Google Play Newsstand

Google Play Newsstand

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-12-08
  • Current Version: 4.9
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 80.62 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3/5 ( 2,788 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Google Play Newsstand App Ratings: 3
3
Based on 2,788 App Reviews

Google Play Newsstand App Details

Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about. Enjoy access to thousands of free and premium news sources, leading magazines, and specialized publications. Newsstand’s catalog includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New Yorker, Quartz, Vox, Refinery29, People, Fast Company, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, and much more… Whether you want to quickly scan today’s headlines, or find in-depth articles, videos and podcasts about your personal interests, Google Play Newsstand saves you time by presenting personalized suggestions just for you, powered by Google’s recommendation engine. Each recommendation includes a justification and an option for providing feedback. In this way, you always know why you are seeing a story, and you can easily tell Newsstand whether to continue showing you similar stories. In other words, it gets better the more you use it. • Briefing - Get caught up in under a minute with a blend of top headlines, local news, and personal interests. • For You - Feed your curiosity with a stream of personalized recommendations assembled just for you. • Library - Stay on top of your favorite topics, sources and magazines by adding them to your library • Explore - Dig into categories like Arts & Photography, Business & Finance, Food & Drink and more. • Go Offline - Download any news edition, topic or magazine to read offline. • Read Later - Save stories you don't have time to read now and go back to them later. • Fast and efficient - Stories are formatted perfectly for your device.

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App Reviews

  • iPhone X

    4
    By Cba1273926gf
    Love the app, but really want iPhone X design support.
  • Won’t sign in to app

    3
    By Weather lover 738191029
    Won’t sign in
  • How do you buy/read/subscribe magazines or newspapers? Seriously HOW???

    1
    By Alternative Reviews
    Great for topics and bits of news but say I'd actually like too read Vanity Fair or New York Magazine (maybe even say The Washington Post) how does one go about doing this ON this particular APP as we see no place subscribe or even locate magazines unless everything REALLY is now just an app of it's own and google newsstand is just a fancy news briefing app??? Who do I pay if we pay if we want subscribe too Bloomberg or Newsweek? Help please ✋️
  • Almost Great

    3
    By Pastor/Non Profit Employee
    For a while I’ve been using this over Apple News. Unfortunately, there are still a few things Google needs to improve. However, overall it is a useful news app. The big bonus over Apple is that it can include local news - true local news, not just news from the nearest large city. It is mostly stable, and doesn’t crash often. It isn’t as fluid as Apple’s and works better on the Pixel phones (of course), but is helpful with the inclusion of local news. If only they would do frequent updates and get close to Apple in terms of appearance (like supporting the iPhone X!).
  • Cannnot read many articles

    1
    By wayne65467743
    Too many stories from pay sites that you can’t access without buying a subscription.
  • Please update to take full screen on iPhone X

    3
    By 350ZPower
    Please update to take full screen on iPhone X
  • Good changes, but it's too cluttered now.

    2
    By ref4020
    Idk what changed in a recent update, but there’s are some things that are seriously bothering me. Swiping back to exit an article is much less responsive. I’m swiping from the left and it thinks I wanna scroll. It takes several tries and often the article has to be completely still before it will work. Also, so many articles lately just display the website. I hate reading articles from the sources website! There’s always super intrusive ads, links to other articles in the middle of the one I’m reading, even auto playing videos that keep my music from playing! It’s so frustrating. It’s been fine until now. That is what attracted me to currents/newsstand in the first place. The content and pictures from articles was extracted and reformatted in a way that was uniform across all articles accessed thru the app, regardless of the source.
  • Great news app

    5
    By iLIKEqrCODES
    Great news app. Finds stories I'll like. Amount of news coverage is impressive. Especially when most apps don't even cover local news. 💯
  • Deleted

    1
    By KVB-FM
    Foisting endless irrelevant “scoops” and tabloid sensationalism “news” creates the kind of push environment that brought us the Russian hacking fiasco. The fact that one of Newsstand’s sources is RT, the Russian propaganda mill, underscores my concerns. The app has been axed, but Google got what it wanted — my prefs. Ugh.
  • Horrible for reading magazines

    1
    By graphicdesignko
    I loved this app until I tried downloading a magazine. Magazines are very slow to load. Each page takes between 10-20 seconds to load. I spoke with a Google rep who explained this is because the magazines do not actually download to your device. They are cached. I have read magazines on the KIndle and ZInio apps and never experienced this long of a load time.

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