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Google Play Newsstand

Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about

Google Currents requires a Google account to log-in, which will be an immediate turn off to some and a bonus to others

Google Play Newsstand

by Google, Inc.
Personalized stories
Google Play Newsstand
Google Play Newsstand
FREE in the App Store

Google Currents requires a Google account to log-in, which will be an immediate turn off to some and a bonus to others. Users of Google Reader will find many of their feeds already in the app, with options to add ones that were not already part of the app’s built in library of sources. The library includes many of the most popular news sources, and seems to have no limit on the number you can add (apart from the possibility of the app crashing). The layout is clean and easy to read, even on the iPhone’s smaller screen, but the app is overall a bit sluggish, uses generic-looking icons, and often fails to display the entire title of an article.

Personalized stories. Google Play Newsstand lets you quickly catch up with the latest stories that matter to you with a personalized news briefing, including world headlines, local news, and personal interests. And below the briefing, you can find a stream of AI-powered recommendations, each of which is accompanied by a succinct explanation as to why it’s included and an option for providing feedback (allowing you to control which topics and sources appear in your feed). You can find both the personalized briefing and the recommendation stream in the For You tab. Navigate the app easily with its three other navigation tabs: Library (containing your favorite topics, sources, and magazines), Explore (featuring different categories), and Read Later (showing the stories you’ve saved for reading later).

Personalized stories
Web app

Web app. Google Play Newsstand is not only accessible through its mobile apps on iOS and Android, but it’s also available through its web app, which you can visit on any web browser, regardless of the device you’re using, be it a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

Rich multimedia. Google Play Newsstand supports multimedia content powered by Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) web optimization framework. It boasts smooth scrolling with auto-play videos and full-bleed images, and presents stories and topics in a lively manner.

Rich multimedia

What is it about?

Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about.

App Details

Version
4.9
Rating
(2788)
Size
80Mb
Genre
News
Last updated
October 10, 2017
Release date
December 8, 2011
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App Store Description

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.