Google News & Weather

Google News & Weather

Views: 90
Rated 4.1 stars out of five star
262,838 Total

  • Required Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
  • Published/Updated Date: August 4, 2017

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Description

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, homescreen 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

Permissions Notice
• Location: Needed to show local news & weather.

Google News & Weather APK Version History
User Reviews
4.1

262,838 Total
5 141,082 
4 56,485 
3 27,968 
2 12,114 
1 25,189 
 Michael Anthony Abril

Nice and dark! I love apps with dark themes because the usual bright white of Google hurts my eyes. This app works great overall. Two limitations: it seems impossible to altogether eliminate sources that you hate (e.g. Huff Post). If I remember correctly, I was able to reduce it but not eliminate it. Secondly, it could use a more customizable widget, so I can make it much larger. At least the widget is also dark capable. Full Review

 Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold
August 23, 2017

Provides many links to sites where I can't see the article without paying! And it won't let me blacklist sources to prevent them from being shown over and over. Completely ruins the user experience. Google could easily fix this but I'm sure they don't because they are getting kickbacks. Making money is fine but not when it's done in such a gratuitous way that ruins the user experience. Shame on you Google. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
August 19, 2017

This has been my favorite news app for a long time, but I'm really getting tired of having the layout change every few months with no way to modify it in the settings. I love different layouts, but let me choose the one that works best for my device. It also seems like a bunch of sites don't load after this last update. It would be nice to have a settings option to automatically load articles in the browser by default. Full Review

 A. Byrd
A. Byrd
August 25, 2017

Love the app. Daily user since 2016; however, lately some articles are not loading when clicked. The link will route to a separate page, but the page is blank. If I click "see more" to see related articles and open a related article the webpage loads as normal. It's been happening for the past week or so. There is no common denominator (i.e., a common source, such as only AP articles won't load) between the news articles that aren't opening up. The issue is happening across various news sources, so I'm not sure what the deal is. Any help for this issue is greatly appreciated. The app really deserves a 5 star rating, but until the issue is fixed....2 stars it is. Full Review

 G Garratt
G Garratt
September 4, 2017

Keeps freezing because of unnecessary show news option at bottom. Still no option to remove headlines, I'll need anti depressants soon if they don't allows us to remove or customise it. Absolutely disgusting that google are ramming rubbish down are throats. Still seeing articles that require a login/ subscription. No option to filter out. Zenfone 2 cm13. Full Review

 Morsal Moalin
Morsal Moalin
September 28, 2017

Offline weather removed is ugli and search filters dont work on offline headlines. Elsewise good news . Industry destroying good apps for new features seems not best. Weather norml again. 1 feature design chnges no issue customizable view seem lsat bst Full Review

 CJ Mitchell
CJ Mitchell
August 22, 2017

Usually this app. is great, with a decent selection of articles. It's fast, and easy to. use. I wish I had more control over how it uses data (i. e. blocking images and ads). Also, since the last update I'm finding a large number of blank links (white screen after tapping through to an article). Full Review

 Ty Brad
Ty Brad
October 16, 2017

I've always used this for news and stuff, but since the last update I don't like the layout. I prefer to see headlines over local news because I live in the middle of nowhere and local news doesn't really happen. Also, I can't change the temperature units directly in the app anymore. I have to go digging through settings. Full Review

 Ambika Kilaparthi
Ambika Kilaparthi
October 16, 2017

Stuck with the message "too many sections. To add a new section delete existing one". Deleted sections remain below without disappearing. Section settings are buggy in website version too where I can't add or delete. And how to access news of my interests; they are not available like in the website version. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
September 23, 2017

Update: India (English) keeps crashing since mid Sept 2017. Why? 5 > 1star for that till the fix. Never thought I would like this but its become quite a handy & quick option to get news from several sources in & out of India, at least. Full Review

 Alan P
Alan P
September 25, 2017

This used to be a good program. However in the last few weeks it will not load. I restarted my phone, uninstalled all updates, reinstall all updates, it just doesn't work anymore. The other negative thing is that it shows me links to websites that are behind a paywall. That is useless. Full Review

 Scott Rees
Scott Rees
August 28, 2017

Too much CNN and Washington post liberal agenda nonsense. I don't mind 50% liberal news sources, but when it's 95% it gets a little old and uninformative. I like to see both sides of things. When I realized I couldn't block at least one to even it out a little I resigned to deleting the app. I guess it's a great app for those who like CNN though. Sad Full Review

 Your Papi
Your Papi
September 4, 2017

This app is sad google. What moron developers thought it was a good idea to put 2 menu tabs?? Articles don't update unlessbfrombthe same fake ass sites you take ad money from. You are now entirely useless! Full Review

 milen spasov
milen spasov
September 26, 2017

This app used to be perfect for my needs. Two days ago it started pushing a very annoying notification every time I try to refresh my sections:"You have too many sections, try to remove some", and all the sections don't update anymore. I had 9 different sections altogether, reduced them to six but no result. Full Review

 Nathan Bank
Nathan Bank
August 21, 2017

A pretty great news reader. I like that I can pick my own categories and, for the most part tailor the feeds to my preferences. I'm having a few issues within the last few days however. Some articles open to a white screen (noted in another review) so I need to open them in my browser. More frustrating is that my headline carousel disappeared and, try as I may, I can't get it back. Full Review

 Tom
Tom
August 31, 2017

Biggest downside is that it doesn't have a scroll bar when reading articles so it's hard to tell progression of the article or how much is left. 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

 Kay Foster
Kay Foster
August 4, 2017

Hasn't been working properly for several weeks now. Keeps saying I'm not connected to the internet and cannot update now. Please check your connection and try again later. Guess what??? Later never comes!! Update... Well, downloaded the lastest update and it still has news from June 23! This is ridiculous. Full Review

 Charles N
Charles N
September 16, 2017

Don't want to see news from a particular source? Sorry, Google dictates which sites you will see news from, thank you very much. This app could be amazing if it included the ability to remove particular sources for whatever reason, and or included the ability to add sources that it does not include presently. As it is, it simply shows you what Google thinks you ought to see. Which is, obviously, completely unacceptable. To add insult to injury, nearly every single cited links YouTube has a giant clickbait Banner at the bottom. You know the one I'm talking about. Even worse, as often as not articles take so long to load that I abandon them before ever reading them. Full Review

 Edward V.
Edward V.
October 15, 2017

The app is so left biased it's ridiculous. A news app should be fair and balanced and this one is neither. CNN, Washington Post and New York Times are overwhelmingly dominant as news sources and we all know where they stand politically. Unfortunately Google have chosen to support one side of the political discussion putting itself on a path to become irrelevant. Full Review

 Roy Gilby
Roy Gilby
October 11, 2017

Google needs to provide functionality that allows Users to configure the App to not serve up links to articles that are behind PayWalls. Secondly, Google needs to provide Users with a Blacklist feature that allows the user to Blacklist any sites that they no longer wish to be served articles from - e.g. Sites that are obviously and regularly serving up fake news, or Far Right, or Far Left Extreemist views. Full Review

 Cecil Paradiso
Cecil Paradiso
October 17, 2017

Fake news, liberal bias all over this app. Washington Post anti-Trump stories dominate - when the content actually appears. 75% show up blank. That's a good thing though as this anti-American propaganda app needs to be shuttered! It's really a shame that balanced reporting is not a requirement on these 'news' apps. Full Review

 Tim Walters
Tim Walters
October 16, 2017

Was pretty good before but now seems to randomly stop showing my customised sections, which was my favourite feature. I started using this app when BBC news app went downhill a while ago but think I'll be checking it again... Full Review

 tom jennings
tom jennings
August 26, 2017

Only Washington Post and new York times are shown which are behind paywalls . Used to show many sources. I literally cannot open the articles listed. The diversity is gone. Typical Google, loses interest after introing a new product. Full Review

 OGC Haxzor
OGC Haxzor
August 15, 2017

It is all opinion articles from leftist journals. That's fine but you don't have any right side opinions to balance it out. I brought it up on their forum and they deleted my post. There is no news on Google news. Full Review

 ROBERT HORNBUCKLE
ROBERT HORNBUCKLE
August 22, 2017

Ok app, was my goto news app for along time, but it doesn't allow you to manage sources, which becomes painful when the main ones like wapo habe paywalls. Frustrating. Will remove when i have time to find better. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
September 22, 2017

I used to like this app a lot. Lately I have had way too many ads pop up while I'm trying to read an article. Most of the time I can't even get the ads to go away, and I end up closing this app altogether. I appreciate getting the news when I want it, but not being able to read it when I want is a problem. Full Review

 gary list
gary list
September 23, 2017

Have contacted them twice within a 2 months about not having a subscribed service to read the article. Such as Washington Post. No answer. Shame this used to be a good app now almost all articles are from the above paper. Sorry Google you messed up on this. Full Review

 Skai Chan
Skai Chan
September 10, 2017

Doesn't allow users to block new sites. Some sites provide extreme one-sided news from communist countries, while some require subscription to read. News that are being read are not marked as read. Google can do much better. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
September 24, 2017

Dreadful and poorly designed. Good if you want to be bombarded with ads and in app subscription purchases. Widget is practically unreadable. Most of the links will not show you the news stories...just 'restricted content' messages

Unknown
Unknown
September 23, 2017

Would be good if you could control more of the feed. For example I could not find out how to block content that requires a subscription so many of the stories in my feed I cannot actually read (Washington post and new York times articles are some of the most linked on the feed and both require a subscription after like 5 articles a month). Until this is fixed its pretty useless for me. Full Review

 Dustin Hall
Dustin Hall
August 7, 2017

Boy I sure do love playing whack a mile with that stupid bar at the bottom!! Thanks for making the app even harder to use! The size if the main articles on the front page is even larger now, making the area to change categories even smaller and harder to swipe. And having to select the local and my interest stories from a pop up menu instead of just swiping to them... Seriously? And now I'm finding out it's doubled its battery usage on my phone. Great update guys. Full Review

 Jacob Matthews
Jacob Matthews
August 18, 2017

Needs a way to give feedback and filter the articles. A lot of spammy or derivative articles are given facetime here, along with "fake news" style publications. Users need a way to block these or give feedback on their quality. Miscatagorized articles are also common and need a correction method. Google loves crowdsourcing data and I'm amazed they haven't started doing it here. Full Review

 Paul Kara
Paul Kara
September 22, 2017

App works well, but one major flaw is that Android notifications it generates don't seem to respect your news feed preferences. For example, you might have your news feed focus on particular publications, yet the notifications of important news that pop up in your Android notifications shelf are from totally unrelated news sources. It seems to love notifying you of negative stories about Trump. Makes you wonder if this is a bug or totally intentional behaviour. Full Review

 JD Bell
JD Bell
October 1, 2017

Suddenly stopped working for one of my profiles several days ago. Refreshing the news causes a crash. Tried rebooting phone and reinstalling app... still crashes, no updates. Have had to use website. Several days, multiple crash reports, no fix. What's going on? Full Review

 GOPINADHAN SIVASANKARAN NAIR

Very bad app. The News are not up-to-date. The News are not at all updated. Only very old news are seen uploaded. Compared to other News Apps, this App is a failure. The performance of this App is very below. Other News Apps are perfectly good and the News are very very latest updates. This app is very much below the benchmark. Words fail to describe the bad performance of this App. Google, Please rise to the occasion and do hardwork to bring this App on par with other best performing News Apps. Full Review

Unknown
Unknown
August 30, 2017

I used to like the app but recently annoying ads have really taken over. I get more pop-up and navigation to other pages than before. Full Review

 JAY SHARMA
JAY SHARMA
August 31, 2017

It's great overall except I have the daily news channels setup, sometime it just starts randomly when my phone is in pocket. This is really annoying. Please fix this. Full Review

 Michael Otero
Michael Otero
October 1, 2017

This was my favorite news app. Now it's buggy and won't let me add new sections to my news feed. Why? I have no idea. You would think that Google was a little more on top of their game! Full Review

 Travis Huber
Travis Huber
September 11, 2017

Love this app but I'm getting tired of opening news links and starting to read something and subscription based journalism sites are a waste of time. Please allow us to block certain websites so we don't have keep getting websites that want us to pay, and also I don't like CNN and personally would like to keep from seeing everywhere Full Review

 Joshua H.
Joshua H.
October 15, 2017

This app would be perfect with some filters. If we could block news sources that require payment, bury you in ads, or give false news, it would make the experience better. Also, if we could choose "favorite" sources that are more likely to pop up that would also be boss. Full Review

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