Nov 20 AT 1:16 PM Alex Wagner 5 Comments

Google Play Newsstand official, features content from over 1,900 publications

Take note, reading lovers on Android, because today Google took the wraps off its newest app to help you consume news and other print media. Dubbed Google Play Newsstand, the app is the successor to both Google Currents and Google Play Magazines, offering subscriptions to over 1,900 free and paid magazines, newspapers, blogs and news sites. Included in the list of available content are publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Game Informer, Wired, TMZ and The Daily Beast.

Google Play Newsstand includes a Read Now feature that presents a variety of content in one easy-to-find location, and Google says that Read Now will get better at presenting new content as it learns your habits and tastes. Users can read content inside Play Newsstand and listen to audio and watch video. The app can also bookmark articles to be read later and save content for offline reading.

The Google Play Newsstand app will be rolled out as an update to the existing Google Play Magazines app in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. Users in other countries can download the app to their Android-powered phone or tablet. Google also notes that Currents users can sign in to the Play Newsstand app and have all of their subscriptions migrated to it, making the transition to Google Play Newsstand an easy one. If you’d like some help passing the time until Google Play Newsstand hits your device, you can check out the Google promo video above.

Via: Google

Source: Google Play Store: Google Play Magazines

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  • Nate B.

    Right now Google Services is killing people’s batteries apparently. Eating up over 30% doing nothing. Might be why the battery experience is bad on the Nexus 5.

  • donger

    About time they are combined.

  • Nick Martin

    Yeah I think it looks great! Of course Google Play had to have their own newsstand :) I know the guys at will be wanting to develop a solution for including publishing to the now fancy Google Newsstand as well :)

  • rocuall

    Dont bother it sucks now I cant read my subscriptions I had to resort to the old version