Google News

Google News for Pc

  • Category: News
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-03
  • Current version: 5.5
  • File size: 119.98 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Google News on your Windows PC

Download Google News for Windows: Google News is an News App, developed by Google, Inc.. The News App was officially released 2011-12-08. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 5.5 which was officially released on 2018-10-03. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 46,629 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Google News on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Google News on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Google News for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Google News in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Google News application icon. A window of Google News will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Google News icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Google News

Developer Description

Google News organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you. With Google News, you’ll see: Your briefing – It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story you care about. With your briefing, easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content. Full coverage – Understand the full context on any story with just a tap. Google News gives you everything online about a story and organizes it for you – highlighting different perspectives, a timeline of key events, FAQs, important people, and more. Credible sources – Find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before. Stories, for you – Keep up with what’s happening on the topics you care about, whether that’s travel, politics, sports, tech, or fashion.

App Reviews

  • Too slow... gotta go

    By MrCrownCity
    The improvements are great. I had deleted the previous version because it was unreliable - some features would just randomly not work. Though the new version doesn’t seem to have that issue... I found myself waiting up to 30 seconds (or more) for an article to come up after I’d clicked on it. This is on a new phone, with the latest OS, often using WiFi at home. I tried with no other apps running - same thing. I’m surprised that no one else seems to mind the lag. Sometimes I only have 2 or 3 minutes to check the news. If I want to review more than 3 articles, It’s likely I’ll spend most of that time just standing there, staring at a processing icon. I don’t know about everyone else’s news reviewing habits, but to me, an app with this much lag time between articles is simply not useful. I’m better served using that time on email and waiting to do my news surfing on a computer. Or just using another app. The Apple news app does not have this problem at all. If the speeds were the same, I’d prefer the Google news app; content and customization features are better. However, as is, I just can’t justify making the switch, as much as I’d like to - can’t afford the downtime. I’ll check it out again in another 6 months or so.
  • Review

    By Hazim Brown
    Now, this is not a complaint, but rather insight on my recent experience. Of course, the app is a wonderful app, that’s why I kept it for so long. I have one thing I just noticed today. On my iPhone SE (less than 5 months old), after charging my phone and taking it off the charger at 87% battery life, I immediately used the app. I went on one particular article and out of nowhere, the article disappeared (white screen) and my battery DROPPED to 82% in a blink of an eye. Now, I thought it’s nothing too big, went back in the article, and the same thing happens. The article disappeared (white screen) and my battery life DROPPED to 78% like a skyscraper. Of course, the first thing to pop in my head is there’s something wrong with my battery, so I check the health of it, and it’s fine. No other app does this. This is the first time something like this has happened. If this happens again, I have no choice but to delete the app. Please see into this. This is a great app, and I don’t want to delete it. Thank you.
  • A setback for the visually impaired

    By ianmbelinos
    The new Google news app is problematic for visually impaired readers. Text tacos the video previews does not respond to iOS accessibility features such as zoom, which is an essential tool for low vision readers. Additionally rage video based opening screen does not respond to voice tools making it almost impossible. As user of the text based google news app for years I find this new version a major step in the wrong direction, Low vision readers require clear text that will respond to accessibility tools. There are limited ir in most cases no tools available to navigate the video offerings, One major thing that would really improve the app for low vision readers would be to have the headline moved from the current position where it is integrated on the video picture, to a line of text elbow the video that would enable the use of a voice reader or easy facilitation of the iOS zoom feature. Without these changes the new app is almost unusable.
  • Best

    By pdjguejebf
    I switched from the CNN app and Twitter to get my news through here. I like the new “For You” tab. The interface is a lot cleaner and quicker if you just want curated news. I like that you can tap headlines and see latest news. It’s more national focused, while I have the curated one suited to my interests and local stuff. It’s a really nice way to see the news without other people’s opinions in the way. The new app is a lot cleaner and easier to use. As a student taking advanced classes it’s important for me to keep up with news and in general keep up with the news. The news has become a very important thing in my generation now. I think it’s important to know where you are getting your news from and this app does it right. It’s not just one source it’s many so you gain perspective.
  • Needs lots of improvements

    By DjCancun
    The simple desktop version of news was wonderful. It was customized based on my personal preference and easy to read the news that mattered to me. Articles were arranged by the my chosen topics as well as common topics such as technology, national, local, sports, etc. The app makes it difficult to find articles on the topics that matter to me. While the old desktop news page would update daily, I find the same news articles suggested for me over several days, even after reading the article. I understand the aesthetic choices for the app, but sometimes we just want things to be simple and easy to find. The desktop was closer to the ease of finding news articles in a newspaper where the app is more scroll and hope I find an article that interests me.
  • Fantastic News App

    By _james___
    This is honestly my favorite way to get my news now. Not only does it have a beautiful user interface, but it aggregates so much useful information together for you that just saves you time. For example if there's a big national story, many similar stories from various news organizations are aggregated together, which is nice because you get all the perspectives from Fox News to CNN. I also love how it's automatically personalized. Google, in my opinion does a great job of using the data they already have on you, while also giving you the option to personalize even more if you prefer. Great app, would highly recommend!
  • Pretty good

    By Joel_software_developer
    I’ve always like google as a news aggregator. The “for you” section is pretty good at suggesting relevant articles. The top news section is decent when it comes to showing articles from the right and left sides of the news spectrum. My only complaint is that if I’m using the app and have scrolled down a lot, and have to leave the app for a minute and open another app... sometimes when I open google news again it refreshes rather than leaving me where I left off. This can be annoying because I have to scroll past a lot of stuff to try to figure out where I was at. And sometimes it will even refresh the ordering. I wish it would wait for me to tell it if I want to refresh.
  • Missing some key features.

    By willdan444
    My biggest problem is that I am afraid to use the ‘more/less stories like this’ feature. Some stories have so many different topics that it is hard to just say ‘less’ when I don’t know what I am exactly saying ‘less’ to. What if I like some parts of the story, but dislike others? Samsung has a feature when I say I like a story and want more it asks which parts I want more of. Then I can say less and it asks which parts I want less of. It gave me a much more customized news feed. Now I don’t want to say ‘less’ because maybe it talks about a sports team I like, but I don’t want to say ‘more’ because last time I did that I kept getting stories about a team I don’t like because they were mentioned once in the article.
  • App is at times great, but often infuriating

    By leebassett
    I have used the Google News app almost exclusively since it was called Google Play Newsstand. Over the last few weeks, I have migrated more and more over to the Apple News app. My biggest issues have been resets and looping. Looping: I start reading a story, set the phone down or move my attention to a conversation then come back to my phone to discover that the article I was reading had closed and the app had reset to the home screen. That article is no longer shown on the home screen list at all. Resets: Stories on the home screen loop endlessly, the same 12 to 15 stories appear in the order as I scroll time after time no matter how far down I scroll. I will continue to try to use this app, if only out of habit, but it has fallen behind the Apple app in terms of user-friendliness and usefulness.
  • One sided

    By Shawn112233445566
    more recently Ive noticed the extreme left news articles non stop. Completely one sided. And then the jimmy Kimmel bashes trump know the guy famous from the man show...the show that was about everything that he now makes fun of republicans for...(hypocritical much) it’s honestly disturbing how 1 dimensional the news has gotten. I’d like 1 news source that’s actually open minded and not pushing their companies views or agendas. I’ve hit the do not show or fewer stories option and literally have had that very same article pop up 10 more times. We get it google you’re left. Cool I don’t care I also don’t care about what some celebrity ate and the fact I have to ignore 10 of the same articles only to have them reappear is irritating. At 1st I thought google news was better then apple I think they’re both on the same level of junk.