Before you attempt to connect your existing subscription with The Athletic to your All Access or Home Delivery subscription with The New York Times, take a moment to ensure that the email address used to access both of these subscriptions match.
If your New York Times and The Athletic subscription emails match:
Your existing The Athletic account will be linked to your New York Times account. Your The Athletic subscription will be canceled ahead of your next renewal date so you will not be charged. Once your cancellation takes effect, The Athletic will be added to your New York Times subscription.
If you are subscribed to The Athletic through a third party (such as Google Play or iTunes), you must contact the third party to cancel your The Athletic subscription.
If your New York Times and The Athletic subscription emails do not match:
Please update either email address to ensure they are the same before you attempt to verify your New York Times subscription so your paid subscription to The Athletic is canceled and your existing account information is saved. Visit Change Your Email Address to learn how to change your New York Times email address.
Once the email address on both of your New York Times and The Athletic subscriptions match, you can follow the same instructions listed in the How Do I Access The Athletic through My New York Times Subscription? section.
We are unable to merge accounts retroactively. If you completed the activation process before aligning your email addresses or if you prefer not to link your existing The Athletic subscription to your New York Times account, you can contact The Athletic to cancel the duplicate The Athletic subscription. You will lose access to any existing account history.