The new AI-driven Google News app comes to iOS

The new AI-driven Google News app comes to iOS

The new AI-driven Google News app comes to iOS

Google has rolled out the latest version of its Google News app with AI support for Android and iOS users and is now available in 127 countries.

Google News is a lovely app and does a great job of intertwining videos, articles, and tweets into one central hub.

Google News relies heavily on the data it already has about you, paired with artificial intelligence. There're many times that while downloading an app from the Play Store, you get stuck at download pending error, which doesn't go away easily and can be annoying at times.

The brand spanking new AI powered Google News app hit the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store on Tuesday. The app also provides access to more than 1,000 magazine titles in a mobile-optimized reading format, and supports a subscription model that allows users to subscribe to news sources with their Google account, and an upcoming "Subscribe with Google" platform will allow users to access their paid content across all platforms and devices, and even on publishers' own websites.

"Headlines" is more of an in-depth look at the latest news, covering all the usual topics from technology and politics to entertainment and science reporting. This section will also show you full coverage along with social media posts from YouTube and Twitter. The AI factor comes into play when the news is personalised and customised as per the respective user.

In the "Favorites" tab you can add specific topics, sources, and locations that you're interested in.

Nestled among the big announcements at this year's Google I/O was a potentially game changing Google News app. As Google says, "it's an unpersonalized view of events from a range of trusted news sources". The company recently published its first "Apple News Exclusive" piece, while its hiring trends suggest that the focus on editorial is only just beginning.

Yes, in some ways.

"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".

To get a detailed idea of what Google News offers, iOS users can check out a replay of the 2018 I/O keynote presentation.

Google News and Weather seems to be sticking around for the time being, but we wouldn't be surprised if it's deprecated some time in the future, or tuned into an app exclusively for weather.

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