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.

iPad Screenshots
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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.
Nice app
Norh III on 7/8/2018
My favorite local/national news app 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿
Please stop panning every headline picture!
kgklv on 7/7/2018
It’s annoying
Google News App
Amir from my on 7/7/2018
The search engine is so advance that it filters all news related to my profession and the related news that I click on out of my profession.
Poor App especially when voiceover is in abled
BookGobbler on 7/6/2018
When voiceover is enabled, the app is difficult to navigate and usually unreliable. Google products usually perform well, and I am very disappointed with the poor performance I have experienced while using this app. Opening a story it’s sometimes easy, but getting back to the top stories is impossible. The screens are cluttered with ads, and the app offers nothing that isn’t already available for free and provided in a much better delivery system.
Needs a filter
Ne119 on 7/6/2018
This app lacks the ability to filter out topics. I was flooded with articles on the NBA, MMA, the kardashians and the duggars. Selecting the “fewer stories like this” did not slow the flow of these stories.
HarryLevine on 7/5/2018
Google News is junk. The new Google News is even worse than the old one.
Capt Marble on 7/5/2018
How can I change my LOCAL location?
New google news look
wheeliefan on 7/5/2018
I like the classic view better. I don’t like the large photos I have to scroll through.
Needs work
Jon973 on 7/5/2018
I’d like conservative news sources. Why the censorship?
Too many photos
MyGroupLover on 7/4/2018
I much preferred the other version of Google News, where the screen would LIST news stories. These photos take up too much room, which means more scrolling just to get to more stories. Dump the pictures! I can read, Google, add more words !!!
Need improvement
Once-a-PC on 7/4/2018
I keep on getting the same stream of headline for the past week despite selecting fewer news on related topic.
News from several sources!
dtl43 on 7/3/2018
I really appreciate getting my news from several sources, especially during this tumultuous time in our country. Google News makes it possible to truly get news that’s fair and balanced.
Sources are biased few other options
•<Axon>• on 7/3/2018
The sources are biased and tailored to a San Francisco point of view with few options for diverse thought.
Google news
bbbbbrrro on 7/3/2018
Would like the old google news format. Don’t need too much videos to catch or scan new news.
Peña g on 7/2/2018
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Total fail
SpecialJefferson on 7/1/2018
Sorry Google but your new news app is a total fail. Already uninstalled. Keeping the old version. I don’t want glitzy layouts with photos or what you think I want to see. I want headlines and the first few sentences. No need to predicted based on my “interests” that creates lazy consumers of news and we can all see where that takes us. Maybe it’s time to just delete Google News in any version....
Distracting motion
Grumpy Hobbit on 7/1/2018
I will get my news elsewhere. I can’t stand the pictures that slowly move.
Old layout is much better.
superduper.daniel on 6/30/2018
No local news option. Can’t turn off useless topic like sport. Personalized topics are not on main page. But I like the new one for 1 thing: more news.
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