I mean, at the least, let me indicate somehow that, yes, I am actually paying for this content somewhere else. Seeing “You have x free articles left this month” when I am paying for it and it’s not my fault that you maintain two separate subscriber lists.
To be fair, Apple News isn’t the only place this happens. I run into this all the time when subscribing to a “channel” somewhere and then trying to do something in a corresponding native app or site. Washington Post is a good example. I subscribe through Amazon and while it works now, I actually had to delete a subscription and resubscribe just so I could read linked articles without using the WaPo app.
One of those many really tiny things that, over time, is just like sand in your bathing suit.