Crashes at spotlight news 2/5
By Ahmed baqer
The app crashes when trying to open any topic from the spotlight.. I still prefer using the web version of google news.
Used to be an avid user of google news. However, once I got the iPhone X I realized I can’t use it anymore. For whatever reason google news constantly makes my phone freeze and slow down. It’s the only app on my phone to do so and I’m not sure why but it needs an update. Used to love this app, but now I have to move on to another news app that actually works on my phone.
Sharing button STILL broken... 1/5
Can't save or share articles on the latest iPad Pro version. Please fix! It’s been months now. You can share on iPhone but the iPad app article sharing button in the upper right corner of the app does not function. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app.... STILL nothing. Sad that Google puts their name on a broken app.
Crashes.... crash, crash, crash......
App Crashes when Opening Article 1/5
This is normally a 4.5 star app as it needs some improvements BUT now.... Every time you open an article, the app just crashes so the entire thing is useless.
Has gone downhill 2/5
Freezes my iPhone 7. Sharing links joins URLs with text snippets which break the links. Can’t remove news sources with paywalls. Refreshes screen while I’m in middle of scrolling through articles (and thus loses my spot). I’m close to abandoning GNews after over a decade
Performance has taken a major hit recently 2/5
This app is really struggling lately. No other app I have gets stuck like this one.
Makes my iPhone X crash 1/5
Only app that when I try to open it, makes my phone freeze or crash.
Started crashing my IPhone last two weeks 1/5
Used for years but now it crashes all the time and causes my iphone to lock up for about 30 seconds. It affects any apps that are open. Hope you guys can fix soon. I really like this but just too frustrating now.
Locks up on my iPhone 2/5
By Big Boudin
iPhone 7 Plus, app locks up. Never had a problem with my iPhone 5.
Phone stops responding 2/5
After the recent update observe that after opening the app the phone suddenly stops responding. I need to close the app, it wouldn’t allow me to kill it as well.
Hyperlinks crash app 2/5
Half of the news links immediately crash the app every time they are depressed. Disappointing. This should have been found during release testing.
Using the latest IOS on an iPad Pro.
Crash Monkey 2/5
The app crashes on 1 out of 3 stories you click. You would think all the geniuses at Google could fix this issue. Go figure.
Links don’t work 2/5
Most times when I click on a linked article the app crashes.
Unbelievably Poor! 1/5
It seems that google is a decent IT company, I cannot believe that google’s software guys dare put this kind of poor quality product online! Sluggish, unfriendly , messy format, even the fond size is totally out of control. Oh, google...
Serious lag issues 1/5
By Newsie 056
This app causes my phone to lag, with delays after taps, in a way that persists after the app is closed. I believe there is a serious bug. All my phone lag issues (iPhone 7, latest iOS update) appear to be solved after switching to the web version of google news rather than using this app.
Broken :-( 2/5
Was my go to news reader. No it is just been broken for much too long. I don’t know if it was the iOS 11.2.5 update or the Google News recent update, but no random stories when you try to open them simply crash the app. This is been going on much too long....
Turn for the Worse 2/5
By Johnny Proton
This was such a promising app before, but recently it has become terrible. Entire major cities apparently have no news at all? I guess nothing has happened in Osaka for months.
By Way unhappy
Ads keep popping up and resizing making the news unreadable.
App Frequently Crashes 1/5
By Creaky John
This app now ALWAYS crashes when you try to open a Spotlight article. Also, recently almost half of the articles are from the Washington Post or the New York Times, so after you read the few articles free to non-subscribers at the beginning of the month, you are SOL on many of the biggest news stories of the day. I understand and support a news source using a pay wall, and Google News need to fix this bug, particularly when we want to keep up with news about a certain Nutjob American politician.
Crashes a lot 1/5
This would be a great app if it did not crash as much when selecting articles.
Needs to be fixed 1/5
This is my go to news app and has been for years. Since the last update it constantly freezes. Please fix!
Wish you could choose news sources 1/5
I used to love this app. Lately, it seems the primary news sources are the NYT and the WP, which only allow 5 articles per month, before you have to pay to read the articles. If I wanted to do that, I would just get the NYT and WP apps.
Bias Much? 1/5
I personally sit right in the middle of American politics. I find great arguments on both sides of issues. But there is a ridiculous left leaning bias in the headline portion of this app. I find way too many articles that I can easily tell are pushing faked stats and misinformation. For this reason I am deleting this app and looking for a more balanced news app.
Paywall Dead-End 1/5
I got stuck on a new york times paywall while using google news. No back arrow, no way out. Closed app and returned later and app was still on the paywall! Maybe intentional. iPhone 7.
Surprisingly bad 2/5
By Zombie lover23
Often crashes or locks up. Will lock entire phone until app can be swiped away. It’s shocking that google would make such a bad app.
App causes iPhone to lock up. App is unusable.
Fake news I don’t wanna see it or I will kms 1/5
By Anonymous Nischal
How do you block cnn fake news
Used to be better 3/5
If you like to gamble, this is your news app.
Sometimes your story will open, sometimes it won't.
Sometimes, if it opens, you can read more than the first line. Sometimes, it will ask you to pay to read it.
So...place your bet. And, click on a story.
It’s a functional app that does its job as news aggregator, though it’s not something that would wow you. I read news on google news daily and it’s reliably. That said, I wish I could have more control over the news sources I want and don’t want. You could argue that it would exacerbate echo chamber, but I don’t want sensational news from tabloids or alt-right or dumb trending topics. I want hard news and investigative reportings. That’s what news is about.
Crashes and hangs 1/5
I can’t imagine how Google let this app get so broken. Clicking on certain stores causes the app to crash. While I can’t predict which stories will do this, it is repeatable. If I restart the app and click the same story it will crash again. C’mon Google. Repeatable bugs are the easy ones to fix.
The app also often hangs, forcing me to force-quit it. I used this app for years without any problems until recently.
Crashes when clicking Spotlight articles 1/5
Many of the articles in the spotlight section crash the app when clicked. This has been happening for months.
Buggy crashes. Freezes iPhones 1/5
I’m finally sick enough of the crashes to write a review.
1. Crashes frequently, freezing iPhone. Did this on iOS 10.2 and still does it through iOS 11.x.x
2. Headline sources are often biased. If more than 20% of the top articles are from the same source (for instance Washington Post) then either Google’s algorithm needs work or it’s intentional.
3. Feeds with old news are common, some with articles days or even weeks old. ThT is NOT news.
4. Sharing by mail feature sometimes put ... in the mail body as the article description. Useless.
Worse Than Ever 1/5
Not only does sharing not work, now buggy buggy buggy. Tap on a headline and get bounced back to the home page. Essentially useless.
Latest update has made it an awful experience. Crashes more often than not, or won’t let me click on anything. I’ve been a google news user for years, but this update is frustrating.
Kills my battery 1/5
Background activity is killing my iPhone 7 battery. Background refresh is disabled.
By My brother Joe
Keeps “jumping” to the front app page when going “back” from webpage. Useless.
Google News app crashing 1/5
Recently Google News app has randomly started crashing when a link is clicked. When restarted it crashes consistently again. No obvious pattern on links that work and those that crash the app.
Freezing/crashing constantly 1/5
Ever since the newest version released, the app freezes and/or crashes constantly. It can lock up the entire iPhone at times. Ridiculous.
App freezes and causes iPhone slow down. 1/5
Please fix it ASAP.
Please fix 1/5
Terrible update. Slow, stalls/hangs. Borderline unusable. Worked fine before last update. Extremely disappointed.
Good News app, however... 3/5
Way too many annoying and distracting ads and videos!
Constantly Freezes and Slows Down Iphone 2/5
By Chumby Wumby
This app used to be good. Now it freezes constantly. When you try and close the app, the whole Iphone gets latent.
Good app 1/5
Good app, but why is news and weather together? Why not two different apps?
Very easy to create custom categories, but these these categories never gets updated.
This app is extremely glitchy. I have an iPhone 8 and am up to date on software but this app routinely freezes and crashes.
Unopened articles 1/5
Can’t read articles on right side of copy or editors picks
What’s wrong you. One largest companies in the world and you cannot fix your own crap. My son built his own computer from floor up. Jeezz
Used to do the job 1/5
Then google got cute and made it pretty and now it's broken junk.
It's supposed to be a list of news stories from reporters all over the world - now it's AMP'D crap that never loads (white page of doom).
Go back to just basically making links to news stories.
Apple news still is awful as well so you have time to fix.
UPDATE MAY 2017 - bad again.
Update Feb 2018. Bad again. Just deleted.
Constant crashing 1/5
Click and crash!
Does not update quickly in some areas 2/5
I find it frustrating that it will not update financial news (like today’s stock market crash).
I do not want two-day old news in my NEWS feed. That is not “news!”
Embarrassingly bad 1/5
Crashes frequently. Slow when it actually works.
I loved the update where the general layout of the app was made better. However it crashes on me A LOT now. Especially in the spotlight section: every single story that I try to read immediately makes the app close the second I tap the article.