Google News & Weather

Google News & Weather

Views: 13
Rated 4.0 stars out of five star
266,375 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

Optional Permissions Notice
• Location: Optional permission used to show local news & weather near your current location.
• Users can continue to use the service even after rejecting this optional app permission.

Google News & Weather APK Version History
User Reviews
4.0

266,375 Total
5 143,015 
4 56,938 
3 28,274 
2 12,337 
1 25,811 
Unknown
Unknown
December 8, 2017

Dec '17: Cannot delete added sections, instead it duplicates or even triplicates 'em. Weird - this is how Google releases its app without testing. Hence the downgrade to 3 stars. Sept '16: 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

 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

 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

 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

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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 Dion Vlachos
Dion Vlachos
December 16, 2017

Love the app, but as the 'For You' tab says there is "no matching news" despite it being available in the browser and previous versions, I've been really disappointed and disinterested in using it recently. Only saved by the fact that I haven't found a viable alternative. Please fix this issue Google! 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

 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

 Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson
November 23, 2017

This app forces links to open in its own unsafe browser instead of the user defined default browser. This might allow malware and spyware infections. This is another example of google force ware, reducing your security for googles own gains. 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

 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

 Vladimir Lioubimov
Vladimir Lioubimov
November 11, 2017

It stopped showing you weather forecast on the same day, only for the day to follow. Why?! - it was coolest feature ever to ensure whether you'd caught in the rain going back home after work. PLEASE ENSURE IT'S RESTORED 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

 Niki Sehmi
Niki Sehmi
December 7, 2017

Great weather app. Needs an update to fix a bug with today's weather. The app either crashes when I click on today's weather or doesn't show today at all. This has been fluctuating between these 2 states for a couple of months but the bug has not been fixed yet after many reinstalls so is currently unusable for today's rain report. Oneplus 5 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

 William Bishop
William Bishop
August 30, 2017

Decent. Needs a way to completely blacklist sites. Half the time I open an article and it says something like, "monthly limit reached please subscribe". Only good if you want to read article titles and not much else. 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

 Jonathan Tardif
Jonathan Tardif
December 13, 2017

Downgraded to 3 stars because my "For You" news section has only been showing "No Matching News" for at least a week now. I've tried clearing the app data and uninstalling/reinstalling the app, but I can't figure it out. 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

 Nithish Madhusudan
Nithish Madhusudan
December 11, 2017

Even after removing certain topics that I added they keep popping back up. There is no way that I know of to stop or remove the top stories. Is there any way I can see only the topics I want? I am uninstalling die now. 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

 Steve Paine
Steve Paine
November 3, 2017

It's starting to feel old. News not updating for me (too many sections error) and many paywal listings. While I read a lot of the Guardian I need an app that doesn't close in on my bubble by showing non-stop Guardian posts. Full Review

 Jayce Hudson
Jayce Hudson
November 12, 2017

Until recently, the app was working fine. No issues whatsoever. The past month, or so, it shows the same local news reports for almost a week and the weather only shows future forecasts, for the coming week. Not the weather today, on the day. Being outdoors a lot, I like to keep up with what the weather is going to do. 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

 eric mccann
eric mccann
December 20, 2017

Please give me back the option to open links in Firefox. The app's browser blows. Update 12/20/17: thank you for adding the option to open links in a different browser. Still only 3 stars though, ever since I upgraded to Android 8.1 on my Pixel this app crashes pretty regularly. Full Review

 J. R.
J. R.
December 12, 2017

Love the app, but currently the "For you" section has not displayed anything for two weeks. It says "No matching news". I have my interests all logged in to get news relevant to me, so without this function the app is not usable for me. Full Review

 G Garratt
G Garratt
November 13, 2017

Keep deleting titles but they keep returning. 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

 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

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

 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

 umang agrawal
umang agrawal
November 16, 2017

This app needs serious debugging. I have used it for so many years but it never used to be such a pain. The recurrent issue of Web pages do not open up and browser goes blank. Random, nonsense news portals put garbage news on it. It has lost its quality as a news app. 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

 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

 Jeppe Øland
Jeppe Øland
August 12, 2017

The most annoying thing about the app is that half the articles are from paywall news sites. I understand Google can't control that, but then at least let us disable sites that do that! Full Review

 Jon Spangenberg
Jon Spangenberg
October 10, 2017

Great app. Very easy to navigate and use. Also very up-to-date with late breaking stories. I would give it five stars if they added any easy way to filter out specific sources that paywall you to death - I'm looking at you Washington Post and New York Times. Full Review

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