Google News is a new app and service from Google that wants to use AI to create a one stop for all the news you could possibly want. The app collects tons of news and articles, whether local or national, and curates different posts and information in an easy-to-navigate interface.
To be clear, this isn’t the “old” Google News. This is a totally new service that uses AI and machine learning to keep you up to date on tons of topics, and it does that by gathering up all relevant information from trusted news sources and organizing it all together. There’s even specifically curated news and timelines of major events to add context.
The For You tab of Google News displays stories every day that are relevant to your interests, including national and local news plus your personal hobbies. The more you browse and use the app, the smarter this service gets, recommending even more relevant articles over time. These articles can also offer “newscasts” which are brief snippets of video and information to get you up to speed on the topic better than a simple headline would.
Full coverage is where Google News really wants to step above the competition. In addition to just showing you articles related to the topic, you’ll get videos, commentary, and a full timeline of events related to the event that gives you a fuller picture than even typical internet searching would.
The Google News app will replace Google Newsstand and should be available to Android and iOS users today, with web versions rolling out to over 100 countries over the next week. And don’t forget to keep up with the rest of our Google I/O coverage!