Google News organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you.

With Google News, you’ll see:

Your briefing – It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story you care about. With your briefing, easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content.

Full coverage – Understand the full context on any story with just a tap. Google News gives you everything online about a story and organizes it for you – highlighting different perspectives, a timeline of key events, FAQs, important people, and more.

Credible sources – Find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before.

Stories, for you – Keep up with what’s happening on the topics you care about, whether that’s travel, politics, sports, tech, or fashion.

What's New

Version 5.1

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

12.5K Ratings

12.5K Ratings

Finally got something 90% right there at Google


The app works well and for those who bothered to read the instructions, one must first download Chrome Browser. I took 1/2 star off for this requirement but then it is Google. Once you are done setting up in Currents online (yes you can use an existing account), then it allows you to set up your feeds. It also asks you to verify that you own the server by uploading a simple HTML file. Once this is done, everything should just work once you finish the settings in the browser.

Of course, most of the people who said it got only one star did obviously not bother going to the Currents web page on google first to read the instructions. it was fairly straight forward. The only thing I didn't like other than the browser was the fact that a post seems to need to be on a server for 1 hour minimum before the the propagator will pick it up as part of the news feed. Also the App while it does do what it advertises, is a bit clunky and not exactly intuitive. 1.5 stars off for these issues.

Over all, I would give the APP a 5 for the fact that it does exactly what it advertises but definitely has left a lot of room for improvement.

No longer "My new go-to news reader"


Update: went from 5 to 3 stars.
Reason: the inability to mute certain news sources is become more and more problematic. These days, my feed is chalked full of news from Australia (I live in the US), right wing opinion pieces (I'm fairly liberal), and poorly written blog posts about super heroes. The app has gone from being a pleasure to being a massive nuisance.

Old review:
I had stopped using Currents long ago due to its clunky interface and substandard performance. I had tried Flipboard for a whole, along with a litany of competing news aggregators, but none of them were a pleasure to use. I was really dubious about Newstand, but I gave it a shot because, why not? Long story short, this app had everything I want in an extremely fluid and easy to understand interface. It has customizable lists of interesting articles based on sources I follow, or I can look at my library and catch up on everything from a particular source. This has become the app I spend the most time in on my phone now.

Please restore iOS 5 Support


Google Currents has been one of those essential apps I have come to use daily. using it from my first generation iPad - and now iPhone - to access articles from a plethora of my favorite news sources. With simplicity and grace, it delivers a cornucopia of information from my interests. However, recently I had to restore my iPad and, because the new version requires iOS 6 (which my iPad cannot update do), I can no longer use this app on my iPad. Google, as this app is not only critical to my media consumption daily, but also critical to you in providing an endless stream of personalized information about my interests on which you could base ads to me; I strongly urge you to consider adding back iOS 5 support to Google Currents. While I do enjoy using it on my iPhone, I would greatly appreciate also having it available on my iPad, on which I do most of my daily "internet" tasks, for want of a better phrase. Please do so! Thank you very much.


Google, Inc.
116 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Zulu
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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