Google's Revamped News App Now Available on iOS Devices

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 15, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At its Google I/O developer conference last week, Google debuted a revamped Google News app focusing on balanced news delivery with personalized news suggestions, and as of today, the new Google News app is available for download on the iPhone and iPad.

    According to Google, the News app is designed to use "the best of artificial intelligence to find "the best of human intelligence" by taking advantage of new AI techniques to organize a constant flow of new information into digestible storylines.


    A "For You" section offers up personalized news suggestions based on user interests, which is designed to learn user preferences through continued usage. It displays five personalized stories with a mix of important headlines and local news.

    A "Headlines" section offers the top headlines in the world, and an accompanying "Full Coverage" feature is meant to provide details on all of the different ways a particular story has been presented by a variety of news sources, aggregating the headlines from multiple publications.

    Through the "Newsstand" tab, you can discover various news websites as well as more than 1,000 magazines, and you can subscribe to paid news sites like The Washington Post and The New York Times using a Google Play account if so desired.

    Google News for iOS replaces the existing Google Play Newsstand app, which has been overhauled with a new name and a new design with the launch of Google News. Full release notes for the update are below:
    Google News can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Google's Revamped News App Now Available on iOS Devices
  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    What a useless app!

    No mark as read
    No mark as read on scroll
    No show all articles from all sources in one feed
    No unread items count
    Read articles do not disappear from the feed after refresh

    Rated it 1 star on App Store
  3. ThisIsNotMe, May 15, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: May 16, 2018

    ThisIsNotMe Suspended

    Aug 11, 2008
  4. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    I actually find the design user friendly. What scares me is I’m feeling that way about more and more google apps.
  5. MrGunnyPT macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2017
    How come no Dark Mode? It's a freaking news app.

    Back to Feedly I am
  6. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    Unless I’m missing something, does Apple’s news app have dark mode?

  7. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2015
    Will give it a try but I ditched apple news app, google search app for twitter , that’s where I find everything together
  8. robbyx macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2005
    I feel the same. Their apps are making me more interested in trying a Pixel as my next phone.
  9. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    I’m waiting to see myself what the Pixel 3 holds. Entire family is all Apple, but I’m becoming less entrenched as Google’s apps improve.

  10. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    It's nice that they finally decided to use OS design instead of pushing Material design...oh wait. Of course they are still pushing Material design on iOS.
  11. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    It isn't trying to be a RSS reader which seems to be what you are looking for.
  12. robbyx macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2005
    I think we are reaching a tipping point where Google has finally caught up to Apple in terms of the overall user experience. I find myself using more Google apps on my iPhone these days. I recently switched to Gmail (from iCloud mail) and so far much prefer it. I love the way it automatically sorts promotional, social, and update emails in their own categories, leaving my inbox far less cluttered. I much prefer Google Maps to Apple Maps. Google Music is quite nice too. The only thing Apple Music/iTunes has going for it, in my opinion, is the desktop integration. Overall I'm quite impressed with Google these days.
  13. Karma*Police macrumors 68000

    Jul 15, 2012
    Haha, always entertaining to see posters masquerading as Apple users and pretending like Apple is letting them down so they’re happy try Google apps and phones.

    With that out of the way, Google should use their AI to clean up YouTube first.
  14. Regime2008 Suspended


    Oct 3, 2017
    Basshead in ATL
    I highly doubt people are playing the switcharoo game. But then again, this is the mentality the blinded Apple fans believe in... *Shrugs" Google has been beating Apple in just about every aspect for quite some time now, it's just that some people are so stuck in their ways to see it
  15. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    Installing this. You know why? Because Apple News is still not available in my country..........
  16. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011
    Beat Apple News to support multiple countries besides US and a couple of others.
    I want to hate Google but they keep being less US-centric than Apple :/
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    Masquerading Apple users?
    Between me and my wife I have 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 2 Apple TVs, 1 iMac27, 2 Apple Watches, Pay for iCloud Storage, AirPods.

    What part of that am I masquerading? You want photos of said devices for evidence?

    You are probably American, and in that case kudos for you. If you are not then you should understand when we complain that we feel forgotten by Apple. How long Apple pushed out News ? It's still less than a handful of countries.

    Remember iTunes Radio which was also only US bound for years? Then Spotify appeared and suddenly Apple Music "kinda" worldwide appeared.

    Competition is good.
  17. PeLaNo macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2017
    Same here. News is just other service that Apple doesn’t take it serious, that’s why they only have limited availability although it came out like 2 years ago.
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    I found Apple News format much better looking, but I can’t stand how they keep showing “No stories” since I’m pretty sure they have.
    Is that might be because it isn’t natively support in my country?

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  18. rmoliv macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2017
    Funny I can get Google News on my iPhone but not the News app from Apple. Also No HomePod, no TV app and no Siri Support on Apple TV, no Apple Pay... Maybe I should rethink my relationship with Apple. The world isn’t the US, UK and Australia only...
  19. drumcat macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    More tailored news, feeding the biases of the masses. News should not be tailored other than by proximity. Otherwise the political divides will continue to appear wider than they are, and that’s a danger to democracy.
  20. ediks macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2015
    Exactly , everything is for US ,UK only.I dont get it.
  21. benroberts3 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Is it me or are the ads rampant all throughout the google news app ?

    I like Apple news because it really keeps the advertisements down to a minimum. Google news has them all over the place making for a distracting experience.
  22. BlueParadox macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Many people forget that Google is an advertising company first and foremost - everything they produce from hardware to software exists to support this. Thus, ads aplenty...
  23. Fender2112, May 16, 2018
    Last edited: May 16, 2018

    Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    So, where do you prefer to get your fake news?
    --- Post Merged, May 16, 2018 ---
    B I N G O

    Someone gets it.

    Everything Google does is a means to an end. And that end is to profit from the collection and distribution of data.
    To believe otherwise is just naive and ignorant. If you enjoy their products and service and find value in them, then use them. Just understand what the endgame is for Google.
  24. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    Too many ads
    No dark mode
    Laggy (not as smooth as apple news)

  25. ovo6 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2015
    Google search app better tbh and apple news too

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