Google News

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free News 5.2 Dec 08, 2011 Jul 11, 2018 116.5 MB iOS 11.0 or later 12+
New in version 5.2

· iPad layout improvements
· AMP article improvements
· Bug fixes and performance improvements


Google News organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you.

With Google News, you’ll see:

Your briefing – It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story you care about. With your briefing, easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content.

Full coverage – Understand the full context on any story with just a tap. Google News gives you everything online about a story and organizes it for you – highlighting different perspectives, a timeline of key events, FAQs, important people, and more.

Credible sources – Find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before.

Stories, for you – Keep up with what’s happening on the topics you care about, whether that’s travel, politics, sports, tech, or fashion.

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Google news app
potawatamie on 7/19/2018
New google news app for iPhone is all pictures and no description. Terrible screen hog on small device
Looks like a comic strip
Jbvoiceguy on 7/19/2018
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.
Bring back the old app
WineandFoodDude on 7/19/2018
Make it more like a reading a newspaper instead of watching the news.
Good app still needs a few tweaks
Ambrozy on 7/19/2018
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.
Needs dark mode
senseiTX on 7/18/2018
Blinding white, needs dark mode setting the old one has.
Load time is too long
Rion22 on 7/18/2018
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!
Slow and too large pictures
CharlieS212 on 7/18/2018
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.
Bold & beautiful, but...
DavidtheWriter on 7/17/2018
...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.
The video is stupid!
yarzer on 7/17/2018
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 on 7/17/2018
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
Very cool
critic with no thumbs on 7/17/2018
I love it!
Not thrilled
18 news watcher on 7/17/2018
A great platform for all the fake news sites. Delete delete delete
Asatcomr on 7/16/2018
more frustrating than Apple News
bostnlegalfan on 7/16/2018
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 on 7/16/2018
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
ragdoll2222 on 7/16/2018
Easy informative fun
Buggy before, still buggy now
fuckyoutoomuchtime on 7/16/2018
Stories freeze and crash app
FAR too much video
Ambiverbal on 7/16/2018
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.
joyusman on 7/15/2018
Not fake but so slanted and opinionated
vsfcxert on 7/15/2018
I get tired of all the news outlets giving opinions rather than news. So one sided, so slanted.
New GN app is pretty cool
waltfish on 7/15/2018
Just trying it out, but it seems pretty great
Evil, Yes indeed!
blind_access on 7/15/2018
Now that this requires login... No thanks! I'm not Google's commodity. Apple News works just as well without me being their B.
Shows you what Google wants you to see
DJS1017 on 7/15/2018
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.
Spyware on 7/15/2018
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.
Less info in more space
uppitycakes on 7/14/2018
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.
Can’t block anything
A_software_developer on 7/14/2018
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?
The new news app is horrible
DavidMFlorida on 7/14/2018
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.
Just show me the news
treaves on 7/14/2018
The recent update to show images moving, going automatically to video, just distract. I deleted this worthless application after using it twice.
Un noticiero con actualidad e inmediatez
apalonso2013 on 7/14/2018
Muchas gracias , por el esfuerzo y síntesis para personas que necesitan actualidad y brevedad.
slembones on 7/14/2018
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.
Excellent service
AJCMD on 7/14/2018
Efficient compilation of news from diverse sources. Allows you to exclude fake news sites like RT.
Pretty pictures
Jjsedona1 on 7/14/2018
News is word worthy. Photos just distract. Where is local news?
Give me news, not video blast
NotOnMyMac on 7/13/2018
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.
Why Raleigh
Gbsdrt1 on 7/13/2018
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.
The new design hides too much
AndyProgrammer on 7/13/2018
I miss the old design where I could just read headlines. Now I have to swipe through pictures to see multiple headlines. Also, I can’t change to the dark theme. Almost no options for customizing the interface. Not a fan. Will be using the old app as long as I can.
No Non Tracking Option
Weeble8120 on 7/13/2018
This new app won’t let me use it without being logged in. Google is just keeping track of everything I look at to sell that info to 3rd parties. Deleted it.
Half as good as he original
dijitul on 7/13/2018
Where the heck did night mode go? Why can’t we turn off auto slideshow mode? Why are we stuck with tiles and no option for compact list? So many fails, this app is new but it’s half of what the original offered. LAME.
No Dark Mode
Arwai on 7/12/2018
I deleted this version once I realized they didn't include a dark/night mode. Why do developers keep giving us bright white backgrounds? It's why I don't use Apple's own newsfeed app.
All the left-leaning news fit to print
JoePM on 7/12/2018
Nothing even close to balance is offered. In the Newstand section, Fox News is not even offered as a choice even though a long list of leftist sources are available. Some of us want to hear all sides of issues.
Dark theme please!
DraxHugoDrax on 7/12/2018
No dark them is a deal killer. App works well. Would use it more with a dark theme or night mode
Needs to open stories with apps, e.g., NYT, WAPO
MKS54 on 7/12/2018
Major issue. Needs to use credentials / subscriptions
Even more sluggish than the old app
randallkerr on 7/12/2018
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!
Requires redoing your account
RU9913 on 7/11/2018
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.
Its really good
DavidSosa on 7/11/2018
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.
Relevant news updates
WelshyinUsa on 7/10/2018
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+
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone_Leslie on 7/9/2018
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! 👍
Good but needs a feature
JJiPhoneReviewer on 7/9/2018
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.
Mixed feelings but will stick with it for a while
Jack M Hoffman on 7/9/2018
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 on 7/8/2018
not as good as the old app: less local news, disorganized interface, uninteresting features, screen is too busy
Nicknameisawayformenottopost on 7/8/2018
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.
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