Nudity-free Playboy is now available digitally

The infamous magazine is making the leap to digital publication.

Pamela Anderson final Ployboy nude issue
End of an era Pamela Anderson on the cover of the final Ployboy nude issue. Image Playboy

Playboy welcomed the end of an era last year when the iconic magazine announced they were discontinuing nudity in an effort to appeal to a broader audience.

Now, they’ve taken their efforts a step further by making their publication available digitally on iTunes and Google Play for the first time.

“Inclusion in the iTunes and Google Play stores is an important milestone for Playboy as we continue to explore opportunities to introduce our content to new audiences all over the world” said David Israel, the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Playboy Enterprises.

The magazine debuted in 1953, founded in Chicago by Hugh Hefner. The publication broke many lifestyle taboos and was the first of its kind to feature nudity in a magazine intended for the mass market.

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The company revealed a “top-to-bottom redesign” starting with the March 2016 issue, with more of a focus on lifestyle content that the magazine deemed “safe for work”.

The content the magazine publishes still contains provocative imagery of women but none with nudity. The last person to pose nude for playboy was Pamela Anderson in the January/February 2016 edition. She has appeared on the cover of Playboy 13 times – more than any other celebrity.

The magazine also gained fame for publishing several high-profile interviews with major public figures, including former US President Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Loaded digital reporter Oli Palmer has been writing about film/TV since 2013. Follow Oli on Twitter at @olipalmer