December 3, 2020

Google Play Newsstand app launched

picsGoogle combines its current and Play magazines into a Newsstand app for Android users. The app combines subscriptions from newspapers, magazines with content from blogs and other sources.

Google Play Newsstand app includes both paid subscriptions and Flipboard-like newsreader content in a card view. Once the user opens Newsstand, the app takes you to “Read Now,” that has breaking news, trending articles from publications that you follow. and other items that Newsstand thinks you will enjoy based on your reading history.

Each article in the Google Newsstand gets automatically tagged with a single subject “Android” or any other topic. By tapping on the tag users can access all the recent articles on that subject. Users can subscribe to tags with a single tap and everything tagged by your will be displayed under “My News.”

Newsstand brings to you to articles and stories from some of the world’s top newspapers like The Financial Times, The Australian, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as popular magazines like The Economist, The New Yorker and pouplar blogs like TMZ and The Verge.

“It’s a nice, highly designed feed that is tailored for you and your personal interests,” says Scott Dougall, director of product management for Newsstand. “The more you use it, the better it gets. Even on day one, it’s super relevant.”

“With the swipe of a finger, you can browse full length articles, with beautiful images, audio and video right inside the app. You can access these articles even when you’re offline or bookmark them to read later,” said Google in a blog post about the app.