717vijay's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/8/18 3:16 PM
Reed Spaulding's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/8/18 1:07 PM
I just need to see the headlines, don’t care about the pictures.
betty crockd's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/8/18 11:54 AM
90% of the daily info I want in short sentences? Perfect, Stratton
Saber38's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/8/18 10:26 PM
Yep, it’s gone now. The last vestige of it. Now it is pages of click bait for idiots.
JP_OC's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/6/18 5:05 PM
I don’t want to watch, I want to read. Can’t cut through the clutter.
CA_James's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/6/18 3:19 AM
It looks good, but very slow unless you have blazing fast WiFi. I much prefer the old version.
Mishal Alfares's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/6/18 3:16 AM
I want you to make it more simple and easy
Duke704's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/6/18 12:42 PM
App won’t allow me to sign out of my gmail account. That should be an option, not a default setting. Deleted.
nostrajonny's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/5/18 5:45 PM
I have been a Google News reader for many many years, and with each update over the last x years the ability to find and read a diverse set of content has slowly been eliminated. The most recent release of this new app presents me with *two* articles when I log-in, with a majority of the space used for pictures instead of text. In the early days, you could open the app and be presented with likely up to 10 different articles/sources to choose from and you could choose what direction the information took you in. User interfaces are getting less usable to a curious reader, and information selections are being drastically reduced. You are taking away the power of the user to choose, and more importantly removing the opportunity to think about what to look at. Google... please consider a more text rich interface where readers can be presented with rich diversity of content vs. rich color photos for only a few articles. Very likely an individual that craves information has already viewed sources that you are presenting them in some form or fashion.
Cougarlover666's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/5/18 4:30 PM
Don’t need images taking up 60% of my screen, just need the news. Glad I didn’t switch to the new version on my phone. Come on Google, no wonder you haven’t joined the trillion dollar club. Just kidding... But come on, I just need the news without a plethora of images. At least give ya boy the option to switch to the old format on your precious new app. #esketit
1953Dick's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/5/18 4:18 PM
Just got the app and so far so good. Will need more time to really test it.
Victorbookreader's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/5/18 1:18 PM
I selected Italian in the language settings but the widget notifications are still in English.
realmac john's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/5/18 12:09 AM
New version is full of fluff. I don’t want pics with my headlines, I don’t want stories to move around while I’m scanning headlines, and I want simple compact display so I can spot what I need quickly. I want to control what sections are presented. Deleted app, it’s not what I want.
AlexisMH's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 9:44 PM
Google is pushing hard on users of its original news app to adopt this new one. I tried it. Instead of seeing a quick list of salient headlines upon opening, this new app shows a *big* photo of a story with no meaningful info. I looked at the settings to see if I could change the layout, but no, that’s it. It’s really disappointing.
Scoay's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 5:29 PM
Moving pictures that are distracting seem to be their new idea. Some people just want a simple news app without all the crap to distract you from the important part: the words in the headlines and articles. The old app was much simpler and cleaner. (Moreover, you could enable dark mode which most people prefer because it's easier on the eyes.) Here's an example: I'm trying to read the headline about some politician, why would I possibly need a giant picture of said politician that is constantly zooming in and moving? I'm trying to read the news, I don't need to be distracted. Furthermore, all the extra distractions will use a ton of data. Very disappointed with this "new look". It seems it was only done so some developers could impress a tool of a boss. Real people just want a simple layout that aggregates news.
Nevada Granny's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 3:46 PM
I want my old google back! How can I get it back?
Zero2 360's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 3:30 PM
I don't like the new format in the headline news section where articles have a huge picture that takes up the entire screen. All I care about is headline text. Just want to skim the stories to see what's going on. I don't have time to scroll through pages. This is not usable.
Cszzx's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 3:09 PM
Want the old text summary - no video- no account - no use up my WiFi just good old news summary I miss my old g news that was my favorite app no more
nonewsindelaware's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 2:49 PM
Wasting a lot of screen space with pictures and far fewer actual news items. And TV reality shows are not NEWS. How can I go back to the old Google News?
GoJetSet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 2:37 PM
Can I get the old version back this new version is horrible two article thumbnails take up my whole screen constant scrolling to get looking . Older version was better 8 headlines on the screen , and also night mode for reading . What’s wrong with all these apps lately I like simplification easy to read not a thumbnail the size of the screen and a sentence underneath it
Nonononono4's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 12:38 PM
This has always been my favorite app - clean, easy to use - and I hesitated downloading the revision. Why did they delete the “night” dark version? PLEASE restore that feature! I will keep working with the new version and I’m sure I will like it, eventually.
tt_toe's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/4/18 12:19 PM
It really was.
carnegie hall candidate's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/30/18 8:36 PM
If were truly neutral, it would show more news articles from conservative media. Instead, the vast majority come from WAPO, NYT, CNN, etc.
Shawn112233445566's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/30/18 6:29 AM
more recently Ive noticed the extreme left news articles non stop. Completely one sided. And then the jimmy Kimmel bashes trump skits...you know the guy famous from the man show...the show that was about everything that he now makes fun of republicans for...(hypocritical much) it’s honestly disturbing how 1 dimensional the news has gotten. I’d like 1 news source that’s actually open minded and not pushing their companies views or agendas. I’ve hit the do not show or fewer stories option and literally have had that very same article pop up 10 more times. We get it google you’re left. Cool I don’t care I also don’t care about what some celebrity ate and the fact I have to ignore 10 of the same articles only to have them reappear is irritating. At 1st I thought google news was better then apple news...now I think they’re both on the same level of junk.
happy on my phone's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/30/18 5:29 PM
I enjoy the articles that are posted!
paullinator111's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/30/18 12:14 AM
Too many pictures take up space making it awkward for browsing
Typo00's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 5:10 AM
I still have the other Google News. It has dark mode. You should bring dark mode here too.
G1r1a1y1s1o1n's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 4:25 PM
I valued the simplistic layout of the previous google news app because it made it easy to glance at headlines (mostly text) and choose to dig deeper. This new format uses too many large images and makes the experience feel crowded and like the user needs to really dig through the content to get information. This feels like a copy of the News app for iPhone which I had avoided for this exact reason.
Apemangirl's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 2:50 PM
I prefer the older version of Google news. I want to READ the news, and not to have so many images to navigate around.
Tinshield118's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 1:25 AM
Many of the articles are truncated and there doesn’t appear to be any way now to open the same article in the browser. Not good
harry jet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 1:23 PM
Maybe try to even put the political stories to be fairer... all I get is leftist angles unless I really dig for something truthful
Tov 613's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 12:52 AM
Boolian Logically's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 10:18 PM
I much preferred the old format. Why not continue it as an option.
Tom in WA's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/3/18 10:11 PM
No way that I found in settings to just show headlines. Lots of distracting noise. Off to other news sources... bah.
pissclam's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/29/18 6:14 AM
Rockstarjm's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/29/18 5:14 AM
I liked being able to customize things for me and the local news section. I also preferred the dark theme I felt it was easier on my eyes
gnews1234's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/29/18 3:09 AM
The images r to much
quiver 93's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/29/18 11:26 AM
To much liberal news feed and insignificant news sources like slate and vox. Would be nice to edit news sources.
DP-Sea's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/28/18 8:14 PM
Uses tons of data, I had to disable it
GiDoc911's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/28/18 11:28 AM
This app promotes news feeds if a video is attached. News outlets without video are severely downgraded. No option to list news headlines without pictures or video. App takes up more than 100 MB of iPhone storage even before saving user data. I strongly suspect the App spies on user viewing habits and reports back to Google. Replaces old App that stored huge amount of user data on user’s iPhone.
Shrimp Whisperer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 9:41 PM
Like new format, i’m not easily convinced, but the new is good!
tech302's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 7:07 PM
I’ve tested both for a long time now. Google News is superior. Much better content. Local news is also very good. Apple News doesn’t even have the concept of local news.
Tupelobound's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 6:33 AM
Not sure what they’ve done with updates lately but the “stuttering” has gotten worse and now singing in to news sites to make a comment isn’t even working for certain sites. I literally have to sign in on other browsers like Firefox now. Overall... it’s becoming annoying to use this app.
BenTsuki's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 5:31 PM
It continues to lead with articles I have no interest in. Additionally it doesn’t allow me to give those lead articles a thumbs down. I think it’s rating popular news higher than what I rate and read. Googles AI some of the best? Then we’ve got nothing to worry about for A LONG time (if ever)....
Je1949forever's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 2:41 AM
I am so glad I did not delete the previous version before downloading this one. Content is OK, but very difficult to manage. The main issue for me is the huge photos with every article...makes for way too much scrolling and no way to see multiple headlines on one screen. Give back the option for just thumbnails instead of photos that take up 1/2 the screen on my iPad and maybe I will consider “upgrading”.
Shak212's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 2:32 AM
t0rt4r3d's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/27/18 12:02 AM
Not an improvement on any level.
Mr. Scroll's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 9:52 PM
It’s great, but it would be better if there was an auto scroll button with different speeds so I don’t have to constantly touch the screen. I love getting news from the channels I care about. Thanks google!
Howintex's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 5:30 PM
I do not like the “upgrade”..takes longer to surf through news, can’t see top headlines at a glance, most scroll endlessly to find news of interest...
nwc10's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 12:19 PM
I want the old google news with my sections back and not this mush mash feed that’s probably manipulated. This feels like I’m in an information bubble / news bubble and I don’t have control over what I’m reading.
Babba__Lou's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 12:16 AM
Lost customization functionality + lost ability to quickly scan headlines = lost user
Suzillaz's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 11:32 AM
It’s like Apple news with gossip and crap. Me substance.
xgjsiz's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/26/18 10:08 PM
From my experience you guys have provided a new source that is best tailored to me but also non bias.
Class of 80's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/25/18 2:20 AM
I am grateful that the new Google News app did not delete the old one because I could compare both versions. The old version is faster and manages the screen better. The new version is particularly annoying because it doesn’t show nearly as many headlines per screen.
3.2..1. Salvo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/25/18 1:51 PM
To much news about politics not enough about everything else I am interested in.
thesuperalice's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/25/18 12:32 PM
I used the old Google News & Weather app because of its clean interface and the ability to get a quick briefing in the morning. I don’t want the feed to reset and endlessly scroll. I don’t want the story I’m on to disappear as soon as I momentarily switch to another app, requiring me to scroll back through and try to dig it up again. And this is a personal preference, but I *really* appreciated that Google News & Weather didn’t have so many g*d* pictures & videos. It felt like I was reading the news—not plowing through Snapchat. It feels like the old app was designed to actually get the news that someone cared about to them. The new app seems designed by someone who doesn’t care what trash they shove down your throat, as long as you stay on the app for as long as possible.
Bud in SC's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/25/18 11:40 PM
Keep up the good work
Snufflemud's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 8:13 PM
It would be nice to be able to roll back to the previous version. I preferred the summary text rather than a full screen picture.
jb00723's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 5:56 AM
I know a lot of people have blazing fast WiFi and huge mobile screens, but there are also a lot of us that don’t. The huge images drown everything else out on my screen. I want to be able to quickly skim headlines for news, which means this app is fairly useless to me. Sticking with the older one unless they give this a redesign.
jayslittlesister's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 5:54 PM
I love google news but I hate the large pictures. It was nice to have a small picture with a synopsis, and the ability to see more than one news story before scrolling down. Plus the white background is too bright.
Halfdeafmusic's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 4:52 PM
I spent all my time trying to get sports and celebrity news out of my feed. Literally I spent days “hiding” sources, scores of them. I won’t use this app until there’s an option to either filter keywords out, or say “no sports news in my feed”. You guys can do better.
josefk62's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 4:26 PM
traveling senior's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 3:22 PM
All I get most of the time is unknown error! This was my go to for fast news but now I go to lots of other apps. Can I get the old version back - please!!!
amywastaken's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 12:39 AM
I love the variety and quality, but I don’t like getting stuck with Faux propaganda level garbage in my feed. And for whatever reason I get tons of news articles related to gaming that I’d also love to weed out. So more customization please!
Free Sapiens's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/24/18 10:48 PM
For some reason, the app wants me to have news about North Korea. I tried to remove that like 100 times, and it is coming back. So it is forcing me to have the North Korean news... I am speechless.
daptahbah's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/23/18 2:31 PM
Found everything. works well. Still biased toward cnn.
Qpqpddd's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/23/18 11:38 PM
I have a subscription to the Washington Post (WP), but I can’t login from Google News. It wants me to manage my subscriptions through my Google Play account, which I don’t have and don’t want on my iPhone. On my Android tablet, I can’t reach the login page for the WP, continually looping around the the page that says login is required. I’m looking for another news app that doesn’t insert itself between me and my information sources.
subpar news app's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/23/18 11:26 AM
I wish I hadn’t downloaded this app. The format puts way too much emphasis on the images associated with news stories, rather than the actual news headline/description. I lost the condensed list view and groupings all on one page that I loved in the google news & weather app. Lastly, I can’t change the background to black, which causes me eye strain since I usually read the news in bed. I loathe this app. I’m actively searching Apple apps right now for an alternative news app. Google, you are usually better than this.... what happened?
odeleyusa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 6:37 AM
Es genial no tener que registrarse. Al fin algo bueno
b-haydamack's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 5:18 AM
Old Google News And Weather app was so much better. This new one is a waste of screen real-estate and the navigation is really bad. Too much imagery. I’ll be looking for something better with better navigation.
mrbofus's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 5:15 AM
There’s no way to sign into an LA Time subscription with this app.
帅巴-J's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 4:29 PM
Google has rebuilt the app to eliminate user based topics and replaced it with pictures and clickbate articles. They have done a disservice to their users.
Angel~Raven's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 3:02 AM
Very good, and I would prefer it.
Joel_software_developer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 1:15 PM
I’ve always like google as a news aggregator. The “for you” section is pretty good at suggesting relevant articles. The top news section is decent when it comes to showing articles from the right and left sides of the news spectrum. My only complaint is that if I’m using the app and have scrolled down a lot, and have to leave the app for a minute and open another app... sometimes when I open google news again it refreshes rather than leaving me where I left off. This can be annoying because I have to scroll past a lot of stuff to try to figure out where I was at. And sometimes it will even refresh the ordering. I wish it would wait for me to tell it if I want to refresh.
Mother Mucca's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 12:42 PM
I want pinpointed news for my neighborhood, my city, my state, and a couple of very specific topics. This app gives me a mishmash of news that google thinks I’ll be interested in, which doesn’t seem to include anything that I am actually interested in. I looked at the settings, and I’ve included the search terms and locations I’m interested in. Also, it thinks I live in Seattle. Which I did, years ago, but don’t now, and I’m completely uninterested in. But when I push the local button, Seattle it is...
angang's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/22/18 11:46 PM
Easy access. Need to enhance titles and subheadings.
Jason6851's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/21/18 9:47 PM
Please add a compact mode so I don’t have to scroll through large images in the headlines, and fix scrolling performance. Sticking with the old news app for now.
bohley's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/21/18 2:28 PM
I prefer the old format which was much easier to scan for items of interest. New version is big on graphics and short on content with too many layers to details. Great pictures, bad content! The more I use it the less I like it. Time to look for an alternative after being a loyal longtime user.
Oggin's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/21/18 10:08 PM
If you have the old one keep it. This is bloated and makes you hunt for news. Not user friendly.
fmdkekdodjehwodnr's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 9:42 PM
Please fix widget on ios12. Thanks
damcarls's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 7:58 PM
I’ve have used the “Fewer stories like this” feature every time I use the app, but Google still ALWAYS pushes stories about the Patriots, WWE, the royal family, and Johnny Galecki...topics I couldn’t care less about. I give up.
BestReader's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 7:24 PM
Kudos to Google for giving us such a wonderful experience.I would definitely recomme to others.
zzjems's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 4:23 PM
It takes too long to see the news headlines. Too many photos.
PowerUser85's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 3:45 AM
The new format requires you to scroll forever to see what’s happening. The old app was much better, with quick overviews, so you can read what interests you. Google! Fire your new app designers and go back to a quick overview!
MadCityJim's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 2:40 PM
I downloaded and used it for a couple of days. There are really big pictures, not much news. Bars of graphics auto scroll across the screen but not much news. Videos auto play. In my opinion, a news app should show you news - that includes words - not just pictures. Deleted this app already.
Ved on arrival's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 1:21 AM
I disliked, his and blocked many news stories and channels but the same sources kept popping up in my feed over and over again. Eventually I decided to delete the app.
EricInChicago's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 12:17 AM
There’s lots to like about getting so many diverse news options in one place. However, unlike Apple News, some sources (Washington Post, if I recall) have limits on the number of free articles you can read in a month. And I’d like to find an option to tone down the graphics (like the floating text over the pictures on the main screen).
Roguemonk's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/20/18 12:13 PM
Appreciate this iteration of Google News. It has been missed. UNFORTUNATELY, am unable to log in to subscriptions for Wired, The New Yorker, etc. that I subscribe to. The screen simply blacks out. If this is fixed, would revise rating to 5 Stars...
JavaBean's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 8:55 PM
Too much nonsense & noise. I’m out!!
JcSstop's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 7:54 PM
After using for a few weeks I only see the same sort of stuff. Look at it against NYT, WP or other reputable sources — over curated! Live in your own bubble, care about only what you already care about. Know only what you already know about. As dangerous as truly fake news. Delete and free yourself.
WX radar's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 5:51 PM
1. Select three dots by irrelevant/irritating news feed item. 2. Select “less stories like this” or “block all stories from xxx”. 3. Repeat ad infinitum. 4. Delete app.
Crazyfreedude's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 5:49 PM
My phone forced me to ‘upgrade’ to this app. It’s bloated with pictures, videos and ads. I just want news. After using using google news daily for 5+ years, I’m deleting this app.
Tiktoc's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 5:23 PM
I just aesthetically like the old version better.
tdhc23's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 2:02 PM
I liked the old format better. This format was too thought out
Lol101102103140's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 12:24 PM
I used to be able to scroll through the news quickly and get through the top stories in all my sections efficiently. This app may look cooler, but it’s difficult to navigate.
djackson1500's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/2/18 11:13 PM
I keep on hiding stories about sports and they continue to pop up. I have no interest in seeing stories about sports but no matter how many times I thumbs down or hide the story more keep popping back up.
badview's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 6:42 PM
I would like a screen with more headlines and less pictures/videos.
typxyr's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 6:14 PM
I love to see the differences of options on ideas.
Hiit Hot Gurl's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 4:00 PM
I enjoy the google news app and I’m glad I downloaded it. However, the corresponding widget has a massive flaw that the developers should put at the top of their to-do prioritization list. It really doesn’t work. It constantly will flash a few seconds of preview of the 4 suggested stories they present in the widget, and then they disappear, replaced by a gray screen and the message “unable to load”. Google, you do SO many things and have so many apps...take the time to fix this widget bug to stay in the game against the apple news app!!
Melchiah_III's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 3:22 PM
While I love the app itself, it refreshes at random time when I’m not connected to WiFi and uses up a lot of data. In the past couple of days this app has used up nearly 300Mb of my cellular data. Google needs to program this app to refresh only when WiFi is available so it stops using up my monthly quota for data!
Jason6851's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 2:37 AM
Please add a compact mode so I don’t have to scroll through large images in the headlines, and fix scrolling performance.
bohley's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 12:54 PM
I prefer the old format which was much easier to scan for items of interest. New version is big on graphics and short on content with too many layers to details.
2much!'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/19/18 10:34 PM
Avalanche of stories with confusing, ineffective tools to winnow and focus personal priorities. Glitzy but ultimately like trying to drink from a fire hose.
Disappointed in Bloomberg's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/18/18 9:29 AM
Keeps crashing on virtually every article I click.
k19711971's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/18/18 7:42 PM
With all the huge images, you can only see a couple of stories before you have to scroll. The zooming in on still images is really distracting. Text in pictures instead of a white background is much harder to read. Horrible UI.
Mcmman's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/17/18 4:52 PM
Useful but drains battery more than other news reader apps
trb321's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/17/18 1:45 PM
Difficult to control content, always giving me Game of Thrones spoilers.
Ljbarber's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/17/18 1:27 PM
I can’t seem to get my local news anymore.
Sja30004's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/17/18 12:05 PM
I liked the old format better 🙁
Rinny rinRin1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/16/18 7:57 PM
Thank you for the updates There are times that I don’t have time to checkCheck the TV for updates or real time news so having this app is good to have to give me updates and real time what’s going on in the world just to have a connection and to take my mind off of my own problems or issues and to see that there are bigger things going on in the world bigger then what I’m going through! P
Fantasy Sport is Gambling's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/16/18 6:14 AM
There’s more white space displayed than news. I want to read headlines, not stare at pictures with captions. I'm going to use the older version until Google stops supporting it. And when that happens, I’ll just get my news from another source.
Jsbeez's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/16/18 4:28 PM
Went from simple to bloated app. Goodbye G news.
Drallen500's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 8:00 AM
Too much video Just want the text of the news. Not entertainment.
StupendousMan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 4:17 PM
Since it does such a great job of presenting the news I want to use this app. And I do, but not as much as I would like. Google News can make my iPhone 6 Plus heat up a lot - not by viewing videos but simple webpages - which make me think this app is not optimized properly.
TruthSetsYouFree's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 4:08 PM
I like the old look better...
Mr. Varz's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 2:56 PM
Google News needs to create compatibility with Apple Watch!
kordy44's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 1:44 AM
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Hinoeuma1966's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 1:43 AM
I just want to see a quick list of the headlines. I don’t want to have to sit through the videos. It’s too time consuming. I HATE this and will go to another news source.
shar19881988's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 10:34 PM
Google news is a one stop shop for news. I have deleted all the other news app, google app keeps me up to date and allows me to download other news app whenever I need it. I have downloaded a few news apps in news stand. All apps under one roof, this is awesome. I LOVE IT!!!
Drazy_S's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/15/18 10:34 PM
It can't retain what news I was reading once I get out of the app. Even if it's for a second. Once the app goes to the background it can't hold onto the article I was reading and shows the first page of the app again. It's pretty annoying.
Derp4567's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 9:57 AM
I hate these huge tiles. Cool, I can see all of two articles at once! Just what I wanted! Don’t turn into Apple google... Sigh...
EmperorWatcher's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 7:19 PM
Pretty good until you scroll down and encounter the “enticing” headlines of junk that paid to appear.
Zadzooks's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 5:28 AM
Good political coverage plus business, entertainment, travel. Written by actual journalists
Gerryregrets's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 3:42 AM
Leave the cheesy photos off the feed. Let people scan the headlines and then link to tabloid photos if they must. Don’t make me wade through all those videos and paparazzi style photos please
SJC reader's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 2:13 PM
Too many images/videos to allow for a quick scan. I preferred the previous version.
JoBrad's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/14/18 1:40 PM
Wish it wouldn't include YouTube in the list.
Happy Clickr 7326385's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 7:02 PM
Google News is substantially better than Apple News in respect to the selection of news shown; I especially appreciate the local news. On the negative side though, it’s hard to fathom how a company like Google, that can make their search so intelligent, can do such a poor job of showing me the news I am interested in “For you”. I can tell tell it to “show fewer stories like this” on every single story on a topic (such as Winter Olympics) and I still have stories on that topic cluttering my news - even showing again the very same stories I just marked.
Sam_2416's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 4:52 PM
This is a great platform to read all my recent news from different sources.
iPhone User in Seattle's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 3:46 PM
The latest update (September 2018) is absolutely perfect. Google managed to squeeze more articles in a more compact view. Love the ability to scroll the same topic stories in one spot (similar to multiple pics in Instagram). Honestly, well done!
CMT001's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 3:22 PM
This app is not “biased” or even “left-leaning.” It’s a tool for dispensing hard left propaganda and fake news. When I selected Fox News as a source, “headlines” listed articles actually bashing Fox News. Ridiculous! Deleted.
WillTheCoffeeGuy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 3:09 AM
I never read sports or entertainment news. For some reason Google thinks I want to and fills about 75% of my feed with garbage about reality TV and The Office. I tried this out for about a month, constantly providing feedback using the “less stories like this” and “hide all stories from this publisher” functions. It didn’t help. Every day I’m bombarded with junk. Uninstalling this and taking a bath.
the sunboat's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 2:37 AM
This app has turned my news into some sort of pop art. I depended upon the google news aggregate to provide my sober information sourcing. Wish I could revert back to the old model, or at least make this one chill out.
El Gran Dueño's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 2:25 PM
I’m use to reading my news instead of watching someone else read me the news.
Rediroc1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 1:50 AM
Please move the local option to the new app and I’ll use it more
Nyrfan18's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 12:07 PM
Very user friendly!
pfastfoot's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 11:20 AM
I rarely write app reviews, but I used to love the old Google News and I really hate the new redesign. My favorite thing about the old Google News app was that it didn’t truncate headlines like every other news app just to have “flashy” pics. Well, now Google News has done just that. I’m now looking for an alternative. So disappointed in Google.
Wallybaloo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/13/18 10:32 AM
Sure would be nice if I could set it to not show all the pictures so that I could see more headlines per screen
Jocc1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/12/18 4:41 AM
Needs option to exclude the meaningless photos that pointlessly clutter and slo everything down.
DrJ2925's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/11/18 1:33 PM
Whatever you changed, the app is now incredibly slow via 7plus on latest iOS.
alain.d.nguyen's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/11/18 12:19 AM
I like your guys news.
graypligrim's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/10/18 4:03 PM
Two thumbs down :(
Define_X's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/10/18 2:33 PM
More difficult to customize than the old app.
dfrso's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 6:14 PM
I don’t like opening an article and finding out I have to pay to read it.
matt_94's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 4:48 PM
The older app was so much better than this one. Need to find a better news app.
Redlace11's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 4:42 AM
I’m not a child who needs news spoon-fed through pictures. Please offer an option to eliminate some or most of the pictures. I feel like I have to scroll forever to get through just a few news items.
borgesis's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 4:28 PM
Great work!!! Find the news you really want to read in only app is spectacular!! Thanks.
BoloBonobo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 3:36 AM
After updating, the Google News widget is no longer available.
dTrull's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 2:57 AM
The updated app performs better but it still hijacks any google account you may have on the device, like gmail. If you remove all your accounts from the device you can use without one now but unlike search you can’t use without an account if one still exists. The old app is still way better... removing, may reinstall when true non-account use is added.
Quetico1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 2:38 PM
Old news app was better
Cgrantski's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 1:14 PM
With the new app I was expecting the ability to diminish individual tropics going forward. Instead, the only option available is blocking the entire source (for example blocking all future stories from Newsweek). Pretty weak, compared to other apps.
bsam4378's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 9/1/18 10:38 AM
Local news isn’t local like N&W. It’s news from the closest major city instead of local papers. There’s no option for a dark viewing mode. There should be an option for the layout. Does everyone need large pictures instead of headlines? It causes so much scrolling.
Little Sturdley's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/9/18 6:21 PM
Looks like a copy of Apple news. Seems to be somewhat random-seeing celebrity news which I deselected. Also miss easy look up of the alternate sources.
Shade82's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/9/18 3:12 PM
The old one has more bugs but is still better. This new app makes me look at a bunch of news I don’t want and makes it harder to get to the news I do. I hate FOX news but both the “for you” and “headlines” insists that I need to read it despite having told it to show fewer multiple times and having remover FOX as a source. If your familiar with how YouTube is now deciding what it thinks you’ll like instead of what you program, same thing. Please just let us choose what we want to see.
Darrell, Sr.'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/9/18 2:10 PM
I absolutely love google news. There is always something there that catches my eye....
j.pinell's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/9/18 1:45 PM
When opening articles from various news outlets, once you scroll down, the new outlets banner hovers at an odd location that covers text near the top of the article. You can see text above the banner and below it, but it obfuscates about a half inch of text.
Behrooz 2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 6:59 PM
toly88's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 4:41 AM
Para mi es la mejor app de news
Merlin6771's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 3:58 PM
Used to have a screenful of stories with headlines to pick from. Now have to scroll with what looks like less choice. I’ll try something else for news for a while.
CMaxIII's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 1:20 AM
I read all the articles in my summary area, but they dont get replaced & Im left looking at the same 4 headlines fir 3 days until 1 gets switched out.
bond, jim bond's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 11:00 PM
More pictures definitely. More fluff maybe. Doesn’t seem like improvement after first couple tries.
Nickel knight45's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/8/18 10:51 PM
I find that the I want to see more of this less if this function does not work at all. Google keeps using my search results to inform its decision on what kind of news I want to see -despite dozens of dislikes of these topics. Believe it or not what news I want to read about isn’t the same as what I watch on youtube. Despite the fact that 50+% of the articles suggested are completely trivial its otherwise a good app.
2018longlife's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/7/18 3:57 PM
My most read
DARK MODE?'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/7/18 10:50 AM
0 stars until dark mode is implemented and 0 stars for freezing and lagging iOS every time you reopen the app.
Not1Not2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/7/18 10:13 AM
The new version has a lot of photos so it it takes much more fine to skim through articles.
Deathstaaar's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/6/18 1:31 AM
I only see one-sided news in this app, like really? Might be an agenda but I am tired of it and did try to give it a try.
El chivo.'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 6:33 PM
Muy buena información gracias.
Jaganpreet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 2:58 AM
Please add a dark mode or a reading mode to make it more comfortable to read in low light.
javababe1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 2:06 AM
Google News is biased so why should I trust Google Search? Fox News, Fox Business, etc wasn’t even listed. They make it very difficult to find news that isn’t liberal. Goodbye Google News & I’ll use Search much less.So disappointed!
Trab-nice's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 1:36 PM
Once again google proves to lead the way. This is a great news aggregator. Really like that they mix in multi media. Articles tweets video.
CatAWhoLA's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 1:05 AM
While it gets an A- for variety, I didn’t keep the app more than a couple days because it seemed fewer than half the feeds were actual news sites. Too much ‘tabloid’ and ‘entertainment’ to sift through to get anything of real value.
Seasoned Vet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 10:20 PM
i dont think its a matter of if these companies will ever get it, they get it, they just dont care. their formula makes them believe that autoplay videos = $$$ regardless if we hate it or not. deleted the app, im just tired of it. ill be glad when these tech companies figure out ways to monetize without being so intrusive. BE the change Google, dont be a follower.
Ujjwal A's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/5/18 10:08 PM
Im a fan of Apple products and news. Trying to switch google eco system. This is the wort app I ever seen - content loading breaks frequently - returning from switching app do not load where I stopped from.
RedGrave's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/4/18 8:11 PM
Application requires a sign in to access news. Deal breaker.
Ncappster's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/4/18 6:04 PM
I skim through headlines to zero in on the information I’m interested in. The scrolling panels at the top of the screen are worthless to me. I spend more time waiting for the next headline than actually reading something worthwhile. I’l stick with the previous version.
Wildvegan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/4/18 5:10 PM
There’s always something good to read when I go to the news presented by Google. I like the news alerts too.
Hoosss's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/4/18 2:11 PM
Old one was better.
CarlT14's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/4/18 11:00 PM
Giving it 1 star only because 0 is not an option. I installed the app after a critic wrote that it was better than the news app pre-installed in my iPhone. Surprised that I must sign in. Why? Google and the other mega digital data companies and apps already have too much of my personal info and preferences. I deleted it.
Wigmom's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 6:12 AM
I’m out of town, actually in the UK and all I get is UK and local news. I have to go off site to read “my” news. I hate it.
Atheist 9637's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 5:41 PM
They have forced us to use lots of bandwidth to read headlines. The whole feed is pictures and videos. I turned the auto play off and it still eats data. I want a button that lets me see thumbnails instead of whole photos in my news feed.
High On Quack's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 5:04 PM
Impeccable design, news tailored to you (from your google searches :)
Dr. Dasher's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 4:53 PM
(One star because zero stars isn’t an option) I’m probably in the minority here, but I definitely prefer the text based interface of Google News & Weather to the picture driven interface of Google News. The layout of the new(ish) app makes headlines difficult to read, and digging deeper into stories is unnecessarily complicated by having to go through each source rather than being able to view all the headlines at once like you could in the app they’re phasing out. Dealing with it for now because Google is one of the better news aggregators, but will likely just use the website instead of this app once they get rid of the superior Google News and Weather app.
Littlegymnast143's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 3:55 AM
Cutting edge news!
Mac user over 20 years's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 3:21 PM
I spend a lot of time at our remote vacation home that has expensive and slow Hughesnet internet. This new version has two big problems. First, the auto play news photos at the top, even when I turned off auto-play videos. Second, big photos with little info are slow to load, and then I have to load the actual story. In the prior version there were small photos and several sentences of info so I often did not open the actual story. I cannot afford to use this app anymore due to the data costs!
Tigerintheflowers's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 2:19 PM
I like the new layout, but why is there no night mode??? That was one of my fav features of the last version. Super disappointed.
Ortgort2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 2:10 PM
Once again Google has ruined a great product by forcing us to change from the old Google News app to a brand new version. Like many others, I don’t want large photos, but just a list of headlines arranged by topics/locations with the 1st line or 2 of the article included with the headline — and the ability to quickly click a drop-down arrow to see 3 or 4 additional media sources on the story, and the ability to see “Local” stories for various media markets I am interested in. For that service I don’t mind seeing ads, which i know are necessary for Google to make it all worthwhile. I don’t see myself using the new app at all, and my impression of Google is greatly diminished. May find another search engine and another browser while I’m at it.
bilalji1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 1:52 AM
Best news app. This is where I get all my news from and I have no complaints about it. It doesn’t crash and keeps you updated. I really like the layout and I think it’s better than the Apple news app.
12parsx's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 1:10 PM
This version is not as logically organized (you know, like a newspaper), and the thumbnail animation is obnoxious.
nroose's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 1:02 PM
The text size is too small. Even on the settings. And changing the setting for text size doesn’t seem to change it. Please use 16 for most things.
Spevack's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/31/18 12:58 AM
A very varied list of sources for the many different types of stories. The only improvement that I can suggest is to present even more different points of view.
JGEhhhh's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/30/18 9:07 PM
If I am reading a magazine in the app and leave to another app or my home screen, when returning google news puts me back to the landing page. I then have to go through multiple presses to get back to where I was. Very frustrating.
Vince S.'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/30/18 1:49 AM
Please add a dark theme.
bekamop's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/30/18 12:57 AM
Old app used to have a local news section. With this version there’s the occasional local article interspersed with national news. Bring back the Local section! It could go in the headlines nav bar, next to US and World.
Jeff from Portland's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/30/18 12:13 PM
The app is fine, ugly but fine. I’ve never searched for Dugger family stuff, nor do I hang out in that world, but for some reason it always pushes them. I’ve said ‘fewer like these’ and they keep pushing to the top. Congratulations to the TLC social media crew in being so far off target. It just makes me hate them and Google more.
razarahta's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/3/18 9:44 AM
No doubt that this app is made by google
MFCarter2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/3/18 3:58 PM
A big plus for the ability to choose your news resources but everything seems jumbled together unlike the last version which broke things down into my categories. Also, it seems to use a lot of resources including battery power. Hopefully, a future update will resolve these issues.
ChrisBinTOK's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/3/18 1:37 PM
Really a pleasure to browse through Google News articles
BL66APPLE's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 5:43 PM
Despite instructions indicating otherwise, the is no menus option to add local news feed.
CD_0289's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 5:38 AM
iPhone X with latest iOS version installed. Completely freezes phone and even trying to close the app causes the phone to freeze. I thought it was my phone hardware but I’ve narrowed it down to it occurring when I open this app.
ianmbelinos's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 2:12 PM
The new Google news app is problematic for visually impaired readers. Text tacos the video previews does not respond to iOS accessibility features such as zoom, which is an essential tool for low vision readers. Additionally rage video based opening screen does not respond to voice tools making it almost impossible. As user of the text based google news app for years I find this new version a major step in the wrong direction, Low vision readers require clear text that will respond to accessibility tools. There are limited ir in most cases no tools available to navigate the video offerings, One major thing that would really improve the app for low vision readers would be to have the headline moved from the current position where it is integrated on the video picture, to a line of text elbow the video that would enable the use of a voice reader or easy facilitation of the iOS zoom feature. Without these changes the new app is almost unusable.
cacacacacacak's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 1:32 AM
I haven’t found a way to get the local news on the app. I miss that feature.
Dorseb02's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 11:58 PM
I looked forward to using this app for the personalized section based on my interests. I frequently vote for see more/see less and I still have at least 50% of stories show up that I couldn’t be less interested in. A very disappointing Google miss in need of serious improvements.
myinputtoyou's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/29/18 11:50 PM
As a long time user Google News I am not happy with the latest changes. Specifically the size of the images are too distracting and there does not seem to be a way to change this display configuration. I liked the old app because it was an easy way to scroll through the news headlines and text summary, which I feel is much more important than just looking at headlines and bigger pictures. This new app is not how I want to consume news.
Big possum's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 7:33 PM
I prefer the old app. However, I prefer to read the news. If you would rather watch videos, you may like this version better.
Wrightwood11's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 4:51 AM
I don’t understand why google want me to replace old google news with this garbage. The new one only give me very google selected crap news. I’m not going to use it.
DdokicPDX's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 2:03 PM
The new app feels cluttered and the zooming photos are distracting.
Chadderbob's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 12:43 PM
Used 2gb of data for a 5 min daily use, please optimize
Jeff from Arl VA's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 12:37 PM
The old version had a “for you” section that I particularly enjoyed. It was JUST stories up on the topics I had chosen. That’s now gone, and now I have to scroll past stories I have no interest in to find the ones I want to read. I can’t imagine why they would change the app to give users less control over what they see.
###$$$***'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/28/18 12:09 AM
Stick with the old format.
tojahoti2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 3:09 AM
Best easy to read fast
Dabilge's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 2:37 AM
It works, but I prefer the old interface where they listed stories by topic on the main page (world, US, business, sports, science, Florida Man) and it was easy to select the story and see different sources and citations.
wholechild's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 2:25 PM
Cannot see anything. Too small
Brandon 6K's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 12:38 AM
Man Google is the best - I love you Google. Keep making life simple!
pjay776's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 12:17 AM
Made the mistake of updating to the "new" Google News app, and deleting the old. Hate it and can't go back. I want headlines, not pictures or videos, which take too long to load. Plus am no longer able to customize my feed and save the settings. If you haven't updated to the new app, don't. You will hate it.
Aklass's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 12:03 AM
Tried it. Don’t care for it. I don’t want anything “organized “ for me.
Frankxcameron's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/27/18 11:17 PM
Exactly the subjects I want to know and learn about.
Nannykk's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 6:33 PM
I really didn’t want to switch to this new app. I get headlines I don’t want. Frivolous stuff. Liberal bias. Conservative bias. I don’t like it at all.
f.JM22's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 5:14 AM
I just want written news, not video.
BrightHalo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 4:25 PM
Twitter is not a news source I’m interested in and the fact you can’t block it like any other news source is ridiculous.
terrrrrrapin's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 2:59 AM
I want to use this signed out. You don’t need all my personal information to show me the news.
zman1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 2:20 PM
I want to browse and read the news! Not spend an eon wading thru all of the pretty graphics and videos to find a story.
cscc1111's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 2:14 AM
How can you replace a decent news app with a piece of ****???
jiminatl1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 1:36 PM
Please provide a concise browse mode option like the old app (small icons, multiple stories in list). Each story in the new app takes over screen! Instead of simple scroll motion you have to swipe!
DenisA510642's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 1:01 AM
Not nearly as good as the older app it claims to replace — can’t easily just get a synthetic mostly text-based list of all the main news headlines like the old app provided. This makes it harder to stay on top of the news, not easier as claimed in the app description. Apple News might be a viable competitor again now that Google ruined what was a very efficient news browsing experience.
Pickettpuppy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 12:55 PM
Switching to Microsoft news
juniortsf's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/26/18 11:18 PM
What happened to this app? The old app which i still have and im currently using is so much better than this version. It seems like everything on this app is tailored to you so you will only see stories that google thinks will matter to you not the whole spectrum of things. The other news app made by google let me see so many more stories without having to look all over the place.
rylmann's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 9:20 PM
Takes the bare bones AP wire approach of the old app and adds gratuitous graphics, tons of advertising, and a news feed where you have little control.
Phuck Dat's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 4:57 AM
When scrolling, it regularly loads the same stories in an endless loop. The additional coverage interrupts the flow as you scroll. The personalization is over used and you stay in your topic bubble.
Mclark2112's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 4:07 PM
Bring back dark mode!
Hoopfer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 2:33 PM
I liked the old format better because it was more compact, more concise. I could read lots of headlines in a short amount of time. Now it seems that I’m forever scrolling through pictures to get to another story.
Orakleman's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 1:29 AM
Such a slick design and interface. Unlimited options to personalize news feeds!
Walkden99's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 1:18 AM
The old text based Google news loaded fast, was silent and allowed you to get a quick update anywhere. Going to a video format loses those 3 significant advantages.
Bill_Carey's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 12:55 PM
Is there a way for me to get old version back? This version is stupid. It’s all about photos. I want old version.
graylocks's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 12:47 AM
Images should not move unless the user wants them to. They needn't zoom around. Stories don't need to be in a slide show. In the same way autoplay can be disabled so should all other movement. It's making me feel nauseous. I'm going back to the old app until this version becomes more 'stable.'
Woody3rd's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/25/18 11:57 AM
I’ve been using the original version for years and I could quickly see all of the stories that interested me. Now each story comes with large images and some with video, making fixing anything not worth the time.
jesse.ledbetter's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 9:52 AM
Has a long way to go to catch up to it prior app.
guitman99's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 9:44 PM
I liked reading the news on the old app but this forced upgrade us all videos. Worthless. I’ll have to find something else. Wish I could give it zero.
Vsmvp's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 9:12 AM
Specifically, I hate having to re-open articles with Safari to be able to enlarge the print size on the screen. The older I get, the more my eyes want the option to enlarge the text by simply spreading two fingers on screen. What’s up with that Google?
CODY-NYC's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 7:02 AM
Shocked Google would put out such a bad app.
anon anon anon's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 6:58 AM
I open an article, get pulled away to a call, them return to a refreshed app. Thanks. Having to scroll or search for the article again is an unnecessary task if the app would have simply kept the article as I had left it. This happens in other news apps. Why not Google News?
wdanj's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 5:55 PM
I’ve used it on an Android and now an IPhone. Still awesome. Keeps me updated regardless of the zip code.
California Ave customer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 5:19 PM
Sad I deleted the old app before checking the new one first. I really miss the dark background. This is blinding at night. No settings I can see to fix that. Also I like just seeing the text headlines because I could swiftly see what news I wanted to view. Pics are nice but on my mobile I’m just constantly scrolling. Any way to roll back? Also I liked knowing I could see newspapers and like publications first. The for you section shows me fluff pieces first. Again no settings to hang what order old like to view articles.
softwarehobbit's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 3:57 AM
New application in the sun showing a picture was virtually every article, leaving at most one or two articles showing on the screen at any one time. If I want to read individual news site, I articles I will bring up that website. If I want to actually see in a summary of the news I want a list of headlines, not a bunch of useless pretty pictures that I don’t care about!
Matt,.'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 3:11 AM
I hate the graphical interface. The information displayed is much less dense.
Home is whete we park it's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 2:58 PM
That one was easier to scan and faster to find the articles I was interested in.
venturion76's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 2:54 PM
Seriously, this is garbage.
adamjacks's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 2:50 AM
I can't imagine why it was necessary to create a new Google news app. The other one was and still is just fine. This version does not include my custom news sections, but does include random notifications about "news articles" about new tech products.. basically adverts. Also, the focus on video news stories is irritating. Let me read in peace!
Cyclerat's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 1:14 AM
Too much of the news come from CNN. Not too reliable.
TKobaya's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 1:14 AM
Without the ability to open articles in safari in private mode, this app is useless.
Retired_Helo_Pilot's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 11:55 AM
Should have just reworked the original. Where did my custom news go? Why do I have to push 3 million buttons to get to it? Where is the dark mode? Can I get rid of the humongous pic on each article? Just the headlines would be nice again!!!!
Aztai's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/24/18 11:42 PM
Each story doesn’t need to have a huge picture next to it. Takes forever to scroll through and find stories I want to read. No user-defined settings for changing the size and organization. I’m glad I kept the old version. It had headlines easily visible and no extraneous images and videos. This app is unusable for me, and is about to be deleted. Hate it.
Jason6851's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/23/18 8:42 PM
Please add a compact mode so I don’t have to scroll through large images in the headlines, and fix scrolling performance.
mick2q's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/23/18 8:27 PM
My main complaint with the new app is how it’s headlines and interests are laid out. In the old app I could swipe across to see the headlines on all the interests/locations I was interested in. On this new app they are hidden and I only can readily see the main stories (that they choose for me) and the standard headlines. Talk about limiting what news you see. If I want to see news from outside the United States I have to go into my interests section then wait for it to load. Why is google limiting the things I actually care about. Why do I only get US based stories even in the “world” section. Why is there such a heavy ideological slant towards left leaning publications? Why change a good app to something that really isn’t informing me?
Brokendude789's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/23/18 5:19 AM
First - Needs a dark mode. This is enough to keep me from using it. Would prefer a more compact display like the old version. Will delete and wait for improvements.
Uncrashme's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/23/18 2:02 PM
Much of what is posted is “opinion” or “op-ed”. I want news not someone’s opinion on what happened. Also they link too often to Washington Post and NYT which only allow limited viewing. And if I see one more Kardashian “news” item I’m going to throw up. I’ve never clicked on those items because it’s not even remotely interesting- so I’m not sure why I’m flooded with that junk. I guess I’ll be paying for real news item if I want them.
Mj4m3s's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/23/18 11:37 PM
The new version of the News app makes it much harder to get a good overview of the news with a simple glance. Now, there is so much scrolling up/down required to see all the headlines (on an iPhone 7-plus) so it takes much longer to see what you want to read first. This new app feels like it was designed for a tablet and is not very optimal for viewing on smaller phone screens. The previous version was better in that you could quickly read 10 article headlines at a time with minimal scrolling needed, then a swipe left goes to the next category where there’s 10 more headlines to view. I wish there was an option for more text, smaller video/photo size, so that I could see more headlines at once (call it condensed/compact mode).
W12wu21's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/22/18 5:42 AM
Font size too small. Does not follow iOS settings
uvlaw's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/22/18 11:29 AM
I really don’t use you much because I know that most of the “news” stories aren’t really news at all, they are mostly Progressive political propaganda. The bias is so strong that I don’t feel I can rely on whatever genuine facts that may be buried in all the propaganda. I also know that MANY hard facts that don’t fit with Progressive narratives will be ignored or so covered in Progressive spin as to Be unrecognizable. I just don’t waste my time on you very much.
Fishsmoke's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/21/18 1:31 PM
Where are the stories about the fake dossier paid for by the DNC and brought into the FBI by Bruce and his wife Natalie Orr. It was used to deceive the FISA court and get illegal surveillance on Carter Page. That is the real Russian collusion story that Robert Mueller is ignoring.
hpractv's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/21/18 12:11 AM
When reading, if go away for a moment the app loses your place and you have to start at the top of the feed again. Also (and worse) it often loops through 4 articles. It makes you think you're going through ground hogs day until you realize the loop is happening.
maryjung2000's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/20/18 9:33 PM
Font size too small and not adjustable
Taipei Perry's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/20/18 8:44 AM
In my opinion Google News is an very honest, objective and straight forward news outlet. Always feel that I am receiving an very Quality reporting of news based on the qualities I listed above. Standard by which I measure other news sources.
Lanukip's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/20/18 5:45 AM
A collection of news sources to get news and different views of the news and opinions. It would be nearly perfect if they could separate the free vs paid editions
Rjb7142's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/20/18 3:30 PM
First thing in the morning my go-to app for news is Flipboard because of the comment section.
Random_ReviewR's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 9:21 PM
On iPhone SE, latest iOS, the app crashes with white screen after opening any news feed. I can go back to news feed but it comes back when I click on the feed again. Hope it gets fixed on the next update!
memel84's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 8:32 PM
I think google news is the bests in information
radwil's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 8:17 AM
I don’t understand. Why are the pictures for articles over 1/2 of a screen in size? I don’t need a picture with everything. The old app had 5 headlines on screen at the same time with convenient drop down menus for more sources. The new app has about 1.5 headlines on screen and has to open a new page and load more giant pictures to see more sources. Why is there no dark mode? I just want to read! It takes about a third of the time to skim an article compared to watching a video! I just don’t see anything here that makes me want to switch from the old version, so I’ll stick with that. Compact mode, dark mode, and defaulting to the headlines section need to happen before I even consider switching.
Dolce4356's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 5:41 AM
My primary complaint with this app is that you have to have a Google account to use it. Previous versions didn’t have that requirement.
Gordondetenbeck's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 3:35 AM
If you along with my internet provider, the device manufacturer are not making enough money with all the commercials I have to endure just so that I can find out what is happening today don’t send me news. No one asks for money when I search for anything else on the web, why should NYT, WSJ or WP. You can’t pay them with all the commercials. You have a bad business plan. I already pay for the news with my internet provide on my TV. The only thing you do well is find another means of making a buck. Shame on you.
Blazer..er's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 3:09 PM
I made the switch a week ago after reading an article that compared Google News and Apple News; Google was obviously the clear winner. The variety Google offers IS much better. It breaks up the monotony of Trump headlines unlike Apple News. However, my balloon buster is the fact that I’m not able to highlight a word in an article I’m reading in Google News and have the option to look that word up. I hope you can change this because I do prefer Google News over Apple News after just a few days trial but I also enjoy learning new words to expand my vocabulary.
kalicayo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 1:31 PM
This is my most favorite app. It is also my most infuriating. I love that it can easily aggregate the news and makes it easy to read stories from so many different sources. But the app drives me insane with its constant crashing. I’ve sent feedback and crash reports, my personal best was over 20 in one 24 hr period. WHY? Download it if you’re looking for an aggregator, but don’t say you haven’t been warned about it crashing. Often. Very, very frequent crashes. Using: iPhone 8+. Have had this app since it became available. Please fix. I’m giving it another 30 days. After that I’m saying goodbye if it doesn’t improve. Thanks!
gggsdjkjy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 1:31 PM
Cut the pictures
Appsextreme's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 11:57 PM
I tried this out after reading an article about how much better it is then Apple news app. The content selection is better than Apple news for sure. I travel regularly and like to save articles to read on the plane. This offline feature is not available on google news app. There is an option to save for later but you can’t access articles offlinez
TerriPhD's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 11:48 AM
Google news has turned into a hodgepodge of stories, pictures, and video. Maybe easier to hide ads within the feed? Bring back the text only Google News as an option. I used to scan down the list of news stories and pick out the ones that were the most relevant. No more. Bye Google News.
sk_sk_sk's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 11:40 AM
The old app had a great concise format. You could read each headline quickly on the page and scroll through more, and the categories were clean. The new format is about photos and videos and not organized as well.
Anonimausme's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/2/18 10:42 PM
Slow loading, and three days into using it started to hit a paywall all the time. Uninstalled.
Vletsal's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/19/18 9:38 PM
Sources and articles were always horribly biased but the old design was much more sleek with better features. It allowed you to hide the bulky, distracting images attached to headlines and use dark mode. If I continue to use Google News at all, it will be on the old app.
JemLaw5558's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/19/18 7:19 PM
Love how you can cast votes in favor of or against specific stories, and also how you can hide all stories from specific publishers. This gives readers the power to influence the subject matter, quality, and reliability of the stories they choose to read.
Abhjeet singh's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/18/18 5:05 PM
Please make black background so that it doesn’t strain eyes. And I can read longer. Thank you
theMJMiller's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/18/18 3:02 AM
The updates query for the “for you” is incorrect, gives you the same 10 or so news stories over and over. This happened with the update on 8/17/2018.
Dbrouss's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/18/18 1:08 AM
The addition of videos could be a good idea if it was optional. I rarely want video news, but I cannot disable it, it does not honor the setting to disable auto-play, and the is no setting to Auto-mute. I really liked the old app, but i need to remove this one. Too bad.
Neoatriedes's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/17/18 9:12 PM
So for some reason the top 5 news articles are not updating. The newest one I have is 6 days old. It says 4 days ago. But it’s been like that for the past couple of days. Hey Alphabet. Fix this problem. Thanks
Apple14213's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/17/18 6:18 AM
Repeated the same 5-10 articles in a loop. Choosing any of the dynamic options for more or less of that toe make no difference. Once that’s fixed it’ll be a great news app.
Boothill resident's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/17/18 10:26 PM
I don’t see anything that can be considered to be an improvement in this version. Lots of useless images making it hard to do a rapid scan of headlines to see what might if interest to look into further. Far less useful than the previous version.
Time Squire-in-Training's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/16/18 9:59 PM
No longer requires sign-in to use the app. 5 stars for that alone, for now. ==> Still checking out the app; but just scrolling through the Headlines list of stories stutters badly on an iPhone 5s, even after turning off Auto-play Videos in the app’s own settings. Previous review: This app requires signing in from the start to see or do anything. That makes it a non-starter for us. (The previous “Google News” app, now removed from the App Store, does not require sign-in.) We keep seeing media articles elsewhere praising the supposed goodness of this replacement app, but they don’t mention that sign-in is required. So we foolishly keep coming back to check it out, several times now. Maybe having taken a moment to write this review, I’ll remember not to waste my time. Even if we were really willing to sign-in, not sure which of our various Google accounts we’d end up having to choose to use with this. Certainly not my own primary account, and we’re not willing to create yet another Google account at this point. (We haven’t tried out Google Assistant for the same reason.) After reading through the most recent, critical, detailed user reviews, we’re not sure we’d actually want to use this app anyway.
Robin Datta's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/16/18 8:24 AM
The old IOS Google News would open items in IOS Safari which has a Reader. The new Google News only opens in IOS Google Chrome which does not have a Reader. That makes the IOS Google News app worse than useless.
leebassett's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/16/18 12:28 PM
randallkerr's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/15/18 1:43 PM
After using this app a little longer, I have reconsidered my original review of two stars. Now, I am downgrading this terrible app to only one star... I didn’t think it possible, but the new Google News app is even more sluggish than the original app - what an incredible disappointment! Poorly designed navigation, jittery scrolling, slow screen loads, and still no text-only view with adjustable fonts and colors - welcome back to the bad old days. But hey, at least Google finally fixed the article sharing arrow that has been broken for multiple releases in the original. Google, if you are smart, you will fire this product management team immediately and find a group that actually cares about user experience!
kcaloca's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/15/18 1:07 PM
No place to request support on the app. Seeing same stories over and over through scroll. Not the first time this has happened
Demultiplexer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/14/18 8:49 AM
I enjoy the Tech News on Google News, the most. Google products are advancing at a fast pace, so I get caught up with features and opinions. But when it comes to political points of view, Google has some main stream favorites that have let me down. I read one or two news articles occasionally, just to get the hype that they are pushing, as a way to understand those who believe it word for word.
dgjooyrxvjoljvbl's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/14/18 3:57 PM
I stopped using your service cues since it does not fit on my iPad or iMac.
Sonoma Jeff's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/14/18 1:43 AM
Whenever I want the best news as quickly as possible, I go to google news.
1Puffer1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/14/18 1:00 PM
This is an excellent try at an alternate news format.
Hvarzan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/13/18 9:01 PM
The list of stories shows a large picture or video with the headline inside. Ugh. The Headlines app shows a small picture with the headline next to it, in black lettering on white background. Far better. Headlines are words, not images, and a good user interface gives them precedence. This app does not. I’m going back to Headlines.
r0e11's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/13/18 7:21 PM
Prefer original format for easier browsing.
Jesseo8's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/13/18 4:46 AM
I used to rave but now it just eats up power and is poorly built for iPhone. I can’t stand that it uses up so much power/processing on my iPhone X. Old opinion: It’s simple, there are NO ads (unlike Apple News), and the user interface is much better. Also personal recommendations are much more intuitive. Love it!
Allawala's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/13/18 3:39 AM
The app relies heavily on user location to customize news. While this is great, it gets thrown awry when using a VPN. Otherwise, great app.
emom8915's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/13/18 11:06 AM
Preferred news organized in categories the way it used to be.
willdan444's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/12/18 9:55 PM
My biggest problem is that I am afraid to use the ‘more/less stories like this’ feature. Some stories have so many different topics that it is hard to just say ‘less’ when I don’t know what I am exactly saying ‘less’ to. What if I like some parts of the story, but dislike others? Samsung has a feature when I say I like a story and want more it asks which parts I want more of. Then I can say less and it asks which parts I want less of. It gave me a much more customized news feed. Now I don’t want to say ‘less’ because maybe it talks about a sports team I like, but I don’t want to say ‘more’ because last time I did that I kept getting stories about a team I don’t like because they were mentioned once in the article.
Skeptical25's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/12/18 8:31 PM
I am not sure what happened, but I can’t seem to control my Google News feed categories easily any more. I have used Google News for years, and I am now confused as to how to get it to read the news I want. I want to eliminate some of the standard categories, replace with my custom categories, and have it show up easily so I can scroll it all looking for something to read.
Pacificparrotlet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/12/18 8:04 PM
The old app used to hang the iPhone X periodically. This new app performs much better. However, topics, saved searches and locations are all separated into different sections making it cumbersome to go through all the favorite saved/custom items.
Jimt29's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/12/18 6:54 PM
Doesn't update very often. Removed because the news is always so old.
AIHReview's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/12/18 6:13 PM
This app doesn't actually present the news. It fills the screen with click-bait-style pictures and one line (marginally correct) summaries. Worthless if you want a quick summary of today's news. I deleted it.
Spicewood57's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/11/18 7:37 PM
The beauty of the old Google News app was that you got a screen of many text links so you could see the news at a glance. The new News app gives you one and a half pictures per screen. Definitely not what I want. Couldn’t find a setting to change this. So no thanks! Time to switch to a different app.
YORKCOADAM's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/11/18 7:21 PM
Too many of the articles come from subscription news outlets. New York Times, Washington Post charge for stories. Most headlines come from them with this app. You have no option to block certain news outlets.
A_software_developer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/11/18 7:06 PM
Blocking doesn’t work: I’ve blocked Fansided DOZENS of time over several weeks, but News still presents at least 10 stories each day. Floods the reader with obscure news sources. No way to delete topics. Images slide greasily across the screen with no way to make them stop. Thinks social media is a news source but won’t let me block it. Also, Jimmy Kimmel live is not news, but guess what? Can’t block that either. How did this get past user acceptance testing? How can I give this zero stars?
mantharley's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/11/18 5:26 PM
My main source of news. Every month or so however there's a bug where the same 10 articles repeat over and over and I can't refresh to anything new until I reinstall the app
DualSpirals's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/10/18 8:45 PM
I love this news app it keeps me up to date on whats going on around me!
hangoutwithabhi's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/10/18 7:03 AM
Best news app for iPhone.
Nickie8898's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/10/18 11:56 PM
I liked the way the old news gave you snapshots of what was going on by many different news outlets. Whether you chose to read or not you got a flavor of what was going on from different perspectives. Now it seems to be only offering what it thinks I want to read. Sorry, Google’s algorithm isn’t that aware. Now, I get choices of news outlets, but no news. Who has time for this? And how do I know what news outlets I want to read? Google had a similar format for almost 20 years. I have to find a different way to get what Google offered before.
m-edg's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 7:17 PM
Hosed Patient's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 11:32 AM
Bye. I’m starting the search for replacements now.
JH Seven's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 11:28 AM
Old version was so much easier and wasn’t such a data hog. I don’t need all the video. Will probably delete and find a different news feed.
Tpr2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 11:23 PM
Love ❤️ it
Chief_Rocka42's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 10:45 AM
I had high hopes for this app, especially as a widget to populate a better news feed. Despite editing my preferences and news filters (which in itself is a very counterintuitive and slow process compared to google’s past ui experiences) it still provides content that I would never read or care for. Im still trying this out but will probably switch back to Apple news if I don’t find a positive change.
Tori516's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 8/1/18 10:25 PM
I primarily use apple news but tried this one. I like that it's more curated to my interests but the text is so tiny on a mobile device it turns me off from it. Ive looked at the text size settings and it only adjusts on a handful of the articles, not everything. I would like to preserve my vision. If that was fixed I would use it more.
Jack M Hoffman's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/9/18 8:47 AM
Performance is a little slow on iPhone 6. Not really sure why as it’s just a news app. I like the interface and layout though. Custom tailored feeds are something I’m a fan of, but How many times do I have to downvote sports and celebrity related articles to get rid of them for good? Come on machine learning! Get learned!
jdjdieirjfjrof's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/9/18 4:50 AM
not as good as the old app: less local news, disorganized interface, uninteresting features, screen is too busy
Nicknameisawayformenottopost's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/9/18 4:01 AM
Complete one sided news sources. There is no ability to choose conservative news sources. I’m tired of everyone filtering news the way they think it should be. Quit steering! It is pathetic. Left quit censoring right and right quit censoring left. Let us decide what we want to read. Steering has the opposite effect on intelligent people. It drives us away.
JJiPhoneReviewer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/9/18 1:40 PM
It’s a good app which I use daily, however would be better if we could personalise alerts and notifications for specific sources/topics, rather than it be seemingly random.
iPhone_Leslie's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/9/18 11:24 PM
This newly designed Google News App is brilliant! You can follow any topic or subject. There are also suggestions pertinent to your likes. To scroll to the top of your newsfeed, simply tap the "For You" at the bottom of your screen! Everything is customizable and user-friendly. TRY IT! 👍
Norh III's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/8/18 5:08 PM
My favorite local/national news app 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
kgklv's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/8/18 4:15 AM
Amir from my's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/7/18 2:56 PM
The search engine is so advance that it filters all news related to my profession and the related news that I click on out of my profession.
BookGobbler's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/7/18 12:32 AM
When voiceover is enabled, the app is difficult to navigate and usually unreliable. Google products usually perform well, and I am very disappointed with the poor performance I have experienced while using this app. Opening a story it’s sometimes easy, but getting back to the top stories is impossible. The screens are cluttered with ads, and the app offers nothing that isn’t already available for free and provided in a much better delivery system.
Ne119's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/6/18 6:39 PM
This app lacks the ability to filter out topics. I was flooded with articles on the NBA, MMA, the kardashians and the duggars. Selecting the “fewer stories like this” did not slow the flow of these stories.
HarryLevine's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/6/18 3:05 AM
Google News is junk. The new Google News is even worse than the old one.
Capt Marble's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/5/18 8:27 PM
How can I change my LOCAL location?
wheeliefan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/5/18 7:50 PM
I like the classic view better. I don’t like the large photos I have to scroll through.
Jon973's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/5/18 2:05 PM
I’d like conservative news sources. Why the censorship?
dtl43's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/4/18 4:50 AM
I really appreciate getting my news from several sources, especially during this tumultuous time in our country. Google News makes it possible to truly get news that’s fair and balanced.
MyGroupLover's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/4/18 4:22 PM
I much preferred the other version of Google News, where the screen would LIST news stories. These photos take up too much room, which means more scrolling just to get to more stories. Dump the pictures! I can read, Google, add more words !!!
The sources are biased and tailored to a San Francisco point of view with few options for diverse thought.
Once-a-PC's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/4/18 1:49 PM
I keep on getting the same stream of headline for the past week despite selecting fewer news on related topic.
heal5111's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/31/18 6:14 PM
I’m not interested in getting the news via broadcast media as i prefer reading stories instead. The new format is all about visual access.
nfdoc's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/31/18 5:57 AM
The old style had more info in less space. Should have option to choose format
Seve49's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/31/18 5:28 PM
I have blocked sites and thumbs downded every article about Alabama football, but every time I open the app there is at least one headline about it. Apparently I’m really into WWE and UFC also. Two days in and google has me figured all wrong - even when I’m feverishly correcting them. Also don’t like that it does not note that an article is premium content before you click on it the way Apple news does. Apple news also doesn’t register with various sites the same so I’m out of free articles on day 1. I really do like the layout and the full coverage slides and detail pages with timelines/various sources. Wanted to switch but it feels like work to use this app.
Chadderbob's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/31/18 1:30 PM
I use to use Flipboard and apple news but started using Google News since I liked the interface, I read roughly 15-20 mins of news a day, I was surprised when I found all my data was used up for the month, which never happens, on closer inspection, I found Google News used 3gb of my data in that time period, ridiculous! Please optimize your data usage, until then, I'm not using this app anymore.
downhomeala's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/30/18 9:39 PM
For most literate people reading something is far more efficient in acquiring information than seeing a small % of that in video format. Video may be entertaining and may provide enough information for someone just touching on the subject. For everyone else even a quick read gets a lot more info communicated. Obviously stories about things that need to be seen to be appreciated demand stills or video, but most serious news needs more than visual snippets supplemented by talking heads. I kept my iPhone with the old Google News app.
codrinb's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/30/18 9:15 AM
The idea of picking favorite topics, sources, locations is nice. But then the “For Me” section displays very little from my favorite sources, topics, etc It is nice but time consuming to get to Favorites, pick a Location and get news from there. It would be nice if the “For Me” section with diplay a union of all favorites topics, sources and much less from default sources I would also like to be able to customize the headlines section like in the old app or import from old app my custom sections, or add sections from my favorites and drop some default ones Hope you can improve this
Gabe2261's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/30/18 6:33 AM
They eliminate my local TAB with the local news that I really care , instead they give me their sponsor news, worthless app now...
tg8035's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/30/18 1:22 AM
When the app continues to try and force me to read what I don’t want to read, what I continue to request fewer stories of, what I continue to block yet shows me absolutely nothing of the Favorite sources and topics I’ve selected. I do not like, no I cannot stand any company, medium or product that tries to dictate to me what I should be reading, or using. Let me know when you and your A.I. get a clue
MountainMan65's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/30/18 12:55 AM
I like Google News because it is customizable but does not lock you into an “echo chamber” of only news that you want to hear.
bbbbbrrro's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/3/18 2:13 PM
Would like the old google news format. Don’t need too much videos to catch or scan new news.
MF1906's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 8:42 PM
Still gettin articles I don’t want to see. Is there a way to start from scratch?
Usability guy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 7:49 PM
I had custom categories defined. That’s all gone now.
Hgyp's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 7:10 PM
Google seriously set their app to auto play videos? Deleting until this changes.
Mariano de Honduras's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 6:04 PM
I normally don’t write reviews, but I must say I’m quite satisfied with the new Google News app. This app will deliver a streamline of news from different sources that match pretty well your interests—I’m guessing they somehow use an algorithm to take into consideration your search history. There are ads but they’re minimal and non invasive, videos go on auto play, and you can always customize what you want to see or add a different new source. Overall, a solid app to stay informed.
also fed up!'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 5:12 PM
I worked with this app for over a week to get it to provide news stories that interested me. It never did that. In fact, I couldn’t block certain news sources, but could block others. The same stories would show up the next time I logged in even though I hid them the last time I logged in. The receive fewer stories like this does not work at all. Deleted the app today.
juniortsf's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 5:10 AM
Not as good as the first app
picsaboo's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 2:44 PM
Sorry, but I just don’t like this new version. Much too complicated. I much prefer the older layout which was simple and straightforward. Why must the developers feel the urge to “update” what was working so well? Booo!!
mkloi3421's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 2:41 AM
Much prefer the old style of listings without the graphics. Easier to get an overall look at various stories in the older list format.
Gobes232's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 2:31 PM
Just downloaded app to try it out versus Apple news. I have to create an account to read the news??? that’s enough for me to go elsewhere.
Bornigan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 2:29 AM
Every single day I tell this app to show fewer stories about NFL and NBA. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I have done it every day since the app was released. And every day I have 10-12 more stories that I have told it to show fewer of. I’ve blocked some individual sites, but the stories keep coming from new sources. So this app is useless. If it cannot change my news feed to what I want as it claims to do, it is useless.
Agripena's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 2:09 AM
I’m enjoying Google News. Very pliant and am able to see stuff I’m interested in without a bunch of business that I’m not interested in.
Picky McPicky's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/29/18 11:44 PM
Tried to customize my list of favorites, no options for many conservative news outlets such as Fox News. Why? Why?
Jason Laikam's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 8:31 PM
Eliminate bias news stations permanently with a flick of a finger. For me it was cnn, for you it might be Fox.. why go through the day feeling angry from some news article. Ha ha. Maybe this can be a start towards un biased news again.
mr86er's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 8:17 PM
I continue to shake my head on the far left stance of bias I continue to see. I liked the normal news but the political opinion does not reflect 54% of the general public. In fact it is msnbc material..
this nickname is taken 099's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 4:54 PM
I just want to read the news. I don’t want to have to sign in to anything. I just downloaded it 2 minutes ago, now I’m deleting it. There are many more news apps out there.
Seqmastersdegree's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 3:58 AM
I don't like the layout of this new Google news.
Tecsi's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 3:54 PM
This is the only app on my 10.5” iPad Pro where scrolling is jerky. And for a News app, this is particularly jarring.
NoOneInParticular777's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 3:51 AM
I like news. I pay for news, and already did before google shipped this app. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to link my existing subscriptions to the app, so I’m perpetually in the “you have 1 free story left this month” spot. That’s stupid. I get that the feature won’t drive revenue, but the mantra used to be “focus on the user and everything else will follow” when I worked at Google. I don’t feel focused on.
CCandTink's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 2:55 PM
It would earn 5 stars if we could filter out news by keyword. Stripping everything with a “Trump” reference might reduce volume by 90%, but I’d be able to digest the news again without heartburn.
Kksundar's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 2:48 AM
I won’t recommend this app for any one over 40 because the fonts are too small and light.
SccoterB's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 2:45 PM
Too much crap I don’t want to read to have to sift thru to find something I do want to read and shows me the same stupid stories over and over and over. What happened to the simple list of headlines by category? The new version is not an improvement. Two thumbs why down.
CheapZen's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 2:44 AM
I deleted the app after 1 attempt to use it. I don’t think it is necessary to sign in to get news!
Justdave42day's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 1:50 AM
In an article today in Business Insider there was a comparison of Apple News and Google News. Let me begin by saying that I really didn’t even know that a Google News existed. Smh. In the article “hands down” (as it said) the Google News was far superior, and I totally agree!! I have much, much, much more control over the articles I see, can blend in local news and it’s MUCH more user friendly. This is an excellent alternative. Btw, Yahoo is a joke. Get Google News, you will be hugely pleased.
Pajak8's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 11:44 PM
I like the mix of local and national news.
puccini Doberman's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/28/18 10:01 AM
Sometimes it sounds a lot like CNN where it only tells one side and one subject but if you look real hard you’ll find some balance information and it’s well organized I enjoy google news.
Blaxe7's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 8:53 PM
I consume a lot of CBC news and the app keeps crashing when scrolling down. Please fix this.
Jd077's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 8:29 PM
This app seems decent on the surface but the ram it uses is typical google. Like chrome browser it uses all the resources it can take while running. You can be on a page and leave the app to do anything else. When you return the app has refreshed and you lost the article you were reading. This happens constantly. Apple news will run in the background for hours with multiple apps open in the background. I also wish you could chose to open an article in a browser and not the internal browser built into the app. Then your forced to once again ask it to go to a browser like safari. Obviously this is google trying to keep tabs on what you do on the page you’re requesting in browser. This is intrusive.
scotthilt's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 8:25 PM
This is a good app, but When it comes to the “For You” section, I ONLY want news from the sources I’ve favorited. I think other news and sources I may be interested in should be available to me in the “Headlines” section.
nancy364's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 8:12 PM
There doesn’t seem to be a news source for ABC New York. ABC Portland, okay; ABC Tampa, ABC Baltimore, fine. Why no New York feed?
Time Squire-in-Training's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 8:05 PM
This app requires signing in from the start to see or do anything. That makes it a non-starter for us. (The previous “Google News” app, now removed from the App Store, does not require sign-in.) We keep seeing media articles elsewhere praising the supposed goodness of this replacement app, but they don’t mention that sign-in is required. So we foolishly keep coming back to check it out, several times now. Maybe having taken a moment to write this review, I’ll remember not to waste my time. Even if we were really willing to sign-in, not sure which of our various Google accounts we’d end up having to choose to use with this. Certainly not my own primary account, and we’re not willing to create yet another Google account at this point. (We haven’t tried out Google Assistant for the same reason.) After reading through the most recent, critical, detailed user reviews, we’re not sure we’d actually want to use this app anyway.
Jennie clark's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 7:05 PM
I put the sound off on my phone but if I click on the wrong thing the sound comes on when I am sitting through a boring seminar and don’t want t burger others.
Jesseo8's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 6:03 PM
It’s simple, there are NO ads (unlike Apple News), and the user interface is much better. Also personal recommendations are much more intuitive. Love it!
DrDMV's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 5:09 PM
Better than the alternative. It’s that simple
stank22's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 5:00 PM
But they include vox, huffpo, and slate. Go figure.
starpowerx10's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 4:14 AM
I love its clean and sleek design.
Justbemetxfl's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 2:27 PM
I had heard great things about Google News so decided to give it a try. If Google truly “knew me”, they would know I’m a Conservative. Nope! My news feed was full of liberal news! So I decided to manually search for Fox News within the app. It isn’t even listed as one of the 50 “Top Sources”. Really Google?!?! Fox News has consistently been in the top three for YEARS!!! There you go folks . . . prime example of tech pushing their liberal bias! Ugh! So over it!!
philipzhao's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 2:16 PM
The interaction with AMP page was very slow and it ignores my scroll gesture for a few second. Furthermore, I would prefer you to serve ads while give me access to Wall Street Journal and other sites. After a days with this app, I decided to switch back to Apple News since it has a better performance and caching while allows me to read from different source
anoninwa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 2:09 PM
I’m not in love with the new layout.
Aztai's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 12:47 AM
Each story doesn’t need to have a huge picture next to it. Takes forever to scroll through and find stories I want to read. No user-defined settings for changing the size and organization. I’m glad I kept the old version. It had headlines easily visible and no extraneous images and videos. This app is unusable for me, and is about to be deleted.
cxusa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 11:25 PM
I was using older version of this app. I can say that this is better than all news apps now
CX Gonzalez's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 11:24 AM
I absolutely love the app. The “full coverage” aspect is brilliant and it think can really do some good for our democracy. However, I would really appreciate seeing more conservative sources like Fox and Drudge mixed in to really get the full picture of what’s being said. Fox doesn’t even show up in the politics section unless you search for it. And I say this as someone who leans left. As a matter of style, I wish there was more native news content displayed, rather than AMP pages, kind of like how Apple News does it. Lastly, you need to add a few magazines. The Economist is the biggest absence I’ve noticed. But also, Nautilus Magazine and Quillette would be welcomed additions. But overall an amazing app!
z%x+2*'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 11:09 PM
Google news was my first choice until the recent changes. Now I rarely look at it. Go back, please!
Elnora's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 10:46 PM
... I need an option to turn off autoplay of videos. Really. I can’t have noise blasting out of my phone in certain circumstances. Why not let me choose whether to have autoplay so I don’t have to turn my ringer off before opening the app? Otherwise, great app.
pipichichicoco's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/27/18 10:09 PM
I check Google News everyday and you are 10-1 in the negative stories you display, NY Times and Washington Times are far left newspapers and those are always your lead stories Why can you be far and balanced? Cary Lichtenstein
EricaYT's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/26/18 9:46 AM
Hate it. I usually like updated apps but not this one. This app has articles all over the place. Can’t easily find my local news.
ZaylynZ's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/26/18 5:40 PM
I hate the new Google News aggregator! I want a list mode option with news title and a brief summary in text only so I can quickly scan the news. The topic summary has been replaced with a large image, so I can’t get further info on the story with out clicking on it. I’ll need to find a new news aggregator.
Questtt's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/26/18 5:28 AM
This app uses more data than any other app on my phone. I’ve used 1gb in 5 days and that’s with autoplay turned off. The images and videos must be optimized. I love the app but now I’m forced to use a different news app for data conservation
jhbeard04's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/26/18 2:55 PM
How about fewer graphics! Just the news, please.
dbfishes's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/26/18 11:41 PM
Be sure to provide a balanced mix of news articles. You seem to be slanting left. While it’s your right, to push what you wish, and your Washington Post connection is clearly biased, I seek a variety of opinions on topics. Too much focus on one opinion will cause myself and others to migrate elsewhere. Stay BALANCED.
wcdove24's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 5:01 PM
This is by far one of the best news apps on the market. Its ability to provide multiple sources on the same topic to include social media removes SOME of the inability to duped by fake news. I can easily go through the topics and be totally caught up on events at the end of the day because of the AI understanding what my interest are. Highly recommended.
SPNGEBB's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 4:40 PM
+ The news aggregates well and gives you what you would like to know and is well personalized - I have burned through my monthly digital limits for WashPo among others by swiping to their articles when I’m just trying to get back to the home screen
Lt 3018's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 4:02 PM
Very good reading
Business guy25's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 2:43 AM
Freezes iphone x to the point of instability and shutdown. I'll just search the web instead.
billkellyusa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 2:13 AM
Too busy to write a long review, I’m reading Google News . Peace Bill Kelly
mary 99999's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 1:58 AM
The new Google News app is not allowing me to press on my iPad screen to highlight text from a news story and paste into an iMessage. The OLD app allows it, so why doesn't the new app? Please fix the new app!!!
Vox soli's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/25/18 12:10 PM
The news industry in particular should remember the kind of life that socialistic governments have ultimately handed to it’s citizens. Please try to report a more centralized point of view. Unity rather than conflict is what your audience deeply desires. Not every story needs to be a partisan story. Thanks
Krishna391's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 7:06 AM
I like to read, not look at huge pics. The one touch drop down for additional headlines was the best. This new version is for people who can’t really read. The old version was easily my most used app. I was addicted to reading it!!! I’m deleting the new version and am guessing I’m not coming back. So bummed I deleted old version.
smuddster's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 6:34 PM
Overall I like the new app. However, I would love to be able to change the view of info. I could do with less video or pictures taking up space and allow more of a balanced listing of headlines. I do not gravitate to the flashy when I’m trying to see what’s happening today. I’d rather have a headline and a bit of context.
butcherbird190's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 5:45 PM
This app sorely needs an in-app feature to resize the font in news stories.
Aggravatorx's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 3:21 PM
Lot better then old one more responsive and smoother
Sterling 943's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 3:16 AM
It used to be simple reading good news articles. It still is. However, I soon needed to sign in to get any specific news. Now, I can’t get any news without signing in. They call it personalization, I call it offensive spying and using my information for their pleasure. Nice try, I dropped Google News in favor of a much better news source with much less privacy issues. I don’t like being used and lied to.
isaiah 21-6's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 2:14 PM
Eliminate news sources ABC cBS CNN New York Times Washington post As unreliable
Professor2011's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/24/18 1:33 AM
Why can’t one read the news without being signed into a Google account? At least give the reader the OPTION not to be signed in!
GW KEAD's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 9:40 PM
I love it. It’s the kind of app everyone needs to have to be informed and entertained the way he/she wants.
VirgenD's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 7:54 PM
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Jupiter Ops's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 6:23 PM
This app lasted less than 5 minutes on my iPad. I want a summary, not full blown pictures for each article. Luckily, I still have the old version installed, I hope it continues to work. Also, why do I have to sign in with this app? Ridiculous.
jwkc03's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 6:02 PM
Enjoying the in-depth articles.
iPaulK's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 3:21 PM
the massive never ending pix. Would rather they displayed the news article.
HBakiIz's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 3:16 PM
The new format designed evidently for people who do not read but browse pictures. I am out. Sorry to loose you after so many years.
Blushrock's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 1:35 PM
I dislike watching videos on my iPad, and at every opportunity I disable auto play. On the Google News app every story with an attached video auto plays and I can’t find a way to stop it. I would appreciate information on how to turn off auto play, if there isn’t a way to do it I will remove the app from my iPad.
dm in ma's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 12:51 PM
No ability to suppress all/most photos. I miss the old google news format. Deleted app. Try again, google.
Drive and search's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 12:33 PM
I downloaded the app and opened it to find that I loved the content that it had (I think) but I can’t read it! The font was too small. Please give us scalable fonts, otherwise it useless to anyone unless you have perfect vision.
Light&Sound's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/23/18 11:50 PM
I’ve always used the Google News website. Simple and efficient. This app is like getting that new laptop with a desktop covered with cr*p ware and bloatware. I looks much fancier and is much more dynamic with all kinds of auto-play video headlines scrolling by. So much more bandwidth intensive. Not good if your internet is not the fastest. The stories are interspersed with VASTLY more adds and “sponsored” items. It takes 10x longer to scroll through and get a sense of what’s going on. In fact I have no sense of what’s going on the way news is presented in this app. Google news was very simple and logical. The logic and simplicity is lost in all the new flashiness. Lastly, the targeted “news” items and adds are much more obvious. I don’t like this because it shows you what it thinks you want to see. This is more like Fox and CNN where they specialize giving you our own opinion back to you. They help you create your own vacuum chamber. I’m trying to make my own world of knowledge larger, not smaller. That said, if you like to get your news like you’re just browsing the internet and you’ve got all day, then this is the App for you.
Chantress777's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/22/18 9:23 PM
I want a list of articles organized by topics, not a bunch of screen sizes pictures for every headline. If this app is supposed to be designed for adults, stop treating us like 5 year olds whose attention span can only be kept with large pictures. I hope they don’t remove the old news app. This is a disappointment, not an improvement.
homeo.stace.is's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/22/18 4:54 PM
Recently downloaded and installed this app, but I’m going to delete it. I’ve consciously selected this option on one particular topic (the Royal Family kids), and yet every time I log in; relentless stories about the Royals. What’s the deal? At this point I assume it’s a useless feature, because I can’t fathom why backwater media sources about the Royal portrait are being updated hourly into my feed. (For the past week). This app is therefore useless to me when the point is to get curated content that I find relevant. Buh-bye Google News App.
DrVile's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/22/18 2:25 PM
It takes much longer to skim all the headlines. Some headlines direct me right to video, and everyone knows only monsters would want that. The news for me is also dominated by only a subset of the news I consume. The amount of NFL offseason news I get makes me feel shallow and self conscious.
Snappi74's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/22/18 12:50 PM
I much preferred the old version. This one is so hard to find what I am looking for.
DaveyD100's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 7:09 PM
Great app for a curated experience.
K A George's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 4:12 PM
Too many images and video. Not enough text. I want to read not watch tv!
180720gunter's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 1:25 AM
Hate format. Want old format back. How can I do that? I do no see any setting to let me. New format is not concise. Waste my time. I want at a glance.
Phifle's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 12:50 PM
This app requires you to sign in to read the news. Not gonna let someone track the news stories I read. Deleted the app immediately
nanewastaken's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 12:24 PM
Looks snazzier than older version of google news but harder to navigate and less effective, and can’t figure out how to access local news.
neekholas08's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 12:00 PM
I love getting my news from this app in the mornings. I don’t have tv so this is my main source of Updates around me.
Sharthegreat's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/21/18 11:51 PM
I absolutely like Google News but this app just consumes too much battery life for a news app.please fix the battery consumption
artykul8's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 6:19 AM
previous version provided a comprehensive view of a news story, showing different sources and a short blurb, allowing the reader to get a better idea about the story and pick the most reputable source. the new app is useless - I had to uninstall it. very disappointing! bring back the old version, or allow users to choose between different rendering formats - old & new!
Marc10583's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 4:41 PM
Cannot change the settings like before. Forced to see topics I am not interested in like Entertainment and the ones I want to follow are buried on separate tabs.
BPBear's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 4:34 AM
Google News has degraded itself into nothing but eye-candy. Content is lost behind a barrage of images. Lost is any ability to prioritize content, to choose regions for local news content. I have consigned this version to oblivion and returned to the old one. Go back to the drawing board, Google.
Hayden@2003's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 4:25 AM
Google apps are very intriguing to me. I look forward to coming back and letting you know what I think about it.
Dr Bliss's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 1:47 AM
I should have tried the new Google News version before I deleted the old one. Google news was my principal source for headlines. But this new format is annoying with these large pictures, and disorganized topics, and random headlines. The older version was concise, organized by the topics I chose, and a more efficient read. Google probably feels good about their upgrade but I find it an bigger waste of time and more irritating. For the same reasons I don’t use the Apple news app for headlines, I will not be using Google news app as my main news source anymore. );
Ex-chiver's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 1:11 PM
Articles have images that are totally unrelated to the article itself which can be very misleading. Add the clickbait article titles and you have no idea what the article is actually about. Also, down voting functionality does not work. You still get the exact same article or similar articles.
achaudh's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/20/18 11:04 PM
I don’t think this is anything to cheer about only because of improved stability and a more cluttered interface. Also, where is the dark mode?
Peña g's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/2/18 2:25 PM
Ustedes tienen un servicio excelente.....!doy 5 estrella a su servicio.... Gp.
potawatamie's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/19/18 8:58 PM
New google news app for iPhone is all pictures and no description. Terrible screen hog on small device
senseiTX's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/19/18 6:36 AM
Blinding white, needs dark mode setting the old one has.
Jbvoiceguy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/19/18 4:10 PM
What is this? YouTube? I much prefer the older interface. Not the last one, but the one before. Which was just a lot of bullet points headlines from different publications. This one is like a child’s magazine. Difficult to navigate and find text articles, as opposed to videos.
WineandFoodDude's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/19/18 11:42 AM
Make it more like a reading a newspaper instead of watching the news.
Ambrozy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/19/18 11:27 AM
I do use this app daily, and it seem stable for the most part. What I is really lack though is the ability to eliminate tops by keywords. It would be perfect if I could just filter out all story’s featuring the word Kardashian.
Rion22's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/18/18 6:59 PM
I agree with some other reviewers here. I love the app, but the wait times to load an article is unbearable sometimes! I literally go to google and search the headlines I’m interested in to skip the 30 second load time. This is on an iPhone X on WiFi of 120mbps... I’m guessing it’s an app issue. Maybe an Apple issue... I dunno, but I wish it would get fixed!
CharlieS212's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/18/18 5:17 PM
Very slow in responding and the pictures shown with the articles are huge. No longer can you view a list of news articles but now you must scroll through large images to view what news is available. I prefer the old app or the website for news and cannot use this app. IMHO a news app should list the news with small or no images until an article is selected.
yarzer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 4:56 PM
I really liked the old app WITHOUT the video. At rhe very least, provide an option to disable it in the preview list. If I want to watch video, I'Il make the decision to do so. Enabling video by default requires a higher end device to display it well.
Nygvuser's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 2:18 PM
the new version of the app with its big photos and large print is all but unusable - very little info is surfaced, a lot more clicking is required etc. I used the old app and I’m about to uninstall this one - stopped using completely
critic with no thumbs's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 2:14 PM
I love it!
Asatcomr's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 12:42 AM
DavidtheWriter's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 11:53 PM
...the new Google News doesn’t allow you to scan headlines or stories as quickly as the old version. So I keep both versions on my phone now.
18 news watcher's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/17/18 10:40 AM
A great platform for all the fake news sites. Delete delete delete
ragdoll2222's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 8:00 PM
Easy informative fun
joyusman's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 6:15 AM
vsfcxert's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 2:53 AM
I get tired of all the news outlets giving opinions rather than news. So one sided, so slanted.
fuckyoutoomuchtime's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 2:50 PM
Stories freeze and crash app
waltfish's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 1:40 AM
Just trying it out, but it seems pretty great
blind_access's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 12:19 AM
Now that this requires login... No thanks! I'm not Google's commodity. Apple News works just as well without me being their B.
Ambiverbal's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 10:41 AM
This new version of Google News emphasizes flash over substance. Luckily I have not deleted the older version from my phone. I am, however, deleting this conduit of opinion-over-information malarkey.
bostnlegalfan's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 10:25 PM
Slow. Doesn’t update. Personal news feed with week old stories. It’s gone. I’ll check back later, but it’s more frustrating than Apple News right now.
1337sauce college student's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/16/18 10:17 PM
Do you like news that is simply a Twitter api feed showing the same article 5 different ways? Then you’ll love this app. If you’re here to learn about current events then maybe stick with the old app. This thing is just clunky social media sh*t
DJS1017's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/15/18 9:24 PM
This could be a decent app, if Google wasn’t so arrogant. While they offer options for you to “See fewer stories like this” or “Hide all” from a source, they basically ignore your choices and keep showing you stories you’re not interested in (remember, you aren’t Google’s customer—you are the product being sold to advertisers. They need to keep advertisers happy. You, not so much). I even complained to them about this on Twitter and was ignored (big shock LOL). I may check back in six months to see if they’ve improved but for now this app is deleted.
Jrobert.in.Wilton's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/15/18 12:22 PM
This app requires sign into Google, and notifies you it will sign in all other google apps plus safari, and share your personal data with other websites. No thanks, just the news please.
uppitycakes's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 8:40 PM
I need the option to get rid of the pictures. Just give me the effing headlines, I’m not a child. I hate this update.
NotOnMyMac's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 3:15 AM
I’ll take the original for news, easier to look for, read, and manage... too many pics, videos and tunnel vision views of the news.
A_software_developer's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 2:24 PM
Blocking doesn’t work. Floods the reader with obscure news sources. No way to delete topics. Images slide greasily across the screen with no way to make them stop. Thinks Social media is a news source but won’t let me block it. How did this get past user acceptance testing? How can I give this zero stars?
DavidMFlorida's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 1:43 PM
Warning, this app takes away many of the benefits of the old app, you can not define your own headline sections or locations in the local section. Google has severely screwed up this time.
treaves's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 1:32 PM
The recent update to show images moving, going automatically to video, just distract. I deleted this worthless application after using it twice.
apalonso2013's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 1:12 PM
Muchas gracias , por el esfuerzo y síntesis para personas que necesitan actualidad y brevedad.
slembones's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 1:09 PM
I look at google news on a browser and really liked it so tried the app and found it full of spam and ads. $1000 amazon gift card bs et al.
AJCMD's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 1:02 PM
Efficient compilation of news from diverse sources. Allows you to exclude fake news sites like RT.
Jjsedona1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/14/18 11:47 AM
News is word worthy. Photos just distract. Where is local news?
Gbsdrt1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/13/18 10:52 PM
New user. All local news is Raleigh in feed. Problem is I live in Charlotte, 3 hours away. Is it because Raleigh is the capital? Have to go deeper to find Charlotte.
MKS54's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/12/18 2:54 PM
Major issue. Needs to use credentials / subscriptions
RU9913's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/12/18 2:10 AM
This new app doesn’t import any of your interests from the old iPhone app or desktop news portal. You have to manually set up your settings, locations, and interests all over again.
DavidSosa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/12/18 1:11 AM
This app is really good, its send me notifications about the kind of news I would like to read, the interface is simple but fast enough, I really like it! Is even better that the Apple news app, in my opinion of course.
randallkerr's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/12/18 1:00 PM
I didn’t think it possible, but the new Google News app is even more sluggish than the original app - such a disappointment! Jittery scrolling, slow screen loads, and still no text-only view with adjustable fonts and colors - welcome back to the bad old days. But hey, at least they finally fixed the article sharing arrow that has been broken for multiple releases in the original. Google, you’re really losing your center in your latest releases. Time for a new product management team!
WelshyinUsa's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/10/18 7:20 AM
I typically use Apple News App but have found it becoming too focused on a few topics. I want to read the headlines across the globe and not just hear local politics. Google news does that. A+
Migdala's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/10/18 1:32 PM
Predominantly one sided liberal view on the news. They had no tab for Fox News for example, only Fox Sports. Personally I feel it’s best to hear all sides of the news (conservative, moderate, and liberal.) It’s okay to think differently and agree or disagree respectfully on the issues. However, it’s not okay to censor news and push one political view. I’m very disappointed with this app and so I deleted it.
SpecialJefferson's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/1/18 9:16 PM
Sorry Google but your new news app is a total fail. Already uninstalled. Keeping the old version. I don’t want glitzy layouts with photos or what you think I want to see. I want headlines and the first few sentences. No need to predicted based on my “interests” that creates lazy consumers of news and we can all see where that takes us. Maybe it’s time to just delete Google News in any version....
Grumpy Hobbit's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/1/18 2:45 PM
I will get my news elsewhere. I can’t stand the pictures that slowly move.
Avg Guy's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 7/1/18 10:53 AM
When choosing the stories to read there is no ability to turn off topics. I don’t want to see Hollywood or sports in my briefing but there is no way to turn them off. Attempting to turn off individual stories is more likely to launch the story which brings up additional stories after you return. Make the “…” Easily selectable on a mobile device Until then this product is useless
MMM$58's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 6:58 AM
The only thing I like about the new Google News app is that it isn’t so buggy. However, the previous app seemed to provide a much more useful set of news articles. Now you get a lot of flashy multimedia with less informative content.
Peterdal's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 6:31 PM
No dark theme that I could find. Similar layout to older version. What’s the big deal!
R1xm's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 4:37 AM
This new Google news app is bloated with photos and news agency logos. Goodbye data... It looks great, visually appealing. If you are looking for a feature of the old Google news app, such as easily scrolling through many headlines, it's not here. You can see maybe 2-3 headlines without scrolling, whereas the old app you could see 6-10. This is a form over function approach.
juliecoleman76's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 4:21 PM
I love Google News. Thank you very much.
dbmass's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 3:47 PM
It’s too busy, to hard to at a glance. I want my old Google News app back. I can’t see myself using this one - EVER. I would give it no stars, but I guess that’s not an option, so it’s a begrudging 1 star.
Hills234's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 11:18 PM
now i can view every variant of buzzfeed news at the same time.
VoNWooDSoN's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/9/18 11:12 AM
-1 for requiring chrome. -1 for moving my chosen topic to a new page -1 for shilling this app in your “good” news app -1 for no dark mode -9001 for not supporting the troops.
赞彩云's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/8/18 4:25 PM
easy to read
philipsism's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/8/18 2:54 PM
Please: -Make the option “Fewer stories like this” work for real! -Add option to delete magazines -Add dark mode. -Add nice icons for topics, currently they all look so messy. -Make the font for the bottom nav thinner, like the Google News Android app.
the balanced approach's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/7/18 5:11 PM
I downloaded Google News based on a recommendation from a nationally syndicated tech show on the radio. The app would be vastly improved by allowing the user to pick the sources where they want to get their news from. Considering Google’s vast resources to information, one would think that they could provide a more balanced view of the news. Until that happens I won’t be using Google News.
seekingnews's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/7/18 3:38 AM
App is ok. Like the previous one more. Really wish they would find some better content. Seems like the content is all political tabloid material. Very sensationalist.
Mr MMB's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/7/18 3:34 AM
There no way to open the news articles in a browser anymore. That was handy on the old app.
JaphiaHart's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/7/18 3:33 AM
Removing sources from my feed should be an option
David W1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/7/18 2:24 PM
Glad I didn’t delete the older News & Weather app. This is style over substance with pictures taking over 90% of the real estate so you have to scroll forever to see all the news stories.
Margatenj's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 4:12 PM
I'm used to be a really rapid load. Now it's slow, and often when I tap it it doesn't come up and I need to try again.
pepoica's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 1:52 AM
dan barzel's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 1:47 AM
No a fan of the layout - bigger white space around articles, less information More attention grabbing headlines , less real news Much bigger fan of the old app
Likly man's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 1:46 PM
I love google ai it is the best thank you But now it is soooooo buggy app. Please update it
Vamsheedhar's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 1:18 AM
Always learn the content we read mostly Very intuitive UI
DjCancun's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 12:53 AM
The simple desktop version of news was wonderful. It was customized based on my personal preference and easy to read the news that mattered to me. Articles were arranged by the my chosen topics as well as common topics such as technology, national, local, sports, etc. The app makes it difficult to find articles on the topics that matter to me. While the old desktop news page would update daily, I find the same news articles suggested for me over several days, even after reading the article. I understand the aesthetic choices for the app, but sometimes we just want things to be simple and easy to find. The desktop was closer to the ease of finding news articles in a newspaper where the app is more scroll and hope I find an article that interests me.
Ro8DC's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/6/18 12:17 PM
I like the app in general. And some of the features it offers can’t be beat. But my two biggest grips are scrolling is so glitchy. It stutters like an old car running out of fuel. Besides the top five stories. All the news is a day old.
0xshenk's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/5/18 4:12 PM
Great app for news. Google sources and personalization. Good interface once you get used to it. But I find that scrolling is not as smooth as it generally is in other apps on iOS. When scrolling faster than a few lines a second it seems to catch and stop the scroll. Usually when swiping with a motion akin to a flick, it should accelerate and scroll a bit before decelerating. This app doesn’t seem to do this correctly. It is a big inconvenience as far as UX.
pnanninga's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/5/18 3:38 AM
Why give option to select preferred sources if the app won't use them?
docrix's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/5/18 11:03 PM
I’ve been using the Google News app for several years on three different iPhones and countless versions of iOS. A few months ago, the app started hanging, freezing the screen, and slowing the phone up. I’ve had to delete it and have gone to the Reuters app instead. Prior to this, my only complaint was that I couldn’t create a filter that would eliminate any story with Kardashian in it.
xBxROCKx's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/4/18 9:47 AM
All garbage. Worst thing Google has ever done! I’m ashamed of Google news. They have removed the one real news source Fox News.
Ttorgove's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/4/18 6:55 AM
Tom Denver CO
Jesse Ponugoti's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/4/18 3:54 PM
The bright white everywhere hurts my eyes 😭
David&$&$@vegas's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/4/18 12:34 AM
The app has very few sources of news that are not left leaning
gurnted's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/30/18 5:54 PM
No dark mode and personal topics have to be dug for. Not as clean as N&W either. Feels more like a market to sell news sources. Filtering in app is nice though Breaking the old N&W will not get me to switch. The website is still better than this app
Dstellmmrrxs's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/30/18 12:00 AM
Faster, easier, and more relevant to go to the web page.
superduper.daniel's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/30/18 11:05 PM
No local news option. Can’t turn off useless topic like sport. Personalized topics are not on main page. But I like the new one for 1 thing: more news.
integration structurale's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/30/18 10:19 AM
Please fix this
ihtrf's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 8:44 AM
I don’t like all of the large pictures. I prefer seeing several headlines on one screen and then clicking on one to see more detail and pictures. Also, I need to be able to scroll back to the top with one touch instead of having to scroll all the way. I am looking for another news service because your changes are annoying.
JAD1957's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 7:55 AM
Too little text
LFM10's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 6:51 PM
But apple news on the iPad gets the nod
Indiana Sigis's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 5:34 PM
For example I selected to not display news from HotNewHipHop dozens of times and still the app pushes this unwanted content.
Lucas Weidner's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 4:06 PM
Love the new update! Great new application, definitely my go to.
Xturinno's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/3/18 12:15 AM
Best app ever, Keep you up to date with news specifically under your interested & searches I’m assuming, works like a beauty!
RMMatt's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/29/18 6:06 PM
Excellent place to get well rounded view... although I wish they moved a little closer to the center rather than the left. Everyone wants news that is neither left nor right but smack in the center..
Esop969's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/29/18 1:15 PM
The original google news app never showed me articles from news sources I blocked. Now I get them every time. I am going to discontinue using this app until this feature is fixed.
kac375's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/29/18 1:13 PM
Comprehensive easy to use. Great way to scan at the start of the day
peterboy22's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/29/18 10:07 PM
Very hard to navigate stories And video downloads take too long On the mobile App
hebdkgkfjwhshdjqjfjfkwkq's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/28/18 8:26 PM
Il_Fabbro's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/28/18 2:52 AM
Big colorful photos and icons with small headlines are not enticing. Very little fits on the screen, which means that when I open the app I’ve got five options, max, and usually three or four, immediately visible. I’m finding that if there’s nothing enticing in that view, I just close it and open Reuters or NYTimes.com instead. It feels like the designers’ intent was to 1) copy Apple and 2) feel like a Facebook newsfeed. Neither of these should be emulated. Those platforms (FB especially) are more about keeping you scrolling than about informing you. I’m really not reading the news just to feed a serotonin jones, hoping there might be something just below the edge of the screen which might enrage or delight me. I want to see quickly what may be happening and be able to decide where I want to dig more deeply. I was a daily user of the old mobile Google News site. This version does not do what I want or need.
JTTravel's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/28/18 2:07 AM
Love having access to so many news channels.
Xav6455's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/27/18 8:52 AM
Your Technology section is 25-75% gaming-related, depending on the day. Gaming content needs to be separate from the Tech content, the two topics are big enough to support their own sections in the app
black.rays's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/27/18 5:56 AM
Very good app. Thanks
TGB27's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/27/18 4:04 PM
Preferred the old layout
drummerbronx's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/27/18 2:30 PM
I can keep up with everything.
CHAWSi's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/26/18 1:17 PM
So... I tried the new app. This new app does have a cleaner look and feel, but it’s insistence of pushing liberal only news feeds has caused me to hate it. Yes, I tried to constantly remove or hide news sources, but new and different liberal news feeds were added. Not once was a conservative view source suggested. Google news doesn’t get to pick my values and views. This borders on propagandist tactics and censorship. The app has been deleted, and I’ll go back to the old one where I could dial in my news feeds.
bjfranz640's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/25/18 7:14 PM
I’ve had the same top five articles for at least a week now, and when I scroll through the others, I’ll see the same 10 just continually rotate around. I keep the app because when I first got it, it seemed better curated than Apple News, but that is quickly changing.
cahafe's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/25/18 7:04 AM
Please add a night mode.
Yair_idontcare's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/25/18 6:31 PM
Slow to none existing learning curve. You find yourself fending off irrelevant articles you already asked to stop showing. The original app had far greater percentage of success by just using keywords.
Primedime's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/25/18 1:49 PM
I spend more time trying to remove stories I don't like and news outlets I don't like than reading articles I do like. I have to constantly remove the same networks even tho I have specifically blocked them our marked them for removal. I thought this app had AI and would o ly give me news I like?
stevo2072's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/24/18 5:19 AM
Too curated around social news. Want better headlines from Important news.
Squatting Hen's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/24/18 2:27 PM
Widget used to work now it loads nothing. Uninstall and reinstall didn't fix it either.
Myphone4's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/24/18 10:07 PM
I’m uninstalling this. I’ve chosen to hide a lot of sources I don’t wish to see/read and next time I go back in to the app they appear again. Done wasting my time.
Carl1260's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/23/18 5:06 AM
If the review accepts negative rating, I would have given it. This is simply an bloated and badly “redesigned” or “improved” app.
Cloudyhill's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/23/18 3:53 PM
It’s really hard to use gesture to go back to the main page after reading an article. Very often it ends up going to the previous article.
jim89el's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/23/18 1:44 PM
I got this app to read eversions of some subscribed magazines. That’s it. I have other and better sources fir news, and I don’t want Google trying to push their idea of what news I want to read to me. With this app, it’s all but impossible to even _find_ the magazines to which I subscribed. Junk.
Cyberwatching's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 8:58 PM
This is actually better than great...Just sayin!
Aesthetoscope's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 7:18 AM
В России невозможно пописаться на новости интересующих меня ресурсов - только фильтрованные, только ватные. Все равно, что смотреть программу Время!
gDos's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 6:53 PM
G News Has been slow and crummy for a long time. I just tried to give it another go but their forced log into your Google account makes it a complete pain in the butt and it’s just not worth it
Barefootraveler's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 4:06 PM
The latest major version took away a ton of customization capabilities. Why isn’t there a way to sort news results for customized topics chronologically? I used to use Google News hourly, now it’s like once a week. I don’t want the biggest news hit when I look at topics—I want the NEWS
Jeb Rennie's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 3:15 PM
Why do we have to sign in when it’s free to use on the internet. Should be able to use & view without having to sign in to an account.
BodhranBeater's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/22/18 10:53 PM
I used old version previously. This new one does more complete job, grabs greatocal news coverage and has more please tell interface. Thank you Google.
Wing Suit Zero's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 8:48 PM
Google News is the perfect app to aggregate all your preferred news topics and outlets into one place. It’s very similar to Apples News app but I prefer Googles much more.
no dumb blond's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 7:46 PM
I recently got the Google News app and really enjoy it. I get notices when there is something urgent to know about and they gather their news from a good variety of sources.
Tjwoods1's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 3:50 PM
It seems like every other news item is coming from Fox News. How objective is that supposed to be?
Al Havemann's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 3:49 AM
Google news used to be a staple, since then they appeared to have fired all of there app designers and coders. Things happen on the screen without it being touched. It scrolls up, down, videos open with the sound turned all the way up. Try to read something on the screen and the whole window behaves like a frenetic child. Don’t know what happened but the app is no longer functional so I deleted it. I’ll come back in six months to check it and see if it’s worth trying again, right now it’s intolerable.
jathanism's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 3:13 AM
I do not want any Trump news in my primary feed. The Google search app allows me to block topics. The previous version of Google News also allowed me to block topics. I already get enough Trump news from everywhere else. I do not want Trump news in my custom feed. Despite downvoting every single article about Trump, this new app continues to indundate my feed with him. Please. Please. Re-enable the ability to block topics as the inverse to favoriting topics. Please. If you do not I will likely delete this app and never return.
Teebearpicnic's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 12:52 PM
Why am I still seeing useless celebrity gossip in my feed? I thumbs down every article about Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande getting hitched but EVERY DAY there it is; some trash news about their new matching tattoos. What the heck Google AI? Will have to switch back to Apple news for the time being.
Yes2111111's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/21/18 12:28 AM
By far the most crashes on IPhone X ! Had to uninstall. I can’t believe it that google can’t do better than that
Hushero's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/20/18 9:21 PM
Almost perfect! Needs an option/toggle for a dark mode for night reading! That’s it! Thank you!
Investor1988's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/20/18 5:29 PM
This is a great app and does as advertised. I enjoy the new features. However, I deducted a star for the fact that it does not have a dark theme like the old app, which was one of the best feats of the old app imo.
Feynman93's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/2/18 7:44 PM
Some good features; good AI. Apple News is far smoother though. Very buggy.
Just_Bell's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/2/18 2:56 AM
Most videos don’t play. Just says something went wrong😒
Ragingd's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/2/18 12:27 AM
Please fix the performance of the app. The app well thought out and the app presents relevant news articles. But the performance of the app is not great. The app stutters and lags when scrolling through the each feed. Please fix.
Pacificparrotlet's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/19/18 8:48 AM
I use this app a lot because it is one of the best news aggregators out there. But it freezes few times a day. The worst part is that it doesn’t only freeze the app itself but the entire phone for 40s at a time ... usually happens when bringing the app up after it has been in the background for some time. Once it gets into this state, it also hangs iOS if you try to kill it.
intparent's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/19/18 3:57 AM
This was a great aggregator for a news junkie like me. And they killed it with this new release. I could scroll headlines & sources, click through to what I wanted. It is ruined now. Just big colorful photos/videos, gobs of scrolling and can’t really see all the sources any more. You ruined it. 😩. Give us an option to go back to the old format. Otherwise I’m dumping you for some other aggregator.
Saberaid's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/18/18 3:39 PM
I hate the new style. The newer app is hard to navigate.
Adys H's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/18/18 12:46 AM
Shows links to fakenews portal with Russian propaganda, "sputnik news" in Czech republic. Even I hit "see less & don't show news from this source" I still see their BS.
CaptainKen2's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/18/18 12:32 PM
You can search for various topics, and Star them, but they don’t save to the Favorite Topic list.
TonyG1023's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 9:02 PM
Newsstand was always a decent app very smooth and could find any and every publisher imagined m. This update is great more iPhone X friendly m. It needs way more smoother scrolling and how dare it show me an article that I can’t read unless subscribed to (New York times). Other than those issues it definitely needs AMP pages and just the overall google experience m. Great app though I like the new design. Dark mode too ASAP please!
Hollywood_Robert's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 8:18 PM
By far the best news app in the marketplace today!
dr gu's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 4:32 AM
I like google ,it give me amazing !
LEMONerd's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 1:32 AM
Every time I try to log in to my New York Times account it says server error.
Westintheeast's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 12:43 PM
Can't enlarge text for articles, no reader mode, why can’t you add pitch and zoom.
Edmandu's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/17/18 12:36 AM
It would nice nice to have the options to turn off the enormous images. It’s a real scroll fest to find content now.
J of PA's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/16/18 8:45 AM
First thing I read in the morning.
In apps we trust?'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/16/18 3:15 PM
Many news sources are questionable. The app presents the option to hide these news sources, but even though the option is selected, the same questionable news keeps coming! Google can’t be trusted to do what they say!
DOCBigSky's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/16/18 2:13 PM
Underpopulated for an aggregator and biased (toward my own perspective generally). Difficult to navigate and bloated with too many shiny things. This is not how we should be consuming the news. It wasn’t broke in the first place.
rem2010's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/16/18 12:31 AM
I really dislike this newsfeed. Even though you select specific new sources and topics, it constantly sneaks new whack o news feeds whom I never heard of. Then I delete those, and then they feed you another set of news services that I don't want. You have no way of controlling this. Is this yet another set of Russian,Chinese, or Korean hacked news services? Please run away from this service...
GhostlyPillow's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/16/18 10:12 PM
It’s been awesome
Project Gutenberg's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/15/18 8:44 AM
The old app was simple, straightforward, direct, and low energy. The new app is as busy as a room full of mesquites. The glitz is so distracting that it hides the news I am trying to find in a room of flashing lights and police sirens. And it drains my battery.
macchio's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/15/18 6:53 AM
i’m constantly having to block the same websites &’fewer stories like this’ seems to do absolutely nothing. considering deleting entirely sticking with apple news
CHIEF HK's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/15/18 5:32 PM
I do not like it when you click on an article and it says you have no more free looks. Do not put it on your news feed if there is going to be a charge for it.
Big Al 987123's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/15/18 1:51 AM
Either fix this or I want my old Google News access back!
liganila's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/14/18 8:44 PM
Please bring the old layout back for the mobile web option. The only reason why I use the app now is because the mobile web ui became unusable - so much empty space and non-intuitive layout...
cguym's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/14/18 7:33 PM
So many of the articles are from publications requiring subscriptions. You waste your time cos you are interested but can't follow.
Josh (Yee) H.'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/13/18 5:24 PM
Please make a dark mode! The all white screen is horrible for nighttime news!!!
Mr. IT's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/13/18 1:09 PM
The headline banners are too large and take up too much real estate forcing more finger swipes to scroll through the headlines. Less intuitive to find local news articles.
George_Undertaker's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/13/18 12:51 PM
What distinguish this app from others it gathers all the news from all news sites across the internet so you don't have to go to multiple sites to check You have the topic and multiple sources Amazing
jjjjjjjbot's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/13/18 12:47 PM
Google news has been my go to for years. The new version is unusable all photos and the same stories for days on end. Guess it’s time to find a new source.
Piano Cea's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/13/18 10:21 PM
To much news and I can't turn them off. If I'm not interesting with an article or news I want to be able to turn it off from particular website and never see it again. Unfortunately I couldn't find that option. Deleted the app.
pnedoc's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/12/18 5:56 PM
The functionality of the app is actually fine. I am frustrated by being asked repeatedly to “rate” it or be reminded later. If I am going to be pestered by an app, this is the result. Maybe I will be spare from further prodding?
Hazim Brown's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/11/18 5:42 PM
Very easy to use interface, and great to be kept informed with the latest and greatest breaking headlines.
stanthejeep's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/11/18 3:24 AM
Every single day I’m asked to rate this app here it is 1 Star. Happy? I know these reviews don’t matter anyway cuz the whole system is fake. 1 Star. Thanks
19Brandon94's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/11/18 11:42 PM
Where is it? It was in the previous app
Chudman70's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/10/18 6:35 PM
Updated my news feed and now it is all pics. I want my headlines back. Too much scrolling to get to anything I want.
Tigers_Fan❕'s Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/10/18 4:11 AM
Only request: Please make notifications more customizable to individual sources and I'd use this app over others with customizable notifications!
HarryLevine's Review of Google NewsReviewed on 6/10/18 3:07 AM
Google News is junk.