Too much white space. 3/5
Use the space for a larger font. Articles tend to be from left-leaning sources.
Great for seeing what was on R/all 8 hours ago 2/5
I'm pretty certain the people posting the stories on Google News just browse Reddit all day and repost all the top posts
Excellent for up to date news 5/5
Love reading news articles in the google app, however, now we have this amazing news app with cool features.
Better ... 3/5
Needs improvement but some of the content links actually work.
Google news, slipped away. 2/5
A step or two backwards. I'm not liking the changes. After living with it for awhile and not seeing any improving value I'm looking for new sources for my news.
The adds are much worse than on safari 1/5
By Usernames are Stupid
I will not put up with adds that pop up over the whole screen and won't go away for a set period just to read an article. I will switch to another medium soon if it keeps happening. I understand adds are needed for revenue, but these adds exploit my phone's graphics card and drain my battery. It's just obnoxious.
Update: I've had it. I'm going to stop using the app and switch to the website.
Best news app 4/5
By Former USA Today user
Far superior to the news app i previously used - USA Today - who is now so gummed up with ads it's unusable.
Latest Version is Half Baked 3/5
The current version (3Q 2017) is incomplete. It is unlike Google to release an update unless it works and improves the prior version. This does neither. The Action Button to forward articles or link to a social app is non functional, and the appearance is bland with small pictures and no color. I'm sure that would speed up loading, but it doesn't. It is slow to load the headline page and even slower to load the articles.
Perfect for me 5/5
Easy to navigate, multi-regional news feeds, and stays updated.
Google News 4/5
I believe the App would be much better with Section Tabs on the Left Side of the Screen as opposed to leaving the main page to be accessed. Content is okay, but could be better. I'd give it 5-Stars if it were easier to navigate.
Many years ago I complimented the people that made this app. Now it is just not good any more. The share button no longer works. The big banner and tab takes up unnecessary room. Instead of adding features that would be worth while like maybe a functional "more news" button they added junk and took the share button out of use.
Great App! 5/5
By Guy Lovestoread
Had to dump Android because the devices that were available to me were unreliable, but the Google apps were always great. When allowed by IOS to function properly, they are awesome and this particular app is one of them. I like it because it keeps me better up to date in regards to local news which is lacking in the Apple news app.
Google news my go to app!!!! 5/5
By Rick Forrester
It's fantastic love my customized feed
Great App 5/5
This is a great app!
The house seems to keep changing. There is good news information
Make print darker
Thought Google news would be my go to news source. Unfortunately, I find it mediocre.
Can't Save Articles 1/5
I used to be able to save interesting articles to Pocket. I guess it's back to web browsing now.
Liberal bias on all political articles 1/5
Disgusted by the complete liberal slant on all the articles concerning politics. Neutral articles would be more appropriate.
Convenient but Terrible! 1/5
Positives: Easiest customizable news to use. Set your interests to get started and then get only the news you want each day.
Negatives: Everything else!
Complaint #1: It was always a bit wonky but since the past 2 updates, it continues to get worse. It still has the icon (in corner) to email, copy, print, and "Open in Safari", etc. I used to take advantage of that for articles of importance. However, clicking on it does absolutely nothing! I've closed the app, done a hard reset of my iPad and tried same after installing new software. At least Google is consistent in under-performing.
Complaint #2: The articles within sections are rarely updated. I keep seeing articles 2 weeks old. Often, there are zero new articles for 5 days, then there may be just one along with 5 old articles. This makes Google news more like a monthly review, NOT a daily. Once an article has clicked on on, Google's software should recognize that the user has seen it. So, why don't they update the content?
Complaint #3: Sections include off-topic articles simply because the desired subject may have a single common word with articles of no interest to me.
Complaint #4: The articles are of such low value, they're like articles produced by 'snippets' a journalist may or may not have overheard on a crowded bus. There is a lack of concrete information. I can find FAR more relevant stuff by doing individual browser searches on each subject. That's time consuming & tedious.
Complaint #5: Most of the articles in all sections are from unreliable sources; the type that is either 'fake news' or else a site that is really an effort to sell a service with NO news value.
HUGE COMPLAINT: Articles that require paid subscriptions in order to access the content! I don't mind being invited to subscribe, everyone's got to make a living. But, making that a requirement is just wrong. When that happens, I immediately close the window. Along the same line, are sources that say the article is "no longer available" because 3 hours have passed since it was first posted. Why does Google include expired articles?
For a company as formidable as Google, this performance is amateurish or managed by folks who are not particularly bright.
Please eliminate old news! 2/5
I look at national or regional news still "predicting hurricane to hit Florida coast Saturday" 4 days later. Regional news gets even worse. Also, how can I avoid news about Kim Kardashian!!!?
Slow, inconsistent, terrible. 1/5
Terrible interface and extraordinarily slow performance - no local news unless I let it access location even without using the app? Nothing relevant or interesting to me ever.
It's ok but needs a real site blacklist 4/5
Tired of faux news showing up even tho I already blacklisted it
Not Bad 4/5
Stories need to refresh more frequently.
The same news, every day.. 1/5
Tired of weeks old, months old stories. News not up to date at all.
Too much space 3/5
Too much space is left blank, want more content like the previous version.
Great way to get the news! 5/5
By Katya E
Just love it.
iPhone 6 3/5
Tribute to ADHD 1/5
This is another example of Google's inattention to detail. In trying to track Hurricane Irma, as it was crossing the northern border of Florida, the latest update in Headlines was fifteen hours old. At other times, such as when the hurricane was pounding Key West, the headlines were a day old.
There is no way to refresh, unless the app makes one of its few and far between suggestions. This app has been behind the curve, despite requiring regular updates, for well over a year. Other news apps regularly updated the headlines during the same time frame where this one continuously failed.
As a cash cow, Google hardly lacks the resources to get this, unified messaging, and other growth imperatives right. But their product development leadership comes off as addled.
Nice News and Weather app. 5/5
You can find the story your looking for with easy.
This is a great app I use it in all my devices and it always update
Awesome app 5/5
Awesome app. Better than MSN app
Not the best news source
It's adequate 4/5
By Thunder: Phoenix
I like it ok I guess
Good app 4/5
Bad inefficient update 1/5
Should have left it alone. This version is not enough. Am looking at other news options and there are plenty and much better
Liked it better as a side scroller without the list of expanded stories that get in the way.
Limited news sources with very biased views 2/5
The app has the potential to be an informative and interesting news source.
However you get the news from MSM with obvious inherent biases.
Just trying to include different news sources without an agenda would be both informative and refreshing.
News that was not black and white with everything leading to doomsday and catastrophic predictions would be so much more informative.
By Morrisville, Pa
Liberal spin 2/5
App is fine, just a lot of liberal spin. Report the news only and let the readers decide.
Not as streamlined as other news aggregators. Gonna delete this news app.
Used to work well, but after recent updates it crashes all the time.
More content please and less advertisements. 4/5
Keep it going. You're 2 to 3 upgrades away.
My "go to" news app! 5/5
Love this app!
Terrible new interface and article sharing is broken 1/5
Wish I had never upgraded. This new interface is terrible, and there is no way to easily return to Headlines in one touch. After all this time, It is still not possible to read many articles dues to pop-up overlays that are impossible to close - PC Magazine is a perfect example.
How bad is quality assurance and testing that this release was published with the article sharing feature completely inoperable? Was this even tested before release?!?
Additionally, to my great disappointment, there is still no text-only mode like in Microsoft's excellent Bing app. Please attempt to close the huge gap between this app and the competition and add this one feature - it makes reading so much more pleasant when you can set font size and colors to your taste. Even the Safari and Firefox mobile browsers offer this feature.
No way to get articles in Reader View 1/5
If you're fond of pop-ups this apps for you. I read on an iPad and in the old google news page I was notified when reader view was available and read in peace
The share option still not working 2/5
I like the app but would like to be able to share news articles to social media.
Sucky new pop up ads 1/5