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Google Play Newsstand - News & Magazines for you

By Google, Inc.

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Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about.

Enjoy access to thousands of free and premium news sources, leading magazines, and specialized publications. Newsstand’s catalog includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New Yorker, Quartz, Vox, Refinery29, People, Fast Company, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, and much more…

Whether you want to quickly scan today’s headlines, or find in-depth articles, videos and podcasts about your personal interests, Google Play Newsstand saves you time by presenting personalized suggestions just for you, powered by Google’s recommendation engine.

Each recommendation includes a justification and an option for providing feedback. In this way, you always know why you are seeing a story, and you can easily tell Newsstand whether to continue showing you similar stories. In other words, it gets better the more you use it.

• Briefing - Get caught up in under a minute with a blend of top headlines, local news, and personal interests.
• For You - Feed your curiosity with a stream of personalized recommendations assembled just for you.
• Library - Stay on top of your favorite topics, sources and magazines by adding them to your library
• Explore - Dig into categories like Arts & Photography, Business & Finance, Food & Drink and more.
• Go Offline - Download any news edition, topic or magazine to read offline.
• Read Later - Save stories you don't have time to read now and go back to them later.
• Fast and efficient - Stories are formatted perfectly for your device.

What's New in Version 4.0.1

• Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
• Enjoy a stream tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
• Control which sources and topics appear in your feed by giving feedback
• Enjoy high resolution images, large article cards and a new interface that bring your feed to life
• Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen


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Customer Reviews

Not enough control over the app

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.

Difficult to find in depth content.

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.


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...

Google Play Newsstand - News & Magazines for you
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.1
  • Size: 63.7 MB
  • Languages: 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
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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