Better than apple news 5/5
Offlining actually works
Pretty good 3/5
To be better, rely less on large single images and more on content. Content should be more than headlines and a sentence or two.
Difficult to find in depth content. 2/5
Google Play Newstand used to be an amazing app; It's part of the reason I "needed" a Nexus 9 about a year ago. Unfortunately, the newest version of the app, while still polished and pretty and clean, makes it difficult to find more information in each category. I'm sticking with it, trying to figure it out because the clean interface and ability to open stories in either Safari or Chrome (directly) is still important to me, but this app is currently a disappointment.
I love it.
Can't get rid of sports stories that take up at least 1/3 of feed and specific publications I'm not interested in.
Not enough control over the app 1/5
This app has a lot going for it except for 2 things. One it doesn't put articles in order from most recent to oldest. For example I see articles that say 23 hours ago then 4 days ago then 3 hours ago. The other thing is the user needs complete control over what is showed in the app. The highlight area needs to show highlights from the articles we choose. Stop shoving liberal news down our throats. Allow us to choose only what we want to see. And just so you other users know; when you stop following a particular article it just chooses another liberal article for you. They never stop coming. Even when you uncheck all the categories. The reason this is happening is because Google is being paid by vox, new york times and every other liberal news outlet to put their articles first. So it's only latest news from a liberal outlet paying Google to show their news first. But here is something to remember Google. Conservatives just won the house, Senate and the presidency. So that should tell you something. The people of this country don't want what your trying to force on them and if you keep trying to make them accept it then there is plenty of other companies that will gladly take our business and give us what we want. You ask for feedback. Well here it is. Let's see what you do about it.
By B K III
EDIT 6/28: Back to 1 star. Articles are automatically unlocked when clicked again. I have no idea why it was disabled for those few days before, but it seriously needs to at least be an option to disable it. One accidental tap and a free read gets wasted on something you aren't particularly interested in.
EDIT 6/27: They got back two stars for bringing back the manual unlocking of articles from limited publications. However you still cannot filter publications, which has left my feed littered with the likes of TMZ and Bollywood updates...
Just a subscription vehicle 1/5
Ran out of articles to read on NYT. Wants me to subscribe. If wanted to do that I wouldn't need this app. supposed to be refreshed each week or month but didn't do it for January. Stopped using it today.
Best news aggregator 5/5
Love the new version!
Best news app out there for either platform 5/5
By Jeff Chapman
Best news app out there for either platform
Concise News Overview 5/5
I can quickly view my news sources to obtain a concise overview of the topics I am following. A simple tap lets me drill down to more detail.
Love it! 5/5
This app gives me everything I need! It has the top 5 stories and doesn't focus on just one area of the news. I can see the world news as well as pop culture news all in the same place! Would recommend to everyone!
Great news app, should have tried earlier 5/5
Absolutely amazing news app, love the fluid animations and save offline feature.
Miss the old layout 2/5
Trying to be too much like Apple News now. I prefer the older format as it was much more targeted in topics I'm interested in than this new jumbled mess.
I use this app everyday. I love the organization. I wish Apple news could figure this out.
Best news app by far. 5/5
This is my favorite news app. It's easy to use and I like how you can customize it for you. I love Google apps as they are usually user friendly. Must get this app!
A delight to use and completely accessible with voiceover 5/5
A wonderful example of a very usable and completely inclusive app.
Too smart 2/5
By DJ Mikale
I used to be able to view many more news stories. With so many sources selected I should have a never ending stream of stories to read but instead it's finite
This app has crossed the threshold. I use it daily to get my news. Love the new update / function.
Horrible new layout 1/5
I used to love the old lay out with the categories on top and you could just left and right to switch them. Not it's obtuse and confusing.
Love it. 5/5
Thank you, this is just what I needed to get my daily news fix.
Keep up the great work.
Used to be great, now shallow 1/5
This was the best news reading app. Last update turned it into a fluff magazine. Will be deleting.
Good news aggregator 4/5
This a good news aggregator. It needs better customization options, such as hiding sports or local stories.
Loads fast and very few obnoxious ads.
Cool customized articles based on your search history.
By Major McNeil
I would give it five stars if it worked on Safari. Still, it knows my interests and satisfies my news addiction. It works well on Chrome and as an iOS app.
The material design of this app is beautiful. This makes consuming the content more enjoyable for me.
Great but... 4/5
Love the app but its updating often buries or wipes stories before I've finished reading
Great news feed 5/5
The news fits my preferences
Love the UI. Best news reader out there! 5/5
The stories are just perfect and look awesome. I love the animations. Go Google! Best news app out there.
Good app, but needs more polish 4/5
This is a good app from Google and it is much more intuitive than Apple' News app. However, this app needs more polish especially with caching and transition that at time make this seem like an unfinished app and results in a bad user experience. So polish this app, please.
Go To News 5/5
I love this app. Im not a huge fan of the new layout, but it is great to get all of my news topics some short articles some from NYT and HP. I really enjoy being able yo choose the sources and themes.
Cant say enough about having this app.
Good, Could Be Better..... 4/5
I like the new layout, but there are some issues. Notifications still do not work, the font is a little small and there is still no widget. Very could content though.....
WOW,Replaced all news app.Thanks Google For making this Awesome 5/5
I loved this apps new design, Personalized story,magazine reading experience is awesome.Gorgeous!!
New layout update ruined this app 2/5
The old layout was stale and needed to be refreshed but at least it was functional. The new update looks amazing but the functionality of it is terrible. I'm sad to say I'll be moving on to alternatives.
New design format is a downgrade 1/5
The new layout is a non plus. Bring back the old design which work so well!
New layout is terrible 2/5
By Vignesh S
The new layout is absolutely terrible. Please put it back to having tabs on top so I can easily read based on topics.
Terrible lastest update 2/5
I used to love this app. I've had this app for about three years and it used to be so easy to get a lot of good news. The editors seem to be trying to imitate the apple news app. I miss being able to toggle to different categories
Last update made this useless 1/5
The app used to be the best and now you have no selection of the type of news you see. If I wanted a stream of random topics I'll just launch Facebook. Hope he designers see the new low scores and revert and try again.
It just hangs! 1/5
By Tom's nickname
On my iPhone 7 plus when I press the tile to start the app, the tile dims as thou it is starting but just stays dim --- nothing happens! I deleted the app and reinstalled it, same result. Bummer!
Why the change of layout?? 2/5
Used to be my go-to news app. This new update has completely changed the format, making it not as user experience friendly. Bring back swiping of topics to view everything
Needs Apple watch App 4/5
Needs Apple watch app. One of my favorite news readers.
Saved categories are gone 1/5
Where did my saved categories go? That was the best part of the app.
It's a belly flop. Now I need a different app.
Not as Versatile as Previous Version 1/5
Google now assumes it knows what you want to read. Typical. They did away with news sections that were easy to swipe through. Can't believe it but Apple's news app is now better.
Amazing news app 4/5
Thanks google, now I can keep all my topics , stories and channels in a one place.
I don't normally write reviews 5/5
While people who use this app regularly might not like the new layout. I love it. I am giving it another shot after the update as I never really got into the original one. And for a pretty much a new comer, I have replaced my current news app for this within the first 5 minutes. It's awesome!!!
Hate the Upgrade 1/5
I loved Google Play before the new layout was introduced. It provided a way for me to read headlines and obtain info by topic/subject matter. Now everything is on one screen like Apple News. I hate the new layout and have deleted the app from my phone.
New experience is terrible 1/5
Wow! This new experience is terrible. Takes more taps and scrolling to see anything you want. A single article takes up most of the screen. No more tabs across the top to get to my topics. What were you thinking Google!?
UI can improved, compared to apple news. 2/5
Need to read in complicated page layout.