Google replaces its Play Newsstand app on iOS with its reworked AI-powered News app. The new version of the news app with AI support was earlier teased at the recently concluded Google I/O 2018 event. The news showcased on this new app focuses on using machine learning algorithms, which gathers all the news around the world and puts them in a chronological order in stories and timelines format.
Filtering the news manually seems like a mammoth task at times, so the AI element of Google News aims to learn from what you read to serve you a better content selection as time passes.
The Headline page organizes stories based on general topics, such as Sports, Entertainment, and Technology. It lets you choose topics you enjoy, as well as selecting locations relating to you. Newsstand provides Just subscribe to a book and see its most recent articles in Google's mobile-optimized AMP standard. With this new addition to the app, users can subscribe to media organizations who either offer a monthly subscription for web/print access or charge a monthly fee to bypass a web paywall. It takes information from a whole bunch of sources to provide you with everything you need to know.
The new AI-powered Google News app is now available for iOS
Google News for iOS comes at a time when Apple is putting an increasingly heavy focus on its own Apple News app.
"This approach means Google News understands the people, places and things involved in a story as it evolves, and connects how they relate to one another".
As part of that, another feature coming soon is "Subscribe with Google, which lets publications offer subscription-based content".
He told Digital Trends: "If you load it up out of the box with nothing in it you'll get an experience which you can begin to customise".