclasses.

“Users who choose to subscribe will pay £24.99 per year or £4.49 per month. We are offering a free 3-month trial with no obligation, it’s easy to cancel anytime.

“Existing users of the app who don’t want to subscribe will still be able to see their saved recipes and collections online via their My Good Food account. BBC Good Food users will also be able to access our trusted, quality content and recipes for free on”

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