Nice looking, less useful. It still needs a good compact view and, for (pay)magazines, the app is almost unusable unless you store the magazine on the device. Also, no way to access my subscriptions unless they are bought through the Play Store. Lastly, it really needs to add a webview so I can read articles without leaving the app.
Good app for reading news from different sites around the world, but as a magazine reader it is appalling!! If I request to download a purchased magazine I expect that magazine to be stored on my device and available to read irrespective if I have internet connectivity or not. Not with this app!! You click on download and you are prompted for Print and Lite or just lite version. Nether really matter. You download said content to your device and then I might board a train and decide to read my newly purchased magazine. Nope.. can't do that because only half the magazine ever downloads! The Pages then state that 'Not all content has been downloaded to the device' Well why the hell has it not downloaded? Cause your app states its available!? So I am going back to Zinio, a much better Magazine reader that actually works. Better still Google, go buy Zinio and they can teach you how to actually sync magazines to your device for offline reading, because your app does not work!
Mostly worthless A good 50% of all articles load into black screens rendering this app far more frustrating than useful. Used to love it, too.
All The News At Your Fingertips Very Easy To Get News All Over The World. As a suggestion, merged google news app with this app!! Add to home screen for sources and topics is great. Auto download is a welcomed feature and also notification for new magazine issues. Splash screen has been introduced. Weather forecast is great and loads faster now. A better navigation on the highlight section and articles load faster now
Works great, but let-down by censorship and DRM. Better-suited to phablets and tablets, Google Play Newsstand looks great and works brilliantly, though the catalog could still do with some expansion. It is disappointing however, that some content (such as "men's entertainment" magazines) are forced to censor their content or in some cases, are not permitted to sell their magazines via the Google Play Store - I am an adult & am more capable of making my own, informed choices... The DRM (digital rights management - copyright protection) is also a let-down.
Complete trainwreck I thought dowloading magazines meant i didnt have to wait up to a minute for pages to load, guess not. Constantly waiting for pages to load makes magazines unreadable. Half on interactive features dont work. This is pathetic, even for google. How did they screw up such a simple thing?
- Improved navigation to your favorite sources and topics from Highlights
- Quality improvements to related articles
- Article load time improvements
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
Download the new and improved official BBC News app for international audiences.