· Support for dark mode on iOS 13
· Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
It’s very helpful to have news, that knows my interests.
It’s not perfect, for instance it thinks that I’m absolutely mad about sport, I’ve told it I don’t want sport, but no matter, everyone likes sport, wether or not, they actually do. In the same way, as in advertising, everyone who likes electric vehicles, is somehow supposed to like internal combustion vehicles, they’re noisy, stinky, high maintenance, costly to fuel. But I still get tons of adds, for 4 wheel drives.
Large icons , inefficient screen space
no magazine subscription support, all paid content is almost unusable black screens no navigation ,. Despite paying money Google give no support.
The download content feature does not work. Although it downloads once offline it mostly displays this content is not available offline. If you connect to inflight access point this app fails to authenticate, but then it rembers that and so requires you to authenticate which can only occur after the flight has finished
The currated content displays identical stories from different magazines , that is a story written by the one author published by two magazines. It even does this when I say don't display stories like this on one of them.
Pointless change to new app, moving on
I've used Google News for years, was very happy, minimalist user interface gave me a lot of information over 6-7 stories on an iPhone screen, now I get useless big pictures and 2 stories per screen, if I'd wanted cartoons I'd have gone elsewhere.
Personalised news worked OK, bit buggy but ok. It's now useless, why would I want to see news articles from 2016, I don't even want to see your latest news which is dated August. And forget searching something specialist, a scientific or medical term for example, pretty much nothing comes up.
Before they killed the old Google News I compared the new and the old dude by side, no comparison, more news in the old version.
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- 130.5 MB
Requires iOS 12.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Zulu
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.