Google Play Newsstand

Google Play Newsstand

News & Magazines for you.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000



Google Play Newsstand is a personalized news reader that provides a single destination for browsing the topics, news sources, and magazines you care about.

Enjoy access to thousands of free and premium news sources, leading magazines, and specialized publications. Newsstand’s catalog includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New Yorker, Quartz, Vox, Refinery29, People, Fast Company, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, and much more…

Whether you want to quickly scan today’s headlines, or find in-depth articles, videos and podcasts about your personal interests, Google Play Newsstand saves you time by presenting personalized suggestions just for you, powered by Google’s recommendation engine.

Each recommendation includes a justification and an option for providing feedback. In this way, you always know why you are seeing a story, and you can easily tell Newsstand whether to continue showing you similar stories. In other words, it gets better the more you use it.

* Briefing - Get caught up in under a minute with a blend of top headlines, local news, and personal interests.
* For You - Feed your curiosity with a stream of personalized recommendations assembled just for you.
* Library - Stay on top of your favorite topics, sources and magazines by adding them to your library
* Explore - Dig into categories like Arts & Photography, Business & Finance, Food & Drink and more.
* Go Offline - Download any news edition, topic or magazine to read offline.
* Read Later - Save stories you don't have time to read now and go back to them later.
* Fast and efficient - Stories are formatted perfectly for your device.


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  • Google Play Newsstand
    Sami Shalabi Published date: February 16, 2018

    Great news app that is beautiful and the recommendations are always spot on. By far the best news app out there. Great job Google! Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    JK Wilcox Published date: December 20, 2017

    Better than others, so Kind of like it. I know it is quite hard to make everyone happy. So, the only way I can figure out is to add more customization as you can. Peolpe want offline reading, more or less info, maybe choose categories of interest as also categories I don't want to get info. Maybe add a kind of rate article to improve de AI taste of news you want to read. Maybe a kind of bookmark for read later. More or better brief and Titles Full Review

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    Isuri Sumanasiri Published date: February 12, 2018

    I really like it. I haven't been in touch with the news for awhile as much as I'd wanted. Especially local news. I just didn't have the time to go through all those news sites and apps. But now cause of Newstand I keep in touch with both international and national news from different news organisations. It's a really good app and the interface is easy-to-use. You can choose which news organisations and topics that you regularly want to see too. It's pretty great for those who tend to busy. But sadly it doesn't really have the BBC as a news source... Only downside I've had so far Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    A Hodges Published date: December 24, 2017

    Used to love this but lately not so much. I can't remove a recommended channel from a city I don't live in. No idea why that keeps reappearing immediately after I select to remove it. Why give the option to remove it when you can't really? Also don't like having the weather bar at the top. It's never my city and i never use it. Just annoying. If I had more control over what's in my feed, I'd love this app again. Searching for a better news app now. Full Review

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    James Howitt Published date: December 24, 2017

    Almost unusable for reading articles as it constantly refreshes and changes content whilst scrolling through. See an interesting headline, better click on it quick before the list refreshes and it dissappears. And forget about scrolling down to the bottom of the list; you'll never make it before another refresh and you find yourself back at the top with a brand new list that you won't ever be able to finish reading. Good for magazine subscriptions though. Full Review

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    Shokuji Akai Published date: January 23, 2018

    The "recommend fewer stories like this" feature doesn't seem to work. For example I have down voted over 100 stores about cryptocurrency as I'm not interested but I constantly see stories about it. Would also be nice if we could promote or demote content. Full Review

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    Brian Pennington Published date: February 22, 2018

    Forces topics and sources down your throat, even if you unchecked that source. Also forces a certain viewpoint to you as well with no alternative stances on the subject. App definitely does not align with my beliefs and no way to change what content(viewpoints) gets thrown at you, so I decided to just delete the whole thing. Full Review

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    Published date: February 17, 2018

    For a Google app I really expect better, ads cover parts of the article, some news headlines don't actually have stories. And really irrelevant news even when I tell it to remove the source. It's just poor overall. And I want it to be good Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Kamyar Jalali Published date: February 10, 2018

    I really like this app - the layout, UI, and timely, relevant articles are great. The issue that I have is that after scrolling through and reading several articles, the app slows down greatly and almost grinds to a halt. This is still worth using, however. I'm still trying to determine if this is an issue with my device. Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Published date: January 31, 2018

    As of latest updates this app no longer works right. It keeps stalling when scrolling and on occasion goes the opposite way it is scrolled. Only on this app. The longer I read the articles the worse it gets. Always have to exit app and start over. Sometimes that doesn't work either. Full Review

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    Stewart Fotheringham Published date: January 10, 2018

    Love that it pulls articles in from lots of different sources. Only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the adverts block some of the articles so they can't be read. Must just be a formatting issue but still a little annoying. Full Review

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    Russell Smith Published date: January 22, 2018

    How many times do you have to click "recommend fewer stories like this" before it has any impact? I must have clicked it several hundred times on football/soccer stories, but they keep on coming. Very annoying. Full Review

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    Maryam Naqvi Published date: December 21, 2017

    Don't know why but all of a sudden this app keeps crashing and won't show the articles. I have to clear the cache and shut the app completely for it to work. Never was an issue before, shame as this was the only news app I used. Full Review

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    Candra Aji Setiawan Published date: January 20, 2018

    Great news app.. I hope they will add multilingual support, not just limited to one preferred language. I read news both in Bahasa Indonesia and English, and the problem is the news content of both language is different. Bahasa news often focused on Indonesia's politics, but I also read tech and science news which is often available in english only. Full Review

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    Kalhan Raina Published date: February 13, 2018

    This app is full of ads that are SCAMS. I have tried several websites that advertise on this app and they are online shops with no working numbers and fake branded goods. I don't know why google isn't screening them. Shame on you google. Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Kimberly Roderick Published date: January 31, 2018

    I like having news at my fingertips, unfortunately I'm only getting news from unknown sources, as in, the media outlets you've contacted with for some part, has no legitimate sources and/or it's outwardly biased and untrustworthy. I am not able to customize which news out lets I get notifications for, and I can't block certain news stations (((CNN))). Also a comment section under each article would be cool, allow for the community to discuss what's happening in our world, together. Full Review

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    Vlad Kutepov Published date: December 11, 2017

    Very well done guys! You make us happy as always. I've been only using Flipboard for several years but now it's time to come back to roots since I like how the Newsstand changed with time. Thank you! Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Russell Flanagan Published date: February 6, 2018

    Please add a setting that allows users to hide or swipe away news stories that have already been read. My feed is usually clogged with articles I've already read. Note that I already know how to hide an entire source or block entire topics - that's unrelated to my issue. I want to be able to swipe away INDIVIDUAL articles that have already been view/read. Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Trevor Do Published date: January 18, 2018

    OK this app takes a lot of data. The for you tab randomly refreshes, totally annoying. Offline reading is hit or miss. Too many ads. Stick with your favorite native news apps and avoid this aggregator unless you have to for mags Full Review

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    M. Taranto Published date: February 15, 2018

    I cannot get any help or solution to a problem with this app. When I emailed the developer, I get a link to the always "clear cache and clear data" recommendation. I have tried this many times on all my devices and on my PC but still no solution. The problem is that I cannot open or read an magazine issue which I subscribe to thru newsstand. All of my other magazines open just fine. Hello, developer! Please fix! Full Review

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    Jack Fractal Published date: December 18, 2017

    Garbage. Pages are filled with several huge ads that are unavoidable, many of which are videos that play automatically. One would think that Google had enough money not to resort to this. Use DuckDuckGo and Brave browser whenever possible! Full Review

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    Dan Kronstadt Published date: February 20, 2018

    A very basic bug: when you launch it, newsstand does not take you back to where you were when you left it. REALLY BAD for reading magazines, especially long form magazines like the New Yorker. Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Toby Lockyer Published date: December 24, 2017

    Does this app actually look at the feeds selected!? Set up all the stuff I am interested in but nothing related to my interests are shown on the main screen. Spent 30minutes hiding the junk newspapers. Reopen the app to find that it has found more junk newspapers to show me. Get the hint please I do not want newspapers I want to read real news about science. The incredibly buggy Flipboard can do this why can't google.? Full Review

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    Kunkle Town Published date: January 23, 2018

    After reading news via my browser became less than ideal due to bad performance of the various news Web sites and problems with pop ups I decided to give this app a try. Performance is great and no pop up issues. Also it's doing a good job showing me news that is relevant to my interests. Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Brock Samson Published date: January 21, 2018

    This is not the original Google news stand. Please note this is dumb down. One could look up topics from news organizations all over the world. I can't looks up topics vs a long list a news organizations and that is why I like this app in the past. Please note this was a better app before the changes or I'm mixed up on Google news stand app. Thanks Full Review

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    Richard Williams Published date: December 12, 2017

    I don't trust Google. The James Damore sacking and Sundar Pichai's views on social engineering make Google very untrustworthy. They certainly can't be trusted to curate the news with honesty and integrity. We need facts and opinions from different sides of an issue. This app appears to prioritise news according to a social-political agenda. Full Review

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    Veronica Palmer Published date: January 22, 2018

    I have my hands full with 3 kids that want to watch kid stuff all the time so even if I can watch the news it's hard to hear. This app allows me to stay informed at my pace :D Full Review

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    Rob Fallon Published date: January 31, 2018

    Good app overall, been using it since launch However something is now amiss with the app. I'm using it on Pixel 2 XL, and when offline there is some sort of phantom calls made, so when loading downloaded articles from cache there is a massive delay. Full Review

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    Devbrat Ghosh Published date: February 9, 2018

    I liked it due to getting all types of news in one place. Recently it started displaying porn ads which is annoying and I do not know that how to stop those ads which appears like normal ads. Full Review

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    Michele Valdez Published date: January 18, 2018

    Absolutely love the way this app seems to "customize" my news just for me! After less than a month the articles offered to me are exactly what I would have picked, without having to search for them, not to mention those I would have otherwise missed. No more subscription fees to see local, state, and national newspapers, lots of which I'm not interested in anyway! Full Review

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    Billy Ellis Published date: February 15, 2018

    WARNING: The advertising is getting very aggressive and slowing app down and eating battery life. Many of the articles are not viewable or result in unstable abd wonky viewing. Full Review

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    Richard Duncan Published date: February 13, 2018

    STILL NO UPDATE TO THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM!! Ads covering content? This is a Google app for news right? Why does Google then cover the news with its own add service? It annoys me to death, come one Google! Full Review

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    Iain Falls Published date: February 9, 2018

    Still broken. Cancelling all my subscriptions. How hard is it to just download magazines and view them? Don't need the rubbish RS feed. Work on the MAGAZINES, THAT WE PAY FOR! Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Michael Behan Published date: December 24, 2017

    No matter how many times you select to not show news from CNN it still keeps showing need from CNN. The bulk of the news stories are from CNN. Use a different app. It's obvious the developer is a CNN fan. Full Review

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    Michael Kennedy Published date: December 10, 2017

    I use this a lot, but I'm still thrown that a Google app has ads. Either give me credit for my thousands of dollars of Google purchases (devices, storage, subscriptions, apps, storage) or take another dollar or two from me and let me remove the ads. I'll pay if given the chance. Full Review

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    D G Published date: February 18, 2018

    Completely broken scrolling within articles, constantly reloading and losing position in the list of articles, and now a 15-second hang every time I scroll half a page. This app has really hit rock bottom. Why could you not just have left it alone; it used to be pretty good? Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Austin Martin Published date: January 10, 2018

    Vox, Slate, CNN, Washington post..... And the list goes on. I only get notifications from far left news publishers! Google obviously hates anything that has to do with the right. Be this my app, I would give all news publishers equal opportunity. Google doesn't care about equality. They only care about their political idealogy. Full Review

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    Kerri Northey Published date: January 15, 2018

    Too many notifications on topics I'm not interested in (Trump). Just because I read a couple of articles on something doesn't mean I want to be informed forever after. Customisation only seems possible for larger topics. I actually uninstalled and reinstalled it because of this. So far not much better second time around. Perhaps it should ask us what we're interested in? Full Review

  • Google Play Newsstand
    Published date: December 30, 2017

    Keeps refreshing list of article while scrolling, constantly sending you to the top of the list, resulting in allowing you to only get through maybe the top ten stories, after that the list refreshes, and you start at the top again... Annoying enough to make me want to uninstall Full Review

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    Simone Wright Published date: January 8, 2018

    Why when I click on the "recommend fewer stories like this" option does it then show me more stories like this? Annoying to say the least. There needs to be a more permanent option to hide topics you're not interested in. Full Review