iPhone X 4/5
Love the app, but really want iPhone X design support.
Won’t sign in to app 3/5
By Weather lover 738191029
Won’t sign in
How do you buy/read/subscribe magazines or newspapers? Seriously HOW??? 1/5
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 3/5
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 1/5
Too many stories from pay sites that you can’t access without buying a subscription.
Please update to take full screen on iPhone X 3/5
Please update to take full screen on iPhone X
Good changes, but it's too cluttered now. 2/5
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 5/5
Great news app. Finds stories I'll like. Amount of news coverage is impressive. Especially when most apps don't even cover local news. 💯
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 1/5
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.
Adapts to the news you like 5/5
This app is amazing, I've been using it for two days now and it has already adapted to the kinds of news I like to read and will only show me articles that it thinks I'll like. This should be your number one news app.
It's okay 3/5
By Turkey Sandwiches
It's a decent news aggregator.
By driftless in WI
PROS: You get the full story, links and pix as in the original publication without having to click on links or 'globes' as in other news apps.
Cons: Stories remain in the list regardless of having read it or not. At the least it should dim the article so you know it's been read. This also leaves your reading list painfully and needlessly long. It is irritating enough that I'm going to stop using this otherwise nice app.
It's perfect 5/5
By Jared K 212
It's really great how you can combine your interests (no matter how esoteric they may be!) and the top news stories seamlessly.
Intuitive and easy to read 5/5
By Pooshan vyas
They reinvented this app
Looks like they are using machine learning
- more relevant news
- very easy to read
- cover everything.
Excellent app 5/5
So much better than whats out there...
Google News 5/5
Its fantastic. Customized feeds with content just for me with a beautiful layout.
Why can't it be smart enough to not show articles that I have no subscriptions?!? Annoying each time I go to Washington post that I need to subscribe.
Awesome version of newsstand 5/5
By Edward 1988
It's come a long long way! I really love this app because it gives me local news as well. Just very very amazing.
There's too many options, repeated I'm still on the fence.. it's confusing and too much information even after adjusting my settings
So much better than Apple News 5/5
I wanted to like Apple News but regularly found the news stories to be unorganized or repeated in various sections and the amount of new news that displayed was small. I've also experienced some weird UI issues with the layout that make it nearly impossible to read the headline. This app, however, is awesome! The range of topics to choose from, the way it organizes the stories, and the UI are all great! Deleted Apple News after installing this.
Love it! 5/5
Awesome news app!
Great news app 5/5
Great format and customisable!!
Better than apple news and better than android version 5/5
Like most google apps on iPhone they are curiously better on the iPhone than on android. Perfectly curated news for what I'm interested in.
Best news reader out there! Love it! 5/5
The stories are just always spot on. Simple to use. I love the speed, content and videos. Go Google! Best news app.
This is it 5/5
I tried all the news apps and this is the one. The customization is crazy you can have your news the way you want them
Audio not working 3/5
Embedded video's audio doesn't work. iPad4
Don't bother 1/5
Do yourself a favor and get your news from a reliable source(s). I found that this app equated the most extreme and conspiracy laden articles with established fact-based reporting and sources. It is random newsfeeds like this that fuel our crazy uncles who can't tell the difference between reality and fiction.
I have a few magazine subscriptions that I was able to ride from my android phone. Switched to iOS now can't view my magazines "not compatible with iOS "
Hiding source no longer works 1/5
Hiding sources that you don't want to see has been broken for several weeks. I've moved on to better apps because of this
The best News App EVER !! Period !! 5/5
By Liquid Ghost 24
This is the best news App ever built, people are sleeping on this, just Wow !!!!
Broken preferences 3/5
The App is great overall, but recently the muting of certain sources and topics seems to have no effect.
You can edit things like different sites and sources. So, if you don't want CNN, or whatever, to show up you can have that. And you can always add more if you'd like.
Nice clean interface. I just wish there was a dark mode.
Recommendation preferences is broken. It's practically the same as the news and weather app now.
This app added fake news sources to topics 1/5
By Piper Pete
Be wary about news sources that google aggregates into ur topics there are many fake sources such as Sputnik Int'l which gives you Moscow's opinion on topics you like.
Thank You 5/5
By Roberto Lancini
actually loved the app before and for me personally only what I felt was a legit gripe was no drag and drop library... thank God somebody's mom said this is not how I raised you. bravo gentlemen...bravo
Good personalization ((better then apple news)) 5/5
Title says it all
Best News/magazine app I ever seen. 5/5
I am loving this app.Best news app I ever seen.Kudos to Google for giving us such a wonderful experience.
Best news reader 5/5
And it's the only way to read the New Yorker on an Android
Not updating enough 1/5
Seeing the same news as 18 hours ago. Swiping to update does nothing.
Adds fake news everywhere 1/5
Junk news always gets in somehow google not good no more money hungry corporate. If they keep this up they will in up just like Yahoo.
The best!!!! 5/5
Great News reader 5/5
It's a great news reader and aggregator. You can scroll through to find interesting stories or read only from a specific source you choose, you have to option.
By R Dangerfield
Why does it reset to the homepage every time I close it for more than 5 seconds and there's no way to get back to the story I had open?
Love This 5/5
As an iOS and Android co-user, this app is wonderful.
Keeps showing hidden news sources 1/5
By Tony please
I am done with the google play newsstand after 5 years of use.
Until the news sources I mark "hide stories from" actually stay hidden I will be using other apps.
It's to bad,this used to be hands down the best!
Best news app by far 5/5
Can't start my day without it!
This app is the best news app out there it's so much so clean and simple to use
Love it! 5/5
Best news app. Easy to navigate. Brief and to the point. Nice way to catch up with news while eating breakfast.
Excellent app 5/5