Staying up on the news can be a daunting task. You have to go to a different website or app for each of your favourite magazines, newspapers and blogs. One place to read and discover all of this would be a lot simpler.
Today we’re launching Google Play Newsstand, a new app for your Android phone or tablet which brings together all of your favorite news sources in one experience. Newsstand puts the news you care about most front and centre and presents stories that interest you based on your tastes. The more you read the better it will get. You can subscribe to magazines, newspapers, blogs and news sites and we’ll format and optimise them all for reading on your tablet or phone. With the swipe of a finger, you can browse full length articles, with beautiful images, audio and video right inside the app. You can access these articles even when you’re offline or bookmark them to read later.
Google Play Newsstand offers more than 1,900 free and paid, full length publications that you can subscribe to or follow. Some of these include:
- Newspaper Subscriptions: Full-length content from some of the world’s top newspapers including The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, PerthNow, and The Adelaide Advertiser
- Magazines: Hundreds of HD magazines like The Economist, TIME, Esquire, Vanity Fair, ELLE Australia, Rolling Stone, Popular Science, and more
- Blogs: Your favorite blogs like Apartment Therapy, Colossal, Cool Hunting, Flavorpill, Saveur Daily, TMZ and The Verge.
- News sites - Leading news sites like ABC News, The Atlantic, CBS Sports, CNET, The Daily Beast, Mumbrella, The Guardian, NPR, Reuters, The Telegraph, Lifehacker, The Shout, and more.
The Google Play Magazines app will be upgraded to Google Play Newsstand over the next few days, or if you don’t have the app, you can download it for your Android phone or tablet from Google Play. If you’re a Google Currents user, you can upgrade to Play Newsstand by downloading the new app. You’ll find all of your favorite news sources will be transferred and ready to read the minute you open it.
Google Play is all about bringing you great content on your phone and tablet. No matter what your interests, there’s something for everyone in Newsstand.Posted by Mussie Shore, product manager for Google Play Newsstand