Google News & Weather

Google News & Weather

Your customisable real-time news desk


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 3.4.8
  • Updated: January 24, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000

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Descriptions


Your comprehensive and personalised view of headline stories and Local News & weather.

• Coverage from 75,000 publications
• Instant-load read experience with AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
• Headlines carousel: Quickly browse headlines, tap to read, swipe to read next
• Simple swipe-access to categories such as Top Stories, Technology, Sports & Weather
• Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions, home screen widgets and Personalised News sections such as Hollywood, NASA, Fashion or anything else that catches your fancy
• Tap any story for a deep selection of viewpoints, including in-depth articles, Opinion and local perspectives

Optional Permissions Notice
• Location: Optional permission used to show Local News & weather near your current location.
• Users can continue to use the service even after rejecting this optional app permission.

Reviews


4.0
269,949 total
5 144,965 
4 57,353 
3 28,599 
2 12,570 
1 26,462 

  • Google News & Weather
    Robert Nobsky Published date: February 8, 2018

    App is unstable. App freezes especially after news updates. Recent updates have introduced numerous problems. There have not been any changes to the phone and other apps work fine. As usual, there is no Google support. In addition, app has several design and functional problems. For example, it does not maintain state or position so when you leave and come back you cannot continue you you left off. ... At some point, Google will get so massive, it will implode like a black hole. Maybe it already has. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Tom Published date: February 1, 2018

    I can't reorder the headlines sections as the way I want! Please fix Also would be nice if this integrated into YouTube as well for news. Sadly continues to be central/left leaning sources consistently for major headlines and doesn't seem balanced. I like reading both, not someone else to censor info for me to shape a narrative. Would be nice to have the option of curating various news sources into one (since Google reader is no longer available) Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Trisan Reddy Published date: January 25, 2018

    Great app. But nearly a year later the weather widget is still broken. You can't set a location, it always reverts to auto detect and I don't want to enable location services for a widget. I've reported before but Google clearly doesn't care about fixing errors. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Jerry London Published date: January 26, 2018

    Paywall News. Everyday more paywall sites become the primary source. There can be 5 sources, but the paywall sources are promoted first. Topics that should be filled to the brim with new stories, such as Russia or Putin have one or two new stories with the rest days or weeks old. I now see questionable sources like Breitbart being the single news source for stories. Do a search within the app on a topic and you'll find more references than the app presents on the same topic. Is this Russian hacking at work? Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Neena Rai Published date: February 16, 2018

    I really like the app as it covers news of my interest. When ever travelling I would add the city to local news. But now I cannot delete them. As a result my local section has become cluttered. I tried to uninstall and again install but all section have turned permanent. Please let me know how I can delete the sections. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Dr.Harshavardhan Kale Published date: February 5, 2018

    This app has stopped updating news since it's last update. It is no more displaying the latest news. I tried various ways to make it work, but doesn't. Keeps telling me to check my internet connection!! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Ray V Published date: January 23, 2018

    Can't stand the AMP pages, wish there was a way to remove them so I can go straight to the website, AMP is the most annoying feature ever. Give us the option to view the main site some of us like to read comments. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Kalab Washburn Published date: February 7, 2018

    Best news app imo. Not gimmicky like some of the very popular apps. Doesn't have weird colors or anything. Doesn't try to tailor or curate news, or get social media involved. Just the most current news from multiple sources. It's not a very pretty app which is why I tried a few others but the simplicity and reliability keeps me coming back. I do wish I could stop paid sources from showing up, like NY Times for example. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Joshua Allan-Sloper Published date: February 15, 2018

    This is my news source of choice, but lately the ability to delete and reorder headline sections has broken. It just simply doesn't work at all. This technically isn't an issue with the app, it's an issue with the service as a whole as it doesn't work on other systems, browsers, or formats, nonetheless it's very frustrating. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Chris Lane Jones Published date: February 7, 2018

    l love this app but please allow More articles per subject. The maximum articles allowed per "Headline Section" is 10. Please allow more than 10 even if the articles are more than a day old. News Junkies will understand if there are no newer articles on their specific news article. I have Linux as one "Headline Subject" and I don't mind reading day old articles about Linux. Allow more than 10 articles per subject and I will give you five stars! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Dustin Hall Published date: January 26, 2018

    The constantly popping up and down bottom navigation bar is still there and still as stupid as ever! And why did you change the dark color scheme to have bright white and bright blue text? The white is too bright to read comfortably and the blue is terrible for bed time use! Everyone knows blue light screws with your sleep schedule! Terrible update, again. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Mon Ballena Published date: February 6, 2018

    I installed this app and ever since loving it and given a 5🌟But now I'm not sure... I added some contents to general headlines to search for, but everytime I delete these contents, they always comes back. A bug? What gives Google?!? Answers?!? Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    John Olofson Published date: January 31, 2018

    MAJOR ISSUE. Has started crashing--two crashes today, after opening. Version 3.4.8, HTC One M7, Android 5.0.2, HTC Sense 6. Opening app--then opening an article--CAUSES THE PHONE TO REBOOT!!! Trying to uninstall and reinstall--I hope it helps!!! UPDATE: Uninstall and reinstall DID NOT FIX--app STILL CRASHES AND CAUSES PHONE TO REBOOT. Please fix! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Byrne O'Sullivan Published date: February 6, 2018

    I shared an article via text. Without asking, "Messages" is now the default app, so it doesn't give me choices anymore. The share button and default apps are handled terribly on android in general but this is especially stupid. Why would there be a default share method? Why would I only want to share articles via text using this one app and not email or use any one of a dozen other methods at other times. Crazy. Please fix. Over a month later, it still sets a default share App. Please fix. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Phillip Singer Published date: January 29, 2018

    I used to really like it but the new date color theme is bad, very bad. Bright blue headlines clash with the black background and the byline and date are now so dark there almost impossible to see. I can't tell if I'm reading current news or how old it is. Plus as others have said, stories seem to be coming from the same sources more and more. My entire Long Island feed, about 12 stories, all come from the same source. Pls fix - I don't need what you consider I think relevant 100% of the time. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Michael Downs Published date: February 4, 2018

    Blocking news sources does not work properly. Fine tuning subject matter is ineffective as well. Ex: I want articles about "Cider", but I can eliminate the worthless drink "Cider Vinegar" 'health' blogs. Lastly, it laughable when "end of world prediction" stories appear in my Science section.....and there's no way to filter them out. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Mark D Published date: February 9, 2018

    Constantly freezes when opening any article. Must have happened with a recent release. Using Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Bing news has no speed issues even on same satires sites. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    pede be Published date: January 22, 2018

    would give it 5 stars but half the time when i want to see more of the article, a subscription notice pops up. this happens mostly with the Washington Post. it also happens with others but the Post is the worst. what good is it if i cant read the whole article? Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Soroosh Aghaie Published date: January 25, 2018

    It's great but doesn't work correctly on my phone. My phone is LG g2 and google news and weather used to work on it in previous versions. It sends me the error:" It cannot be refreshed. Try later " or sth like that. Please fix this bug. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Murray Strand Published date: February 6, 2018

    Doesn't refresh the weather in the widget, shows 2 days ago. Local news doesn't load properly, shows a headline but won't let you click on it. Should be a good app but FIX IT! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Jan Smith Published date: February 8, 2018

    First , it's not customizable, period. I turn CNN , Washington Post, NY Times to rarely and day after day I get 2xcnn, 2 or 3x Wash Post and than NYT is warning me that I only have 1 bs article to read (unless I subscribe) which I will NOT. DO NO EVIL , GOOGLE ? I know that was long time ago. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Bogdan Manole Published date: February 8, 2018

    The app is great, but very buggy. I'm trying to remove locations from "Local" menu and it refreshes back to the old list, or even doubles it. Also, would like the feature to blacklist a news source, as I'm tired of scrolling through the same crapy news sources daily until I get to the reputable sites. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Siavash Ghassemi Published date: February 8, 2018

    Unable to sort headline sections in my preferred order. Allows me to reorder but changes are not saved. Cleared my cache and re-installed - still no fix. Researched online and discovered many users have the same bug. Also allow to delete sections. This is basic stuff google.come on........!! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Antonio López castillo Published date: February 6, 2018

    It's being a headache this app lately. If you add a place to see in the app, you cannot remove it. It also happens with the sections that you want to add. It's necessary to fix those issues Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    THX 1138 Published date: February 9, 2018

    Biased, left-wing, liberal tosh! Deliberately blocks content from respectable news providers that do not match Google editorial's left-wing views. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Harshavardhan P Published date: February 14, 2018

    Not able to delete the added locations for weather report. And also adding duplicate locations. On opening news and going back to moble home screen, weather report is not shown in the widget. It automatically sets "auto detect location". Have to select the location again. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Šimon Horný Published date: February 7, 2018

    Honestly, this app is good, but the absence of the option to completely ban certain topics and sites (sports in my case) makes it insufferable. I'm receiving literal junk from tabloid pages as a news of the day. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    James Roach Published date: February 18, 2018

    I want to like this app, but, unlike the Google Home news component, I can't say, "don't show stories", from a certain news source. I get stories from news outlets that are highly opinionated or straight fake news, and I can't tell Google News I don't like it, so that news source keeps popping up. If this was fixed, if like the app more. Fox News and New York Post are not credible, and I want them gone from my feed. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Prakash Shah Published date: February 8, 2018

    App doesn't update news .. It allows you add sections of your choice, but when you add sections, it says too many sections , hence can't update. Pathetic.. Please avoid. Better alternates available now.. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Robbie Townsley Published date: February 15, 2018

    This is my second commentary about google news & weather. If I could give it a zero rating I would, because google, once again have made it impossible to re set this app to zero. I need to be able to start the app from scratch, but am not able to stop google from re submitting the same old news sites I tried to remove. Trust me, even if you go to your accounts setting to make changes, google just re set's it all back to the stuff you tried to remove.....Google, you just got A big fat ZERO. & a big fat (minus zero). Hope you proud of your selves........ Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Tim Spence Published date: February 14, 2018

    Why are opinion pieces from Fox news, Breitbart, and other notoriously partisan sources placed side by side with actual headlines? This is a deliberate action by alt right engineers and management at Google. Not a bug. Not a regression. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    studfindingball Published date: January 31, 2018

    Google runs 'Politifact' fact checking article without cautioning its obvious liberal bias.As though this is a ' news' article. Makes GOOGLE News an agenda driven propaganda news source. Not cool. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Sean Kelley Published date: February 2, 2018

    Was my go to news app. Great place to easily see many articles on the same subject to balance your news intake BUT PAYWALLS HAVE MADE THIS APP UNUSABLE. NEXT! Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Phil Published date: January 25, 2018

    New color scheme is terrible. You outdo yourselves with how poorly you can design an interface with every update. Keep checking those boxes. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Michael Malicoat Published date: February 1, 2018

    Disappointing. Completely ignores my sources settings, especially blacklisted sources. I end up with a lot of garbage headlines. I can filter these on desktop, so why not here? Uninstalling. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Published date: February 2, 2018

    It doesn't work anymore. Can't add or remove, reorder sections. Google wants you to turn on your location and activity to get their new news feed. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Jack Wolfe Published date: February 4, 2018

    The articles presented in the app do not follow the preferred and blocked source settings on the Google News web site, and there is no way to control news sources within the app itself. This needs to be fixed. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    Erik Dean Published date: February 3, 2018

    I used to like this, but I've recently found that it doesn't give me all the articles on a subject. In addition, reordering headlines is completely broken. Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    YM Tang Published date: February 13, 2018

    Looks like Google has abandoned this app. Hasn't updated content since Nov 2017 and keeps telling me I "have too many sections". Full Review

  • Google News & Weather
    John McCoy Published date: February 4, 2018

    Paywall for wapo and nytimes after a few articles. So if you like to read headlines only this is a great app. Better off just opening a incognito tab and searching news that way. Full Review